It’s THAT TIME of the year!!

I know you’ve been seeing people talk about this sale ALL OVER the interwebs…I’m also sure some of you are sick of hearing about it, so I promise I’m going to try not to be TOO annoying about it but y’all…
it really is the best sale EVER.

The sale is currently only open to those who have a Nordstrom Card, I actually applied and got one this morning so that the items I wanted didn’t sell out. That’s one thing about this sale, if you love something you’ve GOT TO jump on it quick because these items seriously sell so fast!

Here are the 4 items that I purchased this morning!!

Their sweater/outerwear selection is seriously to die for, there are SO many great pieces for Fall & Winter.
I actually have the black leather jacket pictured and It’s AMAZING.
Some of these sweaters are UNDER $20 y’all, such a steal!!

They have a ton of great denim options as well, I don’t want to overwhelm y’all by linking a ridiculous amount of jeans so here are my top 3 favs!! I purchased the Free People jeans yesterday and about to grab a pair of those Topshop jeans before they’re gone!!

Here are my shoe picks!! I ordered those black Adidas and CAN’T FREAKING WAIT for them to come in!
If you’re a new mom, comfy sneaks are a must have.

I always use this sale to get some “staple” pieces! I love a good loose v neck tee.
Solid color & striped tees are ESSENTIAL for Fall!
All of these tops are on major sale and SO easy to layer/create multiple looks!

And LAST BUT NOT LEAST, my top picks for baby!!

Happy shopping and happy Friday babes!!!

I seriously LOVE sharing my favorite things with y’all, whether it’s an adorable new top or something that has been a lifesaver when it comes to Hayes! There’s nothing that makes me happier than receiving messages and emails from y’all thanking me for recommending items and sending me photos of you wearing clothing I shared or using a product that I suggested…basically, y’all rock and bring so much joy to my life every single day!

The #1 most purchased item were THESE baby high tops…& I’m honestly not surprised.
There’s nothing better than a pair of chunky baby legs in some adorable high tops!

The 2nd most purchased item was this ASOS Cami and I’m literally about to purchase it in every color!
It is the perfect light weight Summer top and also great for nursing!
They are selling out fast so if you love it, DO NOT wait to grab one!

On to #3, Y’all went crazy over this top when I shared it on insta stories with my Trunk Club!!
I’ve already worn it about 10 times and I’ve had it less than 2 weeks…so, needless to say I’m not surprised at all that y’all loved this one! If I were to suggest one item to purchase from this entire list it would DEFINITELY be this top!

#4 Is this one piece swimmy from Target!
This was the first swimsuit I wore postpartum and I honestly felt SO comfortable in it and couldn’t recommend it more! The scallops are so incredibly flattering and the floral print hides that postpartum bump that no one really wants to show off!

#5 is probably my favorite purchase of the Summer…I’ve been wearing these slides with EVERYTHING.
Shorts, jeans, yoga pants, skirts…you name it!
They are, hands down, my new FAV slides.

#6 is this adorable bralette! (pictured above) I had been eyeing this one for months and didn’t end up purchasing it until it arrived in one of my Trunks and I was able to actually try it on…It was a no brainer once I saw how adorable it was in person!

#7 is this Boppy Baby Carrier. Anytime I share a story wearing Hayes in this I get at least 15 DMs asking about it!
So to answer some of your questions…YES we absolutely love it, YES it’s so easy to use (literally takes a few seconds to put on) YES Kyle can wear it! and YES I 100% highly recommend it. I’ve received a ton of messages from you thanking me for recommending this carrier! So GRAB ONE, you won’t regret it!

#8 is this $12 long sleeve tee! It’s super comfy & comes in a few different colors…

#9 is this Free People tank! It’s crazy comfy, great for nursing & comes in 5 different colors!

and last but not least #10, Hayes’s alphabet onesie! This was such a huge hit when we shared it. Anytime Hayes wears it when we go out we’re constantly getting compliments & asked where it’s from!
(It would also make such a cute gift!!)

I’ve decided that I’m going to start doing a post like this at the end of every month for y’all,
so you can see what items I am loving & what my readers have purchased & are loving as well!
Thanks so much for stopping by, Have a great Tuesday babes!!

