Monday, July 27, 2015

My Current Favorites

Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Dress: Free People (Currently on sale! I snagged it when I saw the price drop and can't wait to wear it!) | Necklace: gorjana (Currently on sale!) | Chambray Shirt: JCrew | Dress: Loft (Currently on sale! I recently purchased this for my birthday and it's the best fitting shift I've owned)  

I hope you all had a great weekend! We got back from our vacation yesterday at Folly Beach and Charleston, SC.  We had a great time spending the week with family.  We spent the rest of the weekend unpacking and settling back in.  I plan to have a post sharing the details of the trip and what we did while we were there.  In the meantime though, I wanted to share some of my current favorites!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Mary-Grace (and my) favorite things for her

Mary-Grace and I have found a few favorite things that we know work for us and that we can rely on.  It can sometimes be hard to find what works best for a baby.  Before your baby is born, you'll more than likely hear from other mama's what worked best for them. It's great to get ideas and add to your list of something else to try.  Ultimately though, of course it's up to you to decide what to use and what's best for your baby.  For example, Mary-Grace was breastfed but I had to supplement with formula.  She spit-up a lot and had trapped gas that made her miserable so we had to figure out what formula worked best for us by taking advice and trying something new.  She has my sensitive skin so certain lotions and washes work better for her too.  Below I've shown what I've found works best for us and what she (and I) like best at this time.  Maybe one of these will be helpful to you as well!

Baby Items

Vera bradley home decor / The Honest Company Diapers Size 3 Bumble Bees (One Package) Fits... / Summer Infant Tiny Diner, Pink (Discontinued by Manufacturer) / Baby Bee Shampoo Wash / Disney Mickey Mouse Plush Doll Toy 25": Toys & Games /  Cloud b Sound Machine Soother, Gentle Giraffe / Saltwater by Hoy Sea Wees

1.  Burt's Bees Baby Bee Shampoo Wash- love that this comes with a pump!  This works great on Mary-Grace's sensitive skin.  It can be used on both body and hair.

2. Wellement's Body Lotion- this lotion worked miracles on her skin this past winter.  I even use it on my skin too!

3.  Pat the Bunny book- Mary-Grace is now sitting through short books.  She loves to flip the pages and look at the pictures.  This is one of her favorite books because she can use some of her senses to see, touch, and smell.

4. Saltwater by Hoy Sea Wees- I think these sandals are the cutest and they actually stay on her feet!  They come in an assortment of colors too.

5 and 6.  Honest diapers and wipes- Again, great for sensitive skin.  I love that they are free of so many harsh chemicals and the cute diaper patterns don't hurt either!

7. Mickey Mouse-  Mary-Grace loves the Disney store.  She has the Mickey, Minnie, and Pluto stuffed animals right now and will be getting the rest of the gang for her birthday.

8.  Tiny Diner placemat-  I just recently got this since Mary-Grace has been wanting to mainly eat with her fingers.  It rolls up so that it can be easily carried in her diaper bag and has suctions so that it will stay on the table and not get thrown off!

9.  Vera Bradley pacifier pouch- I got tired of trying to find her paci's that had fallen to the bottom of the diaper bag so I got this.  It can be clipped to the diaper bag strap or to the inside if there is a key hook.  It also can be cleaned by just rinsing it off or with a wipe.

10.  Sound giraffe-  Since Mary-Grace goes to bed before us and sometimes isn't a sound sleeper, this giraffe has been awesome to have.  It plays 4 different soothing sounds for 45 minutes and blocks out the background noise.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Mary-Grace's Room

Decorating a nursery was always something I had looked forward to and when I found out I was having a little girl, I instantly began planning it.  I didn't have an unlimited budget, but I was able to still achieve what I wanted.  To be honest, I didn't even complete the room until Mary-Grace was 6 months old.  I had good intentions of completing it and dreamt of bringing my baby home to her nursery, fully ready to go, but real life set in and it just didn't happen.  That's ok though, because she didn't even sleep in there or spend much time there until she was out of her bassinet.  We kept her changing pad and wipes in our bedroom too for convenience. We did have the major stuff done before she arrived- walls painted, furniture in place, and clothes put away. Anyhow, I'm really happy with how it turned out and it's my favorite room in the house!  

Photo by Dana Hawley Photography

Crib- Pottery Barn Kids- We got the floor model from a show for a great deal

Crib sheet- Pottery Barn Kids (No longer available online)

Crib Bumper -Target (Mesh)

Dresser- Pottery Barn Kids (No longer available online)

Wood Rocker- Handed down from my grandmother, who got it from her mother

Upholstered Rocker- Little Castle

Flower Pictures above dresser- Ikea (we already had these)

Chalkboard- World Market

Rug- Home Goods

Round Pillow- Pottery Barn Kids

Lamp- World Market (No longer available online)

Giraffe- Buy Buy Baby (No longer available online)

Shelves- Target

Book Ledges- Pottery Barn Kids

Pelmet Boxes- DIY 


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

My Current Favorites- Basics

Pink T-Shirt Dress: Gap | Tee: JCrew Factory | Tank: Gap | Denim: Joe's | Shorts: JCrew

Every closet needs some basics- solid tanks and tees to throw on under a sweater and with shorts/skirts, a great pair of jeans, and neutral shorts to pair with an assortment of tops during the hot months.  I have these shorts, tanks, and tees in an assortment of colors.  I'm now the kind of person who finds something that I like, then I buy it in multiples. What is a basic that you keep in your closet?

Friday, July 3, 2015

4th of July Outfit Inspiration

4th of July Outfit

J Crew white t shirt, / Striped t shirt / J.Crew denim shorts, / J.Crew j. crew shorts / Hunter rubber boots / Jack Rogers sandals / Vineyard Vines hat / J Crew straw hat

What plans do you have for the 4th?  We're probably going to grill with family and then maybe play some games and hang out outside if the weather is nice.  We're going to the pool in the morning before it gets packed.  Mary-Grace absolutely loves swimming!  I hope you all have a safe and fun holiday!