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    The Perfect IncrediBundles For Parents

    IncrediBundles

    As a mom it’s tough finding the perfect toys and books for you little one. You want to interact with you child while reading a story but nowadays they make it difficult to find a package deal where you could do it all. I came across IncrediBundles and was simply amazed at their large selection of products.

    The first time I browsed their site I went to the book bundle section where they have bundles like the one shown in my photo. I ended up getting the Peter Rabbit bundle because it brought back some great childhood memories for me. It arrived in a cute reusable storage container. I LOVED that the bundle came with the original book along with matching blocks and a cute authentic stuffed animal. I was so stoked to give this to my son, Isaiah.

    The first time I read this book I gave Isaiah the stuffed animal and he held onto it while I read the book to him. It was the sweetest thing. Afterwards we practiced counting with the Peter Rabbit blocks! Isaiah loved this bundle.

    IncrediBundles has more than just this Peter Rabbit bundle!  They have many different themes – classic and new! On top of the book bundles they have Bath Bundles, Diaper Bundles, Learn & Grow Bundles, Sleep Bundles, Organic Bundles, Classic Character Bundles, and you can even create your own personalized bundle! Not only are these great gifts for your kids but they make the perfect baby shower gifts, or birthday gifts for any little one out there! IncrediBundles also offers monthly subscriptions!

    Make sure you check them out, you will not regret it!

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    Say Bye Bye to Mama Problems With Buy Buy Baby

    Shopping at BuyBuy Baby

    [This post is in partnership with BuyBuy Baby Inc, a brand that I love. All opinions here are my own.]

    I cannot tell you enough how much I love Buy Buy Baby! After having Isaiah I’ve been there probably a hundred times to pick up our baby needs and wants! Now that Annabelle is due in less than a month I know what I need to stock up on in order to have a relaxed transition at home. Buy Buy baby has an endless amount of products to fit all your needs. Out of all the baby stores I went to they offer the best service, prices, and products which is why I am such a frequent shopper there! I wanted to share with you a few items I got to prepare for my soon to be newborn, Annabelle – also for Isaiah becoming a big brother!

    Here Are 9 of My Must-Have Finds

    1. Dr. Brown’s Bottles

    When I had Isaiah my plan was to exclusively breastfeed. We had a hard time with Isaiah latching and he wasn’t gaining enough weight. I exclusively pumped the first 2 months. He had some reflux which made our nights more stressful. When I switched over to the Dr. Brown bottles I did see a big difference. We are saving the time and frustration and starting off with those first. We stocked up on the 4oz and 8oz pink ones too! How fun!

    2. MAM Pacifiers

    The hospital gave us soothies for Isaiah. They were always a bit big for him and he eventually started to refuse them, which made it difficult to calm him. I tried many pacifiers and the only ones that he liked were the MAM pacifiers. Not to mention they have the cutest designs! I got a few for Annabelle!

    3. Aden & Anais Snap Bibs

    I stocked up on some snap bibs because no matter how many times you wash them they work like they did the first time. I have had a terrible experience with regular velcro bibs not staying attached after a few times through the laundry. Plus it helps that Aden & Anais have an adorable selection of styles for their bibs!

    4. Burt’s Bees Calming Shampoo and Lotion

    Many shampoos, soap, and lotions have dangerous chemicals in them. I feel at ease when I’m washing my babies in Burt’s Bees products. The calming shampoo and lotion has a scent that helps put them to sleep too! We stocked up on these!

    5. Chair Top High Chair

    This is going to be a lifesaver since I can use it for both Annabelle and Isaiah. It fits on almost any chair and we can bring it to Grandma’s easily with no hassle, and it’s great for road trips since it takes up little space. We got the Chicco Pocket Snack!

    6. Burt’s Bee’s Baby Mittens

    Newborns tend to scratch themselves, Isaiah did and these mittens came in handy (literally) hehe. They are also made with organic cotton, so you can feel good about these!

    7. Baby Einstein Sea Dreams Soother

    Isaiah was excited to be getting this (as you can see above)! I have heard so many great things about the Sea Dreams Soother for both babies and toddlers! We got one for both Isaiah and Annabelle to put in their cribs. It helps put them to sleep and soothes them if they wake up. When they finally wake up after nap time this will keep them busy until I get to them.

    8. Baby and Toddler Clothing

    I’m guilty of purchasing clothes for my son and daughter whenever I step foot in Buy Buy Baby. I can’t help that they have so many adorable clothes. I love all the lines there but my favorites would have to be Burt’s Bees Baby and the Jessica Simpson line! We stocked up on some spring and summer outfits for Isaiah and some needed sizes for Annabelle too.

    9. Nursing Gowns and Bras

    I honestly didn’t even know these kind of nursing gowns existed until I was gifted a few at the hospital when I gave birth to Isaiah. They were a complete lifesaver. Not only are they easy and convenient for breastfeeding but they are comfortable especially for us mamas who have had c-sections. BuyBuy Baby has a great variety of them!

