Halloween style guide

 

Carving pumpkins, hay rides, bonfires, giggles, cute costumes and lots of candy are just a few of my favorite memories of being a little girl during Halloween. It has always been such a delight creating and collaborating the perfect Halloween costume. From rummaging through my Grandparents basement to late nights staying up crafting I always loved putting together the perfect Halloween costume. Now that I have a little girl I definitely find so much joy designing and creating the perfect one for her.

Last year due to a busy schedule I found myself walking into Target and just picking up something the night before and throwing together a cute little lamb costume. It was adorable but I wanted to create the tradition I once had as a little girl for my own daughter so I promised myself I would always think outside the box and become creative with my ideas and I can't wait to share them with you. This year my inspiration is unique, handmade, stylish, re-usable and could work with warm or cooler weather climates. Over the last year I have honestly grown a heart for handmade shops. I have found such a wonderful community and the products are truly beyond anything I could ever expect. Here are a few Halloween style's I have collaborated together to help inspire you and help you design your little one's costume. 

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bow | ear muffs | jacket | leotard | tutu | ballets | ballerina doll

I truly hope these costume ideas inspire you and you get to enjoy creating the perfect Halloween costume this year with your little one. This style guide is filled with handmade shops that I absolutely adore, uniqueness and provide the ability to work in warmer and cooler climates. The key to this Halloween style guide is to play off of a print or a few that tie together and add layers if you are in a colder climate. Add a little bit of makeup, and don't be afraid to mix patterns with solids and textures. Use your favorite shops to create your own unique idea and you could even diy your own hat or masks! I would LOVE to see what you style and create so be sure to follow us on our instagram @jupeandolive and use the hashtag #jupeandolivehalloweenstyleguide to be featured, XoXo!

library storytime adventures

One of my favorite pieces for Olive's nursery before she was born was books. I was so smitten by all of the beautiful books there are to offer to our little wondering loves and I dreamed of one day reading to her daily on my lap. As she has grown and is almost 2 we re-read all of her books and she absolutely loves all of them just the same. I found myself realizing that she may need more of a variety and we may be getting out of the baby baby book styles. As my Mama heart definitely was incredibly sad to think she would need a different style of reading compared to her baby books it also opened my eyes to find fun options to give her new experiences. 

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I was then invited by a friend to our local library to a story time. my heart burst with love to think she was ready for this type of adventure. They offer the story time perfectly between waking up and her nap so it was organically perfection for our week. They offer it now twice so if we can't make one day we could make it up later in the week which is so smart of them to offer this. 

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fringe boots // felt bow // mini bracelets // dress {similar} // boho bib {similar} 

Our first time we went I was incredibly smitten by the beautiful atmosphere our library shared. They had an adorable little kid friendly area just for littles. The story time included about 3 different books, singing + dancing time, and a craft. Ummm a CRAFT!! This diy Mama's heart was going to explode! They have a theme each week and next week is bunnies. Her favorite animal right now along with flamingos. We can not wait. I want to share our library story time reads with you because we have come across some gems to include in your at home library or possibly go find at your local library! 

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This week we checked out the following books: I know a Rhino, I Love my Mom, Do Monkey's tweet? Counting in the Garden, Olivia, + A Kiss like this. Oh my goodness these books were absolutely adorable! I can't even begin to explain how much she adored the I know a Rhino book. In fact the day we took it back to the library when we got home she noticed it missing off her shelf and said awww Rhino. So I definitely ordered it right away off amazon for one cent! I always look for books that have pretty illustrations and have cute story lines. These books truly blessed our home and they will definitely be on the monthly check outs. I do hear a lot of Mama's not wanting to check out books at their libraries due to the possibility of germs, but I absolutely LOVE my Seventh Generation disinfecting wipes. We use these to wipe of the books and each pages before we use them just to be safe. I hope you find time to look up your local library and explore to see if they offer anything for your sweet little ones. The adventures we have and other little ones we meet make it such a beautiful outing. She always has a pretty craft to bring home to show her Dadda and that just makes our hearts so incredibly happy! I'll be posting time to time our check out library story time books on instagram so be sure to follow along with us using #jupeandolivestorytime Xo! 

