So it's not completely remodeled, but my dad helped redo our laundry room during his visit! I found a cool, huge laundry sink on OfferUp (with fixtures!) for $20 and went from there with an @ikeausa kitchen sink cabinet. We picked out a 98 inch long piece of countertop at IKEA as well and used it for both the sink counter and the rest to make a laundry folding table! Adjustable table legs from IKEA made creating the folding table really simple. These additions have created so much space in the laundry room! There's a ton of storage in the sink cabinet and under the folding table. And the window isn't blocked anymore! Swipe through to see more after and before pics. We still have a ways to go - the rough 1979 wallpaper and flooring is a project for another day. Painting the wall cabinet white and replacing the lighting and mirror is on my to-do list as well. But I can fold diapers and clothes in here now! 🎉
I haven't posted about my #skincareroutine in a while! I revamped my routine after my facial in September when I found out my skin is oily but dehydrated?! 😩 There I was thinking it was combo. It's a rough balancing act but I'm on the right track, finally. Here's what I'm currently using, in general order - focusing on lots of weightless moisture. 🖤 #kose Softymo Speedy oil cleanser (good, cheap oil cleanser that emulsifies quickly) 🖤 #sundayriley Ceramic Slip cleanser (this is only a sample but I am liking it so far) 🖤 #thayers Witch Hazel Alcohol-free Toner 🖤 #klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner (hydrating toner) 🖤 #heritagestore Rosewater & Glycerin mist (love this stuff. I even spray it on my legs after shaving) 🖤 #alverde Q10 eye serum (this is a German drugstore eye serum that is awesome and only like 4€!! but I'm almost out 😕 I should've brought more back to the US) 🖤 #theordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (seems to help keep my problem skin at bay and oil under control) 🖤 #hylamide SubQ Anti-Age serum (so hydrating and plumping 💯) 🖤 #sheamoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Moisturizer (the texture of this is weird... like a dense mousse although it's not too heavy. It works well for the autumn season) 🖤 #theordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution (I use this weekly and it's awesooome)
My grandfather passed in June. I saw my grandmother for the first time since his passing, a few weeks ago for my sister's wedding. My grandfather (opa) shared his love of trains and stamps with me, things I love to this day. My oma brought some of his stamps to give to me. He collected so many, even saving some of his envelopes from decades ago. ✉️ Of the stamps I received, these QE2 stamps are some my favorites. I just think they're beautiful, especially on this envelope. I haven't finished organizing the stamps yet but there's no rush. I love to imagine where they've traveled to. 💌
Elodie is modeling her new @bumblito bandana bib and burp cloth that I won in a giveaway! They're not being sold yet, but keep an eye out on bumblito's page. 👀👀 The reversible print is way cute and stylish - llamas/alpacas/cacti on one side, watercolor stripes on the other. 🎨 Elodie is cutting her top teeth so she's quite a drool monster. Drool bibs are a staple for her and the new bumblito bandana bib is super soft and absorbent. The burp cloth is big! The fabric is the same silky soft and absorbent cotton/poly as the bib. E doesn't need burp cloths any longer but I use it while nursing, throw it in the diaper bag for messes, or she will snuggle it like a lovey. Swipe for detailed print pics (and an outtake because all E wanted was to grab the phone! 😂😂) 🖤
Bumblito is a new brand from Smart Bottoms that's focused on products for every stage of parenting. They're launching soon 🐝🖤 #bumblito#baby#babygirl#bandanabib#burpcloth#smartbottoms#babystuff#babystyle
Mom Lifehack No. 110: Dress your kid in black so no one can see the spaghetti sauce everywhere. 🍝🍝🍝🍝🍝 Elodie has a growing collection of black wardrobe pieces because messy baby. And black is a staple in any sophisticated baby's wardrobe, of course 😉 This cute long sleeved dress (@primarydotcom baby cozy dress) is my new favorite for the crisp autumn weather and spaghetti lunch outings.