Flashcards Are Fun

 

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

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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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Lila’s Montessori Floor Bed / House Bed

 

Housebed from: Sweet Home From Wood

Mattress + Sheets + Drapes from: Tomorrow

Lila’s Tutu from: Plum NYC

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A few weeks ago I shared with you that we decided to add a bed to Lila’s room and it has been working out great. She absolutely loves her bed and tells me thank you everyday. It’s one of the sweetest things hearing her run into her room in the mornings and yell, “Mom! Mom, I just love my bed!” (my heart melts.)

This AMAZING house bed is from Sweet Home From Wood and I cannot say enough good things about it! She is basically a house bed fairy and has something for everyone. The photos on her site are so darling. I wish I could visit every room featured!

We just got it in the mail yesterday afternoon. I built it by myself and it took about thirty minutes. It was super easy to build, but I also had a tiny cheerleader that wanted it built immediately. The decor shown isn’t permanent. It’s just what I already had in her room. I will be decorating a bit over the next week or so and then giving a grand tour.

Thanks for reading and if you have any questions be sure to leave them in the comments below so I can answer. XO

 

Warmly,

Celeste

 

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Montessori Floor Bed Using Tomorrow Sleep

 

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Something that has always been missing from Lila’s room is a bed. She has coslept with me since the day she was born, so we never really needed a crib for her. When she was about a year and a half old I transformed our second bedroom from an office to a playroom. It was a really fun project and I loved being able to give her a room of her very own. I also loved that all of her toys were in one place it made it easier to  keep chaos out of the living room.

Even though she didn’t have a bed, she had a DockATot laying on the floor for her to use if she wanted to read books in it or lay down on. What she really loved to do was get a blanket and tuck in her babies like they were going to sleep. It was really sweet. It’s been over a year since we have had this set up and it seems like she has outgrown it. The opportunity came up to get her a bed and it could’t have come at a more perfect time.

I knew I wanted her to have a floor bed because I have always loved the idea of it. It is also a common Montessori practice, and I try to incorporate Montessori as much as possible in our home. I am so excited to share with you her bed frame! I probably won’t have it set up until the end of the month so stay tuned for that.

Today I want to focus on sharing with you why we chose Tomorrow Sleep. Below I have highlighted all of the special reasons we love their sleep system. If  you have any questions please leave me a comment and I’ll answer it best I can. There is also a MAJOR coupon code for you, so scroll to the bottom to grab it.

 

Mattress: We ordered a twin sized, medium firm, hybrid mattressThe hybrid construction combines cooling high-density memory foam with a breathable, supportive coil system in the perfect balance of cool comfort and support for real, restorative sleep. All the foams in the Tomorrow Sleep mattress have environmental certifications that ensure they are safe and non-toxic. Our polyurethane foams (memory foam, transition foam, and poly support foam) are CertiPUR certified. Designed and made in the USA. Other major perks are a 100 day trial, free 2-3 day shipping, and a 10-year limited warranty. You can get $100 off any mattress with code: 

 

Mattress Protector:A mattress protector was a must have item for me. Water spills, potty accidents, and anything else in between. This is waterproof shield you can’t feel and guards from spills and dirt. It’s basically the best insurance policy for your mattress, whether it’s for your toddler or you.

 

Monitor:The sleeptracker monitor is something we are not going to use for quite a while, but it’s so awesome that I have to share it with you. The Sleeptracker Monitor analyzes your sleep cycles, breathing rate, heart rate and movement to offer personalized suggestions for better sleep. It monitors whether you are in light sleep, deep sleep or REM, and knows how much time you spend in each stage. Then it will offer feedback and tips to help you progress each night. Crazy cool, right?

 

Drapes: Blackout drapes need to be on every single baby registry. How are they not? We have only had them for a few weeks and I already can’t live without them. These are designed to blackout 90% of light from your sleeping area. They also help control the temperature in your space, keeping out extreme cold and heat making a perfect climate that’s essential to restorative sleep. Shown in photos: two drapes in color linen.

 

Pillows: Since I still nurse her to sleep I got two pillows. One for me and one for her. For me I chose the memory foam pillow, it’s a two sided memory foam bed pillow that is designed to feel cool on one side and cozy on the other. I am always so uncomfortable when I stand up after getting her to sleep, but this pillow has relieved so much discomfort that I am used to feeling. For Lila I went with the Plush Pillow. Boy does the name fit this pillow because it is  p l u s h. It is designed for cushy comfort and is a hypoallergenic. It’s the perfect option for all types of sleepers, it has a silky soft sateen surface, and is more dense than down for added neck support. Certified by the Allergy & Asthma Foundation of America.

 

Sheets & Comforter: Tomorrow Sleep’s Sheet Set is made of 100% USA grown Supima cotton and is a luxurious 500 thread count. It has a super soft feel and get be beat when it comes to touch. The sheets are super breathable and have a light crisp feel. Tomorrow Sleep’s Comforter is an all-season lofty comforter designed to help keep you at just the right temperature as you sleep. It’s a 300 thread count surface and down-alternative filling come together in an evenly plush quilt.

