Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Owlet Baby Monitors

May 4, 2016

Filed Under : Lifestyle - Motherhood

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The Owlet Baby Monitor has quickly made the top of my must-have baby products list. If you haven’t heard of it, it is a little monitor you place on your baby’s foot, like a sock, that uses hospital technology to monitor your baby’s oxygen levels and heart rate. If their levels drop below normal, an alarm will alert you.

As a first time mom, who is already prone to anxiety, I have spent far much time worrying about all the bad things that could happen. I remember those first couple months, before we had the Owlet, when stress and anxiety interfered with my nights. We would finally get Piper down to sleep, and I would be exhausted but couldn’t sleep myself. I’d be too busy leaning over the bassinet, checking every few minutes to make sure she was breathing.

Now, since she has started to roll over, I am especially thankful to have the Owlet. That girl moves all over the crib in the night, and when I wake up in the morning she’ll often be on her tummy. With the Owlet monitor at work, I can go to sleep peacefully knowing it will alert me if there are any problems.

I have found this to be an invaluable gift, and think it would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift for any mamas of little ones you may know. I know Scofield loves it too, both for the well being of our girl, but also for a well rested wife which keeps the sleep-deprived crazy at bay ;).

Owlet is offering $25 OFF for all my readers, if you order through this link. If you are stumped on what to buy for Mother’s Day, you can’t go wrong with this invaluable gift!

thank you to Owlet for partnering with me in this post!

A Morning Outing

April 28, 2016

Filed Under : Around Town - Lifestyle - Style

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I recently met my friend Stephanie, of Olive and Tate, at The Village Grind for a coffee date. There’s nothing like a little morning outing with a friend to get your day going, am I right!? Being a new(ish) mom and being home a lot, it can be so easy to get stuck in a funk. I’ve found that it is essential for me to get out of the house regularly and have real adult talk with friends ;). Of course, Piper got to tag along and hang out in her jammies. Although that little stinker is refusing to nap on the go right now…I swear that girl is going to be a social monster, like her daddy.

Also, I absolutely cannot get over the little courtyard at The Village Grind. I mean, is it not the cutest thing ever!? I feel like I’m in a little Italian villa every time I sit out there. Seriously, this coffee shops fulfills all my design dreams. When can I move in??

I shared a post featuring the interior of the coffee shop in my ‘around town’ series a while back, here, if you care to see. Hope you guys are having a great day!

*photos by christa rene photography 

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Olive You So Much

April 21, 2016

Filed Under : Lifestyle - Style

Olive You So Much | Love LolaOlive You So Much | Love LolaOlive You So Much | Love LolaOlive You So Much | Love LolaOlive You So Much | Love LolaOlive You So Much | Love LolaOlive You So Much | Love LolaOlive You So Much | Love LolaOlive You So Much | Love LolaOlive You So Much | Love LolaJeans: J.Crew | Top: Madewell | Shoes: Shoemint | Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters | Watch: Jord | Piper’s  Dress: Baby Gap | Piper’s Bow: The Splendid Bow

For a while now, I have been super into olive green. I pretty much lived in this jacket all fall and winter and have found that I typically gravitate towards these neutral pieces when picking out clothes for Piper. One thing I am positive I am going to love doing is coordinating my outfit with Piper’s. Whether it’s just matching the colors we are wearing or matching our outfits entirely, I for one will try to get away with this as long as I can before she has a say ;).

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Date Ideas on a Budget

April 18, 2016

Filed Under : Lifestyle

date ideas on a budgetIf you’re like us and have a monthly budget you stick to, then this post is for you. We have always tried to have a weekly ‘date night,’ but we honestly are the worst at sticking to it. Sometimes it is budget related, and other times it’s poor lack of planning on our part. To make our date night happen, we’ve come up with a few different ways to connect during the week, even with an insane dog running around and a needy baby on my hip, without breaking the bank. If we can do it, you can to! ;)date ideas on a budget

1 | Go on a coffee date. One of my favorite ways to spend time with my husband is by going to get coffee. We have a weekly ‘entertainment’ budget we use for dates and dinners. I love that our coffee dates don’t put much of a dent in it. If things are super tight, we’ll opt for a black cup of coffee over fabulous conversation. A date night for under $5! And then if we want to splurge, we’ll buy a fancy drink ;). Over christmas, I was obsessed with the peppermint white chocolate mocha from Starbucks. Nowadays, you’ll find me sipping on a vanilla lavender latte from The Village Grind.

2 | Exercise together. Even if you don’t have a gym membership, exercising together is a great way to spend quality time with one another and have intentional conversation. Even if we aren’t trying to get our sweat on, we’ll still go for a leisurely walk together. If we take Piper, the rhythm of the stroller will usually put her right to sleep, so it feels like its just me and Scofield again ;). And the cost of running or walking outside? … Free!

3 | Go on a picnic. Another way I love to spend time with Scofield, without breaking the bank, is going for a picnic. We’ll pack sandwiches, some fruit, and maybe some sparkling water, and head out to the park with a blanket and our picnic basket. We can typically create a meal over things we already have in our house, so this typically doesn’t cost us a thing.

4 | Go hiking. I am super excited for the warm weather that’s coming, because that means more hiking. I love driving through the mountains, so the drive up to the hiking trails is an added perk for me. State parks typically just cost a few bucks to get in, and they come with a view that’s worth much more!

5 | Watch a movie at home. With a redbox around every corner, we are always tempted to go grab a movie. I love how you can get a new movie for just a few dollars, which is way cheaper than going to the movies. We’ll often time make dinner and sit down with a movie after we put Piper down to have some time together.

6 | Grab an ice cream cone. If you don’t have the budget for a full meal, just go out for dessert! For just a few dollars you can get a scoop of ice cream, or better yet, share a cone to add an extra romantic element ;).

7 | Take your dog to the dog park together. I love that we have a dog park right down the street from our house. It’s always fun to take Sage and let him run around and play while we catch up after the work day.

8 | Walk around the farmer’s market. Spring is almost here, which means the farmer’s market will be back up and running! Even if we don’t buy anything, I absolutely love just grabbing a cup of coffee and going to walk around and explore. A lot of times there are fun samples to try, and we’ll typically walk away with a goodie or two.

9 | Binge watch a new tv series. It’s so nice to stay in and be lazy on a weekend every once in a while. One of my favorites memories with Scofield is spending my birthday weekend indoors a few years ago and watching the whole ‘Band of Brothers’ series. We had no agenda and nowhere to go, and it was absolutely glorious. Of course I’d get super ancy if we did this every weekend, but every once in a while it’s a real treat.

10 | Go on a bike ride together. We have a lovely trail that runs through Greenville, called the Swamp Rabbit Trail. You can rent bikes for the day for relatively cheap and ride them on the trail. This is something we haven’t done yet, but that I have definitely been itching to do!

date ideas on a budget

There you have, 10 dates ideas on a budget! If you try one of them, I’d love to hear about it! Happy dating! ;)

Photos by Jessi Nichols Photography

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