I'm excited to start this series of "Bailey's Bites" on my blog. I've been so uninspired by Instagram lately, and am excited to take things off of there each week! Here, I'll be sharing 5-10 random things each week - a new show/movie we've been loving, a random story, a product or recipe I've been really into, an Airbnb we stayed at, a trip we're hoping to take soon, etc. So, let's get into this week's Bailey's Bites!
The Chicks Concert
Saturday night was our most spontaneous night in a while! We had tickets to see The Chicks for months now, and we'd been so excited. We woke up Saturday morning and the weather was NASTY - it's still really difficult for me to leave Eleanor, so between that and the weather, we decided not to go. Instead, we invited friends out to dinner and enjoyed an outdoor (covered) dinner at a restaurant together while my brother and his girlfriend babysat Eleanor. When we were about to get up to leave, Charlie and I looked at each other and said "wow. It's a really nice night now..." The rain had entirely stopped. It was already 8PM so we knew it would be tight, but we decided what better night to take Eleanor to her first concert?! We sped over to my brother's, picked her up, ran home to grab my pump and her headphones/carrier, and showed up to the concert right as The Chicks were getting on stage. We got SO lucky with the easiest in/out parking space (this venue is notorious for being a nightmare to get out of). It was one of those nights that we couldn't have planned as perfectly as it ended up - it *needed* to be a spontaneous night in order for it to have worked so perfectly, and indeed it was 🙂
A random movie we watched and loved
Last night before bed, we watched Couple's Retreat with Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman and Kristen Bell. It's an older movie (from 2009), but we hadn't seen it before and we both thought it was HILARIOUS. If you're looking for an easy watch this week and haven't seen this yet, I highly recommend it!
This Trader Joe's face sunscreen is SO GOOD
If you haven't heard, the new Trader Joe's face sunscreen is supposed to be a dupe for the beloved Supergoop face sunscreen but instead of $36, it's $9! I tested it this weekend and I have to say, the texture is EXTREMELY similar. It goes on really silky like a makeup primer, and is SPF 40. I recommend grabbing one for your next beach trip 🙂 Speaking of sunscreen - I'm so excited that Eleanor will finally be able to wear it just in time for our trip to the OBX in a few weeks! We're bringing a bunch of this baby sunscreen on our trip.
Looking for bamboo baby PJs?
A friend told me about these this past week and omg, if you're looking for a Kyte BABY dupe for half the price, these bamboo baby PJs from Amazon are amazing, and just $16 a pair! I recommend stocking up! Also, as a reminder, I put together this list of all my favorite baby registry items!
A card game we've been loving lately
When Eleanor goes to bed, Charlie and I love pouring ourselves a glass of wine and playing a card game. We LOVE the game Golf - it's just played with a regular deck of cards, and the rules can be found here!
Store-bought cold brew I've been loving
When we were in Rhode Island a few weeks ago, Charlie's mom had this Stokke store-bought cold brew at their house and I LOVED it. It's more expensive than making it at home, but less expensive than my Starbucks habit, haha! If you see it at your store, it's REALLY good!
Eleanor is still sleeping in our room
This is something I did NOT think would be the case. Most of my friends moved their babies out of their rooms extremely early so that everyone could get better sleep, and I 100% thought I'd do that. She'll be six months soon, and for some reason I'm having such a hard time mentally moving her out. Something about hearing her sweet noises first thing in the morning when I wake up?! I don't know. I told Charlie she's going to be in college and I'll still have her sleeping bedside. I'll let you guys know how it goes when we finally move her!
Where I'm donating: Roe v. Wade
If you're like me and feeling helpless about last week's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, I recommend donating if you're able. I've been giving my money to the National Network of Abortion Funds, which aims to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion access.
What I'm reading: It Ends With Us
I started reading It Ends With Us in London, and I've still yet to get further than a few chapters in. So far, I'm LOVING IT and have heard the best things. Really hoping I can finish it while I'm at the Outer Banks in a few weeks!
What I'm wearing: Aerie Oversized Tee
I can't get enough of this Aerie tee lately. Comes in so many colors, and is SO cute and comfortable. It's currently on sale, too! I'm really just not interested in wearing tight clothes lately, hahaha - all the comfy things. Bonus is that it's extremely nursing-friendly!
That's it! I'm excited to keep up with this each week. I hope you have a great week!