Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween 2014!

Every year is just seriously so much more fun with kids. This was Blair's first Halloween (Landon's fourth..second year really understanding it and super stoked about it) and their first (of hopefully many more) sibling duo costumes. Also my first year making their costumes (minus Landon's mask), so I was super proud because I mean, they totally killed it! It was super cold out this year so we all bundled up and only went out for a short bit, but I was sure to be a camera freak and get tons of photos of their first Halloween together. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Couple more bits of #fallfun in beautiful Barrington

At Crabtree Nature Preserve in Barrington - so gorgeous! Most of the trails were only 1-2 miles around but they close at 5:00 everyday. The views were breathtaking, especially this time of year. Definitely coming back when we have more time. If you live in the area it is absolutely worth visiting. 
Photo cred: my dad
At Goebbert's Farm with "'Pampa Marcoux"
& feeding the kangas
Bike rides for days & days :)

Hope you are all having yourselves some fall fun of your own! Stay tuned to see our amazing (homemade!) Halloween costumes this week! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Freshly Picked Moccasin Giveaway!!

*Disclosure: I have received Freshly Picked moccasins to facilitate my review but the review and all opinions contained herein are 100% my own.

It's here it's here!! Giving away an absolutely gorgeous soon to be your new baby obsession (if they aren't already) pair of Freshly Picked baby moccs!! I am absolutely obsessed with our platinum leather ones and bubblegum pink suede ones for Blair (pictured below - although they were limited edition and not available for sale anymore but similar ones I love are the coral leather and the blush leather here), I basically swoon over her/them everytime she is wearing them, along with every other random stranger we encounter these days. 

These moccasins are made with a lot of love and care considering they are all hand-made and made of a durable leather or suede. The moccasins are so easy to put on and take off and they actually stay on little feet - I repeat - they stay on your littles' feet! due to the elastic at the opening of the shoe. The soft soles are especially great for little ones learning to walk because they have plenty of space for the toes to move around and they help promote balance :) They come in infant and toddler sizes 1-10. 
My only wish is if the price of the moccasin was a little lower but they are actually priced very well for being handmade -  and handmade in the USA. They retail $60, which you might think is a little steep but so worth it for how well they are made and how super stylish they are, AND the other added plus is that you are able to put them on even if they are a little big, and they fit nice n snug even if a little tight - so you get A LOT longer wear out of them than other run of the mill baby shoes. And you won't lose them because they won't fall off ;)
Thanks to Shark Tank deal (fast fwd to 32 minute mark, and please listen to her story, because it's amazing, she's amazing) and the brand growth, Freshly Picked moccasins will soon be at retailers near you and are already now stocked at Nordstrom! And you can always find the perfect pair for your child on the Freshly Picked website.

I am SO excited to be hosting a giveaway for another pair of little mocs to a very lucky one of YOU! ($60 value, PLUS free shipping to anywhere in the US). All you have to do is visit Freshly Picked and leave a comment on this blog post letting me know which pair you would get if you won!

*See end of post for ways to gain additional entries

How to Enter:
1. Visit Freshly Picked and leave a comment on this post telling me which pair of mocs you would get if you won!

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1. Like Freshly Picked on Facebook
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3. Follow @FreshlyPicked and @lisab3 on Instagram, post an image of the mocs you want, tagging @lisab3 and include the hashtag #freshlypickedmummascornergiveaway
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*Please leave a separate comment on this blog post for each additional entry, and be sure to leave your email address on each post so I know how to contact you if you're the lucky winner!

Giveaway will run for only one week and will officially close at 4:00pm cst on 10/21/14

Good luck!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fall Fun!

Most of these were all taken at Dave's Pumpkins in Huntly IL (minus the horses, at a friend's farm in Barrington), about a 30 minute drive for us and well worth it. We've got Goebbert's literally up the street but that place can get crazy crazy, especially on a weekend and during in the month of October. Plus we are all for the smaller, family-owned farms (check out our apple orchard excursion). This was the first time we went to Dave's and we will definitely be returning again - it was a smaller little spot but still had tons of stuff for the kids- a corn maze (not huge but still plenty of fun), 'ghost bubbles' (white vapor like bubbles that turned into smoke when you caught them - big hit), a mini tractor farm the kids could all ride on like little tricycles, lots of pumpkins (ALL only $6, regardless of weight or size- we got a honkin' huge pumpkin and 2 big white ones all for only $18), lots of gourds, corn shocks, corn, squash, and mini pumpks to choose from as well, free radio flyer wagon rentals to help you tote around your goods and tired kids, and $2 (long!) 'spooky hayrides' - we couldn't have been more satisfied. It's also worth mentioning that there was no parking fee, no admission fee, and no additional fees for any of the activities that some other "farms" rob you blind on. But the coolest part about this place - when we first tried to pay the owner before getting on the hayride, he just told us to drop our money in the (completely unmonitored and lone) "drop box" on your way out. AKA, the whole place runs on THE HONOR SYSTEM. Seriously? In this day and age? Love people + places like this.
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