Don’t overlook Ikea when doing your holiday toy shopping this year. There are really great deals on items your kids will love. My favorite thing about shopping online at Ikea is that I can add items to my list and then email my list to my husband to go pick everything up! I save on shipping and he saves time. Here’s what I love for my kids: This table and chair set is compact for small spaces and the price can’t be beat! This activity mat is great for my toddler to do yoga and my infant to crawl around. You’ve seen that cozy infant elephant plush all over the Internet. Here’s Ikea’s huggable version- much cheaper! This roll of drawing paper will bring new excitement to arts and crafts time. You can even trace your toddler and have them decorate the outline. The itemized shopping list even tells you what products are available in your local store.
My husband told me to chill with the Amazon orders so now I drink iced tea on the porch while I wait for my deliveries. JK. But I do suggest you not sign up for Amazon Prime under your husband’s email because he will get notifications every time you place an order.
My office is a casual work environment but I still like to look professional. My secret? Adding a bold statement necklace to comfy clothes! They dress anything up! My shirt is a plaid cotton button down from my BFF, Target. I scored a deal on this Amrita Singh necklace from Rue La La at 4 a.m. one morning when I was on maternity leave with Luca. Valued at around $120 and I got it for like $18. Go me.
See what I did there? You will after I explain. I had to buy a few baby items online: –A Sophie teether. Megan’s blog convinced me I need to suck it up and get this for Genevieve. –A foam play mat. We have hardwood floors and the area rug in our living room is still not soft enough for playtime. -A Monkey Mat portable floor. I actually didn’t even need this, but once I came across it, I decided I want it. This will be great for outdoor summer parties and when we go to the town pool and the beach. Because I want these items ASAP and don’t have the energy or time to trek to Buy Buy Baby, I decided to order online. I know that meant giving up the $5 off and $20 percent discount coupons that are only accepted in-store. (Dear husband: don’t yell at me if you read this). Convenience over cash! After placing my order and getting frustrated that I couldn’t find any free shipping codes online, I decided …