Car Seat Ponchos! Keeping babes warm, safe, AND cute!

image (1)

Winter is FULL force here in Michigan!  Just the other day we got over a foot of snow!! But it didn’t stop me from getting out and about with the babes!  We brave the snow daily and I wanted to take a minute to share my latest lifesaver which is also a fashion find!



Did you know that bulky jackets are NOT supposed to be worn while your babe is in a car seat?  I’m no car seat expert, but I’ve read enough horror stories to take car seat safety serious. Don’t take my word for it, read more about the dangers of fluff in the carseat here.  In the past I have had the babes take their jackets off before I buckle them in and then put them back on when we exit the car. It’s super time consuming especially when we are making multiple stops!

Luckily Birdy Boutique saved me the hassle this year and provided me with carseat ponchos that can be worn in and out of the car! Once I found out about these ponchos I did a little more research on keeping kids safe and warm and realized that the poncho is the best of both worlds!

The ponchos from Birdy Boutique are all handmade and are double sided with two designs! They are almost a full blanket to keep your babes warm in infant carriers and in convertible seats. They can be worn in and out of the car making the winter much easier to handle. Not only are they super practical, but they are super cute too! Birdy Boutique offers several different options to give you the exact look you want; bowties for boys and lace or ribbon for girls!


What are you waiting for? Run to Birdy Boutique and get a poncho. Don’t spend another winter day without one!

My love affair with Olive and Birdie

Quite honestly I cannot believe I have not blogged about Olive and Birdie yet.  I think it’s safe to say that I am obsessed with this shop. I first stumbled upon Olive and Birdie when preparing for Giada’s birthday which was in June… Obviously I needed something with glitter and I wanted it to coordinate with her gold Freshly Picked moccasins. Bingo. A gold “one” tee. It was perfect.


I mean come on.


After being SUPER impressed with Christina’s fast customer service and the quality of her shirts I knew I just needed another!!  So, we got a red glitter “Ho, Ho, Ho” shirt for our Santa visit this year.

IMG_20141129_221412 (1)

Of course, the shirt was absolute perfection and we got so many compliments on it!


Just recently I decided I really wanted a NYE outfit for Giada and I couldn’t find anything on the market that fit the bill. So, again I contacted Christina from Olive and Birdie and she designed the PERFECT tee for us!


How adorbs is this going to look??


Run over to her shop to get this shirt in time for NYE! She has amazing customer service and even better glitter tees!

Freshly Picked Moccasins {Review}

logo   I was provided free product for the purposes of this review, but all opinions are 100% my own.  I promise to only promote products and companies that I LOVE!

I first heard about Freshly Picked on Shark Tank and was immediately intrigued by the owner and founder Susan Peterson.  This woman created a product (which has now turned into an entire business) with her own two hands.  In the beginning, she literally made each pair of moccasins by herself!  I started searching the internet for “Freshly Picked” and just loved learning more about her and her story.  It was great to learn that even as the business has grown tremendously they are STILL made by hand in the US!  I also couldn’t believe how many celebrities already had their kids in these moccasins.  They HAD to be amazing if the Kardashian kids were wearing them, right?


I knew my babes needed a pair!  Next came probably the hardest part…. choosing a color!  All of the colors are so vibrant and fun it took me a long time to decide!

IMG_20140410_141235When our moccs arrived I immediately fell in love!  I mean, the packaging was even cute.  Each pair came in it’s own bag with a cute FP pin attached to it!  We will definitely be reusing our bags for other small treasures!  The leather of the shoes truly is the softest ever and I couldn’t help but wish they made these in my size!!   Each shoe had the size written inside of it by hand.   For some reason, that detail really stood out to me!

Next was the true test….trying them on my babes!

My daughter is 10 months, crawls everywhere, stands, and tries to take off every shoe I put on her!  Sometimes its near impossible to keep shoes on her because of all those reasons.  Several reviews promised that these were made with that purpose; staying on her feet.  You know what?  They sure did.  Not only are these so cute on, they really stay on better than any other shoes we already own.  My daughter will definitely be getting some other colors!


My son is almost 3 and at that stage where every shoe is too tight (even though they really aren’t).  When he put his moccasins on he was dancing around the house in them.  He absolutely loved them and didn’t have one complaint!  Plus I think they look pretty cool on him too!


Freshly Picked has generously offered to give away a FREE pair of their amazing moccasins to one of my readers!

Please head over and LIKE my Facebook page for more information on how to win!

Details will be posted April 18 and winner will be announced May 1!