What I Shopped This Weekend

A brief list of links to things I shopped this holiday weekend or things I would have shopped 🙂 and may still shop more tomorrow! Basically I use the sales at this time of the year strategically – meaning, I don’t buy everythinggggggg. But I do shop / restock / stock up on some favorite items in the beauty/wellness space that typically do not go on sale, or are like special items that will sell out if you don’t buy them asap.

Glossier – entire site 25% OFF!!! This never happens, only once a year! Stock up on favorites, try something new! I’m getting Priming Moisturizer Rich and the Exfoliating Bar!

Old Navy – whole site 50% off!! I got these cute leopard shearling mules ($29.99, purchased for $15 – score!) and some cutie outfits for Vivi.

Violet Grey – 20% off! I restocked an Augustinus Bader The Cream & I’m trying the isClinical Active Serum for the first time – heard great things! This was an expensive cart, but very worth it in my opinion.

Act & Acre – 30% off & free dry shampoo! I picked up the Essentials – have had my eye on this set for awhile.

Zara – bought some cute outfits for Vivi last week (not on sale) – will post about them soon because they’re so adorable!

Poolside – having an additional 40% off all Sale items this weekend + the Disco Ball bags are on sale (& they never go on sale) – you can get 10% off on the website if you sign up for mobile texts! I just got my Teddy Tote – it’s to die for and perfect for winter! More on that bag soon, it’s so chic!

Saie Beauty – 25% off & free shipping! I got Slip Tint in shade 3 (I started with shade 4, but I’m losing my tan in winter so I wanted to try one shade lighter). Also got a new Mascara (didn’t need one yet) mostly purchased because it’s my new favorite mascara & 25% off.

Melissa Wood Health – on sale for $79.99 vs $99.99 / annual subscription. Love her workouts, basically the only thing I do and love nowadays.

Again – lots of beauty items to share – all that I know and love or that have amazing followings that I wanted to try out! If you have any questions, please follow & reach out directly to me on Instagram @ashleybyrdy – happy to help!

Highline Wellness – day & night gummies! CBD is a great gift.

Aureum Collectice – amazing gold chains! Save $40 on Aureum!

Some of these websites link back to my LikeToKnow.It account or Glossier rep page which allows me to earn a small commission on the items that I love and link. Please click through & shop the links. Lots of love and happy holiday shopping!

New!!! Glossier Cloud Paints

Glossier Cloud Paint is my favorite blush of all time. Because I love going for an au natural look, I’m usually an either / or with blush and highlighter.

These shades are perfect for fall! Spark is a bright poppy. Eve is a rich mulberry. What even is a mulberry? Pretty though! 😅

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💖 can’t wait to try these new shades!

Great Kitchen Finds!

Anything that creates a sense of “ease” in the kitchen is a no brainer for me. I’m a fan of the tools – yes I have too many and no I will not stop!

This week I’m reviewing a few of my favorites from Zulay Kitchen!

Lemon Squeezer

Seeds are the worst! LOVE lemons, not a fan of the seeds in my beverages, definitely don’t love trying to pick them out of a salad or anything else I’m prepping – and this lemon & lime squeezer saves me from all of the above!

It’s a MUST have and I don’t know why I didn’t have a lemon squeezer sooner!

This one from Zulay Kitchen is easy to use and effective and I kind of love that it’s yellow and green. Makes it more fun and my kids love it – they’re obsessed with lemons!

Milk Frother

No matter what type of milk, mylk, nut milk or milk substitute you use, this handheld milk frother is petite, chic & powerful!

It’s perfect to throw in any of your kitchen drawers and not sacrifice the space needed with larger style frother!

It gets the job done – you can use on hot or cold beverages – I used for making a morning matcha latte with almond milk.

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Vivienne Byrdie’s 1st Birthday

This is a majorly delayed post that I thought I published several months ago, oops! Cannot believe we just celebrated our daughter’s 1st birthday on June 11th! (LOL – 6 months ago, it’s almost December 11th & we’re celebrating Vivi @ 18 months!) Parents always say that time flies by, but like WOW – it really flew by (and continues to). Vivienne’s first year was thrilling and eventful – lots of exploring, travel, milestones, a turn of a decade, a pandemic, a social justice movement. Jerry and Vivi share the same birthday 🙂 He turned 30 and she turned 1. We had planned to throw a tremendous party in our backyard with family and friends, but given the circumstances – we decided to keep the gathering very small with immediate family only.

