Magnetic Wooden Blocks // Basket // Rug
Today is Monday and I always feel like it brings a fresh start to a new week. I like to do the most cleaning I can on Mondays’ so that way the rest of week it’s not too cluttered (hopefully). Our laundry has been piling up to the point where I have been wearing only leggings- and not just because I want to. Lila normally likes to ‘help’ me with the laundry but today she was so distracted playing with her new toys from Rose and Rex.
It’s really hard to get her distracted with toys, she normally wants to do whatever I am doing with me. When I looked over and saw her totally in the zone I knew that was my chance to get some folding and hanging done. First I snapped a few pics, and as you can tell by her expressions I don’t think she noticed. Then I folded and hung up two loads of laundry and came back to find her still playing with these blocks. If that’s not a mom win then I don’t know what its!
I hope everyone has a great week. Thanks for reading!
Chair // Wipes Dispenser // Diaper Caddy // Diaper Pail
Today was Jake’s day off for this week so we had a nice morning at home and he even made us all lunch trying a new recipe. While Lila and I were playing in the living room the mail man rang the doorbell and he had all sorts of goodies for us. We opened our first package it was Chelsea the Cat from Cuddle and Kind. Lila squealed with joy she was so excited. She loves all of her knit animals from them so much so she was so excited when she saw a new one. Right way she ran to put it with the others.
Next we got some suppler exciting things from our friends at Ubbi. I can’t wait to show you their new bath line! Everything is perfect and I couldn’t have even dreamed it better. We also got a few new things for Lila’s room like a pretty pink diaper caddy and a darling mint diaper pail. I think they match the tassels in her room perfectly.
We are about to leave and go do some fun things in town. First the park and the farmer’s market later tonight. It’s been raining lately so I am excited for the warm weather we are about to walk out into.
Since Valentines Day is quickly approaching I wanted to share with you a few of my favorite things I got for Jake and Lila. I don’t know what our plans are for Valentine’s Day yet, but as long as I am eating chocolate throughout day I will be happy. Haha.
This year I signed Jake up for Atlas Coffee Club, a coffee of the month club that sends you a bag of amazing coffee from around the world to your doorstep once a month. He loves trying different types of coffees and I thought this would be a cool way for him to do that. I love giving subscriptions as gifts because it’s not just one present, it’s several presents. Plus who doesn’t love getting happy mail?
For Lila I am making a cute basket of goodies for her and my favorite things I got were a few Moxfords from Sweet n Swag and some new bows from Zozu Baby. I got her the February Bow Pack as well as a couple Explorer Bows. I can’t wait to see her face when she wake up to these goodies in a basket stuffed to the brim with candy.
I hope everyone has a fantastic Valentine’s Day this week!
Teepee & Cushion // Wall Print // Grid Blanket //Swan Coverlet // Diapers
So you are probably wondering why there is a giant teepee in my living room… Well for Lila’s birthday she got this adorable teepee from our friends at The Land of Nod. I set it up the when she went to sleep on her birthday eve so when she woke up in the morning she could see to and be surprised. I grabbed a few things that were in her room that I love like her pink buggy, a knit cactus pillow, Splash the cat, and her swan coverlet. She was so happy when she woke up and she went straight inside of it and said, “My teepee!” I thought it was so cute that not only did she know it was hers, but also that it was called a teepee!
It was pretty difficult getting her out of the house after that, but we managed to load her in the car and we had her presents waiting for her in the backseat so she could open them on the car ride to the aquarium. Her birthday was such a great day filled with family and her closest friends. I think it was one of the happiest days of her life, which is exactly what I wanted it to be. I thought about doing a big party but I knew if I did I would be too busy party planning and not be spending enough time being present. I think next year or the year after we will do a big fun party and have it be not on her actual birthday.
Since I set the teepee up in the living room I actually really like it. It’s so pretty and cheerful and lights up the room! It was suppose to go in her playroom, but I think I am going to wait a while before it makes it there.
Since I decided to leave the teepee in this room for now I wanted to tie the room together with a fun wall print. I found this one from an online children’s boutique called Peach Stream. If you haven’t heard of them before you have to check out their website because they have the cutest selection of some of the best brands around. While I was shopping, I found this blanket from one of my favorite blanket brands. I have a few of their muslin blankets for Lila and love them so I knew this blanket would be a winner too. It is pretty in big size and also reversible. I think it’s perfect because even though it is a kid’s brand it is also a pattern that I love so it makes for a perfect family blanket.
I hope you like the latest changes to our living space. My sister recently got Lila got the cutest table and chairs set, so I will be sharing that next. (One of the chairs is shown in photos above.)
Thanks for reading!
Silicone Necklace // Open-Back Top // Diaper Bag // Lila’s Dress
As most of you know if you follow me on Instagram, my husband started a new job last week. We are a one car family and Jake having a job an hour away really made it hard for Lila and I to get around town. We made it work but we knew eventually we were going to have to get a second car or Jake was going to have get a job closer to home.
An amazing opportunity came up for him to work just a few minutes away from home and it has been such a blessing so far. We now drop him off and pick him up from work, which leaves us with the car all day. It has worked out flawlessly so far and we get an extra three hours a day with him. You read that right, an extra THREE hours a day with him. Before his commute was an hour each way, and he would leave an extra 45 minutes early in the morning to pick up breakfast and find a parking spot. Then on his way home, traffic would make his drive take an extra 10-15 minutes longer.
