Baby products I love: Finn + Emma

Hey guys!

I’m back with another blog post in my series: baby products I love.  Today, I am featuring Finn + Emma organic baby clothes and toys.  I am by no means fully organic, but I do like to choose the organic route when I can; I like to think that it’s better for baby and the environment.  I had the opportunity to try out a few items from Finn + Emma, so I chose the dreamcatcher coverall, fairytale bandana bib, and amelia and piper stroller toy set.

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I ordered the 0-3 month size one-piece, so baby girl has some room for growth.  She is now already 1 month old…{sigh} time sure flies!  The organic material is super soft, the outfit is well made, and it washes really well.  I love the soft colors too!

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How cute is that wooden elephant?!  It is so smooth, with no hard edges, and I can imagine sweet girl gnawing on it when she eventually starts teething.  The other animal toy is made from organic yarn and is a rattle…great for her car seat.

I hope you have been enjoying my favorite baby products series!

Happy Monday!

P.S. you can get 15% off your Finn + Emma order of $50 or more using this link.

cards for 2016 Caring Hearts Card Drive

Hey guys!

Just dropping in with a quick blog post to share the cards that I made for the 2016 Caring Hearts Card Drive.  You can read about the card drive on Jennifer McGuire’s blog here.

My hands are pretty full with baby girl, so I didn’t get a chance to make that many cards this year.  I had a few things colored left over from the holiday season last year, and I have been coloring a little bit for Kathy’s 30 day coloring challenge, so I did manage to make 15 cards.  To see the cards I made for last year’s card drive, see my blog post here.

I will try and link to some of the supplies I used below.

Here are some iPhone pics of my cards:

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  • bear & snowman: Snow Buddies by Just Me digital stamp: etsy
  • llama: Fa La La La Llama by Just Me digital stamp: etsy
  • bows: The Ton Holiday Bows: The Ton
  • dogs & trees: Santa Paws by Memory Box: Butterfly Reflections Ink (BRI)
  • penguin, reindeer, sled & presents: Lawn Fawn Toboggan Together: BRI
  • snowmen & small houses: Lawn Fawn Ready, Set, Snow: BRI
  • birds: Lawn Fawn Winter Sparrows: BRI
  • houses: Mama Elephant City Sidewalks: Mama Elephant
  • patterned paper: My Minds Eye Comfort & Joy 6×6 paper pad: BRI
  • Tim Holtz distress inks: BRI

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Baby products I love: DockATot

Hello friends!

Today I’m sharing another favorite baby product.  This is definitely one I wish I had with my other two girls!  It’s a DockATot!  This product has made nighttimes so much easier!

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I chose a DockATot Deluxe, which is perfect size for babies 0-8 months old, in the silver lining (chevron) cover.

I was so excited when the box was delivered!  It came perfectly packaged in a clear storage bag with handles.

My girls have sensitive skin, so the first thing I did was was remove the cover and washed it.  I was so impressed with how easy it was to remove the cover.  The bottom cushion has it’s own zippered compartment, and I love how the zipper goes all the way around the bumper section.  I let it air dry, and then easily put the cover back on.

I couldn’t wait to try it out!  I am exclusively nursing my newborn, and we have been using a bassinet that I keep by the bed, so she could be close to us.  I was excited to try the DockATot out for cosleeping.

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At night, after nursing, I put her in the DockATot between my husband’s and my pillow, and she sleeps great…even better when I swaddle her too!  I love how the unique bumper shape keeps her feeling snug and helps her with the startle reflex.  It’s also comforting to look over at her with any little noise she makes.  Cosleeping is not for everyone, but it definitely works for us.

The DockATot is great for naps, and when she gets a little older, it’ll be great for tummy time as well.

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(Look at those baby toes!)

While on the pricey side, we absolutely love the DockATot!  It is worth every penny!  It comes in two sizes, and there are many covers to choose from.

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Happy Monday friends!

Baby products I love: Milkmaid Goods Nursing Poncho & Car Seat Cover

Hello everyone!

Baby girl is here!!!  Friends, meet Ruby!

