A Few of my Favorite Things

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Currently April

Hello friends and Happy Wednesday! Half way through the week! Thanks goodness!!! Today I am sharing what we are currently up to this month at the Mock house! 

Just a daily devotional given to me by a sweet friend.  It's been really nice to start my day with God.

Dancing with the Stars! I am really loving Ginger! Also, Season 2 of Kimmy Schmidt! We are getting ready to not have cable here next month when we move out of the house! 

I just heard that Starbucks is bringing back the S'mores Frap which is one of the only ones I will drink! I usually won't splurge on the calories, but I'll make an exception for S'mores anything! 

Made a big pot of this yummy Bolognese Sauce Monday night and we have pretty much been eating it all week! Yum!            

For things to go smoothly with our move next month! We close of the 2nd and have to be out by the 23rd.  We are planning on staying with Christopher's Dad for a few months while we look for something new.  

Listening to:

Currently Disney Pandora. I am also watching Hallie dance her little tushy off! Too cute!

Working on:

Planning Hal's birthday! I have gotten a lot done this week! We also started Potty Training a few weeks far she's doing pretty good!

Looking Forward to:  

As much as I am not ready for Hallie to be 2, I can't wait for her party! I have been working so hard on it, and she is so excited! She keeps talking about her "Happy Birthday" and singing herself "Happy Birthday to Hallie!"

Loving: For Mommy:
This is kind of for me and Hal, but TOMS released Mommy and Me styles which I am TOTALLY crushing on! Especially since Hallie recently started letting me put her in something other than her moccs... no worries we are still hard core Freshly Picked fan girls and they are for sure still our favorite shoes!

For Hallie:

Speaking of Freshly Picked, how cute are these Electric Coral! I am obsessed!

What have you been up to?
<3 Kelly 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hallie's Birthday Wishlist

As I said before Hallie's birthday is starting to creep up on us, and we are in full planning mode here at the Mock house.  A lot of people are starting to ask me about gift ideas and sizing for clothes, so I thought what better way to share what Hallie wants for her birthday than in a good 'ol blog post!

1.Disney Princess Stamp Set: At the end of EVERY ballet class, Hallie's teacher gives all the kids a sticker and a stamp. I think the stamp is her very favorite part of class! She waits so patiently to get her stamp and then shows it off the rest of the day.  Recently she began pretending other things around the house were stamps and pretends to stamp her own hand. So this stamp set is sure to be a winner!

2. Puzzles: Hallie loves to sit and do puzzles, and I even found some fun Minnie and Mickey ones on Amazon that would be perfect for Hal!

3. Books: Hallie can never get enough books! She loves to curl up in my lap and read! She has quite a list of books on her Amazon List

4. Leapfrog Tag Jr: This is so cool! It reads to the child and helps encourage vocabulary.  There are also a variety of books you can buy to go with it!

5. Doc McStuffin's Dr. Kit- Hallie has been loving Doc McStuffins lately! She even sings "Time for your Check up!" and then proceeds to give Mommy, Daddy and Stella "Check ups!"

6. Summer clothes and PJs: Carter's tends to fit her long skinny figure best! She is wearing Size 12 month in PJs, Pants, and Skirts. Either 12 or 18 month shirts and 18 month dresses.

7. Finding Nemo Water Table: We went to one of Hallie;s friends birthdays and she got this table! Hallie loved it! I know she will get plenty of use out of this fun table!

8. Princess Dress Up Trunk: This kid is ALL GIRL and loves to dress up! Shoes, crowns, tutus! You name it!

9. Dolly stroller: Hallie loves her baby doll that her Nana gave her for Christmas.  She named her baby June and loves to take care of her! She also loves the stroller at her friends house, so I know it will be a hit!

You can find all of these items and more ideas on Hallie's Amazon Wishlist! I cannot wait to get shopping!
<3 Kelly

Friday, April 22, 2016

And the winner is...

Nicole Altavilla!
Congratulations!  I have reached out to you via email, so please check it and get back with me ASAP!

Thank you all for entering!

