I am super excited to have partnered with Pottery Barn Kids and PB Teen on this gender neutral space; together they allowed us to creatively and magically design a space that fit both kids needs. My intention and desire for this room was to give both kids a fun “learning & growing” corner, as well as, a sweet and gender neutral bedding refresh that complimented my daughters femininity with my sons “rough and tumble” character. It am so excited with how it all turned out! I have linked all the product at the bottom of this post!Read More
When it comes to outside landscape and decor, I get EXTREMELY overwhelmed. Like not just a little bit but A LOT a bit. I never know what to choose, or how to pair different plants; what needs sun and what needs shade, how much water to give and how do you know when it’s time to “feed” them again. You see what I’m saying? It’s just A LOT to think about and often times just the thought of it can deter you from it all together.Read More
Is it officially spring yet?? Well, even if it isn’t, my house is busting through the seems with spring greenery. I have had the honor and privilege of partnering up with my very favorite home & gardens store here in Champaign, IL, Prairie Gardens, to bring you a very easy and effortless way to bring spring to YOU even if it doesn’t always feel like it outside.Read More
Well folks, its officially been over ONE week with our Zion Thomas and I couldn’t be more in love. If you stopped in to check out my nursery reveal [HERE] or if you are a follower of mine on Instagram [HERE] then you probably already know a little bit about our traumatic experience with Zion’s birth. I would love to tell the birth story someday, and I suspect that day will come sooner than later but I want to thank so many of you that have reached out offering words of encouragement and sympathies.Read More
I wanted this space to be one that reflected neutrality, and comfort while still reflecting affordability. I know how expensive these spaces can be and that is why I hope to share with you some of my buying secrets so you too can achieve an affordable space like this!Read More
As a mom of almost 4 I know the importance of convenience and simplicity, especially when it comes to integrating a new member into the family. That’s why I have loved getting my hands on these Graco products. They make transitioning smart and simple! In this part 2 of my “baby must haves” post I am focusing specifically on Graco’s Pack N’ Play® Newborn2Toddler Playard, their Sense2Soothe™ Swing, and their Floor2Table™ 7-in-1 Highchair.Read More
Hey friends! It’s been a while since I’ve come on here to just do a life update, so while I still have the strength and capacity left in me I thought I’d let you all in on life with 3 littles and one on the way; especially as we near the end of this pregnancy has been. I’ve had a lot of people check in on me in the last week asking how I’m holding up and truth be told, things have been a little topsy turvey over here.Read More
Alright alright, with baby #4 I feel like I’m quite the pro when it comes to knowing my “must have” baby items; so I’m just going to call it like I see it and say that these items are absolutely essential for you and your baby.
I also wanted to mention first off that I have partnered with the ever so prestigious Graco team to feature some of their latest and greatest baby items, helping to make your transition into parenting as seamless as possible. Whether this be your first child or your eighth, I can assure you (ahem…PRO over here remember?) that these items will make your parenting life so much easier. And I’m going to tell you why with each item.
This post is part one of a two part series, so I will have one more post at the end of the month talking about the rest of these items. But for now I am focusing on their “Modes2Grow” Stroller and “SnugRide® Snuglock® 35 DLX Infant Car Seat.”
My Must Have Baby Essentials Part 1
As all of you seasoned parents know simplicity is key when it comes to extra “things” in your life (aka baby items). I’ve had my run at the mill when its coming to baby items and let me tell you, I haven’t found one that is simple enough, effective enough, or quick enough for me to figure out. Although I am easily overwhelmed I will admit…..I have never found a system that just WORKS!
When receiving my Modes2Grow stroller I will admit, I was a bit skeptical. I mean, FOUR strollers in one! How is that even possible, let alone uncomplicated? When we started putting this thing together we were a little overwhelmed with the array of large pieces, however everything was strangely “snapping” into place JUST like the instructions said! There was no “skrewing” or finagling; just a simple SNAP and CLICK here and there and it came together in under 15 minutes! I was thoroughly impressed.
This “machine” (that’s what I’m calling it because of it’s array of capabilities) can adapt your infant car seat, into an infant bassinet, into a toddler stroller, AND into a double stroller! Again, I was a bit skeptical when it came to the whole easy and simplicity of transitioning such a system into all of these things but when the time came for me to try it out, I was once again shocked that everything seemed to unlock and click into their new place with ease!
Speaking of this “click in” technology, Graco’s new SnugRide® Snuglock® 35 DLX Infant Car Seat is a dream compared to any other system I have ever used! Not only is it equipped with Snuglock® technology, making the security and well-being of your child first and foremost but it’s compatible with all ClickConnect™ strollers and bases making transitions all the more seamless when moving your child around. It’s lightweight design makes carrying your child all the less “back breaking” and I have to admit, it’s one hand adjustable handle might be one of my favorite features of all! It’s the little things people!
What I love about this click in technology that Graco has implemeneted into their designs is that they have truly engineered their systems to work in accordance with the mind of the “average parent.” Truly! You can tell that they’ve really honored and listened to the voices and common senses of the parents that they are providing these items to. And it’s a breath of fresh air! Not only are their items advanced technologically speaking but they are affordable too!
Check out the rest of the items from this Graco Registry Collection [HERE] and don’t forget my Part 2 post coming later this month!
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