Lorena Canals Review


Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for a review; however, my review is 100% my honest opinion.

Hi Y’all! I come to you today to talk about rugs. I know that doesn’t sound that exciting but trust me it is. I have been struggling to find a rug that I love and will be durable through the years of Emersyn. My trusty friend led me to google which is where I first started reading about Lorena Canals Rugs. They have such a wide variety of rugs for any space in your house. (Not to mention adorable blankets and other goodies) Not only do they have gorgeous rugs made in India and designed in Spain( yup, Spain!) they are all MACHINE WASHABLE, I repeat, Lorena Canals Rugs are MACHINE WASHABLE. Before I was a mom I would have just thought that was a cool added feature, but now that I’m a mom I realize that’s a necessity. And there is no need to bring this to a dry cleaner; the rug will fit right in your washer at home.


LC Rugs also has option for rugs that can transition with your baby. The one we picked out, Em can grow up with and it isn’t too baby for her when she gets older. There is so much versatility; I may have brought the rug out to our living room when people came over because we haven’t purchased one for in there yet. No one knew it was the rug for Em’s nursery!


There are great features to the LC rugs beyond the beautiful designs, they are also made with all natural dyes, are, eco and contain no VOCs like most carpeting and rugs.  And to make this brand even better, the proceeds support the Sakula project, and provide schooling for children in India. If you’re not sold yet, check out the pictures of the rug and see how gorgeous it is and I think I forgot to mention that it’s handmade. The rugs are a little on the expensive side but when you look at everything in perspective it’s worth it. This is a rug that won’t have to be thrown out when it gets dirty or a rug that is pretty to look at but you can’t walk on. You can check out all things Lorena Canals by following this link LC


B. Toys Review

Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for a review; however, my review is 100% my honest opinion.

Hi Y’all!! I was recently in Target (sounds like pretty much every day of my life) when I went down the toy aisle. I saw these fun bright toys, called B. toys. I took a picture of the label so I wouldn’t forget to look them up later (mom brain). I went to the B. Toys website and I read their B. Story. I absolutely love the message this brand tells. I will paste it here because honestly no one can say it better than the brand themselves. “We want to be a voice to children that says it’s okay to be curious, to be pensive, to be loud, to be happy and sad all at the same time, to be generous, to be afraid, to be quiet, to be wild, to be fun, to be open, to be scientific, to be poetic, to be giddy, to be serious, to be smart, to be free, to be you.” Their toys are interactive and exciting. The colors, textures, and sounds intrigue the babies and kids! I immediately went on target.com and ordered the rocking horse. It is a short stubby horse with the cutest face. When my daughter opened it on Christmas Morning she had to immediately use her new rocking horse. The smile on her face was too sweet. The company was gracious enough to send my little love two toys for her to play with. We were sent the Hooty Hoo and the Happy Yappy. The fox will talk back to you in a fun voice. My daughter squealed in excitement that this toy was talking back to her in her language. Which then made the fox squeal and the giggle cycle continued. I have to admit when we first received the fox I may have started playing with it too. It’s such a fun interactive toy that she won’t get bored of because it will constantly talk back in a fun little voice. She is also obsessed  with hugging her toys and this fox fits perfectly in her hands to snuggle.


The hooting owls were also a big hit in our house! There are so many fun objects and trinkets to play with on the outside of this toy along with the fun hooting owls that you can slide down the tubes. Capturing an 11 month olds attention for more than 5 minutes is saying something! She’s also learned that if she blows into the owl they will make their fun noises. This toy is also great for teaching shapes; Emersyn has started to try to put the owls in their correct tubes! A toy that teaches and is fun to play with is a five star toy to me!

What B. Toys do you love? (I pasted some of my favorites below)

Purchase at: http://www.bit.ly/BtoysTarget

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mybtoys/


Some of our favorites!

B. Toys Buggly Wuggly

B. Toys Bristle Block Spinaroos

B. Toys Tropical Cleaning Set

B. Toys Beautifloor 26pc

Dock A Tot

Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for a review; however, my review is 100% my honest opinion.

