Thanks so much to  Yali’s and Yabos Crochet for partnering with me to create this post!! She crocheted these adorable hats for Gio & Gabi– Gio’s is houndstooth & Gabi’s is Rudolph!! HOW CUTE ARE THEY!? She was so sweet to send these to us. I’m obsessed!


I love that they match without being the exact same design. They’re perfect for the holidays & they’ll keep their little noggins warm in this *lovely* Chicago winter that I just *can’t get enough of.* Haha.  (Most of you know I’m from Florida & I hate the cold. “If it’s snowing, I’m not going” amiright? Haha.)

The little bow on Gabi’s Rudolph is such a sweet little detail & I love the splash of gray on Gio’s pom! The hats are obviously handmade & you can contact Carla with custom orders :) She’s unbelievably creative & talented– All the heart eyes for her stuff, you guys!

Now onto today’s adventure. I feel like life is CRAZY & time is flying– I seriously can’t believe Christmas is this weekend! I didn’t want the holidays to pass us by without at least a few photos. So we drove over to a local garden center & I let the kids run around while I snapped some shots. Clearly they were having a good time :)

One of the staff workers encouraged them to hop in “Santa’s REAL sleigh!” They thought it was magical.

So magical that I had to bribe them out with candy canes, haha.



I love this time of year, & these 2 cuties make it that much more special! I’m looking forward to lots of snuggles & hot chocolate the rest of this week while we anticipate the arrival of Christmas Day :) I’m wishing a very happy holiday season to you & yours! Don’t forget to go follow Carla from Yali’s and Yabo’s  on social media, show her some love, & be sure to tell her that I sent you! Thanks for stopping by!


Rudolph Hat | Houndstooth Hat


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