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26 July 2013

MY MIRACLES STYLE POST

 Today's style post is dedicated to my little miracles! Today's contributors are DOT DOT SMILE, PINCH of PEACH, RUBY BLUE INC., FRESHLY-PICKED, THE REFINED, MISS J. HANDMADE DESIGNS. Details on how and where to get today's finds linked underneath last picture.
 
Two years ago today is a day we will never forget.  At 17 weeks pregnant my identical twins developed a rare condition called twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome. Only 10% of identical twins develop this rare condition and if not treated the outcome can be devastating.  After learning our options we chose to fly too Los Angeles' Fetal Therapy Hospital where Dr. Ramen Schmait would perform the in-utero laser surgery to try and save our very sick babies and give them the best chance of life.  That morning of surgery was like none other I've experienced before.  With a life altering surgery only minutes away and knowing the facts and devastating realities that could easily be ours. I remember being overcome with calmness and peace. I for the first time in my life had turned my life  and the outcome of what was to be in the hands of my Heavenly Father. I remember praying and asking to send them both to us, that I didn't care how they came or with what problems, that I could handle it. I just wanted both of them.  The surgery on average takes about 42 minutes from start to finish.  Ours only took 11 minutes in and out.  It was truly a miracle.  I had an ultra sound the next morning to check for two heart beats.  That was our first victory with many more obstacles to overcome. 
 
I went into labor at 31 weeks.  Pearl and Perri were born by emergency C-section.  Both were off of there ventilators only hours after they were born.  Both doing very well.  At 7 days old my Pearl developed necrotizing endocolitis (NEK).  Pearl was taken to Primary Children's Medical Center for emergency surgery to remove part of her large intestines.  I now had my twins separated and about 30 minutes apart with Bella in Northern Utah.  Looking back I'm not sure how we survived those 2 months of going back and forth from hospital to hospital.  Pumping every 2-3 hours trying to produce enough milk to feed both babies.  Making sure Bella was okay. A month after Pearlie came home she needed another surgery to reconnect her instestine's.  She had several complications and spent the next three months in and out of Primary Children's Medical Center. Now 20 months old they are doing fantastic! You'd never know they had such a rough start in life.
 
 The valuable lessons and people we met through this experience has changed our lives forever.  I wouldn't changed any of it. 
 
Here are my little peanuts with the best big sister in the world!





 
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c/o the refined / mustard cardigan
old navy / gold mary janes
 
style 3
next direct / grey ruffle tank
target / black leggings
zara / ballet flats
 
 
 
 

21 July 2013

SWEET KIDDOCO

Have you heard of SWEET KIDDOCO? If not you must visit there ETSY shop for adorable and so affordable leggings and head bands for your little ones. Be sure to follow SWEET KIDDOCO on instagram for sneak peeks of there fall line! You can also find SWEET KIDDOCO goods in boutiques around the world!
 
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style 3

style 1
c/o sweet kiddoco / leggings
zara / top
c/o freshly-picked / moccs
ruby blue inc. / headband

style 2
c/o sweet kiddoco / headband
carters / onesie and leggings

style 3
c/o sweet kiddoco / head band
c/o the little spoons / leggings
c/o moccs / freshly-picked
old navy / top

10 July 2013

HELLO APPAREL

Today's contributor: HELLO APPAREL. This was one of the funnest style shoots so far! Our little twin models rocked there HELLO APPAREL tee's and loved the camera. Every little one needs a HELLO tee.  Add a cardigan and little skinny jeans to take you into fall. A huge shout out to JENISO PHOTOGRAPHY for these beautiful images and bringing our vision to life!


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 c/o hello apparel / tanks
c/o freshly picked / moccs
c/o vonbon / knot hats
target / shorts

09 July 2013

VONBON

Today we are featuring VONBON.  Certified organic, using only water-based inks and made in small batches, each pattern is purposefully designed to mix and match and make the style uniquely yours. It was like Christmas when receiving VONBON's box of goods! Bella went nuts over the personalized bag of goodies sent just for her. We LOVE and recommend every single product made by VONBON. Be sure to check them out here, here and here.  We hope you enjoy these images from our style shoot! Have a beautiful day!

* All images taken at the Historical Holmgren Farm.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
H&M / Onesie
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

08 July 2013

THE LITTLE SPOONS & LEMONS & LACE

Happy Monday! We hope you had a fabulous 4th of July weekend! Today we have two of our favorite designers! THE LITTLE SPOONS and LEMONS & LACE. THE LITTLE SPOONS always has darling fabrics that we adore, super comfy and so affordable! LEMONS & LACE has something for everyone, from Mommy to baby! Do you love these adorable rose necklaces just for little ones?! LITTLE LOVELIES JEWELRY has done it again with these rose necklaces that are available in four different colors!


 
 
 
DETAILS
head bands / lemons & lace
leggings / the little spoons
moccasins / freshly picked
blue top / old navy
red & purple top / gap
 
 
 
 
 

01 July 2013

TARGET + H&M

We have found a few darling inexpensive finds at two of our favorite stores that can easily be taken into fall.  Yellow polka top from TARGET is perfect paired with little biker shorts or take it into fall by adding leggings and a cardigan.  Ellie (right) who is ten doesn't always love shopping in the girls' section as much anymore.  We have found that she can fit into an XS in women's at stores like H&M and FOREVER21. We love her button up tunic, add a 3/4 length black tee and layer with a cardigan and necklace or scarf for fall. What summer items do you have in your closet that can take you and your little's into fall my simply adding leggings and a cardigan?!