Category Archives: LITTLES

ASHER’S ROOM – GREEK FLOKATI RUG

HOMEKEEPING / LITTLES / PRODUCT FAVORITES

Asher’s room is hands down my most favorite room in our house. It’s light, airy and so fun! Just like him! Since this is his 4th room he’s had I’ve learned a few things and figured out just exactly what I would like in his little space. Function is key in a kids room. If it doesn’t function well, it doesn’t need to be there. Since we laid hardwood flooring throughout the entire upstair, with the exception of a few spaces, I knew that playing on a solid hard hardwood floor might not be the most comfortable thing for the little guy and I wanted to keep the floors is a nice of shape as possible so rugs have been my go to. For his room I picked out a fun Greek Flokati Rug from Rugs USA and have been pretty please with it since we placed it in his room. I’ve received tons of questions about this rug so I thought I would share a little review of this fun rug with you guys today! If you have any questions that I didn’t answer below, please leave them in the comments! IMG_8495LOOK – what I love about this rug is that it looks awesome in Asher’s room. It really complements the flooring in the space + ties the whole room together. Pictures don’t quite do this rug justice! It’s def one of the things people point out when they see his space!

FEEL – Aside from the rug looking awesome it also feels really awesome. It’s the perfect rug for a kids space because it is very soft. We have a 6×9 in Asher’s room + it’s like hanging out on a cloud when we are in there. The rug really warms the space up! The wool material looks + feels amazing! IMG_8498CLEANING – I was actually surprised at how easy this rug was to clean. I usually vacuum it regularly but we have had a few occasional spills on the rug + they have been fairly easy to get up. For crumbled goldfish or cracker spills I just give the rug a little shake a vacuum the crumbs right up! We’ve had this rug in Asher’s room for 4 months now + for being a white rug, it still looks brand new!

SHEDDING – The only downfall to this rug is that is does shed for the first few months. This is very normal for a wool rug and expected. Jacob and I took the rug outside and gave it a good “shake” after placing it in Asher’s room to remove some of the loose fibers. Since doing so, we’ve had minimal shedding and don’t worry, the rug looks the same! We’ve had a few fiber rugs before so shedding is always expected!

VERSATILITY – although I love this rug in Asher’s space, it also would look super great in other rooms of our home. it comes in an array of sizes + colors so there’s one to fit every space! This rug would even look amazing draped over a sofa or bed in a smaller size! It’s very versatile which is a huge bonus!

OVERALL AESTHETIC – overall we really love this rug! It looks so great in Asher’s little space and is so soft for him to play on! I would defiantly get another one for other areas of our house! This rug is perfect for the cooler months! IMG_8488IMG_8491IMG_8483

You can purchase your Greek Flokati Rug – HERE! ps – they are on sale today 11/2!

I will share the tour on Asher’s room SOON! I can’t wait to share it with you guys! It’s my favorite room of his to date!

happy monday friends!

xo!

 

 

ASHER’S VW PARTAY

DO-IT-YOURSELF / LITTLES

so if you follow me on instagram you know that asher is OBSESSED with volkswagens.. i’m not quite sure where it all stemmed from but he is in love with anything VW… beetles, vans, jetas, etc. so with him turning three this month I knew he would appreciate a little VW inspired birthday party. we had a tiny celebration for him with his favorite snacks, a vw cake + some fun party favors. he appreciated the little gathering + is still chatting about his cake. he told me today that his favorite food was blue volkswagen van cake! here’s a few photos from our little shabang + where you can find all the goods (below)! xo!volkswagen van birthday party diy vw van party favors! volkswagen birthday vw van cake! vw beetle - wayfair

THREE balloons – North Star Balloons
table cloth – fabric store
cups – hobby lobby
cake – grocery store
vw car – wayfair
vw van party favors – amazon (i topped them with a pack of crayons + some fruit snacks!)

 

 

PUMPKIN SEEDS + HOTWHEELS

BITS + PIECES / LITTLES

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october. it’s by far my most favorite month out of the year. so many celebrations and it’s the start of many wonderful holidays. this is the first real fall that asher has experienced since he’s been born so i’ve been trying to make the most of it. today we got messy and dug into a few pumpkins i picked up at the store. we had a wonderful time. i did most of the digging while asher drove his cars around the “ooey gooey punkin seeds”. at one point he flipped over his pumpkin + used it as a garage to house his cars while he played with the pumpkin seeds for a bit. i cherish these times with him so much. he’s at such a curious age these days and so eager to learn. he is as sharp as a tact and has an imagination out of this world. it makes my heart so very happy. he hasn’t been 3 for even a week yet and i already feel like it’s going to be such a fun age. i can’t wait to see all the adventures this age brings. love my sweet boy so very much.

xx,

emily

JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR

LITTLES / PRODUCT FAVORITES

www.jonaspauleyewear.com

Jonas Paul Eyewear Jonas Frame – Black

Today I’m so excited to tell you all that my sweet boy is now a Brand Ambassador for the ever so amazing company, Jonas Paul Eyewear. Jonas Paul Eyewear is a children’s glasses + sunglasses company that specializes in creating stylish, affordable + incredibly durable eyewear for the littles. We purchased our first pair of Jonas Paul Eyewear frames earlier this year + have been very pleased since. I just adore this little company + I’m so excited to be able to share all of their latest and greatest happenings with you all. Here’s why we love JPE!

