Saturday, November 30, 2019

Baby Must Haves


  I get asked all the time, what we’re the life saver products and must haves you got with your babies. Well most of you know Aidan came at 34 weeks so we didn’t exactly have everything we wanted for his arrival. In fact, we still don’t have his crib. He’s going on 5 months now and we’re still accumulating the things we need. One things for sure, as a first time mom with Avia. I thought I needed to have everything ahead of time and have this grand plan as to how everything would go. Although it’s helpful to have an idea, I’ve learned nothing goes according to plan and most importantly it’s OKAY if nothing goes according to plan. With Aidan, nothing went according to plan. I made had one hat, one hospital outfit I wanted him to wear and that’s it! When he came we just decided to be as relaxed as possible and get things as we needed them.

So here I want to share my must haves!

1. OWLET MONITOR: First and foremost, him being a premie I knew I wanted to get an owlet monitor. If you’ve never heard of these things, they basically make it very hard for your infant/baby to die of SIDS. I had a small shop friend loose her baby at 7 months so peace of mind is priceless you guys!! No parent should ever have to bury their child, I know tough subject! But honestly, I’d pay a lot to make sure that never happens. This is my most favorite baby product we own!!

2. MEBIE BABY SWADDLES + SPEARMINT BABY SWADDLES: after I picked out the decor and color theme I wanted to go with (black and white with hints of mustard and copper) I started looking around for a crib sheet and swaddles that would match. Not only do they have colors I needed but they have pink, dusty rose, vanilla and other colors that would work for a little girl!

3. GIGI + MAX KNOTTED GOWN: I never had any of these gowns for Avia but they make perfect sense with a tie bottom. Easy access to the diaper and still a full body suit to keep them warm. He fit in his gown for a long time being a premie. We just retired it last month with most of his newborn and 3 month clothes. They too have darling patterns for little girls!

4. RYAN & ROSE CUTIE PATS: Lindsey from Ryan and Rose has been a shop friend for quite some time, as her shop began to rapidly grow in the last few years she came out with her very own products, all must haves for babies in your life! My favorite; the Cutie Pat (a tether and pacifier all in one) became an easy add to our list. They have different styles for babies with and without teeth and even a flat nipple style for babies who don’t like the rounded ones. Not all babies are pacifier takers but it’s better to have a few waiting on their arrival. If not, they happen to make perfect gifts!

5. BABY CARRIER (Ergo 360 + Boba wrap): I definitely recommend having a baby carrier of some sort! We actually have quite a few. A few were bought and a few gifted. For the infant stage we had a baby bijorn, infantino and boba wrap. I bought a Tula baby carrier when Avia was in her toddler stage so we have that waiting for Aidan when he gets a little bigger. I had a friend give me the Ergo 360 which I heard from friends was a must have because it allows baby to face forward and back!! Game changer! If I had to recommend one it would definitely be the ERGO 360 because it accommodates all stages of baby; front, back, infant and toddler.

Some other must haves not shown in the photo above;
- Milk Snob car seat cover
- Graco car seats
- NoseFrida Snot Sucker

So many of these shops have sales going on right now! Hope you’re able to take advantage of some of them! Xo
           - Cara

Monday, November 18, 2019

Holiday Gift Guide

           Hey friends! I've had a lot of people message me after my Instagram post reminding people to shop small this holiday season. I decided to put together a holiday gift guide for those who want to support me and my family this holiday season. If you don’t see something here that crosses something off your list let me know what you’re in search of as I probably know some shop I can direct you to!

          Let’s dive in! This holiday season I have everyone covered. First up for all you ladies, I have the best make up and skin care out there for you. Senegence is in a league of its own, famous for its long wear color technology. Most of their products are smudge proof, water proof and have skin care in them. Not only do they last all day, they are good for your skin!

           Ive linked the beauty book HERE so you can take a look at all the makeup and skin care we have to offer. Who's shopping for a guy? I think we can all agree men are the hardest ones on our lists. I got you covered girls!!! Senegence just came out with a Mens Skin/body care line which is a must have. My husband uses it and LOVES IT!!! Its listed in the online beauty book I linked above. Of course if you have questions you can leave them below.

         MAMAS!! Are you shopping for someone with a little one? Those of you who are new here, I started in the social media world back in 2015 with my moccasin shop HauteMoccsDotCom. Although Im not actively running my shop anymore I still have some moccs left. I have linked my shop HERE if you're interested in getting that mama in your life some cute shoes for her babe this holiday season.

         Who in your life is a health nut or a gym rat? Or just simply lives a healthy lifestyle? Isagenix has a wide variety of things perfect for gift giving. From essential oils to a full nutritional re-balancing system. Isagenix has EVERYTHING from vitality and well being products to power performance and weight loss. They even have a kids line!!! If you've followed me for some time these are the shakes my daughter Avia and I drink daily. Ive linked the Isagenix Holiday Gift Guide HERE.

         Remember if you don't see something that you can cross off on your holiday shopping list, reacg out and let me know what you need. Its better to support friends and family or small shops this holiday season than big box stores. 

Happy Shopping!

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