Dec 14, 2017

A Breathable Mattress Every Infant Should Have

This post is sponsored by Newton Crib Mattress. All pictures and opinions are my own. 
When I became a Mom four years ago to our sweet baby girl, I had read every book, re read every magazine article and asked hundreds of questions to doctors, nurses and friends who were already parents. I truly thought I knew it all.

What reality was that again? Oh wait- it isn't at all! One of the things I remember being most worried about was when Lily began to roll over in her crib. I kept thinking of horrible thoughts of her not being able to breathe if her head was face down on her mattress. We didn't realize at the time that there was a better solution out there!
 When I was researching about baby mattresses, they range widely in quality and price. They have firm ones, soft ones, made out of this and that, waterproof and can be a hefty price tag! The most important thing to me when looking at a mattress; safety! That is where Newton Crib Mattress comes into play.
The Newton Crib Mattress is 100% breathable and uses the highest quality food-grade polymer extruded into a crystal clear pool of water. It creates a resilient three-dimensional shape that is 90% air by volume. You have no idea what I just aid right? Basically it means that it's cleaner, healthier and over all safe for your baby. As a worrier about your baby rolling over in the middle of the night- this mattress is completely breathable! Tests have been shown that babies can breathe right through the mattress which greatly reduces the risk of suffocation.
 Now I know what you're also thinking- my child is going to sleep on this mattress without a cover? But you're in luck because the mattress cover is completely washable! It goes directly into the wash and the core can be sprayed down in the shower or tub for a completely hygienic crib environment. It's only 11lbs and incredibly convenient for new Moms or grandparents trying to change out sheets or clean up a mess ( like when Landon was sick last week! ) I do put on a a light sheet for comfort. You want to make sure that your sheet isn't a heavy material so it defeats the purpose of having the mattress.

I also love that it's free of chemicals and toxins and has no off-gassing. The mattress design itself has a unique longevity- it's firm enough for my little guy but also has a bit of cushion for when he continues to grow. It is around $300 but in my opinion you can't put a price on safety for your child.


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Dec 12, 2017

Top 5 Christmas Movies To Binge Watch On Netflix Right Now

Now a days we are all a huge fan of binge watching our favorite TV shows ( Gilmore Girl and Friends fanatic over here..no shame! ) but what about your favorite movies? I'm a huge fan of a lot of Christmas movies and wanted to share a few of own personal favorites with you all too! So sit down, grab some popcorn, hot cocoa and a comfortable blanket and get ready to cry and get all the feels for some holiday shows!

1. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - A Chicago native like myself always loves this movie ( but even if you're not from Chicago- who doesn't adore this movie ). It still rings true about all things that drive us nuts over Christmas.. crazy family members, getting Christmas bonus's and trying to get the perfect feel/look of Christmas in and out of our home!

2. How The Grinch Stole Christmas - The newer version ( aka Jim Carey ) is one that's always played in my house once the turkey is put away and the Christmas decor comes out. I think this version is hysterical, witty, filled with so many 'one liners' and gives you all the feels of joy, laughter and maybe even a few tissues.

3. Frosty The Snowman- I remember watching this movie as a kid and loving it. Now that I have an almost four year old, she also loves watching this movie and giggling and singing

4. White Christmas- Would you believe me if I told you I had actually never seen this movie until my sister came into town a few weeks ago and we watched it together? I know I know! It's such a holiday classic and I will say, I really did enjoy it!

5. The Santa Clause- Another childhood favorite because let's face it, who doesn't want to have their own Dad be the Santa Clause? Tim Allen just does a fantastic job in this role and I just remember wanting to live at the North Pole. My toddler also enjoys watching this movie with me.

I asked a few of you on Facebook what your favorite Christmas movies was to watch-- so what are your favorites that aren't listed? 
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Dec 11, 2017

Winter Wonderland Weekend

 This weekend was supposed to be super swamped with parties, cleaning, errands and more! However, mother nature had her own way come Friday morning when we were supposedly going to get hit with a few inches of snow.
As far as Atlanta is concerned, whenever they get a dusting of snow, the city seems to shut down. I was lucky enough to get let out early from work Friday, go pick up my daughter from school and get home before the real part of the snow storm started! Zach was able to get home a few hours later and we loved watching all the snowflakes come down. Although...it just kept coming..and coming..and coming!

Before long, we realized it was a lot more than about 2 or 3 inches but more like 7-10 inches in our backyard! Of course our midwest little lady had to get outside as soon as she saw the snow but bad parents that we are, I didn't have very great snow gear for her to enjoy the weather so we made do ha! She loved helping shovel the driveway, make a snowman with Daddy and enjoy the cold!

The rest of the weekend was full of a few errands, baking cookies and enjoying some time with friends who we watched. Encase you're wondering, Lily has become obsessed with the movie Trolls and when we spotted these pajamas at a store she insisted on getting and wearing them the rest of the day. I don't mind pajamas, movies and hot cocoa all day do you? Landon of course watched from a safe distance all weekend but you could tell he really wanted to get his hands in the snow too! In a few weeks you'll get too buddy!

Anyways hope you all had a great weekend too!

Did you all get snow as well or do anything fun with your families/friends?

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