September 2019 | Where your heart is now

What I am packing in my hospital bag

September 27, 2019


Tank top: Isabel Maternity
Cardigan: Chicwish c/o
Leggings: Ingrid & Isabel
Slippers: Amazon
Earrings: Madewell
Necklace: Evereve
Bralette: Free People


A much requested blog post is here! As a first time mama I want to be prepared so even though I'm not due for 7 more weeks I rounded up what I am packing in my hospital bag! I hope this hopefully helps you too! :) Check the bottom of the post for a super fun giveaway! Also- I wanted to tell you babes, I am going to update this post after I have him & tell you the items I really needed/maybe could have left home! 


- Pacifier 
- Outfit we are "announcing" him in
- 2 Swaddle blankets 
Boppy this isn't a necessity, you can just use a pillow! 
Wipes the hospital provided these! 
- Going home outfit 
Sleepsack (the one pictured above is in the color Dusty Sage but is sold out at the moment)
- Cord blood kit 

* We didn't stay long at the hospital so we didn't need all the clothes I brought him!

Thinking about:

- Baby book (for his footprints) I was so out of it when they were stamping his footprints on a separate sheet of paper, I completely forgot about his book
- Baby mittens (in case he scratches himself) We didn't use these


Belabumbum Lounge Chic PJ & Robe Set This was literally amazing, a godsend!
Long phone charger A MUST HAVE
Comfy slippers (I have these in 2 colors)
Non-slip fuzzy socks I just wore the ones the hospital gave me!
- Going home comfy outfit: cardigan, tank, joggers
Robe- loveee the leopard! Not bringing my nice one because I'm not sure how bad the blood situation will be
- Pillow loved having my own pillow!
Nursing bra (this looks super comfy to me!)
Nursing pads My milk hadn't come in yet so these weren't necessary! 
- Breast pump (still debating on which one to get!) You absolutely do not need one at the hospital
Always Discreet Underwear & or Thin pads/pantyliners These were amazing for postpartum at home but not needed at the hospital
-  Flip flops (for the shower, also love these & they are under $10!)
- Towel ( I heard the hospital towels are super hard) I didn't even shower at the hospital because 1- we weren't there long and 2-  I was in so much pain I could barely walk much less shower
- Toiletries: toothbrush, toothpaste, brush, makeup removing wipes, chapstick, deodorant, face wash, moisturizer, contacts, dry shampoo, travel size shampoo & conditioner, lotion, body wash, makeup
- Mints 
- Prenatal Vitamins

Thinking about: 

- Dermoplast (in case the hospital doesn't provide it) they provided this
- Mini fan  a MUST HAVE, I used it during labor, after labor,  in the middle of the night!
- Magazine no lol, I didn't have time to read a magazine. Any free time I had was spent sleeping! 
Waterbottle They provided this! 


- Change of clothes
- Toiletries: toothbrush, deodorant 
Portable Bluetooth Speaker This was amazing for when we played my playlist during labor
- Book


- Camera We just used our phones!
- Health insurance cards
- Cash/ credit cards
- Snacks (ex. trail mix, granola bars, fruit, animal crackers)
- File folder for paperwork
- Photo IDs
- Thank you cards & gifts for nurses They loved these! Make sure to check out my story highlights to see the basket I made! 

I have an amazing giveaway for you babes! Belabumbum, TWELVElittle & Zoe Organics have teamed up to help one lucky mama pack her hospital bag! Giveaway includes a $150 gift card from Belabumbum, Cream, Refresh Oil and Nipple Balm from Zoe Organics, and a TWELVElittle Companion Backpack 2.0 in the style of your choice! To enter, follow the instructions on Belabumbum's Instagram post here. Giveaway ends Tuesday, October 1 at 11:59pm PDT. Good luck! :)

Photography: Kandid with Kate

Easy, Healthy dinner with EveryPlate

September 25, 2019

One thing Justin and I always fight about- what are we going to eat for dinner. We want to eat healthy but a lot of times wait until the last minute so we end up eating bad! We have recently been introduced to EveryPlate and let me just tell you, it's amazing. Not only was it actually fun to cook together but it was so easy to make! 

EveryPlate's dinner are the cheap and healthier alternative to our usual takeout. While a lot of dinner options cost around $10 a plate, EveryPlate is offering 5 recipes a week at only $4.99/serving. Not only does it come straight to your door but they literally measure out all the ingredients so you have everything right in front of you. It's super convenient. 

I am so excited because EveryPlate was kind enough to provide me with a discount code for you guys! With the code HEARTISNOW30 you can get 18 meals for just $3.33 each! Think of it this way, one meal is the same price as one cup of coffee. You can either click this link and the discount will be automatically applied or manually enter it. 

Thank you so much to EveryPlate for sponsoring today's post! 

Photography: Kandid with Kate

BOGO on my Favorite bracelets!

September 18, 2019

Earrings: Anthropologie
Tank: Amazon
Wrap bracelet: Victoria Emerson c/o
Boho cuff: Victoria Emerson c/o
Skirt: SheIn
Booties: Marc Fisher c/o
Bag: Gucci

Today one of my favorite companies Victoria Emerson is having another HUGE sale on their entire website! I had to share as I just got some super cute ones in! Their wrap bracelets and boho cuffs are the perfect statement piece to add to any outfit! Their entire site is BOGO- with NO CODE NECESSARY! 

I wear this wrap bracelet almost every single day. I think the ivory goes with all my outfits as I'm obsessed with neutrals! This is the one I'm wearing on my left wrist in the photos above! This boho cuff is one of my go to's for Fall and I can't wait to wear it with everything! 

I linked my other favorites below. Make sure to check out my stories on my Instagram today for up close details! 

Thank you so much to Victoria Emerson for sponsoring today's post! 

Photography: Kandid with Kate

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