In Events

Family Fun with the Harlem Globetrotters Tour

I received complimentary tickets in exchange for the following post about our family experience seeing the Harlem Globetrotters.

“Let’s do something fun today.” We’re four days into winter break and I’ve already heard that question at least a dozen times. When I first heard that the Harlem Globetrotters were coming to town over break, I knew it would silence their cries for “something fun.” I was in. Read more

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In Fashion

My Favorite Holiday Looks from Misook + Exclusive Coupon

The following post is sponsored by Misook, who has graciously offered my readers an exclusive 25% off their next order with code MSK8891 on misook.com. Valid now through December, 31, 2017.

I totally get it — ugly sweaters are all the rage. I love them and they are a ton of fun. But honestly, sometimes I just don’t want to wear a sewn on doll and string of lights on my chest to a holiday gathering (although, it was pretty creative, am I right?!). I want to get dressed up and go all out. I want to look elegant.

I was recently introduced to Misook, a women’s clothing brand that exudes sophistication through timeless pieces. Created in 1985, Misook Doolittle began her line in her New York home, hand-knitting one-of-a-kind pieces. She quickly garnered attention from women worldwide for her signature machine-washable “silky knit,” still infused in her collections today.

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In Holiday

Our Annual Santa Visit, this Year to “Place Her Order”

This post about our annual Santa visit is sponsored by Gymboree.

“Do you want to go see Santa tonight,” I asked her. Greeted with eyes of wonder, “Yes!” she cheered. “Let’s go see him so I can place my order.” Not exactly the thought-process I was thinking, but makes sense in the eyes of a 5-year-old who has seen Santa for the past few years with the sole purpose to ask him for what she wants for Christmas. “Honey, it’s not Burger King,” my husband chimed in. Read more

In Holiday

2017 Holiday Gift Guide (For Her, Him & Tots)

Finding that perfect gift for the gal, guy or little one in your life (who has everything), can be a serious challenge. Whether it’s for your mom, dad, toddler, kiddo, sister, brother, BFF, wife, husband, or another special person in your life, I’ve compiled a list of items perfect for her, for him and for tots this holiday.

Products in the 2017 Spit Up is the New Black Holiday Gift Guide consists of items personally purchased, gifts received from friends/family and samples received for review. This post contains affiliate links.
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In Reviews

Fall Family Portraits at Portrait Innovations + Package Giveaway

I partnered with Portrait Innovations for this post and received a session and portraits at no cost.

Do you remember getting all dressed up with the family and heading to the portrait studio as a kid for family photos? Sometimes it seems like with all the “instant” photos these days, the posed family photos that line the mantle take a backseat. Not in our house. Each year we take studio photos of each of the kids for their birthdays and this year, we joined them in the photo. Read more

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In Tips

Princess Party Crown Craft with Oriental Trading Company

I partnered with Oriental Trading Company for this post and received samples at no cost. This post contains affiliate links.

Princess Party DIY Crowns

FIVE. That is how old my little Bear is now. With each passing year, I scratch my head, asking myself, where did time go? My sweet little baby is now a kindergartner who loves dance, dolls and princesses. When I asked her why type of birthday party she’d like this year, she said Frozen, but we already checked off that box last year when Elsa came to visit, so for number 5, I asked myself how we could top that. Yep – ALL Disney Princesses.

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