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We were super stoked to find these totally adorable gift tags at Ikea last week…10 for a buck!
Ikea has really expanded their gift wrapping selection and it is all fantastic! (see HERE).
This is our new favorite holler dollar at Ikea, but we may have momentarily forgotten about those yummy cinamon rolls. What’s your favorite?
This waking up in the night business with a baby is a whole new ball game for me.
Turn on a lamp and Jane is bright-eyed and bushy tailed…for hours!
Enter…the night light!
THIS dollar night light gives us just the amount of light in the nursery to help me avoid injury when I’m walking around like a zombie, and keeps Janey in sleepy mode.
It has the Good Housekeeping seal of approval and mine too!
Hallelujah for The Dollar Tree!
These days I keep myself pretty low-key until it’s time to leave the door.
It’s kinda a ‘mummy uniform’ and usually entails black leggings and a tee. Simple and comfortable without looking like a Hobo is my goal!
My favorite pair of leggings are actually from Walgreens (link HERE) and are 2 for $10…holler!
For that price it’s way do-able to have several ‘go-to’ pairs for quick changes after these lil’ munchkins get me all messy cakes!
Do you have a go-to look? Do share!
I was undecided on the girls’ Halloween costumes this year, but knew I wanted something easy and adorable.
The Dollar Tree came to my rescue again with these fairy wings (link HERE). Matched with clothes they already had: a onesie, cardigan, tutu, leggings and ballet shoes…Elizabeth transformed into one pretty cute fairy!
I think the only thing cuter will be when we double the fun on the actual night. Hannah was asleep for the dress rehearsal!
Do you have any quick and thrifty costume ideas? Do share!
There’s something about these little things that make me giddy.
I don’t know what it is, but they are so simple and funny it’s genius.
I thought I’d be fun to dot them around my house for Halloween and bring a little life to everyday objects.
Here’s how it turned out:
On a lamp.
On kitchen cabinets:
On a pumpkin:
On a chest of drawers:
You can find these lots of places this time of year, these were from Target for $1, holler!
For some reason I’m a little embarrassed that I wear black all the time. People always seem to make little comments and challenge me to wear color.
Somehow, despite efforts to branch out, this black beauty arrived on my doorstep this week.
It’s slight boat-neck, loose fit, exposed zipper on the back and lightweight polyester fabric give it a 60’s feel, and I know it is going to be my favorite thing to wear all fall.
And…it was only $10!
Haters will hate, but I still love black!
My first Mommy selfie..uggh. I feel like a poser, but wanted you to see what it looks like in person…right before Jane christened it with spit-up!
If you want to jump on this bandwagon, click HERE for your $10 blouse!
One of our favorite items at Ikea is only $4.99 this month with your family card.
We love to use this little table all around our houses. Here are a few pinterest images of how people are using theirs..
If you don’t have a family card there are kiosks throughout Ikea where you can get one and use the same day! See all family card deals HERE.
There are sooooo many great baby items on the market these days that it’s hard not to get carried away.
These 4 items from the Dollar Tree, (although not all are specifically made for baby) have not only been a relief on the wallet, but have been some of the most used items in our homes this year.
1. Mini Tubs are sooo freaking handy dandy!
We’ve used them to store binkies, formula, and now rice cereal. They’re 10 for $1…
2. Plastic Bin, these have been so great for lots of things, but primarily carrying dirty bottles to and fro, upstairs to down.
In the early days we also kept one in the shower with oxyclean in, whenever the girls had a blowout we’d just pop dirty clothing item in their to soak until the next wash. Worked wonders and very proud to report we have very little stained items. :)
3. Diaper Bags (see HERE) we opted for these instead of a diaper genie type because we have “diaper changing stations” all over the house. Simply pop the diaper in and tie it up. They actually work pretty well for holding in the stench!
4. Mesh Wastebaskets (see HERE) these are perfect for holding all those bagged diapers, and easy to empty every day or so.
So there you have it! Our very thrifty and handy baby finds.
If you have anymore, please do share!
Browsing though my pinterest page yesterday I noticed that most of my favorite spaces are black and white. (This wasn’t really that much of a shock…just a realization!) This most classic combination is timeless, chic, modern and all that we love.
Here are some amazing (and cheap) pieces I found at Ikea.
1. Dying over this light (see HERE). Replacing the builder grade lighting has always been on our list, and room by room we’re getting there. I just need to find the perfect spot for this.
2. These lamps are PERFECTION (see HERE), and will be a contender for above our nightstands when we re-do our master this Fall…yay!!!
3. These place mats (see HERE) were added to our home the week the twins began solid food. Too cute and handy and only $1.49! Holler!!!
4. Lack tables are a must in any home. Ever so versatile and handy for temporary arrangements like house guests or parties. They’re on sale this month with your Ikea family card for only $4.99!!!!!!! Time to stock up. I’m getting 4! (see HERE.)
5-8. Beautiful cushion covers to ump up the contrast in any room. I’ll be getting some for the Master. Such a great deal from $4.99-$14.99)
Our favorite sale of the year, the Anniversary sale at Nordstrom begins at July 18th at a store near you! Here are things we things we choose to buy at Nordies, and why you should be buying them too!
