As a first time mom, you aren’t quite sure what to get. You may have check lists of the types of products you need, but who has the time to do research on different brands? I know I didn’t have the time or desire, so I ended up reaching out to my friends for advice. Now, I have several pregnant friends going through the same thing who are now reaching out to me!

Here is a list of products with links to their exact Amazon pages. Each one is a product that I own, have used, and wouldn’t want to go without! All you have to do is click on them, then either “buy” or “add to registry” 🙌

First up, I’m obsessed with my 2018 Uppababy Vista Stroller and Mesa Carseat. Amazon has a bundle that includes the stroller, stroller seat, bassinet, carseat, and carseat base! I know it is expensive, but look at everything that comes in this bundle. It is so worth the money. I’ve use each attachment on the reg and love taking walks because the stroller just glides. I know this is something silly to get excited over, but… the turn radius is awesome! Also, this link has FIVE different color combos to choose from.
Price: $1,121.00

We wanted a second carseat base to go in my husband’s car (my mom wanted one for her’s too), so here is a link to getting individual bases.
Price: $119.99

For the first six months, I nursed 95% of the time, but we would give Ford a bottle of breast milk when I needed to sleep in or when my family was watching him. Whether you are breastfeeding or using formula, you will want good bottles on hand. Every baby is different with different preferences, but Ford likes the Tommee Tippee Bottles. They are anti-colic and have varying sizes as he grows. Not to mention, it comes with a bottle cleaning brush, two pacifiers, and a travel bottle warmer!
Price: $32.99

With that, we love the Tommee Tippee Bottle Warmer. It works on all kinds of bottles (not just this brand of bottle). Before we got it, we were heating up water in a coffee cup and using that as a warmer. That method works perfectly fine, but when your baby is crying because they want food NOW, this warmer does the trick! My husband was impressed with how fast it warmed the bottle up. It’s easy to use and perfect for traveling.
Price: $25.04

As a parent, you always want to be prepared by having the right medicines at your disposal.
For fussiness, use Gripe Water.
Price: $8.59

For tummy bubbles, use Mylicon. Ain’t nobody got time for that!
Price: $9.25

For sickness, after shots, teething, etc you will want a Fever + Pain Reliever. You definitely want to keep this stocked in the house, but ask your pediatrician how much to give based off of your baby’s weight, age, etc.
Price: $6.68

I had a fear that after having a baby, my house would constantly smell like poop and diapers. Luckily, this UBBI Odor Locking Diaper Pail keeps that from happening! Warning, the smell will knock you down when changing the garbage bag 🥴 It comes in several different colors to match your nursery, but the price may vary by color.
Price: $62.80

People walk into the nursery and comment on how good it smells. We give all the credit to the Fridababy 3-in-1 Humidifier with Diffuser and Nightlight. I keep it by the changing table. We mix lavender into the water to diffuse into the air. We will turn it on as we get Ford ready for bed. This helps relax him before going down to sleep. We also brought this to the hospital with us when Ford was born to use in our room. It kept us calm and helped us sleep when we got the chance.
Price: $42.49

Don’t know where to get lavender for the diffuser? Here ya go!
Price: $12.99

A sound machine works wonders when getting your little one to nap and sleep. It not only helps block out extra sounds that would wake your baby up, but babies also learn by association. They will associate the sound with knowing it’s time to sleep, and reminds them of the womb where outside sounds were muffled. We use the Hatch Baby Rest. It is a sound machine, nightlight, and has time-to-rise (which is when the light comes on when it’s time for them to wake up so they wake up in a natural and calm manner). Plus, it has buttons on the bottom to operate by hand and an app to operate from your phone.
Price: $59.99

To help with nursing, we use the Boppy Nursing Pillow. I brought it to the hospital, so we have been using it since day one. I would even use it for myself to help me sleep in the hospital bed. When Ford got a little bigger, we started using it for tummy time and to help assist him when learning how to sit up on his own.

