The Importance of Extended Rear-Facing with Chicco

This conversation on extended rear-facing is sponsored by Chicco. All opinions are my own.

Extended rear-facing is something I’ve been passionate about since I first became a mother. I was diligent about car seat safety. I researched it myself to the best of my ability and sought the advice of our pediatrician. One of the things I was fortunate enough to be educated on was extended rear facing, but not everyone is so lucky.

Did you know the law in Colorado only requires children to ride rear-facing in the car until they’re 1? But the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) actually recommends you keep them rear-facing until they’re 2…if not longer! The fact of the matter is that your children are so much safer rear-facing and almost all car seats on the market today support extended rear facing. So why doesn’t everyone do it?

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Hidden Crown Hair Extensions – Maintenance and Your Questions Answered!

Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Hidden Crown Hair Extensions. All opinions are my own. 

I’ve been using hair extensions for over a year now- and I’ve stayed loyal to Hidden Crown! Hidden Crown Hair makes using hair extensions so easy- without have to commit to long hair all the time. I love that they can put in and taken out in a matter of minutes, they’re incredibly easy to style, and even easier to maintain!

The best thing about Hidden Crown Hair Extensions is how long they last. Your Hidden Crown Hair will last you 12-18 months as long as you care for them properly! More permanent style extensions require much more maintenance, and therefore- a lot more money. They need to be moved up every 6-8 weeks and the hair replaced every 6-12 weeks. This requires you not only to pay your stylists every time they need to be moved up, but you also have to purchase all new hair every few weeks as well, costing you thousands of dollars per year in the long run.

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Back to School with OshKosh B’Gosh

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

I can’t believe my oldest baby is 3! We’ve been toying with the idea of enrolling him in preschool starting in September. As much as it would break my heart, I know he would thrive in a school setting. He loves interacting with other kids his age and soaks up knowledge like a sponge. It’s going to be extremely part time, only 1 day a week to start but I still get so anxious thinking about it. How is he already old enough for school? Where does the time go?

As Fall and Back to School quickly approaches, I knew the kids would need some new clothes! One of the bummers about having kids is that your first born basically needs a completely new wardrobe, every season for the first 4 or 5 years of their life. They’re growing so quickly, nothing from the previous year still fits! In this instance, I thank my lucky stars that I have 2 boys so Oliver can always wear hand me downs and I won’t have to worry about it with him!

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Summer Skincare Favorites featured by popular Denver life and style blogger, All Things Lovely

Current Summer Skincare Favorites

If there’s one thing I’ve really been getting into this past year, it’s skincare. I’ve noticed a big difference in my skin ever since I started paying attention to taking good care of it. A good summer skincare regimen is a must!

7 Summer Skincare Essentials

I like to ensure I have a good cleanser, cleansing brush, facial spray, exfoliator, great moisturizer, a good spot treatment, and a few different masks on rotation. Here’s what I’m currently using: Read More

Woodland Park Colorado Travel Guide

We recently traveled to Woodland Park Colorado and had an amazing weekend!

Weekends away are so needed. We made it a goal this year to get out and do more. Kurtis recently switched over to a 9-5 schedule with weekends off and so we made a pact to make the most of our weekends. That includes lots of family adventures and as many weekend getaways as we can afford. We have another one coming up next weekend and I cannot wait! Being more active really helps ease my anxiety. If you’re able to, I encourage you to get out and explore with your kids! It’s good for the soul.

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Shutterfly Customized Birthday Party Invitations featured by popular Denver lifestyle blogger, All Things Lovely

Customized Birthday Party Invitations with Shutterfly

When I started planning the boy’s join birthday party, I knew I wanted customized invitations. Thank you Shutterfly for providing the invites for this post! Ever since they were born on the same day, I’ve been trying to find ways to make sure we celebrate them individually on their birthday. Even though they were having a “joint” party, I split it up into two events- Sawyer’s Dino Party and Oliver’s Cake Smash. This way, we weren’t asking our family and friends to come out to two separate events, but they each had some time to be celebrated individually.

So, I sent two separate birthday party invitations, along with a little note explaining how the day would go. Shutterfly made this so easy!

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Making Health a Priority with Activia Probiotic Dailies featured by popular Denver lifestyle blogger, All Things Lovely

Making Health a Priority with Activia Probiotic Dailies

As I’ve gotten older (and had more kids), I’ve realized just how easy it is to neglect yourself. Neglect yourself in the way that you forget to eat lunch and grab 2 of your kid’s dinosaur chicken nuggets. Neglect yourself in the way that your kids get all their checkups on time and are up to date on all their shots and you haven’t been to the doctor in 2 years.

As a mother, you give your children everything because you want them to have a spectacular life. But that doesn’t mean you own life can’t be spectacular.

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Baby Shower Invitations, Stationary, and more from Basic Invite

Disclaimer: This baby shower invitations post is sponsored by Basic Invite. All opinions are my own. Please visit my disclaimer page for more information. 

When it comes to shopping for your paper needs, the internet can be an overwhelming place. There are so many businesses specializing in custom printing these days. So when you want to buy baby shower invitations, personal stationary, or business card, where do you turn?

When throwing a party of any kind, I love to use custom invitations. It really makes the event feel more special and fun. Anyone can go to the store and pick up a pack of invites, but personalizing your invitations can really add pizzaz to your event.

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The Best Chicco Baby Gear featured by popular Denver lifestyle blogger, All Things Lovely

The Best Chicco Baby Gear

Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Chicco. All opinions are my own. Please visit my disclaimer page for more information. 

There is so much out there in terms of baby gear . It’s overwhelming! I remember when I was pregnant with Sawyer (my oldest), my husband and I went into Babies R’ Us (RIP) to start our registry. We walked out confused, defeated, angry, and frustrated. My husband and I aren’t big “fighters” and we fought the whole time we were in there! It was just so overwhelming! Which Pack n’ Play did we need? What stroller would fit our carseat? Which carseat was safest? Do babies really need their own nail clippers? Do we really need special washcloths? And on and on. It was a bad day.

Psssst. If you’re getting ready to start your first baby registry and don’t want a bad experience like ours, check out my guide to the must-have registry items here

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Kids Bedroom Decor Ideas with Lorena Canals Rugs featured by popular Denver lifestyle blogger, All Things Lovely

Kids Bedroom Decor Ideas with Lorena Canals Rugs

Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Lorena Canals rugs. All opinions are my own. Please visit my disclaimer page for more information. 

You know the saying “this is why we can’t have nice things”? I’m pretty sure the reason behind that statement is always kids.

Kids destroy just about anything they touch. They’re messy. They spill. They get sick. How are you supposed to protect your nice things from them?

In short, you can’t. But there are some products out there that really keep things like this in mind and make cleanup easy.

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