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]

Monday, November 10, 2014

mama monday [a little mama update]

Monday, November 10, 2014
as per usual i've been majorly sucking at blogging consistently. but you know, daylight savings time. [did you buy that excuse? no? ok me neither].

today, i wanted to give you all a quick update on this post. i was in a bit of a fashion funk and vowed to do 3 things:
  1. exercise regularly
  2. organize my clothes
  3. outfit plan 
i'm happy to say i've been doing pretty darn good on all 3 counts.

i started a new workout called the kayla itsines bikini body and i. absolutely. love. it. it's a circuit workout that takes 28 minutes 3x a week [along with some cardio and stretching - i still do my yoga!] and i do it in my little bedroom after lily goes to sleep. not only do i feel about a million times better, but i can see results! i give you exhibit a:

[exhibit a]


i've also taken the time to weed out my closet and only leave in things i wear regularly. it's not quite a capsule wardrobe, but i'm slowly moving towards that. i'm continually adding things for sale to my threadflip so check it out if you want!

as for outfit planning - i'm still not quite at planning for the whole week, but the night before i have a very good idea of what i'll be wearing the following day. and since my closet only includes things that actually fit me/i love, it's been easier getting dressed!

now if only i started taking outfit pictures again...

happy monday!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

thursday tales [8 month update]

Thursday, November 6, 2014
[the best picture we could get of miss squirms & wiggles who kept trying to snatch the chalkboard]

happy 8 months to our little babycakes lily! she's made some amazing strides since the last update:
  • still no teeth!
  • crawls like a champ
  • started standing [assisted, of course]
  • started pulling herself up in her crib [and peeking over the top!]
  • taking a few very assisted steps [especially when holding onto her vtech sit'n'stand]
  • working on her pincer grip
  • "talking" up a storm [particularly saying "dada" to my husband's extreme pleasure. in my defense, she calls me dada, beau dada, her toys dada, etc.]
  • up to 2 full jars of baby food [beechnut!], a breast milk/formula combination for day care [we do 1/2 breast milk, 1/2 formula and she seems to love it. just in time too as my production has taken a big dip!] and nursing in the morning and at night
lily likes: standing up in her crib, toys that make noise, people watching, eating, iphone/ipad/remotes [pretty sure that one is never going to change], chasing beau, day care, and hamming it up for pictures.

lily dislikes: being in the car seat for too long [although she was a champ during our recent trip to visit jason's family], not getting attention, and being dried off after bath time.

this coming month we'll slowly start introducing some more adult foods to her [there was an unfortunate incident with some beechnut chicken that she didn't like a all - mommy ate the rest] as she works on her pincer grip and will be waiting for some tooths to finally make their appearance [there's been a lot of teething but no teeth!].

to quote a little song i keep hearing on the radio: lily, "for all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you". love you, sweetness.