Hi Y’all, I’m sure you have seen many momma’s on Instagram posting sweet pictures of their babes in their Dock A Tot. I remember when I would scroll through my feed I saw tons of mom’s using this product and not really looking into the item I assumed it was just for co-sleeping babes. Well months had passed and my curiosity grew to know more information on this product. My little babe was too big for the Deluxe (0-8 months) but she was a perfect fit for the Dock A Tot Grand (9-36 months). To my surprise the Dock A Tot Grand was used for multiple things other than co-sleeping. This product is a great lounger for your sweet baby/toddler to relax in; it’s also the perfect fit for your littles up to 36 months! I know my husband and I are excited to use her Dock A Tot when she transitions into her big girl bed. (That time will be here before we know it!) It helps prevent them from rolling out of the bed along with making them feel safe and snug.  I love the versatility of this product. Our little love is a big time snuggle bunny and the sides of the Dock A Tot make for a perfect cozy feel. (The pictures alone show how cozy she is.)

Also, can we just appreciate that the Dock A Tot comes in MANY gorgeous patterns?! I had the hardest time picking Emersyn’s out.

The Dock A Tot is all natural and 100% cotton.- made in Europe and designed in Sweden. This product is such a great concept to keep babies safe (co-sleeping) and snug.  Next baby I will definitely be investing in the Dock A Tot Deluxe!

Lately, my husband and I have been doing a lot of travel, and the Dock A Tot is a new must pack item on our list. (Don’t worry they sell travel covers to keep your Dock A Tot clean!) It’s nice that even though you are traveling and your babies schedule is most likely thrown off, they can still sleep in a comfortable familiar bed.

If you’re interested in buying the Dock A Tot please feel free to use the link below, it will save you $10!

Edit: My daughter had the flu last week and the Dock A Tot saved the night for us. My little babe had a high fever and there is nowhere else I wanted her to be than right next to me in bed. The Dock A Tot made sure she was safe and comfortable right next to me where I could check on her without even having to get up.

If you’re interested in buying the Dock A Tot please feel free to leave a comment and I’ll send you a code, it will save you $10!

Website: https://dockatot.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dockatot/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dockatot?lang=en


Ergo Omni 360

Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for a review; however, my review is 100% my honest opinion.

Hi Ya’ll! We headed out of town for our WEDDING in November, if you’re on my Instagram you’ve been spammed with those pictures!! The wedding was amazing and the trip was much needed during our house remodel. I have to say though the struggle of the airport, security, and boarding would have been a lot harder without our Ergo Omni 360. If you’ve read my tips and tricks for flying with a baby than you know that I recommend the Ergo to carry your little one around the airport. I was sent the new Ergo Omni 360 to try out and I have to say I love it even more than the Ergo 360. Both carries are comfortable and I would be happy with either but the Omni 360 has some new added feature that I really enjoy.

Some of the features that I think other parents will love is the option for crossable back straps, this allowed me to feel more comfortable and I felt like I have more support for my little girl. No back pain for this momma!

Highlights of the OMNI 360:

  • The OMNI 360 is easy to switch for forward facing; we had a harder time buttoning and positioning Emersyn in the Ergo 360.
  • There is great lumbar support so that you feel comfortable and your back doesn’t start to hurt.
  • There are Crossable straps in the back for a better fit.
  • Unlike the Ergo 360 the Ergo Omni 360 does not require an infant insert
  • There is a storage pouch that is included which is great for pacifiers, phones, keys, just about anything little you may need.


The fabric is easy to clean too! Also, if you have a little one who is teething, invest in the 360 Carrier Drool Pad & Bib! Emresyn enjoyed chewing the front of ours!

We have had both the Ergo 360 and the Ergo Omni 360 and we have loved both, the carriers are comfortable for both baby and parent. The Omni 360 allows for you to customize your fit a little better. My husband liked the option of the crossable straps when he wore her.


Overall, this brand is excellent and continues to make products that create a great experience for baby and parents and I would recommend them to anyone!

Go to  Ergobaby and use code: BBMkp9VIniU for 10% of your purchase!

Check Ergo out at the below places!

