April 16, 2014

18 Month Favorites...

My sweet boy is 18 months old today! Hard to believe that in less than 6 months we will have a 2 year old on our hands! I say this every month but where does time go?!? We now have a full blown toddler on our hands who is full of energy and quite spunky! He has a vocab of about 27 words and of course his favorite one to use is "no". He's been testing his limits here lately along with my patience! He loves to sing songs, play outside, and eat clementines! 
Here are a few of our favorite items we've been frequently using these past few months! 

1. Ikea L√ĄTT Children's Table and Chairs // Asher loves to color at his little table and this table is easy to clean, stylish, and extremely budget friendly. 
2. Converse High Tops // Asher has never been able to wear Converse until recently due to his super chubby feet! I'm so happy he can now wear them because they are such fabulous shoes! Light weight, easy to clean, durable, and stylish. 
3. Zoe Organics Bath Wash // You may have seen my ZO post earlier this week, but if not then you should know how amazing this bath wash is! I love that it is foamy, smells amazing, and leaves Asher's skin feeling so soft and moisturized. 
4. Potty Books // Asher has shown some interest in the potty so we decided to take advantage of it and introduce "the potty" to him. These cute little books are fun to read! He will now point to the toilet and say "pee pee, Mama!". 
5. PlanToys Wooden Vehicles // Asher is OBSESSED with cars and loves these little wooden cars by PlanToys. They are wooden with rubber wheels and super cute. They also aren't as painful to step on in the middle of the night! 
6. Graphic Tees // Now that Asher doesn't wear many onesies anymore, graphic tees have been our go to. A few of my favorite graphic tee brands are Peek, Geofox Apparel, Passive Juice Motel, and Of One Sea!
7. Little Tikes Slide // We snagged this slide during the sale Target had on it a few weeks ago and it was such a great deal! Since we have purchased the slide Asher has spent hours on it! Perfect for indoors or outdoors! 

What are some of your favorite 18 month items? Any recommendation for items after 18 months?

Happy Wednesday! 

April 14, 2014

Zoe Organics....

As a Mama, I've become extremely careful as to what products I use with Asher... Whether it's food products, body products, gear, ect, I'm always checking the ingredients, looking at the safety ratings, and reading reviews. Recently we've made the change to use more organic items in our household. We have always used a fair share of organic products, but there were still a few things we had yet to make the change to... One of them being bath/body products for Asher. Most of the balms/ointments we used for Asher were organic, but we were still using basic store bought stuff such as aveeno, baby magic, johnson and johnson, ect for body wash and shampoo. 
If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that I am now a brand enthusiast for an amazing little company called Zoe Organics. I've used Zoe Organics products in the past and have been super pleased with them! You might have heard me chatting about their amazing nipple balm... Anywho I applied to be a brand enthusiast with them and was so thrilled when they chose Asher and I! We received our first package a few weeks and I am so blown away! We have now made the switch to use all organic products thanks to Zoe Organics. Words cannot even explain how happy I am with these products and how well they work for our family. 

Here is a little breakdown and review of the products we received in our first package:

Diaper Balm: Probably my favorite diaper balm ever! Smells amazing and cleans up a yucky diaper rash in no time. I put this on Asher whenever he has a rash and every night before bed, during his last changing, and by morning his little bum looks great!

Belly Oil: This belly oil is recommended for use during pregnancy and after. Even though I'm almost 18 months postpartum now, I can still see results with this oil. I apply it every night after my evening shower and have noticed a big difference. I had some lose skin around my belly button area and it is tightening up thanks to this oil. It's light, smelly heavenly, and leaves my skin feeling fabulous. 

Bath Wash: Before using this bath wash I was using Aveeno. Asher's skin always seemed dry to me and I just thought it was from the dry air out here in the desert. After using this wash a few nights, his skin immediately cleared up and is now smooth and silky. A little goes a long way with this wash as well, one pump can wash Asher's entire body, including that curly head of hair ;). 

Cream: This cream is seriously like whipped butter. It is smooth, thick, and so creamy! I use this cream every night on Asher and by morning his skin is so smooth and soft! I use it on myself as well and my legs stay smooth for days!

Breathe Balm (not pictured): This stuff is like magic in a tube! Asher has been super congested here lately thanks to the molars he's cutting and this balm has been our lifesaver during the night. I rub a little on his chest, neck, and the bottoms of his feet and he sleeps so peacefully with NO coughing! I've used it for myself as well and it is amazing! Once you use this balm you will NEVER EVER want to use Vicks ever again! 

I highly recommend that you all make the switch to Zoe Organics. I'm so blow away by their products and am so excited for this new adventure as a brand enthusiast for them! I will continue to share my thoughts/reviews of their items with you all! Stay tuned!

Happy Monday!

XO!


























April 13, 2014

Instagram Hop...

As most of you know we LOVE Instagram so we decided to create a weekly hop for you to link up and meet new instafriends! Follow the simple steps below and have fun!
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Please read carefully over the rules for the hop! And don’t forget to link up your Instagram web profile below!!
1.) Follow your host and co-hosts
HOSTS:
Liz – Instagram @lizmariegalvan
Emily - Instagram @everythingemilyblog
Bre – Instagram @peacoatsandplaid
CO-HOSTS:
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INTERESTED IN CO-HOSTING?
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2.) Link up your Instagram webprofile
You can link up your instagram profile using Instagram.com/yourusername With this option you will have to upload a photo from your computer:
Or.. you can use web.stagram.com which will allow you to use a photo directly from your instagram. This option is easier! Simply go to web.stagram.com click “login” then click “my photos” & copy and paste that url like shown & choose a photo and you are done…
 
 
3.) Hop around! Browse other Instagram profiles and meet some new friends!
4.) Spread the word! Feel free to share the hop on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, ect!
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April 11, 2014

Weekend Favorites...

I hope you all had a fabulous week! Here's a round up of my favorite pins from this past week. You can follow my Pinterest boards to see more of my daily pinning.. I'm obsessed! 
I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! 
I adore Tiffany from Rue Rococo and I adore this DIY pegboard she posted as well! Seriously how amazing? I want to make a big "L" for our house! 
i need these shoes in my life! 
perfect look for Spring
favorite plant, I mean seriously 
I adore this little picture.. So precious and sweet... 

Happy Weekend!!!