Janie and Jack

Janie and Jack is a clothing line centered on family and special traditions. The brand is known for their classic, timeless, head to toe outfitting that is perfect for children 0-6 old in stores and 0-12 online. From dressy to casual, Jack and Janie  is known for being a leader in children’s fashion. What do we love most about their line? The quality. The clothing upholds, the fabric is sturdy (for all of you that have boys know how important that is), and the style always makes Charlie look his best. Check out Janie and Jack and comment on this blog with your favorite piece!

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Bed Time with The Company Store

In celebration of Mother’s Day this year, we teamed up with The Company Store to share with you “Our Bed Time Story.” For over 100 years, The Company Store has been tucking in families for bedtime with their top rated bedding, and we are one of the lucky families that just so happens to be tucked in every night with them as well. Bedtime may be one of mommies most looked forward to moments of the day… and then immediately after little one is fast asleep it is also mommies time to stare at baby, and think about how fast time goes by. Suddenly mommy is in tears, thinking of baby growing up, graduating high school, and then all mommy can do is wish she had kept him up for just five more minutes. Who’s with me? (Or maybe I have issues?)

Our bedtime routine isn’t one of those quiet ones… the ones where everyone is whispering and glitter is falling in slow motion from the ceiling… our bedtime routine is rather LOUD. In fact, its really loud…Charlie usually starts with wrestling his dad… Dad’s attempt to get his energy out (which is typically a failed attempt). Immediately followed by a bath. After bath time,  “the lotion monster” makes an appearance and brings good tidings of foot massages. Sometimes mommy is lucky and Charlie gives me a two second toe rub. (My favorite lotion is California Baby)

After bath time, we have a dance party. Included in the dance line up, is every single stuffed animal charlie can find in his room, including his toddler bunny costume. We turn up the iPad and listen to Charlie’s favorite song (right now his favorite is “Im the One” and he calls it “The Baby Song” because the cover of the album has a picture of a baby in a pool (click here to see what Im talking about! haha!! I hope he read this when he is older). Dance party is typically followed by Charlie’s favorite book. Which often turns into five of his favorite books because he never wants to give up the night. And lastly, bedtime prayers. We are sure to thank God for all the blessing and good things He has given us.

Check out more bedtime stories with The Company Store here: http://www.thecompanystore.com/share-your-bedtime-story.html

You can shop the Comfort Wash Solid Linen Collection here

#ShareYourBedTimeStory

Stripe Alpaca Throw from The Company Store can be found here: http://www.thecompanystore.com/alpaca-stripe-throw-blanket/85005.html

Everything Is Mama book, written by Jimmy Fallon and published by MacMillan

cloud pajamas by Finn and Emma

Bunny Baskets for Maggies Place

This year for Easter we decided to give a little love to some mommies in need. We donated “Bunny Baskets” to Maggie’s Place. Maggie’s Place is a community that provides houses of hospitality for parenting mothers and pregnant mothers here in Arizona.

Here’s what our “Bunny Baskets” included:

Sealy Jumbo Size Pillow’s from DownLite Bedding Company

Undies from BootayBag

Carrot Teething Toys from Oli & Carol 

Cleaning supplies from Murchison-Hume (the best smelling cleaning supplies EVER)

Coffee Creamer from Nut Pods

Popcorn from Quinn Snacks

Multi-Use Covers from Nuroo

Ubbi Snack Container

Books from Candlewick Press

Bunny Bracelets from Joseph Nogucci

Glassware from Silikids

Picture Frame and ‘My First Easter’ Belly Sticker from Pearhead

Sleep Sacks from Halo

Blankets from Kickee Pants

Pacifiers from MAM

Rattles from iPlay Baby 

Stay dry Bibs from iPlay Baby 

Organic Muslin Gown by iPlay Baby (probably the cutest onesies I have ever seen…)

Organic Swaddle Blankets by iPlay Baby

Pillow covers by Hollie Wood Style 

Easter Baskets by Fluf Textile Goods 

Thank you so much to all the companies who made this years “Bunny Baskets” a huge success. Your generosity is amazing ❤

California Baby

I’m not so sure my patience has ever been tested quite as much as it has been recently… Charlie turned three, and while there was no such thing as terrible twos…terrible threes hit us hard. He tends to get extremely cranky around bedtime, causing mommy to go crazy! We recently tried California baby, overtired and cranky bubble bath and loved it. Not only does it create tons of bubbles which makes Charlie’s bath-time super fun (for him). I won’t lie, those bubble bath potions that produce no bubbles are dumb. It isn’t the case with these!And they smell amazing!!! The smell of chamomile and tangerine soothes him and gets him prepared for bedtime.

