Thursday, March 2, 2017


“A portrait of my children, once a month, every month, in 2017.” 

Matching rompers for the girls from Sweet Cottontail, Shirt for the boy from Colored Organics!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Weekly Wear // getting ready for spring with JORD Wood Watches

Spring is on it's way and here in the Midwest we've been leaving the coats behind in favor of light knits and sometimes even short sleeves, can you believe it!? I'm so excited for this transition because coats really cramp my style and cover up all of my fun accessories. Recently my friends at JORD Wood Watches sent me one of their eco-friendly and ethically sourced wood watches to pair with all of my favorite spring outfits and I definitely want to show it off. I am a huge fan of accessories that are good to the earth as well as stylish, so I was so happy to partner with their company and share their cool watches with you. They also happen to be from my hometown St. Louis, so let's just say that teaming up with them was meant to be.
I decided to pick out the Reece watch in walnut and navy because I loved the dark wood and I knew it would go great with so much of my wardrobe. The contrast of the hard wood with the soft knit of a sweater or a casual t-shirt is such a good look. I always like to add details to my outfits that add fun texture since I often prefer more neutral colors. Little details like that are always what catch my eye. I'm excited to see this watch mix and match with all of my spring wardrobe favorites since more warm weather is on it's way!
You can shop more  women's watches on their website, they have such a great selection and they even offer engraving so you can give them a little personal touch. They make the perfect gift!
Would you like one of your own JORD Watches? We are working together to give one of my readers a $100 credit towards your own JORD wood watch. Even if you don't win, you'll be a winner because everyone who enters gets a $25 credit, how neat?!
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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Our favorite books for Black History Month!

February is Black History Month so even though we include learning about people of color all year round we are spending a lot more time recognizing black Americans and their contributions to our country this month. We have books that range from slavery to the civil rights movement, touching on topics like peaceful protest, segregation, the integration of schools, and beyond. I asked my kids to pick out their favorite books from our Black History Unit and these are the books they chose :

Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky

Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt (Reading Rainbow recommended!)

The Montgomery Story Comic 1957

What was the March on Washington?

I am Martin Luther King Jr. (Ordinary People Change The World)

One Crazy Summer (Newbery Honor Winner)

The Story Of Ruby Bridges

A Kid's Guide To African American History (has over 70 activities included)

If A Bus Could Talk: The Story Of Rosa Parks

The March Series by Senator John Lewis (these are great for older kids, graphic novels!)

Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up To Become Malcolm X

Sit In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down

It was really hard narrowing down our favorites, but we love these books so much! They each have their own unique and beautiful artwork and they tell stories that are deeply touching and motivating.
Looking for some great Black History Month activities for you kids to do at home? Check out this Martin Luther King Jr. Activity Pack over at Educents! It's filled with great activities for all ages!
Do you have any book recommendations for Black History Month? Leave them for me in the comments!

Saturday, January 21, 2017


“A portrait of my children, once a month, every month, in 2017.”