A Few Of Emma’s Favorite Things {This Week}…

{A few of my daughter, Emma’s favorite things this week that she either just discovered or already knows she couldn’t do without or some kid stuff that her mommy may love even more than she does}


1.     Pigtails – Emma was born with a full head of hair, so even though she has always had a lot, it was mostly at different lengths, making it difficult to put up in a full ponytail or pigtails.  I couldn’t wait for the day to put her hair in pigtails.  It has finally grown in where that has become a reality and it is ridiculously adorable.  Even messy after a day of playing, they are somehow just perfect.  This whole weekend she sported them and it made me always want to picture her just like that.

pigtails 2

2.     Overalls – I have recently seen this trend pop up in fashion magazines and the like, but I have never been so excited for an old style to make a return.  Overalls are a super easy way to pull together a cute outfit for your little one and they come in various colors and prints.  And paired with pigtails, the cuteness level reaches an all-time high.

overalls on dresser

3.     Red, White and Blue Pops –  The warm weather calls for cold treats like these and I am constantly looking for new recipes.  I have recreated Jessica Alba’s ice pops before (the strawberry lover’s ice pops seen here) and they were a huge hit in my house.  These are just as delicious and festive for the summer holidays.  I will be making a whole lot of these come the Fourth of July.

fruit pops clarity {I altered the recipe a bit by adding whole chunks of strawberry, blueberries and raspberries.  I also pureed a handful of strawberries and blueberries together and poured that mixture over the yogurt.  Original recipe can be found here from Jessica Alba’s book, The Honest Life.}

4.     Coconut + Mango Fruit Ice – More pops!  Here is another alternative to an icy sweet that doesn’t require any mixing, blending or pouring.  This one is store-bought and made with 100% natural, real fruit purees and juices.  It’s also gluten-free and dairy-free and can be found at your local Whole Foods.

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  1. Those pops are now Harper’s favorite, too! And I love the overall trend. Old Navy has some really cute and affordable summer overall styles for kids!

  2. Precious little pics!!! What a beauty.

  3. pumpkin + rose

    May 28, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    she is a beauty! so much fun capturing the things she loves the most 🙂

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