21 August, 2015

Friday Round Up

I am so happy to see the weekend! The work weeks are getting harder and harder as I get further along in my pregnancy. This boy is starting to kick so much stronger and it's making it difficult to get a good nights sleep. I'm thankful he has hard kicks since it means he's healthy and active, but that doesn't mean they don't hurt! We had a lot of progress in the nursery this week which is getting me so excited! My SIL gave me this trio basket holder and I had no where for it to go. It went from room to room because I never knew what to do with it but after I got pregnant I knew it would be great in the baby's room. We spray painted it glossy white this week and I love how it turned out.
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I made some zucchini muffins that I thought were a total flop at first but instead they tasted better the next day! You use olive oil instead of butter and honey and maple syrup instead of sugar. I've really enjoyed one (or two or three) for breakfast every morning.



I also made these No-Bake Chewy Cookies and Cream Bars that were SO good. They couldn't have been easier too, only 3 ingredients! I didn't take any pictures because mine were eaten in minutes but here's what they look like from Picky-Palate.com





I went to our new West Elm store downtown this week and I spotted a woven wall hanging I think I want to put in the nursery. They're made by a local company here called SunWoven. I'm thinking about going back to get one. What do you think, would it be cute in a nursery? My mom who was with me thought it was ugly! But what do mom's know, right? ;)



Here's a massive woven wall hanging in a baby boy's nursery. I love the boho vibe they have.




I need some help finding a baby swing to buy. I know everyone raves about the Mamaroo but it's expensive and considering baby's only use for it a few months I can't justify spending that much money on it. I've been reading Lucie's List which breaks down very simply what you need and what brands to buy, they recommend the Fisher-Price Cradle N Swing.

I still think it's pretty pricey, I mean $150 for a swing?! Any recommendations for a well priced baby swing? 


Speaking of Lucie's List, I'm so glad I found it because it's the best website for a new mom. It lists what you really need to register for and what brands, how you're going to feel postpartum and what to do, baby sleeping tips, and tons of other baby related stuff. 


Have a good weekend!




28 comments :

  1. Good to hear baby boy is kicking away, even though it's making you uncomfortable! Great job on the mini DIY makeover - it will be great for storage in the nursery!! Hope you have a great weekend! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. If you get any swing, make sure it plugs in. The batteries for them can be super pricy! Charleston Repeats consignment sale is coming up and they have swings usually if you are interested in 2nd hand. Tiny tadpoles on maybank has them sometimes too! Those cookie bars look divine!

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  3. Everyone raved about having a baby swing, and we got by without one! We had a pretty small house when we first had our baby and the other baby gear already was taking over so I passed at the beginning to see how things went. And it was fine. Now we would have died without the Rock N Play! Lol

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  4. Glad you have such a strong, healthy boy growing! Just think of this lack of sleep as preparing you for when the baby comes! ;) We never had a swing but rather just a bouncy seat. Maybe wait and see if your baby even likes them before you get one! Or try Craigslist for a used one (or borrow from a friend). Have a great weekend!

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  5. Molly Anne has LIVED in the mamaroo. It's a lot smaller than the swing above and not that much more expensive. I say it's worth it. Maybe you could borrow a friends? Or is there a resale group online there that you could buy a used one? They sell used for around $100 here.

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  6. i really like how the baskets turned out! that'll be perfect for toys/ and blankets :) you should just ask cait if you can borrow her mamaroo! we didnt have one but i held Vi a LOT in the beginning ;) we have another small swing you can borrow if you want.. it's not as magical as the mamaroo but your baby might like it. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  7. We have the mamaroo and personally, Lawtie didn't seem overly in love with it so it got pretty minimal use. She also didn't seem to care about our bouncy seat but adored the second hand one at my moms house! In hindsight, I wished I'd gotten the dual purpose bouncy seat/swing (where the seat comes out of the swing part to just be a bounce seat) because it sounds great space wise! You can pick swings up second hand pretty affordably so maybe play it by ear and see how your registry wish list items go if you don't have your heart set on one in particular!

