0ur Favorite Toddler Cups


Good afternoon! Today I’m putting together a post on our favorite sippy cups for toddlers! We switched Lexi over to a sippy when she turned 1. She had them before she was 1 but we didn’t enforce sippy’s all the time until she turned 1! Lexi has always liked soft spout sippy cups and to be honest it’s quite hard to try and find nice soft spout sippy cups that are for older children!

1. Pura stainless steel toddler cup!

We love this toddler cup because it’s stainless steel. Yay for zero plastic! And it’s a soft spout sippy spout too! We found ours at our local Kroger Marketplace but I’ll link one from Amazon as well! I’m highly impressed with it and it’s by far our favorite! Picture below of Lexi drinking from her Pura Bottle! ❤ Pura Toddler Cup

2. Take & Toss sippy cups!

Ok, so I found these yesterday and I don’t understand the whole take and toss part! I know they’re plastic and made from recycled materials,  but they’re so handy and if they get lost while out and about I don’t feel like it’ll be the end of the world!🙈 these cups will be perfect for milk, juice, etc. We will be keeping these in our diaper bag for trips to town, zoo, and even the lake! I’m really impressed with these! And Lexi actually took them very easily! I found these at Wal-Mart and I’ll link some below as well! Take and toss

3. Munchkin Straw cup!

So a couple months ago, I ordered off of Amazon a 2 pack straw cups! I wasn’t sure if Lexi would take it or not, but it was worth a try! Little did I know, it would be her favorite straw cups ever! I really like the brand we have because it’s all one piece! It can be hard to clean but I use the skinny bottle brush that comes with the Dr. Brown bottles to clean the straw part! We also only use it for juice or tea! We ended up accidentally leaving one of the cups at a restaurant while visiting in Alabama so I’ll need to order another one soon.. Munchkin Straw Cup

4. Munchkin soft spout sippy!

Our last favorite sippy is the cheap $2.00 Munchkin soft spout sippy cup you can pick up at Wal-Mart or anywhere! We picked this one up first and Lexi has loved it ever since! I know we might have a lot of favorites but for us, I like to have a variety of sippy cups in case one gets lost or left somewhere! I’ll try and link one off of Amazon if I can find it! Unfortunately Muchkin has discontinued these specific one that I have pictured below but I’m linking a similar one here. Munchkin Soft Spout sippy

What are your favorite sippy cups for your little’s?

Elizabeth

How We Incorporate Oils Into Our Daily Life.

*Before starting this post I just want to put this out there. First I’m a mother not a doctor, so please if you are taking any medications please do not stop taking them. Also please don’t ask me any medical advice.. Please talk with your doctor about any questions you might have.* 
Happy Sunday! I’ve been wanting to do a post on how we incorporate essential oils into our daily life for several months now, but didn’t know where to start or even how to start! When I joined Young Living in October 2016 I didn’t know how I’d use the oils I had in my hands! I knew I wanted Thieves for immune support, lavender for skin support! Now we can’t go a day without using our oils! I’ve made up different diffuser blends, we diffuse nightly in our little’s room for sleep support for her. I also have a sleepy spray that I use nightly on her crib.. There are so many oils for so many things! I love to use Thieves, lemon, lavender, and oregano for my immune support roller. I have a allergy support roller, stress away for those stressful days/grocery shopping! {Need I say more on the shopping subject 😉} so today I’m writing this post on how I use our oils for our everyday life..

1. Hormone support- each morning I use Progessence Plus on my wrists for hormone support. This oil has been magical for my crazy hormones before and during my monthly time! It’s helped tone down some of my crazy cramps as well! It doesn’t take away all my cramps because let’s be honest, we have to experience the cramps!🙈 but during the times where it feels like I can’t handle the cramps I use my roller of PanAway, peppermint, and lavender and roll it on my lower abdomen to help. I’m one who doesn’t like to take medicine if I dont absolutely have to! So to have these oils to help support my body is simply amazing!! 

2. Immune Support- immune support is a big thing for me! I used to be sick almost the whole winter before changing my eating habits and using oils to help boost my immune system! This past winter my family only got a cold 2 times! And I know I have my oils to thank for that! Any time we felt like we were coming down with something I’d double up on our Thieves roller and also diffuse thieves through out the house.. 

