1. Preparing for Baby #3 with buybuy Baby

    Thank you to buybuy Baby for partnering on this post.

    This weekend was all about baby prep… and as you can see, we made a ton of progress!! My favorite one-stop-shop for all things baby is buybuy Baby. The store carries everything from furniture, to monitors and noise makers, to strollers, to diapers, to the cutest little outfits and blankets! I registered at buybuy Baby for my first baby and have made endless trips back with baby #2 and now baby #3.

    Luckily I have a lot of my larger essentials checked off my list from the first two, but there were still a few things I needed for Baby #3 that were new, updated {it’s amazing how baby brands are always coming up with new high tech items!}, and fresh! So today I wanted to share a look at my favorite buybuy Baby finds for baby #3. Seeing it all come together in the new nursery is getting me SO excited!! I can’t believe we will be a family of 5 next month!!

    Baby #3 List:

    Bottles:

    Health and Grooming:

    Onesies & Burp Bibs:

    Bath & Towels:

    Noise Maker and Baby Monitor:

    On-the-Go:

    Car Seat & Stroller:

    Bedding & Blankets:

    Bassinet:

    One favorite ‘new’ piece I want to point out is the Chicco Lullago Deluxe Travel Crib {which is really a light weight bassinet}. As a mom of soon-to-be 3 who lives in a two story house with the bedrooms upstairs but the communal spaces downstairs, I know this will be a lifesaver. I plan to keep this bassinet downstairs either in our playroom or kitchen so the baby can safely and comfortably sleep or rest {off the ground and away from my toddlers!} while I cook or play with the other kids. FYI, it is so light that I have no problem carrying it around pregnant!

    Then I just had to splurge on a new car seat because let’s face it, my car seat barely made it through one baby, hardly two, and is officially disgusting no matter how many times I attempt to clean it for baby #3! The 4moms Self-Installing Car Seat is so advanced it comes with an app! The car seat verifies proper installation before every ride and even directs you to adjust the harness and headrest based on your child’s height and weight! Since I own the Bugaboo Cameleon3 Base Stroller I needed to buy the adapter for Bugaboo Cameleon Stroller.

    Picking out the new items and unpacking them in the new nursery has been so much fun. I am looking forward to sharing more baby prep as the nursery is completed in the coming weeks! Stay tuned!

    Photos by Yesi of Simply Lively

    Thank you to buybuy Baby for partnering on this post.
  2. Layette Boxes from babycottons

    What’s a Layette Box? A Layette Box is a box containing all of your baby’s firsts. First set of clothes, socks, bibs, blanket, and maybe even a stuffed animal. It’s the perfect set to take to the hospital for bringing home your baby or the perfect gift to give a close friend at a baby shower. So you can only imagine my excitement when one of my all time favorite kids brands, babycottons, surprised me with not one, but three of the sweetest Layette Boxes for Baby #3! We are not finding out the sex of the baby until he/she…

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  3. LunchBox Diaries: Back to School with Pottery Barn Kids

    Between pickiness, peanut restrictions, and overall health consciousness, it can definitely be hard to come up with lunches that are both mom and kid friendly. So today I partnered with Pottery Barn Kids who has all of your back to school essentials, from lunch boxes, to utensils, to matching water bottles, to backpacks, making mornings and lunch prep a bit easier. I hope my lunch ideas inspire you, even if it is just one new addition to your menu! Of course, be sure to comment with what you love to serve; I am always looking for new ideas myself!! So…

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  4. Back to School with Pottery Barn Kids

    Who is ready to head back to school?! We are!! I am so excited to partner with Pottery Barn Kids today and share what I picked from their adorable selection of back to school essentials! So lets head into my kids bedrooms for a glimpse at some of the pieces we picked! Starting with Reese… she is a girly girl who loves pink. I chose the Pottery Barn Kids Fairfax Pink and White Stripe Backpack {size small since she’s four!}, the Mackenzie Green & Pink Gingham Classic Lunch Bag and matching Fairfax Insulated Water Bottle. I especially love that Pottery barn kids…

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  5. Summer Fun in The Beaufort Bonett Company

    The kids are loving the summertime and we have done our fair share of traveling to fab destinations {ie. here}! You may have noticed on Instagram that I have dressed them in the cutest outfits from The Beaufort Bonnet Company for swimming adventures and the feedback has been tremendous, so I had to share more about the company today! The Beaufort Bonnet Company is the ultimate pretty meets preppy destination for your little ones. It all started with a generations-old Bonnet Pattern from South Carolina and has grown into a large brand in over 300+ stores. Here are a few photos from our…

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