Stages of LuLaRoe Addiction…

 

I’m starting to think I have an addictive personality. First it was strollers followed by diaper bags. Then came Sew Sassy pants for little miss….now the addiction is for myself, and it’s called LuLaRoe. A.K.A buttery soft goodness. I guess I could be addicted to worse things so I’ll look at it as a positive… Insert my Husband rolling his eyes RIGHT HERE.

A few months back, a local LuLaRoe Consultant asked me to try out some leggings and see what I thought. I didn’t really think much of it and said sure when she asked. Obviously the first thing I did was google LuLaRoe;  My research turned up one thing: the leggings were, well, loud. I was not used to loud and was not sure how I felt about the leggings but didn’t want to make any assumptions until I got them on my body. I couldn’t find anything on their website so I figured I would just wait for my leggings to arrive and didn’t give it another thought.

Fast forward to the day my leggings arrived. Oh. My. God. are the words that came out of my mouth. In that moment, I knew I would never put on regular pants again…ever! #5weeksandgoingstrong

Welcome to the stages of a LuLaRoe Addict…

Stage 1: What is LuLaRoe? Is it Lu-La-Row? Lu-La-Roo? Why can’t I buy it on their website? This is frustrating…. but I’m in intrigued…How the heck do I buy them!??!

Stage 2: Dude. Who is going to wear leggings with Pineapples on them? Not me.  Do these come in black?

Guess what...I bought Pineapple leggings. #eatingmywords

Guess what…I bought Pineapple leggings. #eatingmywords

Stage 3: ::Mailman arrives with leggings:: These are really soft, I wonder how they fit. Probably awful. ::puts leggings on::  Woah, woah, woah!!!! These are the most amazing leggings to ever touch my body! How are they one size!?! What kind of sorcery is this??

Stage 4: Buy all the leggings.

Stage 5: Who is Irma? Everyone keeps talking about how Irma is their BFF. I need to meet her…

Stage 6: Oh heeeey, Irma. You are two sizes too big. Probably should have listened to everyone telling me to SIZE DOWN. But you are cute…I think I need more of you, and maybe your little friend Cassie too…

Stage 7: Join 450 Shopping groups and the LuLaRoe BST pages and make your mail carrier wish he/she had a different  route…. (the moment you hit “join” is where it all goes down hill… in a really good, expensive way).

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Actual Screen Shot from my phone. I’ll just let you guys think this is all of the groups I’m in… #ineedtochargemyphonebeforethenextpopup

 

Stage 8: What’s a Unicorn? I don’t see a Unicorn on that floral dress? What are these women talking about. Let me do a little research…

Stage 9: HELP ME FIND MY UNICORN!!!!

Stage 10: Find said Unicorn and refuse to pay $150 for it.

Stage 11: Pay $150 for your Unicorn.

Stage 12 a: Learn what pattern mixing is and make it your b****.

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Yep. I am wearing floral leggings and an arrow print Irma… And no, I don’t care if you think it matches or not.

Stage 12 b: Put on your favorite Pineapple leggings and striped Irma you thought were so ridiculous 4 weeks earlier and walk into Target like you’re Bey at the Grammy’s. #whoruntheworld

Stage 13: Sign on to be a LuLaRoe Consultant so your Husband can’t distinguish what’s yours and what’s inventory. #truestory #justkiddingbabe #noimnot

 

Ok, ok, ok. All joking aside, LuLaRoe is AMAZING. It’s so much more than just clothing. The support the women give each other in the groups is off the chain!! There is no body shaming, no worry about size, no judgment because your DISO is the Turdma. We are all there because we love the way we feel in LuLaRoe. I’m in hundreds of groups on Facebook ranging from Mommy/Baby to Garage Sale groups and I can honestly say the LuLaRoe pages are filled with positivity ( Ok, like 90% of the time it’s positive…until Consultants change their group setting and everyone get PISSED) and encouragement to be yourself. I love that. Rock on ladies!! Do you.

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Happy Strolling!

P.S.

DISO = Desperately In Search Of.

Turdma = Irma that looks like it has turds on it.

That is all.

Wait! if you ever want to shop with my addicted self once I make it through the LONG list of Consultants to be, CLICK HERE! 🙂 XOXOX

Ok, that is all. For real this time.

