Our Favorite Carseat

This Cybex Sirona M Carseat is seriously high tech! Not only is Scotty super comfy in it, it features state of the art sensors that alert me on both my phone and from a receiver my car. It allows me to be worry free and hands free while I’m driving. This has all the things I look for with both safety and comfort. As a busy mom of 5 I dont want to worry about any added things like if my 12 year old buckled the car seat correctly while helping me get out the door in the morning.

 

we love our Cybex Sirona M and I love that she can face forward once that time comes. Thank you Kindly cyber for sponsoring this post!

Brickyard & Buffalo Maternity Guest Editor Week

I am thrilled to be the guest editor this week over at Brickyard & Buffalo!

I have rounded up a bunch of my favorite shops for maternity and baby, Brickyard and Buffalo

offers these favorite things at a a discount for the week while I am guest editor! I will link them all here!

First This Darling Wendy Anne Moses Basket These are on sale for $150 this week only. Also all of these

stunning pics were taken by one of the most talented newborn and maternity photographers in UT

Amber DeHaas Photography

 

And look at my cute model niece at two weeks old so comfy in it. I love the fact that I can easily move this basket around the home! Another pick is this gorgeous Minky Couture pink blanket I laid down inside the Moses basket for added snuggle factor! they are $40 this week which is 40% off! One thing I love about this is that its large enough for me to use for those late night feedings when its a little chilly!

Bahhh I am dead over my new niece… she is SO sweet. She is swaddled in the cutest organic cotton swaddles from Plum and Sparrow for $12 (40% off) Also one of my picks for this week! I love that these are gentle on baby and stay put… and they’re oh so soft!

Next on the list- These adorable Cozy’s White star knotted gowns for 20% off… these are SO soft I can’t even tell you! 

Comes in black as well. I really really need like 5, haha! I also love these knotted gowns from Brickyard and buffalo, they are 60% off retail! steal of a deal!

 

And because I own these joggers in 4 different prints, you know I had to add them to the lineup this week! They are amazing and can be worn out and about or just at home! Plus Pockets… say no more!

Another BB pick are these adorable Annie swing dresses for my little girls! I can’t leave them off the deal week! they are so pretty and only $12.99 for the week! Aren’t they cute?

Remember when ring around the Rosies was fun? LOL, I am getting old. So now that we are in the girls room I am so excited to show you my FAVE wallpaper ever! Shop B darling wallpaper is 100% removable and damage free so you can dress up a wall or an entire room even if you’re renting! and they are totally up to date with the styles. Cannot say enough good things about them! on sale for 25% off here! Bedroom photos below: Barbie Decker

    

Next up: I LOVE the softness of Turkish towels for baby and toddlers, on sale for almost 70% off- $9.99

Another amazing swaddle from Modern Burlap: on sale for 50% off this week! I can’t wait to wrap my baby girl up in this fresh print!

Now- nursing… I love that this next item doubles as a scarf! How handy is that from Bebe Au Lait, on sale for 30% off!

I did a great job pretend nursing didn’t I?! Serious I think this is just brilliant. Another item I am so excited about are these awesome cups! I literally am in shock at how much less I am running my dishwasher… kids, at least my kids, LOVE to dirty every cup in the house while getting their cups of water during the day! These are on sale this week for 20% off best thing ever!

  

Alright, this long sleeve dress is wonderful for maternity, or just normal! I just sized up one size and viola- maternity! on sale for 50% off here.

    

Since I don’t fit in my regular clothes at the moment I love to splurge on jewelry when I’m pregnant and need to shop… these Little Sycamore earrings are a fast favorite, I love that each piece is custom and handmade!

Last but not least I love stretchy dual Carseat/nursing covers! They are almost 60% off this week and you know I just love me some black and white prints! Found here- $14.99 is a steal! I couldn’t get my own pic yet because I am waiting on my new carseat in the mail!

I always LOVE working with Brickyard and Buffalo, they are so kind and I love the deals so much! Hope you all score some great stuff this week!

