Score Cool Mom Points With Cheerily #MomStyleMonday {Giveaway}

  Let's face it: after having kids, a huge part of shopping and getting dressed becomes all about them and as long as they look good in public, thats all that matters. Well one of the biggest trends lately for both mamas and littles are graphic tees and I'm all in on this one because not only are they cute, but comfy, cozy and great for layering, too. My favorite tees for littles come from Cheerily.  Why We Love Cheerily They have a huge selection of the softest tees (most going up to 2t), but today I'm sharing a couple of our Blake's favorites and giving you all a chance to win a couple for your little ones, too. (Ahem, keep scrolling.) Our little tiny dancer loves pairing her Cheerily Tiny Dancer Tee with her favorite striped tutu for some modern day ballerina style and it puts a smile on both her face and ours, too. And of course, with so many cuddles coming her way from every direction, she totally lives the hug life in her Cheerily Hug Life Tee. We can't get enough of these tees for littles and I can't recommend having as many on hand as possible. Not only are they fun to dress up with tutus and sparkly kicks, but I love just throwing them on her with a pair of leggings and she's ready to tackle whatever is on our agenda each day.  Having Cheerily tees in your kiddos drawers definitely scores you some cool mom points. The Giveaway I'm so excited to partner with Cheerily again for a fun giveaway! Enter below for a chance to win 2 tees … [Read more...]

Winter Is Coming

  I had to go there with the title of this post because it's way too fitting. With the weather going back and forth here between bone chilling days and sunny days that resemble what fall is supposed to be, we never know what to expect day to day here in the city. But winter is inevitably coming and sooner than we think, so cute snow boots for kids have been on my radar. This past spring, I was invited to a regular press viewing called "The Parenting Experience" that I attend on a yearly basis to see what's new for families from some of the most trusted brands, and was blown out of the park from everything that The Muck Boot Company had for baby to adult. I knew that these cute snow boots for kids needed to be in both Branden and Blake's closet and that you all would want to know what amazingness they have for your family, too. Launching for the holiday season, they have these super cool Transformer boots that Branden is wearing and My Little Pony for girls. They are super durable and will keep those little feet protected in style from any harsh weather that winter brings. This boy of ours is seriously too much. I look at this picture and just want to freeze time. It amazes me how much he has grown and changed over the last couple years and sometimes it makes me sad that we had to move from shopping in the toddler section to looking for things that this big kid will like to wear. But collections like this are the perfect combination of the two and … [Read more...]

Jingle All The Way

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I feel like I should be typing "the holiday are upon us," but in reality - they are here. Everywhere you go decorations are being strung and stores are coated in blankets of gold, red and green. I always get excited about every part of the holiday season, but having two littles this year has been making everything even more exciting and enriching our traditions even further. You know how obsessed I am with clothes, but at the same time I'm not the mom who will dress her kids in stuff uncomfortable gear - I'm all about about super cute styles that my kids can play hard in from OshKosh B'gosh. But holiday clothes from Oshkosh are totally photographable, too! Growing up, I also had a par of Oshkosh overalls in my wardrobe at pretty much every age, so their denim has always been a big part of our life with Branden. So for little Blake, I went a little crazy over their updated tutu version with all the sparkly goodness that a little girl (or her mama) could want! On Branden: Skinny Jeans // Thermal Striped Henley // Thermal Striped Henley On Blake: Sparkle Tulle Jumper // Sparkle Star Print Bodysuit // Tights This brother and sister duo are seriously two peas in a pod and both of their faces light up whenever they see one another (I hope that never changes!). I' so looking forward to the memories that we will all make together, as a family of … [Read more...]

