Thursday, December 14, 2017

Christmas Q & A

Happy Thursday! I love reading all of the holiday and Christmas themed posts that bloggers have been posting. One of my favorite posts that I love are questionnaire posts. The Blended Blog had this holiday Q & A link up, but unfortunately I didn't find out about the questionnaire in time. However, I thought it would still be fun to answer the questions.

Real or Fake Tree? Always a fake tree. I definitely would not be able to deal with cleaning up after the tree.

Favorite Christmas cookie? I love chocolate chip cookies and Pepperidge Farm's Chocolate Cookie collection.

Home or Travel for Christmas? Home. I'm so glad that we do not have to travel anywhere for holidays since our families live in the same state as us.

White or Multi-color lights? Multi-color lights

Christmas cards? I always make handmade Christmas cards for my boys' teachers, but I do also purchase some Christmas cards too.

Favorite gift received and/or given? I don't really have a favorite gift that I have received. I have loved all of the gifts that I receive on Christmas. I don't have a favorite gift that I have given. Usually I know what my kids and mami want for Christmas, but it's always such a great feeling to get them what they want.

Stockings or No stockings? Of course! I love how excited my boys get when they see their stockings.

Christmas pajamas? No, but I think next year we are going to start getting matching pajamas.

Favorite Christmas song? Jingle Bells by Michael Buble and The Puppini Sisters

Favorite holiday tradition? I have way too many favorite holiday traditions. I love taking my boys to see Santa at the mall and also going to see Christmas lights.

Early shopper or last minute? Always an early shopper, but there are a few times when I have to do some last minute shopping.

Favorite Christmas movie? This is a tough one. Elf and The Polar Express are my favorite Christmas movies.

Favorite holiday beverage? Hot chocolate. Starbucks has several different hot chocolate flavors that are so good! You have to try the Peppermint Hot good!

Cookies and milk for Santa? Of course!

What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions? Do you like reading holiday themed posts?

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Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

Monday, December 11, 2017

Target Baby Registry Gift Bag

Everyone knows that babies need a lot of stuff. Since I found out that I am having my third son, I basically have to start all over again. My two boys are 7 and 5 so as you can imagine, we do not have any baby items. John and I decided to make a few baby registries at a couple of our favorite stores. We made a registry at Target and Babies R Us. We also plan on making a registry at Buy Buy Baby.

One of the perks of making a baby registry at Target, Babies R Us, and Buy Buy Baby is that you get to receive a baby registry gift bag that is filled with products and coupons. You also get a completion discount that ranges from 10% to 20%. We are not sure if we want to have a baby shower this time, but we still decided to make a registry because a lot of the coupons are actually pretty good and the completion discount/coupon is a great deal.

Below is a list of the items that I received in my Target baby registry gift bag:

  • Reusable Target tote bag
  • Mam pacifier (Newborn size)
  • NUK pacifier (Size 0-6 months)
  • Aveeno Baby daily moisture lotion (1 fl oz)
  • Baby Dove wash (1.8 fl oz)
  • Sample of Palmer's Cocoa butter skin therapy oil
  • Philips Avent 4 oz bottle
  • Lansinoh Sample (2 nursing pads and 2 breastmilk storage bags)
  • Sample of Babyganics diaper (Size 1 diaper)
  • Sample of Aquaphor healing ointment 
  • Small Pampers clutch with 1 Newborn size diaper and 6 Pampers Sensitive wipes
  • 2 Honest Company Size 1 diapers 
    • There was supposed to be a pack of 10 wipes in the small box, but it was not there.*
  • BOGO Target Starbucks beverage
  • 10% off a nursing bra and/or cami purchase
  • 10% off Maternity apparel purchase
  • 20% off Cloud Island baby item
  • $1 off coupon for Palmer's Cocoa Butter Skin Therapy Oil
  • $5 off 1 Boppy Total Body Pillow
  • $1 off any 1 Baby Dove product
  • $1.50 off any 1 Aquaphor healing ointment for baby
  • $5 off a purchase of Babyganics diapers box (priced at $24.99 or higher)
  • $5 off coupon for Munchkin STEP diaper pail
  • $2 off Philips Avent multi-pack of bottles
  • $.75 off any Philips Avent pacifier pack
  • $10 off when you spend $35 on Honest Beauty products
  • $25 off any Honest Product when you purchase $50 or more
The Target baby registry bag is my favorite registry bag. I plan to use all of the items that are in the bag. I'm really excited about the Cloud Island coupon. Cloud Island is Target's new exclusive baby brand and their products are just so adorable. You can check the collection here. I'm also excited about the Honest Company's $25 off $50 purchase. I have never tried the Honest Company products so I can't wait to try the diapers and wipes.

This was such a great baby registry bag. If you ever need to make a baby registry, I highly recommend that you make one at Target.

