10
Oct

My Eyelash Envy Solved: Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes by Younique via @poshlittle

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I admit I've had eyelash envy lately. My kids were all blessed with my husbands long luscious eyelashes. Like seriously long. Like touch your eyebrows long. I used to love my eyelashes for their natural curl and not ever having to use an eyelash curler but compared to my hubby/kids... they are super short. So short in fact that my eyelash envy has lead me to start using Latisse. I'm loving my longer lashes thanks to Latisse but I am not great about putting it on every night, don't love the cost and my lashes aren't really any thicker. They didn't quite have that is-she-wearing-fake-eyelashes effect I was hoping for.

That leads me to this product: Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes by Younique. I've seen ads/reviews for this and had been really curious so I was excited to give it a shot. The pitch: get the look of fake eyelashes via mascara. My response: Yes... that's exactly I'm looking for! The result: They work... noticeably thicker and even longer lashes. Like fake eyelashes w/less fuss or worry about them falling off! I heart them.

The application is simple and similar to putting on normal mascara. It ia a 4 step process but I think much easier then applying fake eyelashes. Since I usually do two coats of mascara, an extra two coats wasn't that much more work and it's actually fun because you the transformation of your eyelashes:

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11
Sep

TechStyle: Jewelry Just Got A Lot Smarter W/@GetRingly

Ringly smart phone jewelry via @poshlittle

Ringly smart phone jewelry via @poshlittle

Ringly smart phone jewelry via @poshlittle

Meet Ringly. Kind of like a mood ring but instead of telling you you're cranky, it tells you that you have a text, phone call, email, etc via light & vibration. It's smartphone jewelry and a busy moms stylish new best friend. Beautiful, brilliant and I totally can't wait to get my hands on one. Available right now for pre-order ($195.) @ Ringly.Com


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Sep
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Sep

Brown Bag It Again & Again With @littlelark #EcoFriendly Lunch Bags

@littlelark BIKE lunch bag via @poshlittle

@littlelark MUSHROOM lunch bag via @poshlittle

@littlelark HEART lunch bag via @poshlittle

Love these! It's a classic brown bag motif but reusable and so cute. The Eco Lunch Bags from A Little Lark (a local Portland co.) are made from recycled cotton fibers and have aVelcro® like closure. Best of all... machine washable. If purchasing the Heart Bag through their website, 10% of profits goes to Oregon Food Bank.

Find A Little Lark Eco Lunch Bags on Etsy or ALittleLark.Com ($22).

22
Aug
19
Aug

Posh Little #tween Picks: Pottery Barn Teen Backpacks #backtoschool

Pottery Barn Teen Gear It Up Backpack via @poshlittle

It's been happening for a while now but it's time I accept I've got a set of tweens. It's funny how Pottery Barn Teen knows this and an irresistible catalog just happens to show up the day the girls and I were picking out backpacks. With just a few page flips their minds where made up and there was nothing me nor their dad could do. The tweens had chosen. I was actually tickled pink to finally not be dishing out $30 for another Hello Kitty bag they use for just one year and thought it was adorable that they both picked animal print this year.

Greenley (above left) picked the blue one and had to have it monogrammed. She's really into turquoise and neon colors right now. Audrey picked black with no monogram so she could pass it down to her little sister some day *bless her sweet little frugal heart*. Audrey's is my favorite and it just went on sale! A great deal at $22; reg $45.

Pottery Barn Teen Gear It Up Backpack via @poshlittle

Pottery Barn Teen Gear It Up Backpack via @poshlittle

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14
Aug

Can Your ReUsable Bags Do This? {Giveaway Alert}

Verdiva reusable & washable bags w/a built in holder for better storage via @poshlittle

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I've never been one to opt for plastic over paper during checkout at the grocery store so I have always been a big fan of the re-usable bag trend. Not only for groceries but for toting all the kids stuff, traveling, organizing and so on. Like shoes, you can never have too many bags!

My newest addition to my on-the-go bags are Verdiva™ reuseable bags. But it's not an ordinary bag... it has a hidden super power! {keep reading for the giveaway details}

Verdiva reusable & washable bags w/a built in holder for better storage via @poshlittle

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10
Aug

Sunday Morning Smiles: Happy Face Pancakes

Smiley Face Pancake Pan via @poshlittle

While I was perfectly content guzzling my iced coffee this morning for breakfast, my 4 posh little ones & my sons plus 1 were not. I sprung into action after a few growls, *from tummy's and mouths* and pulled out the giant bag of pancake mix. Lately I have been baking pancakes on a cookie sheet in the oven so I don't have to spend my entire morning over the stove but this morning I put on my patient mommy apron and broke out an actual pan.

