Monday Musings 003

My girl Taylor Swift is in the press a lot lately. Calvin, Tom, Kanye, and Katy. Oye. So ready for her new album to come out so we can focus back on her music. You know, the things that really matter.

Gorgeous, $20 cutting board holder for the pretty wood ones we have accumulated. Ordered. 

We went with Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore for the first floor of our house and Thunder by Benjamin Moore for the dining room. In Lyla's room I did Decorators White on one wall and Tidewater by Sherwin Williams on the other three walls. Pictures and posts coming soon-ish. 

Found this today. Bought it today. Lists made easy. 

We have now spent two weekends moving and we are done. We are out of the old house and into the new one and I can't explain how beat up my body is. How tired my brain is. And how many walls I have run into (this is literal. I have the bruises to prove it). 

Sometimes you just need to rock an old school alarm clock with a modern twist. No more phones in the bed. (Monkeys either). LOL. I had to. 

My goal is to tackle the car seat buying guide from baby cubby this next week. Stroller arrived last weekend!

This kitchen from the Makerista is heart eyes emoji pretty. 

Here is a video from our first day at the house... you know. Ripping it apart. 

I love this wall organization/cube thing. So long as the plant is fake #blackthumbproblems. 


I am not done buying baby gear?!? Insert Baby Cubby.

When we registered for Lyla, she clearly wasn't here yet. "Oh, I'll worry about figuring out her convertible car seat (needed after about 1 year) later," I told myself. "The infant stroller I got (the UppaBaby) will be FINE for everything we need down the line. Right!?" 

Wrong. so so wrong. 

As I started researching the THREE (count them, three) convertible car seats that we will need to get for her (LB for drop off, my car for pick up, and one for Mimi during the day... hello, about $1,000), I was also researching what stroller to bring to Hawaii this fall. Turns out, the UppaBaby is heavy. I mean super heavy. It's great for adding the extra seat for older babies and for longer mall treks and such. But hefting that thing around the airports and the beach? No way. 

So we started looking for an umbrella/lightweight stroller for the trip. And my brain exploded. Too much information. Nothing straight forward. So I put it off and put it off. And then, bam! BABY CUBBY reached out to me and said, "Treana. We saw your brain explosion on the side of your computer (gross) and so we made you this super in depth stroller guide."*

"THERE ARE CHARTS. IT IS SIMPLE. YOU MADE THIS for ME!?" I replied. They then kindly explained to me that they didn't just make the guide for me, but for me and my peeps (and the rest of the internet, I guess). While feeling slightly less special, I couldn't say thank you enough. I then stopped researching. That's right, me. I stopped researching. THEY HAD DONE IT FOR ME!

I went through the guide, found the stroller that I wanted, and bam: free shipping and on its way. No more transferring the heavy stroller back to our house from Sam's for the weekends and no airport schlepping of the heavy one. YES! 

Here is what I have found about Baby Cubby. They are not just another baby store. I mean it. The short time I have spent on their site has shown me that whenever I engage with their team, whether it be on their website at, through social media, or the Cubby Community Blog, I feel the difference knowing they are there not just to sell me "stuff" but to be a resource for me through the craziness that is parenting.  

What Makes Them Different

Here is what they say about what makes them rad... But I will jump the gun and say that their site is so much more personalized than amazon and I do feel like they have sourced the best information out there for moms. 

The Baby Cubby is for every parent out there who has ever felt overwhelmed or discouraged about becoming a parent. Our Baby Cubby team is made up of parents who have been there, we know what it’s like and we are passionate about encouraging, inspiring, and reminding parents how amazing they are and how important their role is.  

The way we do that is by finding the best and safest baby gear and providing it to parents in a fun shopping experience where we do things like test strollers on our stroller track, price match everyday, offer free shipping nationwide at and actively engage with parents via social media and our cubby community blog to discuss some of those hard topics of parenting.

You can read a little bit more about what we're passionate about and why we do what we do on our about us page here -


  • Baby Cubby will always price match, even amazon, so you know you're getting a great deal
  • Baby Cubby carries only the best and safest gear so you can shop confidently (they spend hundreds of hours researching so you don't have to)
  • Free Shipping everyday at over $49

I encourage all of you parents and parents to be to check them out... before you buy that first stroller. Cause maybe you won't lose your brain in a brain explosion if you start there. :) Oh, and I'll be back with a review on the shipping process, the stroller itself, and how I am tackling this whole convertible car seat thing... 

WAIT. THERE IS A GUIDE FOR BUYING CAR SEATS TOO!? Brain = put back together.  

*This post is sponsored by Baby Cubby. All opinions are 100% my own.