My World

Hi lovelies- I know I have been MIA since I had my baby girl, Kensington, the end of December. Isn’t it crazy how time flies? I can’t believe its almost been 3 months (Wait, whhaaattt?!? How is she almost 3 months old?) So I wanted to post some of my absolute favorite pics from her newborn session. My heart seriously is going to explode over all this cuteness. It is the most amazing feeling seeing how much my son loves his sister, he is obsessed.

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Worry Less And Sleep More With Owlet

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I never knew I could love someone so much, that I’ve never met before, until I first set eyes on my babies. I was instantly head over heels in love with them. From the moment you hold your child for the first time, the bond and desire to nurture and protect is hard to ignore from that point moving forward.

I love thinking back to when I first became a mom. I was over the moon excited, yet nervous and scared at the same time. After we brought Preston home from the hospital, I remember spending hours just lying next to him in bed, staring at that beautiful face of his and listening to him breathe. Any mom can relate to the feeling of worry after you bring your new baby home. You hover, place your hand on their chest multiple times, and at night listen for the sounds of them breathing. Any squeak, snort, sneeze, cough or even worse-no noise-I would fly over to his bassinet and watch for his tummy to move up and down. I remember spending sleepless nights for months sitting up in my bed just watching him breathe. The thought of eventually putting him in his own room in a crib, and walking away, gave me the worst anxiety.

I recently welcomed my beautiful baby girl, Kensington, to the world. This time around I thought I would be a little more relaxed since it is my second child, but the truth is that same anxiety came back. The “mama bear” instinct to protect your babies and keep them safe, is intense and goes into full effect whether it’s your first or second child.

Standard baby monitors allow you to monitor noise and view your child in real time. That way if they are upset or crying, you’ll know. What they cannot do is alert you to a potential emergency…enter Owlets Smart Sock. The Owlet Smart Sock is a game changer, and is designed to alert you if your baby stops breathing. The wireless foot sock comes in 3 different sizes, to grow with your bundle of joy. It fits snug on your baby’s foot and through the use of pulse oximetry, it measures your little one’s oxygen levels and heart rate, while they sleep. Pulse oximetry has been around for decades, and is used at doctor’s offices and hospitals around the world. The Owlet Smart Sock is easy to use-you can check vitals on your iPhone, there are no wires that could potentially harm baby, and most importantly gives mom and dad peace of mind. I absolutely love this product! I think it is a must-have, and will be recommending it to all my mama friends.

I am so excited to be able to offer a promotion for $20 off the Owlet! This is definitely a must-have product for every parent for peace of mind while their little

Click here to purchase your Owlet and take advantage of my special promotion

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Welcome To The World Princess!

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Kensington Monroe was born on Dec 22nd.  Kensie is so beautiful- she has blonde hair, blue eyes, a button nose, the cutest kissable lips, and long fingers and toes ( like her daddy.) She is the sweetest baby girl and we are so in love.

Kensington, my love- I am so blessed that you picked me to be your mommy. I promise to always be the best mommy I can be. I will listen to you, protect you, respect you, encourage you, support you, teach you, inspire you, be your best friend and love you with all of my heart. These rules I vow to follow……..

Rules for Mothers of Daughters

1. Paint her nails. Then let her scratch it off and dirty them up. Teach her to care about her appearance, and then quickly remind her that livingand having fun is most important.

2. Let her put on your makeup, even if it means bright-red-smudged lips and streaked-blue eyes. Let her experiment in her attempts to be like you…then let her be herself.

3. Let her be wild. She may want to stay home and read books on the couch, or she may want to hop on the back of a motorcycle-gasp. She may be a homebody or a traveler. She may fall in love with the wrong boy, or meet mr. right at age 5. Try to remember that you were her age once. Everyone makes mistakes, let her make her own.

4. Be present. Be there for her at her Kindergarten performances, her dance recitals, her soccer games…her everyday-little-moments. When she looks through the crowds of people, she will be looking for your smile and pride. Show it to her as often as possible.

5. Encourage her to try on your shoes and play dress-up. If she would rather wear her brother’s superman cape with high heals, allow it. If she wants to wear a tutu or dinosaur costume to the grocery store, why stop her? She needs to decide who she is and be confident in her decision.

