I’m not sure who is more obsessed with headbands … me or Izzy! She Loves to pick out which one to wear. I try to guide her so it matches, however sometimes she is dead set on a specific style and color. If you have …
POTTY TRAINING! Sounds scary doesn’t it? I have to admit, I started to get nervous as we got closer to starting. But there really is nothing to be scared or anxious about. The first week we read potty books and I even downloaded an Elmo …
Remember when you were a teenager and you were trying to find yourself? Who are you & what do want to be? After you have a baby it’s like you are the hormonal, emotional and unsure teenager all over again. Eager to know the right thing to do and figure out who you are. Becoming a mother changes you in a way no one can really explain.
I’m finding myself again. My child is 18 months old and I’m still figuring it all out. One thing I’ve learned is you need to take time for yourself. Check out my three tips for finding the new you. Because being a mother is now a part of who you are.
1. Get a hobby. A good blogger mommy friend of mine reminded me of this. It sparked a thought, a hobby? Oh yes, I like to paint. In reality I liked to paint. I haven’t painted since I was pregnant with Isabella. I want to paint again, I want to be a painter. I miss that hobby, it’s relaxing and fun and it’s something I want to be apart of me still. So I’m making an effort now to bring back the hobby I loved so very much.
2. Reflect. The best time for me to reflect is when I’m going for a walk or working out. I can think about me, my life and if there is anything I want to work on as a person. If you like to reflect in the tub with with class of wine, I’m right there with ya. Well, not with you, but you know what I mean. Find time to think about how your day or week has been. Are there things you wish you did or didn’t do? What can you do to make a change in yourself or your life?
3. Go Shopping. Even if you can only go shopping online. Heck sometimes that is better! I love to grab my laptop and glass of wine while I window shop or snag a cute lil something for ME. By doing this you are thinking about yourself, which is so important. You want to embrace being a mommy but you don’t want to lose yourself in the process. As a mom you are constantly busy and don’t have much mental time left for you and what YOU want. I noticed looking good and feeling good go hand in hand. When I shower and dress up I feel better. If you are looking for style and comfort I’ve got you.
Shopping online is easy and one of my favorite places to shop is PinkBlush. You can find adorable fashions for during, before or after pregnancy. If you are a mommy or mommy to be you will love it! The maternity dresses are so adorable. Almost all fashions stretch or flow to fit with a growing belly or hide your postpartum belly. Or in my case, hide the mommy belly I’m working so hard to put some abs on.
I love this dress! Why? Well, it’s perfect for a pregnant mommy because of the stretch, a nursing mommy because of the criss cross neckline or a mommy chasing a toddler because of the comfort.
Go check out this online trendy boutique, reflect, and get a hobby so you can start finding the new you!
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If you are looking to make a sweet treat for a baby/toddler get together or party here is a delicious and adorable way to incorporate fall and a healthy ice pop. What you need: Gerber lil’ bits, cake pop mold, cake pop sticks, food coloring, scissors …
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Being a parent
can be is exhausting. I love to just have an escape and unwind from the crazy days. What is more relaxing than feeling you are at a Spa? I’m sharing with you how to create a Spa-like bathroom with some simple decor pieces from Target.
First off head to Target! I know… I’m really forcing you aren’t I? Haha I don’t know many moms that dislike Target. It’s the store you go to for 1 item and leave with 50, am I right? If you are tight on time then you should consider signing up for the Target Subscription service.
First things first the biggest bathroom essential… toilet paper. The item you go to Target for, the decor… everything that finds a way into your cart.
Look up in Target and you will see the signs for each aisle.
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Next up you need to head to the decorative accents and shelving aisle. This is where I picked up some floating shelves and decor for the bathroom. Remember we are creating a spa feel so I can relax and escape in the bathroom! I chose some flowers, a glass vase, a metal ball and shelving from this area. One aisle down I found some fun round green leaf balls as well.
Next we ventured to the towel area to get some fancy towels and matching washcloths.
Ready for the reveal?
I filled my tall glass vase a little over halfway with shells. You can get shells from Target but I used shells from the recent trip with my husband to the beach. On top I dropped in a few purple flowers to tie in the flower buckets. Then I added a battery operated candle on top. I can turn it on/off with the quick click of a remote.
The flower buckets are from the Target value area where everything is pretty much $1-$3. You know the first area you see when entering Target that you can’t help but look through. Please tell me I’m not the only one obsessed with this area in Target? I added shells into these buckets as well to hold the flowers in place and give some weight to the buckets. It was a fun way for me to tie in our first vacation without the baby into the bathroom.
The basket holding the toilet paper and the basket holding the washcloths are both also from the Target value area. Grab two colors of washcloths, roll them and then alternate the colors when placing them into the basket. I love the pattern for the baskets because they are fun and fresh. Below you will see I also added leaves from the flowers to the toilet paper basket for a pop of color.
The shelving I chose were floating shelves because I wanted that clean spa look. I chose a matching shelf for above the bathtub. Think simple and pops of color when choosing decor for the shelves. Spas typically do not have clutter, but rather simple decor.
I took old candle holders and added the green leaf balls from Target to them for a unique look and bright pop of color.
What do you think of rolled vs folded towels?
Now it’s time for me to go take a bath and turn on the candles!
Although Izzy isn’t in school a lot of her buddies are and this means more time for decor! So take advantage of the kids being back to school and go make yourself a Spa Oasis. Eager to see more bathroom ideas? Click here.
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