Frozen S’mores Recipe

Hey guys! Cooked these with my mom yesterday they were so yummy! … in the end I would spread a little bit of the whipped cream on the underside of the gram cracker before putting it in the freezer, so it’s layered with white, chocolate & then white! Just to hold the gram cracker to the chocolate!

1 large box instant chocolate pudding
2 1/2 cups cold milk
16 graham crackers
7 oz marshmallow creme
4 oz cream cheese, softened
8 oz whipped cream

Line a 9×13 pan with foil or parchment paper, allowing paper to overhang pan.

In a medium bowl, whisk together pudding mix and milk until smooth and creamy. Pour into 9×13 pan and spread into an even layer.

Chill pudding layer while you mix up the marshmallow layer.

In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and marshmallow cream until smooth. Fold in whipped cream.

Spread marshmallow layer over chocolate layer. Cover with foil.

Freeze layers about 6 hours, until firm enough to cut through. Use the foil or parchment paper to remove layers from 9×13 pan and place on a cutting board.

Break 15 graham crackers in half. Remove frozen layers from pan and slice pudding/marshmallow layers into 15 squares the same size as the graham crackers.

Place the graham crackers on each square.

Place a cutting board on top of the graham crackers and using the parchment paper flip the board over.

Peel off the parchment paper and cover the sections with the graham crackers.

Eat right away or store sandwiches in the freezer in an airtight bag or container. Graham crackers will soften slightly if stored in the freezer for a while.

Allow them to rest at room temperature about 5 minutes before eating for the best texture. 

New Jean shorts I’m loving

Hey guys sharing some new Jean shorts that I’m loving in the slider below all fit true to size and are a tad longer in the back To give more back leg coverage. The darker denim Wash is a stretchy material and the white and light wash don’t have as much give.

XoXo, chelsey Rae

My snoo review

Hey guys! If your into this post your probably a momma of a little one, or about to be! My little cooper is only 7 weeks today, but I have a lot of questions about the snoo so I figured I would share my experience with it as of now and later on when it’s time to transition I will post about that as well!

To start off, The snoo works by using motion, sound, and a snug safe swaddle method to sooth and calm your baby when they are goingj to sleep or get fussy/wake in the middle of their sleep! The motion and sound are supposed to mimic what they feel in the womb! It is sold here -> By the HAPPIEST BABY COMPANY

Me and my husband decided to purchase the snoo instead of renting! It is regularly around $1300 or you can rent for $118 a month. We chose to purchase because we got it during a Black Friday sale for around $800 I want to say! When we did the math Ryan figured we weren’t saving too much money if we rented it for 6 months at that price and that we could always turn around and sell it! Or if you plan on having more children I’d think buying is the way to go!

( If you are interested in the snoo I would keep an eye on their website/follow them on insta etc. because they have sales very frequently! )

So anyway, typically kids stay in the snoo for 6 months! When we brought cooper home from the hospital we came home with two nighttime rules, he wasn’t sleeping in our bed (although he is in our bedroom) and we weren’t waking him in the middle of the night every 3 hours for feedings, we were letting him wake us! Also, we are swaddling him until the recommended age for nighttime sleep and following a strict sleep and feeding schedule during the day to ensure a good nights rest for the whole family! We never let him sleep more then 2 1/2 hours during the day & WAKE him if he hasn’t woken in that time frame. At night, we have never, NOT ONCE, woke him for a feeding. (We were able to do this since he’s always Maintained his healthy weight, if not you obviously have to wake the baby for feedings during the night)

(Before you use your snoo, for a newborn I would set it on the limited motion option, the first time it went on high it literally looked like it was going to jiggle his head off! It’s completely tested and safe obviously for newborns, but I didn’t like how it looked lol so we turned it down! Their little neck muscles haven’t developed at all at that point, now I could turn it up and he would be fine!)

The first night in the snoo was eye opening to us with how great this thing was going to be, it rocked him slowly and he slept so well swaddled tight!

