WHY I STOPPED GROCERY SHOPPING

LA blogger, RELish By Arielle wears a striped made well sweater

I don’t know about you but I absolutely dread grocery shopping.  As a full-time working mom, I’m often racking my brain to figure out exactly when other moms find the time to shop, learn recipes and cook.  None of these things are my forte but surely, these moms must have some sort of secret!  Now that I have an almost one-and-a-half year old, I know it’s time for me to get this grocery shopping thing together (it took me long enough)! Thankfully, I think I’ve finally found a service to help me that I can’t get enough of.  Excited to share more about this with you today because fellow mamas who can’t stand grocery shopping: hopefully this will have you covered too. 

GALENTINE’S DAY: MOM & BABY

Los Angeles mom blogger, RELish By Arielle, celebrates with her daughter in matching robes for a girl's day

Happy Valentine’s Day, Everyone! So excited to celebrate with the fam today–especially because Naiya is finally old enough to enjoy it (for at least a few minutes)!  Since I’m working today and Naiya will need to go down for the night right when I get home from work (#thestruggleisreal), I planned a special “Galentines Day” celebration for her and I over the weekend. This past Sunday, spent a couple of hours relaxing in bed (in between running around to chase her). It’s been raining like crazy here in LA so it was the perfect cozy day to stay inside and cuddle. Excited to share some of our favorite photos from the day–all of which were inspired by Life Magazine and Old Hollywood. I’m also rounding three Valentine’s Day sales happening today that you should know about.

MOM & BABY UPDATE: 17 MONTHS

I can’t believe Naiya is 17-months and will be turning a year-and-a-half on the 30th.  I keep blinking and months seem to be flashing right by.  Naiya is growing like crazy and her little thigh rolls are starting to slim out (cue the ugly tears!) She’s a full-out toddler now and I find myself scrolling through her photos from a few months ago wondering where our baby went. Rounding up our outfits of the day today as well as a mom and baby update.

TODDLER POUCHES WE’RE OBSESSED WITH

Los Angeles blogger, RELish By Arielle shares baby food pouches by Tiny Giants that are soy, dairy, nut and gluten free

For the first six months of Naiya’s life, we were both completely soy, dairy, nut and gluten free. We basically ate air. Looking back, sometimes I’m not even sure how we survived it! Naiya’s gut wasn’t fully formed yet and she had horrible food allergies and painful reflux.  Since I was nursing her, I had to eliminate any potential allergens from my diet too (more about that here).  Thankfully, Naiya has now grown out of her allergies we still try to eat as clean as possible. Naturally, we both fell in love with the most amazing soy, dairy, nut and gluten free probiotic pouches. The best part? These pouches don’t taste like air at all–they’re flavorful, delicious and Naiya can’t stop gobbling  them up! Sharing a bit more about these pouches below as well as where to snag the cutest pom pom skirt for your mini.

PINK TRENCH FOR MOM & BABY

Los Angeles style blogger, RELish By Arielle wears a pink trench coat by Chicwish

Writing away from the rainiest Los Angeles I’ve seen in years! Before moving here from New York, I could never understand how anyone could complain about the rain.  After all, most of the country gets hit with snow, sleet and freezing cold weather this time of year!  But living here in SoCal and seeing the dangerous mudslides and crazy flooding, it all makes so much more sense.  This place has no drainage! Today, I’m sharing an outfit we snuck in between all of the weather madness. Featuring the sweetest pink trench coat I can’t get enough of and a bunch of comfy basics I paired with it. Also, I’m sharing the same outfit in mini form for your baby or toddler. Naturally, a mini pink trench coat is now one of my favorite staples for Naiya and I found one that’s durable and affordable!