4moms Momaroo + Bounceroo Review

We were so excited to get the opportunity to try out 4moms Mamaroo and Bounceroo with Sawyer! I had done a lot of research and talked to other moms who all said the same thing, 4moms products are the best!

The bounceroo has quickly become a staple baby product in our house. It’s mobile [battery run] and light so it can easily be moved from one room to the next. I use it all over our house — while eating, getting ready, folding laundry, etc. It only weighs six pounds and has three different vibration settings. His favorite is the wave vibration setting! Each vibration setting can be put on high, medium, or low depending on what your babe prefers.

Here’s one of my favorite times to use both — so mama can get some work done!

The mamaroo is perfect for those times he’s getting sleepy and needs to relax but I absolutely HAVE to get something done either with the house or one of my other kids.

It has five different motion settings: the car ride, kangaroo, tree swing, rock-a-bye, and wave. He instantly falls asleep in the car so the car ride setting is the best thing ever! It even has different sound settings to cancel out some of the crazy of our house so he can relax a little easier.

I love that I can control both the sound + motion settings from anywhere in the house using my phone! If he starts to get fussy I can switch it up with a different motion.

You can tell that 4moms products have really been tested by moms and they put so much thought into every detail. We’ll be giving away a Bounceroo over on my instagram page today so make sure to check back later tonight!

xo, LWPH

Sawyer’s Room Tour

Well, it’s finally here — a tour of Sawyer’s room! When I started decorating, I literally had no direction or plan! Isn’t that the worst way to decorate?! I just started buying a few things here and there and somehow it all fell together and I really, really love how it turned out. It’s the perfect amount of “boy” while still keeping the decor simple.

We had recently moved Charlotte [3] to the bunk beds with her brother so we still had her old crib, dresser, glider and shelving ladder hanging around that I loved to death so I kept everything in there and just changed things up a little to match the style better. I covered our glider we’ve had since my oldest [and it was a goodwill find then for $26!] and love how it came out. I swear you can add a coat of spray paint to anything and it becomes a whole new piece of furniture!

I added a few of my favorite things to his shelves that I not only love to use but look so adorable sitting out. Here’s a few shots of the shelving ladder with some of our favorite small shop goods! The felt bins from Loop Design Studio are the perfect modern storage for diapers + wipes, baby blankets, and were such a great combination with our alphabet wood blocks.

Nothing better than having Tubby Todd close in reach held up by a Sweet Littles Handmade pirate!

Of course I had to add in some Little Wife Power House! I love how our navy marked crib sheet + The James plus quilt pulled together perfectly. They compliment each other without being too matchy matchy! Not to mention that beautiful play gym from Nin + June!

Every nursery has to have a beautiful dreamer by Baby Jives! Sawyer loves to lay on his changing pad and stare as it slowly turns.

Other resources: wraps by Solly Baby, print c/o A Vintage Poster, moccasins c/o Freshly Picked, sliced wood decor and lamp from Target, crib from Wal Mart, adventure banner by Juney House, rug c/o Rugs USA, hamper from Land of Nod, ladder shelf from Target years ago.

A special thanks to Corinne McCombs for the beautiful photos!

Thanks for taking the tour! I hope you loved it!

xo, LWPH

maternity photos

I’ve never done maternity photos with any of my other littles — mostly because I really hate having my photo taken but Jessie Evans is crazy amazingly talented so I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to have her take some photos while we were in Utah! It would’ve been an absolute travesty, right?! I told her I’d be happy if she got one photo I liked. ONE. I just went through and saved them and there are like 18 that I love! So many that this blog post is going to be ridiculously long because she’s just so good! I am going to love these forever so thank you, Jessie.

Even if you think you’ve gained too much weight, aren’t photogenic, all of the terrible things we tell ourselves out of insecurity [I’m talking to myself here mostly!], I highly recommend photographing this stage in your life. It’s crazy and beautiful and needs to be documented.

