Summers Start

I have to say our summer is off to a pretty good so far. I definitely think we had a late start with Ryder just ending school on the 26th, but we basically hit the ground running. The weather has been absolutely beautiful in New York City with every weekend filled with sunshine and high temps. We’ve managed to escape the city a bit with day trips to the beach, Sesame Place, visits to friends, and even a week in the Hamptons for the July 4th holiday. And now we are off to Nevis in the West Indies, not bad for day 20 of summer break.

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Ryder also started camp and absolutely loves it, more so than when he went the previous two years. He gets picked up by a bus three mornings a week and I think he sometimes enjoys the ride to Long Island more so. I have definitely seen such a change in him since I last wrote about what was happening with him. I think the stress of school is gone, and we are all enjoying this much needed time off. Siella and Gemma are home with me and our days are filled with trips to the park and beach, and even a music class. Siella is also going to be starting ballet camp next week and hasn’t stopped talking about it. She’s been missing it since her semester ended. It’s incredible that we are all just enjoying one another’s company. And although we have all these activities planned, it’s somehow all done on our own time, our own schedule with no stress or rushing.

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I thought I had everything planned out for the remainder of the summer, but we wound up getting the results back from when we took Ryder to behavioral therapist. We got hit with a few curve balls and basically need to start on some therapies when we return from our trip next week. I will talk more about it in another post, but for now I am just digesting what we were told and enjoying the summer fun activities.

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The only downside to our summer’s start is that Jason has been gone for the past week and a half and will be meeting us on vacation this Saturday. My sister manned up to help me fly with the kids, so the two of us will make our voyage tonight. I’m a little nervous traveling without Jason since I’ve never done so by myself with the kids, but think my sis will be able to give me the extra hands. I think I will finally breath once we make it down there.

I hope you are all enjoying your summer as much as we have! xx

Sunday Swoon: AMIKI Children {& Giveaway}

I’m at it again friends and found yet another adorable brand for children’s sleepwear. Amiki Designs are classic and simple, yet has the sweetest look from night until the morning. The high quality jammies are made to fit perfectly giving their unique silhouettes I promise you will not find anywhere else.

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The beautiful nightwear are for children ages 2-12 years. 
The pajamas and nightgowns are made of 100% cotton, organic cotton, and silk which gives kids skin ability to breathe while they having their sweetest dreams. The elegant designs are basic colors yet mixed with some prints to give personality and style. 
Siella was over the moon when I gave her the nightgown to wear. This was the first time she was actually wearing one to bed and kept talking about how much she looked like a princess. The Alice Cotton Nightie with Swan Print is by far her favorite piece from the collection. I just adore the Lightweight Silk Sylvia Short Set (shown below).

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The designer Katja, mom of two, started Amiki in December 2013 and her business has grown tremendously since. Her daughters love watching their  mommy draw and design in her home office. She started to design Amiki because Katja couldn’t find good quality cotton nightwear for her children and wanted sets that were just the same style her grandma used to make, when she was little.

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All products are produced in Tallinn, (Estonia) and the quality is outstanding. The designed prints are hand printed on all of  the pj’s. AMIKI pajamas are so soft and beautiful, Siella has even worn her nightgown during the day. And Ryder is obsessed with his Fred Pajama Pant with Lizard Tank.

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I am so happy to have teamed up with Amiki Children and are giving ONE lucky winner 3 sets of sleepwear of your choice! Leave a comment below telling me which is your favorite piece from the collection and follow the rafflecopter…


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Kardashians host Operation Shower

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A Memorable 4th Captured

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Fourth of July weekend was spent at one of my most favorite places ever, the eastern end of Long Island, also known as the Hamptons. For me the Hamptons has always held a special place in my heart. I’ve been vacationing there since I was 17 and have such incredible memories from every aspect of my… Read more »

Family Travel: Sesame Place {& Giveaway}


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Bathing Beauty in Wunway

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Can we discuss these adorable swimsuits from Wunway! I’ve been a fan of the brand for such a long time. Each collection they do just gets that much cuter. The collection starts at 2 years, so I was stoked that Gemma can now fit into the brand this season. We are headed to quit a… Read more »

Sunday Swoon: Noch Mini

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This week on Sunday Swoon, I’m talking about NOCH Mini. NOCH is a childrens wear line designed beautifully, yet is simple and sophisticated for your littles. I am in love with the entire line and wish I owned each piece in my own size. NOCH is super high quality and I know that each of these… Read more »