Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Newton Baby

You may have read in my nursery post that I found Lexi's crib on Craigslist. I was excited to find it half price and in excellent condition. When I went to pick it up, the owner was so sweet and also offered me the mattress. She assured me it was clean and she wouldn't pass it along otherwise. I figured I would eventually replace it with a new one for Lexi.

Fast forward more than a year later... of course it was still in her nursery. I never had a good feeling about using a secondhand mattress if I didn't have to. Babies and toddlers have accidents... and there isn't any way to truly clean a standard mattress. Why was this getting pushed down my list of priorities for Lexi when I probably wouldn't use it for myself? I was quickly reminded of this when I had the opportunity to review the Newton Baby Wovenaire Crib Mattress.

Lexi was all over it as soon as it was out of the box. I'm not joking, she immediately laid down on it.

It has a removable, 100% breathable cover and the mattress itself is completely washable. As you can see, Lexi was very intrigued. 

I had anxiety when Lexi first started sleeping in her crib, especially when she started to roll onto her stomach. This would have given me some peace of mind during that transition. Since she is older now, I have opted to add a sheet over the cover. However, I probably would have opted without one when she first started sleeping in her crib at 6 months. The only downside is that if you have to remove the cover to wash it (let's say there is an accident in the night) you need a second one on hand while the other is in the wash. 

Overall, I think this is a great investment for your little one and unlike a standard mattress is a great hand-me-down since it is washable.  I like that it is non-toxic, hypo-allergenic and doesn't off-gas chemicals like foam or latex.

I love knowing that Lexi is now sleeping on a breathable, safe surface. She's been dreaming on it for over a week with no complaints! Use the code VINEYARD30 for $30 off any purchase of $250 or more at Newton Baby.

Sponsored by Newton Baby


Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday Fancies

Baublebar Crispin Drops (everything in on sale... save up to 30%)
I'm not really a trendy jewelry person... but i think I need to bite the bullet and just order a pair of these drops.

I first saw  this dress on stylinbyaylin via Instagram.... had to have it immediately. I love the style but decided that I am going to exchange for the pink version since I already have a blue off the shoulder number.

Sam & Libby Sandals (Buy 1 get 1 50% off women's dresses and shoes)
Several of my favorite fashionistas have been wearing those sandals from Target... and for $33 I'm in. I didn't see them in my store (Stamford) so ordered online.

Happy by Pink Chicken Dress (20% off with code DRESS20)
Pink Chicken is an adorable (and pricey) brand that has a line for Target. Last year I had a cute elephant number for Lexi but she never got the chance to wear it in season. Cherries and gingham... yes.

Anthropologie Gingham Ribbon Sleeve Sweater (20% off  with code WOWMOM)
Gingham bows. No further explanation needed. In my closet and I can't wait to wear it!

Love these!

Happy Friday, friends!


Monday, May 1, 2017

Stripe Season

Shirt: Old Navy. Lexi's Dress: Carter's. Sunglasses: Janie & Jack. Bow: Etsy. Carrier: Baby Bjorn

Weekends are for twinning. It doesn't take a lot of effort to coordinate since I buy Lexi things I wish I had in my own closet. I love stripes all year long but they are out in full force now.

We were up early on Saturday morning, as we are every day thanks to our cute little alarm clock, and went to Tod's Point for a walk. Lexi didn't stay in the carrier for long...

I couldn't get her to look up at the camera... so much to explore.

How cute are her little white Chucks!

I had to get this hat from Carter's for a couple reasons.... stripes and the Derby coming up.

She wanted nothing to do with it until I started wearing it around. She then proudly claimed it.

I did some shopping later that day at the Westchester. I found this striped dress on the sale rack at J. Crew. I had seen it in the store but would have never tried it on until I saw the sale price ($98 down to $39). I wore it to a baby shower on Sunday with wedges (and laced up tighter, haha) and then switched to sandals for the rest of the day. It runs true to size and the length still worked for me even though I'm 5'2" (it hits the model mid calf but comes to my ankle). I will wear it on the Cape for Memorial Day not only because of the colors but it's perfect for those chilly nights

Hope you had a great weekend!


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Pink and Green Cake Smash

 Photographs by Karen Morneau Photography

Cake, anyone? When I first saw these 1st birthday cake smash sessions I knew we had to do it! Karen made it so easy... we just had to show up to her studio and the cake and balloons were waiting for us. I love that the cake is personalized... it saved me the rush of getting something monogrammed. We based the color scheme around her pink and green romper from Janie and Jack. I can't get enough of these photos, they always make me smile.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Eyes on Eyelet

Eyelet Blouse: Madewell (also available at Nordstrom). Jeans: Madewell (also available at Nordstrom). Jacket: Forever 21 (old, similar). Bracelets: David Yurman 1,2.
Moccasins: Freshly Picked. Bow: Etsy.

White eyelet... right there with plaid, gingham and stripes on my hard to resist list. My top is on sale now and has been one of my favorites this spring. It has 3/4 sleeves and is a basic style so I know I'll wear it next year. I have also been wearing it with this oversized cardigan.

I buy most of Lexi's clothes from Gap online. There is always, always a sale going on. I constantly look at the new arrivals because the best things go fast, like this floral sweatshirt and pants. So cute!

Anyway... my weekend was pretty relaxing. We had friends over on Friday night for tacos and margaritas (I had been craving one all week) and I went to a baby shower on Sunday. I didn't get as far as I would have liked to with my photo organization project I mentioned on Friday... it's just never ending. Finally, I got a little shopping in. I bought a few new things to try from Sephora, including this hairspray that I already love. We also accompanied Ted to Bass Pro Shop. I swear I can find something to buy at most stores and this is one I have a very hard time...  but I had to laugh on the way out when I spotted these knock off Jack Rogers for $20.

Here are a few other tops and dresses that caught my eye.

Thanks for stopping by... I've been staying up pretty late to blog again (the only chance I have) and appreciate that you all are still coming back to read it!
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