We always like to take these last two weeks of August to bid farewell to summer and spend time with our families.  Whether back at school or on holiday, we hope you take time to enjoy every last experience of summertime.  From poolside popsicles to endless beach days, past bedtime ice cream runs, sailing, evening swim, sleep in, backyard bbq with friends, sleepovers, carnivals, clam bakes, bike rides, watch the sunrise and the sunset…cram it all in and cherish every moment.  Take this time to make memories with family and friends and celebrate this wonderful season of summer–see you in September.

xx, Christin & Natalie
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We all know and love Hanna Andersson for their basics, but we especially love their not so basic stripes.  To sleep both in and on are both a great way to make a simple statement.  Stripes can be so classic and/or stylish depending on how you choose to style them.  We also love the versatility of separates, pants, shorts and one pieces for all kinds of finicky preferences and sleeper types.  The perfect way to show your true stripes.  –CC

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Admittedly a total “bag lady” (obsessed with bags), this is my new favorite way to organize my kiddos when on the go.  Whether it is my diaper bag, a carry on or a beach bag, these water resistant nylon lined bags from Roberta Roller Rabbit are my key family accessory.  Each one has a different purpose such as diapers and wipes, sunscreens, meds/first aid, snacks, extra change of clothes, an empty one for wet clothes, etc.  What I love most is that they are all different patterns and sizes so you can easily remember what is in each one. A great way to organize with easy access…not to mention they are adorable and well priced.  Perfecto!  xx, Christin

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We love a reason to celebrate, and life’s every moment is made into something special with Maypole‘s custom creations.  Felt banners make birthdays to everyday fun more festive with a personal sign (think cake toppers to buntings).  Started by two very creative moms, Maypole is the perfect excuse for ‘just because’ decor.—CC

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View the full collection (and place your custom order) on Etsy.

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Bomber jackets are going to be big time for fall.  This version from Zara Kids is right on point for boys.  We imagine this paired with slim khakis and a polo for school days to come.—CC

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This dress inspires to much watermelon goodness! Love warm, coral color and of course its transitional powers to take you right on into fall when you add a scarf and jacket.  Oh, and these espadrilles! Mmmm.—CC

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We haven’t yet addressed the (amazing) Olympics going on right now…but its been keeping us up at night!  Thus far we’ve been particularly riveted watching the swimming and gymnastics with our daughters.  Surely after-school activities like gymnastics will have an uptick after the games (and the #finalfive), and Target has a fab selection of gold-worthy gymnastics leotards.  The glittery bright colors might not be described as our version of ‘chic,’ but they have the littlest tumblers seeing stars!—CC

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A long and delayed cross-country flight with my family yesterday had a silver lining…while waiting (and waiting) to board a flight, one of my girls spotted two women’s stylishly decorated luggage with some very cool sticker patches.  Turns out they are the (sister) founders of Stoney Clover Lane and they made my girls’ day with a generous handful of their designs.  I cannot wait to embellish their backpacks and denim jackets with these adorable sticker patches (I’ve already affixed one to my phone).  Simply iron on, add a few stitches and voila!  Xx Natalie

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Patches/Stickers available at StoneyCloverLane.com.  Images via Instagram.

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Over half way through the summer, we have several weeks of camp under our belt and many travels to write home about.  Through it all, here are our tried and true favorite products to keep you cool and safe while having fun in the sun.  –CC

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No this is not the latest children’s movie, book or show.  It’s actually a new way to shop for your children’s clothing.  Check it out…we think this idea has a lot of potential.  If shopping for your kids is always a chore – this is your solution.  If you adore styling your children (like we do) and are loyal to a list of brands, this is a great way to fill in some versatile pieces that can mix and match with the current season’s wardrobe.  Either way…quite the exciting care package for your children to go through.  Try it out and let us know what you think–we are hoping for complete awesomeness.  –CC

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Sound familiar…you leave town for a few days, return to see photos taken while you were away, and find your children look like mismatched vagabonds?  Ever feel like some of your favorite outfits only work if you were there to style the whole look?  A similar situation is what inspired the line Smokks.  “No buttons, no zips, no hooks”–no fuss!  A simple line made up of 5 key silhouettes in beautiful Liberty prints.  Easy to mix and match with other favorite pieces, but really hard to mess up.  Not to mention, they have a women’s collection as well (click here to see our favorite).  We are in!  –CC

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Click here to shop the girls collection.

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People are always asking us where we got these chairs at our kitchen table.  This chair is the perfect solution for after the booster seat until they can properly sit at the table in a big chair.  Simple and sturdy, and easy to move from kitchen to dining table,   this junior chair encourages children to feel a legitimate part of the mix with the perfect setting to use their manners.  And at the price of $49.99, this is a must…from Ikea…who knew?  xx, Christin

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…have this wish I wish tonight.  Everyone knows our obsession with great sleepwear, and the current collection from Boden has us howling at the moon.  From baby to big kids, we love the simple prints on classic silhouettes in super cozy cotton.  The perfect pieces to stock your pajama drawers.  –CC

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We have yet to find a better water/safety flotation than Puddle Jumpers.  For the littles just learning to swim to those that just need a little extra security, these are our favorites.  Unlike other vests and arm flotations, these secure safely around the back for a full flotation sensation.  The vibrant colors and designs coupled with worry-free swim days, makes these our #1 pool accessory.—CC

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Puddle Jumpers are available at a number of online retailers.  The above are available at Target.com.

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Talk about perfect timing…this Kids Timex Camper watch is the perfect accessory for the active boy.  Tough enough to stand up to rough-and-tumble play, this watch dually gets our stamp.  Change out the strap to either a nautical stripe, camo or even glow-in-the-dark.  It’s about time to snap up this watch for under $50!—CC

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Stella McCartney is seeing stars with her fall line for girls.  From delicate dress-up clothes, to tougher denim, we are loving the star motif on everything from shoes to every different types of clothing.  This denim shift dress is the perfect transitional piece into starry school days ahead.—CC

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