-LWPH

the coveted bunk beds

Holy moly have I get a LOT of requests about the details of the bunk beds in my kids shared room! I’m so glad you guys love them as much as we do and figured it’s probably easiest to point everyone towards a linkable blog post with all of the information I have!

We bought the Kura bed from Ikea a couple of years ago but luckily they still seem to have it in stock and even better — it’s only 2 colors vs the three we had! We first had it flipped with just one mattress and a canopy on top but when my current youngest started wanting to sleep in there anyways [and another babe on the way!], we decided to flip it and have my daughter [3] sleep on the bottom and my son [5] sleep on the top.

We have a regular twin mattress on the floor and an ikea twin mattress on the top. I hated the look of the bed because of the multi-color tone and just knew it needed an upgrade so I painted it the perfect shade of grey! I put a drop cloth down, flipped the bed the way I wanted, and painted with a regular paint brush. First, I did a coat or two of primer and then a coat of grey — similar color here but definitely choose what you like! I let each coat dry for a few hours in between. Does it chip? It’s chipped a little in one spot, I’m thinking it had a tiny flap starting to peel and my son was bored one night trying to go to bed. Will fix that right up one of these days [aka probably never]!

I hope that helps answer everyone’s questions but if you have anymore, please leave them in the comments and I will add the information to this post! Below are not exact links to products but links to where I purchased them.

-LWPH

30 days of sewing with Art Gallery Fabrics

I was so excited to be asked to be chosen for 30 days of sewing with Art Gallery Fabrics! I had such a hard time choosing which fabric I wanted to use but it finally dawned on me that our OLD [and I mean, old] glider needed a makeover in a major way for baby boy’s nursery!

We’ve had this glider since just before my oldest was born [he’s now 5] and it was new to us at that time but not new. We bought it at a local goodwill. It needed some serious TLC so my sister recovered it for me — can you believe at the time I didn’t even know how to sew?! I gave it a good coating in new spray paint and it was like a new chair!

I’ve been agonizing over what to do about a glider — our nursery is so small so a big comfy chair was pretty much out and I really loved the comfy level of our current glider, the look just didn’t fit baby boy’s nursery theme anymore.

I used Bound in Canvas by April Rhodes and literally just winged it on a hope and a prayer. I used the cushions as my “pattern” and it was a really short + simple makeover project! And holy moly isn’t my little guy THE CUTEST!? I just want to eat him up.

The last step in the glider makeover was a fresh coat of spray paint. I’m kind of obsessing over grey right now [if you haven’t been able to tell by my instagram feed] so it was the natural choice. I grabbed two cans at Home Depot and it was done in about an hour. I love fast + easy projects!

I can’t wait to share more of his nursery with you guys! This is probably the most neutral and simple of the three nurseries I’ve put together and I just love sitting in there dreaming about our new little one.

This blog post was sponsored by Art Gallery Fabrics and photos by Scott Mosher Photography.

-LWPH

calling for submissions: styling your bump + nursery tours

Hey mamas!

I’m so excited to be looking for some amazing contributors to my blog! As I’m pregnant right now, I’m totally loving styling the bump posts. There is SO much fabulous maternity clothing out there right now and want to see what you love to wear. I’ll be adding posts from myself as well but it’ll be nice to have a few new faces around here besides mine! We also want to see how YOU style your LWPH goods at home! You mamas tag me in so many fabulous photos and inspire me so much I would love to feature a few of your nurseries!

If you’re interested in contributing to the LWPH blog with either a Styling the Bump or Nursery Tour posts, please e-mail LWPHsews@gmail.com with some information: your name, blog link, instagram handle, due date for bump posts and a few photos for nursery submissions. Make sure to put BLOG SUBMISSION for the subject!

Thank you so much, so looking forward to hearing from you lovely ladies!

