Mixed prints for spring

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Today I wanted to share my favorite spring outfit that takes me through these crazy fluctuations in Minnesota weather! Next I have been dying to tell anyone who will listen about our double stroller because we’ve had it a few months now and still absolutely love it! Finally, I wanted to give a bit of a life update to tell you a few things you didn’t know about us lately.

First, my long leopard cardigan sweater and buffalo check tee are both from Shein. The buffalo check top is literally under $6 now and it’s probably my most worn top and I highly recommend it. I think mine is a size medium. They were gifted to me by the company awhile back and I still wear them all the time! I think the top is a few years old now! The denim shorts are from the Universal Thread line at Target and they work so well for me and my after baby body. I feel like they are long enough and fit the right way to hide some of my baby weight, yuh know?

Our stroller is the Joovy Caboose Too Ultralight and it is the best inexpensive double stroller ever! It’s sturdy, relatively light, folds up well, and has a cup holder! Plus, one of the biggest things about it for me was that it can hold a lot of weight so I don’t have to buy a new stroller as the kids get bigger. Oh, and the wheels work SUPER WELL, which was not our experience with our more expensive single stroller!

In other news, have you heard about our new business venture over here?! It’s an art subscription box called Classy Artist Box! Each month we send out supplies and access to a video lesson on our new site! This was our first month and I feel such a frenzy of nervously working out a few last minute kinks. BUT it’s so exciting to be able to do what I love and pass that joy to people around the country!

Today is an exciting day for us because in a little while we are launching our little kids boxes with options for preschoolers and elementary age kids! More on that soon, but for now here’s a link to our shop!

I love the kids boxes because it’s such a great way to spend time with your little ones in a way that you both can enjoy. Plus I’ve done all the shopping and creativity for you so you don’t have to come up with it all on your own!

Now I’m gonna go and start making the kids examples for our June boxes!! We are starting with fish related projects and I’m so excited to make them with Wolfie (who turns 3 this week)!!!!

Xo,

Kellie

all that glitters…

Howdy friends! I’m coming at you today with a spoonful of fashion and a little Christmas talk!

Quick tip: scroll to the end for 20% off this top + your entire Shein order!

Santa Tradition Idea: 

I often don’t spend a lot of time talking about much other than clothes or art on this blog, but I wanted to share about a Christmas tradition I thought was a cool idea! Don’t worry, I’ll talk about this top down below!!!

When I was a kid, we didn’t do Santa. I understand that a lot of it is personal conviction, but when my husband and I got married and began talking about kids, family traditions, and what we wanted to implement as parents, we decided we wanted to participate in the fun Santa Clause tradition. However, every once in awhile we hear from friends or family that it’s not a good idea if we want our kids to also believe in God. The reasoning: if the child finds out we were “lying” about Santa, they will doubt all of the things we tell them.

I agree with their logic to a certain extent, and I certainly don’t want my children to lose sight of the real meaning of Christmas (Jesus), but I also wanted to be able to participate in a fun Christmas tradition.

Enter a great idea I found on Pinterest! 

Give your kids gifts from Santa & let them go through the joy and magic of the season. Do advent calendars and read the Christmas message. Teach them about why Jesus came to earth and what that means for us. 

Then, once your child is old enough, take him/her out to get hot cocoa and have “the Santa talk.” Explain the history of Santa a bit and how he gave gifts to poor people because he wanted to show them God’s love. Then explain that though St. Nick is gone, we still keep the idea & “magic” of Santa alive by secretly giving to those around us.

Here comes the fun part!!! Now that this child is big enough to know about Santa, he/she gets to BE Santa! Let him/her pick one person in his/her life who needs something. Maybe a grandparent, neighbor, or kid in school. Then go on a top secret mission to the store, buy it, wrap it, and deliver it when it gets dark! And they can only talk about their 007 adventure with you!

Now you have taught your kid about the importance of giving, had a wonderful adventure, and didn’t lose their trust!

The Blouse:

Now, let’s move on and talk about this GORGEOUS top!!!!! I came across this¬†white and gold polka dot blouse¬†on Shein¬†a few weeks ago and fell hard ¬†because I love me some polka dots! I also adore anything with a gold accent (as you can tell from my artistic endeavors)!

The top is just $17 ($13.60 with code 4theclassyartist20) and will be perfect for the holidays or for year round amazing style! I can imagine it in summer with navy shorts and espadrilles, in spring with electric pink pops of color, and in fall layered under a cozy knit vest!

My jeggings are American Eagle and are linked here. Boots are from Walmart.com!

Size guide: This top runs one size too small. 

Special Discount: use 4theclassyartist20 for 20% off your entire purchase!!!

You’re welcome!!!

Xo,

Kellie