Master Bedroom Updates + My Serena and Lily Friends and Family Sale Favorites

This post is in collaboration with Serena and Lily. All thoughts and opinions are my own, and y'all know I only share the things I absolutely LOVE!

A few months ago I finally got my husband on board with updating our master bedroom. When you have kids you neglect your own space so that the nursery and big kid rooms are total perfection, but then you realize you're still sleeping on a 7 year old mattress.

Woof. I cannot begin to tell you how much of a difference just a few bedding changes made to this space!!

First of all its a huge bedroom so a King bed was necessary. Now that the bed and mattress is there, I'm realizing we need some major work on the rest of the decor.

I do love that its a blank slate though- we just need to dress is up with new nightstands, some artwork, and lighting! I added this lumbar pillow (c/o) to the bed and I'm obsessed! It ties in the off-white bed with the grey details plus the embroidery and tassels are so pretty!

We also have a really random chair in the opposite corner of the bedroom, I thought I'd read there but it turns out I don't do a lot of reading. Ha! So it just looks pretty over there with this medallion pillow (c/o) and my favorite dip dye stool which is also on sale!

With the Serena and Lily Friends and Family sale starting today (until October 14th!) I'm working my husband on agreeing to freshen up some of the other elements of our bedroom!

Here are a few of my bedroom picks, which are 20% during the sale!

I am all about the textures, clearly!

Give me all of the baskets, throw blankets, and gorgeous pillows. Add in some new nightstands, fresh white bedding, and a few decor pieces and I think we'd have a winner.

We definitely need that bench right?!

I'm also obsessed with this whole combination below. We don't have a lot of blue in our home but one thing I love about Serena and Lily is so many of their pillows come in a bunch of colors so you don't necessarily have to have a coastal vibe with your decor!


Somehow its October all of a sudden and I couldn't be more excited about it.

The boys and I kicked off Fall with a quick trip to visit my parents up north, and we happened to be there the opening weekend of the pumpkin patch! Northern pumpkin patches and festivals are SO different than ours here in Charleston, namely because we sweat at ours even at the end of October. 

With our Southern blood it was a little chilly that morning (which I was so looking forward to during our trip) so we headed to the patch in sweatshirts. By the time we got there it had jumped about 20 degrees and we ended up sweating anyway. Jokes on me! Ha. It reminded me of that Britney Spears meme where she is drenched in sweat and it says we jumped the gun on the whole Fall clothing thing. 

Anyway the boys had a blast. We picked pumpkins for Grammie and Pappy's house, ate apples straight from the orchard, left with about a pound of corn kernels in the boys' shoes, and a little bit of sunburn on our cheeks. 

Since I flew solo with the kids, I tried to pack as minimally as possible which meant I could only pick one camera to bring with me. So, I opted for film. 

There was a risk none of the photos would come out, but thankfully I did something right and I love them. 

When we got on the tractor ride the driver was telling us about all the things that could go wrong,  including when he forgot to put four wheel drive on and slid down the hill to the patch.

It was very reassuring... but we made it. ha.

I've got a crazy busy Fall season but I intentionally carved out a few weekends for travel this year and I'm so excited to share where we are headed!! Helllllo kid-free vacation! 

Bedtime Routine with Two Boys

This post is sponsored by Baby Magic and The Motherhood. As always, all thoughts and 
opinions are my own.

In our house we like our routines. Especially the bed time routine.

We aren't always successful keeping on schedule, due to a 4 year old and a 19 month old who try their hardest to knock us off our game, but every single night includes a bath.

I know, I know- that might seem like a lot to some.

Finn eats more food than any of us in the house, making sure to get it all over himself first, and he plays in any dirt he can find. So needless to say, bath time has always been one piece of the bedtime puzzle, and with two active boys trust me they need it!

Finn also has eczema flare ups so we have to be really picky about the products we use.

Enter, brand new Baby Magic products.

I'll be 110% honest, I don't normally love scented products on my babies. But Baby Magic's new line of bath soap and lotions is void of all of the bad stuff like sulfates, mineral oil, dyes, paragons, phthalates, talc and lanolin.

So, we gave it a try!

If it can keep my littles smelling good, and its safe for them, then bring it! Lord knows their bathroom needs a little lavender scent to mask the other scents in there.

So because I love hearing others' routines (is that weird?), I thought I'd share ours!

One: Start the bedtime process with a bath

After dinner we head up for bath time with both boys. As Finn gets older, bath time has gotten infinitely easier.  So if you're in the trenches of a toddler + newborn bath time, trust me it will get easier and you will get into a rhythm!

We really like the Calming Bath and lotion for our boys. I love that it has lavender, chamomile and aloe in it for nighttime use. It smells so good and the lavender is good for relaxing- or attempting to relax two rambunctious boys.

Two: Moisturize

After bath time comes Calming Lotion and pajamas.

With his sensitive skin, Finn is no stranger to lotion. He's recently discovered that he can rub it in himself... and open the cap... so thats been fun. 

Three: Play time

Nope, I'm not joking. You know that Meme where it says Dad gets the kids all riled up at bed time? Well, that's what happens here.

Playtime is an essential piece of our bed time puzzle. It started as a time for Rowan to have solo time with us when Finn was a newborn and would go to bed first, but now they both LOVE it.

It's just 10-15 minutes of whatever the heck they want to do.

Tackle Dad? Sure. Race trucks down the hallway? Why Not. Play laser tag? Yep.

It runs off that extra bit of energy before sleep and some QT with us.

Four: Books + white noise. 

Oh my goodness I don't know what we'd do without our white noise machines. Our boys sleep so much better with it on. They are also total bookworms so we had to limit reading to three books each night.

We rock our babies to sleep in our house, and Finn's cuddles might just be the best ever. Do you ever just drink up that baby smell and try to burn it into your memory? Yep, that's me.

Baby Magic bath products have been a great addition to our routine, We also love Baby Magic's fragrance-free 3-in-1 wipes for cleaning all the things.

Be sure to check out their line of hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested bath soaps, wipes, and lotions!

Thank you to Baby Magic for this partnership opportunity. 
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