August 2017 Archive

Newborn Necessities


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It’s hard to believe we celebrated one month with our sweet Eleanor last week.  At times it’s hard to remember life without her as if she has been part of the family forever, but at times I look at her and I cannot believe we have another perfect baby girl.

We are definitely still settling into a “routine” as much as we can.  It has only been two years since Addison was born but I feel like every time I go online or talk to another new mom I find a new product that will make life “so much easier” with a newborn.  Sometimes it’s hard to not get sucked into the idea that one product will change the way your baby sleeps or will help save time when it comes to giving a bath or changing a diaper. With so many amazing products out there, I thought I would round up my top 10 baby products that have made this first month a bit easier.

If I had to pick one item that I would recommend over and over again for any new mom it has to be this baby bouncer.  My sister in law recommended it to us when Addison was born, and at first it was hard to swallow the over $100 price tag for something that that have many bells and whistles, but honestly it is worth every penny and more!  It folds flat for storage and travel and is lightweight to carry around the house.  Lately it has been camping out in our upstairs bathroom as we are potty training Addison and I can easily set Eleanor down and lightly bounce her with my foot as we wait for her older sister to finish on the potty.

If you watch my Insta-Stories or follow me on Instagram you may knew we are trying to get Eleanor to take a bottle (she has been breastfed since day one).  I assumed the bottles we used for Addison would just work for Eleanor too.  Well, that wasn’t he case.  After some research I found these Baby Brezza bottles that look very similar to a breast.  Eleanor as been taking to these nicely.  Another nice feature is that the bottle comes in two pieces and if you have used baby bottles before you know there can sometimes be four, five or more pieces the have to be washed and put back together.

Some other items that you maybe wouldn’t consider “essentials” are items like these oh so soft baby swaddles, or this knotted dress that I received as a gift and have since ordered two more.  If you have any questions about any of the items I have featured above feel free to shoot me an email or comment below.  I plan on doing a similar post later this week on Mom Must Haves when it comes to a newborn so if there is anything specific you want me to touch upon let me know as well.

xo Ali

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The Perfect Pants for A Post Baby Body

Pants: c/o VFish || Tank Top || Wedges || Sunglasses

Eleanor is exactly three weeks old today so I thought it was about time I get back (or trying to get back ) to a somewhat regular posting schedule, but in all honesty we are still trying to figure out this whole two kids thing so I’m going to do the best I can.   So stay tuned for some new content in the next few weeks, including our maternity photos, a review of some new mom must haves, a post on things that have helped make the past few weeks easier with an infant and toddler and of course some new fashion posts.

Anyway, I thought I would celebrate my return to the blog with my favorite moms in a new installment of our #MommyMonday series and this time we have teamed up with VFish to style some of our favorite pieces from their online boutique.

Since I am only three weeks post partum it’s pretty safe to say my body is not “back to normal”, whatever that means, but I am definitely embracing all this post baby body has to offer.  Lately I like items that are less body hugging and more light and flowy.  These printed pants are every new moms dream, with an elastic waist that sits a little higher up on your hips, they were the perfect choice.  While the weather has been a bit dreary here the past few weeks, next time I am by the pool I can totally see myself wearing this with my favorite one piece swim suit for a day chasing the kids around and then transitioning them to dinner with family or friends.  If you haven’t checked out the Fish site you definitely should, they have a ton of items in a bunch of different patterns that are perfect for the end of summer into the fall.

Don’t forget to head over to check out how my other favorite mom bloggers styled their Fish pieces.  you can check out all of their posts here:





And, since we love all our readers so much the five of us have teamed up with VFish to give one lucky reader a chance win a dress of their choice from the VFish site.  All you have to do is click the link below and enter via Rafflecopter and we will pick a winner on Friday, good luck!

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xo Ali

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