We are off to the third and final OB appointment for this week. Wish us luck! :)
A few months ago I shared my favorite nail colors for fall, then apparently completely skipped winter... Oops! I love marking the change in seasons with fresh, vibrant manicures! Pastels are going to be very "in" this spring, but can you ever really go wrong with a bold pink or coral?! I think not!
I also included some of my favorite, quick and easy nail care items. The key to a beautiful at home manicure is taking care of your hands/cuticles. Trimming your cuticles should be a rare occurrence, you minimize the need to trim them by keeping them nice and hydrated.
Here is what I'm loving for nail care and my holy grail fast drying, glossy top coat ::
On to the colorful spring line up!
Because we like to keep things simple around here, we really don't have too much "Mallory specific" tableware. Buuuuuutttt, the things we do use for her we absolutely love!
Here are some of our must haves for toddler grubbin' ::
one || Mallory drinks water throughout the live long day! (Thank goodness she finally learned how to say "wawer" instead of just pointing and yelling what we are sure were obscenities.) I love this Gerber Graduates cup! It keeps her water plenty cool (which I'm sure she appreciates, she just hasn't explicitly said so) and it doesn't leak! Mallory hasn't mastered the art of the "tilt and sip" style sippy cups, so its all straws all the time for this gal. The straw on this cup is soft and gummy and even a bit wider at the top so she can bite down easily to control the flow. Perfection!
two || Admitidly, we are kind of nearing the end of using all plastic flatware for Mallory. In the past month she has gotten three molars and seems ready for the big leagues with regard to her silverware. BUT, up until this point, we've sworn by this flatware set! She was able to use each utensil with relative ease...and managed to not stab anyone's eye out. Safety first! ha!
three || Somewhere along the way, Mallory became a bit of a bottle snot. She will only take Dr. Brown's Bottles the couple times a day she uses them. We've tried a variety of bottles with her, but she always refuses and acts like she's drowning -- guess she is a nipple level one lover for life!
four || I can't find the exact booster seat Mallory uses anywhere online, which makes sense since we purchased it at a thrift store for like $3. This one is pretty close though. Kyle and I were never big on the idea of having a high chair. They can be bulky and I kind of feel like they isolate the child from family meals around the table. Anyway, Mallory uses her booster seat all day long and we don't have any complaints.
five || Mallory has made a habit out of dumping her bowls of food on the floor to share with the dogs... She thinks it's hysterical, mom and dad are less amused. These little suction bowls make dumping a far more cumbersome task. These babies will suction hard and fast to anything plastic, perfect for keeping the snack time mess to a minimum!
That's it! Pretty simple stuff, right?