 

Austin & Fowler Diaper Bag

 

I’ve been seriously crushin’ on the Austin & Fowler Diaper Bags for a while. I was drawn to them because they don’t look like your typical diaper bag and are super stylish! Since I don’t carry around a purse these days, my diaper bag is somewhat of an accessory. I want it to look good yet still be functional for life with two kids. The Austin and Fowler bags are just that and here is why I love them! #getreadytofallinlove

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Style: The bag is classy and will never go out of style. The design is sophisticated (think stripes and beautiful prints, not elephants and teddy bears). I don’t feel like I am carrying around a diaper bag, and anyone that sees me carrying around this beauty wouldn’t think it’s meant to hold diapers and sippy cups. It’s BEAUTIFUL and you feel good carrying the bag! The bags are actually designed by a Mom and you can tell. It’s thoughtfully designed and perfect for us Mom’s on the go!

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Detail: This detail is bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S! I love me some Gwen Stefani and you guys know I throw in some lyrics any chance I get… HA! Ok, back on track.  The bags have beautiful leather accents including leather bottoms with luggage feet making it durable. The leather pulls on the zippers of the removable pouches are embossed and labeled “diapers & wipes” “clothes & extras”, etc. The pulls are also removable so you can switch up the pouches to what works best for you… Hello!! How brilliant is that!?! I can’t. It’s little things like this that make me swoon.

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Comfort: It’s comfortable to carry! The top handle straps are adjustable so you can get just the right fit and the messenger strap allows you to carry this so many ways! I always appreciate longer straps when it comes to a Diaper Bag and the option to wear is cross-body. When I’m out with the kids, I need to have both hands free because they are usually running in opposite directions. Not everyone loves a backpack style bag, so this is the perfection option. Another plus is that it’s not heavy… I was expecting the bag to be heavy once it’s full but somehow it’s light-weight. Not sure what kind of sorcery is going on here but I’m digging it.

 

Durable: Because of the leather bottom and luggage feet, this bag is going to LAST YOU!!! I read about people complaining of their diaper bag falling apart after a few short months and this is not going to happen with the Austin & Fowler bags. This will work as your diaper bag and easily transition to your travel bag or tote when you are past the diaper bag stage. This is an investment piece that will stand the test of time so make sure to take care of it. This is not your average diaper bag, folks!

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Functional: You all know how much I LOVE staying organized. The interior of the bag has plenty of pockets and included removable pouches that help you stay as organized as you want! You have a place to put diapers, wipes, clothing, snacks, toys, etc. There is no guessing or digging through your bottomless pit of a bag to find what you needs. It’s all there in your pouches! The interior and pouches are in a bright color so everything is easy to find if you decide to forego the use of the pouches. I have the Blake bag with Fuchsia lining and it’s STUNNING!!!! In addition to the bottle pockets on the inside, the bag also features a zippered pock on the outside that is for all of your Mommy needs. I keep my wallet, cell phone, sunglasses, keys, lip gloss, etc. in the outside pocket for easy access to all of my goodies. I love that it’s separate from the kids necessities and easy to get to. Simply perfect!

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I could go on and on about these bags. I honestly could! I fell in love with them when I first saw their photos on Instagram and then fell hardcore when the Blake arrived on my doorstep. It felt and looked luxurious but still met all of my needs as a Mom. I’d be lying if I said I couldn’t wait until the kids are completely out of diapers and the sippy cup stage because I am ready for the bag to be all MINE. This would make the perfect work tote or weekender and adds a touch of style to my everyday Mom uniform. A.K.A leggings, t-shirt, messy bun. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Mom uniform, but my Austin & Fowler bag makes me feel a little more put together when I leave the house! I take all the extra help I can get. #messyhairdontcare

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If you are looking for a new diaper bag, check these out!!!!! They are to die for!

P.S. Because Austin & Fowler rocks, they are offering 15% off to all of you amazing followers!! Use code STROLLER15 for 15% off your order through the end of March. #enabler #yourewelcome

 

Happy Strolling!

 

 

LulaRoe – because you NEED to know.

So we just came back from St. Lucia which was AMAZEBALLS!!! I’m not sure everyone who saw me singing TLC Waterfalls during karaoke felt the same, but there were zero F’s given on my end. Anyways, by day 3 the only thing I could think was that I WANTED TO PUT ON MY LULAROE LEGGINGS!!! I was also thinking I shouldn’t have had so much Champagne and that I seriously missed my kids. I am officially obsessed.

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If you don’t already have a pair of these glorious leggings, you probably need to get yourself a pair (or 3) right away. like right now. They are insanely comfortable, they don’t stretch out, they aren’t see through, and best of all they are a higher rise which conceals that post-baby sexiness. You know what I’m talking about, ladies.

I’m not going to lie, I was a little hesitant at first due to the crazy prints, but now I am OBSESSED with the prints. I don’t even own a pair of the solid colors. I am the proud owner of leggings with Pineapples all over them.  Aside from the leggings, they have amazing tops, skirts and dresses. I don’t own any of those yet…keyword here being YET. 

