Monthly Archive April 2015

Dabbling Duck Boutique

Dabbling Duck Boutique. That One Blonde Chick

Dabbling Duck Boutique. That One Blonde Chick

 

Dabbling Duck Boutique. That One Blonde Chick

Dabbling Duck Boutique. That One Blonde Chick

Dabbling Duck Boutique. That One Blonde ChickI came across the cutest instagram page for Dabbling Duck Boutique bibs. I was thrilled when they reached out to me to try their bibs and do a review. I know what your thinking. My baby is kind of hugeshe just turned 2 she doesn’t wear bibs as often as she used to. The lovely ladies over at dabbling duck pointed out that these bibs are perfect for older kids and babies alike. So you guys please notice that this bib is like a full on shirt. When I put other bibs on Kate they hardly cover her chest and are no defense for all the spaghetti slinging that happens with this little walking hurricane! So lets just think of it as a poncho against all the wet and sticky stuff babies end up covered head (seriously, why does they always smear everything in their hair…just why??) to toe in.

Like I said before its practically a shirt that covers her entire torso and it even has sleeves. Bonus it ties in the back so baby can’t rip it off. We always put Kate in it to eat lunch right before we head off to church to keep her fancy attire perfectly intact. But wait…. theres more! it’s REVERSIBLE and spoiler alert both sides are darling! we are huge fans!! So this picky little eater can eat all the blackberries and Spaghettios she could ever dream of.

This post was sponsored by Dabbling Duck Boutique.

Dabbling Duck pink and gold bib

Lemons & Lace

Lemons and Lace headscarf

Lemons and Lace headscarf

Lemons and Lace headscarf

Lemons and Lace headscarf

Lemons and Lace headscarf

Lemons and Lace headscarf

Lemons and Lace headscarf

Lemons and Lace headscarf

Lemons and Lace headscarf

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Oh man this little brown eyed beauty just makes me smile from ear to ear everyday. I know it will sound biased but she is kind of an incredible kid not by my doing i assure you! She was just born that way and I can’t believe I get to be her mom. She is so brave and so smart she has no problem talking to new people and piping up and answering the big questions at church. She is always on the search for new friends. She picks up at least 3 or 4 everywhere we go. I have no idea where this little angel girl came from but I am on an eternal quest to be just like her.

We are kind of obsessing over this Florence Fay  headscarf from my cute friend Joss from Lemons and Lace sent over. If you haven’t seen her stuff before you MUST check her out. She has darling head gear for newborns up to adults. She and I went to hair school together and she is totally the namesake for my little Joslyn! Anyway check her out she is killing it and hand makes every single piece with lots of love!

These fantastic photos are courtesy of my cute big brother Kevin Cox

Stay Lovely,

Christine

Flower Trees

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DIY Mother daughter flower crowns. That One Blonde Chick

DIY Mother daughter flower crowns. That One Blonde Chick

DIY Mother daughter flower crowns. That One Blonde Chick

DIY Mother daughter flower crowns. That One Blonde Chick

DIY Mother daughter flower crowns. That One Blonde Chick

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DIY Mother daughter flower crowns. That One Blonde Chick

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DIY Mother daughter flower crowns. That One Blonde Chick

DIY Mother daughter flower crowns. That One Blonde Chick

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DIY Mother daughter flower crowns. That One Blonde Chick

DIY Mother daughter flower crowns. That One Blonde Chick

DIY Mother daughter flower crowns. That One Blonde Chick

 

Am I the only one really confused about where spring went? I know that we live in Utah and this basically happens every year but I am baffled every single time! Makes me wanna sock Mother Nature right in the kisser! If you follow me on instagram (@Christineyallen) you probably know that my little girls call the blooming trees “Flower trees” and my oldest Joslyn knows that they are my favorite so every time we pass one she says “look mom a flower tree! They’re your favorite!” she also describes them as “lovely” and that just makes my heart melt.

Im really sad that all the blossoms are falling off and turning into plain old green trees. However silver lining! It looks like there is white confetti all over the ground everywhere!! so YAY!

I wanted to do this shoot mostly for Kate cause she is my spring baby and I wanted some 2 year old photos of her to have at her flamingo birthday party. But Kate being Kate she had different plans. We call her baby Bin Laden, she is a terrorist! As you can see in the photo above she is chucking the flamingo! I said “Kater bug give the birdy a kiss!” Then she promptly throws it on the ground. SERENITY NOW! (Seinfeld anyone??)

Luckily we were able to get a few shots of her only because my champ of a husband was there being our cheerleader and distracting the crap out of her. He was like Kate look here is a tiny flower for you to hold and KAFLASH we snapped a photo fit for Baby Vogue…wait is that a thing?? Baby Vogue should totally be a thing! Bottom line is Todd is an outstanding baby distracter and we love him dearly for dealing with all our girly ways. This mostly became a Jossie photoshoot. She loves the camera and it loves her right back!! Here is a look at their sweet dad being silly just to get a few shots. I love this man!

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Im really glad I could get some shots of me and my little ladies. Im a big believer in you can NEVER have too many photos. Each one is a little memory that I never want to let go of! Also I have a tutorial below on how I did these soft everyday waves below.  Don’t forget to subscribe to the Mindy Mae channel on youtube to see weekly our hair tutorials! Im always open to suggestions if you see a style somewhere you want me to break down ad recreate send it my way! Happy Spring(ish) Cute friends!

Stay Lovely,

Christine