Family

Haven Elene

Haven Elene Havili. First, the middle name Elene is after my grandmother. She had a special relationship with Stanley and my kiddos, and we just thought it was perfect. We sure love and miss our Grandma Elene.

Now, Haven. Her name is so special to me. Haven means safe, or safe place. Because of this I knew from the get-go, if we were having a girl, her name would be Haven. Let me explain..

If you know me, you know I have wanted another baby since the day my son was born. I was just.. ready for another. To some, or most, that probably sounds crazy. Haha. But it’s the truth. Unfortunately my marriage was in NO place for us to have another. If you don’t know our story of my husbands addiction and all that has happened, click here, but as soon as we got to a place where I felt safe in my marriage, I knew I wanted to start trying for our angel baby!

She truly is our families angel. Our safe Haven. Not only do I believe she was in the hotel room with Stanley that scary day a year and a half ago keeping him safe, I also believe her sweet spirit was keeping me and her siblings safe through all the dark times as well.

I am so thankful to be where I am in my life, and that we were able to bring this amazing girl to our family. I love her so much and I can’t wait to see how special she will be as she grows! 💕

Now- as for the mystery blanket! Ha-ha! I had SO many comments about that blanket. So here’s how it went down. The amazing @audreysbear offered to send me an announcement blanket. I told them I would LOVE that, but that I didn’t know the gender. So, they went above and beyond for me, and told me to pick out a girl and boy blanket. Then to send them the names, and our gender in an envelope (I had my dr put it in one so I wouldn’t be tempted to look) and sent it their way. Then they sent me the final blanket and I had to wait 3 WEEKS until the hospital to open it. Having it sit in the closet was torture. I eventually had to hide it so we wouldn’t open it. Ha-ha. But it was so worth the wait 🙂 *to learn more about audreysbear and their mission, click here*

So there you have it! An explanation of the mystery blanket and the meaning behind my angel baby’s name.

Haven Elene Havili. 2/2/17.

With love,

Jocelyn Havili

Kids, Lifestyle

“Must have Monday” with BLAIR RITCHEY

Today for my “Must Have Monday” I had to share with you guys this amazing Diaper bag from @Blairritchey . It functions as a side bag, OR a backpack! Having little ones who want to climb all over me, I am such a sucker for the back pack feature! I couldn’t wait until I had my baby to use it (ONE MORE WEEK!!!) But my son still wears diapers so technically  I needed to use it right away! 😉 ha-ha! The functionality is perfect, plus the green details are so cute! There are so many other amazing products, that I can’t wait to add to my collection, over at www.blairritchey.com! Go check them out, and there just might be a sale coming up 🙂

Thanks for joining me for my “Must have Monday”

I hope you had an amazing Monday!!

With Love,

Jocelyn

*pictures taken by www.chandeemariephotography.com

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Valentine’s Giveaway with JORD Watches

With Valentines coming up, I thought a giveaway with Jord Watches would be the perfect giveaway! If you are anything like me, you have a man who is pretty hard to shop for. But get him a watch and he is happy! These watches are so unique, made from wood and are just really cool! But guys, that doesn’t count you out! They have womens watches too!!!

Oh yeah-Just for entering the giveaway, you will receive a $25 code that will Expire on 4/30/2017. Happy Valentines 😉

The contest for the $100 giveaway will close next Sunday, 2/5 at 11:59pm

To enter the $100.00 giveaway, click on this link:

https://www.woodwatches.com/g/babiesnblush

Super simple, and again, just for entering you get $25! Woot Woot!!

Good luck and Thanks for entering!!!

With Love,

Jocelyn

To see the Men’s watches, click here

To see the Women’s watches, click here

To see the watch I selected, click here

 

*pictures taken by the amazing https://www.chandeemariephotography.com

 

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Kids

Mommy Must Haves!

Today I am going to share with you guys 6 companies that are on my “Mommy must-have Monday” list. I can’t wait to have a baby to use these amazing products with, but for now I am just going to tell you about them and share some pictures 🙂

1- The Dockatot. I am sure most of you have heard of it, but I asked a couple months ago what was a must have that my mommy friends had to have, and no joke, 95% said the doctatot. So I am SO excited to have partnered with them to be able to try this GENIUS baby pillow!! Now all I need is a baby to put in it! 🙂

2- The Ollie Swaddle! I will admit it, I have never got down the “swaddle”. Every time I would swaddle, it would come un-done. So, I am so happy to have this blanket to keep the baby swaddled! The way they have designed it, and the material, it is perfect. This is also going in my hospital bag because.. Swaddle. Go check out their website and see this thing in action. (Since I don’t have a baby to show it on. ha-ha) And, I have to talk about the packaging..cutest ever!

3-  Lorena Canals Rug. All of these pictures are taken on my Lorena Canal Rug! The rug I picked out is the Braids Pearl Gray.  Since we don’t know the gender of this baby, I wanted to pick something that was gender neutral. But the best thing about these rugs, they are MACHINE WASHABLE!!!! 2 toddlers, a dog, and a new born baby.. We are a giant mess waiting to happen. Ha-ha. So knowing that I don’t have to be a stress case whenever they are on this rug, is So relieving! You spilt your drink? Throw it in the wash. woot woot!

