A Spring Refresh: Kids Edition – Part I

If you remember a couple of posts back, I touched on how I felt the spring bought in sort of a second New Year. I don’t know about you, but with that comes a lot of cleaning, organizing, and refreshing to brighten things up. Like most things in my life, that means I started with the kids room first.

I was actually hoping to wait to do this until we moved, but my 4-year-old was in desperate need of a big boy bed so I figured I might as well stop putting it off for what might be and just do it. He has been “sleeping” in a toddler bed for the past two years, and I put sleeping in quotes, because he’s really been sleeping in his big sisters bed for the last few months. This sounds cute, and it was at first, until it’s bedtime and they do everything but sleep. I figured getting him his own twin bed would make him want to sleep in his own room, but his first night (last night) with his new bed ended with him going into his sister’s bed to sleep. *sigh* we’ll get there someday!

So here is the bed in all of it’s glory! It’s a Camp Bed from Pottery Barn Kids and I am in love. It’s Greenguard gold certified, meaning it is made from low emitting materials and has been screened for thousands of chemicals. Something that is very important to me! I am by no means a hippie since I don’t embrace that style, but I am very concerned with the amount of chemicals we are introduced to in our every day life and try to avoid the bad ones (cause not all chemicals are bad) as much as possible via our cleaning products, skincare, and food. That’s a blog post for another time!

Another thing I really loved about the bed, was the price. I know what your thinking, Pottery Barn Kids be expensive, and this is very true. BUT, somehow I managed to score this usually $1,295 bed (with a Simmons beauty rest mattress included) for $279. You saw that right, $279. It was on sale and then I was able to get an extra 25% off that sale price. Funny thing is when I checked a few days later, cause that’s what one does after getting the deal of the century, it went back up to $1,295. You could still get the 25% off of that so I’m not sure if what I got was a pricing error or not, but I don’t question fate.

I also ordered my sons flavor of the month in the form of a Hot Wheels sheet set and matching duvet which were also from Pottery Barn Kids. Gotta take advantage of those 25% off sales whenever they have them!

Peep the tag still on the bed. Keeping it classy.

As you can see, he’s ecstatic to jump around and relax in it, now we just have to get him to sleep in it!

Next up, I’ll share how I refreshed my daughters room with some of the cutest rainbow bedding.

Bye for now!

Nicole

Spring Clothing Haul: Kids Edition

As promised, I’m kicking off the new season with things that have me feeling refreshed, and what better way than with a fresh wardrobe! Now, it’s still quite cold in Boston so I’m really just daydreaming here, but much like with planning my trips to Disney, I like to start gathering things for a new season early. All the clothes pictured here I got early last month from Gap with a couple of pieces from Target. I find the Baby and Kids Gap to have some of the most adorable clothes at a reasonable price when they have a sale. These were all 40% off and included items already on clearance. I don’t tend to buy my kids full priced clothes if I can help it because 1. They get destroyed by all the things kids do, and 2. (though this isn’t true for my kids) they grow out of them fast. I still have quite a few pieces from last spring and summer that will still fit both of my kids because what I bought them was too big.

I’ll start with all the clothes I got for my son first. I got him more this time around because he didn’t have as many pieces to recycle from last summer. I also tried to get him more funner pieces than I’m used to getting for him, and made sure I could mix and match.

Shirt and shorts from Gap (You’re about to see these yellow shorts on repeat)
Shirt and shorts from Gap
Shirt and shorts from Gap
Shirt and shorts from Gap
Shirt and shorts from Gap
Shirt and shorts from Gap

Here’s an example of how I mixed and matched a couple of pieces.

My daughter only has a few pieces at this moment because, like I said, she has way more from last year that should fit now. I’m talking only 5T here for my almost 6 year old at the time (she get it from her momma) but those pieces were falling off of her last year. I’m hopeful they will stay up this year!

Wish they had this for adults. Both from Gap
Simple little dress. Lone piece from Target.
Another mix and maatch
Her little Easter Outfit ❤️

Next week I’ll share the pieces I picked up! Maybe a little Youtube try on 🤔.

Bye for now!

Nicole