December 13, 2019

Christmas Traditions

Thank you so much to LazyOne Inc. for sponsoring this post!

I love this time of year. I mean, who doesn't? But, I really love it. Not just because it's Christmas or because we get to exchange gifts with those that we love. I love this season so much because I always feel like things are put back into perspective for me. I'm re-aligned, if you will. I feel recharged and my desire to serve is rekindled! 

This is also the first Christmas we get to spend as a family of four! It's so exciting to see Nova be curious and excited about everything happening. When my husband and I first got married, I was looking forward to doing matching Christmas pajamas! He's been such a good sport about it from day one, probably because he knows how much I value tradition! Having matching Christmas pajamas with our girls makes my heart SO happy. It's such a fun way to celebrate the holidays together. 

Last night we all got in our jammies, put on some Christmas music and decorated a gingerbread house. It was the most fun ever and I never want to forget this fun filled evening with my crew! All the excitement and fun got me thinking about traditions during the holidays. 

Last year, I remember feeling a little inadequate because I wasn't keeping what I thought were my traditions, alive. As if I had to jam-pack every single thing Ryan's family did when he was growing up and mine into one month. This year, I've come to appreciate something of great importance: we have to create our own traditions.

Don't get me wrong, there are still several things we do now with our girl's that we did growing up. But for the most part, things we have done so far have been things we wanted to do regardless of what we did with our parents when we were kids. And I love that! I love that we are making our own memories and doing things that work for us during this season of our lives.

I guess all I wanted to say is, I can't do it all. But if the one thing we do is wear matching jammies and make happy memories together, then we've done enough. 

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December 2, 2019

Upgrade with Cushmat!

(thank you so much to Cushmat for sponsoring this post!)

Indy has been playing on the floor more and more lately. It's been so much fun to watch her curiosity grow and see her start to push up, trying to crawl! Having a protective, comfortable surface for her to play on is really important to me. Which is why I am so grateful for our new Cushmat! 

This is hands-down the most durable, comfortable, squishy mat I have ever used! We used to use a foam puzzle-piece mat that was under $20 and it honestly just did not do the trick. It would come apart and if anything was spilt onto it, it would just go through the cracks in between each piece. Cushmat is waterproof, easy to clean and one piece. It's also light-weight and easy to roll up when you need to relocate it, which I love! 

We are able to move our mat from room-to-room with no hassle and Indy is getting a comfortable, clean space to play on. This is huge for me because Indy is my gassy, spit-uping baby! Much more than Nova ever did. So when we are doing tummy-time or just playing, she oftentimes spits up a little. Before our Cushmat arrived, she would spit-up on the carpet or onto the low-quality mat and it was a pain to clean. Our Cushmat makes it an easy and quick clean up! 

We received one of their newer designs, the Luxe Dark / Beige Star pattern. Every mat comes with two designs so you are easily able to flip it over which allows for it to blend in with your home. 

Another amazing and important feature is that they make their playmats non-toxic and heavy metal, BPA, latex free and free of so many other toxins! That gives me the reassurance in knowing that I'm using a product that is truly safe for my babies and myself! 

The girls and I highly recommend Cushmat for your home!