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June 2016

Fashion, Style Me
Looking For The Perfect Bag? Why Not Design It Yourself?!
June 23, 2016 at 5:34 am 0
Abby-5890 As most of you know by now I have a serious love for all things fashion, especially a good bag. I found that once I became a Mama I wanted to find a stylish, yet functional bag that made my outfit feel put together, but was practical for everything I needed for my daughter. I wasn't looking for the traditional diaper bag, I wanted something fun, that fit my personal style. I stumbled upon Rebekah Scott Design's, and fell in love with the fact that you can design and customize your own bag! In three easy steps you can create the bag of your dreams. The process is user friendly and took me about 10 minutes to choose my style, fabric and leather! I chose the Jill style as you can wear it three different ways, over the arm, over the shoulder or cross body style. It has exterior pockets, as well as pockets that also line the inside of the bag. All of these features were music to my ears...the option to go hands free and keep everything organized in my bag...you had me at hello!! I mean let's be honest, I usually carry my wallet, phone and some kind of lipstick for myself, and then I carry snacks, crayons, dinosaurs, smalls books and even a can of Play-Doh for Willow in my bag. So this bag had my name written all over it! I went with the "brushed feathers" for my fabric choice, and also designed a wallet as well in the "collar ends" pattern. I loved the satisfaction of wearing my bag knowing that I had a hand in crafting it.  It turned out beautifully and I have received so many compliments since wearing it. I feel like it is my own personal work of art, that expresses my personal style and taste. So if you are looking for the perfect bag, why not design it yourself?  Here comes the best part...Rebekah Scott Design's is giving my readers and followers $10 off any purchase over $75 with promo code: ChicMamas for the next week! Enjoy and let me know what style you choose in the comments below!! Abby-5898 Abby-5905 Abby-5881 Abby-5939 Abby-5877
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5 Father’s Day Family Activities
June 6, 2016 at 7:42 pm 0

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Father's Day is just around the corner, and I have teamed up with Crocs to bring you 5 fun activities to do with the family on Dad's special day. Yes, you heard me right, I said Crocs! On a quick side note, they have totally revamped their shoes which are trendy, super comfortable and adorable for the kiddos. Now onto the fun! With Willow being so interactive and social these days, Aj and I have such a blast planning activities with her whenever we have down time. Since becoming parents we really cherish our free moments and love to spend time as a family. Here are some easy (because who doesn't like simple with the little ones) fun activities to plan for your family on Father's Day...

  1. Take a hike and explore a new area.  Aj and I spent a day in Venice, CA at the canals. We had a great time letting Willow run around, look for fish or birds, and skip rocks. I know it sounds unexciting, but we really had a blast just taking in the scenery and sight-seeing around the area.
  2. Have a movie night. Rent or buy Dad's favorite movie, and surprise him with it. Have the kiddos make all of his favorite snacks and snuggle in for the night. Aj loves animation and this is always a fun way he connects with Willow. She looks at any movie night as a big treat, and gets so excited to spend it with her Daddy.
  3. Watch a Sunrise Together.  I know this one seems way out of left field. Aj always makes a great point. We are so tired at the end of the day with work and being parents that we never get to sit and watch a sunset. Since Willow is our alarm clock we are up so freaking early that we could catch a sunrise. So this Father's Day we are going to walk to the beach, bring some blankets and watch the sunrise together.
  4. Make breakfast for dad. There may be a few egg shells in the food, and the presentation may be a little off but I think it is just the cutest thing watch Willow make food for her Dad. She get's so amped up and tells Aj, "Daddy I'm going to make you a surprise okay". Pancakes are on the menu for us this Father's Day.
  5. Build something. Aj has a love for bird houses, as this reminds him of his own Father who would often build them. On Father's Day we are going to all put together a bird house as a family. I also love this idea because it teaches Willow about nature at the same time.
These are just a few activities that I know Aj will love doing as a family. He is the rock of our family, and its such a beautiful thing to see the love that Willow has for him. When I see him with Willow, I often think to myself, "how did I get so lucky?" and I fall in love all over again. He is hilarious, affectionate, creative, a protector and a role model for our daughter, Here is to celebrating Father's all over the world on their special day. How do you plan to spend your Father's Day? Let me know in the comments below! 2016.06.05_ChicMamas_FINAL-14 2016.06.05_ChicMamas_FINAL-15 2016.06.05_ChicMamas_FINAL-24 2016.06.05_ChicMamas_FINAL-17 2016.06.05_ChicMamas_FINAL-20 Photo Credit: Kate Hauschka Photography
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