6. Teach her to be independent. Show her by example that woman can be strong. Find and follow your own passions. Search for outlets of expression and enjoyment for yourself- not just your husband or children. Define yourself by your own attributes, not by what others expect you to be. Know who you are as a person, and help your daughter find out who she is.

7. Pick flowers with her. Put them in her hair. There is nothing more beautiful than a girl and a flower.

8. Let her get messy. Get messy with her, no matter how much it makes you cringe inside. Splash in the puddles, throw snowballs, make mud pies, finger paint the walls: just let it happen. The most wonderful of memories are often the messy ones.

9. Give her good role models- you being one of them. Introduce her to successful woman- friends, co-workers, doctors, astronauts, or authors. Read to her about influential woman- Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Marie Curie. Read her the words of inspirational woman- Jane Austen, Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson. She should know that anything is possible.

10. Show her affection. Daughters will mimic the compassion of their mother. “I love yous” and Eskimo kisses go a long way.

11. Hold her hand. Whether she is 3 years-old in the parking lot or sixteen years old in the mall, hold on to her always- this will teach her to be confident in herself and proud of her family.

12. Believe in her. It is the moments that she does not believe in herself that she will need you to believe enough for both of you. Whether it is a spelling test in the first grade, a big game or recital, a first date, or the first day of college…remind her of the independent and capable woman you have taught her to be.

13. Tell her how beautiful she is. Whether it is her first day of Kindergarten, immediately after a soccer game where she is grass-stained and sweaty, or her wedding day. She needs your reminders. She needs your pride. She needs your reassurance. She is only human.

14. Love her father. Teach her to love a good man, like him. One who lets her be herself…she is after all wonderful.

15. Make forts with boxes and blankets. Help her to find magic in the ordinary, to imagine, to create and to believe in fairy tales. Someday she will make her 5 by 5 dorm-room her home with magic touches and inspiration. And she will fall in love with a boy and believe him to be Prince Charming.

16. Read to her. Read her Dr. Seuss and Eric Carle. But also remember the power of Sylvia Plath and Robert Frost. Show her the beauty of words on a page and let her see you enjoy them. Words can be simply written and simply spoken, yet can harvest so much meaning. Help her to find their meaning.

17. Teach her how to love- with passion and kisses. Love her passionately. Love her father passionately and her siblings passionately. Express your love. Show her how to love with no restraint. Let her get her heart broken and try again. Let her cry, and gush, giggle and scream. She will love like you love or hate like you hate. So, choose love for both you and her.

18. Encourage her to dance and sing. Dance and sing with her- even if it sounds or looks horrible. Let her wiggle to nursery rhymes. Let her dance on her daddy’s feet and spin in your arms. Then later, let her blast noise and headbang in her bedroom with her door shut if she wants. Or karaoke to Tom Petty in the living room if she would rather. Introduce her to the classics- like The Beatles- and listen to her latest favorite- like Taylor Swift. Share the magic of music together, it will bring you closer- or at least create a soundtrack to your life together.

19. Share secrets together. Communicate. Talk. Talk about anything. Let her tell you about boys, friends, school. Listen. Ask questions. Share dreams, hopes, concerns. She is not only your daughter, you are not only her mother. Be her friend too.

20. Teach her manners. Because sometimes you have to be her mother, not just her friend. The world is a happier place when made up of polite words and smiles.

21. Teach her when to stand-up and when to walk away. Whether she has classmates who tease her because of her glasses, or a boyfriend who tells her she is too fat – let her know she does not have to listen. Make sure she knows how to demand respect – she is worthy of it. It does not mean she has to fight back with fists or words, because sometimes you say more with silence. Also make sure she knows which battles are worth fighting. Remind her that some people can be mean and nasty because of jealousy, or other personal reasons. Help her to understand when to shut her mouth and walk-away. Teach her to be the better person.

22. Let her choose who she loves. Even when you see through the charming boy she thinks he is, let her love him without your disapproving words; she will anyway. When he breaks her heart, be there for her with words of support rather than I told-you-so. Let her mess up again and again until she finds the one. And when she finds the one, tell her.

23. Mother her. Being a mother – to her – is undoubtedly one of your greatest accomplishments. Share with her the joys of motherhood, so one day she will want to be a mother too. Remind her over and over again with words and kisses that no one will ever love her like you love her. No one can replace or replicate a mother’s love for their children.

