May 16, 2020

Lifestyle

I honestly can’t believe we have already spent an entire month with our little Beau. It has been the best month of my life and also so challenging at time. Parenting is a whole new level of learning and I have to say that although it can be difficult, it is the best and most rewarding feeling I have ever experienced. I’m so grateful for this sweet little boy and life with the quad squad is the best!

During my entire pregnancy, and these early days of motherhood, I have spent so much time reading and researching baby and mama essentials! So many other mamas who have shared their favorite things have helped me so much. I wanted to share with you the baby products we have loved during the first month with Beau. Of course, every baby and parent is different, but these are the things that have really been working for us.

I know as time goes by, things will change but I want to share some of our favorites thus far!

Baby Products We Have Loved During The First Month With Beau
Baby Products We Have Loved During The First Month With Beau
Baby Products We Have Loved During The First Month With Beau
Baby Products We Have Loved During The First Month With Beau

Pampers Swaddlers and Water Wipes

After reading several reviews, we decided to go with Pampers Swaddlers for our little guy and so far we have no complaints! I also knew that I wanted to try Water Wipes because I have heard great things about them and really like that they are water based. The hospital provided us with Pampers Sensitive Wipes and we used those up during his first week and then switched to Water Wipes. So far, we really love them. I love that they don’t have any fragrance and I can wipe down really anything with them. I use them to wipe his face and hands and love them. Some people complain that they are too wet, which they are definitely very moist, but we haven’t had any trouble with them so far!

Pehr Changing Pad

Because Beau is sleeping in our room we have been using this portable chaining pad which we love for him! We also use this on the go, which is why I purchased it, but now we use it basically all day, everyday! He has a full size changing pad and these covers, but that just got to be a bit too much for our bedroom, so we switched to using this full time and moved his changing pad back up to his room. I love how this changing pad has a little compartment for diapers and wipes. It’s beautiful and functional!

Bibs Pacifier

When Beau went to the NICU, after birth, they gave him a pacifier shortly after his arrival. We aren’t against pacifiers in the least, I loved my Binki for many years! However, he is highly addicted, LOL, and loves his Paci! We have found that these are so beautiful and he loves them. They are also really lightweight so they stay in his mouth better than the Avent pacifiers. We are nursing and haven’t had any trouble with him refusing to nurse. He does really well taking to a bottle, a paci and nursing.

Kissy Kissy Everything

Mittens, booties and outfits, you name it, we love it! Seriously though, I fell in love with Kissy Kissy before I was even pregnant and knew that I would love dressing our little one in their outfits very often! I know they are only in one size for so long, but for me, investing in high quality, soft fabric clothing is important. Also, Beau was on the bigger side and he is just now, almost five weeks, growing out of his Kissy Kissy newborn outfits. When we came home from the hospital he wasn’t able to fit in barely any of the newborn outfits from other companies (Target, Carters, Etc.,) I was even more grateful for our Kissy Kissy outfits then!

He loves scratching his face which I absolutely hate to see, so he lives in these mittens. Most of the Kissy Kissy onesies come with fold over sleeves which is amazing! We also have really loved the converter gowns at nighttime. They make diaper changes so easy and are even easier than those zip up outfits! These gowns can be buttoned into a onesie too, which is so versatile!

Lastly, these booties! I love them so much. Socks fall right off of him, usually with his help, but these will stay on for hours! A huge win in my book!

Also, this bib which matches most o this outfits and is soft for newborns.

Pehr Swaddles

One of my favorite things to do is swaddle our little baby up at night and for naps! He is a pro at wiggling his way out, but I have found these Pehr Swaddles to be the absolute best! They stretch so that I can swaddle him tight, but are also big enough that he can’t squirm his way out of. So many of the other swaddles we have purchased shrink up in the dryer and then barely wrap around him. These are great for the early days or if you have a smaller baby, but overall the Pehr swaddles are 100% worst the splurge in my opinion.

I just ordered the Ollie Swaddle, now that he is getting bigger and more squirmy, and can’t wait to try it on him tonight! I will report back and let you know my thoughts soon!

Burp Cloths

I always forget to grab these, whenever I go to feed him, but they are amazing! I use them for everything, not just burping. They are a soft, all purpose cloth, that I would recommend having a stash of. They have been so handy for!

Mamaroo and BabyBjorn Bouncer

We have the MamaRoo and we all love it! However, this BabyBjorn bouncer is so portable that I would consider it, or something similar, a must have! We carry it to our parents houses when we go for dinner, put it between us when we are eating and I always set him in this bouncer outside of the shower so I can keep an eye on him and also clean myself! lol. This is so versatile and chic too! I also love it because it’s a little bit bigger than most newborn seats. At first, it was a little bit big for him but now he loves it and it will continue to grow with him for much longer than other seats!

Caddy for Diapers, Etc.

You already know that I love this collection of baskets, caddy’s and more. However, these little bins have been so handy in the early days. We have a pile of them in our bedroom linen closet and they store all of Beau’s things perfectly! We keep backup diapers in them, have one for personal hygiene and one devoted specifically to his diapers, wipes and Aquaphor. All I have to do is grab it, and the changing pad, and we are ready for a diaper change!

Sterilizer

I found this sterilizer through Taylor-Rae, from Style Soufflé, and it has been such a great addition to our baby collection! We added it to our registry and use it everyday! From pump parts, to bottles, pacifiers and more, we loved using this sterilizer. It’s beautiful and effective. I love that it has a drying feature so I just move everything for the dishwasher to this, most of the time, and everything gets sterilized and dried which I love!

Dr. Brown’s Bottles

Feeding Beau has been something I have loved and also very challenging for me at times. I can share more, if your are interested or would find it helpful, however being in the NICU Beau was given formula on his first day of life. I knew that breastfeeding was something that I wanted to try, however it wasn’t easy, especially being separated from my baby at birth. However, we have all worked really hard at making it work and he hasn’t had formula for a few weeks now.

I always knew that if I was able to breastfeed, I definitely wanted Jay or any of our family to give him a bottle if they wanted too. It would also make date nights easier, if this virus ever goes away! This set has been so helpful for feeding him breastmilk from a bottle. I love that it has a slow flow for him right now and that they are easy to travel with. I have beautiful glass bottles that we will use when we can use a faster flow, too. However, these have been so helpful in preventing gas, whenever he has a bottle.

Diaper Pail

There are a few diaper pail options out there and some that are definitely less expensive than this option, however I loved the way this one looks compare to the other options. This is really handy to have! It keeps all smells locked away and is user friendly! I also love that it doesn’t require special bags, although they are great to have. So in the long run, probably actually save money by being able to use regular trash bags with this diaper pail!

