Revampin’

Most of my day is spent in the kitchen. I know I’m not the only one! I’m either preparing, cooking, or cleaning in there.

& every mama knows that wherever you are, your little babes follow. I’m trying my best to soak in every second that they want to be near me because soon they will be grown & doing their own big kid things // so sad //

With that being said, it is mighty difficult to load & unload your dishwasher while your almost one year old has climbed inside. I needed to revamp my kitchen to stay appealing to the kiddos, but still give me room to do my mom stuff.

So move over dining room table, here comes the teepee!

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Beckette & Major were beyond ecstatic to arrive to James’ grandparents’ living room with a teepee set up right in the center. Even better… We got to take it home!

The plus sign decals came from Urban Walls // they were so simple to put on & give any room some extra dimension without the mess of paint. Pure genius!

xoxo

-kb

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stay [super] weird

In a world full of copies, frauds & fakers, it’s always a good reminder to stay weird. Thank you to Mischief Makers Apparel for this perfect inspiration.

-kb

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Tank- Mischief Makers Apparel @mischiefmakersapparel
Jeans- J Crew
Sandals- Saltwaters
Watch- Coach

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Beach babies

Spending the day in the sunshine is good for my soul… And theirs.

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Thank you zo (@zoeraina) for snapping these beauties! My babies love you way too much!

Xo!
S
Insta// @sarahholstrom

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American Woman//

She’s feisty, she’s ginger, she’s AMERICAN! These little play shorts are perfect for everything! They’re stretchy & cozy & easy to put on. Anddddd they’re red, white & blue so they’re perfect for all Fourth of July activities! I’ve already washed them twice & they still look as good as ever!

You can find these babies & other fabulous prints at Shop Tippi butttt don’t forget to use the special code just for LNP readers!

Use “liontippi” for 20% off! @shoptippi

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xoxo!
-KB @kendrabeshk

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Big Red

So remember that gum Big Red? Remember how spicy it was at first & then lost its flavor? Then what did you do? Unwrapped another stick & popped it in your mouth.

Beckette is my Big Red. She’s spicy & feisty & I cannot get enough of her.

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xoxo

-KB

What she wore-

Tee- Trilogy Design Co @trilogydesignco
Shorts- made by Beck’s great grandmother
Socks- Target
Sandals- Saltwaters
Bracelets- The Flourish @the_flourish

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Post vacation blues

Today I’m laying in bed with a headache and it’s making me want to cry. It’s sorta weird. I mean it hurts a lot but for whatever reason it’s making me super emotional. I just wanna be playing in the sunshine with my babies! Thankfully my husband is super dad and he’s been taking great care of them and letting them come in and snuggle me sweetly ever so often.

In between falling in and out of sleep I’m thinking of that last few days we had together in Palm Springs. They were perfect. We are in the midst of a high stress season and getting out of town and away from on the chaos was a beautiful gift! We had no agenda // just swim, eat, and sleep. It was glorious. The kids had a blast and my sister stayed with us so the hubs and I were even able to sneak in some late night swimming and a movie date!

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everyone’s favorite moccasins

Freshly picked moccs.
So what’s all the hype anyways?!
Well well well… Let me tell you.
To put it simply,
they are the best.

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Susan is one incredible woman and it all flows down from her. She is innovative, practical, resourceful, hands on, and hilarious! She genuinely cares about about her customers and it is evident by the product she creates.
//she is captivating//

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The moccasins themselves- they are 100% genuine leather, buttery soft, and come in a multitude of colors! They complete any outfit and the soft sole makes them excellent for little walkers.

In my opinion the suede are more durable and wear better for the long haul. They are also better for little crawlers who are dragging the tops of their feet all over the place.

