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Living for the Weekend…

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It’s no secret. Moms love weekends. It’s like we get to relax. AHAHAHAHA. I kid. We never get to relax, but it does feel like we get a break, no matter how small. I saw this shirt and pretty much immediately had to have it. It’s so so so soft and I’m happy it’s mine. I will also wear my leather jacket until it’s literally 80 degrees out, everything below is fair jacket game. So that’s how this mom look comes together.

I hope everyone has an amazing week and if you need me, I’m just going to be over here counting down the days until Friday at 5.

I got this…

design-3Hi there. Let me introduce myself. I am a mom who barely changes out of pajamas, who tries her best to rarely leave the house without backup. Aka. The hubs. I breakout into a stress sweat thinking of taking both of my children somewhere, ANYWHERE… like, for instance, the grocery store… Let me paint a picture…

Why are car seats so difficult?! I might as well burn all my silk shirts now. They should have fans to cool off mom while she’s taking baby in and out of the car. Is that invented yet?! Did I just become an fucking millionaire?! Bring it Shark Tank.

Then once they are out of the car you need a carrier or a stroller, or worse, a shopping cart. These bacteria infested nasties, that are always strewn across the parking lot by lazy pieces of shit, are always no where to be found when you go to the grocery store?! What the what?! I just need one freaking cart near my car. Dear Lord.

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Once inside you calm yourself, this is gonna be fine. Your pit stains start to dry. You’re a flipping queen. Out with both kids like a boss.

Wait. Toddler. How can you reach all this stuff?!! Why are you licking fruit?! That’s dirty. Here’s some pre-cut fruit. Sweet. I’m a great mom. Giving my kid a healthy treat– WHAT. THE. HELL?! Did you just dump all the cantaloupe on the ground?! Why?! Sweat returns.

Baby. You got this. Just chill in your 100+ dollar carrier. Can someone carry me in a giant baby carrier?! Sweet baby is gonna relax. Ouch. Did you just pull my hair?! Eekkk why are you trying to push off me like a spider monkey?! I’m just trying to show you love by wearing you so you can grow up to be a better human… Isn’t that what baby wearing is supposed to do???

Toddler. No. You can’t have a truck you don’t get a toy every time we leave the house. 10 seconds pass. You win. Here’s a damn toy.

Baby. Still attempting acrobatics inside the baby carrier. Tits feel as though they have been punched by a lady wrestler for an hour.

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Stand in the freezer cooling pits wasting all the electricity. Mmmmmm frozen burrito. We’re almost done. Almost there. Just have to get this mess to the checkout.

Cashier. That will be 3 million dollars. Huh?! What?! What did I buy?! I can’t even make a meal with this, but I do have 30 bottles of raw coconut water… makes sense. Baby. Starts to cry. Hands card. Nope. I have to slide it. Nope. I have to insert it. What. The. Hell. Just take my money and get me the fuck out of here.

As you sign your name on the pen pal, you think, “damnit shit balls ass, I forgot the [insert random, but crucial ingredient to tonight’s dinner].” Welp, guess we are never having said item ever again. Get. ME. OUT.

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Back outside. Sweats have started just imagining buckling children back into car seats. Load up trunk. Then begin the 25 minute process of deciding how to get kids in car and then return cart. Store was packed so you’re 6 spaces away from the return. Decide on baby first. He goes in. While you keep your foot tangled in the cart so no one steals your toddler, it’s science. Then toddler. He goes in. Screaming for his truck. You then prepare yourself for the sprint of a lifetime. Deep breaths. And execute, execute. This takes you 12 seconds. You hear that pieces of shit who don’t return carts!?! 12 seconds.

You get in the car and turn that ac shit up MAX. You hold back the urge to cry. Your pits start to dry. You hear your favorite Bieber song start to play. You begin singing, your kids love it. They are so happy. You crack open your coconut water and drive home like a bad ass bitch.

Hells yeah, I got this.

Jord, rhymes with Toad.

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I am soooooo excited about this post. Like so excited. BECAUSE. Drumroll. The Captain is modeling for us. Yes, that’s right!!! And he even picked out his own outfit. Boom. This guy would be so Insta-Famous if he wanted to be. Sigh.

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetI can’t think about watches without thinking about time. The Captain and I have been together now for 17 years. Time flies. It’s been my distinct pleasure to watch him grow into such an amazing man and father. My favorite sonnet is 116 which says, “Love’s not Time’s Fool,” and I mean, how beautiful? Love will not be stopped by time, it is eternal. That speaks to my heart. Time is so precious and let’s be grateful for every moment.

