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If you follow @chalkfulloflove on Instagram, you saw alllllll the birthday spam as Emmie turned ONE and is officially no longer a tiny baby! Cue all of the tears. Even though it can be sad watching her grow up so fast, it’s been so fun watching her evolve into a little toddler and seeing her grow, learn, and play!

New stages in life means new toys! When choosing toys for Emmie, I like to keep a couple things in mind. First, I want it to be something practical she can use and even learn from. Second, I try to find toys that aren’t a total eye sore to look at. Ideally, we Mamas would love to keep our kids’ toys in one organized spot, but that’s just not realistic a lot of the time. So for the most part, I try to look for well-designed toys that I don’t mind looking at if they get spread out across the living room from time to time.

Emmie loves playing with things like blocks and baby dolls (anything with a face on it is a big hit for her!), and musical toys. She also loves things she can push around now that she’s walking. I personally have liked investing in things like playhouses and sets because she gets to interact with her own little space and I can see her imagination growing. I’ve gathered all our favorite toys below, and they’re all great options for a one-year old entering into the toddler stage. Check them out and shop using the links below!

  1. Minichari Bag // 2. Maisonette Doll // 3. Baby Block Walker // 4. Mermaid Train Table // 5. Toy Stroller // 6. Baking Set // 7. Musical Llama // 8. Mega Blocks // 9. Snail Ride-On // 10. Wooden Toy Workbench // 11. Palm Springs Playhouse

Does anyone else basically live in dresses all summer? Because we definitely do. Who can be bothered to put on pants in this weather?! Certainly not us in Texas, that’s for sure. Even though there’s not a whole lot of going out and showing off a cute outfit these days, it still feels good to […]

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While 2020 has been…an interesting year so far, we can’t deny that some good things have come out of it. Some of us have turned into world class organizers, bakers, readers, and crafters as a result of a lot of extra time at home. As for me and my husband, we have become quite the […]

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There’s nothing quite like reading a good book by the pool in the summer! And with the extra time at home that a lot of us are still experiencing, it’s a great time to finally get through that stack of books that’s been sitting at your bedside table for too long. We love unplugging from […]

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Tis the season to become a gardener! Who else is working on their green thumb this summer? We can’t get enough of the smell of fresh herbs. Basil, mint, thyme, rosemary…we love it all! We enjoy growing herbs because they’re low maintenance, and you don’t have to have a big yard in order to grow […]

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It’s rosé season and we are here. for. it. We take “rosé all day” very seriously at CFL during these hot Texas summers. Can you picture it? Sipping on a glass of cold, refreshing rosé on a summer night with a nice cheeseboard dinner, or as you’re relaxing by the pool, or in a little […]

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If you follow @chalkfulloflove on Instagram, you know this post has been a long time coming! Our backyard has been undergoing a serious makeover for a while now with the addition of a swimming pool, and much more! This was no small task and we definitely worked very hard for a long time to be […]

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You can always count on CFL for a good gift guide, even for Father’s Day! We decided to put this one out almost a month in advance, because, let’s face it… Dad is hard to shop for! We love a good challenge though. We’ve got something for all the Dads… The Camping Dad, The Mixologist […]

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Even though 2020 has been a very different year so far, the year still seems to be flying by. Can y’all believe Summer is almost here?! We can hardly wait for all the sunshine, tan lines, cookouts, fireworks, and days spent by the pool. For just about every season, we also love to shop Target’s […]

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Anybody else feeling a little anxious these days? We totally get it. Times are still a bit crazy, and even though we’re all spread out with different levels of restrictions and phases of “normalcy”, anxiety is still a struggle for many of us. We could all use a little help! We don’t claim to have […]

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