Sunday Best: Outfits from Janie and Jack

Sunday Best | Two Looks from the Janie and Jack Sale | Gifts with Bows

 

Boys Outfit: 1. Vest | 2. Cap  | 3. Cords  | 4. Loafers | 5. Shirt  | 6. Bow Tie

Girls Outfit: 7. Sweater | 8. Hair Bow | 9. Coat | 10. Skirt | 11. Tights | 12. Mary Janes

So Janie and Jack is having a major sale I thought it would be entirely appropriate to put together a couple of navy-inspired matchy sibling outfits for Sunday mornings and other fancy outings. Yeah? AND sale is 20% off. Yay for cuteness!

I don’t shop here often for our kiddos, but I do love it for a classic dress-up look. If you have a wedding on the horizon, scheduled family portraits, or just need a few outfits for church, check this store out. After out the ultrasound where we found out we were having a boy, Dan and I scooped up a few things here to celebrate the news. We left with a button down, suede booties and a wool barn coat. I think I was inadvertently channeling Tom from Downton Abbey. Or maybe this is just entirely typical of me. I’m definitely a fan of British style. Anyways, I think I got everything in 3T imagining how sweet it would all look on a toddler. Now Ari is 18 months, so we’re only halfway to seeing his dapper little ensemble. I know…ridiculous. But one Sunday down the road I’ll be glad for our stop at Janie and Jack. Go give a look!

Extra Advice: There are over half a dozen bow ties for $6-10 with buttons downs around $8-12. Get him set for picture day next year and 2016 winter holidays!

 

Janie and Jack Sale on Now

Christmas Countdown: Cyber Monday

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If you prefer to do much of your holiday shopping online (I do!) and you’re just now catching your breath after Thanksgiving weekend (ahem!), grab a cup of tea and your coziest lounge wear and check out some of the fantastic offerings of this year’s Cyber Monday. I pulled together a few of my favorite links below. Enjoy!

 

For Her (You)

Ann Taylor | 50% off with code CELEBRATE (these have definitely caught my eye, and I picked these up last month and they’re just gorgeous)

Margaret Elizabeth | 25% off with code CYBERMONDAY (I adore this designer and some of my favorite pieces are from this shop, including this day-to-day staple).

Joules | Up to 50% off, no code needed (definitely recommend this scarf, it is unbelievably soft and makes an unexpected gift)

Kate Spade | 30% off with code SHINE

Nordstrom | Sales in total abundance at every glance, including my favorite Kendra Scott necklace for just $51.

LOFT | 50% off + free shipping with code CYBER50 (I grabbed this office to weekend staple)

 

For All

J. Crew | 30-50% off with code MONDAY

Boden | 30% off everything with code 7J47

Land’s End | 40-50% off with code CYBER30 and pin: 3101

Banana | 40% off with code BESTCYBER

Mark & Graham | 20% off with code FRIENDS

 

For Littles

Finn + Emma | 25% off with code TURKEY DAY

Tea Collection | 30% off and free shipping with code SHOPNOW

Primary | Free PJs with code GETPJS when you spend $50

Peppercorn Kids | 20% off with code GRATEFUL

Land of Nod | 20% off and free shipping, no code needed

My Sweet Muffin | 10% off with code HAPPYHOLIDAY

 

To Support Small Businesses & Artists

Ashlee Proffitt | Up to 50% off, no code needed (I ordered this and I am just thrilled to pieces to get it in the mail).

Emily Jeffords | 15% off with code PAINTTHEHALLS (I have my eye on this one, just pure magic).

Hattan Home | 20% off with code NEONFRIDAY

Paisley + Sparrow | 20% off with code GIFTSWITHPURPOSE

 

 

Christmas Countdown: Toddlers

Christmas Countdown :: Toddlers :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWBChristmasCountdown #GWB

1. Corelle Baby Doll $27.99 | This little cutie is the perfect second doll. I’ll be telling you all about the best first doll for babies later on. The other day I mentioned a doll for a slightly older kiddos, but this soft-in-the-middle model is toddler material and ready for snuggles…with the same vanilla goodness. Zoe and Ari each have one and them to pieces. Zoe named her baby Emma and Ari’s is Paul. Sweetest. Thing.

