I am so excited to tell you about a fun trip we took last month…as a family! It was so much fun to be able to head south to some *slightly* warmer weather and spend time together as a family. I love St. George, we have gone there a few times and always want to go back! It is only about a 4 hour drive from us, so it really is the perfect getaway spot for us.
This trip we decided to stay at the My Place Hotel, St. George location. We loved the room sizes, the pool (which is heated!), and the location of it. They have an affordable breakfast option that gets delivered to your room, which was a big deciding factor as well! The girls loved the pool so much, it has a cute little palm tree fountain and some other water things that they really enjoyed. It has a great, large outdoor area that is perfect for just hanging out or having dinner.
When I arrived at the store, I was greeted by their cute employees and told them my sizes and asked them to help me and pull whatever they think I would like/look good on my body type. We were able to work together and it was so fun! I learned that their store is completely mom and kid friendly. It was started by a fellow mom who just wanted a better shopping experience. All the employees are trained in body types, so they know what would look good on all our different shapes and sizes. The stores have a kid area and are designed for a double stroller to fit throughout the entire store. I honestly can’t say enough good things about them!
Ok back to the pieces I chose! Which are CUTE. The fuzzy camo bomber like jacket immediately caught my eye, and I knew I had to have it. I love a comfy, slightly oversized graphic tee and a great pair of high waisted jeans, and was able to find both! I also loved that this gorgeous wine colored sweater is slightly distress looking and has a hood. They honestly have so many great pieces at so many price points! I had such an amazing shopping experience, I know I will be shopping there from now on. Let me know what pieces you grab and what is on you wish list! Happy shopping…
Our room had two queen beds, and was on the 17th floor. Look at that view from our balcony!
The main level/lobby area of the hotel is beautiful. It has a historic feel, and there are so many rich, warm colors. Saylor particularly loved the oversized chandelier and fire.
We were welcome with a nice fruit platter and a fun gift bag! Saylor loved that small gesture and felt very special that she had some “gifts” waiting in our room for her. We especially loved the brunch buffet at the Lucky H Bar & Grille, and had a yummy dinner from the Coffee Shop that was equally as delicious. Don’t mind Saylor’s crazy wig, it is Halloween season, after all.
Remi is teething so she wasn’t much fun, to be honest haha! She spent most of her time in the hotel room (which thankfully was plenty big), and running the halls to try and burn off energy. Saylor loved the grand staircase and touches of Halloween (see floral arrangement), and the big bathtub! The Little America Hotel was the perfect staycation for my little family, and I see us returning in the future! If you are traveling to Utah, definitely give them a stay.
I had a fun little photoshoot outside one morning. Even the grounds of the hotel are beautiful and very well maintained. Also never getting over this view! I am already looking forward to our next staycation there 🙂
I was gifted an Announcement Package, which includes the cutest stuffed animal that Remi is obsessed with, and a diaper and wipe subscription! Here is a little about the subscription and how it works.
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IncrediBundles.com Diaper Subscriptions are a hit at baby showers across the country! They are also the choice of hundreds of companies who use IncrediBundles.com Diaper Subscriptions as the ultimate perk for their employees who embark on the journey of parenthood.
-As mentioned above, activating your subscription is so very easy. It takes maybe 3 minutes total…they really do make it seamless. Especially as a busy mom, or someone who gets the gift for their baby shower, we just don’t have a lot of time to figure things out, haha. So that makes this the perfect gift. Diapers and wipes are ALWAYS a welcomed, and needed, baby shower gift. You can never go wrong!
Gifting a new or expectant mom a diaper or wipe subscription would be the best possible thing you could do for them! I know I would love to receive any of the IncrediBundles. Be sure to keep them in mind the next time you need to purchase a gift, and also head to my Instagram for a chance to win a 3 month diaper subscription!
I love all things matching, especially when I can participate! I love that the girls’ tops have zippers and can be taken off and put back on so easily. This palm print is the cutest ever, too. You can shop the women’s collection HERE and the girl’s collection HERE.
Like I mentioned, they have anything for the family. Rash guards, hats, suits, even sunglasses and towels. I am hosting a giveaway on my Instagram for the next few days, for a $50 credit, you can enter HERE.
Please, let’s protect our skin and especially our little’s! Make sure you check out all that SwimZip offers.
You know what is the best? Getting fun things in the mail. You know what is even better? Getting a box in the mail full of (full sized) products, especially when you don’t know what is coming! I received this box in the mail and couldn’t wait to break into it. I immediately saw some goodies that I was SO EXCITED about, and others I knew would make the perfect gift (re: rose…I don’t drink!).
As you can tell from the photo above, I scored with some majorly awesome products. After using (or eating lol) them for a week or so, I am going to breakdown each product for you!
