4.17.2018

LOFT SALE!!

LOFT always gets me with their sales because they include EVERYTHING in them. New arrivals and some of their brands that rarely go on sale are on sale today at 40% off. Use Code: HOORAY at checkout for the discount plus free shipping!

As you might have seen on my Instagram I just added the jeans and top below to my wardrobe and I am in love with both pieces. The top is perfect for spring and the jeans feel like butter on. I highly highly highly recommend Loft's denim.

Let me know if you have any questions and thank you for stopping by Life By Meli. Have a wonderful day!

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4.13.2018

Amazon Infant & Toddler Must-Haves

I've always loved Amazon but, being a busy mom of three makes me NEED Amazon. I've ordered hundreds of items on Amazon (I am not even going to lie) and some things have just been BLAH and some have saved my sanity. Below I am sharing the most useful infant and toddler things that I've ordered or continue to order on Amazon. If you have additional questions about any of the items please feel free to reach out to me. I am happy to answer any questions.

INFANT




Active Cups - these are really great for transitioning from bottle to cup, are easy to travel with and are slender enough to fit into bottle pockets in diaper bags.

Bandana Drool Bibs - these bibs were the only ones Reed would let me put on him. They come in a ton of patterns and look so cute on.

Portable High-Chair - can't even begin to tell you how great this chair is! We put this chair on our baby registry with our annual family camping trip in mind but we ended up keeping it in the trunk of my car and used it to feed the baby wherever we went.

Vitamin D - I didn't know that breastfed babies needed a vitamin D supplement until I started breastfeeding Reed. This is when Amazon and their prime 2-day shipping is priceless! Reed never minded the taste of this specific supplement.

Fun Pack Utensils - these are colorful and just the right size for baby's little hands.

Head Shaper - this pillow helps prevent flat head syndrome by equally distributing pressure to all the right places of the head when the baby is laying down.

Walker - This walker is super cute and inexpensive!

Playpen Mattress - First time moms you might not know this but the "mattress" that usually comes in the playpen is pretty hard and you will end up trying to cushion it with blankets and other things that might be dangerous for a sleeping baby. This mattress adds just the right cushioning without being too soft, fits in most playpens perfectly and is plastic making it super easy to clean.
I've linked a fitted sheet that fits this mattress here.

TODDLER

Ride-In Wagon - oh how we love our wagon! My mom gifted Reed this wagon for his birthday but I ordered it for her on Amazon. We take that thing everywhere. I like this specific model the most because it has nice back rests. I just noticed the price dropped on it too. What a deal!

USA Placemat - if you've been following me for a while you've seen the video of Ryder and his "stapes". He loves this thing and has memorized almost all 50 states now at age 3! Now if only I could get him to say STATES.

Puzzle Rack - I thank my lucky stars for this everyday because it keeps our big wooden puzzles in one place neatly stacked. My kids love stacking their puzzles in this thing but won't put their shoes away to save their lives. I don't get it!

Picnic Mat - this is the coolest picnic and beach mat. It's easy to fold, easy to clean and the sand does not get through it. I keep it in the back of my car and we use it all of the time.

Nose Frida - everything about this thing is disgusting LOL! I am sorry but it is. However, it works like magic. No other nose aspirator works as well and is as easy to clean as this little contraption is. I'll let you click on the link and read the product description for more information on it.

Potty Training Book - this is a very easy read and if you follow it closely you will have all the right tips to potty train your child. I was having a very hard time potty training Ryder and this book saved us IN. THREE. DAYS.

Potty Training Watch - I have to be honest with you. I bought this watch for Ryder right after he turned 2 and it was way too soon for him to potty train at that point. The watch just like my endless reminders to use the potty were pointless but, if I had given him the watch when he was 2.5 or 3 it would have really helped with reminders to use the potty before having accidents so I do recommend it if you think your toddler will pay attention to it.

That's all I have for now but check back soon for my Amazon Spring Fashion round-up!

4.08.2018

Opalhouse

I need to know who designed Target's new collection Opalhouse because I am obsessed. If you love Anthropologie home you are going to love this collection because it's just as good for half of the price. Bohemian, bright colored and so fun. I can't even believe the price of some of their pieces because the quality and intricate details on everything is so good. Check out the details of this throw pillow. I'm also loving their floor pillows like this black and white one pictured below.


Everything is are selling out quickly but they will be re-stocking everything so check back if you like something that just sold out. I just purchased the two large framed Tropical Palm prints pictured below for under $75. These prints and some of my favorite pieces from the Opalhouse Collection are linked below. Aaaaaahhhhh I want it ALL!!
Tropical Prints






4.05.2018

Spring Shoes Round-Up

Happy almost Friday! Do you have any fun weekend plans? Besides two baseball games I don't have plans and that's just how I like my weekends lately. Tired mom of three over here.

I'm rounding up my favorite spring shoes for you below. Besides all of these shoes being super cute they are also comfortable and perfect for running around with little ones both dressed up and dressed down. I bought the rose gold Birkenstocks last year and they were worth every penny. Not only do they hold up great but they go with just about everything. Let me know if you would like to see them styled.



Each picture below is linked so that everything is easy to shop. Once you click on the picture it will take you directly to the website where you can shop the item you are interested in. By you clicking on my pictures I receive a small commission (very small) and that  is how I monetize my blog. I get asked about this all of the time so I thought I would clarify that. It does take a lot of work to put these blog posts together so I appreciate you participation. I hope to continue to grow my blog and brand eventually so I really do appreciate you stopping by. Have a wonderful day and happy shopping!