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.

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$!

New Mama Adventure @ IKEA, Part 1

One of my favorite past times includes furniture shopping. Most of the time, this solely means browsing for designs and inspirations. Enter motherhood and furniture shopping is now on a completely differently playing field…

The Game Plan

Make it through IKEA, start to finish, while grabbing inspirational design ideas as well as a few baby items.

*Bonus Points- Making a pit stop to grab a bite to eat.

Baby Prep

I needed to make sure I was properly prepared for my adventure. I packed…

  • 3 outfits, in case of a blowout or two
  • 2 bottles
  • 1 jar of food with spoon
  • hand sanitizer wipes
  • 2 burp cloths
  • 2-3 baby toys
  • 1 Bounty Roll ( I take this with me pretty much everywhere I go due to the acid reflux)

Adventure Time

Upon arriving, I immediately loaded up the stroller and wasted no time beginning our journey. My mother, also known as my trusty sidekick, was able to meet us ate IKEA. We started maneuvering our way through the front showrooms. I really love how much IKEA has been incorporating faux greenery into each design room. This is handy for people like me who lack a green thumb.

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It wasn’t long before it was time for feeding number one. We pulled off the main course and I searched around for a room to call my temporary home. I opted for a room with enough space for the stroller as well as a few pillows to lean on.

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One baby feed down! We continued and soon found ourselves submersed in several kitchen showrooms. This is by far my favorite part of IKEA. I love learning new ways to organize my kitchen. As I began grabbing ideas left and right, I immediately fell in love with the open shelving displays. I believe this works great if you have really pretty plates, bowls and random jars.

BONUS: The bright lights combined with the white  cabinets were a fantastic spot for selfies. 

In true IKEA fashion, I felt it was appropriate to break this lengthy adventure up into 2 posts!

Boppy ComfyFit Baby Carrier

Click, Strap, Tie!

The ComfyFit Baby Carrier by Boppy is as easy as 1,2,3! This carrier is a total game changer for mamas on the go!

  1. Position the belt above the waistline then CLICK!
  2. Place and position the straps comfortably on your shoulders.
  3. Cross the straps and TIE!

I love taking the Boppy ComfyFit Baby Carrier with me anywhere I go! It is perfect for every adventure. I personally love wearing Hampton in the forward facing position so he is able to observe our adventures up close! The soft fabric makes it easy to wear when we go on our long nature walks. Boppy offers the ComfyFit carrier in grey as well as black. This fits perfectly with my husband’s style as well as my own!

Most importantly, Hampton LOVES being worn in the Boppy ComfyFit carrier! Every time I put him in the carrier, he is all smiles and knows we are about to embark on a fun, new adventure!

Learn more about the ComfyFit Carrier by Boppy here…ComfyFit Carrier

Mother’s Day Gifts Under $25

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching! Show that special  MAMA in your life some much deserved appreciation with one of these adorable Mother’s Day gifts! BONUS, each gift is under $25!

This book is an excellent gift for Expecting mamas, new mamas or really just ANY mama! We read it daily! Find it here ….MAMA BOOK by Jimmy Fallon

Pop some color into your life with this ID Clip by Kate Spade. Perfect for work badges too! Find it for just under $25 here…Glitter ID Badge by Kate Spade

Life is a party, dress for it! This Tumbler by Lilly Pulitzer is the perfect companion for the pool, beach, car or just for fun! Lilly Pulitzer Tumbler, Lovers Coral

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This initial necklace is perfect for any mama! I love sentimental gifts and this necklace tops the cake. It is offered in a silver or rose gold plated silver color. Just under $20! Find it here…Initial Necklace

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This MAMA hat is perfect to jazz up any bad hair day! It also looks incredibly cute with jeans or sweats! Find it here for just $23…MAMA Stylish Hat

Roll on the aroma of Lemon Blossoms! Smelling like spring time has never felt so great! Find this roll on perfume for just $10 here…Lemon Blossom
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The Super Mom Coupon book is the perfect gift TO MOM, FROM THE KIDDOS! Vouchers inside include “Helping out around the house” and even a “Breakfast in Bed Menu!” You can’t beat this thoughtful gift for under $8! Find it here…Super Mom Coupon Book

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Slip on a pair of these memory foam house slippers by Jessica Simpson! Cute, comfortable and perfect for Mamas tired feet! Available in two colors here…Bow Slippers by Jessica Simpson
41pindKbKnL._AC_US436_QL65_.jpgStay awake each and every early morning with this “MAMA BEAR” coffee or tea mug! Find it here…MAMA Bear Mug

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Feeling sleepy but still need to make it to that doctor’s appointment? No worries! Toss on this trendy “Tired as a Mother” tee with a pair of jeans and head out the door! This shirt offers comfort and style! Grab it here…“Tired as a Mother” Shirt

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This three wick candle will help fill the room with the calming aroma of Eucalyptus and Spearmint. Now draw a bath and help Mama unwind from those long days (and nights.) Buy it here…Stress Relief Candle by Bath & Body Works

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This essential oil diffuser will help Mama unwind with the calming aromas of essential oils. It is also a cute deco piece that will match the look of any room! Featuring a 3 timer mist button and 7 light colors, this diffuser is perfect for Mama! Find it here…Victsing 150ml Mini Ultrasonic Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser91pf1v03e2L._SX522_.jpg

Explore six different aromas, one bath at a time. Each of these bath bombs are non-gmo, gluten free and organic! Order your 6 pack of bath bombs here…Organic 6-pack Bath Bombs

41+U9mlH2OL._AC_US320_QL65_.jpgHelp Mama unwind with her favorite wine glass! This “Mom Juice” glass will provide Mama with 17oz of vino! Extra brownie points if you pair it with her favorite bottle of wine! Find it here…Mom Juice Wine Glass

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This stylish insulated wine tote is perfect for girl’s night in or a pampered day at the spa! I love the classic pattern and it holds up to four bottles of wine! Yahtzee! Find it here…Wine Tote31VkpRZ1daL.jpg

The Oster AUTOMATIC wine opener is cordless and perfect for any wine lover! It is a steal for just under $18! Scoop it up here…Oster Automatic Wine Opener