Found: Must Have Baby Item Part II

Even though I vowed to keep my baby items to a minimum, and refused a giant baby shower…(see more in my blog post “Found: Must Have Baby Item“) I still ended up buying stuff that I didn’t use, or need.  I fell victim to way too many “must have lists” and also my own expectations about how newborn baby life would go. I bought a bassinet, and set it up beside the bed months before my baby was born, visualizing rocking her to sleep, perfectly swaddled in one of the newborn swaddle things I also bought…well, obviously that’s not how things went. (I jinxed myself in so many ways!) Then, I found the Dock-a-tot !

The Dock-A-Tot is amazing. (This isn’t a sponsored post btw, just a fan review!) It’s her own little “nest” like bed, and she loves it. I bought it online, right from the site here. It arrived in the mail a few days later, and life got a little better for this sleep deprived mama.

This post is basically just to say, I highly recommend it, and wish I had it from day 1! (And sometimes, mom-to-mom advice is all you need!)


It’s sturdy and well made, and everything the company claims it to be. I often find my daughter running her hands along the stitching and playing with the little tiny tags on the sides. (Did they research the perfect tactile logo execution as well!?) I could post a million photos and talk a lot about it, but the moral of this story is…we all sleep better because of this product. (Need I say more?!)







Friday Finds 2.0

It’s cold this morning…it’s officially fall and starting to actually look like fall. Some of this week’s Friday Finds are making me feel a bit better about the change in season!

Here’s what I found worth sharing this week:

Blanket Scarf $18 // source


long fleece jacket $49.99 // source


organic baby booties $14.00 // source


(THE BEST) Juddlies Sleepers (20% off) $19.99 // source


olive wood paddle board $14.99 // source



Bodum french press $51.00 // source


set of 4 eames style chair $229.98 // source

61ts6kdtd7l-_sl1500_round mirror $129.00 // source


Pehr pillow $33.00 // source


Philip Adam – apple cider vinager shampoo $12.63 // source



wet + dry brush $15.00 // source


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Inspiration: (small) home office

I have worked from home as a graphic designer for 6 years (minus the current year for maternity leave). My home office is therefore always an important space, no matter where we have been living. I need it to be organized (or at least have the potential to be organized), have a large desk for…

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Friday Finds: 1.0

Online shopping is my current version of retail therapy. I love having that little break to myself to scan my favourite sites for good deals. Is that weird? Regardless, sometimes I find some really great things! I’m going to start sharing what I find, because…well, I don’t see why not. Maybe something I find will…

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