Fall Outfit MUST Haves for Baby

Did you love our fall must haves this morning for Mom? If you missed it check it out, here! For now though, let’s talk baby/toddler fall wear! I’m so excited to add this post as part of our annual fall round up. I know y’all are going to love it! Plus, just like the Mama round up I’ve listed a few of my favorite pieces under $20 for your babe at the bottom!

Look #1

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces | baby fall wear | toddler fall outfits

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces | baby fall wear | toddler fall outfits

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces | baby fall wear | toddler fall outfits

The Shop/Jess’ tee + Blake’s tee c/o Little Dude N Dudette | Shop Details: I wish y’all could have seen me trying to take these pictures of Blake, her shirt was literally the most fitting in that moment and 99% of them were blurry. Ha! We love this shop though! The cutest tees for Mama and baby.

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Look #2

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces | baby fall wear | toddler fall outfits

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces | baby fall wear | toddler fall outfits

The Shop/Pig Beanie c/o The Blueberry Hill | Shop Details: I mean could you die right now? Y’all know my obsession with pigs (I mean did you see my kid’s first birthday party? ;)) So when I saw this beanie, it was a must. You’ll fall in love with every piece in this shop I can guarantee that.

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Look #3

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces | baby fall wear | toddler fall outfits

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces | baby fall wear | toddler fall outfits

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces | baby fall wear | toddler fall outfits

The Shop/Tiger Tunic top c/o Noni Bee | Shop Details: A tiny baby tunic with tigers on it? Yeah, exactly–their whole shop is full of cuteness like this!

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Look #4

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces | baby fall wear | toddler fall outfits

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces | baby fall wear | toddler fall outfits

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces | baby fall wear | toddler fall outfits

The Shop/Leggings c/o Funky and Little | Shop Details: Every little needs a good (few) pairs of leggings for fall, boy or girl! This shop has a tons for both and they’re adorable.

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Look #5

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces | baby fall wear | toddler fall outfits

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces | baby fall wear | toddler fall outfits

The shop/tee + mug c/o Fresh Apparel | Shop Details: Mean Girls–obviously I was sold right then and there, but everything else in their shop is equally as great and cute 😉 They have pieces for Mama and baby!

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Look #6

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces | baby fall wear | toddler fall outfits

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces | baby fall wear | toddler fall outfits

The shop/twinning turbans c/o Shop Blu Taylor | Shop Details: OH MY GOSH. Seriously–matching Mommy and me turbans?! I think this is what life is all about. 😉 HA! Seriously though, I’m all about twinning baby girl and she looks friggin’ adorable. Plus they’re a fall must have because they keep their little ears warm!

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More of my favorite baby/toddler pieces for fall UNDER $20…

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Fall Outfit Must HAVES for Mama

Y’all this is my favorite blog post to do almost every year! I round up my favorite Mom must haves for this fall, show pretty pictures and give you exact links on where to shop them! Plus, I alway show my favorite under $30 deals at the end and well, it’s a party y’all. Plus–this year we are doing our very first Baby Fall Round Up–a round up of my favorite baby fall items and it’s happening tonight right here, so make sure to check back!

Now, let’s dive in.

CLOTHING

Look #1

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

The Shop/head to toe outfit c/o Poppy & Dot | Shop Details: They have the cutest array of items and sell most of them over on their Insta page. We’re pretty obsessed, but I will warn you–things go fast, so don’t wait.

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Look #2

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

The shop/Top and Pants c/o La Belle Vie Boutique | Shop Details: The cutest pieces, at affordable prices! You will find something you love and probably end up spending a lot. You’ve been warned. 😉

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Look #3

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

The Shop/Top and Cardigan c/o Chloe Madison LA | Shop Details: Cute on trend clothing for Mama AND baby. Plus, y’all scored and she’s offering 15% off with the code “OAKES”.

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Look #4

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

The shop/head to toe look c/o RubyClaire Boutique | Shop Details: We are big Ruby fans and have been shoppin’ here for years. They have everything; tops, bottoms, shoes, accessories, you name it.

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Look #5

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

The Shop/top and jeans c/o Sweetest Stitch | Shop Details: I mean, this mustard top! If this doesn’t speak fall, I don’t know what does! Their shop is full of all this same cuteness.

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Look #6

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

The Shop/Pullover c/o Revol Roots | Shop Details: I’m pretty picky about graphic tees and this shop nails it on the head every, single time!

