SwimZip

969673ED-E0E4-463A-9847-31609C894F10.jpegBathing suits, that word in itself can bring so many emotions, for yourself or for your children. When I found SwimZip I was so impressed with there patterns alone.  For some, if your like me, they have MATCHING suits! The boys have similar patterns with the sharks, but they have so many styles where your whole family can match, and I so need to get a matching set for the boys and I this summer!

SwimZip when designing these suits surely knew what they were doing! They totally made my life easier with ONE feature alone on there rash guard. Have you ever listened to your child scream trying to take off there wet suctioned bathing suit off there head? I can hear the screams in my head..it use to be a nightmare and a constant battle! Look no more SwimZip design comes with a full length zipper to easily take off the rash guard top. No more struggling with wet bathing suits, for me that was a win in itself. The rash guard has a zipper garage to prevent chaffing, and has a zipper flap to prevent pinching, and no neck tag, I know in my home we are constantly cutting off tags so with these suits there is no rubbing and  no tag!

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These suits are perfect for your everyday pool day, lake or beach day, there are designed with UPF 50+ sun protective fabric blocks 98% of UVA and UVB Rays with the suit being wet or dry. I know I am constantly trying to remember to reapply sunblock but with these suits that are already helping protect your childs senstive skins so no need for sunblock underneath the covered suit, so you can enjoy your day with less hassle!

SwimZip swimwear is very high quality, they are so soft and also stretchy making the perfect combination. The waist has a drawstring to easily adjust for size. What I love about these suits is that they are constantly protecting my child. SwimZips built in sun protection blocks 98% of all UVA and UVB cancer causing rays which is so important.

Protecting my kids from the harmful rays is so important especially living in Maine, we spend most summer days on the water so finding SwimZip was such a blessing! I am so amazed with the quality, the comfort and the thought and efforts put behind this swimwear. With the protection, zipper, comfortable material and amazing patterns. I can feel reassured that there sun protection suits are helping during our fun filled days in the sun!

 

I received these bathing suits for my honest review, and I honestly wish I knew about them sooner, check out there amazing features and patterns they have at SwimZip .

I PROMISE you wont be disappointed!

 

Xo, Kristi

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Ameriwood furniture

 

Ameriwood has done it again! This amazing furniture is elegant, durable and stylish. They have so many amazing options that would make perfect additions in any room you are looking to upgrade!

 

We have been in the process of upgrading Logan’s room to a “big boy” room. Of course we needed a bed frame and I fell in love with the crescent point twin bed. The color is perfect, I love the darkness of this piece as it has the ability to match with anything. His walls are currently white but when he decides as he grows what color it will match with any color.

 

 

This Cassidy Toy Chest is a must. This piece is very durable which is so important especially with the amount of toys we have. This piece is big enough for all of the toys that were in the living room and has really helped to declutter our living room. The living room now looks more ” put together ” with a beautiful toy chest.

 

My favorite part about Ameriwood, it is delievered straight to my door, easy to assemble and it’s furniture that will last a very long time.  I recieved this furniture for free in return for my honest review and I would highly recommend their furniture. If your looking for elegant, durable, appealing Ameriwood is the place to shop!

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Xo, Kristi

Chicco Nextfit Zip

 

When having a baby a lot of things come into play but a big thing for me is car seat safety. I want to know if something were to happen while driving my child is in a seat that is going to protect him. We fell in love with Chicco 5 years ago when we bought our first car seat for our oldest. A lot of research had gone behind finding a car seat that was going to be safest for my baby. With our youngest Logan there was no doubt that we would be using Chicco again! Chicco has come out with the amazing nextfit zip convertible car seat.  This car seat is the #1-rated car seat in America! Usage starts as early as a newborn- Rear facing 5-40lbs and forward facing 22-65lbs.

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The nexfit zip has amazing qualities, yes I said it zip! Kids are SO dirty that having the option to zip off the cover is a must. We did not have that option for my oldest and so wish we had! The amount of food under the car seat cover is crazy, and gross. Being able to easily unzip and wash is the best invention. Before having kids I would have never thought having that option was necessary but believe me it is!

 

 

Chiccos nextfit zip is  built for superior protection, and the easiest car seat I have ever installed.  The harness also features a one-pull tightener which makes tightening the straps so much easier, there is also a release button that you pull to loosen the straps, talk about convenient. The head rest can raise and the shoulder straps are able to adjust, this car seat has the ability to grow with your child making it realistic, and affordable when your only have to buy one car seat.

