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3.27.2017

Baby's First Vacation: Keep Little Ones Stylish & Comfy with Carter's!

This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Taking your little one on their first trip is exciting and with Carter's to help, their vacation wardrobe can be stylish and comfortable - just what baby and mama want! #LoveCarters

Everyday with Miss Delainey is an adventure, the little chickadee keeps us on our toes already and makes everyday full of wonder... but we're actually planning our first real adventure with our sweet girl soon. We are brave souls and we are planning on taking our car-seat-loathing baby on a road trip to Gulf Shores to spend time with family this summer.

Taking your little one on their first trip is exciting and with Carter's to help, their vacation wardrobe can be stylish and comfortable - just what baby and mama want! #LoveCarters

While that means we are going to have to somehow convince her that her car seat isn't so bad, that also means I'm learning to pack for 2, for the first time. If you know me, you know I'm a chronic over-packer for any trip and you also know I love fashion, especially baby fashion... so it probably doesn't surprise you that Delainey's suitcase is fairly large and stuffed to the brim with seriously cute items from Carter's!

Taking your little one on their first trip is exciting and with Carter's to help, their vacation wardrobe can be stylish and comfortable - just what baby and mama want! #LoveCarters

Baby Clothes may very well be an addiction for me, I mean the thrill of finding something super adorable for my sweet girl... what could be better? Luckily, Carter's makes it easy to find cute clothes for a great deal and their new line is so stylish, I was nearly beside myself when choosing what to bring along with us on our trip!

Taking your little one on their first trip is exciting and with Carter's to help, their vacation wardrobe can be stylish and comfortable - just what baby and mama want! #LoveCarters

We snagged some shorts, a handful of tops, a couple of sets of pjs, and some beachy essentials... and, if I'm being honest, I still think we may visit again sometime soon so we can score some sweet Spring dresses and a few summer outfit sets! With that said, here's what's going inside Delainey's luggage (so far):

Taking your little one on their first trip is exciting and with Carter's to help, their vacation wardrobe can be stylish and comfortable - just what baby and mama want! #LoveCarters

The first few items I decided to pack for D were the graphic tees we scored as a Doorbuster from Carter's, because I mean what could be more perfect for playtime with her cousins and more fitting for our vacation than graphic tees? Uhhh, nothing!

Taking your little one on their first trip is exciting and with Carter's to help, their vacation wardrobe can be stylish and comfortable - just what baby and mama want! #LoveCarters

With a little poodle friend to make our poodle loving family smile, a happy day shirt because every day is a happy day with this girl, and a yoga shirt because this family loves yoga, these cute tee's are bound to be a hit among our family!

Taking your little one on their first trip is exciting and with Carter's to help, their vacation wardrobe can be stylish and comfortable - just what baby and mama want! #LoveCarters

To go with our graphic tees, we just had to have the Ruffle Twill shorts, in two different colors so we could mix and match and have fun with her wardrobe! The pink and mint were the two that work best for us, but with the variety of colors, we may add a few more to her stash of Carter's cuteness for the trip!

Taking your little one on their first trip is exciting and with Carter's to help, their vacation wardrobe can be stylish and comfortable - just what baby and mama want! #LoveCarters

The Little Traveler Sets were a must have, because hello cuteness... and how perfect is the name of these sets for our vacationing tiny tot? The two sets match perfectly so I got a little crazy and mixed and matched.

Taking your little one on their first trip is exciting and with Carter's to help, their vacation wardrobe can be stylish and comfortable - just what baby and mama want! #LoveCarters

One day we are going to wear the stripes and the black pants another day we are going to rock the elephant tank with a pair of the ruffle shorts and maybe another day we'll wear a cardigan if it's feeling breezy, the options are almost endless. That's one of the things I love the most about Carter's - the versatility and how each item can be worn so many different ways!

Taking your little one on their first trip is exciting and with Carter's to help, their vacation wardrobe can be stylish and comfortable - just what baby and mama want! #LoveCarters

On the same note as the little traveler set, I thought our little traveler needed a beach towel of her own and we all know sunglasses are a necessity for a diva on the beach!

Taking your little one on their first trip is exciting and with Carter's to help, their vacation wardrobe can be stylish and comfortable - just what baby and mama want! #LoveCarters

The flamingo towel pairs perfectly with all of her cute Carter's swimsuits... and luckily, I've been stashing up on those beauties since before she was born! A day on the beach just wouldn't be complete with out Carter's cuteness involved, am I right?

