Every mom/mom-to-be has one goal: to find the PERFECT diaper bag! Am i right?
We all have that checklist…
-Cute yet convenient.
-Simple yet stylish.
-Feminine yet functional.
Right before i delivered my baby boy, I discovered a new company called Gitta. They carry everything from crib sheets to diaper bags.
They sent me the Gitta Beauty Sparkling Silver bag. It was love at first site. Literally. This versatile bag makes it easier to store, organize, and quickly access all your necessary baby gear.
On top of being cute, it has all the qualities i look for in a diaper bag!
Here are just of it’s amazing features:
Changing pockets at the back for fast, convenient diaper changing (detachable), even when the bag is full.
Comes with a laundry net for dirty clothes. GENIUS!
2 GittaGrips strips for stroller, May be hung high on all types of strollers.
Thermal bottle case and a case for food divider.
Clip for pacifier, keys, and more. ( PROBABLY one of my favorite features)
Padded adjustable back straps.
Cell phone compartment in front. ( Another favorite feature of mine )
It can be used as a back pack, or a cross body bag. It’s super light weight fabric makes carrying it so much more enjoyable. And if you know the struggle of having two or more kids, you know that the struggle is real.
Now it’s time for you to experience Gitta with a GIVEAWAY! Gitta has graciously offered to give one of my readers a chance to win a free Gitta Stroll organizer bag. These are seriously awesome guys and SO cute! They retail at $49.99 and you can carry it as a chic clutch or over your shoulder using the attachable strap, or hang on any kind of carriage or stroller.
To enter: Make sure to follow us both on Instagram (we double check) & comment below with a link to your favorite item on their website
That’s it! Contest ends 11/16/2018 at midnight and the winner will be contacted the following morning. Good luck everyone XO
This is my love story review of Freshly Picked. Where, oh where, do i begin? As a mom i am always on the search for baby items that ACTUALLY LAST, with baby shoes at the top of my list. That’s when i discovered FRESHLY PICKED… the holy grail of all baby moccasins! I saw her on Shark Tank years ago but didn’t have a baby at the time so never looked much into them. Once my little one arrived i knew i needed to start looking into options for baby shoes that can be worn anywhere, anytime and not fall apart in a week like most brands. Susan Peterson started this company from the ground up with only $200 in her pocket, isn’t that amazing?
Now that Peyton is running around 24/7 i like to keep shoes on her most the day whether we are indoors or outdoors. I have been waiting to scoop up these Rose Gold Moccs for some time and now that i have them i can honestly say they are by far my FAVORITE color that we own. We own about 10 different pairs and each color is unique, beautiful and easy to mix and match with all of your babies clothing. I also feel that most the colors are gender neutral, which i love! You can purchase the Rose Gold Moccasins here .
These moccasins are very easy to get on and off, require no lacing, but the best part is, they STAY on your little ones feet. They have a built in elastic band that is stretchy, so the shoes are comfortable but secure on your little one’s feet. They have soft soles, but are perfect for all terrains, be it at the park or playground, and they are great for all seasons. PLUS if they get dirty, they can easily be cleaned with a wet wipe or washcloth.
I love watching Peyton grow up in these shoes and the little toe prints engraved on the bottom of them will always be my reminder of our adventures together. I don’t know about you but i think that is the ultimate keepsake.
As a mom, i will continue to purchase freshly picked for as long as I keep having babies and will recommend them to anyone and everyone. The price tag may seem high but i can PROMISE you that these are the best of the best and DO NOT DISAPPOINT.
Make sure to follow Freshly Picked on Facebook and Instagram @freshlypicked to stay up to date on all their new colors, and for awesome giveaways and discount codes from time to time!
Want a win a pair for yourself? Head to my instagram page and enter for a chance to win a pair of soft sole moccasins! @lipsticktolunges
Thanks for stopping by! XOXO
Moccs c/o : Freshly Picked
There is only one two words you need to know when it comes to baby moccassions… FRESHLY PICKED! Read it again so you never forget it… FRESHLY PICKED!
They recently sent me a pair of their new Fire Engine moccs to review from their “Classics Collection”. They provided the shoes but my views are all my own and what I can say is that I love them. Honest-to-goodness, truly, madly, deeply, I heart these shoes. These exact moccasins are currently sold out but i linked their new coral ones that are a close match.
First of all… i have to admit that I have tried several other brands of baby moccasins but i can honestly say without a doubt in my mind, the quality does not even TOUCH freshly picked. They are sooo well made, super soft and best of all, they actually STAY PUT on my baby girl. I got this color at the perfect time of year cause this red shade matched all our fun christmas outfits and we will be putting them to daily use until she grows out of them. Ever since I got pregnant, I have been eyeing the incredible sweetness of Freshly Picked leather moccasins, in all their prints and colors. From neons, to neutrals and metallics, every pair of Freshly Picked moccs are to die for.