Also, this is probably TMI but this is especially great during the first few weeks! We put this in our bathroom for both of our diapers. Yes, my diapers went in this too! (lol)

A Few Other Favorites Worth Mentioning

Dreft Laundry Detergent and Stain Remover, Pacifier Clips, Aquaphor, Baby Bath, Hair Brush (if your baby has hair, this set comes with the softest brush!) Bugaboo Fox and Bugaboo/Nuna Turtle Car Seat (these are truly amazing!)

Of course, there are so many products we have loved during this first month these are just some of our top favorites! Obviously, the best part of it all is soaking in time with your sweet little baby boy! I hope to share our month recap and his birth story soon! I am spending all of my time with him, and only take small bits to write for my blog. But, I want to take this time to write and share my feelings and thoughts during this time.

More Baby Posts You Might Like:

Third Trimester Recap

What’s on Our Baby Registry

Second Trimester Recap

First Trimester Recap

Pregnancy Announcement

All beautiful photos are from Tiffany Sigmon.

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Baby Products We Have Loved During The First Month With Beau

May 2, 2020

Lifestyle

Well, I definitely had planned to share this BEFORE Beau was born, but here we are. I wanted to follow through with my trimester recaps (see those here), even though I have already given birth and my third trimester feels so far away. I will do my best to remember how I felt before our little guy came into this world and hopefully will be able to share his birth story soon with you.

I asked about a month ago, or more, for your third trimester questions on Instagram, but I managed to let those get erased. So, I’m just going to do my best to follow my previous formats and include any relevant details!

Third Trimester Recap

Third Trimester Recap

Third Trimester Recap

My dress, here.

How are you feeling?

Tired and uncomfortable. Whoah, the third trimester is no joke. My weight hit an all time high of at least 180lbs. Yes, you heard that right. 180 lbs. The week before I gave birth I was 179.6 lbs at my doctors appointment so I know I was well over 180 lbs. by the time Beau was born. Surprisingly enough, as tired as I was, I had more energy and motivation during my last trimester than I did in my first two. Maybe it was the spring weather or just the anticipation and not knowing when baby would come. Either way, I was gardening, cleaning and resting too!

Any Cravings or Aversions?

No specific cravings or aversions, but I was pretty hungry! I always heard that you wouldn’t be as hungry during the third trimester and that was true towards the very end. But, for the most of my third trimester, I was pretty hungry. (lol) Hence the 180lbs!

Best Part of the Third Trimester

The anticipation and excitement for Beau to make his debut was the best and the worst. I was pretty antsy and anxious to meet him. The best part was feeling all of his kicks and movements. He became pretty active and seeing him move, and Jay being able to feel him really well, was probably there best part!

Worst Part of the Third Trimester

I would have to say probably just being uncomfortable. Nonstop bathroom visits and getting in and out of bed was awful. I pretty much dreaded bedtime everyday because I didn’t sleep much and was constantly needing to get up to use the bathroom, which required rolling out of bed. That was not easy. Sometimes I felt like I wouldn’t make it to the bathroom because of the pressure on my bladder, sorry TMI.

Third Trimester Recap
Third Trimester Recap
Third Trimester Recap

Third Trimester Favorites

Anything maternity, which I didn’t buy much of. Thankfully, my sweet friend gave me some maternity pieces which were so amazing and essential! Also, warm baths were so great at the end of my third trimester. I started taking them even more than I usually did. Probably 2-3 times per week. It felt so nice to just float in the water. I definitely don’t think I could take the heat of being extremely pregnant during the summer, but being able to swim and float in a pool would have been really great on my back and ribs and well, just about everything!

I started living for my pregnancy pillow again and basically just built a fort around myself every night, which also made it harder to get out of bed. I used this oil and I’m still using it postpartum, even though I got stretch marks anyway. Honestly, I think some people get them and others don’t. I’m someone who got them for sure!

Overall, I feel like pregnancy was much harder than I had expected. It was so rewarding and worth it in the end. I am so in love with our little Beau that I would be pregnant a million times over for him. However, it definitely has it’s moments and some make it look far more glamorous than others.

Covid 19 made the end of my pregnancy quite stressful and uncertain. During my last month, Jay wasn’t allowed to come with me to any of my appointments anymore, which was hard. He had been by my side for every single appointment and it just didn’t feel right not having him there with me. He continued to support me and waited in the car for every appointment. We FaceTimed almost every single appointment and figured it out. Overall, that was a huge bummer.

Giving birth was also completely different than I had expected, but I will save that for another post. If you are a mama out there and are scared during this time, I feel for you. I am praying for you. It is a very difficult and scary time. But, I PROMISE YOU, you are so much stronger and braver than you know. You can do anything and you are so loved!

I know this recap was a little bit different than most, given that I have already given birth and I’m not still in the thick of pregnancy. I’m sorry about that, but if it gives you any comfort in your third trimester, the discomfort you are feeling will soon be almost too difficult to remember!

Photography by Tiffany Sigmon

Third Trimester Recap

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Baby Products We Have Loved During The First Month With Beau

April 27, 2020

Beauty

This wasn’t the post I had planned for my first blog post post birth, but I had just placed a Sephora order before giving birth and with the sale going on, I wanted to share some of my favorites! I didn’t have time to create a cute little collage, because we are taking care of a 2 week old baby. How is that even possible? He is already two weeks old! But, I wanted to share my Sephora sale picks with you and some of my new beauty favorites!

I was inspired by Julia, from Gal Meets Glam, to try out some products form Ilia and have been so impressed with them! I have been using the mascara, foundation and concealer and have this eyeshadow quad and this lip/cheek stain in my cart! More than ever, I want to try more clean beauty products, since my face is often brushing Beau’s little head. I have become so much more conscious of what I’m using since giving birth and even during my pregnancy.

Also, I’m often asked about the Summer Friday’s products I use and I have to say, I have been SO impressed with all of their products. They are clean, effective and so much more affordable than a lot of brands. Their new lip balm is the only lip balm that rivals my beloved La Mer lip balm and I actually think that I like the SF’s one better! That is saying A LOT! I also use their Cleanser, CC Serum, and Overtime Mask on a regular basis. When my skin is drier, or I have a sunburn, I love the Jet Lag mask!

I have included some of my other favorites as well as my favorite blow dryer, curling iron and the hair products that I use. If you are looking for clean haircare, definitely check into Rahua! Their products are amazing and clean.

New Beauty Favorites and Sephora Sale Picks

I hope to be back soon with lot’s of baby updates! If you have any baby post requests, or anything else, be sure to leave them in a comment! I am trying to balance sharing, blogging, and also soaking in every moment with our little guy. These moments are so special and I don’t want to miss a thing! Each day we learn more and become more efficient. I’m typing at such a quick speed and hopefully, I will be more on top of blogging now too! We shall see!

