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I have always had a soft spot for sheep. Growing up they were my favorite animals and I loved feeding them bread at the local farm. When I was pregnant with Drake I contemplated doing a sheep-filled nursery, but ended up going a different way. As it happens this is the year of the Sheep […]


Our Favorite Lego Duplos

Charlie and Olive are Lego obsessed! Their other toys don’t get nearly as much play now, so we recently sold their play kitchen and all their trains and tracks. Legos are the number 1 toy when kids come over for playdates! We’ve had the basic square/rectangle Legos since Charlie was a baby, but they never got […]


Gift for Older Siblings from the Baby

With the new baby’s impending arrival, I wanted to pick out something special for Drake and Juliet to give them when they visit the hospital. When Juliet was born I bought Drake this Noah’s Ark Set with extra animals and gave it to him when he visited me and Juliet for the first time after […]


School Birthday Party Gifts Made Easy

With over 50 classmates between them both, Charlie and Olive attend a lot of birthday parties. I think birthdays become so special to kids from 3 on, and they love celebrating all their little friends’ birthdays. Sometimes we even have two parties at the same time and have to split up with each kid, although […]


Cars for Toddlers

I am in the market for some car toys because Juliet apparently loves them. It’s funny because we don’t really have any car toys since Drake never cared for cars or vehicles and still doesn’t. One of Drake’s friends loves The Cars movies and has tons of their toys; on a playdate once I found […]


Easter Bunnies

Easter is coming up on April 5th, and if you’re looking to add an Easter Bunny to your child’s Easter basket, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites below! 1) Blabla Pierre Bunny – BlaBla’s 100% cotton dolls made in Peru are modern day classics. They’re available in 3 different sizes and in 3 different styles: Pierre, […]

favorite family board games

15 of Our Favorite Family Board Games

Mr. Garland and I are big board game people. We love to play games together and it’s our absolute favorite way to spend time together in the evenings. I thought I’d round up some of our favorites that would be fun to play with the family. Almost all of the games on this list are […]

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