My Day In LA

A Weekend Away At The Jamaica Bay Inn

By on November 15, 2017

 

Hi Friends!

Happy Monday. I have swing music playing in our clean living room with our bags already unpacked and I am feeling like it is indeed a happy Monday. Last Friday we headed west to Marina Del Rey and stayed at the Jamaica Bay Inn- the cutest spot right on the beach. When we arrived to the hotel it was pretty late at night and pitch dark outside so we went straight to our room. Lila was so excited to be in a new place and wanted to explore so badly. I told her in the morning we would make sure to explore every inch of the place but that she had to go to bed. When we woke up in the morning we went straight to our balcony and realized how beautiful the grounds were. The sun was shining bright and you could smell the ocean breeze- it was pretty fantastic.

For breakfast we ordered room service and watched Disney Channel with Lila on the bed. If that’s not vacation I don’t what it is! After breakfast we got dressed and walked around the grounds and then the beach. There was an adorable playground right there on the beach and we had to tear Lila away from it. When we all have worked up an appetite from playtime we took a short walk back to the hotel restaurant. That restaurant became a quick favorite of mine, their fish tacos I am already craving again! After lunch at the hotel we checked out the gorgeous heated pool with a view. Lila absolutely loves to swim and the temperature of this pool was beyond. When we were done at the pool we went back to the room and gave Lila a shower and got her in cozy clothes hoping we could get her to take a nap, since she got all of that exercise at the pool.

Later in the evening we stayed in the room since it was dark outside. What’s up with it getting dark at 4 o’clock these days?? The room was so cozy it was really easy to just hang out and lounge. We brought a small backpack of activates for Lila to do and play with so she was happy just to have music on and coloring with her toys around her.

I definitely did not miss home this trip. Something about those ocean ions just keep your mind at ease. I also loved our morning walks around the hotel. It was such a beautiful place to explore and experience. I already want to come back to just to get those fish tacos and go on a walk through the sand with Lila.

Thanks for reading! If you are looking for a place to stay while visiting Los Angeles, look no further!

 

XO,

Celeste Wright

 

*Thank to you the Jamaica Bay for hosting us.

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It’s #NationalBundtDay + Things I’m Thankful For

By on November 14, 2017



Hi Everyone!

It’s #NationalBundtDay! But if you are cake fanatic like me then you might have already known that. ūüėČ I am spoiling myself today with the cake flavor that I wait all year for, Pumpkin Spice! And our friends, Nothing Bundt Cakes are spoiling YOU today with FREE Bundtinis (bite-sized Bundt Cakes) between 11:00 a.m. ‚Äď 3:00 p.m. at select Los Angeles locations. If you can’t make it in today. No worries. I’m giving away a $25 gift card to one lucky winner on Instagram. Click here to enter.

 

 

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and sometimes it is way to easy to get sucked into the holiday. This year I am doing best to not forget to look my left and look to my right, at the two most important people in my life. Lila is growing so fast that sometimes I want to stop myself from blinking. In my opinion she is at the perfect age. She is so fun to be around and so good at making an ordinary day feel special. I love that about her. She makes a simple trip to the grocery store a special adventure. Sometimes we are pirates looking for the perfect oranges and sometimes she’ll have a brilliant idea where we have to rush to the coffee shop to hide from the bergens.

I will take any excuse to have a relaxing afternoon with my girl. I hope everyone gets to enjoy a slice of cake outside in the sunshine today!

XO,

Celeste Wright

 

*Thank you to Nothing Bundt Cakes for sponsoring this post. All opinions are of course my own. I love this company and am delighted to share them with you.

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November, I Really Really Really Love You.

By on November 8, 2017

 

Lila is wearing the Caledonian Forest Sash Dress from Tea Collection

House // Big Pumpkin // Star Garlands

 

Can it just be November all year long? I love this month so much. The time change, the beautiful weather, the pep in your step from the cheer of the season. Oh and let’s not forget breaking out allll the sweaters!

I am getting so pumped I every time I look at the calendar for all the holiday parties coming up, and I might have done a little damage over at Tea Collection making sure my little lady has holiday dresses ready for every occasion- casual to formal.

Oh November, I really really really love you.

 

XO,

Celeste

 

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Eczema Relief For Babies And Toddlers

By on November 5, 2017

 

 

Hi Everyone!

If you have been following along for a while, then you already know I spend a good amount of time trying to help Lila fight eczema. We have tried so many different things to help her skin get back to normal over the years and I have definitely learned a few things that do the trick. Recently she had a terrible flair up and it really had me evaluate all the products we were using once again. Below are a few tips that have worked for me and our daily routine for keeping the eczema to a minimum.

 


 

Eczema Relief For Babies And Toddlers

 

