It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned any of our favorite things. These are all things that I have bought with our money or been given by a family member. No one paid me to say nice things 🙂
I have been lusting after these basic skirts from Old Navy for a while. Everytime I looked they only had size XXL remaining and well that just wasn’t going to work. Last week I noticed they had all sizes and some new colors! So I finally bought some. They claim to be available in store, but aren’t available here for some reason. I probably got them cheaper online anyways, since there is a 20% off coupon if you spend $75. I bought 3 of them. While they aren’t super high quality and aren’t cotton (which I really wish they were) I think they will last a while and they look cute and are super comfy. Perfect for those of us with post partum bodies. Get some now before they are left with only XXL (unless you are that size).
Another Old Navy favorite is in the girls section. These basic plain colored tshirts are some of my favorites. When I went to look for the skirts last weekend I ended up buying a bunch of these shirts in different colors and sizes for the girls. I love plain shirts because they match all sorts of things. We get a lot of hand me downs, but sometimes the shirts are missing or are too stained or whatever and we need shirts that match. We got a bunch of these from my aunt in the spring and the girls are still wearing them. They are marked down to $1.97 in our store, so I bought as many as I could including two white in every size they had available. The online selection isn’t great, but check out your local store.
Another kid favorite around here is the Jumping Bean scooters from Kohls. Last year they had them in plain colors, this year it was patterns. Either way they are cute and perfect for playtime, while also looking nice enough for church. Greta has a ton of them. I need to go and see if they are on clearance and stock up for next summer. They hold up really well and are made of cotton jersey.
As far as favorite diapers, I still love the Bumgenius Elementals (formerlly the organic all-in-one one-size). They fit both children great, they hold up well over time and they are absorbant. They don’t really work at night, but other than that they are the best! On October 5th Bumgenius is announcing new prints! Any of you who are interested in purchasing some from my mom let me know! I’m planning on placing an order shortly after the prints are announced. You can see the new prints on their youtube channel where they are making the announcement next week.
Another favorite diaper, which we have just recently tried is the Sandy’s fitted diaper. They come in fun colors (or bamboo) and are built to last. I have several of the mother-ease one-size fitted diapers and they look nearly new even though we have been using them for a long time. The Sandy diaper is made by the same people and is very similar in material and construction. I dream of having the whole rainbow of colors, but for now we just have a pink and purple one.
Recently I discovered Elizabeth Mitchell. She has several children’s music albums out. So far we have “You Are My Sunshine
” and “You Are My Little Bird
“. My favorite song is “So Glad I’m Here.” The music a little more mellow than a lot of children’s music, but I still like it. Greta doesn’t really seem to have an opinion one way or the other. Greta has a few favorite songs and other than that doesn’t seem all that into music, so I just pick what I like 🙂 She has a new CD coming in October which I’m hoping to buy.
One of my favorite musicians is Joshua Radin (his most recent CD is Simple Times). I pretty much love all of his music. He also has a new CD coming out in October.
Let’s talk about kids books. Man are there are GREAT books out there. There are also some real duds. Some of our favorites are part of a few series. We all love these books, so they aren’t just Greta’s favorites. FIrst up Elephant & Piggie by Mo Willems. There are oodles of books, but our favorites are
Another series we love it Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner. I personally love the original the best, but the others are great as well.
*images from Old Navy, Kohls, Bumgenius, Mother-ease, Amazon. The Amazon links are affiliate links.