Saturday, May 23, 2015

Mother's Day!

As always, Wren made Mother's Day extra special this year and we celebrated the whole weekend. He took the boys to Ikea, early Saturday morning, to get some organizers for Rad's playroom (something I have wanted for SO long!) and so I could sleep in. People, PEOPLE, I slept in until 11;30... WHAT!? I haven't done that in ages, and let me tell you, it was nothing short of a little Christmas miracle! I'm the lightest sleeper EVER, and he somehow got both boys fed and dressed super quietly, and I didn't hear a dang thing! It was amazing. That afternoon, Wren's mom and dad took his sisters and I out and treated us little mamas to lunch and after, to a cute outfit of our choice from Old Navy! It was so much fun! 

Sunday morning, he let me sleep in again and went grocery shopping with the boys for my favorite breakfast foods! He brought home a beautiful orchid and had the boys make the most adorable hand print cards with all the reasons they loved me on the back. I think he helped Bear with his card a little bit ;) They were so adorable! And speaking of cards, MOO's postcards would have made the cutest Mother's Day cards! Maybe next year!? 

After breakfast, we went to church with Wren's family to watch his sister speak, and then Wren's dad made us a delectable dinner. Radcliff woke up that day feeling kind of sick, and by that point in the day he was completely done, and Bear needed to go to bed like no one's business, so Wren stayed home with both of them I headed to my Grandma's house for another awesome dinner with my Dad's side of the family. And then after that we went over to my other Grandma's house for some R&R with the ladies. It was such a fun day!

At first I was sad the boys weren't going to join me to go to my Grandmas' houses, but as I was driving home I thought about all the long conversations I was able to have with everyone and I wasn't that sad anymore. Sometimes moms just need a break for a little while! And that's exactly what this weekend was. A much needed break and time spent with my family. I love my family and for all the spoiling that was done! Love you all!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Love Grows Here

It's no secret that our little family loves hanging out outside in our yard together in the evenings. There's something so therapeutic about relaxing outside, after a long day, breathing in the fresh air, and coming to the realization that everything that stressed me out throughout the day, wasn't even a big deal, like at all. I love sitting back and watching my handsome, healthy boys happily playing together! You'll find Mr. Everest Bear jumping with his fat little legs in his swing or rolling around on a blanket laid out on the grass, gumming his toys, watching in jealousy and amazement as Radcliff cruises, like speed lightening, all around the driveway on his bike. Wren and I will get in little bits and pieces of yard work, here and there, while kicking or throwing a ball to Rad. We always try to include Rad in helping us with the yard work. Whether it be helping me weed or water the plants, or helping Daddy mow the lawn, we think it's so important to establish good work ethic in our boys while they're young, and when they actually think it's cool to help with stuff!  
That tongue.., It seriously kills me! It's out all day long and I think I might bite it clean off if he's not careful!
After reading about how detoxifying to the air that indoor plants can be, I have been really into bringing a little bit of the outdoors, inside, by scattering them around the house...
They just make everything feel super fresh!

Personal Creations was kind enough to send us over the adorable Heart Stepping Stones with my boys' names on them, that I will treasure forever and ever! The Juniper Bonsai Tree and the Azalea Bonsai Tree were sent by Pro Plants and I'm obsessed with these mini little trees! I received them just a couple days before Mother's Day and they just made my Mother's Day that much sweeter and inspired this #LoveGrowsHere post. Thank you, thank you!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

What I Know You Need

As always, life (kids) have gotten in the way and I can't seem to find the time to post as much as I'd like to! Anyway, as a reminder of what these posts are... 

I have been wanting to do weekly posts on what I'm loving for awhile now. I have found so many favorites lately and want to share them with all of you! These posts will never be sponsored and my faves will always be stuff I have purchased and used. And trust me... You want to trust me on this. Alright?

1. These Nike Dri Fit Jogger Pants are AMAZING. The material is like this stretchy heavenly stuff that dreams are made of but they still look nice enough to wear out. Dare I even say with heels? Maybe that's pushing it... But you can look pretty close to being 'put together' while maintaining extreme comfort. Which is really my goal in life. And they'd be great to work out in, but you know, I don't do that so... You can buy them here for $74.00.

2. Okay this Vegetable Spiralizer is life changing. We try to eat as healthy as possible when we're home, and this kitchen gadget makes it all the more easy AND fun to do so! Think homemade french fries, zucchini noodles, onion rings... Just to name a few. The possibilities are endless! There are three different attachments to give you different sizes of spirals too. Wren and Rad got ours from Spoons and Spice for me for Christmas (As Rad calls it, Spice and Spoons, so cute!) but they don't have a way to purchase online so here's a link to buy on Amazon for $36.94. 

3. So I have pretty much been sick on and off for six weeks. It's been a freakin' nightmare to say the least. BUT one thing that's made it more bearable are these Dr. Teal's Cold and Allergy Epsom Salts and Foaming Vapor Bath. I've like Dr. Teal's regular epsom salts for awhile, but their new Cold and Allergy line is unreal. It smells amazing, clearing out your sinuses (which is what the regular one does too), but these cold and allergy epsom salts make your whole body tingle. It's unreal! And then everyone likes amazing smelling bubble bath, right? Get these things even if you're not sick and use em' before you go to bed. You'll thank me later! I get mine from Smith's Market Place but you can also buy both from Amazon. The epsom salts are here for $9.99 and the foaming vapor bath, here, for $8.99.

