Category Archives: baby

a simple cat door

If that headline doesn’t excite you, I don’t know what does!

While this post might not be the most inspiring or beautiful, it is very practical. With a little guy running all over the place, we had to install a cat door going to our new basement so we had no risks of Bodhi falling when someone forgot to shut the door. I had many nightmares about this during the first week or two in this house before my AMAZING uncle came and installed our cat door. Continue reading


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We had so much fun at Bodhi’s birthday. After being sick for a week and a few bumps and bruises last week, he was all healed up and ready to party. All kinds of wonderful people showed up and celebrated with us. And Bodhi did really well with a strange nap scheduled. He powered through and had a blast. I wasn’t expecting him to have so much fun, but every time I turned a corner in our home, there he was… laughing, smiling or saying “hi” to someone and constantly walking through the sea of adult legs to get to another kid for a hug or kiss. He loved every minute!

We decided to have a professional photographer this time around so I really can’t wait to show you the photos. This was totally worth the investment for us. She was able to get family photos and lots of candids and detail shots. This meant I could just relax and enjoy my little baby/toddler and all of our guests. Watch for all of the details in the coming weeks! What is your favorite memory of your child’s first birthday or any of your own childhood birthdays?


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the Baby Bjorn and celebrating the lasts

I recently read a blog post about a parent’s first lasts with their children and wanted to share my own forced first last. With kids, time goes so quickly and babies, in particular, change every day. So, you don’t always know when you experienced something for the last time. Such was the case for us not so long ago. Continue reading

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a letter to my baby on the anniversary of your due date

Dear Bodhi,

What a year we have had my beautiful boy! You turn one in just a few days. At this time last year, I was still only imagining what you might be like and eagerly awaiting your arrival. Today is the anniversary of our due date. We expected you today and you made us wait. It was worth it. You have changed our lives in ways we never imagined. Continue reading


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moving update and kid party favors

{photo credit --- my little otter on etsy}

We’re in! And we have a yellow door. I’ll share that with you soon. After a week off from work and everything else really, we are officially moved into our new home but not completely settled. We have way too much unpacking to do and a lot of decorating needed. We’ll take it slow since we also have a little someone’s birthday bash to focus on. Continue reading

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{baby & tot} — sanity-saving products, part I of many

{This little guy is on the move and he's practicing his throwing skills

I recently found a few things that I wish I knew about months ago. I thought I would share these lifesavers with you over the next few weeks! Today’s featured item is something we plan to order again soon.

Booginhead Sippigrip


This product, the Booginhead Sippigrip, is so simple and yet so effective! It’s a strap to hold your child’s sippy cup to a surface. We use it to hold Bodhi’s bottle, sippy cup or teething toys to the high chair, carseat or stroller. Available on for $5.99, this product is worth every penny.  Continue reading

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{sale alert} — chevron onesies and nursery essentials

{photo credit --- live the fancy life}

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! This year, I’m a little too obsessed with this little sweetie! He is the main person getting tons of kisses and hugs and gifts this year. My sweet husband and I celebrated Saturday night with a nice dinner and a couple glasses of bubbly. It was lovely and we are excited to spend today with our other love!

It’s also one of the many times each year when sales are everywhere. While I haven’t shopped for myself in a while (we’re saving for our upcoming move), I have picked up bargains for Bodhi on a weekly basis lately. The latest sale to capture my attention is Old Navy’s baby sale—going on now. We didn’t get the best deals in store, but we did grab these adorable chevron and stripe onesies for $12. They are so versatile—wear them alone with jeans, under a T-shirt or sweater or as an undershirt beneath a hoodie. Our favorite playtime outfit is:

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