easter recap

I didn’t plan on doing an Easter recap on the blog because I haven’t done anything like it in a long time, but then I remembered why I started this blog in the first place. It’s always been a place to document what I love (mostly fashion, of course), and I don’t love anything more than I love my boys. I have these pictures on social media and in my phone, but it’s also special for me to have the blog as an online diary of sorts where I can look back on our memories all in one place.

Easter was a whirlwind for us- we went home on Friday (got to Sweetwater around 10pm), spent Saturday in Snyder with Zach’s family, went to church and had lunch with my family Sunday, then headed home and got to Houston around 10pm Sunday night. Although it was fast and furious and we spend most of the weekend in the car, it was such a sweet time that I’ll always remember. Both boys enjoyed hunting eggs and sadly I didn’t get any pictures of it, only videos, but they made out like bandits :). Sharing some snaps from the weekend below!
ps- Boone had fallen and scraped his chin on Thursday before we left hence the big red spot you’ll see in these pictures. It’s thankfully almost completely healed up now. Life with a 13 month old boy!

Zach’s family always does a big Easter celebration with lots of extended family, amazing food, and a full day of fun. His cousins Tyson and Riley Ann hosted this year and Riley goes over the top with everything she does (in the best way)- everything was so fun for the kids, and adults, and we were sad when the day was over.

Sunday was special, seeing my Mamaw with the boys and going to church with my parents and brother. We missed my big brother, Shane, and his family, as well as our cousins who couldn’t make it. But Bear and Boone didn’t mind getting all the eggs to themselves. We even dyed eggs this year, a tradition we used to do every Easter and one I want to start back up for the boys. Bear prefers his eggs plastic with something inside of them but he also thought it was so much fun to dye and decorate them. I was bad and didn’t do Easter baskets for the boys this year even though I fully intended to…so I’m thinking I’ll do a special “Summer Kit” for each of the boys when school is out. Things like sand castle building supplies, swimsuits, beach towels with their favorite characters (LEGO Movie for Bear and Baby Shark for Boone), etc. I’ll throw a few practical things in too like bug spray and sunscreen.

Speaking of, we are getting so excited for summer! I know a lot of parents dread it, but I actually love summertime. Getting to sleep in(ish) every day, going to the pool…just a constant feeling of “vacation” that I’ve always enjoyed.
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!
xo, Britt

baby registry must-haves

Happy Monday, friends! Is that an oxymoron? Feels like a bit of one, after recovering from Super Bowl Sunday and trying to beat the Monday blues. BUT, I’m determined to have a productive day and spend lots of time with my boys in the process! Speaking of my boys, I wanted to share something special with y’all that’s been in the works since before Christmas. We partnered with one of our very favorite brands ever, Pottery Barn Kids, to share 10 must-haves for a baby registry. The project was so much fun, even Boonester loved it!

all of our playroom details HERE
photos by Ban Avenue Photography


We made a video that you can watch HERE, and were featured on the PBK blog HERE. Y’all know that I never pretend to be an expert on anything, let alone baby stuff, but I hope this helps anyone who’s currently expecting to make the registry process a little bit easier. I know firsthand how stressful it can be preparing for a new baby and being clueless as to what you’ll need. We truly love Pottery Barn Kids products and while I have worked with them quite a bit now, PBK was one of our favorite places to shop long before that.

I hope you’ll check out the post and that your week is off to a great start! What did you think of the big game? And more importantly, the halftime show? I’m a big Maroon 5 fan but honestly, found the show to be lackluster at best. At least the commercials were good! And of course the snacks.
xo, Britt

how to host a kid-friendly super bowl party

Football is kind of a big deal in our house….considering I’m outnumbered by my sweet boys. I do, however, look forward to the Super Bowl each February and am so excited to be hosting our neighbors for the game this year. Since the Pro Bowl was yesterday, we decided to do a little test run on our party supplies and had some of Bear’s friends over to “watch the game”, aka eat snacks and do anything but actually look at the TV. Which was fine, because we were fully prepared thanks to Bed Bath & Beyond. The boys had so much fun, I wanted to share some of what we did in case you’ll be hosting kiddos at your Super Bowl party, too!

The first thing I knew we needed was paper goods. Mama is not about to wash dishes for that many people! I found this 85 piece party supplies kit and knew we needed it, which ended up being perfect. The plates, cups, and napkins are all so cute and will be perfect for the Super Bowl. I also found this 5-piece kit that matched and had to grab it for some easy decor. A banner, danglers, centerpiece, and football balloon all completed the table. I found the tablecloth we taped to the floor in store at our local Bed Bath & Beyond. Our little snackers spent a lot of time on that turf. :)

I needed some new serving dishes and wanted to order pieces I would be able to use time and time again, not just for one evening. I found this 2-tier marble server and cannot say enough good things about it. Not only is it beautiful for display purposes, but it folds up and lays flat so it’s easy to store. Win/win! We are on the hunt for a dining table for this space and I want to put this serving tray in the middle when we finally find it. The tray was perfect for holding all of our paper goods for the party, and can be used for so many things. Kids tend to make a mess with paper plates and napkins, so it worked well to have them sectioned off in a tray. I love the classic white and black detail of the tray and couldn’t believe it was under $30!

Since our neighborhood is a circle with about 20 houses that almost all have children, we always have a crowd coming in to grab drinks from the refrigerator. I knew the adults wouldn’t want the refrigerator being slammed shut 200 times during the big game, but wanted drinks to stay cold if we set them out. We got this big bath party tub and it might’ve been our best party decision ever. This was perfect for the kids (and adults!) and I will use this in our pantry to store extra bottled waters.

No party is complete without favors, so we grabbed these cups and filled them with cookies/candy. The kids loved them and felt special getting to take a treat home. Was also a great way to send home leftover cookies with our guests so we wouldn’t eat them all the next day.

We wanted Boonester to feel like part of the party, so he got his very own silicone football grip dish. His high chair pulls up to the table and he’s always pulling his plate onto the floor, so this is a great way to keep his food on the table (and look cute in the process).

Knowing Bear and his friends, I had a feeling they wouldn’t sit still for the entire football game. It makes it hard for the adults who do want watch the game to be able to do so when kids are running around screaming and going crazy, so we bought a fun board game to entertain the younger crowd. And it worked! I had never heard of 1st and Goal, but turns out it’s a really fun game that the kids loved and played for over an hour.


Overall, fun was had by all and the party was a success. When it comes to making a Super Bowl party kid friendly, the most important things are snacks and entertainment! We found everything we needed for a successful football party at Bed Bath & Beyond, and I was amazed at the great selection they have online. We had everything shipped right to our front door and arrived just a few days after ordering. If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party, here are a few things you might need:

Creative Converting™ 85-Piece Tailgate Rush Party Supplies Kit

1st & Goal Football Board Game

Prodyne Big Bath Party Tub

Kitchen Innovations Football Mini Tongs

Artisanal Kitchen Supply® 2-Tier Marble Server

Home Essentials & Beyond Large Oval Enamel Serving Tray with Handles in White/Black

Creative Converting™ 5-Piece Tailgate Rush Party Supplies Kit

Creative Converting™ 85-Piece Tailgate Rush Party Supplies Kit

NFL Football 8-Pack 22 oz. Souvenir Plastic Cups in Brown



Do you have big Super Bowl plans? Are you just in it for the halftime entertainment or do you watch the game? I’d love to hear!
xo, Britt


*This post is sponsored by Bed Bath & Beyond, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.