Our Trip to Walt Disney World

Hi everyone! Happy April! It has been awhile since I have posted. There has been so much going on! We are actually moving and on top of that we bought a house! Last week Lily and I both got sick and we are finally on the mend! At the end of February we took a trip to Orlando, Florida and Walt Disney World was so kind to give us one day tickets to go experience it!

My husband and I have never been to Walt Disney World so we were both so excited to experience it together as a family! Let me tell you that it was the best vacation we have ever taken! Lily is a little under 2 but there was so much for her to do and ride! We started our day at Magic Kingdom. It was so fun to walk in and see the castle for the first time! Everything about our day was absolutely magical. We had an idea of which rides we wanted to do and used our fast passes! Our first ride was It’s a small world. IT WAS OUR FAVORITE RIDE! Lily even enjoyed it! We then went on the Winnie the Pooh ride & The Little Mermaid ride. We ate lunch in Tomorrowland and then went to the Huggies care center to change Lily’s diaper. You guys, the baby care center was AMAZING. It made it so easy to change her diaper and rest a little before we headed out again!

Before leaving Magic Kingdom we had to try a Dole Whip! I mean if you didn’t try a Dole Whip did you really do Disney? lol We then hopped onto the bus to go over to Animal Kingdom! We had reserved fast passes to Avatar The River Journey ride. (My husband and I are big fans of Avatar so we were so stoked to be able to ride it!) It did not disappoint! There was so much to see! We ended up resting with some coffee while Lily took a nap in her stroller. (Sleep hard party hard right? lol) After visiting Animal Kingdom we went back to Magic Kingdom and walked around some more.

We had a blast! We spent all day at Walt Disney World and we were already planning our next trip back! It was so much fun experiencing it for the first time with Lily and she even had so much fun! We can’t wait to go back next year!

Hugs,

Lynn

Disclosure: Walt Disney World was so kind to give us tickets but this was still 100% my honest review.

What’s in my Ryla pack?

Hi sweet friends! Happy Friday! I am so excited to be collaborating with my friend Mai on today’s blog post! Mai is a fellow mama blogger from Canada & is married with two adorable kiddos! Be sure to check her out & give her a follow! I will be sharing what’s in my Ryla Pack and then be sure to head over to http://mamaindulgences.wixsite.com/mysite to see what’s in her Ryla pack!

The Ryla backpack diaper bag is a sleek minimalist diaper bag! I love how it keeps me organized and looking fashionable. I took my Ryla pack on our trip to Disney and let me tell you TSA even complimented on my bag and said my bag was the most organized mom bag they  have ever seen. #thankyouRyla LOL With my Ryla pack I’ve made sure to know what I do & do not need to in my diaper bag. I have a tendency to over pack but with the Ryla pack I pack just what I truly need.

So, what’s in my diaper bag?

  1. Diapers: Duh, I always carry at least two diapers with me unless we are going to be gone for a long time then I’ll carry 5.
  2. Wipes: Again, DUH. lol I use wipes for diaper changes & for any messes.
  3. Hand sanitizer: I’m a big germaphobe so hand sanitizer is a must have
  4. Clorox wipes: With the flu being terrible this year I’m wiping everything down when we go out. Most of the time stores have wipes but with my luck they’ve always been out so I bring my own.
  5. Trolls Sippy thermos: I either have milk or water in her sippy cup. I carry the thermos so it will keep her drinks cold!
  6. Pacifier: Our pacifier is a life saver! Can’t leave home without it! (I am not looking forward to taking away the pacifier soon 😦 )
  7. Pacifier wipes: Because kids. LOL If she drops her paci while we are out I can clean it real quick!
  8. Snacks on snacks on snacks: Snacks are a life saver. Can’t ever go anywhere without snacks.
  9. Wallet, keys, & phone are always in my bag as well.

If you have a Ryla bag, what’s in your bag? I’d love to know what are must haves for your diaper bag!

Don’t forget to head to my friend Mai’s blog and check how she packs her Ryla pack!

http://mamaindulgences.wixsite.com/mysite

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Hugs,

Lynn

2018 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

Happy Wednesday friends! If you have been following along with me on Instagram you know that we just got back from our family vacation in Orlando Florida! Let me tell you that the vacation blues are very real! I’m already planning our next vacation back! Stay tuned for our Disney World blog!

