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October 31, 2017

Cozy & Stylin' in Gerber Childrenswear this fall [ & our DIY Native American Costume]

 I'm super excited to share that Delainey and I are now paid Brand Ambassador for Gerber Childrenswear! What does that mean exactly? It is just is a fancy way of saying this post is sponsored, as always all opinions expressed below are mine alone!

Y'all, D will be 14 months old in a few days and I seriously can not even believe it.

I swear I blink and she grows an inch, I turn around and a few weeks have passed by.

Time is flying by, but I think that's because we have so much fun together. From going on nature walks to reading books before bedtime, one thing I know I can count on with D is that we will have a good time!

With that said, my little wild wanderer likes to be comfy for all of our adventures and I like to make sure she looks fashionable while also ensuring she stays nice and warm now that the temperatures are cooling off. That's where Gerber comes into the picture.

My tiny little diva and I can settle on Gerber because their items are comfy enough to satisfy her need for cozy and they keep her warm and stylish with animals prints and creative designs. When we put Gerber one her, it's definitely a win-win in our home!

Wholesome, adorable, comfortable, affordable and well-made - Gerber Childrenswear is a staple in Delainey's wardrobe.

The best part, though? It's all offered in coordinating sets available at Walmart!

Whether you need towels, onesies, sleepers, socks, beanies, or more... Gerber has it! They're ALL available at Walmart and I love that we were able to get our hands on this bear-y cute collection. We can easily transition from naptime, to bathtime, to playtime in Gerber.

So tell me, what items do you need to add to your Gerber stash? We have more socks and sleepers on our list, but I'll be honest and admit we would love more of everything.

And on that note, here's one of our favorite ways we dressed up this month... partly because it's a super cute costume, but also because it was so cozy for D!

To copy this costume you'll need a set of Gerber Childrenswear onesies, a skirt like this one from Peekabippy Designs, and a cute little feather bow like this one from Bloomology! Paired with some socks and moccasins, this little native is ready to trick or treat... and she's getting in touch with our "roots", which is pretty neat too!

October 29, 2017

The Cutest Part Time Super Hero - Superhero Baby Costume Inspiration!

Y'all, we've almost made it to Halloween and if I'm being honest, it has been difficult to come up with an original costume idea and post daily... as you've probably noticed.

I'm doing my best to come up with some creative ideas and luckily D has a pretty good attitude about playing dress up so we are having fun with it!

Now that she is walking, taking photos of her has become a whole different ball game though... it's more like me chasing her around everywhere while she has fun exploring.

Watching her face light up when she sees a bird is probably one of my favorite things, in the world... and the way she studies leaves and blades of grass is something else. She looks at ants with wonder and squeals with delight if she sees a squirrel.

It's pretty cool looking at the world through the eyes of a child.

And, let me be frank, she isn't just any child.

She's a super kid and I mean, being a super hero isn't an easy job... but someone has to do it.

Luckily, this little gal has made the time to help save the world.

From saving the day to finishing the food on her tray, this is one super baby.

Interested in her costume details?

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{bow: accessories by sabrina}
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{cape: shop closed, but Amazon has some super cute options!}
{shoes: koala kids}

October 28, 2017

This Little Piggy! DIY Baby Piglet Halloween Costume!

This little piggy had roast beef, this little piggy had none, and... this little piggy named Delainey couldn't be any cuter... or more comfortable!

This costume ranks as the most casual and comfortable, possibly... but it's a winner as far as the level of adorable it is!

The best part...? Almost anyone can make a little pig snout. It's literally a cylinder, with a circle attached, and two ovals inside of it. Attach it to a wooden dowel or some elastic, throw a couple pink triangles on a headband and your little piggy is set to snort all night!

The outfit for our piggy costume was, again, all items we already had laying around the house! A jacket from Carter's, a Hot Pink The Baby Bird Boutique Romper, light pink Sew Sassy Icings, Pink Converse, and of course, the ears and snoot were made by yours truly, Bloomology Boutique.

This little ham is definitely the cutest and loved running around growling in this costume, because she thinks all animals growl... and that's just down right ridiculously cute.

Wanna impress your friends "pig" time? Throw together some of your favorite pink items from your sweet girls closet and add a homemade pig snout and your cute little piggy is ready to go!

I'm getting so excited Halloween is just around the corner... aren't you? So tell me, what do you have planned for everyone's favorite holiday full of tricks and treats? What will your little one be dressing up as? I hope we've help inspire you to get creative with your costume this year!

October 26, 2017

4 Ways to Keep Your Dog Calm During the Holidays!

Halloween is such a fun holiday, I mean what's not to love about playing dress up and getting candy? As you can tell by all my costume posts lately, we're pretty big fans...

The thing is, it's not that great of a holiday when it involves the doorbell ringing and my dog barking at the kiddos.

