Biba M Stroller

I have been on the hunt for a lightweight stroller that gives me more options than an umbrella stroller for a while and I am excited to share that all my musts are available in the Biba M Single stroller!

The Biba M Single checks all the boxes on my list: a fully reclining seat, oversized canopy, easy folding, larger basket, and it must be lightweight.

I don’t want to say I’m a stroller pro, but I have pushed my fair share of strollers around with three kids that I want to think I know a little haha. The Biba M is super easy to maneuver whether we are visiting the local shops or exploring the great outdoors.

Whether you are looking for a single or a double, I highly recommend checking out the collections from Biba M. They have a color for every personality and style. Check out more on their page HERE.

Photos by Miss Stevi Marie

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Tomorrow today.

This post is sponsored by Tomorrow. All words and opinions are my own.

Now that we have been sleeping on the Tomorrow hybrid mattress for a while I wanted to update everyone on how our sleep has been.

My sleep overall has improved greatly. Well I mean as great as still having a nursing baby can be haha. I used to toss and turn and could lay in bed for hours before falling asleep. Now I get in and instantly am tired and fall asleep instantly. The hybrid mattress is firm enough to not have a sore back but soft enough to give you just that perfect squeeze.

The smart tracker has been keeping track of how our sleep has improved as well. It tells you each day in a detail of your previous night how you slept. It has really helped me keep track of how many hours I am sleeping a night and making sure I get enough or not too much sleep.

The Tomorrow Sheet Sethas been amazing as well. I’m definitely not a picky person but after using their sheet I will be. They are so silky and soft. They also keep you just the right amount of cool and warm throughout the night. I can’t sit in my bed anymore without wanting to take a nap right away.

We have definitely been satisfied with the sleep on our Tomorrow mattress. We are excited to extend the offer to our readers by offering $100 off any $500 order with code “BASIC100”. Now head over and see what Tomorrow will bring you.

Xoxo – Elexis

Beach days.

We had such an amazing Labor Day. We just hung out on the beach all day while the kids played and sweet Ellie even took a nap. Our smart edge outdoor blanket and toddler lounge from Lulyboo definitely made our day easier.

All my little water babies snuggled up eating snacks together was just what we needed.

Of course the easy clean up and storage options make my mama heart happy. The blanket rolls right up with a carrying handle and the lounge buckles into a backpack! Score! I’d say it was a successful day. Check out Lulyboo on IG HERE.

Hooded towels from Kindhood. Check them out on IG HERE.

Active life.

I always say I am such a city girl but I grew up in a very small town. While it’s not for me, I think kids really benefit from living a slower, outdoorsy life. It’s not always go go go. We have been exploring all that Utah has to offer us and these postpartum leggings have been amazing for all our activities! Lots of support and super comfy.

Nothing like a pair of leggings to give you the confidence you need!

Check out Preggo Leggings Here!

Creole Art Photography – Mommy and Me

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Since I can remember the only thing I have ever wanted to be when I grew up was a Model. My mother will tell me stories of these big dreams I had and that she never knew where this idea came from, but my answer was always the same. I was going to move to NY and be a big time model for big time companies and that was it. While the dream may have changed a little, modeling is still something I love to do and will continue to do until I just do not enjoy it. I do not care how many people tell me I am too short and not fit enough or just not cut out for it, I will do it.

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It is even better when I get to do a shoot with my sweet boys. I have worked with Sandrine from Creole Art Photography on a few projects before and I have fallen absolutely in love with her work. She is so amazing at what she does and I know she will go far.

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Creole Art Photography is based in Layton, UT. She has this amazing all white studio that you can’t help but fall deeply in love with. I am crazy and if I could live in an all white everything house, I would be in absolute heaven. She has an amazing eye and captured so many amazing photos of the boys and I that I will cherish forever. She is so kind and sweet that it was easy for them to be comfortable, which allowed them to fully be themselves and play around.

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I highly recommend if you are in the Weber County/Layton area to get in touch and use Creole Art Photography for any photoshoot you have coming up! Mommy and Me sessions are perfect for gifts for Father’s Day, birthdays, any gift you need, or just a fun way to remember the connection you share with your children while they are young forever. Make sure to check out her page and facebook for details soon on Mommy and Me sessions! Don’t forget to show her some love on her newly started Instagram as well!

