Bennett’s birth story was a more positive experience for me than my first, which goes to show that every baby and every birth is different. Don’t be afraid the second time – everything could be different! Here’s our story:
Friday, September 7th, was already red letter day for the Conley family.
This month instead of listing my new favorite finds in multiple categories, I’m going to tell you all about my top ten must-have items for postpartum recovery! And trust me, these really have been my favorite things this month since Bennett’s birth!
When I was growing up, I loved poring over the pages of my mom’s books of natural beauty recipes. I don’t remember what they were called or who they were written by, but I remember the lovely thick pages filled with body scrubs, creams, hair treatments, toners, masks, and facials, all made with items from the grocery store. It all sounded so luxurious, and yet it was so attainable. Although I wasn’t a girly-girl by any stretch, something about the idea of taking good care of my skin and hair was appealing. No matter how much of a tomboy I might have seemed, I did want to be pampered, even if it was just by putting oatmeal in my hair.
Read on for the tutorial for how we transformed our dated vanity with noting but paint, and saved ourselves hundreds!
Before I get into this post – let me first say that we have moved! In about three weeks, we fixed up our house, listed it, sold it, packed, and moved from Arizona to New York. While I was eight months pregnant. With a three year old.
It’s nothing short of a miracle. While we’re getting settled into our new house and expecting baby #2 to arrive any day, I’ll share a few of the projects we took on that helped us sell our house for about $30,000 more than we’d originally anticipated. This vanity makeover was Priority No. 1.
I thought June was hot … but this July was brutal. I will NOT miss this about moving to New York, although remind me I said that when I’m shoveling three feet of snow! This month some of my favorites are geared toward moving and packing, for obvious reasons, but I hope you’ll save them for future reference!