I don't have a mean dog by any definition of the word. Miley is totally a sweet girl. She loves kids, protects Delainey like it's her job, and well, it's just that she just doesn't much care for the doorbell or strangers at our door - which is what Halloween is obviously all about. She doesn't mean to turn into a crazyhead when she hears someone new at the door, she's just being protective and her anxiety gets the best of her - just like nearly 75 million other pups in the world with anxiety.

With that said, I think we've found the solution to our doggy dilemma on such a social holiday. This new routine seems to leave my little fur baby feeling more relaxed, which makes our whole family feel more relaxed. Interested in knowing our routine that helps her de-stress? It's actually pretty simple.

We've started taking her on nightly short walks with Delainey. They both love it and it seems to be helping Miley's nerves, she loves to mark her spot and show off while we walk along the street... Delainey loves to chase her and point at every bird we see, so it's a win-win situation for all involved.

On that note, her nerves really seemed to be soothed by her new Calmz Anxiety Relief System and that's a MAJOR win! This handy-dandy little device is proven to help relieve dog anxiety. When she's wearing her vest and the doorbell rings, she doesn't flip her lid anymore... which will save us on Halloween night (and during nap time, everyday).

Another way we've started to help her de-stress is by providing her with a safe space. Well, I mean, this is something she already had - but now Delainey knows that both her dog bed and our kennel are Miley's little safe havens and she can't bother her there. This has changed their dynamic entirely and I just love that they seem to really be forming a sweet little bond.

And the last way we've altered Miley's routine a little is by changing up her diet. We used to feed her more of a kibble based diet but after realizing how processed it all was, we decided to switch her over to the better stuff. She's not only thankful during meal time but her anxiety seems to have lessened some.

So tell me, does your pup suffer from anxiety too? Check out how the Calmz Anxiety Relief System could help your dog keep calm.

October 25, 2017

Adorable Baby Barbie DIY Halloween Costume Inspiration

Growing up I always loved Barbie and I have no doubt Delainey will feel the same way. She already owns one little Barbie and will likely be adding a few more to her collection this winter thanks to "Santa". So it was kind of a given we were going to dress up as one of her favorite toys.

I mean seriously, does Barbie get any cuter than this? Wanna hear the best part? It's all small shop or stuff we had lying around, which makes this mama smile!

And, if I'm being honest, I'm not sure if I'm gazing into the future or if she's dressed up for Halloween. 😂 I mean, with the blonde wig, the iPhone in her hand and a sassy look on her face... she's one going on 16.

But oh my lanta, this costume is one for the baby book! She's definitely a Barbie Girl in a Barbie World!

Want to dress your little one up as Barbie?

You can get a custom leo like this one from Chloe + Piper and a custom skirt like this one from The Mini Princess Designs! Oh... and that amazing bow she's wearing in some of the photos is from Darling Diva Boutique Bows and it's one of our absolute favorites!

If you're going to get a wig, I suggest you check out Amazon... but I will say D really wasn't a fan of the wig and if we were going trick or treating I'd let her rock her own Barbie hair for comfort!

With that said, which version of Barbie was your favorite? I thought about making her an 80's work out Barbie or maybe even a Barbie Bride.... but I thought this classic Black & White with Hot Pink look was too perfect to pass up!

October 23, 2017

Sweet Little Unicorn AND a Little Red Riding Hood Baby Halloween Costume Inspiration

Well, I suppose I need to apologize for postponing a few of our costume posts - I "took the weekend off" to work on my little bow business, Bloomology... which really just means I didn't take the time to write up a post about our awesome costumes in between burning my fingers with the glue gun, cutting felt flowers out, and kissing on my little sweetheart.

While I wasn't able to write anything up this weekend, we had some nice family time and I think we were able to come up with some pretty awesome costumes... From a sweet little unicorn to a "clever" last minute Little Red Riding Hood, these costume ideas are sure to inspire you to use your imagination and really go above and beyond with your creativity while making your family costume this year!

With that said, I'm excited to show you what Delainey dressed up as over the past couple of days! Interested in knowing where her costume pieces are from? I've linked the details on each item below!

My sweet little unicorn looked so dreamy in this warm little costume! It's just a little too much for a Florida Halloween but I know it'd be perfect for someone living in the midwest!

Her romper is an older release from Ricrac & Ruffles, her unicorn horn is Target, and the bow is from Tink's Bows 2017!

This Little Red Riding Hood costume isn't necessarily the most authentic looking, seeing as though she's wearing one of my shirts for her "hood"... but I mean, isn't this the cutest little Red Riding Hood costume you've ever seen?

She LOVED her basket and also just wanted to explore, so I think she fits the part... but luckily there's no Big Bad Wolf in her world. 😂

For this costume we used an older red shirt and just tied it around her little noggin, not the classiest hood but it totally worked! Her dress is from Creek Baby & Co. and one of our absolute favorites (keep an eye out for it in our Christmas photos because HELLO LOVE)... and guess what? We have a discount code to share with you! Use the code 'CBCfriends15' to save!

So tell me, what costumes are you planning for your family? Don't forget to check out all the other posts from earlier this month... We've shared a BUNCH of fun costume inspiration!