May 29, 2015

On the Go with Nûby

for some reason, we are always on the move. it's been this way since before my son was born. i'm never satisfied just being at home relaxing, unless it's cold, wet and rainy out. i love going out to eat, seeing new places, visiting friends and family. go go go! now that my son is eating any thing and everything in sight and drinking whole milk, we are able to go out for longer periods of time and not having to worry about making a bottle of formula. let me tell you friends, it's been real nice.

for that reason, i also have a bag of items i keep in the car just in case we forget things. if your like me, i hate having to run to the store just because we don't have something for him that we left at home. so packing this bag give me a small piece of mind that even if i didn't pack my purse with the entire house, i'll have what i need. i put them all into a bag i received as a gift, it works great with all it's little pockets, making it easy to see what i have.

Diapering Items:
-a couple diapers
-a small package of wipes
-an extra set of play clothes
-a pair of shoes and socks
-an extra pajama set

Eating Items:
-Easy Go Suction Bowl filled with small snacks
-Travel Utensil Set
-Wash or Toss Sippy Cup
-a package or two of pureed fruits/veggies
-bottle of water

Play Items:
-a small toy or two they like
-an extra small blanket, and rag (it's like his pacifier)
-a jacket and hat
-a small first aid kit
now i know there is quite a lot more that you can put into the bag, but this is what works for us. When he was little there was so much i would pack, but for a one year old the basics is all you really need. because let's be honest, he'd rather play with something other than a toy we brought and always wants to go-go-go! i'm interested to see if you pack anything in the car for emergencies and if there is anything different you include.

the Easy Go Suction Bowl and Spoon is a must, because it keeps all of his snacks in one container and has a spoon for the pouches we still feed him. The suction base is a god-send because his hands love to push everything off his tray and onto the floor. which is okay at home because we have an automatic vacuuming cleaner (thanks pup!) but in public it's embarrassing for me. i hate leaving a restaurant with food scraps all over the floor. this bowl helps keep it in one place and doesn't allow for mass chaos of puffs over the entire place.

thanks to his daycare, he has been taking sippy cups like champ now and the Wash or Toss Stackable Cups are a great thing to keep in the car for the times we forget to bring a sippy cup with. thankfully he isn't too picky with his cups, and has yet to work with the straw ones but we will get there. he is able to hold onto these well and they are light weight making it easy for him to pick them up. so easy to wash and throw back into the car, when needed.
I am a part of the Nuby Parent Blogger program, where I receive products in exchange for posting a review.  As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

April 28, 2015

Klose To My Heart GIVEAWAY

Mother's Day is right around the corner, and this will be my second year as a mother. how crazy is that? and finding the perfect gift for me is hard my husband whines over and over. i admit i am picky when it comes to getting things for myself. this mother's day was just that too. my husband didn't have many ideas floating around in his head, and that'd be the day i'd let him buy me a pair of nice diamond earrings. i'd never wear them! one: because they are too expensive and i'd be afraid to loose them and two: i'm just not much of a dress up kind of gal. so when Kari reached out to me to help spread some love to her jewelry business, i knew just what i had in mind. something simple, and full of charms of my favorite things. anything you can dream up on a necklace, bracelet and more, Kari can do! she's able to do one of a kind pieces that fit your style. here's what i had on mine: my husband and my son's first initials, a camera (of course), "always & forever" a small saying my husband and i shared from the beginning of our relationship and a wing which has so much meaning to me in many different ways.

i have a feeling this little number is going to be a staple around my neck, whenever my son grows out of the "hey what's this?" "oh lets put this in my mouth" stage. it fits me perfectly, a culmination of a charm bracelet hanging from my neck, reminding me of all the greats in my life. a perfect mother's day gift, if you ask me. and just like that, i'm excited to offer a $10.00 credit giveaway to her store.

Here's a little backstory on Kari, owner of Klose To My Heart:

My name is Kari and I am the owner and artist behind all the items produced by Klose To My Heart. I am a marine wife who started this business while my husband was deployed because I love creating jewelry. I grew up being creative. I went to school to become a “Health Care Administrator” but with a husband in the military I quickly realized that wasn’t the right career for me. My family saw my love and drive for being creative and suggested I start trying to market my jewelry online. I took their support and began trying to come up with a name. Every item I make is near and dear to me. This drive to my business brought me to my name. I wanted something unique that stood out so I changed the spelling of close to match my name and carry through my love for what I do.  I started out making primarily military inspired jewelry. I wanted a way for military families and loved ones to be able to show off their support in style! Everyone has their own style, what style of jewelry I like, someone else might not. So I wanted everyone to have the chance to express their style while supporting their loved ones! I have grown and evolved with this business over the short five years I have been creating everything. I am always creating new items!  I am blessed to say that I get to work everyday, creating and enjoying what I do. This business has been a lot of fun and lot of work! I hope you enjoy my jewelry as much as I do!

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