While a recession can be pretty scary, it’s possible to thrive amidst one. These tips and tricks will recession-proof your life whether we’re in one or not.
Anything made by a Grandma is typically guaranteed to be delicious. My Grandmothers are no longer with us, but my husband still has one of his and she makes the BEST peach cobbler. She may not be from the south where the peaches are always perfect, but she is from the north where Grandma’s cobbler is always perfect!
This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
After having two little girls, I was really looking forward to building my baby boy’s wardrobe. People think that little girls have all the fun when it comes to fashion but I’m learning that there are so many cute things for little boys too but most of these are just seen as your basics. Here’s the thing: these basics are the building blocks to any babies wardrobes and are definitely must-haves.
So how do you get started with building your baby boy’s wardrobe? Here are some tips that I’ve found useful:
Choose a color scheme.
This is a tip that I picked up from my friend Katie from Typical Katie. We have sons that are a month apart. She has an older son as well that dresses super cute so she’s got this dressing boy thing down. Something that I didn’t anticipate was liking to put BC in shades of gray, black and navy blues. Not only does this make it easier to match with other things, it also helps with stains.
Don’t be afraid of patterns.
And not the typical boy patterns like cars, trucks and things. Stripes are really popular now and these are a great neutral to have in your baby’s wardrobe. Because they’re so small, going with smaller stripes don’t overpower the clothing. Also, try a pattern in muted colors.
Pick accessories that are as functional as they are cute.
Teething is a necessary evil that brings forth incessant drooling. It’s terrible. I mean, drool is just EVERYWHERE. While bibs do the job of keeping drool off of clothing, they aren’t normally the most fashion forward–until now. Bibs are definitely a necessary accessory and are getting more and more cute!
Finding basics that fall in line with these three tips used to be hard and only available at baby boutiques costing small fortunes but not anymore.
Introducing Carter’s Little Baby Basics
- Their clothes are always age appropriate and on-trend.
- The durability is unmatched.
- The quality of the fabric is incredible.
The Little Baby Basics has everything that you need to build a solid baby boy’s wardrobe. They have:
- The Original Bodysuit in different color sets
- Easy Outfit Sets
- Sleep & Plays
- Little Character Sets
- Little Extras
- Gift Sets
While all of Carter’s clothes are really soft and comfortable feeling, this Little Baby Basics line feels EXTRA soft and snuggly! The teething bib is so soft that it’s not a bother around BC’s neck at all. That and it’s super cute. My husband’s favorites are the sleeveless Original Bodysuits. These are so cute on BC. They show off his mini muscles and make it so he won’t overheat in this hot Georgia summer as well as serve as great undershirts for the fall and winter.
Your turn: What’s basics are a must have for your baby’s wardrobes?
I’m 28 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child and when Six Flags invited me to come for a visit, I packed my kids up and we went on a trip to the amusement park. Yes, I know. It sounds like I was setting myself up for failure and possibly early labor but I really don’t want my kids to miss out on summer fun just because mommy has a belly full of baby. Plus, let’s be real: our days are way easier when we get out the house. But going to an amusement park while pregnant can seriously lack the “amusing” part if you aren’t properly prepared!
5 Tips on Surviving an Amusement Park While Pregnant
1. Wear comfortable clothes
Now depending on your body type this will differ. My Facebook friends thought it best for me to wear a flowy dress but the way that my thighs are set up? This would be an epic fail. Like my thighs fight for a spot when they walk so between the chaffing and sweat misery would be a guarantee. So yes, I opted for some pants, Chucks, and a flowy top.
2. Pack your own refreshments
I’m a firm believer in doing this anyway because those prices are outrageous. How does a 1liter bottle of water cost $4.50!?!? Are these magical unicorn tears that promise hydration for forever? I digress… Make sure that you have some nice, cold water and snacks for you–and the children since they’re going to all of sudden become starving as soon as you whip out your snacks.
3. Make sure your bag is comfortable
There is nothing worse than having to fidget with bags and such as you’re trying to map out where you can go. Don’t want to sacrifice style for comfort? My favorite bags are JuJuBe and Lily Jade which offer incredible style and comfort.
Yep. I know. I hate taking pain relievers–especially when I’m pregnant. But realistically, I need this! I hate telling my kids “No” simply because I’m in pain.
5. Proper belly support
I got one of those nifty pregnancy belts to hold BC up in hopes of being able to resume normal activities but I was horribly mistaken. What I learned instead was the best thing for me was KT Tape. Yep, the same stuff that all those super fit people use on their knees, elbows, backs and such. I tape this belly right up and am able to function in life–this includes putting on my panties without falling.
#JusticeLeague Battle For Metropolis At #SixFlags
Last week we had the opportunity to check out the new 4-D ride at Six Flags Over Georgia and according to Mini it was “so cool and really amazing!” I didn’t go on the ride courtesy of the baby that’s baking in my belly but check out this awesome video that has me super excited to go back at the end of summer!
We love going to Six Flags. Even though I can’t do rides now, I love how there are rides that are available for my kids to go on where I don’t have to ride with them–yes, even little miss Abc!