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Bring me back to our babymoon! I’ve tried to narrow my photos down as much as I could, but for journaling sake, this post may be a tad bit long. :) We just had too much fun! 

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(Note to self: next time bring some pregnancy safe motion sickness medicine. Ha! That first night I was so dizzy and disoriented! Also note, the staff's suggestion of 'eating a green apple' does not in fact, help with dizziness. Haha. :)

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We probably ate far too many desserts while we were there, but that chocolate cake was to die for good! The unlimited ice cream wasn’t half bad either ;)

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Towel animals! I had to get a picture of this cute elephant for Ellie.

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We stopped in Ensenada for a day – my very first time in Mexico! We put on our swimsuits, ready to hit the beach, but our bus ride into town from the ship proved that the walk to the beach looked a little long (and a wee bit sketchy!) Instead, we opted for an excursion with a bunch of people from our cruise (seemed much safer!) The bus ride there was an eye opener and full of color! I couldn’t get over all the amazing colors.

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We walked the flea market and had THE BEST CHURROS OF MY LIFE. I took every free sample they gave me…amazing! Costco churros just don’t compare. ;) We didn’t leave much except some real vanilla and a handmade dress for Ellie. Totally worth it.

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My handsome traveling buddy!

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We also saw an awesome natural blow hole. My lens wasn’t quite wide enough to capture the whole thing, but it was pretty darn cool. And that salty ocean air…mmmm! My favorite!

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The rest of our cruise was sooo relaxing, we kept marveling over how incredibly lazy we felt. But man it was fun! I was terrible at taking my camera out on the actual ship, oops! On the last day of our cruise we spent in our swimsuits…on lounge chairs…by the pool….huddled under towels. :) It was a wee bit chilly! But hey, we tried to get some sun! And I managed to finish two books, two books! I haven't had much time to read in...forever! So that was bliss!

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 The trip ended with Brian catching some stomach bug/ food poisoning (all those churro samples maybe?) Big fat bummer! (And being sick on a rocking cruise ship, not so fun!) Besides that, we had a blast!


My Husband Hates This Hat

Other alternative post titles: My Momiform, I Like to Pretend It’s Spring Even Though My Feet Are Freezing Cold, Could It BE Any Colder (why yes, yes it could. Thank heavens for no snow), and I Am So Not A Fashion Blogger. ;)

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Yes, it’s true, my husband hates when I wear this hat. I stole it from my brother Spenc long ago (who also happened to hate when I wore this hat, for who knows what reason). You see, it seems to be a sin to wear anything referring to the Yankees in this household since B is a die hard NY Mets fan. I, on the other hand, could care less what logo is featured on the front, because it’s so. darn. comfy. Paint spots and all. Plus, it covers greasy hair quite well. :)

How I wore it: my momiform

Anyway! Onto the real intention of this post! I teamed up with some fabulous ladies again for a “How I Wore It” post. This time our inspiration came from this outfit below:

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I loved the green and navy paired together (and stripes! Bring on the stripes!) along with the mix of her casual denim and sweater with those fancy heels. I decided to play off the colors and stripes (my fav!) and downplay a maxi skirt with more of a casual look. (read: mom friendly, I could wear this every single day)

How I wore it: my momiform
Outfit details: Maxi Skirt: Honey & Lace | Tshirt: Target | Jacket: Old Navy | Hat: Stolen from little brother | Necklace: The Dainty Pair | Sandals: Target and not quite warm enough to wear them yet :)

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And there you have it. My husband-despised hat, momiform, too cold for winter but perfect for spring outfit. :) Want to see how my other favorite ladies wore it? Check out their blogs below (they are darling!)

Brooke at Silver Lining | Deidre at Deidre Emme | Brielle at Ready or Not | Laura at Sincerely, Laura | Brooklyn at A Little Too Jolley | Jana at Life Could Be A Dream | Ashley at Absolutely Ashley | Megan at And Here's To You, Mrs. Robinson | Bonnie at The Life of Bon | Aubrey at Dreaming About Someday | Bri at Breezy Days


Cruisin’ down to Mexico!

Hola! Last week Brian and I took a little adventure…all on our own! Yup, that’s right! We dropped off Ellie at Gramma’s house (thanks again!) while we went cruisin’ down to Mexico! Neither of us had ever been on a cruise before and a “babymoon” was the perfect excuse to enjoy some salty ocean air and sunshine. :) Ellie could have cared less that we came home (that was hilarious) and who can blame her, she was spoiled and had far too much fun at Gramma’s house! I have lots of photos to share from our cruise, but here’s just a few until I can put together a big post! (Also, I cannot get over all that glorious COLOR in Mexcio! Be still my color loving heart!)



Peanut Butter Sandwiches

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I wish I could freeze time and pause right here at this stage. I want to always remember Ellie’s tiny, talkative voice, her crazy, blonde hair, and the way she has to do everything herself. “I do it!” I don’t want to forget how much she loves pink (especially her pink utensils!) or how much she loves to steal a tiny lick….peanut butter, pancake batter, syrup, anything! I loved watching her concentrate oh so hard on making her sandwich so perfectly, then finishing off every last bite. And her little blue marker hands? So Ellie!



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I am so excited to share today’s post with you! My dear friend Kallie recently reached out to me and invited me to participate in her #ServingOthers2015 challenge. It’s so easy to get caught up in my own schedule and activities, that sometimes (a lot of the time)  I forget to focus on others. This year, I’m trying to make more of an effort to serve others first, as well as teach Ellie how happy serving others makes us! Service doesn’t have to be big, grand, and expensive. It can be as simple as sending a letter or putting away a bag for the canned food drive. (Or in my case, remembering to set out the bag for the canned food drive. Ahhh!) Ellie and I had a lot of fun putting together this short video with some of our favorite forms of service. I’m hoping this will inspire me do a little more and be a little better. How do you serve? Check out Kallie, Sue, and Kelsi’s blogs and link up below!


Cantaloupe Smoothies + Dreaming of Summer

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We’ve been having an abnormally warm winter and I’m one happy camper! Sunshine, extra park days, and no bulky winter coats? I’ll take it! All this extra sunshine has me dreaming of summer. Since we’re still a ways out, we brought summer indoors! What says summer more than a fresh fruit smoothie? Ellie and I enjoyed drinking ours together, with her favorite colorful straws, of course. (I’m not the the only one that requests cute straws now!)
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Our smoothie was super random, but delicious! If you want to make a similar one, you’ll need:

-1 cup diced cantaloupe
-1 cup frozen bananas
-3/4 cup juice (we used what we had in our fridge, some lemonade! But this would be delicious with anything – orange juice, etc!)
-handful of ice cubes

Mix in blender until smooth, drink, and dream of summer! xo

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