Etsy Finds | For My Toddler

Since the holidays, we have been cleaning, purging and organizing in our house! It feels GREAT! I truly cannot blame the wild toddler in the house for the extra clutter… it’s all me! We have (thankfully) lived in this house for about 6 years, and man, have we accumulated some stuff. It feels good to get rid of unnecessary things and deep clean for Spring. My friend Jane with Southern Calligraphy and I have made a little pact to hold each other accountable with our minimalist goals this year. It’s not a “one day fix” but we are mapping out the whole year so we can stay on top of this goal and start the transition to minimizing our belongings and decluttering our spaces and lives!
With all that to be said, Thomas’s toys seem to silently SCREAM at me in every room. If you know me, you know I was hell bent on not letting kids toy’s take over the home we’ve worked so hard for. So as we donated great toys and kept some classics that we adore, I noticed how many are from Etsy and wanted to share them with y’all. Thomas isn’t in Montessori school (or any school yet) but I do lean toward that style of play/learn when given the choice (so you may notice a theme). Otherwise, some are just cute and fun and I hope to keep forever!

Okay, that last one is strictly for me and not a toy. So cute though, right? I just ordered T one for his room!
Be sure to follow me on Instagram to see some of the toys in action! I try to post great finds there as well. Have any favorites I should add to my list? Let me know! xoxo

New Year, Mom’s Must Haves

I wanted to share a few “favorite” items before the ball drops in 5 days! I LOVE most aspects of New Years. I love the festive celebrations and all the champagne and glitter. I love the traditions, like black-eyed peas, greens and cornbread for good luck. I love planning and dreaming of the year ahead, all that I aspire to do and the fresh start it brings (is it just me, or does anyone else always want a fresh start?).
This year I am happy to be spending a cozy New Years celebration at our favorite beach with our favorite people! I cannot wait. There is no better way to ring it in!
Below I have linked my favorite cozy sweater (can’t take it off), a new crisp and clean planner, my favorite mask for the upcoming dry season, and more! These are just a few of my favorite happy things to kick off the new year feeling our best! xoxo

I personally LOVE this style planner. This one from  MAY DESIGNS  is a great price point and has that “custom” feel.

I personally LOVE this style planner. This one from MAY DESIGNS is a great price point and has that “custom” feel.

I am a huge fan of vitamins! They have completely rebooted my life and help combat daily ailments. I sleep better, feel better and AM better. These from  OLLY  are a must for me!

I am a huge fan of vitamins! They have completely rebooted my life and help combat daily ailments. I sleep better, feel better and AM better. These from OLLY are a must for me!

The other MUST have mask from Summer Friday’s! This is great for exfoliating and dry patches.  OVERTIME MASK!

The other MUST have mask from Summer Friday’s! This is great for exfoliating and dry patches. OVERTIME MASK!

I have not read this yet, but it is on my list!  An “almost” memoir by Ann Patchett  with relatable aspects for anyone!

I have not read this yet, but it is on my list! An “almost” memoir by Ann Patchett with relatable aspects for anyone!

My favorite sweater right now. Goes with everything and is so soft! From  MADEWELL

My favorite sweater right now. Goes with everything and is so soft! From MADEWELL

Love these High Rise jeans for everyday wear. From  Mott and Bow

Love these High Rise jeans for everyday wear. From Mott and Bow

This is a great long lasting  perfume by Glossier !

This is a great long lasting perfume by Glossier!

A nourishing lip tint is always crucial, especially during the cold months! This is a favorite of mine by  Bobbi Brown

A nourishing lip tint is always crucial, especially during the cold months! This is a favorite of mine by Bobbi Brown

This is a MUST have for the dry winter months. I use this as a moisturizer and it is simply the best. From  Sephora by Summer Fridays

This is a MUST have for the dry winter months. I use this as a moisturizer and it is simply the best. From Sephora by Summer Fridays

I’ve read this once, and plan to reread this January! A  great read  for self-discovery and reflection.

I’ve read this once, and plan to reread this January! A great read for self-discovery and reflection.

I plan to upgrade my diaper bag this year for a fresh update! Love this one by  Freshly Picked .

I plan to upgrade my diaper bag this year for a fresh update! Love this one by Freshly Picked.

Another great Winter sweater. This is cashmere AND on sale now! I love the length for chasing my boy around! By  Halogen at Nordstrom

Another great Winter sweater. This is cashmere AND on sale now! I love the length for chasing my boy around! By Halogen at Nordstrom

I look forward to starting this year with a clearer mind and healthier life! 2018 was a journey, with lots of ups and downs and “one step forward, two steps back” kinda days. I have learned so much during this year about myself as a mother and even a sister, daughter and wife. It has been filled with countless moments of joy, fun and unexplainable crazy toddler antics, too.
Cheers to 2019! I just know the best is yet to be for all of us!

xoxo, Tori