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

Kids Fashion Tips For a Stylish Easter

  This post is sponsored by Oshkosh B'Gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Something has shifted in the universe and not only has the sun peaked through today, but the temperatures are rising as well. I couldn't be more excited for spring, sunshine, and all the cute clothes for kiddos hitting the shelves everywhere. Since B was little, one of our favorite places to get the coolest kid style is from Oshkosh B'Gosh (did you know they go all the way up to a size 12?). Easter has always been pretty low key for my family, yet is still a day that we look forward to and dress for! Somehow, I always remember Easter being a beautiful spring day, never any rain, just beautiful weather. Since we have moved to the city, our tradition has been to get up with B while he opens his Easter basket, does an egg hunt around our apartment and then we do a simple brunch at home. Then, once everyone is finished, we get dressed and head to Central Park for some outdoor play in our Easter gear! What I have always loved most as a mom about Oshkosh B'Gosh is that their clothes are always fun and cute, but they are SO easy for kids to play in, too! Believe me, I have gone the crazy expensive routine and bought clothes that I thought were going to get the most beautiful pictures in and this kid would only leave them on for about 10 seconds because of how uncomfortable they are. Now, and especially from the beginning with baby #2, I have learned my lesson and ... Read More

Cozy, Comfy Winter Style From P.S. From Aeropostale

  Tis the season to have lots of cozy, comfy clothes in your wardrobe - especially if you are a kid! And especially P.S. From Aeropostale because of their great deal and super cute finds. In fact, many of the pieces featured below are already on MAJOR sale and would be great for gifting this holiday season! Two weeks ago, we spent a magical weekend at The Great Wolf Lodge in the Poconos (read our trip details here as I highly recommend that for a family adventure). Their winter wonderland back drop was perfect to show off just how cute and cozy this Plaid Moose Sleep Set is! B wore them around the whole resort instead of his actual clothes, which speaks volumes, and they are currently on sale for only $12. And perfect for sitting on Daddy's shoulder while waiting for the arrival of Santa Claus! // Plaid Moose Sleep Set // I am beyond smitten with this Houndstooth Raglan Top ($10) paired with these Solid Jogger Sweatpants ($10)! I recommend ordering a size down in both as these items ran a little on the larger side. They are perfect for play or any indoor winter activities you and your family have planned. One more more detailed shot, just so you can get the full scope of cuteness that's happening here in our favorite P.S. From Aeropostale duds! // Houndstooth Raglan Top // Solid Jogger Sweatpants// So if you have any shopping still to do for kiddos on your list, this is a great place to finish up! Fashionably Yours, Allison ... Read More

Pajamas Make The Season Bright #LoveCarters

  **“This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.”** Pajamas are a MAJOR deal in our family, especially around the holidays. There is nothing cozier and more relaxing midst the holiday chaos and dropping temperatures than cuddling up in your favorite pajamas - it's pure bliss! Whenever we are going, going, going - everyday - we often will have a pajama day, cozying up for endless hours, giving us pajama fever. Season after season, the Carter's PJ shop is where I turn for the most comfortable and cutest pajamas for our son (even at 7 years old since they go up to size 12 online!). Our family pajama traditions include a ton of reading, as I feel like putting on pajamas and crawling into bed with a great book is a combination that goes hand in hand. This is a tradition and daily activity that I have worked hard to instill in our little man, too. Every year, I make it my mission to find the custest pajamas for B to wear for the season, but Christmas Eve especially. After Christmas Eve celebrations, we sit as a family and read "Twas The Night Before Christmas" together - the same way that we did whenever I was growing up. This year, I suspect that my sweet Branden will be able to read it to us. The holiday season takes our pajama fever to a whole new level, as I am always on the quest for the most precious, most cuddle worth, and most fun pajamas. Did you know that Carter's is America's favorite pajama brand? Their ... Read More