2. Baby Faces Nesting Blocks $19.98 | Stack ’em up and knock ’em down. Repeat. These blocks are a great reminder to toddlers of the many faces and emotions of their younger sibs and serve as a great way to talk about questions like, “Why is baby crying?” Zoe got a set of these when Ari was born from a family friend. She was so fascinated by each expression and played with them constantly for several weeks.

3. Rocking Stallion $69 | Isn’t this just charming? I would not hesitate to keep this sleek ride-on toy in our living room. Such a classic look and definitely heirloom quality.

4. Hape Easel $71.98 | Let’s face it, you need a few bad weather gems to get you through the season, and if your kiddo is into art this easel can take you a long way. Ours is stowed away in the summer, but close to the kitchen once the cold hits. Make it a gift set with drop cloth, paint and brushes.

5. Parum Pum Pum Drum $30.78 | Turn on Rafi, pass out the instruments and get your family jam on. This music kit has all the parts you need to put on a little concert. It’s a go-to in our house and has been for a couple of years now!

6. The Not Very Merry Pout-Pout Fish $9.10 | We adore Deborah Diesen’s Pout-Pout series and littles love their repetitive, silly language. One of our favorites is this one.

7. Bath Crayons $7.90 | Practice letters and shapes, or just got to town scribbling. Our kids love these things, and the crayon wipes away easily. We are also fans of the Hexbug Aquabot for quality tubby time. Just be sure to supervise both well especially if your babe is still putting everything in the mouth.

8. Classic Doodle Board $19.33 | Bring it in the car or to the doctor’s office waiting room. Kids can use it to draw or play games like tic-tac-toe. Mess free, quiet entertainment when you need it!

9. Piggy Purse $17 | Zoe just loves to put tiny toys in purses and bags and bring them with her wherever she goes. This one is absurdly cute. It’s definitely a toddler thing. In fact, if you ever lose your chap stick this should be the first place you check! Take 20% off Peppercorn Kids with code GRATEFUL through 11/26.

10. Play Kitchen $199.99 | So great for imaginative play and will definitely get years of use. And don’t forget to fill it with pots & pans, chef gear, and food! When Zoe go a kitchen for Christmas two years ago from my parents, other family members bought supplemental gifts so she could get cooking right away!

11. Strider Balance Bike $89.99 |  Be sure to grab a helmet for your little rider! Even if you’re in a particular snowy location, your kiddo can still go out on clear days. Waiting for spring is just no fun at all! Go for it!

 

 

Christmas Countdown: Kiddos 3-6 Years Old

Christmas Countdown :: Kiddos Ages 3-6 :: as featured on Gifts with Bows #giftswithbows #GWBChristmasCountdown #GWB

1. Waiting is Not Easy $6.35 | We adore the Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems (remember the Pigeon books??). This is one of our current favs, but we also recommend this one and this one. But seriously, go nuts and get several because they are all full of excellent lessons and big laughs.

2. Indoor Trampoline $169.99 | This will go down in history as one of the best purchases our family has ever made. Living in Upstate New York means super duper long winters, so with two little kiddos going bonkers for several months straight and our neighborhood park covered in snow, this trampoline is a lifesaver. It is a kid/parent win/win and for sure the Christmas gift that keeps on giving!

3. ABC Mini Cookie Cutter Set $12.95 | These will serve you far beyond sugar cut outs! Think cantaloupe, play dough, jello, you name it…and they can spell their name out with it.

4. Corelle Doll $57.98 | This is our go-to brand for baby dolls for the assured quality and unmatched vanilla scented vinyl skin. I kid you not, these dolls smell like a lit vanilla soy candle for years. Years. It’s awesome. Also in brunette.

5. UNO Card Game $5.47 | I was surprised when I found out that one of Zoe’s three year old friends was already playing UNO. I thought I remembered playing when I was more like eight or nine. But we tried it out with her and she caught on quickly and it has recently become a family favorite for after dinner hang time.

