Dinnertime Games

dinner games dinner time games dinner time fun We try our darndest not to eat out often, but sometimes it’s just needed (or just really wanted, I mean it sure is nice not to cook sometimes). When we do go to a restaurant, we often stick to our eating out with kids tip. We are generally on team “no phones” when it comes to eating out. Mostly because we want to enjoy each others company and make the most of our eating out experience. We are mostly a tic-tac toe, stick to the kids coloring menu sorta eater, outers. games at supper befunky photos goofy photos with befunky The other evening, we went out for after dinner snacks (the opposite but still sorta the same as our eating out with kids, tip) and I showed the kids a funny pic I made with the BeFunky app. They obviously hated it (sarcastic font). We basically spent the entire time, ignoring Chris (he took some pics of us, so he was ok) and making funny pics using the accessory tool on the app (there are tons of other photo editing options, like text overlays, collage maker, photo effects and picture editing).
Sorta turned out to be like a big (3/4 of the ) family game of tic-tac-toe, but without the tics, tacs and toes. I mean it’s fun to make the people you love look really funny, isn’t it? Both kiddos now want to print all their creations (especially the one with Chris with the dog face, sorry Chris) out and hang them on the walls at home.

So back to the eating out and electronics thing, I guess phones are okay at the dinner table sometimes. It’s funny, as soon as I say or think I’m (basically) against something, my foot often lands smack in my mouth.
Electronics or not, as long as whatever we are doing helps us to enjoy each others company (and not ignore each other) while we are eating out is pretty great. So I guess we are actually on team, “whatever makes this an even more awesome time”. And clearly the BeFunky app is a dinnertime game win (which isn’t actually a game, we just made it into one).

*a little note, if you aren’t already using a photo editor on your computer (like photoshop) befunky has an online editor, it has tons of features even more than the mobile app (basically a creative editing suite, online).

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8 Spring + Summer Shoe Trends

spring summer shoe trends Love, hate or feel totally indifferent about them? You gotta admit it’s always pretty fun to gander at the trends, no matter what your take is. I won’t talk to much about how I personally feel (or maybe don’t feel) about trends, since I already did that, here. But I will say that the word “trend” feels weird to say because in all honestly it’s just a very subjective term but also has this strange over tone to it. For me it’s like the word blog, I like blogging and reading blogs but the word “blog” just doesn’t feel or sound right or even accurate. But anyways, enough about that (you’re supposed to stop me when I start rambling!?), let’s talk about the “trendy” footwear that will sure to transfer over into popular footwear (trend/popular, totally different in my books — see what I mean? subjective) by the end of summer.

ALSO SEE: 8 SPRING/SUMMER CLOTHING TRENDS, THAT WON’T FEEL TOO TRENDY.

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Before Bedtime Stroll

comfy-overalls-poppy-3 jumping-in-comfy-overalls-5 apple-eating-in-comfy-overalls4 mmhh-2 cuddling-in-comfy-overalls6 Harlow wearing the comfy overalls in poppy from our spring/summer 15 capsule collection with mini mioche.

Even though we went into the weekend with no real official plans looking back, it sorta felt like it was a busy one. But maybe that’s more because it went by in a blink, it was just so compacted and not nearly long enough. I pulled out my camera only once and that happened to be one evening when the kids and I went out to burn off some of that last bit of energy before bed, and I was only able to get pics of one kiddo (the other one only wanted to be behind the camera).

I clearly, don’t really share much about what the kids are wearing anymore. They are older now (and in school with little lives of their own) sharing that sorta thing just started to feel different, not as fun as it started out and it started to feel a bit unnatural. I honestly don’t like to share anything on here that doesn’t come authentically and kiddo style just didn’t feel natural or fun anymore so it sorta faded (probably so long ago that many of you are wondering what I’m even talking about, and that’s ok).
With all that being said, here I am being all hypocritical sharing some pictures of what Harlow was wearing — but this/these shares are different, since it’s from a collection I co-designed with mini mioche and the photos are most definitely natural (half eaten apple and all).

That last photo is my new favorite (even it is a bit blurry), Harlow had burnt off all her energy and was stuck to me like glue — little King snapped a pic (he’s the best), before I picked her up and walked home.

It’s rainy here and I am super behind on our taxes, folding laundry and generally getting my butt in gear — Monday and rain aren’t the best combo for a productive day. So I’m gonna make this post super short and keep it random and weird, Happy Monday!

This Weekend

Happy Friday!! What do you have planned for the weekend? We have the regular kids classes, birthday parties that seem to soak up the weekends in spring and then probably spending the rest of our time outdoors, because SPRING!! If you are like me and you’re generally a little plan-less, which is a pretty great thing let me point out. Why not add a few of these things to your weekend list, make it a productive and healthy one — for fun, this all sounds fun…right?

Tips and Advice for Hot Yoga Beginners Go try a Hot Yoga Class (here are some tips to get you there, and thru it!).

Big City Living with Kids Soak up your city/town, live like you’re in a big city even if you aren’t!

smoothie pucks / save time and money Make smoothies! And prep a bunch of pucks for next week.

make mornings better Wake up early one morning and just enjoy it.

eating-out-with-kids Go out for an early “snack” instead of dinner, with the kids.

drink-water And juuust in-case, come Monday you might need this: How to Make it Through the Day When You’ve Had Zero Sleep.

Have a great weekend!