Rapberry Picking in Mora, New Mexico

We went Raspberry picking last weekend and we were surprised how much fun we had. Take a look.

Upon arriving you get a small bucket to collect the raspberries. You fill those and at the end they get weighed and you pay by the pound. We paid $6 per pound. Everybody gets a row assigned to pick their berries. We were shown how to properly pick the raspberries off the stems. Tasting is allowed; we tasted A LOT. picmonkey-collage-2

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After we were done picking we went to the store to pay for our 4 lb we had collected. There was a small shop that served raspberry sundaes. So good!!picmonkey-collageimg_3470img_5348IMG_3478.jpgIMG_3343.jpg

I recommend bringing bug spray and sunscreen.Which we forgot and paid for the next day.

Be sure to check Salman Raspberry Ranch’s website before you go, fields and stores are not always open. They update daily.

Have a lovely day,

Sofija

 

Rapberry Picking in Mora, New Mexico

Modern General, Santa Fe

I have a new favorite store in Santa Fe: Modern General. It has quality gardening and kitchen tools, but it also serves as a lunch and meeting space. And their smoothies are so good. And super healthy.

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I was surprised to see Hartwood here, a cook book from a restaurant in Tulum, Mexico. I’m kind of Tulum obsessed and I had seen the book mentioned on Instagram. So cool to find it here. modern general 4modern general collage

It’s a good place to bring kids. My youngest felt really comfortable here. And she liked that healthy smoothie, too. So now I’m thinking I need the recipe for my picky 12 year old who never eats vegetables. _MG_3726modern general 5.jpgmodern general collage 2_MG_3711

I love when a store owner puts so much thought into design and purpose. If you find yourself in Santa Fe, be sure to check it out. It is not too far from the plaza and the train station.

Have a great  day,

Sofija

All pictures taken by Sofija Burton

Modern General, Santa Fe

Poppy England Fall/Winter 2013

Friends,

Children’s fashion to me is as much about the art and creativity as it is about the clothes. Kids are so fun and natural; I find that you can be much more creative with them. With kids you don’t have to take yourself so serious. Poppy England is a perfect example.  Their shoot is fun and quirky and has a story book feel to it. In fact each dress comes with a book about Poppy and Fred’s chocolate shop. The story is also written on the hem of the dresses. How cool is that?!

Take a look.

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I love how they wrapped the entire shop in brown paper. The make up is too cute! I like how they combined the printed dresses with striped leggings. The yellow tutu in the 4th picture is my favorite.

What do you think? Does this make you want to do your own photo shoot, or is it too much?

Have a great weekend, I can’t wait to see you back here on Monday!

-Sofija

 

All photos from Poppy England

Pictures found via Smudgetikka

 

 

Poppy England Fall/Winter 2013

Stylin’ in Poland

I recently found Porridge with Milk, a beautiful blog from Poland. Check out how this mom captures her stylish girls.

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Top- nosweet (a new to me Polish brand)

Shorts- Kids on the Moon (also from Poland)

Sneakers- Zara

Sunglasses- Gap

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Dress- DKNY

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Dress- Mini Rodini

I’m always thrilled to find out about quality children’s clothing. Even more thrilled when they are made in Eastern Europe, a part of the world that used to be oppressed under Communism and is now flourishing with creativity.

-Sofija

Stylin’ in Poland

What My 2 Year Old is Wearing This Spring

Friends,

I had fun doing this post. I really enjoy styling and shooting kids. Especially when they are still at an age where they let me. Hope you’ll like it.

Here is Tasha’s outfit #1:

Outfit number 1

Top is from Okie Dokie. Apparently that is a JC Pennies brand. I got it at a used children’s store called Other Mothers. This is where I trade in clothes all the time.  Yellow jeans bought on sale from the Gap.

Outfit #2

Outfit #2Do you see how much fun this is??

Here Tasha is wearing a dress from the Gap (recently bought on sale, of course). The socks are hand me downs probably gone through 10 kids by now…

Outfit #3:

Outfit #3Pants and top from the Gap. I like that the pants are stretchy and have cute pockets in the back.

Outfit #4 for Mother’s Day or other special occasions:

Outfit #4

The dress is from Old Navy handed down from Lucille. The shoes are also hand me downs, bought at Target.

Looking at these pictures explains why she is so popular among her siblings…pretty darn cute! Great news, outfits number 1, 2, and 3 have been featured in Babiekins magazine, my favorite children’s fashion website. You can find it here.

You guys have a lovely weekend!

I’ll see you back here next week.

-Sofija

What My 2 Year Old is Wearing This Spring

Spring is Here!

Friends,

I was cruising through winter just fine. I had my boots, skinny jeans, and enough tops to make some decent outfits. But then it got warmer right around April, and guess what, I go into my closet and cannot find anything to wear. Nada! Nothing that says spring anyway. Does this ever happen to you?

So after searching my favorite internet stores here are my top 5 picks. They can be mixed and matched and would be great for Mother’s Day, or any special occasion.

What do you think? Too preppy? I’m really liking the white pants. My husband thinks I have completely lost my mind being that we have six children who would love to leave hand prints on them…

How about you, what are you wearing this spring?

-Sofija

Spring is Here!

Mini Boden Special Occasion SS 13

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Are you ready for Easter? Do you dress up for the occasion? I have to admit every Easter and Christmas my traditionalism comes out. I fret about what my kids will be wearing weeks in advance. If money wasn’t an issue I would go straight to Mini Boden.

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Have a lovely day,

Sofija

 

 

Mini Boden Special Occasion SS 13