Now that I’m a mom myself, I’m realizing that there’s so much more to motherhood than I ever imagined. And while I can turn to Google for all the uncertainties that arise, nothing beats the advice of my mama friends! It’s thanks to them (and some of you) that I felt super prepared for this new adventure. I started thinking about ways to express my gratitude for all generous advice I’ve received after I saw the PAPYRUS® Greeting Cards at Albertsons recently. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it was the perfect opportunity to grab some Papyrus Mother’s Day cards as a part of special thank you gifts. If you have mom figures you’ve been wanting to thank, scroll on for some ideas on how you can use Papyrus Mother’s Day cards to show them how grateful you are.
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I’m not sure if it’s the warmer weather or that I’ve been seriously nesting, but I’m especially loving all the new spring home arrivals! We’ve been finishing up a few major home updates, and reimagining our current space has me feeling inspired. Right now, I am drawn to a combination of natural, woven pieces with statement-making gilded pieces. Sharing a few easy accents that you can easily swap with your current decor in today’s post. Refresh your space with these spring home decor new arrivals including metallic accents, fresh florals and statement pillows and throws!
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I have been beyond lucky to have so much help prepping our hospital bags. Between close friends forwarding me their exact lists to all the Instagram direct messages that I received with feedback, I can say we are packed and ready to go! There are a ton of things that I probably would have never thought of on my own, so I wanted to share the full lists (all three of them) in today’s post. Keep in mind, I’m a total over-packer no matter where I’m going, so to some, these lists probably look crazy long. But I’d rather be over prepared than have forgotten anything! (Plus, first-time mom here, so I’m not exactly sure how this whole thing is going to happen, haha.) Click through to see my full hospital bag packing list!
PS. Some of these items might be TMI, but I want this post to be as helpful and thorough for you guys as possible!
First and foremost, I have been VERY blessed with what I consider an easy pregnancy. I know there are so many health issues that can arise during these 9 months, so this post is not meant to complain about a superficial inconvenience. I have gotten many messages/DMs regarding hormonal breakouts during pregnancy and safe skincare solutions, so I wanted to devote an entire post to it. That being said I am definitely counting my blessings and hope this post can help alleviate a little bit of pregnancy strife for those looking for options!
I touched lightly on this topic of hormonal breakouts in this pregnancy skin myths and truths post. But, I really wanted to do a deep dive and share a little bit more about what I’ve learned about safe skincare during the past few months. Like I mentioned before, my skincare included a lot of ingredients that are considered not safe for pregnancy like retinol and salicylic acid. I’ve since had to overhaul my skincare products, and I’m sharing every single product swap that I’ve been using in today’s full post!
If you follow along on Instagram, you know that we were able to sneak away for a few days to one of our favorite places. We made a last-minute decision to have one final getaway before Bennett comes! (Of course, getting the okay from the doctor at our 34 weeks appointment also gave us a little added motivation.) We packed up the car and took a little drive over to South Walton for a few days of sunshine and sand in Florida. Recapping our stay with a quick 30A travel guide + details on the beach community of Seaside in today’s full post!