Remi’s Nursery Reveal

Well everyone, here it is! Remi’s room is still a work in progress, and at 4 months old, she still isn’t sleeping in there yet. Oh well! Seeing how Saylor never had a “real” nursery (we were in an apartment), I was excited to give Remi her own cute little space. I love girly, classic things and I think that shows in her room. I also wanted to find pieces that I could use for years, and possibly in other rooms down the road, not just as nursery decor.

Let Love Grow sign from August and April, floral headpiece from Mason & Harlow, moccs from Freshly Picked, crib sheet from Copper Pearl, crib from Wayfair, pouf from Target, and gorgeous wallpaper from Milton & King.

  

Acrylic shelves from Amazon, basket from Target, and mirror from Target.

  

Jute rug from Serena & Lily, shag rug and dresser from Ikea.

I can’t wait until Remi starts sleeping in her room and we get use out of her cute crib. I can’t believe how cheap I was able to find such a cute crib! I am also so, so obsessed with the wallpaper accent wall and how it turned out. We ended up hiring someone to put it up for us because it is classic wallpaper that needed to be pasted to the wall, and I wasn’t about to attempt that myself. Her room also gets the best natural light, it really is just a happy, light, and airy room. What do you guys like most about the room? Eventually I will hang the wooden sign up, once I find a few more things I want to commit to hanging up! What are some ideas I could add? Let me know!

xo,

Robyn

Parasol Co Diaper & Wipe Subscriptions

Calling all mama’s! I mean honestly, does anyone that isn’t a mom actually read this? Haha…I’m here to introduce you to your new favorite diapers and wipes. I mean this 100% sincerely. I found Parasol Co on Instagram and their cute patterns caught my eye. Click on the image below to find out more!

Having a monthly subscription for diapers and wipes is pretty genius when you’re a busy mom. Not having to think about one less thing, sign me up. The diaper sizing is spot on and I can honestly say that their wipes are my favorite that I have ever used! And I have used most brands. They aren’t too wet, they are large and don’t rip, and have a light, fresh scent. Click on the image below to get information on their subscriptions 🙂 You can also try it for free!

 

Check them out and let me know what you think!

xo,

Robyn

 

How to Choose the Right Car Seat with The Baby Cubby

Ok if anyone is like me, the thought of having to purchase a new car seat is daunting. I like to think that I am knowledgeable when it comes to baby gear and safety, but picking the right one for my family was overwhelming! I had a few narrowed down in my mind that I wanted to checkout first hand before I made the purchase, so down I went to the Baby Cubby. If you are in Utah, you know how great they are! There I was able to get my hands on the ones I wanted to see, check them out, and even try them out in my car! The staff are all very helpful and educated, as well!

 First one up was the Maxi Cosi Mico Max 30. Super lightweight and top in safety.

 Next was the Nuna Pipa car seat. Very comparable to the Maxi Cosi, and slightly more $$.

 Love the look of them both!          

 The car seat wall!

 

Another one I wanted to checkout was the Britax B Safe. Love Britax but decided it was a bit too deep and wanted to switch it up from last time!

 I really loved both of them and the colors/fabrics that they came in.

At the end, I chose the Maxi Cosi and I’m very happy with my decision! It is so light weight, safe, and nice to look at. I can’t wait to break this puppy in. Okay actually I can wait, I’m terrified and so anxious to give birth but I’m excited to not be pregnant!

Another reason you should go to Baby Cubby immediately (if you are local!), they have the best area for kids to play in while you shop. Saylor loves every time we go in there and I am always the one waiting on her to finish playing!

You can also find a baby car seat buying guide HERE. It contains really helpful information all in one place. Let me know what car seats you have loved and what has worked best for your family!

xo,

Robyn

 

 

Gearing Up For Nursing with Bamboobies

Here I am with only 5 weeks left in my pregnancy, and I can’t believe it! It feels almost surreal, because this time around it has DRAGGED. The nerves and anxiety are slightly starting to creep up, especially because I have nothing prepared. I should probably get a car seat! One thing I’m certain about is breastfeeding, and I can’t believe I’m almost there again. I was so lucky with Saylor and nursing, we had a great experience and had no issues. I can only hope that with this little girl it is the same.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bamboobies carry natural and comfortable nursing pads and other items for the pregnant and nursing mom. I have been living in this black nursing bra for the past few weeks, it is SO comfortable. It is made from bamboo fabric so you can imagine how soft it is.

The 3 products shown above I am particularly excited to start using. Organic Nipple Balm, Washable Nursing Pads, and this Pumping Lubricant. This company has such a good reputation so I am so excited to fall in love with all of their things! You can conveniently find them at Target, which is AWESOME because we all love Target!

