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Top 5 Newborn Products

Top 5 Newborn Products

Please note this post may contain affiliate links or gifted products.

Thanks for checking out the products I love.  Below are a few extra details on the products with links to where to buy! Hope you enjoy!

Haakaa: If you didn’t know the Haakaa Breast Pump is made of 100% silicone and sticks to any flat surface with its suction base. The increased capacity lets you express even more milk at once!

Hatch: If you didn’t know this is a sound machine, night light and a time to rise alert machine all in one!

Ollie Swaddle: If you didn’t know the Ollie Swaddle reduces waking suddenly due to the Moro reflex or spontaneous arousal and helps to maintain supine position.

Ollie Swaddle and DockATot
Swaddle & DockATot

Binxy Baby: If you didn’t know the Binary fits most standard grocery store carts (even a Costco cart at the narrow end)!  It can hold the car seat and support up to 50 pounds in weight.  Ideally used for babies approx. 6-8 months until they sit up on their own.  ***BONUS ITEM*** Lulabu Soothe Shirt:  If you didn’t know this is a “kangaroo” pouch that allows you to baby wear with out the hassle of a wrap or carrier.

Binxy Baby
Binxy Baby

DockATot: If you didn’t know the DockATot is a multi-functional lounger, co-sleeper and playtime lounger.  It comings in two sizes (Deluxe for 0-8 Months, Grand 9-36 months).

All of these products are lifesavers in the newborn days.  Make sure to check out the video on my thoughts on each product and why I love it!

I am getting a lot of questions on the nursery and how the rug I talked about HERE is holding up. The nursery is almost complete (2nd kiddo problems).  The Lorena Canals rug is wonderful.

What are your must have newborn products?

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

Beauty, Favorite Things, Things I Love

Perfume Perfection

When it comes to perfume I definitely have my “go-to’s”.  I do lean towards certain scents depending on the season. I usually stick with one or two signature scents throughout the season. These are what I think smell good on my skin and that over and over again I get compliments on!

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Burberry: The perfect warm winter scent. This scent makes me feel relaxed and cozy!

Burberry Brit:I have the older packaging]:  Love the floral crispy vanilla scent of this.  Perfect for on the go and everyday.  I almost ALWAYS receive compliments when I have this one on.

Marc Jacobs Lola: My favorite Spring and summer floral scent.  It makes me joyful and happy when I wear it.

Chanel: Chance: A: I LOVE this twist up travel size perfume.  SO great for moms on the go! B: The scent is SO yummy and gives me a little pep at the beginning of my day.

Chanel: Coco Mademoiselle: My favorite date night scent and is very enticing and warm.

Fendi: A fruity but deep blend.  This is a really good all year scent.  This is what I keep in my handy Travel Sprayer above.  LOVE this sprayer because it is SUPER easy to fill and great for on the go moms!

 

What is your favorite signature scent?

XOXO- Gabbing Ginger

Beauty, Favorite Things

November Instagram Round Up

Instagram round up because I finally completed a November Style Challenge! Details are top picture across to the right the down to the next row starting from the left.

Loving the fall colors and looks!

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1: Leopard Scarf [OLD, Copy Cat: Target], Cardigan [OLD, Copy Cat:Target], Cami [NikiBiki], Skirt [OLD, Copy Cat [Jcpenny], Shoes [OLD, Copy Cat:Nine West]

2. Jeans [Seven], Sweater [OLD, Copy Cat: Saks], Shoes [Tory Burch], Bag [Louis Vuitton], Leopard Scarf [OLD, Copy Cat: Target], Vest [Marley Lilly]

3. Leopard Scarf [OLD, Copy Cat: Target], Top [Lularoe: Copy Cat], Jeans [Joe’s Jeans], Shoes [Tory Burch]

4. Necklace [OLD, Copy Cat: Sam Moon], Plaid top [OLD, Copy Cat: Bloomingdales], Top [H&M], Jeans [Joe’s Jeans], Booties [Crown Vintage]

5. Bracelets [David Yurman], Necklace [Kendra Scott], Dress [OLD, Copy Cat: [H & M], Cardigan [Target], Shoes [OLD, Copy Cat:Nine West]

