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!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

My Everest Bear

My Everest Bear,

How could I love anything quite as much as you? Holding you, kissing you, squeezing you... These things just aren't enough. I need to bite your cheek off or something. I'm so infatuated with you I can't even deal. You are the the sweetest, most mellow and happy baby. I was looking at you tonight and the word that sums you up perfectly is just 'happy'. You're like Grandpa Dave! That's lucky. It's hard for you to nurse for very long periods of time without latching off, lurching your whole head up, and giving me your adorable, dimpled smile. You are aaaaaalways trying to catch my eye and the second I see you, you smile soooo big. I think you're obsessed with me and I'm obsessed with that. You love brother so much too. The second you hear his voice, you start kicking so fast and looking around trying to find him. He loves his Bearsie Boy so much too. I hope you guys can be the best of friends. Daddy loves you way too much too. He has big fat plans to take you and brother biking and skiing and camping and just anything with him. He asks me all the time if I think you guys will always want to hang out with him and be his best friends. I say, of course! You'd be crazy not to. He's obsessed with his boys and would do a anything for you guys. How lucky you are to have him for your Dad! There's no one that could show their love to you more. You are sleeping like the ultimate champ at night. We put you to bed around 7:00 PM (a complete Christmas miracle for us late owl parents!) and you'll usually only wake up once at night to nurse, and then wake up around 8:00 AM for good. Heaven my boy! You're more of a little cat napper during the day if we're not in the car, or I'm not holding you, but that's okay. It gets us out of the house and on lots of adventures for your busy brother, or makes me stop doing who the hell knows what, and hold you for a good two hour nap (I usually sleep for some of it too. Heavenly!) You are rolling over as of a couple weeks ago, doing the cutest talkies, you love your passy boy, and are getting really good with your fat little hands. You concentrate so hard on grabbing your toys and then bring it straight to your mouth. You are obsessed with sucking anything! If your Passy Boy isn't in, you are sucking any or all of your fingers. It's way too freakin' cute I can't handle it. You are getting pretty good at sitting in your Bumbo, you like your Mamaroo, and love your Lady Bro. We still swaddle you at night and put you in your light blue little sleep sack that makes you look like a nurse. Nurse Bear. You're hit or miss with nursing and I'm not sure if it's so much nursing or just food. You do not eat for comfort (unlike your older brother, it's allllll he wanted to do). You eat out of necessity and the second you're full you're done and wanting to look up at me and smile. Oh your smile! If you're ever crying really hard, needing me and I come to get you, the second you see me, you immediately stop crying and smile and start talking. I swear all your crying is fake. I've still yet to see you get too worked up crying and getting passed the point. You're just so even keel, I love it. Brother will come in your room when you wake up and sing you songs, sometimes for twenty minutes, and you just sit there and smile and squeal. He helps with you so much. He was pretty rough with you at first but he's really learning how to be gentle and sweet. You also love to watch him jump on the couch and drive his cars around your head. 

Thank you for being so easy, Mr. Bear. You've made having two as easy as two could be.

Love your Mommy Gwirl.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

St George with Cousins!

We headed down to sunny St George this past weekend, with two of Wren's sisters and their families, for some majorly needed sun and cousin time! Have I mentioned that Rad's just a little bit obsessed with his cousins? It's the cutest thing ever to watch them together! Wren's sister rented the prettiest house for us right on the golf course and we really just relaxed the entire time. Fantastic food, kiddies playing from sun up to sundown, dance parties, walks, bike rides, bunk bed wrestling, laying out, movie nights, swimming, playing at the park and learning waaaay more than the adults ever wanted to know about each other, were just a few of the things we were throwin' down this weekend. Oh and did I mention that Everest is like the easiest thing ever? #1 stunna. #1 travel-baby. #1 dimple-puss. I just can't seem to get over the perfection that is him! 

We are so lucky to have such bitchin' family members! Now can it be 70 degrees here already???