Lilly Pulitzer Favorites

Happy National Wear Your Lilly Day!

Here are 5 fun tidbits about the iconic Lilly Pulitzer brand…

1.  The Lilly Pulitzer “bright and colorful” style was inspired by a citrus stand that Lilly herself began in Palm Beach, Florida.

2. Lilly Pulitzer was a trendy socialite and often referred to as the “Queen of Prep.”

3.  Jackie-O was a fan! Jackie Kennedy was photographed in Life Magazine wearing Lilly Pulitzer.

4. The first Lilly Pulitzer store opened in January, 1960 off Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida.

5. One of Lilly’s most famous quotes is “Life’s a party, dress like it!”

 

SHOP my favorite Lilly Rompers!

 

Lilly Pulitzer Coralie Romper

 

Jesse Skort Romper

 

Lilly Pulitzer La Fortuna Off The Shoulder Romper

 

Lilly Pulitzer Donna Romper

 

Lilly Pulitzer Lilly Pulitzer Womens Amerie Romper

 

Pearl Romper

 

Lilly Pulitzer Donna Romper

 

Lilly Pulitzer Lana Skort Romper

 

Lilly Pulitzer Gianni Romper

 

 

 

Pool & Bath Toys (Baby + Toddler)

Splash into summer time fun!

Hampton is a water loving baby! Bath time is so much fun and now that it’s hotter than the surface of the sun outside, we have leveled up into afternoon pool days! 

 Make a splash at your next pool play date by bringing along one of these fun toys for UNDER $15!

Regalo Super Suction Bath Toy Scoop Drain & Organizer, Includes Suction Hanging Mount

Boon Fleet Stacking Boats Bath Toy

Boon Water Bugs Floating Bath Toys

Skip Hop Dunck Stacking Bath Toys

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Louie Lobster Claw Catcher – Grab-and-Squeeze Pool Toy

MotherMed Baby Bath Thermometer and Floating Bath Toy BathTub and Swimming Pool Thermometer

Green Toys Submarine in Yellow – BPA Free, Phthalate Free, Bath Toy with Spinning Rear Propeller

Nuby Octopus Hoopla Bathtime Fun Toys

Boon Building Bath Pipes Toy Set

Munchkin Float and Play Bubbles Bath Toy

Moluk Plui Rain Cloud Tub Toy

Boon JELLIES Suction Cup Bath Toys

MooToys Under the Sea Animals Bath / Sand Stacking Cups

Skip Hop Zoo Bath Stack and Pour Bucket Rinse Cups

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Seaside Sidekicks Squirters

Boon Cast Fishing Pole Bath Toy

SwimWays Disney Finding Dory Mr. Ray’s Dive and Catch Game

Skip Hop Zoo Bathtime Basketball

Boon Chomp Hungry Whale

Boon Star Drain Cover

Dapper Discount!

Daniel Wellington Watches

I love incorporating new styles into my daily routine! Since I became a new mom, I quickly realized how important it is to wear a watch at all times. Even though Hampton is not on a set routine, it is so imperative that I keep track of his “schedule” when it comes to nap time and feedings.

I’m obsessing over my new Daniel Wellington watch from the Dapper Collection! The Dapper Collection features a stylish watch face with an elegant leather band. It is so easy to pair with just about any classic look!

 Even better, I am thrilled to share this amazing discount with you that Daniel Wellington is offering right now…

Get 20% OFF + ADDITIONAL 15% OFF by using code: THEMOMMYNICHOLS

Offer is only good through June 17th!

Visit http://www.danielwellington.com

Disney Gear UNDER $20 (Baby & Toddler)

Magic Kingdom, HERE WE COME!
 Ok so our trip is planned for September but it is never too early to snag your Disney swag. Leave some extra magic in your wallet for the theme parks and shop these looks for your baby or toddler! Each look is a steal for under $20 and totally worthy of an awesome Disney gram photo!

 

Show off Mickey’s silly personality with this soft 3 piece cotton jersey outfit. The comfortable material is perfect for theme park hopping as well as catching some drool.

Grab it for just under 18$

 

 

I love the pop of blue in this three piece set. Baby will be styling and comfortable with the world’s most lovable mouse.

Jersey Baby Set White/Mickey Mouse

 

 

Get your soft organic cotton MOUSE EARS HERE! I love the classic and colorful Mickey but what I REALLY love is the soft Mickey Mouse hat with the ears attached!

Organic Cotton Set Red/White Mickey Mouse

 

 

This might might be my FAVE Mickey Mouse outfit on this list! I love the bright blue and fire engine red that came together in this fun 3 piece set. The red shorts are also perfect for mixing and matching black/white Mickey Mouse shirts.

3 Piece Jersey Set Blue/Red Mickey Mouse

 

 

 

This cuddly bodysuit for baby is perfect for even the littlest Mouseketeer! Pair this with black/grey/white shorts or pants for a fun look that is theme park ready!

Mickey Mouse Mouseketeer Bodysuit

 

 

PLAY ALL DAY! If that isn’t a theme park motto, I don’t know what is! Soft and cuddle, this bodysuit is adorable and available for just under $15.