These moccasins will be apart of our every adventure together, her very first steps (holding back the tears here) and believe me when i say they will be loved unconditionally.
Check back this week for a chance to win your very own pair! In the mean time, head on over to www.freshlypicked.com and get shopping! You won’t regret it!
November is the month to remind us to be thankful for all the positive things in our life. I am grateful for so many things but this little girl is currently at the top of my list. She just turned 5 months old and i’m full of emotions; happy, sad, excited and nervous! I’m so thankful that she is healthy, strong and growing into a beautiful baby girl but so sad that time has to fly by so quickly. It’s such a bittersweet feeling but above all i am overwhelmed with gratitude just to be this girls mom.
Being a mom for such a short time has already taught me so much. Patience is a virtue and this girl is teaching me everything i need to know about patience! 🙂 Her giggles warm my heart and her smile lights up my world! I am still currently pinching myself that i get to keep her FOREVER! I just hope she continues to love me as much as she does now!
First time touching the grass. first time holding leaves, i love getting to experience “first time” things with you on a daily basis. Dear November; be good to us!
Dress & Headband from Children’s Place . It’s currently on sale for $17.48, so hurry while it’s still available!
Till next time babes! XOXO
Peyton Colleen Thompson weighed in at 6 pounds 8 ounces with 10 little tiny fingers and 10 little tiny toes.
Oh how i wish i could bottle up her yummy smells, her wrinkly little hands and overall perfection. My life was forever changed, the moment they placed you in my arms baby girl!
Being a first time mom, i had no idea what to expect going into labor. I was excited and terrified all at the same time. My emotions were all over the place and my heart was beating out of my chest but above all i just couldn’t wait to meet you. Luckily, my labor went incredibly fast and i was holding my sweet angel in my arms before i knew it.
With big blue eyes and the sweetest pouty lips i have ever seen, i am head over heels IN LOVE with you baby girl!
A few months ago i was contacted by Pink Blush Maternity to review an item of clothing. I was so grateful for the opportunity and had a very difficult time choosing what to get. Their selection is endless! I don’t think there is one piece of clothing on their website i’m not in love with!!!
You don’t have to be pregnant to love Pink Blush! They have added a women’s line in addition to their maternity line and let me tell you IT IS INCREDIBLE! Don’t just take my word for it.. go check it out! I’m so glad i picked this floral dress. It’s no joke the MOST comfortable dress i own, i get compliments on it wherever i go!
Now for the fun part! One lucky reader will win a $75 giftcard to Pink Blush !!!!
There a few rules to win so follow them carefully…
1.) You MUST comment below and tell me what piece from www.pinkblushmaternity.com you will buy if you win!
BONUS: Follow @lipsticktolunges & @pinkblushmaternity on instagram for an extra entry. (Come back and tell me if you do)
THAT’S IT! Contest ends Monday September 26th at midnight. Winner will be announced in this post!
Hey ladies! Hope you had a wonderful week & are looking forward to a wonderful weekend. I will be 36 weeks pregnant tomorrow so i have been taking it easy and doing alot of relaxing, haha! Growing a baby is exhausting, am i right?! I wanted to share with you a recipe i recently tried and fell in love with. I don’t know about you but i have a SERIOUS sweet tooth, so if there is any way to make my treats a little bit healthier i do it! This particular smoothie is called the Snickerdoodle Protein Smoothie. It’s super easy, healthy and tastes delicious!
We just recently invested in a high-tech blender and we absolutely love it but any old blender will do! You can use any vanilla protein powder you like – it will work the same way. In this particular smoothie, i used almond milk but any milk will do. The same goes for the peanut butter. I love regular peanut butter (probably too much) but use PB2 in most of my smoothies. If you want a nutritional boost, you can also add some greek yogurt if you like.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as me! Have a wonderful, healthy weekend everyone!
Snickerdoodle Protein Smoothie
- 1 cup vanilla almond milk
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 2 tsp. peanut butter (or you can use PB2)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 8-10 cubes of ice
STEP 1: Place all ingredients into blender (liquid ingredients first).
STEP 2: Blend on high for 2 minutes or until smooth. (We used a vitamix for this particular smoothie)
STEP 3: Serve and enjoy!
Perfect for a healthy afternoon snack that keeps you energized and FULL!
*5 minPrep Time
*5 minCook Time
*10 minTotal Time