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    Friday Favorites- Uma Oils and JarJackets

    Disclaimer: I received these items in exchange for review. All opinions are my own. Visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    Happy Friday! This week has been a crazy one. My best friend is getting married tomorrow! It’s going to be a great weekend, I’m really excited.

    I’ve got the rehearsal dinner tonight but before I leave I wanted to share a few fun products with you! I love supporting small businesses and sharing products I’ve found useful. I tend to be on the “crunchy” side and these oils and sippy cups are both great for you and the environment!

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    Mommy Errands with Enterprise CarShare

    Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Enterprise CarShare. All opinions are my own. Visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    Like most families, we own two cars. But, unlike most families, we really only use one of them. One car is brand new (just drove it off the lot last August), runs great and we LOVE it. The other car I bought when I was in college, long before we were married, and that’s pretty much on its last leg. It runs, and since I mainly work at home blogging, we don’t need to drive it much.

    This works out for the most part since I’m pretty busy at home but I definitely go a little stir crazy sometimes. Sawyer and I don’t get to go on a lot of “adventures” because there’s not a ton close by and I don’t feel comfortable driving the scary car down into the city.

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    Packing the Diaper Bag for 2 with JJ Cole

    There are lots of things I have to prepare for when it comes to going from 1 kiddo to 2. One thing I’ve been thinking about a lot is being out and about with them.

    The other day Kurtis, Sawyer, and I were our running a particular errand and things got a little stressful. One thing after another went wrong and it was just a long day. When we got home I said to him “can you imagine dealing with that but with two kids with us?”

    It kind of put things into perspective that things are about to get a lot more difficult around here.

    But it’s nothing we can’t handle with a little preparation!

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    My Do’s and Dont’s For Baby #2!

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FirstsMadeEasy #ForBetterBeginnings #MomsFirsts #CollectiveBias

    I’m hoping baby #2 is not a much of a “learning experience” as baby #1. Being a new mom is a huge adjustment that I don’t think anyone can really prepare for beforehand. No matter how much research you do, you’re still learning on the job.

    But that’s in the past for me. I’ve been there. I’ve done the sleepless nights before. I’ve tried all the recommended tips, tricks, and products, and know which ones actually work for me. I’m hoping I’m better prepared this time, simply due to the fact that I’ve done this before.

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    Save on Children’s Shoes with EasyKicks

    Disclaimer: I received this service in exchange for review. All opinions are my own. Visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    One of the many reasons why raising kids gets so expensive is because they grow so darn fast. I just spent $90 on 3 pairs of shoes 2 months ago and now none of them fit?! It’s horrifying. And sure, maybe you can pass them down to your next child or sell them discounted on Craigslist but it’s still money you’re never getting back for shoes that were worn a total of maybe 10 times each.

    It’s madness.

    Luckily, I found something to make it easier. EasyKicks club will send your kiddos new shoes every month! You send the shoes back when you’re done with them, which brings the cost down from buying a regular pair of shoes. EasyKicks works exclusively with Nike and Converse and there are so many to choose from!

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    Target Trips Made Easy with Snap and Shop Tray

    Disclaimer: I received this item in exchange for review. All opinions are my own. Visit my disclaimer page for more information.

    I was going to do a full Friday Favorites today, but then I decided this product needed a post of it’s own. It’s one of those things that’s so simple, and yet so smart you wonder why no one has thought of it before.

    Lately, my kid is not so great in stores. Or strollers. Or the car. Or anywhere that requires him to be confined. Long gone are the days of wrapping him in a carrier or sling and going about my errands. Long gone are the days where the grocery cart was new and exciting. Long gone are the days where he’ll relax and fall asleep in the stroller. Long. Gone.

    And so begin the tantrums, the fits, and the escapes. So begins the bribing with snacks and new toys if he’ll just be quiet and sit still for 5 more minutes. So begins the letting him drink all my starbucks just so he’ll shut up and dashing through the store like a madwoman so we can be out as soon as possible.

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    Mama Stress by Tabitha Lane

    Hello and Happy Wednesday! I know my absence has not gone unnoticed. And while I do have some energy back, and a lot of fun projects in the works, this pregnancy is still getting the best of me and my little corner of the internet sometimes gets put on the back burner. I though a good solution to that would be starting to have some guest posts!

    Today, I want to introduce you to another local Colorado Blogger, Tabitha Lane of tabithalane.com. I love her blog because she offers advice on Motherhood in addition to gorgeous style pieces, and thrifted finds (my fav)! She also keeps it real because we all know that Motherhood isn’t all cupcakes and rainbows. It’s the hardest job out there and it comes with a lot of unwanted stress.

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