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5 Reasons St. Thomas Needs to be on your Bucket List!

We’re heading into Fall + for some of you, those cold winter months. Days are getting shorter and it’s about that time we all start dreaming of tropical vacations. Am I right?! We just got back from a dreamy vacay in St. Thomas and I’m so excited to share it with you! Here are 5 reasons why St. Thomas needs to be on your bucket list ASAP!

1// Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham (Wyndham St. Thomas)

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This resort is incredible! It’s located on Water Bay in the cutest little cove! It’s the perfect escape for anyone who wants adventure OR if you prefer the more laid-back experience. We did a little bit of both here and loved every second! 

5 Reasons why St. Thomas needs to be on your bucket list! // Review of the Margaritaville Vacation Club Wyndham St. Thomas by Graceful Mommy

Our favorite things to do at the resort were swim at the mountain top infinity pool, hang at the Margaritaville Restaurant, play pool games at the other pool + the spa! 

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5 Reasons why St. Thomas needs to be on your bucket list! // Review of the Margaritaville Vacation Club Wyndham St. Thomas by Graceful Mommy

 St. Thomas is amazing because it’s the US, but it really feels like you are in an extremely exotic country. There are mountains and hills, the greenery is lush, and the weather is amazing. Unlike Florida, the temperatures rarely vary from the 80s in the day and 70s at night! + it’s always breezy! 

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We highly recommend staying at this resort when you visit! It’s the perfect location! 

5 Reasons why St. Thomas needs to be on your bucket list! // Review of the Margaritaville Vacation Club Wyndham St. Thomas by Graceful Mommy

2// Underwater adventures

Just down the road from the Wyndham St. Thomas is an amazing place called Coral World Ocean Park. They have SO many exhibits and activities here, including sea lion encounters, a touch pool, turtle pool and more. We had the amazing opportunity to do SNUBA! SNUBA was amazing because you get the feeling and view of a scuba diver but you don’t have the cumbersome diving gear. A certified guide leads you on an adventure through the protected waters around Coral World. 

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We had SO much fun! This is definitely something I would do again! 

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If you aren’t in the mood for a guided adventure like SNUBA, you can always rent scuba gear at one of the local beaches! 

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3// Beautiful Beaches

Speaking of beautiful beaches, holy cowwwww – St. Thomas is full of them! One of St. Thomas’ beaches, Magens Bay was actually voted as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches by both Conde Nast + National Geographic. 

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5 Reasons why St. Thomas needs to be on your bucket list! // Review of the Margaritaville Vacation Club Wyndham St. Thomas by Graceful Mommy

4// The VIEWS! 

Everywhere you look, there is an amazing view. I was BLOWN AWAY by the hills and mountains. We took a tour around the whole island and got to see some of the most famous views of St. Thomas – it was awesome! My favorite place for a stunning view was Mountain Top. 

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5// No passport or jet lag! 

St. Thomas is a US Territory, so you don’t need a passport! All you need is your Driver’s License and Birth Certificate. The time in St. Thomas is only one hour ahead of Eastern time, so there is no jet lag! 

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St. Thomas is a really cool place to add to your bucket list because it’s familiar yet EXOTIC. People in the USVI speak English and use the dollar. There’s WIFI everywhere and even a Kmart! 

I highly recommend adding St. Thomas to your bucket list. When you come here, definitely stay at the Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham! It’s the place to be!  

In honor of #nationalrelaxationday , Margaritaville Vacation Club Wyndham Rio Mar and Wyndham Margaritaville St. Thomas are offering a special deal! Use code: BEFALL18 when you book online at www.extraholidays.com or call 1-800-428-1932 . (Book by 9/30/18 and travel by 11/19/18)

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MUST HAVE BABY REGISTRY ITEMS

My favorite baby registry products // Graceful Mommy

I’ve tried A LOT of baby products. I’m a mom of two little ones and definitely love trying out new things. My baby registry with my first was HUGE. I registered for everything. And let’s just say, it was too much. A lot of things you are “supposed” to register for, you don’t end up using. I learned my lesson, and with my second babe, my registry was a LOT smaller. Out of all the items I’ve used, I wanted to share my absolute favorites with you. These have been our MUST-HAVES. While each item has been very used the last 7 months, they all each have magic moments associated with them. I will be sharing some mamalogues with you as well as products! 

My favorite baby registry products // Graceful Mommy

Philips Avent Bottles // I absolutely love these bottles because they are the most natural way to bottle feed. In fact, the bottles mimic breastfeeding! When Gracie asked me if she could feed Donovan some milk for the first time, you better believe I ran to the cabinet and grabbed a Philips Avent bottle. He made the switch from breastfeeding to bottle feeding in a snap. No hesitation at all, actually. Gracie doesn’t always ask to feed Donovan, but when she does I’m so thankful that we have these bottles! 