Typically when it’s time for him to go to sleep I feed him, rock him till he’s a little drowsy and then TURN ON THE SNOO, and set him in it, zip him up, and let it do it’s job! He’s never had to “cry it out” in the snoo to fall asleep! He may fuss a pinch if it’s for a nap, but it’s literally not even for two minutes!

Lately in the past two weeks, sometimes if he is fussy for a nap, I will put him in it at a time where he has calmed down from crying but yet is still crying, I zip him up tight in there and pat his little belly or rub his head, and offer the pacifier and the snoo will go on a higher setting and calm him! Again, this never takes even 5 minutes!

We try to do at least two naps a day in the snoo, with it on, in a dark room.

The other great thing about the snoo is the app! ( I will post screenshots below to show y’all how it works. It shows you in red their fussy times and in blue their calm times! There’s also lots of settings you can change to customize to your liking! For instance, we have it on the limited motion setting, we have the sound on high (white noise) and we have it set to be motion sensitive, so if he is squirmy or fussy it kicks on a tad faster!

Here’s an example of his day/night yesterday/last night!

Here’s an example of his night when he was 5 days old.

I am a bit worried about how this will go when it’s time to transition him to the crib but lately have done some reading and it seems to work itself out!

For instance, to get babies used to being out of the swaddle, happiest baby recommends taking one arm out the swaddle for a week, if that works and doesn’t wake them (babies don’t have control of their reflexes till a certain age and their sudden movements startle and wake them) then you can let the other arm out the next week. Also, snoo has a weaning setting, so when the baby is calm it will not rock unless he gets fussy! I will update you guys later on this as the time draws near!

To touch briefly on his sleeping habits, I read several books and took a class on the most common sleep training method, none so far have involved crying it out. We also use a owlet, I will post more about this in the next few weeks. Cooper is 7 weeks old and is sleeping 5 – 6 hours in a row at night with one wake time.

Obviously, I definitely recommend the snoo! If y’all have any other questions feel free to ask!!!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae!

Recent Amazon purchases

Everything linked below in the slider is what was show on Instagram stories today!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Newborn day to day must haves

Hey guys! Excited to finally get this post up! Listing all the things we have been loving and using DAILY for the baby!

There is so many things people say you need or things they say make your life easier with a newborn! I found it so helpful to read peoples blogs that told you what they were using that I wanted to get one up for y’all! Listing all items below with descriptions!

Diaper Caddy | $39

Diaper caddy is a must! So easy to grab to take or keep in any room and comes with foldable changing mat! Obviously when baby is first born they are probably sleeping in your room in some sort of bassinet! The first few weeks I kept this on my nightstand because it was so easy to throw the mat on the bed and change him in the middle of the night during feedings!

Activity Gym | $69

Newborns focus on black and white! Cooper has loved the high contrast gym and its great for yummy time!

Formula Dispenser |$200

This is one of our MOST FAVORITE things we have! It’s like a coffee maker but for bottles! Literally makes a bottle in 2.5 seconds!!! AMAZING especially when you have a screaming baby in the middle of the night!

Newborn lounger | $32

Love this and so does the baby! So easy to carry into any room and it almost makes them lay kinda scrunched up if that makes sense, so I think that makes them feel comfortable like they were in your belly!

Owlet smart sock & monitor | $399

Highly recommend for piece of mind while baby sleeps at night, to give piece of mind while you sleep!

Baby Bath Sink Pad | $39

So easy to be able to stand and bath him in any sink in the house until he gets a little bigger!! Love the side petals for supporting him!

Bouncer Seat | $199

Cooper’s definitely a little movement baby! This thing is so easy to put them in and bounce with your foot while you do something like makeup or fold clothes!

Bottle sterilizer and steamer | $99

Makes bottle cleaning ridiculously easy!

Baby shusher | $35

They call this a miracle and it really is!! Baby’s love the sound of this and it totally soothes them when crying!! The size makes it so easy to throw in or by their carseat, stroller or even in their crib!