3. Workout support- I know there’s alot of mamas who love to work out. Whether it’s at home or at a gym! There are some amazing oils to help support our muscles while working out.. I love to use Deep relief roller after a quick session of Pop Pilates to help with any tightness that might happen.. also a roller with PanAway works wonders as well! Lemon is so wonderful to add to your water bottle for an added boost! {Always remember to use a glass water bottle or a stainless steel water bottle when using EO’s} 

4. Baby support- this one right here has to be my favorite! Supporting our little one’s body! Young Living has an amazing KidScents line especially formulated for kids! All of the oils in the Kidscents line are pre-diluted and ready to use! Nightly we use 2 drops of Sleepyize in my little’s diffuser for a good night’s sleep! Tummygize on the tummy when she’s got tummy problems, sniffleease for any sniffles that she might have and works amazing for colds.. Gentle baby isn’t part of the Kidscents line, but it’s a MUST have if you have kids, babies, or are pregnant! Add it into a lotion base and rub it on your growing belly to help with stretch marks!  {It seriously works!} I also add it to my little’s bath water! 
The amazing thing that I’ve found with Young Living is, they don’t have just oils! They have supplements, Ningxia Red, protein powders, and so much more! Below I’ll be adding some awesome pictures on different diffuser blends, oils for him, her, baby, and pets etc. I really hope you have enjoyed reading this post! 

Hope each of you have a wonderful week! If you have any questions feel free to ask! I’ll also be adding my link for anyone who would like it! join Young Living 

Thank you for reading my blog post!!

Elizabeth 

Best 1st Birthday Gift Items

I decided to do a blog post about the best items for a one year old.. It’s so hard trying to figure out things to give to a one year old whether it’s for a birthday or Christmas, so that’s why I’m putting together this post..

First off, We got this push wagon for our daughter about 2 weeks ago and she is loving it.. 

mula-toddle-wagon-walker-green__0352918_PE547793_S4This is a wonderful toy for when your child is still trying to learn to walk and for your toddlers who already know how to walk.. Our girl just loves her so much and it’s fun to watch her fill it up with her favorite stuffed animals.. You can purchase this from Ikea.

For our girl, she loves stuffed animals! She as a lot of them and I know her collection is going to grow as she gets older.. 

Today our little girl got her first Disney Princess Barbie doll.. She picked out Ariel and I have to say I am so excited that Ariel is one of her favorites.. When I was a little girl Ariel was my absolute favorite Disney Princess out of all of them. So for our girl to fall in love with her just makes me super excited!! Before giving her the barbie doll I took the shoes off of her and any little pieces that could result of her putting them in her mouth.. I put the shoes and such into a canister that I put in her room for when she gets bigger.. I know a lot of the toys have a “age” requirement but I feel that if you take all the chocking hazard pieces away that it’s perfectly safe for your toddler.. 

When our daughter turned 1 we took her to Target to spend some of her birthday money she recieved and she got the cutest little Toddler Amber from Sofia The First. 

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Another big thing to get one year olds are, any kind of building blocks, learning toys, Duplo blocks, baby dolls.. Clothes are another thing that are great! Mostly because alot of toddlers grow out of their clothes quickly! Hope this gives you an idea of some gift ideas for one year olds!

Elizabeth

Happy 1st Birthday Alexandra

Tuesday Lexi turned 1! I can’t believe that we already have a one year old!!! The year went by so fast but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world! Being a first time mom it’s been so amazing watching Lexi hit every milestone so far! It’s been so fun being able to watch her grow into the most spunky, independent, loving, even sometimes stubborn ( which can’t blame her, look at her mama) little toddler that she’s becoming.. I can’t wait to see what this next year brings us as she learns to walk, talk more, and learns more things as we go on! Right now at a year old Lexi loves to say Dada, Mama, Nana (for Aunt Amanda) Lala (for Lolly) and Pop! Her vocabulary is pretty good for 1! She loves her dolls, puppy, her Milo owl that Aunt Amanda made her (she can’t go to sleep without it at night) and her ZombieLulu doll that Auntie M made her! Her favorite show is Sofia The First, we’ve watched all three seasons on Netflix about 4 times already! I started watching When Calls The Heart with Lexi as well! She loves watching it so much! A girl after her mama’s own heart! The girl can watch period dramas all day if I’d let her! 😉

Now onto the pictures I took on Lexi’s birthday!

