Elliott’s Updated Nursery…

It’s been a LONG time since I did an updated nursery post. Elliott is now 9 months old! Time just flies. Some of the things in his room have stayed the same and some have changed. A few of the changes-

We got rid of his rug and started using these foam floor mats from Skiphop. They are absolutely my favorite. We have them in a few different rooms in our house. We decided to get rid of his rug because he has eczema and we weren’t sure what was contributing so the thought was if there was dust or cat fur in the rug, it would be best just to take it away.
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Another thing we changed were his rocker and dresser. I wanted a dresser that was wider than the one we started out with. Everything would just fall off whenever I changed him on it. Hence why there is a small shelf above the dresser. I was putting his lotions and creams there until we decided to get a longer dresser. I still keep them there but at least we have more room now!
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As I just mentioned, we also changed out the rocker. I did love the previous rocker but it wasn’t all that big. Elliott’s room is definitely on the small side so we needed to keep that in mind when selecting furniture pieces but the rocker was just too small. The new rocker by DaVinci it so much deeper and it has a foot rest/recline option. We just love it!
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updated nursery

One thing I rarely show on social media is our family room/play room mostly because it’s a big mess 99% of the time. We keep the majority of the kids toys in there. I had originally got this bookcase thinking it would fit in Elliott’s room but once it was delivered and assembled, we realized it was WAY too big and wouldn’t fit. We ended up moving it to the family room along with these cute baskets which I got to keep more toys in and I just love it. It’s such a fun and playful statement piece for a kids room or play area. It also comes in white which I didn’t notice until it was too late but the grey is also nice!
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updated nursery
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Oh! The only other thing I wanted to point out. As you may know from following me a while- I am a HUGE fan of Dyson products. From their hairdryer, to cordless vacuum, to their humidifers. I keep a humidifer in Elliott’s room and one in Emmy’s room. It gets incredibly dry here in the winter so we use it all throughout the colder months. However, you can also use them in the warmer summer months too. You just drain the water and it acts as a fan. So although it is on the pricier side, we use ours all year long so it’s worth it. for us!
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I can’t wait until Elliott is old enough to start using his rocking lion. Emmy has claimed it as hers for the time being but pretty soon I am sure Elliott will be rocking like his big sis!
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Thank you for following along! I hope you enjoyed Elliott’s new and improved nursery!
Crib: Delta Children
Crib Quilt: Land of Nod
Rocking Lion: Land of Nod
Dresser: DaVinci
Changing pad: Nook Sleep
Small Chair: Land of Nod
Rocking Chair: DaVinci
Pouf: Lulu & Georgia
Tall Wall Bookshelf: Land of Nod
Floor Mat: Skip Hop
Personalized Star Basket: My 1st Years
Diaper Pail: Munchkin
Floor Fan: Dyson
Tall Lamp: Target
Name Puzzle Stool: Etsy
White Shelving Piece: Target
Pictures above Rocking Chair: HomeGoods
Wooden Sign above Crib: HomeGoods
Home Bookshelf: Delta Children
Stripe Basket & Smaller Blue Basket:Delta Children
Paint Color: Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter (this color is used all throughout my house)

Spring Trends…under $50!

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If you read this post– you already know I am big into the tassel trend as far as spring trends go. So when I came across this peachy top on the Nordstrom website, I bought it right away! Dare I say, it’s my favorite top so far for spring?! I love the color, the fit and of course, the tassels! Nordstrom is always my one-stop shop when it comes to transitioning my wardrobe from one season to the next!

Another absolute essential that everyone needs for spring/summer is a good pair of white cutoff shorts. I say good pair because let me tell you, they aren’t easy to find! Luckily, I did the searching for you and found this pair and they are THE BEST. For one, the fit is perfect. No need to size up or a baggier fit and for two, they are not see through at all. I absolutely do not like when you can see the interior pocket lining on white denim! Oh, did I mention they are only $39?! An absolute steal!

Lastly, scalloped anything is a trend I love every year. This tote is SO stinkin’ cute with the scalloped edging and pink interior! It’s also made of durable faux leather that wipes clean so it’s perfect if you have kids who like to make messes (like mine!).

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spring trends
spring trends

spring trends
Peach Top ($45- runs TTS) / Cut Off Shorts ($39- runs TTS) / Scalloped Tote ($49) / Sunglasses ($12) / Rose Gold Ring Set ($70) / Sandals ($120-runs TTS) / Watch / Necklace ($78) / Earrings ($34)
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Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!