First up are these tasty teas from the organic Pure Leaf Tea House Collection. These two specific flavors I tried, Strawberry & Garden Mint and Spiced Chai are equally refreshing and flavorful. Neither one of them are overly sweet, which can be hard to find in bottled drinks. These drinks are the perfect size to grab one for when you are out and about! These glass bottles were my first experience with Pure Leaf, and I’m certain this won’t be my last. #ad
I am going to preface this little section by saying I do not drink. So I kindly gifted these 2 oh-so-cute bottles of Cavit Rose to my friend Hillary, and told her she needed to report back to me & tell me all the things. We all know Rose is all the rage right now, and I was informed that this one is very, very tasty. She also told me that her and her boyfriend enjoyed a bottle together over ice, and it was perfect. They both enjoyed the taste and said they would buy it in the future!
Next up…My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream. I love mochi! I was so excited about this being in the box. It is one of Troy’s favorite things, too. I chose a mango flavor and it did not disappoint. If you don’t know what mochi is, it is a small ball of ice cream wrapped in a sweet rice dough. It is chewy, sweet, creamy, and so delicious. They come in 8 flavors and next I plan on trying Vanilla Bean and Green Tea! You can click HERE for a $1 off coupon.
Have you ever seen a more pretty set of bras? I could argue that you certainly have not! Since I stopped nursing Remi, I was on the market for some new bras and so far, I am loving these from Coobie. They are pretty, delicate, and has the right amount of support that I need. These 2 pieces are the lace bralette and the lace back scoopneck, and you can use code BAB30 for 30% off your order!
Lastly, you know I am obsessed with skincare. Give me all the skincare. I have seen and heard amazing things about Colleen Rothschild Beauty, and when I saw there was a few products in the box, I was elated. Included was their Sheer Renewal Cream and Beauty Water. Let me tell you that I am obsessed with both products. The sheer renewal cream has been my night cream, it has a light, light scent and isn’t very heavy. You also can use it as a makeup primer so I will definitely give that a try! The beauty water is the perfect little pick me up throughout the day. It smells amazing, and adds a good amount of moisture without having to layer on a cream. Saylor even loves this, LOL! You can use code BOXX20 for 20% off all regular priced items.
I hope I introduced you to some fun products, and let me know if you try anything I mentioned above!
Can you believe summer is already here?! I know in some places, it has already arrived. Here in Utah we have gotten a few teases of warm weather, but we have been enjoying some nice spring weather. Being a mom of young kids, I am ultra aware of sun protectant, now more than I ever have been. I want to protect their sensitive skin, and I have realized that you can get a sunburn even in 70 degree weather!
Picking a sunscreen was always stressful to me. There are so many choices, and they all claim to be the best, do the best job, most affordable, non-irritating…I could go on and on. You know what I am talking about. All I know is that my babies have sensitive skin and I try to use good products that don’t contain a bunch of junk on them.
I have personally used Aveeno lotion on myself for years, so when I found out they made a natural, mineral based sun blocker, I had to get on board! It is a 100% zinc-oxide UVA/UVB mineral protection, and also hypoallergenic. I picked mine up at Walmart. It comes in a 2 pack, which is super convenient because we go through sunscreen like crazy over here. The bottles are the perfect size…keep one in my diaper bag, one in the car, take it to the park, etc!
What I have also noticed about this sunscreen from Aveeno after using it a few times is that it actually helps my girl’s dry skin. Particularly Remi, she has really dry, sensitive skin. It seems to act as a lotion, and soothes and nourishes their skin by locking in the moisture. I never knew I needed that it a sun protectant!
The formula of this lotion is really great, also. It isn’t super thick, and it is easy to rub in and doesn’t leave you feeling like a complete grease ball. I like that it comes in a 2 pack, it saves you money in the long run! Be sure to head to your local Walmart and pick up the AVEENO® Baby CONTINUOUS PROTECTION Sunscreen Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 50 and use the Ibotta offer and get $3 off.
I have been looking at car seats for a few months, as I needed to transition Remi to a convertible car seat. I ideally wanted to give her Saylor’s, and have Say get a new one. Some of the things I was looking for in a new one was that it could transition into a booster, a cupholder (per Saylor’s request), that it had good reviews, and easy to install! I am passionate about car seat safety, so I was also wanting something that would be easy for my husband to understand and install.
While doing research, I found this MyFit Harness + Booster Car Seat. It was everything I was looking for. Added bonus, the LE version comes with a snack tray. Saylor thought that was the coolest thing ever. I am keeping Saylor in a 5 point harness for probably as long as possible (RE: until she is 14…kidding but I wish lol), so I liked that the harness mode weight limit is 65 pounds, and up to 100 pounds for the booster mode. The one pull harness tightener is also a game changer. It is so easy to do!