    Nursing bras are another lifesaver for the breastfeeding mamas out there. They are comfortable and easy to manage. I’m also guilty of wearing my nursing bra even after I stopped breastfeeding/pumping because they were just so comfortable!

    Help Yourself With 20% Off!

    Buy Buy Baby offers great prices and on top of that when you sign up for their email mailing list they send you a 20% off coupon! Even if you aren’t a mom or expecting, this store is great when it comes to buying gifts for those who are.

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    DIY Shiplap Walls

    As I was planning out Annabelle’s Nursery a few months back I knew I wanted shiplap. There are many kinds of shiplap and many ways to do it so as a first timer I was overwhelmed. I went to countless stores that carried shiplap but it all seemed liked it would be turned into this huge project. With the limited time we had we wanted something simple, but also something that could deliver the shiplap concept well. I came across Woody Walls and was amazed by what they offer: adhesive shiplap (no nails!) that is thin enough where you don’t need to remove any trim either! I knew this would be perfect for Annabelle’s nursery. I’m not exaggerating when I say, it literally took only 1.5 hours to do the one accent wall. Below I will be explaining how we did it with some added tips and photos!

     

    What you will need:

    • Woody Wall’s adhesive shiplap
    • J Roller/ Rubber Roller
    • Saw/ Hand Saw
    • Safety Glasses
    • Dry Cloth
    • Level
    • Measuring Tape
    • Grade 80 Sandpaper

     

    Before you get started

    • Make sure the wood has laid flat in it’s box at room temperature for atlas 72 hours before installation.
    • Make sure that the wall on which the product will be installed is sanded with a grade 80 sandpaper.
    • Make sure all electrical outlets and switch plates are removed.
    • Make sure the wall is straight, clean, dry, and free of dirt, dust, wallpaper, nails, extra paint or other bumps to ensure that the product adheres properly.

     

    Let the Fun Begin

    1. First, take all the shiplap boards out of the boxes and lay them out individually on the ground.
    2. Make a section of the lighter colored boards and darker colored boards.
    3. After doing that make another pile of the shiplap and make a pattern of light, dark, light, dark, etc. (This way the wall will have an even amount of each! )

     

    1. To ensure that the first row of wood is absolutely straight place first board at the top of the wall using a level and mark a reference line below the piece.
    2. Trace a line with the level from one end of the wall to the other starting from this reference.
    3. Remove the protective film form the adhesive strips on the back of the first board and place it following the reference line.
    4. Stick the top of the board first, then the bottom and press firmly for 10 seconds.
    5. Repeat for each piece along the row.

    1. If necessary, cut the boards with a hand saw or circular blade saw, taking care to properly measure so that they fit perfectly to the adjacent pieces. (We used a circular blade saw to save us more time).
    2. Before removing the adhesive strips, test each board in place because once the board is stuck it cannot be removed.
    3. Woody Wall’s recommends installing boards from left to right, and taking the trim left over from the last piece of a row to start the next.

    1. For a natural finish, take care to layer the joints from one row to the next so that they don’t form a vertical line. We did the Vertical installation style!
    2. Make sure to go over outlet very carefully and cut the exact.
    3. Once you are done with cutting and applying to around the outlet put the cover back on.
    4. Once all the boards are installed, apply pressure using a rubber mallet (we used the wonderful J-Roller that Woody Wall’s provided us).
    5. And there you have it, a beautiful shiplap wall thanks to Woody Walls!

    I highly recommend this company and their adhesive shiplap. Not only is their product beautiful quality but the customer service is great too!

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    Annabelle’s Nursery Artwork

    Pregnant woman in nursery

    Studio Q Gallery Bunnies

    How adorable are these bunny paintings we hung up in Annabelle’s nursery? Studio Q Gallery is offering my followers a discount on any purchase starting today, January 7th through Feb 28th, 2018. This will be valid on any purchase over $49. What’s awesome about Studio Q Gallery is that they have hundreds of fine art perfect for your nursery or home!

    To get the exclusive discount just visit their Etsy shop and use the code: PROMO10!

    Enjoy!

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    Annabelle’s Floral Name

    Oh my goodness, you guys! I’m pretty sure this is my favorite piece in Annabelle’s nursery. I came across Diana Evans on Etsy and instantly fell in love with her unique and beautiful artwork. Her flower names are absolutely stunning. You can tell each time she worked on one a lot of time, dedication, and love went into it.

    When I received Annabelle’s floral name I almost started crying. Every detail on her name was perfected. The colors and flowers she chose couldn’t have been more beautiful. This piece really brings the whole room together.  It gives it such a warm vibe.

    These flower names/letters can be used for more then just a nursery! Weddings, birthdays, showers, retirement, home decor, etc. I promise you whether you get one for yourself or as a gift you will be more than satisfied.

    Not only is Diana Evans very talented but she is also very sweet, hard working, and timely. If you are looking to add a special and beautiful touch to your house or as a gift she is your lady!

    Diana gave me a discount code to exclusively give my follower’s on their first order with her! Enjoy 10% off by adding the code: ATBM10 when checking out at her Etsy shop!

    Enjoy!