S&I custom upcycled t-shirt dresses: the making of!

We recently launched a new listing in the shop – our Custom Upcycled T-shirt Dress. As a teeshirt and jeans kind of girl myself, I was pretty excited when I came up with the idea for this modern take on the look. These dresses are cute and comfortable so they’re really perfect for any little […]

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feeding guide: the first year

  One of the things that I found the most daunting in switching my babies to solid foods, was determining how much I should be feeding them so they were getting enough nutrients to grow up with a healthy metabolism as well as a broad palette and appreciation and joy of eating good food.  I think […]

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early eating

It’s really easy to get discouraged when you are transitioning your babies to solid foods and even more when you start trying to give them different types of food. One thing that I heard over and over in the course of transitioning the girls to solids was that you should let your kids try new […]

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what should i try to buy organic?

I never really thought much about what I should be buying organic...until I got pregnant and had my babies.  Now I think about it all the time, which is one of the more tangible pieces of evidence I have that I might actually be a grown up.  Once when I was pregnant and had just […]

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baby food making: tips!

There were two things that I struggled with the most when I was making the girls’ baby food. The first was finding my groove in regards to making the time to make food at all – and the second was coming up with fresh ideas/recipes to make so that they had a good variety of […]

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baby food making: essentials!

March is National Nutrition Month, which seems as good a time as any to kick off our blog series on making your own baby food and starting your littles out with their best fork forward. I will preface this by saying that I am by no means a nutritionist or a chef, but I do […]

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valentines for ALL the mother fathers ;)

Sooooo Valentines Day.  Honestly - it's not even my favorite fake holiday (THAT would be a tie between Treat YO SELF Day and National Taco Day, for the record).  This is the first year that our kids have had to hand out Valentines to friends, and I really wanted to make some super cute and clever […]

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(staying the f in…) big kid beds! part 2

This week I'll be talking about how we got the girls to actually transition into sleeping in these awesome teepee big kid beds.  One of the most interesting things about parenting twins is the fact that even though they (in our case) look exactly alike - their personalities are entirely different.  I think I expected that and I […]

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big kid beds! part 1

This will be a two part blog - this week I'll be sharing pics and notes on how J built the girls AWESOME big kid beds, and next week, I'll talk more about the process of getting them to actually sleep (and stay asleep) in them. New Year new big kid beds!  CONFESSION: We actually moved the […]

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mini rogue rack: functional family fitness part 2

To kick off Part 2 of our Mini Rogue Rack: Functional Family Fitness blog, I thought I’d give you some details about the finishing touches of this rad rack. When all was said and done, J actually built this rack in a weekend, but it did take a little longer to finish with painting and […]

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