It might be a little premature but since it’s 90 degrees for Jenna in Southern California…we figure it might be for some of you too! Here are some of our favorite swim suits for the tiny people in your life…and yes one of them is $5!!Graphic Swim One Piece // Pelican Swim Trunks // Bow Stripe Flutter One Piece // $5 Swim Trunks // Striped Criss Cross One Piece // Seafood One Piece // Pineapple Swim Trunks // Safari Cropped Tankini // Tumbling Pineapples // Wide Striped Trunk // Floral Rash Guard and Striped bottom set //
Another weekend is here! Here’s what we’re thinking about this week. We’ll see you back here Monday, have a good one!!
Wearing: Who knew a pair of destroyed denim was such a novelty for a pregnant person. Thanks H&M for not forgetting about the bumpy ladies. I bought both of these and love them! The dark blue was super long, and needs a couple rolls, but the light blue is nice and cropped for warm weather.
Reading: About a 1/4th of the way through this and it’s getting real good. Such a beautiful father/daughter relationship. I’ll let you know how to plays out, but I recommend so far!
Listening: Come Save Me by Jagwar Ma! Such a fun song and perfect for the warmer days ahead. Two days this week were in the low fifties and I couldn’t be happier. Sunroof open, short sleeves. Utahans are known for taking fifty degree weather too far, ha!
Decorating: I never knew how often I’d need a globe with my inquisitive 4 & 5 year olds. After I bought this I have referenced it countless times. Such a great deal, too!
Watching: Broad City is back and I couldn’t be happier.
Feeling: Knock on wood, but I finally turned a corner with my “morning” sickness! I’m almost one week puke free! Hallelujah. It was an intensely long 21 weeks. Healthy food is starting to taste good and water doesn’t unsettle my stomach.
Wearing: I’ve been in super sick mode lately so it’s been all PJ’s all the time. I love these sweats with my T by Wang favorite black shirt because it looks like I kind of sort have my life together when I don’t at all. 😉
Today we are partnering with the new privacy app Sudo to share a little bit about how their free app can assist busy parents like us, and of course like you! Even though we all three are the best of friends and work in the same business, we all lead unique lives. We each found different key features we love about Sudo and so we wanted to share each of those features with you so you can see how the app fits into your life, too!
As many of you know I started working more with my favorite essential oils the past year or so. Hosting classes both online and in-person, doing education over the phone, and working closely with my own team as well as those new to oils. I spend a lot of time on my phone and sometimes feel uncomfortable giving my personal number out to so many people. Of course over time they become like family, but this year I wanted to create a better boundary of myself, and easier way to make “hours” for working, and save my personal number for my personal life. Sudo’s feature which creates a new number for you to use for calls, messaging and contacts is amazing! I didn’t have to purchase a new line or carry a new phone, I am loving it and feel so much more confident giving that number out and enjoy the separation between work and personal.
Now for Nicole!
I suppose I’ve never formally announced it, but I am currently single and have been enjoying dating! Currently, not so much and taking a little break (we can catch up more on that later), but even though I don’t use online dating apps, I would be naive to assume that the guys I am set up with or meet aren’t able to access lots of information about me even before our first date. I know my friends are googling them on my behalf, so that assumption is an easy one. 😉 Sudo‘s ability to create more private accounts on social networks for me to share things with loved ones, to have that extra layer of privacy means so much to me. Protecting my boys is always my number one priority! And having separate email addresses, and text messaging allows for dating new people comfortably!
And Emily:I love supporting small business and shops and I remember a few years ago I ordered a pair of shoes from this tiny brick and mortar shop out of state. I typed in my credit card info and the shoes came. A couple of days later I had a fraudulent purchase from a big box store in the same city as that shop, what a bummer! I assume that shops have encryptions and privacy for my credit card information, but having Sudo create profiles for me to shop online makes me feel a little better. They have their own SudoPay for credit card information, real-time transaction info, an email just for purchases so I can keep better track of what is going out and coming in. We created a new profile for my Amazon Prime addiction that took probably three seconds. So there you have it! Three very different uses for Sudo! You can watch their video here to see even more features and download the free app right here!
I truly love the stage my boys are in right now at 4 and 5, but I will tell you: I miss when they were about a year old and ate anything I put in front of them! That high chair stage where you could give them bites of everything on your own plate and they ate so fearlessly and happily. After about 2 1/2 both my boys took 180 degree turns the other way and became ultra choosy about what they would eat. It was a lot of chicken, quesadillas and spaghetti. Luckily, Hayes is grown out of that and is more adventurous now… we’re still waiting on Callum to come around. 😉 Because they are chicken lovers that is the base for lots of our meals. Another trick to getting them to try new things is to put it on a stick. Seriously, it’s like this magical serving style that overrides their new-food-aversion. The Good Table sent us a few of their restaurant style crust mixes, so I put all my tricks to use for this one!I used their Parmesan & Herb flavor and the simple three step process was a breeze. I also loved that the crust also locks in the chicken’s moisture so the chicken was extra delicious.Then I roasted inch squares of red and yellow pepper, just until tender and alternated chicken and pepper on BBQ Skewers. Now comes the next trick – a reward system! Some call it a bribe, I like to think of it as an incentive. This Eating Adventure printable is great for motivating your kids to try new things! You can predetermine together what the prize at the end will be, print multiple copies for each sibling, even let them pick the stickers they want to use. Whatever needs to be done, right?This photo is not staged – Callum ate and enjoyed this meal. That is all that needs to be said for this review. He’s deep in thought about how much his mind is blown that he likes it. Ha!You can find The Good Table products next to the bread crumbs, coupons galore on their website, and lots of tasty recipe and preparation ideas on their Pinterest page! Thanks to them for working with us on this post!
Download the Eating Adventure Printable made by Collected Blog for Small Fry below!
We’re always wondering the proper ages to start our kids learning a new skill or talent. Piano and other instruments are no exception! We had to share this darling kit from Piano Preschool for you parents out there who are looking to get your kids started in the world of music. One kit will cover three months worth of music advantage, formulated by Suzuki instructor and parents of three, the Wollastons. Here’s what one darling suitcase provides:It comes with a DVD and CD for lots of visual and on-the-go learning. Harmonica, castanets, egg shakers and lots of surprises that come into play as they watch the DVDs. We did it with the big boys and they were mesmerized! Ever since we hear lots of 1,2,3,4,5 on the piano and it brings an instant smile to our faces. Instead of waiting a full week for lessons we can sit down with them or put the DVD on whenever the craving strikes. Working at our own pace is such a wonderful feature. As they get more familiar with the piano the book guides them through three months worth of lessons, so awesome! We put number stickers right on middle C so they can always keep their fingers in the correct positioning even when they aren’t working on a lesson. Really, just having that guided boost is so great as we try to wet their palette and get them more comfortable with structured lessons. We love that it is created for preschoolers, and nothing is assumed, everything is explained and it covers the very basics.
If you’ve been looking for an inexpensive way to get your kiddos started on their path to musical greatness, check out Piano Preschool! We are loving it!