Those Heavenly Finds: Week 5

In this weeks finds I’m featuring my favorite cozy sweater, Joshua’s favorite lovey, the best toddler bath seat ever and my all time favorite laundry detergent. Each of these things individually are fantastic but combine them and you’ve got the perfect handful of tools for creating the best most delicious snuggle time ever! Joshua Jr. is a very, very busy little man and snuggling is pretty low on his priority list. Since it’s incredibly high on mine I have devised a way to entice him into it with a little help from these four products. First I butter him up with the most fun bath time ever in his perfectly safe bath seat. Then, freshly bathed and smelling sweet I get him dressed, hand him his lovey to snuggle and throw on my super cozy sweater that smells like a bed of roses from my incredible The Laundress detergent and feels exactly like his beloved blanket. I pull him into my lap where the combination of sweet smells, cozy fleecy materials and mama’s love will keep him put for at least ten minutes of blissful snuggle time. Manipulative…maybe. Effective…totally. Worth it…absolutely! XOXO, KT

BBCare Non-Slip Safety Bath Seat
  • BBCare Non-Slip Safety Bath Seat –  I need something that will discourage little man from trying to stand up in the tub. Without a seat that holds him place bath time is a hair raising experience of grabbing his slippery arms and trying to gently wrestle him back into a seated position while he flails about slick as an eel wailing the whole time! For whatever crazy reason they do not sell the non slip bath seat/mat I got off Amazon Canada in the States. This is the next best option I’ve found: Summer Infant Baby Bathtub Seat
Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Barefoot Buddie Puppy
  • CozyChic Barefoot Buddie Puppy -These are Mr. Man’s most favorite thing in the whole world. I say “these” because I had the where with all to buy about five of them so we’re never in the catastrophic position of being without it. I keep one in the car, one in the diaper bag, two in his crib and the other safely tucked away in case one of the others goes missing. I’m a strong believer in the soothing and comforting power of a lovey. Such a strong believer that I still sleep with one of my own. His name is Josh. Just kidding, I really do sleep with a baby blanket from the company My Blankee. That may seem strange to some of you but for a gal like me who suffers the occasional bout of anxiety a soft, comforting satin edged blanket I can wrap myself in works wonders. Joshua Jr’s lovey is a giant part of why my son has slept twelve hours a night since he was four months old. I had a few other tricks that helped encourage his amazing sleeping habits but the lovey is at the top of the list.
  • The Laundress Le Labo Rose 31 Detergent – Ok, I really debated including this in my weekly finds because one 16 oz bottle is a whopping $71.00! I know…it seems crazy to spend so much on laundry detergent but here’s the thing. It smells incredible. Truly, deliciously incredible and makes anything and everything you wash with it smell incredible for weeks on end. So here’s what I do to make it meaningful. I ONLY wash very special items with it like fancy lingerie I wear on occasion and doesn’t require weekly laundering. Joshua Jr’s hand knit crib blanket my mother made for him, but only every other wash or so. Not each time I clean it. It makes his fluffy baby hair smell like a field of roses when I get him up from napping or bedtime. Once a month or so I’ll wash a couple of my favorite cozy throw blankets with it so when I cuddle into the sofa with a good book or good show I’m surrounded by it’s glorious scent. I have a thing for rose perfume so this is right up my alley and it’s potent scent lingers for days, even weeks. You only need four capfuls for a full load and if you overdo it the scent can almost be too cloying so those four capfuls are a rule to follow. I’m only 1/3 of the way through the bottle I bought three months ago so despite it’s hefty price tag I’m getting some pretty serious scent for my buck!
POL Clothing Women's Fuzzy and Soft Pullover Hoodie
  • Women’s Fuzzy and Soft Pullover Hoodie – I’m at a place in my life where I want everything around me and on me to feel soft, cozy and delicious. This pullover from POL Clothing is all that and more. It also has the added benefit of making me irresistible to my children and husband. When I have this on they all want to snuggle far more than usual, and this mama LOVES to snuggle. I use my super fancy The Laundress clothing detergent to wash it every once in awhile so it’s a double whammy when I wear it. Irresistibly soft and deliciously scented. It’s pretty much the only way I can get little man to stop his endless cruising and sit in my lap for a minute of cuddles.

