Spooktacular Decorating Ideas

This post is in partnership with Christmas Tree Shops andThat!, a brand I truly love. All opinions here are my own.

The kids and I are so excited for Halloween this season. Why? We transformed our home for the changing fall season, thanks to our friends at Christmas Tree Shops andThat!. ….Pumpkins + Skeltons galore!

I must admit we really didn’t have much Halloween + Fall decor before this shopping challenge. I’m more of a Christmas gal myself! It’s not that I didn’t want all the cute pumpkins, I did. I just didn’t know how to decorate on a budget! Hello, Christmas Tree Shops andThat!, you’re my new BFF….

Beware, you will want to jump in your car immediately to buy everything you see below. The prices for all their decor pieces are unreal. I added pops of pumpkins around my living room, added some freight to our kitchen bar nook, updated our front door and surprised the kids with Halloween themed baskets!

The Halloween themed baskets were so much fun to put together. Plus, I’ll reuse the baskets over and over again for other holidays + events, too. Inside the basket, I added kid seasonal activities, books + more. Every piece was under $5. My favorite items were the pumpkin light, Disney paint set and pumpkin buddy! The Christmas Tree Shops offers so many kid-friendly seasonal decor pieces + toys + activities at great prices!

I hope you enjoy all our Halloween + Fall decor photos below, especially our front door transformation! Living in the city, it can be challenging to decorate our front steps. The personalized buffalo pumpkin mat and seasonal wreath make my heart so happy.

How do you decorate for Halloween? More spooky? More Fall? Leave a comment below!


#NowMoreThanEver Disney Playdate!

We had the honor of hosting a Disney #NowMoreThanEver playdate last month! Needless to say, The kids were thrilled to be part of such a fun experience. We were gifted a party box full of Disney party supplies and favors, Disney-themed games, a popped passion popcorn cake, a pillow pet, and a Disney costume and doll by JAKKS Pacific to host the ultimate playdate . I had so much fun transforming our living room into a magical Disney-themed playdate for the kids to enjoy!

The playdate was the perfect opportunity to discuss everything Disney. My family is planning our 1st trip to Walt Disney World in the next year, and I don’t know where to begin! Did you know #NowMoreThanEver is a magical time for young believers {kids ages 3 to 5} at Walt Disney World Resort. There’s new experiences such as Mickey + Minnie’s surprise Cerebration {Magic Kingdom}, Party with Pixar Friends {Disney’s Hollywood Studios}, Festival of the Lion King {Disney’s Animal Kingdom} and more! I know both of my kids will love anything and everything Disney.

In the meantime, we had a magical time hosting a Disney affair for the kids to enjoy. Everyone loved the Mickey Pillow Pet. It’s a fun stuffed animal for imaginative play that turns into a comfy pillow for bedtime or travel. The winner of “Pin the Nose” on Mickey won the adorable Pillow Pet. My daughter also loved the Disney princess costume and Ariel doll that arrived in our Ultimate Host box that we revealed during our unboxing on Instagram! The kids took turns playing dress up and taking care of their new doll. Both items were by JAKK Pacific.

Doesn’t all this Disney excitement get you in the mood to start planning a trip or a Mickey-themed party!?! Be sure to leave a comment with your favorite Disney memories + any Disney-related advice! For more information on all that’s new at Walt Disney World in the coming year, visit www.WDWNews.com.

I received free products in order to host a #NowMoreThanEver playdate party. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Playroom Makeover | The Christmas Tree Shops

This post is in partnership with The Christmas Tree Shops andThat!, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own.

It felt like Christmas in July as I shopped thru the aisles at The Christmas Tree Shops at our local Cherry Hill, NJ location. My mission: Playroom + Kid room makeover!

Did you know The Christmas Tree Shops offer a variety of home goods? That’s right…it’s just not Christmas decor! It’s a mix feel of home goods + Bed Bath & Beyond!