24. Comfort her. Because sometimes you just need your mommy. When she is sick, rub her back, make her soup and cover her in blankets – no matter how old she is. Someday, if she is giving birth to her own child, push her hair out of her face, encourage her, and tell her how beautiful she is. These are the moments she will remember you for. And someday when her husband rubs her back in attempt to comfort her…she may just whisper, “I need my mommy.”

25. Be home. When she is sick with a cold or broken heart, she will come to you; welcome her. When she is engaged or pregnant, she will run to you to share her news; embrace her. When she is lost or confused, she will search for you; find her. When she needs advice on boys, schools, friends or an outfit; tell her. She is your daughter and will always need a safe harbor – where she can turn a key to see comforting eyes and a familiar smile; be home.

How perfect are the “Rules for Mothers of Daughters” ? I found them online and it brought tears to my eyes. I hope you all enjoy them as much as I do.

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Gift Guide For The Beauty Lover

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Tis the season to go shopping…..If you have a beauty lover you are shopping for this year, it can be intimidating deciding what to buy because they may have everything they need. Its no secret that I am obsessed with anything beauty related so I put together some fabulous must have beauty items that every women would love. Enjoy!

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eye Palette- I am obsessed with all of the Naked Eye Palettes. In my opinion they are a must have in your makeup drawer. Packed with all the essentials needed to create the perfect neutral smoky eye, it offers an array of shades, a double-ended brush, and a detailed lookbook that breaks down four amazing ways to nail any smoky look. The eye shadow pans offer a smoky, transparent base, the magnetic closure on the case prevents shadow from spilling in your bag, and the full-size mirror makes it easy to get a sultry look whenever the urge strikes. This palette comes with 12 smoky neutral eye shades, a double- ended brush, and a loo book with 4 chic looks.

Smith and Cult Shattered Souls Nail Polish- I cant say enough good things about the Smith and Cult nail polish line. Smith and Cult’s Nailed Lacquer consistently delivers both flawlessly smooth coverage and brilliant shine. While custom tailored to provide high performance, the exclusive 5-Free formula is formulated without Dibutyl, Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor. You all know the struggle when you get your nails done and 2 days later your polish is already chipped. Guess what ?! This is the only polish I have used that will last over a week without chipping! Definitely worth the price.

CHI Original 1″ Ceramic Hairstyling Iron- The CHI Ceramic Hairstyling Iron is an ideal tool for all your creative styling and finishing needs. Achieve a variety of looks and styles with one versatile tools! I purchased this flat iron over 10 years ago after I graduated Cosmetology school and it is still holding up and I use it regularly. Not only does it give you super straight hair I also love to use it to achieve beautiful curls that last all day.

Rouge Louboutin Velvet Matte- How stunning is this Lipstick?! Unctuous in nature, Silky Satin is the perfect alliance of luxurious color, sensuous feel and superior wear. It glides on with a unique blend of ultrafine color pigments that express deep and generous color with a silky satin finish and soft shine. Medium to full coverage is delivered in one stroke with a supple and soft feel on lips. A complex of natural oils and seed butters enhance moisturization for up to four hours and creates a protective effect against dryness.

Volume Effet Faux Cils Baby Doll Mascara- This is one of my all time favorite mascaras. It lengthens, separates, gives volume and never clumps my lashes. On one side, thick and spaced bristles coat the lashes and create volume. On the other side, fine and close bristles reach every lash, including the smallest lashes at the corner of the eye for a full fringe effect.

Zadro™ 10x/1x Cordless LED Lighted Vanity Mirror- A magnified mirror that lights up can make all the difference when applying your makeup. Make sure you always look your best with this innovative Zadro 10x/1x Cordless LED Lighted Vanity Mirror. Featuring dual-sided, premium quality mirrors with two magnification, this mirror also lights up with LED bulbs to illuminate your entire face.

Giorgio Armani ‘Luminous Silk’ Foundation- I absolutely love this foundation. Its lightweight and provides a good amount of buildable coverage that leaves my skin looking flawless.

Premium Brush Kit- Great makeup brushes are a must! The premium kit contains fifteen signature quality brushes for the face, eyes and lips. These brushes are unique, versatile and the perfect addition to complete your brush collection.

