The Emotional Side of Sleep Training

This is a good idea right? Tell me we’re making the right decision for her? YOU GUYS, day 3 of sleep training is tough… and not why you might think! Tonight Stella put herself down in 2 minutes, all by herself! Sammy put her into bed, wide awake and in 120 seconds, less time than it takes for me to steep a cup a tea, this kid was sawing logs with ZERO protest! She snuggled into her crib, found her cozy spot and drifted off to la la land ALL. BY. HERSELF.  I can’t tell you how proud I am of this little stinker, 6 months and already […]

Snowmageddon {family & life}

This week is calling for more snow and it’s got me in a blizzard of emotions (see what I did there? lame right!). I absolutely despise having to go about my day-to-day in it, it stresses me out, it slows most of us down and those it doesn’t usually end up causing ugly accidents all over the city. BUT then there is this, the moments it creates that will go down in my family memory bank of BEST TIMES EVER. SNOW… I still got love for you, but this is the last time okay, move over and make room for Spring. She wants to stop by for […]

Finding Healthy Food for a Picky Eater

The ONLY way I can get this picky eater to try new things is to make it fun… THE ABSOLUTE ONLY WAY! I know I’m not alone because there are Pinterest boards dedicated solely to parents with picky eater. From sneaky ways to hide healthy foods within a meal or genius ways to slice and dice their food and present it in a cute and and hopefully appetizing way. Hand this kid of mine a peanut butter sandwich and she will refuse to even touch it, tears will be shed people, real crocodile tears. But hand her a peanut butter sandwich shaped like a heart sitting beside a […]

Your New Favorite YouTube Family {family & life}

  It’s true, we’re bringing our crazy lives to youtube! It’s been something I’ve been wanting to do for a while, but the thought of adding more to my already overflowing plate sounded just chaotic… so instead I sat back waited until I had a brand new baby and even more on my plate then I decided nows the time to dive into our youtube channel. No time will ever be perfect, this I know, I’ve just been feeling like I’ve missed sharing so many amazing moments in our lives that I would’ve loved to have caught on camera. I wait no more, miss no more memorable moments, […]

Change Table Organization {motherhood}

Have it be a standard swap or a disastrous blow-out it’s fairly safe to say that with a little organization you can concur even the worst of diaper changes with some change table organization. A setup that once worked for us in the past has once again made the worst of diaper changes a total one-parent, one-handed victory. Other than having to change a dirty diaper it all sounds heavenly, am I right?! Instead of buying an actual change table I opt’d for a dual purpose piece of furniture; a vintage desk with lovely pull handles. I’ll be honest, a change table was not the thought process when I bought […]

FASHION: Disney Clothing for Kids

Mickey Shirt, Jeans, Shoes // Mickey Hat // Minnie Pants, High-Tops // Dumbo Onesie, Dress NOTHING, I mean nothing beats getting the kids pumped for an upcoming Disneyland Vacation than online shopping for some new Disney wardrobe additions. Don’t get me wrong, picking up some Disney clothing in the park is also mandatory, souvenir tee’s are the greatest (hello! adorable pieces they can hang onto for their kids), but why wait to lather them in Disney attire, especially when some retailers have made it so affordable to do so now. After a bit of hunting I noticed that some of my ultimate favorite retailers carry Disney clothing, The Gap, […]

Our Christmas {wordless wednesday}

{WORDLESS WEDNESDAY} almost; Christmas has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean I can’t go back and reminisce about the disgusting amount of cookies I consumed and Sofia’s faces as she opened her mortgage payment… I mean Hatchimal. YOU GUYS! what a fun Christmas we had. As tradition has it, our family spent the night at my parents where we appetizer-ed out for dinner, opened our Christmas Eve box filled with new jammies, Finding Dori Monopoly and treats galore. We put cookies (the ones I didn’t like), milk and carrots under the Christmas Tree for Santa and wrote him a threatening sweet little letter and slept with our stockings at the foot of our beds. It was […]

Whistler Traditions {travel + fashion}

Screw Christmas Crackers and New matching pajamas, I’ve managed to make a vacation a holiday tradition in our family…  trust me guys, I’m even baffled by this one.    Sammy and I have been vacationing in Whistler over the Holidays since we first started dating 10yrs ago, ACTUALLY WAIT!  we even went there for our Honeymoon! This folks is why we call Whistler our happy place. We go up as close to Christmas as we can afford (no seriously, that’s the truth!). If we can manage a great rate or snag a Living Social deal early on in the year we go the week before Christmas, if we can’t and we’re hogtied into […]

Kicking off the New Year… with ZERO sleep!

Guess what’s totally a real thing? 4 month sleep regression!  Guess what isn’t funny and A LIVING HELL? You guessed it Christmas Fruitcake and 4 month sleep regression! So funny story, the last 4 nights I’ve slept zero consecutive hours. That’s right, you heard me, I have yet to get in a solid hour of sleep this entire year… 4 month sleep regression, it’s a cruel thing. I mean it’s not like I saw it coming and had mentally prepared, NOPE! I just found out about this hogwash yesterday. Literally yesterday morning during an online thumb-stomping pity party when I mentioned how Stella was partying her nights away with me as […]

Merry Christmas People!

If you’re reading this right now, on Christmas Eve, I LOVE YOU! Seriously! giving me any of your valuable time over the Holidays means a lot (this sorta’ makes us family, no?). May this adorable picture make it worth your time and possible “slipper to your head” thanks to Aunt Mable who hates social media and has gotten into the Rum and Eggnog a little early this year. Now go! Get off your phone, get back to your family and love them hard!  Have yourself a merry little Christmas!