Smiley Face Pancake Pan via @poshlittle

 

But of course it wasn't a normal, cook-anything-or-everything type of pan. Nope! It was a Happy Face Pancake Pan from Nordic Ware. I didn't have high hopes with this pan when I first got it. I sometimes struggle with specialty things like this. I was worried it would take a lot of extra effort to have these turn out cute and edible. On the contrary, pancakes cook quickly and it doesn't take long at all to make several batches of puffy, tidy & perfect pancakes. I used cooking spray just in case but even when it had baked off, they didn't stick. Using this pan made it easier than a normal pan. I was very happy I was wrong and love this pan. I am eyeing the waffle version to add to my collection.

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30
Jul

Color Scheme: Gold And Gray Nursery & Beyond

Caden Lane Yellow and Gray Mod Baby Bedding

Something I look for when picking out nursery/kid bedding or room accessories, since I have such a range in ages these days, are items that can grow with the kids or transfer well to other rooms. I like to think long term for everything. So while the yellow and gray trend wouldn't normally be my first choice for colors in a nursery or kids room, because these colors would move so well elsewhere, It's really growing on me. Here are just a few items that have caught my attention lately...

Top: Caden Lane Yellow and Gray Mod Baby Bedding $172 (see Caden Lane Coupon info at the end of the post; ends soon!)

Tinch Design Studio Restickable, removable wall bunting via @poshlittle

Tinch Design Studio Restickable, removable wall bunting $12

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09
Jul

Posh Little Parties: Addy's Tutu Themed First Birthday Party

Addy's first birthday: cupcakes, cake pops, tutus & mustaches!

A party just isn't a party if the to-do list doesn't include: make cake pops & mustache straws. And for us, we were just dying to bring you another cake pop & mustache post!

Addy's tutu themed first birthday party had all the elements of a picture perfect party... Cake pops, cupcakes, tutus, a Reeses Peanut Butter Cup topiary, a tutu clad adorable birthday girl and photographer mom Kellie (Helter Photopraphy).

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12
Jun

Creative Storage: Colorful Galvanized Buckets {PBK Deal Alert}

Pottery Bark Kids Galvanized Buckets

My little one is sleeping in so I get to blog for the first time in ages. Today is also the last day of school for my 3 older kids. The panic of end of the year organizing is kicking in. My kids come in with tons of papers, projects and school supplies that need to be sorted, recycled, trashed or stored. So today I am getting prepared. Well, I was....

My first stop was Pottery Bark Kids because they used to carry these amazing long square storage boxes that were perfect for kids school projects. Since they were decorative, you didn't have to hide them away. They were extra long, as are all their projects these days. Those seem to be gone, however *and this is where I got sidetracked* the galvanized bucket I've been needing is on sale. Aqua, Lavender and Bright Pink are $14.99. The rest are $19.99. 

Pottery Bark Kids Galvanized Buckets via PoshLittle.Com

I Love these! We have 3 with the older kids names on them and one extra simply because it was such a bargain*. They all have matching Anywhere Chairs as well in the same colors/personalized. W/4 kids I tend to color coordinate/personalize everything. Kind of like the Von Trap kids w/each of their own whistle tones. Alex is red, Audrey is light pink and Greenley... well that's an easy one. Poor little Hadley, though, was bucketless. Problem solved!

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23
Apr

Etsy Find: Restyle | Retro Posters & Art Prints inspired by Scandinavian design

Retro prints & posters by Restyle/Design Attractor | eames era & typographic prints #midcentury #modern

I was browsing one of my latest decor and design addictions, Houzz, and stumbled upon the profile of the blogger & Etsy seller design attractor/ReStyle. I am swooning over the bright colors and eames era inspired prints from graphic designer Jan Skácelík.

We've been moving our three girls around in their rooms recently and turquoise is the go-to color for the ex-nusery/soon-to-be new tween room. She's not a retro girl herself but as long as I stay away from light pink and baby things, she'd be tickled turquoise.