All That Glitters Is Gold

This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. The holidays are always special, but let's face it - with Blake's arrival they are just extra special this year. Even little Branden is so excited about what Santa might bring her and how she will open it. He, of course, volunteered to help. About a month ago, my mom started asking me if she could get her a special dress to wear Christmas Eve (that's when our family does it all up), and I told her no, because I had something special already picked out from the Carter's Holiday Shop. Truth be told - or little Blake is pretty much a babbling commercial for Carter's, as we have pretty much everything at home. It's my favorite because it's really a one stop shop for the super casual pieces (which is what she wears most everyday), fancy pieces, school uniforms for big brother - and their PJ Shop is just too sweet for words. I shop both in store and online (if you need to find a store, do that HERE), and love that they have both because our little Blake is sometime a bit long for certain pieces and I can run over to the store and easily exchange for a bigger size. Since they have both trendy pieces and modern holiday staples I decided to go for something super classic for Blake's first Christmas with this Metallic Jacquard Floral Dress because I think that it pretty much sums up everything that a little girl's first Christmas should be in one gorgeous piece of clothing. And of … [Read more...]

For The Sporty Ones {Giveaway}

This post is sponsored by Vocalpoint and Dick’s Sporting Goods. All opinions are my own. Back to school for us was a completely new breed of busy this year - and we haven't even started yet! If you have followed along with our family story, we just announced our latest family member, little Blake Everly this weekend, so I was on a quest to get every single thing that we needed for back to school done before her arrival. We are typically the last minute kind of family when it comes to this stuff, pulling together our shopping lists a week before (ya know - when the bus schedule arrives in the mail?!), but not this year! Thanks goodness for Dick's Sporting Goods®  and their one stop shopping experience for our little sporty one. Since I was pretty much ready to pop during all of our back to school shopping (and you can see in the above picture that I did indeed, pop) we opted for an online experience for both school supplies and clothes this year. I can't even tell you how much easier this made my life! Branden, as you can see, loves to have a say in the clothes that he wears, so he really enjoyed perusing the Dick's Sporting Goods®  website for everything that he needed. Much to our surprise, they really have so much more than just sports equipment and clothing. We were able to get our little guy the coolest sweats that will be amazing for chilly fall days when he is running from school to swimming twice a week and new sneakers for gym class (his absolute favorite … [Read more...]

New Year, New Style From Oshkosh B’gosh

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Growing up and now with my own family, back to school to me has always stood for everything "new" - almost like a second New Year's Eve celebration. Everyone took a break from school to grow and experience new things with their families over the summer and then head back to school in the fall refreshed - with new teachers, a new school year, always new clothes. As you can see if you follow along here, Oshkosh b'gosh is always our go-to because they have a mixture of fun kid style choices at affordable prices, a uniform section (which we need in our home) and now a place where I can buy things for they new baby, too. It's a one stop shop and I love that. When we are out in the city on weekends, and B is sporting his favorite style, people are always so surprised to hear that it came from Oshkosh. Their response is that the always think that it's only for littles. News flash - it's totally not! I'm reminding people left and right that their super cute styles go all the way up to size 14! Branden does like to get involved when it comes to doing his shopping, even though he says that I guide him a bit. What can  I say? I follow the trends and want him to be in style! He loves how Oshkosh is always about fun and how he can find pieces that are both comfortable and he looks forward to wearing. We always get a mixture between solids and … [Read more...]

Back to School With Mini Boden

This post was sponsored by Boden as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. Is anyone else in complete awe that it's time to get ready for back to school besides me?! Holy moly does time fly! But I'm not gonna lie - shopping for Branden's fall style is one of my absolute favorites (summer isn't nearly as fun for little boy style) and I'm so excited to share some of our favorites from Mini Boden for the upcoming back to school season! This little dude was in a posing mood when we took these pictures and excited to show off two of our favorite trends for boys this fall: stripes and colored denim! I absolutely love mixing and matching pieces like this and Mini Boden clothing is so soft and comfy for kiddos on the go - yet durable enough to withstand boys. (Ahem, THIS LINK HERE scores you 25% off your entire purchase!) // Top: Raglan T-Shirt // Bottoms: Coloured Skinny Jeans in Sage // While the top is called a "t-shirt" it really is a little bit heavier and could almost pass as a sweater and is so cozy! These jeans also fit our little guy perfectly (he's a bit on the skinny side) and they are so easy to move around in. We love how Mini Boden doesn't use clothing tags at all in their kidswear, so you never have to deal with those itchy spots! And then there is this coat that I am completely obsessed with and my favorite purchase for B in a really long time. Even though it's puffy on the … [Read more...]

