Erin Condren Holiday Collection 2014 {and a giveaway}

For the past several years, I've looked to Erin Condren for my holiday cards. Ordering holiday cards and sending them out to our friends and family is … [Continue Reading]

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My Whole 30 Story

Caroline, from Olive You Whole is posting my Whole 30 story today on her blog. Head over to check it out. Her blog is full of other success stories … [Continue Reading]

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expectations and realizations

When I decided to stay home, I had this picture in my mind. A picture of what our lives would like with me spending those 40+ hours at home, rather … [Continue Reading]

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monday catch-up

Let's talk about the crazy events that unfolded since Judson was born. Obviously, I had a c-section to recover from, and that went well. I was finally … [Continue Reading]

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Fill Me In Friday… Lunch for Kids

It's time for another Fill Me In Friday and today I'm talking about BK's lunches. I absolutely love making cute themed lunches for Braylen. … [Continue Reading]

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my latest fix

I must say, I’m still loving Stitch Fix! It’s been about a year since my first fix , and I’m still loving this service. I took a bit of a break when my pregnant belly didn’t want to fit into normal clothes, but I’ve since resumed and I’m just as smitten with clothes showing up at my door as I was when that first box came.

If you aren’t familiar with Stitch Fix, here’s a run-down:

You fill out a style profile, complete with tons of questions about your style, and size. Then, you schedule your fix and it comes straight to your door. What exactly do I mean by “fix”? It’s a box put together by a stylish (based on your profile) and it includes 5 different items.

The initial cost of the box is $20, BUT you can use that $20 as a credit if you chose to keep at least one thing from the box. The box also comes with a prepaid postage envelope to ship back the things you don’t like. So, free shipping and free returns, and you only lose the 20 bucks if you don’t like a single thing in the box. The odds are in your favor, at least mine were.

I haven’t been showing you all of my items (sorry!), but I thought I’d start showing you some of the keepers. Now that I’ve sent the box back, I’m kicking myself for failing to take a photo of the other items in my box that weren’t keepers.

You live and you learn, right? And I have a box coming later this month, I’ll be sure and take a few photos of everything so you can get a better idea of the whole picture.

I requested items for Fall this month, and I was secretly hoping for a light-weight coat, and would you believe I ended up with this pretty little coat?

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As soon as I saw it I knew if it fit, I would keep it! I’m loving the color and it makes me even more excited for cooler temperatures.

The only other thing I kept was this comfy red sweatshirt. Now that I’m staying home, I think comfort is key. Between chasing BK at the park and sitting in the floor to play with Jud, my work clothes just won’t cut it anymore.

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I also received an infinity scarf, but it was just too bulky for my taste. My fourth item was a white sweater tunic, and I just can’t see myself wearing bright white and introducing Jud to solids. It just seemed impractical for this season of my life.

The fifth and final item was a great navy tunic and I was very close to keeping this item.

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But, it was very similar to this past Stitch Fix item from last Fall. I love this black and white tunic, but I decided I didn’t need both, so I sent it back.

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Have you tried Stitch Fix yet?


celebrate the occasion: BOO! box

Let me just go ahead and say, I’ve been horrible at keeping up with the blog over the summer. I promise series and reoccurring posts and I’m always falling behind. Thankfully, I found my early morning groove again this week and I am hoping that it’s just what I need to get back to regular posting. Basically, here I am starting off the month on the right foot and making a commitment to come back to the blog with some dedication. I’m going to try my hardest not to be such a flake in October.

Remember back in July when I brought you the first celebrate the occasion box? Well, forget August and September, and let’s look forward to October. I started this little project in order to make good on my resolution to send more snail mail. Let’s finish out 2014 strong.

I was thinking about that fun little game we play around Halloween where you Boo your neighbors (if you aren’t sure what I’m referring to, click here). I thought it would be fun to play on that same idea and send a box of Halloween treats in the mail.

Here’s a look inside the BOO! box for October.

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BK and I went to the store and we had the best time picking out fun things for the box. Keep in mind who you’re sending your box to when purchasing your items. Since our box is going to friends with littles, we wanted to make sure they had some fun surprises in the box.

We included:

  • Pumpkin cups
  • Halloween themed Play Packs
  • cupcake liners
  • cupcake toppers
  • creaseless hair ties
  • a Halloween books
  • Reese’s pumpkins
  • festive paper straws

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It’s all packaged up and ready to go, I can’t wait to put this fun little box in the mail in a few weeks!

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Jud’s Favorites- 5 months

I haven’t posted about any of our favorite baby products since Judson was a newborn. Things have changed a bit. He’s on a roll, moving everywhere when we put him down, and grabbing anything and everything he can get his hands on and taking them straight to his mouth. He keeps us entertained with his silly faces and babbles and coo’s, and he definitely has a few favorites

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1. Bumbo Floor Seat- This was one of my favorite things when BK was a baby. Her pink one was long gone, so we replaced it with a mint green version for baby brother. I was so happy that we had it at the beach! At this age, he wants no part of laying on his back but he’s not quite ready to sit up on his own. The Bumbo makes it easy for him to sit up and interact with us.

