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Review: Apple Blossom Wovens Black Agate

Apple Blossom Wovens Black Agate 100% cotton $$ machine woven Best for: all babies Carries: all When I heard that Apple Blossom Wovens was going to have a monochrome wrap, I was so excited. I love black, white and gray everything. That’s most of my wardrobe and my baby carrier collection. I love how ABW woven wraps wrap, so I needed to have it and try it out. It’s perfect. Just look at the colors! It’s not done in traditional black and white yarn – it even has some gray in there to give it dimension. It really makes it…

Welcome Baby Dumpling!

Dumpling is here! I typed this up while in the hospital so I didn’t forget anything. I hope it makes sense. Late night nursing sessions have you going delirious sometimes. I had contractions all day Monday, but I felt they weren’t strong enough to go to the hospital. I didn’t want the contractions to stall and be sent home or end up being induced. Tuesday, I didn’t have any consistent contractions. Maybe two or three an hour. We went about our day and took Tot to soccer practice. Around 1am, my contractions started to pick up and I started to…

Hospital Bag Checklist

No matter how many times I’ve done this, I still find myself looking up what I need to bring to the hospital. I sent messages to all my friends asking what they brought over and over again. With Birdie, I had my bag packed, but A panicked and forgot it at home. He had to go back and get it the next day. With Tot, I didn’t have a bag. I kept procrastinating and even though he was SO late (42 weeks), I just never had one. My sister ended up packing a bag for me, and she packed it…

Must-Have Products for Baby

With Dumpling on the way, I’ve been checking out all of these different products. I love researching and finding out what’s new, since things change so quickly. Products that were a must have with Birdie don’t even exist anymore! Things change pretty quickly. Here is a round up of some products that I just had to have. DockATot Deluxe+ Dock – click to get $10 off! I want Dumpling to hang out in our room for the first six months or so. I wanted something that would be perfect for him or her to hang out on our bed. After speaking…

Review: Apple Blossom Wovens Soulshine Cream

Apple Blossom Wovens Soulshine Cream 80% cotton, 20% hemp $$ machine woven Best for: heavier babies Carries: I would assume all I saw this ring sling up for sale in the BST (buy/sell/trade group) on Facebook for an amazingly low price and I had to have it. I love Apple Blossom Wovens and I’ve been wanting to try out their hemp with Tot. He’s been getting bigger and heavier and I’ve heard that hemp is perfect for toddlers so I jumped at the chance to get it. This was a conversion done by Cozy Cuties, LLC and it was pretty…

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I'm Nikki. Work at home mama that loves to eat & travel. I am totally obsessed with my children, crafts, and baby wearing. April & October is a life blog about my family's adventures. Read More

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  • Hey! I’m back from my IG imposed ban 🙄 I missed y’all, haha. I got to test out @weirdslings Fly-lahlah and I wrote a review. It’s up and why is there no fly emoji? There’s a mosquito, bee, spider - but no fly. How funny. ⁣
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  • We pulled out our @appleblossomwovens Black Agate Tencel wrap for this chilly weather. It’s been cold and rainy, so the extra coziness of Tencel has been great. ⁣
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Black Agate has been one of our favorite monochrome wraps ever. 🖤 It truly speaks to me. I can’t wait for Reflection to be released which is another monochrome wrap, with a kaleidoscope weave. Both white and black weft are speaking to me. M
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  • Who is always at the ready to take somebody’s head off during the holidays? 🙋🏽‍♀️ Just look at me wrong or finish my favorite dish and it’s over. ⁣
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The social anxiety is real and @socialcbd has really helped during this past holiday week and the upcoming festivities. Thank you #SocialCBD for helping this mama out during the holidays. ⁣
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  • Obsessing over @squeezamals this holiday season! The picnic pack was the cutest addition to our Squeezamals collection. Everything came for a perfect picnic lunch. ⁣
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Dumpling loves the texture of the squish of the Squeezamals. She is always found with one in her hands. ⁣
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If you’re interested in grabbing some for your littles, check out your local @walmart!
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  • I volunteered in my daughter’s classroom for Thanksgiving. I helped on the food line so I had to tie Dumpling to my back and make turkey sandwiches. We do teach the kids that we don’t actually celebrate Thanksgiving, and the teachers discussed the truth with the kids. I’m glad I didn’t have to step in like previous years 🤦🏽‍♀️⁣
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My tote bag from @shopkindredtogether is my favorite though. I’m able to fit everything in there. A quick link to the shop is in my profile & you can use code APRILOCT to save 💰 ⁣
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  • We were so lucky to be able to check out the Flip & Spin for the Win bundle - thanks to @PowerYourFun. The bundle included Laser Launchers (which I can’t pry out of Tot’s hands), the Mini Cyclone Stunt Car, and Turbo Tops Gyro Cars - which you see pictured here. These are our favorite part of the bundle, the kiddos are constantly try to do tricks with them. ⁣
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Thank you Kaliber Global Toys for this awesome gift! #sponsored #PowerYourFun #TurboTops @apexdropofficial
  • Yesterday was my birthday! I’m thirty-something (the something is silent 🤪) and it was a good day. A made it back from a 10 day trip just in time to celebrate. The kids were so excited to make mom’s day fun. ⁣⁣
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My sister always grabs a red velvet bundt cake for me and I love it. It’s my favorite. My grandmother used to bake me a red velvet cake every year when I was younger and it’s important to me to have it. ⁣
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Here’s to another revolution around the sun ☀️
  • I posted about the awesome @pjmasks PJ Masks Seeker about a month ago. I grabbed it at @target and kept it hidden until it was Tot’s birthday. He had already completely forgotten about it & it was a wonderful surprise to open on his day 🎂 He’s been playing with it nonstop and his sisters keep trying to get a turn. ⁣
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Thank you to MomSelect for gifting us this toy. It’s the perfect toy for this @pjmasks obsessed family. #ad⁣
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#JustPlayProducts #JustPlayToys #JustPlayAllDay #PJMasks #Target #SocialSpotters
  • My middle child. My wild child. He’s officially 5 years old and 1 day. I tried to make sure he had a fun filled day yesterday and now I’m exhausted. This year he decided he didn’t like cake and asked for donuts instead 🍩 ⁣
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Happy birthday Tot 💕

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