Car seats and the safety they provide, have been important to me even before I had kids of my own. I nannied little kids for years before having my own and was constantly moving car seats from their moms car to mine. These moms taught me how important proper installation of a car seat is for the safety of your baby.
Peace of mind when driving around our sweet kiddos is priceless. What I love about the Cybex Sirona M is that it takes safety to the next level with its SensorSafe 2.0 technology. This was originally developed to help prevent accidental infant hot deaths but they take it a step farther to monitor the well being of our babies while the car is in motion! They have a vehicle and phone alert system to let you know even if your kiddo has unbuckled them selves! This was perfect for my wild child who seems to love to put herself in harms way more often then not.
We are usually rushing out the door and getting all three of our kids loaded and safe has been so much easier with Cybex’s advanced safety features. Knowing she isn’t unbuckling while driving to and from the soda shop to grab a “save me Jade”, or between home and Target, has made my life so much easier. Now if it could only prevent tantrums after leaving target toy less;) ha!
Something I leaned as a nanny before I had kids was the importance of installing a car seat properly. The mom I nannied for was a stickler for making sure all harnesses were attached and pulled tight and I have carried this with me to my own kids car seats. I do not put a car seat in the car with out attaching it 100% properly. Even if it takes a little more time to do so, the peace of mind knowing my most prized possessions are strapped in properly is worth the extra few minutes it takes. I do not take any risks when it comes to my kids safety, it was hard enough to just get them here, so I will do what ever it takes to keep them safe. Cybex Sirona M with SensorSafe 2.0 has changed the way we drive. It keeps me hands free with the in car monitor and worry free with the ultimate technology for child safety. We may be ready to think about adding a fourth baby to this crew now that we can monitor them all safely.
Since we started our Farmtable business four years ago, we have been giving away a farm table on Mother’s Day every year. We love all of the selfless, compassionate and hard working mamas out there and know you ALL deserve more then you receive. If you have a mom in your life that you would like to nominate please email us about her. She needs to be local BUT this year we are also giving away one of Ty’s amazing cutting boards to a second out of state winner.
In your email please include if you are local or out of state in your subject line and tell us a little bit about the Mom, sister or friend you are nominating. Feel free to send pictures and all the details you feel comfortable sharing.
Choosing a winner is so hard but we are increasingly prayerful about who we chose and we can not wait to deliver a SUPRISE table on Mother’s Day to our winner. Thank you for being here and being the BEST EVER!!! Thank you for sharing these amazing women with us.
Amazon is basically the greatest thing ever created…right? I actually used to NEVER online shop. I just liked brick and mortar better and a part of me still does. Que two babies 15 months apart and a new “job” and extra busy hubs and 9 year old and I was like, “who is going to deliver me some 2% milk??”
I love the convenience of online shopping more then life now. Shoes for my kids? Click click click…be here tomorrow at noon! Bless you amazon prime! You get it. You love it too! So in honor of my newly found love of online shopping I am giving you my top favorite things I have found on Amazon that have basically changed my life!
•1. These kids shoes are bomb for boys and girls and wash SO EASILY! My sister @lexpacker on insta introduced me to these and I die for them. SHOP HERE.
•2. You friends are always asking what phone holder I use in my car to make all of my handsfree stories and this one is my favorite HERE.
First, let me start by saying the biggest THANK YOU to everyone who buys our floral prints!!!!! It seriously means so much to me and Brittney. I have had the pleasure of feeding off of Brittney’s talent for years!
If you don’t know Britt and I have been “friends” since we were born. I use air quotes because we used to call ourselves forced friends! Ha our parents are literal besties and have been since before we were born. Britt was more interested in shooting hoops with the brother then playing dolls with me and I was more into starring at her cute older brother then talking to her for the first few years of our friendship! Ha Luckily that forced friendship turned into TRUE LOVE in elementary school and junior high. Sh would let me braid her hair and I would not talk to her about how cute her brother was. It was a fair trade and for as long as I can remember Britt was taking pictures of us and all of our friends. Brittney is a total prankster as you will see if you follow her on insta, so most of the early pics were of us girls doing something humiliating that she caught on camera. Fast forward a couple of years and I was able to watch my friend turn her talent into a business. We have stayed best friends for all these years. We were collage roommates, bridesmaids in each others weddings and watched each others babies be born. She is one of the rocks in my life. Ok now I am crying!!!!
A year or so ago we were working together on a photo shoot for my sister in law Kerri from KBcute designs and talking about how more people should collaborate and then it HIT ME!!! WE SHOULD COLLABORATE BRITT! I love flowers and all things floral so we decided to add a floral section to her new prints business she had been working on! It has been a fun and organic process ever since. Working with someone you admire and find to be incredibly talented is always a great idea.
