Elvie Pump Bag | Willow Pump Bag

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 Elvie Pump Bag | Willow Pump Bag

Storage Solutions: Elvie Pump Bag | Willow Pump Bag


When I set out to find a hand-free pump I could take on the go the top two on the market were the Elvie & the Willow. Both are great pumps, & why I went with the Elvie was really just a flip of the coin. A review of the pump is for whole other post. I am here today to talk about a bag to store your Elvie Pump or Willow, because while I have a Elvie I don't see why a Willow pump wouldn't fit exactly the same according to the dimensions on site!

Elvie Pump Bag | Willow Pump Bag


Since the pump is quite pricey finding a Elvie pump bag or likewise a Willow pump bag that kept it secure & protected, was pretty impossible. It comes with a very small draw sting bag that only holds the pump...barely. I was just so nervous something was going to happen to it either in a bag floating around or at home.

Elvie Pump Bag | Willow Pump Bag

Elvie Pump Bag | Willow Pump Bag

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That when I did some thinking & the kind of bag I needed when I thought to look up some bra storage bags & that is when I found this puppy! It is so so perfect. I only have one pump since I am exclusively nursing but if you have dual pumps there is still room to pack your charger & lids in between the two pumps. The shell is hard & protects the pumps. It not too big & bulky, although it's not small either. It has a  nice handle so I can just grab it & go! It isn't the cutest thing in the world but I find the pattern cute enough! 

I had to share incase anyone else is on the search for a Elvie pump bag or Willow pump bag like I was!

Elvie Pump Bag | Willow Pump Bag


Kensley turns 9! | Moana Birthday Party | Moana birthday party ideas

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Moana Birthday Party | Moana Birthday Party Ideas

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When Kensley's Moana birthday party for last year got cancelled because of the start of lockdown, I was a little nervous she (and I) would lose the last princess themed birthday party at our house {unless of course Bo wants one} When she said she wanted to still do a Moana birthday party, I was so thrilled. There is very little times I feel like in kids lives when you know you are doing the last thing, before they grow out of it. & granted, she could very well still want one after this year, I do feel like the chances are getting more & more slim. Plus, the girls are more likely to pick to experiences in the last several years rather than parties. 

So I wanted to go all out, although, when do I not want to go all out, HA!
Planning this party was so fun to do with her. She beamed the entire day!

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Moana birthday party supplies aren't too hard to find luckily, as most party stores have Luau section. But, of course ours was being remodeled & had nothing! Thank goodness for Amazon! I was able to get large quantity of stuff at great products and came in fast! I will link all of the Moana birthday supplies from Amazon at the end of the post.

Easy decor for the tables that made a big impact was the pineapples!

Moana birthday party, moana birthday, moana party ideas, moana cookies

Moana birthday party, moana birthday, moana party ideas, moana cookies
Moana cookies were amazing as always!

Moana birthday party, moana birthday, moana party ideas, moana cookies

Moana birthday party, moana birthday, moana party ideas, moana cookies

The Kakamoras are plastic coconut cups that I handpainted the faces on. They are were so fun to make & the ones on the table the kids got to take home with them!

Luckily, we are such Moana fans alot of the decor we already had as toys!


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She had such a great Moana birthday party & everything came out great! I can not believe she is nine!

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Why Probiotics Have Been a Game Changer With My Baby

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 Why Probiotics Have Been a Game Changer With My Baby



This post is sponsored by ​Evivo​, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. 


Dealing with colic and tummy issues with babies is never fun. They can't tell you what is wrong, but you can see their discomfort & it's heartbreaking. Colic is hard on everyone in the family, too. Especially mom- it’s exhausting & hard & you just want your baby to feel well.

In my quest for answers for Bo's colic & tummy issues, there was a big resounding answer to look at his gut health & pick a probiotic. I quickly found out not all probiotics are the same.

Picking a Probiotic

That's when I found Evivo. Their results were unmatched in my search for the perfect product for Bo. I knew I wanted to find the best I could for him, & to get him feeling better asap! For the both of us.  Evivo contains a superior strain of B. infantis EVC001* and is shown to reduce bad gut bacteria by 80%. Results from moms showed that 65% reported a decrease in colic symptoms, such as gassiness & fussiness, after giving Evivo! What I love about this probiotic is that it is not just for fixing symptomatic conditions. In fact, Evivo is the only probiotic clinically proven to repopulate baby's gut with good bacteria they are missing 100% of the time, every time.




Signs of Bad Gut Health


- Gas
- Colic
- Diaper Rash
- Eczema
- Fussy
- Lack of Sleep



3 Gut Health Facts I Didn't Know:


- If baby's gut has high levels of bad bacteria and low levels of protective bacteria, intestinal inflammation can occur. That can cause gassy discomfort & a bloated tummy.

- More than 9 out of 10 babies born in the US have a low functioning gut microbiome due to the lack of good bacteria needed for a healthy gut.

- The first 6 months of life are critical for proper immune and metabolic development. Too much bad bacteria in the gut early in life is linked to increased diaper rash, eczema, allergies & you guessed it - our nemesis right now with Bo, colic!




