Pit Stop at Meadow Hot Springs

Has anyone heard of Meadow Hot Springs? Or hot springs in general? Basically they are just different sized holes in the ground, that are naturally filled with cool to hot water. At the ones we went to in Meadow, UT (aka middle of nowhere), there are 3 different ones…we only went to one, which was the hottest one. The water is so clear, it really was like a big bathtub!  For being a Saturday afternoon, I was expecting them to be a lot more busy than they were. You have to drive down a long(ish) dirt road, and then you can park about 100 yards away and walk, or go down another dirt road filled with major potholes to get closer. We braved the potholes because I’m lazy haha.

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This whole thing was Troy’s idea, shocking, I know! He was really excited when Saylor said she would get in with him, because she was unsure at first. You really are in the middle of nowhere, so you have beautiful views all around you.

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The water was surprisingly clear. This one had a rope that you could hold on to and have it guide you all the way to the bottom, that is attached to an anchor. Troy thought it was about 25 feet deep at it’s deepest spot. Creepy!

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You drive through the town of Meadow, UT to get there, and below is a picture of their post office. It is the teeniest, cutest town ever!

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Where are your favorite hot springs? Any other ones in Utah we should know about? Have a great weekend!

xo,

Robyn

Are you an Influenster?

Have you guys heard of Influenster? If you haven’t, you are seriously behind on the times! If you are anything like me, I love getting free samples and I love trying new things. What Influenster is is an online community made up of shoppers (you and I) that test out new products in exchange for honest and fair online reviews, and in return get to stay on top of the current trends! These products can be anything from beauty to food related, and everything in between. You take surveys to show what you are interested in, and the more active you are on social media, the better chance you have of getting good stuff!

Here are some of the things I have recently gotten. These are from 2 boxes, and are not everything that came in each box. Some things I use up right away, and other things last me a while!

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The Ole Henriksen box I got was amazing. Such high quality products. The other stuff was from the #ESVoxBox which had so many goodies in it. I particularly love the mascara! And Troy loved the protein powder sample, lol.

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#IronTekFit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a couple up close photos of my goodies…

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I highly recommend signing up! Do so HERE …and starting getting fun, free stuff! Let me know if you sign up or if you already Influence!

xo,

Robyn

Baby Shower Gift Guide!

Does anyone feel like they are really good at giving baby shower gifts? I do! Haha, honestly though, being a mom has made me really aware of what to give for gifts. Before having Saylor, I was a big giver of clothes, which don’t get me wrong, clothes are amazing to get because, duh, our babies need clothes! But, now I give gifts based on a few things. First, necessary things that you will need for a long time (IE diapers, wipes, diaper bag!). And second, things that you wouldn’t necessarily buy for yourself, things that you wouldn’t think you need, or things that you may not have heard of (IE DockATot, Solly wrap, Milestone Cards).

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Let’s review a few things. First, we’ll start with the DockATot. These are multi-fuctional loungers and co-sleepers. They come in different sizes so they can grow with your baby. They are breathable, all natural, and SO SOFT and comfortable. This is a company founded by a mother, that saw a need in the industry for this product and I can see why.

Freshly Picked Moccs and Tubby Todd bath products. These moccs have been part of Saylor growing up. They were her first pair of shoes, the first shoes she walks in, and she still wears them! They are such a fun heirloom and the cutest accessory. Tubby Todd has also been our go to for bath products since Say was little. They are all natural and have the yummiest scents, that aren’t overpowering. A must have and so much better than the typical baby soaps.

Next is the Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock. Boy is this a lifesaver. This is great for babies about 6 months and up (until they can sit up on their own). Ditch the car seat in the cart and use this instead. It fits in most standard shopping carts and is totally a space saver. This hammock can actually hold the car seat with baby in it, or just the baby. So cool!

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I’m sure that you have seen the nursing covers by now…the kind that can be used many different ways. Well Covered Goods are the best and they come in the most amazing prints. Even if you don’t nurse, they works as shopping cart covers and car seat covers. Genius and a necessity!

A baby wrap/carrier…specifically a Solly Baby. I love supporting small companies, and this one seems like one of the best. Baby wearing is functional and so personal. Try it!

Milestone Baby Cards…the cutest way to announce things. They are for pregnancy all the way through different milestones of the babies life. A cute and special way to remember things.

