July 12, 2017 33 Comments
When you are pregnant with your first baby, you have a baby shower to celebrate! Fast forward to baby number 2 and the baby shower becomes a baby sprinkle. You likely have all the big ticket items (such as a crib) from the first baby, but you find that people still want to celebrate your impending arrival. We recently held a baby sprinkle for my sister's second baby (a girl!). I realized that from a gift giver's point of view, picking out a great gift for a baby sprinkle can be intimidating - who knew?
To help my fellow gift giver's out there, I've come together with some of my favorite shops to create this Baby Sprinkle Gift Guide!
These pie pops are ahhhhhmazing! They make for the perfect mama-to-be treat, and double as unique and delicious favors for guests. They arrive straight to your door and can be refrigerated for 5 days (or frozen for up to 3 months). The lattice design is so detailed and beautiful, you almost don't even want to eat them! Flavors available include blueberry, apple, strawberry, blackberry, sweet cherry, pear and honey, & peach. They also offer 3 different designs: classic (as shown above), heart & Mickey Mouse shaped pie pops!
This entire line of Bambo products is simply amazing. I've been using them on my little guy for over a year now and will never go back to main stream brands. Bambo Nature diapers are not only eco-friendly, but also free of harmful chemicals and all known allergens while their wipes are free of perfumes, parabens and dyes. They just released their new natural and organic skincare line and leave you reassured that your little one's skin is well taken care of.
This new product is amazing. Probably one of the grossest things any new parent will ever love! This is the first booger removal tool that safely and gently removes both sticky and dried boogers fro a child's nostrils. It was developed with comfort in mind, offering two unique ends to remove boogers effectively to help children breathe easier and soothe when in discomfort.
Colgate's contour changing pad turns any flat surface into a baby changing station, which is a great option for those who have small rooms and simply have no room available for a crib, dresser and changing table. The changing pad's white, quilted cover cleans easily with a damp cloth and mild soap (because we all know that accidents are bound to happen). It comes equipped with a safety strap, and screws to attach the changing pad and is made right here in the USA!
This Angelcare Bath Support takes the worry out of bath time. It was designed for comfort with its soft mesh ergonomic design and is mildew-resistant and hygienic. The Angelcare Bath Support is recommended for babies up to 6 months of age. I especially love that it comes with a hook to make storage easy because we all know what a pain it is to have baby things laying about!
Saving bottles and pacifiers from your first child is not always the best idea so adding new bottles and pacifiers to your baby sprinkle list is a must. This Mam self and soothe set is perfect for both breastfeeding and formula babies. The anti-colic bottle comes with a leak proof cap, a soft silicone nipple and self-sterilizes in 3 easy steps! Both the bottles and the pacifiers are BPA free.
This light and portable change station ensures you have everything you need for diaper changing wherever you are around the home. Great space saver for apartment living and ideal for two-story homes (we use this downstairs). It even works well for travel in the car - no need to dig through a full diaper bag!
Experienced parents know that having a sound machine playing white noise is a must - especially when there is an older (louder) sibling in the house. Cloud b has you covered with their adorable sound soothers that are equipped with 8 soothing sounds and melodies. I actually have 1 of these for each child - they love them!
Experienced nursing moms from all around the world can tell you that there are three absolute necessities when it comes to nursing. Nipple balm, nursing pads and a great nursing bra. Bamboobies has all of these items and come highly recommended from almost every nursing mom I know. Their nursing pads are incredibly soft and leak resistant to avoid those embarrassing new nursing mom moments and their Nipple Balm is 100% organic, so you can rest easy knowing that you are able to protect and help heal sore nipples without any toxic ingredients being exposed to your little one. Nursing bras can be incredibly awkward, uncomfortable and just very unappealing in general. With Bamboobies Nursing Brahhh, you get the support you need in a breathable, softer and eco-friendly than cotton or nylon nursing bra. ***You can shop Bamboobies using promo code BAMBOOBIES20OFF to save 20% off your purchase thru 7/19/17***
This is an accessory that every parent needs - nursing or not. If you haven't yet heard of this multi-use cover, be prepared to be blown away. This four in one nursing cover is perfect to conceal nursing your little one but can also be used as a car seat cover, shopping cart cover and even a stylish infinity scarf for mom!