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They even have them for kids!!!!!! AH!

Lounging around the house? Throw on your LulaRoe. Running to Target? Throw on your LulaRoe. Have a hangover from singling Waterfalls at 1:00AM and traveling for 13 hours? Throw on your LulaRoe.

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These have become the only thing I wear. I looked like one of those crazy dumpster divers 2 weeks ago digging through the laundry because I couldn’t find any of my leggings and it’s the only thing I wanted to put on. Not my finest moment, but they are THAT GOOD.

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Come on. You know you want to wear insanely bright floral leggings all day everyday.

Mama’s, treat yo-self. Get some of these leggings. You need them.

P.S. I am so obsessed I am hosting an online event with my friend. So…..if you need a reason to shop, CLICK HERE to join next weeks online extravaganza.

Happy Strolling!

Baby Registry: Top 6 picks!

Registering for your baby gear is seriously intense. Your feet are crazy swollen & emotions are all over the place. You had no clue how much crap a tiny baby needed and all you can think about is how bad you have to pee. I was crazy overwhelmed with the process so I wanted to share some of my faves that you can check off your list!

 1. Nuna LEAF

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Watch me sleep, now watch me sway sway. I LOVE the Nuna LEAF because it’s neutral and a space saver. This will grow with your child as it’s suitable form birth up to 130 lbs. Like, your butt can totally chill in this seat and watch the RHOBH if you wanted too…just sayin.

Nuna just came out with a great little attachment, the WIND, which allows the LEAF to continuously sway from side to side without your assistance. Sign. Me. Up.

2. UPPAbaby VISTA

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The VISTA is such a great stroller for a growing family. Not only is the VISTA an amazing single stroller, but, it’s a fab double stroller. You can use this from birth all the way up to toddler years. You can even use it will 3 kids if you needed to. The large basket is great for new parents that are lugging all that crap –  um, I mean gear – you need with a newborn!  Trust me on this one and stroll in style…get the VISTA!

3. 4MOMS Breeze

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This is my faaaave! We use it daily and LOVE. IT. The 4MOMS is SO easy to open and close. It’s literally done with one hand which makes this my favorite playard/travel crib available! The bassinet feature is great and suitable from birth to 18 pounds, while the playard is suitable up to 30 pounds. You also get a nice little travel bag for when you need to take naps on the go! Do yourself a favor and go with the Breeze. I promise you’ll love it!

4. Stokke Tripp Trapp

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I have the Tripp Trapp on this list for a few reasons, the main one being that this high chair grows with your child and will seriously last you forever. Plus, it looks pretty nice at the dining room table… have you seen the awesome colors it comes in?? Swoon! The Tripp Trapp is easy keep clean and has a couple great accessories to add-on making is the perfect high chair for your growing family.

5. Maxi Cosi Mico AP

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The Maxi-Cosi AP is awesome! It’s currently the lightest infant car seat in its class which is awesome because once that baby hits around 10 lbs, you feel like your lugging around a bag of cement every time you lift a car-seat. A couple other great features on the Maxi-Cosi AP is the updated self-wicking fabric that helps keep baby dry and comfortable, a great canopy to keep baby protected from the sun, and a newborn head insert for a nice snug fit. Oh, and did I mention the fabric is machine washable and dryer safe? SOLD!! On a serious note, this seat is fantastic and SAFE. The LATCH system helps you get a great fit in your car, and the Air Protect Side Impact Technology gives your precious baby the protection they need while in the car.

**Your Car Seat is a major purchase from your registry, and I’m not talking about the price tag. This is what will be keeping your child safe and secure in the event of an accident. PLEASE READ your manual, use the seat as directed, and get with a Certified Passenger Safety Technician to make sure you have the proper installation for your seat/child!   PSA is now over**

6. LILLEbaby Carrier

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Trust that this NEEDS to be on your Baby Registry. I would not be here today if it wasn’t for baby wearing. LILLEbaby has tons of different carriers so you will definitely find a good fit. I love the Complete All Seasons because baby wearing can get a little sweaty, especially in the Summer. The Complete All Seasons unzips to expose cool, breathable 3-D mesh to help with the heat. There are 6 different carrying position to keep you sane from newborn to crazy toddler years.

Almost everything on this list will get you through newborn to toddlers years, and beyond! My advice to new parents is going to the store, look at all the gear and see what you love. Push the strollers around, fold the playard, ask the sales associate to install the car seat in your car to make sure it’s a good fit! Don’t be afraid to ask questions…you wouldn’t buy a car without test-driving it and the same should go for baby gear 🙂

Happy Strolling!