As I get ready to head off on our annual family vacay I leave you with a few inspirations and some killer kid travel gear. We are headed out to Tulum, where the hubs and I honeymooned after our wedding in Playa del Carmen almost 12 years ago!! I know that Tulum is a much different place then it was back then. We stayed at the most darling hotel, their dining room was on the sand with a thatched roof, and the food was to die for. I am very excited to see what Tulum has in store for us this time as we head back with our 2 kids in tow! I thought the food and drink recipes this week could transport you to mexico. These tofu black bean tacos look like perfection. And who doesn’t like a spicy margarita right!? If you have the chance, definitely take a drink out of a whole coconut this weekend. Whether it be a rum cocktail or simply the pure coconut water, this will guarantee to put a smile on your face trust me. And this travel gear for kids is pure perfection. Think playful cat ears mixed with fabulous design. Let’s be serious here, I would 100% rock those cat ear headphones myself. But I know Piper would just about fall over for those. If you feel so inclined, you can click on the travel gear to shop the post! Enjoy friends! Excited to report back after our Tulum adventure. xoxo
Clinging to that last feeling of summer with this post. Love love loving this house for rent in Bridgehampton. Perfect for families with kids. This outfit with that bell sleeve sweater is weekend away perfection. Pretty in love with these sandals as well. And this weekend bag, at $39, is the such a steal!
I am completely obsessed with the new release from Stella McCartney Kids. There is such playfulness yet elegance in her pieces I can’t get enough. From a gorgeous ballet inspired dress, to retro gold boots, dessert illustration inspired shorts, and star adorned grey overalls, this line is literally swoon-worthy. I have curated my favorites from the new release below. Feel free to click directly on the image below to shop the post. Enjoy mamas!!
Mommy tales: I cannot believe Greyson is already 7 months old! How did we get here so fas? We introduced solid foods at 6 months. After a rocky start she took to most everything I gave her. Until about a week ago when she decided she didn’t really want to eat solid foods at all. Come to find out her bottom 4 teeth are all coming in at once. The teething pain really kicked in last night. She cried for close to 2 hours while trying to get her to go to sleep. I finally tried massaging her gums with my finger (something I found while frantically googling “how to soothe a teething baby”) I am not sure if she was just exhausted by that time or if it really did the trick but she fell asleep shortly afterward. She woke up again in the middle of the night crying but put herself back to sleep a bit after. Overall though Greyson is such a happy baby. Constantly smiling and bringing joy wherever she goes. So grateful for this little one. Happy Mom Monday friends!
So this whole introducing solid foods thing really put me over the edge at first. I had read so many conflicting things about “start with rice cereal” or “don’t start with rice cereal”, “start with vegetables” or “don’t start with vegetables”, etc. I started with sweet potatoes, and that was a total fail. Greyson spit it right back out, shivered, made horrible faces, it was super discouraging. Then I made my own rice cereal, using a 4 step process that included soaking overnight and cooking it for an hour and half. I mean talk about over the top!! She liked this ok, but it was nothing to get excited over, and I definitely didn’t want to make more of this overly complicated rice cereal! After I got over my OCD and just let go, things started to go much smoother. I am still making everything, but they are so simple that they really don’t take much time at all, and I enjoy the process. My pediatrician said things have changed so much since I had Piper, and now we can really just introduce her to whatever whenever, with the exception of honey. Now I am sure there are many conflicting schools of thought on this as well, but I have decided to let go and enjoy the process of introducing Greyson to new fun foods. So far the below shows what we have tried and for the most part she is loving everything. It’s been fun to mix the different foods and tastes to create more complex tastes for her. We haven’t played with textures much but that comes next. What were your little one’s favorite foods?
A few fabulous little girl finds for the enchanted child. Starting with this organic, edible nail polish!! How amazing does that sound!? I think it’s a must try. And ending with the most adorable mask and cape set I just picked up for Piper the other day at my favorite Cotton On Kids for $5!!! Brilliant.
Loving these out of the box fun ideas for healthy food for the littles. Pancake lollipops!? Chia breakfast pops? Yes please!
Yay! First mom monday since I have returned from maternity leave. So excited to be back at it. Let’s talk about a few of my favorite things. These are things I truly can’t live without, and ended up being some of my all time favorite baby things for miss Greyson. What are your favorite things? Am I missing out on something amazing?
Let’s talk diapers…the honest diapers are amazing and I LOVE that I get to choose from all those fun patterns. Seriously its the little things, right!? Also, you know how shoes for babies are pretty much a joke? I mean let’s be real, they just fall right off sometimes before you even leave the room. Well these Toms have a velcro strap that you can use to tighten them, and they stay on amazingly well, plus they are super adorable and they come in matching adult sizes too! That swan head for Greyson’s nursery is the perfect finishing touch. The stroller is amazing…she sleeps in it wherever we go. Plus it’s light weight for a full blown stroller, and it’s cute! Lastly the bamboo Aden + Anais swaddle blankets. Truth be told I don’t use them to swaddle her, but they make the perfect blankets. Also they double as a scarf and then perfect to breastfeed discreetly if that’s your thing. Enjoy!!
**this is not a sponsored post. all items are just truly my faves.