Photography by Tiffany Sigmon

New Beauty Favorites and Sephora Sale Picks

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April 1, 2020

The Home

Easter is one of my favorite holiday’s to celebrate for several reasons. I remember dying Easter eggs with my dad growing up, hunting for the eggs in the yard, enjoying food with family and in all reality, who doesn’t love a little bunny? This year, Easter looks and feels so much different for us and for many people around the world. Despite the state of things, I wanted to bring a little joy to you and share All Things Easter to inspire you to enjoy the season despite the challenges we might be facing.

The image below is shoppable. Simply click on the item you are interested in to shop!

In years past, my mom has hosted a Ladies Easter Luncheon, for all the women in the family. This lunch something I look forward to every year and I miss my family so much. Snacking on our favorite foods, drinking wine and laughing together is something I love so much.

This year, Jay and I are prepping for the arrival of our little Baby Parlett. What a time to bring a new baby into the world?! I won’t harp on all the things I’m missing this Easter, but instead share a few cute finds with you that have inspired me! After making my way through Baby Shower gifts, I have cleared off our dining room table and I’m going to set it with my Easter tableware this afternoon. I can’t help but wonder if we will have a baby on Easter this year or if he will arrive after his due date (April 15th).

What are you doing to make Easter special with your family this year?

All Things Easter

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Baby Products We Have Loved During The First Month With Beau

March 25, 2020

Lifestyle

It’s crazy that we are only 3 short weeks, give or take, away from meeting our little Baby Parlett! I have been dreaming of meeting him for so long now, but I long to snuggle him and see what his sweet little face will look like. A few weeks ago, my mom hosted me the sweetest baby shower and it really made everything feel real!

For the past few weeks, our dining room table has housed baby clothes, bottles and things. After working hard on it, everything is almost complete sorted and ready for our little one’s arrival, whenever that might be! I wanted to share a glimpse into my baby shower and all of the details with you. I have so many wonderful photos, but I like to respect the privacy of my family and friends as much as possible. It was such as special day and one that I will always remember and cherish.

My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My mama <3
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
The beautiful lady who is always behind the camera! @tiffanysigmonphotography
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett

My Dress (also available here)

Food: The White Dog Bistro

Florist: Seasons of Williamsburg

Cake: Three Sweets to the Wind

Invitations: Dixie Design

Favors: Napkins, Seeds in these envelopes with custom printing

Photography: Tiffany Sigmon

More Baby Posts You Might Like:

What’s on Our Baby Registry

Second Trimester Recap

First Trimester Recap

Pregnancy Announcement

My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett

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March 22, 2020

Lifestyle

To be honest, I have been in a bit of a funk lately. Haven’t we all? My ninth month of my pregnancy is off to a very interesting start and in some ways has made me rely quite a bit on online orders. I’m not going to harp on the negatives of the current world situation, but since all of my recent online purchases keep showing up on my front porch (sorry, Jay) I thought I would at least share with you What I’ve Purchased Online Recently!

If you have been doing a little online shopping lately, I would love to know what you have bought! Obviously most of the things I have purchased revolve around baby and postpartum life for me. But still, I thought I would share anyway. Nordstrom is having a sale, BTW, so some of these items came from that!

What I’ve Purchased Online Recently

Morgan

Supergoop Sunscreen

Shampoo

Body Oil

Leave In Conditioner

Baby Sleep Book

Nursing Tanks

Nursing Bra (on sale)

Belly Wrap (on sale)

Pajamas

Robe

Jay

Sneakers (on sale)

Diesel

Bow Tie

Baby Parlett

Booties: one, two

Hats: one, two

Mitts: one, two, three

Bib

Baby Book

Baby Hangers

Bottles

Baby Duffle Bag + Cosmetic Pouch

Home

Stool

Basket

So there you have it! I have spent waaay too much money lately, but I feel like it’s normal with a baby coming? Maybe I’m wrong?! lol. I would love to know what you are up to and if you have done any online shopping recently?

What I’ve Purchased Online Recently

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Baby Products We Have Loved During The First Month With Beau

May 2, 2020

Lifestyle

Well, I definitely had planned to share this BEFORE Beau was born, but here we are. I wanted to follow through with my trimester recaps (see those here), even though I have already given birth and my third trimester feels so far away. I will do my best to remember how I felt before our little guy came into this world and hopefully will be able to share his birth story soon with you.

I asked about a month ago, or more, for your third trimester questions on Instagram, but I managed to let those get erased. So, I’m just going to do my best to follow my previous formats and include any relevant details!

Third Trimester Recap

Third Trimester Recap

Third Trimester Recap

My dress, here.

How are you feeling?

Tired and uncomfortable. Whoah, the third trimester is no joke. My weight hit an all time high of at least 180lbs. Yes, you heard that right. 180 lbs. The week before I gave birth I was 179.6 lbs at my doctors appointment so I know I was well over 180 lbs. by the time Beau was born. Surprisingly enough, as tired as I was, I had more energy and motivation during my last trimester than I did in my first two. Maybe it was the spring weather or just the anticipation and not knowing when baby would come. Either way, I was gardening, cleaning and resting too!

Any Cravings or Aversions?

No specific cravings or aversions, but I was pretty hungry! I always heard that you wouldn’t be as hungry during the third trimester and that was true towards the very end. But, for the most of my third trimester, I was pretty hungry. (lol) Hence the 180lbs!

Best Part of the Third Trimester

The anticipation and excitement for Beau to make his debut was the best and the worst. I was pretty antsy and anxious to meet him. The best part was feeling all of his kicks and movements. He became pretty active and seeing him move, and Jay being able to feel him really well, was probably there best part!

Worst Part of the Third Trimester

I would have to say probably just being uncomfortable. Nonstop bathroom visits and getting in and out of bed was awful. I pretty much dreaded bedtime everyday because I didn’t sleep much and was constantly needing to get up to use the bathroom, which required rolling out of bed. That was not easy. Sometimes I felt like I wouldn’t make it to the bathroom because of the pressure on my bladder, sorry TMI.

Third Trimester Recap
Third Trimester Recap
Third Trimester Recap

Third Trimester Favorites

Anything maternity, which I didn’t buy much of. Thankfully, my sweet friend gave me some maternity pieces which were so amazing and essential! Also, warm baths were so great at the end of my third trimester. I started taking them even more than I usually did. Probably 2-3 times per week. It felt so nice to just float in the water. I definitely don’t think I could take the heat of being extremely pregnant during the summer, but being able to swim and float in a pool would have been really great on my back and ribs and well, just about everything!

I started living for my pregnancy pillow again and basically just built a fort around myself every night, which also made it harder to get out of bed. I used this oil and I’m still using it postpartum, even though I got stretch marks anyway. Honestly, I think some people get them and others don’t. I’m someone who got them for sure!

Overall, I feel like pregnancy was much harder than I had expected. It was so rewarding and worth it in the end. I am so in love with our little Beau that I would be pregnant a million times over for him. However, it definitely has it’s moments and some make it look far more glamorous than others.

