I had every intention on sharing this last week, but then my husband had the 3rd off for the 4th, and blogging was the last thing on my mind. What was on my mind was working on our bathroom reno! We’re knee-deep in completing that project, and I may have a “during” post for you soon!
I had so much fun with my last round of my favorite Things, that I had to come back and share more stuff I’m loving.
Things I’m Loving:
+ I feel like this shirt and this mug are calling my name. They’re seriously speaking to my mama heart, and I want both of them really, really bad. Part of me wants to hold out and put them on my Christmas list, and the other part just wants them both rightthisveryminute. What to do, what to do?
+ Have you seen this post about what real women look like wearing Victoria’s Secret swimsuits? I laughed so hard at a few of them (their comments, not the women wearing the suits), that I almost peed my pants.
+ Selfies with my girl. She went through a phase where she didn’t want me to take her picture at all, but now she’s starting to cheese it up for the camera. Granted, her “cheese” face looks like she’s sometimes trying to push out a poop, but whatever. I like these moments with her.
+ I don’t use bobby-pins too often, but when I do I have to search alllll over for one little pin. This quick DIY could come in seriously handy.
+ Three-day weekends. I mean, can I get an “Amen”?
+ My husband. He came down with a case of pink eye and has a sore throat, but despite all that, he’s currently locked inside our bathroom painting our tile. Yup, the tile. Post to come soon about that exciting project!
Tried and True (Products I’m Digging):
Oh, how I love thee. I’ve raved about this company before, but I’m back again, this time because my glasses came in and I love them! I ended up getting the Wilkie design in Greystone and they’re absolutely perfect. As with any new prescription, it took a couple of days for my eyes to get used to the new RX, but when they did it was like seeing through—well—a brand new lens.
In case you’re knew to WP, here’s the lowdown: you can try on FIVE pairs of glasses/sunglasses for free for five days. They’ll mail them out to you, then you mail them back, just like that. Then, if you end up buying a pair (only $95 and they do take some insurance), they give a pair of glasses to someone in need. See why I love them so much?
If you’re new to the baby world, let me sing the praises of a fabric called “muslin.” It’s just about the softest material you can use for your baby, and the cool thing is that it gets softer and more lovely with time. Now, I’ve been all over a particular trendy company when it comes to muslin swaddles and blankets, but I recently discovered that BeBe au Lait has some muslin products, too.
I have their muslin nursing cover (a must-have if you want to use a cover, because it’s super breathable), muslin swaddles, and their muslin blanket. I need to tell you about the blanket, because it’s just dreamy—it’s thick and large, and as a reversible print on it. The best part is that, because of the muslin material, even though it’s thick it can be both warm and cool at the same time…does that make sense? Basically, what you need to take away from this is that it’s the perfect baby blanket (besides the one grandma made, of course).
The little one had a pretty wicked diaper rash last week. She’s usually a really happy baby, but the rash was making her extremely grumpy—as in, she cried (wailed) all the time. I tried everything, butt paste, A&D, cornstarch, etc., but nothing was working on her little bum. Then I remembered Motherlove’s Diaper Rash and I tore the house apart looking for the little jar I used on Julia. She only got diaper rash a handful of times, but this stuff cleared it up practically overnight. Of course, I didn’t have any, so I quickly ordered some from Amazon and started making phone calls to see if I could buy some that afternoon locally.
Get this: there’s only one place within 100 miles of here that sells it…and they were out. I almost cried when he told me that, because I didn’t want her to suffer through the weekend, but he must’ve heard my disappointment, because he offered me some samples they sent him. That man was a serious angel, because after putting it on her just a few times, she woke up the next morning and it was significantly better. I need to add this to my newborn must-have posts (see them here and here), because every mom needs this in her arsenal of baby tricks.
So, if you’ve been around here for a while, you may remember a post I wrote about the most comfortable sandals ever. Since that post I’ve own two pairs (bought another one last summer), and I still love them, but I wanted something a little more girly and stylish. The problem is that two pregnancies later, my huge feet are now just ginormous, so finding shoes is nearly impossible. Enter Birkenstocks. I don’t know why I’ve never tried them before, but Oh-Em-Gee, these are SO comfortable! I went for a size up, and every time I slip my feet in them I get even happier that I bought them. I have the Mayari in Black Licorice. Best shoe ever!
In Case You Missed It:
+ I finally shared what our laundry room makeover looks like.
+ Oh, and here’s our walk-in pantry, too.
+ Did you know there’s a Stitch-Fix-like company for sizes 10 and up? Yup! And I tried it out here.+ If you have a little girl in your life, then you need to look at this post.
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