olive june: February 2018

shipt | groceries delivered for free!

thank you to shipt.com for kindly sponsoring this post. all opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.
"slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you." - john de paola

i recently tried shipt, a membership-based online grocery marketplace and i am so in love. through a convenient app, shipt offers a quality, personalized grocery experience by delivering fresh foods and household essentials from target / stores to your doorstep. my first experience was wonderful and i am so excited about how much time i am going to save, thanks to this service. are you interested in getting your groceries for free, too? scroll down to the bottom of this post for a special link to get $10 in free groceries and two weeks free delivery. 

weekend snapshots | mr. and mrs.

"the people we surround ourselves with either raise or lower our standards. they either help us to become the-best-version-of-ourselves or encourage us to become lesser versions of ourselves. we become like our friends. no man becomes great on his own. no woman becomes great on her own. the people around them help to make them great. we all need people in our lives who raise our standards, remind us of our essential purpose, and challenge us to become the-best-versions-of-ourselves." - matthew kelly 

a baby product | summer infant baby pixel 5.0 inch touchscreen color video monitor

thank you to Summer Infant for kindly sponsoring this post. all opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.
 as we start to plan for a new baby boy this summer, i plan to share some of my favorite newborn + toddler products with you all along the way. this stage, the planning and getting ready for a new sweet little one, is so exciting for me. 

today i am sharing my favorite baby monitor from summer infant. it is the baby pixel 5.0 inch touchscreen color video monitor. there are so many things that i love about this monitor, but most of all, i really love the sleep zone virtual boundary feature. this is a new innovative technology that helps alleviate some of the nighttime and nap time worries for parents. this monitor allows you to set a boundary box around your baby's safe space to alert you when your child exists their immediate surroundings. whether your child rolls into a corner or is plotting an escape, the sound alert will help you to keep baby safe. how amazing is this feature? we didn't have this when parks was a newborn and i am so glad we will have this peace of mind with our second babe. 

parks james | two years old

by far the most notable thing about you, one i hope will stay forever, is how delightful you are. you are so spirited, easygoing, and happy. friends, your teachers, other moms- so many people comment on what a joy you are. i wish i could take credit for this but your personality, my love, has been all you from the start. you were born with kind eyes- i saw them the very first time i looked at you.

valentine's day | gift + date ideas

"late spring" from felicity part II called Love

Finally the world is beginning
to change, its fevers mounting,
its leaves unfolding.
and the mockingbirds find
ample reason and breath to fashion
new songs. They do. You can 
count on it. 
As for lovers, they are discovering
new ways to love. Listen, their windows are open.
You can hear them laughing.
Without spring who knows what would happen.
A lot of nothing, I suppose.
The Leaves are in all in motion now
the way a young boy rows and rows
in his wooden boat, just to get anywhere. 
Late, late, but now lovely and lovelier.
And the two of us, together- a part of it.
-mary oliver-

in our home | practicing hygge

"the true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life." 
- william morris