My favorite baby registry products // Graceful Mommy

My favorite baby registry products // Graceful Mommy My favorite baby registry products // Graceful Mommy

Philips Avent Pacifiers // These are THE BEST pacis!  Did you know?! 9 out of 10 babies accept Philips Avent pacifiers. And this is so true for us! It’s so hard to pick out the right pacifier, but let me tell you – these are the ones you need. My husband knows these are the quickest way to soothe Donovan so he actually asked me to buy one for every room. That way, we never waste time looking for one! LOL

My favorite baby registry products // Graceful Mommy

My favorite baby registry products // Graceful Mommy

NogginStik // This rattle is Donovan’s favorite toy! His face lights up when he sees it + it always stops a meltdown in it’s tracks! This toy always reminds me of when Donovan was born. I think Gracie thought Donovan was going to come out as a toddler, ready to play. That was obviously not the case. But she always would rattle the NogginStik in his face, even from birth. Maybe that’s why he loves it so much. 

My favorite baby registry products // Graceful Mommy

Charlie Crane Paris Rocker // This rocker is not only GORGEOUS and matches our home decor perfectly, it’s also incredibly useful for a baby age 0-6 months. I love how easy it is to move from room to room + Donovan loves how comfy it is! 

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Savor Keepsake Box // This keepsake box is so unique + perfect for a new mom! It’s the perfect place to put those sentimental items like baby’s first hat or the hospital bands. Every now and then, when I’m feeling so emotional about how fast the kids are growing, I pull out my Savor box and simply hold the items in my hands. Just soaking in the memories. Is it weird to do this once a week? I’m asking for a friend ;). 

My favorite baby registry products // Graceful Mommy

My favorite baby registry products // Graceful Mommy

Snuggle Me Organic // This baby lounger was SO incredibly helpful when it came to naps + sleep. It hugs baby so they feel like they are being held, therefore helping them sleep better! 

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So, there you have it! Our top picks for baby’s registry along with a few of my favorite #mamalogues. What are you MUST-HAVE’s for baby’s first year? Share your mamalogues with me, too! I love hearing sappy mama stories! 

My favorite baby registry products // Graceful Mommy

The Best Holiday Clothes for Baby || with Carter’s

Cutest Holiday Baby Clothes from Carter's!

This post is sponsored by Carter’s, however all opinions are my own. 

Cutest Holiday Baby Clothes from Carter's!

We are officially on baby countdown! I am 35 weeks pregnant + baby is due Christmas Day! The big question is will baby be here for Christmas or not. My guess is that he will be here for the 25th – so of course I had to stock up on the cutest holiday pajamas + outfits!

Cutest Holiday Baby Clothes from Carter's!

My go-to place for the cutest baby clothes, especially holiday outfits, is Carter’s!

I had so much fun shopping for Baby Donovan! It’s so different shopping in the boy’s section – as we are so used to the girl section! Everyone always says boy clothes aren’t as cute, but WOW – I think they are so wrong. Carter’s has a HUGE boy section – and a giant collection of cute holiday clothes.

Cutest Holiday Baby Clothes from Carter's!

Cutest Holiday Baby Clothes from Carter's!

In my family, it has been a tradition ever since I was little to get new Christmas jammies every year. I am so excited to pass this tradition down to baby Donovan! I’m just crossing my fingers he will be here! Look how cute these Santa jammies are!

Cutest Holiday Baby Clothes from Carter's!

What I love about Carter’s is that the clothes are adorable, simple, + comfortable! Newborns need to always be dressed in comfy clothes- that’s why I choose Carter’s!

Cutest Holiday Baby Clothes from Carter's!

Carter’s is having a HUGE Black Friday sale that you CANNOT MISS! There are also tons of doorbuster sales, too!

Cutest Holiday Baby Clothes from Carter's!

Also, on Black Friday, Carter’s will be giving away over $700,000 in Dash Cash to the first 100 people to visit their local Carter’s or OskKosh B’gosh store for the Dash in to Win sweepstakes! The Sweepstakes will be held on Black Friday. To confirm the date that your local store will be having the sweepstakes, go to www.carters.com/stores . Plus, customers will receive a gift from Shutterfly on their $40+ purchase that day!

Cutest Holiday Baby Clothes from Carter's!

Visit carters.com/dashintowin for official rules!

Another thing I love about Carter’s is they have the best basics! These items are perfect for layering. We live in South Florida – so it doesn’t usually get too chilly. But for those colder days, I picked up a few things that I know we can layer with!

Cutest Holiday Baby Clothes from Carter's! Cutest Holiday Baby Clothes from Carter's! Carter’s believes that every child deserves a good night so they are partnering with Pajama Program – an organization that provides children new pajamas from November 1st – December 31st . Customers can help by donating a pair of new pajamas in store or make a monetary donation at check out (in store or online!). Carter’s will match up to 100,000 pairs of pajamas.

Find your local Carter’s store here

Take 20% off your purchase of $40 or more in store or online through 12/31/17. Some exclusions apply.

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