Girly Accessories!

As most women do, and especially those with daughters, you can imagine that we love our accessories over here! Give me all the cute bracelets and bows and anything else girly and cutesy. Having a daughter to dress up is THE BEST and I can’t wait to have another little one here in a few months. I’m totally going to be that Mom that dresses them the same…so sue me?! 🙂

        

I recently discovered Gems by Laura and immediately fell in love. All her pieces are well made, timeless, and beautiful. She is also local (to me), which I love!

The 2 that Saylor picked out are the Blush Baby Bracelet and the Mini Freshwater Pearl. They go with everything and are the perfect accessory for any outfit. They also make and sell necklaces for us ladies, which can be found HERE. I love them all!

 Real smile, or fake? You decide haha.

What are some places you mama’s like finding accessories for your littles? I’m always looking for new shops!

xo,

Robyn

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Toddler Meal Ideas with Amara

I know I have touched on this before, but I *try* to be semi healthy and instill good habits in Saylor. I’ll be the first to admit that I love sweets and don’t ever deprive myself, but I always do eat a good amount of fruits and veggies and be sure to drink plenty of water.

When I discovered Amara, I was immediately interested. Especially since I’m having another baby, I’m starting to think about baby food (what?) and things like that. Amara focuses on healthy food, and not much else. They don’t add anything you can’t pronounce, and it comes in a convenient packet. They also have discovered a new way to offer baby food…freeze dried! Super cool. It locks in nutrients that can otherwise get lost.

There are a lot of different things you can do with their food other than making it into baby food. You can add them to smoothies, applesauce, and even make pancakes…which is what I did tonight! Saylor loved helping me and loved the end result. Here is the recipe for Green Pancakes.

 

  

Saylor wasn’t quite sure at first, but after the first bite she was sold. Be sure to check out all of Amara’s baby food options HERE and follow them on Instagram HERE.

xo,

Robyn

 

Purple Posie Designs

Hi! Guess what I realized today? That it’s been just over a year that I have been blogging here. I can’t believe it has been a year and I’ve had so much fun collaborating with companies and getting to know other bloggers.

Today I wanted to share with you Purple Posie Designs. They create beautiful handmade items such as keepsake journals and journal books. They are made with so much love and detail, and make a great gift. When I was younger I was into scrapbooking, and loved making things like these for different events in my life like high school graduation or Christmas one year. It is such a nice way to store and show your memories. They are very personal, and such an easy way to create and store your memories!

 I love that there are blank pages to doodle and write notes on.

  

Saylor loves “reading” the stories and loves all the fun things to play with on the pages. As she gets older I’ll have her doodle up the story books 🙂 Shop all their cute stuff HERE and follow them on Instagram HERE!

xo,

Robyn

 

 

Double Stroller Buying Guide with Baby Cubby!

Since I can now publicly talk about being pregnant and having another baby come May, I can talk about all the fun things that go along with that, yay! Enter, double strollers. Do I really need one? Saylor will be about 4 by the time this baby comes, and I honestly don’t use a stroller a whole lot with her. I’ve thought, well I could just get one that has a kick board for her, I plan on carrying the baby for as long as I can get away with it…all these thoughts that I’m sure second time moms have.

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A couple weeks ago I went into the Baby Cubby to try and make my decision and answer questions I had. If you are local to Utah, I’m sure you have visited or heard of Baby Cubby.  I love visiting them as opposed to a big box retailer.  They really focus on trying to be a resource to us parents, and not just sell us “stuff”. They make a point to help us when we feel overwhelmed about becoming a parent. The team at Baby Cubby is made up of parents who have been there, so they are passionate about encouraging, inspiring, and reminding parents how amazing we are and how important our role is. They carry the safest baby gear, and provide a place for a fun shopping experience. They price match and offer free shipping online on orders of $49 and are very engaged with their customers. You can find out more about who they are and what they do, HERE.

Going into the Baby Cubby, I sort of have an idea of what I liked and what I didn’t like. I knew I didn’t want a side by side stroller; I have seen friends struggle getting them through doorways and crowds. They just don’t seem convenient for me! I tested one out in the store and was actually surprised how EASY it was to maneuver, so don’t completely rule it out for yourself until you have tested it!

img_6633 This is the Baby Jogger City Mini GT Double Stroller.

My top 3 I wanted to checkout were the UppaBaby, Britax B-Agile, and the City Select.

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They all have similar frames and similar wheel sizes and similar canopies. The City Select seems so long, and surprisingly didn’t drive as easily as I was expecting, considering how popular it is! I checked that one off my list.

