My Life

If you love me let me sleep. 

So we spend a gazillion dollars a year trying to get babies to sleep. A GAZILLION (note: I completely made this up). But in truth, I can personally attest to how much time and money that can be spent on getting these boogers to sleep. You’re tired. GO. TO. SLEEP. It’s just not that easy, is it?? In my opinion, the first step is teaching good sleep behavior. End of story. If you know me, you know we swear by The Baby Whisperer in our house. The Captain will have more on that hopefully soon, but sometimes that doesn’t do the whole shebang. So I believe paired with the right aids you can and will achieve sleeping success.

Our babies have been pretty okay sleepers while swaddled, but as many of you probably know once they start to flip and need arms out it’s GAME OVER. So after swaddling they lose that tight comforting feeling. So they my boys constantly needed to be reminded we are there with them with reassuring words or a hand on the back or belly. Enter Nested Bean. These good folks have thought of everything. They have placed a small weight on their swaddles and sleep sacks to simulate your touch. Genius! Right?!

Well, I was skeptical because there was nothing to control Fbombs hands in the sack and even though he’s past the 6 month startle reflex, I was just scared anything would set him back. The 8 month sleep regression hit (and wasn’t the terror Roc’s was, probably because of stricter baby whispering), but once we saw the light at the end of that tunnel I started putting him in his Zen Sack. You guys. YOUS GUYS. I feel like lightening is gonna strike me as I type this. Weeks. Weeks and weeks of sleeping through the night. Ummmmm say what now?! 11-12 hours of sleep?!? I’m not making this up. I realize everything with babies is in seasons and it could all change tomorrow, but I mean, it can’t be a coincidence! I’m a believer.

Felix is a tummy sleeper from about 4 months, which I assure you is safe once your baby is able to hold their head up. Talk to your pediatrician for more information, I am not a doctor just an informed mama. Moving on, so I was thrilled when I read that the Zen Sack can be worn backwards with the weight on their backs. You guys. This thing is pretty great! Again, I was skeptical. We loved our Ollie Swaddle and had been using a sack that was okay, but we were still getting at least 1 wake up at night. We understand that The The Baby Whisperer is not a quick fix, it’s about creating a life long healthy sleeper… so we don’t really believe in magic sleep suits, but this thing has truly been a blessing to help us reinforce healthy sleeping habits.

Check them out HERE 

You complete me kale chips. 

I could eat kale chips, ALL DAMN DAY SON. Seriously, I love them. Truth corner, I didn’t make them myself until a month or so ago. I bought the insanely expensive premade goodies which, while yummy, have nothing on homemade. These puppies are pretty stinking basic, but me and my tiny veggie kill a whole bunch o kale in one sitting. They are so easy it’s not even funny… or maybe they’re hilarious. I don’t know how much humor you find in vegetables.

step 1. preheat oven to 300 degrees. line 2 baking sheets with foil.

step 2. wash, dry, + de-rib the kale. sometimes I won’t even use a knife, just my good ol’ hands.

step 3. spread out kale on baking sheets making sure not to overlap pieces. this is mucho importante

step 4. drizzle with coconut oil, no more than 2 tablespoons.

step 5. sprinkle with desired amounts of onion powder, garlic powder, and turmeric. I use roughly 2 teaspoons of each spice. then 4-6 tablespoons of nutritional yeast, followed by a healthy pinch of salt.

step 6. mix it all around by hand and sprinkle with more nurtritional yeast for good measure.

step 7. bake for 15-17 minutes.

step 8. devour and let that goodness just get all up in your teeth. note. have floss handy.

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetAHHHH a kale chip monster!!!!

It’s HERE!!!!!!!

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Honestly, I can’t put into words how excited I am for this season’s collection. We’ve worked so hard and it’s always a little nerve-wracking when release day comes… hoping people love it as much as we do, praying it does well, etc. Being a small biz owner has taught me so much and, honestly, it’s just a daily humbling experience. We are so grateful for every “add to cart” click. You’re support means the world.

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Play With Me

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Mom Stuff [Sonnet James Play Dress] [Sea + Cake necklaces] [Hat] Kid Stuff [stay rebellious tee – coming soon!] [moccs]

It’s no secret I value comfort over just about everything. It’s a relatively new fashion evolution for me, but I’m a big fan. I found Sonnet James through a fellow blogger, Oy Kristen, and I’ve since bought a handful of dresses when my bank account will allow. I’m super sad I couldn’t pony up the cash for one of their new Playsuits. Like they’re pjs you can wear in public, you paying attention now?! I thought so. This brand’s clothing is made to get dirty! We can look cute and chase your monsters around the playground! Best of all, you can toss it right in the washer and hang dry. I can attest that no matter how many times you wash it the fabric looks perfect. It’s magic aka just damn good quality. I’m wearing my fave [older] style with my most favorite neck party courtesy of my Sea & Cake pendants and my trusty diamond letters.

Don’t forget today is the last day to enter our Sea & Cake giveaway on Instagram!!!

Let’s Get a Move On

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Soooooo you’re moving!?! That happens a lot in The Captain’s line of work and I’m finding that so many of my nearest and dearests are currently dealing with moves that are taking them West Coast to East, or vice versa. Packing up the house, the kids, the dogs… it’s stressful enough, packing up your wardrobe shouldn’t add to the headache.

My plan for a non-winter move is simple; basic layering pieces that can all be paired together or separately. They will work for a truck stop outside of Austin, a coffee break in Boulder, or a dinner in the windy city. You can add a piece or 4 to make this suit your particular route. You’ll also need undies and a set of pjs, but that’s about it. Pretty simple folks. You might even find yourself wearing these 15 pieces almost exclusively post-move.

Happy Moving!!!

 

What I’m up to…

So confession, this week blogging has been quite the afterthought… I’m behind on posts and taking my sweet time. We’ve had a sick miniature, taxes, visitors (yay!), and I’ve been busy with a little venture called Rocco + Norah. We are so excited about our Spring line and been working to get it all to you in a few weeks!!! I decided to throw in some sneak peak shots!!! We have added patterned leggings, which like all of our prints are our own designs!! You won’t find them anywhere else!! We’ve also designed our first graphic tee!! We are so excited to see where this next step leads us!!! We will have all the goodies you know and love plus all of our new additions. Say a prayer for us over the next few weeks as we get closer to dropping Spring!!! It’s stupid adorable.

Make sure you’re following us on Instagram for daily laughs and all the good words about launch day!!! If you just can’t wait for April we still have limited quantities of Fall which you can shop HERE![we call this digging for gold. HA!]