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Hello darlings,

Welcome to my lifestyle blog. My name is Greivy [pronounced as “Gravy”] and I am married to my best friend Michael. Together we created the most adorable children, Alvieri and D'Artagnan. I am a lifestyle savvy New Yorker who loves to explore what the best city in the world has to offer.

3 Out-of-the-Box Mother’s Day Gifts From BabbleBoxx

3 Out-of-the-Box Mother’s Day Gifts From BabbleBoxx

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We’re in the swing of early May and I still can’t believe almost half of the year has flown by! Mother’s Day is just around the corner and one reminder of the holiday conveniently came in a package all wrapped up from BabbleBoxx. I was so excited to blast some ‘90s jams and unbox it with my kids, Alvieri, who just turned 13, and D’Artagnan, who is 5 (they are growing up so fast!). Inside the package, I discovered three key items that would make amazing Mother’s Day gifts:

EVOVACS: DEEBOT 711 Robot Vacuum

If you know me, you know that cleaning the house is actually a huge part of my day-to-day life. But time is definitely of the essence since there is so much running around to do in the city every day. Thank goodness for the Ecovacs DEEBOT 711 which acts as a huge lifesaver. I gave it a try the other day while I was doing my morning makeup and was happily surprised to find just how handy it is. The chic circle-shaped cleaning machine starts picking up dust and dirt at the click of a button. It also syncs with Google Home and Amazon home systems. All I have to say is “DEBOOT, start cleaning” and voilà, it gets to work. The genius tool has a 3-stage cleaning system, plus Max Mode suction, as well as two specialized cleaning modes, edge and spot modes. If you’re a mom too, you’ll especially appreciate these features—I’ve seen messes of all kinds with kids around!

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Homesick Candles: Thank You, Mom Candle

Okay, I’m all about a fresh-scented home and this candle is everything I love in a glass jar. As the name implies, it’s an ode to your mom, so the notes are as heartwarming as it is sweet! The top notes include bergamot, lavender, and sage. Mid notes include jasmine, ylang-ylang, white lily, and clove. Base notes are sandalwood and musk. To me, candles are a reminder to take a moment to breathe in the goodness and appreciate everything in life. This one from Homesick is an all-natural soy wax blend and burns typically around 60-80 hours. A unique addition to this gift is that it comes with a “Mom Libs” card where you can fill in the blank on thoughtful notes to your mama. 

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From spending years lighting candles on the regular, I’ve learned a few tips and tricks to share:

-Let It Burn: To help the wax burn down evenly and get the most out of the fragrance layers, burn your candle all the way to the edges before the very first burn.

-Trim the Wick: Taking it down to 1/4 inch is ideal to avoid tall flames and sooth gathering on the glass.

-Repurpose It: when you’re down to a thin layer of wax, add a bit of warm water to soften and remove what’s left. Use soap and water to handwash the glass and there you have it—you have yourself a new planter or décor piece.

P.S. Take 15% off with the code ‘babble’ (valid through May 31, 2019).

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Woodloch Pines: Luggage Tags, Handle Wraps & Complimentary Stay

There’s nothing like the gift of memories and a getaway to Woodloch Pines would be one for the books. Picture this: a two-night mountain escape in the Northeast Pocono Mountains. It’s a family vacation type of place with a bit of everything—three yummy meals a day, use of resort amenities and facilities, and nightly entertainment. And if you’re into golf, check out Woodloch Springs, an 18-hole championship golf course community. Over at its sister resort, The Lodge at Woodloch, there’s an award-winning spa so you can just zen out. My best travel experiences have always been with my family—we try to go away once or twice a year since it really gives us a chance to spend quality time together while discovering new things. Woodloch vacations are actually built on the concept of “togethering”, or bringing loved ones together. This bright blue luggage tag from Woodloch Pines pretty much sums up the fact that it really is “the best place to be.”

Enjoy and Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

xo Greivy

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com

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