Luna’s Favorite Etsy Store

Tonight I bring you Aylinka Shop!


I came across Aylinka Shop on Etsy several months ago while searching for a dress for Luna to wear to our friend’s wedding. The dresses from Aylinka are gorgeous, so sweet and perfect for a special occasion. Yuliya, the creator, was kind enough to send me to of her pieces for review and I was blown away when they arrived.

All dressed up for Rosh Hashanah
All dressed up for Rosh Hashanah

The craftsmanship on these clothes is flawless. I have no idea how to crochet so I am super impressed by what Yuliya has done. Both the dress and the skirt I received not only look like incredibly expensive designer clothes, but they feel like it too. They are soft and heavy with high-end material. I could not wait to dress Luna in her new duds.

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I love pairing the girly frilly skirt with basic tanks and tees. It’s fun to dress up and down together. Plus, it’s just fun to dress Luna up while she still lets me.


The beige dress and headband are heavenly. I cannot tell you how many compliments we received on this outfit. Who wouldn’t want to love on this adorable little angel baby?

sporting her Aylinka skirt at  Comic Con with her Mary Poppins tee
sporting her Aylinka skirt at Comic Con with her Mary Poppins tee

I highly recommend the clothing from Aylinka. It’s perfect for weddings, birthdays, parties, holidays…or a day you just want to dress up. AANNNDDDDDD, if you go there now and you this discount code special for my readers: AYLINSHOP10 you will get 10% off!! Woohoo!


When you visit her shop, please be sure and let her know I sent you! Can’t wait to see what you find.



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Because Your Baby Needs to be Spoiled Too

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Peter and I promised ourselves that when we had children we would do our best to not spoil them. We, ourselves, are trying to minimilize and stop buying crap we don’t actually need. I have to say that for the most part, we have done well. We rarely buy Luna toys and we haven’t shopped for ourselves in a very long time (Starbucks not included). We have also been cleaning out all our closets and it feels great! However, there is one teeny tiny little purchasing problem I can’t seem to break…clothes, clothes for Luna.

who could resist this dress??
who could resist this dress??

I love buying new clothes for Luna, and I can’t help myself. It’s totally not my fault that everyone is making the most ridiculously cute baby clothes ever. Have you been on Etsy lately? It is insane and addicting! Before I had Luna, I actually had a conversation with my Mom where I admitted I was afraid of having a baby because I didn’t know if I could be selfless enough. I couldn’t imagine wanting to spend money on someone else, when I like shopping for myself so much. NOW, I am embarrassed to admit how much time I spend searching Zulily, Very Jane and Etsy for new outfits for Luna and Luna only. She always looks like a million bucks and I’m rarely in anything other than workout clothes.


The good news is that I am able to try some new brands, review the products and share them (as well as some giveaways and discounts) with you! Today, I bring you melime!


Melime is inspired by Italian chic and the English countryside. It’s all handmade from high quality fabric and it is so sweet and stylish I could melt.

Luna wore her beige melime dress for our family pictures on the beach
Luna wore her beige melime dress for our family pictures on the beach

I discovered this Etsy shop months ago and have been itching to share it with you. I’ve only waited because I’ve had to wait for that little Luna of mine to grow into her new clothes. They’re just adorable, right?

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Melime’s clothes are extremely well made and there’s only a limited number made, so you won’t see every other baby on the playground sporting a matching outfit.

look at the little white sleeve!
look at the little white sleeve!

ANNDDDD because Vanessa from melime is wonderful she is offering a 20% off coupon code to my readers! Just use the code THANKYOU20 when you check out! Sweet!


Oh, and if you need some ideas on what to purchase, these are my favorite new pieces!

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Happy shopping, and look for many more reviews and giveaways coming soon!

sleeping peacefully in her designer dress
sleeping peacefully in her designer dress



Love you sis!

Yay Me!

I’m going to be an Aunt!!!!! Woohoo!!!!!! I can finally announce to the world that my sister and my brother-in-law are having their first baby and I could not be more excited!

So excited in fact, that I have already purchased four unisex outfits and a stuffed Mickey Mouse for this tiny no-named bean!

I have a problem.

Onesies are just too cute!

I am going to be the greatest Aunt ever! I plan to teach this kid everything fun about life. I will make sure they get to watch every Disney movie, and get to dress up like a princess or a pirate anytime they’re with me. I will take him or her to the best children’s museums, the best parks, and the best toy stores. I just have to convince sister to send the baby on a flight to visit me every few months.

Then, when the kid gets a little older, I’ll take him or her to concerts, to get something pierced, and let them tell me all their secrets that I will promise to never tell. We will go shopping together, see movies together, and probably even dance together. I cannot wait to be the cool fun Aunt.

The only problem is my name.

“Aunt Hilarie” is just too difficult for a baby or even a 3 year old to learn. I need a cute easy name. I could be Tia (Spanish for Aunt), the baby will be half Mexican after all. Then there’s Auntie, nanny, or Tauntie (it’s Cajun). Maybe the kid will come up with something cute all on their own. I just don’t want to be “Aunt Hiwawee” for the first five years.

In all seriousness (not that I was not serious about the first few paragraphs), I hope I am an amazing Aunt who my new niece or nephew will always look up to, call in a crisis, and want to spend lots and lots of time with.  Husband and I are going to have so much fun being and Aunt and Uncle!

Sister, I wish you and bro-in-law the very best. I know you will be amazing parents, and that this child will be so loved! Congratulations, I could not be happier for you!

The excited parents-to-be. This is going to be one cute baby.

Mom and Dad, I’ve always considered myself lucky to have you as parents, but I know you’ll be even greater Grandparents (considering it will be all fun and no discipline).

Can you believe these two will be Grandparents???

Now, you can all look forward to many more posts about baby clothes, baby showers, and decorating baby rooms. I should probably start pinning ideas on Pinterest, I’ve got my work cut out for me! Just kidding,…I’ve been pinning ideas for weeks.


Auntie Nanny Tia