Babies First Easter Basket

So random fact about me. I grew up never celebrating Easter due to religious reasons. As I grew up I made the choice for myself that I¬†would celebrate. Now having a little one, well, how could I not spoil him with fun little gifts? Since he is 10 months old there won’t be any chocolate bunnies or peeps this year. I decided not to do anything food related this year. I’m sure next year will be another story ūüėČ

I teamed up with some of my favorite brands to create the perfect easter basket for my little guy. He couldn’t wait to dig into his basket. These really are some of his favorite things.

 

JJ Rabbit has the most adorable cups with a little animal inside. The cup in his basket has the rabbit. Of course. Along with a rabbit plate. Stay tuned for a review on their products later this week.

I am convinced that all of Bannor Toys  products are amazing. We got little man their whale rattle with his name engraved so for easter we got the engraved blocks. Perfect for his age. Stacking for now, and soon letters. Best part is I can use them as decor in his room. If you hurry they have adorable little bunny push toys and teethers.

 

 

How beautiful are these engraved blocks?? Thank you Bannor Toys!! 

Next brand is one of my new favorites.¬†Nature Baby¬†. These¬†Honey Stick Bees Wax Crayons¬†are¬†not only are they toxic free but they’re larger for his little hands than your normal crayons. A tad harder to eat without me noticing ūüėČ Cause lord knows he is at that faze in life.¬†His adorable¬†bunny print bodysuit¬†and socks are from Nature Baby as well.

His favorite item is definitely the pacifiers. haha. These are the ONLY pacifiers he will take. AND MAM makes glow in the dark ones. If you don’t have them, you NEED them if you use pacifiers at night. They are a lifesaver. The moment he could grab them himself I scattered 2-4 of them in his crib and I slept way better. Because he would no longer scream bloody murder because his pacifier fell out and he couldn’t find it. haha.

 

The cute little bunny + basket are from Targets Easter Clearance when it hit 90% off last year. So the bunny was $0.19 and the basket was $0.10. Can’t go wrong with those prices.

 

P.S. The DIY easter eggs are coming the blog next week.

 

 

This was a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 

Favorite Tees for the Family | Kansas City Clothing Co

When you can find a brand that the whole family can wear that is something to shout about. Kansas City Clothing Co. delivers on this! I love when our whole family can coordinate but not match. Sorry, I’m not one of those matchy, matchy families. EXCEPT when it comes to christmas pajamas ūüėČ As you can see HERE. Kansas City Clothing Co is one of our favorite KC brands. If ¬†you haven’t ever checked them out make sure you do. They have a great little store in¬†Town Center in Leawood, KS.¬†¬†If you go on their website you can get a 20% off coupon too! If you go in store, make sure and let them know I sent you.

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My husband fell in love with their KC snapback + shirt. This snapback is my favorite hat on him. Its structured perfectly and the colors go with every outfit. Kymberly Janelle Photography_C+K-3

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We’ve been meaning to take pictures in our t-shirts for weeks now but KC weather is less than desirable as of late. Yesterday was perfect though, well minus the wind.

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And did you see who chopped off all his hair??? I loved the long hair, but oh man I forgot how good he looks with short hair ‚̧

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Also, when did this little guy get so big!!! He is going to be one in two months. How???

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That little smirk ūüėČ My heart almost cannot take it.¬†Kymberly Janelle Photography_C+K-25Kymberly Janelle Photography_C+K-26Kymberly Janelle Photography_C+K-23Kymberly Janelle Photography_C+K-24Kymberly Janelle Photography_C+K-22Kymberly Janelle Photography_C+K-21Kymberly Janelle Photography_C+K-19Kymberly Janelle Photography_C+K-18Kymberly Janelle Photography_C+K-17Kymberly Janelle Photography_C+K-16

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Our shirts can be found online and in store at KC Clothing Co

Husband: KC Snapback +KC Red T-Shirt

My shirt: HERE

Isaacs Bodysuit: HERE

Getting ready for the masters

A year ago when they had the masters AND little man had his baby shower we received a masters onesie for him from the masters from my husbands uncle. And guess what? It fits perfectly!! So we are gearing up ready to watch the Masters.