Because all baby's love a good swaddle! Although my little guy no longer swaddles, he cannot sleep without one of his Noxx "blankies". These swaddles are incredibly large, light and breathable - perfect for any baby or toddler to help keep them feeling safe, yet comfortable. Bonus points because it comes with an adorable matching headband or beanie for baby. ***You can shop Noxx by using promo code BABYSHOWER at checkout to save 15% off thru 7/19***
Nursing moms must stay hydrated. In fact, its recommended that a nursing mom drink an 8oz glass of water each time she sits to nurse. Water is essential to help keep a nursing moms milk supply up, so why not spoil mom a little with a super cute water bottle? Its made from stainless steel and is durable enough to throw into the diaper bag while you are on the go and holds a generous 24oz at a time! I've also included their Coffee Tumbler because, well, babies wake up... a lot. While I know its not recommended to drink more than 2 cups a day while nursing, this was incredibly useful for myself (both in my early days of nursing, and even now as we are weaning). ***You can shop Mom Life Must Haves using promo code NICOLEBANUELOS to save 15% off your purchase!***
My first born is almost 17 years old. Every time I pull out his baby book, I laugh. It was so large and frankly, kind of an eyesore. When I came across this adorable mermaid themed baby book from The Polka Dot Print Shop, I just knew my sister had to have it! These books were made by a mama of 4 who understood how daunting baby books could be so she simplified the process to make documenting memories quick, simple and to the point!
Finally! An app that helps you capture sweet moments from pregnancy to toddlerhood and personalize them with adorable text and artwork that you can share privately with friends and family of your choosing or publicly via social media! ***You can shop Little Nugget Co using promo code NB20 to save 20% off your purchase from their print shop***
Keepsakes are one of my favorite gifts to give because they are usually something that is kept forever. Stitches by Natalie creates the cutest and most unique keepsakes using your baby's first swaddle blanket and turning it into a birth elephant and embroiders it with your baby's name and stats.
These are quite literally picture perfect. These swaddles and newborn beanies (or headbands) can be personalized in any color and with any name you choose. Don't have a name picked out yet? Not a problem! The name can be easily replaced with "Big Sister, Little Brother" or even "baby girl, baby boy". ***You can shop Sassy Baby Essentials using promo code SHIPFREE2017 for free shipping!***
This onesie is not only adorable, but make for a fun way to announce your little ones gender - during pregnancy or even after birth! Little Faces Apparel also carries sets of shirts that say "Big Sister, Little Sister" and "Big Brother, Little Brother" that are nice because you are able to include the older sibling in the gift giving! ***You can shop Little Faces Apparel using promo code BABYSHOWER for 15% off your purchase!***
Sun Baked Baby Boutique has so many awesome designs, but my absolute favorite thing about them is that they make "mommy and me" sets so that you can twin with your little mini me! How adorable is this Mermaid set pictured above?
Shopping small has really become a way of life for me over the last several years. Sure, you can pick up cute clothes anywhere, but there is just something so special about supporting a hand made shop from a hard working mama and Taylin Threads is just that! Taylin Threads offers tops and bottoms in the cutest designs that you won't find at your local Target! Just check out this mermaid piece she made for my niece-to-be!
If you have been keeping up with kids fashion lately, you know that rompers are all the rage for both boys and girls. Dapper Jacks makes the most gorgeous rompers and my very favorite from their line for girls is this floral romper. Its not only gorgeous, its super soft and very durable. I can not wait to see this beauty on my niece! If you are shopping for a boy, you must head on over to check out their boys line as well. Everything is completely adorable! ***You can shop Dapper Jacks using promo code BABYSHOWER for 15% off your purchase!***
pediped originals have the cutest shoes for babies! They carry everything from casual to dressy styles and are made specifically with your baby's healthy foot development in mind. Bonus points because these cute baby shoes are approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association for promoting healthy foot development!
These Mini Nooks are the perfect decor for a small space, with three sides and standing about 12" tall and about 5 inches at the base. They come in 6 different designs and are the cutest little teepees I've ever seen. These would make an adorable addition to any baby's nursery!
These customized blocks make for adorable room decor and fun toys for kids to play with as they age. They come in a set of six all-natural wooden blocks that are hand painted on one side in an adorable color palette. Perfect to sort, stack, tumble or display! ***You can shop Legacy Learning Academy by using promo code TAKE20 at checkout to save 20% off your purchase***
Second time moms and dads know that babies and toddlers love the sound of crinkly things of all kinds which is what makes Marley's Monsters Crinkle Paper so awesome because it provides hours of entertainment! The crinkle paper is made with a single layer crinkle paper that is super crinkly and sandwiched between 2 layers. This shop offers many different prints to fit your desired look or theme. ***You can shop Marley's Monsters using promo code NB15 for 15% off your purchase!***
I know this list is long and if you made it this far, I've summarized everything for you by category below.
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Hi NOXX friends! I'm Nicole, the mom behind www.NicoleBanuelos.com and @nicolebanuelos on Instagram. If you follow me, you know my little guy is NOXX obsessed and has been wearing NOXX since he was a teeny tiny baby. I blog about life as a mom of three and love sharing fun DIY activities for kids and mom's alike, as well as our favorite fashion finds and just life in general. If you aren't already, give us a follow! I'd love to connect with my fellow NOXX lovers out there! <3
November 02, 2016 43 Comments
Happy November, friends!
