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I am not going to lie-this winter has been getting to me a little. Vowing to stay positive about all this snow, I have decided to think of real reasons to do so. After all we live in the North East so we have to make the best of it…

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Wesleigh is wearing: Sweater sold out but love this one, Boots, Leggings, Necklace, Hat, coat. I am wearing: coat sold out in black but loving the blue!, tights, shoes and hat from here similar here.

Staying Positive in the Cold:

1. Hot coffee on cold mornings: No one wants to drink hot coffee in the heat! O.k. yes, you can have ice coffee, but a hot cup of coffee on a cold morning is glorious. See my coffee post here!

2. Hibernate, eat and not shave: Seriously us gals get to hide indoors, eat, gain weight, not shave etc. during the winter, so take that California! By summer we will be in our bikini’s bathing suits again! We can just jet set to the Caribbean for some Vitamin D if we need to!

3. SPRING! It’s a short lived season here in the North East, but how lovely is it to hear the birds chirping, and the snow melting/dripping off the buildings?! AND in Spring it’s the perfect time to wear rain boots which are charming and you know it!

Am I making you smile yet?

4. Fires in Fireplaces: There is nothing, I said NOTHING like a roaring fire on a cold, and storming winter night. If you live in New England, and you don’t have a fire place, get your self to the nearest charming hotel for brunch, a cocktail, whatever and ENJOY an old fashioned fire in a fireplace.

5. Snow is pretty: Right now it’s muddled with dirt and sand during a brief melty stage, but seriously how peaceful is snow when it’s falling?

6. We get to wear cool sweaters and cute coats: Just think, we would never get a chance to wear those cute tall boots, sweaters, scarfs and overcoats-and all together if we lived in Florida!

7. The summer is so so beautiful here: This cold weather makes us have an appreciation for the summer, and all it’s glory. There is NO way the southern states appreciate EVERY single sunny day.

8. Snow days! OK I will admit that a week of snow days gives me cabin fever+makes me thankful at least one of my kids goes to school every day. However, it’s so nice to stay in bed, have a family breakfast, play games, watch movies etc…

9.  Skiing! Even if you are not a skier, I promise you will have a blast heading up to the mountains with your family and/or friends. Hot cocoa in the lodge, ski tans, cute ski attire, and burning calories while having FUN!

10.The greatest thing about living in the North East is that it’s the best place to live, ever. We have snowy Christmas’s, everyone wants snow during the holidays. We have the most beautiful summers, with the BEST beaches! We have the best schools, food, culture…o.k. now I am bragging-but see it’s not so bad?!

All photo’s by Lisa Elizabeth Images

This location is now covered under 3 feet of snow hehe

onlineclasses

I get super giddy when I discover new online classes!  It’s perfect for moms like me because I can work at my own pace, and around the kids sleeping schedule. Two years ago I took a wonderful class for bloggers called Blogshop (now you can take it online!). I brushed up on my seriously lacking Photoshop skills, and made some new blogger friends.

Most of the time I take classes to fill my brain with blogging tips, and how to write better. Other times I just want to try something new. There is literally a class for everything! Here are my top 5 online classes to try.

ALSO, AMAZINGLY we are offering a discount code for LPP readers who sign up for Nicole’s Classes! 20% off with code LAPETITEPEACH

BEST Online Classes:

1. Nicole’s Classes: I took the photography 101 class which I recommend for anyone who wants to learn digital camera skills. Perfect for bloggers, photographers or anyone looking to take better photos, period.

2. The Blogcademy: If you are a blogger just starting out, haven’t started yet, or have been blogging for years, you MUST take this class. I won’t say anything more-just trust me! The headmistresses are seriously so knowledgeable about every aspect of blogging.

3. A Beautiful Mess: I took the “blog life” class for fun, but it turned out to be super informative. You get to see how these girls took their blog from the ground, to a million dollar business. They also offer creative classes.

4. Blogshop: I mentioned above, this was a fantastic way to get to know Photoshop functions as they apply to bloggers. You meet other fabulous bloggers as well!

5. Braid Creative: If you are in the creative industry or you want to be, then you need to take the Braid, Personal Branding Course ASAP! These girls are legit! I love the letters for creatives too-it’s an email a week from owners Tara and Kathleen sharing business advice.

6. Atly: Hand Lettering is an amazing creative class. There are also classes on business and photography!

*Bonus-I haven’t taken a class from Lynda yet, but I have heard great things!

**Bonus-for friends across the pond-Check out The School of Life

 Photo by Cambria Grace

Currently in FASHION

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Staying Positive During the Winter

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The Best Baby Carriers

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How to Care for Baby Clothes

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Ok yes, Wesleigh is getting a little big to “baby wear” but she did say “weeee” the first time I tried this amazing baby wearing coat on from B&ME ! I think she likes it! My only regret, is not getting this coat sooner. It’s SO perfect for little ones on cold New England days.

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If you are trying to look stylish this winter, and baby wear. You should most definitely check out this coat by B&Me. You can wear it while pregnant, with baby, and without baby. Definitely one of my favorite finds!

Baby wearing is one of the most amazing things you can do with, and for your new (or older) baby. When I was pregnant with Luke I did a ton of research on which carriers to buy, and SO much had changed by the time Wesleigh was born. There are different carriers that I think work for different age groups. Here are my favorites below.

For Newborns: For newborn babies I love the Solly Baby wrap. It’s perfect for breast feeding too.

For Babies 6+ Months: The Ergo is a carrier I still use for Wesleigh. She is 24 lbs and I can still wear her in the front without hurting my neck or back.

For Toddlers: The Osprey baby pack is perfect for toddlers, and babies who are 8 months and up. The perfect hiking pack!

The Details: B&Me coat, Ergo 360 carrier, Anthropologie head wraps, Zuzii shoes, and AG jeans (on sale!) and Photography by Lisa from Lisa Elizabeth Images