Clarisonic MIA 1- Did you know a Clarisonic cleanses 6 times better then using your hands? It also removes impurities from your pores and skin allowing your skin care products to absorb  better. Clarisonic Mia 1® features Speed 2 (Universal), suitable for all skin types.

Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray- The bigger the hair the better! I love this hairspray. It gives my hair fabulous volume with a flexible hold. This firm, fast-drying volumizing hairspray leaves hair manageable and super shiny while defending it against damaging UV rays.

Happy Shopping!

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Maternity Photoshoot

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I am completely obsessed with the way my maternity photos turned out. I used the same photographer that did my maternity photos when I was pregnant with my son so I knew they would turn out fabulous. I cant believe my baby girl will be here in a week. I feel like this pregnancy has flown by, but I have a feeling this last week is going to seem like its lasting forever. I cant wait to meet my beautiful Princess <3

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The Perfect Glow

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Hi dolls! If you are still not on the highlighting bandwagon.. I suggest you jump on it because who doesnt love beautiful glowing skin?! I’ve been on a highlighter/ illuminator kick for quite some time now so I thought it would be perfect to share some of my must have makeup products for the perfect GLOW! I definitely have a bit of an obsession with makeup and if it shimmers and/or highlights then I more then likely have purchased it. Theres no one or two specific products that I only use. I usually will mix several highlighters together until I feel I have achieved that perfect amount of dewy glow.

Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer- Available in a range of different hues, for radiant skin I love the #2. Depending on my mood I will either add a few pumps of this in with my Giorgio Armani Luminious Silk Foundation or after applying my foundation I will dab the Fluid Sheer on the top of my cheek bones. If you are looking for extra radiance you can even wear it alone.

Nars Highlighting Blush Powder- Albatross adds a sheer light golden sheen. You can wear this alone or added on top of your favorite makeup products for that added glow.

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder- The 01- Highlighter gives a natural, but visibly gorgeous golden radiant look. The buildable coverage helps you customize your level of glow.

Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer – I was introduced to this product years ago and have been obsessed every since. I wear the color Natural Radiance and love it. If you are looking for a go to light weight product that gives you dewy skin then this is the perfect product. I like to wear it by itself for a natural glow or layer it with my foundation.

Dior Glow Maximizer Light Boosting Primer- This light- boosting primer gives your skin a beautiful luminous effect and instantly brightens. I personally like to mix this primer with my foundation, but it can be worn alone or added directly on top of foundation as well.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish- With a Champagne and Rose Gold mixture, Soft and Gentle is probably one of my all time favorite highlighters. This product is so creamy, shimmery and dewy and I love it!

Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder- The color Luminous adds a gorgeous Champagne shimmer to your face and/or body. This product definitely has more shimmer then most highlighters so If you are looking to add a high level of shimmer/ sparkle to your look then this is the perfect product.

YVES Saint Laurent Touche Èclat Radiant Touch-  Goodbye dark circles and hello glowing skin. This luminizing pen immediately conceals, brightens, enhances, adds radiance and leaves your complexion looking rejuvenated. I use the color 1.5 Radiant Silk.

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Preggo Style With PinkBlush Maternity

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I always told myself ” When I am pregnant I will never wear maternity clothes because they look so frumpy and aren’t cute.” What I think is essential is finding maternity clothes that are comfortable yet trendy and stylish and I finally found that. I want to thank PinkBlush Maternity for sending me these 3 amazing outfits. They have the cutest most stylish maternity clothes  (and not to mention super affordable) for every stage in your pregnancy and after.

Mocha White Fuzzy Knit Fringed Maternity Poncho- This poncho is not only super comfortable, but it is so cute. I decided to pair it with a white collared shirt, dark jeans and a pair of  boots. Definitely a must have for Fall and Winter.

Black Sash Tie Maternity Coat- Seriously how cute is this coat? I am not a huge coat person because most tend to be super bulky, but not this one. This coat is so flattering, the perfect length and is light weight yet warm. I paired it with a black, white and khaki scarf , dark denim jeans and cowgirl boots. You could also dress it up with some black pumps or dress it down with some comfy black leggings. One of my favorite things about this Coat is that I will be able to wear it even after baby girl arrives.

