So, if you’ve been following along with my sweet family for a while, you know that we are currently in a teeny tiny one bedroom town home. That means that our play area is our dining room and our dining room is the first thing you see when you enter our little space. There’s no hiding the chaotic toddler war zone since our living area is completely open concept. I tried to keep this area simple and somewhat aesthetically pleasing, but as Elouise has grown it has slowly morphed into a big, noisy, colorful whirlwind. We are actually moving when our lease is up in mid December, but my extreme nesting urge couldn’t be rationalized with, so we re-arranged to make room for baby boy.
No, you didn’t read that wrong, that in fact says “washable rug”. When I say washable, I don’t mean like the sneaky kind of washable where you have to do all sorts or tricks and magic to try and actually get the thing clean. We all know those products, the ones hanging in our closets we don’t wear around our children or the ones that turn into a drill sergeant if we see a child come anywhere close with food or drink. This lovely 100% cotton Lorena Canals rug is fully machine washable. I can literally grab it off the floor, throw it into the washing machine, and then tumble dry low in my dryer. Why isn’t everything that simple?
Alright I’m back with another must-have and this one is super awesome because it comes with a giveaway. You heard me right, you can head over to my Instagram to enter to win a custom family illustration of your own from Kelsey Estrada. That’s a $140 value, you guys! I have always wanted one of these done since Christian and I got married. I had it all planned, we would have one done every time our family grew. Well, that ship has sailed because we never got one and now we have three in our family. So, I suppose the tradition begins now. I just love how she captured all the fun little quirks of each one of us so perfectly. Its honestly my most favorite item in my entire house, beside my family obviously.
I have been a huge fan of everything Seventh Generation since Elouise was born. My love started with their diapers and wipes and grew as I started branching out and using their products for the home as well. One of my most favorites has been their Free & Clear Laundry Detergent. I have always had super sensitive skin, in fact I have an allergic reaction to most laundry detergents, and our sweet baby girl is prone to skin irritations as well. Well now they have improved on an almost perfect product, by making that same great detergent into Laundry Packs.