Wednesday, December 10, 2014

wear it wednesday [happy 30 years, mom & dad]

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
[left to right: the hubs, yours truly, lily olivia, mama bear, papa bear, and sisterface]

monday my parents celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. 30 years! isn't that amazing?  and last saturday night, we celebrated with friends and family - don't we look good?

to echo my sister's toast, you are the best example of what a marriage should be - we love you!

p.s. this is as close to outfit pics as i get these days, just invited a few more people. i'm wearing an old navy dress [old, from the summer] and f21 necklace. classy.

p.p.s. linking up with the pleated poppy!

Monday, December 8, 2014

mama monday [9 month update]

Monday, December 8, 2014
[9 month parole photo. been out as long as she's been in. we hardcore]

our little roaring tiger turned 9 months on saturday and actually sat still for a picture [like a big girl in the big chair]! this month lily:
  • is still waiting for teeth
  • started "roaring"
  • transitioned to mostly formula and baby food [and nursing morning and night]
  • transitioned to a convertible car seat [and hates it, naturally]
  • still pulling up on everything and just wants to stand
  • attended her first dinner party at a fancy restaurant for my parents' 30th anniversary [and behaved like a champ]
  • mastered the pincer grip and will pick up tiny things like puffs [and lint off the floor...]
lily likes: puffs [aka baby crack], eating of any kind, bedtime routine [she's in bed by 6:30pm], beau, daycare, and roaring at things.

lily dislikes: her new convertible car seat [here we go again], being overtired, not being allowed to crawl where she wants, and getting her diaper changed first thing in the morning.

we've also discovered a bit of an allergy to citrusy foods [all given in beechnut baby food products] and broccoli, so we're holding off on those goodies for now. 

and, as my nursing days come to an end [i've officially stopped pumping, which is so liberating but sad at the same time], i'm realizing that in a few short months my little baby is going to be 1. i can't even believe it.

we love you, little tiger girl, you can roar at us any time.

Friday, December 5, 2014

friday favs [my holiday wishlist]

Friday, December 5, 2014
holiday wishlist

gosh is it that time again? time to give you the jist
and share with you fine folks my little wishlist?
this year i've kept it to just what i need,
and not gone all crazy and giddy with greed.

let's start with my favorite, a pretty new cape
over t-shirts and button downs this sure would drape
like the beautiful necessity that this piece sure is
and by getting it for me you're not gonna miss.

next up are two bags, and i know what you're thinking
does she really need two or has she been drinking?
well the answer is no, well ok  just a couple
see when shopping for bags, better make it a double!

are those ugg slippersyou're probably asking
why, yes, yes they are and they'll be great for basking
in the glow of the fireplace on those cold winter nights
as i'm sitting on the couch and downing wine flights.

now we come to our last item, a beautiful pair
stuart weitzman sure has quite the masterful flair
when it comes to boots that go over the knee
and i bet, no, i know, they'll look great on me!

so to you and your family, may you know only cheer
for this holiday season and into the new year!
and if you're reading this santa, in your jolly red suit,
i've been an awfully good girl, maybe bring me those boots?

Friday, November 28, 2014

black friday [lily's christmas list]

Friday, November 28, 2014
lily's christmas list

since you're probably out shopping [or at work wishing you were shopping] for your christmas/hannukah gifts, i thought i'd share what a little almost-9-month old baby girl would have on her christmas list.
  • eat: snap bibs! i've lily has wanted these bibs for a while now. they're super easy to clean all her messes
  • safety: the little miss is getting to the point where we'll need to switch from the baby car seat to a convertible one that stays in the car. we're thinking this britax advocate g4 [which tops the reviews list] is a great buy
  • play: lily's really been into picking things up and throwing them down [maybe she's a lunk?] so these and these blocks would be great for her to knock over [and maybe learn some a b c's]. and since she's been pulling up on everything, i think she'd enjoy this great activity table!
  • snuggle: lily loves snuggling with her bunnies by the bay silly buddy [that mom and dad picked up on their babymoon at fao schwarz in new york city] and i just know she's love mirabelle the bunny from bla bla kids. and you can't go wrong with an aden and anais blanket!
  • wear: mama has been buying up these stitches and soles moccs left and right. but we need want the platinum and butterscotch gold [she's a size 2 and needs a walker sole in beige on each]. they're the only shoes that stay on her feet! and lastly, with all that growing hair, we need some cute clips to keep it our of her face!
happy black friday shopping everyone!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

tuesday treats [spend/save: burberry colorblock poncho]

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
spend/save

ah, the burberry colorblock poncho. a gorgeous winter-weather accessory seen on celebs like olivia palermo.

i want it.

but shelling out $1,395 [plus another cool $300 for embroidery... because what's a poncho without my initials on it? nothing!] isn't in the cards.

luckily, freya stores came to the rescue with the near identical poncho for thousands less. i'm not that good at the maths, but this looks like a good deal to me. [plus you could take it to a tailor and have it monogrammed for not $300].

happy tuesday!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

wear it wednesday [versatility of hatch collection]

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
[hatch collection striped top (old, similar)]

[sorry about my face]

[gap boyfriend jeans (on sale!), coconuts booties via dsw (super old)]

[layered and long gold bar and turquoise bar]

i took outfit photos you guys! i technically have 2 outfits to share with you but the other set of pictures is on the other laptop, blah blah blah, excuses excuses, so i'm sharing this one today.

anywho, i don't know if you remember this top [mainly from my instagrams] but it's a hatch collection striped tee i got while pregnant and i love, love, love that i can take it from pregnancy to postpartum, there aren't many maternity pieces that could do that!

and, it makes an excellent breastfeeding top - no need for a cover! [tmi?]

i'm also love, love, loving my new necklaced from layered and long on etsy. the top bar has lily's birthday engraved in it sideways.

p.s. lily said "mama" to me yesterday! now to only get her to repeat it...

p.p.s. linking up with the pleated poppy!

p.p.p.s. guess what...


...dog butt! [i know, i'm 7. but beau really wanted in these pics. he told me]

[youuuuuu're welcome]