Tuesday, September 6, 2016



I am unwinding from a great cookout with close friends. We celebrated summer leaving in style with hotdogs, hamburgers, corn and cold beer. Hopefully the weather will reflect that summer is over soon!

Looking over the amazing pictures from our St. Lucia vacation. It was so beautiful and so much fun. I need to buckle down and share all the details with y'all soon.

Getting back into meal planning again. I really have enjoyed Hello Fresh deliveries but is is not practical for leftovers during the week. So I have been searching my Pinterest archives for easy and delicious recipes. Please share any favorites!

Excitedly waiting my next shipment of Honest Diapers. After several instances of Caroline's Pampers leaking through overnight I tried Honest Diapers and fell in love. You can't beat the bundle price and the cute designs are a bonus! 

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Caroline | Six Months

How have 6 months already passed with you in our lives? When you were first born, time crawled by we felt every hour slowly pass caring and worrying for you in the hospital. Now, you blink and weeks have flown by. With each day, you discover something new. It is amazing seeing the world through your eyes. 

Here are a few little things about you from your sixth month:

Nicknames: Little Bit, Sweet Girl 

Weight: 15 lbs, 12 oz - you have jumped from the 15th to the 42nd percentile for weight now! 

Height: 25 inches- still growing at the15th percentile for length 

Looks:  We get comments everywhere we go on your bright blue shining eyes. Your hair is starting to grow back in a light shade of blonde. 

Personality: You are our happy, easygoing girl. You thing Charlie and Chloe are the funniest and love to watch and laugh at them playing. Very curious about everything going on around you. When we get to a new place you have such a serious face of curiosity. 

Eating: 4 oz of formula every 3.5-4 hours during the day. You take a big bottle before bed and we dream feed at 11pm. Then your up for a bottle around 5-6am. I stopped pumping and have some milk stored in the freezer but saving it for when you get sick. 

Sleeping: I really dug in and worked on sleep training before our trip early this month. You consistently take 2 mid day and afternoon naps a day in your crib. Your early morning nap is typically on the go or while I'm at the gym.  Bedtime is around 6:30 and you will sleep until 5 am with a dream feed at 11pm. 

Wearing:  3-6 month clothes and size three diapers. Size two still fit but I did not want to buy a pack for you to quickly grow out of them!

Favorite Things: Laughing at puppies, playing in your jumper, chewing on anything and everything you can get your hands on. The funniest thing listening to classical music calms you right down when you start to get tired and fussy. 

Least Favorite Things: Naptime and being tired, getting your face wiped 

Big things happening within your sixth month: 
You can sit up independently for several seconds!
Quite aware of the world around you and ca figure out how to scoot to things you can't quite reach. 
You love to imitate sounds and faces.
Enjoyed a few days with grandma and grandpa while mom and dad went on vacation to St. Lucia. 
Can roll over from stomach to back consistently. 
You are constantly sticking your young out and licking everything! 

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday Five

Happy Friday y'all! I hope you have a great weekend ahead. We are planning on wrapping up a few errands and getting ready for our vacation next week. Today I am popping in to share some of my favorite things from the week. 

{One} Beauty Hack. Two of my favorite beauty products are Tarte's Lights, Camera, Lashes and Benefit's Gimme Brow. I use both as part of my daily makeup routine and have noticed that hey dry out quite quickly. I remember reading this hack were a drop of contact solution would revive mascara. It really did the trick for both products and now I am happy to keep using them for another month or so! 

{Two} Cleaning Schedule. In stay at home mom news, I should not be excited about a cleaning schedule but yet I am. While Caroline naps I try and check one thing off the list each day.  I still despise laundry but I ease the pain with a bit of Netflix which helps. :) 

{Three} New Old Love. Hopefully you heard the news that Netflix is releasing their new 4 part series on Gilmore Girls. Then I read yesterday there is going to be a Hills 10 year follow up special. High school Ashley is oh so excited!  

{Four} Favorite Recipe. My go to salad is a bagged kit featuring broccoli slaw, cranberries, sesame seeds and poppyseed dressing. This recipe is a great way to make it at home!

{Five} Happy Friday!! I can't say it enough. I hope you have a wonderful Friday and a beautiful weekend!!

Linking up with ClareKarliAmanda & April .
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