Random Sh*t I Love - Monthly Favorites, July 2019
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It has taken me forever to get this post together but my July Favorites are finally here! There isn’t a full list of ten items this month, mostly because I’m afraid that if I waited until I had a ten item list that this post would never go up, but it’s still full of some pretty great items we’ve been loving this month!
One of my recurring favorites since Jasper’s birth has been our Chatbooks subscription. Not only are Chatbooks a crazy affordable way to get all of those pictures off of your phone and printed but the subscription service is a great and affordable way to make sure those memories are being captured and shared with others. Chatbooks start at just $10 and I am so happy with the quality of them. Like I mentioned, we have a subscription, so every 60 photos that are favorited in my camera roll are uploaded to Chatbooks and then printed into these adorable little books. We even have it set up that my mother gets a copy sent to her as well since you’re able to set up separate shipping and billing information. We love them so much that I’m actually going to get a book created for Jasper that is just pictures of him and his dad for anytime the military sends papa away. I love having these displayed in our home in this cute little basket from our wedding. More importantly, I love getting all of those photos off of my phone and into print form. It’s also a great way to make sure I’m actually taking pictures. Babies grow so quickly that I don’t want to miss any moment by not capturing moments with my camera.
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When we started getting our living room set up after our household goods delivery, I realized quickly that having a massive coffee table in the center of our living room wasn’t going to cut it with all of the baby things and I didn’t want to have to worry about sharp corners when Jasper starts to stand and walk. A Facebook group I’m in shared these nesting tables from Amazon and I immediately fell in love. They were affordable and I knew we could do SO MUCH with them in our current living room and in our house as a whole when/if we decide to ever go back to a regular coffee table. I love how easily I can move around the small one when I need a place to set a drink!
I have seen this activity table everywhere lately and as soon as it arrived at our door I instantly new it was worth the hype. I’d like to say I saved some money and scored it during Amazon Prime Day but I actually bought it two days before and paid full price… It was so simple to put together and Jasper was playing in it within minutes of the table being delivered. I love that I can add and take away toys as he gets bored with them and it also transitions to a full table when they’re older (if you’re not silly like me and accidentally throw away the table top).
I’ve seen these leggings popping up on every blogger I follow. Apparently they’re a great Lululemon dupe. To be honest, I hate my overpriced Lululemon leggings (I own one pair) and much prefer the Zella live in leggings. Since I didn’t shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year I was in desperate need of some good workout leggings that were affordable. These were on sale on Prime Day for $20 and I couldn’t pass them up. They are $25 regular price and I think that’s a great price for their quality. They’re soft, supportive, and breathable. Plus they come in a bunch of fun colors (I’m trying to branch out from my usual black leggings). I purchased two pairs and I think I’ll definitely be stocking up on a few more pairs as I get back to exercising. I grabbed a medium and they fit better after being washed/dried but I would say they fit true to size since I think a small would have been too small for me.
I purchased this set of accordion hangers from Amazon back in March when I was prepping for Jasper’s nursery. They finally got hung up a few weeks ago and it’s silly how happy they make me. They’re so aesthetically pleasing and functional which really is the best of both worlds! I’d probably have them in every room if I didn’t think it would be overkill.
I used to make vector images all the time when I was in college and would spend hours making image after image. I wish I still had the same computer as I had back then or had at least been smart enough to save them. After a particularly rough morning, I decided to try my hand at vectoring (is that a word?) again. This is a very rough draft but it felt so good to try my hand at something artistic for the first time in a long time. Maybe this will even inspire me to pull out my sketchpads again! For anyone wondering: I use the program Inkspace to create these images!