 

I was so excited to get this in Lila’s room and set up for her. The first day I tried to put her down for a nap (and she never naps!) and it was a miracle that she did. It was the best thing ever. She was all tucked in and looked like such a big girl. She slept for about two hours and I was too busy sneaking snacks and happy dancing to actually get anything productive done. Haha. It has been so fun to see her love her new bed. She literally never wants to leave her room anymore.

 

I hope everyone has a great week and here is the coupon code again in case you missed it: You can get $100 off any mattress with code: 

Warmly,

Celeste Wright

 

*This post is sponsored by Tomorrow Sleep. All opinions are my own. As a reminder, I only partner with brands that I love and want to share with you.

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Unicorn Tea Party

Plate // Divided Plate // Fork & Spoon // Bowl // Cup // Water Bottle // Bento Box // Reusable Bags

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A few weeks ago we got this adorable unicorn line from Cheeky Kids and it has been a big hit so far! Each piece is perfectly portioned for a toddler and the color is perfect for any girly girl. I linked everything above if you want to treat your little lady to a little unicorn surprise.

Happy long weekend!!!!

 

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Benefits Of Baby Wearing

Lila’s Shoes // Baby Tula Toddler Carrier

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It is no secret that I love baby wearing. I have been wearing Lila since she was a newborn and I can attribute much of our bond to it. We have tried out a lot of different carriers together in our two and half years of baby wearing from frontward facing only carriers to multi facing carriers to wraps to slings and everything in between. Right now Lila weighs about 30 pounds and was having less and less space in our old carrier. We switched to Tula Baby a few months ago using one of their Free To Grow Carriers. The first time I put it on Lila fell asleep within minutes and had a nice long two hour nap in it. I love having Lila nap in the carrier because that means I can get stuff done while knowing that my baby is safe and sound.

“A Child Does Not Know What Direction He Is Going, But When He Is Attached To You, He Doesn’t Feel Lost.” -Gordon Neufeld

I recently came across this quote and it really stuck with me how true that feels. When I am holding her close she has such a calm to her that she doesn’t have at any other time.

I always knew baby wearing was for me, because it was in my mama bear gut. It always felt right for me and Lila as a baby was instantly calm if she was put in a carrier. After doing some research I came to learn that there really are some amazing benefits other than just that warm and fuzzy feeling of having your little one close to you.

1. Less Crying

Did you know that babies that are carried cry 43% less than babies that are not carried. And in the evening hours that number jumps to 54% – Don’t these numbers make you want to run and put your baby in a carrier? No one likes to hear their baby cry.

2. Breastfeeding

This is a big one for us. Lila always will breastfeed if she is the carrier and the best part is that she can breastfeed practically anywhere. She always hated doing that whole hiding her a blanket thing, so instead I would put her in the carrier and pop the hood over her. If there is one thing I couldn’t imagine my life as a mom without it’s breastfeeding the in the carrier.

3. Handsfree Mommin’

Whether they are asleep or not you can do anything you need to do handsfree. When Lila was little she would let me do anything as long as she was being carried. The best part is when she fell asleep and I could do anything I needed to do leaving me feeling productive and leaving her feeling cozy sleeping through it all.

4. Bonding

According to research worn babies are given a sense of security and affection. This helps to improve their neurological development. When worn babies are in tune to your heart rate, breathing, and your movements. This encourages baby and actually helps their nervous system function and keep organized.

5. Getting Exercise

Babies start small but then they get heavy! Carrying around that weight is a great workout for mom. It makes a walk around the block way more rewarding when you can come home and treat yourself to something yummy for all those extra calories you burned!

6. Easier Communication

With your little one right there in front of you, you will know almost instantly if something is wrong or if they are bothered. You are also able to comfort them at a moments notice.

Those are just a few of the reasons I LOVE baby wearing. I will continue to wear Lila until I can’t fit her in a carrier anymore. And just thinking that makes me so sad! I will always treasure these years we have had together where I felt like she was my extra limb.

 

Thanks for reading and let me know in the comments if you baby wear or plan to with your baby! 🙂

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And We’re Off… To Bed!

Pajamas // Towel // Blanket // Washcloth // Cream // Powder // Diapers

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Have you noticed the days have been getting shorter? I sure have. Lila goes to sleep when the sun does, regardless of what the clock says and this we she has been turning in on the early side. Naps are a thing of the past, so to wind down the day it’s off to bath time right after dinner.