Last year we teamed up with Jord Watches and I was obsessed! So I am super stoked to be working with them again this Holiday season!!! We love watches [or “clocks” as Rocco calls them] in our house and a Jord Wooden Wristwatch is the epitome of cool kid. They are super lightweight, reliable, and [most importantly when you have kids] durable! The Captain went with the Conway series and looks dapper as hell, if you ask me. My hubs is nearly impossible to shop for! He knows about all the coolest brands and was a hipster before that was a thing. How hipster, right!? Jord offers a unique selection of watches for the most difficult to shop for.

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Baby Numero Dos [3-6]

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So you’ve survived the 4th trimester. Congrats. Maybe you’re still in it and feel like you have been living under a poo and vom covered rock. I assure you, it gets better easier okay, well different!? You will sleep again. Promise. Here are my faves for surviving 3-6 months.

Love to Dream Swaddle Up 50/50. So our beloved Ollie Swaddle is outgrown in our house around 4 months. My boys are rollers. Sheesh. So I was super excited when I saw a friend raving about this transitional swaddle. It’s awesome. He can roll and use his hands, but it’s still nice and snug like a swaddle, what’s great is you can unzip the arms as they lose the startle reflex around 6-7 months and have a wearable blanket. Yay, safety first!

Zippered Pajamas. I HATE snaps. Like dude, when you’re changing 2 million(exaggeration) diapers a day, you need quick and easy access. FACT. My kids live in pjs until they start sitting up by themselves.

Bright Lab Lights. Perfect ambient light for your nursery. I am so so so happy I purchased these puppies.

PlayMat. Get a nice play mat. They will spend so much time under this thing, so much to grab and play with, plus it’s nice and soft. We purchased a nice one from Target with Roc, but just know there are so many cool options out there!

WubbaNub Pacis. Roc wasn’t a paci guy, but Felix most certainly is. I’ve tried a few now, but the wubba nubs just make it so easy. The paci stays in better and once they start to gain some of those fine motor skills it’s much easier for them to place in their mouth.

Brica Bathtub. This thing was a must with both boys. They both get nightly baths, not necessarily because they are dirty, but for a sense of routine and some calming. We use super gentle soaps by Honest and Tubby Todd so we don’t dry that sweet baby skin out!

Baby Carrier. So our trusty Ergo performance has treated us very well. It’s great for walks, hikes, trips downtown, but it does get pretty toasty and it’s not the most fashionable choice. Our Happy Baby wrap has me like *heart eyes emoji* not only is it super lightweight and comfy, it’s SO PRETTY. Majorly good choice.

More Coffee. Still self explanatory. Seriously, I’ve had 2 cups in the time it’s taken you to read this.

The Baby Whisperer Books. So anyone who knows me or has ever asked my Mom-ing advice knows that we are Baby Whisperer people. And I’m going to let you know a little secret. I HATED this method with Rocco, I was so resistant to doing the work. The Captain would get so mad at me, but I am 100% positive the reason it took Roc so much longer to sleep train was because I refused to get on track with the method. F-guy is already so so so much more independent, takes amazing naps, and is well on his way to sleeping through the night. Don’t get me wrong this isn’t foolproof, babies have bad nights, growth spurts, teeth, etc. But for the most part this plan helps you predict their behavior in the day and give them their best shot at a good nights sleep. More on this in another post coming soon.

So those are my biggies!!! We will have 6-12 month must haves soon!!!! How do I have an almost 1 year old!?!? Sigh. Tear.

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!!!

Layer Me Up

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I love jewelry. I love it. I never used to care much one way or another, but in the past 4-5 years I’ve become obsessed with pretty jewels. Way back before I was pregnant with Rocco, I had the delightful Stephanie, of Sea and Cake, make me a custom bar necklace which I added to when I had the boys. I love her classic dainty style and I adore the way all of her pieces can pair together. LAYERING!!!! Insert praise-hands-emoji-here!!! I can’t get enough of these classic, boho necklaces. I love a 15 inch piece paired with a super long 20 inch pendant, but also dig when the chain lengths are nearly the same, like pairing a 16 and 18inch necklace! Both look effortless and oh so cool. Oh and bracelets, let us not forget the bracelets… I want a wrist full of her sweet and dainty bracelets, that’s an arm party I would LOOOOOVVVEEE to be invited to. I don’t even know which piece to spam The Captain with for my Mother’s Day “surprise” gift!

To celebrate Sea & Cake’s new website we are giving away her best selling Gold Karma Necklace!! The contest is being held over at BH’s Instagram, so be sure to check it out. Contest ends Thursday at midnight and winner will be announced Friday April 7th! Can’t wait to win to pick up a piece!? Then head over to her site and use code BLISSFUL for 15% off your purchase, offer valid through April 30th!!

Happy Shopping!