Amazon Prime Day 2023

 Hey y'all!

While it may be a million and one degrees outside, it's time to start shopping for Christmas - right? Kinda, sorta, maybe?? 😅 

Now is the perfect time to take advantage of the Amazon Prime Day Deals. Prime Day is Tuesday, July 11th, and Wednesday, July 12th, 2023. It's Amazon's deal event exclusively for Prime members, featuring personalized deals and top brands.

If you don't already have an Amazon Prime Membership, you can sign up here for a 30-day free trial. Because we all know you can't miss out on Taylor Swift's music featured in the newest season of The Summer I Turned Pretty on Prime Video.

And for my current and soon-to-be students, you can sign up here for a free 6-month trial. When you're looking for a tie-dye t-shirt the night before your next date party, you'll be happy you can just Prime ship it overnight. (And yes, that's an emergency situation!!!)

I’m on the hunt for some Christmas gifts for E - he’ll be almost 2 which is CRAZY! We need some new clothes, practical home items, and a few fun toys. Also books, because even though HE can't read, I can. And mom is getting a little tired of reading The Little Blue Truck 15 times in a row...

I’m also hoping to pick up some new kitchenware for our home. We bought a house last year, and our kitchen has SO. MANY. CABINETS. I’m ready to ditch the spaghetti-stained Tupperware and replace them with grown-up glassware and storage. 

So here are some of my favorites AND things I'm keeping an eye on! (PS - I'll be adding some day of deals to my Instagram Story so be sure to follow along there too!)


Health & Wellness


Some more deals to look out for:

  • Save up to 40% on select Bose headphones, speakers, and soundbars.
  • Save up to 50% on select floorcare from Bissell and iRobot.
  • Save up to 40% on Peloton Bike, Bike+, Guide, accessories, and select apparel.
  • Save up to 40% on select kitchen appliances from Ninja, Keurig, Vitamix, and Breville.
  • Save up to 35% on select beauty and skincare products from Anastasia Beverly Hills, Lancôme, IT cosmetics, and Urban Decay.
  • Save up to 30% on select, Amazon-exclusive kids' and baby fashion from Amazon Essentials and Simple Joys by Carter's.
  • Save 20% on select products from Chamberlain Coffee by Emma Chamberlain.

Back-to-school Deals to look out for:
  • up to 55% off select mattresses and beds from Zinus
  • 30% off select lunch boxes from Bentgo
  • 30% off select shoes from Hey Dude
  • Prime members can also stock up and save 20% off $30 of select school supplies and everyday essentials

What deals are you shopping for? Leave a comment down below!


What I Packed in my Hospital Bag (And What I Actually Used!)

Hey y'all!

I'm so happy to hear all of the positive feedback from sharing my birth experience with y'all! It took me a long time to write, but I didn't want to leave out any details. I think a lot of the scary part of birth is the unknown, so I hope that it will continue to serve as a positive birth story for other mamas!

My type A personality had me packing my hospital bag at 32 weeks. I'm glad that I did because it gave me time to think and replace stuff as I researched more. There are SO many hospital packing lists out there. I looked at quite a few and picked what sounded right for me.

I figured I'd share what I brought and what I actually used. Since I did have an induction AND checked out a little over 24 hours after having bubs, my experience was a little different than most moms. BUT I did still stay a total of 2 nights since I went in early for the prep. 

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I personally didn't bring my own pillow or towels. Neither did my husband. I think if you're really particular about that stuff, then it could be worth it. But we felt completely fine without them.

We used this travel-sized carry-on suitcase for our stuff. I had my clothes/items on one side and my husband had his things and baby E's stuff on the other. It made it way easier on him to take up to our room and down when we were leaving. It's also totally worth it to pack a reusable tote bag for extras that the hospital gives you. Take allllllll the things they offer!

Baby E's Positive Birth Story

Hey y'all!

Wow, I haven't written a blog post in almost an entire YEAR! The whole ~world shutting down and never being the same~ really puts a damper on creativity...or at least it did for me. 

In case you don't follow me on Instagram, you probably missed out on the fact that I recently had my first baby, Emmitt! He's 8 weeks old today!

I can't believe I didn't post any pregnancy blog posts. Even though I really had an almost perfect pregnancy, I didn't feel like sharing too much about it. I have lots of postpartum and baby product recommendations that I can't wait to share soon though!

I wanted to write down my birth story with my sweet baby boy so I can share my positive experience using hypnobirthing and having an induction. This might be a long one, but I'm so excited to write it!

Journal Prompts for Your Highest Self

 Hey y'all!

Let's do a check-in here. How ARE you? You feeling okay? I hope you are. Times have been tough, but I want you to know that I love each and every single one of you that stumbles across my blog. I will always be here for you if you need a friend.

As for me, I've been feeling a lil bit 'meh'. I think I'm hitting a roadblock and feeling some real burnout in the creative areas of my life. Your girl needs a vacation and thankfully has one planned real soon.

Blogging for me has always been one of my favorite ways to push through the hard parts of life. So here I am!!

Today I want to talk about showing up for your highest self. And I know you're thinking "Sarah, I don't even show up for my right-now-self". To that, I say, "same girl." But that doesn't mean we can't or shouldn't strive to become the gal (or guy) we know we can be.

It's time to get out your trusty journal and favorite pen and think. Imagine your absolute highest self. What does that feel like? Who is she/he/they? Below is a list of questions to ask yourself as you journal.