We have a new bath time routine which I will share next, and so far it’s been working out great. When bath time is over I scoop her out of the bath and get right into the bedroom. While she is still in her towel (which by the way this one is adorable and amazing) I start a movie on the tv. It’s almost always Moana, or if we are speeding things up it’s just one episode of Veggie Tales. While the movie starts I’ll give her a massage with my favorite cream, powder up the diaper area, diaper her up, and slip on her jammies. When her jammies are on I’ll brush her teeth which lately has turned into her trying to bite me, but I always win and get those teeth brushed. Last step is “lips” which Lila loves to put on and will ask for it as soon as her shirt goes over her head.

While she gets the wiggles out and jumps around like a monkey, always singing along with Moana I will tidy up the floor a bit and hang up het towel. Then I’ll get in bed with her, put her in the dock a tot with 2 blankets and nurse her until she falls asleep. We definitely have our bedtime routine down which I wanted to create ever since she stopped napping.

So that’s us! Now tell me what do you do to get that baby to bed? Till next time.

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When I’m With You I’m Feline Good

Lila’s: SHIRT // SHOES // BACKPACK 

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In my last post I mentioned that Lila has been obsessed with carrying around a backpack and well… that hasn’t changed. Haha. Last night Hubs and I went out for anniversary and left Lila with my parents. My mom is so generous and is always shopping for her grandkids. She loves to spoil them with a bag of clothes/toys every time she sees them. It is super sweet and makes those first moments with my parents even more special since they get to open a present. This gem of a skirt was in her bag last night and I couldn’t stop smiling when I saw all the kitty cats. Lila thinks it’s the best thing ever so she might never take it off.

Hubs and I had a great time on our date and I woke up feeling refreshed and recharged. We had a great morning together and she kept mentioning all the chocolates my mom let her eat last night. I giggle every time she tells me about it. Also, if you are looking for a back to school backpack this leopard one is a seriously great choice. It is just so perfect for a little toddler and can hold so much. I linked it under the last photo if you want to check it out. I hope everyone has a great afternoon!

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Sunday Funday

 

Lila’s Outfit: DRESS // SHOES // BACKPACK

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I hope you all had a good weekend. I love the weekend because it means Hubs is home and we usually use of those days to wander around town. Yesterday we ended up in South Pasadena where they host their weekly farmer’s market. We got there pretty early so we had the place to ourselves. We got pastries at a local bakery, walked around a bit, and waited/cheered when a train came by. Lila always runs straight to these rocks whenever she sees them so we let her play with them for a bit. She is getting pretty good at throwing them and Hubs loves making it their little activity.

We brought along our alphabet Chatbook which has 26 photos from my Instagram page and 26 letters. It’s a fun way to read the alphabet but also look back on a memory. One of our favorite artists, Dallas Clayton, designed it making it even more special. We let Lila keep it in her backpack which she has been obsessed with carrying around lately. I’ll link below the book template so you can check it out. It is one of the most special books in Lila’s library right now. And really who can say no to a book?

Today me and Lila are doing a craft so check back in a few days and I’ll share how it turned out. Until next time…<3

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Favorite Toddler Toys from Sofia The First

Sofia the First Deluxe Friends Pack

 Itzy Ritzy Travel Happens Bag in Flamingo Flock

Pink Dot Shoes Piper Finn Footwear (20% off with code: CELESTE)


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If you follow along on my InstaStories then you already know that Lila takes toys with her everywhere we go. Her fingers are always super busy trying to keep up with her imagination. I like to collect her little figurines from shows or movies she has already watched so that she knows who the characters are and can easily play with them off their storyline. In the photos is an older version of Sofia the First toys, but she also has the current version and it is her absolute favorite set. The characters are the perfect size for her little hands and each piece is great quality. Some Sofia sets, like one at the disney store, has not so pretty faces on the characters. So I appreciate the quality that went into this set.

I get so many questions about Lila’s toys and I want to start putting together more posts about what toys I get for her and why as well as which ones she actually plays with the most. Below you can scroll through all the Sofia the First that are currently available and are a great for toddler play.

I absolutely cannot sing higher praises of these travel bags. I just though some figurines into this travel bag, zip it up, and toss it in the diaper bag. There are 3 sizes available but I usually use the biggest size since it has a handle. I can snap it to the stroller, or outside of my diaper so it dangles (while in the car, not just walking around like that, haha.)

I hope this was at all helpful. Leave in the comments below what kinds of toys/toys from what movie or show you would like me to share about next. Thanks for reading!


 

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Ice Cream With Sprinkles

Romper // Shoes // Sunglasses

Hi Everyone + Happy Friday!

We spent the day with my family and that means getting spoiled with treats. I am obsessed with all things blush for Lila and when I found this adorable romper from Childhoods Clothing I had to get it. It is so perfect for summer and so easy to take on and off. We are still doing diapers for Lila and I always try to find clothes that are easy to take and off while on the go.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. Treat yourself to something cold & delicious, Lila says.

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Friday Night Feelings 🍦⚡️ Lila's romper is from @childhoodsclothing aka my new obsession. #LilaTreatsHerself

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All the heart eyes for Sunday mornings 😍 even though mine started at 5:30am thanks to a certain someone….

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