6. Memory Game $15.95 | Well for one it’s a Platinum Oppenheim Award winner, but more practically speaking, it perfect for the time between when you place your order and dinner is served at your favorite family restaurant. It’s simple, fits in a zip lock bag, and the artwork is superb.

7. HABA Building Block Set $74.83 | Not your average set of blocks, right here. Let their creative minds wander as they build the city of their dreams with this vibrantly colored and detailed building set.

8. Piggy Paint Nail Polish $7.99 | This stuff is safe (non-toxic, odorless and hypoallergenic) and comes in a ton of cute colors. Also makes for a cute mini-date: mani/pedi with mama, anyone?

9. Shrinky Dinks Kit $18 | Do you remember these? They are still all the rage in daycare and Pre-K classrooms across the country. And for good reason. So. Much. Fun. Try this fairy one and this vehicle one, too.

 

GWB’s First Instagram Loop Giveaway

Loop Giveaway on Instagram :: enter via Instagram :: $350+ in prizes :: Running Aug. 11, 2015 4pm EST through Aug. 13, 2015 4pm EST :: #giftswithbows #gwb #gwbgiveaway #loopgiveaway

I’m hosting my very first Loop Giveaway on Instagram with some spectacular brands and it all starts at 4pm EST today. So jump on over to @giftswithbows on Instagram, read the directions, and enter for your chance to win $350+ in prizes!

One Winner | 12 Prizes

@giftswithbows | I’m giving away a KO Sticks Tetraxis Star (a $26+ value incl. shipping). I recently reviewed these and called them “the most giftable item I’ve ever featured”.

@shop.crmade | Caroline Randall Made is giving away one of her handcrafted personalized mason jar tumblers (a $24.80 value incl. shipping). Monogram it for yourself, your kiddo, or a friend! I just mentioned these tumbler in a July post.

@brettbaker | Brett Baker, a Regional VP at Arbonne, is personally giving away Arbonne’s Makeup Primer (a $45+ value incl. shipping).

@peppercornkids | Peppercorn Kids is giving away a $25 gift card to its store. Choose from delightful kids accessories designed for your favorite girls and boys. Zoe is a fan!

@sewemg | Sew EMG is giving away a $25 gift card to its store. This Etsy shop features modern heirloom quality quilts, baby accessories and gifts for your girlfriends. Also a great spot to pick up a handmade Easter basket— it’s never too early!

@habausa | HABA USA is giving away a $25 gift card to its store. This award winning brand caters to babies and kids of all ages. This is one of our go-to brands for toys.

@ohlittlerabbit | Oh, Little Rabbit is giving away a four piece napkin set in the charcoal birch tree print (a $26+ value incl. shipping) from its eco-friendly screen printing shop that produces perfect host/hostess gifts.

@comotomobaby | Comotomo is giving away a set of two 8oz. bottles and a baby teether from this top notch brand that features next generation baby products. Ari LOVED his.

@arktherapeutic | ARK Therapeutic is giving away $25 gift card to its store that creates a colorful line of special needs toys and tools that are designed, manufactured, and assembled in the USA. Ari majorly relied on the Grabber for teething relief!

@athealthfitness |Aubrey Taylor Health and Fitness is giving away a full week of personalized online training. Remember when she guest gifted some amazing gear ideas? Yeah, that was awesome.

@cvoodoo | Charles Voudouris, personal chef to Robert Downey Jr. and family,  is giving away a $25 gift card to Sur la table (UPDATE: switched from Williams-Sonoma) so you can cook up a little inspiration in your at-home kitchen.

@candywashington | Candy Washington, actress and fashion/beauty blogger, is giving away $45+ in some seriously fancy Tara Smith hair products.

Enter soon, because the giveaway closes August 13th at 4pm EST. See you on Insta, friends!

UPDATE: Congrats to our giveaway winner, Kristine!

And a BIG thank you to all who entered– get ready for a whole new giveaway soon!

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