Welcome to this week’s Weekly Link Party #358!
We finally get our central air fixed tomorrow. It’s gonna be 88 degrees today so just telling myself we can make it one more day!
You may have also noticed something new when you came here this morning. This past year one of my blogging goals has been to increase the number of blog subscribers. Our blog is the only traffic we truly own so I’ve been making it a priority to focus on that. So there is now a new pop up encouraging you to subscribe. In doing so, you get access to all of my free printables and I’m working on doing seasonal Ebooks too! What are some things you have found works for you to gain new subscribers?
This week, The Cozy Creative Collaborative got together again and this month’s theme was “Coastal”. I shared how to make this DIY beach memory box as a keepsake of your special beach ventures. Click to see my DIY and to check out the 4 other beautiful ideas from my friends.
Here are this week’s features
Now on to this week’s party
Whether you are whipping up some delicious recipes, or maybe you’ve tried your hand at a recent DIY project, this is your time to shine! Come share your ideas below and be inspired!
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The party runs through Sunday at 11pm
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You all know my love for Amazon runs deep. Today I’m sharing 5 Amazon faves from January. These are some of my favorite recent Amazon purchases and I think you will love them too!
5 Amazon Faves from January
Candle Warmer – a super cute candle warming lamp so you don’t need to worry about an open flame. And it adds a really pretty soft glow in your kitchen, office or bedroom. This would be a cute housewarming gift too!
Coupe Glasses– I had bought these in December and loved them so much I got another set. These will just make you feel fancy AF whether you’re drinking a cocktail or just a diet coke.
Leg Massager – We bought these for our Dude Man who was experiencing some aches and pains after hockey practice or just being super active. These are great if you have a job where you’re on your feet alot.
Turtleneck Tunic – I love tunic length tops because they cover the booty and look great with leggings or jeans. This one comes in a few different colors, I got it in coffee.
Local Woman Missing – This is my current read for the Winter Reading challenge (click here if you don’t know what it is and want to join). I downloaded it right on my kindle.
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I love the fresh start that happens this time of year! Here are some easy simple things to incorporate to help you reach your health and fitness goals in 2021 so you can feel your best.
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9 things you need to reach your health and fitness goals in 2021
Motivational water bottle – a water bottle that tells you to drink more water.
Journal/planner – to schedule your workouts, keep your organized and help plan your goals.
Goli gummies – A more palatable way to get all the benefits of apple cider vinegar. Helps speed metabolism, curb your appetite and increase energy. Use my code OURTINYNEST at checkout for a discount.
Dandelion Root Tea – cleanses the liver, kidneys, helps to reduce water weight, improve immune function and more. I just started incorporating this once a day and I already feel a difference!
Meal prep containers – A really pretty way to store all those healthy meals so that you have food easily ready and available. (Follow along with my weekly meal plans for some easy healthy dinner ideas)
Facial steamer – to help clean out your skin, unclog your pores and get a glowing complexion.
Sleep supplements – made with natural ingredients so you can get a good night’s sleep so you’re bright eyed and bushy tailed the next day.
Mindfulness – easy exercises to help practice mindfulness.
Fit tracker – a less expensive watch that doubles as your fit tracker, sleep monitor, pedometer, and heart rate monitor.
This post is sponsored by Phillips Avent but all opinions expressed are my own
Our first baby was an awful sleeper. To this day, 3 years later, he still isn’t consistent. So when it came time for baby #2, we were determined to create a better sleep routine. Teaching your baby to sleep is actually a learned skill but there are a few things you can do to help them sleep for longer stretches. Below I’m sharing 5 tips to get your baby to sleep through the night.
My tips to get your baby to sleep through the night:
1.) Set a routine – After dinner, we give the baby a bath and he gets a nice massage. I have his sound machine playing in his room and the lights down low when I bring him into his room to get him changed so that he knows it’s time for bed. He gets his nightly bottle or dream feed and then goes right down in his crib. Whatever your nightly routine is, just be consistent so that your baby can learn those cues and recognize when it’s time for bed.
2.) Dream feed – If you haven’t heard of a “dream feed”, it’s basically feeding your baby to sleep. Think of it like topping off your gas tank. Basically you rouse baby awake enough to feed and then put them back to bed. This cuts down on the number of times baby will wake to feed.
3.) Use a soothie – Both of my kids loved their Philips Avent Soothie Snuggler. The Soothie Snuggler is a BPA free soothie with a plush toy they can play with as they grow. There is a secondary piece that can attach to backpacks, bags etc. so they can use them when their older. They’re easily detachable which also makes them really easy to clean. Check out the cleaning instructions from Philips Avent below or this video.
- To start, detach the Soothie pacifier from the Snuggle.
- Sterilize the Soothie either in a Philips Avent Steam Sterilizer bag or in
boiling water for 5 minutes.
- After sterilizing, allow the Soothie to cool for at least 5 minutes and
squeeze any trapped water out of the nipple.
- Check the product before each use and replace the pacifiers immediately
in case of damage or weakness.
- Philips Avent recommends replacing your baby’s pacifier after four weeks
- You can wash the plush toy in a mesh laundry bag with your normal
laundry cycle. Set it out to air dry.
- Once you’ve cleaned both parts of the Soothie snuggle you can connect
them back together and give the pacifier to your baby.
- The plush toy is compatible with all Philips Avent Soothies and pacifiers
which can be swapped out and replaced with age appropriate
soothies/pacifiers as baby ages.
- Philips Avent Soothies are designed for babies 0-3 months and 3+ month,
and other Philips Avent pacifiers are designed for babies 0-6m, 6-18m and
- Once your child outgrows pacifiers altogether, his or her snuggly friend
can still stick around and conveniently attach to car seats, strollers, or
4.) Use a sound machine – I literally swear by mine! (Click for ours. It even projects little stars on the ceiling). Over time, my little guy has learned that it’s a cue that it is time for sleep once he hears the music playing. Now at a year old, when he’s tired, he goes in his room and brings me his little elephant sound machine to tell me he’s ready for bed.
5.) Give yourself grace – all babies are different. My first was an awful sleeper and my second has been a great sleeper since a very young age (me knocking on wood). At the end of the day, you have to do what works best for you and your family.
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