I did a post like this back when I was pregnant but now that Hayes is actually here and I’m constantly needing new clothes for him {because he just WONT.STOP.GROWING.} I feel like I’m becoming more of an expert! I’m all about finding deals and I’m not about spending ridiculous amounts of money on his clothes especially at the rate he’s growing, BUT every now and then if something is just *to die for* I’ll spend a little more…
Actually now that I think about it, I probably find things that are *to die for* a little too often…
haha whoopsies!!

#1  Little Bipsy  

(Use code “Monica15” for 15% off your order!)
Hayes has a few items from Little Bipsy and I LOVE them. The quality is excellent and they’re so soft and comfy…I feel like Little Bipsy just has really “cool” clothing and I’m obsessed with the neutral colors.
Just tap the photo to shop the romper that Hayes is wearing below! That’s one of my absolute favorites!
It’ll take you straight to the shop and you can see what I mean by how “cool” all of the clothes are!

#2 Baby Gap
Hands down my absolute FAVORITE place to buy clothes for Hayes.

#3 H&M
H&M has such great prices, and I’ve found a ton of really cute things for Hayes there!

#4 JCPenney


Y’all, I havent stepped foot inside a JCPeney in YEARS but I’ve gotta thank my mom for this one.
They have THE best deals all the time and carry some great baby brands!

#5 Nordstrom

Y’all I L O V E baby shoes and feel like they can make any basic onesie turn into a precious outfit so I’m linking some of our favs below!! 

We also love shopping at Zara, Old Navy and Target (duh) but Hayes just woke up and I know a ton of you have been waiting for this post for a while now so I wanted to get it up ASAP!!

Hope this is helpful and hope you can find some precious items for your sweet baby boys!!

Thank you Waxing The City for sponsoring this post. Unwanted hair is part of life…and so is getting rid of it. From brows – to backscaping – to bare it all Brazilians –we’ve seen it all. With 100 locations open –you’ll be sure to find a Waxing The City studio near you. First time customers get 50% off their first service!

Guess who FINALLY got their brows waxed/shaped after basically 2 years?!
THIS girl!!


Y’all, I had THE best waxing experience ever at Waxing The City last Wednesday and I can’t wait to tell you all about it!
As a new mama, taking care of myself has definitely not been easy or at the top of my priority list.
But Summer is officially here which means…get togethers and swimsuits and outdoor play dates.
And if i’m being totally honest, A LOT has changed since having Hayes.
Hormones are crazy…and well, hair seems to grow a heck of a lot faster these days.
Which is why it’s super important for me to make time to take care of myself so I can feel human again!


Like I said, it’s been years since I got an eyebrow wax, so this was totally a treat for me.
As all of you are aware, eyebrows are EVERYTHING these days. They can really “make or break” your face…
that sounds weird, but it’s totally true….
I mean, how many of you have looked back at old photos and died a little inside at your overly plucked or misshapen brows?! Lord knows I have!

Since I don’t have time to throw make up on or curl my hair everyday having freshly waxed brows definitely help make this mama feel more put together!

My appointment was at 6pm and I was pleasantly surprised when I walked in and saw how clean and cute everything was!

I loved that they had a large selection of really great products available.
The display was so cute and I loved how neat everything was displayed!


I actually left with that exfoliating lemon cream scrub on the top left corner!
It smells heavenly and seriously leaves my skin feeling SO soft and smooth!

Caitlynn, my waxing expert, was SO sweet and welcoming.
We were chatting away as if we’d been friends for years and once I mentioned that I was a new mom she seriously went above and beyond to make it a super relaxing experience for me.
We talked about my brows and the shape and what I like and don’t like,
I loved that she actually listened to me and wasn’t just trying to tell me what I should do or what she thought would look good on me. Caitlynn definitely values her clients and their wants and needs, and that’s SO important to me when finding a good waxing place.

I walked in Waxing The City with a full face of makeup and untrimmed brows and I walked out with absolutely 0 makeup except for on my brows and I honestly felt SO confident. A good brow shaping does more than just groom stray hairs—it can really brighten up your whole face.
Waxing The City Cerologists are eyebrow experts, so rest assured they’ll make your brow goals a reality. Plus, they offer a full line of brow products to enhance your existing beautiful brows.

