100th Post and an Update!

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have realized that I completely missed Remi’s 4 month old picture. Second kid problems, and I right? Seeing as she is 5 months in just 10 days, I really should just do it so I at least have it for memory sake…haha!

I can’t believe this is my 100th post. I feel like I go through phases where I feel like I have found my little corner in this blogging/Internet world, and then I’ll go through phases where, being completely honest, I am just completely lazy. This actually takes a lot of work and time, now a days I either feel brain dead from being so tired, or I literally just don’t have the time of day to sit and drum up some content.

Anyways, my sweet little Remi isn’t actually very sweet. LOL, I kid, she is just a hard baby. I keep telling myself that she is going to just grow out of it and magically be a great sleeper and not so needy, but I am still waiting for that day. We love her so much and she really does add so much to our home. She has been drooling so much lately and is rolling all over the place. It is fun to watch her grow and learn new things. She is reacting to things and starting to grab and hold things, and bring them to her mouth.

Remi (and Saylor) have especially liked this plush toy octopus from Nuby…it has a lot of fun different features that they like playing with together. Different noises, textures, things like that. It is a cute, fun little toy. I can’t believe I’m going to have a baby that starts breaking teeth soon, I don’t know if I’m ready haha. This cute teething mitt has been well loved recently too, Remi likes chewing on the soft top part.

Remi is so cute! She’s napping right now (finally), so looking at photos of her makes me miss her…not enough to wake her up though! ūüôā Happy Monday!

xo,

Robyn

 

Brows, Brows, Brows

Does anyone else seem like they are always on the hunt for the perfect brow kit/color/application? I know I am. I find myself switching between products often, not being completely satisfied with one product. Recently I was introduced to Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques. This is a Utah based company that focuses on providing us women with makeup that is actually healthy for us. It is made with natural and organic ingredients. It is also cruelty free and EU Certified, which means their products go above and beyond the US cosmetic standards.

I was excited to try their Brow Kit. It comes as a two step product, with the brow color and a designing wax. I also really like the brush that it comes with. I already have fairly dark(ish) and thicker brows, but I like to fill them in because I have some missing spots from microblading and I think filling them in just really frame your face. I have been using this product for about 3 weeks, and it has been simple to use, and lasts throughout the day.

 

The dark brown is the perfect color for me…it isn’t too dark, and gives me just the amount of coverage I like. I would guess it is probably their most universal/popular color also. Because of the wax, you can really build it up or do it fairly light.

 

Be sure to check out Lauren Brooke Cosmetiques for more great makeup, that is great for you, and makes you feel great about yourself!

xo,

Robyn

COLLAGEN!

Hey all! Have you guys heard of the collagen trend going on right now? I first heard about it and the benefits of it earlier in the year, while I was pregnant. I heard that it was specifically really good for your hair, nails, and skin, and all I could think about is how I need in on this because we all know how much our hair falls out postpartum. (well mine at least, anyways, ugh!)

Collagen is naturally produced in our body, but once we hit a certain age, the production dramatically decreases and the signs of aging start setting in. Supplementing collagen daily can help to counteract this. Now, I am no doctor, but I talked to my midwife and was given the go ahead to start this. I have been taking it daily for about 2 weeks and I have noticed my nails are growing like crazy, and seem super strong. I am anxious to see the effects that it has on my hair, if it will help with postpartum hair loss.

    

This powder from Sports Research is flavorless and easily dissolves in water (and other liquids). I like to have it in the morning, with my breakfast. I mix a scoop with room temperature water and shake it up. I also heard that you can pretty much add it to anything, because it mixes well and is flavorless! Think smoothies, pancakes, muffins…the possibilities really are endless.

