Happy Monday, friends!
Hope everyone had a nice weekend. Ours was perfect … we did a whole lot of nothing! It was so nice to spend some quality time at home with my husband and daughter!
Today I thought I’d share a few of the things I’m loving right now. I enjoy these kinds of posts from other people, because sometimes they give me new ideas or products to try!
So here we go!
Things I’m loving lately …
1. Warm drinks!
Now that the weather has gotten cooler, I am drawn to warm drinks. I particularly enjoy curling up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee during one of Addie’s naps!
But recently, I’ve also been enjoying a hot cup of tea. I’m normally not a huge tea drinker, but my mom has gotten me hooked on teas from The Republic of Tea. They have flavors like Caramel Apple, Red Velvet, and Caramel Vanilla … yum!
For years, I strayed away from buying boots because I have really thin legs, so they would look way too big on me. But after doing a little online research this fall, I finally found a pair that weren’t quite as wide as others I had previously tried.
In case anyone has the same problem, the brand I bought were Ivanka Trump. But you can google search “boots for skinny calves” and find plenty of ideas!
Thank goodness for FaceTime on our iPad! We use this tool almost every day so that my mom can see Addie. We also use it to keep connected with Brandon’s brother and his family. Love FaceTime!
4. Baby Puffs/Cheerios!
These little snacks helped get us through our very long car trip to and from Florida. They’re also great to help Addie practice picking up small foods with her fingers. I never have to give her a lot … just a few can go a long way in keeping her happy and entertained!
5. OxyClean Max Force Laundry Stain Remover!
This stuff is a life saver for me. Thanks to Addie’s frequent spitting up, I’m constantly having to treat laundry stains … especially now that she’s eating solid foods. This stain remover has gotten out blueberries, prunes, avocado, etc. Good stuff!
6. Boogie Wipes and NoseFrida!
Most parents have probably heard of Boogie Wipes. They are saline wipes that you can use on little noses so that they don’t get irritated. Although Addie still hates to get her nose wiped, these at least help avoid irritation!
I’m guessing most of you haven’t heard of the NoseFrida, though. Basically it helps suck boogers out of your baby’s nose. It looks and sounds disgusting, but there’s a filter that prevents anything from being transferred from baby to you. And it works about a million times better than the aspirator from the hospital (at least, it does for me!). Honestly, Addie hates anything going near her nose, including this thing. But when I can actually get her to hold still, it is a miracle worker!
7. Amazon Prime!
A year or so ago, my MIL accidently purchased Amazon Prime (not sure how it happened exactly … she hit an incorrect button, I guess!). With Amazon Prime, you get free shipping on your purchases (provided that you buy things that are eligible … but SO many items are!), along with other perks. You can put multiple people on your account, so my SIL and I have been able to use it, as well. It has been a huge help this year, particularly when it comes to buying baby-related items. I definitely plan to renew once our membership expires!
8. Watching our little girl learn new things!
Addie’s current #1 goal in life is to pull up on absolutely everything.
And she’s getting so good at it! She’s also learned how to bend her knees so that she can gently fall to the ground when she’s ready to move to a new location.
She amazes me more and more every day. You can tell that she’s proud of her accomplishments, and it’s so darn adorable to watch her problem-solve when she faces a new challenge!
And those are some of the things I’ve been loving lately!
Question for ya …
What did you do this weekend?
What things are YOU loving lately?
(To be clear … I don’t get squat from any of the companies I mentioned for saying I like their products. I’m just sharing my personal opinions! )