Besides having all this extra time with Jake, which has put us over the moon with happiness, we also get to explore more of our city. We have made a point to keep active and explore everyday even if it’s just going to get a smoothie or going to a park.
I hope everyone is having a great afternoon!
Dessert Storage Bins // Rug // Ruffle Footie Pajamas // Bunny Doll // Doll Highchair
Now on Jake’s days off there’s much less pressure to jam pack family time. On his first weekend off we make breakfast at home, stayed in our pajamas, and soaked in the family time from the comfort of our living room.
I have noticed a huge shift in Lila’s personality and she seems so much more calm and content lately. I think having both Jake and I in such a good place mentally and seeing us together more, she feels a lot more of a present family life. It makes me so happy to see her change and grow before my eyes. She loves her toys more than ever and we got these cute storage bins with her favorite desserts on them from Kai Kai + Ash. I love it when she runs over to me and asks me for the “donut box.” I know exactly what she means, but I always think for a second, “Wait, where do you see donuts?” Haha.
Thanks for reading and I can’t wait to share more soon!
FRAMES from Framebridge // RUG // DIAMOND // SEA URCHINS
One of my intentions for this year was to make our living room into a room we spent time in as a family. Up until a few weeks ago we only used the living room as a hallway to get to other rooms. I wanted to turn this room into where we spent the least amount of time, into where we spend the most of our time.
At the end of last month we got our carpet deep cleaned and it made such a difference! When I came home to this room completely empty and with spotless carpets and I had total inspiration of what this room could be. I slowly have gotten rid of ALL the furniture, boxes, and clutter that took over this room and that made it overwhelming to be in.
We have a short list of items we are going to get for the room and then hopefully it will super cozy in here and feel like home. Lila already likes it so much better in here and we spent a lot of time sitting on the rug together reading books and building puzzles.
Can’t wait to share more soon.
Daily Vitamin Packs c/o Care/Of
When I found out I was pregnant with Lila one of the first things I started doing was taking vitamins daily. I took 1 prenatal viatmin, 2 DHAs, and 2 vitamin Ds. The hardest part for me about taking vitamins daily was remembering to do it. I did well at taking them knowing it was for my growing baby, but once she was born I quickly stopped. We moved when Lila was only two weeks old and adjusting to life with a newborn involved very little carry over of my old regimens.
One of my new years intentions was to start taking vitamins daily again. When I heard about Care/Of personalized vitamin packs I knew it would be just the thing to get me in the habit of taking vitamins again. Instead of being sent generic multivitamins, I took a 15 minutes lifestyle quiz that decided what would be most beneficial for me to be taking. My personalized vitamins are packaged just for me and my name is even printed on each packet.
Since taking these personalized vitamins I have felt a huge boost of overall wellness. The biggest positive change I have noticed is that my cravings have subsided. I used to be really snacky all the time and I hard time fighting those cravings. I noticed that since I have been taking these vitamins I feel much more control over these cravings which has also helped me stick to healthier eating.
I think the best part of this whole experience was knowing which vitamins are most beneficial for me and my lifestyle. It’s easy to walk into a vitamin store and feel completely overwhelmed and not know which ones would help make the changes you are looking for.
Thanks for reading and I hope someone is inspired to take their vitamins!
Today I wanted to share with you one of the COOLEST happy mails I have gotten in a while. As most of you know I have always been a California Baby fan, even before having Lila. I use their products exclusively and wanted to share with you one of the many reasons why.
California Baby has a local 100 acre farm where they grow a variety of ingredients that they put in their products. Today I got to sample a few of their harvests and I wish you could smell them through the computer! I also love that these can be used for multiple purposes and I will be enjoying my next bath with the organic french lavender.
Thanks for reading and letting me share with you these fun harvests.
This post is written in partnership with California Baby. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Good morning friends!
Right now I’m sipping on some coffee getting mentally prepared to sort through and box up all the clutter from around the house that I piled up in the living room. I am feel so excited to start the new year off with a major purge of unwanted items and I feel good about donating it to a worthy cause. It might be an all day affair but I know tonight will be a peaceful sleep knowing it’s over.
I also wanted to share with you one of my most loved brands, Replay Recycled. Lila has been using their sippy cups since she was just a few months old and to this day they are her favorite cup. As a mom I love them because they are totally spill proof. She can throw them out of the stroller, drop them from a shopping cart, or turn them upside down and shake them. The rest of their line up of plates, bowls, utensils, etc are just as sturdy and just as loved in our home.
My favorite product of theirs is snack stacks. Of course I use them for Lila’s snacks, but I also use them to store my granola for my morning yogurt. I also use them for storing sprinkles, m&m’s, and nuts. The stacks are air tight and keep the food inside fresh which helps me do my job as mom better by having snacks that aren’t stale.
Part of my home purge included getting rid of a lot of dishes and cups that we don’t use. I prefer the quality of the Replay dishes so I am doing inventory now to see what we could use more of. As a treat for getting rid of things we don’t use I’m going to get a few extra pieces like pink flat plates and bowls that we use everyday. Out with the old and in the with the new.
As excited as I am to get the kitchen cabinets in order, the biggest purge was done in the living room. I think I will share with you some photos next week because it is seriously unrecognizable.
I hope everyone has a great week!
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* Photos by Sadaf Murad Photography
** This post was made in collaboration with Replay Recycled. All opinions are my own.