Taking your little one on their first trip is exciting and with Carter's to help, their vacation wardrobe can be stylish and comfortable - just what baby and mama want! #LoveCarters

After a day on the beach, it's always nice to get cleaned up and go out on the town, so that's exactly what we'll be doing one night while on our family vacation this summer. Obviously, for a nice dinner, D needs to be dressed for the occasion.

Taking your little one on their first trip is exciting and with Carter's to help, their vacation wardrobe can be stylish and comfortable - just what baby and mama want! #LoveCarters

While I want her to be looking snazzy, I'm certain after a day at the beach she'll want to be comfy as well, so I found a compromise in the Ruffle Sleeve tank for some comfortable "fancy" clothes for the little diva. Paired with the bubble shorts from the traveler set and a big ol' bow, she'll be all set for the evening and looking stylish while still cozy!

Taking your little one on their first trip is exciting and with Carter's to help, their vacation wardrobe can be stylish and comfortable - just what baby and mama want! #LoveCarters

After a long day on the beach and a night out on the town, there's nothing better than putting on some cozy PJs... especially if they have mermaids on them, am I right? I think Delainey agrees! We can't wait for PJ party fun with her cousins, but for now hanging with a unicorn in her mermaid pjs will just have to do!

Taking your little one on their first trip is exciting and with Carter's to help, their vacation wardrobe can be stylish and comfortable - just what baby and mama want! #LoveCarters

While we all are pretty excited about the vacation, I guess I should address the fact that we practically live on vacation here in Florida... and that's why we love Carter's so much, they make items precious enough to bring on our family vacation with us, but comfortable and casual enough that we wear them around town and for play everyday too.

Taking your little one on their first trip is exciting and with Carter's to help, their vacation wardrobe can be stylish and comfortable - just what baby and mama want! #LoveCarters

So tell me, what do you and your little's have coming up this summer? Are you planning a little spring adventure right now? Maybe you're contemplating a trip to the coast or  a little staycation in your own town! No matter where you vacation, be sure to stock up on essentials to keep your kiddo comfy from Carter's and don't forget to use this coupon to get score some even better deals on the adorableness!

Taking your little one on their first trip is exciting and with Carter's to help, their vacation wardrobe can be stylish and comfortable - just what baby and mama want! #LoveCarters



Love Delainey's bows? They're from Darling Diva Boutique Bows and 21 Blessings!

3.23.2017

4 Ways to Enjoy a "MOM-ent" to Yourself as a Mama





Let's face it, some days are rough as a parent. Lately, we are dealing with a teething mess... a cute mess, but man - teething is ROUGH... and I know, before we know it we'll be dealing with a sassy threenager. After all, D is 6 months going on 16.

Taking a moment isn't always easy... but it's so important! Here's four ways you can try and relax and enjoy the "MOM-ent" when you have the chance! #yo2 #ItsTheCows

If you're a mama, I'm sure you can relate.She's the sweetest thing one minute, then the sassiest little thing the next. Don't get me wrong, I'm so in love with watching her grow, but sometimes I need a little "MOM-ent" to myself... and that's what I'm talking about today - Taking a moment, really embracing life, and letting nothing worry me. How do I do it?


Taking a moment isn't always easy... but it's so important! Here's four ways you can try and relax and enjoy the "MOM-ent" when you have the chance! #yo2 #ItsTheCows

In between running to the grocery store and constantly nursing my tiny tot, it's not always easy. But I'm really doing my best to try and squeeze in a little time each day for me. Are you wanting to take a MOM-ent for yourself? I know sometimes it's difficult for me to really let loose and relax so today I want to share 4 ways to enjoy a "MOM-ent" to yourself!

Taking a moment isn't always easy... but it's so important! Here's four ways you can try and relax and enjoy the "MOM-ent" when you have the chance! #yo2 #ItsTheCows

1. No distractions - No work, no cleaning, no baby duty. Once little one is down for a nap, I take full advantage of the freedom this allows and I unwind. I stop responding to work inquiries for a bit, I don't get up, I just embrace the silence and boy, is it golden.

