Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My favorite things......

Every woman/mom has her "things" that she can't live without, that make life easier or that she just loves for her own reasons. Here are a few of the things that I am loving, and that are helping make my life a little easier as a new mom.

Oil is way more easily absorbed into your skin, and it also isn't FREEZING when you
put it on your baby. Amara hates all of the post bathing rituals, especially lotion, so I tried this and it works
like a charm. I actually LOVE the smell that I use it as well :) $7 for 4 oz, but it goes far, and it is totally worth it.

Jar o' pacis ( that sits on my kitchen counter) and Dwell paper doll blanket! The blanket was a gift, and it is seriously my FAVORITE blanket
for this winter wind with the fleece material on the inside :)

Ok.....this stuff is AMAZING! I am very particular about my nails drying to perfection, but that use to mean
that I had to sit in seclusion for a good 30 minutes. With a baby, I don't have that kind of time. I can do two coats, top coat, then drop this stuff on and my nails are dry to touch in 30 seconds. They are completely dry in 5 minutes tops. The best part is that the oil moisturizes your cuticles!

Hands free pumping bra.....need I say more? How do you think I am able to blog right now? hmmmm
Every nursing mom needs this!!

I lived with a crappy Iphone for about 7 months, and finally was able to get the new Iphone 4S. I don't know how I ever went without being able to do video on my phone or voice texting. It is the best way for me to capture all the little moments on the go with Amara, and send it to daddy!

Gingerbread latte. I am the girl that pulls up to the drive-thru and asks if they have the gingerbread latte yet
everyday for the month of if it will be different from one year to the next. I at least make a point to go to a different Starbucks each time so I don't annoy the workers and completely embarrass myself.

I got this exact Hobo wallet ( on sale) for my birthday present. I no longer carry apurse because I can fit all of my necessities ( money/cards/coupons,chapstick,phone) in it.

Jo-Ann's Fabric App
I go to Jo-Ann's at least once a week. I am always working on a project, and they always have coupons, and this makes it super easy to carry the coupons and keep track. You just click "add to my wallet" and it helps you keep up with expiration dates and all that good stuff. The cashier told me about it, so I added it while I was checking out and saved 25% off my entire purchase just for getting the app!!


  1. All great things! Costco currently has Burt's Bees Baby Bee items, good gifts or for yourself!

  2. Jenni, this stuff is great! How cute is that jar of pacis?! Love it. Totally taking your mama info to heart. :)