Saturday, June 28, 2014

We have a tooth!

Millie finally has a tooth – and 3 more almost cutting through! I know she's late getting teeth but she is still growing up way to quickly! She's 9 3/4 months old and I can't believe it. Teething Essentials post coming soon.
While teething she's a drooling machine! How adorable is this drool bib (that has a waterproof lining in the middle so that drool doesn't get on her clothes – genius) & pacifier clip by The Lovely Co!! Millie's pacifier is from Tommee Tippee and her onesie romper is by Blue Daisy Wares.

Exclusive Coupons for my readers:
20% off at The Lovely Co || SMUDGE20
10% off at Blue Daisy Wares || SMUDGE10

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Pumping Essentials || Lansinoh Product Review

For the first few months, Millie had a very difficult time breast feeding. She would just scream and scream but if I gave my milk to her in a bottle, she loved it. I have spent countless hours pumping and all that jazz. Even after things settled down and she started eating well, I continued to pump while working and taking classes.

Here are some of my favorite products that I found helped me make pumping a more positive experience:

  • Lansinoh Signature Pro Double Electric BPA FREE Breast Pump — Huge discount here!
    • This pump is so great — and I have tried a few. 
    • I appreciated that it automatically adjusts and changes the rhythm of the suction just as a baby would do. 
    • I like how small and easy this pump is to travel with, you can throw it in any bag (it even comes with an optional tote). 
    • There is also a timer on it so that you can keep track of everything and your pregnacy/new mommy brain doesn't forget when you started – so convenient.
  • Lansinoh - Simple Wishes D Lite Hands Free Breastpump Bra —
    • This pumping bra was so helpful when I needed to get things done while pumping, which was basically every time. I could use this and get ready while pumping – so handy. 
    • This particular pumping bra is especially nice because the flaps hold the pump on better than other brands that I have tried.
  • Lansinoh Disposable Nursing Pads
    • I've used these morning, noon, and night for over a year now (yes while pregnant too), and I love them! I never have to worry about leaking. 
    • They have the option to stick to your clothing (bra) so that they will stay put.
    • They are very soft and even have a softer type for the first few weeks of adjusting to breastfeeding: Lansinoh Ultra Soft Disposable Nursing Pads.
  • Lansinoh Soothies Gel PadsLansinoh HPA Lanolin
    • Trust me, these are a MUST. You will learn that if you haven't already – so relieving.

  • Lansinoh Breast Milk Storage Bags
    • Loved the double seal on these, It helped me have a piece of mind that I wouldn't loose any of my "liquid gold" (and I never did).
    • The shape of the top seal helps so that you can pour into a bottle very easily – much appreciated.

Although this post was sponsored by Lansinoh, thoughts and opinions are truthful and entirely my own.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Our Day in Chicago

During the season, Jaycob only gets a few consecutive days of just once for all-star break. We were able to go to Chicago for a nice and much needed get-away. We stayed two days. We had such a great time – it was perfect! These pictures and video are from our second day there :)
(I left my 'real camera' charger in wisconsin so had to shoot all photos and video with iPhone)

We had some fun videos of Millie and us being kids with a bubble gun and slo-mo video feature. Here's a compilation I put together really quickly on my phone:

We were able to meet up with our friends Mallory & Schuyler for lunch and then got to hang with Mallory for the day! We love them so much!!

Thank you so much Brooke & Curren for hosting us and for being so much fun!

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

3 days – 3 necklaces from Bip & Bop Jewelry || Review & Coupon Code

 These necklaces are so perfect for me! I love them so much I ended up buying more as gifts.
Bip & Bop does such a great job with these delicate necklaces. I love being able to wear them for different uses. Here are 3 different days, with 3 of Bip and Bops necklace styles:

Exclusive Coupon Code for my readers:

ALI15 for 15% off

Somedays when I'm missing my home (utah) and my family, this Utah necklace helps me feel just a little more connected to my wonderful roots.

This necklace went great with one of my collared shirts — I felt like I was going to ride with my mom. It's also a great reminder of my old horses Tink & Ellie.

A beach day definitely calls for something nautical, right?! This was a fun piece to wear to Great Lake Michigan in Milwaukee.

Thank you Bip & Bop! Go check this shop out — it has so many great necklace styles. They are an excellent quality and great price. I have my eye on the little tied bow one now!
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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Kiwi Crate | Review & Coupon Code

Have you heard about Kiwi Crate yet? I seriously would have gone crazy over these as a kid – oh wait, I am... (you should have seen me geek out). It's such a fun idea, especially for the summer. It's so hard finding things to keep the little nuggets occupied I am sure – I know I'm already having that dilemma. 

Millie's outfit is from Blue Daisy Wares

Check these out: 
  • Projects can include arts & crafts, science activities, imaginative play and more.
    Everything for 2-3 projects is included in each box.
  • Hands-on fun for kids
  • Delivered monthly.
  • Shipping is free
  • Plus, the design is super adorable so that's a great bonus.
  • see sample crates
Here is a promo code to receive 25% off a first Kiwi Crate with code SUMMER25
Kiwi Crate Summer Adventure (which will be camping themed!)

From now until July 7, customers can save 10% on all subscription packages with promo code FOURTH

Join Kiwi Crate

Post sponsored by Kiwi Crate — All thoughts and opinions were truthful and my own.

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