DIY cut off shorts for kids

we have all cut off our jean shorts before and cut them way too short and hidden them from our parents. now its time to play teen queen again! i actually keep a pair of fabric scissors in my closet because i am constantly cutting here and adjusting there.

I also keep out my dremel sanding drill in the my craft room for quick distressing and whiskering. this summer i was thinking about all the shorts i wanted to buy and all the pants i wanted to pack away for the kids so in my haste to be teen again i began cutting their pants and am so so happy i did.

ello likes his shorts above his knee . It is hard to find cool pairs like that so I cut his skinny gray cords that were too short, his way to big army green chinos that will never fit him and myes old jeans so he has a loose baggy fit. he loves them all.

miss james got the hack on her overalls and printed pants from last year.

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chambray top camo shorts for girls


ruby’s chambray top not available online at gap. here is a cute toddler version and baby version.

fridays… i can’t stop trying to get his hair in a bun

i love his hair in a bun. it is not his fave. but i can’t stop trying.

i can't stop fridays samurai bun for boys

monday rad deals…

a few spring pick me ups!

monday rad deals palazzo pants


first up rash guards… i never thought i would be a rash guard mom until i had ruby. ruby has really sensitive skin, espeically in the ocean and for one reason or another her skin is a lot less irritated wearing one of these. not to mention she can boogie board or surf all day with no rashes to be found. i love both of these green floral prints.

crew cuts rash guard $52 / gap floral rash guard and suit $29 (plus 40% off right now)

i bought these target pants last week and cannot tell you how many people stopped me about them. i was all to proud to say $19 bucks! Target! Go! they fit so great, high waisted and wide wide wide all the way down. great for work. i wore them with wedges but can’t wait to try clogs with them too. I even snapped a pic of them shopping at Homegoods for a little remodel we have underway;) pics to come

palazzo pants

anthropologie wide leg pant $118 / target palazzo pant $19

crew cuts glitter sandals $59 / gap metallic cork sandal $29 ( plus 40% off right now) if you follow me on instagram you may remember my little ruby man repelling in her cork bottom slides before dance. i am obsessed with them and these glittery and metallic versions are so cute to dress up.

my boys need shirts in the worst kind of way. these two are light and comfy for my sweaty little monsters.

crew cuts gray stripe shirt $39 / gap stripe shirt $24.95 (plus 40% off right now)

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monday rad deals… easter outfits for boys

hello! today we are looking at easy Easter outfits for boys that can be worn well after the holiday.

easter outfits for toddler boys


toddler boy’s stripe volcom shirt $35 / toddler volcom twill pant $47 / blue canvas vans for toddlers $30


toddler boy’s yellow stripe shirt $14.95 /twill h&m blue pant $9.95blue canvas slip on $13.59

easter outfits for boys

chambray short sleeve shirt for boys $16.95 / pastel tribal bow tie $12.95 / olive green chinos $18

striped chambray  $36crew cuts caramel colored khakis $49 / flamingo bow tie $9.95

check out what my boys wore last year here and here.

and my easter shoe round up here.

easter shoes for girls, boys, babies and toddlers… that won’t make you fall asleep

we are taking a break from monday rad deals (although there are a lot of rad deals on these shoes today) to bring you the all important EASTER SHOES round up for kids! yay!! this time of year makes me so happy. I will talk more about what spring means to me  tomorrow with my Easter dresses and Easter outfits for boys picks but first lets start with SHOES!

zara metallic gold sandal $49/zara chambray dot flat $29 / leopard ankle strap sandals $24 / still a classic metallic gold saltwater sandal from baby to tweens $34 /cole haan gold cap baby shoe $37 / polka dot leather strap ballet flat $21.95brown leather t-strap flat $39 /leopard doc marten boots $74 / kensie girl white leather gladiator for little girls to tweens $36 / minnetonka fringe sandal for girls $29 / aqua minnetonka fringe sandal for girls $29 / gold plated ankle strap sandal for girls $39 / silver metallic ankle strap $14.95 / gray canvas toms $33.95 /gold brogues for baby $34 / zara mixed leather sneaker $35 / these little navy like birkenstocks i cannot handle with shorts and little chubby legs $45 / green sneaker $45 / sunny yellow slip on shoe for baby $19 / coral ballet moccasins $60 /aqua leather mocassins for baby $60 / white and gold studded mocassins $60 / gray canvas velcro sneakers $29 (20% off right now) / boys blue canvas vans with brown laces $42 / blue converse $37