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Alva Baby Reusable Diapers

Hey there!  Hope everyone is having an AMAZING summer!  We are thoroughly enjoying the long days by going to the beach and park as much as possible.  Look at our wild garden!  Isn’t it great?!  We’ve had so many energizing, organic vegetables this year.

And how cute is Ivy’s new reusable diaper from Alva Baby?!  Obsessed!  I’ve had Alva Baby diapers since Ivy was a little baby and love their cute designs.  When Alva asked to collaborate on a post, it was a no-brainer for me!  Recommend a product I already use and love?  Yes please!  When I became a mama I became even MORE health and environmentally conscious than I already was.  Plus, think about all the money you save by not using disposable diapers!  I love having reusable diapers around.  Even if you use regular disposable diapers, its nice to have a few of these on hand so you don’t need to stress out about running to the store to get more diapers when you’re almost out.  It’s also great how their designs grow as your baby grows.  They have snaps all over so you can make them tiny for a newborn or bigger for a toddler!  We also use them for swimming covers!

Alva also sent me a wet bag to throw all the diapers into when I’m out and about and I can’t wait to give it a try!  If you’re interested in trying out Alva Baby diapers check out their website at:

AlvaBaby.com

Thanks for reading!  Check out my other photo shoot with Alva Baby diapers HERE!

Xo, Karla

This post is sponsored by Alva Baby, but the opinions stated above are (as always) my own.

Ivy’s Baltic Amber Teething Necklace linked HERE.

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My Favorite Matching Shirts are ON SALE!

My favorite matching shirts are on sale right now!  We have the blue and white striped ones, but they also come in black and white:

Love them!

Check out more matching outfits here & more pics with this shirt here!

Xo, Karla

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Summer Time

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Hey Everyone!  June is just flying by… CRAZY!  This summer we’ve been really taking advantage of all the fun, free family events going on.  Being a mom to a toddler is so fun!  Ivy’s loving all the fun adventures we go on, whether it’s music in the park or going to the beach.  I swear, I got so lucky that she chose me to be her mommy!  Such a sweet and funny little girl.  And I love our funny “inside jokes” that only a mom and her child could understand… gahhh… besties for life!

Hope everyone’s been having an amazing summer!

Check out my post on my fav summer sunnies here!

Xo, Karla

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Peonies & Clovers Baby Bath


Dreamy baby bath time part 2! Outdoors style! Not really much to write… the pics say it all!

So. Much. Fun!

Dreamy bath #1

Xo, Karla

Ivy’s adorable reusable diapers linked HERE!

Floral Headband HERE!




*Not sponsored, just love Alva Baby reusable diapers!  So cute!  Links are affiliate links.

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First Birthday Time Capsule

Hey Everyone!  I’ve decided to write a new post on the time capsule we did for Ivy’s first birthday party.  I love this idea so much and it has been my top reposted pin on Pinterest, so I figured it needed it’s own blog post!  The idea is really simple, and you can add any variation that you’d like!  I’m just so excited that she will have this someday (17 years from now)!

For Ivy’s first birthday time capsule we cut out different colored sheets of paper, collected random stickers, and had crayons, pens, and colored pencils available.  Some of Ivy’s cousins drew pictures, aunts and grandmas wrote heart-felt pages… at least that’s what they told me! Haha… part of the fun of this time capsule is that we decided not to read or look at any of them!  After everyone was done they put it in the large envelope and we never peeked inside.  The envelope is now sealed and in our safe until Ivy turns 18 (the year 2034!).

It’s not too late to make one for your child!  It was special being able to do this on Ivy’s first birthday, but if you have older children I would still encourage you to do this!  It will be so special for them to open one day!  Older children can also write a letter to themselves, or draw a picture to add!

You could do this at a baby shower too:

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Create a jar (or purchase one below) to insert wishes from everyone at the birthday party:

Large Dream Jar

Small Individual Jars

There are so many fun and unique ideas that you can create for a first birthday time capsule!  After you’re done make sure you store it somewhere safe so that it won’t get ruined, and also somewhere no little fingers will be tempted to open it!

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Don’t forget adorable Thank You cards for after the party!


Thanks for checking out this post!  Click here to see more pictures from Ivy’s first birthday party.  If you want to read more baby posts, check out my top baby products post & my favorite bath time products here!  Thanks for reading!

Xo, Karla

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Mother’s Day + Baby Girl Swim Suits! 

Mother's Day + baby girl swim suits

Had the most amazing Mother’s Day ever! Beach day with my new stand-up paddle board… I’ve wanted one for so many years! Yay! Quality family time= my love language! Sunshine… happiness! It was so perfect!

How adorable is Ivy’s new two-piece swimming suit?! It is so darling! I’ve already had so many compliments on it… and it’s only $3!  You can shop it here!  There are so many cute kids suits that are sooooo affordable on Amazon.  I’m linking more of my favorites below!  My new swimming suit and Ivy’s hats are from Target!  You can get Ivy’s Baltic amber teething necklace here and it comes with a silicone pendant necklace that mama’s can wear that your baby is able to chew on!  Anything that helps these little darlings through teething!  Check out my article about all my favorite natural baby products.

Hope all my mama friends out there had an amazing Mother’s Day weekend!

Xo, Karla










 

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Pink Ice Cream 

Pink ice cream

Hello everyone!  This week has been really rainy again, and its making me dream of warmer days like when we took these pics a few weeks ago.  I also bought a stand up paddle board last night and can’t wait to throw it in the lake!  Anyone have any tips for SUP-ing with a one year old?!  Today were heading to Minneapolis to look at art.  Rainy day at the art museum sounds perfect to me! I’m sure there will be pictures from that coming soon!

Xo, Karla

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