BABY MUST HAVES: THE OLLIE WORLD & BINXY BABY

Hi y'all!

Today I'll be sharing two more of my baby must haves with all of you: The Ollie World Swaddle and the Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock! These products have been a game changer for me, and I'm so excited to tell you more about them! 

Full disclosure: I received these items complimentary from The Ollie World and Binxy Baby for review purposes. I am so grateful I was given the opportunity to try these products out. I was not familiar with them previously, and I really didn't know what I was missing out on! All opinions are my own. 

Let's start with The Ollie World Swaddle!


BABY MUST HAVES: DOCKATOT DELUXE REVIEW + $10 OFF

Hi y'all!

It's been a whirlwind of a month adjusting to life with two little ones. There have been ups and downs as I figured out balancing a tiny baby with a three year old, but overall I am feeling like one very blessed Mama, and I am so in love with these small humans I grew. 

In the upcoming couple weeks I'll be sharing a few of my baby must haves here with you all. I've been testing out a few products that were new to me, and I'm so happy that I can now say they are must haves for me with my little guy. Today I'll be reviewing the first of my baby must haves: the DockATot Deluxe


WELCOME BABY BOY! + NEWBORN PICTURES

Hi y'all!

After a couple of weeks without a post (I was too busy being hugely pregnant to do much of anything besides binge watch shows), I'm thrilled to hop back on Being Heather to announce that our baby boy was born! 



Today I'll be sharing a little of our sweet boy's birth story with all of y'all, along with some of our gorgeous "Fresh 48" newborn pictures captured by the talented photographers over at Contista Productions. They took our maternity pictures that I shared here a while back, and I'm so happy they were able to take Landon's newborn pictures as well because I am obsessed with their work. They definitely did not disappoint! 

Keep on reading to hear a little more about our little dude's debut into this world!

SUMMER MAKEUP ESSENTIALS

Hi y'all! 

It's officially July, which means not only is it finally the month I get to meet this baby (yay!), but it's also SCORCHING outside here in Texas. 

Seeing as how it's been 9348203948 years since I've done a beauty post on here, I figured I would share my summer makeup essentials/recommendations with all of you! Mama life has been all consuming, and while I've loved sharing that part of my life with all of you, I originally started this blog to share my beauty recommendations, so I figured it was about time for a new beauty post. 

So, let's jump into my personal summer makeup essentials and recommendations! These are a few products I love for an everyday summer makeup look that I feel comfortable wearing during these hot days without worrying about anything feeling too heavy or it all sliding off my face. Hope y'all enjoy!


NURSERY REVEAL FEAT. HUDSON SIGN COMPANY

Hi everyone!

I am SO excited to finally share the finished nursery with all of you today! 

This has been a lengthy process of getting it all together, and I can't tell you how good it feels to be able to say that it's DONE. I'm sure I'll find little things to add here or there over time, but I finally feel prepared for this little dude to make his arrival. At 38 weeks pregnant as of yesterday, (hopefully less than TWO WEEKS LEFT!) it's about time.  

I fell in love with the oh-so-trendy adventure/outdoor themed nurseries a while back thanks to Pinterest, and after discovering the "Adventure Awaits" Cloud Island line at Target, I knew that it was exactly what I was looking for. I absolutely love the colors, and since the walls in his nursery were already a very dark grey, I knew they would stand out beautifully. 



I am obsessed with the way everything turned out, and I hope you enjoy getting a glimpse into our little guy's room. I will link where we got things as much as I can at the bottom of this post if you are interested. Let's jump into it!


THE BEST PLANNER FOR TEACHERS

Hi y'all!

I can't believe it's already time to talk about midyear planners again! (whaaaat?) If you're a student, teacher, or maybe just someone who prefers to follow a more academic year, now is the time to start looking around for a new planner. 

I reviewed various midyear planners here on Being Heather last year, including the gorgeous and functional Erin Condren Life Planner, but this year I'll be reviewing and using a different Erin Condren planner. As some of you might know, I recently graduated with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, and will be (fingers crossed) an elementary teacher for this coming year.

SO, since I'll be a teacher and my life will still be revolving around the academic year even though I'm not a student anymore, I decided to switch from the Life Planner to go with the Erin Condren Teacher Lesson Planner to cover both my professional and personal life. I'm so excited to move into it and put it to use starting in July!



Y'all, as with all Erin Condren planners, this planner is of course absolutely beautiful AND functional. 

In this post, I'm going to walk you through this planner and tell you what I love (and maybe don't love) about each section, and why I think it's is the perfect planner for teachers. At the end I'll tell you how to get $10 OFF your first EC purchase! Fair warning- this will be a looooong post. EC planners are an investment, so I want to make sure you have ALL the details. Let's get started! 

MATERNITY PHOTOS & 35 WEEK PREGNANCY UPDATE

Hi y'all!

I'm so excited to share photos from our maternity shoot here with all of you today. These photos are very special to me, and I think they turned out absolutely beautifully! I'm so thankful that we had the opportunity to capture this pregnancy and our growing family during this exciting time.

These are definitely images I will cherish forever. 

On top of sharing our maternity pics, I also wanted to do a little 35 week pregnancy update. I haven't talked too much about this pregnancy here, so I wanted to update y'all on baby and I since we're getting closer and closer to delivery (eeek!). 


5 TIPS FOR GETTING THROUGH COLLEGE WITH KIDS

Hi y'all!

Today we're talking about getting through college with kids, which let is no easy feat let me tell you. (You mamas out there working hard to get your degree while raising little ones know exactly where I'm coming from). Between tests and deadlines and taking care of your little one's needs, there's SO much to think about. 


If you've read my most recent life update post, you'll know that I recently graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. I found out I was pregnant with my first little one January of my freshman year of college at 19 years old, and I had her the fall semester of my sophomore year. So, I spent about four and a half years either pregnant or a mama (or both, like my final year!) I have people ask me all the time how I did it, so I thought I'd share 5 tips with all of y'all that helped me to get through college with kids! Keep reading below to find out what helped me reach my goal and graduate. 

BABY LANDON'S ADVENTURE AWAITS

Hi y'all! 

I can't believe that there is less than SEVEN WEEKS left before I get to meet this little guy. I feel like this pregnancy has flown by ever since I hit the third trimester. I can't wrap my mind around the idea that I'll be a Mama to more than one little one so soon, it's completely surreal!

This past weekend, my sweet mom and sister threw me an adorable adventure themed baby shower. All of my closest friends and family were there, and it was such a special day. Landon is one lucky little boy to have so many people who love and care about him already! 

BABY + A DEGREE: WHAT'S NEW WITH ME

Hi everyone! 

I know, it's been WAY too long since I've posted on here. To say that things have been crazy these last 9 months would be an understatement. 

Luckily, things have slowed down now, so I thought I'd leap on here and share what's new with me for any of you curious about what I've been up to since I last posted here. 

First off...I'm rocking a bit bigger of a belly recently in comparison to August.  

(From our maternity shoot with Contista Productions. Check them out on Instagram @joshuaandparisa, highly recommend them if you're near the San Antonio/Austin area, their photography is beautiful!)

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