Another thing that I love about them is how easy they are to slide on and how well they stay on! My kids won’t keep socks on for anything. They pull them off constantly or they slip off and then they are gone for good. I was slightly apprehensive about the moccs because I was nervous they’d kick them/pull them off. So far so good. I’ve never lost one and no one has ever even ripped on off them self! // knock on wood //

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Finally, I have to just mention that their customer service is out of this world! Super helpful and accommodating!
Freshly Picked

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Mexican Throw Blankets

We are trying out something new over at LNP! We are going to be selling authentic Mexican blankets. Both Kendra and myself are totally obsessed with these blankets and believe everyone needs one…. Or two… Or five! They are so functional- ||think beach, park, picnic|| && beyond that they are an essential styling element in your home!

We currently have two for sale but if the demand is as high as we believe it will be we will be stocking our etsy shop!

Hurry and snag yours!
Let us know your thoughts. What colors are you looking for for your house?!

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Homemade Organic Baby & Toddler Food

If any of you are like me, then you hate spending money, but still want the best for your little babe.

That’s a tough combination to have especially when your kid is eating more & more & the price of good wholesome food goes up & up.

I’ve always preferred to make my babies’ food at home since I know exactly what’s going into their precious little tummies. We have to be even more careful now that we know Beckette has Celiac Disease & it’s most likely that Major will have it as well. It’s just one more reason to make our own baby food.

I have a baby bullet food processor which I’ve adored, but storing & packing up the food can be a hassle. We’re not the type of family that stays home all day. I’m carting those two red heads all over town. To the printer, to the post office, to my leather supplier. So more often then not, we’re eating on the go. This led me to buying those packaged food pouches & that just killed me. Yes they were organic, but they’re so expensive!

I needed my own pouches! Disposable pouches cost about 50 cents a piece so that doesn’t save much. I needed reusable ones! Well no need to look further… Let me introduce you to Squooshi!

Reusable food pouches that have a ziplock on the bottom. Dishwasher & freezer safe too! Hallelujah! And better yet, you get 6 pouches for only $19! I’m mean seriously?!

squooshi

XO!

-kb

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the sibling bond.

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I only have two kids and that’s really how I feel- only. To me I don’t feel maxed out, passed my birthing years, or like our family is complete. I feel secure in the little reproductive break we are taking but I know this strike will end sooner than later.

However, when I go to the park or the the grocery store strangers are always putting their opinion on me, implying that I got my boy and my girl so I can just hang it up- mission accomplished. It’s weird. When I vocalize that we aren’t done having babies yet they are stunned! They look at me like I’m delusional! Really! And again I think just how weird THEY are!

See, I was never the mama who consider having only one child- and thank goodness since I was pregnant again by the time my first was six months old!!! Oops! But really, I always knew I wanted more and I always knew I wanted to give them siblings. So I mean I guess we could stop. I have a boy and a girl and they have each other. I could look at it like okay I did it cross that obstacle off the list but my heart doesn’t feel that way and one of the biggest determining factors for me is the sibling bond. You just can’t grasp just how sweet it is until you create it and watch it bloom before your eyes. It is easily one of my very favorite things about being a mama, just watching them love on each other so well. Siblings create a crazy dynamic and at times it is a bit overwhelming because I swear they learn how to team up and take you out so quickly! But even on the toughest days, nothing compares to the love.

Having multiple children is a lot of work. It is a stress on your body, your patience, and your wallet. HOWEVER, the reward is ten fold! Giving your child a sibling is one of the very best gifts you will ever ever give them! I mean imagine them stuck with crazy you || ALONE || forever?!?! I mean that’s just not right! Give them some back up! Give them a forever buddy! Give them a partner, a confidant, and truth speaker that will be by their side for life! Help them grow by teaching them to love more, share more, and communicate more from a young age. Their life will be blessed by it and so will yours!!! And while you’re at it don’t just give them one give em a few!

I always say// you’ll never regret the kids you have but you might regret the ones you don’t have!

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Where to snag the looks we love//
High chairs// ikea
Bows // every dot and tiddle
Tank // little boogaweezin
Tee// the seeding project
Pizza Tee// JAMZ
Moccs// freshly picked

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