Brooks’ First Kids Yoga Class!

A few weeks ago, we brought our old Wii back from the dead of our basement. It has been collecting dust down there for a loong time – it’s the original Wii that’s probably 10 years old – I thought it would be fun to bust out and see if Brooks could figure it out and play with it.

Ha!  The kid had the thing mastered in 10 minutes.

Maybe less.

So Brooks now has a slight obsession with Wii Fit and Wii Sports. I’m not quite sure how I feel about it – on the one end, it’s good for coordination and he’s at least moving around playing the games. On the other end, it’s more screen time – something Brooks isn’t lacking these days. BUT we keep busy in the mornings and afternoons out and about most days. So when he has a little down time while Graham naps so I can get a thing or two done, it’s not the worst thing in the world – right? Right?!

I found that surprisingly with the Wii Fit, he loved doing the yoga! He enjoyed mimicking the poses and movements along with the instructor on the screen. It was all sorts of cute – so that got the wheels in my head turning to try out a kids yoga class  in our neighborhood to see if he liked the real thing! Ha!

But before I get into Brooks’ class I have to share my kids yoga outfit. Obviously, I had to look cute for yoga, too – right?

Outfit Details: Leggings / Bralette / Top / Boots

Seriously ladies, you need this Bralette in your life! So comfortable and cute – only $20 and I’ve seen it on sale for less! I love the floral detail.

Ok, so back to kids yoga!

The class description for where we were for class was as follows: Please join us for our Kids and Toddler yoga classes focused on playful movement and imagination through games, music and storytelling. We will introduce the basic foundations of meditation and breath as tools to focus and relax.

Sounds simple enough, right?

Brooks LOVED it.

From playing yoga on Wii Fit a few times, he was immediately engaged in the class, following along with the teacher and familiar with the moves.
For the first class, I brought Graham with me because it was the only day and time that worked for class and I had both littles solo.

Graham sat on the little block watching the teacher, looking all cute for about 5 seconds, then he ran around the room for 45 minutes while big bro took class.

Side Note: How cute are these two pictures of Brooks doing his yoga flow and Graham getting his Buddha on. Ha.

Love it.

Graham was more into the blocks than class anyways. And they proved to be a nice little form of entertainment for the younger littles in class. This class was for walkers up to age 4, so there was a wide variety of littles. This age group was good for me because I was able to bring both boys together!

I think my favorite part of class was watching Brooks try to meditate at the end of class. Getting a 3 year old to close his eyes during an activity is really hard, but also really sweet.

Love my little yogis.

All in all it was a fun class – especially for Brooks. We’ve actually been back again since, this time without Graham and Brooks still had a great time. I love this age because he can do so much and it’s so much fun trying out new things together.

Plus it’s fun to have another yogi in the house AND it’s a nice little reminder of something fun and athletic we can do together, to keep moving on a rainy day!

Do you have a little that does Yoga?

I’d love to hear what age he/she started and what they think!

And don’t forget to enter my TOBI Giveaway! $75 Store Credit to shop some amazing Spring looks is up for grabs!

Outfit Details: Leggings / Bralette / Top / Boots

Spring is in the Air, a Floral Look + TOBI Giveaway

Spring is in the Air! Can you feel it?

I don’t know what it is, but I could really sense it this weekend. I could seriously smell the spring scent, does that sound a little crazy? Maybe, but it’s true! It was a little chilly in Philly {#rhymes} but it was definitely more mild than it has been and there is that whole spring-like air about the days now.

Spring is JUST around the corner and I am SO ready for it!

Outfit Details: Dress c/o | Denim Jacket {similar} | Covet Bag | Block Heels {on sale!}| Hammered Hoops | Dark Pink LipSense 

Photo Credit: Ashley Ringelberg Photography

And I’m pretty sure nothing gets me more in the mood for spring than some gorgeous floral prints in my wardrobe. Not sure what it is about the navy, pops of pink and a hint of green – with a flower of sorts – that gets me all exited.

I’ve always been a fan of floral – and it’s all sorts of trendy now so I’m finding amazing clothing pieces with my beloved floral all over the place. I love it.