Let me know if you have used them and loved them, and if you have another product from Bamboobies you love, tell me so I can try it!

xo,

Robyn

How to Combat Dry Hands in the Winter

Does anyone else get reallllly dry skin in the winter time? I do! Not just on my hand either, everywhere! I’ll scratch myself raw…but that is another story for a different day. Today I’m talking about how I keep my hands nice and soft, instead of dry, cracked, and even bleeding.

      

My first must have is a great scrub, made with a good oil base that will remain on your hands to moisturize. Sometimes scrubbing my hands too much can make them worse if I am using a crappy scrub, so this is key. This Vanilla Cream Latte Scrub from Spa Thyme is everything I look for in a scrub. It’s made up of ingredients like almond and coconut oil, vitamin E oil, and then a few natural ingredients to make this the BEST SMELLING THING EVER. I promise there is no exaggeration on that, either. Bonus, it is super affordable too!

 

My next key thing is a thick, but not greasy, cream…preferably unscented or a light light scent. I’ve found that in this Dream Cream from Tubby Todd. I’ve used this for over a year I want to say, and I have repurchased twice. I love it. It is the perfect consistency, smell, and really leaves my hands feeling protected and moisturized. Try it!

  Don’t worry, I have another jar! Lather it on thick.

Because I wash my hands so much, I do this once a day. That might be more that enough for some, but for me it is the perfect amount! Here’s to getting rid of dry hands this winter…for good!

xo,

Robyn

 Shop Spa Thyme for the yummy things pictured!

Collab (and Giveaway) with Smile Brilliant!

I am so excited to share with you guys what I have been working on for a couple of months. If you are unfamiliar with Smile Brilliant, it is the #1 dentist recommended teeth whitening procedure, that is done in the comfort of your own home! If you are like me, you are always wanting whiter teeth, but not wanting to take the time or money to go to the dentist to get it done. If that sounds familiar, keep reading 🙂

When you choose to order your teeth whitening trays, you’ll receive the supplies to create your personalized molds, whitening syringes, and a prepaid envelope to send your trays back. IT IS SO SIMPLE! I’m totally not yelling, but I was so surprised by this!

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Because you get personalized whitening trays, you get to pretend you are a chemist or sculptor and create the paste you will use to form them around your teeth. Just like the orthodontist did when you had braces.

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Not long after you send your molds off, you will receive your custom trays! They fit perfect and are so soft and flexible, not like the hard retainers you get after having braces that you have to be super careful with.

I chose to get the sensitive system, which I highly recommend if you have even the slightest sensitivity. You will use the desensitizing gel after each whitening. Since I have sensitive teeth, I started with about 20 minutes of whitening and 15 minutes with the desensitizing gel. Each person is different, and you will be able to find out what works for you.

I was surprised at how far each whitening syringe went. I used them at least 5 times! You don’t want to use too much gel, because thats when the excesses seeps out and will sit on your gums.

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I am so happy with the results and the system as a whole. My teeth weren’t super stained from coffee or red wine or anything dramatic, but they can always use some help! My results are natural and am excited to see how they will continue to improve as I continue to use my whitening trays.

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Before on top, after on bottom:

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I am excited to be able to give away a set of Teeth Whitening Trays to one winner! The prize is worth almost $140 and will include your custom fitted whitening trays, and 3 whitening gel syringes and 3 desensitizing gel syringes. Entering is super easy, and can be done HERE.

Also, use code thesweetsimplelife for 5% off your order!

Can’t wait to hear of other results…good luck!

xo,

Robyn

 

 


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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:

img_4777 Everyday Striped Pocket Dress

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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!

img_4769 This is perfect for fall…can’t wait!

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.

 

 

Easy DIY Fluffy Slime!

Are you looking for something fun to do with your kids? I have the perfect thing for you. Saylor has been into that gross fart slime lately, so I knew this was perfect for us. This video (see HERE) showed up in my FB feed and I thought it seemed totally easy to do! No weird ingredients. All you need is:

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In the original video I went off of, they made a huge batch, so I cut that in half. The amount of slime that I made was perfect for 2 kids, and would have worked well for up to 4 in my opinion. All you do is:

  • In a large bowl, dump the 5 bottles of glue. Then add the baking soda. Use 1/2 t for each bottle of glue. Start stirring!

