SITC 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

For Babies by Gemma – 

 Bla Bla Doll @ Piccolini //Little Giraffe Owl // Ella Lou Wanderlust City Mat

Andy Wardol Book // Eric Carle Caterpillar // Piccolini Retro Leg Warmers

Aden & Anais Twinkle Holiday Set // Skip Hop Hedgehog Accordion // Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug

For Girls by Siella -

Disney Frozen Toddler Elsa Doll // Honest Fairy Kit // Bracelets

 Eloise Tea Set // Land Of Nod Tent // Pound Puppies Bull Dog

Disney Frozen Elsa Dress // Cra-Z-Art Cra-Z-Sand // Razor Jr. Kuties Unicorn Scooter

For Boys by Ryder -

HESS Truck // TMNT Movie Figure // Transformers Stomp and Chomp Grimlock

Tech 4 Kids WWE Rumble Fists // LEGO Minecraft Playset // Flik Flak

Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack // Star Wars Stormtrooper Action Figure

Popstick Subscription

Fav Holiday Jammies

Polarn O Pyret // PJ Salvage // Hanna Anderson

  JCREW // Goat Milk //  Mini Boden

Skylar Luna // GAP // Amiki Childrenswear

Holiday Dresses 

Old Navy // Duchess and Lion // Pippa and Julie

Two Els // Children’s Place // H&M

Tutu Du Monde // Appaman

For Mamas

Lions In Four Clutch // Maya Brenner Necklace // Tom Ford Sunglasses

 Kenna + Maxi Dress //Sam Edelman Shoes//  Williams and Murray 415 Perfume (use code mommy for disc)

Magnet Smart Phone Lens // Free People Novelty Gloves // Kate Spade Watch

For Dadas

Toms for Target // Outdoor Tech Wireless Bluetooth Headphones // Apple IWatch

Aviator Sunglasses // Herschel Supply Co Wallet // Old Navy Gloves

Philips Norelco Click and Style Shave Toolkit // DVR787HD Video Camera // Lulu Lemon Shift Jacket 

Happy Holidays ~ Brianne


Huge thank you to The Big Toy Book & Time to Play for awesome resources putting together the kids guides.

SITC received some samples for the purpose of these holiday guides. This post contains affiliate links.

Sunday Swoon: Alex and Alexa

I discovered the website Alex and Alexa just before I got pregnant with Ryder. They are the “Net A Porter” of childrens-wear and a global style destination just for kids. They offer over 200 coveted international fashion, sportswear and toy brands, from traditional to cutting-edge. Whenever I was in need of that high-end type outfit for the kiddies, Alex & Alexa was the place I turned to. Having been a long time fan of this site, I cannot tell you how stoked I was when they asked me if they can do a piece on me for their blog! It was such an incredible honor to have a brand I admire so much, have me answer their questions about fashion and family life.

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The kids did a mini photo shoot in one of Alex and Alexa’s coveted designers, Mayoral. I was super impressed with the ultra high quality and luxe details of Mayoral. All of the pieces were child-friendly, yet that did not compromise the chic style.

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To see the complete writeup on Alex and Alexa “Family In Focus with Brianne”..visit HERE.

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What’s your swoon……link up with

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The Staten Island Family // Complicated Mama // Stroller In The City

Lady And The Blog// Mom Generations //Marino Bambinos

Thank you Alex & Alexa for sponsoring this post. 

Family Retreat


Jason’s traveling for work eventually takes a toll on our entire family. The kids miss their Dad, and although they may not express it, some of their mischievous or defiant behaviors are a result of their missing him. As for me, I am usually running on empty, especially when it comes to the early wake… Read more »

Giving Back During The Holidays


This post is sponsored. Thank you for supporting SITC.  Both Jason and I have pretty large extended families, but we make it a point to see everyone during the holiday season, which means, our holiday gifting list runs pretty long. When shopping for our friends and family, I try to find meaningful gifts that I know they… Read more »

Sunday Swoon: Skylar Luna


Although we don’t get much sleep in our house, the one thing I do actually like about bedtime is coordinating my kids pajamas. It’s probably the only time when I have them matchy-matchy and it looks cute. When choosing a brand that my kids will sleep in and most likely be wearing more than their… Read more »

First Christmas


This post is sponsored. Thank you for supporting SITC. I can remember each one of my children’s First Christmas’ like it was yesterday. The holidays are such a special time for our family, especially when one of the kids are experiencing them for the first time. In addition to an inaugural trip to meet St. Nick,… Read more »

Weekend With The Bigs & Penguins


The kids and I were invited on a very special premiere of the newest Madagascar movie, The Penguins of Madagascar, which hits theaters on November 26th, so we headed out to the Bronx Zoo for a weekend adventure. It’s a very rare occasion when I just have my two bigs, Ryder and Siella alone with me for… Read more »

Thanksgiving Prep {& $200 Target Giftcard}


This post is sponsored. Thank you for supporting SITC. As the kids grow older, each year the anticipation for the upcoming holiday seems to start brewing earlier. I remember getting a Halloween catalog in the middle of summer, and the kids choose their costumes immediately. I ended up ordering their costumes by September 1, and I… Read more »