Monday, July 16, 2018

Amazon Prime Day

Okay, I already admitted I'm an Amazon addict.  Today it's Prime Day, and the deals are GOOD.
I'm going to keep adding them as they come in!

Mama/ Baby Favorites
Lillebaby baby carriers. One of my favorites.
- This awesome classic block toy.
- Uppababy Mesa car seat.
- Honest Company diapers- our favorites.
- The City Select stroller!
- Tons of toy deals.
- $5 off $20 books with code PRIMEBOOKS18 - including kids favorites like this one!
- Cutest baby activity gym.

Home Finds
- Um this gorgeous rug is only $98!
- Anthro look alike throw pillow

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- First Picks

White sweater- I'm in love! // Cozy cardigan, and plaid top // Stripe tee- such a good basic
all worn with my regular jean shorts because I refuse to wear jeans in the summer.  

Happy Anniversary Sale! It's that amazing time of the year when Nordstrom puts brand new, fall clothes on sale before they've ever been seen before!  It opens to cardholders (apply here- you can get a debit card that hooks up to your regular bank account, it doesn't have to be a credit card) today, and everyone else next week.  It kind of feels like Christmas in July- brand new things we will use all winter, at prices we won't see after the sale ends.  Here are some of my first picks!  If you're not a cardholder, check back next week and get the scoop then. 

A couple things to note: the Dockatot is included in this sale!  If you're considering it, now would be the time to try!  Also, these leggings are a fall/winter staple, and this wrap sweater is perfect for nursing moms.  

click the pictures to shop my finds!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Screen Free- Our Favorite Toddler Activities

Motherhood is amazing.  No one is going to deny that but.. sometimes you feel just SO tired and over it.   The great babysitter  known as the TV begins to seem more and more tempting.  I'm still not a big screen time fan- Ophelia watches Daniel Tiger and has seen Frozen in two separate installments while she was sick, but I'm sticking with limiting it for her, and not letting Ralph watch anything until he is two.  So I decided to compile some of my favorite activities we do that are easy for me and fun for her!

1.  Water table- We have this one, and I love the simple wood look of this one.   Dumping water, filling up buckets, pouring it out, it's all good.  To switch it up sometimes I'll add bubbles, or dye the water a different color.  Giving her Barbies/dolls a bath in the water, or washing toys can seriously buy me an hour.

2. Sensory bins- I talked about these in this post, but fill up a container with... anything!  Rice, beans, sand, kinetic sand, shaving cream, or water beads are some of our favorites. Hide puzzle pieces (we love this one!) or toys for an extra little something.

3.  Paper/stickers- She has recently gotten super into folding paper, and seriously sat there folding and refolding some junk mail the other day to make "letters", so I tried giving her some paper and envelopes and it was a BIG hit.  Sticker books (we also love this one and this one) are also always huge hits.

4.  Doctor- I always feel like a major genius when I do this.  When I am the most tired at the end of the day and do not want to do anything but lay there I get out the doctor kit, and I am the sick guy.  I get to lay down with a pillow and a blanket, and she examines me.  Then she examines her dolls, then Ralph, and I get to chill out.  Ophelia's doctoring technique always includes a "haircut" so she plays with my hair and it is AWESOME.

5.  Forts- Building a fort always saves a cranky mood.  They're our go to in the winter, but we started making them outside this summer and they're pretty awesome there too.  Something about having your own secret space is so awesome for kids.  I'll add some books or paper & crayons in there and she's good to go.