Friday Faves

Friday Faves

Summer Infant Pop N’ Play – $55.16 – Amazon

When it came to babyproofing, I debated between getting this play yard or the hard plastic type. After lots of research, I’m SO glad I chose this! We live in an apartment and this folds up nice and compact which is AMAZING since we don’t have a lot of space. It’s also super easy to pop up and take down, which is nice since I only put Jeremiah in it when I need to clean up or something. The mesh is great because it’s lightweight and he can still see through it.

Ziggy Baby Muslin Swaddle Set – $24.99 (3-pack) – Ziggy Baby

I love this swaddle set. I’ve had it since Jeremiah was born and chose it because it’s black and white (surprise surprise) and matches with everything. When Jeremiah stopped sleeping swaddled up, he started using them as blankets. They’re nice and lightweight so he doesn’t get too hot at night, and they get softer with every wash.

A Library Card

I can’t say enough good things about going to the library. I go weekly with Jeremiah and we have a great time! You can rent books, movies or music… and our library even has a monthly event calendar which includes baby story time on Mondays. I recommend you check out what your local library offers if you haven’t yet… what’s best of all is it’s FREE!

Gerber Graduates Tri-Suction Plate – $5.99 – Target

Of all the baby suction dishes I’ve tried, this is the ONLY one that has actually withstood Jeremiah trying to pull it off of his high chair. He’s a strong baby and all the other ones have ended up on the floor. I only use this plate for him now because I know it works!

Hofish Women’s Nursing Cami – $19.99 (3-pack) – Amazon

I pretty much live in these camis when I’m at home. They come in different color varieties but I always get them in all gray. I like them because they’re super easy to nurse with (no snaps!), they’re comfortable and they’re inexpensive compared to a lot of other nursing tops I’ve come across.

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Method Laundry Detergent – Ginger Mango – $12.99 – Target

My favorite laundry detergent and scent (not overpowering but so good)! Before I found Method detergents, we used to use the Honest brand detergent, but my husband didn’t like it because it didn’t have smell. This Ginger Mango one smells so good AND it’s plant based. Perfect for those of you who want a “cleaner” “less toxic” detergent like our family. They have other scents too. 

doTERRA On Guard – $42.67 – doTERRA

My cousin sent my sister and I a rollerball tube with this oil the last time Mason and Paige had a cold. All I can say is amazing! Usually Mason brings home some kind of bug from school, so I started applying this to him in the mornings (and also give him a teaspoon of the Elderberry syrup) and so far so good! Paige and I recently came down with a nasty cold (I wasn’t as adamant about applying to her since we hardly go anywhere, but I will now) and Mason didn’t catch what we had! That has never happened before! 

Elderberry Syrup – $14.58 – iherb

See doTERRA post. Used this syrup in conjunction with the On Guard blend. Elderberry helps naturally boost the immune system.

Hatley Classic Raincoat in Camo Green – $108 – Hatley

I was so excited to receive this, and it did not disappoint! The quality is amazing (not like those plastic ones we had growing up) and I get excited every time it rains and I get to use it. Blog post coming soon for this Hatey collaboration I was blessed to be a part of.

Starbucks Gingerbread Latte – $5 – Starbucks

My go-to Starbucks holiday drink! I get excited for this every year. I order my gingerbread latte with coconut milk instead of regular milk because I try to stay away from dairy as much as possible. Growing up, I never did like milk and now that I’m older, milk doesn’t like me. 😕

Friday Faves

Friday Faves

1. Goodnight Moon Board Book – $7.19, Amazon

I have to admit I didn’t care for this book at first, but it has definitely grown on me. Jeremiah likes me to read it before nap time and bed time. He bounces and smiles in delight when I mention that it’s time for “Goodnight moon”. We have it in board book form so I can’t let him play with it anymore because he likes to chew chunks off of it and if I let him I’m pretty sure he’d eat the book!

2. Homedics SoundSpa Sound Machine – $19.99, Bed Bath & Beyond

I’ve been playing this sound machine since Jeremiah was a newborn. There are six sounds in total but I stick to the same sounds to keep things routine, “Summer Night” for nap time and “Rain” for bedtime. The landscapers can be weed whacking outside our window and this will be playing and Jeremiah will sleep through it all. The familiar sounds I think also help signal to him that it’s time to start winding down. I also like that there is an option to put in batteries if you are traveling.

3. e.l.f. Lash and Brow Mascara (Crystal) – $1.99, Target

I use this for my brows only, even though it has designated sides for brows and lashes. For the price you can’t beat it compared to higher end and pricer clear brow gels. I put this on even when I wear no make-up, which honestly is most days. I tried to comb it through my postpartum baby hairs the other day to tame them because I heard that it was a “mom hack”; it didn’t go so well. 