You’ll want to get a pillow case cover for that too! Here is the pattern I got, but they have several other patterns and colors to choose from.
Price: $14.99

Our Graco Pack’n’Play has been so useful! It has a portable infant seat and bouncer. We would put Ford in this as a newborn and turn on the vibration setting when we needed to sit him down. He loved the vibrations, so he was happy chilling. We would take it out and carry it to other rooms in the house (not with Ford in it of course- safety!), like when we needed to do laundry and wanted to keep an eye on him. To keep from co-sleeping, we put the pack’n’play in our room next to the bed. That way he was in arms reach for midnight feedings. When Ford hit eight months, the “play” part came in handy to keep him from roaming the house, haha! Multi-tasking with a mobile baby just doesn’t work at our house. Oh, and it comes in SIX different colors from this link.
Price: $279.99

Velcro swaddles are where it’s at! Ford has been so strong since day one. He broke out of swaddles so fast and easily. These SwaddleMe velcro swaddles really keep him locked in for longer and more restful slumbers.
Price: $48.30

Burt’s Bees Burp Cloths are my favorite and you can never have too many! The size, fabric, absorbency… they are perfect. You also have 11 different color options to choose from. You might think a burp cloth is a burp cloth, but these are superior in my book.
Price: $22.95

Make those clean bottle parts look cute on your countertop with the Boon Lawn Drying Racks. They work great and are easy to move, wash, etc. I even have non-parent friends who got these for their house just because they are a much cuter version of a drying rack!
Price: $16.37

Once your baby starts eating baby food and solids, silicon bibs with the catch plate are super handy! The silicone makes them easy to clean, are dishwasher safe, and 100% waterproof. I know there are some really cute ones with funny sayings (which we have those too), but these Happy Healthy Parent Bibs right here are the real MVP. The neck adjuster comes small enough to actually go under the baby’s chin so food doesn’t fall between the chin and bib. Also, the adjusters actually fasten well on these! Some of the other brands we have just don’t stay fastened. One little pull from Ford and it is off! This link has multiple color options from which to choose.
Price: $17.97



I love finding local gems to share with you guys, and today is no exception! Tabitha Frazier of Hoover, Alabama, started Idlewild Jewelry Co to create one-of-a-kind necklaces from vintage baubles. With each piece being hand-crafted, no two necklaces are alike!

My piece is called the “Judith,” and it is a combination of a 1940’s buckle and a 1970’s chain. Her artistic eye is undeniable!

I am all about sentimentality. Items passed down through generations are so special! With her excellent craftsmanship, she can even take a personal heirloom and redesign it into a current necklace to wear and enjoy. This is so cool, because most jewelers don’t do this type of work. A niche cottage business, like Idlewild Jewelry Co, is the best way to repurpose cherished pieces.


You are probably wondering what idlewild means and why she chose this as her company’s name. Idlewild was coined in 1854 by an American poet who wanted to buy a certain piece of land. The land owner called it “idlewild” because this land was basically good for nothing- overgrown and in bad shape. The poet bought it and turned it into a beautiful homestead. Like the poet, Tabitha takes people’s old things and brings new life to them! As another twist of fate would have it, Tabitha and her husband’s first home was on Idlewild Circle near the UAB campus in Birmingham, Alabama. They were married in 1997 and lived at that address for five and a half years while they started their family. Call it coincidence or fate, but the name was meant to be.

You can visit her online store at idlewildjewelryco.net!


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Spring has sprung and wedding season has begun! I know you will be needing something to wear, and finding the perfect dress is tough. When on the search of what to wear to a wedding, there are a lot of factors at play- You can’t wear white, some times you can’t wear black, you want to look good but not too revealing, and you have to take the requested attire into consideration.. Luckily, Lulu’s has a lot of great options that won’t break the bank.

Here are my current FAVS that check all the boxes when looking for a wedding guest dress! All of the dresses below are under $99, but if they are still out of budget, check the Lulu’s banner at the top of the page for discount codes.

Most of these dresses come in other colors, so just click on the style you like to shop!


xoxo, Joining Jordan


Every gal needs a LBD (Little Black Dress) in her closet. From date nights to bachelorette parties, it’s the go-to staple piece of every woman’s wardrobe.


I’ve selected some of my favorite LBD’s for you to shop! Kind of like a cheat sheet to save you some time searching stores and websites. Just click on the dress you like below to shop!

