Monday, August 5, 2019

Amazon Fashion Favorites : Summer Fashion

I pulled together some of my favorite Summer Fashion finds from Amazon.  As a busy mom with a baby in tow, shopping for clothes in store and the luxury of fitting rooms is just about non-existent, so online shopping has become my go-to and these times are just a few of my favorite finds.  The romper I am wearing is actually from another shop, but I found the exact same one online and slightly cheaper! 

*This post is not sponsored or endorsed by Amazon, however every click and purchase through my links helps keep these types of post possible.  

Sunday, August 4, 2019

The Amazon Jumpsuit

I had seen this jumpsuit floating around Amazon ads and had it in my wish list for a little while now.  I recently decided to order it to try it on and it is exactly what it says it is.  This jumpsuit is so comfortable.  It's made with a thicker cotton material making it sturdy but comfortable.  

I was nervous to buy it thinking it wouldn't work with my curves that sit mostly around the waistline, but it fit perfectly and the drawstring waist helps shape the stomach area.  

Also, it's nursing friendly with a button in the chest area to allow for the top to stay closed and easily open for feeding.

It comes in five colors and in a shorts style too.  It's definitely a must-have with a five start rating from me.  

Monday, July 29, 2019

The Nursery - Peel & Stick Wallpaper

It's been a little while since I last posted.  Mainly because our sweet baby girl arrived in a whirl wind (more on that later) and then we trekked a few miles and moved to Las Vegas, NV.  

It's been both challenging and fun decorating and setting up our home in base housing.  I do love a decorating challenge, especially when it comes in the blank canvas of white walls.  Recently, we finished the nursery and although most of it is similar to our set up in our last base housing, we tweaked it a bit with some peel & stick wallpaper.  


Being in base housing means that I can't make permanent changes, so I took a risk and ordered this pattern from Amazon.

The wall paper is incredibly easy to install.  Although it suggests special tools to apply, we only used a baby book to rub the wall paper onto the wall and regular scissors to cut and trim out the pieces.  

We've already started to transition our little one to her room during nap times and being in her room is one of my favorite places to be.    

Monday, March 11, 2019

What's In My Diaper Caddy

With my first two girls, I never had a diaper caddy.  Well, for one reason, I didn't even really think about it, and two, we lived in such tiny places the need was never really there.  But now that we live in a two story, I knew this was a must.  

After visiting my sister in Australia and seeing her survival methods with two kids under two, I saw how amazing a diaper caddy really is.  So I've packed my caddy and prepared a list for you here, in case you need one too!  Because I promise, they are worth it!

1. Diapers and Wipes
I packed the newborn diapers and a pack of water wipes, however I do have a wipe warmer for both upstairs in her nursery and downstairs where the caddy will mainly be.  I truly love the wipe warmer and think its important for my little ones.  There is nothing like a cold shock to a newborn that is so used to warmth.  Many will argue it isn't necessary, and that's fine too.  For me, it's a must.

2. Burp Cloth(s)
I love my Jhen&Co burp cloths.  My sister's littlest had some serious acid reflux and that mean at any given minute she was going to spew/spit up and when she did, it was NEVER in the spot the burp cloth was.  She'd toss her little head and either down my arm or down my shirt it would go.  So I designed these cute, custom oversized burp cloths with that in mind, and I LOVE them!  I also have a stack of extra white burp cloths for those spills and excess clean up.

3. Haakaa Silicone Manual Breast Pump
I mean, brilliant to the one who invented this contraption!  I nursed & pumped with my first two and I always remember filling up that breast pad of the breast not in use.  This manual pump not only lets you release when needed without pulling out the full pump, it also allows you to catch that excess milk instead of filling up a pad just to throw away.  Brilliant, I do say!

4. Diaper Rash Cream & Aquaphor
Pick you favorite, but mine is the Honest Diaper Rash Cream.  

5. Paci & Paci Clip
I love the BIBS USA pacis.  They are super cute and well loved by littles everywhere.  Although those newborns don't really need a clip, I have one just in case, so that I can clip it to myself or my little so they don't keep falling in between feeds and changes.  I have a few extra spares in the caddy as well.

6. Disposable Dirty Diaper Bags
We had the diaper genie with our first two girls, but rarely used it.  So this time, and after my sister's advice, we went with disposable diaper bags for those dirty poopy diapers.  They come in multiple colors and scents, and they are the perfect size for those dirty diapers.  You just toss them in the trash and you don't have to worry about your trash stinking up.  I keep them in my diaper bag too, but I'll share more about my diaper bag contents in another post

7. Hand Sanitizer
This is pretty self-explanatory.  Get your favorite, and I'll probably upgrade to the pump kind soon, but for now, the little travel size works.

8. Play Toy/Teether
Because this thing is super cute and once they start fidgeting a toy or teether is a perfect distractor for those changes.


9. Extra Outfit
Keeping an extra outfit or onesie is an absolute necessity.  Those blow outs or spit ups are destined and having a quick change instead of lugging your nakey baby back to the room to change is a major convenience.  I like to keep plain white onesies, mostly because my hubby loves a little babe in a white onesie, but they are the easy outfits to change in and out of throughout the day.

*This is NOT a paid post in any way.  All of these items are my personal choice and most, if not all, of the items can be found on Amazon.  So happy shopping and baby prep!