I am just in awe over the gorgeous girl that God blessed us with! She’s just the cutest little sassiest girl ever!! I took these pictures as she was opening her birthday gift from her great-grammie P! I love my precious baby girl and am so excited to see what age 2 brings!! Hope each of you have a wonderful day!!

Elizabeth

First Mother’s Day

Good morning everyone! First off I want to wish every mother a Happy Mother’s Day! I know that for some Mother’s Day is hard. Whether it is from the loss of a mother, loss of children! My heart goes out to each of the mothers whose heart hurts every Mother’s Day! 

This year will be my first Mother’s Day! Last year I was pregnant when Mother’s Day came around and even though I was a mom-to-be, it just felt a little weird celebrating Mother’s Day when babe was still in the womb. So I decided that I wouldn’t celebrate Mother’s Day until babe was here.. 11 months later and here we are, our first Mother’s Day! 

We have so many firsts in our life. First cry, first laugh, first walk, first word, first date, first love, first heartbreak, first child.. I have had all those firsts before and I think the greatest of these (aside from marrying the man of my dreams) is the first time I became a Mother! Did I read all the baby books there is? No. Did I know what to expect after baby came? No. Was I prepared for the sleepless nights of a newborn? Yes and No.. I didn’t know everything about becoming a mother.. I knew a little on how to care for children but as far as my own I was so scared on messing up and being a “bad mom”.. But as soon as she was laid in my arms minutes after birth all of my worries went away! It was like a fresh breath of air that washed over me! Seeing the joy in both my eyes and my husband’s was all that I needed! Has it been rough? Yes! But I don’t think Motherhood is suppose to be easy.. If that was so there wouldn’t be all the books written for and by moms to help other moms! There wouldn’t be books on what to expect during the first few years of having a child/children.. But I know that it’s the most amazing thing in the world! Becoming a mother was my all time wish as I grew up and became an adult.. It’s what I always dreamed about.. And now, I get to live that wonderful dream every single day!

Both of these pictures are my favorite! The one on the left was when Lexi was 1 week old. And the one on the right is now. Lexi is 11 months old now.. She is so spunky and full of life and I am so blessed to be able to call her mine! I can’t imagine life without her! Hope each of you have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend.. Tell that special mother in your life how much you love them.. You may never now how much they’re hurting inside.. 

Elizabeth

Lilly Pulitzer {Early Birthday Gift}

Hey everyone! So on Sunday while we were traveling home from a wonderful weekend in Tennessee, my husband and sweet little girl (11 months) planned a little surprise and took me to our Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store for my early birthday gift! My birthday isn’t until November, but for 2 years now (since my husband and I got married) I’ve gotten to get my birthday gift early so I can wear them as much as I want during the summer! I am a huge lover of the Lilly Pulitzer line! I love how bright and cheerful each print is! They really outdo themselves every year with every single new print they come up with! This year I got two new prints from the Summer line! I’ll go ahead and post the link under each of the outfits for anyone that wants it! 🙂

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This dress is a super favorite of mine! I got a size Medium in it.. It’s the perfect length for any occasion as well!! This one is called “Short Sloane Dress” in Gypsea Pink!! Link here.

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When I was looking at getting a pair of their shorts for the first time ever I came across their skorts and fell in love with this one! It is of the same pattern as the dress I got and didn’t realize it until after I got home and took pictures of them LOL!! Can’t wait to pair it with a cute top! I got a size 10 in this skort! If you haven’t bought anything from Lilly Pulitzer before or don’t know what size you would wear, I’d highly suggest going to your local store so you can try on clothing! Different pieces fit differently.. Link here for the skort!! 

 

Today, I am wearing one of my vintage Lilly Pulitzer dresses that was given to me 2 1/2 years ago! This was shortly after discovering Lilly Pulitzer and falling in love with the brand and their bright colors!

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I am unsure of the pattern nor does it matter to me because I love it no matter! 😉 What is your favorite from the summer line from Lilly Pulitzer??