Covid 19 made the end of my pregnancy quite stressful and uncertain. During my last month, Jay wasn’t allowed to come with me to any of my appointments anymore, which was hard. He had been by my side for every single appointment and it just didn’t feel right not having him there with me. He continued to support me and waited in the car for every appointment. We FaceTimed almost every single appointment and figured it out. Overall, that was a huge bummer.

Giving birth was also completely different than I had expected, but I will save that for another post. If you are a mama out there and are scared during this time, I feel for you. I am praying for you. It is a very difficult and scary time. But, I PROMISE YOU, you are so much stronger and braver than you know. You can do anything and you are so loved!

I know this recap was a little bit different than most, given that I have already given birth and I’m not still in the thick of pregnancy. I’m sorry about that, but if it gives you any comfort in your third trimester, the discomfort you are feeling will soon be almost too difficult to remember!

Photography by Tiffany Sigmon

Third Trimester Recap

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April 27, 2020

Beauty

This wasn’t the post I had planned for my first blog post post birth, but I had just placed a Sephora order before giving birth and with the sale going on, I wanted to share some of my favorites! I didn’t have time to create a cute little collage, because we are taking care of a 2 week old baby. How is that even possible? He is already two weeks old! But, I wanted to share my Sephora sale picks with you and some of my new beauty favorites!

I was inspired by Julia, from Gal Meets Glam, to try out some products form Ilia and have been so impressed with them! I have been using the mascara, foundation and concealer and have this eyeshadow quad and this lip/cheek stain in my cart! More than ever, I want to try more clean beauty products, since my face is often brushing Beau’s little head. I have become so much more conscious of what I’m using since giving birth and even during my pregnancy.

Also, I’m often asked about the Summer Friday’s products I use and I have to say, I have been SO impressed with all of their products. They are clean, effective and so much more affordable than a lot of brands. Their new lip balm is the only lip balm that rivals my beloved La Mer lip balm and I actually think that I like the SF’s one better! That is saying A LOT! I also use their Cleanser, CC Serum, and Overtime Mask on a regular basis. When my skin is drier, or I have a sunburn, I love the Jet Lag mask!

I have included some of my other favorites as well as my favorite blow dryer, curling iron and the hair products that I use. If you are looking for clean haircare, definitely check into Rahua! Their products are amazing and clean.

New Beauty Favorites and Sephora Sale Picks

I hope to be back soon with lot’s of baby updates! If you have any baby post requests, or anything else, be sure to leave them in a comment! I am trying to balance sharing, blogging, and also soaking in every moment with our little guy. These moments are so special and I don’t want to miss a thing! Each day we learn more and become more efficient. I’m typing at such a quick speed and hopefully, I will be more on top of blogging now too! We shall see!

Photography by Tiffany Sigmon

New Beauty Favorites and Sephora Sale Picks

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April 1, 2020

The Home

Easter is one of my favorite holiday’s to celebrate for several reasons. I remember dying Easter eggs with my dad growing up, hunting for the eggs in the yard, enjoying food with family and in all reality, who doesn’t love a little bunny? This year, Easter looks and feels so much different for us and for many people around the world. Despite the state of things, I wanted to bring a little joy to you and share All Things Easter to inspire you to enjoy the season despite the challenges we might be facing.

The image below is shoppable. Simply click on the item you are interested in to shop!

In years past, my mom has hosted a Ladies Easter Luncheon, for all the women in the family. This lunch something I look forward to every year and I miss my family so much. Snacking on our favorite foods, drinking wine and laughing together is something I love so much.

This year, Jay and I are prepping for the arrival of our little Baby Parlett. What a time to bring a new baby into the world?! I won’t harp on all the things I’m missing this Easter, but instead share a few cute finds with you that have inspired me! After making my way through Baby Shower gifts, I have cleared off our dining room table and I’m going to set it with my Easter tableware this afternoon. I can’t help but wonder if we will have a baby on Easter this year or if he will arrive after his due date (April 15th).

What are you doing to make Easter special with your family this year?

All Things Easter

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March 25, 2020

Lifestyle

It’s crazy that we are only 3 short weeks, give or take, away from meeting our little Baby Parlett! I have been dreaming of meeting him for so long now, but I long to snuggle him and see what his sweet little face will look like. A few weeks ago, my mom hosted me the sweetest baby shower and it really made everything feel real!

For the past few weeks, our dining room table has housed baby clothes, bottles and things. After working hard on it, everything is almost complete sorted and ready for our little one’s arrival, whenever that might be! I wanted to share a glimpse into my baby shower and all of the details with you. I have so many wonderful photos, but I like to respect the privacy of my family and friends as much as possible. It was such as special day and one that I will always remember and cherish.

My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My mama <3
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
The beautiful lady who is always behind the camera! @tiffanysigmonphotography
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett

My Dress (also available here)

Food: The White Dog Bistro

Florist: Seasons of Williamsburg

Cake: Three Sweets to the Wind

Invitations: Dixie Design

Favors: Napkins, Seeds in these envelopes with custom printing

Photography: Tiffany Sigmon

More Baby Posts You Might Like:

What’s on Our Baby Registry

Second Trimester Recap

First Trimester Recap

Pregnancy Announcement

My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett

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March 22, 2020

Lifestyle

To be honest, I have been in a bit of a funk lately. Haven’t we all? My ninth month of my pregnancy is off to a very interesting start and in some ways has made me rely quite a bit on online orders. I’m not going to harp on the negatives of the current world situation, but since all of my recent online purchases keep showing up on my front porch (sorry, Jay) I thought I would at least share with you What I’ve Purchased Online Recently!

If you have been doing a little online shopping lately, I would love to know what you have bought! Obviously most of the things I have purchased revolve around baby and postpartum life for me. But still, I thought I would share anyway. Nordstrom is having a sale, BTW, so some of these items came from that!

What I’ve Purchased Online Recently

Morgan

Supergoop Sunscreen

Shampoo

Body Oil

Leave In Conditioner

Baby Sleep Book

Nursing Tanks

Nursing Bra (on sale)

Belly Wrap (on sale)

Pajamas

Robe

Jay

Sneakers (on sale)

Diesel

Bow Tie

Baby Parlett

Booties: one, two

Hats: one, two

Mitts: one, two, three

Bib

Baby Book

Baby Hangers

Bottles

Baby Duffle Bag + Cosmetic Pouch

Home

Stool

Basket

So there you have it! I have spent waaay too much money lately, but I feel like it’s normal with a baby coming? Maybe I’m wrong?! lol. I would love to know what you are up to and if you have done any online shopping recently?

What I’ve Purchased Online Recently

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March 11, 2020

Lifestyle

We are officially in Baby Prep Mode over here at the Parlett Residence and I’m still feeling all of the feelings! We had our baby shower this past weekend and received so many wonderful and thoughtful gifts. I thought it was about time I shared What’s on Our Baby Registry with you and some of the items we have purchased in preparation for Baby Parlett’s arrival in just less than two months!

