Baby AND Home

Millie’s baby nursery reveal

Today I’m SO excited to give you a little tour of Millie’s nursery! This room is so, so special to me. Decorating a nursery is one of the few things I really enjoy about being pregnant and a lot of love went into this little room, so I’m really thrilled to finally be sharing it with you today.

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C section birth story: Millie Madeline

I love birth stories. I love to read them and imagine what my babies births will be like, I love reminiscing on my past c-section birth stories and I remember searching like crazy when I found out my first baby was breech for some positive c-section stories and really struggled to find any! So today I’m sharing another one that will hopefully make the internet a better place. If you find yourself for any reason needing a c-section, I hope this little story gives you some hope and excitement and even though I didn’t roll right into the O.R. at my scheduled time, it was still such a beautiful and seamless and, in some ways, even better birth experience than my first two scheduled c-sections! Here’s Millie’s birth story.

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Baby AND Bump Style

Postpartum must-haves and tips for recovering from childbirth!

Millie and I have been home for a month now and although I feel like there’s SO much good info out there about how to be a superstar prego to how to have every last little thing ready for the hospital and the most beautiful birthing experience ever, there’s not a ton out there to help a sister out with what to expect from postpartum life. And let me tell you, postpartum is HARD. Everything is leaking and bleeding and you still look 6 months pregnant and feel like you’re 2 years pregnant and nobody’s sleeping and if you have other kids it’s like someone gave them a bottle of excedrin and 3 energy drinks all at once and it can really feel like the sky is falling! But really I promise this only lasts a LITTLE bit, and I’m here to give you my best tips and tricks for surviving those first few weeks home.

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Beauty AND Lipstick

The BEST drugstore makeup roundup!

Everybody I know LOVES a good splurge, but what is almost better than a good splurge is a save that looks like a really, really good splurge! You guys know I’m a big fan of a good dupe. I’ve got one for my favorite Givenchy satchel, one for the Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong sandal that I’ve worn to a million events, one for the always popular Stuart Weitzman OTK boots, and on and on and on!!! Recently I discovered an insanely amazing dupe for the Anastasia Brow Definer I love AT THE DRUGSTORE!!

One of my most FAQ is about drugstore makeup. Everybody wants to know what the best drugstore makeup is! Being at home with a brand new baby seemed like the perfect opportunity to try ALL the things and report back to you guys! The very, very best part? You can order ALL these products on Amazon so you don’t even have to put on a bra or leave the house!!

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The BEST toddler rides at Disneyland!

I feel my love affair with all things Disney is pretty well known around here – so it’s no surprise when I say Disneyland is basically our home away from home. And before the kids run off to school for the new year, this is the time to get your whole family in on a trip to visit everyone’s favorite mouse. Taking littles along can be equal parts magical and stressful if you don’t have a game plan. Which is why I’ve got a rundown of all our favorite Disneyland rides for toddlers along with a few tips to getting the most out of your day AND my girls’ favorite activity that involves sitting. Yep, you read that right…SITTING!

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Friday favorites from the team!

Hello from Team Mint Arrow! These last few weeks have been busy ones for us. We’ve been hustling behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly while Corrine and Neil soak in those precious first weeks with baby Millie, and we’ve honestly had a blast doing it! You may remember us from the meet the team post back in April, and today we’re back to share more of our favorite things. One of the main things we all have in common: we love a good product recommendation! We’re constantly dishing on new products we’re trying, so today we’re sharing the wealth and having each team member share a couple of their current favorite things(including some of our favorite foods that you see pictured!).

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gift guide

Best gifts for your nurses in the hospital!

In the five years that have passed since I started having babies, nurse gifts have become a thing. I really wanted to do something nice for my nurses! I totally loved the idea of bringing some small tokens of appreciation to all the people who helped us welcome baby Millie into the world! Lucky for me one of my team members, Heidi, is the perfect resource! We’ve been friends for SO long and we work together on mint arrow, but you may remember from the Meet the Team post Heidi is also a Labor and Delivery nurse so she knows exactly what gifts nurses really like!

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Fashion

How to dress your bump: your ultimate maternity guide!

One of the trickiest things about pregnancy just might be dressing a body that’s changing every single week! While dressing in leggings and a massive tee shirt all nine months is probably the most comfortable option (and we’re sure every expecting mama spends their fair share of time in loungewear!), today we’re chatting about all the ways that you can build a maternity wardrobe that makes you feel like $1,000,000 without actually spending $1,000,000. No need to spend 40 weeks in fashion hibernation…we’ve got you (and your bump) covered! The best part is that most of these wardrobe pieces aren’t maternity, so you can enjoy them before, during, and after pregnancy. Amazing!

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Accessories AND Favorites

Top 10 reasons to buy an Apple Watch

Tried and true favorites are kind of our jam. High quality items that we just don’t want to live without and are totally worth all the pennies. For us that includes these pajamas, this face moisturizer, this bra, this curling iron (currently), this hair dryer,  Diet Coke (duh) and…the APPLE WATCH! We’re completely obsessed with these smart little companions, and today we’re filling you in on all the reasons why!!!

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Beauty

The BEST dry shampoo + how to NOT wash your hair for a week!

There are a few things we feel like unite most of our female friends: a love for chocolate, a good Meg Ryan movie, and a passionate hate for that dreaded day when you have to wash and dry your hair. Let’s just say, we feel your pain!  So much so that today’s post is ALL about how to put off washing your hair as long as possible. We are sharing Corrine’s step-by-step guide on all of the best tips and tricks for making your one wash last for days right here, right now!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Last chance to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

This is it. Another Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has come and *almost* gone and we can’t believe it! This is the very last weekend to shop one of Team Mint Arrow’s most favorite sales of the year! It’s your last chance to get brand new items from all the nicest brands for prices you will only see once a year!! Over the last few weeks we have covered EVERYTHING from baby item favorites to beauty must-haves to all the VERY cutest shoes of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! To help you shop the last weekend of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale we’re giving you one final roundup of all the very best buys that won’t go on sale again for another year!

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