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My “gift to myself” after Nora was born was a brand new set of comfy pajamas (such a good idea)!
I’m doing the same thing with baby #2 and I’m excited to share the super soft, super comfy line of P.J. Salvage pajamas with you today!
When we found out we were expecting baby #2, everyone told me we needed a gift for Nora from her new brother… and thanks to the Precious Little Tot Etsy shop, we now have that gift!
It’s an adorable plush elephant — and it’s so stinkin’ cute that we decided to give one away too!
Due to Nora’s sensory issues, feeding and oral care have been a struggle since the beginning.
Because of this, I’m thankful there are companies like MAM who specialize in high-quality oral care items for all stages of baby life — and I’m super excited to share a huge MAM gift basket with you today!
Over the past 26 months, it’s safe to say that Nora has made good use out our Angelcare Monitor!
Dave and I love our Angelcare Monitor and are excited to have another one for baby #2. I’m also excited to be giving away their newest video monitor today!
I honestly can’t say enough fabulous things about all the Glamourmom products — specifically their Nursing Tanks and Nursing Tops (which I basically lived in for 18 months with Nora!)
I’m so excited to be giving away some of the newest Glamourmom nursing gear today!
Even though everyone told me kids created clutter, it was still surprising to me just HOW MUCH STUFF kids bring into our homes!
I’m always on the lookout for space-saving kid-friendly items… and I’m loving this Lyft Booster Seat that folds down flat and is super easy to use!
Laundry is a never-ending chore for most families — especially families with lots of little kiddos.
However, with LaundryTree’s SoapNuts, you can make laundry just a bit simpler, and bit easier, and a whole lot nicer on the environment!
The Kushies Zolo Activity Mat is one thing I wish we had for Nora — and I’m so excited to have one for Baby #2.
I’m also excited to share it with you, as any new baby you know is sure to LOVE this activity mat!
It’s time to celebrate Baby Dekker #2 here on the blog, and what better way to do that than with 12 fabulous giveaways — valued at over $1500!
This first giveaway is simply a thank-you gift from me, and is FILLED with all MY favorite baby essentials (plus an Amazon gift card for anything else you might want!)
It’s time to celebrate Baby Dekker #2 here on the blog, and what better way to do that than with a week of fun baby-related posts and giveaways!
Since most of you seem to like a good “frugal-living” post, I’m kicking off Baby Week with a detailed post about how I acquired everything we needed for our newest addition with a self-imposed budget of $100 — and that includes the nursery renovations!
Over the last few years of sharing pictures of our home and yard, I’ve received many emails from readers asking how we organize all the extra spaces we currently aren’t using on a daily basis — and not just let them get all cluttered up with junk.
So today, I’m sharing some tips that have been helpful for us as we’ve tried to live simply despite our extra space.
My due date is officially less than one month away!
On one hand, 1 whole month seems like an eternity to be so physically huge and uncomfortable… But on the other hand, with only 1 month left, I feel like there’s a whole lot of mental and emotional preparations that I need to make.
Since February is the month of love, I thought it might be kind of fun for all of us to sit back and reflect on what we would absolutely LOVE to do if we could do anything in the whole world.
I’m also sharing my story of how I accidentally and somewhat unexpectedly stumbled upon my dream job 7 years ago (without really knowing it)!
With all the frigid temperatures here in West Michigan lately, I found that we were craving warm comfort foods like soup and homemade bread — so since I hadn’t made Cheese Broccoli Soup all winter yet, I decided to give it a go with a new recipe for us.
I made a few tweaks and can personally say that I think they made a big difference — and this is now our “go-to” Cheese Broccoli Soup recipe!
After skipping the month of January (I had too many other posts I wanted to write) I’m back with more of my favorite things. I had such a long list of things I wanted to share with you — but I just picked a few and will save the rest for next month!
As always, be sure to share your “favorite things” in the comments — I’ve found a lot of new products I love thanks to YOUR recommendations!
Over the past several years, one of the MOST common complaints I hear from others is, “it’s just so overwhelming… I don’t know where to start.” Can you relate?
I know I can certainly relate to feeling totally overwhelmed when certain projects are hanging over my head — so today, I’m sharing 3 really simple tips that will hopefully help you to finally tackle those projects that seem so overwhelming!
I’m just going to make a broad assumption and guess that anyone who’s ever had kids has something they miss about their life before kids… right?
Today, I’m sharing the ONE thing I really miss most about my life before kids — and it might just surprise you!
One of the things I really wanted to finish before the new baby arrives was defrosting our deep freezer in the basement. We have been meaning to do it for a few months now, and two weeks ago, I told Dave that “today is the day” (for the freezer, not the baby!) and I went downstairs to start unloading.
Today, I’m sharing our simple freezer-defrosting process, and answering a few freezer-related questions I get on a regular basis.
We never had any type of mobile hanging over Nora’s crib, but I knew that was one thing I wanted to add to our nursery the second time around. However, after spending a bunch of time looking at mobiles, I never found anything I liked — so I made my own!
The whole project took me less than 45 minutes and my total out-of-pocket cost was less than $3.00!!!
As many of you probably already know, clothes clutter is a HUGE issue for so many of us.
So since we’re still in the first month of a New Year — and since winter is a great time to stay inside purging your closets — I thought I’d answer a few of the questions I get regarding my own clothes clutter and share a bit more about the process I went through to get to this point.