It's A Marshmallow World...

It's a marshmallow world in the winter, when the snow comes to cover the ground... 

There's something so truly magical about that first snow, especially when you're a child, and Bella was beyond thrilled to wake up to snow a few days ago, the first snow of the year! We of course had to go out, because she's been begging to try out her snow angel skills (she done a pretty good job if I do say so myself) and throw a snowball or two. We ended up only staying out for a few minutes since it was so cold out, but you can bet we'll be heading out a lot more for more snowy fun before the winter ends (I'm sure we have many more snows ahead of us this winter). And can you even deal with how adorable that tiny snow angel is (in the last photo)?

Now for a mug of hot cocoa, and lots of marshmallows! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


A Name Bubbles Holiday

We recently discovered Name Bubbles, a super fun brand made for helping label allllll the things AND help keep your life organized and in order. But why not go a step further than organization... So we've found some new ways to use these labels from Name Bubbles

Gift Tags! Yep, I said it, we've gone all Pinterest-y this year with our gift wrap and I just love the look that these simple labels used as tags bring to our gifts sitting under the tree.  Bella and I had a blast wrapping gifts together, well, I wrapped, and she stuck the labels on. These labels go great with the kraft brown paper, sprigs of evergreen, ribbons and white and gold bakers twine. I pretty much described every gift under our tree right now, since not one of them is wrapped the same as the other and I couldn't be happier.

These tags are also great for labeling mason jar cookie mix gifts when giving as gifts (I recently mentioned them over on my Instagram). Mason jar cookie mixes are such fun gifts to give and receive and my favorite thing is that while my little girl and I are making them together top give as gifts, we'll be making tons of memories that she'll remember her whole life; I used to help my mom make them so I have tons of great memories surrounding them). Even better? The memories keep on giving, because after you give them away with a cute hand written label, the family or friend who you gift it to will make memories with their own family while baking some delicious cookies. Who knows,  if you include an extra label, maybe they'll even make another mix up after using your mix and gift it to another friend. A gift that keeps on giving!

Keeping all of Bella's stuff in order is easy-peasy with the cutest name labels that ever existed. Just look at these little pink birdhouses with her name, and they also come in about a million different personalized options as well so you can choose from prints, solids, strips, florals, different shapes, you came it. Slap them on anything that needs her name on it when we're out and about, use them on birthday gifts to her, she can even use them in her books (she has about a million and books might be my absolute favorite as well as hers so I have a feeling that these will come in handy for that especially.

With Bella's nut allergy, I want to make sure she's always safe whenever she's at her grandparents or in Sunday school at church or even at home with us or is being babysat. So I grabbed some of these handy nut allergy labels to slap on her favorite nut free snacks and nut free foods to make sure she always has something good to eat, that's safe for her.

Lastly, before we know it, we'll be storing the Christmas decor all away again (believe me, I'm not rushing it, Christmas is my favorite time of year) and since I'm tired of forgetting what's in all of our storage boxes, I also got some of these big write on labels. I love the big size so you can't miss them on the box, and there's lots of space to write whatever is in the box. Seasonal decorations can be stored away and not have to open 5 boxes to find out what's inside. Also great for labeling anything that you need labels for. Paper file folders, casserole dish lids, storing and organizing craft supplies, winter clothes, sports equipment, etc.

If you need us, we'll just be labeling all the things until we run out of labels and have to order more. Make sure to use code TRIBE for 15% off your next Name Bubbles order!  Which labels do you like best?

I received product and compensation in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. :)

An American Girl

Ever since I was a little girl, I was obsessed with all things American Girl. Felicity and Kirsten were always my most favorites and I dreamed of someday owning both of them (I eventually owned Kirsten). I had all the books, watched the movies and when the catalogs arrived, I would pour over the pages for hours upon hours and dream of all the cute things, circling items I loved and even making scrapbooks by cutting up old AG magazines and catalogs. Yep, I was all about American Girl, and if you ask me now, though I (might) not be (as) obsessed as I was then, I still love American Girl and still can't get over all of the cute dolls and accessories.

Funny thing is, now that I'm a mom and have a little girl of my own who also loves dolls... Guess what? She's becoming just as obsessed as I was way back then! I kinda of think it's the most adorable thing ever and I can't wait to see which character becomes her favorite over the years. We'll get on the American Girl website and she'll be nothing but oohs and ahhs and squeals and giggles for an hour, she just loves looking at all of the dolls and accessories and dreaming of which ones she'd love to have. Recently we were on the AG website and I spotted the Truly Me dolls, and when I got to the Truly Me #33 doll, I couldn't get over the resemblance of the doll to Bella. Long light colored curly hair, blue-green eyes... and for Bella it was love at first sight.

So I was beyond excited that we were able to give Bella that exact doll that she fell so in love with for her birthday yesterday! You should have seen her eyes light up when she ripped the wrapping paper off, oh the happiness! She immediately named her new doll "Lovie" and she's gone everywhere with us for the past (almost) week. She plays with her constantly and refers to her as new friend "Lovie", it's just the cutest thing ever.

I just love the smile that this doll brought to my girl's face and I have a feeling she and her doll will be inseparable for a long time, after all, it's not every day you make a new friend, especially one that looks like you! The Truly Me dolls come with a super cute outfit and if you purchase the accessories, you'll also get a lavender sweater with a glittery star graphic and light blue jersey leggings with embroidery at the ankle, a glittery zigzag headband, a wristlet with pockets, a pretend cell phone (with 2 double-sided phone screens that slide into the phone), a flexible phone case with hand strap, a pretend library card, a pretend doll-sized American Girl gift card and 5 pretend dollar bills! So much doll sized cuteness and your child will love it all!

Every little girl needs a little doll friend and with a doll to match every skin tone, every eye color, every hair color (or even no hair) and more, American Girl is the perfect place to head to make all those wishes come true! American Girl even offers completely customized dolls now with the "create your own" doll, and don't forget about all of the historical dolls and the dolls of the year! So many sweet dolls to choose from and you're sure to find the perfect one! There's still time to order for dolls (or accessories) for Christmas gifts, on orders of $50+, use code LASTSHIP while checking out now through December 15th! Merry Christmas friends!

I received product in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. :)