Since we live in the middle of the country and were not wanting to drive 20+ hours with a toddler we decided to fly to Orlando! We recently partnered up with Mitsubishi  to test the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander. Let me tell you that I fell in love with it instantly! With flying with a toddler we of course have to have all of the things! Our Mitsubishi Outlander fit all of our luggage and even had more room!

A little background of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander:

  • Seats 7 comfortably
  • Third row seating (perfect for families and road trips with friends)
  • 7″ Display with Apple CarPlay or Android auto
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (Helps keep a safe distance)
  • Blind spot warning (This was one of my favorite features!)
  • Power Glass sunroof (We LOVED how smooth it opened and closed!)
  • Power Folding side-view mirrors
  • Remote power tailgate (This was a PLUS because I could easily hold Lily and just push the bottom to close)
  • Multiview camera system – Not only did it have a back up camera but it showed your view and what was surrounding the car. IT WAS SO COOL!
  • MPG 25/30 – For an SUV it has awesome gas milage!

The Mitsubishi Outlander road nicely. In the city and on the highway it was very smooth. You could barely feel any bumps! While we were driving and in the SUV it felt very safe. It would alert us when someone was in our blind spot which again was my favorite part! Another favorite would be the cruise control! Once you are set on cruise and the car in front of you slows down the Outlander would slow us down too. It was SO cool!

If you are in the market for a new SUV you definitely need to check out the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander! You will love it!

https://www.mitsubishicars.com/outlander/2018

Hugs,

Lynn

Disclosure: This was in partnership with Mitsubishi. However as always, this is 100% my honest review.

Graco 4Ever Extend2fit Platinum 4-in-1 Car Seat Review

Happy Tuesday sweet friends! Finding the perfect car seat is always hard! There are so many car seats on the market! But one brand that I know and trust is Graco. When we brought Lily home from the hospital we had our beautiful Graco Snugride click connect car seat and from then on we were Graco hooked!

I was sent the Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit Platinum 4-in-1 Car Seat and you guys: THIS IS THE BEST CAR SEAT EVER.

The thing I loved most about the carseat is that it can grow with Lily! This will be the last car seat we will have for Lily! We can use this car seat for 10 years! from 4lbs to 120 lbs. How awesome is that?! Another cool thing is that the 4ever Extend2Fit Platinum allows up to 50lbs so your child can stay rear-facing longer! They even have the Extend2Fit position extension panel that gives more leg room!

The car seat is easy to install & can recline to 6 positions! (Lily is living the good life lol) I love how you can adjust the headrest to fit your child. I feel like the Graco 4ever Extend2fit Platinum 4-in-1 car seat is the “range rover” of car seats! haha

(Lily wasn’t happy I took a picture of her lol)

^ Extension panel for more leg room

Lily has been loving her new car seat! She is more lifted and she can see out the windows so she enjoys riding in the car! Plus I know and trust that she is safe in the Graco 4ever Extend2Fit Platinum 4-in-1 car seat!

If you are looking for a car seat: LOOK NO FURTHER. Head to Graco 4Ever Extend2Fit Platinum 4-in-1 to get yours today!

I hope you all have a great day!

Hugs,

Lynn

Disclosure: This was in collaboration with Graco. I was sent the car seat but this is 100% my honest review.

Incredibundles Giveaway – Diapers for a 1 year!

Happy Monday friends! I hope you all are doing well! I am so excited to be talking about this amazing giveaway Incredibundles is doing! If you have never heard of Incredibundles they are the home of the bestselling Year of Diapers baby gift! Incredibundles wants to make life easier for one mom by giving them a year full of diapers! How amazing is that?! The details to win will be on my Instagram feed!

I have talked about Incredibundles before and how amazing their company is! It makes gift giving so easy! It’s hard to sometimes find the perfect gift for an expecting/new mom/mom. Incredibundles.com has the perfect diaper subscription. I mean who doesn’t need diapers? You can either do a 3, 6, 9, or 12 month diaper subscription.

