Spring Ready in Jacadi {& Contest}

When special occasions roll around, I somehow find it my mission to dress and coordinate my kids. It makes for fun photo ops and I love the shopping challenge to find pieces that work well together. Since my children’s sizes range in every department from baby, toddler, and kid size, I try to find a shop that offers something for all three. I was recently introduced to the brand Jacadi this past holiday season. Their newest location in the Flatiron District, just one of their four stores in NYC, is usually a go-to when on my shopping trips.

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Jacadi is a Paris-based premium baby and children clothing brand. This luxe brand offers timeless cuts and refined tailoring enhanced by sophisticated materials and exquisite prints. The clothing features traditional lines but with a modern touch. Jacadi values family, transmission, authenticity, and contemporary and they are so vivid when looking at any of their designs.

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When choosing my kids Spring outfits from Jacadi, I didn’t just want to get the same matching item for the girls, but rather coordinate. I chose this adorable classic grey circle print for the Siella and Gemma, and bright pants for Ryder but tied in the look with this grey cardigan.

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Ryder’s look is laid back and I wanted something that will reflect his style, yet still be appropriate for dress up. Jacadi offers a great straight leg slim pant in an array of colors, perfect for my little string bean. This classic mint green 5-pocket styling has western topstitching at the back pockets. Nodding to the name of Jacadi’s “A Bicyclette” collection, this soft white cotton tee is emblazoned with a sporty green bicycle graphic with navy trim lining the ribbed collar. And to add a more dressy vibe, this elegant cotton cardigan has a refined zip-front closure, and contrast details at the inner neck and elbow patches. All of these timeless pieces can be worn together or each individually with other pieces from his wardrobe.

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Siella’s style is maturing a bit as she is approaching three years old, so I decided to go with separates. I adore this oversized gray-and-white polka dot pleated cotton wrap-front skirt. It closes with a snap at the waistband that’s topped by a silver lurex ribbon bow. The gray cotton t-shirt has poplin polka dot bands at the gathered straps with bow at the right shoulder. And for this unpredictable spring weather, a grey cardigan.

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Gemma is wearing the Jacadi’s elegant summer dress. Soft white cotton jersey on top with a skirt of chic gray-and-white poplin polka dots, ringed at the waist by a flirty ruffle that’s not only comfy but stylish. I am adoring this two-tone white and gray knit cardigan with mother of pearl buttons. And I couldn’t resist the matching sunhat!

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I’m so excited to share with you, Jacadi’s newest Spring Photo Contest happening over on their facebook page called 1,2, 3….Say Jacadi! There is nothing like the spring warm weather to bring smiles to your childrens faces and Jacadi is celebrating Spring by giving away $200 giftcard to shop Jacadi.

To Enter:

1. Head of to Jacadi’s facebook page and like the page

2. Upload your child’s photo in a spring setting and complete the form.

3. Entries must be submitted between April 7th – April 21st 7:59am for a chance to win.

The voting will begin on April 21st till April 28th. Be sure to share your photo with your family and friends and encourage them to vote. Jacadi will select the photo with the most votes wins! Follow along #123sayJacadi and join in on this fun Spring contest!

Head on over to Jacadi to enter to win $200 gift card and be sure to follow only the hashtag #123sayjacadi

This post was compensated via Jacadi. 

Weekend Adventures

I really do live for the weekends, in fact all of us do. With Ryder in school full time, I count the days till Saturday and Sunday when we can have a non routine kind of day. Although our weekends are jam packed with activities, its times like these with my family that I treasure the most. Waking up on a weekend morning knowing that I don’t have to rush making breakfast, pack lunch, and get everyone dressed and out the door by 8am, makes me relax instantaneously.

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This past weekend Jason was away on business (yet again). He’s gone this time for two weeks. The weather was finally Spring weather and we all wanted nothing more than to be outside. I finally broke out my Kickboard scooter. I’ve been waiting till the weather was nice to enough to ride. Let me just say, wow it so much fun. The kids are always on theirs and I am usually pushing Gemma around in the stroller. But this Friday, my mom watch the girls so I could take Ryder to his baseball practice. I never realized what a workout they are, as I was sore the next day.

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On Saturday morning we headed to my parents house for the weekend. We usually don’t venture out much when we are there other than to run errands because we are usually there for only a day. But this weekend, we went to a favorite playground called Pirate Park. It’s probably the only park I take the kids to while spending time in Staten Island. The park is loaded with  tons of fun activities for the kids including a ship play yard, shark climbing, swings, and its right on the water where the kids can go and see sting rays (in the summertime) and feed the ducks. It’s tons of fun and we are looking forward to spending more weekends there as the weather gets nicer!

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After our park adventure, we took a trip to a little pet shop near by. We usually stop there to check out all the animals, but this time we decided to add to our family pets with a frog and goldfish. The kids named their new pets Scooby, the frog and Daphne, the fish. It’s now Ryder’s responsibility to feed them everyday, with my help of course. It’s nice to see him having a chore he takes seriously. The kids totally designed the inside of the tank themselves, and I’m finding them stare at it, so proud of their project!

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And if we couldn’t possibly squeeze anything else into our weekend. We stopped by to visit the Easter bunny. Gemma absolutely loved him. It was a total shocker to me because I thought she would freak but it must have been something about his fluffy fur that she liked to so much!

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Hope you all enjoyed your weekend as much as we did! Spring break has officially started for Ryder so I am looking forward to a long week of laid back mornings.

Morning Ritual With Keurig {& Giveaway}

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I was never that person who needed a cup coffee to wake up, till becoming a mother five years ago. Now, I full on rely on coffee to get me through my day. The lack of sleep in our house plus the early wake ups have me needing a cup of coffee the minute I… Read more »

Pink Ombre` Cake

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Kids Style File: Rosie Pope Baby

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Girls Night Out At NY Auto Show

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SITC Loves Appaman

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Family Travel With Evenflo

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My family and I have been long overdue for a mini vacay, so when The Moms invited us to enjoy a weekend in the Poconos, we immediately said yes. A little time away from NYC was just what we needed. Jason will be traveling again starting next week so this couldn’t have come at a better… Read more »