4. Okay so I walked out of the elevator at City Creek, into Macy's last week, and these pants were pretty much smiling at me as I stepped out. Randomly, they are in the little boys section, and I'm just so terribly pleased our stars aligned for us to meet! These are insaaanely comfortable and super cute. I don't think anyone can have enough cute sweatpants, can they? Add in jogger and stonewashed and gray, and I'm SOLD! They are on sale right now and you can buy from Macy's here for $27.99. I bought a size medium and wear a size 4.

5. I have what feels like a million of these lip glosses. I'm kind of a lip gloss fiend and these are my all time favorite right now. They're not too sticky, but thick enough to stay on for a good while. The colors are vibrant but not overpowering. My fave colors are Dolly Girl, Spicy, and Natural. You can buy here for $6.00 each, on Amazon.
What are YOUR favorites right now!?

You can see more posts like this here, here, and here.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Merino Kids Baby Sleep Sack Review!

I was contacted on behalf of Merino Kids, wondering if I'd like to review their Merino Kids Baby Sleep Sack. I was so excited because Bear had a sleep sack he'd been using, but was growing out of very quickly. I jumped at the chance! 

When I first opened the package, I saw the sleep sack nicely folded inside a pretty little fabric envelope, with a Merino Kids tag sewed to it...
...it would seriously make the cutest baby shower gift! When I took it out, my first thought was, "This is some serious sleep sack business!" It's made of theeeee nicest and softest material and is super adorable. Every time I slip Bear's chubby little bod into it, I feel like it's almost too nice to sleep in! Honestly. And it's really long, so there's tons of room for him to move around and to grow into. It even has a safety belt aperture so I can easily transfer him in and out of his car seat. How awesome is that!? One of my favorite things about it, is it "naturally absorbs and releases moisture to create the perfect safe micro-climate in any season for rooms 64°F to 80°F." I'm always so worried whether he's too hot or cold at night and if he's getting stuck in his blanket, so this helps ease both of those worries for me. 

Here is some information straight from their website that I think sells this sleep sack by itself and the other reasons I'm in love with it!:

  • World's best and #1 top-selling merino sleep sack in the USA and worldwide. Others can't beat Merino Kids' patented iF award-winning design, premium fabric and superior workmanship.
  • For parents who want the very best. Crafted by master tailors from luxuriously soft Superfine Merino wool. 100% natural, itch-free and allergy-safe. Organic cotton outer layer for extra durability.
  • Textile scientists recommend the Merino Kids sleep sack. Baby doesn't wake up cold or overheat. Naturally absorbs and releases moisture to create the perfect safe micro-climate in any season for rooms 64°F to 80°F.
  • First sleep sack in the world to achieve the stringent UK BSI standard for baby sleep sack safety, and the only merino sleep sack certified to this safety standard. Baby has freedom to move yet can't slip underneath or wriggle out.
  • Fits babies 0-2 years safely and comfortably. Innovative safety belt aperture makes it easy to transfer sleeping baby between car seat, stroller and nursery to maintain sleep routine.

Are you sold yet??? They've thought of everything!

We absolutely loooove this sleep sack and would highly recommend it! Thank you, Merino Kids, for helping parents sleep a little more soundly at night, knowing their babies are comfortable and safe! 

See Bear's Merino Kids Baby Sleep Sack here and go here to see everything else Merino Kids has to offer! Thanks for reading!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter 2015!

Naturally, we celebrated Easter three times as we do with most holidays these days. Having awesome family that all live so close, always makes our holidays extra fun! And having kids? Sheesh. Really fun! And tiring too. But who's counting? ;)

This is the first year that Radcliff really understood Easter, so we decided to do a scavenger hunt around the house for fun little toys. He loved it!
He's so good at following instructions, this one!
We saved Mack, from Cars, for him to find last. Good thing we did. He's been wanting him for awhile and playing with him is all he wanted to do the rest of the night! In fact, he's sleeping with Mr. Mack as we speak. Let's hope it's not underneath him??
Our boys!
The day before Easter we celebrated with Wren's family over a delicious brunch, Easter baskets, and our annual Easter egg hunt! We lounged, and counted our eggs, and ate eclairs, and relaxed, and did I mention... eating eclairs?
Oh Mr. Everest. He kills me!
Playdoh!
Bunny hop dance. They're real good on their feet!
Then Easter evening, we celebrated with my family with yet another delicious dinner, adorable Easter baskets and another Easter egg hunt! Boo ya! Rad and Bear are the only kids on my side, and Bear being the un-ripe young age of five months... Well, Rad was lucky and got all the eggs to his bad self! He was pleased!
Let's just say we'll have candy for a century!
The boys love their aunties so much! Raddy fought back his tears because Kate had to go back to Utah State. So sad!
Daddio! He's a BBQ'n animal!
Hope you all had a great Easter!