Don't Forget To Relax - La Chaise

I collect mid-century modern miniature chairs so the La Chaise caught my eye first. But then the eye chart typography, Vespa's, Cathrineholm and Matryoshka doll prints soon sidetracked me. That's what got my Etsy heart. I love that I can get one of these retro prints for my office and for my nursery, kitchen or bedroom. There's one for every room.

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23
Apr

The Brownie Who Ate Daddy's Grilled Cheese & Earned A Patch

One tough #brownie! My Girl Scout ate a Wayfarer #Grilledcheese from @GCsocial. Fun patch worthy? I thought so.

My 8 year old daughter is in Girl Scouts. She really enjoys it and goes to almost all the troop meetings and outings. But you couldn't tell her total participation from her vest. I'm not sure if it's because I am behind sewing patches on, missed a million emails about GS events or maybe the patches just fell off. Poor GG. Her vest has about half as many fun patches as the rest of her brownie troop. And this is the last year.

So I did a little creative problem solving to replace a few lost/maybe never sewn on badges plus got to support a fantastic blog.

I honestly have no idea about the rules of Girls Scout Brownie fun patches but as a reward for not only trying something new, trying something that was intended for daddy (this is one manly sandwich)... I purchased her this delightful *alternative* patch from Grilled Cheese Social (pictured above).

Wayfarer #Grilledcheese via @GCsocial - Trader Joes Pulled Pork, caramilezed onion cheddar, jalapenios & an upside down hamburger bun = yum

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11
Apr

Stuff The Stuffed Animals (Part 3)

Stuffed Animal/Toy Organization via @poshlittle

Update: I've always loved these white wire baskets for stuffed animals but not so much the prices. At my latest trip to Target, I found them for under $20. I don't see them online though so you'll have to pack up the kids and head out to see if your local Target has them. Crate & Barrel also doesn't sell them anymore so I've update the link below for an alternative from Land of Nod. They actually have several colors besides white so a great find!

Looking for stuffed animal or toy storage that is a little more subtle? While I love decorative storage, something that blends into the surroundings or lets it's cleaned up contents be the decoration (like a well organized book shelf) is the ticket! Another great benefits of a wire bin like this for large toys, is the kids can't shove thing like Lego's or small things that don't belong. I go crazy cleaning out our large bins because they are canvas covered and my rugrats just shove everything in them. I heart this method much more.

Check out Jaimie's solution from PrudentBaby.Com. I love how this large white wire bin/basket (Crate & Barrel bin no longer available but you can find them now at Land Of Nod) keeps the toys visible yet nicely contained. It's really cute and a perfect way to keep stuffed toys tidy yet not totally out of site (a.k.a forgotten). Read the whole story behind this fab find...

Stuff The Stuffed Animals (Part 1) | Stuff The Stuffed Animals (Part 2)

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22
Jan

Win It Wed: Monster Defense Brave Spray

Posh*Little: Win a bottle of Monster Defense Brave Spray

We've never really had a problem with my 2 year old going to bed. On the contrary, we actually have a hard time keeping her awake so she'll stop waking the entire house up at 5:30 every morning (if we're lucky, that is). That was until recently when my 6 year old used monsters as a lure to get her out of her room. Now, not only does she wake up at 5:30 am, we have to negotiate at bed time because of monsters, shadows and a creepy big sisters. I can't handle the fight at both ends. If you're going to wake up at 5:30 in the morning, you are going to bed w/out a fight. Period!

So when I was contacted by the makers of Monster Defense Brave Spray I couldn't reply quick enough. It's one of those things that is so silly but so perfect. From my kids point of view, I spray away everything. Lice, germs, dirt, stinks, ouches, tangles, stains, etc. Why not spray away the monsters? Like a boo-boo bag or band-aide, sometime a little attention is all they need to feel better and calm their nerves. I am all for this.

So far, Monster Defense has worked great. If Hadley stands back up in her crib and yells about monsters after I tuck her in, I grab the spray and ask her how many monsters she sees. She usually tells me two (since there are two shadows) and then I pump two sprays. After this brave act of monster slaying, I'll breath the freshly sprayed air and tell her how yummy it smells and that it worked. Now it's only shadows which means it's time to go night night.