I enjoy the floral print the most when I can mute it a bit with more neutral pieces around it. Like a classic denim jacket + a gorgeous leather bag. Pieces that never go out of style, or out of season really.

Fun Fact: I’ve had this jean jacket since high school {whhaaattt??} and I pretty much wear it on the regular {as you can tell on Instagram}. Yes, that’s a long time ago and it’s still going strong! Invest in a good one ladies and it will last!

And can we talk about this shift dress for a second? I love the adjustable shoulder straps which add a cute little bow feature to the look.

And the low back silhouette is perfect for spring + summer date nights.

Did I mention it’s under $20?!

The tie straps on the shift dress make it the perfect piece to transition from the seasons. It’s so cute alone, with a denim jacket or I even plan to wear it with the ties up high, to raise the dress and wear it as a tunic over leggings or skinny jeans and a chunky sweater with boots for the fall. Belted would be awesome too!

Cute right?

I’m really into pieces that are versatile, able to be changed up a bit, things you can make your own as the seasons change and still be comfortable in something you love.


And guess what? As a little treat – my friends at TOBI are giving away one lucky And Her Little Dog Too reader a piece of your choosing from their current collection {up to $75!} So if you are looking to spruce up your spring + summer wardrobe, now is a good time!

To enter to win, check out the Rafflecopter below. To be entered you must like my And Her Little Dog Too Facebook Page +follow me on Instagram.

Bonus Points for tagging your friends on FB or Insta to enter too!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And be sure to leave a comment letting me know what TOBI piece is your favorite that you would pick if you win {up to $75!}

Not a bad way to start a Monday if you ask me – Enjoy your week, friends!

Photo Credit: Ashley Ringelberg Photography

Friday Favorites: Statement Sleeves Under $50

It’s Friday! We made it!
I’ve got another fun weekend on the horizon, and I hope you do too! Stella + Dot Trunk Shows, date night, hanging with friends, a visit to the Easter bunny – it’s gonna be a fun ‘lil weekend. I hope it doesn’t go by too quick!
 I’m also excited because we are doing a spring family photoshoot in a few weeks, and obviously I’m already outfit planning. I am sort of really loving all the fun statement sleeves out there at the moment – I’m thinking about working that into my wardrobe and it might be cute for our photos, right? Clearly, I need a new outfit because #rules -the boys are getting new clothes, so it only seems fair. You got to keep it fair, ladies.
SO! Here are some of my favorite statement sleeve picks at the moment, and they are all under $50 so that’s pretty sweet. I was going to just tell you my top two favorites, but looking at them all again, I really love them all. Plus they all look so comfortable! Going to have to try a few of these one for research!
Check out my picks and let me know what you think!

one / two / three / four / five / six / seven / eight 

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Are you a fan of the statement sleeve trend?

Yes, No, Maybe So?

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International {Fried Chicken +} Waffles Day

I interrupt your regular programing for this very important announcement: This Saturday, March 25th is…

International Waffle Day!

I don’t know about you, but I love when important things like waffles can be celebrated. I enjoy it even more when I get invited to try out some new menu items in honor of the celebrated holiday!

Waffles for everyone!

My family and I were invited over to the Grand Lux Cafe last week to try out some of their new brunch menu items. I was pretty pumped to get dressed up for a family brunch. Even more excited to bust out this top with these boots!

Totally a brunch-friendly, look – right?

Outfit Details: Top / Jeans / Over the Knee Boots / Quill Drop Earrings

I had been to Grand Lux Cafe once before, but this was my first time with the littles. I was excited when we sat down and they were immediately given a little craft toy to play with – Wikki Stix! Brooks was entertained by these things the whole meal, and we still have them! So nice for a restaurant to change it up from the classic favorite of a coloring sheet {which is always awesome too!}

Brooks requested pancakes for breakfast so the littles split a short stack, which was very large. He was pretty much in heaven.

While the littles enjoyed their meal I enjoyed a Sparkling Spanish Rose. What’s brunch without a cocktail, right?

Prosecco, Sangria + Strawberries, yum.

