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New Salt Waters!

Happy december everyone!

If you have been coming here for a while, you probably know how much I love Salt Water sandals.

Lily wore her green surfer style almost every day until she outgrew them.

Once that moment happened, there was no question in my mind about ordering her another pair.

She will probably wear Salt Waters until she one day will be big enough to say “no more”.

The first pair were ordered through Zappos however, this next pair were ordered through Little Monkey Toes because they had them for a much better price ($19.99!).

What’s your favorite brand of kids sandals?

Linking to Morgan for Small Style.

P.S.- Oh! And mamas (and some papas) if you are wanting to put your best face forward and want better skin, read this!

happy Lily the day she got her new Salt Waters

Elmo shirt- gifted by auntie Min. knee socks- c&a. sandals- Salt Water

and on the way to the park the next day

headband- me, tutorial here. tee- target. skirt- old navy. leggings- tea collection. sandals- salt water

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

So much to be thankful for over here.

Wonderful husband, daughter, family, friends, we all have our health, a good roof over our heads, food on our table, love…

Today we will be going to our dear friends Michael and Robbie’s house to spend this thankful day with our friends/family.

We at Lil Muse Lily wish you all a happy Thanksgiving!

xoxo

Claudia

Linking to Morgan for Small Style.

headband- me, tutorial here. shirt- Mimosa (please excuse the orange stains)

happy thanksgiving!

Little chef in the kitchen

Happy monday everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend.

Let me ask you something, who cooks in your house?

In this house, Will is the master chef. Not only does he enjoy it more than I do but, he is definitely better than I am.

These days however, Will has a little helper in the kitchen with him. Lily has taken an interest in cooking and being in the kitchen with her pai.

She loves putting on the apron and reminds him to put his on if he doesn’t have it on already and, she loves putting on the dish towel over her shoulder just like Will does.

Ever since she was able to sit on the kitchen counter, Will has sat Lily there and talked to her while cooking as well as taught her about spices by letting her smell every single one of the spice jars.

Even though I am a bit blown away by Lily’s 2 year old interest in cooking, it doesn’t really surprise me and I find it to be a beautiful way for Will and Lily to spend some bonding quality time together. (and hopefully she will come out cooking better than i do)

What about you guys? Are you the chef in your kitchen and do you cook with your little one?

on 2 different nights making dinner

making pancakes and with her mickey mouse pancake (her idea)

Oh! I almost forgot…. and the winner of the feather headband giveaway is…

NATASHA!!

Congratulations Natasha! Hope you, Olivia and Marco enjoy the feather headband. Please send me your address so I can send it to you.

Feather headband tutorial and giveaway!

Hello everyone! Are you ready for our very first tutorial?

Well, it all started when I cleaned out my dresser drawers on thursday and finally got rid of favorite pajama pants that had holes and tears with no repair.

Since I wanted to make Lily a birthday “2” headband, I thought it would be a great idea to use the fabric from my very favorite pajama pants.

So, if you have old pillow cases, aprons, t-shirts, sheets, or pajama pants that you are holding onto but don’t know exactly what to do, make some headbands! (or mobiles. tutorial for that another day)

The only thing you will really need to know, is to sew a button. That you must know in order to make this headband.

For Lily’s birthday party, I made flowers for the girls and feathers for the boys.

Since Thanksgiving is around the corner, I thought it would be a good idea to make a feather.

So here we go!

What you need:

Paper (on the thicker side so it doesn’t bend or fold), pencil, sharpie, scissors (good one that will cut through paper and fabric), glue stick, a button (or buttons if you are making more than one), needle, thread, any kind of ribbon (if you are using pajama pants you can use the ribbon-tie) and fabric.

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Tiny apple… small style

One of Lily’s favorite things to do when we go for walks around here is to stop by the apple tree and pick a “tiny apple” to eat.

It’s something we do almost daily and something I will miss doing with her.

This is our last small style post here in West Virginia, we will be leaving on saturday.

We have had a wonderful month and will miss this place madly.

The two outfits below are my favorites from last week.

Linking up to Morgan for Small Style.

top- Old Navy. shorts- babyGap. leggings- Old Navy. moccasins- Minnetonka

in case none of you have noticed, this is Lily’s “smile” pose for the camera. lol

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A girl date

Wednesday night I had a dinner and movie date with auntie K.

I left Will and Lily playing in the pool and auntie K and I headed over to Books&Books for dinner and then to the movies to see The Tree of Life.

The food at Books&Books was great as always (love that place) but the movie???

I feel like I didn’t get what I wanted.

Don’t get me wrong, I love artsy flicks more than your average person but, I feel like The Tree of Life was trying too hard. (as well as having too much science/discovery channel scenes)

I also feel like every movie I have watched lately has no ending and I’m tired of “make up your own ending” kind of movies.

Have any of you seen The Tree of Life?

What did you think?

Linking to Mandy for Steppin’ Out.

 

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Blueberry pancakes, a suit and a yellow house

We had quite the busy day yesterday.

Well, not that busy, it just felt that way because we left the house and it wasn’t even 10am and got back at 5pm.

We started off the morning with our traditional saturday pancake breakfast.

Lily ate 3 pancakes this time. 3!!! (really?)

We stopped off at Old Navy to get Lily a proper swimsuit and then at Men’s Wearhouse to get Will a proper suit as well.

It was almost 2 when we were done and we were all starving.

There was a Chipotle near by and that’s where we stuffed our faces.

I had never eaten there before, it was pretty good.

At 3:30 we went to look at a house we went to look at last saturday.

It has stayed in our heads and I think we pretty much love (want) it but I don’t want to talk about it too much because I’m superstitious that way.

Just keep your fingers crossed for us please!

Linking up to Mandy for Steppin’ Out.

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Small botanical style

Yesterday we spent the morning at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden with our friends Zura and Lien.

Despite all the mosquitoes that tried to eat all 4 of us up, there was still enough splendor for us to feast our eyes on and keep us there for a while.

Linking this Small Style segment to Mama loves Papa.

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