  1. Bathe Daily with non-scented products. I am a super fan of this¬†No Fragrance Super Sensitive¬†Bubble Bath. You only need a tiny bit to create a wonderland of bubbles. It’s pretty magical! Bath Drops¬†are good for adding moisture to the bath. Just a drop or two will do the trick.
  2. Before Drying Off After Bath time I mix in the palm of my hand about a quarter size of No Fragrance Super Sensitive Body Oil¬†and a quarter size of¬†No Fragrance Super Sensitive¬†Cream. With that I give my little lady a massage in all of her eczema prone areas. The body oil really adds a lot of moisture to her skin, I can notice a difference if I don’t add it in.
  3. It Is Best To Dress her in long sleeve and pant pajamas so that her whole body is covered and the moisture stays locked in. (Also make sure your laundry detergent is fragrance free and plant based. It took me a long time to figure out that our detergent was irritating my poor baby’s skin.)
  4. Don’t Be Afraid to ask your doctor for a prescription for eczema. We had to do this recently after a big flair up and it helped¬†significantly. Her entire flair up was completely gone in 2-3 days, after I had tried home remedies for about a week on my own. I now can also use the prescription for spot treatment when I need it, but do not use it often. The skin with eczema is already thin and irritated that putting medicine on it isn’t the best way to get rid of it. You really want to baby the skin and pack it with moisture.
  5. Add Cream 1-2 More Times throughout the day. During diaper changes or outfit changes I will always spot treat her problem areas with cream. In my diaper bag I keep a travel size cream so that I can dab some on when we are out and about. I notice a huge difference in her skin and her overall happiness (less scratching and less irritation) when I spot treat on the go or at home.
  6. Remember To Relax. Most¬†eczema cases disappear over time. I find myself stressing out all the time over her red patches, but it is actually very common in babies and toddlers. I have to remind myself to slow down, stay calm, and if I need to feel in control of the situation to just apply some cream. ūüôā

 


 

I really do believe that having the right routine and finding the right products can make a huge difference. So much so that I have fully committed to this, No Fragrance Super Sensitive Line. A few of their products even come in gallons and half gallons, so you can save big bucks when shopping for the good stuff. We use this shampoo/bodywash and buying one gallon is equilvilant to buying like 15 bottles. Talk about saving a trip to the store! I find myself using it too because the pump on it is easier than my own body wash and I think it’s good to use the same soap as her since we are always in close contact. I also share the same detergent as her for the same reason.

 

I hope this helps someone else that is eczema prone. If you have any questions please leave them in the comments and I will make sure to answer them.

XO,

Celeste Wright

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Thirty Days Of Books: A New November Tradition

By on November 3, 2017

 

A Year Of Books Blundle from Incredibundles

 

Hi Friends! It’s November. Can you even believe it? The first week of November is my favorite time of year because all the spooky halloween decor goes down and in the blink of an eye there are Christmas trees everywhere! I mean, what is more magical than walking around and seeing everything lit up for the holidays. I love love love it and wait patiently for it all year.

This year is extra special because Lila is in full on kid mode and is ready to take in all the magic the holidays have to offer. Her bookshelf was looking like it could use some love, and I think it’s impossible to feel guilty over buying new books. So for the month of November, we are reading one new book together everyday. I found this amazing bundle of books from¬†Incredibundles¬†and it was perfect for what I wanted to do. The books also came in this adorable reusable storage box. Perfect for organizing, but even more perfect for what I wanted to use it for. I keep all of the books in the box and we open it together, and she gets to pick one out. We read it together, we talk about it, we talk about Thanksgiving and why this month is special, we read the book like ten more times, and then she gets to pick a spot for it on her bookshelf. Fun, right?

It’s only been 3 days and I am already having a blast with it. The first book we opened was Ten Tiny Toes and it’s her new favorite. She wants to read all the time and if we are in the car she’ll just start saying the words from the book. I love it so much! I hope to make this a tradition we do every year.

I chose the¬†A Year Of Books Blundle¬†since it came with 30 books and November has 30 days. You can see all the books it includes in the image below. There is also tons more to check out on their site besides books, I’m obsessed!

To kick off the holidays I am giving away a $50 shop credit to Incredibundles! Entering is easy. Just head to my Instagram, here to enter.

Thanks for reading!

XO

Celeste Wright

 

 

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Pink Play Kitchen For Any Little Lady

By on October 25, 2017

Urban Adventure Kitchen in Pink from Teamson Kids

 

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Let’s Do The Bunny Hop

By on October 22, 2017

 

Tulle Dress + Bunny Ears Headband from Cotton On Kids

 

Before having my daughter, Lila I never really celebrated Halloween. My family never encouraged me to engage in the celebration of it and it also never appealed to me. I am very sensitive to spooky things and do enjoy getting scared. So I guess I jut never understood why the day was the fun. UNTIL THIS YEAR.

Now I still don’t enjoy getting scared but I do love any excuse to celebrate with my little lady. This year we did some shopping at Cotton On Kids because their Dress Up line is too cute for words, and honestly can be used year round. I picked out this gorgeous tulle dress for her and she absolutely loves it. She can also use it as a fancy dress to leave the house or as a princess dress while playing in her room. I love how versatile it is and it is so gorgeous in person.

Add a pair of animal ears and bingo bango you have yourself a Halloween costume! The best part is that both pieces you can use year round together or separate.

I hope you enjoyed Lila’s bunny costume!

 

XO,

Celeste Wright

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Flashcards Are Fun

By on October 17, 2017

 

123 LEARNING BOOK¬†|¬†ABC FLASH CARDS¬†|¬†KID’S TABLE AND CHAIRS

Hi Everyone!
Everyday for about 20-30 minutes I attempt an educational activity with Lila. Her favorite activity hands down is flashcards. She has a few different sets but I am always looking for something new for her. I found these cute ones from Stuck On You and was sold when I saw that you could personalize them. I customized her name on the cards/card carrier and picked out the pink option. She loves them so much and they are the perfect size to throw in the diaper bag. I will be taking these everywhere from now on.
Since I was already getting the flashcards I also added to my cart a learning book. I thought it would be a good thing to have to take a restaurant or have saved for a rainy day. The book is super cute and it has already gotten a lot of love from Lila. Stuck On You also has other activities, personalized books, bags, lunch boxes, drink bottles, stationery, bag tags and tons of other options.
I hope you enjoyed my latest find!
Warmly,
Celeste Wright

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