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  • Add your shaving cream. Use about 1/4 C for every bottle of glue…we eyeballed this part so you don’t have to be super exact. Keep stirring and working everything together! (We had 2 bottles of shaving cream and one wasn’t foamy, so be sure that yours is nice and foamy! A nice scent doesn’t hurt either.)
  • Add your food coloring and keep stirring.
  • Add a few pumps of foamy soap. This apparently makes it more fluffy.

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  • Now is the fun part. Start squirting some saline into the fluff. I thought it was easiest to do this while someone else is stirring, so you can see the consistency start to change. Keep adding until you see that it is starting to not stick to the bowl. As soon as you can touch it without it sticking to you, take it out of the bowl and work with it on the counter. Keep kneading it as using as much contact solution as you need.

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That is it! So easy, right? It probably took us about 5, maybe 10 minutes. The counters and things ended up a bit sticky, so for clean up I used a damp rag with some Goo Gone, and the sticky mess cleaned right up. For some reason the slime stuck to Saylor’s shirt, so be careful with that. It rinsed right out, it was just more of an annoyance.

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Have fun with it and let me know if you try it! Saylor says she wants to make slime again tomorrow, but purple! Oh, I’m storing mine in just a tupperware container. We will see how long it lasts!

If you are looking for an easy, 2 ingredient cloud dough recipe, see HERE.

xo,

Robyn

PS Be sure you are following me on Instagram @robynmeacham!

Bye Bye Sticky Messes, with Goo Gone

Who else around here has a 3 year old? Or a messy husband (LOL)? Or even is into crafting? If so, I am so excited to share something with you I recently discovered. That’s right, I’m talking about Goo Gone Original Spray Gel.

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Before I get into it, let me remind you that I have been potty training Saylor over the past 3 weeks or so (more on that later!). She has done so well, and she responded well to a reward/bribe system, lol. A major part of that system was STICKERS. Oh, stickers. I sort of hate them. They get on everything, and come off of nothing! Until now! Seriously though, Goo Gone saved some kitchen cabinets at a friends lake house we were staying at over the long weekend.

Saylor found her sticker stash while I was doing who knows what, and found her way into the kitchen and decided it was a good idea to put them on the pretty white cabinets. Luckily I caught her before too much damage was done, but I started feeling anxious when I couldn’t get them off easily or all the way.

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Before the full blown anxiety set it, my sweet husband actually reminded me of something we had brought. Goo Gone! Talk about saving the day. All I had to do was spray a few sprays directly on the sticky mess, and wait a few seconds for it to tackle the mess. I took a paper towel and gently peeled off the remaining stickers, leaving absolutely nothing behind. YES!

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This awesome cleaning product works for all sorts of situations! Crayons/markers/glue can be removed from painted walls. Those annoying price tag stickers that come on everything can be removed so easily! For those of you who don’t know, my husband and I own a carpet cleaning business and Troy uses Goo Gone for a lot of different things, too! For example, like helping to remove things like gum, ink, or oil out of carpet! This really is a product that every household should have.

Do not use Goo Gone on silk, leather, suede, rubber, faux stainless steel, drywall, unfinished wood surfaces, or unsealed stone.904eec0f-f311-476b-a262-440135968f3a_1.7f152409c4535950e722e6539c8ca509

Have you had any sticky, gooey, yucky messes you have had to deal with lately? Do you use or have you thought about using Goo Gone Spray Gel?  Next time you deal with such, I hope you reach for your bottle, like you know I will be! You don’t have anything to lose 🙂  #GooGone #sponsored #ad

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xo,

Robyn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jord Wood Watch!

When Jord Watches said they wanted to work with me, I was ecstatic! I have admired their unique, timeless pieces for a while now, and couldn’t wait to get my hands on one. Jord creates timepieces that are not only for convenience, but for style and conversation. #coolwatch …am I right?

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Shown above is my women’s watch, in Dark Sandalwood. I wanted to really show the beautiful wood, that is so gorgeous and rich in color. I also love that this watch is very light weight, I honestly don’t even notice that I have it on! A few people stopped me the first time I wore it and asked “Is that a wood watch?”, “That is really cool!”…so basically don’t wear it if you don’t want to get asked about it 🙂  A watch can definitely make or break an outfit, and a Jord wood watch definitely helps to MAKE! It also comes in a gorgeous wooden box, which is a plus to me because I love good packaging!

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One lucky reader will win a $75 credit, and all others (just for entering!) will receive a $20 credit! Enter HERE…you don’t have anything to lose! GOOD LUCK! Giveaway ends 9/11 at 11:59pm. Both codes will expire on 1/31/17.

This post was sponsored by Jord Watches…thank you!

(necklace from The Dainty Pear)

 


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