Summer Etsy Love

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Phew July has been so hot! To cool down, we're loving well made dresses and shorts that are easy to move in. Eliza is such a girly girl and is always asking for everything PINK!
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We love the fun ruffle collar on this flower dress from Two Threads Design and the fact it has POCKETS!
Carissa Miss: Summer Etsy Love #TrendyTots #kidsfashion
We got a couple of matching necklaces that Eliza wears non-stop.
Carissa Miss: Summer Etsy Love #TrendyTots #kidsfashion
The gals at Two Threads Design also make these bandana bibs that Jens wears all the time.
Carissa Miss: Summer Etsy Love #TrendyTots #kidsfashion

She is so into doing her own "shows" right now and dressing up, but I love that if we leave the house in her "get up" she looks put together!
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Now that she's such a fashionista, I like having multiple pieces that work well with any combination. For example, these organic aqua sparkle mermaid shorts from Fuzzy Peach Threads. Eliza picked this outfit all by herself and I think I like them even more because she can't go wrong.
Carissa Miss: Summer Etsy Love #TrendyTots #kidsfashion

Carissa Miss: Summer Etsy Love #TrendyTots #kidsfashion
She is very concerned about how everyone will "notice her" and like what she's wearing. {I can't believe we already have to have these conversations. She's THREE}
Carissa Miss: Summer Etsy Love #TrendyTots #kidsfashion
I think it helps that she gets complimented on the shorts every time she wears them.
Carissa Miss: Summer Etsy Love #TrendyTots #kidsfashion
These headbands we made at my last craft night {tutorial coming soon!}
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And pairing them with a fun tunic and leggings is another way we do comfy casual.
Carissa Miss: Summer Etsy Love #TrendyTots #kidsfashion
This tunic from My Princess Penelope is silky and pink, duh. It's comfortable and Eliza loves wearing it.
Carissa Miss: Summer Etsy Love #TrendyTots #kidsfashion

Carissa Miss: Summer Etsy Love #TrendyTots #kidsfashion
Can you believe how beautiful this lace floral shift dress is? 
Carissa Miss: Summer Etsy Love #TrendyTots #kidsfashion
I also know Eliza would love twirling in this summer swing dress.

Baby Boy Jens is growing up way to quickly. I can't believe he's almost 8 months. Seriously. 

Carissa Miss: Summer Etsy Love #TrendyTots #kidsfashion
I love putting him in these knit shorts from Hold You Me with a onesie so he's comfy cool.
Carissa Miss: Summer Etsy Love #TrendyTots #kidsfashion
It's hard to even get a picture of him without him crawling out of the frame.

Carissa Miss: Summer Etsy Love #TrendyTots #kidsfashion

Carissa Miss: Summer Etsy Love #TrendyTots #kidsfashion
There he goes! Aren't those waves adorable? Perfect for his chubby thighs

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and those eyes. Straight to my heart. I also am so excited to have a blond baby!!!?@?$ I'm so dark I didn't think it would ever happen but I have been praying for a toe head. He's deliciously blond.
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This boy just popped 4 teeth. 4. at a time you guys. It's been miserable. Have you heard anything about the amber teething necklaces? We've been trying one wrapped around his ankle and have yet to experience any relief.
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He's just so giggly and happy most of the time that it's hard for me to see my baby suffer. Oh, and I need my sleep.
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 I know this is blurry, but it totally captures his essence. Such a joyful baby!
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He's just started pulling himself up onto everything! I love his cute little diapered bum in his Fuzzy Peach Thread camo shorts. Like I said, we love comfy and cute!

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We also got to try this fun laser wood-cut puzzle that Eliza immediately put together. It's a little too flimsy for me to let Jens play around with it, but it's a big hit with the big kids.
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LivinOnSunnyside also designs silhouette images and I'm dying to make some of these Where the Wild Things Are onesies
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What are you dressing your kids in this summer?

9 Dairy Free Ice Cream Recipes

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I told you a couple months ago how I was on the Whole 30 journey and today I can't wait to tell you more about my results. Not only do I feel fantastic but my migraines are gone AND I have all this energy. I have been working on an amazing collaboration with a menu planning subscription service to bring you healthy recipes in the easiest way possible. It's not launching until the first of August though so keep a lookout! 

