DIY Homemade Lavender Sugar Scrub

Let’s just say I am {obsessed} with this stuff. Not only do I love it because I know exactly what’s in it, but also because it leaves my skin feeling so amazingly smooth. I started making it solely for my belly. It was so dry after Declan was born and I had read from various places that a sugar scrub helped with any moisture issues. And it may be coincidence, but I swear my linea negra faded after using it too..I’ll blame it on the scrub;)

I quickly fell in love with this stuff and use it exclusively as a body wash now. It’s so awesome that even Jordan loves it! I ran out of the first batch and he was quick to ask when I was going to make more..That’s how you know it’s a keeper..Plus it is SO EASY to make!

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A Week Full of Firsts

EVERYONE goes on the 8th grade trip to Washington, D.C. right? Nope. Not me! Yes, I will admit I was a “tad” salty about it back in the day, but being able to experience all those “firsts” with Declan made it all worth it..even though he was less than impressed most of the time;) 

When the thought of a vacation arose, I was ALL about it..and then realized we have a 3 month old and panic mode quickly set in. The thought of stuffing everything but the kitchen sink in our car and venturing for at least 6 hours one-way made me a “little” uneasy, but we went for it and I am so glad we did…

I am absolutely SHOCKED with how well little mister did in the car. I am amazed by how much patience he already has at such a young age. I’m guessing this was given to him by his daddy, as I get extremely anxious about EVERYTHING:) He slept an extremely long time in the car and my head was racing with the thought that he may get to the hotel and be wide-eyed. Let’s just say I was wrong. He was out like a light when we got there AND I even got to wake up to this cutie face the next morning after we all slept in. 

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Top 20 Favorite Baby Items

Let’s face it. You know that feeling of being a first time mom. That overwhelming feeling of creating your baby registry. The options are endless..and let’s just say I went overboard to try way more than I needed. I truly wish you could try things out before buying to see what works best. Here’s my top 20 list of baby items that we love in our house…

1. Aden and Anais Muslin Blankets
What CAN’T they be used for?! These are seriously the only blankets that we use because they can be used so many ways..PLUS they are light-weight, breathable, nice-sized, cute & classic prints, and the more you wash them, the softer they get! We use them for basically everything.. swaddling, a nursing cover, stroller/car seat cover, a burp cloth, and more! These are a MUST have! Made of muslin, I prefer these because they are breathable, so I don’t have to worry about my little man using them at night time. They are super large so they are perfect for swaddling, yet are great for avoiding overheating. This company even has sleep sacks, burp cloths, wash cloths, changing pad covers, and security blankets. 

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