No. 1: Shoes
Everyday and athletic shoes need to be super comfy if they’re going to get a long life of wear. I cannot tell you how many pairs of running shoes I own that don’t quite fit right and just sit in my closet. Nordstrom is wonderful at returning shoes you have even tested outside if you are unhappy with their fit. We also love their selection of extended small and large sizes and always free shipping. Wonderful customer service! Looking forward to these beauts for post-baby workouts…
Nike Free Training Shoe
$100 $66.90 During Anniversary
No. 2: Make-up + Cosmetics
This is one of those things you get all excited about in the store when a professional is applying product perfectly and then you take home and wondered why you bought it?! It is very hard to get a true representation of color look and whether you’re going to love a product in store. Nordstrom is wonderful at encouraging you to purchase, play with a product at home and return if you don’t like it. Nordstrom is the only department store we will buy make up from!
We love these Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks for the perfect summer glow $44
No. 3: Children’s Items
One of our best strategies for a successful wardrobe on a tight budget is buying a season ahead so we can buy on clearance. This is difficult when it comes to children as little ones have random growth spurts. Huge size fluctuation in kid clothes between stores and brands also makes this close to impossible! Lucky for us, Nordstrom has a unlimited return period, meaning you can return anything, whenever. Even though Nordstrom tracks all of your purchases on their computer system we find it best to keep each receipts for easy and no-hassle returns.
Our fave Aden + Anais select 3-pack Swaddle Blankets
$45 $29 During Anniversary Sale
No. 4: Brassieres
Without a doubt one of our favorite departments at Nordstrom is Lingerie for bras. Finding the perfect bra is hard work and expensive, and Nordstrom has this process down to a tee with their educated and helpful staff. We are measured EVERY time we need a new bra, and 99% of the time end up with a bra we are happy with for a long time. If you notice it doesn’t work within a few wears, exchange or returns are no problem. Don’t we all have a few bras in the closet we spent a lot of money on, but are so uncomfortable and can’t return?! We HATE that, and no longer have that problem now we shop for bras exclusively at Nordstrom. The Anniversary sale is the perfect time to stock up. THIS bra is one of my faves and will only be $39.90 during the sale.
No. 5: Sale Items
The Nordstrom App and website have come a long way in the past little while. It is so easy to shop through thousands of items with sorting filters such as ‘percent off’, specific sizing and choosing displays such as ‘pricing low to high’ etc. We have found shopping online to have a much wider selection of sale items than in store. You know we are on the app looking at baby girl sale items at least weekly! With free shipping and easy returns, it is a win-win!
THIS Zella Harmony hoodie looks super comfy. On sale for $45.56.
Have we convinced you yet? The Anniversary sale is calling your name! Check out the preview catalog HERE!
My least favorite household task is hands down scrubbing the tub, talk about manual labor! I absolutely despised this task, until my friend, Nicki introduced me to this fab Pinterest find:
Lifesaver Tub Scrub
You Will Need:
One scrubber from the Dollar Tree
1:1 ratio of Dawn and white vinegar
Simply wet down the shower and tub down and gently scrub this mixture into the tub. Next, let soak for a few minutes and then rinse away.
It is seriously insane how easy and how great this works! I absolutely love having a sparkling tub greet me at the end of each day!
Thanks for the tip Nicki! If anyone else hates scrubbing your tub…you have to give this a try!!!
Last time I visited The Dollar Tree, I spied these dishes that I just couldn’t pass up. They screamed summer to me, just like the kind you’d find in an old country farmhouse and I just had to have them.
Aren’t they just perfect?! Pass the corn and watermelon, summer’s here and I’m ready!
One of the bad things about summer is flip flop feet.
You know what I’m talking about!
To help your pedi last a little longer,
make sure to pick up one of these pumice sponges on your next visit to the Dollar Tree.
A little scrub with this nightly
Are you looking for a fast, fun and thrifty project to dress up your home for the Fourth?!
Boy, do we have the DIY for you!!!
Introducing the no-sew Bandana Garland!!!
All you’ll need to create the garland is a red and blue bandana (we used THESE ones), a pair of scissors, and ten minutes!
1. Cut bandanas into quarters.
2. Cut each bandana quarter into two triangles to create 8 bunting pieces.
3. Tie corners of bunting together, alternating red and blue.
That’s it folks! This project took 10 mins, cost $2 and created a huge wow factor.
Can we hear a yee-haw?!
Congratulations to Rachel!!!! Thanks to all who entered!!!
We’re so excited to kick start our week with a great giveaway!
I started to look for a memory book almost as soon as I found out I was pregnant. My parents had one for each of us, and it’s something I always knew I wanted to do for our children.
I was so happy when I found this one by Bunnies By the Bay. First off, it’s the cutest thing ever, with adorable illustrations, but most of all I love how easy it’s been to record all the little details I don’t want to forget about my two little ladies.
Isn’t the layout just the cutest?!
If you know someone who is pregnant, or just had a wee one, I couldn’t suggest a more treasured gift!
To enter, simply leave a comment below (by June 16th, 12pm MST) and tell us what other product catches your eye over on their site (HERE)! The winner will be selected at random and notified by June 17th.
On another note, I’d just like to rave about another couple Bunnies By the Bay products!
My girlies are getting to the age where they can really begin to enjoy their toys and they are just in love with their Blossom’s Lulla Bunny Bye Binkie Blankets and Bunny Wrist Rattles (which they like on their ankles)!
They are sooo incredibly soft! The babies love them against their skin, and give us lovely giggles when they hear the rattles. Too cute.
Be sure to check out the entire Bunnies By the Bay line on their site (link HERE). You’ll be spoilt for choice!
Oh, and don’t forget to enter for the book :)