Archive: September, 2011

Wednesday
September 28, 2011

Fur Outerwear

Are you trying out winter trends on your kids this season? I am loving all of the faux fur vests & coats. Yesterday I bought myself a Michael Kors faux mink black vest & I also have my eye on this coat.

I decided to get Harper something furry as well. I purchased this barely worn white fur vest from an eBay seller for $8.50! (including shipping)…it is size 4T so I think it will fit her for 2 years!

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Wednesday
September 28, 2011

photo of the day

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Wednesday
September 28, 2011

My Top Five

I’ve been researching all things baby since long before we started TTC. While I don’t claim to know everything about parenting, I do know what baby gear is at the top of my list.

Here are a few items I’m hoping we’ll snag before the little one arrives:

The First Years Wave Stroller has a seat that transforms from a bassinet to a regular baby/toddler seat and can swivel in any direction at the push of a button. It comes with an infant car seat adapter for those times when baby falls asleep in the car on the way to… wherever. It is stylish and affordable and I just love it!

The Ikea Antilop high chair encompasses my key requirements for baby gear: cheap, easy to keep clean, and not hideous. Actually, we just bought one of these last weekend. Too early? Yeah. But we were at Ikea and got a little excited. We got the tray too, which brought us up to $25 for our first baby purchase. Big spenders!

The Puj Tub seems like a stupid choice, but it is more than a piece of foam for $40. It is a space saver, a baby bath time cradler, and a parental posture preserver. Some people might not mind bending over a tub to bathe a newborn, but I’m not one of those people, especially if a bath becomes a part of our bed time routine. This allows us to bathe the little one in our pedestal sink and hang the tub flat on the back of our door.

The Moby Wrap is the ultimate hippie mom baby carrier. Perfect for grocery shopping, dog walking, or any other activity where your hands need to be free (Jenna loves it for traveling), the moby keeps baby close and secure with nothing but comfy fabric.

The Summer Video Monitor is perfect for anxious new parents. I fell in love with video monitors when I started babysitting for some friends when their little girl was a year and a half. Even when she was old enough not to need it, I would still turn it on if I heard a strange noise or just to watch her sleep. It’s extremely comforting to be able to check on the baby without risking waking her up. I knew I would be adding this baby to my registry when it was time.

What do you think of my top five baby items? What are yours?

Disclaimer: none of these companies paid or perked me to say these things, but if they decided to send me free stuff, I wouldn’t be sad.

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Tuesday
September 27, 2011

35 Week Belly Pic

Hi there,
My little man is now 15 weeks old, but I wanted to share a picture from back when I was pregnant and on the way to my baby shower. This photo was taken when I was 35 weeks, 6 days pregnant. Benjamin surprised us by making his grand entrance only 6 days later!
Jenny
simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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Tuesday
September 27, 2011

Bedroom Inspiration

I am out the door early this morning for a busy day with my kids. Over the weekend I sold a few things on eBay, and want to get them shipped ASAP. Have you ever sold on Ebay? If you are a SAHM, I highly recommend eBay as a way to make a few extra $$. I used to sell clothes on eBay FULL TIME, but now just every once in awhile.

Anyway, I wanted to share this darling bedroom with you. What caught my attention is that they mixed 3 patterned rugs. I would have never thought to do this, but I just love it. So playful, right?



via shootfactory.co.uk

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Tuesday
September 27, 2011

photo of the day

Here’s a photo submission for Photo of the Day – Macgregor, at 10 months, who discovered his brother’s Oreos!
Love your blog!
Sally B Broad
Owner & Chief Guru
babyguru.com.au

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Monday
September 26, 2011

My Frugal Finds: Plum District $10 credit! $5 EcoMom.com Gift Card & Land’s End Convertible Backpack Diaper Bag!

Plum District just released a 30% off coupon code: plumlove that you can use in addition to redeeming your $10 credit

Plum District is offering up new member accounts a $10 credit! I highly suggest getting in on this deal. It is only valid for the first 10,000 sign-ups & still appears to still be available! If you already have an account, you can just use a different email address to sign-up for a new one to get your $10 credit! to sign-up!

Swagbucks is offering up a $5 EcoMom.com Gift Card for ONLY 349 Swagbucks.

EcoMom has been offering FREE Shipping ON ANY ORDER for over 2 months now, and that offer doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon! With your $5 Gift Card you can snag some free Healthy organic treats, or browse the site and see whats worth getting free/cheap :)

If you are new and don’t yet have a Swagbucks account, you can sign-up for one and get 30 FREE Swagbucks to start.

Land’s End has this Convertible Backpack Diaper bag on clearance for $14.99. Use coupon code: DISCOVER & pin # 6956 at checkout to get hte price down to ONLY $11.24. Shipping is FREE. This bag comes in 6 colors! Go through ShopAtHome.com to get 4% cash back too!

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Monday
September 26, 2011

DIY Children’s Tent


Rubyellen of Cakies made the most beautiful tent for her girls back in May (not sure how I missed this!) It is fabulous, and she even teaches you how you can make your very own!

Don’t you LOVE the fabric she chose? It is a vintage twin size bed sheet- so clever! (There are so many cute/affordable vintage twin sheets on Etsy.)

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