First off, I wanted to share that we decided to register with Babylist and I am SO pleased with our experience. At first, I was going to register through Amazon but had quite a bit of trouble adding their widget to my browser bar. I decided to through in the towel on that and look for other options.

Babylist has been a dream. Not only was the widget easy to add to my browser bar, but it has an app that is user friendly and has tons of information. We have watched video reviews, shopped their registry guides and added items from our favorite websites. For most items, it will show shoppers prices from mainstream retailers, such as Amazon, Babylist, Walmart, Buy Buy Baby, Target and more. It makes it easy for shoppers to find the best price and for you to track your items and assemble your thank you notes! Also, it has a countdown to your due date in days so that is pretty exciting!!

I have loved Babylist so much that I just wanted to share that with you in case your are struggling, as I did, to find out the best options out there! Now, onto What’s On Our Baby Registry!

What’s On Our Baby Registry

Obviously, it will take a little trial and error. Every baby is different and something someone else baby might love your baby might despise, or so I have heard! So, we did our best to try to research what items were popular, what aligned with our aesthetic, and what we loved and thought would be the best option for our lifestyle. Here is what we chose.

The image below is stoppable. Simply click on a product to visit the link!

Baby Gear

Bugaboo Fox Stroller and White Canopy

Bugaboo x Nuna Turtle Car Seat

Motorola Baby Monitor

Bumbo Floor Seat

Inglesina Fast Table Chair

Baby Bjorn Bouncer

4moms MamaRoo

Snuggle Me Lounger

Britax Back Seat Lounger

Clothes & Accessories

Halo SleepSack

Swaddles

Onesies

Kissy Kissy PJ’s (Hands-down my favorite. They are SO soft!)

Baby Clothes Hangers

Feeding

Papablic Bottle Sterilizer and Dryer (I heard Taylor-Rae, from Style Souffle, share this and it looked so nice! I had to add it to our registry last minute. She has lot’s of pretty Baby Girl finds!)

Muslin Burp Cloths

Dr. Browns Bottles

Natursutten Bottles (I use love how beautiful and traditional these are!)

Stokke Tripp Trapp Highchair and Tray

Silicone Bibs

Gingham Bibs

Boon Drying Rack and Accessories

BIBS Pacifiers

Boppy with this cute cover

Bath Time

Sea Sponge

Scalp Scrubbies (to hopefully help prevent cradle cap)

Washcloths

Baby Bath

Diapering

Changing Pad and These Covers

Changing Pad Liners

Waterwipes + Travel Size for Diaper Bag

Pampers Swaddlers

Ubbi Diaper Pail

Health & Safety

Pacifier Wipes

Humidifier (I already used this for myself because of this terrible cold and it is amazing and very chic too!)

Brush Set

Nasal Aspirator

Nail Frida

Thermometer

Toys & Books

Jelly Cat Books

Lovevery Play Gym

Nursery Furniture

I wasn’t planning on sharing his nursery furniture in this post, but I wanted to include a few pieces because it’s on sale for 20% off right now! Use the code FRESHMIX for 20% off everything that is **!

Crib**

Mattress **

Dresser/Changing Table (for now)**

Bathroom Mirrors**

Light Fixture

Rug dupe

Floor Lamp

This obviously does not cover everything, but we did choose to purchase several things ourselves or they have been kindly gifted by my parents (crib, mattress and dresser). I hope to share a nursery tour after he is born. I don’t think the nursery will be 100% complete when he arrives, but it is slowly coming together!

We still need several pieces for his nursery but hopefully it will all come together soon! Also, I think I might keep the glider downstairs in our master bedroom for a bit before moving it up to his room, just for night time nursing comfort!

Naturally, more I will share more pieces over time! Baby blankets, specific clothing, etc, but for now, I just wanted to share with you some of the bigger ticket items and baby care essentials that we have prepped with!

I would love to keep sharing baby content, but don’t want to baby you out! So be sure to let me know if this is something that you want to see included more. Also, what were your favorite baby buys?! Be sure to share so we can pick those up too!

Next up, I need to get my hospital bag packed! lol

More Baby Posts You Might Like:

My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett

Second Trimester Recap

First Trimester Recap

Pregnancy Announcement

What’s On Our Baby Registry

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we'll be in touch soon! 

April 27, 2020

Beauty

This wasn’t the post I had planned for my first blog post post birth, but I had just placed a Sephora order before giving birth and with the sale going on, I wanted to share some of my favorites! I didn’t have time to create a cute little collage, because we are taking care of a 2 week old baby. How is that even possible? He is already two weeks old! But, I wanted to share my Sephora sale picks with you and some of my new beauty favorites!

I was inspired by Julia, from Gal Meets Glam, to try out some products form Ilia and have been so impressed with them! I have been using the mascara, foundation and concealer and have this eyeshadow quad and this lip/cheek stain in my cart! More than ever, I want to try more clean beauty products, since my face is often brushing Beau’s little head. I have become so much more conscious of what I’m using since giving birth and even during my pregnancy.

Also, I’m often asked about the Summer Friday’s products I use and I have to say, I have been SO impressed with all of their products. They are clean, effective and so much more affordable than a lot of brands. Their new lip balm is the only lip balm that rivals my beloved La Mer lip balm and I actually think that I like the SF’s one better! That is saying A LOT! I also use their Cleanser, CC Serum, and Overtime Mask on a regular basis. When my skin is drier, or I have a sunburn, I love the Jet Lag mask!

I have included some of my other favorites as well as my favorite blow dryer, curling iron and the hair products that I use. If you are looking for clean haircare, definitely check into Rahua! Their products are amazing and clean.

New Beauty Favorites and Sephora Sale Picks

I hope to be back soon with lot’s of baby updates! If you have any baby post requests, or anything else, be sure to leave them in a comment! I am trying to balance sharing, blogging, and also soaking in every moment with our little guy. These moments are so special and I don’t want to miss a thing! Each day we learn more and become more efficient. I’m typing at such a quick speed and hopefully, I will be more on top of blogging now too! We shall see!

Photography by Tiffany Sigmon

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April 1, 2020

The Home

Easter is one of my favorite holiday’s to celebrate for several reasons. I remember dying Easter eggs with my dad growing up, hunting for the eggs in the yard, enjoying food with family and in all reality, who doesn’t love a little bunny? This year, Easter looks and feels so much different for us and for many people around the world. Despite the state of things, I wanted to bring a little joy to you and share All Things Easter to inspire you to enjoy the season despite the challenges we might be facing.

The image below is shoppable. Simply click on the item you are interested in to shop!

In years past, my mom has hosted a Ladies Easter Luncheon, for all the women in the family. This lunch something I look forward to every year and I miss my family so much. Snacking on our favorite foods, drinking wine and laughing together is something I love so much.

