Getting Ready for Baby Post #1

I know I have 6 months until I pop since I am only 12 weeks, but when you are on a budget you need to space purchases out! Today Peggy (my amazing UPS driver) pulled up in her magical brown truck and brought me three packages! Today brought me: a Munchkin Step diaper pail compliments from the Baby Guy NYC and one of his giveaways on FB!, a Badger Basket three drawer organizer that I scored on sale, & a Muslin car seat canopy that I received at a discount in exchange for my review. A blog post was not required for any of these items but I am just having fun!

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First I decided to open the Muchkin Step (search the hashtag #diaperstank on Facebook for Jamie’s really funny post on it). The box was not frustration free packaging haha! I had to rip it open and use scissors that happened to be my 5-year-olds safety scissors, so that was fun. Luckily it came assembled! All I had to do was snap the baking soda pod in, and the bags were already installed! I am planning to use it with my cloth diapers since I found a seller on Etsy who makes diaper pail reusable liners for both Munchkin & my other Diaper Genie, so I am very excited to order those in the upcoming months. For now I will put his disposables in the Munchkin. All the parts are easy to use so far. The only thing is you use your foot to open the lid with the step, but you need to use your hand to close the lid. So hopefully you don’t have any of that “stank” on your hand 😉

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The second thing I decided to open was the Badger Basket organizer. My 5-year-old Nayeli decided she needed to help me so I had her hold the sides up for me so I could insert the screws. From start to finish it took less than 10 minutes so that was awesome. The drawers are already fully assembled, so all you have to do is screw in three separate boards. The only thing that confused me for all of 3 seconds was the diagram showed the back support board as being flat, but really it needs to go the other way. The front board I put on flat like the diagram, but I think it would have been fine either way. You would have to buy one to see what I am talking about haha.

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The last item of the night was just opening the muslin car seat canopy to check it out. Nayeli said it needed to go in the drawer so I let her put it in there! It even came with a free washcloth and a discount code for 10% off my next purchase from their website. I haven’t washed it or tried it on the car-seat yet, but I will review it fully on amazon when I’m done checking it out!

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Nayeli and I had fun checking out all the new baby gear of the day!

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Mommy-Con Seattle Overview

Mommy-Con Seattle WA

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Mommy-Con Seattle was so fun! My friend Mindi went with me and we had way too much fun, and spent way too much on a simple lunch at the Marriott hotel.

IMG_0723We had a lot of fun walking through the vendor booths and we learned quite a lot! One of our favorite booths was the Barrier Blankets from Poppiez Love on Etsy. We ended up circling back quite a few times to rub the soft blankets, it was fun!  Babies’R’Us was there and had an epic drawing for a GB Pockit Stroller, Crane Humidifier, and a few other fun things. I was not lucky enough in that drawing but we both got lucky on a few things! The pockit stroller looks great because it folds to 12″x12″ and would be great for traveling.

imageI was slightly traumatized by the diva cup section, there was a ton of laughter as moms walked by and saw the selection of bags you could purchase for $7.50. P*ssy Plug, Clot Goblet, or Period Bucket. Totally funny, but not really kids appropriate in my opinion so I abstained haha, I don’t need more awkward questions but these are totally on my next white elephant list for Christmas!!!

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I went halfsies on a muslin blanket set with my friend. It was the SwaddleDesigns Set of 2 Muslin Swaddle Blankets, Hogs and Kisses! I can’t resist hedgehogs ever since I bought my sons first Gymboree outfit 8 year ago that had one on it! I didn’t need two blankets so luckily she wanted the other one!!

 

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We both came away with a good amount of loot, and had a much needed moms day out! It was totally worth it, and I even won an additional Crane humidifier 2 weeks ago from a drawing they did after the event! So now the owl is on the way to me as well. I won the BABYBJORN Bouncer in the last drawing of the night, that was epic! They gave away so much cool stuff! One mom won a breastpump just for cheering randomly! It was great! Other prizes were Orbit car seats, Evenflo Breastpumps (totally want one!!), Chicco booster & nextfit, gift sets, and a bunch more great stuff!

After the giveaways they gave out the extra goodie bags, so that was awesome, they loaded  us up with as much as we could carry! I will probably be giving away a Kiinde set soon 😉

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I’m @ Mommy-con Seattle!

imageI’m sitting in a conference room with my friend Mindi, waiting for a session on social media for small business owners and bloggers, I’m so excited!

Here are some pics from today

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I can’t wait to see what comes next! My husband has the kids and I’m really enjoying some time away!! 💕

How cute is this blanket?!? From poppiez love on etsy
How cute is this blanket?!? From poppiez love on etsy