It tasted like I should be on a beach vacation.

Cheers to that!

Next up, the hubs put me in charge of our order. I went with my go-to brunch favorite – Huevos Rancheros – Crispy Corn Tortillas Topped with Black Beans, Sauteed Peppers and Onions, Fried Eggs, Cheddar Cheese and our Spicy Ranchero Sauce.

Serious yum. It’s my favorite. Would probably have this for every meal, every day if I could. Love it.

And because we were celebrating International Waffle Day { a little early}, we just HAD to try out the Fried Chicken and Waffles – Topped with Crispy Fried Chicken Strips and Pecans Served With Maple-Butter Sauce.

Graham was instantly a fan.

The last time I had chicken and waffles was when I was on the Destination DC trip. I loved it then and I loved it now!

Sweet, savory and delicious. This dish always surprises me by how tasty it is, even though I know how much I love it. If you have never had chicken + waffles, be sure to add it to your to-do list!

After that we were all pretty full and the kids were ready to wrap up the meal and I was stuffed! So much yummy food!


Thanks so much to Grand Lux Cafe in Cherry Hill for having us, it was tasty + delicious! If you live near by a Grand Lux Cafe, be sure to try out their weekend brunch menu {especially the Fried Chicken & Waffles!} Remember International Waffle Day is coming up on this Saturday March 25th so be sure to celebrate!

What’s your favorite brunch order?

I’d love to hear it! 


And did I mention these boots are on super sale? Treat ‘yo self – you can thank me later!

Outfit DetailsTop / Jeans / Over the Knee Boots / Quill Drop Earrings

2017 Philadelphia Flower Show – Holland, Flowering the World

Last week I got to enjoy a super special mama’s morning out – to the Philadelphia Flower Show! Brooks was in school, my parents came down to the city to look after Graham + my neighbor, Kelly + I snuck away from the littles for a day among the blooms!

For a little fun, check out my recaps from previous Flower show visits: 2016 Flower Show – Explore National Parks / 2013 Flower Show  – Brilliant! / 2012 Flower Show – Hawaii

If you aren’t from the Philadelphia area, the Flower Show is a pretty big deal around these parts. It takes over the Convention Center in Philadelphia for a week or so and it showcases flowers in beautiful unique ways.

Hundreds of flowers hanging from the ceiling?

Sure, why not.

Each year, there is a different theme that corresponds with the actual Flower Show. In years past they have done National Parks, London, Hawaii and more! It’s always so unique and getting to experience different parts of the world via floral decor is really fun.

This year’s theme was Holland and the designers did an incredible job transporting each Flower Show visitor straight to the Netherlands! 

Tulips everywhere, bikes to highlight the beautiful cycling paths, windmills and more! I especially love the bridges over water!

I think it’s pretty clear that no mater how many pictures I took, nothing would really be the same as actually being there – smelling the flowers, listening to the music, enjoying the crowds. But I thought it was worth it to share a little bit of my Flower Show experience with you, because it was an absolute blast and I love being able to look back at previous years shows! 

And because you KNOW I couldn’t go to the Flower Show and NOT wear floral {#rules}

Outfit Details: Jacket {similar} / Floral Top / Sloane Bag

Here are some more of my favorite snaps from this year’s Flower Show.

I’d love to know if you went and what you thought! And if you aren’t local, do they do anything like this in your area? Please share! 
And a special thanks to my friends at FTD for hooking me up with tickets to this year’s Flower Show! I’m so excited I was able to go {especially baby-free! #momwin} and enjoy all the Flower Show with my friend! We had an absolute blast and can’t wait for “Wonders of Water” in 2018!

Casual Monday + First Day of Spring

Happy First Day of Spring!

I have to say, it’s turned out to be a lovely day in Philadelphia. Sure, we still have some mounds of snow on the ground and I totally slipped on some ice while out for a walk this morning, but now it’s almost 50* outside, and when you are standing in the sunshine, you can feel Spring {and Summer! } on the horizon!

