9.18.2018

DOCKATOT LOVE

I received product compliments of DockATot in exchange for this post. :)

One item I've been super excited about for baby boy, is the DockATot! They came out with these with Bella was a few years old, so we never got to use one with her, so this is one of those fun new products that we get to try out this time around!


So you may be asking... What exactly is DockATot? Well, here's the lowdown. DockATot is a multi-functional lounger! Part co-sleeper, part playtime lounger. So basically the perfect items for babies. It comes in two different sizes, The Deluxe (which we chose), perfect for the teeny ones ages 0 to 8 months, and the Grand, which is designed for older babes ages 9 months all the way to 36 months!



It's so soft and comfy, perfect for little ones. Each DockATot is designed in Sweden, and hand made in Europe, tested for breath-ability and is made from OEKO-TEX certified, all natural 100% cotton which makes it the ideal micro climate for babies and toddlers.

While the DockATot Deluxe is designed to keep infants and newborns as comfy as possible, the DockATot Grand, is perfect for toddler bed transitions! Whether your'e going from co-sleeping with your little one and they need that secure feeling that feels similar to you next to them, or you're moving them from a crib to toddler bed (or straight into a twin bed like we done with Bella), the DockATot is the best!


DockATot comes in so many different print options, choosing one was the hardest decision (in a good way). Ultimately I chose white because I'm a lover of simplicity and minimal solids. I love the look of it. I also wanted to make sure we had an extra cover in case our white cover got dirty because with babies spit-up and blowouts happen quite often haha. So I looked through the extra covers that DockATot offers and fell head over heals with the beautiful botanical look of this cover. Making all my fern and forest loving dreams come true. 

You can bet we'll be bring this along with us on trips and vacations when we don't have access to a crib, and baby boy will be so used to his DockATot that not having his crib won't even bother him, which I love! It creates a portable familiarity perfect for babies who are used to a certain routine.

Did you use a DockATot with your little ones? What did you love about it?

9.17.2018

ZUCCHINI BREAD

We grew a ton of zucchini in the garden this year, so with zucchini practically out our ears, I of course made zucchini bread a every few days. This is my go-to recipe and it is so warm and delicious. While it's good by itself, a smear of whipped cream cheese or a pat of butter make it simply divine. So if you've got a ton of zucchini frozen from your garden, or if you make sure to always add it to you farmer's market list, this is the perfect recipe for you.


INGREDIENTS:

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

3 eggs

1 cup vegetable oil

2 1/4 cups white sugar

3 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups grated zucchini


DIRECTIONS:
Grease two bread/loaf pans. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl. Beat eggs, oil, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well. Stir in zucchini until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes or so. Remove bread from pan. Let cool (or eat warm if you prefer), and enjoy!

9.13.2018

NO MORE CRUMBS WITH bObsweep

This post is in partnership with bObsweep and I received product in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

Let's face it, vacuuming just isn't my favorite thing... BUT with little ones constantly running around and spreading crumbs in their path, vacuuming isn't just inevitable, it's a necessity. Aaaaand since becoming pregnant with baby #2, my energy levels have gone from normal to practically nothing haha, so what did I do? I headed to the internet of course to search up a good hands free robotic vacuum! I wanted something sleek, neutral, quiet and that would get the job done.


bObsweep to the rescue! Our bObi Classic compact cleaner, or "bObi" for short, has seriously been so, so nice to have around and not have to lug the big vacuum out whenever I need to get a few crumbs off the floor. All I have to do is grab bObi's remote, and with the push of a button, she's of to clean all our floors for me!

Bella loves watching her scoot across the floor, she sometimes pretends that bObi is our very own robot dog and loves following her from room to room, and bObi totally makes me think of something the Jetson's might have owned.


One of the nicest things about bObi, and something that really pleasantly surprised us, is just how quiet she is! We can turn her on to clean during dinner, or while we're watching TV and we barely even notice her unless she bumps into our feet like a little puppy begging for crumbs haha. We've even had company over and they barely even noticed her because she's so quiet!


bObi is super light and compact so she doesn't take up a ton of room while cleaning or charging at her docking station, her small size also makes her perfect for slipping under furniture and cleaning under there too. bObi has over 80 sensors to help navigate her way around and underneath furniture as well as keep her away from steep drops such as stairs. She's super user friendly, and only took a few minutes to figure out how to use her to her full potential, you can even schedule cleanings and she will clean your home at a certain time each day if you'd like!

Parents, if you've been looking for a way to make your life easier: to not spend so much of your free time cleaning so that you can spend that time making memories with your sweet little ones, you need a bObi in your life! You can head here to read more about bObi and to get your very own! Happy cleaning friends!