Have you ever been so hungry but you're like "ugh, I don't feel like preparing a huge meal" or "ugh, I haven't gone grocery shopping and we have nothing!" or "ugh, nothing I make tastes good!"
Well I have. Pretty much every day. So what do I do? I end up eating junk, snacking on whatever I can find, or something going out to get something that's fast and easy. Read More
"Great minds start little." That's Baby Einstein's philosophy, and it's so true. Our babes, from the time they're born, are sponges, soaking up every little thing they see and hear and taste and touch.
That's why we love the 3-in-1 Snack and Discover Seat by Baby Einstein (available at Babies R Us), because it encourages baby to reach developmental milestones like sitting up, snacking, and sitting with family at the table, as well as encourages learning, laughing, and family moments. There are 3 parts to the seat: Support Seat for the floor, Snack and Activity Seat with tray for the floor, and Chair Top Booster Seat strapped to a chair. It's super easy to move from one place to another around the house, and there's a soft and removable foam material on the seat which adds comfort and makes it easy to clean. Read More
You know when you find a shop and you just have to have everything in it?
Yeah, that's Fernweh Home. From the triangle shelves to the hanging nighstands, everything has me drooling. And! It's all made from reclaimed wood. Pictured here is the hanging nightstand and I love it even more than I thought I would. We only got one for now but we're planning to get another for the other side.
We thought it might be too much with the hanging lights and hanging banner, but the hanging nightstand makes the area look clean and ties it all together perfectly. Read More
It's always a struggle figuring out what we're doing for thanksgiving because Jesse works in retail and it's mandatory that he works every single black Friday. But, thank God, this year, he randomly had tuesday, wednesday, and thursday off, (then got his monday covered) so we quickly communicated with my family and planned to do thanksgiving early on wednesday so we could fly home on thursday in time for the black friday madness. The Lord really had His hand over this whole trip. It was completely bizarre that he even had those days off, and the way we were able to plan everything in a few days was amazing. Read More
Something I struggle with more than anything else. In this age of social media, I'm constantly comparing my life to the lives of those on Instagram.
"I wish we had our own home."
"I wish I could buy Ever all those cute expensive clothes." Read More
Daily Harvest is a smoothie subscription service. You choose your smoothies and they're delivered right to your doorstep, ready to dump in a blender and enjoy. You choose from 6 or 12 smoothies weekly, or 24 smoothies monthly, with the option to skip at any time. No commitments. The smoothies are developed by nutritionists, with ORGANIC ingredients that are seriously amazing. At first, I was like, "how do they stay frozen en route to my doorstep?" The answer is dry ice. So you simply transfer them from the box to the freezer and dispose of the box quickly before your baby touches it.
These smoothies are so good AND you can use the code letterstoever to get 3 free smoothies with your first order! Read More
This past week while we were sick we took multiple baths every day. Because for some reason when you're sick, that's all you want to do. And it felt so good. When Ever was asleep I would sneak in a solo bath too with hot hot water just how I like it. Once we tried putting lavender essential oil in our bath before bedtime to help relax us. And when I took my solo bath I put some eucalyptus oil to help open up my sinuses. Read More
We started solids with Ever shortly after she turned six months old. She was obviously ready. She had been grabbing at our food and watching us eat and drink with awe for quite some time, but we wanted to wait until six months anyway.
I've quite enjoyed the benefits of exclusively breastfeeding for the past six months (such as weight loss, and natural birth control, to name a couple ;)), and breastmilk will continue to be her main source of calories/food. Beginning solids is simply a way of teaching a baby how to eat like a human, getting them used to different flavors and textures. Read More