Toronto Adventures: Planta Restaurant

Family food time at Planta Restaurant
Eating has been one of my favorite activities here in Toronto. We have had some truly delectable meals out and I’m loving the easy access to amazing food living in the city affords us. Where we live in Utah there’s no Postmates, Doordash or Uber Eats. We can’t even get a pizza delivered to the house so I’m forced to cook more nights than not. Usually I love the process and creativity of cooking but I have to admit that I’m really enjoying the little respite living in Toronto has brought me from grocery lists, meal plans and clean up!Continue Reading

Hideaway Place Space

The girls discovered a perfect hideaway spot in our rental in Toronto where they can sit and read, draw or journal all while feeling hidden away in their own special girl cave. I figured as long as they were truly enjoying it and using it often I’d spruce it up for them and make it a bit cozier and a little prettier. It was a super simple and inexpensive project that made me a hero for a day. If you have a little nook type space that goes virtually unused in your own home I encourage you to turn it into a hideaway for your little ones and be their hero…if only for an afternoon!Continue Reading

Those Heavenly Finds: Week 4

Last week I posted a photo on Instagram asking you all to guess what my three favorite things in the picture were. Well I made you wait for the answer but here it is. Plus one more favorite thing to round it all out! The perfect summer jumpsuit that’s as flattering as it is comfortable. Speaking of comfortable the chicest slide on sneakers ever that have thankfully made their way into my closet. A fantastic and delicious summer rosé that effortlessly ushers in perfect heavenly moments with just one glass…or two. Last but not least, the most adorable and inspired succulent pots to add flair and color to your home office, kitchen, bathroom or bedroom. Or really anywhere you put it. Enjoy! XOXO, KT

Beauty Face (Celfie) Succulent Arrangement
  • Beauty Face (Celfie) Succulent Arrangement – I’ve become a giant fan of succulents the last few years due to their lush beauty and ease of care. I found these unique and lovely arrangements on Etsy and can’t wait to buy a few for my desk at home in Utah. I love the feminine and whimsical ceramic planters and know their artistry will help to inspire my own creativity while the succulents themselves will add that much needed pop of color and life to my office space.
Step-In Bade Sneaker
  • Step-In Bade Sneaker – I have these in both the cream and the navy and am totally forever in love. They’re incredibly comfortable and so chic I wear them with everything from summer dresses to jeans and tee shirts to tailored pants and blouses. My feet aren’t what they used to be and wearing a pair of heels takes a certain amount of gumption and commitment that I’m not always up for these days. These slide in sneakers are the perfect solution to cute foot wear that doesn’t force me to grin and bare it.
Katherine Heigl Wearing A Pilcro Denim Wide-Leg Jumpsuit
  • Pilcro Denim Wide-Leg Jumpsuit – I found this perfect summer jumpsuit at the Anthropologie around the corner from my Toronto residence. For some strange reason I packed a ton of jeans and sweaters for my time in Canada but not enough lightweight summer wear. There is nothing more uncomfortable than skinny jeans on a hot and humid summer day. This jumpsuit was the perfect remedy to my problem. It’s incredibly comfortable, even in the heat and looks pretty cute too. I’ve been wearing it everywhere. I pair it with cute sandals or slide on sneakers for casual days strolling around with the kids or a bright and summery high heel for dinners with my man. It’s incredibly versatile and it’s not too hard on the ol’ pocketbook either. Score!
Château de Roquefort Corail Rosé
  • Château de Roquefort Corail Rosé – I’m not certain when my love affair with rosé began but I do know that I am just as enamored with it today as I was that first sip however long ago. Usually I like a very dry and crisp pale pink rosé that’s served as cold as possible. This Corail did not disappoint when I was poured a glass at one of my favorite Toronto eateries Chabrol Restaurant. A bit sweeter than I normally go for but not in a sticky or cloying way, in fact that little bit of sweet made the glass even better. I’m not sure how easy this is to get online because I haven’t tried ordering any yet but I thought I’d throw it into this weeks finds anyway just in case you’re on the hunt for a beautiful summer rosé to add to your wine cabinet.