The Puj Tub – A Review

A million years ago, back when Dave and I lived in the second smallest basement apartment in the world, there was this couple in our neighborhood, Katie and Ben, that we had a bit of a crush on.

Now, when I say crush, I don’t really mean crush. Of course.

I mean that that they were cool and kind and funny and smart. I mean that they were creative and stylish and, you know, designy. They were our kind of people and we wanted to be their friends.

They were our crush couple. You know, right? It’s a thing.

Anyway. We didn’t quite achieve BFF status with them before they moved away, but I did become friends with Katie. Over the (millions of) years, we’ve exchanged Christmas cards and the occasional email. We kept in touch. They have three boys, we have three girls…you do the math.

Because we kept in touch, I got to see these amazing baby products that Katie was developing. She is the creative genius behind the Go Sling and the Puj Tub.

Right around the time that Olive was born, Katie was looking for product testers for her baby bath tubs. I applied to be one, and was lucky enough to be chosen therefore increasing the crush.

This was especially a good thing since we had gotten rid of our old baby bath tub that we weren’t big fans of. You know the kind, the ones made of hard plastic that take up three cubic feet of space. And we have a small house, remember? Three cubic feet of space is greatly valued around here. In fact it’s a hot commodity. The Puj Tub came to us just when we needed it most.

Actually, I’m not quite sure how big three cubic feet of space is, but it sounds like a lot. Especially when you live in a small house.

Without further ado, I present to you the baby bath tub.*

Olive is one comfy baby. The material the tub is made from is super soft and flexible. It really is perfect for wee ones.

The tub is designed for babies 0-6 months of age, and Olive is four months old in these pictures.

And from the archives, here is Miss Olive at two weeks. The Puj Tub is perfect when babies are still so very wee, like in this picture. I will miss it when she outgrows it completely, for it has served us well.

One of the best parts about this bath tub is that it stores flat. This is where the Puj Tub is stored, on a hook behind our bathroom door. And I hold no grudge against the Puj Tub because it doesn’t take up any of the valuable space of our home.

See those four circles? Those are the magnets that hold the shape of the tub. They easily snap together, which you can do with one hand. And that's a good thing because chances are you'll be holding your baby with the other!

A clean baby makes for a happy mom. And we all know that happy moms are hot commodities too.

The Puj Tub is hands down, the best baby bath tub out there. I can easily bathe Olive by myself (something I used to wait for Dave to help out with). In fact, I’m going to claim The Puj Tub as hot commodity #3 of this post.

Thanks for having me as a tester Katie! We love the Puj Tub and I highly recommend it! I also hope all this “crush talk” hasn’t totally creeped you out.

Check out the Puj Tub for yourself on Puj’s new website exclusively for baby bath tubs!

*Adorable baby not included.

Happy Monday


My Name is Gwen

And I’m really obsessed with my Mom’s Turbie Twist (super-absorbent hair towel). “Turbie Twist holds your hair better than a towel,” you know.

And since you can totally jump on a bed while wearing one (AND IT WON’T FALL OFF!), I’m hoping that I’ll be getting one of my own. SOON.

18 Weeks

She is so yummy.

Please excuse the “Baby’s First Fourth of July” onesie in March.


Quality Time With Daddy

Dave comes home for lunch almost every day. His commute is only about 10 minutes, so it’s pretty easy for him to do so. It’s nice for all of us to have a little extra time with him. Especially Miss Olive, who usually prefers the company of me to anyone else (unless she’s facing out and can’t see who is actually holding her).



The individual attention that he gives to Inez and Gwen makes me just a lit-tle jealous sometimes. It’s no wonder that they are such Daddy’s girls. I have a feeling that Olive will become one too.

My Name is Olive

And I have some crazy hair. My Dad affectionately calls it “Hitler hair.”


Miss Elle

Our friends just had their fourth baby and they were kind enough to let me come take some pictures of this sweet baby girl.

Baby Elle came into this world on her own terms and according to her schedule.  You should read about how it happened.  It’s crazy and amazing.  It’s cramazing and amazy.

At nine (or ten?) days old she was very much awake and alert.

Who doesn’t love a pair of baby feet? But not on their own because that’s sick and wrong.

Her tiny features are so pretty and delicate.

I just love her.

Thanks Jenny and David! She certainly made a statement with her birth, I think that this girl is gonna go places.

Olive at Four Months

One month

Two months

Three months

Five months

Six months

Seven months

Eight months

And because it’s St. Patrick’s Day…


Because I have SO much free time

Olive’s quilt is STILL not finished. It was quilted right before she was born and she’ll be four months on the 17th. I got a little hung up on the binding since I have no idea how to do it. And after the time and money spent on it, I’m not going to just wing it.

Anyway, I finally got the help I needed to finish it but after I got the binding on the front side, I decided that I didn’t like it. I think it looks fine, but I don’t love it, and I need to love it. I’m changing the green binding to red. Red is the accent color in her room anyway. I also don’t want to look at this quilt and have any regrets.

So, it’s off with the green…

and on with the red.


Cabin and/or Spring Fever

I have mixed emotions about the Spring. For the most part, I really love it. It is my second favorite season (after Fall). But this year, Spring is being a big, fat tease. Now, I don’t expect everyday to be warm and perfect this time of year. I’m fully aware that I live in Utah and not Arizona or California. But the snow last weekend was really a bit much. I don’t mind occasional snow storms, but it needs to get a move-on and melt already!

ANYWAY. My problem right now is: 1. The snow and cold keep us indoors. 2. We have a small house. And when I say small, I mean SMALL (even though I just wrote it in all caps there, it just wouldn’t have had the same effect if I had written, SMALL).

But I guess there’s no use in sitting around feeling sorry for ourselves because we can’t enjoy nice weather everyday. Finger painting (hand painting for Gwen) is our new official snow-and-cold-weather indoor activity.