my toddler breakfast experiment

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At the beginning of this week I decided to do a little experiment.  Hunter (who turns three this month!) was my research subject. Typically at breakfast time I’ll decide what the kids and I are going to eat for breakfast.  I’ll usually awake before them, and I like to have breakfast ready when they wake […]

aruba {four words a picture}

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PDX red eye flight. Hyatt hotel pool paradise. View from our room. Love for my man. These sunsets every night. Birthday dinner.  Tiramisu yum. You lead.  I’ll follow. The squirrels of Aruba. Black swans.  Koi fish. Catamaran cruise.  All smiles. DPSG welcome reception dinner. Turned dance party craze. I heart Aruba. Truth. Catamaran for snorkel […]

mother’s day gift guide for the expecting mama

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I don’t know about you, but I have such a tough time figuring out gifts for my mom and dad.  Whenever birthdays, Christmas and mother’s/father’s day rolls around I’m usually left scratching my head on what to gift.  I like to give thoughtful gifts… sometimes handmade items or I’ll get the kids involved too.  It’s […]

levana video monitor review + giveaway

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In my almost three years of being a mom I have lived without a video monitor for the kids.  We barely use our regular sound only monitors because our house is small enough that we can hear the kids making noise no matter if we’re on a different floor.  But things have changed now.  We […]

zoe’s smash cake

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Unlike Hunter’s first birthday (read about his vintage newspaper theme here), Zoe’s first birthday was pretty mellow. Instead of having lots of friends and family over we kept it super simple and just invited to grandparents over for dinner and cake. Before we ate Zoe opened a few presents. She is a master at standing […]