My latest Amazon finds

Hi! It’s been a while since I have shown my face over here! Thanks for sticking with me through all the chaos of stay at home mom life! Having two little ones makes it increasingly difficult to get out sometimes and Amazon is pretty much our go to for the necessities and fun stuff! I thought I’d share some of our latest finds and let you know how we are liking them so far!

Kona Coffee– We stumbled on this K-cup coffee pod after wanting some Kona blend coffee, missing Hawaii. We now buy the 100 count box and have added it to our subscriptions. We are loving it! It’s smooth and affordable at just around $22 for the subscription. It is an Amazon owned brand, Happy Belly.

Wooden Dish drying rack– I got this drying rack after I got sick of piling dishes up on the counter and then nothing was dry. I had the Boon drying lawn for bottles and things for awhile and finally was able to get rid of that. I am loving this bamboo drying rack so far. I have piled heavy pots on it and then it still has room for everyday dishes. Highly recommend!

Sewing clips– The name brand bigger sewing clips are super expensive, so I continued to pin everything for awhile. These little sewing clips are perfect for making tea towels or other things you need to clip the edges. They have held up well and even come in a cute little tin can. They are easier to clip and unclip then being stuck with pins all day too!

Make Something Good Today book– This book is written by Erin and Ben Napier from the hit HGTV show, Hometown. Not only do I love their show, but their hearts are evident in this book. They tell their story of how they met and chase their dreams. I haven’t finished the book yet, but am so excited every time I read it. They are the most modest, down to earth people. Can I please meet you someday??

Wet brush– I finally got Savannah her own hairbrush 🙂 Her hair rarely needed brushing, but now that we have this, she doesn’t mind and it leaves her hair so soft. As the name implies, you can use the brush with wet or dry hair. As with any hairbrush, you brush bottom to top and it works great! Would buy again or for niece gifts!

Amazon photos– Did you know that with Amazon Prime, you get access to free shipping on photos and unlimited free photo storage? I have been ordering prints from Amazon Photos for several years now and it is my go to! The quality is excellent and so is customer service.

Hunter boots– Ive worn these about three or four times now and the more I wear them, the more comfortable they get! When sizing, they run a little big, but consider if you will wear socks with them. I like to wear thicker socks with them for warmth and for more cushion against the back where it may rub. I love the red color for winter. It gives that extra pop of color! Perfect for Christmas or Valentine’s Day too.

That’s it for now! Considering, I am always ordering from there I will have more to share! Let me know if you have questions about anything!

Thanks for reading,

Mother’s Day gift guide for the new mom

Happy May! Nothing feels better than hanging outside with short sleeves and taking the kids out without lugging coats and blankets. May is also the month of mom! Cheers to all the moms! In case you haven’t heard lately, you are doing an amazing job! I’ve put together some of my picks for Mother’s Day gifts. These are specific to the new mom, because let’s face it, she’s a category all her own! God Bless her, she is sleep deprived, figuring out new family rhythms, and if I can guess, she probably needs some alone time (or self care as I like to call it). So I’ve paired each gift with a moment to herself. (See below!)

Savannah & Co. garland

Savannah & Co. tassel garland + cleaning

This soft bamboo yarn tassel garland is custom made and a portion of sales go towards buying massages for moms so you can feel good about your purchase! Pair this with a clean home (hire that cleaning person) and mom can relax and take in the beauty of her home. This shop is local to Lexington, Kentucky.

Girl Stop Apologizing

Girl Stop Apologizing + pedicure

After reading, Girl Wash Your Face, by Rachel Hollis, her next book is on my wishlist. This book is motivational, and self care all in one. Pair this with a pedicure, and mom can get out of the house, put her feet up and read ALONE. She will come back feeling invigorated and relaxed.

Raising Y'all Mimi blanket

Raising Y’all Mimi blanket + wine

What a mom really wants? To cuddle with her kids but WITH HELP! So bring her a glass of wine so she can snuggle up with her kids in these adorable handmade blankets. Then, when she gets hungry, bring her food. And then tuck the kids in bed so she can enjoy her feet up. This shop is local to Lexington, Kentucky.

The Fire Within Her bracelet

The Fire Within Her oil diffuser bracelet + massage

“The Fire Within Her (TFWH) exists to come alongside women to help them overcome the adversity that life throws their way.” These beautiful bracelets are a true labor of love. They are a reminder to each woman that she has the strength to overcome any hardship. For a new mom that looks like a number of things; healing her body, postpartum depression, no sleep and the list goes on. She can look down at her wrist and be reminded of her worth and her fire! This shop is local to Louisville, Kentucky. Throw in a massage for mom and it’s the perfect combo. I’m loving my monthly massage at Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa.

Trader Joes MoonX wine

Trader Joe’s Moon X wine + pedicure

This is my go to wine!!! I’ve only tried the red wine, but it came highly recommended at Trader Joe’s. As far as I know, it’s only sold there. Send your husbands!! Bonus, it’s around $7.00! Send mom to get a pedicure while she is sipping on this wine.

Q & A for moms 5 year journal

Q & A a day for moms 5 year journal + wine

This came recommended from the Today Show, but is something I wish I spent more time doing. Journaling all the funny sayings from the kids or sweet things they do. All I hear is, this time goes by so fast. And yes it does. This journal can be a keepsake for all those sweet memories. Amazon baby! And throw that bottle of wine I just recommended in with it!

Anthropologie Garden Greeting Pot + her favorite flowers

In case my husband is reading this, this pot would pair well with some beautiful pink flowers or some tulips. 🙂 We are also using it for part of Savannah’s birthday party table decor! This pot is the cutest and can be used year round.

Lovepop greeting card

Lovepop Greeting card + her favorite smoothie

I received my first Lovepop card this year and it is so beautifully displayed on my shelf. Honestly it’s a keepsake that is more than a card. It tells a story and makes me smile every time I see it. Go check out all the designs they have. From weeping trees to flowerpots to birds. Think about that moment or memory you have with your mom and pick a card accordingly. Add a cute little note and pair it with her favorite smoothie.

Savannah & Co. family
photo credit: Meghan Beth Photography, Lexington KY
photo credit: Meghan Beth Photography, Lexington KY

I hope you share this list with your friends and family. Mothering has been the hardest job thus far in my life. And here’s a postpartum news flash; it is not just a six week timeframe after giving birth. I am over a year out and still in what I call, postpartum. So this list of gifts is meant for the new mom, however you define that. Let’s celebrate mom all month. Let’s celebrate the moms who haven’t met their babies yet. And celebrate moms who want to be a mom so bad, but are waiting. Celebrate the seasoned moms. Celebrate the moms who have it together one day and not the next. Just to hear that you’re appreciated is often the best gift.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Mother’s Month! #monthofmama