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Summer Baby Essentials

28 Jul

We have had such a blast this summer!!! Logan was at the perfect stage to enjoy our summer and be able to do so much!! Luckily for us we have a pool in our backyard and literally spend most our days in their splashing around 🙂 He loves the water thank goodness! We also do lots of walks, play dates, trips to the park and family outings. Being off in the summer with him has been so amazing – I feel so blessed!






Sunscreen – I use the Badger Sunscreen mostly or this stick by substance for his face! Both these sunscreens are natural and don’t contain chemicals so they are safe for his little baby skin. I have also heard the honest company sunscreen is great too! We just haven’t had a chance to try it yet!


You can buy it at babyrama or online at many places! http://babyramacanada.com/xcart/Badger-Baby-Sunscreen-Cream-SPF-30.html

Substance Sunscreen stick is great for his face




We are so lucky to have a pool in our backyard, especially in this heat!! Logan loves the water and he is starting to kick his feet and learn to doggy paddle in my arms. He also just loves to float around in his swimming floats as I tug him around the pool 🙂

IMG_7433Swan – from Urban Outfitters: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=35044296&category=A_ENT_FUN

IMG_7414This little yellow float was $4 from Canadian tire! so I bought a couple for when we have baby pool parties 🙂



IMG_8728Donut pool float – Urban Outfitters: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=25073578&category=A_ENT_FUN


Although we have an in ground pool to swim in, I found it really handy to have a baby pool for Logan to splash around in… I got this cute frog one from Mastermind Toys, but you can also buy it online from Indigo https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/kids/toys/frog-baby-shade-pool/5050048057912-item.html?ref=by-shop%3atoys%3akids-toys-shopbyage-one%3atop-toys-age-1%3a1%3a it’s super cute and I like the fact it has a shade so I can keep him out of the sun.







Water toys – I bought this Sand toys Bag from Mastermind Toys and it has been awesome!! It comes in this waterproof bag and I just leave it on the deck for when we are outside. Logan loves the toys in it and is especially obsessed with this little wind meal …. http://www.mastermindtoys.com/B-Ready-Beach-Bag.aspx


IMG_7895He also LOVES boats – we have this one that he drags around the pool with him, but I think its time mommy invested in a few more so we can play with them in the bath too! http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=33188926


Theses squirty boats from Indigo would be great! https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/baby/gifts/boat-party-squirties/077539405057-item.html?ikwid=boat+toys&ikwsec=Baby&ikwidx=0



Hooded towels – are KEY if you are in and out of the water. This towel is from Walmart and is super handy – It stays on him and then I am able to just put him in the highchair or we sit and play while he dries off before going into the house with the AC.

IMG_7585We also got this adorable towel made for Logan – that was personalized. A friend of mine has started her own business and does a wonderful job!!! check out her facebook page – “Dots of Love” https://www.facebook.com/dotsoflovebyviolet?fref=ts The towels are around $30 and great for taking places because then you aren’t losing your towel or having someone take it by mistake!! (She also does Hooded towels :))


Pack N Play – we never really used our Pack N Play much in the first couple months like I thought we would, but once Logan was sitting up on his own and moving alot more we started using it quite abit. It has been great for on the deck and makes things easy so I can set him down if I have to run in the house or clean the pool etc. We have also been using it when we sleepover other places. Ours is by Graco from Toys R Us.


Traveling highchair – this has been key for us this summer!! Since we spend so much time outside, we also ate a lot of our dinners outside on the deck too. It was also a nice sensory activity for Logie because he could get as messy as he wanted outside and then our dog Griffin would get to clean up the mess while we went for bath time!! We have this little travel highchair from Toys R us, that is super portable and really easy to clean. PLUS its cheap 🙂 http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=12879951





Walmart has these ADORABLE little Adirondack chairs for toddlers for $5 !!!!! so cute & super affordable!!



Painting fun – This is a great sensory activity for babies! They get to feel the neat texture of the paint between their fingers (and toes hehe) and get to just smash it around everywhere. Plus its super easy to make just food colouring & yogurt!!




Here is a link for some creative ways to do sensory activities that get those little brains stimulated 🙂 http://theimaginationtree.com/2012/06/baby-play-ideas-and-activities-6-18.html

Now if only the summer could last forever ……



Target Canada is here!!

21 Mar

Tonight I finally got the chance to check out the new target that has just hit Canada!! I loved the targets in the states, so I was really looking forward to finally having one in our home town. Now I did go with the expectation it would not be the same as the states version. I had heard mixed reviews, so I definitely went with an open mind. I think they are still in the beginning stages of the store, meaning more shipments and new merchandise will be coming – so I am excited to see the store progress over the next few months.

I thought they had great clothes, bathing suits, shoes, kid clothes, home decor, dog stuff and definitely great gift wrapping/stationary. My only real disappointment was with their holiday selection. I thought for sure they would have a huge Easter display or aisle,  but there was really nothing. I am hoping that is just because they opened to close to the holiday.

Here is a little glimpse into the store:

They had super cute bathing suits!! Royal blue was a prominent colour in the women’s section … which I am really loving right now!!



They also had a ton of neon & cute pastel skinnies, which you all probably know I love 🙂



They had tons of bright coloured scarves of all different patterns – mostly around the $16 range


Now on to the home decor….

I love these baskets below with the chalkboard tags


I really like this lamp with the clear base! And I love that you can buy the base and shades seperately.


Really love these stools, but thought they were a little overpriced @ $79 each


They had really nice throw blankets ranging from $16 – $29


They had 2 really nice floor lamps that I loved. This one below with the chunky base, and a white one. I thought they were reasonably priced at $79 each.


I was happy to see that all the stationary/ gift wrapping was similar to the states with a wide range of products. I absolutely LOVE all the bright colours they are using!!!



I thought the prices for gift bags were great too! Some were as little as 50 cents!!

Now onto the shoes…. I was extremely happy with the selection of flats & sandals – but refrained from buying any yet as I just can’t justify it when there is still damn SNOW o the ground!!!







So what did I buy you ask??

I got some adorable baby clothes for an upcoming shower, snacks and food for my nephew and niece coming over this weekend and then a few treats for myself 🙂 I got two super cute maxi dresses for summer! Each $20
And I restrained myself from the shoes, but I will Definitely be going back… 🙂

Here are the dresses


Anyways, that is just my little review on the new Target Canada!! I was really happy with it, and super glad it is here! I realize it might not be the exact same as the states, but hey – it definitely beats walmart!!!!!!!!