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    A Family Fave for Babe #2!

    *This post was sponsored by Cetaphil Baby

    Picking the right products for your baby can be so hard… and SO overwhelming. I remember as a new mother, I was so paranoid of chemicals, fragrant soaps, unnecessary dyes, anything that would cause an allergic reaction. AND FOR GOOD REASON! Nothing will be different this time around, I am still that careful mother googling every single cough and funny looking poop. HA! But I do have a little bit of experience under my belt, and a little more confidence.

    I was pretty excited to see that Cetaphil, the number one recommended skincare brand by dermatologists, came out with a baby line. As always, I was skeptical at first and looked into the ingredients before jumping in. But it looks great, hypoallergenic, paraben free, zero colorants or mineral oil. I was especially excited to see the Eczema Calming Wash and

    Lotion. Ezra had a bit of this after he was born, so glad to know we will have something on hand if we come upon that again.

    I also tried the Cetaphil Baby Moisturizing Oil that I LOVED. It is a blend of organic calendula, natural almond and sunflower oils. That may be my favorite of the new line!

    We have finally started prepping for this babe, thinking about a nursery, buying and testing out our fave products (it can be a lot!!!), but one of the most exciting times! 🙂 I’ve said it once and I know I will say it 1,000 more times by the time he gets here, but WE CANNOT WAIT!!!

     

    Lifestyle

    Beachtimin’ + Snackin’

    Location: Oceanside Pier, California

    In partnership with SunChips, I wanna share with ya one of my favorite snacks!

    Beach timing with my babes!!! It’s finally that season! You’d think it is always beach weather here in Southern California… and yes, you can catch a warm day here and there in December/January but nothing beats those summer days. I know this summer will be a little different…  I am not keeping up with the boys like I use to. HA! I think I’ll be spending a lot of my time walking the beaches/lounging/snacking while Ez and Clay surf/run/play. This big belly of mine is slowing me down just a tad. HAHA! But not for long! I’ll be back at it soon enough. 🙂

    We always bring a ton of good snacks along because once we’re at the beach, we don’t want to leave! 🙂 Chips are always a fave… I love choosing SunChips Veggie Harvest to bring along on our adventures because they’re made with whole grains, no artificial flavors or preservatives, and 30% less fat than regular potato chips! Less guilt, more taste! And have you tried the Farmhouse Ranch flavor? YUMMM!!! Seriously sooo good. Like, really, really good.

    Soak up those summer days ya’ll! Whether it be at the park, the beach, the lake, or in your own backyard… enjoy every fleeting moment!

    Fashion, Lifestyle

    Dressing the Bump *Summer Edition*

    28 weeks and I am feeling ginormous. 😂 Can’t wait to see what the next 13-14 weeks will bring… HA!!! I think by then I will be in “mumu mode”. But until then, I am doing my darnedest to still get dressed and make a little bit of an effort. 😜

    Here’s the thing though… I hate spending money on things that are maternity only. I would prefer to find pieces that I may be able to wear after pregnancy too! So some of these items are in that category. 🙂

    My favorite purchase lately is the pair of Billabong shorts I have been wearing like crazy. They aren’t maternity, but they are stretchy and low waist. I just bought them about 3-4 sizes bigger than my pre-pregnancy size. Another fave is the red Target ruffle dress. Super comfy, and I’ll definitely be able to wear it after! And even though it is summer and hotter than Hates, cardigans are my friends right now. Especially in the evenings when it cools down a bit. Lastly, the Target maxi skirt isn’t maternity. But I actually LOVE it… I just pull it high over my bump (the back of the waist is elastic) and then tie a tee right above the bump. 🙂