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Spring 2020 Favorites

Spring is coming!! Here in New England it is almost 60 degrees today and I am so ready for nice warm weather to arrive. Break out the shorts, sun dresses, and sandals! It is also a great time to try some new products that will make your Spring more enjoyable. I have curated a list of some of my favorite products that I will be using this Spring, so take a peek and see what might spark some Springtime inspiration.

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This Spring, I have a few different categories for these products to better organize them for you. With the weather getting better, many of these items can be used for outdoor activities to make your time outside even more enjoyable.


When it comes to Springtime, I am all for picnics!! They are fun, a great way to hang out with friends and family, and fairly easy with the right food. Pack a couple nut/sun butter and jelly sandwiches and you are good to go!

If you are meeting at the park for lunch a great things to pack to be eco-friendly is a set of reusable utensils. When I meet up with anyone outside at the park, I love bringing my reusable utensils so that I know I am not throwing away a one-time-use product. The utensil set that I have is very similar to this set on Amazon, but mine does not have the straw, so I usually pack my own bamboo or silicone straw. You can also get multiple sets for your whole family, like this pack of four utensil sets for $14.99, which is a great deal! This summer I am planning on getting Lydia her own utensil set, since Aaron and I both already have one, but if you have never bought a set before and want one of each member of your family, definitely snag this set of four!


Another picnic essential is a blanket, but not just any blanket! A waterproof blanket is clutch when going for a picnic. I have had my waterproof picnic blanket since college from Bed Bath & Beyond, but it still looks like new because it is so durable. However, it has been almost ten years since I bought my blanket, so it is no longer being sold (bummer, also gross that college was almost ten years ago!!). I did find this super cute yellow checkered blanket that I obviously put into my wish list because it is so cute!!

Living in New England, it is necessary to make sure your picnic blanket is waterproof so that when you set up your picnic in a spot under a tree that hasn't totally dried from yesterdays rain shower, you bet your butt will still be dry with that waterproof blanket!


When out in nature, you and your littles will be bound to get dirt on your hands and I absolutely love the Honest Company hand sanitizer spray. I got this before I had Lydia to put in my diaper bag and I am so glad I did. She loves using it because she likes the spray on her hands and then I tell her to "rub rub rub!" so that she gets excited about washing her hands. They also all smell great but not overwhelming like other hand sanitizers.


Lastly on the subject of picnics, but this item can really be used for all kinds of things, is the Clevermade LUXE collapsable tote. I bought this tote a few months ago, and it is honestly so great. It collapses with snapping sides and it lies flat for easy storage. I store it in our front door closet and it barely takes up any room.

This tote is a great picnic packer because you can fit so much into this tote. It could easily fit your picnic blanket, a lunchbox or reusable bag of food, and a couple small outdoor toys or a ball for kiddos. It is durable, but looks super cute.

What I love about this tote is that I can use it for so many things. I use it for everyday use if I have a few errands to run and need a a "container" to put my purchases. I will put my diaper caddy and library books in it for our day at the library. If we go out for a day trip, I will use it to pack our essentials and diaper items. For weekend trips, it is especially helpful because I use it as a catch all for miscellaneous items that I am not sure what to do with, but know I will need! Basically it is amazing and what are you doing still reading this post when you could be buying this awesome tote!


For Christmas, Lydia got this beautiful Jan Brett puzzle that I think is actually perfect for Spring. It features animals illustrated by Jan Brett with flowers on either sides of their names with a light blue background that makes me think of Spring. Lydia loves this puzzle and it has been a great way for her to identify different animals. She loves to pick up the pieces and hand them to me so that I can put the puzzle together, then she likes to look at the different animals and say what they are once it is done.

This puzzle is a great gift for kids since it is so beautiful and easy enough for little hands. It only has 24 pieces and they are large, so it is easy for little hands to put together. The puzzle is also a great size since you can see so much detail in the animals with it being on the bigger side.


Now that Lydia is older, I don't need to bring a