Our Christmas 2017

I can't believe Christmas has  come and gone and now we have another year before we do it all over it again! It's been a whirlwind to say the least!

Ethan was a good little helper with the tree...though he might have shattered an ornament, or two!

Both boys fully smiled and cooperated for Santa, which is truly a Christmas miracle!

We went down to Orange County to see my family and partake in our annual family tradition, which is seeing A Christmas Carol!

My Blouse {also just bought this heart version!} + Ethan's Shirt

My dad loves getting in the holiday spirit!

Ethan had his first holiday program at school which was beyond adorable! They rang bells to Silver Bells!

I perfected the ginger snap cookie, from this recipe!

We went on the Polar Express! 

On Christmas Eve, we hosted dinner with cioppino!

Christmas Day was spent opening presents and hanging with family! It was truly a wonderful day!

I hope you had a memorable Christmas holiday as well!
xo natasha

Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Kids

Training Underwear {Girl prints too!} * Kaleidoscope * Submarine

Ahhhh Christmas is coming up full-steam ahead! If you're in a pinch for last-minute gifts, especially stocking stuffers, then definitely check out this list! Most everything here is available for 2-day shipping {thanks Prime!} and can be in your hot little hands before the weekend!

Do you have any fun traditions you like to include in your kids' stocking? Do tell!

xo natasha

Stocking Stuffer Ideas: For Her

If you're looking for some last minute ideas to add to your cart, then check out some of my favorite items as well as some additional items on my wishlist. Some things I am currently loving: the popsocket, which is a total game changer if you have a bigger phone, the collagen peptides, I just add it to my morning smoothie, the lil's scrubbies, so awesome in the shower, and the eyeshadow stick, get it in burnished bronze, it's gorgeous along the lash line!

Other fun ideas to include in her stocking is a mini bottle of champs, a new toothbrush, hair ties, a kitchen utensil and/or candy!

How are you doing on your holiday shopping??

For more gift guide ideas:

For Her
For Him
For the Kiddos

xo natasha

Our 2017 Christmas Card

* This post is sponsored by Minted.

Christmas card photos are always a bit of an event each year. Finding the photographer, the location and the outfits are just half the battle! The rest comes with the weather and how everyone is feeling. This year, the weather was not particularly on our side as it was freezing at dusk. Wyatt was throwing up in between photos. And Ethan was over it all before it began! Thankfully our photos still turned out beautifully {thank goodness for super talented friend: Laura Parker Photography!} 'and it always proves to be a good story too! ;)

This year, as in the past, we partnered with Minted for our cards. I opted of the rose gold foil and love how they turned out! The quality is always spot on and my absolute favorite part is that they print all of your "to" and "from" addresses! It's such a lifesaver!

You can see our past cards here:

If you're still on the hunt for cards, definitely check out Minted!

xo natasha

Gift Guide: For Him

Well hello December!

Where is this holiday season going? I feel like it's just flying by! I'll need to start documenting more of our holiday activities here soon, but in the meantime, I have another gift guide for you! This time, it's for the men in your life!

S'ip Travel Mug: We have the S'well and S'ip bottles but I am super intrigued by this travel mug. My husband is constantly taking his actual {glass} coffee mug to work and the other day he used one of my S'well bottles and was blown away by how warm it kept his coffee. He needs this.

Patagonia Vest: Ryan recently got a Patagonia jacket and he's officially hooked. I love the two-toned look of this vest.

Plaid Shirt Jacket: Because it's winter. And it's manly.

Quip Toothbrush: Since I'm asking for one for Christmas, it's only fair he gets one too!

Darn Tough Vermont Socks: These socks have a LIFETIME GUARANTEE! That is nuts! And I want to put them to the test because Ryan goes through socks like no one's business!

Vuori Board shorts: Both my brother-in-laws have these board shorts and love them!

YETI Cooler: I'm pretty sure anything with the word "yeti" in it would be deemed worthy in my husband's eyes. Plus, it's a great looking cooler...PS, they also make it in PINK!

Echo Dot: I have no idea what this thing does but it's on my husband's wishlist, AND it's on sale! PS...if you really want to impress your husband or dad, get him this! It's a game changer.

Wallet: This one has RFID shielding powers and a chambray lining...nice!

Happy Shopping!

xo natasha

Gift Guide: For the Kiddos

Our playroom is literally exploding with toys...to the point where it's a little sickening! They have so many and rarely play with them, instead opting to build forts and make projects.  So this year, we want to be more conscious...it's a great time to clean out, donate and focus more on necessities and experiences.

That being said, here's what I have on their wish lists:

Blockitecture Blocks: We actually discovered this set of blocks during our trip to NYC. Ethan keeps going back to them...they require some technique and creativity. And while this is a toy, I love that they're wooden, and not plastic!

Lite Brite Magic Screen: Did anyone else have one of these growing up? So nostalgic and again, I love that it promotes creativity!

Star Wars Galaxy Backpack: How awesome is this backpack? And it's currently 40% off which is a deal! Love this darling tote for the girls!

Pompom Beanie: We're always in need of warm beanies this time of year! Love the colors and pom detail on this one! Also love this one for the ladies!

Flik Flak Watch: This is the second year in a row where Ethan is asking for a watch. Last year, we got him a cheap plastic one that broke a week in. I grew up with Swatch watches and love the idea of passing down the tradition to the boys. 

Puffer Jacket: Another necessity for the winter! Also love this non-hooded option. More colors here.

Sleeping Bag: Ethan is getting to an age where I think he'll be more interested in sleep-overs soon...whether it's in his brother's room or at a friend's house. I adore this print...and it can be personalized! For the girls, I LOVE this mermaid option!

Hunter Rain Boots: How adorable are these?? And they're on sale. AND they come in great colors!

The Ultimate Book of Airplanes + Airports: I feel like kids can never have enough books! This book looks darling with bright-colored graphics!

Sneakers: The boys run through sneakers pretty quickly so a new pair is always a good idea. Also loving this pair for the girls!

Tempera Paint Markers: These apparently dry in 90 seconds but look like paint! Would be good to purchase with this.

What's on your kid's wish list this season?

xo natasha

Our Thanksgiving 2017

This year, we spent Thanksgiving in Scottsdale. We had gorgeous weather and lots of family time!

Let's start with the weekend before though! We surprised Ryan's grandma for her 80th birthday in San Diego! The boys enjoyed lots of time in the pool and at the zoo! We also got to meet the newest addition to our family, baby Charlotte! The boys were totally smitten with her!

The boys checking out the lions with Grandma!


Ok, on to our Scottsdale trip! Ethan spent a majority of the time in the pool there as well! We had a big Thanksgiving dinner with family...23 adults total! 

The airport had a wall where guests could write down what they're thankful for + tons of dogs that were there simply to be pet. They even handed out baseball cards with the dogs background on them. So cute! This pup's name is Ginger! ;)

Baby Charlie's first dip in the pool!

Thanksgiving Day! My dress is from Free People if you're interested! 

The Schue Fam!

Pretty palm trees at Scottsdale Quarter, all lit up!

When we got back home, we decorated the Turkey gingerbread that we received from my mom...pretty cute!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

xo natasha