Smell The Cinnamon!

Homemade Potpourri sounds tricky but the truth is, it is super EASY! Here is what you will need…

  • 2 Red Apples thinly sliced
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Non flavored cooking spray
  • Cookie Sheet

Preheat the oven to 150F. Spray the cookie sheet with non-stick AND non-flavored cooking spray. Lay out the Apple slices evenly making sure the slices DO NOT TOUCH. Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg generously over the slices. Bake at 150F for 6 hours.

There is nothing better than the sweet smell of cinnamon for the holidays! Enjoy!

Cuddle + Kind

It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year!

Gift giving season is about to be in full swing as the sweet smell of gingerbread fills the air. Give the gift that is guaranteed to make a difference with a hand embroidered doll by Cuddle + Kind!

Cuddle + Kind gives 10 nutritious meals to children in need with every doll that is purchased through partnering with the World Food Program USA and Children’s Hunger Fund. Each doll is made of premium quality cotton and handcrafted in Peru with certified non-toxic materials. The super soft texture makes the perfect cuddle time companion for your little one!

Each doll features an adorable personality complete with birthday. With my love for penguins, it was easy to see Everest was the perfect match for Hampton. I am so excited for Hampton to grow and go on adventures with Everest!

Give the gift of giving by visiting Cuddle + Kind Dolls



Must Have For New Mommys!

There is a new phrase we have instantly adopted in this household since entering parenthood…”Happy Baby, Happy Mommy!”

There are three key factors that we apply to make this baby “Happy” as he approaches four weeks of age and those three factors include a fully belly, clean diaper and a COMFORTABLE resting position. We discovered the Boppy Newborn Lounger and it is a total game changer!

The Newborn Lounger by Boppy features a recessed interior that allows your baby to feel safe and secure while resting so mom can have a hands free moment! The second I placed Hampton in his lounger, he was fuss free and happy as could be! A few moments following, he promptly spit up post feeding time. This is to be expected, but what I did not expect was how EASY it is to clean the Newborn Lounger! The fabric is wipeable but also machine washable for those intense messes that are bound to happen with any newborn! The Boppy Newborn Lounger has been the perfect addition to our family movie nights, allowing Hampton to rest comfortably with us as well all three enjoy some much needed down time!

The Boppy Newborn Lounger makes the perfect baby shower gift, birthday gift as well as everyday gift for expecting mamas and new moms! Join me and become a “Boppy Believer” by ordering your very own New Born Lounger by following this link…Shop Boppy


Make It Personal! 

Are you looking for that perfect baby shower or birthday gift? Give the gift of learning and make it personal by ordering a handmade wooden puzzle by @thisandthatetc! 

These unique baltic, birch wood puzzles are handmade in the USA and offer a rustic yet modern look that is the perfect addition to any puzzle lover’s collection!

Make it PERSONAL and create your very own puzzle here THIS&THATETC ! 


Make this Monday magical! I am SO excited to be teaming up with Baby Aspen to kick off this week with a GIVEAWAY!!! 

This is not just any giveaway, this week we will pick TWO lucky winners to walk away with a brand new, stylish Baby Aspen Signature Diaper Bag! Trust me when I tell you, this diaper bag is AMAZING! How do I know? I just had a BABY less than two weeks ago and this bag is literally my sidekick!

The Baby Aspen Signature Diaper Bag has all the essential features to help make mama’s day a little easier…

  • Interior AND Exterior Pockets for all your baby storage and organization needs.
  • 3 Different Way To Wear It! You can use the adjustable, cotton shoulder strap for hands free toting or the cross body shoulder strap! The diaper bag also includes clips to attach to your stroller for your daily adventures!
  • Includes a stylish, matching cushioned pad to make changing baby on-the-go not only sanitary but EASY!
  • Zip top closure to keep all your belongings in tact and safe!
  • Matching storage bag that is perfect for storing pacifiers, wipes, diaper cream and more!
  • Did I mention it is Machine Washable?!

I personally love this diaper bag because it makes taking my baby on-the-go easy and convenient. I don’t have to worry about narrowing down what to bring, The Baby Aspen Signature Diaper Bag allows me to bring it all! I love knowing that I am fully prepared for any adventure or task that comes my way! Happy Mama, Happy Baby!


Visit @Themommynichols on Instagram and follow the rules on the post!

Giveaway ends this Thursday, 10/12/17. Two lucky winners will be picked at 6pm. Open to US residents only.


Learn more about the Baby Aspen Signature Diaper Bag and EVEN MORE amazing baby products by visiting



Fantastic Fruit Pacifier GIVEAWAY!

Let’s kick off this Monday with a GIVEAWAY! One lucky winner will receive the Fantastic Fruit Feeder Pacifier (Pack of 3) and 5 Winners will each receive a $20 Store Credit to CradlePlus !


Hop on over to @themommynichols Instagram and FOLLOW THE POST RULES.

Giveaway is open to US residents only and will end this Wednesday at 6pm. Great Luck!