Our Bath Time Routine

Lucky for me, our girl has always been a lover of bath time. Even as an itty bitty babe, she was happy as a clam in a good ol' fashion sink bath. Just a little thing with some soap and warm water.

As she grew into her regular tub, we incorporated a few favorite toys, lots of sudsy bubbles, and the occasional soundtrack {typically a lá Raffia, and lately Moana} into our nightly routine. 

Green Luxury with Finn + Emma

The only thing better than receiving beautiful baby gifts, is finding the perfect treats for your dear friends and their bundles of joy.

Particularly when the goods aren't only gorgeous, but are organic and eco-friendly to boot.

I found Finn + Emma recently whilst shopping for a great friend's sweet baby girl- and I instantly fell in love with their whimsical prints and super green philosophy. Because I met  Finn + Emma via their website {here}, I didn't get to feel the quality of these charming garments until they actually arrived- and boy, was I pleasantly surprised.

Reboot with Juice Press

One of my New Year's Commitments was to find a Food Philosophy that works for me, and my often hectic schedule as a mom and sometimes blogger.

One-third of the way into 2017, and I have to pat myself on the back for making some pretty big strides in this department. In the past I've gone on some drastic diets- restricting calories, depriving myself a little too much; and then eating all the delicious things in sight. Like, all of them.

A Weekend in San Francisco

If you follow along on Instagram, you know we just wrapped up a quick trip to beautiful San Francisco. It was one of those sweet weekends that made my heart hurt a little when it came to an end. Three days filled with so many of my favorite people from both coasts, the most perfect SF weather you could ask for, and lots of delicious eats and drinks.

Friday Favorites

Just last week we were oh-so close to springtime. And then like that, Winter Storm Stella changes it all.

In terms of winters, this one hasn't been too bad. So one final storm before the seasons change wasn't all that painful. We enjoyed the rest of our firewood, hunkered down, and watched a few movies as a family. There's nothing like having dad home mid-week, particularly when we have a three day weekend away in California to look forward to. Here's hoping that this past snowfall was the true winter finale.

Kid Classes: Music Together

Being a stay at home mom, I'm always on the lookout for amazing activities to keep us busy during the day. Particularly in those winter months that keep us all cooped up inside. I had heard about Music Together from a friend of mine while I was still pregnant with MM; but the thought of classes for a baby I had yet to meet quickly went on the back burner.

Baby Girl Brands: Volume II

Last fall I shared with you my very favorite baby girl brands {here}. From luxurious French brands like Bonpoint and Jacadi to the all-American GAP- all of which remain some of my go-to shops for MM. As this little babe has grown into a full-blown toddler, I've added a few more faves to the repertoire; and as we look to spring and summer, I'm finding myself drawn to all the pretty prints.

Pretty Prints with Roberta Roller Rabbit

If you check the weather forecast, you would never know that we were in t-shirts and sandals yesterday, enjoying the teasing, spring-like sunshine.

Alas, that is life in New England. And despite the predicted snowstorms, we pretended it was spring nonetheless, and headed to one of our favorite local shops to see their new pretty prints for the season.

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Life Lately

My beautiful mama is en route back home to California, leaving a Nana sized hole in all our hearts here on the east coast.

We had an amazing ten days with our favorite lady- celebrating her birthday in both NYC and CT, enjoying many a lunch date with MM, and whipping up some delicious eats in the kitchen. These visits with her are always too short, no matter how many days we spend together. I never thought I'd be raising my girl so far away from loved ones that mean so much to us, but I will say that we do our best to make the best of it.

Springtime Spruce-Up

You may have noticed this little site of mine has bit of a new look these days:

Some fresh new colors- navy, pink and greys, oh my!- and a brand new logo, complete with its very own little lamb. When I started Lilies and Lambs, I never anticipated it would evolve into its own business. Originally, it was just a little hobby of mine- something to keep me busy and inspired as I journeyed into motherhood. 

Friday Favorites

For the second year in a row, all four Christie siblings rallied together to shower our mama with lots of love and laughter for her birthday. Being that a few of us live on opposite sides of the country, its always a special occasion when we can spend a few days in the same zip code.

March First

It's March first, which just so happens to be my sweet mama's birthday. And lucky us, she's in town to celebrate for the next week. Since her arrival we've logged some serious Maddie-Nana time; filled with PJ parties, dancing and way too much chocolate consumption. 

Spring Edit

Because the birds have been chirping and the skies have been blue, I've been looking towards springtime now more than ever.  MM has been living in her Hunter Boots {here}, and I can't wait to dress her up in all things seersucker and floral in the upcoming months.

Happy Place

If laughter is the best medicine, then unseasonably warm weather in February is a close second.

This past holiday weekend the weather gods graced us Connecticut folk with spectacular sunshine and a well-deserved respite from the cold. MM's dad was away for most of the weekend- enjoying his annual ski trip with the guys in Vermont. But we didn't miss the opportunity to return to the local beach that becomes our second home in the summers.

Friday Favorites

It's been a chilly week here in Connecticut. But fortunately for us the sun came out, which always makes those cold days a little more bearable. Even though a runny nose kept us indoors, there's nothing like a little sunlight to liven up our winter days.

A Babe + Her Bully

These two have been thick as thieves lately. No doubt about it.

I can't say it was love at first sight. In fact, it took  MM quite a few months to even notice Henry existed. But nowadays, she's in love.