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2. Sophie the Giraffe Teether- Sophie is one of Jud’s favorite toys. The design is easy for him to hold and he loves chewing on any part of this toy. He’s quite attached to Sophie, I’m pretty certain they’re BFF’s.

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3. Infantino Link and Jingle Activity Rattle – Whale- We have tons of these little toys that hook onto his car seat or stroller. For some reason this whale is his absolute favorite. He sits and stares at it while we’re riding in the car and we can shake it when he’s fussy and the jingle calms him down. We aren’t sure why he is so attached to this toy, but it’s definitely one of his favorites.

4. Aden and Anais Swaddle Blankets- These are hands down our favorite blanket. We’ve been using them since he was born, they are super soft and he loves to snuggle up with them. Another thing we love is that they’re made of light-weight muslin, so they are perfect to cover him up with in the car or stroller.

5. BOB Revolution SE Single Stroller- Okay, so maybe this is more of my favorite, but he doesn’t mind it either. It’s easy to fold up and I love it for taking walks with him. He always ends up sleeping by the end of our walks, so I’m pretty sure he’s a fan, too.

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6. Evenflo ExerSaucer Bouncin Barnyard- This is his newest favorite. He loves being able to stand and play with the toys, and he loves that he can turn all the way around while playing. This has seriously provided hours of entertainment for him.

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Now, you tell me, is there something we’re missing?

Game Day- Riffraff Style!

Y’all know Saturdays in the south are good for one thing… college football! We seriously plan weddings and birthday parties around the games, it’s kind of a big deal. You know what else is a big deal? Game day style. It’s a great way to show your team spirit and wear your team colors. Gone are the days of throwing on a game day jersey and calling it a day. Now there are so many choices from fun stores like Riffraff. 

In fact, Riffraff even has an entire game day collection on their site. 

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I picked out a couple of tops in crimson to wear on Saturdays, one look I can dress up and one casual look for lazy Saturdays.

First up, the razzle tassel kimono in red . Let me start by saying, if you’re on the fence about kimonos, come on over to the right side. They are comfy and flattering and perfect for layering in cool weather.

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I love the ease of a kimono, and I can’t wait until the weather gets a little cooler to pair it with my favorite boots. The tassel detail and crochet on the sleeves makes me love this piece even more! I paired it with a flowy black top, but you could easily pair it with so many other colors.

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And for a more casual look, I opted for the Charlie Southern retro heart state tee. I wasn’t prepared for just how soft and comfy this tee would be. It’s so soft, I could easily sleep in it (and I just might)! Obviously, this isn’t limited to a game day shirt, but the red makes it perfect for me. It comes in so many other states, and regardless of the color, it’s a great tee to own.

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Another great recent Riffraff find were these sandals.

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The bodhi in honey leather are super comfy and cute! They come in black and brown and are actually ON SALE right now. Hurry over to see if you can grab a pair in your size. If not, the elate natural sandal is on sale as well, and they’re another favorite of mine! You can check out other great sandals (most of which are on sale) right here. 

As always, you can save 10% with the code “LIFEINTHEGREENHOUSE”

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Also, I’m over on Every Day Cheer today sharing a yummy recipe, you don’t want to miss these Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins!!

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Judson is 5 months old!

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Here we are at another month! They seem to come and go faster with each passing month. You went to the beach for the first time this past month and you really enjoyed the pool and sinking your toes in the sand. You didn’t last too long on the beach and spent most of the days being loved on in the condo.
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You’re much more mobile this day and interact with us really well. You’re showing signs that you might want to start eating soon.
You know what you want and you let us know that you want something really quick. Overall, you’re still easygoing and laid back. Your big sister is still the one you adore. She can always make you smile.
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At five months:
  • Eating- you eat every 3 hours during the day.
  • You’re schedule is not so great these days. Technically, you should be on the next MOC schedule, but that would require eating solids and we’re not ready for that just yet (we’ll be doing Baby Led Weaning). You take a few short naps during the day and one longer nap in the evenings. You sleep from 8:00-8:00 in your crib with two wake ups (one around 12:00 and one around 4:00). So much sleep regression.
  • You love to be rocked and held.

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  • You’re rolling and scooting (on your tummy) everywhere.
  • You still love bath time.
  • You love being outside, moving, the exersaucer, chewing on toys, blowing raspberries, Sophie, soft blankets, and the mamaroo.
  • You babble and “talk” all of the time. If I had to guess, I’d say you’re going to be a talker like your big sister.
  • You want to chew or suck on everything, including your fists.
  • You’re still exclusively nursing.
  • You’ll take your paci if you’re really tired.
  • You still love to be talked to, you’re content to sit and coo and make noises at anyone who stops and says “hi” to you. It’s not hard to get you to smile or laugh.
  • You’re the most ticklish baby I’ve ever met!
  • You weigh around 16 pounds.
  • You wear a size 3 diaper (but not for long) and 6-12 month clothes.

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