Marley’s Room


I love when others share the inspiration behind their children’s rooms. Creating a special space for your little one can be hard, but is so worth it! To be honest, if I could get a job exclusively designing nurseries, that’d be ideal 😂

1. Wall Decals (similar)       2. White Book Ledge       3. Glider

I love finding unique pieces or making something old new again. I also spend a lot of time just browsing small shops for different items (much to my husband’s dismay).



Marley’s room is one of my favorite spots in our home. When she was just a babe in my belly I knew I wanted her nursery to be a dreamy little girl room but not TOO girly. I incorporated greys, metals, dark purples and pinks to complete the look. I wanted a lot of these items to be able to transition to a “big girl” room and I think they will!


Marley is almost 17 months old so I know before long we will be updating this space to a “big girl” room. I’m not sure what the plan will be when that time comes but I know a lot of these items are transitional.


1. Every Little Thing Print 2. Metal Letter M 

I splurged on items I felt made the space complete but also saved on larger items such as the dresser and nightstand. We also reused the babyletto crib that was Kellan’s. Some items I splurged on were the West Elm wire wall rack (similar), Bla Bla knit doll and the the giraffe print.

1. Crib 2. Rug

What is your favorite space in your home? What is the space you wish you could change? Would love to hear in the comments!

Friday Favorite’s Featuring Nuby…

In our house we go through different style cups and sippy’s pretty frequently. We have two very different children who are at different “phases” of cup needs.

I’ve used Nuby products for my children for a few years now and I know their products are made to withstand two very active toddlers.

Marley has just transitioned from a bottle and has strictly been using a straw “sippy” cup. I was excited to introduce her to the Nuby 360 Wonder cup. I couldn’t believe how fast she started using it! This cup is BPA free, durable and comes in so many adorable designs for boys or girls. We obviously went with #pink. You can find these cups at Babies R’ Us!


Kellan has also used many different style cups throughout the years. He has recently started his fall soccer league and I really wanted to upgrade him to, what I liked to call, his “big boy” sippy cup. In truth, this is Nuby’s flip-it cup and it’s awesome! He loved the shark design and the flip-it lid. I love how durable it is and also how it really feels like the “next step” up in his cup game.  I mean, who does this kid think he is looking like a 13 year old?!


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I received this product for a review, but all opinions are my own.

 

Screen time & Toddlers

There are so many decisions we as parents make each and every day regarding our kids. While not all of those decisions are controversial, many decisions we make can leave parents divided.

One hot topic is how much screen time is too much? Before I was a parent I was of the mindset that “my child will watch TV/iPads when he or she is 10”. This just isn’t realistic in this day and age, screens and phones are everywhere.

Marley fell asleep watching her favorite, Bubble Guppies.

Therefore, we try to set realistic standards for our kids. Marley is 15 months and Kellan is 3 and they both love their “screen time”, this includes TV watching, iPads, playing on our phones and watching DVD’s in the car. We do our best to limit our kids to certain time periods and time frames that they can use these different devices.

I’ve been on the hunt for educational iPad apps that I could feel good about letting my kids play with and watch. Enter KidloLand , this application has been a lifesaver for me! It’s full of educational games, stories, songs, puzzles, and so much more! Kellan is obsessed with trucks and cars and there are tons of games that are great for his age. I was so surprised at how quickly he picked up on the games, his favorite game involves playing the role of a fireman and helping put out fires.


Not only has Kidloland been great for him, my daughter loves to dance and sing along with their nursery rhymes. There are endless choices for them, and I don’t have to have #momguilt as they play around on the iPad because they’re not just watching random videos but actually learning!

Now I may be in the market for another iPad! 😂

To download Kidloland app visit any of the following links:

iOS

Google Play Store

Amazon Appstore

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