• 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