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Fun Summer Activities for Tweens

Running out of ideas of what to do as the mercury is still running high? Here is a quick list of new ideas.- Make jewelry- Interview your family for a ‘podcast’- Learn some new braids and practice with your friends (lots of ideas on Pinterest)- Design your own Mona Lisa panel to update your handbag, iPad sleeve [...]

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5 Ways to Accessorize your School Uniform for Spring 2014

I live in a town with three private schools and all wear uniforms so I’m very familiar with the conveniences and struggles of the uniform. Now the school uniform is a classic look (just ask Britney) but it is hard to maintain your individuality when you look is so, well, uniform. I’ve put together the [...]

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Top Holiday Gifts for Tween Girls

The season is upon us! In case you are stumped for ideas of what to get a fickle tween, I’ve put together a list for you!1) Girls love magazines and they will love a magazine that is written just for them. Here are a few options:- BYou Magazine: Their focus is to help “build self-esteem [...]

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Girls Fall Trends for 2013

The children’s trends this fall are so much fun! Think color, contrast and fun textures.The overall trends can be described as Prep School Chic or Geek Chic; active wear for girls and avoid being ‘matchy matchy’.Some key pieces are colored skinny jeans; jeggings and leggings with a fun print; skirts in check, plaid and bold [...]

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5 Favorite Gifts for Tween Girls

During the summer, the last thing we want to do is head to a mall to find the perfect gift for a hard-to-shop-for teen girl. I am hoping this list will keep you out of the mall and having fun outside instead.1) From Social Print shop you can order a poster print of all of [...]

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Top 8 Things Teen Girls Need to Have for Back-to-School

It’s Back-to-school time! The leaves on the trees will be changing color soon and what a perfect example of how we live today. These days it’s all about choice and transition. And now our choice doesn’t even have to last an entire day. More and more companies are designing products that can easily and quickly [...]

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Top 5 Family Vacation Spots in the USA

With our Independence Day celebration tomorrow, I was inspired to highlight some family friendly vacay spots across our diverse and amazing country.1) Southern California (our home) gets ranked pretty high because of the sheer number of things to do AND the beautiful beaches AND the fantastic weather. If you have enough time, hit Los Angeles, [...]

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Party hard-y with tips from Flying Buttress Girls' Bags

Who doesn’t love a fun party? However, throwing a party can be pretty stressful. I have recently discovered that Pinterest takes away A LOT of that stress. I have been gathering some ideas on my Pinterest board for the last few months and here are a few of my favorite ideas:- Pamper party: what girl [...]

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The 5 Best Accessories for Prom

It’s prom season!! It seems like just yesterday I was getting my hair done and thinking about my cute date….ahhh, memories. Anyway, back to 2013. I am always the person that has the perfect dress picked out months ahead only to realize the day before that I haven’t even thought about how to accessorize my [...]

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Children’s Spring 2013 Trend Recap – Part Deux

Welcome to Part 2 of my Spring Children’s Trend Report (you can read part 1 of our Children’s Trend Report here). There are tons of cute clothes and accessories for your tween daughter out there! Writing this has me itching to go on a shopping spree so consider yourselves warned.Stripes - I’m definitely enjoying the [...]

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