  

 

Sports Research has a ton of other awesome supplements and products. I spent some time reading FAQ’s and reviews on their website, and everything was positive and very educational. Collagen is so good for us, you should try it! Let me know what you think.

xo,

Robyn

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

Double Stroller Fun with Evenflo

Thank you to Evenflo for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

I was so excited to partner with Evenflo on their Minno Twin Double Stroller. Remi hates her car seat, so I was on the hunt for a functional double stroller. What I liked about this Evenflo stroller, is that the girls could be side by side, so Saylor could help Remi, and Remi could see her. I was also looking for something that would be lightweight and easy to fold up. Ain’t nobody got time to lug a big, chunky stroller around with 2 kids.

What I also love about the Minno Twin stroller is how far back the seats recline. Remi doesn’t sit up by herself yet, but I can lay the seat all the way back and she can relax and lay comfortably. It also has rear locking wheels, and a cup holder! Yes please. It is a good looking stroller and easy to push, and will definitely be getting a good amount of use with my 2 girls.

  

I also thought that the side by side strollers were too wide to use, or go through doorways, but that isn’t the case. I was pleasantly surprised that I don’t feel like a “wide load” walking around with this stroller, haha. If you are on the market for a double stroller (or even a single), I highly recommend checking out Evenflo.

Room and Remi Update with Serena & Lily

Hi all! I thought I would pop on here to document a little about Remi, as she turns 3 months on Thursday! I also wanted to showcase this beautiful jute rug from Serena & Lily. I am ultimately going to use it in Remi’s room…but I ended up ordering a new crib for her so that won’t be ready for another few weeks. I decided to put it in Saylor’s room for the time being, and it is going to be hard to move it out, haha…I love it!

      

Cute Remi is starting to fill out. It is funny having a long, skinny baby because Saylor was always so chubby! The last week or so she has been a little bit easier, and if you have been following us, you know that she has been a hard baby! She naps fairly well during the day, but during the night she wakes up every 2-3 hours. Yikes. She is a great nurser and is getting super smiley and discovering new noises and sounds.

       

I have never had a round rug before, and I can honestly say I love it! It really adds dimension to the room, and the texture and pattern is so beautiful. You can tell just by looking at this rug that it is great quality, and the natural jute is braided by hand. I can’t wait to see it in the finished nursery. I really love the difference rugs can make to any rooms.

       

I am excited to share that Serena & Lily is offering 15% off to my readers! Use code RUGLOVE-RM, valid for one week only. Be sure to check them out and grab a new, beautiful rug for your home!

xo,

Robyn

 

Image Skincare

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I have been using Image for a while now, and that I have really been loving it. I tend to use a lot of different products, and never use a certain system for long enough to see if it really does work for my skin, but when I got my Image products I told myself I was going to use only them. I have noticed my skin is more smooth and not as red.

Here are the products I have been using:

 Cleanser, Serum, Eye Cream, Moisturizer, and lip treatment.

I’m excited to be giving away a few great products! Anyone who uses Image knows how good it is, so I hope you will join the train! Be sure you head to my IG to find out how you can win your own products.

Let me know what you think and what products you are interested in!

xo,

Robyn

 

Olive Green Goodness

Happy Thursday, everyone! This week has been so long and very eventful, I am glad it is almost over. We decided to buy a new couch, sell our old one and a couple of chairs, have a backsplash put up & a new light fixture in our dining room…all spur of the moment decisions, and all while Remi has been not sleeping and fussy. I’m starting to wonder if she is a little colicky, but that is a post for another day.

The weather has been SO hot and humid here lately, so honestly I haven’t been going out much! It doesn’t help that Remi hates her carseat, and I don’t shower 50% of the time…haha #momlife. When it isn’t too hot, we like to go on a little walk around the neighborhood. I actually think Remi enjoys the warm weather and that it relaxes her.

I love this light weight (nursing friendly!) top from Shop By Beck.¬†It happens to be my favorite color, too! Notice how tan Say is compared to me…this girl spends ALL DAY long outside playing with neighbor friends.

How cute is Remi? She will be 2 months in a few days and I can’t believe how tiny she still is! Completely different than Saylor was, so it has been fun to see their differences.