The seat was incredibly easy to install. The latches clicked right in and I was able to tighten them without feeling like I was going to lose a hand. The manual is easy to read and understand, yet thorough enough to leave you feeling like you know what you are doing. I love that the chest clip has a photo of wear it should go on your child (armpit level). Saylor is super comfortable in it and of course, loves her cupholders and snack tray.
As I mentioned above, I am passionate about car seat safety. It is something so simple to do, yet there are SO MANY careless people. Some are just uneducated, but I wish there was a simple way to let people know the best ways to keep our babies safe. Rear facing is safer than forward facing for children under the age of 2. If you can rear face for longer than 2 years, DO IT! Our little ones muscular and skeletal systems are still developing, and while rear facing during an accident, those systems are protected by the car seat. Chicco has developed a campaign to support this, and it is called the TurnAfter2 Campaign. You can learn all about it HERE. I would also recommend getting your car seats checked by a CPST, which you can find one in your area by just Googling! Sometimes baby stores offer them, like Baby Cubby if you are in Utah, and sometimes hospitals or fire stations have them on staff.
I hope this post made you rethink your car seat situation, and if you think you need to change a few things, then fix them! Re-read the owners manual, get your seat checked, tighten that harness…just do it for the safety of your kiddo. And definitely check out Chicco next time you are in the market for a new seat. You won’t be disappointed.
We found a room at the Westgate Resort on VRBO. Troy booked it but I think it was slightly cheaper than going through the actual resort. This resort is tucked up against the mountain, at the base of the Canyons Village. I don’t ski or snowboard so none of that means anything to me, but the resort is surrounded by runs and lifts. There are so many restaurants and shops within a 5 minute drive. Main St. is also very close!
The resort itself is pretty big, and sort of confusing, haha. The parking is underground and some is under construction, so it was slightly confusing trying to figure out where to park and what tower we were staying in. All the towers don’t connect either. The amenities were awesome, the resort has a great pool and outside area. We lost $20 from the arcade…and not even from playing. We bought a card to play, went to play, and the place was shut down and not working. Westgate couldn’t refund us, so we are currently still out $20 until the people who run the arcade get back to us. So that is annoying, but oh well.
Again, I love that we live so close to so many fun and beautiful things! Right now (meaning May), Park City is SO GORGEOUS. Everything is turning green and blooming, and it is just unreal. As Remi gets older and easier to venture out with, I can’t wait to explore the great outdoors. If you have been to PC, what are your favorite things to do there? Let me know!
my jeans, similar HERE
I found Build.com while doing my usual browsing of home improvements and interior design on Instagram. You can find the best inspiration on there! I was immediately drawn to the bright and modern style of Build.com. I also saw that they are based out of Chico, CA, which is super close to where I am from in Northern California! Such a random connection, and I love anything that makes me feel nostalgic about home.
Here are some before photos of our downstairs half bath…
I just realized these photos were after we had started doing some upgrades! We added shiplap as an accent wall, which was completely plain before. It was just grey with a standard oval mirror. I love how shiplap looks, and it adds the right amount of pop to the small bathroom.
I knew the brushed nickel fixtures had to go…like yesterday. I was choosing between a black or gold finish, but I ultimately decided that black was more timeless, and if we ever decide to sell, future buyers would appreciate matte black more than gold. Build.com had a wide selection of fixtures in black, and I fell in love with matte and knew that was the right choice! Because our pedestal sink is so small, a normal soap bottle doesn’t even fit on the side. It was important to me to have a one handed temperature control, so it would free up some space on the sides of the faucet. All of that criteria lead me to THIS beautiful matte black faucet by Delta. It was just what I was looking for.
It left me with the perfect amount of space on either side, so I can actually fit a soap bottle, yay! That was my biggest concern, because it was so annoying having to drip across the floor. I love how the matte finish looks against the flat white paint of the shiplap. I found a basic circle mirror with a thin matte black border from Target, and I knew that it would match perfectly. The mirror sells out often, so keep checking back if that is the case. You can get it HERE.
Another thing that needed to be upgraded was the light fixture. Say no to brushed nickel! Again, I wanted to stay on track with the matte black theme, and I thought I would like the globes around the light bulbs to be clear glass. I was also looking at 3 bulb options…which let me to THIS simple beauty. This fixture from Progress Lighting is also very affordable and that is hard to find sometimes! It all looks like it just came that way and I absolutely love how it all flows together.
I also wanted a small piece of art to put in the empty space next to the window. I was looking for it to be neutral and calming, nothing too crazy. I found a perfect sized picture from Target (of course), and loved the light wooden frame. It is THIS watercolored palm leaf photo from their new Project 62 line. It fits perfect!
Thank you to Build.com for sponsoring this post, and for carrying an amazing selection of products. Be sure to check them out for all your home improvement needs!