 

 

I have a ford explorer and it fits in my SUV perfect. I love the feature of being able to have it rear facing which is the way we use for my son right now, but also being able to forward face him when that time comes. It is so worth it especially the amount of years your child is in a car seat.

 

Left is rear facing, right is my oldest forward facing

The padding is thick for comfort, it has 9 reclining positions and a bubble level-indicators verify correct seat angle for rear and forward facing. Not only does it have amazing features but its appealing also.

 

 

 

Being a parent is so rewarding, watching them grow,  seeing them smile for the first time, rolling over sitting up and hitting every single milestone. Knowing I can help keep my child safe is so reassuring that is why I chose Chicco, I know my child’s car seat is safe and reliable. I receive our chicco nextfit zip in exchange for my honest review and would HIGHLY recommend this to every parent out there, if you are in need of a car seat look no further because it has every feature you could need in a car seat.

 

 

xo, Kristi

Delta Children Memory Foam Mattress

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We are redoing my youngest room turning it into a big boy room, so that means getting rid of the crib and getting a toddler twin bed. I have been on the hunt for the perfect mattress. A good night sleep can make a world of difference with kids and myself. Sleep is good for the mind, body and soul. When my kids don’t get enough sleep or good sleep they can be bears and makes for a long day! So for me sleep is one of the most precious important things. You just feel good when you sleep well, so here’s to finding a mattress that fits all of my needs, with comfort, durability, quality and price.

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We received our mattress from Delta Children. We chose the 6″ memory foam beauty sleep mattress. Lets talk about convenience, this beauty was delivered straight to my door. I did not have to take the kids with me to search for the perfect mattress, it just showed up on my steps! There was not trying to figure out how I was going to get it home.

The bed comes in a box wrapped in plastic. I had to open the plastic and let the bed rise, so easy and SO convenient. Why would anyone want to bed shop and go through the hassle of finding a way to bring it home, not only that but you need more than one person. With this bed I was able to have my 5 year old help me take the bed out of the box.

 

When choosing a mattress you think of a lot of things but the type of bed is major for me. Memory foam is amazing, it helps spinal alignment and gives more pressure relief throughout the body, I am so jealous of this bed. This bed molds to your body evenly distributing weight and responding to pressure. It also returns to its original shape when you get off the bed. What I really love is not like normal beds there is very little noise while moving in the bed or movement of the bed itself. My youngest still needs me to get him to sleep and he is a light sleeper, so this has been perfect as I am helping him get to sleep when I need to sneak away the bed is not making tons of noise or moving as I’m getting off.

If you are in the market for a mattress I would highly recommend Delta Children’s memory foam mattress! It’s like sleeping on cloud 9, so if your looking for better sleep this is the mattress for you! Often times I find myself not wanting to leave his bed, 1 because I love his cuddles but 2 because it is so comfortable and the bed adjusts to my body. Stay tuned as they are going to be launching some amazing new beds towards the end of the year, I will also be sharing Logan’s room when we are done upgrading!

 

Xo, Kristi

 

Party’n with Plants

 

I stumbled across Party’n with plants while scrolling through Instagram. Party’n with plants is a whole kit, it comes with everything you need to make your own garden. You pour the dirt, add the rocks, grass dirt and moss wherever you want. I love that there is no specific instructions. I mean what 5 year old wants to follow instructions?

 

I am a strong believer in kids needing balance. Balance in general but especially limiting the time they have on screen time. More often I find my oldest asking for the phone so he can play a game or watch youtube videos. I of course understand him wanting to do these things as I find myself on the phone a lot to, but I want to make sure he is also getting the time to explore, create and have fun not attached to a phone.

We received the Safari Garden Kit  Kaidens face light up and his imagination and creativity truly shined in these moments. He was so excited and proud of himself for making a safari. As he poured the blue rocks for the ocean and strategically placed the shells and alligator inside, while making a “cave” for his gorilla. I loved watching him use his imagination and make it his own.

 

We received our Safari Garden kit in exchange for my honest review, and I would highly recommend. We got to spend quality time making Kaiden’s own safari however he wanted which I think was my favorite part, watching your child build something how they wanted, and seeing the outcome was amazing! He was so excited to show his dad when he got home, he didn’t only have fun but he was proud of the work that he did.