Happy Friday!
<3 Kelly

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Hallieisms Take 5

Hallie is officially 2 months away from turning 2! I just can't get over how fast she is growing and how much she is learning!
Here are some of her recent Hallieisms that I am just loving! (Missed the first few Hallieisms, check them out here: Take 1, Take 2, Take 3, Take 4)

  • She is so amazed by the simplest things and she even adorably exclaims "Woah, it's amazing!" 

  • She has been telling me "You're the best Momma" and "You're my best friend Momma" It totally melts my heart...even when she says it to the dog!
  • Also if you ask her how much she loves you, she will without fail exclaim "2 times!"
  • She likes to tell people "I me, Hallie" One day we were driving home from dinner and she saw the moon out the window and started screaming "Hi moon, I me Hallie, in the carseat!" She also said the same thing to some taxidermy in a rest stop between here and Houston "Hi deers, I me Hallie, with the chocolate milk!"
  • I loved when she said "Tozy, Tozy" When she wanted to cuddle, but that has slowly turned into "I snuggie up?" 
  • Isn't it great when you hear your kids say things you say. I caught Hallie telling her doll to "Yisten!" AKA Listen...she sounded serious too! She also now says "No way!", "Later Alligator" and "Wait a second!" 
  • This is totally my fault, but girlfriend can spot Ellen DeGeneres from a mile away! We were out eating ice cream, and a commercial for the Ellen show came on and Hallie exclaims "Yook Mommy Eyen!" Then when the commercial ended she sadly said "Where Eyen go?" On the same topic of Ellen, we recently watched Finding Nemo which until a couple weeks ago Hallie called "Finding Elmo".  She had never even seen Elmo or sesame street, but a kid at playgroup had an Elmo shirt, so now she knows the difference and has corrected herself, now there is "Elmo" and "Ne-elmo" #facepalm
  • We have had some other favorite Disney moments lately: Sometimes I catch Hallie singing the Ariel song (Ah-ah-ah-Ah-ah-ah!) and of course Let it go! She walked in the other day when I was watching Project Runway and decided all of the models were wearing "Elsa dresses".  And my personal favorite, my Mother in law turned on Snow White for her, and as soon as she saw the dwarfs she said "Yook Momma, Santas!!!" Now we call it "Snow White and the 7 Santas!"
  • Whenever she makes a mess she a'la Minnie Mouse says "I a messy mess!"
  • We took her to an arena football game about a month ago and Daddy caught a football for her.  We told her it was from the mascot, Alamo and she proceeded to exclaim the whole way home "Thanks Alamo, Hallie love it!" until she finally fell asleep that is!
  • When she gets the hiccups she says she has "Hap-ups!" Any train, plane, or automobile says "Choo Choo", and she always wants to do everything "All byself!" in fact the other day I saw her leaving the room and I said "Where are you going?" and she said "The Park" then added "All byself!"
  • On a chilly night my Dad had the fireplace on and Hallie tried to blow it out! It was so sweet!
  • Recently she pulled out my yoga mat and decided she was "At a beach!" 
  • Whenever she is looking for something she puts her hand up pinky to forehead and screams "Where aaaaare yoooou???"
  • My personal favorite moment recently: We were asking her the morning before Easter who was coming the next day and she said "The Heaster Bunny!" Then she said "I gonna catch him!" Shocked I egged her on and asked,"What are you going to catch him with" and she without skipping a beat says "with a butterfly net!" We didn't even have one, so that's why the bunny brought her one for on "Heaster Bunny"
Don't forget today is the last day to enter the Freshly Picked Giveaway!
<3 Kelly

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Hallie's 2nd Birthday Inspiration

Is it really almost time to throw a 2nd birthday party for Hallie?! It feels like just yesterday our little princess turned one!

For birthday number 2 we are planning a Mouskaparty, and Hallie couldn't be more excited! She keeps telling everyone which kind of cupcake they get! It is too sweet!
So here is my inspiration board for Hallie's 2nd birthday!
1. I got Hallie this precious little dress from Etsy, and I cannot wait for it to arrive! She is going to go nuts!

2. These are the cupcakes I sent to my cake lady! I can't wait to see her take on them! Hallie also requested Goofy ones!

3. Of course instead of party hats we will have Minnie and Mickey ears!

4. For Lunch we are grilling out! You can't have a Mouskaparty without a Hot Diggity Dog Bar!

5. I LOVE this sign for the front door! I actually already made one!

6. I got this adorable sparkly Minnie Ears clip for Hallie and I just can't wait to show her! It's perfect because she is not a huge fan of headbands!

