Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Dr. Brown's Baby Skin Care

Just posting a quick PSA to #sharethegoodness that Dr. Brown's has a skin care line that happens to be AMAZING, in case you didn't know :) I just learned about it and have loved using their products on Cal!


I especially love their foaming baby wash. The ingredients are all-natural and made with essential oils. The rosemary and chamomile scents are also super relaxing and perfect for bath time right before bed. 





Is there really anything better in this world than a fresh, clean baby wrapped in a towel?

We are huge Dr. Brown's fans. Read our post on their bottles and Cal's feeding journey here.


Thank you Dr. Brown's Baby for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Girlfriends Giftguide

Another gift guide coming at ya! This ones for any lady in your life. The every(day) girl, the fashionista, the sporty/athletic girl, and the working (boss babe) girl. 

When I'm shopping for a girlfriend, whether it's one of my sisters, my mom, a friend, etc., I always look for things I wish I could buy for myself! Haha.  When you bring home a gift, and have a hard time wrapping it up because you just want to keep it for yourself, you know you've bought something great in my opinion.  Giving someone a gift you're excited about, then having them open it and love it is seriously the best feeling!



Scroll thought the widgets below to see some of our favorite lady gift ideas!

THE EVERY GIRL
These are gift ideas for the girl who likes to keep it simple. Basic tees, plain colors that go with everything, cute sweaters for layering, a yummy candle, a comfortable wrap dress. 


THE FASHIONISTA
These are gifts for the girl who's always in with the latest trends, and who loves branching out a little with what she wears. Bell sleeves, over-the-knee boots, and those fisherman hats that some of us just can't pull off.  Leave it to your fashionista bestie to rock all the latest styles and be perfectly confident wearing them. We're including velvet bodysuits in this category because yes, the bodysuit is more of an "every girl" buy, but add some velvet and the fashionistas in your life with LOVE these.



THE SPORTY GIRL
Sporty girls are the easiest to buy for.  Anything Nike, Lululemon, a cute pair of sneakers, or a sport bra this girl will love. Can you ever have too many sports bras? Or for lounge wear, Ivy Park sweatpants and sweatshirts are the best!



THE WORKING GIRL
There's nothing like a sleek business dress and some cutie office supplies to get this girl excited to head in to work! A new laptop case, a pretty new top, or a fun hat are also all things the working girls in your life will love.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Good Things Utah Gift Guide

Hello All! Below is the gift guide featured on Good Things Utah on Thanksgiving! 
WOMEN:


A little bit of a splurge, but the perfect gift for someone special! Everyone can use a fresh new pair of cozy Ugg boots! There are so many cute styles now, but the classic is still our favorite!



Lush bath bombs are always popular which you can pick up at almost any mall now, or on Amazon! There are also some other great bath bomb gift sets on Amazon that are also made with essential oils just like Lush! Perfect paired with a bubble bar too!




Such a cute gift for anyone! We especially love the monogramed mugs from Anthropologie!




Our absolute favorite legging ever! So flattering, comfy, and they even have the perfect sized POCKETS for your cards, phone and key!



Such a cute gift combination! we love pom beanies especially and Capri Blue scented Candles!



Ok this selfie ring is AMAZING! Get the perfect lighting anywhere, anytime and look great in your selfie! Awesome gift paired with another cool phone accessory like a pop socket or cute portable charger!



MEN:


These shirts are the best because not only are they super stylish AND comfortable, but they're also business casual (wear to work) friendly and golf friendly! They ARE a bit of a splurge, but they are very good quality and will last years!


2. Norelco and Ray's gift card

Another great gift combination! The Norelco shaver is (in my husband's words) "the most multi functional shaver on the market." Learn more about it here and watch reviews here! A gift card for a classic shave at Ray's Barber Shop is a great addition to this gift! They offer a a full mens facial with soothing products, steamed towels, and a classic barber shop shave!



3. Joggers

Because joggers just look so much better than other sweats! Three of our favorites below :)


4. Bluetooth Speaker

The best bluetooth speaker on the market for the price! Durable, WATERPROOF, and a great design!


5. Stance Socks

A fun little gift for anyone! If you thought socks were a boring gift, just click on the link above to check out all the awesome designs this brand has to offer! Wear them on the daily or add a little pop of excitement to a suit!


6. Ugg Slippers and Men's Candle

A great gift together or separate! Women shouldn't be the only ones who get to enjoy the pure cozy happiness of Uggs :) A nice pair of Ugg slippers is a great gift for guys! Same with candles! A deliciously manly scent like the one below is great for an office or man cave!



Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Cozy Up Gift Guide

Guys we are ON IT this year already coming out with our first gift guide before Thanksgiving! We've gotten great feedback doing gift guides in the past, so we wanted to start early for you guys this year so you can find the perfect gift for everyone this holiday season and not feel rushed last minute!

This first gift guide is a great one because it can literally be used for ANYONE! This year we're trying to stay ahead of the game and get people knocked out early so we can just enjoy the holidays come Christmas, and with this gift guide you can definitely get even your pickiest people done ahead of time. So come on early birds! Lets get shopping!


We titled this the 'Cozy Up' gift guide because that's exactly what it is...gifts to keep anyone nice and cozy this winter! EVERYONE has those days where you just want to stay in and comfy, so there is something on here for everyone!

For Women:

1. Ivy Park

Not only is this brand awesome because it's the Queen Bey's herself, but it the cutest and most comfy lounge wear ever! As you can see in the photos at the top of this post, we're wearing the joggers and sweatshirt (two of our favorites!) Shop them below :) Just be aware their stuff runs a little large! Paige is wearing an xs in the joggers!


2. Uggs

Because who can't use some cozy new Ugg boots?


3. Anthro Candle

Can we all agree Anthropologie has the prettiest and best smelling candles ever?? Below are two of our favorites. Especially the gold and marble! Their candles are so pretty that we ALWAYS clean them out once the candle is done and use them for decor and/or little containers!


4. Cozy Robe

Ok the fur robe is a little pricey, but it's SO cozy and is the cutest gift with the matching slippers we'll list below! The other two are just as cute and a little less expensive :)


5. Slippers 

Ok we're only including these two slippers from Pottery Barn because they are the cutest and comfiest AND so reasonably priced! They match with the Pottery Barn robe above and come in these slip on or bootie versions!


6. Bath Bomb

A Lush bath bomb is always a winner for a gift, but you can find bath bombs on Amazon for less money that are just as good, less expensive, and with better presentation in our opinion!


7. Trader Joe's Coconut Body Butter

A great gift to go with any of these items, or by itself! We've talked about this stuff before, and it's so good! Makes your skin feel like silk :)


8. Cute PJs

Because hanging around the house in a cute pair of matching pajamas just feels more glamorous than sweats!


9. Anthro Mug

Guys, these aren't your average mugs. They are the cutest ever! Below are two of our favorites. What cuter gift for a friend or neighbor than a monogramed mug and some hot coco or a Starbucks gift card?!


For Men:

1. Jogger Sweats

Every guy needs some of these! They look great and are so comfy!


2. Kiehl's Facial Moisturizer for Men

Men don't like to admit it, but they like a little skin pampering too! This moisturizer soothes skin after shaving, and leaves skin feeling energized and refreshed!


3. Basketball Shorts

It seems like there is nothing more comfy for guys to wear around the house, and they can never have too many!


4. Stance Socks

Because stance socks are just more fun than other socks! A few of our favorites below :)


5. Men's Candle

Perfect for the office or the man cave, this candle will leave any room smelling deliciously manly! Seriously the best!


6. Hoodie

You just can't go wrong with a new comfy hoodie. A few of our favorites below!



Men's feet need love too! They aren't really into wearing Uggs like us women are, but they really should experience the Ugg coziness in all it's glory at least around the house right?!



Obviously these are meant for working out, but the dri fit shirts are so comfy that our husbands are always wearing them around the house! Another one you can't have enough of :)



Ok obviously this is meant for beer, but it just looks so awesome and manly that even non drinkers will want to use it! Use it for smoothies, floats, or any hot drink too!


Ok one last cozy gift that is great for anyone is a Pedi Pocket blanket! You may have seen us post about them on Instagram a while back, but they're super soft blankets with genius foot pocket at the end to keep feet warm! You can find them at pedipocketblanket.com!



Thursday, October 26, 2017

Cal's Feeding Journey

Hi guys! It's been a while since I've posted an update on Cal. He's 9 months now (SO crazy to think he'll be ONE in less than 3 months!?!).  He is such a little love.  So full of joy and he has the sweetest, easy-tempered personality.

His followups with doctors and specialists have slowed down, which is good! We were able to cross off a couple of things we were worried about when he was born, and are now just following up with those doctors every 6 months to a year (his kidneys, and blood counts look good!).  He still sees cardiology every couple of months, but things with his little heart have stayed stable.  When he was born his cardiologist thought he would for sure need a valve replacement within the first year of his life.  Now he's saying he thinks we may be able to wait a couple more years because things are looking okay.  More time for Cal to get bigger and stronger and that's what we want!

We still work with a physical therapist quite often since Cal is definitely behind in hitting a lot of his milestones.  He just barely learned to sit up on his own, and we are SO proud of his progress, but still have a long way to go. 

