may love list

Each month on the blog I share a few of the items we have been loving lately in our home and family in my Love List series, so here it goes for May!

one || I love sharing the products we use in our home and with our girls, especially when it comes to our favorite bath, hair and skin products because there are so many on the market it can be overwhelming to find one you love that also works well and is safe for your whole family. One of our favorite brands for that is Wash With Water, an organic line of skincare for newborns on up to big kids -- offering everything from body wash to lotions to shampoo, bubble bath and more.

They have a newer big kid line which we started using this Spring with Olivia and Penelope and have been loving. My favorite products from Wash With Water to use on Adaline are their foaming newborn cleanser (which I got hooked on when Penelope was born in 2015), their classic baby shampoo and body wash and their Kissable Skin Lotion. You can get the newborn foaming cleanser in an unscented version and then we also love their Sweetpea & Me scented shampoo and body wash, which I of course had to try when Poppy was born because we have always called her our Sweet P. Next on my list to try is their lavender hair detangler spray, because Olivia's curls are so long and thick it can sometimes be a challenge to comb through them. They also have an all natural bug spray which is on my wishlist for the Summer ahead! You can use the code BLESSEDNEST for $5 off your purchase from Wash With Water at checkout if you want to give their products a try!

two || I have always always wanted to put wallpaper up but was too scared to commit to something and then hate it; it was one of those things that was totally out of my comfort zone. By nature, I am not a risk taker at all but wallpaper is one of those risks that is totally harmless and fun, so I figured why not?! I was so excited to partner with Walls Need Love to showcase the most gorgeous black and white sketch floral design in Olivia's bedroom, not only because it finally made all my wallpaper dreams come true, but because it is easily removable without damaging the wall. Dustin and I put it up over the course of a weekend in two parts, we took a break mainly because Olivia needed to go to bed! ;) For the whole wall it took about 4-5 hours total start to finish and was surprisingly easy. Getting it positioned correctly was quite simple once we got the hang of it, and it has the feel more of a fabric than paper, so it doesn't crease or wrinkle and the quality isn't compromised by sticking and unsticking to get it just right.

I absolutely love the feel it gives the room and was amazed that by adding a single accent wall, the entire space would be transformed. It is just the coziest place to be in, I love the unique pattern and that it catches my eye even when I'm passing her room in the hallway. In choosing which pattern to go with, I wanted something incredibly neutral so that it would match the girls' furniture and bedding. I also knew I wanted something floral because lets face it, I love all things floral. If you're looking for a new way to revamp a space in your home, Walls Need Love is so much fun and the perfect weekend project.

three || I shared these a few weeks ago in an instastory, but we just recently added a few new BlaBla Kids dolls to the girls' collection including Pepper the Cat and Pearl the Dog. Olivia and Penelope have been asking for a cat and dog for quite some time now, and for some reason I feel like having a fourth child would be easier right now than adding a pet to our family. So I figured these were the perfect compromise. BlaBla Kids offers the most darling knit dolls, pillows, mobiles & more, all handmade by artisans in Peru.

four || We aim to be rooted in minimalism around here but one area we are definitely not minimal in is our blanket collection. With 3 little girls and so many gorgeous options out there, I just can't say no. Between swaddles and quilts, we use them for everything under the sun so at least they're getting a lot of love and not just sitting around! Over the past 4 years since Olivia was born I've tried just about every swaddle out there and my very favorite shop for swaddles is Max and Moose, run by the sweetest Mama Alyssa. She offers swaddles in the most gorgeous, neutral colors and they are seriously the softest blankets I've ever felt. I love the look of them, the feel of them, how cozy they are, the colors she sells and especially love that they are made in the US. Each swaddle is garment dyed and put through a series of specialty washes to create the incredibly soft texture. For Spring she just released two new colors, Desert Rose & Ocean Mist. We also love her classic Camel swaddle, which we have been using since Della was born. It still has that lingering newborn scent on it, totally heavenly. You can use the code BLESSEDNEST for free priority shipping on orders over $50 from Max and Moose at checkout today through the end of May.

five || You may have seen pictures or instastories of me hammocking with Adaline recently, and once the warm weather rolls in, that is my absolute favorite spot to be. Bonus if a little baby is laying in it with me ;)

In our backyard we have two perfect hammock trees and a few years ago we invested in one from REI and haven't looked back since. All Winter Olivia asks me when we can get the hammock back out and once it's up, it is the perfect spot for snuggling, snoozing and relaxing with my little girls. We have an ENO DoubleNest Hammock in Khaki + Black and then the ENO Atlas Hammock Suspension System, which is amazing and allows you to anchor your hammock on to any tree, anywhere. Setting it up is super simple (read: less than 5 minutes) and once Winter comes, we just take the suspension system off the trees and put it in our shed until Spring.

Hope you guys are having wonderful May so far! Olivia turns 4 next week so we are in full party prep mode over here for her "Picnic Party" this weekend! XO

1 comment:

  1. LOVE the wallpaper! Thanks for sharing our Pepper and Pearl dolls! <#


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