One of the hardest changes for me was to eliminate dairy. I feel like it's done wonders though and so I continue to ignore the urges I have to pick up a milkshake and gobble it down. 

Thankfully, I've discovered the amazingness of almond milk ice cream alternatives. After testing some combinations, I found a great chocolate combo that satisfies all the ice cream cravings:
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2 ripe bananas
2 heaping tablespoons of raw cocoa
1 tablespoon of sugar {any type of organic sweetener will do}
1 cup or so of almond milk {yum yum with a little coconut milk too}
Put it in the blender and then freeze until iced
Carissa Miss: Dairy-Free Chocolate Banana Ice Cream #showusyourmess #pmedia #ad

Carissa Miss: Dairy-Free Chocolate Banana Ice Cream #showusyourmess #pmedia #ad
Of course I added dark chocolate chips. Oh man is it delicious. In fact, so delicious the littles always want some too
Carissa Miss: Dairy-Free Chocolate Banana Ice Cream #showusyourmess #pmedia #ad

Carissa Miss: Dairy-Free Chocolate Banana Ice Cream #showusyourmess #pmedia #ad

Carissa Miss: Dairy-Free Chocolate Banana Ice Cream #showusyourmess #pmedia #ad
She doesn't even know it's pretty good for her too. Lots of calcium and potassium and other nutritious goodness without all the added stuff.
Carissa Miss: Dairy-Free Chocolate Banana Ice Cream #showusyourmess #pmedia #ad
And the best treats always seem to make the biggest messes! Enter Wet-Nap wipes. You can find them in the napkin/paper goods aisle at Walmart.
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I love using these for my babies' faces; they are soft, strong and moisturizes with aloe, they smell great and they wipe up the whole mess. Only the best for my sweeties. Right now you can get $.55 off of any Wet-Nap product at Walmart {on top of their everyday low prices of course! while supplies last}
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I also found 8 other dairy-free ice cream alternatives {besides chocolate flavored!} for you to try too!
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Carissa Miss: Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipes #showusyourmess #pmedia #ad


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Carissa Miss: Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipes #showusyourmess #pmedia #ad

Carissa Miss: Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipes #showusyourmess #pmedia #ad

Carissa Miss: Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipes #showusyourmess #pmedia #ad

Carissa Miss: Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipes #showusyourmess #pmedia #ad

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Glitter Silhouette Printable Tutorial

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You guys are going to love this. A tutorial/collaboration of glittery gold love. I bet you recognize these; they are my most popular printable and one of my most popular posts. I'm going to let you in on a little secret, you can make them yourself! In fact, it's so easy you'll be creating them all over the place. But, first, a little glitter gold silhouette amazingness: {scroll to download}

Carissa Miss: Free Silhouette Printables and Tutorial

Carissa Miss: Free Silhouette Printables and Tutorial

Carissa Miss: Free Silhouette Printables and Tutorial

Carissa Miss: Free Silhouette Printables and Tutorial

Carissa Miss: Free Silhouette Printables and Tutorial

Carissa Miss: Free Silhouette Printables and Tutorial

Carissa Miss: Free Silhouette Printables and Tutorial

Carissa Miss: Free Silhouette Printables and Tutorial

Right? I mean, the possibilities are endless. Okay, so I'm going to try to show you how to replicate this in Photoshop, but any photo editing software will work. Scroll down to download.

Open files. Download my glitter silhouette PNG here. See my backgrounds here.
Carissa Miss: Free Silhouette Printables and Tutorial

I use lots of free digital papers, wallpapers, project life filler cards, etc. Most of these designers let you use them for personal use only, so make sure you read their license info before you go selling your new and beautiful prints!

Carissa Miss: Free Silhouette Printables and Tutorial

Carissa Miss: Free Silhouette Printables and Tutorial

Once they're open, simply drag the silhouette PNG onto the background file. Or, select, copy, paste. Or, duplicate layer, OR, there are lots of ways to get the silhouette onto the background.

Carissa Miss: Free Silhouette Printables and Tutorial

Then, all you have to do is crop it to your desired frame size, save, and print! Amazing isn't it.
Now you can create mucho gold, glittery, awesomeness.

DOWNLOAD ALL GLITTER SILHOUETTE PRINTABLES HERE



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