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Until next time...

Friday, December 8, 2017

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Friday! Today I'm linking up with CharlotteLindsay, and Beth for their weekly happy and grateful list link up.

1. Making my baby registry

2. Naps

3. Spending time with my family

4. Baby registry gift bags from Target and Babies R Us

5. Encouraging words

6. Pepperidge Farm Pirouettes

7. Christmas movies

8. Snow

9. Getting stuff done ahead of time

10. New Currently Cards from Kristin

What made you happy this week?

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Until next time...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Currently List.

Watching: If you haven't watched Damnation then you really should. Seriously this is such a good show.

Reading: I'm a big fan of Shel Silverstein and I just bought this collectible edition of Where the Sidewalk Ends and Every Thing On It for an amazing price.

Listening: I'm loving Wolves by Selena Gomez and Marshmello. The song has been stuck in my head all day. You can check out the song here.

Making: All. the. lists. Seriously I have so much stuff that I want to get done before the new year. I've been making lists of what I need and want to organize before December ends. I seriously have to clean out a bunch of my closets and donate some more stuff. I've also been working on a list of things that I want to get for the baby as well as few things that I need to research like breast pumps.

Feeling: I'm feeling so much better. I still have morning sickness, but it's starting to go away. I'm also getting some of my energy back too.

Loving: I have been feeling my little boy kick and it just makes me so happy. I can't wait to finally meet my little one in May.

Planning: I got a new planner and a couple of sticker books so I am ready to plan for the new year. I am hoping to start sharing more stories on the blog and having a new planner is definitely going to help. I'm also planning to get some shopping done for the baby. I've already bought some onesies and a mini blanket during Macy's Black Friday sale.

What are you currently up to?

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Black Friday Sale

Happy Wednesday! I'm currently having a sale in my shop. You can get 30% off your order in my shop. No coupon is needed. The code is valid until December 1, 2017.

Happy Shopping! I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving and have a great time with your family and friends.

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Until next time...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Currently List.

Watching: I love watching reruns of Supernatural. I'm currently watching season 2 and it's making me miss some of the characters that were killed off.

Reading: I just started reading The Princess Diarist  by Carrie Fisher and I am loving it. Even though I haven't finished the book yet, I highly recommend it. I'm also catching up on some blog posts.

Listening: I really love Erin McCarley's cover of Into the Fire. I remember hearing this song on Grey's Anatomy.

Making: Thanksgiving is almost here and I am making some last minute plans. What do you all plan to do for Thanksgiving?

Feeling: I am so excited for Thanksgiving and the rest of the holiday season. I can't wait to spend time with my family.

Loving: I'm loving the holiday season. We have been trying lots of limited edition flavors of products like cookies and drinks. I just tried Sprite Cranberry and it is so good! I also bought some chocolate covered Ritz crackers and white fudge oreo cookies.

What are you currently up to?

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Monday, November 20, 2017

First Trimester Recap

In just a few days, I will be 16 weeks pregnant and I am so happy that I am now in my second trimester! I am so excited to finally share a recap of my first trimester.

*The picture isn't so great, but I thought I'd share a first "baby bump" photo. I'm currently 15 weeks pregnant in this photo.*

How we found out: I remember I took a test a few days before I expected my period and the test was negative. I decided to try again on the actual day that I should have gotten it and was surprised to see a faint line. I immediately called John and asked him what he thought. He immediately said "That's a line! We're pregnant!" I was a bit shocked so I told him I was going back to the grocery store to buy another test. When I came home, I took the test and it was positive!

Symptoms: The first week I felt completely fine...actually I felt very energized and was exercising a lot. I started to feel sick and exhausted the next week. It was so weird to go from being energized to being so sleepy and nauseous. I also had a bit of heartburn.

We did have a bit of a scare when I was around 8 weeks pregnant. I had a cold, but my entire body was in pain to the point that it kind of hurt to move so we decided to go to the hospital. When I got to the hospital, they checked to see if I had the flu and I asked if they could check to see if the baby was ok. Thank goodness the baby was doing just fine. We got to hear the baby's heart beat and I didn't have the flu. Apparently, I had a really bad cold and I was dehydrated even though I had been drinking a lot of water.

Cravings: In the beginning, I wasn't really craving anything since I've been dealing with morning sickness. Drinking water even made me feel sick.

I've been eating a lot of fruit...mainly pineapple and strawberries. Luckily, the morning sickness is starting to get better. I haven't had any soda in a long time which is great.

How we announced our pregnancy: We waited a few days before telling my mother. Then I told one of my close friends. We decided to wait to tell everyone else until a few weeks after having our first ultrasound (we waited until I was 12 weeks pregnant).

And that's my first trimester recap. I plan on sharing a recap for my second and third trimester as well.

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Until next time...