4- Binxy Baby. I am sure we have all had the grocery cart struggle when the carseat takes up the entire cart and so you have no room for food. Not to mention the other kids you have with you that are hanging on to the sides for dear life. Ha-ha! Binxy Baby to the rescue! This shopping cart hammock is going to save me some sure tears when I venture out for the first time with all 3 kiddos. Yes, I am mentally preparing NOW. Ha-ha!!

5- Milestone Original Activity Cards. These cards are such a fun way to remember and document our babies “firsts”! We plan on going to california this summer, where I will be using the first flight card, first time at the beach card, first amusement park card, and many more! The cards are not only a fun way to remember these moments, but they are adorable!!

6- Finn+Emma Play Gym. The picture I have is from their website, because this is one item that I really want to be able to get gender specific. And I figure a newborn doesn’t need it for the first little bit so I will have time to put my order in as soon as we know what this mystery baby is!! But back to the Play gym.. how amazing is it?! All of the wood details- I’m obsessed! And then all of the toys and clothing that they offer, is all So cute and just has that “special” feeling. I’m going to have a hard time deciding what exactly I want. Knowing the gender will hopefully help a little. ha-ha!

 

Once again, I can’t wait to have a baby to use all of these fun, amazing products with! Come baby come! 2 WEEKS! (or sooner- that would be fine with me. ha-ha!)

Thanks for joining me for my “Mommy must-have Monday!” I hope your Monday has been amazing!!

 

With Love,

 

Jocelyn Havili

 

*This is a sponsored post. All of my opinions remain my own :)*

 

 

 

Beauty

PinkBlush

When you find the perfect maternity piece for the Holidays, you have an impromptu photoshoot after church right?? Ha-ha! Well that’s what I did at least. (warning: Do not have your husband take pictures of you near snow…#snowballfight)

I just wanted to share with you guys my absolute favorite maternity clothing Company! It is Called PINK BLUSH. Pink Blush has the cutest maternity clothing! And not only is it cute, it is AFORDABLE!!!! So many times I have wanted to purchase certain maternity clothing items, but the price tag was ridiculous! And being that we only wear the clothing for what, maybe 5-6 months depending on how fast you start showing(in my case very fast) I just can’t justify breaking the bank for clothing!  They also know how important fabric choices are for pregnant mamas, so it is all so comfortable!! And to top it off, the quality is amazing. I get nervous doing online orders, especially when pregnant, because you just never know how it’s going to fit and feel etc.! But I can honestly say everything I have from Pink Blush has been fabulous. So, with all of the said, I just wanted to let you all know about them, because this is my THIRD pregnancy and my FIRST time knowing about them. And I wish someone would have told me sooner. So here I am, telling all of you! 🙂

Go check them out and have a GREAT Sunday!

www.pinkblushmaternity.com

instagram: @shoppinkblush

*PINKBLUSH GIVEAWAY COMING SOOON! STAY TUNED!!*

With Love,

Jocelyn Havili

Family

Baby Registry Wish List with Baby Cubby

I am so excited to have partnered up with Baby Cubby to share with you guys my Baby Registry wish list! Being that this is my third kid, I thought I was pretty much set. But there are so many amazing, new things out there that I am just dying to have!

Before I jump in to my list I just want to tell you guys a little about Baby Cubby!

This is not just “another baby store”. The Baby Cubby team is made up of parents who have been there! So whenever you engage with them on social media, their website, store etc. they are totally there for you and are all so helpful! They know what it’s like, they are so encouraging and constantly help remind us parents how amazing we are and how important our role is. Which is So easy to forget when you are in the thick of things! And one of the best parts, they price match everyday!! I am always looking for the best deal, but sometimes I don’t want to spend all that time making sure I am getting it! So the fact that they take that part and do it for me?? YES PLEASE!!!

You can read a little bit more about the Baby Cubby on their “about us” page here – http://www.babycubby.com/about-us/

Now to my wish List! You guys, honestly I could have put EVERYTHING on their site on my wish list! As I was shopping it was SO hard to limit my list to these 11 Items!! Ha-ha!! But I thought, what are the main things that I really NEED, not just want! (Okay, I snuck a couple “want” items in there too! Ha-ha.) Not knowing the Gender of our little one definitely helped me not go TOO over board, but when it comes to anything baby, how can you say No? So, here is my “not so long, long wish list” 😉

#1-Babyletto Lolly 3 in 1 Convertible crib. I love the wood details of this crib! And, with all of our moving we have done in the past 4 years, our current crib is in sad shape. AND I believe we are missing lots of parts to connect it together. So it’s just time for an upgrade!

#2- Owlet Baby Monitor. This is my #1 MUST HAVE! I am that mom who doesn’t sleep at night because I have to watch my baby’s chest rise and fall. And I have to make sure they aren’t too cold/too hot. All that jazz. (As I’m sure many of you can relate!) So having this would help put me at ease and catch some z’s!

