Friday, December 30, 2016

Christmas Photos

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and were able to spend some quality time with the ones you love. We have been enjoying a full week at home just the three of us and it has been quite lovely. We have rarely left the house except for gym and store runs. It reminds me of the newborn days except without the unconsolable baby. Caroline is such a treat these days and it is quite fun to just play at home and watch her explore new things.

Today I am popping in to share a few photos from our family photo shoot this November. We did a mini session with AJ Dunlap Photography in nearby park in Wake Forest and I just love how they turned out. They were taken right after daylight savings time which really messed up Caroline's schedule. So it unexpectedly fell right when she was getting tired. Carter was great with her and really got some great photos of her sweet smile. We learned our lesson on these as many of them Joe and I are making ridiculous faces trying to make Caroline laugh or smile.  It made it hard to choose favorites for our Christmas card this year.

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Caroline | Ten Months

It's the most wonderful time of the year. It is just so amazing to see Christmas through your eyes this year.  

Nicknames: Little Bit, Sweet Girl

Height & Weight: My best guess is around 18 pounds and 28 inches long. 

Looks: Gah, your sweet curly hair is just the best. Those chunky cheeks are a close second though! 

Personality: Getting more independent each day. 

Eating: You are still such a good eater. We are increasing solids and you love pouches and puffs. You enjoy 3-4 4oz bottles of formula. 

Sleeping:  Consistently sleeping from 6pm- 6am. You will nap twice a day for 2 hours. 

Wearing:  Size 3 diapers and  9 month clothing. 

Favorite Things: Love knocking down towers and blocks that daddy builds. You love the see and say grandparents gave to you a bit early for Christmas. 

Least Favorite Things: Your least favorite thing is 100% having your face and hands washed. Guaranteed meltdown each time.

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Stocking Stuffers

Today I'm popping in to share a few great gift ideas for the fabulous girlfriends in your life. All these gifts are under $25. Many of these are my tried and true favorites that I use everyday! This lost would be perfect for a significant other looking for gift ideas as well.

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These hair ties are the best! I love that they don't leave dents and make the perfect messy bun. I bought this candle last holiday season and still burn it all the time. It's the perfect neutral scent. Plus lip balm is a necessity on these cold winter days. The formula is rich and leaves the perfect amount of color. 

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Friday Five

Happy Friday Loves! I can't believe that it is December and Christmas is right around the corner. This year more than ever I feel like time has just flown by! I already know that my goal for 2017 is going to be posting on the blog more frequently. I am missing this little creative space dearly and want so badly to get back in the habit. I'm hoping to get a jumpstart on the goal by regularly sharing a few of my favorite things again each Friday.

{One} Fashion Favorite. Another update about my new found love in Old Navy. Y'all already know my love for their sweet and fashionable baby clothes. I just found my favorite pants with their Old Navy Rockstar Jeans. You can't beat the price of $19.99 and the high waist with stretch makes them mom friendly. Check out my favs here. 

{Two} Capturing Moments. I stumbled across the app One Second Everyday on April's Instagram. I was immediately hooked. Caroline is growing so fast and our lives are changing so much each week and it is so important to document it all! Here is the creator doing a TedTalk on the inspiration for the app. 

{Three} Sneaker Fashion. I have been on the hunt for a pair of casual sneakers to wear when I'm out running errands or hanging with Caroline. I'm always drawn to slim fit light weight sneaks like these. 

{Four} Holiday Baking Season. My number one favorite food during Christmas are desserts. I love baking and sharing yummy treats with others. Right now I am loving White Chocolate Ritz PB Crackers. Please share, what are your favorite cookie recipes? 

{Five} Weekend Plans. Today I am hosting a few friends and their babies from my mom's group over to watch Christmas movies and craft.  Then this weekend we are starting a new tradition by going to watch the Wake Forest Christmas parade on Saturday. It is supposed to be quite chilly so I am thankful to have this jacket on the way for Caroline!

Linking up with Karli & April .

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