Sunday, December 10, 2017

Holiday Dress Guide for Toddler Girls

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to share my favorite holiday dresses for little girls.  Target has a ton of cute options at a very affordable price point!  I love dressing my girls up and I think they love it too!  Luckily I have two girls, so I always get a lot of use out of their sweet dresses.  

Option 1. The first red sweater dress with ruffle detail can be found here.  Ava wore this dress for pictures with Santa and I love it!  Option 2. I'm obsessed with everything gold, so naturally I gravitated towards this beautiful a-line dress with the bow detail.  Option 3. This purple velvet dress is perfect for New Years Eve.  You can find that one here.  Option 4. This gold crew neck dress can be found here.  I also purchased this one for Ava and she will most likely wear this on Christmas Eve.  I love that it can be dressed up or more casual.  Option 5. Pink looks good no matter what the holiday!  This a-line taffeta dress with he sweet bow detail is so darling.  I wish they had it in my size too.  Option 6. I love the traditional print on this green and blue a-line dress.  So classic!  You can find that one here

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Family Photos September 2017

Now that Alana is one, I thought it'd be the perfect time to capture some family photos. We haven't had professional photos taken since Alana was just a newborn, so I was very excited to capture these special moments.

I had the pleasure of connecting with Krysti from Krysti Gundrum Photography.  We met through Instagram and realized we live just minutes away from each other!  She scouted a beautiful garden location and took some time out of her holiday weekend to meet with my family and I to capture some photos.  It is obvious that she specializes in family and children's photography because she was so sweet and extremely patient with our family.

I have to admit, I was very nervous imagining how challenging it would be to have a 1 and 2 year cooperate for family pictures. We came prepared with bubbles and lollipops and were sure to schedule well before nap time.  The girls did so well and although I broke a sweat by the end, I am so pleased with how our gallery turned out!  I don't know if any Husband enjoys having photos taken, but my Husband was such a trooper. He told me today how proud these photos made him feel knowing that this is his family <3

So incredibly thankful for this little family of mine.  Now to choose which photos I'll have printed?! Which are some of our favorites?  I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their week xoxo!

Location: Linden Hill Gardens Photographer: Krysti Gundrum Photography Romper: Target Ava's Dress: Target Alana's Top: Target 

Saturday, July 29, 2017


I'm so excited to have teamed up with IncrediBundles!  Both of my girls love reading and I've had so much fun building a collection of some of their favorite books.  Ava especially loves reading and it has been so sweet to watch her get lost in her books.  Reading has been a part of our bedtime routine since Ava was born and she picks up books all throughout the day to play.

Incredibundles offers the cutest baby gift baskets filled with the best award-winning toys, books and products for babies, all have which been selected by child development experts and approved by parents.  With every bundle purchase, Incredibundles makes a donation to charities that support children and families in need.

They offer bundles geared towards books, bath, learn and grow, and sleep. My favorite is the option to build your own bundle and customize the items towards your own needs!  I love that there is no subscription fee and that it can serve children of different ages.

It is also perfect for creating a baby registry.  There is even an option to register for a year of diapers, books or toys!  I'm so excited to offer a $50 gift card to IncrediBundles to one of my followers!  To enter, you need to follow @breeisforbeauty and @incredibundles_babygifts on Instagram and tag a friend!  A winner will be selected on Friday, August 11th by 5pm EST.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

11 Month Update for Alana

My baby girl turns 11 months old today. The last 11 months have been so special and have gone unbelievably quick. Alana is such a sweet girl and I'm having a hard time accepting that she is almost 1!

Alana is such a Momma's girl. I'm so happy that our nursing journey has made it this far and am confident that we'll make it to the one year mark!  She loves eating whatever we eat and gets impatient if you don't feed her fast enough.  Alana sleeps around 11 hours each night and is down to 2 naps a day. Her morning naps have suddenly gotten longer so I'm wondering if her afternoon nap will disappear soon.

She loves crawling after her sister and cruising around furniture. She likes climbing up the steps (even though Mommy tells her not to) and waving Bye Bye. She says Momma, Dada, Bye Bye, duck, cat, ok, quack and Gigi. She tries to mimic everything and loves dancing! Her new favorite toy is Ava's dollhouse and she is so interested in the little people.

I'm so excited to plan her first birthday and can't wait to celebrate her first year. She has been an absolute joy and I love seeing her personality grow. She is very laid back, loves cuddling and gives the best kisses. She adores her big sister and follows her everywhere.  I imagine what she'll be like in years from now and know that'll she be a sweet and caring girl.