It’s The Little Things: Week Two

If you have read any of my posts lately or follow me on Instagram (ashleywbrickner), you know that we have been hit with two snowstorms & that’s kind of a big deal for us.  I still do realize that for others, this really wouldn’t be anything worth talking about for days on end … but I really can’t help myself.  The last couple of weeks have been so memorable, so special & so FULL of “little” moments that for this week’s link-up, I literally could not write about anything else than this.
Forgive me, I promise this is the last time I will mention the word snow … I think. 😉
Waverly Maye LOVED the snow.  She loved playing in it, she loved eating it, & she loved the feel of it (which explains the lack of mittens, those bad boys didn’t stand a chance).  She was the happiest snowbunny ever, to the point that we almost considered moving to a place where this actually happens.  Almost.
It was a gem of a few days watching her experience something brand new to her, which really is one of my favorite parts of being a mom.  You know, living life again, through the eyes of your child this time.

Yet more than anything, the greatest moments of this crazy snowstorm weren’t the perfectly planned ones we spent outside in the snow.  Although there were a lot of them (you know this mama couldn’t resist), & it’s obviously those moments that I took the most pictures of …
It’s really not those that made me stop to close my eyes & permanantly imprint the moment in my brain forever (although I loved those too!).  It was the “little” moments between me & my girl over those few days I got to spend at home that really, truly made me appreciate her & this special bond that we have. The ones with just us, inside spending ALL day together without an ability to go anywhere at all.  The ones on the floor playing puzzles, reading board books or cuddling while watching Sesame Street.

I am definitely guilty of always being on the go, of always looking ahead to the next event or activity that we can take part in, while making so many memories along the way.  I like to blame it on my Type-A nature & also being a working mom (you know, trying to take advantage of each & every moment I do have with Waverly).  Yet at the end of the day, literally, I am realizing more & more that it’s the “little” moments that really count.  That those “little” moments are the ones that will have the most positive impact on our kids in the end.

That doesn’t mean that I plan to stop “planning” ever again … I mean, obviously that would be really hard for me to do!  But I am “planning” on more time at home with this little lady, while letting her the chance to grow & explore.  On focusing less on what moments I can create & letting them happen on their own.  And obviously, continuing to love this little girl to the moon, I still can’t believe how lucky I am to have her.

THANK YOU again for all the support of this link-up, I know we have said it before but really, the positive feedback has been beyond what we could have hoped for!!  We read all of your posts & were so inspired all of your touching stories & moments.  As always, feel free to download & share our “It’s the Little Things” link-up button below, you can also find it on my sidebar!

Jess & I are so excited to give back to you again, this time with a gift certificate to a shop you are going to love!!  Brooke from Lover of Life designs, offers”wipe-clean” art smocks ($17.50) perfect for your little one to wear during all of those fun craft projects we love to do!  They are well-made, absolutely adorable, & come in a wide variety of fun prints for boys & girls.  Her “EcoBibs” ($8) are made from 100% upcycled materials & are generously sized at 11X14, so they will be sure to keep your little ones mess-free.  We also love her reusable clothe sets.  They come in regular, petite & mini-sizes & in packs of just a few all the way up to big bundles of 100 (set sales start at just $4).  They are made using 2 layers of super soft flannel that has been pre-washed to reduce shrinkage & come in more cute colors/patterns than you can count.  Be sure to head over to check out her shop & enter below for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate.  And CONGRATULATIONS to last week’s winner, Charla Sneed Lee!  We know that print will be beautiful in your home. 🙂

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As a reminder, all you have to do its write your post with whatever “little thing” it is that you would like to share & link-up with either Jess or me below!    Also, be sure to post pictures on Instagram anytime with the hashtag #littlethingslnkup.  Thanks again, HAPPY Wednesday.


  1. February 5, 2014 / 6:48 am

    This makes my heart so happy! And I absolutely love that we basically used the same words to describe our "little thing" this week, even though they are 2 totally different things! Love you, friend!

  2. February 5, 2014 / 12:14 pm

    You two are so stylish…and Ben in the snow!!! Love the pics!

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  3. February 5, 2014 / 12:18 pm

    I love all the snow days you guys are getting! It's so fun to watch the LO explore it! The picture of her in the basket "sled" is adorable! Thanks for hosting the link up again!

  4. February 5, 2014 / 12:42 pm

    Her outfits are adorable! Are those snow pants or just leggings in the above pictures? She is such a stylish snow bunny!

  5. February 5, 2014 / 1:28 pm

    She looks so happy!! Love her little snow bunny outfits!

  6. February 5, 2014 / 1:48 pm

    Love the snow pics! Waverly Maye has an impressive coat collection! They are all too cute!

  7. February 5, 2014 / 1:59 pm

    Obviously baby is super cute and her clothes awesome but can we also comment on how gorgeous you look all bundled? I need to get out of my pajamas and get myself together, jeez!! Glad you're enjoying the snow, we are getting about a foot today and we are super stoked!