You guys I cannot even handle the cuteness. His little moxfords are from¬†¬†Sweet n’ swag.
He could have cared less about the club. He just wanted the golf ball. haha 

Lets be Honest Mamas: Living Simply & Spring Cleaning

¬†This right here is why I love social. One of my lovely IG friends Hannah¬†has created this fun monthly blog collaboration with about a dozen of us mamas. Each month we chat about whatever the topic is that we’ve chosen and how we personally approach it. What I love¬†about this collaboration is that while we are working to show other mamas how we each do things. This isn’t about all doing things the same way. Or saying there is one way you have to do things. We all have something to bring to the table. We can all learn from each other.
So this month is all about spring cleaning and simplifying.
If you know me you know I love to be organized and keep our house clean. I discovered when I got married its not as easy with a man. Then add in a baby and its a whole other ball game. But yes, as my husband points out. I love it. There is something about organizing and cleaning that is therapeutic to me. I feel really strongly about having your living spaces be as clutter free as possible. I am just able to breathe easier.
I don’t typically have a spring cleaning routine that I adhere by its usually more of a oh look I just spent the last 3 hours sorting¬†through every paper in our house¬†(no joke. I just did that last¬†month), must be spring. haha. I just cannot stand clutter, even if its stowed away in a box in the back of a closet. It will haunt me. lol. Don’t laugh at me. Its a real thing people.
 
What does living simply mean to you?
Living simply for me means living with just the things that¬†bring enjoyment to our life. If having extra things is causing me extra stress, or becoming a burden to myself or our household we have gone outside of the ‘living simply’ mentality. This could mean we have to many toys, gadgets, and clothing that we don’t even use but are cluttering up our house. Or it could be that¬†we’re serving for things.
My five go-to products for my home would be the following:
1. IKEA wood hangers- Why? Because when you use wood hangers as opposed to plastic hangers they take up more room. So you have to only have what you love hanging in your closet. Especially when you have the itty bitty small closet that we do.
 
2. Essential Oils¬†–¬†My husband and I are¬†those people that uses essential oils daily. We’ve been using oils for over 3 years and I wouldn’t ever go back.¬†We diffuse them and apply¬†them on ourselves each day. Whether its diffusing lemon to help give me extra pep in my step to get that huge mommy to do list done, or applying peace and calming to my feet to help calm myself. Oils have been such an important piece in our lives that helps us destress. ¬†(See bottom of blog post for more info on how to start using essential oils)
3. Storage Baskets. Michaels and I are best friends. Whenever their baskets go to 90% off I usually buy them out. We have baskets for EVERYTHING, in every room. I personally need everything to have a place. And a lot of times a basket is where it belongs. Whether its DVDS, Isaacs puzzles, papers…

 

 4. Paper Filing Folders. I cannot even tell you how many I have. At least 5. I get mine at Target + IKEA. This helps every paper in our house have a place
5. Diffuser- This is for our essential oils. The diffuser is so important to be for several reasons. I typically would burn candles at an alarming rate to try and always have our house smell good. Or would stock up on those air freshener sprays around christmas time. When you start looking into the toxin levels of those you may do a double take. So instead of using those items I now diffuse oils to keep the house smelling good.
 
How do you tidy up your house? Or do you?
How I go about tidying things depends on my mood. The biggest thing that helps me is baskets. We have them all over the house. Now having a baby the amount of things we have has nearly tripled. So having baskets in every room helps keep it all at bay.
I do the majority of tidying up in the morning. After I make my coffee and get the baby changed while he is drinking his bottle I clean up the living room and kitchen (if need be), unload/load dishwasher, clean any bottles I found lying around house ūüėČ
 How do you clean your house? Do you have daily/weekly chores? 
This is the one thing I could improve upon SO MUCH. I do not have a weekly to do list, or daily to do list. Its really more of look around the house, what needs to get done? Now delegate. Clean mama has some amazing sheets and ig posts on what day to do each thing. I would love to take a few Cues from her. The hardest part for me is that everyday looks different. Some days I am working, some days I am not. Some days I work 1-2 hours, some days I work 12 hours. Which means some weeks laundry gets done right away, other weeks it sits in baskets for two weeks ūüėČ
 
¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† Don’t pretend your house never looks like this ūüėČ
I would encourage you all to go check out these other ladies amazing blog posts on this topic. I know I am!
Hannah Renee hannahreneeblog.com //
Amanda Krovic amandakrovic.com //
Kacie Ellis elementsofellis.com //
Victoria Schneider thesoutherntrunk.com //
Amber Hill amberlately.com //
Tanya Taylor hislittlelady.com//
Carla Thompson curiousnatalia.com //
Kymberly Janelle lifewithkymberlyjanelle.com //
Emily Lindsey happilylindsey.com //
Britt Havens britthavens.com //
 Interested in starting to use essential oils for your family?
Email me: kymberlyjanelle@gmail.com

 

 

Once upon a farm review

 

Now that little guy is eating three snack/meals a day having healthy food handy is a little  harder. Thankfully Once upon a farm has an answer for us mamas on the go or just needing something quick and healthy to feed our little ones. When our box of pouches arrived it came in an insulated box so that everything stayed fresh. Similar to the home delivery meal systems for adults. In the box was a insulated lunch bag and bib. I would have never thought about having the insulated bag but it makes perfect sense how else are you going to keep it cold?

