BabyList Small Shop Pick 2016

 

We are so excited to have been chosen as one of Baby List’s Small Shop Picks for 2016! This is actually our second time being included in their Small Shop Picks and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be included with such a wonderful group of small businesses who work so hard every.single.day.

We have an exclusive promotional code with BabyList so make sure to sign up for their mailing list and get discount codes for the other businesses involved! We’ve also made it SUPER easy for you to add Little Wife Power House directly to your BabyList registry by following this link. Not only can you add anything from our website for your loved ones to bring to your rockin’ baby shower, you can add anything from around the internet… even meals, house cleaning, etc! It’s truly an amazing service and I loved using it with my little ones!

-LWPH

Cake Maternity

I was so excited to have the opportunity to work with Cake Maternity and try out a few of their nursing bras. I chose the Nude Rock Candy Seamless BraDark Chocolate Underwire Nursing Bra, and the Maple Mousse Plunge Bra. One to relax in, one maybe for a night out [ha! a night out?! Well, a girl can dream!] and one for everyday use.

The Nude Rock Seamless Bra was super comfortable and I actually birthed Sawyer in it! It’s stretchy and perfect for sleeping and lounging, especially in those early weeks. The Dark Chocolate Underwire Nursing Bra has been a fun alternative and great to wear under darker clothes on those hot date nights. And by hot date nights I mean the occasional dinner out WITH our youngest. Anyone relate? The bra I’ve worn the most by far has been the Maple Mousse Plunge Bra. It’s the perfect neutral and still makes you feel super cute. A fellow nursing mama saw it and commented on how cute it was! I sized down to the size just below the one I was previously using and there seems to be a huge size disparity between the two but I could have missed something and ordered wrong! Just make sure to measure yourself and get the right size!

You can see their whole line of goods here. They have everything from bras to tanks to nursing pads so make sure to browse around to see what all they have to offer!

-LWPH

the big kids’ room tour

I’m so excited to finally share the makeover of my kids’ shared room! Decorating a room that has both genders can be a challenge but I found I tend to lean towards gender neutral colors in general so it kind of worked out! I love greys, white, teal and did I say grey?!

I know you guys want to know all the details about our bunk beds so head here to read all about them! We’ve loved these bunk beds and adding a little DIY to them made them SO much better!

I made both quilts for their bunk beds. Quilts are such a labor of love and I really hope they keep + use them for their whole lives…and then pass them onto their kids. That’s why I totally believe quilts are such a great heirloom investment. They become part of some of your most cherished memories. I’ll always remember tucking my babies into bed at night snuggled in their cozy quilts. Cuddling with them as they both beg to all lay in the same bed for a few minutes at night. Reading their favorite books over and over again. My sweet babes are what make the memories but our quilts are part of them. Charlotte’s quilt also helped add a little fun color to the room which I love!

Our teepee from Tnee’s is one of my favorite parts of their room! It’s such a show stopper and the quality is unmatched. The grey stripe is the perfect neutral and if we ever change up their room I know I’d be able to put their teepee in our front room and it would fit in the decor seamlessly. The kids love reading in it, playing peek-a-boo, and turning it into a time machine to search for dinosaurs!

Linking to sources below but leave any questions you have for me here!

All photos by Corinne McCombs.

Hatch Baby Smart Changing Pad

I am constantly blown away by the amazing baby products people are coming out with to take away as much worry from us mamas as possible. We have enough to worry about, don’t we?! I was so excited when Hatch Baby reached out to introduce their new product, the revolutionary smart changing pad that connects to a free app on your smart phone to track your baby’s weight, feedings, and even sleep!

I don’t know about you but being that I’m exclusively breastfeeding, I’m constantly worried that Sawyer is getting enough to eat — especially in those early days. The guessing can leave you seriously stressing! The Hatch Baby changing pad has a scale, guys! I was able to weigh him before and after feedings to make sure he was getting plenty of milk, can you believe it? What a blessing of peace of mind! I immediately thought how wonderful it would be for mamas who bring home premature babies to closely track their weight gain and diaper output! In fact, my mama friend who gave birth at 32 weeks was wishing she had had a Hatch Baby pad in her home back in her most worrisome weeks. The pad also wirelessly sends Sawyer’s weight to the app and charts it all! I love taking babies to doctor’s appointments just so I can hear how much they weigh. Nothing better than knowing your babe is thriving. Friends are always asking how much Sawyer weighs so now I can say [down to the ounce]!

We put so much thought and love into every detail of our little one’s nurseries, don’t we?  Sometimes techie baby products can look clunky and the design can be lacking. The Hatch Baby changing pad is sleek and the top pad is even interchangeable so it can be washed or changed out if you decide you want a slightly different look. We went with Ash but it also comes in Rose, Sand, and Sky. Doesn’t it fit into the decor seamlessly? It was my last item to put in so I’m pretty sure one of their four colors would fit into most color schemes!

The app is a great partner to the changing pad. I love that I can enter information as I’m nursing [bravo efficiency!] I’m also reeeeeeally grateful that all of Sawyer’s information is right at my finger tips for those moments when his pediatrician is asking me about his sleep/feeding schedules and I’m all wide eyed because I can’t even remember my name on the three hours of sleep I got the night before. It has saved me from looking like a super spaced out mom more than once! Even if you don’t have their changing pad right now, I recommend getting their free app to keep track of their stats although I’m sure you never have space cadet mom moments like me, right? Never ;)!

…and one photo of my three little loves just for fun because I can’t believe how lucky I am to mother my sweet red head, blonde, and brunette babes.

This blog post is in partnership with Hatch Baby and all photos by Corinne McCombs Photography.

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

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