I honestly can’t believe March has come and gone. What a month it has been!!
Today, I’m joining Heather at Notes from the Nelsens and sharing some of my favorite things from the last thirty days. When you’re done here, be sure to check out her list as well – she’s even giving away three of her items to a lucky reader (details at the bottom of this post).
I will probably do a whole “Baby Favorites” post next month (once I have a little more time and experience under my belt); but, in the meantime, here’s what I’m loving lately…
1. My new girl
This one is pretty obvious, but my favorite thing from March – by far – is this little girl (and her big brother and wonderful daddy). You guys, I’m totally smitten. I just can’t believe she is here, she is mine, and I can dress her in adorable bows* and take photos all I want!! Nothing else on this list even comes close to comparing to this favorite. 🙂
*My internet friend Jen owns the adorable Etsy shop Shared Joy that specializes in headbands and bows for little girls. Shortly after I found out I was having a little girl, she reached out to me about a new line of mini-bows she was working on, and I got to help with some of the colors/design/inspiration. She sent us a bunch to try out for Nora (shown above), and I LOVE them. Seriously, there might not be anything cuter than a baby head in a bow! Check them out in her shop if you are in the market for handmade, quality, and affordable “decorations” for your littlest one. 🙂
2. YES to Grapefruit Rejuvenating Facial Wipes
I bought a package of these to take with me to the hospital because they seemed convenient and grapefruit is my favorite scent (fun fact), and they did not disappoint. Not only do they smell SO good, but they also really are “rejuvenating” like the name promises and left me feeling super refreshed even at my very worst (i.e. the day after having a baby). I’ll be buying more, for sure.
3. BaubleBar Asymmetrical “N” Pendant
My sister gave me this necklace with Nora’s little initial on it for Christmas, and I put it on the day we brought her home and haven’t taken it off yet. It is dainty, and sweet, and easy to wear. I like it so much that I’m going to order myself another one with an S for Sam and wear them both all the time.
4. Amazon Whispersync For Voice
Have you guys heard of this? I first learned about it on Anne’s blog and recently gave it a try. Basically, when you buy a book for your Kindle on Amazon, you can add on Audible Narration for a super discounted price and listen to it through the Kindle app on your smartphone (you don’t even technically need a Kindle, just the free app). This is perfect for this season of my life when I have a good bit of “down time” but not much in terms of free hands for balancing a book. I’m only about 1/4th of the way through my first book right now, but so far the quality is great and it is easy to use. Not only is it SO much cheaper than buying the audiobook (the most expensive add-on I’ve seen is 12.95 which is still a LOT less than the 30.00 price tag at Audible.com), but I also love that you can easily switch between reading the book and listening to it. So great.
Bonus: I’ve gotten a little book-buying-obsessed lately thanks to Modern Mrs. Darcy’s daily Kindle deals posts. I bought another Liane Moriarty book (shown above) today for only $2.99 + $2.99 Whispersync – y’all that’s only $6 for a book AND an audiobook – at her recommendation. If you are a book lover, you should definitely subscribe to that page or just follow MMD on Facebook for daily links.
Well, there you have it! Short & sweet! 🙂 What are your favorite finds for this month?
And now for a fun give away!
Heather is going to send one lucky reader three of her favorite things from March – The Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred DVD (which I happen to love also and will be starting SOON to get rid of baby weight), the Plus White Teeth Whitening System (I totally need this), and the OPI “Bubble Bath” nail polish (on my toe nails right now – no joke). This would be such a fun gift to win!!
To enter, complete the Rafflecopter entries below (it’s super simple) and don’t forget to check out the rest of Heather’s list on her blog.
I have a little “R” pendant necklace that I love and wear all the time too! And I am cracking up that you have that polish on your toes right now. What are the chances?! We should really hang out in person. 😉 That sweet Nora is the SWEETEST!! I know you are loving these snuggly days with her!!
I am just loving trying out new local parks now that the weather is warmer! I just want to be outside! also- crayola sidewalk chalk is much brighter and lasts longer than the dollar store brand.
Not the newest trend, but I’ve started bring salads to work for lunch in my mason jar. So easy, great way to rejuvenate leftovers (add some kale and dressing, tada!) and easy to grab in the morning. Love it.
Diana Maria says
I just tried Estee Lauder makeup and I’m really liking it!
I actually just started The Fringe Hours this weekend and really enjoyed the beginning of it. I’m just getting to the more practical chapters of how you actually make more time, but I’m excited to continue — so that’s my March favorite find. 🙂
Nora is so precious! I love that necklace, too. I’ve been wanting a mom piece that doesn’t scream mom since my son was born a YEAR ago, but I just can’t decide! That might be an option!
Oh my goodness I love those little bows! I forwarded that etsy shop straight to my friend who delivered a girl of her own on 3/18!
I’m into Keep Collective right now! It’s basically charm bracelets from the same company as Stella and Dot. I am obsessed. I’m doing a facebook party for it in May so I can save some money!
Britni Jarvis says
Great finds! I’m loving the Alex and Ani bracelets now…they are customize-able (sort of) and super cute! Hope you are enjoying your time off with your sweet little girl! I LOVE her name and am seriously considering it if we have a 3rd daughter! 🙂
I’m so excited to try the audible books – I am in a book club and I wish I had this sooner so I could multitask my reading in the car for busy months. Congrats on sweet Nora she’s beautiful!!
Forgot to put my current fave find! I would have to say the phone cases in the dollar spot at target – such cute patterns!
Yolo Momma says
I am still waiting to see my favorite find on here….your birth story! Looking forward to when its pend and posted 🙂
Nora is so beautiful! The necklace is so sweet and it’s such a great idea to get one for Sam too!
That audible tip is great! One of my favorite find recently is that the dollar bins at Target have seasonal window gel clings for $1! So we have fun decorations (a rainbow and pot of gold for St Patrick’s Day and Easter eggs and bunny) for a dollar cheap, they help entertain my 3-year-old, their bright colors make me happy, and if/when they get torn or ruined it doesn’t feel tragic. Success!
Christie @ EtS says
Just found you through Kendra and I think I’m a new fan! <3