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Look #7

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

The Shop/Top, Dress + Vest c/o Sign Here Vinyl | Shop Details: I was lucky enough to try a few things from this shop and well, I’m obsessed! Maxi dresses that tie, swing tops and vests–I mean you’ll complete your fall wardrobe with this shop!

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ACCESSORIES

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fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

The Shop/Boots c/o Swedish Hasbeens | Shop Details: Okay, I love me a good pair of boots and a good pair of clogs…combine the two and I’m practically in heaven. Seriously..just run over and look at all the clogs/boots. You’re going to fall in love.

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Look #2

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

The Shop/Bracelets c/o The Silver Loft | Shop Details: SO many gorgeous pieces it’s hard to choose just one. My favorite pieces are their bangles though!

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Look #3

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

The Shop/Heart Ring c/o Brin and Bell | Shop Details: Cutest jewelry and customizable!

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Look #4

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

The Shop/”Mother” Necklace c/o Her Silver Lining | Shop Details: I have never been more in love with a necklace before. Seriously, this thing means the world to me. It’s my purpose in life, the reason for my happiness. One simple word, “Mother” but it means oh so much more than that.

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Look #5

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

The Shop/Bangles c/o Maimoda Jewelry | Shop Details: Nothing is more classic than gold bangles, plus they’re Blake approved! This shop has the perfect pieces for fall to complete any look.

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Look #6

fall style | fall outfits | fall dresses | fall mom style | cute outfits | style | fashion | mom style | fall outfit roundup | must have fall pieces

The Shop/Earrings c/o Luxa Jewelry | Shop Details: I can’t leave y’all hanging without sharing my favorite shop to get earrings from! Seriously the cutest, best made earrings around!

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My FAVORITE fall Mom pieces under $30!

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A Housewarming Party

Better late than never, am I right?! We’ve been in our home for about 7 months so I decided it WAS time for a house warming party! I’m game for really any excuse to hang out with family and friends and eat food. Plus planning a party?! That’s practically my middle name. Fun fact about me–I LOVE event planning, like so much. So I teamed up with Greenvelope, designed REALLY cute e-vites and threw a little house warming party with family!

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It was honestly so fun. I designed a simple, but chic invite that goes straight to their email inbox courtesy of Greenvelope. Made a whole lot of food (which y’all, I NEVER do) and brought out the paper plates because well–I hate dishes. Which let me share three things I’ve learned about party planning with y’all real quick! Then I’ll dive into cute pictures and our house warming party.

  1. Don’t overwhelm yourself. Seriously– just don’t. I have found that the more I over think things and the more I stress myself out, the less fun I have the the more I dread the entire concept of “party planning”. So just don’t–do things simple, have fun and make light of it.
  2. Use things you already have. If you have leftover party decor–use it! Gorgeous china? Pull it out! Use pieces you have and pull it together in one space to create the perfect look!
  3. Paper plates. Say it with me..PAPER PLATES. No one is going to think less of you and guess what? You’ll be thanking me come clean up time. They’re time saving and life changing folks.

Okay, let’s talk party details. I made Salsa Chicken in the crockpot, guacamole, rice and all the good stuff. I went with a Mexican food theme since everyone generally loves it and it’s easy on me–since well, I’m not a good cook y’all and that’s an understatement 😉 I will be sharing my Salsa Chicken recipe soon since a lot of y’all asked–so stay tuned on that. I set it up as a buffet style. Plates, utensils and napkins at the beginning then a serve yourself bar top with all the delicious foods! My Mom brought dessert and well–she nailed it. Rich chocolate ice cream and churros. I mean, adios diet, GIMME all the churros. We laughed around the table, told fun stories, watch Blake cover herself in chocolate ice cream and really had the best time. I forced the guys to be in my pictures 😉 Because well, I document everything and made sure every peeked at the cute invitations I sent out again.

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house warming party

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house warming party

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house warming party

house warming party

house warming party

house warming party

Here’s to many memories, all the fun and celebrating a house warming party 7 months later! 😉 CHEERS!

Learn more about our invites and design your own, here.

Greenvelope unites beautiful designs and integrated event management through elegant, effortless, and ecofriendly paperless digital invitations. With fully customizable digital invitations and announcements that mimic the traditional paper variety — think textures, di-cut edges, gold foil — but with the added features of built-in RSVP tracking, survey questions, gift registry, maps, messaging, and more. Now families, couples, and party hosts can save trees, save time, and save money without sacrificing style.