Elizabeth

Alexandra 11 Month Update

It’s so crazy to think that in 1 month we will have a 1 year old!! This year has flown by way too quickly! More quickly than what I would have liked!! This month Lexi turned 11 months old! She has been talking up a storm for the last 2 weeks! Loves to say “dada” and “mama” and also “I wove you” She already 30 inches tall! She’s going to be so tall and already is so tall! She has a dramatic side to her, and loves to show it on occasion.. She is very much a independent little girl, but will also want to cuddle at the same time! She loves to give hugs and say “awh” at the same time while giving hugs.. Loves ALL things FOOD!! Apple juice is her favorite juice. And Lemonade is her favorite as well! 

Saturday she was just not having it on getting her picture taken, and I snapped the picture just at the right moment! Love her whole expression about her picture being taken! Her hair has finally all turned red! She still has very gorgeous blue eyes!! She’s outgrown ALL 9 month clothing and is in nothing but 12 month and 18 month clothes! Since she’s so tall we have to get 18 month dresses just so they fit her! 🙂

We won’t be doing a huge first birthday party, but I’d like to get her a first birthday shirt/onesie.. Anyone have any recommendations on your favorite Etsy shops or small shops that make cute first birthday outfits? Let me know in the comments!!

Hope each of you have a wonderful day!

Elizabeth 

Traveling With Baby

Traveling with a baby can be stressful. Not knowing what to pack, and wondering if you forgot something. Which is always what happens to me! Today I’m writing a post about how we pack for our baby! And what we travel with!!

In Lexi’s bag is: Diapers, bath products, sleepsack, outfits, (depending on how many days we’re traveling will depend on how many extra outfits we pack along) Kidscents line from Young Living! We love the Kidscents line since its made specifically for kids! I put a roller fitment on them and go! I highly recommend them!🙌

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Accessories we bring along: Pack & Play to use as a bed for Lexi, our travel stroller, toys for Lexi to play with. I will be adding pictures and links to the pack & play that we use, stoller, and also carriers that we can’t live without! 🙂

WildBird_Fall16_BeckyKimballPhoto_228This sling is our go-to now! It is by far my favorite easy up and down carrier! You can order them here.

A1giGkibwOL._SX522_We use this brand of pack & play and love it! Amazon has so many different colors to choose from and I love that the price is so affordable! And it makes for a easy bed for littles while traveling! The one we have doesn’t have wheels on the end, though I think it’s pretty genius to have the wheel on the end! You can get it right here.

07f0a19e-af7e-4631-bad1-77a0a8762061_1.8b66b95cdebf951f32365d27b19f83d9We bought this stroller when Walmart had it on sale for $35.00 which was a major score! And this is the best small travel stroller ever! It folds down like a umbrella stroller and is yet compact too! I highly recommend it to everyone! 🙂 Walmart has it right here.

What are your must haves for traveling with baby? I’d love to hear them!

Elizabeth

*This post is not sponsored by any of the companies mentioned*

Alexandra 10 Month Update

This month Lexi turned 10 months old! It’s crazy how fast she growing up! This month she’s been learning to take steps! She taken about 5 steps with the help of holding onto things! I am so proud at all of her milestones she’s hitting!! This month was Lexi’s first Easter.. We went to an amazing Easter Sunrise Service and we loved it.. Lexi also loved it in spite of her having to be up early! She’s so much like me, she loves her sleep! I’ve included a family picture as well as her 10 month pictures below..

It’s going to be so much fun when Lexi starts talking.. Lately she’s been babbling way more, and saying little words here and there but nothing hardcore yet.. She has 4 teeth now.. Two top, and two bottoms.. Teething is rough but I am hoping we are having a slight break from them.. Being a mother is so amazing, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything! Anyways, hope each of you have a wonderful night..

Elizabeth

Pink Blush + Giveaway!!

Good afternoon every one! Today’s post is about Pink Blush!! I am so honored to be able to work with this company for a collaboration! I adore their clothes so much! They have super comfy maternity clothing as well as comfy women’s and plus size clothing as well! I came across Pink Blush when I was pregnant with my daughter! I was looking for comfy yet stylish maternity clothes that didn’t look like maternity clothes and that I could wear after my daughter was born too! I’m happy to say I’ll be posting a picture of each outfit below with the link to purchase it below it!

                                   Navy Crisscross Shift Dress

Both of these dresses are super comfy! I am also holding a giveaway on my Instagram so be sure to drop by and enter it!! I am wearing a small in both dresses! Hope each of you have a wonderful day!!
Elizabeth