Baby Girl Favorite Accessories

Baby Girl Favorite Accessories

I hope everyone had an amazing 4th of July. ¬†We definitely did! ūüôā ¬†Enjoy the slide show below.

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Today I will be sharing some of the most useful accessories that we use daily with Miss Naila.

1. Pacifier Clips:

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Pacifier clips¬†always keep her pacifier from touching the floor, they can also be used to hold teething toys. ¬†These¬†specific ones we’ve had for a few months, they are durable and cute.

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2. Baby Bling Bows:

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Baby Bling Bows¬†are Naila’s signature piece she wears one almost every day. ¬†They make any outfit look amazing.

3. Amber Teething Necklace:

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Baltic Amber Teething Necklace is amazing for teething babies.  It is an anti-flammatory and it helps reduce drooling, teething pain, and helps with fussiness.

The scrunchies that we used for her hair in the picture above are linked here.

 

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Maricela Monday’s: Favorite Coffee Blend

Maricela Monday’s: Favorite Coffee Blend

Happy Monday! ¬†From now on every Monday my blog posts will consist of my must haves and favorites as a mom. ¬†ūüôā

Today I will be sharing this coffee blend that I recently discovered and it has become my favorite.  Besides being delicious it saves me and gives me energy every single morning.  My baby is a toddler now so I need all of the energy that I can get.

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First off I love using my Keurig K250  because it makes my coffee for me.  As a mom, anything that will save me time and effort is automatically going to become my favorite.

The first ingredient is¬†The Original Donut Shop K-Cup. ¬†If you haven’t tried it you should.

The second ingredient is 1 scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides  unflavored.  If you are all about your hair, skin and Nails like me this product will change your life.  Plus it also helps with your joints and bones.  Collagen is beneficial for looking and feeling your best and it is a great anti-aging product.  We all want to look young forever.

This product isn’t only to be mixed in coffee it can be mixed in any cold or hot drink. ¬†ūüôā

The third and last ingredient is 1 tbs of the ¬†Garden of Life Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil ¬†, which is one of the world’s most nutritious foods.

You can also use it for your hair, skin, cooking……

Try this, you will love it!

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Babysitting

Babysitting

Happy Thursday!  I hope everyone is having an amazing day.

Today I am going to share some tips and items that are useful while watching an infant and a toddler at the same time. ¬†This is the first time that I have ever taken care of more than 1 baby, I am not an expert but I do know that it takes a lot of patience. ¬†If you don’t have patience then simply don’t do it.

I have been a mom for a little over a year now and I can admit that it is not easy.

Recently I have been taking care of my nephew Oliver who is 2 months old and my daughter Naila who recently turned 1.

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Meet Oliver

1. Patience

Like I mentioned before if you don’t have this then this is not for you.

2. Kindness

Kindness and watching babies should go together.  Always manage challenging situations with a smile on your face not anger.  The more frustrated you get the worse the situation will become.

3. Interaction

Babies are attention magnets and they love it. ¬†Reading to them, playing with them and talking to them are all musts for an amazing bond even if they are newborns or a couple months old. ¬†For my “Baby’s Favorite Reads” blog post click¬†here.

4. Invest in smart and useful items

One of the items that I own and use every single day, multiple times a day is the¬†Fisher Price Auto Rock ‘n Play Sleeper. ¬†This item rocks itself and the cradle is soft and comfortable. ¬†It plays calming sounds and music, you can control the volume and speed of the auto rocking and it also has a timer setting just in case you don’t want it to continuously rock for hours.

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Naila when she was a few months old.
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Naila and Oliver

2nd item that is useful while taking care of 2 babies is the Baby Bjorn Bouncer, this bouncer has been so good to us for this past year.  Naila loves it and it is very easy to bounce and most importantly it is extremely comfortable and it grows with her.  She is actually in it now as I am typing this blog and when she is a few years old she can use it as a chair.

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Just took this picture. ūüôā

I always love items that will grow with baby because those are the best investments a parent can ever make.  Whenever we go to any family or friend get together we take this item with us because it is compact and folds flat.

I recommend these 2 items simply because the first 2 days that I was taking care of Naila and Oliver together, their naps were definitely out of sync. ¬†Babies need naps for everything to go a lot smoother and you will also have 2 happy babies. ¬†For their naps to be in sync I bounce Naila in the bouncer while rocking Oliver the 2 month old to sleep and once he is in deep sleep I place him in the Rock ‘n Play which rocks on it’s own giving ¬†Oliver the illusion of still being rocked in my arms. ¬†I then have 2 sleeping babies and I have time to get my thoughts organized for when they wake up. ¬†ūüôā ¬†Genius right?

A 3rd very important item is a bottle warmer. ¬†Oliver is breastfed so a blottle warmer is a must to warm up mom’s breast milk. ¬†The perfect bottle warmer with a setting specifically to warm up breast milk is the¬†Baby Brezza bottle warmer and I can also control it from my phone with an app.

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The 4th is for me, coffee. ¬†ūüôā ¬†I have the Keurig K250 in the color Oasis, this is extremely convenient because it literally makes the coffee for me and gets my day started.

Always enjoy what you do!

This concludes my blog for today.

