Motherhood Must Have: Owlet Baby Monitor

November 17, 2015

owlet baby


I think you are given a sixth sense when you become a mother. You have a constant radar synced with your new baby that is always on high alert mode. Your ears perk at the sound of anything you are unfamiliar with. Your heart races if you suspect something might be a little off. You may even wake up a little too often when the sixth sense is in overdrive mode. I used to wake up in a panic every night to make sure my first born son was still breathing. I was so worried I wouldn’t hear him if he was in distress. Those fears never leave you, although with your fourth baby you rest a little easier. However, I often wished my heightened senses would calm down and let me sleep!

Owlet monitors - $10 off code

When I heard about the new Owlet Baby Monitors, I had my jaw on the floor. Where was this the first time around?! Ah the hours of sleep I would have saved! This monitor is a smart sock you slip onto your baby (it comes in three sizes), that uses a technology called pulse oximetry that doctors have used for decades. Its connected via bluetooth to a dock station that will alarm you if the oxygen or heart rate levels are off. We have gotten into a good rhythm of using the monitor, and Rocco doesn’t even notice it’s on. Happy there are a few sizes of the socks so we can use it as he grows too. 

Owlet Baby Monitor - $10 off linked in post

I highly recommend you head to the site and watch the incredible experiences of mothers who have used this product. The stories are fascinating. I know these Owlet Baby Monitors are going to going to help many parents across the globe. Definitely something to put on your Babylist registry. Also, something to note- you can get $10 off the Owlet Baby Monitor by clicking here. No code needed, as it automatically adjusts for In Honor of Design readers.

Owlet Baby Monitor - $10 off code 

I just call it my guardian angel service (wink wink). I sleep with a little more ease now. I entered Rocco’s info into the Owlet app which will also alarm if something is wrong. Pretty brilliant right? Of course, you should never fully rely on a device to take care of your child, but it can certainly be of service when you are unaware that your child is in trouble. So thankful for the engineers who created this device. I welcome any extra help in keeping my lil man Rocco safe:)

*This post is sponsored by Owlet and all opinions are my own.


When the world suffers, how do we respond?

November 16, 2015

(artwork by this talented lady)

Paris, Kenya, Syria….our world is in so much pain. It would be easy to mourn and then forget, but I sure hope I don’t forget. I want this week’s events to leave its mark and leave me changed. I want to step forward as a person with more resolve to love hard, act with intention, and pray with hope. I know this is the least I can do for the countries and people whose realities are so broken right now.

How are you all processing these events? I am putting an act of service plan for advent for my family, but I wish there was more I could do. At least we have hope, right? It would be easy to give into fear and discouragement with raising my children in a world of turmoil, but I firmly choose hope. I know that prayer is powerful, and I hold on to the truth that peace will come again someday. Until then, we have to try to move forward with a courageous kind of love because we are never guaranteed tomorrow.

Praying for more love, less hatred, more of what we are for, less of what we are against, less talking, more doing. Kenya, Paris, Syria…our hearts are with you!

10 Favorites: Outerwear

November 12, 2015

plaid on plaid

initials necklace


Finders Keepers Coat from Revolve Clothing c/o, Everlane Shirt dress, OTK Boots, Checked Sweater, Backpack Bag, Initial Necklace

I am an old movie junkie, and I always take note of the quite stellar wardrobe selects of the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. For example: White Christmas and Breakfast at Tiffany’s have a number of outerwear and faux fur pieces to swoon over. I would say it has probably influenced my current choices for outerwear. Now to find a piece that is warm, functional, and stylish is always a triple crown.




Here are my top 10:
REVOLVE Finders Keepers Jacket
J.Crew Boucle Cocoon Coat
ZARA Quilted Coat
ASOS Faux Fur Shawl Coat
J.Crew Chateau Parka
ASOS Coat with 60’s Collar
ASOS Coat in Trapese
J.O.A. Double Breasted Coat
J.O.A. Notched Lapel Coat
LL Bean Puffer (not pictured)

Where is your favorite place to go to for outerwear? I have actually found some of my warmest pieces in vintage stores:)
Luckily down here in Atlanta there isn’t many months we need the outwerwear which is making it really difficult to justify a purchase of a down puffer!
Happy almost weekend.

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