The flavors that Once upon a farm offers go way beyond your typically baby/pre-toddler food. Not only that, they have real whole food in them.



 

We dug in and tried a pouch the first day they came. The first one we tried he had about half of it and then was over it.

I mean seriously you guys? Get this baby a modeling contract cause I don’t look this cute when I have food all over me. haha. Anyways, back to the baby food.¬†

He had a couple favorite flavors: Carrot-Y Coconut-Y Quinoa, Just Right Porridge, and Mama Bear Blueberry.

Which he could not get enough of. He would have eaten two of them had I let him. What I really appreciated about the baby food was the selection and what was in it.

Im talking kale, coconut milk, and chia seeds quinoa people! 

 


The verdict is in…they are a winner!!!¬†Also, can we please caption the bottom two pictures? But for real!!

 

 

 

 

This was a sponsored post. However all thoughts are my own. 

Romper: Henry + Claire

Swaddle Blanket: Swaddle Designs

Why I sell Young Living Oils

A little over three years ago my¬†husband and I started using oils. It was right around the time when my mom passed away. I was dealing with¬†a lot and a friend, who actually had been our pre-marital counselor suggested I try Young Living Oils. She was always diffusing them and was oiled up and I knew her and her husband didn’t fall for things. I mean he was a police officer you guys. He can smell a scam a mile away ūüėČ

Well we started with Peace + Calming . After using Peace + Calming on our feet just before going to bed and having the best nights sleep in 10+ years I knew oils were the real deal. Since then we have expanded our oil knowledge and began use 3-5 oils DAILY. For everything from managing stress, to sore muscles, to helping get rid of smells in the house.

 

 

|| Our five daily favorites. Hubby uses Valor + Peace and calming daily and I use Lemon, RC (I joke its my crack. More on that later;), and stress away. || 

Because I truly believe in the power of what oils can do I’ve begun selling oils.

I honestly wish I had oils so long ago!! There really is almost an oil for everything. Now when I feel an onslaught of emotions or stress. I know its time to oil up.

Smelly house? Diffuse.

Starting to feel sick? Oils.

Its true you guys. Now let me just preface this with saying I do not believe oils can cure any and everything. However, the impact they have had on our lives and those around us make me a believer in their power. People have been using them for thousands of years. They have just begun making a comeback in the last 10 years. Oils can be used diffused, topically, and digested. We love using them in our baths and for massage.

I actually had my massage therapist use them to help induce labor when my little guy was late and guess what? It worked. Theres another oil that so many women swear by called DragonTime that has cut women length of their menstrual cycle by several days, and the pain of cramps is lessened!! I just got that one and am trying it out later this month. I mean can I get a HALLELUJAH on that one?? There are oils for kids too! Even teething babies.

One of the other things that I love about using oils is there are so many uses. The products that Young Living has is enabling our family to live a less toxic life when it comes to cleaning supplies, and air fresheners.¬†Thanks to Young Living you’re able to make your own cleaning supplies, laundry soap, dryer balls. The list just goes on and on. Because oils have been such a big part of our lives I am going to begin blogging about them and how we use them. Whether it be a DIY project on how to make scented dryer balls, or how to make an oil blend for helping keep your wonderful time of the month manageable…

So whether you are interested in just purchasing oils or selling oils alongside me and my amazing team I would love to chat with you! 

I am apart of one of the most amazing communities in this business and would LOVE for you to join alongside me.

Within a few days of selling oils I found myself making money, and getting free oils. What more could an oily gal ask for? As a mama I wanna be spending time with my little guy not out away from the house. Young Living has created an opportunity for me to do just that.

Interested? 

Message me: Kymberlyjanelle@gmail.com

Want to join my team? Sign up HERE 

(Make sure that enrolled + sponsor number is: 11413989 when you sign up)

by signing up as a wholesaler/distributor you get 24% off retail prices!! Whether you want to sell oils or not wholesale is definitely the way to go.

Growing up

Somehow this little guy is turning into a toddler one day at a time.

My heart just bursts watching him learn new sounds and abilities daily. I love seeing his personality come through more and more everyday. Theres something about this age. Once they hit 8.5-9 months I swear they just start growing leaps and bounds.

 

He still lovessss lights (see picture below) haha. Ceiling fans and light streaming in has always been his favorite. 

He is always wanting to be on the move or in mamas arms. I wouldn’t want it any other way. 6-10 months of age so far is my favorite. What about you? Whats your favorite?

 

Little mans:

T-shirt: The Sweet Bee Co. 

Mamas outfit:

Dress: Forever 21

Jeans: Rock + Republic