Mickey Mouse Cuddly Bodysuit

 

 

 

Double the mouse, double the MAGIC! Wear one to the park and pack one for those just in case accidents. You can never be too prepared! Grab  both for under $18!

Dark/Grey Mickey Mouse 2 Pack Jumpsuits

 

 

Don’t let a little drool get in the way of that perfect character photo! Have a back up bandana ready to go! Each bib features an adjustable snap button for easy changing. This 3 pack is yours for just $10!

3 Pack Light Turquoise Mickey Bib Set

 

 

This classic Mickey Mouse slub cotton jersey is perfect for a comfy day at the theme park. Add a pop of color by pairing it with red, blue or yellow shorts!

White/Mickey T-Shirt $10

 

 

Hype up the big day the night before with this colorful Mickey Mouse & Friends PJ Set!

Mickey Mouse & Friends PJ Pals Set

 

Catch the fireworks post nap time in one of these comfortable PJ sets.  Double the Mickey, for one low price. Both sets are now under $17!

4 Piece Mickey Mouse PJ Set

 

 

 

 

Minnie Mouse Gear is HERE!

Deck your little lady out in this 3 piece bodysuit Minnie Mouse Set. Perfect for park hopping!

Minnie Mouse 3 Piece Set $13

 

 

 

 

 

Darling in denim! This A line Minnie Mouse dress is absolutely perfect for character photos!

Minnie Mouse Light Denim Dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comfortable for summertime, this two pack Minnie Mouse romper set is a STEAL for $10!!!

Minnie Mouse 2 Pack Romper Set

 

 

 

 

 

This is by far my FAVE Minnie Mouse piece on this list! How perfect is this romper for summer time? I love the bright colors!

Mickey & Minnie Mouse Fruit Romper

 

 

This soft cotton jersey 3 piece set is perfect for her first trip to Disney! The soft pink leggings match the elastic headband which is even topped with a small pink bow.

Light/Pink Minnie Mouse 3 Piece Set

 

 

 

There’s only one Minnie! This adorable Minnie Mouse 2 pack pajama set is perfect after a long day at the parks!

Minnie Mouse 4 Piece PJ Set

 

Bay & Bee

Connecting through play!

It is obvious I’m no stranger to Bay & Bee! It has become my second home. I’m so excited that Hampton is able to begin exploring this indoor play space so he can also see why it’s so wonderful to have in our community!

Let’s press rewind and take it back to the “The Nanny Nichols” days…

I discovered Bay & Bee while searching for a toddler friendly indoor play space to escape the heat. The moment I tucked my shoes in the wooden cubby and slipped my cat socks on, I knew this place was going to be a game changer. Bay & Bee created a safe play space inspired by Montessori and Waldorf educational principals. The variety of fun classes offered along with engaging activities, made it an easy choice to sign up for a membership. Bay & Bee became our go-to spot for play dates, music time and story time.

Fast foward to 8 months post baby, I am now a member of the Bay & Bee community again but this time as a parent. The tummy time development class provided me with fun techniques to help encourage Hampton to roll over.            I love watching Hampton discover new ways to play each time we visit. Stay tuned as we enter the newest chapter of our lives, CRAWLING.

Visit https://baynbee.com for more information on classes and memberships. FIRST VISIT IS FREE!

Playtime Meets Safety

Houston, we got a crawler!

We are anxiously awaiting the completion of our new home but have a few more months left.  Recently, we moved into a two bedroom apartment on the third floor.  The move went smoothly but we ultimately decided to store half of our belongings in a storage unit and the other half came with us. It is a tight squeeze leaving little to no room for our little explorer.

This is not a drill! Hampton is certified crawling baby. The moment I witnessed Hampton make his first move, I knew we needed to invest in safe space for Hampton to play.  Safety is our number one priority. I am so fortunate I found the 3-in-1 Extra Wide Gate Wood Barrier Play Yard by NorthStates Baby.

Nortstates Baby only offers high quality,  non-toxic safety gates and play yards. The reason I chose the 3-in-1 Extra Wide Gate Wood Barrier Play Yard was because it can be used as a free standing enclosure or hardware mounted as a barrier. This play yard can be easily mounted to angled walls and with the option to add more panels, it is perfect for covering large areas. The stylish wood design makes it easy to keep the play yard up because it even blends in with our home decor.

Hampton loves his new play yard because it gives him a new sense of freedom while also  being the center of attention. I love 3-in-1 Extra Wide Gate Wood Barrier Play Yard because it allows Hampton to safely explore as he continues to learn and grow!

Northstates offers a variety of baby play yards and safety gates for explorers beginning at 6 months! For a limited time only, use code NICHOLS2O to receive 20% off any purchase. Discover more at Northstates Baby.

Blooming Blossoms Design

Floral Fun For Everyone!

I met Nadia at a Jax Moms Blog event recently. I was immediately blown away by her beautiful floral pop up table. The concept was genius! Each guest was able to create their own mini take home floral bouquet. The flowers Nadia provided were fresh and full of vibrant colors! All of that being said, what caught my attention the most was the fact that each guest who visited her pop up table, left with a smile on their face.

