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Free Shipping Friday

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Free Shipping Friday - Get your last minute Christmas shopping done TODAY!

Hi guys! Happy FRIDAY! It’s the best day of the week…but today it’s even BETTER because it’s Free Shipping Friday! I’m putting together a list of retailers participating in FSF below, and will add more as I find them. Stay tuned, and happy shopping! TJ Maxx Macy’s Sur La Table Ugg Wondering about a specific retailer? Let me know!…

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The Best Baby Swaddle

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The Best Baby Swaddle - Ollie//The Smarter Swaddle

The best baby swaddle for your little one! This post may contain affiliate links Both times we brought our babies home from the hospital, we were given a swaddle from our nurses. I love how cozy baby is all wrapped up in a little cocoon, and when they’re brand new, having their arms down by their sides inside of the swaddle prevents that startle reflex from waking them up in the middle of the night (now their tiny hungry tummies…that’s…

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Holiday Gift Guide – For Baby and Toddler

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The ultimate Christmas gift guide for baby and toddler

The ultimate Christmas gift guide for baby and toddler A few days ago I posted a Holiday Gift Guide – For Her, and today I thought I’d share my Holiday Gift Guide – For Baby and Toddler. I have a two year old and a two month old, and I always struggle to find things for them that they’ll love and actually use. Plus, I try to keep the clutter to a minimum in our house, so I’m especially careful…

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Holiday Gift Guide – For Her

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The ultimate holiday gift guide - for her // Perfect Christmas gifts for all of the women in your life!

In honor of the biggest shopping day of the year (BLACK FRIDAY!), I’ve put together a Holiday Gift Guide – For Her.  I always feel a little funny when I create a gift guide “for her” because, well, it’s basically my own wishlist. ;) BUT all of these items are things I love, some of them I already own! There’s something for just about every woman in your life, too, so hopefully this gift guide makes your Christmas shopping easy. This…

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Where a Kid Can be a Kid

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Chuck E. Cheese's: Where a Kid can be a Kid

This post is sponsored, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.  When I was a kid, I remember going to a few birthday parties at Chuck E. Cheese’s. It was like the ultimate birthday spot for a kid: pizza, games, and prizes. So the other day when I was invited to attend a grand re-opening at a Chuck E. Cheese’s, I knew we had to take Henry. I mean, it had probably been over 25 years since I stepped…

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Mom Hack: A Shopping Cart Hammock

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Mom hack: A shopping cart hammock for baby so there's more room in the cart for your groceries and Target "essentials" like coffee...and wine!

Mom hack: A shopping cart hammock for baby so there’s more room in the cart for your groceries and Target “essentials” like coffee…and wine!  This post may contain affiliate links Before Ruby was born, I shared a roundup of our tried and true baby gear must-haves…and included a few items that I hadn’t tried yet but was excited to. You can see the whole roundup [here] and my review of the DockATot [here]. I’m back with another review today –…

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The Best of Target’s “A New Day” Line: In-Store Try On

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The Best of Target's "A New Day" Line: In-Store Try On

The Best of Target’s “A New Day” Line: In-Store Try On This post may contain affiliate links The other day I made my first trip to Target with two babies…and managed to try on ONE sweater, so basically it was a huge success. I mean, shopping with an almost two year old and a newborn AT THE SAME TIME ain’t for the faint of heart, you guys. So trying on an article of clothing (albeit not in the dressing room,…

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Why I love the DockATot

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Why I love the Dockatot

Why I love the DockATot: an honest review of the baby lounger we’re using for our daughter!  This post may contain affiliate links HI! Remember a few weeks ago when I shared my tried and true baby gear must haves? I included a few items in the roundup that I was excited to try this second time around, and one of those was a DockATot! So today I’m sharing my review…plus a discount code if you want to purchase one…

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Tried and True Baby Gear Must Haves

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Tried and True Baby Gear Must Haves, Baby Gear Essentials

Tried and true baby gear must haves to help you through the first years of baby’s life This post may contain affiliate links Yesterday marked one week out from my due date, so I thought to celebrate I’d share a roundup of my most favorite baby items. Plus, I’m sharing a few things that I’m excited to try this second time around. We used every single thing on this roundup when Henry was a newborn, with the exception of the…

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Must Haves for New Moms: Fall Basics

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Must Haves for New Moms - Fall Basics

A roundup of must haves for new moms: fall basics // style edition This post may contain affiliate links With baby’s due date quickly approaching, I thought I would put together a roundup of basic fall must haves for new moms! I’m planning on putting together a roundup of must have products for baby + new moms as well, but I have been on the hunt for Fall basics recently and thought I’d share my finds! See below for links!…

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An Olive and Acacia Wood Men’s Watch

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*This post is sponsored by JORD Watches Happy FRIDAY! Does anyone else feel like shopping for men is so much more difficult than shopping for women? I’m not exactly sure why I feel that way – maybe it’s because the guys in my life tend to just go out and buy something if they really want it, whereas women don’t seem to do the same thing. Or maybe it’s just because I’m a girl, so I know what other girls…

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Fun Summer Activities to Keep your Toddler Busy!

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10 outdoor activities to do this summer with your toddler

Now that it’s warm, Henry is obsessed with playing outside. (He’s also figured out how to unlock and open our storm doors, too, so we’re looking for some kind of child-proofing solution so we don’t have to sit in the dark all day. But that’s another story!) He loves running around in the grass, collecting mulch in my watering can, picking my freshly planted flowers, and waving at cars. We have a swing and a little slide in our backyard…

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Our Family is Growing!

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Maternity photoshoot with a toddler || Pregnancy announcement

Last night we went and took some family photos to announce some very, very exciting and special news. We’re EXPECTING! Our family of three will become a family of FOUR in September (or October if baby is late!) and we are over the moon excited. I contemplated waiting until Mother’s Day to announce my pregnancy, like I did with Henry. But after looking at these photos I decided I just couldn’t wait any longer! Top // Jeans (Similar) // Sunglasses // Sandals //…

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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A Mother's Day Gift Guide for any special mom in your life

It’s MAY! That means warm weather is on its way right, right? ;) It has been raining non-stop here, but somebody once told me that “April Showers Bring May Flowers” sooo…I’m hoping for sunshine and flowers very soon. I hope you had a great May Day yesterday. Does anyone else remember celebrating May Day by leaving flowers on peoples porches as a kid? It’s a tradition that I’d like to continue with Henry when he gets older – I always loved…

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Less Screen Time, More Play Time (+ a Giveaway!)

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#BabyLove: My Toddler Life ( a book + giveaway!) via Life on Shady Lane blog

Henry is getting to a stage where he really loves reading. He enjoyed it in the past, but for example when I’d take him to Story Time at our local library, he was more interested in the bubbles and blocks that he got to play with. While he still loves that part of Story Time, I have been noticing that he is more and more interested in the actual books. Earlier today, he even ran to his room and came…

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