7. Before my Mom passed, she helped me make the favor bags for Hallie's friends, you may have seen ours if you follow me on Facebook.  

8. These adorable Goldonrod Moccs I received from Freshly Picked will look PERFECT with Hal's Minnie dress!

9. I love the idea of having a "Thanks for Stopping By" sign by the favors!

This party is going to be so fun! Stay tuned for more birthday updates!
Don't forget about our Freshly Picked Giveaway!
<3 Kelly and Hallie

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sweet Photos

In case you missed our Freshly Picked review, here are more of the adorable photos by Purple Moments Photography (and a few extra photos that I just couldn't help but snap!)

 Hallie and her best buddy Luna

Don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Freshly Picked Review and Giveaway

"Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world."- Marilyn Monroe
Freshly Picked are definitely those shoes for our little Hallie! Freshly Picked Moccasins are just about the only shoe Hallie will wear, and our spunky little spitfire wears them to do anything and everything! All of her firsts were done in Freshly Picked! From her first steps to her first birthday, these shoes were along for the ride!

The kind folks at Freshly Picked just sent over these adorable Tickle Me Pink moccasins from their Spring Line, for our littlest Mock, and Hallie and I are both in love!
These shoes are made of the best quality leather in the most gorgeous and vibrant colors!

 They are great for early walkers because those cute little toes can feel the ground through the shoes, but they protect those perfect piggies from the rough ground! The elastic is right around the ankle so they are easy to put on and stay on great!
Hallie has worn them in every stage of life, from crawling to her first wobbly steps to running and jumping on the playground, these shoes have held up through all of her tough love!
They come in a large variety of colors and styles to match every outfit, every mood and every personality!
Want to hear the best news about this brand?  They are being so kind, and offering one of my lucky readers a chance to win a pair of their own soft soled moccasins for your very own little one! Can you just take a moment to clap, cheer and thank the amazing people of Freshly Picked for the opportunity?

Now go over to Freshly Picked's Website and ooh and ahh over all of the cute shoes! Once you've done that choose a pair you would love to have (I know, how can you choose just 1!?) and comment below with the style and size you would choose if you are my lucky winner! Be sure the check their sizing chart to ensure you get the right size! Then follow the steps in the rafflecopter below to enter!
Terms and conditions: The contest is open to US residents only and will run from 4/18/2016 to midnight 4/22/2016.  The winner will be randomly chosen and announced Friday 4/22.  The winner will be contacted and have 24 hours to claim their prize, one pair of soft soled moccasins in the style and size of their choice.  The winner may not have won any other giveaway including a Freshly Picked giveaway in the last 60 days.  

Easy peasy right?? Good luck Friends! Get to entering!! 
<3 Kelly and Hallie

P.S. want double the chances to win? My amazing photographer pal is also running a giveaway this week! Visit Purple Moments Photography on Facebook to enter! 

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Playing Catch Up (Easter Eggs and Crawfish Boil)

I want to thank everyone for their kind words of encouragement and support on my last post! Everyone has been so amazing and helpful during this hard time for my family and I truly feel God's presence, I am so blessed!

Before Mom's passing, I was updating everyone on our Easter weekend, working backwards as I did last year, but obviously we had a unexpected turn of events, so I thought now was the perfect time to share the rest of the highlights from our Easter weekend.

Dying Easter Eggs with Anna and Brayden:

Tongue out!

That Face!

2016 Crawfish Boil-
If you don't remember, my boss's family throws a huge crawfish boil every spring! It is always such a blast and I get to see some of the kids I taught in preschool another year older which is so fun!
Check back here to see photos from last year!
Carters Smocked Floral Top/ Carters Neon Purple Capri Leggings/
Old Navy Clear Jelly Shoes

Cleo and Hallie
Hannah and Hal

Hallie and her Sadie
She refused to carry around crawfish, so instead she carried her Little Mermaid toys!

Loves her Cleo!

And just for fun a little Crawfish Boil comparison

Tune in Monday for a fun giveaway!!!
<3 Kelly and Hallie
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