3.20.2019

STYLISH LITTLES | TOP PICKS FOR SPRINGTIME FROM TEA COLLECTION

I have no chill when it comes to baby and kids clothing. There. I finally admitted it. Okay, so really if I take it a step further in complete transparency, I have zero chill when it comes to all things kid related haha. Anyway, let's talk clothing. I've shared previously how much we love Tea Collection, their designs are so unique and super cute, but most importantly, they're affordable AND high quality! While some brands sell clothing that looks great, but wears out fast and looks worn out after a few washes and wears, I love that all of the clothing we've we owned from Tea Collection still looks nearly new after being worn consistently for months. Quite an impressive fete if you ask me, especially when 5 year olds are involved.


We recently chose some new Tea Collection items to add to both Bella and Bodhi's wardrobes so I'll share a little about them below!

For Bella, I chose items with springtime and lots time spent outdoors in mind, she's been begging for super cute this chambray jumper since last year so I was so excited to finally get it for her. This sweet sparkle hi-lo tie waist dress is a new one from Tea Collection and it caught my eye as soon as I found it on their website, I love the little silver waves on it and it's perfect for our ocean loving little girl. Lastly, it feels like she's always in need of new pajamas (somehow all our others seem to get stained with paints or chocolate milk haha) and I can't wait to put this adorable ice cream pajama set in her Easter basket (if I can wait that long to give them to her that is) since it will be perfect for those warm summer nights that will be here before we know it. She's going to LOVE them!


For Bodhi, it seems like he outgrows everything we buy him 5 minutes after we get it (okay, maybe a slight exaggeration, but not by much lol). He's been growing like a weed and is so tall, he outgrows everything mostly lengthwise so I wanted to get him a few new cute clothing options. I am obsessed with this wrap romper, I love how unique it looks and it gives off African mudcloth vibes (which I simply love) and it's so neutral and goes with everything. I also chose this sweet simple gray and white striped bodysuit, because a baby can never have too many onesies and this one is SO soft, not to mention super cute on him. Even though he seems to outgrow footed outfits quite fast, I still buy them for him because I just love them, they're so convenient since it's only one piece, plus I think they're adorable too. This lion printed one is beyond precious!

Do you have you eye on any of the new items from the spring collections over at Tea Collection? So many options, so little time, don't mind me while I... add all to cart. Lol!

3.19.2019

STYLISH MAMA | BREASTFEEDING ESSENTIALS WITH LOYAL HANA

As a mama with little ones, I always shop for clothing with functionality and comfort in mind, but now that I'm breastfeeding a little one again, those things are even more important for my wardrobe. Unfortunately as I've discovered in the past few months, options for stylish breastfeeding friendly clothing is sometimes rather limited. That's why I was so excited when I found the brand Loyal Hana right before Bodhi was born. I was immediately drawn to their simple look, stylish designs  and most of all, great range of functionality for both expectant and nursing mothers. This past week, their Christy speckle long sleeve top in cream showed up in my mailbox and now that I own a piece of their clothing, I love Loyal Hana even more!


While technically nearly any shirt can be breastfeeding friendly (just lift it up right? lol) there are times, especially when I'm out in public that I prefer to be a little more discreet. Breastfeeding isn't easy (goodness it's so worth it though), but all of the super cute clothing choices that Loyal Hana offers make it easier for sure. This long sleeve top is perfect for that with it's beautifully sewn in side zippers that aren't even noticeable unless you're looking for them. This top is so comfortable and I've loved wearing it this past week, which by the way I've definitely worn it more than once because it's just that good! The hidden zippers are so easy to maneuver unlike some nursing friendly clothing items I've worn in the past, making nursing my little one, or using a breast-pump so much easier for this busy mama.


I have my eye on a few more pieces to hopefully add to my wardrobe soon because allllll of the Loyal Hana pieces are simply perfection, basics to statement pieces, they have something for every mama / mama to be. I love that with Loyal Hana I don't have to sacrifice style for functionality, because us mamas already sacrifice so much for our little ones, we shouldn't have to with our style. If you're like me and already have your eye on some super cute pieces, use my promo code JOYFULTRIBE30 for 30% off! Make sure to send me a DM on instagram letting me know what you got!

2.05.2019

A NEUTRAL SHARED BABY + CHILD ROOM

When we found out we were having a baby boy last year, I instantly went to work taking Bella's room from somewhat neutral/somewhat girly, to a perfectly gender neutral shared space for both of my babies to love. Though it wasn't a conscious choice per say to go all black and white, it just kind of happened, I added a black piece here, added a white piece there, and before I knew it, I looked around and it was a monochrome room. And. I. LOVE. It.


It still has all of the white that I love, but also has pops of black contrast which I feel are just perfect, with some sage thrown in here and there for the final touches! The white matching Jenny Lind style twin bed and crib from DaVinci Baby, Bella's new piece of Sugarboo artwork from Vanillawood, Bodhi's sweet neutral rain cloud mobile from Baby Jives, our Pillowfort wire shelf that Frank spray painted black for me (the gold just wasn't working in the space and I love the way the black looks), Bodhi's crib skirt from Pehr Designs, Bella and Bodhi's matching black and white swiss dot sheets from Crate and Kids, Bella's (new to us) quilt from Land of Nod, the vetiver micro Gathre mat that tops our changing mat, their (washable) bereber rug from Lorena Canals, the sweetest moses basket from Plum and Sparrow... and so many other little details in the room all coming together so beautifully to create the most perfect space for our little ones.


It took me forever to find the perfect mobile for Bodhi, I searched high and low, etsy and amazon and pottery barn kids and crate and kids and restoration hardware... pretty much everywhere and anywhere that sold mobiles, I looked. I almost decided to go the DIY route after I found something that I kind of liked on pinterest. But I just couldn't find "the one". That is, until I remembered an adorable brand I had found on instagram a few years ago... Baby Jives! I looked them up and instantly knew that a Baby Jives mobile would be the mobile he had to have.


I just love their sweet whimsical cloud mobiles (which are actually made right here in Pennsylvania), they're absolutely perfect for every little one's room, they sell mobiles with hearts, mobiles with stars (and moons), mobiles with raindrops (and lightning bolts) and they're just absolutely darling. Bodhi loves laying in his crib and looking up at his sweet rain cloud mobile and it was the final finishing touch for his room that we hung a few days before he was born, it just completed the look and made it more than perfect.

Hope you love the room as much as we do! Also, if you have any questions about any of the items in the room, feel free to message me on Instagram or shoot me an email and I'd be happy to share!