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  8. I love how the baskets turned out! And I think the wall hangings are really cute and different, they could really add something to the nursery.

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  9. I love how the little trio of baskets turned out with the white-- so cute! I love zucchini bread, so those muffins look amazing. Those oreo bars sound and look delicious, but would be dangerous, I would probably eat the entire thing!

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  10. I can't wait to see the nursery! I think that wall hanging would be cute in the room, its very different but it would be cute as part of a gallery wall or even hung on the door handle! We had a tough decision with swings too, we originally had a larger swing like the one you pictured and it was giant and loud. I'm really glad we went with the Mamaroo because whenever we weren't holding Rowan (like when we would finally remember to eat in the beginning), he was in the mamaroo. It would immediately put him to sleep and I'm glad we had it. That said, we did only use it for about 3-4 months. I'd be wary about buying a swing second hand unless you test it out in the store. Anything with a motor can have issues with noise. You guys can just borrow ours if you want!

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  11. I can't wait to see your nursery!!!! That basket trio will be super handy and I love the white you added. We registered for the FP swing, so I'll have to report back later! ;) have a great weekend

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  12. Oh my gosh, I've made those cookies and cream bars before and they are DANGEROUS. So good. Love how the baskets turned out! Can't wait to see the nursery, I'm sure it looks amazing!

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  13. Great job on the basket trio. That will be so great to have when the baby is here.

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  14. The basket trio looks awesome! Can I have it back? Ha! I like the swing you picked out. You are going to be glad you spent the $$ on it.

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  15. I'd love a little wicker shelf like that. Nice job with the new coat of white paint! Happy weekend

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  16. Love how that basket holder turned out! It's so pretty with the white! And those Oreo bars?! OMG yum!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  17. Love the basket remake! Are you going to use it for books and or diapers and wipes? We have the mamaroo and P used it for about 9 months. Granted it was a gift from my co-workers but it was a lifesaver. Who cares how much it costs when it makes a baby sleep! (haha partially kidding) also love that it required no batteries and didn't take up a ton of space.

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  18. Love the redo of the trio basket rack!amazing what a little paint can do!!
    Trish - tales from trish

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  19. That basket holder looks great! You're going to have an amazing nursery! :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. The baskets look great! I like the larger wall hanging (in the nursery pic); wasn't too fond of the smaller ones. We LOVED the Fisherprice swing- it was such a lifesaver during the first year (a lot longer than many of the other gadgets we thought we needed) and well worth the $!

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  21. The baskets came out great! Love when an easy DIY project makes such a big impact!

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  22. I never got the mama too eithe because I couldn't justify the price, especially since my daughter (first child) hated the swing or anything for that manner. You never know what kind of child you're going to have and what they'll like, so it's not worth spending so much on something that you can't guarantee they'll like. I got a $70 swing that my son was very much content in ;)

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  23. So many good things here! I'm jealous of that basket trio. When he is Camille's age it will be awesome for picking up gazillions of toys to tidy the room! :) Just pinned that Oreo bar recipe and will definitely be making them this week. Also, we were given that very swing secondhand and Camille adored it (and so did we). Do you have any good resale Facebook groups? Search for Micit-Charleston and see if you can join!

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  24. Wow what a difference a coat of paint does! And I definitely am trying out that easy no bake Cookies and Cream bars..

    I'm loving that boho vibe as well as the dresser :)

    liz jo @ sundays with sophie

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  25. Love what you did with the basket holder-so crazy what a big difference paint makes! :)

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  26. We did the Fisher Price swing and little man LOVED it. We sprang for the 4moms pack-n-play and I wish we didn't - yes, you can assemble it with one hand, but it's SO heavy. Like, ridiculously heavy. Which made toting it to cabins and overnights less than fun of I was on my own with the babe. Nice job on your DIY backer holder :)

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  27. The baskets in white are awesome for the nursery! Those muffins look delicious!

    Natalia | Lindifique

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