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Baby Jogger Review: City Mini Anniversary Edition

baby jogger stroller

This post has been sponsored by Baby Jogger. I received the stroller in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any compensation related to this review, but this review does include affiliate links. All thoughts and opinions are my
own.

baby jogger stroller

Happy Thursday, friends! PS Has this week flown by for anyone else?! I thought the first week back after 2 holiday weeks would be slow, but nope! Not complaining though 🙂

I wanted to share my thoughts on the City Mini Anniversary Edition today! Strollers these days have gotten huge, and heavy. Not to mention, SO dang expensive. I’ve seen some that are OVER $1,000….like what?! There are so many to choose from – Full size, travel systems, jogging strollers…the list goes on and on.  If you’re in the market for a new stroller, I highly suggest going into a baby story and take a look at the different types in person and see what features your’re drawn to. In today’s post, I wanted to talk a little bit about our City Mini Anniversary Edition, and give you my full and honest Baby Jogger review.

baby jogger stroller
baby jogger stroller
baby jogger stroller

When I opened our package, it was already late and dark outside, so I started using it inside my house. The first thing I noticed was how well it whipped around corners. Our first stroller was much bulkier, so when taking Ava anywhere, I would have to put her in the car, take the seat off the stroller, fold up the frame, and was sweating bullets after all of the steps were complete. Now that Ava is over a year, I knew I wanted something more compact and lightweight.

One of my favorite features of the City Mini Anniversary Edition is being able to fold the stroller with one hand. A simple lift of a strap folds the stroller down into a compact size, perfect if you have a sedan or want more space in your SUV. My other favorite feature is its generous sun canopy with two peekaboo windows. It provides great shade from the sun no matter what angle the seat is positions. Ava can get uninterrupted naps as the canopy can be opened up 1/3, 1/4 or full closed.

Since the stroller is so light weight (at only 22 lbs), but be aware that if you strap a heavy diaper bag to the handle and get your child out of the stroller, it will topple backwards. If you want to avoid this, the storage basket below has ample room for a small to medium size bag.

With every stroller, there are accessories. These are some of my favorites for the City Mini Anniversary Edition are the parent console, child tray, and glider board.

baby jogger stroller
baby jogger stroller

All in all, I’m so glad we have this stroller for the next stage with Ava. It’s convenient, lightweight, and will be perfect for traveling.

I would love to hear your favorite strollers in the comments below!

Fashion Lifestyle

Goals for 2019!

new years resolutions

 

cute fitness outfits

Top | Leggings (old Lulu) Similar,  Similar | Shoes

Happy New Year!

I hope you had the most amazing

Before we get into my New Years Goals, I wanted to take a moment and reflect on 2018. There were many highs and lows. The highs were seeing our Ava grow into a toddler, celebrating her first birthday, Sean and I’s second wedding anniversary, traveling, and really launching this blog. I landed some amazing collaborations with Coca Cola, Kohls, and Infantino. The lows were my father being really sick, I mentioned this in my stories a few weeks ago, and being uncertain about what the future holds. I’m at this point where I don’t know what I want to do in life. I know I want to be home more with Ava, but I can’t be a stay at home mom. I thrive on being successful (monetarily), and selfishly, I like buying whatever I want when I want.

I’m excited to see what’s in store for 2019. I really want to push myself this year and have an answer to the missing puzzle piece from 2018. My goals for 2019 include professional, family and personal goals.

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2019 Goals:

  1. Find out, career wise, what I want to do
  2. Cook more at home
  3. Go to the gym at least 2x a week
  4. Get pregnant with Baby #2
  5. Post more home decor content
  6. Keep our house more organized
  7. Set a revenue amount and hit it
  8. Keep track of our finances monthly to make taxes easier

Yes, you read a few of those right! 2019 is hopefully going to answer a lot of questions and prayers. I would love to keep each other accountable! Share your goals in the comments 🙂

cute fitness outfits

cute workout outfits

Lifestyle

Last Minute Christmas Gift Idea

wine gift idea DIY

Happy Christmas Eve friends!! How many of you are finished with your shopping? If you are, congrats! I am still running around for last minute gifts that  I knew these people wanted months ago. #procrastinator

If you’re stumped on a last minute gift, you can never go wrong with a bottle of wine. Add a cute dish towel and you’re set! My favorite places to find cute towels is Home Goods or JC Penny.

To make these DIY Kitchen Towel Wine Bags, grab the following supplies:

  • holiday print kitchen towels
  • wine (duh!)
  • ribbon
  • hot glue gun
  • and large accent decoration/bow

DIY wine hostess gift

Step 1: Open the towel, with the cute side facing the table. Place your wine directly in the center and fold the bottom piece up (like your tucking into bed)

DIY hostess gift

Step 2: Take the bottom corners and fold them up to each side of the wine bottle, making the shape of a triangle.

DIY wine hostess gift

DIY wine hostess gift

Step 3: Once both triangles are created, take the left side and fold the entire napkin, having the cute side showing. Repeat on the right side.

DIY wine hostess gift

DIY wine hostess gift

Step 4: Finally, add fun, decorative ribbon. This is where the hot glue gun will come in handy! Gluing the ribbon and decoration will help keep the shape without having to add any wiring.

And Voila, the finished product! This is super easy and takes less than 5 minutes. I hope you have a wonderful wonderful Christmas!

DIY wine hostess gift

DIY wine hostess gift

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How to make a Coca-Cola® Soda Bar

This post has been sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

ice cream soda bar

Need a fun and easy party idea for the holidays? My neighbors are hosting a progressive holiday party this year. Do y’all know what this is? If you don’t, don’t worry, I’ll share at the end. I’m excited to be partnering with Coca-Cola® to share this fun party trick. When planning a party, my first stop is Sam’s Club. You can find the nearest one here. The bulk deals and Club Pick-Up are hard to beat!

ice cream soda bar

Setting up a soda bar is perfect as it gives your guests, big and small, a fun activity. To create this soda bar, you’ll need the following:

1. Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar (I purchased the 24 pk. from Sam’s Club here)

2. Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt

3. Marshmallows

4. Sprinkles

5. Candy Assortment

6. Cherries

7. Ice

8. Cups or Mason Jars

9. Straws (I love festive paper straws!)

ice cream soda bar

ice cream soda bar

My biggest tip when making a soda bar is get an ice cube tray and freeze Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar in them ahead of time. This will prevent your drink from getting too watery. If you don’t have an ice cube tray, you can put your drinks in the freezer for about an hour so you can have ice cold Coca-Cola®.

ice cream soda bar

Fill your cups with ice cream or frozen yogurt. Add in the Coca-Cola® Zero Sugar, but make sure you leave room for toppings.

ice cream soda bar

The toppings are the final touch! I had sprinkles, marshmallows, cherries and little Coca-Cola® gummies.

ice cream soda bar

ice cream soda bar

So are you still wondering what a progressive holiday party is?! Ok, ok, I’ll share. All of our neighbors are getting together and doing ONE part of the party. For example, one house is having drinks, another appetizers, another dessert. The best part? Guest aren’t locked down to hours of commitment, but can attend as their schedule permits. It’s also a win for the hosts as they aren’t required to plan and prepare several courses.

ice cream soda bar

It’s a win-win for someone, like me, who only has two or three meals they can prepare! Cheers to making your party a little more festive!

ice cream soda bar