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She came 2 weeks early, weighing in at a healthy 7 lbs 11 oz.  She’s now just a little over 2 weeks old, and we love her so so much!

Since we have a baby in the house, I thought I would share a few of my favorite baby products, and products that I wish I had with my other two girls, through a series of blog posts.  Hopefully, you guys will find these posts helpful or interesting.

Today, I’ll be talking about my Milkmaid nursing poncho and car seat cover.  I love my black and white stripes…this is the one that I got.

This product is genius!  I love that it’s a 2 in 1 product.  The poncho is made out of stretchy, breathable, jersey fabric, and it covers our carseat beautifully!  I love that it protects our newborn from germs when we’re out in public.

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As it turns out, the poncho is perfect for keeping bugs (specifically mosquitos) away from our baby too.  I wanted to get some air the other day, so we took the baby for a walk around the block.  I seem to be a magnet to mosquitos, and I got bit a few times…baby was safe though!

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I can already see that this will be perfect for keeping out the wind and cold air when we Texans finally get cooler weather.

I also love that the poncho serves as a nursing cover.  I like that it covers me all the way around, and not just the front like most nursing covers.  I don’t need anyone catching a glimpse of my muffin top, lol!

If not already on the car seat, the poncho folds/rolls up easily and I can toss it into the diaper bag.

Yep, loving this product, and I wish I had it with my other girls!  You can check out the nursing ponchos on the Milkmaid Goods website.  They have lots of gorgeous prints!

That’s it for me today!  Gonna go take a nap while baby’s still sleeping.

Happy Tuesday!

 

 

Today layout, featuring Scrapbook Circle

Hey guys!  Today, I’m on the Scrapbook Circle blog with a layout documenting our trip to Inner Space Caverns using the October The Weekender kit.

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Recently, my younger daughter was looking through an older scrapbook album, and came across a layout I did of the last time we went to Inner Space caverns 6 years ago.  She sadly pointed at the picture, and said “Where am I?”  I pointed at the baby carrier strapped to my husband, and you can see a tiny bit of her legs poking out.  I told her we went there when she was a baby.

 

Here’s a quick iPhone shot of the layout:

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Since then, she has been begging to go to the cave.  We finally took a trip out there, and of course I bought the over-priced, low quality souvenir photo.  I’m so glad I did though, since they told us to avoid flash photography (because of the bats), and I didn’t get any good photos.

This is why I love scrapbooking.  I’m sure the next baby girl will come across the new layout and wonder where she is.  Then, I’ll point to my belly in the picture and say that she was growing in my tummy.

Happy Saturday y’all!

Baby Girl layout

Hey guys!  I’m officially 37 weeks, and baby girl managed to stay put!  Woo hoo!

Today, I have my very first layout for baby girl #3’s album.  In all my girls’ albums, I usually start off with an ultrasound layout, and I’m continuing the tradition.  For various reasons, I had several ultrasounds during this pregnancy, so I had many pics to choose from!

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I just used some supplies that I’ve had in my stash for a while…there’s a bit of Dear Lizzy, some old studio calico, My Mind’s Eye enamel dots, and my favorite Mama Elephant Charmed stamp set.  I also used the Crate Paper Little You Girl supplies that I ordered from Butterfly Reflections Ink a while ago when I found out I was having a girl.

I’m so glad I got a chance to make at least one layout before baby girl gets here!

Thanks for stopping by!

P.S. how cute are those Freshly Picked moccasins?!  I ordered the light gray pair before I found out the gender of the baby when they had their big sale a while back.  I think they’ll be perfect for baby girl though!

Happy Monday!

Flower Girls & Ring Bearers layout, featuring My Mind’s Eye

Hello friends!

My sister-in-law got married over the summer, and my girls got to be her flower girls.  They absolutely love to get dressed up, so they were both over the moon for their fluffy white dresses.

Today, I’m on the My Mind’s Eye blog with a flower girls & ring bearers layout featuring their new Yes, please! collection.  This collection is absolutely perfect for wedding and love themed layouts!

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Stop by the MME blog to see more detailed pics and how I created this layout!

Happy Saturday friends!