  8. February 5, 2014 / 2:15 pm

    Oh my! Could Waverly Maye be any cuter?!!? I think NOT!!! Love your pictures! Her smile is priceless!

  9. February 5, 2014 / 2:18 pm

    Her outfits are adorable!!! And that smile?! Oh my gosh! She looks SO HAPPY! It's so sweet! Enjoy all those snow moments you can with your girl… and keep talking about them! I'm living vicariously through you here in California 🙂

    Chasin' Mason @

  10. February 5, 2014 / 2:44 pm

    Send some of that snow our way down here in Texas! These pictures are too cute and Waverly looks so excited and happy! And of course she is the most well dressed little snowbunny I have ever seen!!! So adorable. I love that pink vest with the black and white leggings! And the picture of you two – melt my heart!

  11. February 5, 2014 / 3:07 pm

    OMG she has to be one of the most photogenic babes! We find out today if it is a boy or girl and I am just loving her outfits! SO happy to be linking up again!

    XO, Brooke

  12. February 5, 2014 / 3:08 pm

    This is SO TRUE. The little moments that are sometimes the best are the unplanned ones. I have such a hard time remembering that… Totally needed the reminder. In fully type a- super scheduled too! And that snow! Lex is fully jealous- and ms waverly Mae LOVES IT. You totally need to move 😉

  13. February 5, 2014 / 5:57 pm

    these pictures are the cutest! and your hair is to die for! her little outfits are perfect! stay warm!

  14. February 5, 2014 / 6:59 pm

    I'm so amazed at the abundance of snow outfits she has! 🙂 She is always stylin' no matter what the weather brings. Such a little cutie!

  15. February 5, 2014 / 7:21 pm

    OMG. That SNOW SUIT! That face!! I'm totally obsessed. You guys totally have the best winter clothes EVER!

  16. February 5, 2014 / 8:34 pm

    How can you both look so stunningly beautiful outside in the freezing cold and snow?! I look like an instant drowned rat, haha!

    But seriously, amazing pictures- amazing post.

  17. February 5, 2014 / 11:43 pm

    Your daughter is too cute!! I am dying over all her adorable snow outfits…I wish I looked that cute when I was out and about in the snow!! Happy Wednesday 🙂

  18. February 6, 2014 / 1:03 am

    Thanks for hosting this link up. It's so obvious Waverly is so special to you and your best friend!

  19. February 6, 2014 / 1:38 am

    Waverly is just precious. All of her little cold weather outfits are too cute, and make me wish for a little girl of my own one day! I love dressing my little man, but boy clothes just aren't quite as fun as girl clothes:) So glad you've been getting some time to enjoy sweet moments with your little princess. Enjoy that snow!

  20. February 6, 2014 / 1:40 am

    She looks like she loved every minute of her little winter wonderland! Her outfits are so cute!!

  21. February 6, 2014 / 12:57 pm

    Her style is amazing! And, thanks so much for co-hosting the link up! It's been such fun reading the stories, and I am looking forward to forcing a slow-down in my own life to look at the little things!

  22. February 6, 2014 / 2:00 pm

    Looks like y'all had so much fun, Waverly is too precious for words! Loving this link up too!

  23. February 6, 2014 / 5:51 pm

    These pictures are adorable! She really was loving the snow! And I'm loving her little Hunter boots – so cute!

  24. February 6, 2014 / 7:40 pm

    Aww, what a beautiful little girl! She is so precious. I am in love with the outfits, and now I HAVE to follow, lol. I'm a new baby fashion blogger. I hope you visit sometime at

  25. February 6, 2014 / 9:02 pm

    Look at her adorable outfits! 🙂 SO CUTE!

  26. February 7, 2014 / 6:27 pm

    Aww, the pure joy on Waverly's face makes me smile. Almost makes me wish we lived somewhere that snowed. (Almost.) I love this theme: "living life again, through the eyes of your child this time." Kids really make you stop and notice things that you normally wouldn't glance twice at. It's perfect for the theme of this series 🙂

    The Joni Journey

  27. February 7, 2014 / 7:35 pm

    Yay for the giveaway and I just joined this awesome new link-up!! I love this idea… with 3 little ones its very easy to forget the small moments that have such great impact in all of the chaos. This will help capture some of those moments. Love this idea!! Happy Friday!

  28. February 8, 2014 / 4:01 am

    love your blog, miss waverly is just so stylish!

  29. February 9, 2014 / 7:21 pm

    those pictures are too adorable… And her outifits… I want them for myself! haha! The leggings are so cute!!

  30. February 10, 2014 / 4:24 am

    The pictures!!! Oh my goodness! She is such a cutie! We have been hit by snow hard also, so I feel you on the snow talks 🙂
    This link up is so great! I am hoping to link up this coming week.

    *Kendwy @ MindofKiwi

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