Even though Oxford will not be having their normal Spring fun activities (still trying to keep everyone safe) we love frequenting some of our favorite spots! My girls absolutely love snapping pics with William Faulkner’s statue on the square. William Faulkner was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate from Oxford, MS.
Another fun past time is snapping pics in the telephone booth right down from Faulkner’s statue.
The girls LOVE to frequent an on-trend boutique Jane @jane_oxfordms. While this boutique is primarily for ladies, they enjoy seeing the latest and greatest Jane brings to Oxford.
Oxford has so many wonderful restaurants on and off the square that it makes for a hard decision which to choose. A family favorite is Boure’, they have something for everyone! @Boureoxford
Alicen, Charlotte and Hazel
This year, we are having a staycation with grandparents coming to visit us in Waco, Texas during the break. We will likely take them to some of our favorite places around town like Magnolia Market at the Silos and Magnolia Table (@magnoliatable) for brunch. It’s highly unlikely that we will see our friends Chip and Joanna but it’s definitely worth checking out.
We also love visiting the Cameron Park Zoo (@cpzoo) where you can actually get pretty close to most of the animals. The Mayborn Children’s Museum (@maybornmuseum) on Baylor University’s campus is definitely worth stopping by and while we are on campus, we love visiting the bears Lady and Joy who are the Baylor Bear mascots.
Heritage Creamery (@heritagecreamery) is right on campus too and has the most amazing ice cream made with all local ingredients. Lane’s on Austin Avenue (@lanesonaustin) is a lovely gift shop that carries Eyelet & Ivy along with some of our other favorite brands like Jon Hart, Julie Vos, Juliska, Annie Glass, and Michael Aram just to name a few.
Roots is a trendy boutique downtown (@rootsboutique) to shop for clothes, shoes and accessories and my tweens especially love Spice Village (@spicevillage) which has lots of unique shops all in one large warehouse. You’ll find some of the best BBQ around at my friend Julie’s restaurant called Vitek’s (@viteksbbq). The Wacoan Magazine @wacoan is also a great resource for learning more about Waco and finding fun things to do!
We love Waco and hope you can visit some of our favorite spots around town! Stay tuned next week as Alicen shares some of her favorite places in Oxford, Mississippi!
Every day is Mother’s Day in my life, being the mother of our four children. Peter, our oldest, is 15. Mitchell will be 13 and Charlotte will be 10 at the end of this month. Our youngest, Hazel, just turned 5. Each day I can depend on at least one of them to make me smile, laugh, touch my heart, or scratch my head in disbelief. Each year has its ebbs and flows but God’s purpose for being a mother is a blessing. I am so thankful for this gift! Evey and I are so grateful for our children and our own unique love we have for each of them. Today, we celebrate the many ways mothers have fought to better the lives of their children. We also honor mothers who have raised and nurtured their children with love and courage. Thank you to our mothers, Mary Marshall Jones and Jane Loudon for leading by example. We would not be the women we are without you! A special thank you to all our mothers that have supported us throughout the years in Eyelet and Ivy. We wish you a Happy Mother’s Day!
Summer and warmer weather are right around the corner! It's such a strange time right now being quarantined due to COVID-19 but we are excited about Summer! No school, warm weather, outside activities, and hopefully we will soon be able to be outdoors together again!Here are a few things that we love about Summer!1. Going to the beach! Need some great swimwear for the beach or pooltime? We got you covered and it’s UPF fabric! Click here!2. Riding bikes and playing all day long! We love long walks, runs and days spent outdoors!3. All the Summer Clothes! We also have you covered here: ) Shop the in-stock collection here!4. Corn on the Cob, Watermelon and all the other wonderful Summer foods! Need some inspiration? Here's a great place to find some amazing recipes!5. Going along with that, we just love all the fruits & veggies that come in season in the Summer! Strawberries, we're looking at you!6. Summer Sunsets. Need we say more?7. Summer Vacation! Even if you're not planning anything big this year because of what's going on in the world - any vacation, even one to a local park, sounds perfect right about now!Let us know in the comments below what y'all are looking forward to this coming Summer!XO, Evey & Alicen
Finding things to do while stuck at home with your kids for long periods of time can be a struggle, to say the least. Especially when your kids are full of energy and wanting to be entertained almost 24/7!
In fact, even just being stuck at home as an adult can get boring if all you can think of doing is binge-watching Netflix. Luckily, we've had some time to think about this over the last month of Safer at Home. We thought we would help y'all out and give you some of our favorite stay-at-home activities! Below you’ll find everything you need to entertain your kids (or yourself) while stuck at home. We’ve got activities that will get you moving, educational and informative activities, fun ways to relax and unwind, and more!
1. Take a virtual museum tour! So many museums from all over the world are offering tours from the comfort of your home. Take advantage and take a trip to Paris without leaving your living room! Check them out here.
2. Play some card games! There are so many to learn that even you may learn something new! Here's a link to some of your favorites! Click here!3. Fill out workbooks with your kids! It's important to keep their minds active and here's a list of amazing workbooks you will love too! Click here!4. Have an indoor scavenger hunt! An indoor scavenger hunt can keep kids entertained for hours if it’s done right! Come up with a theme for your hunt, hide objects and clues around the house, and be sure to give the kids a prize once they solve the mystery or find the hidden treasure.5. Do a science experiment! Be warned: This might get messy! There are some ideas for you at the link here!6. Bake! Who doesn't love baking? We've sure been doing a lot of it! Click here for some great recipes!7. Make a Time Capsule! If you and your kids are already stuck inside, why not gather some things from around the house like old toys, photos, and trinkets and put together a time capsule for your future selves? You could also film a video and put it on a USB flash drive and stick it in there too! That will be a great memory to look back on.We hope this helps you over the next few weeks! What are some things you've been doing with your kids? Comment below and let us know!XO, Evey & Alicen