a little swimsuit surgery + disneyland + a little spring reading.

Hey guys!

Sorry I’ve been so scarce around here, but I’ve been CRAZY busy. This past week Fern was sick and then over the weekend I helped give styling tips at a blogger meet-up and since then I’ve been packing and prepping for our trip to L.A. this week as well as scheduling out a zillion blog posts because I am in serious need of a digital break. Blogging for Disney Baby, Babble Toddler, Babble Beauty AND sometimes here (when I finally get around to it – sorry!) means that I spend far too many hours in front of a computer screen, so I’ve been planning ahead to make sure I get all my posts done ahead of time so I can just relax.

The reason I will be heading to L.A. is for a work thing with Disney and my sweet mama was so gracious to offer to come along and hang out with Fern while I work. When I’m done though, we’ll be staying a few extra days to visit family and take Fern to Disneyland for the first time! I’m super excited about it – and although I realize she won’t remember the trip, she’ll still enjoy it…all the bright colors and sounds and characters…I’m excited to see how she reacts!

Anyway…this means I’m taking a little break here for the week, but before I go I wanted to share the little swimsuit surgery my friend Echo and I performed on Fern’s swimsuit for our trip as well as share a few links with you…

This is the look I was going for… (I want this swimsuit in grown-up size!)

This was the best suit I could find. I liked the basic premise, but that flower was a bit much…pink or not it looked like the chest piece on the Iron Man costume (as Craig so politely pointed out “Is this a prank?She looks like Lady Iron Man!”). Touche. I actually didn’t mind the flower completely, but I didn’t like the placement – I thought it would’ve been better off to the side or even better yet with no flower at all.

And so, my clever friend Echo¬†helped me perform swimsuit surgery (if you decide to attempt this, check really carefully to see if there will be marks and get an extra set of hands – one set to hold and stretch the fabric and the other set to cut). This was the result. INFINITELY better, don’t you think?

I can’t wait for her to wear it while lounging by the pool…and I can’t wait to tell you all about our trip when we get back! But until then, thanks for understanding my need for a little break (keep up with us over at Instagram while we’re gone because I’ll definitely be “overgramming” – my username is @thelittlethingswedo)

Here’s a few links to some extracurricular reading while I’m away (since I’m not doing so hot on my traffic goals this month…feel free to read up and help a girl out!)

*What’s In Fern’s Carry-On Bag

*Tried and True Ways To Make Flying With a Baby a Little Bit Easier

*40 Baby Names Inspired By Spring

*Beauty in the Kitchen

*Awesome ABC Art

*Real Party Inspiration: A Pink & Gold Birthday Party

*Style Tips For Littles

*7 Days of Style Favorites

*Our New Weekly Tradition



  1. Fern would look good even if she wears just a bag :)

    Have a nice trip and enjoy Disneyland, Lauren. I’m sure Fern will have a blast, even if she won’t remember anything the very next second :)


  2. That swimsuit is too cute! Have a nice trip and enjoy making memories with Fern at Disney!

  3. I am SO jealous! Not only have I always wanted to go to L.A. but I am a huge Disney fan and have never been to Disney Land (only Disney World!)You are living the dream, my friend (at least my dream, anyway!) Have a fun and safe trip, and I can’t wait to see all of the pictures when you return!


  4. Yeah what is up with that flower!? Otherwise that suit is SO cute!

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