Now that we got that out of the way she and I get asked a ton about where the best places to print them is.
(featured INDIE in 24×36)
I love Costco because it has a great price point and had a quick turn around time. They also have options to print on canvas and make square photos. The only downside is that they don’t print larger then 20”x30” and I love me a 24”x36”.
(featured WILDFLOWER, AURORA, AMBER ROSE 16×20)
What I love about Walgreens is how close it is to my house and I can get it in an hour. Their price point is higher but usually you can always google a coupon code for 30-50% off prints and posters. The other pro is that they make 24”x36” and the quality has always been great for me and my clients.
I have used staples quite often actually and have been pretty happy. I use the engineer prints when I order from them, which is not photo quality. I still feel like it makes for a beautiful print at a much lower price point. Brittney, as the photographer, would never approve of this method! Ha! As a perpetual deal finder I approve! It is cheap and still makes for beautiful wall decor.
(featured HARPER 20×30)
This is one I know Britt will approve of. They print amazing quality and all of the photographers I know love and use them.
The other great thing about them is that you can buy your print framed and have it shipped!!! They are more expensive but definitely worth the money.
I hope this help you all turn your digital downloads into actual prints quickly and easily. I love having a home full of art that inspires my creativity and is beautiful to look at. That is what we hope our prints bring to you and your home. Thanks for being the best friends!
*ptints are all $15 per print and use code BUYTWOGETONE if you are ordering two or more!
*use #FINDERSKEEPERSFLORALS and #BRITTNEYGURRPRINTS for a chance to be featured
MY FAVE PLACES TO BUY FRAMES
OK, you asked and I delivered. Well, Savy delivered a color formula for you on this Julianne Hough inspired red hair transformation! I have wanted to try this for years and finally went for it! I love it and I think I was meant to be a red head!! Throw in some barefoot blonde hair extensions in “Autumn” and I am feelin’ myself! Let me know if you guys try this, I would love to see!!!!
FORMULA: Goldwell Colorance 7kg with a little kk mixed in.
Hope this makes all your red head dreams come true!!
Love and marriage is one of the biggest keys to happiness and yet we probably don’t give it the time and energy it needs to grow and thrive. I thought I would help you add a little romance to your master suite and hopefully this will give you a space to be with your spouse and keep that love alive. Being parents is a full time job and I believe your master bedroom should be a safe haven from that at the end of everyday. We love our babies but we love our husband too right?? Plus how do you think those little miracles got here? Ha too far? Well, the point is, leave your kids out of your room when at all possible. Also, use decor to make your master suite a romantic and cozy sanctuary where you can escape from even the craziest of days to be alone with the one you love. I have four ways that you can add that romance to your space and keep that love alive forever!
One: unkept bed
Image via pinterest
Casual comfy bed, messy even! An unkept, cozy bed has a such an inviting feel to it. No need for throwing off all of those perfectly karate chopped pillows (although I do love those) just jump on in the way it is! This alleviates any mental blocks or excuses for just jumping in a snuggling the day away. Maybe it is just me, but a day spent in bed sounds like the perfect Day!
Two: Draped canopy bed
This design tip might be my very favorite because it can transform your master sweet into a romantic oasis usually found off the cost of Bali or some other exotic location! Who doesn’t want to feel like they are stepping away from “real life” when they step into their master bedroom? Do we even have kids or work deadlines any more? Nope just time for romance and relaxation. Keep your drapes sheer and whimsical to make the space feel soft and inviting. Then jump on in!
Three: Mirror wall
Now this is not as sketch as it might sound, ha! Some layered vintage mirrors add romance to any space and reflect all of the beautiful lighting around your space. It gives it some whimsy and visual interest and makes for the perfect wall decor in a master bedroom. *pro tip leave all pictures of your children out of your master suite!!! They are hard enough to get out of your head as it is never mind trying to find romance with their adorable faces plastered all over the walls. Keep happy pictures of you as a couple in your master and mirrors to keep the romantic feelings alive and well!
Lighting is one of the most under valued ways to make a HUGE romantic impact in your master suite. Adding some left over strands of Christmas lights to your head board or lighting candles around your space can set the mood perfectly. Romance is a feeling that creates an experience, and twinkle lights and candles are the perfect visual to create that romantic feeling you are looking for. Use beautiful candle holders all year long and light those candles for special occasions. This will ramp up the romance even in the most basic Tuesday!
I love that there are simple ways you can make your master suite a place to nurture the love you have for your spouse or partner. These design tips will help you do just that. Also, remember love and romance needs attention always, so use these design trick whenever you need to add a little love into a normal week! Here is to keeping that love alive friends!