*I work with Summer Infant on promotions. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*
Newborn Taylor loves to sleep! I kid you not that girl is sleeping at least 7-8 hour stretches a night, at a time. She has been doing this for about 2 weeks now, so let’s hope it stays! One of the great baby product to help get her to sleep is the Summer Infant Bentwood Bassinet with Motion. We have had bassinets before but none as great as the one we received from Summer Infant! It has all the features of a traditional bassinet but with some awesome extras.
When we received the Bentwood Bassinet, I had my husband put it together. It was quite easy to put together, following the instructions that were given in the manual. Once it was all put together, I remarked how beautiful the bassinet truly is. It features a natural hardwood construction as the frame of the bassinet. Under the bassinet, you have an extra large storage basket where you can put diapers, wipes, and other nighttime feeding essentials. On top of the bassinet, you have an adjustable canopy which you can close or open, depending on how much light you want in the room.
The bassinet features music, nature, and womb sounds via the press of buttons on the side of the bassinet. You can set up your sounds for 15 minute intervals to help your baby transition to sleep. Once the 15 minutes are up, Taylor is usually sound asleep. In terms of the motion, it features a silent sway motion that soothes the baby to sleep. The adjustable sway speed allows Taylor to enjoy the motion and lets her fall into a tranquil sleep. Best of all, I do not have to be woken up as she is headed to sleep. It can naturally soothe Taylor to sleep without making a peep! As a mom, this is a huge plus!
With its European inspired design and modern aesthetic, the Bentwood Bassinet with Motion is a beautiful addition to any nursery or home. We are HUGE fans of Summer Infant and their amazing products, and the Bentwood Bassinet did not fail to disappoint. If you are a new mom, you want to check out this bassinet for your new baby. It takes up little space in your room, is beautiful, and helps your baby sleep. How much more could you want out of a bassinet?!
The Summer Infant Bentwood Bassinet is available for $179 on the Summer Infant website and at Buy Buy Baby!
*This is a partnered post. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*
So many exciting events happened in my life the last couple of weeks. First off, we welcomed Baby Taylor to our family. Then we celebrated a big birthday for my husband, and we will end the festivities next month with a baby naming for my daughter, and then my oldest child’s birthday. We love all the fun celebrations bring but sometimes I have the hardest time finding personalized gifts for everyone in my family.
However, I recently found out about Bradford Exchange which offers a wide plethora of gifts for everyone in my family. They have gifts for mothers, daughters, grandsons, sons, husbands, wives, and more! They incorporate various themes in their products including Anniversary, Birthdays, Christmas, Graduation, Sports, Animals, and even NFL football.
When I was perusing their site, I saw that you can get collector boxes, figurines, music boxes, jewelry, sculptures, and even personalized jewelry. As a women, I am all about diamonds (what girl isn’t) and now I can get that with a choice of so many beautiful rings. I need to show my husband this site because I am due for a special gift. After all, I did just give birth to his child and put up with a lot the last 9 months.
Personalized gifts are hard to come by but when you find that special one, it means all the world to the recipient. There is nothing more special than taking the time to picking out that perfect gift for the one in your life that deserves it and nothing more rewarding than being the one on the receiving end.
What is your favorite personalized gift that you received?
Photo credit: The Funny Mom Blog
Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about getting the features you need and how to save money on baby diapers! On Tuesday September 9, 2014 at 1:00pm ET, please join us for the #BabyDiapersSavings Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing the Parent’s Choice Diapers at Walmart and giving you a chance to win prizes!
Having a 7 week old newborn, we go through many diapers a day. Each day is different but it is usually always in the double digits, for the amount of diaper changes we do. When looking for a great diaper, I make sure it has a flexible fit, soft for the baby, and can handle all the wetness. The diapers also need to be comfortable and have good stretch. Parent’s Choice diapers at Walmart offer increased diaper absorbency and great value that can save you up to $240 per year! Interested in learning more about these great diapers?! Come join us!
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We are heading to NJ soon for a road trip to see my parents. For these long trips, you must have a reliable car that can get you from place to place. Going hundreds of miles in a car that will not get you from point A to point B, is a total waste of time. Chances are you will end up on the side of the road during the trip because the car you are driving is not geared to go that many miles. With it being summertime, now is the prime time to start shopping for a new car.
When I think of a new car, I reflect on how it would fit with my personality. I need a car that is efficient and cost-effective, but also one that I can see myself driving. Now, Edmunds.com, a leading car-shopping site, created a personality quiz to answer this question and get folks to think about their cars in a funky, new light. Through a short and fun 15-question quiz, your readers can figure out what mash ups of cars best represent them and what some of their key Car-acteristics are. To see this fun quiz, enter here: #EdmundQuiz.
This quiz is super fun and can get you in the right mood to go car shopping. Turns out I am a Stylish SuperCar! They got this spot on. Take the quiz and let me now what you think!
It begins for me the very first day that the spring weather feels like it’s transitioning to summer. I don’t know what it is, but there is something about sipping an iced coffee once the weather turns warm that is so relaxing to me, it lifts my mood like the summer sun itself! Everyday, as a busy mom of three I start my day with coffee to get me going. Usually before it’s made I stumble around the kitchen, meeting the demands being shouted out at me by the kids. “I want cereal, more milk please, can I have eggs…” I am truly only half awake before I get that first cup of coffee in me, but I don’t think they are quite old enough to really get that yet. In the summer when I enjoy my coffee iced, it’s totally different. My mornings are made simple because I just pull out my International Delight Iced Coffee, pour it over ice and I’m ready for action! No need to add cream or sugar, it is ready to serve as is. Bam, I’m done and happily zipping around the kitchen in no time.
You can also create delicious recipes using International Delight Iced Coffee such as this Mocha Frappe!
-1 cup International Delight Iced Coffee (use whatever flavor you like)
-1/2 cup milk
-1/2 cup Vanilla Ice Cream
-4 ice cubs
-Pour all ingredients in a blender and blend for 30 seconds. Serve cold and enjoy!
International Delight Iced Coffee comes in all different flavors as well so I can mix it up with Mocha flavor, Caramel Macchiato, or vanilla. They even have the same delicious flavors in light with only 100 calories per serving, so even this summer when I have some baby weight to lose I can indulge just the same. I keep some of the individual bottles in the pantry and refrigerator to grab and go on those really rushed mornings. Trust me, there is nothing worse than having to run out of the house without your coffee in the morning. The International Delight Iced Coffee individual servings prevent me from ever having to go through that again!
When I do get the kids demands settled, and on that rare morning we are not rushing anywhere I like to take what I call my Zen moment. I go out on our back deck with my International Delight Iced Coffee (these days it’s caramel macchiato light) and I try to capture just 10 minutes sipping and enjoying my iced coffee, soaking in the nature and quiet before I launch into the rest of my chaotic day.
Through the end of August if you go to the ID Facebook page you can enter to win an ID Iced Coffee tumbler! 100 tumblers will be awarded each week, and you can enter every day if you want. International Delight Iced Coffee helps me savor my summer, and I’m slowly sipping and holing on to summer as long as I possibly can!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.