10/31/12

Halloween Stories by Hanes

Hanes just wanted to say hello to you all and to have a Happy Halloween!! 
He tried to tell a little story but I guess he will finish it next time!


xoxo Cara & Hanes


Happy Halloween

So Halloween is definitely one of my favorite holidays and I can't wait to take Hanes trick or treating tonight for the first time!  I'm sure it will get old fast and he will want to crawl all over anything he can possibly get to, but it's worth a try isn't it!?  We decided to be Flynn Rider, Pascal and Rapunzel for our party Saturday night!  I thought it worked pretty well for us and I loved seeing Hanes in the full lizard costume haha My friends had some pretty bomb costumes so I though I would share them with all of you in case your were trying to come up with something last minute which we usually are! Can't wait to see the outcome of all your fabulous costumes! Happy Halloween!!!




10/30/12

Neutrals aren't so neutral

Hanes had his year shots today and lets just say he was not a happy camper.  He knew exactly what was going on when those mean needles came towards him.  He had this angry little yell at the doctor for the next 5 minutes.  He was determined to let him know that he was ticked!  His doctor was going to know how he felt about him haha 
Onto these pics....Hanes is really into leaves lately so anytime he gets a change to play in them, trust me he does.  He has to show momma every single one before he throws it.  They are really cool ya know! Oh yeah, we are also in the trying to walk phase.  It's a tough task for this giant, it usually turns into a face dive for mom rather than a step.  Those big feet are hard to pic up sometimes! 
sweater: Express (old) similar here 
vest: Forever21
bracelet: c/o Apple of my Eye Jewelry
necklace: c/o Apple of my Eye Jewelry 

Hanes' outfit: 
sweater: H&M
leggings: walmart similar here
shoes: Old Navy

10/29/12

Hanes is 1 +(brickyard buffalo giveaway winner)

It was quite the weekend in the VB household!  This little guy had his 1 year birthday and man is he loved!  We had a monster party which was pretty fitting for this guy and I could tell he loved every minute of the craziness.  Hanes is an attention bug and can't get enough of it....good thing we have some loving friends and fam to take care of his needs!  
On the party side of the day let's just say I should not have tried to make everything on my own for the party haha Next year I may consider getting the cake made instead of slaving over these monster cupcakes and cake on my own the night before the party! My fingers were stained purple all weekend!  I am definitely not a crafter but I sure gave it my all with all these little monster things!  The funniest thing about the whole day is who cares about all the silliness and cake and crafts and whatnot, the most important part was spending the entire day with my bug and having him yell mommy across the room to give me kisses.  I just cant get enough of those open mouth slobbery kisses!
I had so many different emotions going on the entire day! I was so excited to see my baby boy turning 1, but so sad at the same time!  I have said it time and time again but time goes by way to fast and I am definitely going to cherish this year of being 1! 
I love you Hanes Brody Van Brocklin! 
(p.s sorry for the picture overload)  

(to see if you won the Brickyard Buffalo giveaway go here)



10/26/12

Bikes & Skulls

I got in the Halloween mode yesterday with my skull scarf from Karisma Boutique!  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I can't wait for all the fun festivities! I have a busy but fun weekend with Hanes' birthday party, and our yearly Halloween party.  We were still trying to figure out our Halloween costumes today so hopefully it turns out ok! I can't wait to see everyones fun ideas! Happy Halloween weekend everyone!!
p.s. make sure to check out my feature on My Chic Bump!! Her blog is so adorable and you will be instantly hooked! 
scarf: c/o Karisma
sweater: Gap similar here and here
shoes: Steve Madden
beanie: Target similar here and here
bracelet: c/o The Way We Are
bracelet: c/o Holly Lauren
Hanes' Outfit
sweater: Old Navy (sold out online)
pants: H&M
shoes: Ross


10/25/12

Stud and I

This little stud right here will be 1 on Sunday! I just wish there was someway I could freeze time!  I am so so excited for his birthday but I am have a hard time knowing that my baby is turning 1.  I don't know if it's just because he is my first or if I'm just being a silly emotional mom but dang this is hard!  It seems like just yesterday that I was in the hospital for hours upon hours waiting for him to come.  That moment was the most amazing moment of my entire life and I can't believe that was almost an entire year ago.  It makes me want to cherish every moment forever.  I love you little guy and am so lucky to be your mama! Happy almost birthday......we celebrate birthday weeks in this household haha
jacket: Forever21 similar here
top: H&M 
pants: TJ Maxx
scarf: Express (old) similar here
hat: Cotton On similar here and here

Hanes' outfit
jacket: Gap Outlet similar here
tshirt: Gap Outlet
pants: H&M
scarf: Zara
shoes: Old Navy

10/24/12

Wafer Ray Bans & Head Wrap Giveaway with Brickyard Buffalo


Ok ladies I have a fabulous new website for you to check out and giveaway for you today, it's a double whammy!  The new website Brickyard Buffalo and me, CaraLoren' are giving you the opportunity today to win a pair of Ray-Ban Original Wayfarers and a head wrap made by yours truly.  
Brickyard Buffalo is a new flash sale website that will be launching soon and you'll definitely want to keep an eye on it.  The ladies behind it are working hard to bring you the most unique and hottest items around at a discounted price.  The quantities are limited and each sale will only last a short time so you will definitely want to snag things while they last.  Also, if any of you are interested in selling your products on Brickyard Buffalo, be sure to contact them at brickyardbuffalo@gmail.com as they are currently accepting vendors.  You can check Brickyard Buffalo out at www.brickyardbuffalo.com. 

Entry Rules:
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1. Become a follower of CaraLoren'
2. Like Brickyard Buffalo on Facebook 

Extra Entries: 
3. Share this giveaway on Facebook
4. Retweet this giveaway 
5. Follow CaraLoren' on BlogLovin
Giveaway ends on Monday Oct. 29th


 blazer: c/o PB&J Boutique
button up: Abercrombie similar here and here
pants: Express similar here
boots: Steve Madden 
chain bracelet: c/o Cheerfully Charmed
watch: New York & Co.
earrings: c/o Bip & Bop
necklace: c/o Bip & Bop, c/o Style Lately 

and the winner is........ 
Brittney Larson
i tweeted this giveaway! @brittneylars

Congrats!!!! email blair@brickyardbuffalo.com to get your Ray Bans and scarf!!!!