Now that Halloween has come and gone, I've started putting away everything spooky and going full force with the Fall decor in and around my house. Thanksgiving is only 3 weeks away which means its time to start thinking about what you and the kiddo's will be wearing for those Fall family pictures and perhaps what you will all be wearing on Thanksgiving day itself!
Are you stressing out yet?
I'm going to help take a little bit of weight off your shoulders today by sharing 8 shops that have my favorite fall looks for boys this year, along with a special discount code to each of them for all of my friends!
1. The Paper Dolls Shop
Ok, so this is actually more of a prop shop BUT I know many of you mama's reading this have kids who "rep" for small shops, so its right up your alley! The Paper Dolls Shop offers the cutest decorative banner's around, perfect for sprucing up a photo shoot or even just to show off in your home!
This "It's Fall Y'all" banner is incredibly cute and versatile. I've used it for little photo shoots with the kids, as decor on my fireplace and just actually moved it to my living room. The Paper Dolls Shop carries everything from cake toppers to banners and everything is super adorable! You can check them out for yourself at their website: here and use promo code: PPD10 for 10% off your purchase.
Make sure to also give them a follow on Instagram: @the.paper.dolls.shop
2. Declan & Crew
Declan & Crew carries one of my favorite Fall tees for kids. I love the deep wine color of this tee and how perfectly it pairs up with just about everything that Giovanni owns. The best part about this tee is that it is gender neutral - perfect for both boys and girls!
You can shop for this tee and so many other cute designs by visiting their website: here and you can use promo code: FALLMOSTOFALL for 20% your purchase!
Make sure to go give them a follow on Instagram: declanandcrew
3. Built Tough Apparel
Seriously though, how cute are these leggings?! When these arrived, I about died. They are so perfect for fall and pair up so nicely with our Declan & Crew Fall tee. I couldn't stop taking pictures of them!
You can shop these Fall leggings here and use promo code: FALL20 for 20% off your purchase.
Be sure to give them a follow on Instagram! builttoughapparel
4. Citizen Beach Apparel
Turkey & Stuffing & Pumpkin Pie & Giving Thanks. Yes, yes, yes and yes! If this long sleeve tee doesn't scream Fall or Thanksgiving to you, I'm not sure what will. The tee is absolutely perfect for this time of year and I have so much fun styling it on my little man!
You can shop this long sleeve tee here and use promo code: BEAN20 for 20% off your purchase!
Be sure to also follow them on Instagram here: citizenbeachapparel
5. Cloth Bella
If you are anything like me, you LOVE the color mustard in the Fall. To be honest, I love the color mustard pretty much all year round but I never seem to fully appreciate until Fall comes around. These joggers are so adorably cute and super soft like butter and I just love the way they look on my little man!
You can shop these adorable mustard stripe joggers here and use promo code: HOLIDAY for 20% off your purchase!
Be sure to also follow them on Instagram: clothbella
6. Beau-ties & Beauties
For those of you who like to add a touch of class to your little man's outfits, this one is for you. Because seriously, what is cuter than a little guy in a bow tie? Nothing, I tell you!
See what I mean?? Adorable!
You can shop this adorable bow-tie as well as hair bows for girls here and use promo code: NOXX10 for 10% off your purchase!
Follow Beau-ties & Beauties on Instagram too! beau_tiesandbeauties
7. Curly Q's Counter
Ripped jeans are all the rage lately and for good reason too. They are so freaking cute! I love how easy it is to dress them up or down depending on the look that you are going for. Any time Gio is wearing his ripped jeans from Curly Q's Counter we are sure to have admirers. They are that good!
You can shop these jeans here and use promo code: CQCBFF for 15% off your purchase!
Be sure to follow along on Instagram as well! curlyqscounter
What can I say about Noxx that you haven't already heard before from me? I love Noxx. I love Noxx so much, that you will rarely ever see Giovanni not rocking Noxx. He always has a beanie, snapback or blankie in his hands. Not only is Noxx super rock star fast with shipping, but the quality is awesome AND the variety is off the charts. Ever Sunday a new line drops at 3pm PST. Every Sunday. What other beanie shop do you know who can say the same? Thats right, none!
You all should already know this, but you can shop for these awesome beanies here and you can use promo code: GIO10 for 10% off your purchase.
Be sure to follow Noxx on Instagram too! @noxxaz
This wraps up my favorite small shops for my go-to Fall/Thanksgiving apparel for boys. I hope that I've shared some new shops with you all and that you are able to take advantage of these awesome discount codes!
As always, thank you for reading along!
**GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED - WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED**
Want to win a $15 credit to Noxx? Simply leave a comment below and let us know what you thought of this post or tell us if you made a purchase from any of the above shops! Noxx will randomly select 1 comment to win and notify them by email on 11/9/16.
