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Lily Jade Giveaway

The following post contains affiliate links and is sponsored by Lily Jade. Read my full disclosure here.

Ok, the day has come. I have graduated from a frumpy boring mom to a cool mom. My kids may still not think so and honestly, I may not be that cool. 😉 That’s okay because at least I look the part with my new Shaylee Diaper Bag from Lily Jade. The good news is that you can be a cool mom too. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to enter the GIVEAWAY.

I don’t know when it happened. Actually, yes I do know. Somewhere between kid number one and three I gave up. You know what I am saying? Of course not because I know you are all too cool and always stay on top of things. But for me, I just got into a frump of survival mode. Also known as a “mombie.” It happens to the best of us. One day I was all trendy and then next day I was cleaning up poop and cheerios. I’m not saying there is anything wrong with that either. It is all a part of the seasons of life we pass through.

Diaper bags became an ugly bottomless pit of stuff. Sometimes you could find what you needed in that mess of a bag and others times not so much. A catch-all for the “just in case” moments of motherhood. Oh yeah, and it was my purse too. So, yes in that baby bag of a disaster there was a wallet, lip gloss (if I was lucky), keys, and few other essentials. Just a big hot mess that I dreaded to take places. In fact, I would usually leave it in the car at all costs. Then I would have to make the dreaded trip back to the car if I needed anything out of that diaper bag. Gosh, it was bad. Realllllll bad!

At a low point, I will admit to dumping everything into a Wal-Mart sack. Ask Mr. Whitelane about that one. Not good people. I needed a diaper bag, purse, and style all in one. What if I told you that existed? It really does and you can graduate with me!

Meet Shaylee. She is this sophisticated and has so many features. There is a removable, washable 12 pocket organizer with two small handles that tuck away when not in use. It is like two bags in one. A diaper bag within a purse. I can simply pull this organizer out with all my baby stuff when I don’t have the kids. Then Shaylee becomes my cute purse.

Let’s talk about all the ways you can wear this bag. It can be worn the shoulder, as a messenger bag, or as a backpack. I have worn this Shaylee in every position and love how versatile it can be with kids. The cute tassel is major eye candy. All the compartments and pockets are perfect for quick access to my go-to needs. The naturally tanned leather is absolutely stunning!

  

This bag is sophisticated and grows with me. So, guess what? When my kids are out of diapers and I just need a purse, this beauty is all mine. Out goes the organizer with diapers and bottles. This versatile bag can transition for each stage of life. I love that it is made out of real leather that can last for years to come. The perfect mom bag for every day.

  

Ok, this Shaylee has saved me from my slump. It is super stylish while being functional to meet all my mommy needs. Hallelejuah! Even if I am in a t-shirt and sweats I still feel put together with my Lily Jade on my arm. It really keeps me organized and looking like I know what I am doing. Hey, even if I am winging life, motherhood, and the day most of the time.

I am glad I have Shaylee on my back making me look cool doing my “mommin.” 🙂 You can win a beautiful bag for yourself too. Enter the giveaway HERE for a $375 Lily Jade Credit. Lily Jade has so many beautiful styles from diaper bags to lifestyle and travel totes. Be sure to go see more at Lily Jade.

Spring Favorites Under $60

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It is officially the first day of spring! YAY! It is still a little chilly around here. I am hoping to start feeling the warmth soon. I can’t believe Easter is in less than two weeks. I guess that is what happens when you have a million things going on. Selling a house, buying a house, moving, moving again, and all the things.

I have put together a few of my favorite spring items that are all under $60. I love the fresh start of spring and all the light and airy colors that it brings. This list has definitely got me in the mood for spring and summer. The good news is that there is no spring cleaning over here. Just spring moving. 🙂 Is that a thing? And of course a lot of spring projects at the new house. We will be getting the keys soon. I can’t wait to show you the new place and some of the plans we have. Until then, click on any image below to shop some of my favs for spring. 

Mamas Tired…And Shopping

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Wow! Newborns. They are these amazing tiny bundles of a joyous miracle. They smell like heaven, sleep like angels, and depend on you full time. New borns are a slice of perfection in this crazy world. All that being said, they are a lot of exhausting work.

I am someone who thoroughly enjoys their sleep. Mr. Whitelane calls me a grandma because I could easily be in bed by 9 p.m. (or sooner) every night. I like to get a full 8 hours (or more) of sleep each night. Well, mix a newborn (plus two other kids) into that. No more sleep people!

So, as I am up all hours of the night doing changes and feedings, I also browse for inspiration and deals. I am sure you are soooo tired of hearing about the Nordstrom sale. I have been inundated with everyone talking about it. However, everyone’s style is different. I thought I would share a few of my picks real quick. Everything is under $50 and great for mom life.

Apparently, I am into one style right now. The flowy bell sleeve or peplum top. These tops are great pieces to transition from summer into early fall. They come in multiple colors and they are still in stock. Nothing is worse than seeing all the cute picks people are sharing from the sale already sold out.

This top is great in black or fuschia. I personally can see the black being a great staple to dress up or down. The sleeves are a fun flare that is a big trend right now. I also fell in love with this same top in the blush color. I am a sucker for a soft pink. It is feminine, dainty, and soft.

Ok, but I know it is still deathly hot in most places. I usually just want something light and easy to wear with kids that won’t make me sweaty. That is where this peplum top comes into play. I found two that are both great price points and come in different colors as well. This BP peplum has a little longer sleeve and a distressed neckline. Very casual and comfy look. The other Chelsea28 top is more of a ruffle hem tee. It has a high low bottom. It is a cleaner look with solid material made from super soft jersey. Total mom life approved and cute.

All of these tops are so affordable and versatile for the busy mom or date night with the hubby. I will be sharing how they fit and the actual products on Insta stories this week (when my package arrives). Now go find some goodies before they are gone!

 

All photos are from Nordstrom.