Boho Vibes…

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Okay- I LOVE this outfit so much, I just could not wait to share it with you! I was perusing the Nordstrom New Arrivals (honestly, I do this daily) and I found the most perfect pair of cut-off shorts for spring and summer! At first glance they just look like a great pair of cutoffs but on closer look you will see the crochet detail on the sides. I love it! It’s subtle and trendy but not over-the-top. So, they were really my starting point for this outfit.
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In keeping with the somewhat boohoo vibe for the new season, I found this tank top with the tassel hem and thought it would be a great addition. Again, it’s trendy but not in your face or over the top. I find that Nordstrom has the biggest selection of any retailer for new pieces for the new season. If you want to go super trendy, they have it. If you want to go for things that are more classic, they have it. If you want a mix of things from preppy to super fashion forward- they have absolutely the largest selection of all of it.
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You may have seen these slides on previous Instagram outfits. I can’t stop wearing them! They are SO comfortable and go with everything in my entire spring/summer wardrobe. I will be wearing them constantly. Lastly, you may have noticed my new tote! I buy a Tory Burch tote every season and this is the one I picked for spring! Again, it goes with EVERYTHING. This is a recurring trend in my wardrobe, especially when it comes to my accessories. I almost always opt for neutral accessories so they will carry me through the seasons and I feel like I get the most bang for my buck.

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Crochet Hem Shorts ($48) / Tank Top ($39) / Espadrille Sandals ($134- fits TTS) / Tote ($395) / Sunglasses ($150)

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. All opinions and writing are my own.

A Classic Summer Look…

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A chambray top and white jeans have been a spring/summer wardrobe staple in my closet for YEARS. It is such a classic summer look and one of my all-time favorites. There is nothing more clean, crisp and put together in my opinion. I mentioned this previously in this post– but I am SO happy that Nordstrom now carries J.Crew! It is my GO-TO brand for the perfect chambray top ($78). I buy a new one every single year and this year’s does not disappoint. It is the perfect wash and style. I also ordered these high rise white jeans ($115) on a whim and let me tell you- they are amazing! So slimming and not see through at all, which I often find to be a problem with white denim. Nordstrom’s shoes and accessories collection is always on point as well. When I was putting together this classic, New England-style look I couldn’t pass up a new pair of tan espadrilles ($275). I missed out on them last year so I was so excited to see them pop back up on their site again this season. They are totally comfortable and not too high, so you can easily wear them all day without sore feet! As an added bonus – they will go with EVERYTHING in your wardrobe.
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classic
The last thing I took a chance with ordering is this amazingly cute silk scarf ($65) from Tory Burch. I thought it would be a fun accessory to add a little pop of color and fun to my outfits. They’re great to tie onto your purse for some added charm or around my neck for a little sophistication. The fun and playful sailboat print also brings a little personality to a more basic (but still put together) outfit. I will definitely be ordering more of these silk beauties!
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classic
For size reference- I took my usual size in the top (0), jeans (25) and wedges (8)!

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post.

Elliott’s New Ride: UPPAbaby Hide & Seek!

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Was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory anyone else’s favorite movie as a kid? It was mine! For years I always thought about finding the golden ticket when I would open a chocolate bar! I never found one but now is your chance to find your own special ticket! UPPAbaby has hidden 5 tickets in their Gregory CRUZ strollers and if you get one of the strollers with the ticket in it, your stroller is FREE! How awesome is that?! You can get more details about the Hide & Seek Promotion HERE! What a fun opportunity.

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uppababy

UPPAbaby has always been one of my very favorite brands for strollers and car seats. The new Gregory CRUZ stroller is HANDS-DOWN the most gorgeous stroller I have EVER seen! The new Blue Marl canopy is gorgeous and the leather accents on the handle and bumper bar put it over the top in terms of looks. I’m all for functionality but I also want a stroller that looks good! This one is an absolute stunner. It totally looks like the materials come from the interior of some decked-out luxury vehicle. Just gorgeous.

In terms of assembly, I’ll usually wait for my husband to assemble things as sometimes I find the components are either too heavy, poorly designed, or it’s just too difficult and frustrating. This was my first time putting a stroller together and I was able to do it all by myself and in less than 5 minutes. The instructions were crystal clear and easy to follow. Literally 5 minutes after opening the box I had Elliott laughing and smiling as I wheeled him around our kitchen.

Let’s be honest here, sometimes as a mom I feel like I just don’t have enough hands. I feel like I’m always either holding our kids or trying to drag around some poorly-designed child necessity. This is where the convenience and ease of use of this stroller comes in. The UPPAbaby Cruz folds like a dream. One hand, easy and done. The next thing that usually happens with a stroller is that once folded it either ends up laying messily on the floor or I have to find something to balance it against, while it tries to continue to roll away from me. If it weren’t such a pain, it would almost be laughable. Again – not the case with the Cruz. Once folded, this stroller actually stands up. That’s right. It stands up on it’s own. It’s like magic. This may seem like not such a big deal, but trust me… You don’t know how frustrating dealing with a difficult stroller is until you’ve tried this. I LOVE it!

Not only is this a stunning stroller but it also handles well too. The ride is smooth, it’s super easy to pack up and assembly was a breeze. I am so impressed with Elliott’s new ride and I know you will be too! Hopefully one (or five of you!) will be one of the Hide & Seek winners!

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You can find out more information about the Hide and Seek promo HERE on their website.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of UPPAbaby. The opinions and text are all mine.