IKEA Antilop Highchair + Yeahbabygoods Review

 
IKEA Highchair + Yeahbabygoods Review | Jupe & Olive
IKEA Highchair + Yeahbabygoods Review | Jupe & Olive
IKEA Highchair + Yeahbabygoods Review | Jupe & Olive
IKEA Highchair + Yeahbabygoods Review | Jupe & Olive

One of my favorite parts of the day with Olive are meal and snack times. These moments we really get to sing, talk and learn so much from each other. I read books and it's the most beautiful thing to see how much she has grown. I started with baby led feeding with Olive and it worked out perfectly for us. She was such a good eater and still is to this day and still loves being able to learn and explore new foods. I did some reviews on high chairs and tested out a few before deciding on the IKEA Antilop highchair. I LOVED the simpleness and stylish factor of this highchair. It was lightweight and a beautiful white color and I knew it wouldn't be a distraction in the home but an actual furniture piece added to our dining room. How about that price? Seriously it was only $19.99 including the tray and you definitely can't beat that price. I have fallen in love with the functionality of this highchair. It's super easy to clean, there's no upholstery to have to wash, no creases where food can hide or get stuck in and so lightweight. A few cons overtime though did have me think twice often. The tray we could not remove, it was as if it were stuck or built to never come out after assembling it. I also was afraid that it was too hard or not comfortable enough for her. 

Thats when I discovered Yeahbabygoods!! This was an answer to my few concerns with the IKEA Antilop highchair. Yeahbabygoods is an adorable shop that sells IKEA highchair silicone replacement mats and cushion covers. I literally could not wait to get my hands on these items for our daily meals and snacks. One thing that did get tiring with not having a removable tray was the clean up. It was time consuming and with a baby led weaning Mama I needed simplicity. Olive is tiny and I worried that the highchair may be too uncomfortable at times and I was always looking for something to add comfort for her but I never could find something stylish. Yeahbabygoods products are beyond what I ever expected. The colors are gorgeous and fabrics they have to offer are so stylish and easy to keep clean. 

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The silicone placemats took away all my concerns with clean up. Clean up is such a breeze now and these mats clean instantly with warm water and a little soap. She loves spaghetti night and sometimes it can get so messy. I love that all I have to do is take the mat and rinse it and I'm done nothing else! Did I mention the color options?! They are gorgeous! I LOVE the pink one they sell but I actually went with the soft mint. I was a little worried with it being a light color and how well it would wash and if it would stain but it stays so clean and trust me it gets so much food on it. The color is beautiful and I definitely am so pleased with how pretty it is and how quickly it dries too! I'm also so beyond excited to bring all of you an amazing 15% off discount on all high chair accessories from Yeahbabygoods!!! YES!! This is a wonderful opportunity for you to experience these amazing products for your sweet little one! Just use the code >> JUPEANDOLIVE15 << 

Little Poppy Co. {white bow} + ReplayRecycled plate {deep coral}

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IKEA Highchair + Yeahbabygoods Review | Jupe & Olive
IKEA Highchair + Yeahbabygoods Review | Jupe & Olive

One of my favorite ways to clean the IKEA Antilop high chair is using Young Living household cleaner spray with a little warm water. It instantly removes all food, stains, and messes left behind. I LOVE the smell and knowing I'm not using any harsh chemicals around where my baby eats brings so much happiness to this Mama. I bought a 16oz amber glass spray bottle and I put 1 cap full of household cleaner with 3 cups of warm water in the spray bottle. I use this spray not only to clean all baby things but our entire house. It's so refreshing and keeps everything dirt free.

Waterproof silicone bib {pink}

IKEA Highchair + Yeahbabygoods Review | Jupe & Olive
IKEA Highchair + Yeahbabygoods Review | Jupe & Olive
IKEA Highchair + Yeahbabygoods Review | Jupe & Olive

Cleaning the silicone mat is so simple. Honestly warm water will remove almost all messes most of the time but I do love to scrub it just a little bit using the Young Living thieves dish soap + the honest plant-based dish brush.  Young living's thieves dish soap is free of chemicals, dyes, and synthetics and the scent is amazing. It works so well with the honest dish brush. The bamboo handle is so soft and the bristles on this dish brush is made from plants-based bristles. Not only is this brush designed so beautiful but I bought it for just baby. I use it to clean all of Olive's baby feeding pieces. I cannot praise enough of how this highchair and these beautiful lovely accessories have made our everyday so simple. I adore products that make me so happy to use them over and over again. If you have a little one and want a simple, affordable and stylish lifestyle these are the perfect products! And don't forget you can save 15% by using this amazing code >> JUPEANDOLIVE15 << for your beautiful accessories from Yeahbabygoods!!  Xo

happy fourth of july weekend

 
Happy happy birthday America! Xo ~ Jupe & Olive
Happy happy birthday America! Xo ~ Jupe & Olive
Happy happy birthday America! Xo ~ Jupe & Olive
Happy happy birthday America! Xo ~ Jupe & Olive
Happy happy birthday America! Xo ~ Jupe & Olive
Happy happy birthday America! Xo ~ Jupe & Olive
Happy happy birthday America! Xo ~ Jupe & Olive

red/white old navy cotton dress    |    mudpie swim cover up    |   saltwater sandals

I absolutely love all holidays but this past 4th of July I have come to realize it is one of my favorites! Whether it was going out with friends on their yacht, our island adventures, or the delicious food? Family and friends and this holiday bring so much joy. It was so beautiful to see the joy in her eyes of excitement of all of our adventures.