“There’s Certainly a Santa” with Hallie & our Date to Dear Lizzie

So, Hallie has been asking all the Santa questions and I was hoping to get just one more year out of her believing in Santa, but she knows about the “insert swearword” elf on the shelf, (heres the link, if for some reason you want to torture yourself by getting one…lol) But back to the point, She was asking all the questions and I wanted to make it not so disappointing somehow…

Then I came across this amazing book, “There’s certainly a Santa,” which was written by my cute and clever friend Chelsea Rippy. So, I told her I had a secret to share and I was taking her on a date. We hit up a favorite girly girl spot (Dear Lizzie) for a treat, we love the “dizzy lizzie” drinks, and their desserts…ahem…coconut macarons for the pregnant lady. I gave Hal the book, she wanted to read it herself. I was so nervous… But all in all it went well! (see short clip of her reading the book below) She was obviously disappointed but she said she kinda knew last year, and she’s glad to know the “Super Top Secret” and is excited to be Santa for someone this year!

Then we shopped and enjoyed all the cute trinkets in the store and just had a nice time chatting and making sure she was okay with the new info! She loved the experience and I will do the same for Ty… in a year or two. He’s 9 and still wholeheartedly believes! Its so sad when kids grow up, but this book made the magic of Christmas stay and now Hallie gets to be a part of it!

Get 15% off “Theres Certainly A Santa” here, and make breaking the news a little easier on your mama heart! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

 

Gender Reveal!

Hey guys! If you are following me over on Instagram, you probably saw that we have some exciting news! We are expecting our 5th baby in March!

I have three girls and one boy, so I reeeeaaally wanted to add another boy to the mix. Guess what we are having?

 

We are having a GIRL! I guess we are meant to be a family with LOTS of estrogen. 

We tried something new this pregnancy, I used a test called Sneak Peak Test. You guys! This is so cool! It is an at home test that you use that predicts gender. You can do it at 9 weeks, so you don’t have to wait as long as an ultrasound. It was super easy and the results came back so fast, I would totally recommend it.

You take the test and mail it back and then they email you the results. I was able to find out in 24 hours! It was really convenient and so nice to know the gender so early on in the pregnancy. 

And I am still in need of baby products that you guys recommend. Anything you can’t live without? Put it in the comments below!
 

 

Brickyard & Buffalo Guest Editor Week

Hey loves! I have been a huge fan of Brickyard and Buffalo for a few years now and I am so ecstatic that they asked me to be their guest editor this week! If you don’t already know, Brickyard and Buffalo is an amazing online pop-up shop. They feature the latest and greatest from shops I already love AND everything is at a discount while on B&B (HOLLA!) I have rounded up my favorites from some shops I adore, and you get to shop at a discount this week on Brickyard and Buffalo!

 

SOOO… heres the lineup! First the Harlow dress in a slinky rayon blend. COMFY yet stylish MOMIFORM for $22.50 Say what? and its got pockets, need I say more?

Sunnies: Quay Australia

Shoes: Zara last spring similar here

Bag: Nena & Co. Weekender

Fave Waterproof (aka kid/swim/bathproof/Hairstylistproof) Nixon Gold Timeteller Watch

UP NEXT: This lovely Grace Pleated skirt styled two ways, its $19.99 and its a twirler!

You can also dress it down… which I love to do to skirts for hot summer days!

Again I am wearing my life proof Nixon Watch

Paired with these cute leopard flats that come in a stripe too! $22.99

 

Now to take it SUPES casual, the softest most comfy (yet you looked like you tried) Welles Pocket Jogger  Comes in other colors, but I am diggin pinks right now:) And this is the best classic cap ever for 9.99… get it now for days like this where your hair needs color and washed in a desperate way! side note: we were in southern CA last week and came home to snow in April… so those are snowflakes, and yes I was FREEZING…

 

Backpack: Jujube in latest print release “Rosy Posy”

Shoes: Nike Free Flyknit (best shoe EVER no joke)

My favorite Daniel Wellington Watch

Gorjana Taner Choker (I layer this with everything)

Cutest Kate metal Choker $14.99 from B&B for AND hollow flower earrings $9.90

To continue on with accessories while I am on the subject…. These Geo Hair Clips ($4.99) are sooo cute and can be worn so many ways!