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You’ve got this in the bag.. and not just Santa’s bag! Here is a guide to WINNING your ugly Christmas sweater party!


Get ready for this year’s festivities or get them on sale for next year’s gatherings.. Either way, you and your man will be the highlight of the party in these tacky get-ups!

Just click the images below to shop!

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New Year. New You… in sparkles!


We all enter into each new year in hopes of starting fresh with resolutions to help better our lives. The best way to achieve these goals is through confidence and motivation. Here are some NYE clothes to help you look and feel your best as you begin 2019!

Dressing up? Get glam with these dresses and rompers! Click on your favorites below to shop.

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Staying in with friends and family? Here are some more casual ways to watch the ball drop! Click on your favorites below to shop.

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Halloween is one of my FAVORITE holidays! I love getting to dress up and be someone or something different for a night. What I don’t love is spending a bunch of money on a costume that I’ll never wear again. If I’m going to spend money on a piece of clothing, I want to be able to keep it in my closet and wear it next week to dinner. Back in college, I would go to three Halloween parties a year. I developed the skill of rummaging through my closet and finding something I already owned to turn into a costume!

Most closets don’t come costume ready, so I’d like give you some inspiration! Individually, each item below is something you will wear in your every day life, but styled together, they transform into a costume contest winner!

Just click on the costume you like and it will pull up each individual item for you to shop!


ROBBER || Mask and bag not included, BUT your “stolen swag bag” can double as your purse for the night!


OSCAR AWARD || Yaaasss Queen! All that glitters IS gold.

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WHERE’S WALDO || Pro Tip: Photo bomb everyone’s picture during the night. They will “find Waldo” as they flip through their photos the next day!


FLAMINGO || Be sure to stand on one foot when you take pics!


MIME || Don’t mime if I do!



Calling all brides and almost engaged gals!


I know first hand that a bride has enough on her plate. There is so much to plan with a long to-do list to check off. Well, finding white dresses for your showers, teas or even rehearsal dinner just got a whole lot easier!

Here is a “White Dress Cheat Sheet” with lots of options to pick from. I found serval different styles and price ranges that I know you’ll love.

Just click on the dresses you would like to shop!

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Camille and Company has that NEW NEW in stock! If you didn’t catch my last blog about this women’s clothing company, you can read all about them HERE! Today, I want to show you the new arrivals you can get along with examples of how you can style them.

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This hoodie comes in grey and white. The distressed look adds interest and sass- especially when paired it with sneakers and white shorts. Alabama summers make for hot temps outside and cool temps indoors. This is the perfect combo for running in and out of shops. Running errands never looked so cute!

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My favorite thing about this top is its appropriate for anywhere you go. You can dress it up or down. Not to mention, you can wear a “normal” bra! The lattice sleeves are a fun and interesting detail. The material is SO soft and it comes in three colors.

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Mad for plaid. Your new favorite shift dress is here! I styled it with some chunky black heels but it will also be adorable in colder weather with black tights and booties. It gives off an Alabama vs Georgia game day vibe for all you college gals out there! Side note: I know I’m showing a lot of leg (#TallGirlProblems) but it will be a great length for people of normal heights, ha!

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Blue and white stripes are very popular! This top brightens the day and makes you want to go to the beach. The ruffled collar adds a unique pop of flare. Short hair or an up-do is perfect for showing off the collar. White jeans are a must to really complete the look!

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My favorite style is off the shoulder! I love showing off the collar bone. It makes me feel feminine! This top is made of very comfy, soft, stretchy fabric. The elastic makes for a custom fit that won’t fall down. This top also comes in weathered grey.

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Say hello to this grey cross body tank. This is one of those pieces you want to have in your closet because it is good for stylish dressing on the go. I’m all about the soft and stretchy material for comfort. The inverted V front is perfect for pairing with high-waisted jeans! This top also comes in black.

Happy Shopping!


In case you haven’t heard, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is happening NOW!

I’ve made my wishlist of items that I’d like to get from Nordstrom, so I thought now would be the perfect time to share them with you! Plus, everything listed is under $100 🙌🏽 Take advantage of the sale and get inspired by the products below. The sale ends August 5th so get the goods before they’re gone!

Happy shopping!

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