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The Best Travel Stroller

The Best Travel Stroller

Hello amazing readers, today I want to talk about a product that I love.  As a first time mom I did a lot of research when it came to what we were going to invest in for our baby girl Naila, we always want her to have the best.  Which is why we invested in the BabyZen Yoyo+ stroller.

The Babyzen YOYO+ compact stroller is designed to go anywhere, it folds and unfolds easily, can be carried like a bag and is one-hand driving, with minimal storage required.  It can be taken as a carry-on bag on a plane.

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Naila on her 1st plane ride ūüôā

It was designed to make life as a parent a lot easier when it comes to traveling  with an infant or toddler.  You can also invest in the Babyzen Yoyo+ Color Pack which alows you to change the color of the stroller and there is a also a cup holder available for it.

With my YOYO+ stroller, it’s never been easier to meet up with friends to have lunch, meet up for play dates, go to the Zoo, the mall, or fly to the other end of the world.

This is a must have item for every parent out there.

Plus it’s super comfortable for baby to sit in and it comes with an extendable canopy that offers protection from the sun with a UPF of 50+, we love that here in Texas. ¬†When folded to carry like a purse or bag it weighs about 13 lbs. ¬†ūüôā ¬†AMAZING!!

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The link to check out the stroller is in the first paragraph and accessories are linked in the 3rd paragraph.  It is definitely worth the investment.  It comes in a variety of colors, we purchased the Taupe color and we will be purchasing the Ginger color pack next.

Please share my blog post with other parents or soon to be parents.

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Must have Monday

Must have Monday

Happy Monday lovely readers, starting today I will be posting and talking about one of my must haves every Monday. ¬†ūüôā ¬†As I discover new items that I love I would love to share and maybe you will decide to purchase the item and love it as much as I do.

Today’s Monday must have is the¬†Fat Brain Toys Tobbles Neo.

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Here is the lovely Naila enjoying her Tobbles.

I purchased this toy when Naila was only a couple of months old and I recently opened it.  The reason as to why I decided to purchase it is because it had great reviews, I personally only shop for anything after I have done enough research and when an item has great reviews.

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This toy is for children 6 months and older. ¬†This is a must have because it is perfect for your child’s sensory exploration, motor skills, coordination and much more. ¬†Naila loves the fun colors, the grippable texture, and each sphere is weighted some spheres heavier than others which is convenient for stacking. ¬†This particular toy seems very durable and easy to clean as well.

If you are looking for a toy for your baby, as a baby shower gift, birthday gift. ¬†Definitely purchase this one with the link above Naila’s picture.

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My Favorite Skin Care Products

My Favorite Skin Care Products

I hope everyone is having an amazing Saturday!  Today I wanted to share what I use as far as skin care.  I always like to wash my face twice daily, morning and night.

I had been wanting to try out the Clinique line for a while.  In January for my birthday I finally decided to try it out and I have to say that I love it.

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My favorite is the Dramatically different moisturizing lotion.  My skin tends to change a lot throughout the year.  There were times when I had dry patches on my face and some oily spots as well.  This lotion has made my skin feel and look good for the past few months.

I purchased this set, it has the travel set and the bigger size products for daily use.  This is a 3 step process it has the cleanser, the toning lotion and lastly the moisturizing lotion.

  1. Rinse your face thoroughly with the facial cleanser, you can use a brush or your hands.  Below I will talk more about the brush that I use.
  2. After cleansing dry your face and apply the toning lotion, I apply it with these cotton rounds.
  3. Lastly apply the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion.

After step 3 you are done and ready to start the day or end the your day.  They are all phenomenal products please try them out, you will love them.

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To cleanse or exfoliate my face I always use some kind of facial brush. ¬†The one that I use is the¬†Foreo Luna 2 , which is a facial cleansing brush and an anti-aging facial massager. ¬† You don’t have to use this specific one there are always other options.

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Another very important part of skin care is using SPF lotion on your face daily.  I personally use one that has an SPF of 40 and it is for men and women.  It is the Clinique Super City Block Ultra Protection SPF 40.  I apply this every time before I go out anywhere.  Aside from protecting my face it is also oil-free, which means no extra shiny face.

Click on the blue underlined letters to check out any of the products that I use.  Please try them out and let me know what you think.

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read my blog post today. Don’t forget to make a commitment to yourself to grow daily!

Day 6 of my squat challenge!

Day 6 of my squat challenge!

Recently I started going to the gym mostly every day.  I love it because the time that I am there is me time and I feel great after every gym session.

This past Sunday I started my own 30 day squat challenge.  The challenge consists of 100 squats per day for 30 days. Squats are great because they provide a workout for multiple muscle groups which include thighs, the butt and core.

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I originally got the idea from a video that I watched on YouTube.  Click below to watch it and get motivated!!!

100 squats might be too much for some people but for others it’s perfect. I like to challenge myself so I always use a specific resistance band for all types of squats. ¬†The bands that I use is also amazing for hip thrust, walking squats, walking side steps, walking forward step, hip abduction and adduction, hip band kick backs and the list goes on. ¬†Click on any of the pictures below to purchase either if the resistance bands.

       

I challenge you to challenge yourself! Buy the resistance band and start squatting, you can basically do it anywhere. If you travel a lot, start squatting at the airport.  If you have kids, start squatting while they eat or nap.  If you work all of the time, squat during your 15 minute breaks.

I will let you guys know what changes I see on my body after I am done with my 30 day squat challenge.