Thursday, September 13, 2018

DIAPER BAG FOR TWO...





DIAPER BAG: Soho Babies // DRESS: Chicwish // SHOES: Sam Edelman // Liam- TOP: J Crew // BOTTOMS: Janie & Jack // SHOES: Vans 

It's super rare to see me at home throughout the week. I'm constantly on the go. Our weeks are organized throughly so we know what our day looks like. Our weeks consist of multiple play dates, doctors appointments, school drop offs, errand runs, and spending time with family and friends outside of the city. Even while I was pregnant, staying at home was not my thing. 

Now that I'm a mother of two, there are more outings. It wasn't until Chloe was born when I realized how many things she would need when leaving the house. I originally threw all of her essentials in my tote purse but it over filled and got unorganized really fast. When I received my Soho bag, I was immediately surprised at how light weight it was. There's also tons of compartments to help organize everything. My bag fits all of Chloe's (diapers, extra clothes, ointments, bottles, swaddle, burp clothes, ect) and Liam's essentials too (extra clothes, lunch, and toys). Even though Liam is 3 and has been out of diapers for over half a year, I still like to bring extra clothes in case he gets really dirty at the park or spills ice-cream all over himself. Plus, he loves to bring all his toys when were out and ends up making me store them for him. This is such a mom thing but when I saw that this bag came with a diaper organizer and changing mat, it was a game changer. 

Tommy really loves the diaper bag because he can wear it too. Tommy loves being a dad. He soaks up everything about being a dad. He LOVES pushing the stroller, running around the park with Liam like crazy boys, carrying our babies in a body wrap, and carrying the children's backpack. I appreciate all the things he does for them. He's definitely the fun parent. 

Thank you so much for reading! 

xo, 
Annie 

*Photos by Arzu

*Thank you Soho Collection for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

TRANSITIONING YOUR SUMMER WARDROBE INTO FALL...



TOP: VICI // CARDIGAN: Pink Lily // JEANS: VICI // SHOES: VICI (love these) // BAG: VICI

Happy Wednesday! This week has flown by and it probably the one week where I wish I could freeze time. Tommy leaves at the end of this week and were trying to soak up every single minute. Even though we've had a long distance relationship since day one, it's always hard to say goodbye. Now that we have two babies, I know Tommy is going to have a much harder time. I'm already dreading how Liam is going to feel. We are apart for another 6 months so lets hope the second half flies by just as fast as the first 6 months. 

Today, I'm sharing a super easy way to transform your summer outfit into fall...adding a cozy outerwear. Wether you're wearing shorts or jeans, adding a light weight cardigan to your outfit makes your outfit fall ready. The great thing about this style tip is that cardigans are a classic and timeless piece so you probably already have one in your closet. To style a cardigan with a summer of body con dress; throw a cardigan over, add a belt around your waist, and finish with a pair of closed toe shoes.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

xo, 
Annie 

Monday, September 10, 2018

FINDING THE PERFECT BASSINET FOR CHLOE...


BASSINET: Micuna

When the time came to finding the perfect bed for Chloe, I knew one thing...that I wanted a bassinet that rocked. Before she was born, we already had plans for Chloe to sleep next to our bed for at least 6 months. When Liam was a newborn, we bought a basic bassinet from Target and he didn't want to sleep in it. It wasn't comfortable and it didn't rock. Liam also had a crib that he probably spent 1 night in. Liam ended up sleeping in our bed and it has been a struggle trying to get him out. Even though I absolutely love sleeping in the same bed as Liam, I know that if I could go back in time, I would have  had him sleep in his own bed.

 Chloe is almost 3 weeks and sleeps throughout the night in her bassinet. She actually prefers to sleep alone. It has also been easier on me in the middle of the night as well. Being able to simply sit up in my bed to check up on our daughter in the middle of the night and making sure she's doing alright has made our nights so much easier. When I saw the Micuna Nacelle, I immediately fell in love with it. The design is modern and sleek, which was exactly what I was looking for. (Their bassinets are also handmade which is something hard to come by these days). When it arrived at our door, I put it together right then and there. It was probably one of the first things that I've ever built. It was extremely easy to put together. Liam even tried it out when I finished. The bassinet rocks so smoothly and easily, when I hear Chloe wiggling in the middle of the night, the rocking motion puts her right back to sleep.

I'm pretty sure I got lucky with Chloe because her sleeping schedule is perfect. She will sleep through the night (most of the time) and being a mother of two, I'll take every sleeping minute I can.

Thank you so much for reading!

xo,
Annie

*Photos by Arzu

*Thank you Micuna for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

CHLOE'S LITTLE BEDROOM NOOK...



RUG: Lorena Canals // BASKET: Lorena Canals // BASSINET: Micuna // DOCKATOT: Deluxe // BALLOON GARLAND: GlamfettiCo // CHLOE SIGN: Etsy // FLORAL GARLAND: Etsy // SWADDLE: Clementine // BOW: Wunderkin

I'm so excited to finally share Chloe's little bedroom with everyone. Chloe's little "bedroom" is actually in a space in my bedroom. I knew from my past experience with Liam, that if I already went ahead and decorated a whole bedroom, she wouldn't use it until she was at least a year old. Liam had an entire bedroom from the moment he was born and we probably used it once or twice. Being so young, I feel comfortable having Chloe sleep in her bassinet in my bedroom that way I can easily check up on her and feel at ease.

I wanted her space to feel as much as a room as possible. I'm in no way an expert "home decorator" but I think I did a pretty good job! I love the way her little nook came out. Palm print has always been a favorite of mine (if you couldn't tell by the pictures, lol) and I knew that this rug would be piece that tied in her whole room. There are pops of pink because it contrast perfectly with the light green tones. I wanted to decorate the walls as much as possible because I feel that it gives it more character.

I've had TONS of questions about Chloe's and Liam's DockATot and I have to say that it's a MUST HAVE!! We use it every single day/. It's such a convenient sleeping and changing space. It's great for traveling, whether if that's a far travel, or a trip to visit your family members. We use it every time we're in our living room or when Liam want to cuddle with Chloe. Even though Chloe can barely pick up her head, we're always right next to her while she's in her DockATot in case something happens. You can never be too careful.


Thank you so much for stopping by!

xo,
Annie

*Photos by Arzu

*Thank you so much Lorena Canals and DockATot for sponsoring this post, as always all opinions are my own
 

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