Month: October 2016

Halloween is here!

Halloween is here!

Some products shared in this post were given in exchange for an honest review. As always, you all know that the opinions here are 100% my own. Last year Izzy was a little lamb and I turned her costume into a TY beanie baby lamb. 

Holiday Cookie Tradition with Little Partners

Holiday Cookie Tradition with Little Partners

A special thank you to Little Partners for sponsoring this post. As always, you all know that the options here are 100% my own. To me holidays are for family traditions. The way you decorate the house, the songs you listen to and the food 

Traveling with a Toddler

Traveling with a Toddler

I received the mentioned items in this post in exchange for an honest review. As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Have you traveled with a toddler yet? I traveled with Izzy when she was 4 months old. I wouldn’t say it was easy, I was still a new mom and  flying with a baby. But I still think that is much easier than flying with a toddler. Toddlers want to get down and walk. They need constant distractions & snacks.

We recently when to visit Izzy’s Great Grampa Ted. She’s 19 months old. Some would say she has even started the terrible twos with tantrums. I thought we were in for frightening flights, but Izzy was amazing! Many people told us how good she was and they had no idea there was a baby on the plane and the man sitting in our row even called her a born traveler. I like to think this was all because I was a well prepared & organized mama!

We had connecting flights because the airport we needed to fly into had a shorter drive from the airport to his hometown. So we really got the full experience guys! From driving with her to flying and running to a connecting flight.

I’m going to share what worked for us on our trip & let you know exactly why you need it. 😉 If you are traveling soon then I suggest you sit back, sip some wine and start clicking and shopping. I have everything linked for you.


My Travel Must Haves List:
Lillebaby carrier
ZoLi food/snack accessories & water bottles
Tablet & Kidloland App
Dock A Tot
Mother Load (organizing bags)
Fawn Design Diaper Bag
Hny Baby Straps
ChooMee toppers and case
Crayola Color Wonder

Why do you need a Lillebaby carrier? Well I have say I have owned a few types and brands of baby wearing gear from carriers to slings and this has been the most comfortable and easiest way to carry Isabella when I need to be hands free. There are times I have needed to use it in the grocery store, while cooking dinner and then of course while traveling. When in the airport you need as many hands as possible! I had a carseat bag on one shoulder, the diaper bag on the other, Izzy on my front and I was rolling a carry on bag. Yes, I looked like a human mule and I needed my arms. At one point we had to run so we didn’t miss our connecting flight and I tell you what the Lillebaby really came in hand then.

I chose the toddler Complete Airflow Charcoal with Berry. The complete airflow was great for the airport because you always get hot running around and moving from one side of the airport to the other to catch a plane.

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At the airport and ready to head to our gate!


Why do you need Zoli products? These water bottles I chose were perfect for travel because of their size. I was able to fit Izzy’s & my water bottle in the diaper bag pockets easy peasy! The snack container was perfect because I could fit all of her crunchy snacks inside and they don’t get smushed during travel. Zoli also makes awesome silverware and bowls that are perfect for on the go.

zoli travel spoon

zoli bowl

Snacking in the Delta lounge.

Why do I need a Fawn Design diaper bag? Beyond the fact that this bag is absolutely gorgeous, you need it because the comfort, size and design. This company created a bag that is perfect for travel. You can wear it on your back or on your shoulder. I also think that this bag was made perfectly for the Mother load organizers and Zoli water bottles.



Why do you need ChooMee travel packs? We have always loved these products but the travel case is a must I could easily find the covers and store them back into a case after using. The covers keep pouch contents from being squeezed everywhere and the it’s soft so Izzy can chew on it as well. Izzy enjoyed her travel snacks for sure!

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Snacking in the Delta Sky Lounge.

Why do you need Motherload Bags? These bags are ideal for organizing a diaper bag or travel bags. I had Izzy’s snacks in one, toys in another, a change of clothes and had the dirty clothes bag folded inside. I also used some to keep items together when packing. Like all of her little socks and headbands were stored neatly and didn’t get lost.



Why do you need a tablet with the Kidloland app? Distractions when traveling.. that’s key! How about educational distractions, um yes please! Kidloland is an awesome app. It’s more like an app with a million apps inside. Okay I’m exaggerating it’s actually an app full of 800+ nursery rhymes, songs, stories, activities and games. We have still yet to play all the games, listen to all the stories or engage in everything it has to offer. Isabella likes the stories. You can chose to have them read to you or for it to allow you to read. There are songs and games as well. Izzy loved the songs about shapes and colors and of course wanted to watch the song about her favorite shape, the star on repeat! Thumbs up from this educator on this app!

Izzy Kidloland


Listening to an interactive story in the hotel room.

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Why do you need a Dock A Tot? You all may or may not have seen my post on why we started using the Dock A Tot. Read more here. This is a travel must have because it creates a cozy space for your child so weather they are sleeping in the bed with you or in a pack n play you can be certain they will feel more at home. Also I think it’s important to have a spare cover with you at all times. You never know when you need to change your babes cover from drinks, to vomit to umm I’ll let you guess the rest.

You are probably thinking, drinks in bed? No, but that brings me to another point. The Dock A Tot is also the perfect lounger when hanging in the hotel room.