The thing is probiotics aren't just for babies with colic. A baby that looks healthy doesn't mean they have a healthy gut. Probiotics aren't just needed when symptoms appear, Evivo sets the foundation for lifelong health. The extra benefit with Evivo baby probiotics is the immune system support it provides. The type of bacteria in your baby's gut highly influences how the immune system develops, & I think everybody is looking for extra immune support right now, especially for our babies.

We are excited about the days of colic behind us & confident in knowing I am setting up Bo with the best healthy gut & immune support that I can.

Learn more about Evivo HERE and use my discount code (BLOGTSZCK7) for $10 off a one month starter kit or (BLOG46529M) to get $20 off a two month or greater starter kit to try it for yourself!


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St. Patrick's Day Breakfast | St Patrick's day Breakfast Food Ideas

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St. Patrick's Day Breakfast

St Patrick's day Breakfast Food Ideas

There is nothing I love more than being totally extra in the name of a holiday or theme. Holiday breakfast happens to very high on my happy things list! This St Patrick's Day breakfast is pretty easy to whip up! These type of things don't have to take a lot of time to drum up! All together this took less than 5 mins! 

St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, St Patrick's day Breakfast Food Ideas
St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, St Patrick's day Breakfast Food Ideas


St. Patrick's Day Breakfast

- Microwaveable Mini Pancakes

- Can Whip Cream

- Airheads Rainbow strip candies

- Lucky Charms

- Milk

- Green Food Coloring

Extras:  Chocolate Gold Coins! Everywhere was out & got these gold wrapped candies instead!


St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, St Patrick's day Breakfast Food Ideas
St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, St Patrick's day Breakfast Food Ideas

St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, St Patrick's day Breakfast Food Ideas

I feel like directions would be silly to give here. You can see I just dolloped whipped cream on top of the pan cakes then arched over the Airhead. They did end up drooping. I am assuming you can do something with toothpick if you want them to stay but the girls saw them & then started eating so they stood up just long enough for them!

TIP: I do have a tip though, make sure you let the pancakes cool off so the whipped cream doesn't instantly melt off!

The little cauldron just makes a fun extra touch to eat cereal out of! I got a pack of 2 for $1!

Add a few drops of green food coloring into your milk & there you have it!

A super easy St. Patrick's Day breakfast!



St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, St Patrick's day Breakfast Food Ideas
St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, St Patrick's day Breakfast Food Ideas

St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, St Patrick's day Breakfast Food Ideas


Tummy Time Must-Haves - 7 Of Our Favorite Tummy Time Toys

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Tummy Time Must-Haves 

7 Of Our Favorite Tummy Time Toys

Tummy time takes a lot of our time during the day. Some babies love it, some babies hate it. But, they all gotta do it!



First time mom wondering what tummy time is? It's basically when you place baby on their belly for a few minutes several times a day while awake. You can start the day you come home from the hospital with baby. What does it do? it helps with developing a strong neck and shoulder muscles, trains hand eye coordination and promotes motor skills. It can also prevent the back of your baby's head from developing flat spots {positional plagiocephaly} 

First thing is first though, everything I am going to mention, you do not need. Tummy time can be done on a blanket on the floor with nothing else. We have & still do this. You can use a rolled towel as a wedge. Getting down, talking and singing will probably be your babys favorite thing, these things are all just fluff. Extra that make it a little more entertaining and enjoyable. But certainly not needed!




1. Activity Mat

A mat is a great thing to have to designate a tummy time area, or just lay down baby to get things done. I loved the wood aspect of our mat & how neutral it is. It is pretty & not obnoxious in the living room!



2. Sloth

This toy was all over the TV and Christmas ads. The girls wrote to Santa & he brought it for Bo. This is one of his favorite things. It lights up, the arms move & it talks & sings. Highly recommend.



3. Activity Keyboard

I love this thing. It can either be flat on the ground or propped up. It lights up & sings. Also, has 3 language options, if you are trying to have a tri-lingual baby or something :P It already provoking him to reach and hit the keys! Will be a great toy even into sitting ect.



Listen, I am not sure if the love for Mickey is just in his blood but this toy provokes so much joy from Bo it's unreal. He reaches, grabs, shakes this thing so well! It really is working his motor skills unlike any other toy. I think the high contrast colors make it really appealing for them. We hung it on his activity mat & on his swing. The ears are also crinkle paper so it's great to just hand them as toy. They have Minnie & other Disney characters! 



For extra stretch or for babies that seem to not like tummy time, starting with a Boppy helps a lot! I loved using this when all 3 were teeny.



6. High Contrast Flash Cards

I can't stop singing these cards praises! I know you think these things don't do anything but they stimulated Bo at just a couple weeks old. We have moved onto the next pack with red & yellow & they make him go crazy. He "talks" & laughs & gets his whole body moving! 



Babies love mirrors & it really helps with tummy time! Bo gets so excited seeing himself! This mirror also has things to look at that are high contrast & has some things to grab! No worries, the mirror is baby proof & shatter proof!


There you have it! I hope you enjoyed this list & maybe got some ideas for yourself for tummy time with you babe! Do you have a favorite tummy time toy you love? Let me know!





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