  • Instagram: @ergobaby
  • Facebook: facebook.com/ergobaby
  • Twitter: twitter.com/ergobaby
  • Pinterest: pinterest.com/ergobaby


Baby Gift Guide

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Hi y’all!! Gift giving is hard when it comes to adults, but kids are so much fun!! My little love is at the stage that if Santa brought boxes she would be thrilled. Obviously she’s been a good girl and is on the nice list, which means we have some shopping to do.  (Er, I mean the elves have toy making to do) I have broken down by age from 0-6 months and 6-12 month gift guides. All of these my daughter personally has or I have heard wonderful things about them and want to try them out!


0-6 Months:

Small Security Blanket Whale – Cloud Island™ Blue

Whale Lovey- $9.99

Oball Rattle

Oball Rattle- $4.99

Sophie the Giraffe

Sophie the Giraffe- $26

Baby Banana Brush Infant Teething Toothbrush

Banana Toothbrush and Teether- $8.99

Bright Starts Tags ‘n Activities Gift Set

Taggy Gift Set– $11.99 ( ON SALE- SAVE $10)

VTech® Sit to Stand Learning Walker

VTech Sit and Stand Walker- $29.99

Infantino® Go GaGa 4 Modes Learning Peacock

Infantino Peacock– $16.99

Playgro Bead Buddy Giraffe

Playgro Beady Buddy -$7.79


6-12 Months

Baby Einstein Discovering Music Activity Table

Baby Einstein -$29.99

Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Stages Sis

Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn-$20.69 (ON SALE)

Infantino Gaga 3-in-1 Activity Walker

Infantino 3 in 1 Walker $29.99 (ON SALE-SAVE $20)

Infantino Jumbo Shape Sorter

Infantino Jumbo Shape sorter-$12.99

Joovy® TricycooTM 4.1TM Tricycle

Tricycoo 4.1 -$139.99

ALEX Toys ALEX Jr. Rolling Busy Bus

Rolling Bus-$23.49

VTech® Babble & Rattle Microphone™

VTech Babble & Rattle– $12.99

B. toys Rocking Horse

B. Toys Rocking Horse-$31.49 (ON SALE)


If you have some great gift ideas leave them below in the comments. Merry Christmas and happy shopping!!


Working Mom Struggle

Hi Y’all. It’s been a little while since I’ve sat down and just wrote my thoughts down. It has been an absolutely crazy month! We went to Mexico, got married, and are currently in the process of moving into our home. There has been a topic weighing heavy on my heart for some time now. It affects many parents and I know I’m definitely not alone. It was an easy decision that I would be going back to work after I had sweet Em. This decision was not made because I didn’t want to be a stay at home mom; this decision came easily because we aren’t currently in a place that being a stay at home mom is possible. My husband is an engineer downtown and I’m a senior associate at an ecommerce company. We just turned 24 and 25 with our new careers and a brand new baby. We wanted to buy our very own home and in order to do that we both needed to be working. Providing for my baby girl is my number one priority. If working meant I could provide all of the things she needed than I would do it. It wasn’t until recently that I realized that our society doesn’t take into consideration the working mom’s and dad’s out there. I wanted to enroll Em into baby music or gym class, a mommy and me class. I searched and searched and come up empty. There are tons of classes offered in our community but none of them are in the evening after work or on the weekends. I felt left out, I felt like I was taking something away from my little girl because she has two parents that work. I tried to go through our church but the only times they have mommy and me are during the week on Wednesday’s at 10AM. How is this okay? Why isn’t there any type of establishment that specifically has a working mom or dad in mind?

I see on Instagram all of these stay at home momma’s enjoying activities, classes, and each other, and I’m envious. I think I’m more envious that they get to spend all of their time with their littles. I do feel like I should say that I don’t think that being a stay at home mom is easy by any means. My mom was a stay at home mom until my sister’s and I were in school. It is hard work that never ends. A lot of mom’s and dad’s give up a career they worked hard for in order to take care of their kiddos. I commend you.