Happy happy birthday America! Xo ~ Jupe & Olive
Happy happy birthday America! Xo ~ Jupe & Olive
Happy happy birthday America! Xo ~ Jupe & Olive

blue/white striped old navy dress    |    lace up nine west flats tj maxx

It's so crazy to think my sweet daughter will have so many different memories than I did when I was a child. I grew up in the country, splashing in creeks, in the dirt and running barefoot in the fresh cut grass. Where she will grow up seeking treasures by the sea, salty hair and sun kissed toes. The ocean breeze forever in her heart and the calming of the warmth and sea in her soul. We may never have seasons but we have beauty that sometimes words can not even describe. She is forever our ocean baby and when we are by the sea her heart bursts with love for everything nature gives. It's so beautiful to see. 

I know I rave so much about our bow subscription company Little Poppy Co. but seriously they totally outdid themselves for this 4th of July holiday. My heart exploded with excitement when I saw the leather bows and the beautiful fabric red design bow. Honestly they made my accessories for Olive's holiday weekend such a breeze. I mix matched them with every outfit and I couldn't stop putting them on her. Now that she is getting a little older I changed my order to the clips and I have to say I ADORE them! They were one of my favorite things for this 4th of July! 

Happy happy birthday America! Xo ~ Jupe & Olive
Happy happy birthday America! Xo ~ Jupe & Olive

We had so much fun with family on the 4th and spent time outside enjoying the hot weather cooling off with those adorable bomb pop popsicles. We brought out the sparklers but she was such a sleepy babe from the busy weekend that we didn't make it to the big show so we watched from our front yard while she was fast asleep. Hoping next year we can keep her up! I love my tribe hard and holidays seem to know how to burst my emotions of more love than I ever thought could be possible. 

I truly hope you had a very special weekend and although we still have lots of time for more bbq, watermelon, catching fireflies, ice cream, swimming, sprinklers and lots of those special summer memories I seriously can't wait for sweater weather {which for us seems forever away but seriously I LOVE fall}. Xo

Happy Father's Day Weekend

 
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Happy Father's Day Weekend! We have had such a fun week enjoying the sunshine, spending time with other Mama's and exploring new places. I am loving summer and all the adventures it has given us. 

We absolutely love books in our house and I want to talk about one of my absolute favorite books we've had since she was 9 months old. It's called First Words by Thomas Nelson. I truly believe her vocabulary is so high because this is one of our everyday reads. It has some of the cutest illustrations and I adore spending time going over each page teaching her all about animals, food, and other fun things. It's perfect as we are out I refer to the book and it's images and sounds. It is a definite must have or perfect to give for a special gift to any little one. You can find it here. and it is only $10 

We are so ready to celebrate this weekend honoring all Father's and especially ours. We will be working on our diy gifts today and we can't wait to spend a special weekend together. How beautiful is this image above from Free Babes Handmade of her husband and sweet daughter. What a beautiful moment captured wearing our Le Père design in heather gray. If you are still looking for that special gift our le père design is perfect and comes in either heather gray or classic white. You can find it here in our shop! Enjoy your weekend, Xo

 

sweet baby shower

 

Hello loves! It's Friday eve and I'm so excited to show you a few of my favorite moments from my baby Sister's sweet baby shower. How lovely are those beautiful wall designs my Mama made including the detailed one with my niece's name on it "goldie" Her name is everything! Not to mention she is named after my great great grandmother. I absolutely can't wait to meet her soon she is truly loved so much by so many it just warms my heart. Also, how pretty are those vintage favors! Hope your weekend is full of love and laughter. Xo

new mère french chic tee design

 

We are so so excited to announce a new design added to our shop today! I love simplicity from time to time and I know how much you all love our la mère design chic tee. So I designed our newest mère design that is similar to our la mère just without the la {the} and much bigger expression. Seriously I can't stop wearing this one it definitely is now one of my everyday go to favorites. It is perfect to pair with all your summer adventures and comes in the options of our heather gray or classic white. This chic tee is still the same tee style as our la mère so it does run a size smaller than usual. I promise I will be bringing some new loose and causal fits to our designs soon. I can't wait to see all of your amazing photos with our new mère design print and I can't wait to show you more designs coming soon!! Cheers to the weekend folks, Xo

hello june + favorite summer moments

 

Hello June! Not only is June my grandmother's beautiful name but it's also one of my favorite months growing up as a child. There's nothing more exciting than that first sun kissed touch of the sun on your skin and the most delicious homemade sweet sun tea your Mom makes. Summer is a blissful time and having these magical memories is something I can't wait to share with our little love. These are my favorite moments of summer and I can't wait to create these sweet memories for my daughter to cherish forever in her heart! Xo