Here’s a little before & after…The lighting is way better in the before because the sun was still out but focus on the brows not the lighting haha

If you’re anything like me, it can be a little scary trying out a new waxing place, Waxing The City knows that and they offer first time guests 50% off their service. Which is seriously AMAZING!!
Just visit waxingthecity.com to schedule your service.
You won’t regret it, I’ll be going back regularly this Summer!!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Sheesh, it’s been a while since I got a blog post up, and I’m SO sorry about that y’all!!
Mom life is ALL consuming. I’ve been so distracted and honestly, so lazy.
My mind has been going crazy with all kinds of blog post ideas but I haven’t sat down and taken the time to just be still and W R I T E.
I’ve also found myself prioritizing social media lately and I definitely don’t want to make that a habit.
This blog of mine is so special to me and I love that I can come on here and express myself and share my experiences and feelings and life with y’all, of course I can do that on social media as well…
But the fact that this Blog is MINE, I own it, I created it, and pour my heart into it regularly…
It’s just an extra special place!

Well, ANYWAYS…Let’s get on to today’s post…
I know a lot of you who follow me are currently pregnant or are new mamas!
So I wanted to share a few of mine and Hayes’s favorite things!!

Favorite baby essentials:

Favorite Diapers: Up&Up
We’ve tried a few (4) different brands and the Up&Up diapers have been the best for Hayes, I love how they fit him and he very rarely has any leaks and they’re seriously SO soft!!

Favorite Bottles: Munchkin Latch (currently using level 3 nipple)
Okay y’all, if you follow me on Instagram you know we had a ROUGH time getting Hayes to take a bottle…I ended up purchasing a bunch of different brands and

Favorite Swaddle: The Ollie Swaddle
Hands down, no questions asked, we use it every single night and he can’t escape from it! It’s made of a breathable fabric and is velcro so it’s SUPER easy, even for newbies!

Favorite Pacifier: Wubbanub 
Hayes has NEVER been into pacifiers, he took a Natursutten occasionally but I would always have to hold it in his mouth for him. He has completely fallen in love with his wubba, holds it himself and gets SO excited when he sees it! I think the stuffed animal aspect helps comfort him and it’s the sweetest thing ever!

Favorite Carrier: Boppy Carrier
I also have a Solly and a Wildbird carrier but the Boppy carrier is more sturdy and seriously SO much easier// more convenient!!! Solly and wildbird are great for around the house, but then again so is the boppy haha

Favorite Wipes: Young Living Lavender Wipes // or Pampers Pure
I love everything about the young living wipes, they smell phenomenal, they are a bit pricey though and you need to have an account to order some, I highly suggest ordering the starter kit, you get all of the main oils (we use oils for bedtime/diffusing/tummy issues etc) We love pampers pure wipes as well!

Favorite Blankets: Little Unicorn Quilts and Carters Swaddle blankets
We have 2 of the Little Unicorn quilts in different prints and we seriously LOVE them and use them every day for different things – they’re perfect for laying down for tummy time & naps and GREAT for when it’s cooler outside. These swaddle blankets are also super soft and cozy but more lightweight and easy to throw in the diaper bag//take anywhere!

Favorite Play Mat: Simple + Not obnoxious or Fun & Interactive
Okay, this Pottery Barn play mat is by far the cutest//least obnoxious play mat ever invented and Hayes loves it!! I just purchased this interactive one after seeing so many other people share their babies using it and having SO much fun, Hayes hasn’t used it yet but I have a feeling we’re both going to have SO much fun with it!

Favorite Burp Cloths: These swaddles make excellent burp cloths
They’re big and absorbent and get the job done!

Favorite Bath Soap: Honest shampoo & body wash

Favorite Lotion: 100% Organic Coconut Oil
Been lathering little dude in this since he was born and it’s been so good for his skin!

Favorite Pump Accessories: THIS hands free pumping bra & this Haakaa pump & THESE storage bags 

Favorite Diaper Bag: Fawn Design & Freshly Picked 
I find backpack diaper bags WAY more convenient and I honestly can’t even imagine using a regular bag.

Favorite Jammies: Anything that ZIPS! Like this or these

Favorite Towels: Cloud Island
I have a severe obsession with hooded towels…like it’s bad, I think we have 928 hooded towels…but they’re SO DANG CUTE.

Favorite thing to put Hayes in while I shower/get ready: Bjorn Bouncer & Dock A Tot 

Our Bassinet: Halo 

You can easily shop all of the products I mentioned by clicking on the picture below!

If I missed anything that y’all are curious about leave me a comment and I’ll add it to the post as soon as I can!!
Hope all of you have a fun & relaxing weekend!!