This year, Jay and I are prepping for the arrival of our little Baby Parlett. What a time to bring a new baby into the world?! I won’t harp on all the things I’m missing this Easter, but instead share a few cute finds with you that have inspired me! After making my way through Baby Shower gifts, I have cleared off our dining room table and I’m going to set it with my Easter tableware this afternoon. I can’t help but wonder if we will have a baby on Easter this year or if he will arrive after his due date (April 15th).

What are you doing to make Easter special with your family this year?

All Things Easter

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March 25, 2020

Lifestyle

It’s crazy that we are only 3 short weeks, give or take, away from meeting our little Baby Parlett! I have been dreaming of meeting him for so long now, but I long to snuggle him and see what his sweet little face will look like. A few weeks ago, my mom hosted me the sweetest baby shower and it really made everything feel real!

For the past few weeks, our dining room table has housed baby clothes, bottles and things. After working hard on it, everything is almost complete sorted and ready for our little one’s arrival, whenever that might be! I wanted to share a glimpse into my baby shower and all of the details with you. I have so many wonderful photos, but I like to respect the privacy of my family and friends as much as possible. It was such as special day and one that I will always remember and cherish.

My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My mama <3
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
The beautiful lady who is always behind the camera! @tiffanysigmonphotography
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett

My Dress (also available here)

Food: The White Dog Bistro

Florist: Seasons of Williamsburg

Cake: Three Sweets to the Wind

Invitations: Dixie Design

Favors: Napkins, Seeds in these envelopes with custom printing

Photography: Tiffany Sigmon

More Baby Posts You Might Like:

What’s on Our Baby Registry

Second Trimester Recap

First Trimester Recap

Pregnancy Announcement

My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett

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March 22, 2020

Lifestyle

To be honest, I have been in a bit of a funk lately. Haven’t we all? My ninth month of my pregnancy is off to a very interesting start and in some ways has made me rely quite a bit on online orders. I’m not going to harp on the negatives of the current world situation, but since all of my recent online purchases keep showing up on my front porch (sorry, Jay) I thought I would at least share with you What I’ve Purchased Online Recently!

If you have been doing a little online shopping lately, I would love to know what you have bought! Obviously most of the things I have purchased revolve around baby and postpartum life for me. But still, I thought I would share anyway. Nordstrom is having a sale, BTW, so some of these items came from that!

What I’ve Purchased Online Recently

Morgan

Supergoop Sunscreen

Shampoo

Body Oil

Leave In Conditioner

Baby Sleep Book

Nursing Tanks

Nursing Bra (on sale)

Belly Wrap (on sale)

Pajamas

Robe

Jay

Sneakers (on sale)

Diesel

Bow Tie

Baby Parlett

Booties: one, two

Hats: one, two

Mitts: one, two, three

Bib

Baby Book

Baby Hangers

Bottles

Baby Duffle Bag + Cosmetic Pouch

Home

Stool

Basket

So there you have it! I have spent waaay too much money lately, but I feel like it’s normal with a baby coming? Maybe I’m wrong?! lol. I would love to know what you are up to and if you have done any online shopping recently?

What I’ve Purchased Online Recently

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March 11, 2020

Lifestyle

We are officially in Baby Prep Mode over here at the Parlett Residence and I’m still feeling all of the feelings! We had our baby shower this past weekend and received so many wonderful and thoughtful gifts. I thought it was about time I shared What’s on Our Baby Registry with you and some of the items we have purchased in preparation for Baby Parlett’s arrival in just less than two months!

First off, I wanted to share that we decided to register with Babylist and I am SO pleased with our experience. At first, I was going to register through Amazon but had quite a bit of trouble adding their widget to my browser bar. I decided to through in the towel on that and look for other options.

Babylist has been a dream. Not only was the widget easy to add to my browser bar, but it has an app that is user friendly and has tons of information. We have watched video reviews, shopped their registry guides and added items from our favorite websites. For most items, it will show shoppers prices from mainstream retailers, such as Amazon, Babylist, Walmart, Buy Buy Baby, Target and more. It makes it easy for shoppers to find the best price and for you to track your items and assemble your thank you notes! Also, it has a countdown to your due date in days so that is pretty exciting!!

I have loved Babylist so much that I just wanted to share that with you in case your are struggling, as I did, to find out the best options out there! Now, onto What’s On Our Baby Registry!

What’s On Our Baby Registry

Obviously, it will take a little trial and error. Every baby is different and something someone else baby might love your baby might despise, or so I have heard! So, we did our best to try to research what items were popular, what aligned with our aesthetic, and what we loved and thought would be the best option for our lifestyle. Here is what we chose.

The image below is stoppable. Simply click on a product to visit the link!

Baby Gear

Bugaboo Fox Stroller and White Canopy

Bugaboo x Nuna Turtle Car Seat

Motorola Baby Monitor

Bumbo Floor Seat

Inglesina Fast Table Chair

Baby Bjorn Bouncer

4moms MamaRoo

Snuggle Me Lounger

Britax Back Seat Lounger

Clothes & Accessories

Halo SleepSack

Swaddles

Onesies

Kissy Kissy PJ’s (Hands-down my favorite. They are SO soft!)

Baby Clothes Hangers

Feeding

Papablic Bottle Sterilizer and Dryer (I heard Taylor-Rae, from Style Souffle, share this and it looked so nice! I had to add it to our registry last minute. She has lot’s of pretty Baby Girl finds!)

Muslin Burp Cloths

Dr. Browns Bottles

Natursutten Bottles (I use love how beautiful and traditional these are!)

Stokke Tripp Trapp Highchair and Tray

Silicone Bibs

Gingham Bibs

Boon Drying Rack and Accessories

BIBS Pacifiers

Boppy with this cute cover

Bath Time

Sea Sponge

Scalp Scrubbies (to hopefully help prevent cradle cap)

Washcloths

Baby Bath

Diapering

Changing Pad and These Covers

Changing Pad Liners

Waterwipes + Travel Size for Diaper Bag

Pampers Swaddlers

Ubbi Diaper Pail

Health & Safety

Pacifier Wipes

Humidifier (I already used this for myself because of this terrible cold and it is amazing and very chic too!)

Brush Set

Nasal Aspirator

Nail Frida

Thermometer

Toys & Books

Jelly Cat Books

Lovevery Play Gym

Nursery Furniture

I wasn’t planning on sharing his nursery furniture in this post, but I wanted to include a few pieces because it’s on sale for 20% off right now! Use the code FRESHMIX for 20% off everything that is **!

Crib**

Mattress **

Dresser/Changing Table (for now)**

Bathroom Mirrors**

Light Fixture

Rug dupe

Floor Lamp

This obviously does not cover everything, but we did choose to purchase several things ourselves or they have been kindly gifted by my parents (crib, mattress and dresser). I hope to share a nursery tour after he is born. I don’t think the nursery will be 100% complete when he arrives, but it is slowly coming together!

