• Interview with Anastasia from Cape Cod Momma!

    We work with Anastasia Lapointe from Cape Cod Momma a lot. She has a beautiful little girl named Elle who fills our Instagram feed with many gorgeous photos and we're so happy to have them as ambassadors for Eyelet & Ivy! Let's get to know her a little bit better! 

    Name, family info, hometown, kids, pets, husband's name. 
    Anastasia Lapointe, my 3 year old daughter's name is Elle, and my rescue fur baby is Bear (a golden retriever mix). We live on Cape Cod year round!
    What do you look for when shopping for your children's clothing?
    Timeless style (pleated dresses, peter pan collared blouses, bubbles), soft feminine prints and designs (mini florals, eyelet, bows, gingham) and quality that won't fade/tear wash after wash (we buy to wear, and I want Elle to be a kid, which often means getting dirty!)
     
    What's something that Eyelet & Ivy doesn't make that you wish they did?
    I would love to see some solid colored jumpers for the fall, and peter pan collared shirts in soft Eyelet & Ivy florals that we so love.
    If you had an extra hour in the day to yourself, what would you do?
    Paint. I have always loved painting, but have completely put this hobby aside after having Elle.
    What are you reading or watching right now?
    I listen to audio books nonstop (my commute to work is half an hour so it helps pass that time, and I also listen when putting away laundry or doing dishes). My last few favorite books include: The Great Alone, Before We Were Yours, The Lilac Girls, and when I need something fun, I read anything by Elin Hilderbrand.
    Tell us your fondest memory since becoming a mother.
    Traveling with my daughter has been the greatest joy. I love seeing the world through her eyes. Since she was born, some of our favorite places that we have traveled to have been: Germany, Holland, Belgium, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii. Hawaii was most recent, and she keeps asking when we are going back.
    What's the best advice someone has given you about motherhood? Who gave it to you?
    When your daughter is asking for you, to come look at something, to come play for a minute, to answer her question, don't ignore her or say "in a minute", drop what you are doing and go spend that minute or two with her. It may be a small nuisance now, but those moments will pass, and you will yearn for that simple time together as she gets older and relies less and less on you. (my mom gave me this advice)
    Posted by Angela Martin
  • NEW Minky Collection Arriving Soon!

    Our Minky Collection along with some amazing outerwear are here! We will be officially launching the pre-order on Monday, June 17th at 8:30PM CST. We love this collection so much because it's the perfect amount of luxe with an everyday feel. Our minky fabric has a bunny-soft surface but thick like a fleece. We heard from many of our customers that they wanted our softy buttery minky fabric for themselves so we have added two pullovers for Mom this season and you can also match your mini-me!   
     
    We originally designed the Minky outerwear because we fell in love with the soft fabric and we liked the idea of lightweight coats and vests for mild winters.  Last year, we added our Cozy Minky Coats which are double lined in minky so they provide extra warmth and double the softness too!  This year we were inspired to create some older girl options as our own girls are growing up.  Our new plaid tartan quilted vests are great everyday for school or can be dressed up for the holidays. We liked them so much that we decided we had to have them for ourselves so now Mom can also match in these stylish plaid vests!  Our new quilted car coats for older girls were inspired by Burberry and have fun check linings.  Super cute with the sleeves rolled to see the check fabrics.  
    Have any questions about the Minky collection? We will be answering questions Monday on our Instagram Stories. Tune in! 
    XO, Alicen & Evey 
    Posted by Angela Martin
  • Back to School... But Not Just Yet!

    It's that time of year again. Kids are out of school and the Summer is upon us! We're all planning activities to keep the kiddos busy and starting to think about where we should vacation. Well, that's what most are thinking! If you're like us, as designers, we are always having to think ahead. We're already planning our Spring 2020 collection but more recently, we launched our Back to School collection and it made us a bit sentimental about how the Summer always flies by too fast. This prompted us to make a list of some ways to try and make the most of the Summer with our kids.  We thought maybe they would be helpful for you too! 
    1) Don't overcommit! It's an easy thing to do especially when trying to keep the kiddos entertained but it's also really nice to have some carefree days. You'll definitely be happy for them!
    2) Find some great outdoor activities to do! Whether it's a new hike or picnicking at your favorite park this is something memorable and also wonderful for one on one time with your kids. It's great to get them outside and enjoying nature. 
    3) Encourage Independant Learning - Don't let your kids become part of what they call the Summer "brain drain." Encourage them to put down the screens and pick up a book instead. 
    4) Schedule a family vacation - Summer is the perfect time to schedule a family getaway so pack the car up or schedule a flight to take the Summer fun on the road! 
    What are some of your tips for Summer with the kiddos? Would love to hear and share more! 
    Xo, Evey & Alicen 
    Posted by Angela Martin
  • Fun Bucket List Plans for your Summer!

    With Memorial Day behind us, Summer has officially launched and we couldn't be happier! We recently came across an article with a bucket list of things to do with your kids before they turn 12 and we thought it was really interesting! Here are some of our favorites and maybe you can start crossing these off with your kiddos this Summer! 
    1 - Camp out in the wild 
    2 - Run around in the rain 
    3 - Fly a kite 
    4 - Hunt for treasure on a beach 
    5 - Swing on a rope swing 
    6 - Eat blackberries growing in the wild 
    7 - Watch the sun wake up
    8 - Get behind a waterfall 
    9 - Feed a bird from your hand 
    10 - Cook on a campfire 
    11 - Canoe down a river
    Have you done all of these with your children? What would you add to this list? 
    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
    XO, Alicen and Evey 
    Posted by Angela Martin
  • Happy Mother's Day!

    This Sunday is Mother's Day so we wanted to give a shoutout to all the Moms out there. I worked in the corporate world for many years before becoming a mom and can honestly say that being a mom is a much harder job!  It’s 24 x 7 all day, every day. Even when my kids are at school, I’m still thinking about them constantly or worried about them. There are many days that I struggle to find balance between all my duties of being a mom and running a business on top of that. The underlying mom guilt is always there and I have to remember to give myself some grace every now and then and just take it day by day and sometimes hour by hour.
    Someone once told me that the best gift you can give your children is TIME. I try to remember that on the days where I want to just finish up a few more things for work or load the dishes yet my daughter wants me to read her a book. They are only little once so make sure you live this special time with no regrets. Take some time for yourself this weekend and thank your own mothers and mothers-in-law.  I know my Mother’s Day gifts definitely improved after becoming a mom!  I am so thankful that I get to raise this gaggle of girls and be the one they call Mommy!
    - Evey Ellis of Eyelet & Ivy 
    Posted by Angela Martin