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Izzy slept hard in the hotel with her Dock A Tot. Looks cozy doesn’t she?

Why do you need  HNY BABY products? Things can get dropped or fall when rushing around an airport. The toy along and sippy strap are must haves. When out to eat I attach Izzy’s cup to the highchair with the sippy strap. If you are taking a stroller you can hook it to that. The toy along is great for attaching a toy to your baby carrier or stroller because the last thing you need is a lost “favorite” stuffed animal while traveling.

Chilling at the airport in the Delta Sky Lounge.


Why do you need Crayola Color Wonder & books? Two more fun activities for the airport or plane with NO MESS! I repeat, no mess! The markers with the color wonder only mark color on the special paper they come with. It’s pretty amazing… you’re welcome! 😉


izzy book plane

I hope my travel must haves list helped you out and you feel more prepared for the trip you will be taking with your littles. Safe travels! I know you littles are going to enjoy the journey to their destination & what they have waiting for them when they get there.

Izzy sure loved meeting her Great Grampa & he loved meeting her too!



XO Eryka


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Apple Cider Mimosa

Apple Cider Mimosa

I received the mentioned item (wine glass) in this post in exchange for an honest review. As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. This content is intended for those 21 ages and older. If you have been following the blog or my 

Touchdown Snack with GOODFOODS

Touchdown Snack with GOODFOODS

Game day means snacking and hanging on the couch or at the very least trying to keep your kid(s) huddled in the family room with you. Whether you are having guests over or just want a fun treat for the family, I have created an 

Mommy and Me Fall Fashion

Mommy and Me Fall Fashion

I received some of the mentioned items in this post in exchange for an honest review. As always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

There are so many beautiful things about motherhood. So many things that counter the craziness when you wonder, am I going to survive parenthood today? Today I’m talking about something a little less tear jerking. It’s fashion guys! Mommy and me or Daddy and me fashion is so much fun and totally adds more fun to parenthood!

From day one I enjoyed dressing Izzy up as a doll. After birth my recovery was rough but I enjoyed putting Izzy in darling little outfits and finding a matching bow or hat. It was one of those fun moments of the day that gave me a smile when I was feeling the post pardum blues.

Now that Izzy is bigger I seem to find more and more mommy and me fashions and I love them all!

Similar colored jeans, fringe boots and gray sweaters make for a fun mommy and me fall look.

Mommy and me fashion doesn’t have to be the same dresses or the exact same outfit. You can pull alike pieces together for a simple and fun mommy and me look. For our mommy and me look below you can see we have on matching leggings and similar boots. I gave us tops that were not matchy matchy but similar in the fact they are both lighter colors. I turned my top into a tunic and she has a dress over her leggings.





So remember you can add matching pieces such as our leggings and then similar pieces such as our boots to create your own mommy and me look. I’m going to keep on enjoying this mommy and me look until Izzy decides it’s not cool anymore. 😉

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XO Eryka

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10 Reasons You Know You Are A Toddler Mom

10 Reasons You Know You Are A Toddler Mom

Being a mother isn’t easy… at all! I think the hardest part it that children are constantly changing so you have to keep up with their newest wants and needs. Here are 10 reasons you know you are officially a toddler mom! I hope you 

Falling for Fawn Design

Falling for Fawn Design

As a mom you still want cute things that are of course also comfortable …and make life easier too! How about compliments? Yes, we still like those. I found a diaper bag that has given me cuteness, comfort, compliments and is super easy to use 

2 Toddler Bath Time Must Haves

2 Toddler Bath Time Must Haves

Bath time is a great time of the day. Why? Because this typically means you are really close to bedtime and also because it’s a great bonding/play time. There are 2 things that are pretty crucial to a successful toddler bath time and I’m sharing those with you! So what are my must haves for a toddler bath time?

1. Entertainment: Isabella loves to play in the tub and I love playing with her. We found the ultimate entertainment center for the tub! The tubby table is seriously another amazing invention where I once again ask myself, why didn’t I think of this? It’s easy to assemble and suctions to the bottom of the tub. The table swivels so the child can access the whole thing easily. The center has a foam piece that can be removed so you can change out the scenery. We got the mermaid kit so we can alternate between that and the jungle.

Right now her favorite thing to play with are the shapes. She loves taking them out and putting them back in. It’s a great time to continue talking about shapes and add a little education during bath time.


Izzy loves taking out the shapes and putting them back in.



2. Soft and Absorbent Towel(s): Zoocchini is a brand that from the moment we starting using we were brand lovers! The hooded towels are amazing & adorable. They are so soft, yet also absorb the water so it’s a quick dry off session. This means if it’s very cold then we can quickly get her into her pjs without dampness on her skin. Seriously though, the designs are way too cute! We have a unicorn and flamingo. When Izzy was in the baby size towel we had the piggie.






No Izzy that is Mommy’s toothpaste…

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XO Eryka

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Adorable Hooded Towels

Adorable Hooded TowelsFor Toddlers

My Ugly Truths Of Motherhood- Bring on HEFTY help

My Ugly Truths Of Motherhood- Bring on HEFTY help

As a blogger or really just being a human in general we mostly chose to share the good on social media. I like to share the pretty parts of my life and the positive aspects. Yes I may joke about the bad, but you don’t