We rented an amazing glamping bell tent from Life In Tents – they’re based on the West Coast, but shipped to us for easy installation. Cushions from Amazon (possibly sold out now). Custom Vivi’s Toys bag from Poolside. Rug from Lulu & Georgia (we used to have this in our living room, but it sheds majorly so we replaced it… so I’m extremely happy to have repurposed it for the weekend in our backyard for Vivienne’s party – also, it’s now on sale!).

Balloon arches and bundles from Zapadeedoodah (Long Island, NY). They were great to work with and gave me exactly what I wanted! Huge arch inside, some large globe balloons, a few smaller bundles. Perfect!

My theme for decor was casual, pastel, outdoor glamping, plus whimsical vibes. We hosted a quick 2-hour gathering from 3:00-5:00PM. In my opinion the best time for a baby’s party with other young children attending …. a post-nap time slot is key!

Party Planning: Ashley Knapp (yours truly)
Food: Bellport Country Club
Cake: Audrey’s
Photography: Ted Wollmers

We made a little time capsule for Vivienne so our family could write notes that she can open on her 18th birthday! 💕

All Decor: Etsy shops: @etsy
Month Milestone Banner
Time Capsule & 1st Birthday Sign
High Chair Ribbon
Cake Topper
Headband

Vivi’s Dress: Bonpoint (Saks) – now on sale @ Smallable – linked

My dress: Misa (one of my favorite dresses I’ve ever worn)

I love party planning and hosting! This one was just perfect. <3

Vivi’s Christening

Catching up on posting from a party we hosted in January 2020 before quarantine hit and when friends and family could be close. <3 We celebrated Vivienne’s Christening with a beautiful event at church.

Vivienne’s dress is from Cottontails of Stony Brook, NY. The designer is Antonella Kids, based out of Greece. My dress is Cynthia Rowley Talia Flutter Sleeve Maxi Dress.

Love with Dad

Our family of four ❤️ all photos by Emma Brawley.

Cake by Audrey’s Bakery, West Sayville, NY. Cake topper, etsy.com
God parents ❤️

We had a beautiful day surrounded by family, friends, church, love, food and music. 🖤

Quarantine Kitchen Essentials

Always searching for and scoping out new and great products to make my life easier!!! Especially in the kitchen, especially during quarantine. I’ve been spending so much more time in the kitchen, prepping, cooking, loading & unloading the dishwasher — it feels like a full time job! (Phew!) So anything that makes life a little more simple I’m on board with!

A few random items I’ve been using daily and loving are from Zulay Kitchen!

Apple Corer

I know – random, but makes my life SO MUCH EASIER. Our son eats an apple almost daily and I love an apple with Justin’s Honey Peanut Butter or Almond Butter as a snack every few days – so we go through a LOT of apples in our house. Organic Honeycrisp is my personal go-to – they’re always in the refrigerator because I love when they’re cold and crisp! The apple corer is easy AF to use and helps me waste far less apple. I can usually extend our 2.5 year old son’s apple for a few snacks throughout the day. He thinks the coring is fun to watch and help with – simply punch, twist, pull! Seeds be gone 🙂

Honeycrisp only 🙂

Extra Long Stainless Steel Straws

Plastic straws are illegal in NYS now so if you live here, and you like to use a straw – you’ve got to figure something else out. I’m digging these XL stainless steel straws. The package came with a lot (8) so I use them as often as possible when I’m drinking beverages because I like a straw moment. Also comes with 2 cleansing brushes to swipe them clean! I keep some in my vehicle (not that I’m really going anywhere during quarantine) but they’re good to have just in case you need one while on-the-go. Link to straws here.

Staying hydrated

Enjoy & hope these tools are helpful for you. Check out Zulay Kitchen for lots of great kitchen & home products! Plus right now there is free shipping on orders over $25!

These awesome kitchen products were gifted to me. #ad

Cynthia Rowley Perfect NYE Dress!

Lately I have been extremely into dresses from Cynthia Rowley – obsessed with the fit, fabrics, design, quality. *chefs kiss*

Perfect amount of shimmer!

Wore this Silver Lake Metallic Maxi Dress to a wedding last night – it’s perfect for New Year’s Eve, a black tie event, gala, and can even be dressed down by adding a leather jacket and combat boots for a more casual but elevated vibe. I’m obsessed!

https://rstyle.me/+jpvtY6oz_kZie7rqPqhhaw

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Colugo Complete Stroller Review

Colugo (@hicolugo) launched their new Colugo Complete Stroller today (November 25, 2019)!!

My promo code for $30 off of 1 Complete Stroller is active starting on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 9am through December 31, 2019 and the code is simply [ashleybyrdknapp] to be entered at checkout. Feel free to share!

I’m a partner of Colugo and a part of the #completecrew launch, so was able to try the stroller a few weeks in advance of launch. It has been delightful to use! I had previously been using the Uppababy Vista with Mesa Carseat – my daughter Vivienne is just over 5 months in age.