September 22, 2016 39 Comments
As moms we often times become so busy with our children that we forget about ourselves. I can't tell you how many times I've heard moms talking about how their children look like baby Gap models and they look like a walking dead extra. And while I do find that quite funny (and sometimes true for even myself) I also realize the importance of taking care of mama too... which is why I want to share 5 AWESOME small shops AND discount codes for all my mama's out there!
Mommy-ing is hard... like really hard. You could say I feel like I'm hustling through my day most (every) day and so when I saw Huddy Drew's newest tee design "Hustle All Day, then Rosé" tee I just knew I had to have it!
I absolutely adore this tee and I think all of my mama friends out there would agree that its just as much fun to dress up as it is to dress down!
Not a wine drinker? Not a problem. Huddy Drew Clothing has you covered with their perfect for Fall weather Adventure Seeker raglans! Be sure to check them out on Instagram (@huddydrewclothing) to check out their newest releases, I hear they have a ton of new items in the works and I have a feeling they are all going to be top notch!
Shop Huddy Drew and use promo code: TAKE15 to save 15% off your purchase!
Because I can't recommend the Huddy Drew Clothing tee above and not recommend the perfect wine glass to pair with it!
I love the "Surviving Motherhood One Sip at a Time" saying on this glass - because let's face it - its totally true, whether your poison is wine, coffee or perhaps even tea! Obviously this wine glass is not meant for hot beverages but if you are not a wine drinker it is important to point out that this saying also comes on a super cute travel mug. If you aren't already, make sure to give Mom Life Must Haves a follow on Instagram (@momlifemusthave), you will love their entire "motherhood" line!
Shop Mom Life Must Haves and use promo code: BAMBINI to save 15% off your purchase!
Now, I don't know one mom who does not rock the "mom-bun" at least a couple days a week or find that they just don't have time to spend taming those stray hairs before they leave the house. This is why you NEED to have a headband or two (I like variety!) handy. There are tons of small shops out there these days who supply such headbands but my all time favorite, hands down, is Noxx. (Surprise, surprise!)
You just can't go wrong with a Noxx headband, especially with this ivory signature style headband. My hair is up 95% of most days and there are usually at least 2 days a week I find that I am not able to shower until 2pm. On those days you can find me rocking my Noxx headband along with my mom-bun. Its my "momiform". LOL
Shop Noxx and use promo code: BLOG to save 25% on any headband purchase thru 9/30/16.
4. B. Stamped
Because sometimes mom deserves something shiny and pretty! Plus, who doesn't love a little bit of bling? B. Stamped is recently new to me and I just have to gush about how much I love my necklace and leather earrings from them!
This gold filled necklace is so dainty and elegant, yet perfect for every day wear. I can't tell you how many compliments I have gotten on it, I love it so much!
The neutral coloring of these leather earrings makes it easy to pair them with just about anything and I always love when I don't have to over think my outfit... no one has time for that! LOL I don't wear earrings too often but when I wore these I felt a little bit like the pre-mama me and it felt nice! You'll want to be sure to give B. Stamped a follow on Instagram (@bstampedbritt) to keep up with their beautiful jewelry line... trust me, you won't regret it!
Shop Bstamped and use promo code NOXX35 for 35% off your purchase!
I have a confession to make. I am TERRIBLE at taking proper care of my skin lately. I'm lucky if I'm able to remove my eye makeup before bed, let alone actually wash my face.... and I know how bad that is and I'm trying really hard to be better about it. This is one of the reasons I couldn't wait to try out this Urban Oreganics face mask. I must admit I was also very curious about how well a 100% natural, vegan and organic face mask could actually work. Let me tell you, it does NOT disappoint!
My skin felt incredibly soft afterward and actually makes me want to be 100x better about taking care of my skin. I'm actually still sitting here rubbing the back of my hand over my cheeks because I'm amazed at how nice and smooth it feels! LOL All moms out there deserve to be pampered and this face mask is nothing short of pampering your thirsty skin. Trust me ladies, you need this in your life! If you are not already following Urban Oreganics on Instagram (@urbanoreganics), go now! You will love their natural, organic products!
Shop Urban Oreganics and use promo code: NOXX20 for 20% off your purchase through October, 2016.
I hope I was able to introduce you all to a few new shops and I hope that you are all able to take advantage of these discounts! Remember, sometimes as a mama you need to stop and treat yo' self! You deserve it!!
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*Update* Giveaway closed, winner has been emailed, thank you! WIN A $20 SHOP CREDIT TO NOXX: Did you use one of the discount codes we gave you? Comment below with what you got! Haven't had a chance to purchase? No problem! Just comment with your favorite mom-shop and you'll be entered to win too! Winner will be randomly selected from the comments on 9/30/16 and notified by email on 10/1/16