TSO Loves: DockATot Daydreams

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As I was preparing for my baby girl’s arrival, my hubby and I were always on the lookout for quality, must-have items. As I’ve said in previous posts, the items we chose were ones that we knew would be long-lasting. Throughout my pregnancy, I had seen and heard about the DockATot and it definitely piqued my interest. So many of friends that had the DockATot absolutely loved it and told me I had to have it. In fact, I believe the word “lifesaver” was used on several different occasions. Needless to say, this item went to the top of my list of things to check out!

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Just before baby girl was born, the amazing team at DockATot sent me their gorgeous, multi-functional lounger. I was blown away by the quality of the fabric and the beautiful print. It came in the most beautiful packaging and was definitely a special piece. As soon as I opened it and saw the vibrant rose pattern and attention to details, it’s safe to say I was obsessed!

Psst… my friends at DockATot are giving you 10% off when you use the code “stylish10” at checkout!

Now that our baby girl is here, we love her DockATot even more. It is the perfect place for her to take a nap and lounge while we do laundry and tidy up. It makes her feel snuggled and secure while providing the flexibility she needs to move and stretch those strong little legs — we keep ours unclipped so she has space to flex those muscles.

The DockATot comes in two sizes (Deluxe for 0-8 months and Grand for 9-36 months) and is handmade of all natural 100% cotton. We love the fact that it is adjustable and will be something we can use for a significant amount of time — although baby girl is growing like crazy so we may be in need of the Grand before we realize it! The lounger also comes in a variety of colors and patterns. It is so beautiful and there truly is one for every style and design aesthetic. The covers are removable so you can swap them out depending on your mood. They’re always coming out with new designs so it’s definitely tempting.

If you’re looking for a special gift to give a mom-to-be or want to purchase something helpful for your little one, this is a great piece. We can’t wait to take it with us on vacation this summer and love that it’s something that will last into the future.

PS. Don’t forget to use the code “stylish10” at checkout to get 10% off your order!

Baby Girl's Nursery Reveal

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Our sweet, strong, smart, beautiful baby girl has arrived and we couldn’t be more in love. Sorry for being MIA here on the blog these past few months but we’re soaking in every moment with our baby girl. In honor of her arrival, we wanted to share some photos of her nursery with all of you.

We selected items that were a mix of highs and lows but did our best to choose things that were functional and affordable yet stylish. The palette for the room was a mix of creams, grays, whites, and hints of gold and warm pinks (we’ve since swapped out the diaper cart for white instead of rose gold).

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I researched pretty much every piece from the wipe-clean changing pad by Skip Hop to the Babyletto Lolly 3-in-1 convertible crib to find reputable pieces that would last. It’s so tempting to purchase super trendy pieces or things that are really beautiful but you can only use for the first few weeks. It was important to us to save our money for the things she’ll really need and for her future so we set a tight budget and were careful about every piece we chose.

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Many of the items we purchased were from Amazon, Target, and buybuy BABY. We also found a few decorative pieces on Etsy (like our mobile) and repurposed some things we already had (including some art work by Inslee).

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We hope our baby girl loves her room. It’s such a special place that I dreamed of for so long. Hope you enjoy this peek into her sweet little space!

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TSO Loves: Baby Must-Haves

From technology and toys to fashion and accessories it can be overwhelming when it comes time to shop for your new little one! Whether you are are mama-to-be in search of some great baby products or you are looking to buy for the holidays or an upcoming baby shower, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite items!

I personally have every one of these items and cannot wait to try them with baby girl. Many of these were either recommended by friends and family who love them already or through hours and hours of online research.

The first on the list (featured in the image above) was gifted to me by my friends at Dock-A-Tot, and let me just say, it’s gorgeous. The Dock-A-Tot is a multi-functional lounger, co-sleeper, and playtime lounger that comes in two sizes (Deluxe for 0-8 months and Grand for 9-36). This blogger favorite is a favorite for a reason — they are all natural and 100% cotton! PLUS Dock-A-Tot has been generous enough to offer my followers 10% off their order with the code STYLISH10! The quality of their products and the numerous designs they offer is incredible. Check out their site and use the code for your first purchase.

It’s so hard to decide which items I want to chat about so be sure to click through the gallery below for direct links to all of my favorite finds — but, I’m super excited about the Rock-n-Play sleeper swing from Fisher-Price (it connects to your smart phone), the wipeable changing pad from Skip Hop (super easy to clean and it’s cute), and the cutes/easy-to-use reverse zip footies from Old Navy!

I also read a great tip from several moms out there regarding burp cloths — try Gerber’s 10 pack of cloth diapers. I know myself and I won’t be using the cloth diapers (props to the mamas out there who do) but I do think they’re going to make for some affordable yet quality burp cloths so that’s a plus! I’ve also fallen in love with the Ciala Co. bows for baby girl. They come in a ton of colors and a variety of styles and sizes, too.

I could go on and on about each of these items (the Artifact Uprising baby book, the adorable unicorn donut teether from Loulou Lollipop, the Ergo Baby 360 carrier, and the Pure Aqua diapers and wipes from Pampers) but I’ll let you take a scroll through and see for yourself!

PS. To all of my baby boy mamas out there, sorry for all of the pink but know that 99% of the pink items below do come in other colors. Happy browsing!

Our Maternity Shoot

For months I’ve debated whether or not I wanted to do a maternity shoot. I always felt like they were a little weird and felt silly. But after all we’ve been through to get to this point, my hubby and I decided we’d probably regret not capturing this time in our lives so, we decided to go for it.

After a few weeks of searching, I came across the incredibly talented, and incredibly kind, Mercedes Baker of Mercedes Baker Photography. Mercedes has the coolest style and aesthetic. She is super creative, collaborative, and makes you feel so comfortable. After just 5 minutes, it felt like we had known her for years. If you’re looking for a wedding, engagement, couples, or family photographer, Mercedes is incredible.

Mercedes, I will never be able to thank you enough for your beautiful work and for coming all the way out here to take these special photos. I can’t wait for baby girl to get here so we can work together again!

Our journey to this point has not been easy but it has been such an incredible gift. We are so lucky and I’m so excited to meet our baby girl! Thank you to our family and friends for all of their love and support, we can’t wait for her to meet you. To my husband, words can’t express how much I love you, how grateful I am to have you by my side, and how excited I am for our daughter to have you as her daddy.

Xo
Julie