Anniversary bar necklace (I eat, sleep, breathe in it) from: Made By Mary

Hallie my 11 year old couldn’t wait to get these clips in her gorgeous copper hair! (of course I felt the same:))

Get my collection of Alex and Ani bracelets HERE

Gorjana choker HERE

I can’t forget the hair accessories for my little girls! (They wouldn’t stop kissing for pics which was appreciated immensly by their mom-photographer) How cute are these darling tulle bows from London+Lulu for $7.99

Aren’t they the cutest? I mean I may be a little biased…

 

Next… I think we can agree a huge trend right now is off the shoulder everything and ruffles galore! You’re gonna LOVE this flirty pom pom cover-up for $21.90 I may live in it this summer don’t you worry!

Next Up: This cute custom photo bracelet $20 to add to my stack:) Hand painted doormat $22.99 Cutest Humble Hilo Backpack $100 And these cute foil animal prints for $10!

And last but not least this darling shop Read Between the Lines sent me this AMAZING print, I put it up immediately in my bathroom on the perfect gold sharpie wall that I need to finish… (please note my un-made bed, don’t judge, or do:) I was busy making a pretty picture for this post!) I am pretty sure you read my mind, and I also think I said this to my husband when we were dating. JK but I should have because he has amazing hair!

GOLD FOIL IS THE BEST!!!

That was fun! Now happy shopping at Brickyard and Buffalo! You can find these and a few other of my picks on Brickyard and Buffalo’s “Guest Editor Picks” tab on their home page if you go wandering around at the other goodies on their site! Thanks B&B and all the participating shops for having me!

 

 

Utah Indian Costume

Hallie told me last week she wanted to go to school dressed up as an American Indian for her “UTAH” day at school. She really wanted to because her friends were dressing up too.

I told her I didn’t want to spend anything for her outfit, since it was optional. We pulled together some things around the house and we were able to put together a good outfit!

I used Snazaroo face pain for Hallie’s eye makeup. The leather in Hallie’s hair and for her skirt is from the craft store, I happened to have it around the house.

I think they made a cute group American Indians! I’m glad we were able to pull off her outfit so quickly. Have you ever had last minute costume emergencies? What did you end up doing?

 

Stoller Essentials

I teamed up with UPPAbaby to share with you the essentials I include with my stroller.

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I know it looks freezing here in Utah. It was. But my girls loved our outing.

With two toddlers, I wouldn’t get anywhere without a stroller. It becomes a mandatory part of traveling, even in the cold. So I wanted to share my survival tips.

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An absolute must: these Pookie Ponchos from 7AM Enfant.

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These ponchos are the perfect stroller solution on cold days. With two toddlers, there would be a lot of complaining if we didn’t have these cute ponchos to keep them warm.

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One of the things I love about the ponchos is that they have a detachable top. If it was really cold, I would be able to use the ponchos to cover my girls’ heads. We weren’t too cold today, so they were fine without it.

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Another must: Ju-Ju-Be bag.

If you have been following me on Instagram, you probably know how much I love Ju-Ju-Be. Isn’t this bag adorable?

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It makes life so much easier that I can put the bag over two shoulders so I don’t feel off balance while pushing the stroller.

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My last tip is to not let the weather keep you from being outdoors. There are some really reasonable things you can do to make your stroller experience so much better.

Seat: Rumble Stroller:UPPAbaby Jeans: BDG  Boots: Sorel Slimpack  Bag: Ju-Ju-Be

Photos: Amber DeHaas

Happy {Heart} Day!

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Trying to get a picture with all three of my girls sitting still is nearly impossible… I’m obsessing over my new Ju-Ju-Be diaper bag set! In all honesty, I’ve never owned an “actual” diaper bag, as I feel there haven’t been both functional & stylish options, until the past few years. I always figured I am the one who has to carry it, so it better not have a juvenile or cutesy print!This bag, the “Be Prepared” in Emperess print is classy and functional, amazing for two babes, (both still in diapers) and at the stage where we need toys and snacks. (Especially for church) and it is nice to use as a duffle for traveling as well! So many pockets and places for my things as well!  Check out all their bags and prints.

The dress I’m wearing is from Zilias Apparel.  Its so comfortable and can be dressed up or down! It’s stretch knit❤️ and comes in black and gray.  Perfect for Valentines day!

Shoes are from Pinkish Trends.