We had so much fun looking at all the mermaid + shark + dinosaur + unicorn decor items. The kids wanted everything of course. So did I! I had to take a moment because I was overwhelmed with all fun finds at affordable prices! To say I wanted everything was an understatement. It was a treasure hunt-like experience. I felt like I won all the gold at the end. The 1st piece we put in our shopping cart was the tee-pee ($49.99). We choose the classic black + white stripe design, and it was super easy to assemble at home!

We almost bought the mermaid bedding sheets + quilt but I decided to focus on the playroom instead of the kids’ bedroom.  But check out the dinosaur print shown here. The full sheet set was ONLY $12.99. The Christmas Tree Shops offer kid bedding in both twin + full sizes.

Both of my kids wanted to take home kid-sized chairs! If you walked past us shopping, you would have seen both of my kids giggling taking turns sitting on all the chairs. I didn’t get a photo but there was a unicorn fuzzy chair ($39.99) that was my absolute favorite! Its perfect for a little girl’s nursery!

And if you’re anything like me, you crave organization and a clean home! But lets get real, life with kids is messy. We ended up spending the most time looking at baskets + bins to help organize our playroom.  There was so many basket sizes and prints. It was so exciting (#momlife)! It took me over 10 minutes to decide on what baskets I wanted to buy! I ended up loving the shark combo shown below. How cute?! I think I was singing “Baby Shark” on repeat in my head the entire time.

A few more items we took home were 2 different mermaid themed frames + a “FINS UP” wall clip board, a mermaid tail door stopper, and the cutest unicorn bamboo eatery set! The Christmas Tree Shop offers so many fun items at adorable prices! Their seasonal assortment is specular and ever-changing. Check out the rest of our playroom makeover photos below thanks to The Christmas Tree Shops!

This post is in partnership with The Christmas Tree Shops andThat!, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own.

NEST Salon

Do you like going to the salon as much as my daughter? I know I do!!! We made an appointment with Miss Mariah at NEST in Philadelphia for Kennedy’s birthday last month!

Kennedy wanted her hair braided with some curls for her special day. She was in awe of being able to watch her hair being curled by Miss Mariah.

The NEST salon is usually booked out 2 weeks in advance….all the cool kids in philly get their hair cut and styled there!! Miss Mariah is also a 3x LOVE Award winner for Best Kids Hair Salon. She has the patience of a saint and makes every appointment fun for all ages.

Book an appointment today for that shorter summer cut! Tell NEST we sent you!

My Superhero is FIVE

I can’t believe my Daughter is celebrating her 5th birthday. I love that she choose a Superhero theme for her party. Who doesn’t love celebrating a strong woman?! And, my friends, my daughter is strong + determined + smart! My daughter was so involved in the party planning this year which made it memorable for the both of us. She loved looking at endless photos of superhero cake designs and “Wonder Woman” outfits. With the help of mom, Kennedy designed her custom cake + cookies {The Cookie Queen}, and of course picked out her Wonder Woman swimsuit! Enjoy all the party photos below, and links to buy your own Superhero decor!

Pow! Boom! #SuperKennedyis5

Venue | Flip Out Productions

Cake | Hey, Nice Cake

Cookie Favors | The Cookie Queen

Party Bags |Amazon.com

Backdrop + Balloons | Amazon.com

City Stand | Oriental Trading

Wonder Woman Suit | Hanna Andersson

Wonder Woman Crown | Merritt + Marlee

Party Props | Oriental Trading

Chalkboard Easels | Target

Superhero + Girl Power Tattoos | Ducky Street

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Just Between Friends Pass

Here is a FREE pass to get into opening day of Just Between Friends #JBFPhilly Kid Consignment Sale at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks. (Simply show it on your phone when you arrive to get free admission)

The sale opens to the public today and runs through March 17th. I was at the presale yesterday with the cutest shopping buddy and I was amazed at all the good deals. Bring a wagon, a water bottle + snack and be ready to get shopping!

Head over to Instagram + leave me a comment on any good deals you buy at #JBFPhilly! Happy shopping!

JBF Philly Spring Sale 2019

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Shopping bags provided. Cash, VISA, MC, and Discover accepted.
What deals are you most excited for? Comment below!