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Five Ways to Get Your Toddler Involved in Cleaning

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toddler cleaning tips

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toddler cleaning tips

Keeping my house clean is a full time job in itself. Seriously, I swear to you that I will clean one room and in that time (I don’t want to name, names 😉 ) Blake has DESTROYED another. The struggle is real, like really real. However, I do my best and though it may not always be tidy, I really try to keep Blake involved. I think it’s important to introduce cleaning and tidying up now so that it sticks with her or at least she knows what it is. So today I’m teaming up with Lemi Shine and sharing five ways that I keep her involved and my favorite, safe cleaning products that I feel comfortable using around her!

  1. Toys. Toys are one of the easiest ways I can keep my (EXTRA BUSY) toddler involved in the cleaning process. There are two ways I do this. Number one, she knows how to put her toys away, so we sing the “Clean Up!” song and throw her toys in the bins. She actually loves it right now, so I’m enjoying that while it lasts. 😉 The second way I use toys is as a distraction. If I’m trying to clean something up, I’ll give her a toy that I know will keep her busy for 5-10 minutes. That way it allows me to actually get it done.
  2. Towels. She LOVES “wiping” things off. So whenever I’m actually cleaning the counter or in the rare occasion that I’m actually dusting, I’ll give her a cloth too! She will follow me around and “wipe” things off too. It’s actually the cutest thing ever.
  3. Pushing the buttons. Who’s babe doesn’t love to push buttons?! Well, this is the one time Blake is allowed to! I’ll throw everything in the dishwasher, the washer, whatever and she gets to shut the door and push the button to start it. For some reason she really loves closing doors too, so we add that in as well.
  4. Dishes. This is her favorite thing to help with! Most of my dishes go in the dishwasher because well–ain’t nobody got time for that. However, sometimes there’s a few dishes I have to wash by hand (UGH). So I’ll fill up the other side of the sink with water, add a couple drops of Lemi Shine Dish Soap and then hand her a sponge. She loves it. Sometimes I’ll even give her a little bowl to “wash”.
  5.  Throw things away. Whenever Blake would find trash on the ground she would walk over and hand it to the husband or I. Well, I decided–DUH. That’s the perfect opportunity! So I slowly started teaching her that it goes in the trash can. Now she walks over to the pantry and hits it (to ask me to open it) and throws it away on her own! I love that she has to have me open the door because that means she’s not throwing random things away. Ha!

It’s all about teamwork at this stage and honestly, I think forever when it comes to keeping the house (semi) clean. We have to work together and teach our babies while they’re young.

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lemi shine

Now, when it comes to cleaning products we love Lemi Shine because it’s safe for my babe and our pets. What’s funny though–is Marcus and I started using their dishwasher products when we were in college and now we still love them. Plus we use even more of their products.

Grab coupons for their products, here and learn where you can find their products near you, here.


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Favorite Shop Friday: Baby Walkkings Shoes

Oh why hello there Friday! Who’s ready to party?! I’ve got another fabulous favorite shop Friday for you this morning! Shoes, that stay on your babe’s feet AND are easy to put on. Are you sucked in? Yeah, keep reading you’re about to fall in love. 😉

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THE SHOP: Walkkings

THE DEETS: How many Moms HATE putting shoes on their babies? Because well, it’s generally quite the task and not easy. This is why I’m so obsessed with these shoes. They have a Patented Zipper half way around the shoe. Which means you can easily slide your babe’s foot in and then zip them on. Plus, they’re pretty friggin’ cute and Blake can walk really easy in them! We’re obsessed. Oh…and because of the zipper your babe’s shoes actually stay on. 😉 Yeah, that’s what we’re all really stoked about, am I right?! HA! 

THE DEAL: Use the code “OAKES20″ for 20% off your total purchase!

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This post was sponsored by Walkkings.


