Date Night At Home

Thank you Childs & Co. for sponsoring this post. Check out top-quality, handcrafted butcher blocks by Childs & Co. on Etsy. Made in California.

date night in childs & co butcher block

As you can probably imagine, date night is few and far between when you have a new baby. Even when you have someone offer to watch the baby, the last thing I’ve wanted to do is go out to dinner. What I WANT is pizza delivered and to clean up our living room/bedroom, etc. I want to get caught up on the laundry. I want to vacuum and pick up toys. I want to make our living space less chaotic so that when we have the baby back, we aren’t tripping over things or riffling through the clothing pile to find something clean. I know my husband and I are long overdue for a night on the town, but we’re pretty happy right here at home for now.

Childs and Co butcher block wood cheese spread

Over the holiday weekend we had some time to ourselves so we decided to clean off the coffee table — wow, it’s so pretty under all the stuff piled on it — and kick back and relax with some wine and snacks.

Childs & Co handmade wood butcher block

Let me just say, Trader Joe’s has the best cheeses and crackers. We brought popped a bottle of our Jacuzzi Prosecco leftover from our wedding and drank out of our beautiful Tiffany’s champagne glasses that were a wedding a gift from a coworker. We received this gorgeous handmade butcher block from our friends at Childs & Co. that I used as the platter. Made from walnut, maple and cherry woods, this butcher block was the perfect centerpiece for our at-home date night.

childs and co butcher block cheese spread

Bri and Connor Childs, the husband/wife duo behind Child’s & Co., started handcrafting cutting boards and butcher blocks as gifts before realizing they should open an Etsy shop and sell them. I love supporting small businesses, especially small businesses in California.

The family-owned and operated Child’s & Co. wooden blocks make the perfect gift for weddings, holidays, housewarmings, or for foodies. Don’t forget to order one for yourself here! Follow them on Instagram and see their newest projects @childs.co.

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Another thanks to Childs & Co. for sponsoring this post. All opinions expressed are absolutely my own.

Four Months Outtakes! (A little late)

This little girl has me wrapped around her fingers and has also engrossed my iPhone photo stream. Kinsley turned four months on December 30 and here are the ‘4 month’ photos that didn’t make the cut. Coming soon: 5 month photos!

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And here’s the final take:

Our baby girl is 4 months old today! 🎀👶🏻💗🎉 » » » #babypicsapp #4monthsold #babygirl #foreverystep #thewildfolkco

A photo posted by Robin 💛 Beach Town Blonde (@robinwithani) on

Outfits

4 month old photo:

Standing up photo:

2017 New Year’s Resolutions

 

For 2017 I have some lofty goals but good thing there’s 363 days to achieve them. Parking them here to hold myself accountable.

  1. Eat healthier and cook more at home.
  2. Become more active in my community.
  3. Improve my public speaking/presentation skills.
  4. Take sewing classes.
  5. Open an Etsy shop to sell my work.

What goals or resolutions are you setting for yourself for 2017?

Our Winter Toolkit + Family Snow Trip

I have received information and materials from Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc., McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WinOverWinter #CollectiveBias

The Johnson family in the snow winter 2016

This mama returned to work yesterday after three months of maternity leave taking care of my little girl, Kinsley. Even though we got out of the house a fair amount of time during my leave, my family and I didn’t get any of the fall bugs that were going around. We went to the doctor’s office multiple times for checkups. We went on walks outside, sometimes when it was wet out. We evn hung out with a 5-year old who was just starting to get sick. Still we all remained pretty healthy.

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Under the Sea Nursery

underwater newborn nursery ocean-themed

Now that little miss Kinsley has been around for nearly two months, I finally have some downtime to get back to blogging. Mom life has been amazing so far and I’m loving every minute of it, well except getting mastitis twice within the first month post birth. That has been no fun.


When Kinsley was 10 days old we had our wedding photographer Briana come by and do a newborn shoot. She also photographed our nursery, which has become my new favorite room in the house!

Product list below.

IKEA Hemnes dresser DIY knobs nursery changing tablenursery rocking chair ottoman ocean theme modernocean themed newborn nursery mobileBabyletto 3-in-1 Hudson white crib nurserynursery bookshelf tree baby letto whitedriftwood art wallpiece ocean themedgift driftwood art K for kinsley ocean themedcoworkers baby shower giftocean theme wall decals for newborn nurseryair plant hanging jellyfish nurserybaby blocks nursery decorationsea shell ocean themed artwork prints etsybaby shower diy ocean beach themed banner craftsair plant shell nursery decornursery artwork Finding Dory prints

Lighting

Himalayan Salt Lamp with Dimmer via Amazon

Mini Himalayan Salt Rock Plug In Night Light via Etsy

Decor

Hanging Seashell Jellyfish via Treasure Island Flea Market

Pink Sea Urchin Air Plants via Air Plant Design Studio

Nautical Baby Mobile via Etsy

Jellyfish Decals via Etsy

Watercolor Seashell Wall Art Prints via Etsy

Wooden Shelf and ‘K’ Driftwood Art via Adrift by Sarah Cusenza

Furniture

Babyletto Tree Bookshelf via Babyletto.com

Babyletto 3-in-1 Convertible Crib via Babyletto.com

Baby Relax Rocking Chairs via All Modern

Hemnes Dresser via IKEA with Faceted Sotara Knobs from Anthropologie

HomePop Ottoman via Overstock

Mid-Century Side Table via eBay

White Starfish & Shell Throw Pillows via Zulily

Photography via Briana Calderon Photography, San Francisco Bay Area