Nursery Essentials

I wanted baby girl’s nursery to be girly and comforting. I have gravitated towards all things floral this time- maybe because with Hadley, my first, I didn’t want anything super girly- so this time I’m making up for it!

IMG_7408.jpgSince my mom now doesn’t live by me, I couldn’t recruit her to paint on the walls like I normally have her do- so instead, I found these amazing wall decals! Aren’t they gorgeous!? The best part is- you can take them off and move them around with no damage to the wall! There are so many different ones on Etsy!

SAMSUNG CSCI also found this handy rolling cart at Ikea. I have two in my kiddos playroom in black– but thought it would be the perfect addition to baby girl’s room for all of her diapers/wipes/soaps/burp cloths/blankets- STUFF!

Hadley really wanted to contribute to Rem’s room, so I had her do some finger paintings for the frames (from Ikea!). Then I did the bright pink painting! It is so easy! I got a white canvas from Hobby Lobby- A tube of pink and a tube of white paint- some sponges, and a cup of water. I would then use the sponge to paint on the pink and then use another sponge to squeeze water over it to make it look more like water colors. It turned out just how I wanted it to- and it was super cheap!


The super soft fuzzy rug was inexpensive and the perfect way to brighten up the room and make it cozy! Plus, always has a coupon! Also, by far our favorite blanket for miss Rem has been our Max + Moose blanket. It’s your favorite soft tshirt turned blanket! Obsessed.

Now, I have rocking chairs in my room and beckam’s room- but I knew I would want one for Rem’s room as well- not to mention, one for lots of little people to sit on with me! No way Beck & Hads were going to give me space while I was holding their sister. They need to be as close as they can to her at all times. This was the perfect addition to the space.

bedding: Ikea | pillows: Homegoods | headboard: Downeast | bedframe: Amazon | My dress: JL COMING SOON! It’s amazing! You’re going to love it.

Halloween gear

We love Halloween in our house- especially the fact you can celebrate all month long without having to sport your costume! Thought I would round up some of the cutest Halloween gear for you and your littles that we’ve seen lately- including these amazing skeleton jammies!

girls | toddler boy | infant

boo sweatshirt |boo baseball tee | kids trick or treat | adult trick or treat |skeleton rocker tee | girls cat sweatshirt |girls candy corn tee | boys trick me tee| h&m eye sweater-in stores only

we are ready!



back to school

It’s official- I have a kindergartener! It’s a big deal when your first born starts REAL school. My little Hadley though, has been ready. She LOVES school.

Now, I got to skip out on the back to school shopping for the most part, because she wears uniforms- BUT that doesn’t mean I missed out on grabbing some good stuff during all the sales. Here’s some of my favs:

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I also created this little template and attached two bracelets to it to give to her on the first day of school. Download the template here: bracelet-1st day of school : so you can use it if you’d like! My daughter loved the surprise on her first day.

And- we spent the weekend before baking and freezing a bunch of zucchinis muffins for quick breakfasts on the go – because let’s face it- I’m just not used to having to function this early yet! Also, a big batch of protein balls to get Beckam and me through the day, as well as a healthy dessert treat in Hadley’s lunch.

hope everyone is having a great back-to-school!



gift guide. for the new mom.

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1. MZ Wallace Tote. This may not be a diaper bag but it has room for everything! Plus, it looks cute and can be used with our without baby

2. Solly Baby Wrap. This is the exact one that I used with my last little. It was a game changer for me. So comfortable and he loved it.

3. Helen Ficalora Necklace. These are the sweetest. I have received a new letter charm, in gold, from my husband in the hospital after each of our babies. They are a special keepsake for me that I love and wear almost daily.

4. Pj’s. Who doesn’t love some new comfy pjs!? Especially a new mom.

5. Jcrew House Shoes. New mom or not, everyone needs a pair of these. They are so comfortable.

6. Long Robe. For those late nights, and let’s be honest- just those days you don’t want to do anything but snuggle your baby- throw on this long, cozy robe and call it a day!

7. Quinny Stroller. Who says a stroller can’t be cute and functional? This one is amazing. Wish it had been around when I originally bought one!

8. Halo Sleep Sacks. These are the best. No fear of your little one getting caught up in their blanket or coming un-swaddled. I used these with both of my kids. I love them.

9. mamaRoo. I had this for my last baby and he loved it- as did I. It stayed in our living room and was the perfect place for him to catch a snooze where I could see him.

10. Bassinet. How gorgeous is this one!?

11. LWPH Crib Sheets & Quilts. I know this sweet chic and her work is amazing! I designed my son’s entire room off of one of her crib sheets I fell in love with. I dare you to not buy several things from her shop when you visit it- such fun prints and colors.



gift guide. for the kids.

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1. Jellycat Stuffed Animals. My daughter was given this bunny from her Nana and has slept with it every night since almost birth. When my son came along and tried to steal the beloved ‘bunbun’ from her, he got his own monkey. Safe to say it hasn’t left his side since the day he got it.

2. Code a Pillar. My husband is obsessed with anything to do with coding. He thinks it is super important for our kids to at least understand it. This is such a fun new concept and way to teach kids and they won’t even know!

3. Super Hero Action Figures. I LOVE all the female super heros that are out this year! So does my daughter. She spotted these at Target from a mile away.

4. Vtech Watch. With all the adults around getting high-tech watches, of course kids are asking for the same! I don’t know about you, but mine won’t be getting any Apple watch any time soon- so, instead, get them this fun kid’s version!

5. Root Viewer. We love gardening at our house and it has made our kids love their vegetables because they get excited about planting, watching them grow, and then cooking them! This is a neat way to show them what is going on under the ground.

6. SelfieMic. A microphone and selfie stick!? Need I say more?

7. Super Hero Robes. With all the super hero buzz going around, these super hero robes are sure to be a big hit- especially at our house!

8. Go Kart. Every kid wants a go-kart at some point, and I can see why after checking out this fun one!

9. Adidias Superstars. My kids love to match me, and I like giving some ‘practical’ gifts for Christmas- so why not some cute shoes like these.

10. Peek Shirts. I am obsessed with Peek. They have the cutest kid’s clothes.

11. Xbox One. Have you met an older kid who doesn’t want an Xbox?!

12. Soccer Goals. Grab two of these and you will have endless fun in your backyard!

13. Strider Balance Bike. These are a great way to teach a kid how to ride a bike without training wheels- and they won’t even know they are learning!