#3-Ergobaby Natural Curve Nursing Pillow. I had a pillow similar to this, but again with all the moving-who knows! But this pillow is amazing for in the hospital (Hospital pillows are kind of the pits) and then it is amazing for nursing!!

#4-Happy Baby Wrap. I have never used a wrap! I know, I am missing out! That’s why this is on my list! I have heard it is a game changer in freeing up your hands, and with this being my third?? Anything to make life easier right?!

#5- Petunia Pickle Bottom Glazed Pathway Pack. I have tried to re-use diaper bags. But those things get hammered. So I am definitely in need of a new one. And this one is gender neutral, so my husband won’t mind walking around with this bag on his shoulder, ha-ha!

#6- Nuna Leaf.  This thing can hold up to 130 LBS! Most swings/bouncers the baby grows out of so fast, but not this bad boy! I might even go for a ride once I get back to my pre-pregnancy weight..if that ever happens 😉

#7- UPPAbaby Mesa Car Seat. Because we need a new carseat. Our other has been through both my kiddos and has seen better days!

#8- DockATot. I have heard so much about this thing! A while back I posted asking what was everyone’s #1 favorite baby product. And this definitely came in at#1 in suggestions! So I feel like I have to give it a try!

#9-Puj Tub. Babies can be so slippery in the tub/sink! Plus having to hold them with one hand and wash with the other can be a little tricky and hard on the back! So this looks like a dream. And again, anything to make life easier right?!

#10- Shadow Pup. I love having something to take monthly pictures of my babies with to show their growth. This go around I’m thinking maybe I’ll do it next to a stuffed animal..aka Shadow the pup!

Last but not least–

#11- A Baby Cubby Giftcard. So that I can get some of the other million things that I wanted to add on this list! 🙂

And there you have it! My baby registry wish list!! Thanks to @thebabycubby for teaming up with me to put this together! I had such a fun time making my list!! It made me even more excited for this little one to make His/Her debut!! 8 more weeks people!! Count-down is ON!

With Love,

Jocelyn Havili

 

Food

Meatloaf Monday!

If you’re like me, Monday is my day to get stuff done! It’s my day to get ready for the week ahead! So by the time dinner comes around, cooking is the last thing I want to do! This recipe was introduced to me by a really good friend, and it has now become our go-to “MEATLOAF MONDAY”

It is a healthy spin on meatloaf, and all of my family loves it!

The recipe is so easy, and we always have the ingredients it calls for so it is just a no-brainer! If you are really trying to be healthy, you don’t have to use the sauce, as it is pretty much just sugar 😉

Turkey Meatloaf-my husband is not a ground turkey guy but I promise it’s yummy. This is one of his favorite meals!

1 lb ground Turkey

1/4 cup oatmeal

1 egg

1 tsp onion flakes(I use onion powder instead and do about 1/2 tsp)

salt&pepper

(small) can of tomato paste+fill with water

-OR- 1/2 can tomato sauce(I just buy the smallest cans and use a full one of those!)

Sauce

Equal parts ketchup&brown sugar (I usually do 1/2 cup of each) with a squirt of mustard

*Directions:

Mix ingredients together and Cook @375 for 45-1 hour. Add sauce on top for the last 10 minutes.

~When doubled: Use 1/2 cup oatmeal and a little more tomato sauce. Cook for at least an hour!

I Serve it with basmati rice, I add the left over sauce on if I need it, and then whatever vegetables I have! YUM!

ENJOY!!

With Love,

Jocelyn

 

 

 

Family, Lifestyle

Maternity Photoshoot

I am terrible at being pregnant. The only things I like about being pregnant are feeling the baby move and knowing that I am growing a tiny human that I love so unbelievably much! But the rest- not my thing. haha! My amazing sister(thanks @kelseyhadleyphotography– you’re the best) definitely helped me feel a little bit better about myself with this fun quick photoshoot we did when I went to vegas! And actually getting ready, I say it every time and it never happens, ha-ha, but actually getting ready helps you feel better too!  That’s it, I’m setting a new goal- get ready at least 3 times a week! Starting tomorrow. Wish me luck 😉

I have less than 3 months left (by a week- but who’s counting? hah!).. I can do anything for 3 months right??

Dress: @poppyanddot

 

Family, Lifestyle

Family Photos!

We had these photos taken up at Silver Lake. It was so beautiful and the weather that night was perfect! And yes- I am aware that Dogs are not allowed, but we honestly had no idea until after the fact! SO we apologize to anyone that might get upset that we had her there! We were super quick, there were no accidents and we left everything exactly how we found it! I promise! 🙂

I am so thankful the amazing @lizzyography was able to capture these for us! Especially since my sweet Hinckley broke his femur the next week! Lucky timing if you ask me! But I am so happy we will have these forever! I’ve decided we are going to get family pictures taken more often. Kids grow up so fast and I want to have lots of pictures capturing it all!