Reduce Waste and Sip in Style with GoSili

This post may be sponsored, regardless all opinions expressed below are completely my own.



We all know life is better when we learn to adjust and grow, one way we are working on growth in this season of our life (other than growing our family) is learning how to live with less, specifically how to produce less waste. It actually is a simpler task than I originally thought and I love that we are doing our part to hopefully help the planet.

While there's a handful of ways we're trying to cut back on waste, one of the best and most effective ways we've been able to produce less waste is changing some of our kitchenware to GoSili products!

From the Toddler drinking cups for my little pre-k nugget to the Baby bib and silicone teething spoons for our newest addition, I'm super excited to make a change that benefits us all.

The 16oz Silicone to-go cup is Delainey's new favorite, coming in a stunning array of colors - we were gifted the pink and D is obsessed! I'm equally as obsessed since it's non-toxic, eco-friendly, and toddler-squeeze friendly with the embedded stainless-steel ring. Whether she wants a random hot chocolate treat or a refreshing ice-water, I love that I can grab for this cup and it's safe and easy-on-the-environment to use!


Once baby is big enough, I can't wait to teach her how to use cups using GoSili too. With their line of drinking cups and straw tops, I know it'll be a breeze. We tried all kinds of sippies for D and I wish we had known about GoSili and their easily adaptable straw toppers and these amazing little cups!





As I mentioned, they also sent over a bib and teething spoons for baby. I'm not going to lie, I wasn't sure about the bib, since we've never had a silicone bib - but I'm already a huge fan. It's made with the same platinum grade silicone but is made to be so comfortable for baby! It's the perfect bib to fold up and go with us places, especially because it has a little pocket to catch all the little bites that don't make it into babies mouth.


On that note, the teething spoons are definitely going to be a life-saver once baby is starting to teeth! These utensils are made with little nubs for easy gripping, but we all know they are also going to be the perfect texture for babe to soothe her gums! I plan on sticking them in the freezer, thanks to advice from GoSili and can't wait to see what baby thinks of them.


I didn't just change the kiddo's tableware though, I decided to go ahead and upgrade my daily cup to a GoSili cup and I haven't been disappointed. Not only is it "eco-friendly", it's adorable and convenient while also being the best way to make sure I'm staying hydrated enough each and every day as this pregnancy comes to an end.



This women-founded company manufactures and designs silicone tableware products for the whole family and their Silikids products are most definitely a hit in our house. GoSili products make the basics better by bringing an alternative to plastic, allowing the gap to be closed between great design and affordability while improving our quality of life. It's really a win in my book.

Check out their entire collection at www.gosili.com.


Step into Style with Pediped Shoes

This post may be sponsored - regardless all opinions expressed below are completely my own.



Pediped has been around for a while, so you likely already know about this adorable shoe brand but did you know Pediped footwear has been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance for the promotion of healthy foot development? I had no clue, although I've always heard Pediped shoes are great for little feet - I found it so comforting to know I'm choosing shoes that help my baby once I learned this.


Not only are Pediped shoes award-winning, they are perfect for every outfit and occasion, with all the various styles and looks, it's nearly impossible to resist a shopping spree each time I see their catalog of shoes. The Originals are soft-soled shoes made for babes ages newborn to 24 months, The Grip 'n' Go are thin rubber-soled shoes perfect for ages 9 months to 3 years, and the Flex are perfect rubber-sole shoes for children ages 3 years to 9+ years available in European sizes up to 36.


Whenever Pediped approached me to feature them in my Baby Shower gift guide, I was so excited to see that I could get baby and Delainey a matching pair of shoes. Browsing their website lead me to so many cute designs with over 100 different options to choose from but these silver shoes stole my heart and I can't wait to see their cute little footsies matching in them together.

For now, we'll settle with talking about how comfortable Delainey thinks her shoes are, perfect for a dressy occasion or a trip up to the playground, I love that she can easily put them on and take them off without a fuss and they are just so stylish - I'm obsessed!

Interested in trying a pair of Pediped shoes for your little one? Check out their entire collection here.

Baby Basics Kit from fridababy

 As you all know, our second baby is expected to arrive any day now. We are beyond excited to welcome her, but still prepping for her arrival.

When I first found out she was coming, one of my first thoughts was that we needed to get FridaBaby products stocked up before she comes.

Baby Basics Kit (YOU'LL ACTUALLY USE)


From the "snotsucker" to the "snipperclipper" things are just easier when FridaBaby is involved.

While I highly recommend all of the items FridaBaby makes, a good starting point for any mom (new and seasoned alike), is the Baby Basics kit.

This kit comes with all the vital FridaBaby items and then you can obviously add to your collection as you see fit.