As most of you know, Asher has been in glasses for almost a year now. You can read more about his story HERE.  We started out with the basic plastic frames (Miraflex), which we didn’t mind, but they weren’t very stylish. I knew as Asher got older + started school, he would probably want something that fit his style and was a little more grown up looking. I heard about Jonas Paul Eyewear through another mom on Instagram and figured I would check them out. I instantly fell in love with the frames and after watching the touching video on their website and reading Jonas Paul’s story, I fell in love. Teary eyed, I placed my  first order, which was the try-on kit. A week later we received the kit in the mail, picked out the pair that best fit Asher and have been so pleased since.

SIZING: What I love about the frames, other than the fact that they are super stylish, is that they are made to fit little ones. And by little ones I mean that the frames come in two sizes. Small ages 3-8 and Large ages 9-14. Asher was not quite 2 1/2 when we got his frames and they fit him perfectly! The frames are available in both sizes for girl + boys. You can see all of JPE frames HERE.

DURABILITY: One of my biggest concerns with having a little one is glasses is their durability, especially with having a boy in glasses. These glasses are incredibly durable. Asher has had a few tumbles since he’s been in them, even fell off a pony + the glasses have managed to still look brand new. No scratches, bends, broken arms, loose screws, missing lenses… NOTHING!

NOT JUST FOR LITTLE ONES WITH GLASSES NEEDS: Aside from providing prescription glasses + sunglasses, Jonas Paul Eyewear also offers nonprescription glasses + sunglasses made with the same excellent materials and also have 100% UV protection. Even if you don’t have a little ones in glasses I highly recommend stressing the importance of wearing sunglasses to your littles to protect their eyes and keep them healthy!

ALL IN ONE: Jonas Paul Eyewear is a one stop shop. You can browse, try on + order your prescription all in one place. They offer everything your local eyewear shop offers and MORE! Transition lenses, warranties, straps, etc! And best of all you can do it from the means of your own home!! Super handy for a busy mama like myself!

AFFORDABLE: Prescription frames with Jonas Paul Eyewear start at just $99, which is very affordable. Most of the frames at our local optic shop are $70-$100 MORE than these and don’t even come close to being as functional + stylish.

CUSTOMER SERVICE: The customer service with this company is SUPERB! They are always so eager to help + answer any questions you may have. They also are always so grateful of their customers and are forever following up with compliments and reposts on their social media pages. It’s always nice to see a company appreciate their customers!

BUY SIGHT, GIVE SIGHT: For every pair of Jonas Paul Eyewear frames that are purchased, 10% of those proceeds go to a little one or someone who is in need of vision treatment.. pretty amazing right! You can read all about their program HERE.

OVERALL AESTHETIC: Overall I JUST ADORE THIS COMPANY! They were a mom + dad who seen a lack in the children’s eyeglasses world and sought to fix that and that is exactly what they did. This company’s goal is to change the way kids see themselves in glasses, to give those kids an option, to make them feel confident in themselves, to make parents worry less, to provide to a community that has lacked for so long… Everything Jonas Paul Eyewear does is for your little one. There is so much love in this little company and that makes my mama heart just explode. You can read JPE entire story HERE.

I’m so thankful that someone told me about this little company. Asher LOVES his JPE frames and often calls them his “cool car” glasses. We now own 2 pairs of JPE frames and Asher refuses to wear his older frames. He will often tell us “those aren’t my NEEWWWWWW glasses” ;). It makes me happy to know that he loves his glasses and feels like a “cool car” in them! We are FOREVER receiving kind compliments from strangers, friends, family, etc! Even our Pediatric Ophthalmologist asked me to write down Jonas Paul Eyewear’s company information at the last visit. He was really blown away by the frame quality + price! And just loved the fit of them on Asher’s sweet little face. I think he called every tech + doc in the room that day to see them. Asher felt very loved!

You can visit Jonas Paul Eyewear by clicking HERE. Be sure to follow them on their social media pages as well to keep up with their latest product releases, sales, discounts, etc.

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TODAY JONAS PAUL EYEWEAR IS OFFERING 20% OFF IN HONOR OF WORLD SIGHT DAY! USE CODE WORLDSIGHTDAY2015 !! VALID TODAY ONLY 10/8/2015.

Be on the lookout for more Jonas Paul Eyewear post and if any of you ever have any questions please feel free to ask! I’m so excited for this little journey and so honored! We just adore JPE!

XO!