Diapers and wipes are sort of a no brainer I think. There isn’t anything special or exciting to them, but whenever I got some I wanted to cry with happiness. Any money that you don’t have to spend on those things is so nice!

Books! You need books! And even better, a book subscription. Getting a few new books every month is fun and keeps things fresh. Bookroo is a great alternative to having to go to the store. Use code ROBYMEAC for $10 off!

KikiLu diaper bags are our favorite. They come in great colors, and the pockets are perfect. What is better than a new bag? Not much!

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Last but not least, what about a new rug for your nursery? I recently discovered Lorena Canals rugs, and have been wondering why I haven’t known about them for the past 3 years, lol! These rugs are machine washable. That is pretty much all you need to know and you should just go buy one right now. I am not joking. We just got one about a week ago for Saylor’s room and I’m so happy that it is a part of her room! It is so soft, and I love the pattern. The dyes used are all natural and they’re eco friendly, and they are handmade. Love that!

I hope I have given you some new, fun ideas for when you go to a baby shower next! And trust me, coming from a mom, anyone would love to receive any of these gifts. What are you go to baby shower gift’s?

xo,

Robyn

 

New Shoes for School!

Growing up, back to school shopping was always the best, right? Well now that I have a daughter that is in (pre)school, I get to do some back to school shopping! Not that you really “need” anything at 3 years old, but it is still so fun to get new things!

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Have you guys heard of pediped? Back when Saylor was first starting to walk, I was introduced to them. They are known for being the best flexible, soft-soled infant shoes to learn to walk in. They have a wide range of different styles, and are exceptional quality. We love our “Silver Shoes” as Saylor calls them, and I love that I don’t worry about her little feet being uncomfortable. Be sure to check out my Instagram where you can win your own pair!

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Books are from Bookroo and BabyLit.

So glad tomorrow is Tuesday!

xo,

Robyn

Reading & Bookroo!

What mom doesn’t love books and reading? Saylor has always loved to “read” from the time she was just a little babe. Even though our babies may not be able to understand what we read to them, or read by themselves, science has proven that it is so important! It literally gets their little brains going, creates imagination and memories, and can increase their little vocabularies.

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When I discovered Bookroo, I knew that it was something Saylor and I could enjoy together. It is a monthly book subscription, ran by actual mom’s! Who get it! Sometimes picking up books and going to the library can be inconvenient, so subscribing to Bookroo is a new brainer. I also immediately thought that this would be a great baby shower gift for someone who needs to grow their collection! Look at how cute the packaging is…you know I appreciate good packaging!

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If Bookroo sounds like something you would love (which why wouldn’t it) be sure to use my code ROBYMEAC for $10 off!!

xo,

Robyn

Shop Stevie!

I am so excited to share my new adventure as a rep for Shop Stevie with you all. If you haven’t heard of their clothes, hop over to IG and see what it is all about. They have the cutest clothes, and the prices are so affordable! I knew this opportunity was for me, being a stay at home mom it gives me the chance to still do so. Here are a few of my current favorite pieces I have in stock:

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I have a giveaway on my IG for the dress I’m wearing above, so be sure to go enter that HERE.

Here is a sneak peak of one of the 4 items I’ll be adding tomorrow!

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Be sure to follow me on Instagram HERE and shop HERE! 🙂

xo,

Robyn

PS If you are still reading this, take 15% off your order using code BLOGDEAL15 at checkout.

 

 

Our Nightly Routine!

Ever since Saylor was a newborn, we have given her a bath every night before bed. I don’t wash her hair every day, or even get it wet, but taking a bath became part of our routine early on.  Saylor has always loved the bath, and it’s been a great way to get the last of her energy out, as well as getting clean before getting into bed. Want to know the best part of taking a bath? Getting out and putting on jammies! Seriously though, Say right out of the bath, dressed, with wet hair is my favorite!

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I recently was introduced to Finn + Emma. Not only do they have a wide range of products, including clothes and toys, they are 100% organic, eco-friendly, and they support fair trade. I got 2 pair of their pajama sets, in Triangles (what Saylor is wearing) and Scribble. Both sets are so soft and cute. They have a thicker waistband, which I like. I got a size 3T, and they will fit throughout the winter. Finn + Emma are giving you 15% off all orders over $50…go HERE! I highly encourage you to try out their jammies, maybe grab one for a gift, and check out their toys!

