little lumberjacks party

Last Friday, Bear and I had our playgroup friends over for a "Little Lumberjacks" holiday themed party, complete with a buffalo plaid dress-code and plenty of woodsy themed treats for our guests! Luckily my husband is somewhat of a lumberjack himself, so he chopped up lots of logs for us to use on the tables which added the perfect natural element and dimension. As usual, I took entirely too many pictures so I'll stop rambling and let them do the talking. :)

This is a party I've wanted to throw for such a long time- I saw the theme on Pinterest done for a first birthday party (of triplet boys!) and really wanted to do this for Bear's birthday this year, but he wasn't having it. Stars Wars Legos or bust was basically his response to my suggestion. So we decided to run with the Little Lumberjacks theme for a holiday party instead and it worked out perfectly! Buffalo plaid is easy to find this time of year and we stumbled upon all kinds of lumberjack Santa's at Target; I tried to link them below but it's all in stores and not online. Target also has the cutest 2 ft. tall lumberjack Santa that I wanted to use for a centerpiece- I pointed it out to  Bear in the store one day and he goes, "Ummm, that Santa Claus is a little bit creepy". I guess my cute is his creepy. 

The donut reindeer were also a hit- I just took store-bought powdered donuts and used melted chocolate to stick on a red M&M nose (in the center hole). The chocolate chip eyes press in easily and stay in since they're pointy on one side, and the antlers are made by breaking pretzels in half. The reindeer rice krispies were made pretty much the same, just with googly eyes instead of chocolate chips and piped on chocolate for antlers. I'm linking everything else I can think of below but if I leave anything out, feel free to ask in the comments!


details:
all free printables found here
buffalo plaid tablecloth- Kohl's
Merry Christmas garland- Target here
Bear's pajamas- Target here
my Mama Bear hoodie- Loved by Hannah & Eli here
Mama Bear mug- Maya Lyns Creations here 
"May your days" chalkboard sign- Michael's
Crosley record player- Target
Bing Crosby Merry Christmas vinyl found here
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My parents came to visit this weekend and we've had such a fun, full day; I'm the last one awake and my eyes are doing some serious squinting/burning as I try and finish this post at 1:18am. Hope you're all having a great weekend!
xo, Britt

Christmas pajamas for her & for littles

It's the most wonderful time of the year! And you know what that means- lots of parties, food, and JAMMIES (because it usually happens in that order). I've rounded up some of my very favorites for both you and your littles!

1. Cozy glitter moccasin glippers ($39.95)- Absolutely dying over these! Definitely on my wishlist.
2. GAP Pendleton cozy slippers ($34.50)
3. PJ Salvage Deer Plush Socks ($15)
4. Sueded Sherpa-Lined Moccasin Slippers (on sale for $18!)
5. UGG Fleece Lined Socks ($49.50)- These are a splurge but they're the warmest, comfiest socks ever.
6. Oh Deer nightdress ($15.90)
7. Santa Claws PJ Sweater ($22.90)
8. Thermal Tee ($12.94)- Ordered this for a gift along with #9!
9. Flannel Drawstring Sleep Pants (on sale for $12!)
10. GAP Pure Body print joggers ($39.50)
11. Faux Fur Eye Mask ($29)
12. Give me my Presents PJ Set (this whole set is just $13!)
13. Sleepyhead Thermal Pajamas ($49)
14. Plaid Flannel Sleep Shirt ($26.94)- Got this for myself- it's so cozy!

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1. Snowman sleep one-piece (on sale for $20.99)- Gender neutral and oh so cute!
2. Tru Luv Morning Person Two-Piece Pajamas ($42)
3. Striped One-Piece Sleeper for Toddler and Baby (on sale for $12)- Love the classic take on candy cane stripes but in green!
4. Bear sleep robe ($44.95)- Pretty sure my little Bear needs this ASAP.
5. Cozy yeti boot slippers ($29.95)- Getting these for Bear because he's obsessed with the game Yeti in my Spaghetti. 
6. Cozy cable knit boots ($29.95)
7. Silent Night Sleep Set for toddler & baby (on sale for $14!)
8. Festive lights sleep set (on sale for $18!)- These are my very favorites. If I had a little girl, she'd definitely own these! I want them in my size, too.
9. Hanna Andersson Fitted Two-Piece Pajamas ($44)
10. Printed classic PJ set (on sale for $31.46!)


I just did some hardcore planner homework and am in shock at how crazy busy our month of December is going to be. We have so many parties and events to attend, we may not be getting to spend as much time in jammies as I'd like (which would be at least 20 hours out of the day). But I'm also excited for all of the celebrations and fun to come! Next Thursday, I'm invited to the premier party for the opening of Dance With Me Dance Studios in The Woodlands. If you've seen Dancing With the Stars on ABC, then you probably know that this is the studio owned by Maks, Val, and Tony, three of the professional dancers on the show (insert all the heart eyes here). And guess what?! Those three are going to be at the premier! Meeting Maks Chmerkovskiy may be the highlight of my year. I'm a wee bit nervous though because the invitation said we'll be dancing...and homegirl can't exactly cut a professional rug. As long as I don't fall on my face, and avoid all eye-contact with Maks during dancing, I'll call it a win.
xo, Britt