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Blooming Blossoms was the PERFECT addition to the Bridal Shower! Nadia’s charismatic  and friendly personality made it easy for my guests to have a memorable experience. Even the little guests loved creating their own perfect floral bouquet.

Blooming Blossoms offers a a variety of bouquets available for delivery! Check out more of Nadia’s fabulous arrangements here…Blooming Blossoms Design

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3 Year Proposal Anni!

Little bit of backstory…

We had been attempting a “family” photo on my new tripod stand for a few weeks with our dog, Lilly. I knew I wanted a photo of us on the beach and Ryan was being super supportive. We were visiting family who lived across the street from this particular beach so we did not have the pups with us at that time. Needless to say, and my ugly crying says it all…I was surprised! Enjoy!

TRIPOD WEDDING PROPOSAL

Bridal Shower MUST HAVES!

It’s WEDDING SEASON!

I had the pleasure of hosting my first ever bridal shower this weekend! The shower was for my future sister-in-law so of course I wanted everything to be fabulous! Here are a few items I found that really added to the bright & colorful ambiance of the bridal shower…

IMG_9839.jpgThe concept of a “Bridal Bunch” was perfect! Through word of mouth, I heard of a fantastic caterer and even had the pleasure of trying the food at a previous event. Hiring Amy at Red Bowl Catering was a great choice because I was able to focus my time on planning and decorating as opposed to cooking. I was so fortunate that  Amy provided me with a variety of scrumptious dishes to choose from such as the fruit & doughnut skewers, that ft perfectly into the “Brunch Style” theme.

When it came down to casual or formal, I opted for a casual “buffet style” lay out of all the food. I found these stylish Antique Gold Metal Flamingo Card Holders  by Kate Aspen to label each delicious dish.

Brunch Menu

Shrimp & Grits w/Toppings Bar

Mimosa Coffee Cake

Fruit & Doughnut Hole Skewers

Spinach & Goat Cheese Frittata

Macaroni & Cheese (for the little ones)

 

IMG_9557Brunch is not complete without a mimosa bar! I decided to keep it simple by providing a variety of four juices including OJ, Grapefruit, Cranberry and Peach juice. Guests were able to help themselves to bottomless mimosas using these stylish Gold Confetti Champagne Glasses I found at Kate Aspen.

Make that mimosa even cuter with a fun fruit garnish held in place with a LOVE Drink Swizzle . I provided strawberries, raspberries and blackberries!

 

 

Party planning can be so stressful so I wanted to make sure clean up would be a breeze! Thankfully I found these adorable Kate Aspen Cherry & Chic Paper Plates just in time for the party. The colors matched the bright and fun ambiance of the party and it was super easy for guests to dispose of and continue enjoying the festivities.

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Last but not least, every Bridal Shower needs party favors! This is one of my favorite aspects of entertaining. I love sending my guests home with a small memory from a fantastic day!

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Luckily, I spotted these adorable Ceramic Lemon Bottle Stoppers by Kate Aspen. Each bottle stopper comes individually packaged and topped with a small white bow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baby GAP Haul

Mix & Match!

I am still a total amateur at shopping for a growing baby, but I found this worked for me and it might even work for you too! Hampton is growing at a rapid rate meaning I need to find clothes that are durable, comfortable and interchangeable.

I recently discovered Brannan Bear by Baby Gap. I love the soft fabric and the colors/patterns are SUPER easy to mix & match. This not only makes your baby look adorable using the same staple items but also helps your money go further!

Simply start by selecting 4-5 pairs of shorts, pants or leggings. The selection for bottoms during my recent visit included more solid colors and simple patterns. I LOVE using solid colors to mix and match outfits.

I opted for the Brannan Bear solid pull on shorts in navy, red, grey and a navy/white stripe. Next, I selected several short sleeve Brannan Bear bodysuits to pair with the pull on shorts. Here are a few options for each body suit…

Brannan Bear Pocket Bodysuit, Stripe Now 9$!

Brannan Bear Pull On Shorts, Red

Brannan Bear Pull On Shorts, Dark Knight

BrannanBear Pull On Shorts, Grey Only 11$!

Stripe Brannan Bear Pocket Bodysuit, Multi Now Only 9$!

Brannan Bear Pull On Shorts, Grey

Brannan Bear Pull On Shorts, Dark Knight

Stripe Brannan Bear Pocket Bodysuit, Dark Knight Only 9$!

Brannan Bear Pull On Shorts, Dark Knight

Brannan Bear Pull On Shorts, Grey

Brannan Bear Pocket Bodysuit, Dark Knight

Brannan Bear Pull On Shorts, Red

Brannan Bear Pull On Shorts, Grey Now 11$!

Brannan Bear Pull On Shorts, Stripe 9$!

Brannan Bear Pocket Bodysuit, Blue Blaze

Brannan Bear Pull On Shorts, Dark Knight

Brannan Bear Pull On Shorts, Grey 11$!

Brannan Bear Bodysuit, Surf Spray ONLY 11$!