HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT BEDSIDE NURSERY ON A BUDGET


I am in full nesting mode and getting every room in our home ready for baby #2. We are currently working on our bedroom where we will be spending most of our time. When we had Benji last year, I slept (hardly), ate, and breastfed around the clock. The room we used the most was our bedroom. We made sure to stock everything we needed while I recovered from birth and it was the best decision we made. Let me share with you some things that made our lives as new parents much easier. Babies can be very expensive and things add up quickly. When you shop at Walmart you have the option of splitting up your purchases in monthly payments by clicking on Affirm at checkout. We are making sure to stick to our budget and I’ll tell you how we take full advantage of using Affirm.


WHAT HAS TRULY HELPED ME AS A NEW MOM

The saying “it takes a village to raise a child” is so true! We all need an extra pair of hands and lots of caffeine to keep things running in our household as new parents! I’m going to share with you what has helped me as a new Mama bear. 





 

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Being a Mom has always been my biggest dream and I get to live that dream everyday with our little miracle. But, it’s not always easy to get everything done in a day. Here are a few things that have helped me. 

 

One of my biggest tips is to take the help when offered. We all need an extra pair of hands to get things done around home or if you work from home. The newborn stage is tiresome to say the least. Ricardo and I had our moms come over every other day and we would both sleep after nursing little Benji. We both had a chance to rest while grandma bonded with baby. Once Benjamin was about a month old we were able to start a better routine as he was sleeping longer at night. Don’t worry new mama you will get to sleep again soon. 



What has also helped me tremendously is getting our house essentials, baby items, and groceries all delivered to our home. It’s one less thing to have to worry about and do. I enjoy staying home more often and this has truly helped us. I joined the Walmart + Membership! There are so many benefits to joining and my favorite are the unlimited deliveries straight to my home. ($35 minimum order, restrictions apply). The membership is $12.95/month or $98 for the year- and it pays for itself in just two deliveries a month (based on the $7.95 delivery fee)! You also enjoy member prices on fuel, and use the mobile scan & go feature in the Walmart app for streamlined in-store shopping!







I was really shocked at just how often we had to change diapers and you don’t want to run out last minute. It’s so nice that we can get them delivered as soon as the same day with the Walmart + Membership. Some of my must-haves in the morning is a cup of joe. I got my favorite coffee delivered. This one is my favorite because it’s a cold brew which eliminates extra steps to get the perfect iced coffee. I like to add a french vanilla creamer. Having our diapers delivered also takes the stress out of running out. 

 

Since I am breastfeeding I always look for food that will help keep my supply up and often make oatmeal smoothies in the morning to have with my breakfast. I didn’t have time to make a big breakfast but smoothies are fast and simple to make. As a new mom my priorities were taking care of my baby, eating, and sleeping. Everything else could wait, including house work. What helped you as a mom with a Newborn baby? Tell me below. 

 

Muchos besos,

Belinda Selene 



SEPHORA SPRING SAVINGS EVENT: WHAT I’M ADDING TO MY CART!

Right now the Sephora Spring Savings Event is going on and I am ready! I love shopping around this time because it means I can stock up on some of my favorite products for a great price. As an insider you can get 10%-20% in savings until 4/29. I have had my eye on replenishing my YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipsticks and picked up four different shades.





NUTCRACKER THEME CHRISTMAS TREE


This year I went all out for Christmas decorations. There are currently five trees in my house! Can you tell how much I love it? I turned my office in a Pink Nutcracker Theme with the cutest little tree and ballerinas everywhere.


HOW I MANAGE MY SPLIT ENDS WITH THESE TWO PRODUCTS

I love long hair on me and don’t want to sacrifice length just because I have damaged split ends. I have been very patient letting it grow out but needed to find a way to manage it. This is how I have managed my hair with just two products. 

BOSS BABE MOTIVATION: HOW TO STAY ORGANIZED

Being your own boss and working from home can be a challenge. Here is how I stay on top of tasks and make my own schedule to be productive throughout the week.


HOW I REPAIRED MY SEVERE DAMAGED HAIR

A year ago I had a horrible experience at a hair salon. It was extremely damaged from bleaching it too long and I thought I would have to chop it all off. Luckily I was able to find products and supplements that helped recover my hair for stronger, longer, and healthier hair. Here's my story.

AT WHAT AGE SHOULD YOU START USING AN EYE CREAM?

So here’s the big question: when should you start using an eye cream? Some people will say they start seeing signs of aging in their mid-20’s, but with the right products you can help your skin avoid those telltale signs of aging. Shout out to AVON for teaming up with me on this post and introducing me to their ANEW Clinical Eyelift Pro Dual Eye System. So here’s the deal…