In an ideal world I would get to spend hours and hours with my girl. I would get to love on her all day, play and give snuggles during nap time. I feel like I’m missing out on half of her life, I’m living her day through pictures and videos I get from my mom. It’s hard being away from her and I think it has made leaving her on the weekends even just few a few hours even harder. She’s almost 10 months and I feel like the feeling of missing out won’t stop anytime soon.

I think the mommy and me class sparked all of these feelings not because I was dead set on getting into a class, but upset that I can’t do fun things will my little love during the day. The class was just another thing I was missing out on with Em. Maybe this will get easier as she gets older, I’m not sure. But leaving that sweet girl every morning breaks my heart.

All of you working Momma’s and daddy’s out there, do you struggle with the same thing? Stay at home momma’s and daddy’s please feel free to put your opinion in here. There may be things that you feel are catered to working parents too!

Motherlove Diaper Balm

Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for a review; however, my review is 100% my honest opinion.

Hi Y’all! Does anyone else’s baby have a red bum almost every day? Ever since Emersyn was little she gets a little red bum at least once a day, especially now since she switched to solids. We have tried countless products and the only one that seems to work is a concoction that the doctor had us make. Only downside is there are so many chemicals in that concoction. Like I have said many times before, I try to be as aware as I can be of what I’m putting on my baby. If you read my blog than you know that I recently tried the Motherlove More Milk Plus. As I mentioned in that blog post, this company has tons of products which also include a diaper balm. I figured if their More Milk Plus works, I’m sure all of their other products will too! When I looked at the ingredients it was a no brainer that I wanted to try the Motherlove Diaper Balm. There are exactly seven ingredients, and of those seven ingredients four of them are certified organic. I was sold; I had to give it a shot!


When I received my diaper balm, it was packed so beautifully in a blue drawstring bag. I immediately opened it and started using it on Emersyn’s hiney. The next diaper change her booty wasn’t as red and by the second diaper change there was no more red hiney! Y’all a natural diaper rash cream that works, I didn’t think that was possible.


Also, all of the cloth diaper momma’s out there, this diaper balm is safe to use! There is no zinc oxide in this diaper cream so it won’t ruin the fibers in the cloth diaper.

And of course knowing me, I researched this product and found that people have used the Motherlove Diaper Balm to treat thrush!! Several women put this diaper balm on their nipples before breastfeeding and it helped stop the passing of the thrush back and forth from baby to mom. (All of these ingredients are safe to ingest!)

I love that we live in a time where there are safe products for us to put on our babies, and on top of that safe products that works. If you still haven’t checked out the Motherlove website, just simply click this link ( Motherlove) and go explore. There are so many good products and a great staff ready to answer any questions you may have.

**This company is cruelty free!


The ingredients include: extra virgin olive oil*, beeswax*, oregon grape root, myrrh gum, yarrow herb*, calendula flower* (* indicates Certified Organic Ingredients)



Snuggled Up, Nested Bean Style

Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for a review; however, my review is 100% my honest opinion.

Hi Y’all! My daughter has always been a good sleeper. Ever since she was two months old she has been sleeping at least 8 hours a night. We are blessed!! When she was a newborn she would sleep with her swaddle and then she grew too big for them. We exchanged her swaddle for a blanket, I know gasps and oh no’s can ensue. I’ve read countless articles about why this is bad and I’ve seen countless stories of babies strangling themselves, so I axed the blanket at night. I didn’t want anything to happen that was preventable. Emersyn started waking up because she was cold and wanted to be snuggled.

I had seen the advertisements on Facebook for Nested Bean Zen Sack Classic and figured I should give it a try. The Nested Bean is designed to make the baby think that the mother or father’s hand is still near. There is a light weighted area on their chest that resembles the touch of their parent. This helps baby sleep longer too!

My little girl never sleeps in one spot; she gets that from her momma. I will put her down at the front of her crib and somehow she wakes up on the other side of the crib. I love the Nested Bean Zen Sack because I don’t have to worry about blankets coming off and her little body getting cold. She also loves her Nested Bean Sleep Sack. She calms down as soon I put her in her sleep sack. She knows it’s a part of her bedtime routine. As a mom, there are so many sleep sacks to choose from. I would definitely choose the nested Bean every time. The adjustable snaps at the top will allow my daughter to grow with it and the material is soft and breathable.


