Mommy & Me swimwear

Hi there! Now that it’s mid-summer and we’re spending the days visiting Chicago’s beaches and sprinkler parks, I’m realizing the importance of having multiple swimming suits for both myself and my munchkin. We are also in a phase where my daughter is delighted when she realizes something she is doing or wearing is “just like mommy”. Inspired by the adorable matching Marysia swimsuits that Oh Joy posted about recently, I put togetherĀ these fun complementary sets for moms and their little girls šŸ™‚

Happy weekend!

-Julie

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1: Mini Boden

2: (top) AE, (bottoms) Boden

3: J.Crew Baby

4: (top) PitaPataDiva via Etsy, (bottoms ) J.Crew

5: LiloĀ Tati Swimwear

6: (top) Modcloth, (bottoms) J.Crew

7: Jumping beansĀ 

8: Princesse Tam-Tam

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Patriotic (and superfood-filled) Brownie Pudding Cake

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So I’ve been thinking about what to make for our 4th of July bbq tomorrow and remembered a dessert that a friend’s mom had introduced me to many years ago…a decadent layered concoction of brownie, chocolate pudding, whipped cream and berries…something about theĀ pairingĀ of a cake/cookie with a moist component like ice-cream or sauce really does it for me. The boxed brownie mix, cool whip and instant pudding mix that mom used aren’t the healthiest ingredients, so here is my healthier (and just as rich and delicious) version! Bonus points for it being organic,vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and full of super foods like chia, blueberries, raspberries, extra virgin coconut oil,Ā dark chocolate. It is almost refined sugar free too, using dates and coconut palm sugar for the base layers and just a tiny bit of powdered evaporated cane juice in the whipped cream.

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