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Friday Favorites July Edition

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Happy Friday, and Happy last Friday of July! I can’t believe August will be here next week, this summer is flying by! It’s been awhile so I thought I’d do a Friday Favorites July Edition, with all the things I’m loving on this month!

If you’ve been following my Instagram, you know that the end of June we welcomed another sweet boy into our family, making us a party of 4.  So July was pretty much a whirlwind, learning how to juggle two kids and settling into our new routine. I will say, summer is the best time to have a baby! That sunshine has been great for the body and mind! So with that in mind, this month’s Friday Favorites are a mix of things to make momlife a little easier and summer stuff!

Friday Favorites July Edition

Dockatot – When I had my first babe, I had never heard of a Dockatot, let alone know what one was. He was an awful sleeper, unless we co-slept, which meant mama didn’t get any sleep which was horrible for my anxiety (see where this is going?). So when it came time for Baby #2, I did a little research and Dockatot was gracious enough to send me their product and let me tell you, it has been a God-send. This lounger recreates a feeling like baby is in the womb, making them feel snug and secure.  My little guy sleeps throughout the night and so does mama! It’s also great for travel. We take it with us everywhere, going to the pool, the drive-ins, and the beach. They also now have the option where you can get the cabana kit to shade your little one from the sun. I just got one and plan to use it when we go on vacation next week.

Dockatot

Dockatot cabana kit

Shaker and Vine Wine Bar– This one is for all my followers who are local to the Capital District area. Schenectady has some really nice new restaurants and bars including this place which did not disappoint. My mom and sisters took me to Shaker and Vine for my birthday and it was fabulous! I mean who doesn’t love a waterfront, self serve wine bar? It’s a great place to go out with your girlfriends or for a nice little date night.

Shaker and Vine Wine Bar

 

Shaker and Vine Wine Bar

Amazon Bathing Suits – If you didn’t see my bathing suit try on in my Instagram stories last week, I’m linking them here.

I love this halter one piece by Cupshe.

cupshe one piece halter bathing suit

I also bought this one piece with ruffle flounce top. It has a built in tummy control to help slim your midsection and easy removable straps.

one piece bathing suit on Amazon

 

Drive Up groceries to go – The thought of going to the market with a toddler and a newborn in tow makes me crazy.  Plus, in the summer, I’m all about simplifying things so that I have more time to spend outside with family and friends.  I started using grocery pickup towards the end of my pregnancy and its been so helpful while out on maternity leave.  It’s also a great way to save money because you can see how much your cart adds up to before clicking submit.  And when you’re not in the store, there’s no opportunity for impulse purchases.

 

Summer Beach Reads – Elin Hildebrand is by far my favorite author when it comes to picking summer beach reads. Most of her stories take place in Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard that make you feel like you’re right on the island. My top picks by her are Castaways and Summerland.

Summer Beach Reads

Summer Beach Reads

 

What are some of your favorite things from July?

 

 

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father's Day Gift Guide
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My Father’s Day Gift Guide is here! Father’s Day is just a week away and in true form, I have yet to get something for my hubby. In case you’re like me, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite Father’s Day gift ideas and they’re all on Amazon so you can be sure to get them in time for next week!

(Click the links in the post to shop.)

 

Here is my Father’s Day Gift Guide:

Yeti Cooler – so he can keep those brewskis cold no matter where he goes.

father's day gift guide

Smoker – for the guy who loves to grill and this one is under $200.

Father's Day Gift Guide

Grilling accessories – another must have for the guy who loves to grill, this set comes with 20 grilling accessories and a nice case to store it all in.

Father's Day Gift Guide

Dodow sleep device – now he can really sleep like a dad. This cool device helps it’s users fall asleep faster.

Father's Day Gift Guide

Personalized golf balls – for the golf enthusiast. Personalize a set with his name or a special message.

Father's Day Gift Guide

Slip on sneakers – these slip on loafer/sneakers are extremely comfortable and come in various colors. My dad loves them for the summer and I just got him another pair this year.

Father's Day Gift Guide

 

Classic pair of sunglasses – protect his eyes from the sun with these classic wayfarers.

Father's Day Gift Guide

 

World’s strongest coffee – for the dad who loves coffee. This coffee is made locally to where I live and is sure to give him the jolt he needs in the morning.

Father's Day Gift Guide

Yeti travel mug – Make his morning coffee to go in the toughest travel mug that will keep it’s temperature.

Father's Day Gift Guide

 

I hope this post gives you some great ideas and inspiration for Father’s Day. And I hope you all have a great day celebrating all the dads and special men in your life.

 

 

Father's Day Gift Guide