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18
Jan

Cavy Crazy: Guinea Pigs The Posh Little Way

Cavy Crazy: Guinea Pigs The Posh Little Way

Mid December our family had to say goodbye to our beloved Nellie, an 11 year old cockapoo. It was devastating for my husband and I but even harder for my 4 kids who have never experienced loss before outside of fish. Nellie was a big part our family and with each child since they were born. Since we weren't necessarily ready to take on a new puppy (4 kids and two dogs is a lot) we packed up our sad little clan and headed to Petsmart to get a Guinea Pig.

I had had guinea pigs growing up so was super excited about getting one for my kids. Wasn't excited about the mess though. They wanted a hamster at first but with a little chat about how guinea pigs squeak and can be so much more fun, guinea pig/mom won. It's been a long time since my guinea pig days so I had to do a little research. One thing I am really glad has changed is a new trend away from chip bedding. An alternative was fleece. I thought it was nuts at first but after a few weeks of using Aspen Bedding (wood shavings that came with our cage) and the icky mess it was to clean up, I definitely recommend trying the fleece for guinea pig cages instead.

You can see our set up in the top picture. This is a built in desk area in our laundry room right off our kitchen. Our dog has a bed under the desk area so they can hang out a little. It's a high traffic area where she's never alone. I store her hay and food in glass jars. It's much nicer looking and tidier than the bags that were never getting re-sealed and spilling.

Building the guinea pig cage with fleece

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03
Jan

Sweet Baby Necklace by StephieMc Designs

Sweet Baby Customized Necklace By StephieMC Via Posh*Little

For most people it's time to get a new necklace when it gets broken, lost or dropped down the drain. For a baby machine like me who loves to sport customized jewelry celebrating each child, it's when you have another baby.

So just in time to help me celebrate the arrival of my new baby girl, my adorable new Sweet Baby (now called the Bree) customized necklace arrived from StephieMc Designs along with a 25% off coupon code for you (keep reading for the details).

The Sweet Baby necklace is an 18" Sterling Silver necklace with a Sterling Silver hand stamped charm and crystal. The charm can hold up to 12 letters and the crystal can be your babies birthstone or you can choose pink or blue. Hand stamped jewelry has been my favorite lately and I also love the sweet little foot prints on this charm. Such a sweet little necklace.

Stephie MC Alex Necklace - Hand Stamped and Cupped Sterling Silver Disc

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22
Dec

Mommy Style File: 5 Minute Makeup (or less)

I got several emails after my What's In My Mommy Makeup Bag post (yes I am sorry my comment system seems to not be working well) about mommy makeup and not just what I use but also tips about quick makeup tips and so I thought I would share a great video I was inspired by. there are of course so many pictures and videos via Pinterest and YouTube but as a mom (w/no time or flat out inspiration) the trick is finding someone you can relate to and here a gem of a video that I discovered last year and have gone back to time and time again.

This is from beauty/mommy blogger Cara from Maskara.Com (such Top Mommy Blogs material; next mission to get her to join :-) Anyway, total mom video... starts out by distracting the baby so she can do her 4 minute day time make up routine then goes on to get the job done/inspire.

I love her technique (under eye shadow has changed my look) and absolutely love the fact that she links to all the products that she uses. It drives me nuts to read about products online and then not be able to click right then and buy then, so she is great at that (as I try to be).

 


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04
Dec

Mommy Style File: What's in my makeup bag? #blogatron2000

What's in my makeup bag: Daytime vs. Evening via poshlittle.com

Over at Top Mommy Blogs I added a handy little blogging tool called the Blogatron 2000 (you have to say it with gusto like your a salesman telling people to step right up... for full effect). Essentially it's a random  blog topic generator that will give you new and creative blog ideas. Since today I was kind of overwhelmed with all the cyberweek emails and events, I thought I would try something different and pull a topic from there.

So today I'm spilling out my makeup bag out to share my favorite products for day and evening makeup. Or as my 2 year old will say, "mommy painting".

Daytime

What's in my makeup bag: Daytime via poshlittle.com

The above is my standard daytime routine makeup. Daytime for me is usually fairly neutral and minimal but with little pinches of color and sparkle. Mineral powder foundation, blush, neutral eye shadow, mascara and pinky or peachy lip gloss. It's my 3 minute makeup blitz that I have no excuse not to do but is just enough to make me look put together. These are the products/colors I buy over and over with exception of the Sonia Kashuk eye shadow I recently picked up and really like. I'm out of my usual eye shadow duo, Aveda Spark & Aura (sold separately), so the SK quad set I snagged from Target was an easy and inexpensive alternative until I re-order.

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