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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! 

My favorite baby registry products // Graceful Mommy

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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ONLINE CODE: CART4198

How I Keep Our House Clean || Nugeni Review

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

This post is sponsored by Nugeni, yet all thoughts + opinions are my own. 

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

Guys, I have discovered the secret to a clean house.

It’s called Nugeni.

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

This thing is my new baby + best friend. When I first got it, I actually had a dream I was using it. LOL. I’m not kidding. It’s that amazing. Let me tell you about it.

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

best vacuum housekeeping steamer system

Nugeni is an ALL IN ONE cleaning tool. It’s a:

+cordless vacuum

+handheld vacuum

+upright vacuum

+steam mop

+mobile steam cleaner

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

Can you believe that? Nugeni is both a vacuum AND a steamer. It is an interchangeable cleaning tool that replaces ALL of your other cleaning products with one system. Talk about MULTITASKING.

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

We moved into our house a little over a year ago. We put in these gorgeous porcelain tile floors. They are so pretty. But, let me tell you, they are hard to clean. My EX-STEAMER sucked. It left streaks everywhere. It didn’t stay wet for longer than 2 swipes. And I hated it. The floor was constantly dirty and I didn’t know how to clean it. I tried everything. I even hired a maid just to clean the floors. Guess what? The Nugeni makes cleaning our floors a BREEZE. Not only a breeze, but I literally love doing it. I’m weird like that maybe, but my husband will tell you, I use this thing every day. Not because you have to, but because it’s fun + easy.

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

What’s amazing about Nugeni is that you actually switch out the part that changes the system into a vacuum or a steamer. You just unlock the green (vacuum) and put in the yellow piece (steamer).

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

When steaming, you just add the steamer pad to the bottom.

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

Let me tell you more about the vacuum.

THE VACUUM

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review! How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

The vacuum has 2 modes: turbo or regular. I usually just do regular because it’s super quiet. So I can vacuum while Gracie’s sleeping. The turbo is great though if you’re trying to pick up a whole lot of stuff or let’s say you haven’t vacuumed in a while.

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

The vacuum comes with a few accessories that make it easy to clean every thing.

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

You can take the vacuum off the upright pole to do a handheld clean. I use this feature to clean my car, Gracie’s carseat, shelves, baseboards, etc. It even comes with a long pole to extend your reach so you can clean walls or ceiling fans.

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

THE STEAMER 

The steamer is the yellow piece. This one plugs into the wall, but has a super long cord so you barely notice it. The steam heats up in SECONDS.

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

You can steam for 28 minutes without needing to refill.

Did you know that steam can be used to clean almost any sealed surface including: hard floors, pet stains, window treatments, mattresses, grout, to disinfect toys, toilets, kitchen appliances + so much more??!

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

I love this most for steaming our porcelain tile floors. I use the steam pad and the upright system to clean the floors. I do this at least once a week, but if Gracie spills something, I can just steam it right up. The first time I cleaned our floors (and this was not long AFTER THE MAIDS WERE HERE), the steamer pad was SOOOOO dirty. I was so embarrassed at how filthy our tile was. I feel so confident now, with my Nugeni, that our floors are actually clean.

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

The steamer comes with tons of accessories that let you steam everything, from your clothes!, to your mattress, to your windows. To clean windows + glass, it comes with a squeegee tool. I use this for our glass shower doors + our mirrors.

One of my favorite ways to use the steamer is to steam Gracie’s highchair. I never knew how to properly clean this thing (as it gets super dirty after every meal). I don’t want to use any household cleaner, as she eats RIGHT off of it. That wouldn’t be safe. Honestly, the only thing safe is steam. The high pressure nozzle cleans the chair in seconds.

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

How I keep my house so clean || Nugeni vacuum steamer review!

Other things I love to steam: our bathroom grout lines, curtains, + oven!

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My overall review: 

If you can’t tell already, I’m obsessed with this thing. I think I’ve tried every piece + gadget already and I love them all. I would recommend this system to ANYONE (and have recommended it to several friends + family members already). My favorite way to use it is to steam our floors. It’s saved me SO much time, not to mention money on all the products I don’t need anymore. The vacuum is SO easy + lightweight. I love that it is cordless. I needed that in my life with my messy toddler.

I love all of the accessories it comes with, but I find myself using the main system the most. The squeegee tool is SO awesome, but the steamer gets heavy for me (I am almost 7 months pregnant). But, it does come with a shoulder strap. I haven’t tried that yet.

Anyways, highly recommend this system!

You can get your Nugeni on their website: https://www.mynugeni.com

Or on Target.com!

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