Baby head support/shaper | $19

Got this for cooper while he takes his naps, this helps prevent flat head! I only use while he’s being supervised and it’s great because it’s machine washable if need be! Comes in a few different colors!

Bandanna bibs | $18

Set of 8 – love these bibs because they can be two different adjustable sizes and have been the only type of bib that fits his little neck! To be honest I wouldn’t recommend the white because the formula stains, but it does the job, not like he walks around in the bib!

Night light | $20

Have raves about this light since before baby was born if you’ve followed for a while! It works with your touch/tap, can be super dim or super bright and can be taken off pad and walked with! Also has a warm or bright light setting! We love it when feeding at night to keep the room dark and cooper drowsy!

Changing Pad | $70

Loved this for the color and texture! So easy to wipe off instead of worrying about washing a changing pad cover!

If you guys have any questions about any products I am happy to help!

Just shoot me a message!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Jelly Sandals & this years hottest new accessory

who doesn’t love a good jelly sandal? Well if you don’t, you cray 🤪 anyway lol sharing some cute masks since their the hottest new summer accessory, literally THE HOTEST! feel like I’m going to die in them I can’t breath! Also sharing these sunnies will link them in the mask slider below!

I am OBSESSED, literally obsessed, with this color as well! The fit is so nice and the price point is great because they are nicely made and you can tell they will last!! … I can’t lie I just ordered 3 more colors!

Jelly Flip Flop | $98

Below are all the sets of my favorite masks.

Yellow set | $30

Pink set | $30

Black set | $30

– MASKS + SUNNIES –

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Gradual tan

With all the coronavirus craziness, lots of us have been put out with our usual beauty routine appointments! I’ll be honest, having the baby makes me be super cautious with where I go too, so I’ve chosen to stay in!!

Without being able to get sprayed I started doing tan towels (always my go to) but that goes away, so I decided to try a gradual tan lotion! I LOVE IT + am lovingggg the color it gives me!!! It leaves me looking more brown then orange! I will note that I accidentally ordered DARK instead of light, but going to order the light next time!

I have been adding the dark in with normal lotion and putting that on everyday!

Loving gradual tan lotion | $29

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

Best pillow

Hey y’all! Happy Friday! I swear I have been meaning to share this pillow with y’all for the past few months! Finally getting around to it!

Ryan ordered this pillow first and one night when I laid on it I was like omg I want one of these! So he had ordered me one and it has literally been my favorite pillow I’ve ever had!

It comes with stuffing so you can adjust the fullness as you like and its actually a foam stuffing, so even if you like a flatter pillow it still stays firm if that makes sense!

It’s only $60 which I think is great for a good pillow that’ll last you!! The quality is great!

It’s also hypoallergenic!

Coop adjustable pillow |$60

XoXo, Chelsey

Baby Cooper’s Nursery

I planned on doing this before Cooper came, but since he surprised us, it threw me off a little!!!

When I found out I was pregnant I knew either way I wanted baby’s nursery to be pretty neutral, then when I found out my little lovie was a boy, I decided I wanted to go with a sweet little baby animals theme. (I always tell Ryan he’s going to become a veterinarian and love animals lolll basically, just because I love animals! Ryan laughs and thinks I’m crazy!)

Anyway, baby animals theme, neutral colors and I wanted the room very simple, light & bright!

I also knew I didn’t have/or want to spend tons of money on the room because he’ll grow out of all that before we even know it! The most expensive thing in his room is probably the glider that was from pottery barn! I am a big fan & believer of refinishing furniture to give it a whole new look and feel, so we had my old dresser repainted white and gray to match the feel of baby’s room. I reused the mirror from my bedroom at my old house and sconces as well. Everything else is really reasonably priced and I’m tagging it all in the slider below!

– NURSERY DECOR –

P.S. – about these curtains, AMAZING amazon find! EVERYONE asks about them and we loved them so much we ordered some for downstairs as well!!

Things that can’t be linked on LIKEtoKNOW.it below! All from restoration baby.

Bedding

Lamp | $129

Animal bookends | $69 each

XoXo, Chelsey Rae