These bottles are great! Especially for young ones who tend to spill a lot…ehem, Eden.

The Twistshake Bottles come in a variety of bright colors and different sizes. The bottle works well as a sippy cup for Eden, but can also be used for baby formula for new moms.

You can even drop some fruit in there to add some flavor to the water, which Luke loves. Not to mention, Twistshake bottle reduce colic for young ones. They are also easy to grip and have a sturdy cap making them super convenient for the grab-n-go mommy, like moi.

Good news! I’m offering 20% off for all my followers. Use SHANISTYIRELAND20 at checkout. Also- free shipping for orders $25 and more!

Pick out yours today at Twistshake.




I never thought my daughter would wear bows, but the first time I spotted PLH Bows that all changed.

When Eden was only a couple months old, I stumbled upon PLH Bows at Nordstrom…everything about their bows screamed BUY ME. I’ve been hooked for 2.5 years now, and simply can’t get enough.

There are several different colors and styles. They lay flat on Eden’s head (she doesn’t look like a present). The alligator clip has teeth which stays in her fine hair, and they are light weight- which she loves!

I’m excited to partner with this awesome company for a GIVEAWAY! One lucky little lady will receive $100 of bows and hair accessories.

To enter: go to my Instagram page and click on the photo that says “PLH Bows GIVEAWAY”.

Contest ends 11/27 at 8 PM EST. A random winner will be selected shortly after.

BONUS! PLH Bows is offering 25% off your entire purchase on Black Friday (11/25-11/29)


There is something so refreshing about fall. The air is crisp and it’s finally acceptable to start pulling out jeans, flannels and BOOTS! Oh, the boots.

Is there anything cuter than little kids in boots? Maybe moccasins, maybe. But back to boots.

I found Duchess and Fox Footwear (formally Nixon’s Nook) about a year ago from an Instagram loop giveaway. I ordered my first pair of moccs and denim for the kids and was immediately hooked.

The shoes I have ordered through this company have lasted two full years (I like to order larger sizes) handmade with real leather by a mom just like so many of us.

Her newest boot design comes in various colors, and has me swooning. I am SO SO excited to partner with this awesome small shop to giveaway a FREE pair of shoes ($40 value) to one lucky follower.

Check out my Instagram post for details here! Contest ends Friday, September 16th at 8 PM EST. A winner will be notified shortly after.

In the meantime, here is some Eden boot spam. Oy!


Kids ate more apples than they picked.


Would you believe me if I told you Luke took this picture??

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She looks like my Grandma Susie here.

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She looks like me here.

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And Luke, because he’s awesome.

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And one more in last year’s fringe boots…which she still wears almost daily.


Don’t you just love a great giveaway? This one is so easy to enter and the company I’m partnering with is fantastic!

The Unbroken Circle creates gorgeous children’s and women’s clothing and accessories from hand selected colorful, bright fabric to give it a one-of-a-kind look and feel. Here’s the best part…everything is reversible! So, basically two outfits in one. Score.

My kids had the unique opportunity to model and test out their new hats. Oh my! Do they love these hats. Luke absolutely loved the airplanes and gecko designs (he thinks they’re dinosaurs). Eden loved the pink side (no shocker there) and the bow is so cute on either fabric.

What’s really great about these hats, they are made with 100% preshrunk cotton…which is awesome…because, we have already had to wash them! That’s right, the kids wore them while fishing at Nan and Grandpa’s house and got caught in a rain storm. Lucky for us, they didn’t shrink or fade. BONUS!

So then it was picture time. And after picture time, it was Popsicle time. I am not sure if I’m the worst mother in the world or the best, but this was the first time they’ve had a Popsicle. To make up for lost time they ate 3 each and then we got ice cream.

By the way, I’m giving away a FREE hat from The Unbroken Circle and it’s super duper easy to enter…see details here on my INSTAGRAM account! I’ll announce a winner on Saturday, August 20th. Good Luck!

In the meantime, enjoy these snaps and please find The Unbroken Circle on Instagram and Facebook and give them a LIKE.


If you haven’t heard…I am pregnant with baby #3, 23 weeks along to be exact. I’ve been asked a lot if it was planned. Eh, are any pregnancies really planned?! Needless to say, we are excited and now that I’ve hit the halfway mark it’s starting to feel real.

I’ve been wanting to write about pregnancy style for awhile. *All men clicking off now* Ladies, are you still with me? Good!

Here’s the skinny, er, or the not so skinny (in my case) on it…pregnancy clothes are hard to find. Scratch that, quality pregnancy clothes are hard to find. You’d think by now I would have a “basic mom at Target shopping cart sized” stockpile of pregnancy clothes, but I don’t. Why? Because many lines are expensive and cheaply made.

So I’m doing two things differently with this little baby.

1. I’m wearing the crap out of my normal clothes until they burst at the seams. The other day, I was standing in the pantry, two hands deep in my not-so-secret cookie stash, when Luke looked at me goes: “mommy, you big and that baby is HUNGRY!”

2. I’m buying everything baby bump wise online. One of my absolute FAVORITES is PinkBlush.

PinkBlush is affordable, they are always running promotions and sales, the clothes are great quality, annnnd they have a massive selection! Not to mention, they sell clothes for the not-so-preg-for-days ladies too. The maxi I’m wearing in the photos is to die for. We took these pictures on a 90 degree day with humidity (yes, my hair looks ratty) but I wasn’t sweating! I also have trouble finding maxis that fit me, since I’m 5’9…but this one fits perfectly. The Lavender Lace Maternity Dress is super comfortable. I’ve work it to two weddings this season, also perfect for date night (if you have a moment to have one.).

I’m super excited they’ve chosen to partner with me for a $75 gift card GIVEAWAY for one of you!

To enter: head over to my INSTAGRAM page, there you’ll find all the details. Contest ends 7/9 at 10 pm EST. A winner will be notified shortly after.

BONUS: sign up to FOLLOW my blog, for a second entry.

I can’t wait for y’all to see what the fuss is about.


PinkBlush Black Mocha Damask Bottom Maternity Maxi – I think you get a LOT bigger a LOT faster with baby #3


PinkBlush Lavender Lace Maternity Dress – My two escorts sporting Kitty Cat shoes & Toms

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On the farm with the PinkBlush Black Mocha Damask Bottom Maternity Dress and my two barnacles.


PinkBlush Lavender Lace Maternity Dress – No, I don’t think most pregnant women wear heels. My feet hurt for 2 days after this evening out. #fatfeet


One more! Side note, kids do not like it when moms swing with them instead of push them.

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