Taking a moment isn't always easy... but it's so important! Here's four ways you can try and relax and enjoy the "MOM-ent" when you have the chance! #yo2 #ItsTheCows

2. Treat Yourself - Once I've fully allowed myself to decompress, I take another moment to allow myself a treat. Something delicious, like Yo2 Frozen Yogurt.

Taking a moment isn't always easy... but it's so important! Here's four ways you can try and relax and enjoy the "MOM-ent" when you have the chance! #yo2 #ItsTheCows

What's Yo2? Well, let's start with where I found it, Winn Dixie! I'm so thankful for this delicious Frozen yogurt too, with six flavor options... I think everyone will be appreciative of this awesome brand. Interested in giving Yo2 a try for yourself? Find out where you can score a pint near you!



Taking a moment isn't always easy... but it's so important! Here's four ways you can try and relax and enjoy the "MOM-ent" when you have the chance! #yo2 #ItsTheCows

Now back to the scoop on Yo2 and what it is...well, we'll actually start with what it isn't - No high fructose corn syrup, No artificial flavors, and No artificial growth hormones, which means a lot to this mama! Now let's talk about what it is... Yo2 frozen yogurt starts with premium milk and yogurt, then cravable natural flavors are added in and mix ins like Raspberry Cheescake. The result is heavenly and absolutely delicious, the perfect treat to enjoy a mom-ent to yourself.

Taking a moment isn't always easy... but it's so important! Here's four ways you can try and relax and enjoy the "MOM-ent" when you have the chance! #yo2 #ItsTheCows

3. Swing! - Unwinding and Treats are a great way to enjoy yourself, but I feel like I need to mention that the real way I cut back on stress is spending time in our hammock in our back yard. It's the perfect cozy spot, quiet enough to embrace the silence and sometimes I even eat my fro yo while swinging in my favorite spot... Can you blame me?

Taking a moment isn't always easy... but it's so important! Here's four ways you can try and relax and enjoy the "MOM-ent" when you have the chance! #yo2 #ItsTheCows

4. Embrace life - While trying to escape for a second is nice, I also like to sit in the hammock and think about everything I'm thankful for... and obviously, that includes lots of time spent thinking about my sweet girl. It's nice to mentally make a list for everything I'm thankful for and honestly, I think it helps keep things in perspective all day long. Thinking about her curiousity, her genuine love for everything, and her sweet nature... it just makes my heart swell with joy.

Taking a moment isn't always easy... but it's so important! Here's four ways you can try and relax and enjoy the "MOM-ent" when you have the chance! #yo2 #ItsTheCows

Taking a moment isn't always easy, but it's important... so try and give yourself some time to do things you love... and be sure to grab some Yo2 and take a deep breath next time you have the chance to go to the grocery store alone! And if you are in the same teething stage we are in... hang in there, mama! Like I said, we all have our rough days... but I think we all will agree, the good days are totally worth it, aren't they?

Taking a moment isn't always easy... but it's so important! Here's four ways you can try and relax and enjoy the "MOM-ent" when you have the chance! #yo2 #ItsTheCows

Oh... parenthood.




3.11.2017

Keep the Music Going with Google Chromecast Audio

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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Lately I've been wanting to do a little more dancing, a little more tapping of my foot to the beat, a little bit more singing along with the music... maybe it's because I'm just so blissfully happy most days or maybe it's because it makes Delainey light up and grin bigger than anything. Either way, jamming out to The Lumineers while I'm organizing her room then heading out to rest on the hammock listening to classics like The Beatles, we like having music with us. Plus, I just think it's the coolest we've already bonded over music and she can't even speak yet... but I'm kind of biased because I think every thing she does is the coolest.


Learn how we keep the music flowing through our house and how you can easily and inexpensively do the same thanks to Google Chromecast Audio!

Speaking of the coolest, I'm sharing the coolest new gadget in our home with you today. It's our new way of jamming. Instead of hauling our speakers, phone, and/or stereo system around the house, we've upgraded our music listening  in our home with the Google Chromecast Audio.

Learn how we keep the music flowing through our house and how you can easily and inexpensively do the same thanks to Google Chromecast Audio!

It's a bit like having a stereo system installed everywhere in your house, all connected to your phone. So simple to connect, just one little wire plugged into your speaker, and you're jamming.

Learn how we keep the music flowing through our house and how you can easily and inexpensively do the same thanks to Google Chromecast Audio!