He also has an occupational therapist come work with him because he still has his g-tube. Getting him off the g-tube is currently our biggest goal for him.  He is such a happy, content little boy, but his g-tube seems to be the one thing that bothers him and even causes him pain, I think, sometimes.  If it accidentally gets pulled or rubbed the wrong way, or even when I clean around it sometimes, he gets upset and I just so badly wish he could get it out.  On the bright side, it's helping him get all of the nutrients he needs to grow and develop, and for that, I am grateful.

When he was in the NICU we was only taking about 30% of his full feedings by mouth (bottles with my pumped milk), and the rest was given through his ng tube. We worked with some amazing occupational therapists in the hospital on his feeding.  Both of the therapists we worked with swore by Dr. Brown's Baby bottles.  Not only are Dr. Brown's bottles known for reducing colic, spit-up, burping and gas, they also have different sized nipples for different baby stages to control the flow of the milk. We started Cal out with a premie sized nipple, and moved up to a level two.

Cal never progressed to the point where he was drinking enough to come home from the NICU, so after two months living in a hospital, he ended up getting the g-tube placed so he could come home. 



We've been able to work on feeding him in the comfort of our own home, and still supplement what he needs through his g-tube.  He never really learned to master drinking his full feedings from the bottle, but Dr. Brown's also has some great transitional products for going from bottle to a cup, and  also products for solid food feeding.  Cal has done much better with smooth pureed food than he did with a drinking a bottle, and has learned to drink from the Dr. Brown's Soft Spout Cup.

We are so blessed to have so many amazing baby products out there to help with Cal's feeding journey. Now Cal just needs to learn to love food as much as his mama does so he can get that dang tube out ;)



Thanks for reading! Please let me know if you have any questions on Dr. Brown's baby products or if you have or know anyone who has a baby with a g-tube and have questions about that.


Thanks you Dr. Brown's Baby for sponsoring this post.  All opinions are my own.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Girl's Trip Guide to Nashville

Ladies! I (Paige) just got back from the BEST girl's trip to Nashville, and I had so much fun that I wanted to share with "ya'll" my favorite things from the trip! If any of you are thinking about visiting Nashville, I highly recommend it! There's so much to do, and it's an especially good location for a girls trip for a number of different reasons I'll go over below :)



Obviously the first reason is the amazing wall above that's perfect for an Instagram photo haha. Women just appreciate this stuff more, you know? The wall is located at the Gulch which is a fun shopping area downtown. So basically, check check ;)



Honkey Tonk Row (pictured above) is another awesome area downtown that's so fun to hit up with the girls at night! They have line dancing, karaoke, and a ton of amazing live music! We line danced at Wildhorse Saloon (so fun), and sang karaoke at Lonnie's (equal parts fun and embarrassing). Singing karaoke in Nashville is just more fun with women because nobody cares too much about how you look/sound up there, AND you can pump out all the badass female country music songs like Before He Cheats and Gunpowder and Lead. Go Carrie and Miranda! Woohoo!
  


Ok so everything else on my list isn't really specific to girls trips, unless you're one of those women who doesn't like to eat too much in front of men then I guess this next one applies to you :) The food was AMAZING! So good. And fattening. The picture above is of some classic country grub that I figured I had to try when in Nashville. Chicken and waffles and biscuits and gravy did not disappoint! I recommend getting this at Sinema at their Sunday brunch. The place is filled with lots of other yummy food too!



Two of my other favorite places we ate were Hattie B's chicken and Martin's BBQ.  Hattie B's has the best fried chicken (although it's HOT so watch out), and Martin's BBQ has great food and a great atmosphere! The picture above is outside of Martin's BBQ, but it's basically just an excuse to post one of my cute outfits from the trip haha. I also heard Biscuit Love is AH-mazing, but the line was way too long when we tried to go there so we had to pass :(



The picture above is from the night we went to the Grand Ole Opry! So much fun and a great show! I highly recommend.



Another fun place to visit in Nashville is the Country Music Hall of Fame! They have lots of fun history, famous costumes etc and stories from famous country music stars.



Ok this last picture is from our RCA Studio B tour! Elvis Presley recorded over 200 songs here and famous country singers still record here today! It was awesome to learn the history and hear some of the songs recorded right where we were sitting!

ANYWAYS, if you're not already planning your next girls trip to Nashville, get on that would you?! Haha. It really was such a fun time and the perfect location for a girl's trip! Also, I wish I could take some of the credit for planning mine, but it was really all my mother-in-law! She plans the best girls trips every year, and I just get to share all of my favorite parts with you guys! Hope you enjoyed!

All of my outfits that are available are linked below :)