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I can not thank you enough Sandrine for these amazing photos of the boys and I! ❤

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xo -E

Runaway.

A month. That is how long it has been since I have even looked at the blog. So much happened in that month. Christmas. New years. Modeling gigs. Hurt foot. Family issues. The list goes on and on. SOOO, why did I just up and abandon it? Because it got to the point where it was expected of me to post. Yes I know, the point of a blog is for me to post, but when people are saying to me “you need to post more of the boys outfits” or post this or post that, that’s not me. It wasn’t for me anymore it was for everyone else. I don’t do commitment well. Before y’all chime in that I do commitment everyday of my life being married and being a mom… yes I am fully committed with all my heart. I am in a loving marriage and a stay at home mom to two amazing boys, yes it scares the shit out of me all the time. I do not know what the future will bring us and yes that is scary. Besides my brother and sister, surprise yes I have half siblings, there really has not been any stable committed relationships in my life. I panic everyday thinking that I could potentially fail my family, because that is all I knew growing up, but I know that it is all worth it. So, when the blog became something I had to do I ran. No thank you, I am out, see ya! Basically run the other way as fast as I can and not look back. But, I miss it. I won’t lie. Not necessarily the outfits and all that good stuff, but being able to share the real me with y’all. For you to see that there is more than just these cute little kids in cute little outfits running around. A real mom living a real life everyday. The ups, the downs, the good , the bad, and the ugly.

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I am not going to say I am back 110%. I am not going to give you this huge long “I am going to post everyday and give you guys everything” rant. Cause that for sure is not me. It just take the little things in life to realize that sometimes you need an outlet. This is my outlet. If you love it, I love you, if you don’t that’s okay too. Some people are going to come here for the clothes, some people just for the real-ness, and some people just cause I bribed them to come and read my dumb posts haha. But I will share with you everything I love when I feel like it is something you will care about.

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Where in the heck did all this come from you ask? No, probably not, but I am going to tell you anyways haha. Lately my very loving sons and brothers have not been so loving. They have their moments of pure just… I don’t even know, rage maybe, sometimes I honestly think they just hate each other. Nothing like I have ever seen before where Hurleigh will just go to town on Bentleigh, because Bentleigh is the sneaky one and does things to make him mad, but in a very quiet way. I know that they do not hate each other, far from it, they have a love I could have never imagined for them. So as I was putting them to bed in their beds tonight, that of course have to be touching Bentleigh said, and Hurleigh does end up half in Bentleigh’s bed so fine, I had this moment of fear. Fear that my commitment to them is failing, that some place I have gone wrong and something I am doing is not right. BUT I know siblings fight and I know people who are together 24/7, 365 days a year are not going to see eye to eye every second of everyday and that applies to them as well. So here we are. Basically venting on my blog and if you are still reading high-five. And thank you (:

 

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Chatbooks.

I am mildly obsessed with taking photos. I love capturing moments that we will be able to look back on for years and years to come. Not only is it a great way to share memories with families, but also for when your children get older and they can look back at the moments you shared with them. Most, and really most mean probably all, of my photos end up on Instagram. Over a year of memories taken and no way to have them forever. Far to often, we are seeing innocent accounts of mothers being taken down by Instagram because someone is offended by nursing pictures or just their account in general. Once their account is taken down they have to beg and plead just to get their accounts back or have all those memories lost forever. The thought of losing every picture and caption and not being able to ever see them again, frankly is scary. So what is a mom to do?

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Chatbooks to the rescue! For just $6 you can create a 60 color page book of your memories from Instagram! As you can see, they come in volumes. I started with 4 books, I think I had 22 volumes that could be printed! The quality is pretty great and the boys love looking over all the pictures. You can exclude photos you do not want in your book and even custom cover photos. These books are something we will be able to look back at and remember what we did on a specific day, to see all the fun we had, and reminisce over every precious memory that is not a guarantee for tomorrow. It is as simple as downloading the app in the app store, for free, and following the instructions. I also love supporting businesses in Utah! I can not wait to add more volumes to our collection. Thank you chapbook for having such an awesome product!

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