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Friday, April 20, 2018

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Vivi got this water table and it was finally warm enough last weekend to play in it. She had a blast! She is a total water baby! And how cute is her strawberry outfit from Old Navy?!


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I made this mug for my MIL for her recent birthday and I had to share because it turned out so cute. Who wouldn't want to drink their coffee out of a mug this cute?!


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Vivi had her first experience with watermelon and she is a fan. I foresee lots of watermelon in our future this summer!


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My niece had her dance recital earlier this week and it was the cutest thing ever. We bribed Vivi with her very first cake pop in hopes that it would keep her entertained the whole time but she crushed it in 2 minutes then wanted to walk around. Better luck next time!


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We bought a dishwasher this week. When we moved in the new house we realized the dishwasher wasn't working. We reached out to the old owner and his response, "It worked perfectly for me"... sure it did. We had someone come look at it and the motor was broken so apparently it broke the night before we moved in #sarcasm. Anyways, we bit the bullet and spent a pretty penny on a new one and I will never hand wash silverware again.


Linking up with April and Christina

Help me choose!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Help! Some of our friends are getting married in a few weeks and I can't decide which dress to wear to their wedding. It is at the country club at the beach. I ordered 6 dresses to try and I need help deciding...

Option 1This Adelyn Rae Whitney lace sheath dress in blue. I am obsessed with the color and style. Con: it would need to be taken in a little in the waist and I'm not sure I want to pay for that...

Option 2: This Chelsea28 faux wrap dress in black. A simple, classic black dress and I like the uneven length at the bottom. Con: too plain?

Option 3: Long sleeve off the shoulder dress in green. From a local boutique. Con: off the shoulder dresses are annoying when you're trying to eat and dance, constantly having to tug to keep it from riding up your shoulders.

Option 4: This bellini rose drape dress. The print is fun and it's flattering. Con: not a dress that you would ever look twice at.


Option 5: This Botanica lace dress in black. Obsessed with this one. Feminine, sexy and classic. The longer knee length gives it the perfect mixture of conservative and flirty. Con: is black boring these days?


Option 6: This Bravo Zulu lace fit & flare dress in red blush. Love the color and lace detail. Con: I feel like a salsa dancer and the neckline makes me a little claustrophobic.


Cast your vote in the comments and help me decide!!

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Weekending!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

We had a great weekend at home! Even though we had no set plans, it ended up being super busy. Doesn't that always happen?! Friday night when Garrett got off work we headed to Mellow Mushroom for pizza and beer al fresco because it felt amazingggg outside. I just got Vivi this bento box and have already used the heck out of it. It makes going to restaurants so much easier because I can pack and cut everything up beforehand.


Saturday morning after nap time we met some of our friends at a local festival. We had the best time riding "rides", having ice cream, then we walked to lunch and had hamburgers and beers. Vivi's favorite thing was the huge slide that Garrett went down with her. She just squealed and kept signing "more".

 Her new "smile" face... dead!

 Saturday night I went to the hospital to visit my dear friend Brittany who just had a baby boy. Brittany is my sister's first cousin so I have known her forever then she battled infertility and eventually went through IVF at our same clinic with our same doctor. It's amazing how close you become with people going through similar situations as you. I prayed for this baby for years and I am so overjoyed that he is here!


 Sunday morning we went to church. Actually we drove to church then sat in the lobby the whole service because someone despises the church nursery and basically anyone that isn't mommy or daddy. Our church is pretty big and when you check your child in to the nursery they are assigned a number. Well every single Sunday Vivi's number flashes on the big screens in the church then the entire room watches me stand up and walk out... embarrassing! Right when I walked in the nursery she was immediately as happy as can be and started playing with all the toys. Any mamas been through this/have any advice? We can't even have babysitters right now because she absolutely freaks out.


 After the church fail we went and saw some baby chicks at a local store near our house. Vivi was in love and I tried to convince Garrett to let us take some home. He said only if I got 1,000 likes on Instagram, thinking that would never be possible. Surprise! Looks like we get baby chicks!! We are still negotiating and he says he doesn't think it would go well since we have a bird dog... 


 Sunday night we had family night at our house and seeing these three in the tub together is just the best. They all love each other so much!


I hope everyone has a great Tuesday!

FoF

Friday, April 13, 2018

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I recently splurged and bought this Too Faced Natural Eyes eyeshadow palette thanks to a recommendation from my girl Lindsey and I am obsessed. It is the perfect neutral palette. If you're in the market for some new makeup, try this one! #treatyoself


[T W O]
Our new home has so many little projects that need to be tackled and we are slowly but surely getting them done. My husband has been super busy on this project. It is a second "pantry" in the kitchen and it's crazy how excited I was over it. The perfect place to store all the kitchen crap that doesn't fit in cabinets and that clutters up the counters. He bought the wood, cut it, painted it, then put the shelves up this past week and we are both so happy with how it turned out. So good for my OCD, Type-A, organization-loving personality!


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My new favorite wine glasses! You keep them in the freezer and they keep your wine cold foreverrr!



[F O U R]
I am selling some of Vivian's monogrammed clothes! If you or anyone you know has a Vivian and are interested in some super cute clothes, email me!


[F I V E]
We bought a swing set! And I couldn't be more excited!! #adulting But honestly we have been waiting for the day when we would move into a bigger house and finally feel like we could put "roots" down. We decided to buy a kit which includes all the parts as well as sturdy, treated wood that will hold up over time. Now we just have to find the time to build it...


Linking up with AmandaApril and Christina

Family pictures

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Welcome to Thoughts for Thursday! I have been slacking lately but I am so glad to participate in our weekly link-up again today. Don't forget to head to the bottom and add your blog link... and check out some other blogs too!

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I consider myself pretty frugal but I do not mind splurging on having professional pictures taken. I absolutely love looking through old pictures and there is nothing more priceless than capturing special moments that you can look back on for years to come. Hiring Carley Page Photography to capture some family pictures before Vivi's first birthday party was the best decision ever. As moms we are rarely in front of the camera. I have 4959730948 pictures of Vivi with her dada and hardly any of me and her because I'm always the one snapping away. I want her to have pictures of her parents to look back on in 30 years so that she can make fun of our style and see how much we loved her. These two people are my world and I think these pictures show it.



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