December 5, 2017

Kids Holiday Gift Guide | Ultimate Guide for All Ages

I don't know about you, but kids are the best to shop for. What screams Christmas gift more than a new toy?! I've tried to include a wide variety of ages in this guide; from the littlest one to preteen. Hopefully you can find something in here for a kiddo on your Christmas list.
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4 TO 6
7 TO 12

November 22, 2017

For Him | Holiday Gift Guide 2017

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It's here! The first gift guide of the 2017 holiday season! I don't know about you, but I've always found the men in my life the absolute hardest to shop for. Everytime I ask I'm usually met with an "I don't know" or "I don't care." So I figured why not start with them. 

All the items on this list have been husband approved, so hopefully you're able to find something that's perfect for your guy.


November 12, 2017

One Month of Bliss | Isla Makai did we get here so fast!? It feels like just the other day we brought this little one home. But at the same time I can't picture what life was like without her.

As I'm sure you've probably guessed by now, yesterday Miss Isla turned 1 month old. Her last month has been filled with so many wonderful moments. I want to just bottle this all up and savor her this little forever.
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weight | As of yesterday's appointment she weighs 8lbs 3 oz! That's 21 ounce up from 2 weeks ago. She's gonna chunk up before we know it!
height | They didn't measure her at this appointment, but at 2 weeks she was 21 1/2 inches
sleep | She gives us about 1 big 4-5 hour stretch at night, and then wakes up every 2-3 hours after that until she's ready for the day. I'm starting to notice more of routine with her naps which is nice
eating | This girl loves to eat. She'll be on the boob whenever she gets the chance. 
likes | cuddles with mama and daddy, nature sounds, being outdoors, and bath time
dislikes | being laid down for too long. Thank God for our baby wrap
favorite moment | How can I choose just one?! If I had too I'd say the moment when we both wake up and seeing her sweet face smiling at mine.
milestones | She's smiling more and more. Making sweet coos and you can tell she's actually starting to "see" the world. She's also SO strong! Those legs and neck muscles are working hard. She also met grandparent's for the first time last week! It was so nice having my parent's close again. 
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I love her more and more each day and can't believe God blessed us with such an amazing little girl. As much as I want her to stay this tiny forever, me and Caleb are also looking forward to watching her grow. 


October 28, 2017

Day at the Pumpkin Patch | Life Lately

 My absolute favorite part of the fall season, aside from fashion, is taking a trip to the pumpkin patch! Nothing really feels more autumnal than this, does it? We had been waiting for Isla to be born before we went, so last tuesday we finally made it out.

The farm we went to was so adorable. There was a corn maze, hay maze, a petting zoo, a huge trampoline, yummy treats to snack on, and of course a self-pick pumpkin patch.
Caleb's favorite part is the corn maze, which I had never done before. Well it definitely lived up to it's expectations, because we were in the baby for over an hour. Caleb had to pull out the map and navigate us out. 

Isla slept in the carrier the entire time. She loves to be as close to me or her daddy as she can be. We also got there right around sunset which made everything extra glowy and golden. So pretty! Made everything a little dream like.

We each picked out pumpkins to carve. Caleb chose a green one so that he can make a Shrek pumpkin. Mine's the traditional, round one cause ya know... #basic. We even picked a sweet baby pumpkin for Isla.

 Also how cute are these animals!
Obviously I had to make Caleb and the baby stand by this sign. Although I think it's off by like 6 inches, but hey they're still cute! 
Celebrating the season with this little one is already so much fun. It'll be great coming back here as Isla gets bigger and watching her grow.

Have y'all had a chance to explore a pumpkin patch this year? What are you planning on carving into your pumpkins? 


October 20, 2017

Maple Holistics' Tea Tree Oil Shampoo | Products Im Loving

Recently, Maple Holistics' reached out to me to try one of their shampoos! I'm a huge fan of using products with as natural ingredients as possible. That's why I was super excited to try this brand out. Not only are their products made of natural ingredients, but they are also cruelty free! Score!!
I was sent their tea tree oil shampoo. Tea tree oil has so many benefits; from healing acne, improving dandruff, encouraging hair growth, and reducing hair loss. 

The shampoo itself smells good, without being overpowering which I was afraid it might be. I've been using it for the last 2 weeks now. After the first use my hair honestly felt squeaky clean and stronger. Since then I've also noticed I can go longer between washes without my hair feeling oily. As a new mom this has been awesome since there isn't exactly a ton of time to wash my hair.
My husband has been using the shampoo as well. He has thick, oily hair and tends to struggle with dandruff. So when he heard about the potential benefits of tea tree oil, he was in on trying it too! His hair has been less oily as well, as well as noticed less dandruff which is a total plus.

At less than $9 the shampoo is a little pricey compared to drugstore shampoos, but I would say if you're really struggling with oily hair or dandruff than it's worth it. 

There are so many other amazing products on the site from shampoo, conditioner, oils, and serums. Plus they come in multiple essential oils depending on your needs/preference. 

The best part is you have the opportunity to try it for yourself with their free samples program! All you have to do is fill out a quick form, select your product of choice and you're good to go!

Let me know if y'all give this brand a try!