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Poor Say is still not feeling the best, but she is sleeping comfy and cozy upstairs thanks to Finn + Emma!

xo,

Robyn

PS don’t forget to enter my giveaway with Jord & see how I removed some impossible stickers with Goo Gone!

Late Night Ramblings…

You know what is terrible? Arizona in the summer. LOL…I know, I know but it is SO BEAUTIFUL in the winter! Before the year 2016 I would have said hands down I preferred the heat over the snow, but after living in Utah in the winter and Arizona in the summer, I choose SNOW! You literally can not take off enough clothes to try and get cool, but you can bundle up and make yourself warm. I don’t understand how people live here (AZ) willingly, haha.

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Anyways, we only have about a week left here, then off to San Diego for a few days and then Bass Lake for a few days, a pit stop in Vegas to see my brand new first nephew(!!!), then HOME! I can’t wait! Summer sales with a family is hard, you guys. Especially when you just moved into your first pretty home. I can’t wait to get back to our routine, and Saylor starts preschool and dance class as soon as we get back. So much fun stuff!

Potty training is going so well, I am so proud of Saylor! She honestly has trained herself for the most part, and she hasn’t had an accident in days! I will write a full post on this later 🙂

Hope you all had a good Monday and are ready for the week ahead!

xo,

Robyn

Vitamins and More

I recently discovered Smarty Pants Vitamins and was so excited when they offered to send me some vitamins. I am always on the hunt for the best tasting ones (along side the nutritional value), not just for me, but for Saylor too. She is the pickiest little girl when it comes to chewy, gummy things, so when I tried these I KNEW instantly that these were something she would enjoy!

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I received the 3 bottles pictured here. I tried a few of them and can honestly say they are the best tasting gummy vitamins I have had! They don’t have a weird aftertaste and they don’t have a weird consistency. Each bottle has different ingredients, carefully thought out and determined based off what each one of us needs. If you have any questions regarding Smarty Pants Vitamins, they can be found HERE.

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I also need to touch on this waterproof pouch I received from Logan and Lenora. It is the Petit Pouch in Go Spot Go…SO obsessed with this print! All of these bags are waterproof and machine washable! Genius! They literally can be used for anything. Cosmetics, food, diapers, you name it. The Petit Pouch is the perfect size to fit into my diaper bag and fill it with whatever I need for the day.

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Use code REFERRAL15 for 15% your orders on www.loganandlenora.com …these are a must have!

Happy Monday!

xo,

Robyn

The Constant, Unavoidable Question…

…”Sooooo, when are you having another baby?”

<insert eye roll>  Am I right?

As I was sitting here minding my own business, watching Laguna Beach reruns for the umpteenth time, I get a random text from an old friend asking when I was going to give Saylor a sibling.  Seriously?!  No “Hi! How ya doing?!” first??!!  Shoot straight, why don’t ya?

I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked this since Saylor has been born.  She just turned 3! Give me a break!  One thing that I learned from becoming a mom is that what you thought and planned when you were younger, goes out the window.  2 year age gap sounds perfect right?  The thought of getting and being pregnant when Saylor was barely a year old soon became comical to me.  I couldn’t imagine!

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Since when is it okay to just ask a woman if she is pregnant yet? Or when am I going to get pregnant? First, that is between my husband and myself, and secondly, what if I am trying to get pregnant?! What if it is something we are struggling with?!  DON’T ASK SOMEONE THOSE QUESTIONS!!  If they want to bring it up to you and talk about it to you, free game.

I’ve also had the typical concerns about having another baby. Will I love the next baby as much? Will I connect with it?  But it will take time away from Saylor.  Will she hate me/the baby?  What if I get so sick and can’t do anything with Say for MONTHS?  Why throw off our perfect relationship/schedule?  Everything is SO fun and easy right now!  What if I just don’t want another kid?!  Don’t call me selfish, I know you all have struggled with these as well!

Anyways…rant over 🙂 I am here to say once and for all, put it out in the universe that we are now trying for another baby.  We are excited and ready.  I’m nervous and scared!  I know everything will work out the way it is meant to, I just can’t help worrying a little bit!

I know this post was a bit of word vomit, and this is just coming from my experience and my life. I don’t ever mean to offend anyone or hurt any feelings, but I hope you guys can relate to me on some level and understand my feelings!

xo,

Robyn