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A Few Must Have Baby/Kid Items To Buy From the Nordstrom Sale

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There are some pretty big splurge items on sale in the kids/baby section of the Anniversary sale so i thought I would share 9 of them that I love and/or would recommend.
1. Nuna Mixx stroller – We did not get this stroller but looking back think we should have because we bought all of our car seats from Nuna. Having the matching stroller that allowed for the infant car seat to attach would have been great. I have heard great things about this stroller from a few friends of mine who have it.
2. Hooded towel – I buy Miles so many hooded towels because we use one every night after the bath and have since he was an infant. I just grabbed this one during the sale.
3. Sweatshirt and sweatpants set – The boys clothing selection wasn’t as great as I would have hoped, but this set was one of my favorites. I like buying Miles full outfits because it makes getting him dressed so much easier.
4. High top sneakers – These leather high top converse sneakers are the coolest things ever!
5. Adidas set – Miles has a cute Nike sweatsuit that I bought him and he wears it a ton especially in the cooler months. This Adidas set is just as adorable.
6. Faux leather diaper backpack – I bought a backpack from Zara last year and it’s the only thing I really ever use when I go out with Miles. This diaper bag backpack looks like a great option to carry all the things and be hands free.
7. Nuna Pipa car seat – We used this car seat when Miles was an infant and loved it. It’s very lightweight and easy to carry.
8. Converse sneakers – I have these for Miles and they are perfect to wear with casual outfits or when we are going somewhere a smidge nicer and I want him to look put together.
9. Nuna Rava car seat – We graduated from the Pipa car seat to this Rava after much research. It came highly recommended to us and I bought this exact one from the Anniversary sale. We needed a second car seat for my mom’s car and this was a great deal!

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A Healthy Smoothie Option For Toddlers

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Maree’s outfit: T-shirt | Shorts | Blender I use
Miles’ outfit: Polo shirt | Shorts | Smoothie container

 

I shared this smoothie that I make for Miles on my Instagram recently and had tons of messages asking for an official recipe. To be honest, I use my hands rather than measuring everything out, but I regularly use the same combination of ingredients which I thought I would list below. Miles is entering the “fussy eater” phase and finding things he will eat that are nutritious can be a challenge. Anytime I was drinking a smoothie he would always want a sip so I thought about trying to come up with something that he would love. He has been a huge berry fan since he was an infant so I bought a frozen bag of berries to try and frozen pineapple happened to be sitting on the same shelf so I grabbed that too to make it a bit more flavorful. In order to sneak as much greens as I can into his diet, I like to put spinach in this smoothie and he never even notices. Ha! The yogurt and milk amounts change based on how thick or thin I am trying to make it, but I tried to give an estimate in the recipe below. If he is being very fussy and picky, I will add a drizzle of honey or a very ripe banana to the mixture to give it some added sweetness. I can normally get at least two or three servings out of this recipe and give it to him in this smoothie container which is perfect! It’s easy for him to hold and is pretty spill-proof. Even though Miles loves this smoothie, it is also a great smoothie for adults so I end up saving a small cup for myself.

Here is what I use in his smoothie:

  • 1 handful of frozen berries (I like a berry mix – blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc)
  • 1 handful of frozen pineapple
  • 2 handfuls of fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup of yogurt (sometimes more or less depending on how thick I want it to be)
  • Almond milk (normally 1/2 cup or more)
  • 1 spoonful of chia seeds (I estimate this is about 1/2 tablespoon)
  • I use a drizzle of honey or one banana to add a bit of sweetness but he also loves the smoothie without either
I don’t know how long he will continue to love this smoothie so I’m am taking advantage of it while I can. LOL I’ll probably need to come up with another concoction at some point to give him options, but for now this is what I stick with. I like to make it for him at least once a week and he will continue to drink it for at least a day or two after.

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Favorite Toddler Toys

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We are in full toddler mode now with Miles and I thought I would share some of his favorite toys and ones that we will continue to

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