We still need several pieces for his nursery but hopefully it will all come together soon! Also, I think I might keep the glider downstairs in our master bedroom for a bit before moving it up to his room, just for night time nursing comfort!

Naturally, more I will share more pieces over time! Baby blankets, specific clothing, etc, but for now, I just wanted to share with you some of the bigger ticket items and baby care essentials that we have prepped with!

I would love to keep sharing baby content, but don’t want to baby you out! So be sure to let me know if this is something that you want to see included more. Also, what were your favorite baby buys?! Be sure to share so we can pick those up too!

Next up, I need to get my hospital bag packed! lol

More Baby Posts You Might Like:

My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett

Second Trimester Recap

First Trimester Recap

Pregnancy Announcement

What’s On Our Baby Registry

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February 13, 2020

Fashion

Yesterday, I took a poll on my Instagram to see if you would like to see my Spring Style Inspiration for Spring 2020 in an image style or boutique style. The poll was split pretty evenly, but favored the image style. I received a few DMs requesting the boutique style so I figure, WTH, I will just do both! Because I wasn’t able to fit all of my favorite picks on the image below, be sure to check out the boutique for more of my favorites, like this, that didn’t fit on the image!

Below you will see my look-book Spring style inspiration for Spring 2020! It’s crazy that our little bébé will be here in just about 2 short months! You will see how that reflects some of my picks for Spring this year. Lot’s of comfortable dresses, wedges and one piece swimwear! I have really loved florals so much this year and think they will be so flattering this spring. You will find my favorite accessory picks, some beauty things and shoes and bags of course! Simply click on any product images below to shop!

Spring Style Inspiration 2020

As I did with my Valentine’s Day Post for this year, I will continuously update this boutique throughout the Spring months, leading into summer. I will be sure to let you know, on Instagram, whenever I update these options!

What are you shopping for this Spring?! Let me know in a comment!

Spring Style Boutique

Spring Style Inspiration: Spring 2020

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April 1, 2020

The Home

Easter is one of my favorite holiday’s to celebrate for several reasons. I remember dying Easter eggs with my dad growing up, hunting for the eggs in the yard, enjoying food with family and in all reality, who doesn’t love a little bunny? This year, Easter looks and feels so much different for us and for many people around the world. Despite the state of things, I wanted to bring a little joy to you and share All Things Easter to inspire you to enjoy the season despite the challenges we might be facing.

The image below is shoppable. Simply click on the item you are interested in to shop!

In years past, my mom has hosted a Ladies Easter Luncheon, for all the women in the family. This lunch something I look forward to every year and I miss my family so much. Snacking on our favorite foods, drinking wine and laughing together is something I love so much.

This year, Jay and I are prepping for the arrival of our little Baby Parlett. What a time to bring a new baby into the world?! I won’t harp on all the things I’m missing this Easter, but instead share a few cute finds with you that have inspired me! After making my way through Baby Shower gifts, I have cleared off our dining room table and I’m going to set it with my Easter tableware this afternoon. I can’t help but wonder if we will have a baby on Easter this year or if he will arrive after his due date (April 15th).

What are you doing to make Easter special with your family this year?

All Things Easter

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March 25, 2020

Lifestyle

It’s crazy that we are only 3 short weeks, give or take, away from meeting our little Baby Parlett! I have been dreaming of meeting him for so long now, but I long to snuggle him and see what his sweet little face will look like. A few weeks ago, my mom hosted me the sweetest baby shower and it really made everything feel real!

For the past few weeks, our dining room table has housed baby clothes, bottles and things. After working hard on it, everything is almost complete sorted and ready for our little one’s arrival, whenever that might be! I wanted to share a glimpse into my baby shower and all of the details with you. I have so many wonderful photos, but I like to respect the privacy of my family and friends as much as possible. It was such as special day and one that I will always remember and cherish.

My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My mama <3
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett
The beautiful lady who is always behind the camera! @tiffanysigmonphotography
My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett

My Dress (also available here)

Food: The White Dog Bistro

Florist: Seasons of Williamsburg

Cake: Three Sweets to the Wind

Invitations: Dixie Design

Favors: Napkins, Seeds in these envelopes with custom printing

Photography: Tiffany Sigmon

More Baby Posts You Might Like:

What’s on Our Baby Registry

Second Trimester Recap

First Trimester Recap

Pregnancy Announcement

My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett

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March 22, 2020

Lifestyle

To be honest, I have been in a bit of a funk lately. Haven’t we all? My ninth month of my pregnancy is off to a very interesting start and in some ways has made me rely quite a bit on online orders. I’m not going to harp on the negatives of the current world situation, but since all of my recent online purchases keep showing up on my front porch (sorry, Jay) I thought I would at least share with you What I’ve Purchased Online Recently!

If you have been doing a little online shopping lately, I would love to know what you have bought! Obviously most of the things I have purchased revolve around baby and postpartum life for me. But still, I thought I would share anyway. Nordstrom is having a sale, BTW, so some of these items came from that!

What I’ve Purchased Online Recently

Morgan

Supergoop Sunscreen

Shampoo

Body Oil

Leave In Conditioner

Baby Sleep Book

Nursing Tanks

Nursing Bra (on sale)

Belly Wrap (on sale)

Pajamas

Robe

Jay

Sneakers (on sale)

Diesel

Bow Tie

Baby Parlett

Booties: one, two

Hats: one, two

Mitts: one, two, three

Bib

Baby Book

Baby Hangers

Bottles

Baby Duffle Bag + Cosmetic Pouch

Home

Stool

Basket

So there you have it! I have spent waaay too much money lately, but I feel like it’s normal with a baby coming? Maybe I’m wrong?! lol. I would love to know what you are up to and if you have done any online shopping recently?

What I’ve Purchased Online Recently

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March 11, 2020

Lifestyle

We are officially in Baby Prep Mode over here at the Parlett Residence and I’m still feeling all of the feelings! We had our baby shower this past weekend and received so many wonderful and thoughtful gifts. I thought it was about time I shared What’s on Our Baby Registry with you and some of the items we have purchased in preparation for Baby Parlett’s arrival in just less than two months!

First off, I wanted to share that we decided to register with Babylist and I am SO pleased with our experience. At first, I was going to register through Amazon but had quite a bit of trouble adding their widget to my browser bar. I decided to through in the towel on that and look for other options.

Babylist has been a dream. Not only was the widget easy to add to my browser bar, but it has an app that is user friendly and has tons of information. We have watched video reviews, shopped their registry guides and added items from our favorite websites. For most items, it will show shoppers prices from mainstream retailers, such as Amazon, Babylist, Walmart, Buy Buy Baby, Target and more. It makes it easy for shoppers to find the best price and for you to track your items and assemble your thank you notes! Also, it has a countdown to your due date in days so that is pretty exciting!!

