Holly

We love Mimosa

Happy thursday you small stylers!

I have written about Mimosa on here before but, if you haven’t yet checked out this wonderful kids company by my two lovely (sister) friends, you are missing out!

And so are your kids.

Cause not only are these two lovely ladies super talented but, they are also mamas. And you know what they say about mamas, right? Yup, mamas know best!

Mimosa not only has beautiful kids clothing but they also have amazing prints and cards.

There is a sale going on right now and Mimosa is also offering FREE shipping (that includes international) until December 31.

So, get your shopping on!

Linking to Morgan for Small Style.

hat- old navy. shirt- mimosa (it’s on sale!). shorts- babygap. booties- minnetonka

Sweet home welcomings

I think it goes without saying how wonderful it was to be reunited with Will and with our friends again here at home in Miami.

But, you know what awaits you when you return from vacation.

Yup, a huge pile of mail.

Junk mail, magazines, bills, bills, bills….

This time around however, I had not one but two sweet packages waiting for me.

Well, one was for Lily and the other was for me and Lily.

Our sweet friends Holly and Ariel from Mimosa sent Lily this shirt and Rachel the sweetest and most thoughtful blogger from Hi Happy Panda sent me sea glass that she found in Marblehead, MA in a hand sewn pouch along with a happy panda.

Thank you ladies for your kindness and a warm welcome home. 🙂

if you don’t know Mimosa, head over right now!

sea glass and a panda from Rachel at Hi Happy Panda

Mamas & their babies

When I think of my early 20’s, I think of my dear friend Holly.

That’s when we met you see.

Both of our younger brothers had just started freshman year in high school, were good friends and thought that both she and I should meet.

They were right!

The moment Holly and I met, it was like we had been friends for the longest time yet, it was the most perfect timing to meet because we needed each other so.

We shared so many of the same interests, music, art, crafts, photography, food, candy, nail polish…

In my kitchen, around my kitchen table, we spent endless nights talking, and with the help of Natalie Merchant, Jewel and Bob Marley, we mended our broken hearts and formed a beautiful friendship.

Holly has been living in Vancouver for quite some time now, is married, has a successful business (Mimosa) and is the beautiful mama of two gorgeous boys.

Although I have not seen Holly for over a decade, I know that the day we meet again, it will be like no time had gone by at all.

I can’t wait for that day.

To see her and to meet those two boys whose sparkle in their eyes twinkle just as bright as their mama’s.

(Photos by Holly)

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Mimosa giveaway!!

I first met Holly in NJ back in 1995.

The moment we met, we hit it off right away.

Even though we have lived far apart for many years, she is still a very good and close friend of mine.

Holly is the MOST talented person I know.

I’m not kidding, Holly is GOOD at anything artistic!

She is great at drawing, painting, glass blowing, jewelry making, writing…. jealous yet?

She is even great at making beautiful kids! (she has two of the most gorgeous boys)

It didn’t surprise me then when Holly started MIMOSA with her younger (and talented as well) sister Ariel.

Holly and Ariel develop all of Mimosa’s products together, with careful consideration of craftsmanship, resources and techniques.

They strive to create sweet and unique designs using high-quality materials.

There are super cute onesies, tees, prints and cards.

 

These two lovely ladies are making awesome stuff and they know awesome stuff because they are both moms!

Go ahead and take a look at their great Etsy shop.

You want some, don’t you?

Well, because this is a GIVEAWAY, you will have a chance to win some.

Holly and Ariel are giving away a Mimosa print of your choice.

GIVEAWAY rules:

*Be a LilMuseLily follower

*Leave a comment on here letting me know which Mimosa print you would like to win

For extra points, “LIKE” Mimosa’s Facebook page

You should always VOTE for LilMuseLily

AND, because Holly and Ariel are super giving and believe everyone should win something, they are offering a 15% off discount of your total order until the end of March.

Just enter code FRIEND15.

We will draw a winner next monday.

Good luck! 🙂

Very girlie indeed

Lily is becoming quite the little girl.

She loves jewelry.

She likes picking out her own shoes. (I would like to say she gets this only from me but, you should see Will’s shoe collection)

She likes bags. (ok, she gets this from me 😉 )

Lately, whenever she and I are headed out and she sees me grab my bag, she grabs a bag.

Here she is as she walked around our neighborhood yesterday.

I like to call it LILY AND THE CITY.

what? you didn’t know that 2 bags is the new trend?

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Finding friends

It’s been quite a struggle to find friends at the playground. All the kids who usually go are much older than Lily.

Until 3 days ago when this mommy brought her baby girl to play and to see if they too could find friends.

They slowly approached Lily and I and the mommy asked how old Lily was. She was so happy to see another baby close to her 4 month old Sofia at the park. And so was I!

Lily took so Sofia right away, reaching to touch Sofia’s arms, ears and head. It was so cute!

Claudia (what are the chances of the other mommy’s name being Claudia as well) and I hit it off also (it’s important) so we exchanged numbers.

Up until now it’s been just mostly Lily and I all day long by ourselves. I’m aware of the free program that the public library has where they sing and have story time but it takes place on mondays at 10a.m.. Lily is usually taking her morning nap at that time so we have not made it there yet.

I have some mommy friends who live here in Miami but they either have older babies or younger babies. I wish my Holly lived here. Lily and I would have so much fun with her and Spike…. (day dreaming)

Lily had her first play date with Sofia yesterday. On the way to the park, I text-ed Claudia (they live right next to the park, how perfect) and she and Sofia were able to meet Lily and I there.

I  put our tapestry down on the grass and the girls were able to really see and reach for one another. They were such sweeties! It was so nice to see Lily interact with another baby.

I can’t wait for the next play date! (possibly today in the afternoon)

P.S.- On the way down Lincoln Rd last night, we met another mommy with an 11 month old Luca. The mommy’s name? Claudia! What are the chances!? 2 mommies in 1 week both named Claudia. Weird!

Here are Lily and Sofia at the park yesterday. Aren’t they sweet??? 🙂 Lily wears top and shorts by Old Navy.

Must have of the day

Today’s “Must have of the day” is with Dexter in mind.

From what I can tell, Dexter is an artistic boy who likes all things creative, artsy and fun. Just like his mom Holly! 🙂

I saw these Slotted Building Discs made by Joel on Handmade Charlotte a great blog by the way.

Best yet is the fact that you can download the templates yourself and your little one can do it all himself. A DIY project.

And they can be stored in a small tin so they won’t take up any room. It’s a “Must”!