The Importance of Bathtime

My kids are growing up.  They are in that phase where they can do almost everything by themselves which makes me kinda lazy and I am getting really good at ordering them around.  But there is one thing they still can't quite do themselves...bathtime.  My oldest takes showers now which is a long ways from where we started... So cute.  He's so little and chubby.  Bathtime is such a great memory for me with my kids.  There are so many funny … [Read more...]

VTech Baby Monitor Review

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of VTech Communications for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Oh, Winter.  I love the beautiful snow and the holidays but one thing I do NOT love is illness.  We have all been cycling through cold after cold and I'm so tired of it.  But the thing that I hate the most is when my littles get sick.  It's so hard to listen to them coughing and crying at night because they feel so crummy. I … [Read more...]

Johnson’s Baby Skincare Basket Giveaway!

This post was sponsored by Johnson's Intense Moisture Cream & TheMotherhood.  All opinions are my own. Well it's winter...basically.  It snowed yesterday, so I guess that means that the glorious days of Fall are behind us.  Bring on the holidays, snow, hot chocolate, and comfy boots!  Unfortunately, it also means dry, chapped skin.  My kids are always the worst victims.  Every time we would come to visit Utah (back in the days before we … [Read more...]

Huggies Diaper Donations

This post is sponsored by Huggies and MomitForward.  All opinions are 100% mine. Babies need diapers.  Kids need diapers.  Diapers are, and have been, a daily part of my life for the last five years.  And I think it's something I've taken for granted...the ability to afford diapers and to always be able to diaper my kids.  Did you know that 6 million American kids live in poverty?  Did you know that babies are required to have disposable … [Read more...]

Toddler Style: Jelly Shoes

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Jelly Beans but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #JellysAreBack As the ninth child of eleven, I didn't get a whole lot of new things for myself.  Actually no one in my family did.  My mother was (still is) extremely frugal and efficient with money, which you would have to be to have eleven kids!  Needless to say, when the … [Read more...]

Ellie, Huggies Slip ons, and a Target Gift Card Giveaway

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Huggies, but all my opinions are my own. #HuggiesSlipOn #pmedia My Ellie is almost 20 months.  I have been telling her age to people a lot lately and every time I find myself thinking, "Is that right?  20 Months?  Seriously?"  I can't believe she is four months shy of turning two.  Two is like the age where you can't call them a … [Read more...]

Vintage Circus Nursery Reveal!

Oh my gosh you guys.  After like a year+ of preparing this nursery it is FINALLY done!!!!  And I'm so super excited to show it to you because this room pushed my design limits and really made me go out of my comfort zone.  But I honestly LOVE how it turned out--it is so perfect. The theme is Vintage Circus Nursery.  It is the perfect theme and I will explain more about that. I made all the bedding for her crib. There is a pinwheel quilt, a … [Read more...]

Make a Faux Sheepskin Rug

Time for the next episode of Ellie's Nursery!  This faux sheepskin rug is SO easy to make yourself, no sewing required!  The only thing you'll need is the fabric and some good scissors. I really wanted to get a fluffy furry rug for Ellie's room, but all of the good ones were $300+.  Since I'm doing her room on the cheap, this was too much for one item.  In fact, I think the most expensive thing in her room is her crib which was still pretty … [Read more...]