Shutterfly Holiday Cards

Disclaimer: This post about Holiday Cards is in collaboration with Shutterfly. All opinions are my own. 

Christmas cards are so fun and yet, so stressful! December is a crazy month with so much to do! Christmas cards is just another thing on the never ending to-do this this time of year. 

But Shutterfly makes Holiday cards so easy! We chose to go with Shutterfly this year because we could get everything done in one place. I was able to design the cards, choose a custom envelope with our return address already printed on it, custom envelope inserts, and even a customized stamp! 

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The Perfect Playdate Snacks with Beech-Nut® Naturals™

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Beech-Nut® Naturals™. All opinions are my own. 

Playdates are an inescapable part of parenthood. We all want our kids to socialize and make friends, and it doesn’t hurt that we as parents can make friends in the process too!

When hosting a playdate, the kids are usually the main focus, but if the kids are happy and occupied then you can have actual adult conversation! One of the best ways to keep little kids happy and occupied is always with food.

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The Dove Inn Golden Colorado

The Dove Inn in Golden, Colorado

Thank you to The Dove Inn for hosting us for the weekend. 

We loved staying at The Dove Inn to celebrate our birthdays a few weeks ago! This is definitely the place to check out when visiting Denver. The Dove Inn is an incredibly unique and charming bed and breakfast nestled in the heart of downtown Golden, Colorado. This boutique hotel underwent a $1 million renovation and looks incredible. The Dove Inn is an 1800’s Victorian house, and they stayed true to it’s roots throughout the renovation.  They kept the victorian charm while still modernizing the inn, which boasts 10 rooms (including 3 suites and 1 studio), a common area, and a kitchen.

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Carter’s Preemie Clothes – They Were There for Us

Disclaimer: This Carter’s preemie clothes post is sponsored by Carter’s. All opinions are my own. 

Our NICU journey was anything but easy. Is anyone’s? A lot of baby gear and clothing is not designed with preemies in mind. But does that mean they should be forgotten about? Should it be so hard to find preemie clothing and gear?

When Oliver came 6 weeks early, we were unprepared. Of course we were! No one plans on having a premature baby. We had a closet full of clothes in preparation, none of it preemie sized. So when he was born and rushed to the NICU, we had nothing to dress him in. The hospital issued us a few plain white bodysuits, but other than that, we had nothing.

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hyatt regency scottsdale resort and spa review featured by top Denver travel blog, All Things Lovely

The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa

Disclaimer: We were hosted by the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa. All opinions are my own.

During our recent trip to Phoenix, we had the amazing opportunity to stay at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa in Scottsdale. It was incredible. We have never stayed anywhere so darn near perfect! They Hyatt Regency Scottsdale is perfect for everyone! Family vacations, girls trips, couples weekends, or even a honeymoon. It’s romantic, relaxing, and family friendly all in one. We can’t wait to go back!

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Baby Shower Gift Ideas with Incredibundles featured by top Denver lifestyle blog, All Things Lovely

Baby Shower Gift Ideas with Incredibundles

Disclaimer: This baby shower gift ideas post is sponsored by Incredibundles. All opinions are my own. 

I think we all can agree that the first year of motherhood is incredibly hard. It goes without even saying that it’s exhausting, frustrating, surprising, and expensive. Whenever I get invited to a baby shower my first thought is, what can I get for her that she actually needs? 

At my baby shower I got a lot of cute baby clothes, cute little toys, bath products, and a few select “gear” items for the nursery. For my second, my Mother in Law threw us a diaper bomb once Oliver was out of the NICU. And to be honest, the diaper bomb was where it was at! Diapers are so expensive! If I ever do it over again, a diaper bomb is all I’ll need.

So when thinking about what to give a new mom that will really be helpful to her in the long run, diapers and wipes definitely come to mind. But how can you buy enough diapers and wipes that it can actually be significant?

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| The Best Phoenix Travel Guide featured by top Denver travel guide, All Things Lovely

The Best Phoenix Travel Guide for your Family

Hello, friends! I’m so excited to bring you this travel guide to Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding areas today! We traveled there last week and had the best time!

My little sister goes to Grand Canyon University in Phoenix and it was family weekend so we decided to make the trip out to see her and the campus. My grandparents also live out there and it had been years since we’d seen them, and they had yet to meet Oliver so we were long overdue for an Arizona visit!

We were all over the place during our visit. Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, and Gilbert, all the in general “Phoenix area” and there was so much to do!

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Disneyland Cars Land tips featured by top Denver travel blog, All Things Lovely

The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Disneyland Cars Land

Disneyland Cars Land is one of our favorite stops in California Adventure! Sawyer, our 3 year old has been obsessed with Lightning McQueen and all the Cars movies for over a year so taking him to Cars Land over the summer was a dream come true.

Cars Land opened in 2012 and is still one of the most popular attractions in the park over 6 years later. Kurtis and I visited Cars Land the day we got engaged in 2013 and thought it was spectacular. We had been to Disneyland a handful of times since, but hadn’t ventured over to Cars Land again and we were so excited to show Sawyer!

Even though Cars Land is only a small fraction of the wonderful things you can do in California Adventure, there is so much to do there. Sawyer was mesmerized so we spent quite a few hours there and had a blast!

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The Time of the Month Struggles featuring U by Kotex, by top Denver lifestyle blog, All Things Lovely

The Time of the Month Struggles

This post is sponsored by U by Kotex but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

That time of the month is something that all women deal with for the majority of their lifetime. It’s messy, it’s uncomfortable, it’s inconvenient, and…it’s costly. Although it’s doesn’t seem like much to most people, 1 in 4 women struggle to access period products!

There are millions of women living in poverty who miss out on daily life because they don’t have access to period supplies during that time of the month.

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REI adventure in Colorado featured by top Denver travel blog, All Things Lovely

Experience Adventure with REI

This post is sponsored by REI but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Being active always clears my head and puts me in a better mind space. Sitting at home for too long not only makes me go stir crazy, but can really put me in a funk and trigger my anxiety and sometimes even depression. When I was in the height of dealing with postpartum depression after the birth of my second son last year, I started to recognize this as a trigger. The days I was stuck at home all day and didn’t get out to run errands, see a friend, or even just take the kids to the park, were the days I felt the worst. Not having anything to do made me feel lazy, and being in a small space with two children for too long wasn’t doing any good for my mental or emotional health.

The days I got out of the house I felt so much better. Even just going to the grocery store could lift my mood. Being busy and going outside, hiking, traveling, etc really improved my mood. It’s like when I was active I was myself again. I was happier and my kids were too.

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