Organization is one of those things that can just drastically alter my mood. When everything is organized, life is so good. When it is not, I feel like my life is in shambles! True story. With two kids in school, Walt starting to play sports, three pups, and a husband, our schedules are starting to get hectic and someone always has somewhere they need to be. Having this handy dandy START planner has literally made tackling the to-do list so much easier and made my life happier! I can keep up with all of our lives in this one tiny planner. THANK YOU START planner!
It’s hard for me to even comprehend that my once teenie tiny baby is now a FOUR-year-old. The past three years we have thrown a blowout party for him at our house. This year I decided we would try to do it somewhere else to try and remove some of the stress that comes along with planning a party at home. We went and checked out the Gulf Coast Exploreum in downtown Mobile, and immediately knew that is where we wanted to have the party. The staff is so kind, attentive (they setup and take down all of the decor), and they are very reasonably priced. They also provide a cake if you choose, but we decided to go with our friends at Flour Girls Bakery.
When it comes to raising babies, there are several items you just have to have in BULK! Diapers, wipes, and puffs were some of the staples around our house. When it came to purchasing these necessities, I always attempt to find the largest supply at the best price I can. Without memberships to any of the warehouse wholesale “clubs,” we would usually buy from a brick and mortar or online retailer that might not be offering the best value. My life has officially changed for the better now that I know about Boxed.
Dressing my babies is one of my FAVORITE things to do. I literally shop for them more than I shop for myself. Most of the time, they are even dressed better than I am, haha. I end up spending so much money every season, especially on Oliver, because he is growing so quickly. I try to refrain myself from buying them so much, but yall know how it is when all those shops release their new lines. It’s just so hard to not buy! When I found Darling Duck I was SO relieved, and I know Davis was too. Darling Duck is an online monthly subscription where you can borrow affordable outfits and then swap them out whenever you want!
Darling Duck is a monthly subscription-based service that sends you what you need based on the number of outfits you select for your babies. They ship you the clothes and you keep them as long as your baby can wear them. You can send anything back at any time. A return bag, as well as a priority prepaid label, is sent with your order so returns are very easy. Darling Duck offers two bundles: the Mini Bundle provides access to 3 outfits and is ideal for supplementing your baby’s wardrobe, while the Essential Bundle provides access to 6 outfits and can serve most of your baby’s clothing needs. Darling Duck offers boutique quality clothes from 0-24 months, with many top brands including MilkBarn, Finn and Emma, Angel Dear, Spendid, and Toobydoo. Everything we have gotten so far has been really cute and great for play days! You can send back one item or everything from your order as often as you want, so if you get something that isn’t quite your style, it’s no problem! Darling Duck also accepts clothes back in any condition, which is amazing because my boys most certainly know how to make a mess of their clothes no matter how hard I try to prevent it! Another great thing about Darling Duck is that they will let you purchase any outfits you receive that you fall in love with for 60% off retail price. It’s an all-around great resource for keeping your kid’s closets updated without breaking the bank. Darling Duck offers a one-month free trial so you can try it out and cancel it without being charged if it just isn’t for you! I’m so glad that I’ve found out about this company. It’s easy to use, and so much fun getting clothes in the mail!
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.
Baby things, especially newborn things, are super sentimental to me. That newborn stage just goes by WAY too fast. Walt and Oliver’s teenie tiny bodies grew much faster than I could’ve ever imagined. Whenever I hold one of my friends’ newborns, it is just so hard to comprehend that my babies were ever that small. One of the sweetest shops, By Olima, reached out to me about collaborating with their amazing company and I immediately said YES. The wall art she creates is truly the art of your heart.
I’m kinda obsessed with dressing my babies. I swear, I put more time into getting them ready on a daily basis than I do myself. That’s okay though because #momlife. Something that drives me crazy is getting them all dressed up for dinner, sitting them at a table at some nice restaurant, and then having to put some obnoxious bib on them. THE TORTURE. It seriously irked me for all of Walt’s bib wearing days. Lucky for Oliver, I’ve found a company that has fixed my problem!
Being organized is something that is key to my happiness and helps keep my stress level down. If I feel like I’m unorganized or my house gets unorganized, it sometimes makes me feel like somehow my whole life is a wreck. I feel that way about travel too. I like for all of my things to be in a certain place when I pack, and I really like being able to have items stored in their own pockets. Everything just thrown into one bag drives me crazy! When I first put my hands on the Lo and Sons O.G. Bag, I instantly fell in love.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still going on through August 6th! Prices go back up on all of their heavily discounted items on August 7th. I’ve had quite a few DMs on Instagram asking about the shoes I was wearing in my previous blog post, so for this post I’ll link all of them with the prices of each!