When I think about some of the most timeless pieces in my wardrobe, jewelry immediately comes to mind. If you’re a regular reader here, you probably know that I almost always have at least one piece of jewelry on – even if it’s just classic studs whenever I leave the house. (And sometimes even during quarantine.) I recently spent a morning taking inventory of all the jewelry that I own – some pieces I’ve had for years while others are fairly new. That’s when I realized that I’ve never actually shared a list of my most-loved jewelry brands, so I immediately started working on a list to share my current jewelry collection for reference.
- We still refer to Moms on Call religiously – we used the MOC 6-15 months book, and we just got in the MOC toddler book. Incredibly helpful for starting finger foods, transitioning to milk, and changing nap schedules.
- We also use a lot of the same products from my feeding essentials post. Although we’ve since dropped all bottles and just use sippy cups for milk.
- Still using and loving our Doona convertible car seat/stroller – I will cry when he is too big to use it!
Waited a little late to shop for mom this year? I’m usually a gift-buying procrastinator, so I am totally with you… I’ve rounded up some easy and practical Mother’s Day gifts every mom will love – even if they show up a little late. (And with shipping delays due to COVID, who really knows when things are going to arrive anyway?)
Make sure to scroll all the way through to see some EXCLUSIVE discount codes from various retailers that you can use for Mother’s Day or for yourself – I wouldn’t blame you if you found something you want. From farm-grown roses to CBD products and photobooks to skincare, there’s a little something for everyone!
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The Flower Lover: Grace Rose Farm
If you haven’t heard of Grace Rose Farm – go check out their Instagram feed NOW. It’s the most insanely gorgeous rose farm in California, and they are shipping bouquets across for Mother’s Day – any mom would be so excited to get these beauties!
Also see my post from last year on handmade flower gifts!
The Nostalgic Mom: Chatbooks
Earlier this year, I finally sat down and made a photobook with all of Bennett’s photos from 2019. I don’t know what took me so long because Chatbooks is SO insanely easy to use. You can make one directly from their phone app that syncs to your camera roll! Surprise your mom with a book of her own or a credit to make one from her own photos!
The Beauty Queen: Tula Skincare
Okay, one thing every woman needs is a great face wash. I have not found one better than the Tula Cult Classic face wash. I kid you not, it changed my face washing forever. Grab one for mom along with one of their rose eye balm sticks or the hair, skin, and nail gummies!
The Wellness Expert: Equilibria CBD subscription
So many reasons why I love this brand – especially since I did a full podcast episode on it! (LISTEN HERE) Start mom off with the Brilliance Box as a starter kit or one of their limited time Mother’s Day bundles!
The Mom Who Has Everything: The Sis Kiss Mama necklace
It may be too late to get a personalized name necklace from TSK, but it’s never too late to grab one of the best-selling “mama” necklaces or one of the many initial style pieces.
I can’t believe I’m already writing a post on our most used baby items months 6-12! I’ve been keeping a running list of new things that we get for Bennett as he reaches new milestones. It’s crazy to think about how much he’s already grown since the newborn to 6 months post + there are so many more “essentials” than when he was smaller. Our new normal is now so much more than just boppy pillows and sleepsuits. But, it’s SO FUN to see all his different skills start to develop using all of the items in today’s post.
[Also See:] Baby Feeding Essentials
[The things we still use from the list in Most Used Baby Items Newborn – 6 Months:]
I’ve divided the list up into different sections, but all babies will be different. These are just the things that work for us and Bennett right now! And if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me at anytime to ask!!
Silicon plates: I like these that stick to the tray so he can’t knock it around.
Silicon Utensils: He likes to mimic scooping but can’t quite eat with them yet.
Small Food Processor: I use a small one to chop up food we eat that he isn’t able to chew yet.
Portable Booster Seat + Tray: Great for travel and doesn’t scoot around on surfaces
Convertible High Chair: We got this one and like that it has a double tray for messes.
Bathtime + Bedtime
Whale Bath Tub Mat: So that he doesn’t slip and slide around the tub
Whale faucet cover: To prevent any head bumps
Bath Tub Basketball Goal: He loves dunking with ducks and basketballs
Toothbrush: Just to get him familiar with it
Humidifier: We turn this on when he’s sniffly or stopped up.
Zarbees Chest Rub: Love the smell of it, and it’s become a nighttime ritual.
Diaper Doublers: We add one to his nighttime diaper bc he is a heavy overnight wetter.
Panda Crate subscription: Use code KRYSTAL for 30% off
Fruit Teethers: Random Amazon find that he is obsessed with
Play Table and Chairs: He loves to stand up at the table right now.
Jumper: Used until about 10 months
Zebra walker: Used from 9 months – current
Have any most used baby items months 6-12?
I’ll continue to add to this list if I think of anything I missed. And now that we are ONE, I’ll start on the next list!
I’m sure a million sale emails have been hitting your inboxes these past few weeks. And since retailers are currently offering more online sales than usual, it can be hard to know which one is actually worth shopping. But let me assure you – the Sephora sitewide beauty sale is one to pay attention to. Sephora is unlike most major retailers since they rarely ever offer sitewide discounts. Plus, what better time to take stock of the products you already have and those that might be expiring soon? Here is what you need to know depending on what level Sephora member you are (based on amount you spend annually):
Rouge Level Early Access: April 17-May 1 | 20% off with code SPRINGSAVE
VIB Level Access: April 21-29 | 15% off with code SPRINGSAVE
Insider Level Access: April 23-27 | 10% off with code SPRINGSAVE
I wanted to cover this sale in the most helpful way, so I’ve broken it up into three different parts. First, I’ve gotten insight from my affiliate consultant on the most popular Sephora products over the last few months. These are are current beauty bestsellers and hot picks for people while we’ve been spending more time at home.
Next, I’ve shared exactly which products I will be shopping when I’m able to shop the sale. Believe it or not, I’m not Rouge level! And then last, I’ve included what products I normally shop for from Sephora including my tried and true skincare and beauty favorites not included in the prior two lists!
WHAT I’M BUYING:
MORE OF MY SEPHORA FAVORITES:
Would love to know what you pick up from the Sephora Sitewide Beauty Sale!
If you want more beauty posts and reviews, check these out next:
Spring is no doubt my favorite season not only because the change in weather – but because I get to bring out the best spring shoes too. Obviously, this year is a BIT different with social distancing, so instead of reaching for (and ordering more of) my typical strappy sandals, I’ve just been wearing my sneakers. The one I’ve been wearing the most has been the classic white sneaker because they go with EVERYTHING.
Perfect for quick dashes to get groceries, taking Bennett for a walk, and just hanging out together on the back porch. They’re basically on the same level as a classic white button down or your favorite pair of jeans. They’re ultra comfy, timeless, and look great with anything. You can style them with joggers when it’s chilly out and with casual dresses once the weather warms up. Either way, they always make a stylish outdoor-ready outfit. My exact pair are the Sofft Somers lace-up sneakers – see why I love this brand so much in this blog post – and see all the ways I’ve been wearing them below.