Colugo Complete is a completely easy-to-use stroller – the wheels are durable and strong – can roll through anything and everything! I’ve taken it slightly off-roading to a sandy beach area – which it could handle!! We weren’t in powder soft sand, not talking miracles here – but it performed extremely well and I did not want to cry during that experience, so I’d say that’s a win! On regular road and sidewalks, the ride is VERY SMOOTH!

My Colugo Complete is in the Rose Sparkle color way and we’re OBSESSED! It’s so chic and stylish and I have never experienced a stroller so cool to roll! Felt extreme chic mom vibes while pushing this stroller through my neighborhood – also comes in a pretty black floral color, deep blue, black, olive green – all great choices!

ashleybyrdknapp is the code to enter at checkout for $30 off your new Colugo Complete Stroller. A great gift for the upcoming holiday season for your loved ones! Great for parents, grandparents, babysitters, and future parents’ to be! Feel free to send me a DM if you have specific questions, happy to answer.

The Complete is a very comfortable ride for baby and has a large underneath storage for all things you need (diaper bag, toys, grocery store bags, jackets, all the things)! It has an infant setup (& MANY baby carseats can click right in to this!) – so you’re good from infant to toddler – LOVE! This stroller retails for $445 – (again, use code ashleybyrdknapp @ checkout for $30 off).

If you’re a soon-to-be-parent you can Colugo Complete to your Babylist registry! Let your friends and family members know in the notes to use code “ashleybyrdknapp” for $30 off the stroller! Feel free to send me a message with any questions @ashleybyrdy.

FutureDew is here

When people ask me about Glossier, my response is usually simple. I describe the person. The Glossier girl or guy (person) is beautiful, comfortable in their own skin, natural, clean, and dewy!

You know that feeling just after getting a facial? Just put on your skincare before makeup? Just got out of the shower? And your skin looks radiant and dewy? That’s it. Glossier has bottled that feeling. Glossier skin in a bottle.

Glossier has given us that feeling to take with us! Usually that post facial glow or post skincare moisture fades a few minutes after you leave the room. This dew will bring you into the future. It’s a silky oil serum hybrid that pumps out of the bottle with a glow and goes on clear.

* A new kind of oil-serum that gives you an instant dewy glow that lasts

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If you shop using my link, you get 10% off your first order and free shipping and returns. futuredew is really really good!!

Things I’m Into – End of Summer and Fall 2019

I’ve been “into” a variety of new and exciting things this summer and I’m overly excited to head into the Fall with a fresh perspective! Current trends that can easily transition into the cooler months.

Animal Print

Wearing my tropic of c swimsuit in “the c” in shade “mama africa.” Vivienne is wearing her Spearmint Love Long Sleeve Skirted Bodysuit in Leopard. This trend will be here all winter – love that its back!

Everlane Crew Neck Cashmere Sweater

photo from Everlane.com

High quality basics without the traditional retail markup. I meannnnn – I own this sweater in almost every color they produce. $100 for cashmere? You can’t beat that! Highly recommend, dearly love. Just got the color Loden (pictured). Shop using my link.

https://www.everlane.com/r/ashleybyrd

Hanes Comfort Soft Boys T Shirts

In my Boys’ Tee

Cheap white tees for boys that fit like a baby tee on a woman. I buy size Boys Large from Amazon. Easy white t-shirt that looks great with a pair of jeans or with a skirt, cutoff shorts, literally anything.

My Lack of Color Australia hats were a great addition to this summer – wore them everywhere I went!

Glossier Berry Balm Dot Com

photo from Glossier.com

I’ve been wearing Berry flavor since launch in early August. *Gifted. I love it though – favorite shade & flavor lately and I’m obsessed with the slight color it provides.

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The link gives you 10% off your first order & free shipping on orders over $30. I earn a small commission from purchases made through the link, so thank you!! DM me if you have any questions about products you’re interested in. 🙂

Solly Baby Wrap

Wine tasting while baby carrying at Laurel Lake Vineyard in Laurel, NY

One of my favorite baby gifts I’ve received to date. Solly Baby Wrap has been the perfect accessory all summer long! Solly comes in many beautiful colors – this shade was perfect for me during summer months. Vivi always felt comfortable and secure, plus the fabric is really breathable!

Poolside Bags

Summer Staples

All summer long. Wore this Beach Bling Ice Bucket bag from Poolside Bags with a bandana from LoveShackFancy tied around the handle for an added touch. Wore with dresses and White Canvas Keds all summer long. Look for new Poolside Bags styles launching for fall / winter.

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