Here is how the subscription works: After you choose how many months you want the subscription to be, IncrediBundles.com sends a cute annoucement package featuring a plush teddy bear nestled in one of the company’s chic, trademark storage containers. The teddy bear holds a certificate that announces your gift to them! On the certificate there will be a unique code that the recipent will use to activate their subscription. Each month the recepitent can log in to their subscription and can make changes as needed such as size or brand. Incredibundles carries the major brands- Pampers, Huggies, Luvs, and Member’s mark.

I love how Incredibundles.com can either send the package to the receiver or send it straight to me so I can give the gift in person!

Head on over to Incredibundles and check them out! To check a year of diaper subscriptions head to

Good luck to everyone entering in this amazing giveaway!

Hugs,

Lynn

What’s in my diaper bag ft. Lily Jade

Happy Wednesday friends! Anyone else a fellow diaper bag lover? Well, I think I truly have found my FAVORITE one hands down! Where has Lily Jade been all my life?! The great thing about my Lily Jade is that it doesn’t even look like a diaper bag! Today I wanted to talk about What’s in my diaper bag and how my Lily Jade crushes it!

First of all, can we just stop and just stare at this beauty? My Lily Jade is the “Madeline Camel & Gold”. You can read about how Lily Jade started HERE 

All Lily Jade bags come with 12 pocket removable organizer that can be washed and a changing pad! Can we also just take a moment and admire this beautiful color inside the Madeline?! It gives me all of the heart eyes!

I love to be organized and this organizer is literally the GREATEST thing in the world.

The Madeline bag is just the perfect size! It isn’t too big but is not too small! I love how I can just take the organizer out and leave it at the grandparents house when I want to have a date night with my husband! You can wear this bag 3 ways: Backpack (which is every toddler mom’s dream), messenger style, or carry it on your shoulder.

Anytime I leave the house I always carry the following in my diaper bag: Diapers, Wipes, Wet one wipes, hand sanitizer, fruit snacks, tylenol, gold fish crackers, pacifier wipes, toddler mum mums, and hand/face wipes. Can you tell that snacks are a must have in my diaper bag? haha

Ok guys. If you do not have a Lily Jade bag, what are you waiting for?! This is by far my most favorite diaper bag ever. It is so stylish and beautiful yet functional! Check out Lily Jade’s website and their other bags as well by going to: https://www.lily-jade.com/

The link to my bag is: https://www.lily-jade.com/collections/diaper-bags/products/madeline-camel-gold

Hugs,

Lynn

Disclosure: This was in collaboration with Lily Jade but this bag rocks my world!

Depression/Anxiety Back?

Happy Tuesday sweet friends! As I’m typing this, I’m feeling tons of emotions. For my new followers that do not know, after Lily I had postpartum depression/anxiety. It was a dark place. I had been put on Zoloft and finally started to feel like myself again. Once Lily turned 1. I thought I was better and went off of it. I thought I felt normal.

Fast forward to now and I feel the anxiety/depression creeping back in. It turns out it never went away, and I was still experiencing it. This time I knew right away something was off. I felt more anxiety than I could handle. But kept it quiet. Why? Why did I feel ashamed? I felt ashamed the first time but shouldn’t I have said something? To my husband, to anyone? You would think after going through this the first time I would have been able to say, Hey babe. I’m not feeling right again. It took a few tries until I finally told my husband. He was a little upset that I didn’t tell him how I was feeling.

A part of me thought, oh you know it’s just motherhood. This is normal right? No, feeling this way isn’t normal. This morning I finally went to the doctors and I will be back on Zoloft. I don’t know how I feel right now. I guess just a little embarrassed , a little down. I should have said something sooner but it’s better late than never right? I sort of feel like a burden again to my husband, like great, your wife has depression & anxiety again. But he assures me I’m not a burden. He is seriously the best husband ever and I’m so blessed for him.

So mama, if you’re feeling the way i’ve been feeling, you’re not alone. We are not alone. It’s better to be open about something like this than hiding it and suffering alone. We can get through this together.

Hugs,

Lynn