I have loved Babylist so much that I just wanted to share that with you in case your are struggling, as I did, to find out the best options out there! Now, onto What’s On Our Baby Registry!

What’s On Our Baby Registry

Obviously, it will take a little trial and error. Every baby is different and something someone else baby might love your baby might despise, or so I have heard! So, we did our best to try to research what items were popular, what aligned with our aesthetic, and what we loved and thought would be the best option for our lifestyle. Here is what we chose.

The image below is stoppable. Simply click on a product to visit the link!

Baby Gear

Bugaboo Fox Stroller and White Canopy

Bugaboo x Nuna Turtle Car Seat

Motorola Baby Monitor

Bumbo Floor Seat

Inglesina Fast Table Chair

Baby Bjorn Bouncer

4moms MamaRoo

Snuggle Me Lounger

Britax Back Seat Lounger

Clothes & Accessories

Halo SleepSack

Swaddles

Onesies

Kissy Kissy PJ’s (Hands-down my favorite. They are SO soft!)

Baby Clothes Hangers

Feeding

Papablic Bottle Sterilizer and Dryer (I heard Taylor-Rae, from Style Souffle, share this and it looked so nice! I had to add it to our registry last minute. She has lot’s of pretty Baby Girl finds!)

Muslin Burp Cloths

Dr. Browns Bottles

Natursutten Bottles (I use love how beautiful and traditional these are!)

Stokke Tripp Trapp Highchair and Tray

Silicone Bibs

Gingham Bibs

Boon Drying Rack and Accessories

BIBS Pacifiers

Boppy with this cute cover

Bath Time

Sea Sponge

Scalp Scrubbies (to hopefully help prevent cradle cap)

Washcloths

Baby Bath

Diapering

Changing Pad and These Covers

Changing Pad Liners

Waterwipes + Travel Size for Diaper Bag

Pampers Swaddlers

Ubbi Diaper Pail

Health & Safety

Pacifier Wipes

Humidifier (I already used this for myself because of this terrible cold and it is amazing and very chic too!)

Brush Set

Nasal Aspirator

Nail Frida

Thermometer

Toys & Books

Jelly Cat Books

Lovevery Play Gym

Nursery Furniture

I wasn’t planning on sharing his nursery furniture in this post, but I wanted to include a few pieces because it’s on sale for 20% off right now! Use the code FRESHMIX for 20% off everything that is **!

Crib**

Mattress **

Dresser/Changing Table (for now)**

Bathroom Mirrors**

Light Fixture

Rug dupe

Floor Lamp

This obviously does not cover everything, but we did choose to purchase several things ourselves or they have been kindly gifted by my parents (crib, mattress and dresser). I hope to share a nursery tour after he is born. I don’t think the nursery will be 100% complete when he arrives, but it is slowly coming together!

We still need several pieces for his nursery but hopefully it will all come together soon! Also, I think I might keep the glider downstairs in our master bedroom for a bit before moving it up to his room, just for night time nursing comfort!

Naturally, more I will share more pieces over time! Baby blankets, specific clothing, etc, but for now, I just wanted to share with you some of the bigger ticket items and baby care essentials that we have prepped with!

I would love to keep sharing baby content, but don’t want to baby you out! So be sure to let me know if this is something that you want to see included more. Also, what were your favorite baby buys?! Be sure to share so we can pick those up too!

Next up, I need to get my hospital bag packed! lol

More Baby Posts You Might Like:

My Baby Shower: Celebrating Baby Parlett

Second Trimester Recap

First Trimester Recap

Pregnancy Announcement

What’s On Our Baby Registry

CONTINUE READING

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February 13, 2020

Fashion

Yesterday, I took a poll on my Instagram to see if you would like to see my Spring Style Inspiration for Spring 2020 in an image style or boutique style. The poll was split pretty evenly, but favored the image style. I received a few DMs requesting the boutique style so I figure, WTH, I will just do both! Because I wasn’t able to fit all of my favorite picks on the image below, be sure to check out the boutique for more of my favorites, like this, that didn’t fit on the image!

Below you will see my look-book Spring style inspiration for Spring 2020! It’s crazy that our little bébé will be here in just about 2 short months! You will see how that reflects some of my picks for Spring this year. Lot’s of comfortable dresses, wedges and one piece swimwear! I have really loved florals so much this year and think they will be so flattering this spring. You will find my favorite accessory picks, some beauty things and shoes and bags of course! Simply click on any product images below to shop!

Spring Style Inspiration 2020

As I did with my Valentine’s Day Post for this year, I will continuously update this boutique throughout the Spring months, leading into summer. I will be sure to let you know, on Instagram, whenever I update these options!

What are you shopping for this Spring?! Let me know in a comment!

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Spring Style Inspiration: Spring 2020

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Lately, I have been positing my smoothie on Instagram and have gotten a few questions about what I like to include in my green smoothie! I love this smoothie because it has helped me cut back on the amount of sugar I am consuming in a smoothie and helps me get some added greens that I don’t usually reach for throughout the day.

Fab 4 Green Smoothie Recipe

Kelly LeVeque has taken celebrities and celebrity bloggers by storm over the past few years. I originally purchased this book back in 2018, I believe, and over the past couple of years have slowly shifted my smoothie to match her Fab Four concept. While I don’t follow the entire lifestyle plan, I love this book for her smoothie recipes and references.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love an indulgent smoothie, but on the daily I prefer to drink this one. Even Jay likes it!

Fab 4 Green Smoothie Recipe

Fab Four Green Smoothie Recipe

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Handful of spinach (I like to be generous and add a ton because I can’t taste it at all!)

2 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter

1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds

1/4 cup Blueberries (I usually just grab a handful)

1-2 Cups of Almond Milk

Blend, blend, blend in your favorite blender.

Also, because I am in my third trimester of pregnancy right now, I have been adding two dates to my smoothie! It definitely increases the sugar, but its good for the third trimester and adds some sweetness if you need it!

I pretty much have this recipe down and have a little routine, so there is little mess and measuring! Here is what I do… Use a table spoon, from my kitchen flatware set, to measure chia seeds first. Then, I use the same spoon to measure my peanut butter. Grab handfuls of spinach and blueberries and use my blender to measure my almond milk. My least favorite part about smoothies is having a whole lot of mess to clean up. This way, I only have my glass, the blender, and a spoon! Plus, my favorite glass straws that aren’t essential but make drinking my green smoothie that much more enjoyable and chic! They are a great amazon find. For this post, I decided to shoot this smoothie in a mason jar and there is just something about a smoothie in a mason jar that makes you feel good!

Thank you so much for stopping by! You can also check out Kelly Leveque’s new cookbook here. I can’t wait to buy it!

Fab 4 Green Smoothie Recipe: My Go To Smoothie

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