Product Photography, Toddlers

Cee cee & ryan

Cee Cee & Ryan recently came out with children clothing. Gasp! Let me be the first to tell you… it’s amazing. Made in the US and feauturing patterns that are impeccably cute, the Cee Cee & Ryan clothing line is a must for all kiddos. The rompers are my personal favorite. They are sleeveless, lightweight, and have front snap openings that make putting on and taking off a breeze.

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Boys Playwear


Product Photography, Toddlers

Oli & Carol 

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Oli and Carol specialize in creative, happy, natural toys for modern kiddos and their parents. They have a wide variety of retro inspired designs  creative and happy brand specialized in designing cool natural toys for modern parents and their kids offering a wide variety of retro designs. They offer teethers and bath toys that also can be used for sensory play and decoration for little one’s room.




Family fun, Product Photography, Toddlers

iplay Baby

I feel like we may be the only family in Arizona without a pool. We often find ourselves at my parents’ house, or my in laws house because of this. I recently received some iPlay items for this summer and I was so pleased with the quality of their items. Charlie loved the brightness and comfort of everything. In fact, he wouldn’t take the swim trunks and hat off.

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The Reusable Swim Diaper has a three layer design that helps prevent diaper rash and keeps the potty messes inside the diaper and out of the pool… because no one likes the kid who pooped in the community pool (sorry if that was you.) They are snug fitting and lightweight and have e easy lock snaps on the side for easy application and take off.

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The Pocket Trunks with Built In Reusable Absorbent Swim Diaper also have a three layer design. My husband likes these best as he thinks they are more “manly” on Charlie. They have a wicking liner that helps to prevent diaper rash. They also fit snug and are lightweight. Charlie loves the colors and the monkey design!

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The iplay water shoes are perfect for the Arizona pool sessions. I don’t know how many times I’ve burnt my feet on the cool deck while walking out to the pool. I’ve found that these are also perfect for the beach when the sand gets hot! They are made of a quick dry material and have a no-slip bottom that prevents baby from cracking his head open when he decides to make a poor decision and run on slippery wet cement. They are easy to pull off and easy to place on because of the flexible breathable material.

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The sun flap protection hat is one of Charlies favorites. It is UPF 50+, dries quickly, is lightweight, and has the extra neck coverage to prevent baby sunburns. It also has a tie strap (with the cutest little felt design … only a mom would notice this ;)) that makes it adjustable to fit babies head as it grows.

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The Breatheasy Sun Protection Shirt is one of my favorites. Not only is it classy but I like to have Charlie wear it out and about on the hot summer days. Its UPF 50+ which means I don’t have to lather him up with sticky sunscreen prior to going out on our adventures. Its made of a breathable, quick dry, lightweight material with a pocket in the front. The shirt has a pull on neck opening which makes application easy and take off even easier.


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The Muslin Hood Towel is made of organic muslin and knitted terry. It has 2 layers for extra absorbency and warmth. It even has a hood and 2 hand pockets to help keep baby warm.

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Product Photography, Toddlers


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Mustela Bébé products contain 92% ingredients of natural origin on average. Mustela uses the most natural, beneficial ingredients, some of them to include Avocado, sunflower, lupin, shea, and aloe vera.

Known for being an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, the avocado is of great benefit to fragile skin types. Sunflower oil is known for its ability to nourish the skin and restores its barrier function against harmful external factors. Its emollient and anti-inflammatory properties help skin to quickly rid irritation. Aloe Vera concentrate is exceptionally rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids and helps to relived irritation and repair dry, damaged skin. Aloe vera is knoen for its ability to stimulate cell regeneration. Shea helps to protect the skin and helps to defend against harsh climatic conditions such as wind, cold, and dry heat (you Arizonians know what I’m talking about). Lupin is used to promotes the production of good quality collagen, thus improving the skin’s elasticity and suppleness. This is specifically helpful for those mommy’s that are expecting and those who just had a baby.

Overall, I have found that Mustela products are intensely moisturizing, and have not only helped to restore the elasticity of my skin, but also keept my skin incredibly soft. Even the most dry and sensitive skin can be soothed, softened, and even repaired with Mustela. These qualities make it an incomparable ingredient for sun care products.

Some of my favorite products:

Hydra Bebe Facial Crème (Not only for babies… I use as my daily moisturizer):

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Home Decor, Product Photography, Toddlers

Hello Spud

I recently re-did Charlie’s room. We moved the crib out. The baby art work came down. The binky’s were boxed up. (I think I could write the sequel to the movie ‘300’ with taking away Charlie’s binkys) The baby onesies were boxed up… I’ll admit, I did shed a few tears. But I had to remember that my little newborn is now a toddler and deserves his own big boy toddler bed.

I recently discovered the brand Hello Spud. I decided their quilts were perfect for Charlie’s new room. I am still so thankful that I decided to go this route. Their quilts are super soft, lightweight, and cozy. The color of the box stitched blue is almost like a denim. They are modern, yet classy. The quilt size is 36” by 45” and is perfect size for not only toddler beds but also for cribs (for those of you who don’t have a ‘big boy’ on your hands yet.

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Book Reviews, Family fun, Toddlers

Father’s Day with Macmillan 


Saturday with Daddy by Dan Andreasen: Charlie’s favorite part of this book is the simple fact that it is written about a young elephant and his elephant daddy. Mommy’s favorite part? Listening to Charlie say elephant! Find it here:

Daddy Depot by Chana Stiefel: Charlie absolutely loved the pictures in this book! This book is not just perfect for father’s day, but perfect for everyday! This book illustrates the year round dedication father’s provide. I absolutely loved the silly idea of “shopping” for a new dad. (Oh and to Ray (my dad), I promise I would pick you over and over again.) Find it here:

Daddies are Awesome by Meredith Costain: This book has such a sweet storyline and super cute illustrations that celebrate all kinds of daddies. Charlie absolutely loved all the pictures of the daddy dogs and their puppies. Mommy loves that it’s a board book and Charlie can’t rip the pages out! J Find it here:

My Daddy Rules the World by Hope Anita Smith: This book has powerful poems that complement and explore the special relationship between daddy and baby. Find it here:

Family fun, Toddlers

One Big Happy Red, White and Cute

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service fighting for our freedom here in the United States of America. This year, Gymboree’s perfectly coordinated “Americana” design fits the occasion to a tee! Find the collection here:
Every year to celebrate Memorial Day, my family gets together at my parents’ house to hang out by the pool. We grill hamburgers, hot dogs and my mom always makes the best homemade potato salad. We may also pour some Margaritas but that’s a story for another time.

This year the family plans to continue our “poolside” tradition. There are always lots of jokes, laughter and stories. We have two babies in the family and they are typically the center of all activity and attention. Gymboree’s Americana outfits will be the perfect addition to our summer tradition.

A couple of my favorite items from the Americana collection are the Flag shirt and the Stars Shirt from the Star Spangled Days collection. Find them here:,

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Bracelets by: Same SkyFun fact: For those that know me, you know how into gardening I am. Some of my favorite flowers are peonies, ranunculus, and poppies. I’ve mastered the art of growing poppies, and every spring, my garden beds are full of them. Did you know that wearing poppies was a tradition for Memorial Day that originated from the poem “In Flanders Fields.”