Best Twin Halloween Costume Ideas

The Greatest Showman Costume - Albino twins - twin costume idea
If you’re a frequent reader/follower, you’ve probably seen that I’ve already had a lot of fun dressing the girls up this Halloween season ;). I really wanted to find a fun twin costume that hadn’t been done much, so I decided to dress them up as the twins from The Greatest Showman. Made for an easy family costume, too! Scroll down for some shots of them dressed up, along with some of my favorite other…
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First-Timers at the Pumpkin Patch

We took Romy and Piper to the pumpkin patch on Friday, and once again I was surprised at how much they seemed to know what was going on and love it. Before we went, we just had little tiny pumpkins at home on our mantle. The girls love to play with them, and Romy loves to hold them and whisper, “Pumpkin.” I told them that we were going to a place that would have tons…
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DIY Balloon Installation from Witty Bash

First Birthday Party Ideas | Cowgirl \ Farm theme first birthday
I decided last minute that I wanted balloons, and contacted Witty Bash about it. Because of the short notice they weren’t able to come install it, but they assured me I could do it with a few simple items and instructions. I was super skeptical, but we gave it a try. I actually couldn’t blow up the balloons the night before because they wouldn’t have fit in my car, so we did it all on location.…
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Romy and Piper Turn One

First Birthday Party Ideas | Cowgirl \ Farm theme first birthday
After lots of celebrating with our family and friends, we had one final party to celebrate Romy and Piper. I honestly never thought I’d have a big first birthday party for my kids, because as everyone says, “They’ll never remember it.” But it just felt like there was so much to celebrate this year – our nurses and doctors from the NICU who cared for Romy and Piper in their first three months of life,…
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Easter Sunday 2018 at the Montage

Easter Brunch at the Montage in Laguna Beach - Orange County
The past few years, Blake and I have spent Easter on our own. I hate spending holidays away from family, so you can imagine how excited I was this year when I realized that not only was it our first Easter with Romy and Piper, but my sister and her family would be in town for it! And an added bonus – it also happened to fall on my sister’s birthday! She’s an April Fools’…
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Valentine’s Day | Traditions & Tees

Valentine's Day Tee Shirts
What are some of your favorite Valentine’s Day traditions? I want to start thinking about some fun ones to start with our little family – both with Blake and with Romy and Piper. Growing up, I remember that my mom used to make these really amazing, huge, chewy oatmeal cookies on Valentine’s Day, and only Valentine’s Day. I think it might have started because my dad loves oatmeal cookies, so she made them for him…
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Baby’s First Christmas

Baby's First Uggs | Baby's First Christmas
Do you know a baby headed into their first winter/Christmas season? ‘Cause I know a couple and I’m having so much fun shopping for them ;). It was all triggered by a sweet friend who bought them their first pair of UGGs. You guys…baby Uggs might be the cutest thing ever! I rounded up my favorite stuff from Nordstrom for “Baby’s First Christmas”, inspired by those baby Uggs of course! Ugg Purl Knit Booties BABY’s…
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Streamlining Holiday Shopping with some Cozy Gifts

5 cozy christmas gifts everyone wants
A few nights ago I woke up at 3am (to pump, duh). Normally I can fall right back to sleep afterwards, but this time my mind started spinning around all of the things I need to get done. The girls could possibly come home soon, our time in the hospital has put me behind on so many work deadlines, we are hosting Thanksgiving this week, and we all know how fast Christmas sneaks up after…
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If Valentine’s Day Were a Thing ;)

Valentine's Day style on Jen Hawkins | Palm to Pines style blog
Ok, so real talk: I’ve literally never had anyone take me out on Valentine’s Day.  But you know what?  I’m actually finally at a point in my life where I’m JUST FINE WITH THAT.  I think I’d rather stay home in sweats and watch a movie with Blake (and Lo, duh). Hypothetically speaking, if I were to go out on Valentine’s Day, I think I might wear this dress.  But I can’t say for sure,…
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Burgundy Dress | Free Shipping by Christmas

Today I’m running around like a crazy person, finishing up all of those minute things before we leave for Christmas.  But I had to post this burgundy dress before Christmas because you might need it ;).  And FYI – you can still get shopping done online today!! FREE delivery by Christmas Eve is still available from online stores like Nordstrom,  Shopbop, Revolve, Free People, Zappos, Macy’s, and of course there’s always Amazon Prime. Good luck,…
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