6. Buffalo plaid [Walmart], Top [American Apparel], Pants [TJMaxx] Boots [Justin], Belt [Target]

7. Top [OLD, Copy Cat:Ralph Lauren], Skirt [OLD, Copy Cat:Jcrew], Shoes [Tory Burch]

8. Vest [OLD, Copy Cat:Betsy Johnson], Top [OLD, Copy Cat:Target], Leggings [Lularoe] , Booties [Crown Vintage], Earrings [Kendra Scott]

9. Vest [OLD, Copy Cat:JCrew Outlet], Plaid top [OLD, Copy Cat: Bloomingdales], Skinnies [Macy’s], Booties [Crown Vintage]

10. Leather jacket [Forever 21], Dress [OLD, Copy Cat:Old Navy], Shoes [OLD, Copy Cat: Christian Louboutin]

11. Top [OLD, Copy Cat:Nordstroms Rack], Leggings [Lularoe] , Booties [Crown Vintage],

12. Jeans [Seven],  Top [OLD, Copy Cat:Nordstroms Rack], Scarf [Old, Copy Cat], Shoes [OLD, Copy Cat:Nine West]

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

 

 

 

 

Beauty, Favorite Things, trends

Monogram is a must

Hi y’all! It has been a minute since I have posted.  I have been over on Instagram completing the #MarchStyleMadness style challenge!  It has been lots of fun and stay tuned for a recap post about that.

Anyhow back to the blog topic.  My best friend Paula, graduated from Nursing School a few weeks ago.  I had been wanting to get her a gift but wasn’t 100% sure what to do.  Then, one of my friends posted some pictures of monogrammed name badge buttons and I was sold.  She sells them on her Etsy site.  Right now the site is on hiatus because she is GETTING MARRIED!!  You can also check out her BRAND NEW home renovation blog Becoming the Beatys.

The name badges are so cute and add such personality especially for those who have to wear scrubs and can’t show their personally much through their clothing.  Here are the badges I had made:

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So darling. Probably one of my favorite gifts I have purchased in a long time! What are your favorite shop local places to find gifts?

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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Stock Show Style

The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo will be here in a couple days so it is only fitting for a look for the rodeo! YeeHaw Y’all!

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Vest: [Target]

Shirt: [Target]

Boots: [Justin]

Bag: [Louis Vuitton]

Jeans: [Neiman Marcus]: Joe’s Jeans Brand

What are your favorite pieces to wear for a country chic look?

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

 

FItness

Enjoying the “Good Stuff”!

Since my most recent posts have been about possessions I wanted to veer in a different direction.  Life isn’t just about nice things [but they sure don’t hurt it ;)]!  BUT life itself is a wonderful gift.  With that being said, my family knows this lesson first hand as we have been through some trials and tribulations.

To give you some background, I am someone who is naturally more “anxious”.  I am a list maker, go getter, and high energy person.  So these tragic events were a domino effect that turned into one of my biggest hurdles to handle so far in life.

In July of 2012 my brother suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury.  My family uprooted and relocated to Eugene, OR to be with him.  After FOUR brains surgeries, and through MANY ups and downs, he is recovered and is doing so well! I am such a proud big sister! He has such strength and determination.  I envy him for his perseverance and braveness everyday!  To find out more about TBI’s see the info graph [OBSESSED with these] and check out this great organization

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One year later and less than a month after my wedding my momma [my best friend] suddenly passed away from a heart attack.  Heart disease is the #1 killer of women! For more information check out this awesome campaign.  Tomorrow [Feb. 7th], is go red for women… I will do an OOTD proudly sporting my red outfit!

Thus, the tailspin began…. My anxiety went haywire and I struggled to sleep,eat and function.  I was lucky to work with such wonderful people at Texas Motor Speedway and they help guide me and get me through day-to-day life.  I had a great doctor that helped me also feel more like my self.  Last but not least, my husband, dad and brother were such great support (and still are) we hold each other up and keep my mom’s memory alive!

However, there are still bad days in between the good days! I saw this picture last night on Facebook and it really hit home for me.

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I want to start tracking all of the “good” in my life… or at least as much of it as I can.  I think positivity is such a vital part of everyday health and I know life is precious so we should enjoy the GOOD that we have!

My goodies of the week: Family, Pups, a wonderful warm house, friends, food, and I got to have an online shopping spree at Victoria’s Secret!  

What have been your biggest life hurdles and what kept you positive and moving forward!