chic in the city by breecardiel featuring a red nail polish I love making sets on Polyvore. Its like shopping without the price tag, but I also get to play with fashion- seeing if a shirt with look cute with a certain pair of jeans, or shoes. That's why when i saw on Sakura Bloom's instgram that they were having a contest with polyvore, I had to enter.the winner will win their ENTIRE BOARD! I had so much fun creating these boards for me and little Taylor. This week is also National baby wearing week! So grab those babies and hold them close! Wish me luck! xoxo B
I recently won ( i know!! ) a Moroccan style wedding blanket pillow which is super exciting because I love these pillows and blankets. If you like neutral palettes like I do, these blankets and pillows are a great way to add texture and interest to a muted room.
These Blankets and pillows are perfect for our all white guest room project!
this week, my little one turns one month old. I know. I feel like i just had her yesterday. They say that they grow so fast, and I never thought that it was really true- but seriously- she's so much bigger- so much more alert- and totally growing too fast. she hasn't even started hitting mile markers yet - like sitting up or getting teeth-but i feel like she's already gone from a newborn to an infant.
That being said, I thought I'd share my favrotie things I've used on a daily basis to help me with my little Taylor.
clockwise from the top left:
Butt paste: this cream- I used for one day after noticing the start of a little redness on the cutest butt I've ever seen- and it was gone the next day. The good thing about this paste, is they always give it samples in every "you're about to be a new mom kit" so you probably wont have to buy this for a while.
Aden and Anais swaddle wraps: I must have received about 8 packages of these wraps! Apparently every other mommy out there also swears by these. I use these all day long. I wrap Taylor in them when she sleeps, when I'm holding her, when she is sitting in her swing. they are fantastic. not too hot, not too cold...just perfect.
Moby wrap: This has honestly saved my sanity some mornings. Although Taylor is an amazing baby- there have been some days- the days when I have the most to do- where she does not want to be put down. I put this on- and she snuggles against me, and I can get stuff done. Plus- I love feeling her so close to me.
Swaddle Me: I just recently was lent these by a friend. Taylor went from sleeping 2 hours and waking up fussy wanting to be held, to sleeping a solid 4 - 5 hours straight. There are a bunch of different types of swaddles- but i highly recommend these for nighttime. Eventually we will graduate to the Zippty zip or something like it!
Gumdrop pacifiers: Taylor likes to soothe herself with a pacifier. These are the ones she likes the most. Plus the little wipes they come with- we have one in almost every room.They also give you these in the hospital.
Bobby Infant Lounger: I was given this to borrow by another friend, and the first time Taylor used it- again she was out light a light. with no swaddle- she slept in this lounger contently- waking up here and there, but falling back asleep for almost 4 hours. an added plus, it's a complete pillow, so i dont have to worry about her falling into the whole in the middle like the original bobby- which is also a must have!
There you have it! My favorite things that helped me with my first month!
Its October already. (insert shocked face here) Its starting to feel like fall here in California. The nights are finally starting to cool down, finally. After this heat wave we just had, I have never been more excited to break out my fall wardrobe. Cuffed jeans, ankle booties, over sized sweaters and plaid. Those are my fall staples.
Click on the images for links to the items in the photos!