Hello Friday, we are so very happy to see you!!  Waverly got the 24-hour flu this week, she never stops for anything ever, so seeing her down for the count was absolutely heartbreaking. It came & went quickly, once she started turning a corner I took her on a trip for popsicles and a hot pink ball from the grocery store to help make it all better.  She looked up and said, “mommy, today was a horrible day”.  Though I loved the extra snuggles and sweetness, there is nothing worse than seeing your kid sick.  Glad to have that behind us, feeling extra thankful for two healthy (sweet!) little girls.
Waverly’s new favorite statement to Avalon, “I am your mommy, I will take care of you forever & ever”.  We definitely have our issues (she literally can’t keep her hands off of her!), but this girl was born to be a big sister.
In other news, this:
At least she was excited to clean up?!!  I couldn’t help but snap a picture and also put this one right into the baby book.  I asked her what happened and once again she said, “boys are grumpy”.
I wanted to share a few favorites, it may have snowed here this week but I have spring fever!  I’m so excited for it to warm up and am LOVING all the spring stuff out right now. 

One, these lace-up sandals are amaaazing!  The heel is chunky enough so that they are comfy but dressed up at the same time, they would work with jeans or a fun dress in a few months.  And speaking of dresses, this blush one is absolutely perfect.  I would love to rock it all spring & summer long!
For the little ones, this dress in yellow, we had it in white when Waverly was little (& will pass down to Avalon) and it’s one of my favorites ever!  The quality is really amazing in person.  I also am obsessed with this top & bloomers, and this top for the toddler girls, I want in my size! 🙂  And lastly, boy mamas, I am dying over this little sweatshirt.  Cutest ever!
Lastly, I’m excited to share a promo code for 15% off Little Unicorn’s new spring line, the code is LUPOPUP.  This is to celebrate the fun popup shop in Lindon, Utah tomorrow, we loooove Little Unicorn and wish we could go!  Wishing you all the happiest weekend! XO

Hello, Friday!!!  We are ready & excited for the first weekend in February, we are hosting a little Valentines playdate for Waverly’s girlfriends from school and of course will be celebrating the super bowl.  First though, a couple pictures from our week, including baby Avalon in a bonnet and Waverly in her Elsa costume, which she would wear alllllll day, everyday if we let her.

Avalon’s Dress

If it’s not the costume these days, it’s some other sort of outfit that she styles “all by myself, because I am big mommy!”.  Anyone else going through this?!  The fashion lover in me adores the fact that she likes to lay out her clothes every night, with every bow, necklace (sometimes two!), right next to it.  And that same exact part of me is trying so hard not to cringe over the bright blue & red necklace paired with the glitter pink headband.  Pick your battles, right?!!

In other fashion news, the biggest congratulations to Alexis Ainscough for winning last week’s giveaway to Zozu baby!  We are so excited for you, please email me at abrickner1@gmail.com to claim your prize.  If you are a small shop who would like to work together in the future, please contact me through the same email. 🙂

This week, the girls are rocking the cutest shirts from Little & Mighty.  I love the story of this company, three fellow mamas who who came together to celebrate childhood.  The shirts they sent over are soft, comfortable, so versatile, and we love the colors!  Tees like these are my favorite to pair with tutus or fun bloomers, they work now and will into the warmer weather as well.

My Jacket My Shoes Waverly’s Shoes

The second picture is maybe my favorite example of mom life ever.  Never a dull moment.  Happiest weekend!!! XO

Happy Friday, hope you all had a wonderful week!!  I wanted to thank you for your tips on the best leggings, the consensus seems to be that zella leggings are amazing & I need to try them stat.  Also, how wonderful that we are all in agreement that leggings are in acceptable to wear every day of the week. I was hoping that I wasn’t the only one.

So before I share the cutest shop for Fashion Friday, three pictures to describe our week.  One, our Avalon Elle is officially a crazy lady!  As if it wasn’t enough that she’s a crawling champion, she’s now pulling up on everything to stand.  This seems way earlier than Waverly did any of this, not sure if it’s a second child thing or what, but this little 5% percentile girlfriend is FIERCE.  Time to lower the crib and to babyproof, again! 🙂  Two, the sweetest picture of the girls & my dad.  I’m the first one in my family to have kids, watching my parents become grandparents is one of my greatest joys of being a mama.  Also, look who is swinging like a big girl, Waverly thought that was just about the coolest thing ever.  And three, what I walked into the other morning when I came to get Waverly from her bed.  Apparently all of her princesses needed to be tucked in, too.


