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Tuesday, December 10, 2013


So as a new Mom its hard to find time to cook like I used to. I need fast, healthy, and comforting meals that suit the appetite of a hungry man and a picky little toddler! I tried this recipe from a Disney show called "That's Fresh" with Helen Cavallo, it was my first experience cooking with parsnips and it was delicious! Watch the YouTube below for the recipe!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Here is what Santa is bringing Kinsley this year!

1. Elf on the Shelf -we are starting this tradition this year

2. Land of Nod Tee Pee -This is her big gift from Santa! My family had one growing up and I know Kins will love playing peek a boo and running in and out of this tee pee

3. Radio Flyer Pathfinder Wagon -planing on lots of rides to friends houses, breakfast, and to the park!

4. Quilted black purse -reminded me of a baby Chanel
Purchased at Target

5. X-Mas Eve Pj's on SALE now -our family tradition

6. Jellycat Fox -she wouldn't put this down at LGO so I had to buy it

7. Fun coffee/donut head wraps -these are just so funny on little babes

Friday, July 12, 2013


1. Love this mint romper for Kinsley, its really soft and perfect for crawling!
Purchase here
2. I love this kimono, great with a tank and skinny jeans or as a cover-up at the beach/pool
Purchase here

3. Green Sprouts stacking cups from Whole Foods for bath and pool play

4. J.Crew ruffle bikini bottoms in black, I like to mix & match bikinis
Purchase here 

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Leap Frog Learn & Groove Table
This is a MUST have
Purchase here

Everyone is familiar with Sophie but it's truly a great teether
Purchase here

Step 2 Push Around Buggy
Purchase here


Friday, April 26, 2013


J.CREW distressed toothpick jeans, I have been lusting & searching for these babies for months. Finally tracked down a pair from the NY store and they are in route to my house!!!
Purchase here
J.CREW Vintage tees are amazing I want every color
Purchase here
These black Sam Edelman Gigi sandals perfect basic black flats

Purchased from Nordstrom

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Because I HAD to get something from the DVF/Gap Kids collaboration. I decided on this sun hat, so excited for Kinny to wear by the pool/beach all summer long! The collection is only at Fashion Squares location and once its gone its gone, most likely by tomorrow so go NOW:)
Purchase here
While taking the babe for a walk in the neighborhood I decided to pop into our local children's boutique. The display windows hung a bunch of these Y'all Balls for their summer theme, I couldn't resist this one below. These balls would also make great decorations for Cinco de Mayo, birthday parties, & by the pool!

Thursday, April 4, 2013


I almost cried this morning looking at my little love bug, I can't believe she is 6 months old today. She has brought so much love and joy to our lives, time is flying and I try to take it ALL in and cherish every moment!
Here are 6 pictures out of the 2,565 I have of this face!
1 Month
 2 Months
3 Months
4 Months
5 Months
6 Months

Monday, April 1, 2013


1. J Crew Tipped boy shirt on sale!
2. J Crew Vintage tee on sale!

Friday, March 29, 2013


Basket and liner from Pottery Barn Kids

1. Mom and Dad are going to write Kins a little Easter note inside this book
Purchased at Homegoods
2. Jelly beans in the shape of a carrot(these are for Mom & Dad)
Purchased at Target
3. Neon Peach polka dot onesie
Purchased at Baby Gap
4. Her first bikini
Purchased at Baby Gap
5. Fluffy bunny ears 
Purchased at Target
 6.A must for every basket a chocolate bunny 
Purchased at Target
7. Oxo Tot baby food storage
 Purchase here
8. Boon dish set
Purchase here
9. Avent sippee cups
Purchased at BuyBuy Baby
10. Lamaze Lulu in a Tutu
 Purchase here
8. Ice cream social embroidered dress couldn't find online
9. Plum organics just Pears

Friday, March 22, 2013


1. Aquababy bath ring
She LOVES bath time, this ring helps her sit up in the big tub so she can splash and play.
Purchase here

2. Buggy Bagg shopping cart/highchair cover
We love this cover it's plush and has everything you could ask for it comes in fun patterns, it has a zippered pocket for your phone/wallet/pacis etc, bottle holders, and it folds up nicely.
Purchase here 
3.  Pureed avocado a stage 1 fruit, we call her Daddy's guacamole girl
I make Kinny's baby food when I can and avocado is definitely her favorite! 
4. Melissa & Doug's bug jug
 This was a gift and she absolutely adores these little bugs! There soft, they jingle, crinkle,and rattle. She sits in her highchair every morning and plays with these. The jug is soft and really cute too.
Purchase here
5. Hylands Teething Tablets
Her first tooth is slowly breaking through and it has been pretty painful so these tablets have been a lifesaver!
Purchase here
6. Fisher Price Learning Kitchen
She sits in her bumbo chair next to this kitchen and seems to love playing with it and enjoys the sounds it makes! I think we will get a few months out of this toy because once she is able to sit up she can open it up and there are more ways to play with it.
Purchase here

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


How fun is this cake for Easter, I think this is going to be a family tradition that I make with Kinsley each year!
Source here