 

Xo, Kristi

 

Joint Sports Birthday Party

 

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Having babies, almost 4 years apart, I thought would be a horrible gap, but Kaiden is SOO good with Logan. There birthdays are November 2nd and 5th, so we will be doing joint birthday parties until there friend group changes!

 

So here is some MUST HAVES for your Sport Theme Birthday!

  1. Invitations
  2. Personalized Shirts
  3. Piñatas
  4. Banners
  5. Cookies
  6. Good food
  7. Fun games
  8. Bounce house

 

We got these amazing invitations made on Etsy, she had this costume made in less than 24hours.BE7B24F9-7A45-4D43-BDF1-D66C61207EFC.jpeg

 

 

 

 

 

The boys had matching baseball shirts that said ONE and FIVE with there name and number on the back. They were a huge hit, and matched perfectly with there theme! I think personalized shirts are perfect for any birthday/ event!

At any age, who doesn’t love a Piñata!? We had a costume made football piñata , They had two options a pull string, which means every kid gets a string and they have to pull it at the same time and the candy comes out, or the classic hit the piñata. I knew for my son he would be upset if he wasn’t the one to hit the piñata and the candy came out. So for his party we did the pull string, each kiddo got a string and they were so excited and everyone got some candy!

The kids had an absolute blast and would highly recommend the pull string option as every child was involved when the candy came out.

 

Banners, lets talk banners.. Banners help make a party, its the first things that people see and give character to a party, I worked with some awesome shops.

A football banner with the boys names- football as my oldest started football this year and that has become his favorite sport.

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For my youngest we had a football ONE high chair banner

 

For Logan’s pictures we got him a first birthday banner displaying the months from NB-12 month.

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My friend Shelby made the Hall of Fame and Concession stand banner.

We made little signs to go on the food, basketballs, footballs, Super Bowl rings, penalty flags, making it fun for the kids.

 

These Amazing Cookies by Paradise Sugar Shoppe They are an online bakery specializing in custom sugar cookies! We live in Maine and she is out of New York. We Received our cookies on a Wednesday and still they were very fresh and tasted delicious on Sunday. The cookies were pact very well, not one cookie was broken. I love how this company ships, taste delicious and was so wonderful to work with, and there work is so beautiful! My boys turned 1 and 5 so these were perfect and they love all sports!

 

One of the biggest hits at the party was A bounce house.. this was the perfect addition to keep the kids busy and entertained!  Picasso Tiles has an awesome bounce house that is also a ball pit and rated up to 200lbs.

 

The boys had such a blast celebrating, we worked with some amazing shops! I added there links to be able to easily shop!

 

Xo, Kristi

 

 

DockATot

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Anyone else’s little love to sleep with you? We have co-slept from the beginning even with my oldest who is now almost 5, who still ends up in bed with us most nights. Thanks to the DockATot you are a life changer!

 

We have this gorgeous Carrara Marblegrand Dock a tot. The pattern is perfect, big enough that my oldest loves to lay in it while we watch movies, and is so soft and plush making it perfect for putting on any surface.

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I love the siding that goes up that gives a your little a sense of security, as if they were being held. The material is high quality made with EU with OEKO-TEX certified fabrics that do not harbor heat. My youngest runs warm at night and he never wakes up sweaty.

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These amazing DockATot come in two sizes 0-8months and we have the 9-36 months. I wish I had the deluxe when Logan was a baby! Now he can now lounge, hang out, and relax near mom and even the best part SLEEP soundly in the DockATot.

 

Not only with all those amazing features but it is PORTABLE. I can easily fit this in my car and bring it to my moms where we often go. This will be perfect while traveling or if your kids spend that night at there grandparents. There amazing compact design allows the DockATot to be big enough for your baby but small enough not to take up tons of room in the car.

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We have it in the living room during the day because Logan loves to kick back and lay on it while snacking, playing with toys, or watching his brother. I love that its not designed just for sleep but designed so it can be used throughout the day as well.

I would highly recommend the DockATot, I wish I had one with my oldest. I have already noticed a BIG change in Logans sleep as he was waking several night before getting the DockATot.

I receive this amazing DockATot for my honest review and I can say I would highly recommend this product.

** For any of your moms who are looking for reliable, safe, durable, stylish, lounger for your little’s YOU NEED A DOCK A TOT! I promise you wont regret it!

 

Xo, Kristi