So Fashion Friday!!!  One of the best parts of having TWO little girls now is that now it’s at least a little more acceptable to keep adding to our accessory collection, and even better, it’s pretty much a must to get matching bows for them!  One of our favorite shops, Zozu Baby, has the cutest stuff, lots of colors & styles to choose from and all of them are so comfortable for little heads.  They have some really fun stuff for spring and Valentines Day, including these black bows that Waverly & Avalon wore this week.


The biggest thank you to Sandy, the owner, for sending over some bows to the girls AND exciting for you, offering one lucky reader a $30 credit to the shop.  You can enter below, the giveaway will run until next Thursday, the winner will be announced next Friday morning. Wishing you all the happiest of weekends!  XO

It’s safe to say that my wardrobe has changed over the past few years, & even more so in the last few months since going part-time at work.  I still love fashion as much as I did before, but the days of heels and short skirts are gone.  Like really, really gone.  There’s nothing worse than trying to “mom” when you are not comfortable, even if you were a fashion major in college.
I find that most of the days I’m not working I reach for the same few pieces over & over again, so I thought it would be fun to share those favorites, specifically for winter.  So here goes! 🙂
Leopard BeanieStriped TeeJeansBooties JacketScarfBlack PulloverShoes
 I like to start with a good long sleeve tee, striped ones of all different colors (especially neutrals!) have always been my favorite.  Then layer!!!  I got quite a few solid sweatshirts like the one above for Christmas & I LOVE them, so perfect for a day at home or errands with the girls.  And if you are looking for a good lightweight jacket that is really versatile but still feels fashionable, I got a green one (identical to the one I linked above) years ago and it’s still my go-to every fall and winter.

As far as bottoms, I love a good skinny jean, paired with booties, flats or even the Nikes I linked above (which I recently got & am obsessed with, I want to wear them everyday!).  Yeeeet if I’m honest, more often than not lately, all I want to do is wear leggings.  I never really wore them before I was pregnant, but I’m officially converted, jeans are just not even close to as comfy.
It’s probably really bad when you think that wearing jeans is dressed up.

So here is my question to you!  What leggings are your favorite?!  I loved these while pregnant, but have yet to find a pair I like as much for non-maternity, & I definitely don’t want to wear maternity leggings 7 months postpartum.  I’m looking for some that aren’t cotton or see through, that wash well, and that don’t look like work out leggings, if that makes sense.  Please share if you have a fave!

And happy halfway through the week! XO


Here we are, less than one month since I was complaining about our 80 degree Christmas, it’s freezing out & I am officially over it.  Parenting is so much easier when it’s warm out, anyone with me?!  I don’t remember hating the cold this much before the number of kids we had doubled, but good lord.  Getting ready to leave the house takes forever when you have to layer, then you have to somehow figure out how to get the little marshmallows strapped into car seats, run in and out of everywhere, and maybe the worst, there’s no opportunity for a midday walk to give us all a change of scenery and some much-needed fresh air.  All that to say – warm air, we’re ready for you! 🙂  Yet if it’s going to be cold, we would like Avalon’s first snow (and may just get it this weekend!).

On a much more positive note, the girls have been so good lately, we’ve had a few exciting milestones (Avalon is crawling quicker than ever & likes food!  A lot!), and Waverly has just been all around GOOD.  We are thinking the second half of three might just be our sweet spot!  The whole “drop the nap” situation is still a work in progress, but we are getting there.  And their relationship is just cuter than ever lately, Waverly BEGS me to wake Avalon up every morning (um, don’t you know you don’t wake a sleeping baby!), and when Waverly fell asleep on the couch this week, Avalon spent the entire time staring at her waiting for her to wake up.  Sweetest!

Playmat – Rose Blanket – Pink Fur Pillow – Comforter – High Chair
Also, I have to record it, I asked Waverly how school was the other day and she listed off her five best friends, all girls, and when I asked about the boys she said, “mom, boys are grumpy & naughty.”
And let’s just keep that mindset until you are at least 16, ok?!

I’m super excited to share the cutest Etsy shop with you for Fashion Friday today, I collaborated with Little Bird Tuscan on a few of Avalon’s Christmas gifts & they are the cutest.  We got these teethers, which we love, Avalon always has to have something to put in her mouth and these are perfect.  They also sent us the bib, another must-have, for soooo much drool.  We love, love the prints, you must check out their shop!

Wishing you a happy, WARM weekend!