Bathtime with Baby Dove

There are so many things that are not really talked about when you are expecting a baby. Like how to protect their delicate skin, or what to do if you have a baby with sensitive skin. That’s why I am so excited to be partnering with Baby Dove! Their line of cleansers and lotions is made without dyes, parabens, phthalates, or sulfates so I can trust it to nourish and protect my baby’s delicate skin.

Bathtime is such a special time with my littlest. It is something that we can do together where it’s just us. No distractions. She loves the water and is so calm, relaxed, and happy during bath time. A happy baby makes for a happy mama! I give her a bath about three times a week (more if we have a blowout or a spit up catastrophe) before bedtime. I love to use Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture Tip to Toe Wash for her baths. Since Baby Dove cleansers and lotions are made with 100% skin-natural nutrients, they are ultra-gentle for newborn skin.

Bathtime is always followed up with more one-on-one mama time! I’ve found putting lotion on her body and giving her a little massage relaxes and soothes her even more, which ultimately prepares her for bedtime. I use Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture Baby Lotion to lock in moisture for up to 24 hours. It is fragrance-free for her sensitive skin and dermatologist and pediatrician tested, leaving behind only the yummy goodness scent that is new baby! Perfect for all the post bath snuggles!

The Baby Dove Sensitive Moisture range was designed for babies with sensitive skin, so it’s the perfect thing to use. The cleansers and lotions have nutrients that are identical to what is found naturally in the skin, so it goes beyond mildness to replenish moisture and needed nutrients.

Use this coupon to try Baby Dove for yourself.

This is a sponsored post written by me, on behalf of Baby Dove. However, all thoughts and opinion are my own.
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3 things you should know before you start a blog

I first launched The Girly Pearly about 4 years ago, but I have been full on blogging and giving this site the attention it deserves for about a year now.  I knew it was something I was passionate about and wanted to throw my time and energy into full force. If you are thinking about starting a blog, there are three key things y0u should know.

Prepare for a commitment

It’s not easy. It’s not going to be easy. I give my blog more time, energy, and effort than I did my career. There is no clock-in, clock-out 8-5pm hours. You can’t just turn off when you get home. It’s an around-the-clock, all days of the week job. I am constantly brainstorming, networking, pitching, and posting.

So why would anyone want to do that right? Do it because you are passionate about it. Do it because you have something unique to bring the the table. Everyone is different and everyone has their own story to tell.

Don’t get discouraged

I made this mistake. Remember how I said I launched my blog 4 years ago? I decided I wanted to share my outfits, trends I was loving, and a little about what was going on in my life with people. A blog seemed like a good fit. Back then I didn’t know nearly what I know now and I couldn’t tell if people were engaged or interested in what I was sharing. Then life happened.

I got married, and found out I was pregnant with my first daughter.  I didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin and most definitely didn’t want my picture taken. Since I didn’t think anyone would notice my absence I let my blog go like a lady of the night. This is my biggest regret of this journey. It wasn’t until people close to me started commenting that “I should have put that on the blog” that I had my aha moment. This was the stuff people wanted to see! They wanted to know about my upcoming wedding. They wanted to know how to style a baby bump!

I started my blog back up when my daughter was about a year old. Shortly after, I found out I was pregnant again and vowed out loud and to my readers that I would not disappear again. That I would stay and share the journey with them regardless of how uncomfortable I may feel. Hello month 9.

If you truly want to be successful you will have to maneuver your way through the lulls to get to the highs. Don’t give up and quit, just keep going.

Y0u have to put in the work for it to be successful

Think of your blog like a apple seed. In order for your apple seed to produce any apples, you need to plant, water, and care for the young sprout. Your blog will be the same way. You need to be dedicated to it, and be able to produce new and interesting content. Most importantly, remember that a sprout doesn’t produce apples overnight.

When I first started blogging I got plenty of offers for free product in return for me posting the product on my social media. If you are just starting out I say except the free product 100%. Treat it as a stepping stone to form a relationship with the brand that you can potentially turn into a paid collaboration down the road. Free product won’t pay the bills, but it’s a great place to start.

With that being said, it’s also important to stay true to yourself and your brand. I’ve had brands reach out to me in hopes of collaborating but have said no because they are not clothes I would actually wear. Keep this is mind for whatever your niche is.


If you enjoyed reading this post and want to know more about blogging let me know in the comments below! I love to hear from my readers.





5 ways to style a Graphic Tee

I don’t think there’s an article of clothing I love more than a graphic tee! I seriously have so many and wear them with everything. Which is why I thought it would be fun to give you ideas on all the ways you can style a graphic tee and hopefully you’ll find at least one way you didn’t think of.


The Basic.

You can never go wrong with a tee and cutoff shorts. I love to add a little something to this basic outfit to give it a little something extra. Whether it’s a cool pair of sunglasses or a fun sandal.













Under a 2-Piece Set

I layered a graphic tee under a two-piece set to dress it down. Of course you could wear a plain white tee with this look, but how fun and unexpected is it to switch it up a bit. Perfect for a day date at the pier.












With Leggings

Pair a graphic tee with a printed legging. I feel like most people want to pair their printed leggings with a solid top, but I like to think of things like leopard and camo as neutrals.  I recently wore this while on little road trip and I love it! Now instead of hopping out of the car in sweats for a much needed food or potty break I look cool and casual. This is also a great look for running errands. Throw on a leather or denim jacket and you’re set.





Under a Blazer

Now for my all time favorite way to wear a graphic tee. This whole look instantly went from chic to ‘whoa who’s that girl?’ in a heartbeat when I threw a Grateful Dead tee on underneath my blazer.












Not Your Average Denim

Another (not) so basic look. There is so much fun denim out this fall with eye catching details like studs, pinstripes, and more. Try pairing them with a graphic tee and hat.