Last week, we added a new member to our family, and she has quickly become Walt’s new obsession. Everyone meet, “Snacky Horse,” Walt’s new bestie. Snacky Horse is a 6V Plush Ride-On Horse made by Dynacraft. It is one of the cutest, most unique ride-on toys I’ve ever seen.
It’s no secret that I LOVE for my house to be white, bright, and clean! One of my most frequently asked questions is how do I keep my house clean with it being so white. Cleaning for me is therapeutic so I do it daily while listening to my music, and that helps a lot. We have taught Walt and Oliver to eat in the kitchen, so I don’t have to worry about their sticky hands all over our sofa. However, I do have to worry about our rugs and the beating they take from our drooly baby, dirty shoed toddler, messy hubby, two tiny dogs, and the walking dirt and hair factory that is our lovable golden retriever, Nala. We live in one of the rainiest cities in the United States, so our dogs end up with muddy paws from the wet ground on a regular basis. Nala LOVES to play in the rain, but once she’s ready to come inside it’s usually a battle to keep her off of our rugs. She almost always gets a paw print or two on our rug by our backdoor. My cure for that: the Hoover Power Scrub Elite Pet Plus Upright Carpet Cleaner.
You know when you get into the car to leave a vacation and you just have an overall sense of sadness? We’ve got major vacation blues in our house right now. This past Mother’s Day weekend we spent it at the beach with all of our best friends and their babies. We had the best time! Ten adults, two kids, three toddlers and three babies all under one roof. The ultimate friendcation! We stayed in the Seagrove Beach area of 30A, a few miles East of Seaside. It was BEAUTIFUL!!
I have had a TON of questions about my blog. Not just about how I created it, but why I created it as well. I decided to write a post to explain a few things.
Taking this blogging journey was scary, to say the least, but so worth it. Being a stay at home mama is seriously something that I’m so passionate about. I truly feel blessed that Davis works as hard as he does for us to be able to do that. I know being a stay at home mom isn’t for everyone, but for me, it’s a dream come true. Being a mommy is my passion. My life revolves around my kids and I live every day for them and Davis. With that being said, a stay at home mama is, at times, also a very lonely job. Having no adult contact some days can drive me crazy. Thankfully Walt is starting to have full conversations so I can give the birds a rest (JK). My goal with this blog is to inspire other mamas to see the fun side of mom life. I love being inspired by other mamas through social media, and I hope that I can inspire people as well.
Bathing suit season is just around the corner (or already here where I live), but I just can’t help myself when Easter rolls around and those delicious Reese’s peanut butter eggs come out. I truly have an addiction to them! When we pass the display at Target that ALWAYS has bags of Reese’s in it, Walt likes to yell out as loud as he can “there’s mommy’s snack”. Haha, embarrassing. I know. Instead of buying a (giant) pack this year, I decided to try to make some myself. These turned out so good. I mean seriously… they are SO good! I already had every ingredient I needed for the recipe at home except for one, so it was super easy! They also take very little prep work time, which is a big win for busy mamas like me.
I’ve had our DockATot for about a month now, and I’m growing to love it more each day. We have the Deluxe+ in Pristine White. This DockATot is the stage one dock meant for ages 0-8 months. It’s truly so perfect for babies. Oliver is completely protected in it and I feel safe leaving the room for a minute while he’s in it, which hasn’t been the case with some other products I’ve tried. It’s lightweight, and it has a handle on the end which makes porting it around the house easy (always a plus when carrying a baby). The cover zips on and off and it is machine washable.
I started thinking about Walt’s first birthday party before he was even born. When we were in Africa we decided we were ready to become parents. We had such a peace about it and knew the time was right. So, what better theme for a first birthday party than a Safari? Of course, I went straight to Pinterest for some inspiration. I found a bunch of great DIY ideas for his party!
We decided to tackle potty training Walt when Ollie was a month old. Most people thought we were crazy. Honestly, I thought we were too! It was a L O N G hard week, but once he got it, he got it. We used this blog post a friend of ours told us about The Two-Day Method of Potty Training as a guideline. We settled on a weekend when we didn’t have anything scheduled and we went for it.