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Fall Boots For Mom & Baby

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Blake’s Shoes c/o Payless | Blake’s top: Kohls | Blake’s Leggings: Old Navy (only $4!) | Blake’s Bow c/0 Zozu Baby | Jess’ Boots c/o Payless | Jess’ Top: Old Navy | Jess’ Jeans: AG Jeans

Y’all I can’t even explain to you how much I love fall. Literally it’s my favorite season ever and I prep for it the minute summer starts, so that’s fine. I’m that person and I’m totally okay with it. You better believe by now my house is filled with all the pumpkin, autumn smells–boots are in full force and I’m forcing Blake to be just as obsessed with the season. I actually think she loves it though, I mean I didn’t even have to really “force” it. She brings me her boots almost daily and says “shooos” and then points to her feet for me to put them on. So clearly even though she looks identical to Marcus, she is my child in there somewhere. 😉

A couple of days ago we went for a walk around the river because well, incase you already forgot this is my favorite season and I can’t even explain to you how gorgeous it is by the river right now! The leaves are falling, it’s cool outside and well, it’s absolutely perfect. Blake collected all the leaves, I made Marcus take 201 pictures and we had the best time. I love being able to share these little adventures we go on with y’all because I feel like you can relate. You know, that “perfect” family adventure…the one that makes for the best pictures, but really there were at least ten baby meltdowns throughout the experience. That was totally us. Blake got pretty ticked that I wouldn’t let her eat the leaves, then mad that she wasn’t allowed to jump in the water, you know the usual..but it still made for a pretty good trip. I live for these little memories and I’m trying really hard to just be positive and make the best out of situations. I’m just coming to realize that life is way too short to be negative and stressed out all the time (because literally, that’s what I do…too much), so I’ve vowed to make the change.

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mommy and baby

mommy and baby

Plus, I mean this post might just be the perfect opportunity to share my favorite boots for us and the littles. Fun fact about me, I wear boots all year long–they’re literally my shoe of choice and I’m obsessed. Marcus makes fun of me big time for it. We will be in the middle of 105 degree whether in July and I’m rockin’ rainboots and he will just look at me with this look like “Are you kidding?” I’m not kidding though y’all, like it’s NOT a joke.

Okay, enough talking because y’all know I’d talk your friggin’ ear off if I could…let me show you my favorite boots for this fall! Plus, they’re all from Payless and guys, they’re good and inexpensive–I’m all about that life.

MOM:

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fall womens boots

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

LITTLES:

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1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8

This post was sponsored by Payless ShoeSource


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Morning Routine..

I have been compensated by Sundown Naturals® and Pollinate Media Group for this post as part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sundown Naturals® but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #GoodnessGiveaway #sharethegoodness http://my-disclosur.es/OBstV

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Mornings in our house are chaotic to say the least. Actually to be totally honest, that’s an understatement big time. I’m generally struggling to get out of bed because I was working until 2am and baby girl thinks it’s morning time the minute the clock hits 6am. That leaves me at about four hours of sleep, complete exhaustion and pretty grumpy. So I’ve had to create a routine with the husband. One that helps us both out, keeps things smoother and overall keeps all of our health a priority.

Each morning is a little different, but it generally goes a little something like this:

Blake wakes up, Marcus gets her, makes her a bottle and brings her to bed with us to snuggle. We snuggle, she drinks her bottle and then we turn on cartoons for her. That 30 minutes of bottle drinking, snugglin’, cartoon watching fun is pure bliss and allows both of us a little more rest.

Eventually she gets tired of TV and I start to realize I should probably be productive and we roll out of bed. Blake plays with her toys while I figure out something for breakfast and take my Sundown Naturals® Vitamins. I take the B12 Adult Gummies for much needed support with energy metabolism and then Fish Oil Omega 3 to help support my heart, bone and skin health. Marcus rushes around and does his own routine to get out the door for work while I feed Blake and myself. Usually while Blake is eating I do some sort of meditation or reading, even if it’s just for 2 minutes, it starts my day off on the right foot.

Marcus grabs his Sundown Naturals® Vitamins (he takes Calcium with Vitamin D3 to help with bone density and B12 for energy metabolism as well, we have a quick family prayer, kiss and hug goodbye and send him on his way to work!

Then my work day begins …

It’s been really nice to get into more of a routine every morning. Quite honestly if you had asked me 6 months ago I would’ve never thought it would be possible. But here I am and I’m saying IT HAPPENED!

One thing Marcus and I knew that we really wanted to fix, was our health. Our lives are busy and we often don’t take great care of ourselves. So we decided we were going to get up a few minutes earlier, cook a healthy breakfast, take 2 minutes for us and take a daily vitamin regimen.