4. Vauva Playback Backpack Diaper Bag (Urban Black) – $129.00, RylaPack

Having gone through my fair share of diaper bag backpacks to find the perfect one, I finally found it. I love this bag because it’s minimalistic, it’s not too big like some others I’ve had (and stuffed to fill the extra space), and it wipes clean and holds its shape. I especially like the back zipper pocket that allows me to hold my wallet and keys so I can access them easily without having to take the backpack off (mommy win!). Vauva recently changed their name to Ryla, but the bag linked is still pretty much the same save for a few aesthetic differences. I may do an in-depth blog review on this soon.

5. Carole King & James Taylor Live at the Troubadour, $19.98 (CD & DVD Digipak), Walmart

I really like this album. It keeps things mellow and now that the weather is cooling down would be a great soundtrack for a nice cozy evening indoors. My top three song picks are “Country Road”, “Carolina in My Mind” and “Fire and Rain”. Honestly though the entire album is great.

Friday Faves

Friday Faves

1. Jessie James Decker Southern Girl City Lights Album – $9.99, Download (also available on iTunes and at Target) 

Currently obsessed with this album and have it on repeat. I love all the tracks a lot! If I had to pick my top three favorites, I’d probably pick Southern Girl City Lights, Almost Over You and All Filled Up…oh, and Pretty Girl which I sing to Paige every chance I get (so much for 3 😅, but like I said, all the tracks are amazing)! I also love her show, Eric and Jessie Wednesday nights on E!

2. Everyone Natural Hand Sanitizer – Coconut + Lemon – $2.29, VitaminShoppe 

I love the smell of this hand sanitizer and the best part is it’s all natural! I carry this everywhere with me and even spray it on shopping carts at stores.

3. Google Home – $129, Google  

I received my Google Home as a collaboration with Google, and after using it for a few months I’m sold! If mine broke, I’d buy another in a heartbeat. The speaker is great, so crisp and clear even on the loudest volume setting and there are so many uses for it. Mason and Paige have so much fun with it too! They recently were asking Google how to say different words in Japanese!

4. got2b Glued Styling Spiking Glue – $4.79, Target                                                   

I’ve finally found a hair product that will hold Mason’s hair all day. I usually try to stick with all natural products for Mason and Paige, but no natural hair products that I’ve tried would hold his hair for even a few hours. When he started school last year, I needed something stronger to last all day. I started trying other hair gels and waxes and I finally found this product that held all day!  

5. Kokostar Foot Therapy – $10.00, Anthropologie                                                 

Oh my goodness, this is amazing! You leave the booties filled with gel on for 90 minutes and then wash it off. At first, I didn’t notice much of a difference (my feet weren’t bad to begin with or so I thought), but a few days later my feet actually started peeling (gross I know)! Layers of dead skin were coming off but that left my feet silky smooth! 

Friday Faves

Friday Faves

Baby Gap Neutral Onesies, $34.95 (3 pack) – I love these because they come in neutral colors and are super soft. These are pretty much what I put on Jeremiah almost every time we leave the house. 
Bagels – With lots of cream cheese and coffee. This is my go-to breakfast when we have them in the pantry. Breastfeeding mamas understand I’m sure.

Boon Pulp, $5.99 – I have been using and loving this since Jeremiah was 5 months old. It’s easy to use and the silicone is so easy to clean. Lately I have been stuffing it with watermelon and kiwi. If you have a baby that doesn’t like baby food but you don’t want to waste what you have I recommend filling an ice tray half-full with the baby food and freezing it (You can mix veggies with fruits). Put a cube in this anytime baby needs a snack. Insta-popsicle!

Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser, $20.50 – I love the whole GinZing line, but this specifically has been a great pick-me-up in the morning. It’s citrus-scented, exfoliates and has caffeine that wakes this tired mamas skin right up. I also highly recommend the GinZing eye cream!

Nine West Zelise Studded Sandals, $40.99 – I have been wearing them pretty much non-stop since I was pregnant.

Friday Faves

Friday Faves

Anastasia Dip Brow – I use the soft brown color. It is the best product I have used on my brows to date. It literally lasts all day!

Free People Thermals – I’ve been obsessed with these since last fall. They are oversized (which I love) and super comfy + cozy. They come in different styles and colors too.

Umcka Cold + Flu – Our go-to product at the first sign of sickness. I swear by this stuff! It’s all natural and actually WORKS at shortening the duration and severity of colds! 

Renaissance Furniture Chalk Paint – Love this stuff! A little pricey, but so worth it. It goes on so smoothly, has great coverage and a little goes a long way. I can’t wait for more DIYs with this paint. Current favorite color for touches in our home is Argentine. 

LG Jennifer Ann Personalized Pillows – How cute are these? I’m excited to put them in Mason and Paige’s rooms when they are complete. The fabric is so soft! They also have different fonts & colors. A perfect touch to your little ones room!