on the university grounds

I had the pleasure of spending a small portion of the evening with this family a few weeks ago. Based on my text messages with the mother beforehand, I had a strong feeling that they would be easy and fun. I wasn’t disappointed! We spent nearly an hour running around the grounds of the university. It was a warm, fall day, and the sun and the clouds were nearly perfect. I was largely inspired by this Alaskan photographer that night, and my pictures reflect her moody images that she is known for.

To book a session, please visit Prudence + Me Photography.

Emory

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books remy loves: sophie la girafe

Like most children, Remy absolutely loves books. More so than most of her toys. If I’m not reading to her, she’ll often be found in front of her bookshelf, pulling out all of her books, and flipping through the pages of her favourite ones. It’s adorable.

Some of Remy’s most cherished books are Sophie la Girafe board books. Her first one was Sophie’s Big Noisy Day Book. With twelve pages, lift-the-flaps, and five sounds, this book is extremely fun for young children.

Next, I bought Sophie’s Busy Day. It’s much smaller and doesn’t have the same features of her other book. It is a touch and feel book though, and is interactive on another level. She loves it just as much as Noisy Day.

I think that as long as a book has colourful pages and is filled with animals, Remy will love it. It has been that way since she was two months old. She’s a creature of habit!

Please check out Sophie la Girafe books for your young ones if you haven’t already. I almost guarantee that they’ll be a hit.

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fin & vince

fin-vince-13One night a few months ago, Remy was up with the flu. Too worried to sleep, I laid beside her awake for most of the night. To pass the time, I was looking up children’s clothing companies on Instagram. Even though it was a horrible night, I ended up coming across the most beautiful company that makes clothes for kids. They are are called Fin & Vince.

fin-vince-15Fin & Vince’s slogan is “kidswear for the imaginative.” I just love that. To me, the pieces are retro-inspired but wholly practical. The fabrics are soft and the designs are unique. I also love that most of the pieces can be worn for either boys or girls. I don’t like dressing Remy in overly girlie clothes, and I often shop in the boy section for her pieces. This is where the gender-neutral items are.

fin-vince-12I just adore the look of rompers. I often wear them, and I love how they look on Remy. I prefer them over dresses, mostly due to mobility reasons. While dresses are lovely, they are not practical when it comes to crawling. They often get tangled under her knees, restricting her forward movements. I end up having to tuck them into her tights. With rompers, there’s no worry about the fabric becoming tangled. You also don’t have to worry about tights, or pairing a top with bottoms. It’s all one piece. They’re perfect.

fin-vince-14I bought Remy the Stork Romper because I liked the pattern. The pockets are a great feature as well.

fin-vince-11I purchased the Striped Baby Romper for her because of the pattern. Look at it. Isn’t it the cutest thing ever?

fin-vince-10I think that from now on, I will always order from Fin & Vince. However, it will only be a few items at a time due to their prices. It’s a little expensive, but it’s so worth it!

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Emory

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animal magnet diy

animal-magnet-diyHi everyone! Today I’m sharing my most recent DIY that I’ve made. These magnets are a great addition to any country or vintage-themed kitchen, or one that has a child or children with busy little fingers.

animal-magnets-1Supplies:

Any animal toy(s)
Magnets
Crazy glue
Miter saw
Clamp
Spray paint (optional)

animal-magnets-7Steps:

1. When choosing an animal, make sure to select one or more that can easily be cut to have a flat neck and midsection. This is where you will eventually be gluing the magnets, and so you will need to consider how they will look once placed on your fridge.

animal-magnets-22. Once you have your selection, the next step is to saw the animal into three parts. Clamp the animal down, and using a miter saw, saw the head and the bottom off as smoothly and carefully as possible.

animal-magnets-33. Next, glue one or two magnets onto the backs of the head and bottom. If the magnets are larger, then you will most likely only need one. If you have smaller magnets, then two or more will be needed.

animal-magnets-84. Once the glue has cured, the animal magnets are ready to be used. Alternatively, you may wish to spray paint them. If so, then do so between steps 2 and 3. Either way, they make a pretty unique and fun DIY to add to any kitchen!

animal-magnets-6<3

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buy these : baby booties (babybbasic)

Remy Crocheted Booties - 1One item that we did not purchase before Remy was born was any type of footwear. I had asked my sister if she ever put her babies in shoes, and she replied that she did not. In fact, she said to just buy a ton of sleepers for them. That way, their feet would always be covered. So we did. 

Remy Booties - 1In hindsight, I would have done things differently. My husband and I quickly grew to detest sleepers. We found that the sheer number of buttons, as well as the fact that our tiny baby had to become more than half naked in order to change one diaper was just too much. Instead, we opted for onesies, pants, and socks. It was much less of a hassle, in our opinion! Plus, I enjoyed creating her outfits. ;-)

Remy Booties - 5.1Now that we are in the summer months, Remy is foregoing pants and socks. This means that I have nothing to put on her feet! Worried that they may get cold, I was in desperate need of footwear. So, I searched Instagram and Etsy, and much to my surprise I came across the cutest Canadian store. It is called babyBbasic

The store offers a great selection of booties. I chose navy blue for Remy. Because they are made of cotton, her feet shouldn’t overheat on a warm day.

Everything about the booties is too cute! I especially love the leather ties and tags. They are also stretchy enough so that she will have quite a few months to wear them. Score!

Remy Booties - 6.1My next purchase from the shop is going to be a bonnet. Now that Remy is teething, I am needing a bib for her as well. Oh the things I wish I knew before I had her!

Happy Monday, everyone!

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