Purple Draped 3/4 Sleeve Maternity Maxi Dress- How gorg is this maxi dress? I have been loving purple and burgundy this Fall. The fit of this dress is so lovely it shows off the baby bump perfectly. This maxi dress is so versatile, you could wear it while running errands or dress it up for a night out with the hubby. With the light snow on the ground and cold breeze, I thought this dress would be perfect with a faux fur scarf and black fringe boots.

If you are expecting or know someone that is, definitely check out PinkBlush Maternity. When you look good you feel good 🙂

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Baby Essentials

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I cant believe my beautiful baby girl will be here in 4 weeks! If you are pregnant or just had a baby then you know that you need a lot of stuff. There are so many products on the market and if you are indecisive like me, well then that makes the process of choosing the perfect things for your little bundle of joy that much harder. I am always looking for the best of the best baby products and with each pregnancy have spent hours and hours for months researching, reading reviews, and asking moms for their opinions… Needless to say it can be pretty stressful. There were so many products I purchased with my first pregnancy that I absolutely loved and some that I wanted to toss out the window. New and improved products are always hitting the market so I am excited to be trying some new things for my little Princess. I compiled my favorite must have products from my first pregnancy along with products that I cant wait to try when my baby girl arrives.

* Make sure to click on the bold product name which will link you straight to the products website 🙂

Baby products I love:

  1. Honest Company Diapers and Wipes- Ultra absorbent, eco-friendly* diapers — made with naturally derived, plant-based & sustainable materials* — are extra soft, hypoallergenic, free of chlorine processing and additives (like fragrances, lotions, and latex). Oh, and did I mention how adorable they are?
  2. Medela Brest Pump- Looking for a 2-Phase Expression pump that could be covered by your insurance? You’ve found it. The Pump In Style Advanced Breastpump Starter Set is part of Medela’s patented 2-Phase Expression technology pump family. 2-Phase Expression technology is proven to get 18%* more milk when double pumping and fits perfectly into Medela’s breastpump bags.
  3. NoseFrida- The doctor-developed and doctor-recommended nasal aspirator is the new standard in keeping babies naturally snot free. Ingeniously simple Swedish design features a 15″ long tube that is placed against the nostril (not inside). Parents use their own suction to draw mucus out of their child’s nose. Fridababy Nosefrida Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator features disposable filters prevent any bacterial transfer. The Fridababy Nosefrida Snotsucker Nasal Aspirator is easy to clean, dishwasher safe, and BPA & Phthalate free. It is superior to the bulb aspirator, presents no risk or harm to internal nasal structures and is dramatically more efficacious.
  4. Summer Infant Co Sleeper- The Rest Assured Sleeper provides a cozy and comfortable environment for co-sleeping with baby. Designed to put your baby’s comfort and safety first, a sturdy metal frame prevents you from rolling over on top of your baby during sleep. Mesh sides promote air circulation to help prevent your baby from overheating and allow you to easily see your sleeping baby. Soothing melodies and sounds and 2-speed vibration calm baby and help encourage peaceful sleep. Summer Infant, an award winning industry leader in developing infant and toddler products offers families safe and innovative solutions that provide peace of mind.
  5. Sleep Sheep- The Cloud b Sleep Sheep is a toy designed to ease your little one into sleep featuring four soothing sound options, including a heartbeat, nature sounds and lullabies. The timer can be set to 23 or 45 minutes to help ensure peace and quiet as your child reaches deep sleep. A hook-and-loop fastener makes the Sleep Sheep simple to attach to your baby’s crib, and its cuddly design will make the sheep a favorite companion throughout the day as well. Regular and on the go modes help you customize the toy to suit your needs.
  6. 4Moms Infant Tub- The innovative 4moms Infant Tub keeps baby’s bath water clean and at the correct temperature. Designed to allow a constant flow of clean water to enter while dirty water drains out, the 4moms Infant Tub assures that baby is surrounded by fresh water at all times. Plus, the 4moms Infant Tub has a built-in digital thermometer that changes color if the water temperature goes above or below a safe, comfortable range. The 4moms Infant Tub fits most basin sinks and is for all ages.
  7. Aden+Anais Swaddles- With superior breathability, the aden + anais Classic Muslin Swaddles keep baby comfy and cozy. The lightweight cotton muslin fabric provides warmth without overheating. Plus, the soft yet durable design makes the aden + anais swaddles get softer with each wash and perfect for every day use.
  8. Boppy Lounger- Designed for preemies and newborns, the Boppy Newborn Lounger is the perfect spot for little ones to hang out, coo, and kick in comfort. This cozy lounger features a recessed interior that cradles your baby at a gentle angle and provides the comfort of a swing or bouncer without the hassle! Its lightweight design and carrying handle mean you can take it easily from room to room, and a wipe-clean cover makes cleaning up a breeze.
  9. Halo SleepSack- The Halo SleepSack Swaddle replaces loose blankets in the crib that can cover your baby’s face and interfere with breathing. In addition to helping your baby sleep safer, it helps him sleep better, too. Its adjustable swaddle wrap immobilizes your baby’s arms to prevent the “Moro” or startle reflex. And, it is the only 2-in-1 adjustable swaddle that allows for swaddling arms in or arms out for baby’s comfort and to ensure an easy and gentle transition to the SleepSack wearable blanket when it is time to stop swaddling. Used in hospital nurseries nationwide, the Halo SleepSack Swaddle is the #1 choice of hospital nurseries and recommended by safety organizations.
  10. Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo- The Rainforest Jumperoo from Fisher-Price brings it all down to size for little explorers! There are so many sights and activities discover on this brightly colored jumperoo—music, lights and exciting sounds reward baby with every jump! Everywhere baby looks, (in the spinning seat, baby can see all around), there’s something fun to do. Busy toys, including a bobble elephant and swinging monkey captivate baby’s attention and keep him entertained. Folds for easy storage and take-along fun.
  11. BabyBjorn Bouncer- The BABYBJÖRN Bouncer Balance Soft is an extra soft, modern version of the classic BABYBJÖRN Bouncer (sold separately). Featuring a new rounded design and a double-folded, padded safety harness that babies love, the BABYBJÖRN bouncer creates a cozy nest for your little one. It also easily adjusts to three height positions (for play, rest and sleep) and folds flat for storage. Plus, it cradles your child while transforming the smallest movements into a soothing, rocking motion. Then, once your child begins to walk and sit down unassisted, the 2-in-1 bouncer quickly converts into a comfortable toddler seat. The BABYBJÖRN Bouncer Balance Soft is for newborns and up to approximately 2 years old or 29 lbs.
  12. BabyBjorn Carrier- The fully-adjustable, ergonomic BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Miracle allows you to comfortably and closely carry baby anywhere you go. By distributing baby’s weight on your shoulders, hips and waist, the BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Miracle can be used to carry baby forward or backwards and offers the support right where it’s needed. The BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Miracle is for newborns babies weighing up to 25 pounds.

