The Best Swaddle Blanket

Six weeks have come and gone with the arrival of our newest addition, Leland Drake. I’m finding that having time to blog is few and far between. I plan on trying to find more time now that I am used to a routine with two kids! I have been posting along on my Instagram stories so I still get my fix! What are some things my readers out there would like for me to blog about?! I’m not a professional by no means, but I do plan on sharing my favorite baby products I’ve discovered along the way. I’m thinking of sharing my fitness journey?! Any other ideas? Throw them my way!

Today I’m sharing with you a swaddle blanket that I LOVE! If you have Facebook, I’m sure you have seen it. I was skeptical to order something from an ad, but watched a short video tutorial and was sold. Adler loved to be swaddled, but I couldn’t find a blanket I loved to use for him. He grew out of the phase quickly. Leland, on the other hand, loves to be swaddled and might I add, he sleeps! I can’t give the blanket ALL the credit, but I know it definitely helps with a combination of other things I’ve done differently with the second child.

So, let me just say, if you are interested, and have your own new bundle of joy, or one on the way, you must purchase the newborn bundle. The bundle comes with mittens, a cap, and the blanket. You guys, the material is sooooo soft and makes for such an easy swaddle. I don’t want to ramble, so here’s a list of the high points I LOVE.

  • The fabric is truly the softest
  • The blanket is large in size so can grow with baby, even into toddler years.
  • Baby is used to being bundled up, it’s comforting to a fussy baby, swaddling is a must.
  • Mittens serve two purposes, they can’t scratch their faces AND when in public, their little hands can’t be touched by strangers.
  • The cap helps hold in heat, which again helps with sleep
  • The cap is also adorable and can be worn with a number of their outfits.
  • The stretchy material of the cap also grows with baby!

Are you sold yet?! Here’s the link to Lou Lou and Company. They have new prints weekly! I may or may not have two different sets because I loved them so much! Happy shopping mamas!

Photo credit: Dana Mullins Photography

So Modish Boutique

I’m super excited to share today’s look with you guys. I’ve been lucky enough to team up with some new boutique friends once again! Their “mom vibes” tank is what I am wearing today along with their fringe beaded collar necklace.  I styled this look with my favorite high wasted jeans and Adidas Superstar kicks.

They have been a joy to order from. One perk…fast and free shipping! If you want to check out more of their items visit their website or Instagram page. The best part….if you see something you like you can enter coupon code “Kara15” at checkout to receive 15% off your total purchase. Happy Hump Day!

Road Trippin’

Wednesday night I drove my baby boy to my mom’s house to be dropped off for the weekend. If you follow me on Instagram, I already talked a little bit about this. It is the hardest thing to leave your kids and go on trips after you become a mom! I used to hear women say this and think, “That is crazy! It’s just a couple of nights, and you need the break.” It’s just different when it is your own. I feel guilty, like he is being mistreated by being left! Are there any other moms who deal with trip anxiety? My mind also goes to dark places, like, “What if we get in wreck and leave him behind.” What? Why do we do this to ourselves?! I know we shouldn’t feel this way, but something changes when you become a mom. Continue reading “Road Trippin’”

An Easter Basket for a Toddler

I LOVE celebrating Holidays and really soaking up the joys of each one. I have such fond memories of Easter, and I want to continue these fun times with Adler! This year is technically his second Easter, but he wasn’t fully able to enjoy it last year. I decided since he’s at an age to attempt egg hunting that I would go ahead and buy his “forever” Easter basket, or bucket in this case. I found this one on Etsy and could not let it pass me by. It’s only 22 bucks and it’s made of metal so it will last forever. Divide that by however many years and it cost me like a dollar a year! Give or take ….. And that is how I justify my purchases.  Continue reading “An Easter Basket for a Toddler”