Outfit Details: Denim Jacket {similar + on sale!}/ Sunglasses / Top / Leggings {similar + under $10}/ Shoes 

If you follow me on Instagram, you will know that we had a crazy weekend. A little impromptu weekend away to check out the grand opening of a new waterpark resort, NBD…Actually, it was a super big deal, so much fun and I can’t wait to share more with you about our weekend away!

More on that later, but today I wanted to share with you my casual Monday look + celebrate for a moment that spring has sprung and warmer weather is on the way! Crossing my fingers it’s about time to pack up the winter jackets and snow boots. I’m over them and am totally ready to bust out my spring wardrobe {and add to it!}

 I am a HUGE fan of spring + fall – not sure which one I like better, probably whichever is sooner. Sure, summer is awesome – but now as a mom with a little in school a few days a week, I’m interested to see how the summer months go when he doesn’t have that consistency of class with his teacher! Need to start planning out those summer activities ASAP to keep the littles busy.

I just love the spring + fall months before it gets way too hot or way too cold. The in-between weather is juuuuuust right for me. Don’t need a jacket or aren’t sweating the second you step foot outside. A little warm, but at the same time, a little cool. That’s my favorite. Usually the spring + fall months go by wayyyyy to fast, so I’m hoping this season, they will stick around for a little while so we can enjoy it!

So this casual Monday is all about regrouping after a crazy + eventful weekend, mapping out the week and crossing my finger for Spring to get here sooner than later, so we can all enjoy it for a bit!

Happy Monday folks, lets go get after this week!

The Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience

So a few weeks ago, Charles and I had a night out to go see the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience in Philadelphia. This was Charles’ big Christmas present that I got his this year – I don’t know about you, but the men in my life {minus the littles} are so hard to shop for! So instead of buying another sweater he doesn’t need and won’t really care about, I love to treat the hubs to fun nights out! 

When I first found out that Game of Thrones was putting together a traveling concert that would be coming to Philadelphia for one night only, obviously I knew I had to be in attendance. The hubs and I are both huge fans, we’ve seen all the episodes in the series, Charles has even read all the books!

Behold, the actual Game of Thrones, Iron Throne!

{insert me geeking out, here>

So what is the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience, you might ask. I know I did – Charles did too. 

It’s a night of Game of Thrones that features Ramin Djawadi, who responsible for the score in the theme song. If you are familiar with GOT, it’s the opening song, very powerful.

Ramin Djawadi was there performing on various instruments, along with a full orchestra and other main instrumentalists that play key musical parts in the Game of Thrones sound. He chatted between various songs with us, sharing insight and information about the music and the show.

If you aren’t a Thrones fan, I’m sure you’ve stopped reading by now, or have no idea what I’m talking about, but the concert took you on a story through the various houses and key moments in the series, leading with the music, but also sharing the seasons {winter is coming} of the show. Large moving screens played parts of the show sequences to go along with the music.

And you can bet there was fire!

When I booked the tickets, I really didn’t know what I was signing us up for but I knew that a night out can take a lot of planning and effort sometimes, in terms of childcare – ha, so I wanted to make sure we had good seats. I scored us floor seats – up close and personal with Ramin + the other musicians, and they were awesome.
#thisclose to the stage! Boom!

And along with the great seats, we got to be in on the action. We got to see the beautiful costumes representing the Wildlings, White Walkers, the Red Woman and inspiration behind the High Sparrow {#nerdalert}The different music that has been created for the various cast of characters for the show really set different tones and it was so amazing to be able to hear it by the original composer with an actual orchestra behind him.

Really beautiful stuff.

And I was trying to do research online to find out this soloists’ name, but came up short. She was incredible!

Here’s the set list I was able to dig up online:

  1. Main Title
  2. (Unknown)
  3. Goodbye Brother
  4. What Is Dead May Never Die
  5. The Rains of Castamere
  6. Reign
  7. Dracarys
  8. Son of the Harpy
  9. Mhysa
  10. Needle
  11. Light of the Seven
  12. The Winds of Winter
  13. The Bear and the Maiden Fair

It was a great night and I’m glad I was able to snap some pictures to share the night with you! If you are a fan and it’s coming to a venue near you, be sure to check it out, totally worth it!

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