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I’m so excited to be partnering with Gunn & Swain on today’s giveaway!  Gunn & Swain was started a few years back by my good friend Julia and her husband Dusty, both of whom love to travel and create!  The items they sell in their shop were either discovered on their travels or hand made by friends / artisans.  From unique jewelry to home accessories….bath & body products to baby wear! One of my favorite products they offer are their mexican blankets (which are clearly a crowd favorite because they sell out almost as quickly as they become available!)  If you know our family, you know the beach is pretty much our second home.  So we can never have enough beach blankets…especially from Gunn & Swain!

Today we are giving away one free mexican blanket along with this cute new canvas tote that is a great carry-all for the beach, pool….or really anywhere! (more…)

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It’s no secret, I am a huge Nuna fan.  I think I might even own every single one of their products!  The Nuna Leaf was a life saver when Cru was a tiny babe.  The ‘SENA mini’ cot is a must have when we travel and honestly, so convenient for naps at home too.  I’ve used the IVVI stroller since Cru’s infancy, along with the PIPA car seat and base.  Nuna products are minimal, high quality and so well designed.  It’s one thing to have a great looking stroller, but as moms, we all know that functionality takes the cake, and Nuna champions both.

Nuna just released their brand new MIXX stroller in a custom basil colorway that’s exclusive to Giggle.  And you guys, it’s a dream.  The set up was SO easy.  Like, I didn’t need the manual, easy….and that never happens.  The color is a perfect muted mossy meets pistachio green color that I totally love.  The seat can face frontwards or backwards, depending on what you want (I’m just starting to face Cru outwards more often and he seems to like it).  The storage basket underneath is giant, which is always always a plus for me.  And the folding / un-folding is easy peasy.  This stroller also works with my PIPA carseat (+adapters) if I ever want to use it that way.  All this to say, it’s a good one.

And guess what, we are giving one away!!  TODAY ONLY!  Enter through the Rafflecopter below.  I have given you a handful of different ways to enter….you don’t need to do all of them, but obviously, the more you do, the better your chances are of winning! A winner will be chosen at 12 midnight!  (and we will be checking to make sure the winner played by the rules!) ;)  Good luck all!!!

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I recently collaborated with Little Wife Power House on a new quilt design and I’m so excited to share it with you today!  “The Cru” features an all-over plus design in a toasty walnut colorway on the front, and creamy woodland creatures scene on the back!  I had so much fun picking out these color combo’s and fabric designs.  I love that it’s totally gender neutral and matches perfectly with our shared nursery here at home.  The quality of construction and fabric on this quilt is top-notch.  Something you’ll definitely want to save and pass on to future kids.  LWPH also offers a matching crib sheet with the woodland design HERE.  Such an adorable set!  Today through Thursday, get 20% off with code THECRU20.

And can you believe this little chunk is going to be 5 months old in just one week!?  Time is FLYING.

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I recently got the new Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 NOOK® by Barnes and Noble.  I’ve never had an ipad or any sort of tablet before, so this was something new, and much needed in our household!  It’s useful for all sorts of things, from books & magazines to kids apps and games. The Nook is small, lightweight, and easy for even kids to hold.  It has a camera for taking photos and a nice bright viewing screen for watching movies.  I know this will be a great learning tool for Rylee as she grows as well.  Some of her favorite PBS kids shows have Nook apps…like WordGirl and Daniel Tiger.  And talk about a travel necessity!

For myself, I love that I can get a monthly delivery of some of my favorite magazines straight to the device.  I’ve already signed up for the Food Network Magazine and tried out a few new holiday recipes.  And there are literally millions of books to choose from in every category.  One cool feature that I love is the Free Nook Audiobooks App which allows you to listen to two top-picked books for free each month.  Perfect for car rides or while you work!

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Purchase the Samsung Galaxy Tab NOOK here 

Photos by Jackie Wonders

PIECE & CO. X HONEST Nursing Scarf
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Piece & Co. X The Honest Company 2-in-1 Nursing Cover + Scarf

Cru is one tough cookie to squeeze a smile out of.  But I’ll do all the silly faces and funny noises I can think of to hear him giggle.  I think newborn giggles are quite possibly the best sound on earth.  It’s been a while since my last update, but all of his early tummy troubles pretty much disappeared after week 10.  And here we are at 3 months (can you believe that!?).  I don’t want to jinx it, but he has been a dream the last few weeks.  Sleeping a lot and just a happy-go-lucky little dude.  He is the biggest baby to come from our side of the family yet.  The boy likes to eat.  I feel like a new thigh roll appears every week!  Most everywhere I go I need to make sure I have some sort of nursing cover to accommodate for his healthy appetite.  One of my favorite brands, The Honest Company, partnered with Piece & Co. on this artisan-made 2-in-1 nursing cover + scarf that I am wearing.  Through this collaboration, mothers in rural India received a steady paycheck, access to healthcare, and aid for their children’s education. You can learn more about the collection’s impact HERE.  A product made for mothers, having a huge impact on mothers across the ocean, is a pretty cool thing.  You can purchase the scarf in three colors / patterns:  block-printed chevron, indigo plain weave or multi-color.