Find them here: California Baby Bubble Bath

Valentine’s Day with Maggie’s Place

This year for Valentine’s Day we decided to give a little love to some mommies in need. We donated Valentines Day bags to Maggie’s Place. Maggie’s Place is a community that provides houses of hospitality for parenting mothers and pregnant mothers here in Arizona. I had the opportunity to visit Maggie’s Place during the Christmas season and was overwhelmed with emotions as I realized just how blessed I am. When I first brought Charlie home from the hospital, I found myself overwhelmed, anxious and often times saying “why is this so hard.” For me, it was a difficult transition.  After visiting Maggie’s Place and seeing these mommies with new babies that also had the stress of needing shelter, I realized just how lucky I had it. Thats when I decided to pamper these mommies for Valentines Day.

Here’s what our Valentine’s Day bags included (Product links at bottom):

Our Valentine’s Day bags included the following items:

Mommy Needs More Coffee Mug by Pearhead

Maui Babe Browning Lotion and After Browning Lotion by Maui Babe

Baby shampoo and stretch mark cream by Erbaviva

Undies by BootayBag

Guess How Much I Love You Book and Milestone Cards by Candlewick Press

Pink Amor Charmballa Bracelet by Joseph Nogucci

Thank you to all the companies who made Maggie’s Place Mommies so blessed this Valentines Day! We love you!

IncrediBundles.com

Visit IncrediBundles

If you haven’t heard of IncrediBundles, you are missing out. Like really missing out. IncrediBundles takes the traditional baby gift basket that includes those super ugly wooden baskets (sorry… they are ugly) and turns it into a super use-able, memorable and appealing gifts. They have sleep bundles, bath bundles, book bundles, toy bundles, even diaper bundles. They even have a “create your own” bundle. (Thats what we did!) And they aren’t just for baby showers, these would be perfect Christmas gifts, Easter baskets  Birthday parties… the list could go on and on!

They even have individual lines that are  designed to address a specific area of an infant’s development.

But wait…

Additionally, they have Bundle Subscriptions including including A Year of Toys, A Year of Books and A Year of Diapers. I mean COME ON! How amazing would it be to be the friend that gifted your friend a year of diapers? Don’t get me wrong, I loved getting all those diapers at my baby shower (which now seems like an eternity ago) but I had no place to store them… with IncrediBundles, you can choose what brand and when they are delivered. Probably the greatest thing ever! And don’t get me wrong, I would have done the diaper bundle but Charlie is nearly potty trained (don’t mom shame… potty training is HARD).

Lastly, IncrediBundles.com gives back to the community. With every purchase they given back to children and families in need.

With Easter shortly on its way.. I couldn’t help but add in a few holiday items for fun. So if you currently work as Easter Bunny… its simple all you need to do, is click “create a bundle” add in a Peter rabbit and a rabbit towel and your Easter Bunny job is now complete.

Every Bundle comes with one of these re-useable boxes!

Charlie’s Third Birthday

I still can’t believe it… Charlie is THREE! Feels like yesterday we brought him home and I looked at him like, ok what is that small thing and what do I do? Then I blinked and he was showing mom his first smile then I blinked again and he was walking… and now he is three years old.

Enough gushy stuff…

We celebrated Charlie’s Third Birthday, Shingdiz style, with their Fire Fighter Themed Decor. If you haven’t visited Shindigz before for your party supplies, you should probably do so now. (Click here: http://www.shindigz.com) This has been the third party we have used Shindigz for, and they never fail to amaze me by the quality of their products, their fast shipping, and their superior customer service. I have never placed an order with Shindigz and had it arrive wrong. In fact, for Charlie’s birthday I didn’t even open the boxes from Shindigz until the day before because I am so confident they nailed it! And… they did!

Find this 4 ft Fire Truck Standee here: https://www.shindigz.com/Tonka-Fire-Truck-Standee/p/KSTNKF

Find the Fire Hero Party Set here: https://www.shindigz.com/fire-hero-ultimate-party-pack/p/K3-UN-015?_br_psugg_q=firefighter+birthday+party

Find the Fire Hero Dalmation Standee Set here: https://www.shindigz.com/fire-hero-dalmatian-standee-set/p/KSFHD

Find these fire fighter loot bags here: https://www.shindigz.com/Fire-Fighter-Loot-Bags/p/LTB224

And if you’ve ever had a kids party and had a gallon or orange juice with small cups, you realize that after 20 minutes, each kid has drank out of every other kids cup. Wait… this happens for adult parties too.

The best fix? Bottled drinks… specifically… Purity Organic 

This year for Charlie’s birthday we did a early morning party. We had bagels, donuts, fruit and of course, Purity Organic juices.

We had the Purity Organic Strawberry Paradise, made with real stawberries and lemons and seriously the most perfect strawberry juice I’ve ever tasted. We also had Purity Organic Orange Mango Paradise, made with obviously oranges and mango and the perfect amount of sweet with tangy.

And just like that the party was over…

But wait…his outfit!

The most perfect firefighter outfit for any toddler is from Western Chief.

The  jacket is not only extremely adorable but also doubles as a waterproof jacket for those rainy days. Find it here: https://shop.westernchief.com/collections/bundles/products/450001

Find the boots here: https://shop.westernchief.com/collections/bundles/products/490001