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Lily Jade Madeline in Green + A Giveaway


I'm wearing: Dress || Hat || Sandals (thrifted) || Lily Jade Bag-Madeline c/o
Z is wearing: Top || Shorts || Sandals
A is wearing: Top || Shorts || Sandals

This weekend was a busy one! Lots of photo shoots, editing, and family/friend gatherings. I unplugged from my phone as much as possible and soaked up every minute that I could with my boys. When we have busy days ahead of us, I like planning our outfits, snacks, and what I need to pack in my diaper bag ahead of time.

Speaking of outfits, I found this beautiful Free People dress on sale a couple week ago and knew I needed to have it! I used Wikibuy and it automatically applied the best coupon at checkout! Who doesn't love saving money? Also, how cute are the boys in their little matching shirts? I recently purchased these oversized t-shirts and I'm obsessed with the style and fit.

When it comes to diaper bags, I usually like to over-pack instead of under-pack, there's nothing worse than not having what you need when you are out and about! I recently received this gorgeous Lily Jade Madeline to review and the photos don't do it justice! This bag absolutely stunning and so well made.. I can tell it is going to last for years to come. 

All Lily Jade diaper bags come with a removable 12 pocket organizer and changing pad! This makes organizing and finding what you need easy and convenient. The four large exterior pockets are perfect for things I'm constantly grabbing! I love having one pocket dedicated to Adrien, one for Zaden, and one for me. The back pocket is used for my phone. In the smaller pocket I keep my tiny Thread wallet with all of my most used cards and some cash!

I love that my Lily Jade can be worn as a shoulder bag, messenger bag, or backpack! My personal favorite carry is the backpack style. Backpacks leave both your hands and arms free when chasing little ones around. I love that I will be able to use this bag throughout the years since it's stylish and cute!

Lily Jade is having their first ever Summer Clearance Sale! Unfortunately, Lily Jade sold out of the Madeline in Jade very quickly but you can score major savings on the Madeline in Red & Silver, Madeline in Navy & Gold, and all of their other bags.

I have teamed up with Lily Jade to giveaway a $350 store credit to one lucky Dearest Lou reader! You can enter either on my Instagram or by entering in the rafflecopter widget below. I will be importing all of the Instagram entries into Rafflecopter at the end of the competition and the winner will be selected at random. Giveaway is open now through 6/29/18. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway
WINNER IS @ninaskye31! Rafflecopter wasn't letting me manually enter all Instagram entries so I took all of the Rafflecopter entries and entered them into Random.org to generate winner (:

Adrien Style: HOTBUNZ Leggings + Discount Code

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by HOTBUNZ. All opinions are mine alone. #EasyonEasyOff
Head in the Clouds Leggings c/o HOTBUNZ || Shirt (old, see Z styling it here) || Freshly Picked City Moccasins

I can't get over Adrien in these photos, they showcase his personality perfectly.. a little cutie on-the-go! It's near impossible to capture a still photo of Adrien since he is such a busybody. When it comes to dressing him on a day-to-day basis, I like to dress him in comfortable clothes. No one likes lounging around in clothing that is tight around the waist! I think we can all agree that leggings are much more comfortable than restricting pants or jeans.

HOTBUNZ designs cute and comfortable baby clothes. Their leggings feature a signature waistband and cuffs that are super soft, stretchy, and leave no elastic marks on tummies or calves. They are so easy to pull on and off which makes diaper changing time more pleasant for the both of us.

The Head in the Clouds leggings are my go-to-pair for everything.I love how easy it is to match and style these leggings, they go with nearly everything in Adrien's wardrobe. Monochrome, clouds, and cute little birds make for a perfect gender neutral everyday print! HOTBUNZ are comfy, practical, and I love that Adrien looks super stylish in them! We are now hooked and I definitely need to get more.

Want to purchase HOTBUNZ for your little one?
HOTBUNZ is generously offering Dearest Lou readers 15% off with promo code: CECILIA15
This promo is valid now through 6/30/18 

Snapfish Father's Day Gift Ideas

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Snapfish. All opinions are mine alone. #snapfish
I can't believe Father's Day is just a few short weeks away. When it comes to gift giving I never know what to buy, what I do know is that the more meaningful a gift is the better. Meaningful gifts reflect the time you spend together. You would think with all of the photos I take that our home would be filled with portraits hanging on the walls and countless numbers of prints! I'm not very good at printing, framing, or putting together albums with photos but it's something I'm working on. Snapfish makes it super fun and easy to create gifts with the photos I take. It's so easy to import photos from Facebook, Instagram, Google Photos, or your computer.

The boys and I have teamed up with Snapfish and purchased some meaningful gifts for both Daryl (dada) and my dad (papa)! Snapfish has so many awesome gift ideas and is the perfect destination for meaningful Father's Day photo gifts. I love that Snapfish offers budget-friendly gifts that look like a million bucks.

Here are some of my favorite photos of the boys giving their dad his gift:

The Canvas Print we got Daryl turned out amazing! The quality was beyond what I expected and the colors printed true to color. The boys love pointing at themselves in the photo and their cute smiles brought a big smile to his face. I personally like the unframed look but for a few dollars more you can add a custom black, chocolate, or oak frame to your canvas!

Here are some of my favorite photos of the boys giving their papa his gift:

Papa was in need of a pen holder and this Personalized Acrylic Photo Desk Set was a perfect personalized gift for him. I love the sleek design and the photo of the boys will be a great reminder of his two biggest fans. These boys LOVE their papa.

Now is the perfect time to put together a fun project for your husband, dad, or a special guy in your life. You can use coupon code: 60MAY18 for 60% off sitewide now through 11:59PM PST June 5, 2018.