Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Sponsored Post and Giveaway: Your baby's comfort begins with Luvs #ad

This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.

One of the things I've re-learned about since I went back to nannying is how important a reliable diaper can be. Especially with on-the-move toddlers who can walk and love to squirm during diaper changes! Well, I am also aware of the fact that there are many brands on the market. There are many alternatives for diapers out there and every parent has their own preference. I've been so happy using Luvs for my client family! Squirming, dancing, stomping, and walking toddlers do really well with Luvs. **Knock on wood** I haven't had any blowouts or leaks to speak of, and the price point is awesome (especially so with the promotion you'll find below). I love the large stretch tabs on the sides and that if you're out and about and need to do a quick change, it lets you refasten the closure tabs. The child I nanny can easily feel dry and the cottony material doesn't irritate her skin - even when on long road trips and vacations!

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Fertility funnies: the weird stuff you cry about

Fertility treatments mean hormone-boosting meds. This boost also means my emotions are all over the place. I cry over some appropriately-sentimental stuff, but then I also cry over things that are absolutely not sentimental... at least not when I think about my life before treatments. And that's when the sobbing turns into laughter... anyway, here are some of my favorites:

The 'Be Our Guest' opening sequence to a 'Dancing with the Stars' episode (yeah I don't get it either... still...)

Prince's Diamonds and Pearls music video...

Coca-Cola's "Share a Coke" campaign ad with the QuinceaƱera dance practice between Dad and daughter.

The etiquette school scene from "A League of Their Own"

"Big" movie sleepover scene on the trampoline

Girls Preparatory School, or "GPS," the sister school of my brother's boarding school, The McCallie School, posted this amazing video ("Don't let the world tell your girl who she is.") which really resonated with me and my all-girls boarding school experience at Chatham Hall:

So... anyone else have any funny-weird... or genuinely sweet things that you cried over during your fertility treatments or during your pregnancy?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Lilly Pulitzer retail store opens at Short Pump Town Center

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Even though the skies in RVA were dreary this afternoon, the Florida sunshine was beaming out of the bright and cheerful interiors of the new Lilly Pulitzer retail store at Short Pump Town Center! This Lilly Pulitzer retail store is only the second Lilly Pulitzer retail store to open in Virginia (while there are pre-existing Signature/Specialty/Department Stores). The following photos I took during the soft opening today and you can see how wonderful the space is for the Short Pump shopper.

Spacious and welcoming, there are incredible details on every surface. It's a wonderful location in the mall, between Nordstrom and Crate & Barrel so you have tons of convenient parking on that section of the mall property. You'll also have to check out the dressing rooms - they are absolutely incredible - each is uniquely decorated with a thoughtful design that often ties into regional or even local traditions/landmarks/themes.

Store Manager Kendall Andes and her team are looking forward to helping you #MakeItSunny and Live Life in Lilly! Check out some of my favorite finds (including my spring acquisition the Cove sleeveless fit and flare dress in Poolside Blue Love Birds) below:

11800 W Broad Street, Space 1318
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 396-6139

Monday through Saturday 10:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday 11:00am to 6:00pm