I love love love the bassinet feature of this stroller…it is so comfortable for Remi and she really likes it. You can shop the stroller HERE.

Shop Saylor’s romper HERE

Shop Remi’s bow similar HERE

Shop Remi’s dress HERE

Shop my shoes HERE

Cheers to the (almost) weekend!

xo,

Robyn

 

Safe Sleep with Halo

Does anyone else’s kid love to be swaddled? Remi will not sleep without being all wrapped up tight. Otherwise her arms always flail around and she’ll wake herself up, it is pretty funny. ¬†Saylor never liked being swaddled, so I have been on the hunt for the perfect swaddle that keeps Remi tight and that she can’t escape out of!

What I love about this Halo Sleepsack Swaddle is that you can swaddle them 3 different ways. As your baby grows, so does this swaddle. It is a soft, breathable material and comes in super cute patterns. I also love that it zips from the bottom up, so you don’t have to unswaddle them completely for diaper changes! I appreciate that Halo is passionate about Safe Sleep situations, and tries to educate us. Their swaddles are made so our babes don’t need any extra blankets…it really gives me peace of mind that Remi is comfortable, warm enough, and not needing anything extra! We need to do our very best to keep our littles safe, and that can start from where and how they sleep. You can find out more about sleep safety HERE.

 

Halo also makes sleep sacks for older kids…and Saylor loves hers! To be honest, I would love one for myself haha. It basically is like a big blanket that you can’t kick off at night. It is such nice material, and you can either tuck their feet in, or keep them out. Saylor has THIS one.

If your baby loves being swaddled, I recommend trying out Halo! What has been your experience with them and their products if you have tried them? Let me know!

xo,

Robyn

Getting Back Into Shape with Flex Society

…maybe. Hahah.

Okay hear me out. I know I have said time and time again that I am going to start working out and get back into shape, but this time I really am holding myself to it! I think for my sanity alone, I need to “just do it” (no pun intended). I don’t know when I lost my affinity for working out, but I suppose it was sometime between the ages of 21-24. So a long, long time ago! Growing up I was so active and athletic, and I even feel like I’m so uncoordinated now. I don’t know what the heck happened, but it is going to change! And I want/need you to help hold me acocuntable.

When I was pregnant with Remi I knew after she was born, I wanted to start working out in some way. I am not a fan of traditional gyms…you would have to cut my arm off to get me to leave my babies in the daycare to go workout. The horror! (No offense here people! I would rather stay at home and just not, haha.) I was looking into different at home type programs, but there are so many, I honestly didn’t know where to start or what I really was even looking for.

Plug Flex Society.

Just what I was looking for. It is a fitness program geared toward those who only have a few spare moments (hello, MOM’s, ME) to workout. All workouts can be done in 20 minutes or less, and there are 2 versions of the workouts, a light & advanced, so no need for equipment! Each day you get a new fat burning and toning workout sent to your phone. The workouts target specific body parts, but also works the full body for optimal fat burning. All the workouts can be done anywhere, anytime. You can do them at the gym if you’re into that, or at home (or even the park while Saylor plays) like I am into! The cost is only $15 per month. So much more affordable than other programs out there. That works out to about 50 cents a workout. This is also cheaper than any gym membership! You can also find out more on their IG at @flex.society.

I imagine many workouts will be done here. In my bedroom, next to my sleeping baby. I am going to try really hard to do what I can, but to do something for myself every day.

Now for the fun stuff. The gear! If I am going to start working out, I probably need some cute new workout clothes right?

¬†Look how cute these Nike’s are! I could workout in these. V affordable, too.

 Honestly if someone wants to buy me THIS whole setup, I will make you a batch of cookies hah! Lmk if you need my shipping address and size.

Anyways, I hope you join me on my fitness journey with Flex Society, and definitely check them out! It would be fun to create a group of us to hold each other accountable and do this together! Let me know if you are interested in that!

xo,

Robyn