If you’re a mom looking for a sleep sack, go check out their website, Nested Bean !  There are tons of cute designs and this purchase can mean longer naps, sleeping through the night, and more sleep for momma and daddy!



Flip, Stick, Tether

Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for a review; however, my review is 100% my honest opinion.

Hi y’all! I come to you today with probably the greatest invention that I’ve recently discovered. Two weeks ago I was attempting to eat dinner while Emersyn played the game of, let’s see how many times I can throw this toy on the floor. She thought it was so much fun, I on the other hand had the pleasure of constantly picking the toys up. Later that night I happened to be browsing Instagram when I came across a product called, Grapple. The Grapple Toy Tether is a silicone apple shaped toy that you can suction to a highchair, window, table, just about any flat surface!  When the apple flips up there are little tethers that come out that you can strap toys to. I was intrigued and was pretty sure I found the answer to my prayers.  I clicked on their website and read the story of how the Grapple came about. A mom and dad sitting at their dinner table growing tired of picking up toys that their little one would throw on the floor. If this doesn’t describe every family with a baby than I would be shocked.

When we received the product it was super easy to figure out. You simply flip the top of the apple up and unravel the tethers, attach your toys, stick to a flat surface, and bam you have taken away the fun throw and pick up game! I truly and honestly love this product; it has helped make highchair time so much easier. If you can’t tell from the pictures, Emersyn also loves the Grapple!

I believe in small shops and also regular people making a product to solve an issue they are familiar with as a parent. This product came from parents who wanted to find a solution to something that all parents go through.

The cost isn’t bad either, only $19.99 to save your sanity!

If you’re pregnant or currently have a little one go to, Grapple Toy Tether and look around. I promise you will want to try the Grapple out. This will be one of my gifts for every baby shower I go to! Anyone else use and love the Grapple?



Motherlove To The Resuce

Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for a review; however, my review is 100% my honest opinion.

Hi Y’all! I want to talk about something that many momma’s experience while they are breastfeeding, a drop in your milk supply. I noticed mine about two weeks ago. I went from pumping enough milk for the day for my babe down to about 17oz. My first reaction was to panic and take to Pinterest. I searched the best supplements to take for a drop in supply. That is when I came across Motherlove products. I read up about the company and found that their supplements were all made from certified organic herbs, and the reviews were fantastic.  I immediately sent an email about one of their products I saw. To my much appreciated surprise, I got a quick response asking several other questions to figure out what could attribute to my drop.

  • What are the indications that your supply has decreased?
  • How many times are you breastfeeding in a 24 hour period?
  • Have you had a good supply up until this point?
  • Are you working with a lactation consultant?
  • How old is your baby and how many ounces does she get per feeding?
  • Have you night weaned or how many hours are you going between feeds in the middle of the night?
  • Have you checked your pump parts to make sure they are working correctly?
  • Do your nipples hurt when you pump?

All of these questions that were asked helped Motherlove determine which lactation supplement was best for my situation. After I answered those questions, the lactation counselor informed me that their, More Milk Plus, was the best supplement for my drop in milk production. The day I received the pills I immediately took two, she informed me that I should see an increase within the first 24-48 hours. And thank the good Motherlove heavens above I did. I saw on average an extra ounce per pumping session.

This company has so many products to choose from and even better they have a qualified staff to help you choose the best one for you. They have 3 Certified Lactation Counselors on staff with aim to understand the root of the low milk supply issue. “We also work closely with health care professionals, such as IBCLCs, Pediatricians, OBGYNs, in hospitals and private practice settings. We feel that having this dedicated lactation training goes above and beyond and ultimately helps the mom be able to feed her baby!”- Motherlove Lactation counselor


They also have an abundance of pre and postnatal products, you can find them here  Motherlove. They have several products for breastfeeding, pregnancy, birth and baby!


I’m so grateful for companies like Motherlove, who take the time to get to know the mom before suggesting a solution. The entire time I felt like this was more than just a company trying to push products. They truly care about each mother and I will gladly purchase their products.