Baby Basics Kit (YOU'LL ACTUALLY USE)


So what's in the Baby Basics Kit?

As I mentioned, The "Snotsucker" also known as the Nose Frida, is one of the many items included but honestly one of the most important items you'll ever have when it comes to baby and snot noses.

Next on the list of what's included and what you'll be super thankful for is the Windi "Gasspasser". It does exactly what it sounds like, helping your little one soothe their tummy while passing gas.

Another item I never knew I'd want but I'm super thankful to have is the "snipperclipper" Nail Frida. It does the job so carefully that you don't have to stress about hurting baby, something we all don't want to accidentally do when trimming their little nails.

Lastly, the "skinsoother" Derma Frida is a lifesaver when it comes to bathing baby and keeping their skin fresh.

Have you tried any of the fridababy products? Do you totally agree that they are lifesavers? Tell me all about your experience in the comments below!

Don't Miss Out! Catch Hotel Transylvania - Transformania on Prime Video!


 This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Amazon Studios & Sony Pictures Animation.

 


Change can be kind of scary, as we all know, but Hotel Transylvania - Transformania shows us that change can be amazing and incredibly entertaining as well.

My family had the pleasure of viewing this new movie a few days early, and let me go ahead and tell you, that you are in for a good time when the movie hits Prime tomorrow! This movie has all the fun you would expect from a Hotel Transylvania film, but with a twist.


The group of monsters isn't as "frightening" this time around, once they all transformed due to the "monsterification ray", but they all have to team up and battle time to turn things around.


Honestly when Drac & his pack were all transformed into humans, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I loved the twists and turns and actually felt a little sentimental as Drac & Johnny were discussing finding the sweetness inside us all as they ate s'mores over the campfire.


My five year old daughter was hooked and loved every second of the movie and I did too! We viewed our movie with some "transformative" popcorn - a mixture of caramel and cheddar and we snacked on s'mores afterwards, leading us to have a conversation about the sweet, gooey inside we all have.


If you're ready for a whirlwind of an adventure with some touching moments thrown in, where Mavis kind of saves the day, be sure to tune into Prime Video and check out Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania on January 14th! Take a minute and watch the trailer to see what you're in for...



The Update on Baby #2: 28 weeks Pregnant with ___________!

Finally sharing another update related to my pregnancy! 

I feel like I shared more when I was pregnant with Delainey, but that's likely because I had more free time. With that said, I'm 28 weeks and a couple days pregnant and yes, I count those couple of days because I'm legitimately counting down the minutes until my due date.

Don't get me wrong, I'm thankful for this baby. I consider her a blessing and I'm beyond excited to meet her, but I'm gonna be the one to say it - Pregnancy isn't always fun, it's not always rainbows and butterflies. It's kicks to the ribs and long, restless nights of trips to bathroom and charlie horses, it's heavy, it's uncomfortable at times, and it's down-right tough at other times... But it's rewarding, the end result makes you forget all that other stuff. Once I meet this baby girl, I know I'll fall in love and I have a feeling I'll miss this stage of my life - that's just the way things work.


It's funny. I went from craving flaming hot cheetos my entire pregnancy thus far, to going weeks without eating even one this past month. I have yet to finish off a bag that's been in my pantry forever and I'm not gonna lie - I don't know if I ever will.

I've been craving sweets, like a mad woman, and I occasionally indulge - but on the other hand, I balance my diet by eating salads like they are going out of style. Lately any salad with fruit in it and a good savory dressing is my favorite.

One thing, out of many things, that is different with this pregnancy vs when I was expecting Delainey is the fact that I think my belly button may "poke out" soon. I've always had what I would describe as a completely "innie" but this pregnancy has it looking (and feeling) a little more like an outie!

This past month we painted baby's room a super girly shade - premium pink, we hung up a light that matches her theme, put together her furniture, and started to organize the clothing I've held on to since Delainey was little and the few items we've been given.


I finalized my registry,  you can take a peek here if you were interested in looking. I don't expect anyone to buy us anything, I've just been adding things to our list and keeping track of what we still could use.

Beyond all of that, I've been debating with myself (and my husband) about what her name should be. Should she have one middle name or two? Should she have a name starting with the same letter as big sister or should we give her a name that isn't as trendy? Naming a kid is hard, naming your second kid is harder. For now, we'll just assume this kid will eventually have a name and hopefully soon I'll be able to announce it!


So tell me, how many kids do you have? Were your pregnancies completely different from one another? What about your kiddos - are they similar or complete opposites? If you don't have kids, tell me about the family you grew up with, what was the dynamic like with your siblings and you?

I wanna hear the scoop.