Baby, Behind the Blog, Learn, Lifestyle

    Our Social Distancing + Work From Home Schedule with a Baby

    What a strange and confusing time that we are in right now. We’ve been in self-quarantine because of COVID-19 for a little over a week now, and finding our new normal has been a bit of a learning experiment. I’ve personally been struggling a lot over what type of content I can offer that will be USEFUL for you guys as we try to navigate this time together.

    Obviously, the normal schedule of blog posts was all about spring outfits, spring beauty, and spring shoes. Not super important if we aren’t going anywhere, right? Not only that, people and the economy are going to be struggling financially, and it just doesn’t sit well with me to focus on product-based information during this time.

    (PS. If you are still wanting to take a look at product picks and sales, I’ll still be sharing here and there on LTK and my SHOP page as I share things that are linkable.)

    Work From Home Schedule with a One Year Old

    I know a ton of other bloggers have been offering their “work from home tips” across social media especially since a lot of us have been working from home for years now. But I’ve found that tips can be subjective especially if you don’t have a set schedule nailed down – those tips can seem to fly out the window fast.

    For the past year, Jordan and I have realized the importance of structure and having a set schedule. We’ve utilized the Moms on Call schedule for Bennett since he was born! Not only has it set Bennett up to thrive, but it has allowed us to successfully juggle his needs and our own work/life balance.

    Normally, I work from home, Jordan works from his office, and Bennett goes to day school. So this new quarantine life with a one year old has required us to restructure of our days while still allowing him to thrive. Jordan and I have each shifted our WFH hours to split time with Bennett in a way that allows us both to complete work responsibilities.

    I know A LOT of people are now trying to figure out how to juggle this new family lifestyle, so I wanted to share the schedule that seems to be working for us so far! Disclaimer that our schedule may not work for you exactly depending on your baby’s age, but I’m hoping it can be a good guide for “Morning Mom Hours” vs. “Afternoon Dad Hours.”

    See Below For Our Work From Home Daily Schedule

    Work From Home Schedule with a One Year Old

    Of course, the roles/times can obviously change and swap around. The key is going to be finding that healthy balance of work and parenting time. Plus, having set times schedules for Mom and Dad is a way to help manage expectations and responsibilities. No one wants to feel like they’re doing it ALL by themselves!

    I’d love to hear if you end up trying out our schedule, or if you’ve found anything that works well for you and your family so far. I’m also going to be putting together a list of the activities that we’re going to be trying to keep from getting bored at home very soon, so check back for more here or on Instagram!

    Work From Home Schedule with a One Year Old

    Product Roundup, Shop With Me, Walmart, Wednesday Wishlist

    Walmart Wins From February & March

    I’ve been sharing a lot of recent budget-friendly Walmart wins over on Instagram in my Stories and in my feed, and some of them are TOO good not to share here too. TBH, I feel like Walmart has really stepped up its spring style game (+ gotten a little easier to navigate the online site as well). I’ve been noticing that there are a lot more dedicated collections of products making shopping certain categories much easier. I think you’ll be surprised by a few of these – and especially the price tags! A few callouts:

    • The BH&G candle below is an EXACT dupe for the Capri Blue Volcano candle that costs $32. This one is just $7 and smells the exact same!

    • The woven egg chair below is similar to the Target version, but almost $100 less.

    • I’ve been using the mascara, heat protectant spray, and scalp scrub below, and really like them all!

    • We’ve been looking at updating the back patio now that it’s porch weather, and the spring outdoor category is SO good – specifically the Better Homes & Garden brand

    Click anywhere below to shop Walmart top picks!

    Shop even more:

    Any Walmart wins that you’ve seen lately? Let me know what you’re loving!

    Product Roundup, Shop With Me, Walmart, Wednesday Wishlist

    March Outfit Ideas Under $50

    Not sure if anyone is buying clothes or not considering we are all confined to our houses for the rest of the month… BUT I’ve got some additional time on my hands to browse for you! In case you are looking for spring deals, I’ve rounded up some fun March outfit ideas under $50. There are a TON of cute pieces out there right now –  so at least we can be thinking ahead right?! I found every single thing on, so whether you’re stocking up on supplies or planning how to fancy up your backyard for warm weather, it will be super easy to throw some cute accessories in your cart too. I’ve got my eye on several things in today’s post, and just a heads up that Walmart’s fashion items tend to sell out quickly!

    This has been one of my favorite months in terms of selection on the site. Plus, it seems like they’ve done some trend forecasting for us – lots of tie dye and safari inspired pieces. Depending on what you’re looking for, there are also super easy to category options. I’m seeing a lot more options in the jewelry and handbag categories especially.

    A few extra product callouts from the collage:

    Palm Inspired Jewelry – grab some statement pieces at a great price.

    Woven Bags are back in a big way.

    Click Below to Shop March Outfit Ideas Under $50

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    Ps. I’ve also found a ton of things in the beauty/skincare and home/garden categories that I’ll be sharing over the weekend!!

    Thank you to Walmart for partnering on this post. As always, all opinions and product selections are my own!

    Check the SHOP MY IG page to directly shop everything that I post on Instagram!

    Outfits, Spring Outfit

    Spring Shoe Review | The Sneaker I’ve Worn For YEARS

    If there is only one shoe that I can truly get behind, it’s probably the Sofft Somers III slip-on sneakers. I’ve been raving about how comfortable they are for years now (seriously, see this post, this post, and this one too), and have gotten SO much mileage out of them. They’re basically all I reach for when I want to dress for comfort without giving up style. What I love most about this shoe is how versatile it is – you can wear it with literally anything from jeans and a tee to flirty dresses and more. I’m breaking why you need to add them to your shoe lineup and I’ve worn them – since 2016 y’all!

    On a side note, I’m so excited that Sofft just released this shoe in brown, which is going to be a HUGE color this year. Not only that but there is now a lace-up version of the Somers sneaker that I know I’m going to be wearing nonstop this spring!

    Take 2o% off the Sofft Somers III slip-on sneaker with code: APOLFEB until 3/5/20

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    Beauty, Lifestyle

    5 Ways To Revive Your Beach Day Hair

    Thank you to Waterl<ss for partnering on today’s post. As always, all thoughts and styling are my own.

    If you follow along on Instagram, you know that we broke out of hibernation mode and spent the past several days soaking up the sun in Florida. As much as I love being on the beach, the salty ocean can leave my hair feeling less than perfect. Of course, there are some upsides, including the sun-kissed highlights and piece-y texture – but that never comes without some crazy flyaways, oily hair and maybe even some hat hair. So how to prevent a hot mess of hair and/or salvage your hair afterwards? Here are the five things I always pack for a beach trip that will save your beach day hair, and they’re small enough to toss in your beach bag!

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