The sound quality is so much better than bluetooth too. I can use my speaker when I'm inside with D and have it connected to my husband's phone, even if he's all the way in the backyard doing yard work. It all works over our wi-fi so it's great quality and isn't interrupted when we step out of the room, which is just what we need since we're running from room to room trying to entertain our little princess.

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The best part about the Chromecast Audio though, is the room-to-room connect-ability it offers. I love that I can have one of our Chromecasts in D's room and the other in the living room and our house sounds like a concert is bellowing through it. The sound is so clean and crisp, it's glorious and I love that I can use any speaker to connect! That means each room in my house will eventually have it's own little Chromecast and speaker, because why not? Every room needs to be ready to rock!


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With that said, what do you think of the Chromecast Audio? What feature of the Chromecast Audio do you find the most intriguing? Also, I'm curious, which app will you start using with your new "sound system" first? I'm already a huge fan of Pandora but I may check out Google Play Music, I've heard great things! I can't wait to hear what you say!

3.10.2017

How to Create a Website Quickly and Easily using GoDaddy GoCentral!

A promotional item was provided to me for today’s discussion. The host for this event is Still Blonde after all these Years.


If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed I have a little bit of a shopping problem for Delainey. I am absolutely obsessed with cute clothes for the teeny tiny little girl, especially handmade clothes. I guess my hubby caught on to my obsession and instead of giving me cash to purchase more clothes for Valentine's Day, he bought me a sewing machine to start making her clothes... and that, my friends, is true love, at least in this crafty girl's mind.

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With that said, I'm hoping to not only make clothes for Delainey, I aspire to open a little handmade boutique once all is said and done. I'm super excited about the possibilities and since I'm so keen on all things online boutique related, I obviously wanted to look into how easy it would be to start operating my own little business online. That's where GoDaddy GoCentral Website Builder comes into the picture...


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This handy little GoDaddy tool is the easiest way to get a little boutique up and running, in my opinion. I'm still working on the details of my actual business, like uhhh, what am I going to sew and what will the real name of the business be officially...? But luckily, I know how I'm going to build the best boutique website possible and instead of keeping my little secret on how I was able to accomplish all to myself, I just had to share it with you!

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Are you wanting to open your own online boutique? Maybe you are wanting to start selling those clay figurines you began crafting in 2016... or those pillows you sewed together for a friend, those could become a business too - The possibilities are as endless as your creativity. We'll go ahead and do a little step by step showing you how you can build a business page using GoCentral website builder to make the whole process easier, because I know sometimes things get a little confusing! But go ahead and snag your free trial NOW before the offer expires on April 11th!


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Click here to find out which website builder will work best for you. I went with the Business page because I plan on using it for my possible business. If you're wanting to go more with a family update page, the personal page would be a breeze for you... but really, all of the GoDaddy templates are easy to use!

With that said, let's start walking you through the fun of opening our little online boutique... I guess time will tell what I'll be carrying in-stores, but our website will certainly look sweet!

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Next, choose a website design from all of the beautiful options.

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Once you choose your design, take some time to play with it. Customizing colors, fonts, photos, directions of wording, etc. I ended up adding in all kinds of detail photos, editing my contact information, rewording the header, etc. The steps for doing this are super easy, you really just click on the item and the website builder will walk you through it, even mentioning when you should resize a photo for better quality! I mean... could it get any easier than that?

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While I'm no internet guru, I do feel like I've created an amazing little boutique website... and the best part is? I did it in under an hour and I can't wait to share items in my store, when that day comes. I was able to add tabs, insert a little listing for my store, personalize almost the entire site, optimize my SEO, and so much more and it was so easy!

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I will say, I do know a little HTML and was expecting to have to bring out the techy brain to be able to create something this beautiful, but I didn't have to get techy at all - I made this entire website by just clicking around and following instructions... and THAT is amazing.

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For now my little boutique is a work in progress, a dream, but soon enough it will become my little boutique and all I have to do is hit publish to make that a reality!

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It's that easy. So tell me, what kind of website will you use GoDaddy GoCentral Website Builder to create? I think my blog may be getting a make over soon as well and you better believe I'll be turning to GoDaddy to rebuild our page when I'm ready! Are you ready to take the next step? Click here and you'll recieve a 1 month free trial of GoDaddy’s GoCentral Website Builder to try for yourself! I promise, you'll love it.


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