Emily Tucker


Bluum Box 2

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I received -October's Bluum box: Girl Talk- a couple weeks ago but have just finally gotten round to trying my products. This month they are super fab and still a few more to try. 

1. Baby Symbolizer App- I'm lazy and you have to email them to get a redemption code and I am hesitant to bother anyways since Hayden would just eat and drool on my iPhone... Cool idea though.
2. Dr.Robin Shampoo/Body Wash and Sunscreen Samples- Also have not tried these yet.. I don't think Hayden really needs sunscreen at the moment but I will definitely try the body wash during her bath today.
3. Baby Gourmet Juicy Pear & Garden Greens- Hayden isn't eating solids yet but I 'm planning to  start her on them next month since someone is getting her highchair for Christmas. I have given her tastes of things though and I'm thinking she would probably like this as long as its more pear-y.
4. Strivectin-SD- I don't know any girl that wouldn't want a sample of Strivectin. A modern miracle worker for wrinkles and stretch marks. I've used it only around my eyes and forehead wrinkles at night for the last 3 days so far (they suggest morning and night) and I think it is tightening a bit. It has a light tingle/cooling feeling when you put it on, which I love. The only problem is if I end up liking it - a 5 oz tube is $135 bucks!
5. Super cute bonus magnet- bees are kind of Hayden's theme for her decor, so I love this. I can't wait till she is big enough to play with magnets on the fridge.
6. CJ's Butter- I heard about CJ's Butter a few months ago through a cloth diapering board and have wanted to try it but already have a couple diaper creams. I received their Toasted Almond & Cherry Blossom scent and seriously if I didn't know better I would eat it because it is so delicious smelling! Not only does it smell amazing, it is super soft and glides on providing a nice barrier for little one's bum and seems to heal a rash almost instantly. I will definitely be using CJ's Butter from now on and I can't wait to try some of their other scents (some faves: blueberry crumble, coconut lime dream, honeyed patchouli and warm vanilla cake) and supposedly its good for dry skin, eczema and can even be used as leave-in conditioner too.

Hope everyone is having a good month, its been crazy busy for us and about to get crazier but all in good fun!


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Have you heard of Birchbox? Well there is a new kid on the block, literally. Sort of. 

Meet the Bluumbox. Bluum is the same concept as the Birch - except for Mom & Baby. 

For those that don't know what the heck I'm talking about at all... Soooo you sign up for a subscription and around the 15th of the month you get a box full of surprise items and samples. 
Birch = luxe cosmetics samples - Bluum = assorted samples and full size items for Mom & Baby
Birch box just had their one year anniversary and Bluum box just launched. I decided I had to try it out and also gifted a 3 month subscription to a pregnant friend.

What's in it?

A) The Drooly Bib by Wry Baby - not only is this bib shaped like drool but it has a special inner layer to catch and not let drool seep through the other side. Genius!
B) Itzy Ritzy Snack Bag - I love these and had planned on buying some and will buy some more for us. A much better alternative to the regular plastic snack baggie, this one is reusable/washable plus bpa free. I got the cute whale but they have other options.
C) Episencial Soothing Cream - For eczema and itchy/dry skin, this cream is smooth with a super light natural scent and has helped soften the baby bumps on Hayden's face. Made for the little one but adults can use as well. Made in the USA. (4 oz tube, um hello full size item!)
D) Bum Boosa Bamboo Baby Wipes - Not that drastically different than the 7th Generation wipes we already use, slightly scented.
E)  Magnet illustrated by Mimia Johnson - Nice little treat for the kid
F) Apothederm Stretch Mark cream - I'm out of the stretch mark stage but will try to use on remaining stretch marks.

I love how simple things like a package can make your day..

Linking up at Life Made Lovely Mondays

links & things

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Yay, its almost September!! I love Fall and the Back to School time of year. It happens to be my fav-O-rite! 

Here are some fun links & things for September / Fall 

Get this Uber-cute coffee grinder computer background from WildOlive

A collective of Fall crafts. What could be better?!

Mmm extra delicious French onion soup, I must make this asap!

Please try these as soon as available. 

Trust me you won't regret it! 

Plus there is also a Caramel Apple one too... Dangerous.

Who wouldn't love this Sweater Dress for the tiny lady in your life 

Then you can snuggle her :)

A great reminder for everyday from the super Julie Carson!

I am constantly comparing and evaluating myself (my biggest fault)..

I really needed this

Loving this Floral Tank & Shawl Sweater combo

The floral puts a spin on Fall brights and who doesn't love a nubby knit!

To-do List Update

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Cutest little chalkboard ever :)

Do Laundry

 - I've been using my WonderWash  to save on laundry costs and its been working out pretty well

Get rid of boxes from moving -

In progress, still many more to figure out what to do with

Finish organizing bedroom and craft/play area -

craft/play area is about as good as it is gonna get for now (only papers to organize and file left) and bedroom is organized, just needs to be beautified

Write emergency number list to post on fridge

Get oil changes on both our cars... plus my car needs to be smogged :(

Finish thank you cards

Attach Billy bookcase to wall

Work on address change items (Dmv, social security, etc..)

Prepare freezer meals for post-partum

 - done, Thanks Mom!

Find out if I left some Pyrex pieces at old apartment... 

Install car seat

and get checked for safety -

okay so I know you are supposed to get it checked but...

Set-up notebook to track feedings, changes, activity, etc...

Finish packing hospital bag -

almost done 

Set-up index card cleaning system

 - Now I must do a post on it and surprise, surprise I'm actually mostly keeping up with the tasks :)

Make birth inspiration book

Sew mermaiden doll for baby girl

Sew hospital gown for moi

Work on base pages for Gma brag books and our own photo and memento books for baby

Get pedicure

 - Went with the lovely Steiger ladies:




Work on decor projects for the baby nook (hang shelves, 

make tissue paper poms

, make faux mats/ frames for artwork, 

paint her letter


To buy: more baby hangers-

some bought they were out of the other ones I want, 

seat protector to go underneath car seat


curtain rods for bedroom and living room, stamps for mailing baby announcements and thank you cards, heavy duty eye concealer, lamp shade for baby night lamp, furniture fuzzy protector pads for our ottomans, shelf for in freezer, 

more clothes pins

 and possibly a rocking chair and rug...