FAMILY: Stella Grace (month 3) +GIVEAWAY

Month 3 has been good to us… So so good to us! This little lady is really getting a personality including mind of her own and a pretty killer right hook. Discovering her hands and getting them to do what she wants might be my favorite things right now. She so content and focused these days, with herself and her surroundings. She is an amazing emotion-talker… say something to her with a smile and she will no doubt reciprocate with her ear to ear grin and squinted eyes that will undoubtedly melt your heart. She will do her best to chat back with the most adorable (and slobbery) gurgles […]

FEATURE: A Festive Stagette

It’s not everyday your bestfriend gets married, and; It’s not everyday you get asked to be her Maid-of-Honor! Party Planning sorta’ runs in my blood (interesting fact; I was a wedding planner for 8 years) but this doesn’t mean I wasn’t doubting my talents this time around, as this client was extra special to me. Not only my bestfriend but I was in her bridal party… I am her Maid-of-Honor! Lindsay and I have known each other since Elementary School, grade 3 to be exact. She was the kid who snorted milk to make others smile, she has this contagious laugh that can turn anyone’s day around and a voice that […]

MOTHERHOOD: Things I couldn’t live without

I always try my best to make sure me and my family are prepared for everything, I preplan including hypothetical scenarios to ensure we’re ready for everything; but let’s get real you can never truly be ready to bring home a newborn. The things you think you need, you don’t, and the things that you actually grab for at a time in need (like a screaming inconsolable baby) you may never actually find in the aisles at Babies r’ Us. The past 2.5 months have been wonderfully exhausting, doing this baby-thing again after 5 years is rough. Not only do you forget about all the crying and […]

HOLIDAY: Girls Gift Guide +GIVEAWAY

  1// Pinhole Press Custom Finger Puppets & Family Dominos   2//Maplelea Doll   3//Osmo Game System   4//Hatchimal   5//Lost My Name Book   6//Lowes 16-piece Kid’s Tool Kit Sofia is very much involved in my blogging, she asks when she will be “on my internet page” next, she asks if I need any help “writing the words” and always always asks to “send them a pitch” when she see’s a new toy hit the market that she want. What can I say, she is a born blogger?! Naturally when I was bringing together this years Holiday Gift Guides I knew that I needed her help in […]

FAMILY: Stella Grace (month 2)

TWO WHOLE MONTHS has passed since this little person was born and oh my goodness… Today marked a big day! Besides reaching a whole 2 months in age, more importantly she wore her first real outfit (cuffed skinny jeans, the perfect white tee and a cable-knit cardigan)… Oh. Right. and it was her dad’s 39th Birthday — Happy Birthday Sammy!!! I still can’t believe that 2 months has passed and this little girl graced our lives with her presence (and love). Tons of smiles, a boat load of giggles and just as many moments with the quivering bottom lip, crocodile tears and dose of “don’t you dare put me down” tangents. Hey! it […]

THIS IS {REAL} LIFE

Real life isn’t pretty, it’s beautiful.  Other than our own, real life moments is something we don’t often get to see online. With Instagram and Facebook playing such a heavy hand in our social lives these days, intentional or not what makes the cut onto our Instagram feeds are usually all things perfect and pretty. The freshly baked cookies that sit counter-top in your unrealistically sparkling kitchen with the hashtag #housewife, or the perfectly primped living room that’s been plucked from the pages of Pottery Barn, clearly unlived in tagged #happyhome (how happy was this home getting it to this point), or my favorite yet is that calm lovely picture of […]

STORY: My Love Hate Relationship with Breastfeeding

Motherhood has a funny way of putting you in uncomfortable positions, physically and figuratively speaking. From breastfeeding in the aisle of a grocery store, to diaper changes on a park bench, to shushing your throat dry at 3:26am. You guys… I’m actually surprised a lot more of us are not parents of just one child. #funnybuttruestory With Sofia, I was unable to breastfeed due to her early detected milk intolerance. I felt like such a failure; I wanted so badly as a first time mother to be able to provide my child with everything she needed. From love and affection, to warmth and safety and most importantly food; […]

FEATURE: Spit Happens {Washable Rugs}

It’s like Lorena Canals read my mind; make me a rug that’s beautiful, soft and luxurious, high-quality, reasonably priced…. and heck! make sure it can be thrown into my household wash machine.  When I shop for home decor, rugs included, practicality normally takes home the win. I leave with something I’m only half happy with, it ticks off most all the boxes on my wish list and therefore makes it way into our home and we learn to love it. It was no different with Stella’s Nursery, my vision for her bedroom would take shape with a few token pieces of art, a gorgeous DIY mobile and the perfect custom […]

FEATURE: Doodles By Me Shoes

I doubt this is going to come as a surprise but Sofia and I, WE LOVE A GOOD CRAFT. Clearly glitter runs through our veins and if crafting can be hereditary then it’s no doubt she got it from her mama! I stumbled across this company when looking for an indoor shoe that Sofia could take and keep at school. Once the request form rolled out in it entirety (this kindergarten thing is serious business) I was left with a very specific check-list of what they wanted in an indoor shoe for these kidlets. They must be able to put them on themselves (no tie-up shoes) They had […]

FEATURE: 3 Reasons To Fist Pump Your Breast Pump

I’m a firm believer in fed is best, no matter how you do it! Breast… GREAT, Formula… FANTASTIC, a combination of both… BRILLIANT! I’ve never fully understood why one would give the evil eye to someone feeding their child whichever way it maybe; I mean you don’t know how or why this decision was made and for that matter nor do you have a right. And because I feel like “those evil’eyein’ people” are no readers of mine, I’m going to share how we’re choosing to feed baby Stella Grace. SIDE STORY// We found out Sofia Marie was lactose intolerant early on, by 4 weeks old we will 100% formula fed. I […]