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The UPPAbaby Vista double stroller is definitely a luxury stroller, and has the price tag to come along with it. I really like the look of it and it seems there is a bit more leg room for the back seat. I learned that you can buy the stroller as a set, meaning with the second seat, kick board, etc…instead of buying everything separate, which may save you money in the long run.

img_6604  My personal fave…the Britax B-Ready.

I was so, so impressed with this Britax stroller! They have a new model that I was excited to checkout. I like the idea of having the second seat down below, instead of out front. Saylor really liked that, too! The handle bar moves up and down, and not just in and out (if that makes sense), and I love that. We have always used Britax car seats as well, and would use their infant car seat with this for the new baby as well.

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The Baby Cubby has also created a blog titled How to Pick the Perfect Double Stroller, which you can read HERE. They are the pros, so I suggest reading it. I haven’t made my decision quite yet, since I still have a few months to decide. Let me know what you guys have used and love! I would love some advice! Thanks Baby Cubby for sponsoring this post and making shopping for a little fun and educational.

xo,

Robyn

 

Easy DIY 2 Ingredient Cloud Dough!

I found something super easy to do with Saylor…and wanted to share! I’m a big fan of “art projects” that call for things I already have at home or in the pantry. That’s why this cloud dough was a no brainer! Here is the recipe I used:

4 cups flour

1/2 cup vegetable oil

optional: a few drops of essential oil for smell

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All you need is a big bowl for mixing. Pour the flour in the bowl, create a crater in the middle, add the oil, and if you choose, the essential oil drops. Start mixing!

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Saylor started mixing with a spoon, but as she got more brave, she moved on to using her hands. I found that I needed to add more oil to make it bind together better, so I just eyed it as needed. This is a great sensory activity! Once it was mixed together enough, we dumped it on the counter and she went to town.

Be mindful that this is fairly messy…it’ll get on clothes and because it is a little crumbly, it’ll get everywhere! Clean up is easy, though. 🙂

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The dough will store for a long time in an air tight container…so you can get lots of use out of one batch. You can also double the batch if you want more, or cut it in half if you want less. That’s what I like about these things, is there are no right or wrong way on how to do it!

Let me know if you try it out, and if you add anything fun!

xo,

Robyn

The Perfect Gifts for Your Littles

Hi! If you are like me, and still looking for gifts…look no further! I have rounded up a few of my FAVE things for littles. We’re talking 2 and under.

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My first favorite things to gift are books. Who doesn’t love books?! Saylor has shown interest in them since she was tiny, and I love that. What is even better than books, is a book subscription! What I love about Bookroo is that your subscription is based on age. You pick 0-2 and 2-6. Pictured here is the 0-2 option, and they are board books which is great! You get 3 books each time for 0-2, and 2 books for 2-6. Use code ROBYMEAC for a surprise at checkout!

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Next are swaddles from Embe.Company. These muslin swaddles are so, so soft and the perfect size! They come in cute patterns, I personally love this vines one! These aren’t just for babies, they can be used for toddlers as they grow!

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Last, but not least, are Freshly Picked Moccs! These will always be on my list. They were the first pair of shoes that Saylor wore, and at 3 years old, she still wears them! (not the same pair of course, haha). They come in the best colors and patterns, and actually stay on your babies feet! Total must have, and a great gift.

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What are your go to gifts? I hope you check out the 3 of my faves above! Happy shopping!

xo,

Robyn

Rug is from Lorena Canals, found HERE.

How To Make A Diaper Cake

…that isn’t that appealing to the eye, LOL! Note to self, next time I do this, make sure someone else is around to help. Having only one set of hands proved to make things difficult.

So I’m going to my girlfriends baby shower tomorrow, and last minute decided to make a diaper cake. Because, why not? I have never made one before, so I hit up Google, and went off of the tutorial found HERE. I didn’t have rubber bands at home, and didn’t feel like going to the store for them, so I planned to use twine to tie the layers together.

Here is what you need, and you can add whatever you want to it to make it bigger and more cute. I just used what I had!

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You’ll need a half used roll of paper towels for the center of your tower. Lay out a line of diapers, overlapping like you see below. I didn’t know how long to make each layer, so I just learned as I went. Then start rolling. This was the difficult part with only one set of hands, but I made it work!

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You can make each layer as thick as you want, and you can always remove diapers when you are done to define each layer better. Do this 3 times. This would have been easier with rubber bands. My layers didn’t end up as layer-ey (lol) as I would have liked, but whatevs!

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Once the layering part is finished, take whatever you want to it to make it pretty! I just had a cute pin and some ribbon, and thought to use a few packs of wipes as the “base” for the cake. That’s it! It took me maybe 15-20 minutes, and I think is a cute and unique gift idea 🙂

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Happy Friday, everyone! Hope you have a great weekend 🙂

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