Carry-on Essentials for Boys

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Shopping Guide:


Cardigans [1] are a good alternative to heavy jackets and hoodies.  Khakis [2] are lightweight and the Gap carries a variety of colors.  Boys love baseball caps [3] and it will be great for shielding the sun or cold.  So glad there are now v-neck t-shirt options [5] for kids and this one by Ever/After has a cool patch pocket.  Backpacks are easy to carry and Herschel backpacks come in cool styles and colors and this will also work for school.  Tai is really getting into music and chose these headphones by Skull Candy [6] for their colorful pattern.  More tasty good for you snacks from Clift Bar [7] and Odwalla [9], so many different flavors you can’t really get tired of them and they’re both based out of the Bay Area.  A classic sketchbook [10] is great for drawing and writing, I don’t tend to save things, but after the kids have filled up a book, it’s one of the few things I’ll keep as keepsakes.  Slip on Vans [11] in an unexpected color combo.

Carry-on Essentials for Girls

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Shopping Guide:


Comfort for kids is a priority when traveling, so I like to choose clothing made out of soft material.  The fleece wrap cardigan [1] from J.Crew Factory is an easy piece to layer on and the ribbon makes it sweet.  Mia loves leggings and will wear them everyday if she could, stripes serve as a neutral piece in both of our closets and go well with mixing other patterns, Tea Collection [2] makes long lasting pairs.  In case she gets chilly at the airport or on the plane, this infinity scarf by Tucker + Tate will keep her warm and I just love the horse print.  Believe it or not good fitting t-shirts are not easy to find, I recently discovered the label Ever/After [3], which make basics for the whole family  in cool cuts and colors.  Slip on sneakers are no fuss while at the airport and this iconic pair by French label Bensimon [5] will look darling with dresses or pants.  I like this interactive coloring book,  “My Wonderful World of Fashion,” [6] for it’s cute illustrations you can color and it also has fun activities to try.  Girls’ seem to like mini versions of things and these colored pencils [9] are just that and come in a small container.  We try to choose healthy snacks when available, Z Bars [7] and Odwalla juices [10] are favorites in our family.  Kids seem to get excited over having their own headphones [8] and who can resist childhood classic, Hello Kitty.  This ride on suitcase from Melissa & Doug (Steph put me on to them a few years ago) [11] is so fun for kids at the airport, Mia is too big to ride on it now, but she still uses it as her carry on and it holds a special place in her heart.

Summer Essentials for Kids

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Kids Essentials to add to the Summer Kit.  Folded up they pack neatly and take little room.

Rash guards [1 & 6] from J. Crew will protect the kids from the sun and keep them warm for playing in the ocean. Swimsuits [3 & 7] from Target will work for all water occasions. We find baseball caps [4 & 8] are easier to wear for kids than floppy straw hats or fedoras and we like to show love to our home teams.  Our go to for water shoes are cute, stylish, comfy and come in a variety of colors, Saltwater Sandals [2] and Native Shoes [5].

Fluently lived,

Kriselle & Stephanie

Tea Party Time…

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Here are a few essentials our girls’ enjoy playing with during their impromptu tea parties.


vintage tea cups for the “English Tea Party Setting”


cute treats that go with the tea or hot cocoa being served


pretty & colorful craft supplies make creative art projects


little toys to join in as guests for the tea party


fun girly books


Fluently lived,


K, S, & the girls

Tilden Park Little Farm…

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