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sundown naturals

sundown naturals

We take Sundown Naturals® Adult Gummy Vitamins for several reasons. One, I’m not a pill swallower. I just can’t do it, so these are lifesaving and well… they taste like candy. Two, they’re free of gluten, dairy and artificial flavors◊ which was great for Marcus because he is gluten intolerant. And three, you can grab them at your local Walmart so they’re easily accessible. You can even take a short quiz here, to see what vitamins are right for you!

As far as keeping our breakfast healthy we usually do quick things like smoothies, eggs, avocados, oatmeal and yogurt. They’re easy to make but full of the right ingredients to start the day off right.

It’s been really good for us and has made a huge difference in our overall day. Not to mention, I have a happier baby and well, that’s a win! 😉

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The Adventures of Blake and Mrs. Snuggle Bear

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareABear #CollectiveBias

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snuggle bear

When I was about six or seven, my Uncle gave me a stuffed dog for my birthday. He was like a second Dad and really helped raise my sisters and I–so this was a special present. I took it everywhere with me, I slept with it literally until I was a teenager and kept it close after he passed away as a reminder of him. I knew I wanted something similar for my sweet Blake girl, a little comfort bear–something to snuggle with.

So the snuggle bear it was and she loves it! I need to start a little series on Instagram or something–the adventures of Blake and Mrs. Snuggles. 😉 It’s actually the sweetest thing, the little bear comes on car rides with us, to the grocery store, to dinner and sometimes I catch her snuggling it and giving it kisses. That might be my favorite part. We were driving to dinner the other night when we snapped all these cute pictures and I looked back at her and caught her giving Mrs. Snuggles a little kiss. My heart melted. You know that moment when you’re like, I’m doing something right to see that sweet little compassionate spirit come out. I literally came home and wrote about it in her little baby book because I don’t ever want to forget it. She has the sweetest personality, she’s definitely sassy ;), but so sweet and I love watching her take care of her little “babies”. She’s the same way with our pups too and it melts my heart every single time!

Did y’all know that September 9th was National Teddy Bear Day!? Well Snuggle, the brand of premium-quality fabric conditioner, is celebrating all month long! Snuggle is donating 5,000 bears to children in need for the second year in the row! I love this so much. I feel like Blake’s little cuddly friend brightens her day and I know that a Snuggle bear would do the same for children everywhere! Snuggle wants to hear your #shareabear story, memory or cute moments. So make sure to tag it on social media! Plus you can embrace the #ShareABear spirit by joining in on the fun on Snuggle®’s facebook page and in the Snuggle® Bear Den (the best place for fun content, offers and prizes!)

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PS. You can find our favorite Snuggle Products, especially the SuperFresh Plus in your local grocery store on the laundry detergent isle!

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Family Park Time

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Last night I snuck into Blake’s room while she was sleeping. I picked her up, carried her over to the glider and sat down holding her close and rocking her. She’s so busy these days that I couldn’t tell you the last time I really snuggled her, you know–where she just let me hold her and rock her for more than 30 seconds. My heart was so full. Literally, I rocked her until 12:30 and even then I didn’t want to stop. She brings the best out in me, she brings me down to earth again and reminds me the important things in life.

I get so wrapped up in life, I think we all do. In the numbers games, the competition of who has what, the jealousies and everything else in between that we forget to look at the positives. I know I do. I have literally been focusing on nothing but the negatives for weeks and it’s killing me. Literally, killing me inside. It’s not getting me anywhere, it’s making me utterly miserable and bringing out my own worst enemy. I compare myself to others in my industry, I get down about where I’m at and how my hard work isn’t paying off, I’m jealous that I don’t get to snuggle my baby all day and buy all the things. It’s just stupid stuff. But it’s not about those things, those things don’t matter. I’m blessed I’m able to work, I’m blessed I’m a Mom, I’m blessed in so many ways that I take for granted too often.

So Friday, I decided enough was enough. Life is too short, life is way too short to worry about things that don’t matter. It’s been a tough transition, you know — changing a mindset you’ve had for awhile now, but it’s been better.

My baby is my priority, my husband is, they’re what truly bring me happiness. I am choosing to surround myself with just that. With them. So yesterday we packed our little diaper bag, loaded up the smarTrike and went to the park. It was the best thing I could’ve done and it reminded me that, that’s what I need to be doing often. Focusing on the positives, finding joy in every single thing I do. Reminding myself that hey, some of y’all care to read my blog 😉 that I’m getting there. That being a Mom is incredible and I’m doing my best, we’re doing our best to make our little girl’s life amazing.