-LWPH

photo by Jessie Evans

Bump Style Box

I know it may seem silly but having actual maternity clothes this time around (as opposed to going up a size or wearing my husband’s t-shirts) has made me actually enjoy getting ready for the day instead of absolutely dreading it! Even better? Having someone else pull pieces just for you, sending a whole box of goodies to try on, and keeping whatever works best for your body + style! Bump Style Box was an answer from the maternity heavens! All you have to do is sign up, fill out a survey so your stylist can get a feel for what you like, and a box of beauties shows right up at your doorstep!

It was such a personalized experience down to the handwritten note from my stylist, Hannah. I tried on everything in the comfort of my own home and ended up keeping a few pieces and sending back a few pieces. It was so nice not to have to drag my littles to a store, wrangle them in the dressing room while I’m quickly trying everything on and ending up leaving totally frustrated because I couldn’t even enjoy the experience. Anyone feel me on shopping with little kids?!

Any service that makes a mama’s life easier + feel prettier is a-ok in my book! You can order your first box here!

-LWPH

Pink Blush Maternity

 

 

In the past, I’ve never given too much thought to my maternity style — just buying up a size in regular shirts or even in months 8 & 9 with my first just borrowing my husband’s tees! Not surprising, I never felt super attractive pregnant and told myself this time around I’d get a few pieces that really make me feel good but don’t cost a ton. Let’s be honest, who wants to spend a ton on maternity clothes you can only wear for a few months?!

 

I was so happy to stumble on Pink Blush Maternity through instagram because it totally fit the bill! I was looking for more fitted, long tops that didn’t make me look [and feel] bigger than I am! They are always having great sales and I even found a super cute baseball tee for $15 through a special they were having on instagram one day! I wore the floral maternity dress to church a couple of weeks ago and I can’t tell you how many people complimented me in it — talk about making a mama feel good! Getting a few pieces that really fit your growing belly well is totally worth it.

Shop these looks here | here | here

 

–LWPH

Christmas in July Sale!

We’ve been working hard for the last couple of weeks to build up as much stock as possible for you rad customers! I LOVE having mostly everything ready to ship because who wants to wait 3-4 weeks for a quilt? Sometimes that’s just how it goes but this time I’m so glad to have everything ready to go!

The sale will start at 5PM PST on Sunday, July 26, and run until midnight on July 29. EVERYTHING in stock will be 20% off! I only do a sitewide sale once per year and it’s usually on Black Friday but since this baby will be here a few weeks before that, I don’t know if I’ll be able to offer a Black Friday Sale this year — so here we are with an awesome Christmas in July sale instead!

Sadly, a few items will be retired once the last one or two items sell but I wanted to give you plenty of heads up so here they are! You can also see my previous post incase I missed any here.

And a couple more products being retired are The Teagan Plus QuiltBerkeley crib sheetDaisy crib sheetThe Frances Plus QuiltRose crib sheet, and The Amanda Plus Quilt may be retired once the last one sells. Please e-mail me through my contact form if you have any specific questions regarding the sale I didn’t answer here!

-LWPH

prints being retired

I’ve been posting a lot on instagram about tons of prints being retired and I thought it might be helpful to put links all in one place. Easier to keep everything straight and make sure you get notified in case I don’t have time to post about it on social media. A print being retired means it will NOT be brought back to my shop — ever — so if you’ve had your heart set on it, I definitely recommend snagging it soon as some only have one left of each.  So let’s get to the list.

Grey Cat Boppy Cover

Daisy Crib Sheet

The Lilly Crib Quilt [only available in crib size]

Lilly Crib Sheet

The Teagan Crib Quilt [only available in crib size]

Field Party Crib Sheet

The Berkeley Plus Quilt 

Berkeley Crib Sheet

Geo Baby Blanket

Little Bow and Arrow Collab Quilt

The Alison Plus Quilt

I will also be flying on a plane alone with my two kids and pregnant belly to head home for a couple of weeks [wish me luck!] so all orders placed now will ship June 25th at the earliest. All turnaround times are on each listing. If you have any questions not answered here, please feel free to send an email to LWPHsews@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!

LWPH

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