 

Baby products I am excited to try:

  1. Halo Bassinest- The HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper rotates 360 degrees for the ultimate in convenience and safety. Allowing your little to sleep close to you while still in a separate sleep area, the Bassinest reduces the risks associated with bed-sharing. In addition, its unique design keeps your baby at eye level, allowing you to soothe him or her quickly. Featuring mesh walls for breathability and a side wall that lowers and returns automatically, the HALO bassinet allows you to tend to your baby while you are still in bed for superior convenience. The HALO Bassinest Swivel Sleeper is ideal for babies up to 5 months or 20 lbs., and it also comes with a soothing night-light, sounds, music, vibration and a nursing timer.
  2. Owlet Baby Monitor- Owlet is the only monitor to give you one less thing to worry about. It’s also the only monitor to use hospital technology called pulse oximetry. Owlet is designed to alert you if your baby stops breathing. We’re silently watching over your little one to give you peace of mind, and maybe even a full night’s sleep.
  3. Comotomo Bottle- The Comotomo Natural-Feel Baby Bottle is stylish and functional for convenient feedings. Featuring a BPA-free silicone body, the Comotomo Natural-Feel Baby Bottle includes one bottle with an anti-colic venting system and one medium-flow nipple; plus it replicates the skin-like softness you’re little one loves. With a heat-resistant material, the Comotomo Natural-Feel Baby Bottle is safe for dishwashers, microwaves and boiling water.
  4. Nuna Pipa- The safe, sleek and lightweight Nuna PIPA Infant Car Seat is a perfect choice for baby’s first car seat. Featuring the ultimate in both protection and style, it includes a 5-point safety harness, a base and side impact protection to keep your little one secure. Plus, this baby car seat comes with a revolutionary dream drape that provides extra protection in all kinds of weather. Both tough and soft, the outer shell of the Nuna car seat is made from exceptionally durable, premium plastic while the inside is made from soft, high-quality micro knits that are sure to keep baby comfortable in any temperature. The Nuna PIPA Infant Car Seat is for babies weighing 4 to 32 lbs. and up to 32″.
  5. Ubbi Diaper Pail- The eco-friendly Ubbi Diaper Pail is the stylish solution for getting rid of used diapers. Made of powder-coated steel, the durable Ubbi Diaper Pail keeps odors contained with its strong rubber seals and has childproof safety locks to prevent any unwanted messes. Plus, you can use your normal kitchen trash bags (sold separately) with the Ubbi Diaper Pail.
  6. Summer Infant Dual View Monitor- The Summer Infant Dual View Digital Color Video Monitor allows you to keep an eye on multiple children or multiple rooms with its 3.5” color handheld video monitor that features innovative split-screen technology. It’s possible to view up to 4 rooms at one time on the same screen no matter if it’s day or night with the Summer Infant Dual View Digital Color Video Monitor. The Summer Infant Dual View Digital Color Video Monitor allows for two-way communication and features privacy and security through 100% digital technology and can be used at a range of up to 600 feet.