So as I pushed my little babe around on her trike along the pond, I couldn’t help but smile because I was being positive, because I was enjoying the moment I was in. We watched the ducks, she tried to pedal and push her smarTrike around on her own 😉 , her teddy bear went everywhere with us and it was perfect. Blake had meltdowns, it was hot and things weren’t perfect, but it was all about the outlook. Making the situation positive and enjoying every moment with my family.

Time goes way too fast. I remember bringing her home from the hospital, terrified, clueless–but so in love. And now, now she’s walking all over, trying to pedal her trike, using words–it’s insane.

So here’s to positivity, family and baby snuggles–because they’re what make life worth it all.

Thanks to smarTrike for sponsoring this post!

A few more details on Smartrike:

  • Leading worldwide brand of tricycles
  • It’s versatile and grows with your child (our favorite part) Motto: Push, Pedal, Play
  • Has storage for your phone, snacks and all the good stuff
  • Canopy to provide shade and comfort
  • Available in TONS of different colors and options

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Snack, Dance + Eat..

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First off before I dive in to tell you about this box, I have to tell a quick story. We were throwing a little food party, snacking on all the Babbleboxx snacks and taking pictures (as you can see above). I opened the Chocmeister and grabbed a spoon when Blake full on dove in! Now, first you have to understand how much this babe LOVES dip! She “dips” everything; her fries, crackers, carrots, really anything, it’s hilariously cute! So when she saw I opened it, she didn’t even wait for a spoonful–she took her chip and stuck her entire hand in. I was dying. I just love that we caught it all in pictures. She seriously makes my heart so happy and sometimes you have to just let them be little and make a mess. Even if it did end up all over my new sweat pants. 😉 

Now, the box–the BABBLEBOXX. The internet’s gift to us filled with a whole bunch of delicious samples that are going to get you hooked. We got the “Quick Food Fixes” box and PERFECT for the back to school season. It was filled with quick meals and snack ideas and honestly, completely ideal for us Mamas–especially during this time of year when we’re busier than normal! 

Some details on the products I received in the box PLUS killer discount codes for some of them, you’re welcome. 

  1. Peanut Butter & Co.’s Chocmeister Chocolatey Hazelnut Spreads // this might be a favorite. Seriously SO good. It’s a sweet and creamy chocolate hazelnut spread, but has 25% less sugar. So that means you can eat all of it at once right? 😉 KIDDING. Kind of. | 20% off $25+ through the 30th with the code “LessSugarChoc”
  2. Peeled Snacks White Cheddar Peas Please // I call these the “Blake’s favorite snack to carry around the house” snack. Ha! Seriously though, she carries the bag everywhere and we all eat them. They were gone in a couple of days. They’re called the “healthy Cheeto”, are organic and SO good. | 15% off $25+through the 30th with the code, “BABBLE16″.
  3. Popchips Ridges Cheddar Sour Cream Flavor // These were my fav. I love salty and junk food. But the best part–they’re not bad for you. They’re gluten free, popped and have half the amount of fat. So AKA: they’re way better than everything else I eat. 😉 
  4. Garlic Herb, Honey Mustard and Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Sabra Spreads™ with Hummus // Okay, you guys these spread are the friggin’ bomb.com, like SO good, especially on sandwiches. They’re 75% the fat of mayonnaise and personally I think they have a heck of a lot more flavor.
  5. Kahiki Crispy Tempura item, StirFresh item, Egg Rolls or Yum Yum Stix // We actually got a coupon code for this, but I went out and got it that night. We loved Chinese food, especially when it’s frozen and easy to make! It was a fun little after bed treat Marcus and I got to chow down on. Plus it was super easy and quick to make! | Grab a buy one get one free coupon, here. 
  6. Veetee Rice: Whole Grain & Quinoa, Jasmine, Basmati & Wild, and Rice Pilaf // I mean if you like a meal that you can make in under 2 minutes–you’ll love this. Which means, ALL of us should be running to the store now to buy these. They’re all natural and come with two servings and go great with really any dinner you’re cooking! Click here to learn where you can purchase.

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This was a fun box to get and we loved it. It turned us onto a whole bunch of new food that’s for sure. And it’s all good I can cook super easily and fast which I need, we all need! 

Learn more about Babblebox, here. 

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media.


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