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!
THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE IS OFFICIALLY OPEN TO EVERYONE! Yay! I’m doing a round-up on my favorite tops that I was lucky enough to score with early access. But first I need to start off by giving Davis some mega props. The first night the sale opened for early access, he got up with me at 4am to shop! He made me coffee while I got to work. It was amazing. He got the best husband award for sure! Now, back to the sale. Items go out of stock rather quickly so don’t wait to purchase something that you really want. On the flip side, Nordstrom is constantly restocking items so it’s possible you could still score something you missed out on if you check back later!
Daniel Wellington is one of my favorite new watch companies. Davis and I both received watches from them two weeks ago, and we are already big fans! Their watches are very well made, and their interchangeable strap feature allows you to dress them up or down. My favorite thing about them is how lightweight they are. When I have it on, I forget I’m even wearing a watch. Big clunky jewelry has been a no-go for me since Oliver started going through the stage of wanting to be held all the time, so these are pretty perfect for me!
When I first found out I was pregnant with Walt I was completely overwhelmed when I walked into Babies-R-Us for the first time. TOTAL sensory overload. I had no idea what I was supposed to get, how most things worked, or what I even needed. Thankfully my older sister, Nicole, sent me an email with all of her top baby products that she thought were crucial.
There are so many brands out there that carry similar products, and it is sometimes hard to know what works well and what doesn’t. We visited multiple baby stores, got a hands on testing experience with our choices, then filled out our registries. We then went home and read reviews on the products we had chosen and made some changes. Reading reviews on Amazon and other similar sites absolutely saved us from making some poor decisions!
I decided to make my own list for all of my new mama friends. Here are twenty of my favorite baby products out of the bajillion out there. I use the majority of these products almost every day and they are seriously so helpful! I also added a new “Shop Baby Products” section at the top of my blog for more of my baby + toddler favorite products. Check it out and let me know what you think!
When I decide to get out of my workout clothes and get dressed for the day, I try and do something cute, but comfy at the same time. Does anyone else get dressed in their workout clothes but hardly ever work out? Haha, it’s just the best mom gear! Anyways, when I do dress cute for the day, I like to keep it toddler/baby friendly. Nothing too short, too low-cut, easy to move around in, easy to nurse in, and not skin tight. Maxi dresses just always seem to crush all those check marks. So, today I’m sharing one of my favorites from Gray Monroe. You can shop my entire outfit below!
Oliver is moving into his nursery soon, and I’ve been so nervous about it. We like the comfort of having him in his bassinet right beside our bed and knowing he is doing well. I have that crazy heightened hearing at night time that so many mamas get when one of our babies are in our room. I hear EVERYTHING. A different stroke of him sucking on his paci, a yawn, a sweet little coo, a stretch, I feel like I can even hear when Ollie blinks, haha! I’m saying all of this to say, I know how he is doing every night because I have the luxury of looking at him whenever I want and making sure his little chest is moving up and down. When he moves into his nursery I won’t be able to hear all of these little movements. to know my baby is completely safe. I’ve had so much anxiety about the big move until I got an Owlet Smart Sock 2.