Summer Unleashed

  I have to say that summer has a whole new meaning to me this year. On one hand, I feel a wee bit rushed to get the most out of it because Baby C is due in August and on the other hand I'm trying to take things slow because of Baby C's August arrival. But mostly, I just want to create lasting memories with our little family before we become a foursome. Since school was out in New York City on June 28th, we made a bee-line for the Poconos on the 29th to spend a couple nights at our favorite, kid-friendly getaway, The Great Wolf Lodge. We were here back in November and I can honestly say that while equally as fun - it's a completely different experience in the summer! (You can read about our last visit, here. They do some pretty special things to celebrate Christmas!) This time, we got to hang out in the sweet sunshine, which to me is what summer is all about, plus share our favorite kid style for summer from our friends at The Children's Place, Tom and Teddy and Real Kids Shades - so much fun! (Keep scrolling for a chance to win all these summer goodies plus a trip for you and your family, too!) We shared the experience with our friends, just like last time, so you will see Branden and his best bud Matty having too much fun playing models in the water. We always turn to The Children's Place for great priced summer gear, well actually, year round gear and we always love how durable and trendy everything is. Check out all their cool options for swim for … [Read more...]

Mommy and Me Loungewear

  Things are about to change in our little families life - there is simply no denying it! If you started following me on Snapchat (projmotherhood), you saw that we finally put our crib together this past weekend and have really been working on getting the mountain of baby stuff organized and ready to go, especially in case she comes a little bit early. A little update that's happening behind the scenes in our life that is pretty much my biggest stress right now is that my husband has to go away for 2 weeks of military training during the week that I'm due. Originally, we were told that he could come right back home - no problem, but now we are getting a different story. So after speaking with my Midwife together, we are doing our best to move things along and try get this baby out at the very beginning of August so that I have my husband, my support, my everything - right by my side. While we are overjoyed at the thought of holding our new little one sooner, we are also feeling a little bit rushed to cram in as much summer as we can and having memorable moments with our little man. So what is better than being cozy together? Absolutely nothing! Today, loungewear, especially when you are color coordinated is a super hot trend. Since I'm pregnant and uncomfortable MOST of the time, I opt for pieces like this anyways, but I just love how cool the latest loungewear trends are for little dudes. // Top: Appaman Cardinal Points Tee // Bottoms: … [Read more...]

Gender Reveal + Spring Shoes For Kiddos

  Things have been a bit quiet in the Cooper home lately, as we've had a crappy weather spring break and I'm in total preparation mode for our little one on the way. There are so many new things to buy and planning to do for our small city space, it's making my head spin!  I'm also in total re-decorating mode, but that's another day another blog post. Anyways, I know you have all stopped by today because you are curious about our big gender reveal for Baby C - we're having a ..... GIRL!!!!! I never thought in a million years that the doctor would look down at my belly during my ultrasound and tell me that Branden is about to have a little sister. I forever thought that I would be a boy mom because I have just way too much feminine energy coming out of my pores that it was enough for our household, but God had other plans. We are so smitten with the idea of having a little princess in our lives and can't wait to meet her. And what a better way to announce than with the super sweet Pediped baby shoes?! This handsome little guy has loved Pediped since he was a wee one and has always loved that since before he could tie his won shoes that he could slip them on and off by himself. I loved that you could throw these in the washing machine when they got dirty or smelled! He even coined them with the name, "P" shoes and he couldn't wait to test out these Flex Gehrig in Night Blue/Orange for the spring! Such a little model! But seriously mamas, they make … [Read more...]