Hope this helped all you beautiful mamas and mamas to be.

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow…

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Woke up this morning to beautiful white surroundings and my son yelling with excitement “Mom look outside it snowed a lot. Its Christmas time.” My heart melted, it was the cutest thing ever. I absolutely love seeing the world through his eyes. There’s definitely something magical in the air when it snows. Last winter Preston was almost 1.5 years old and didn’t quite understand what that cold wet white stuff on the ground was… lets just say there was a lot of crying when we went outside to play in the snow for the first time. Today was a different story. We got all bundled up and headed outside for some fun in the snow and we had a blast. Watching Prestons eyes light up as he stomped around and threw snow in the air was priceless (of course I had to take a million pictures!)
I feel so blessed to be able to be a stay at home mommy and enjoy these amazing moments.

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Welcome To Sippy Cups and Champagne

 

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Hi Dolls and welcome to Sippy Cups and Champagne. I thought this would be the perfect way to document the things I love and what inspires me.

About Me:

My name is Rashelle; a wifey to my best friend, mommy to my handsome Prince, I am pregnant with my Princess (due in Dec) and have two fur babies Chloe and Monty.A self- diagnosed beauty junkie since I was tall enough to search through my mothers makeup bag, I’ve loved everything about beauty for as long as I can remember.I would consider myself to be a happy, passionate, positive, honest, loving and a loyal person. I am extremely girly, have had my cosmetology license for over 10 years, I absolutely love being a mom, I am a dreamer and doer and lover of all beautiful things. By day, I am a stay at home mom and business owner. By night, you can find me swooning over the latest and greatest baby, beauty and fashion must-haves.
I am beyond thrilled to be launching my lifestyle blog, Sippy Cups and Champagne and I hope you love it as much as I do.

Fun Facts:

  • How many kids do you have?
    I have a two year old named Preston and am due with a baby girl in December.
  • Whats your favorite color?
    I love wearing black, its timeless and chic.
  • How did you come up with your Blog name?
    I love being a mommy and I love champagne so I thought the name was cute.
  • Whats your Starbucks order?
    Grande light ice non fat Chai…yummy
  • If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
    I think Greece and Italy look absolutely stunning.
  • What is your favorite food?
    Sushi. I could seriously eat it everyday.
  • Whats your favorite movie(s)?
    The Notebook and Step Brothers
  • Whats the one cosmetic item you cant live without?
    I dont think I can just choose once because I am obsessed with makeup. Two of my go to items are Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer and Chanel Dentelle Precieuse Illuminating Powder. They both give you gorgeous glowing skin which I love!
  • What do you want to be when you grow up?
    I have always dreamed of becoming a mother. I feel truly best that my dreams came true and I have a handsome son and a daughter on the way.
  • What two qualities in people do you value most?
    Honesty and Loyalty
  • Do you have any nicknames?
    My close family and friends call me Shell and Barbie and my hubby calls me Princess when I am being high maintenance which seems to be majority of the time lol

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