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family pictures

30 Apr

DSC_1508Hi friends!  Today I am sharing our family pictures.  We were fortunate enough to have my sister-in-law take some pictures of us as a family of three when we visited Washington last month.  She did an amazing job of capturing our family, and I am so excited to share some of them with you!

DSC_1525DSC_1640DSC_1598DSC_1510DSC_1683DSC_1783DSC_1841 DSC_17500DSC_1533DSC_1633 DSC_1586 DSC_1472You can check out more of Laura’s photos here.

sneak peek: new project

20 Apr

shapesGood morning friends! Here is a recent photo from my instagram. I am working on a new project that I am really excited about, and I thought I would show you a little sneak peek of it. This is just a tiny glimpse of the project but once it is completed I will share all the details so check back soon!

Happy Monday!

Entertaining Trick

12 Mar

sugar cookiesToday I wanted to share a quick entertaining trick with you.  If you are like me and don’t have any extra time on your hands, than any entertaining shortcuts are happily welcomed.  A fun trick I stumbled upon is when you make cookies, double or even triple the batch and put half of the dough in the freezer.  That way when you have guests over, you can just pull out your cookie dough from the freezer and throw them in the oven for quick, fresh baked cookies!

Happy Thursday!

Checking In

4 Mar

tummy time Hi!  I just thought I would quickly check in and post a picture of this cutie pie.  I am fighting a cold so I am trying to rest up during any down time Ruby gives me.  I am also drinking a lot of this.

Happy Wednesday friends!

Florida Vaca

26 Feb

florida_10Good afternoon!  This week has been little crazy but I thought I would check in and post a few instagram pictures from our Florida vacation.  We had so. much. fun!  I was pretty nervous for the airplane ride with Ruby but it ended up going pretty well.  The flight to Florida started a little rocky but once we were in the air things went pretty well, and the flight attendants even gave us a free drink!  Here are a few of the photos from our trip!florida_7florida_4

We rented a town house through airbnb and it worked out really well with Ruby.  We had our own space but also access to the attached condo’s amenities.  There were two pools and hot tubs and it sat right on Miami Bay.florida_3florida_6

My favorite past time was taking drinks and snacks to the cabanas and just camping out for hours.  We took our bassinet attachment to our stroller and Ruby would just nap right there.  It was heaven.florida_9florida_11florida_12

Our other favorite thing to do was walk.  It is so cold in Wisconsin right now so we never get to take Ruby on walks.  It was fun to walk along the bay or walk to a restaurant because everything was close by.florida_5 florida_8

We already want to go back again!

Years and Years

23 Feb

Jonathan stumbled on this band the other day, and now I am obsessed with them.  Isn’t this song catchy?!  I am really into the lead singer’s voice.

I also recommend checking this song out.

What do you think?

Pretty Donuts

18 Feb

imageHow are you today?  It is insanely cold here in Milwaukee so Ruby and I are staying indoors and trying to keep warm.  I am starting to get some cabin fever so I have been brainstorming some fun things to do around the house.

And, while brainstorming, I stumbled upon these donuts!  Aren’t they the most beautiful donuts you have ever seen!   I think Ruby and I will be making these soon! You can find out how to make them here.

Happy Wednesday!

(Photo via Paper and Stitch)

A Little Shower Trick

16 Feb

shower 1Here is a little trick I recommend trying in your shower: hang eucalyptus branches on your shower rod.  I got this idea from here the other day and thought I would try it.

Jonathan and I were just talking about how it would be nice to have a plant in the shower.  And, with the craziness of having a newborn we haven’t had time to fully materialize that plan.  But, hanging eucalyptus branches in the shower is such an easy alternative!  When the steam hits the leaves it gives off such a wonderful, foresty scent.

Would you try it?

Ruby Cutie

28 Jan

DSC_0066_2Hi friends!  Taking a quick breather from the world of motherhood!  I wanted to show you this cute picture our friend took of Ruby and I.  That hat!  I. can’t. handle. it!

Life has been kinda busy for us lately as Jonathan’s parents came to visit us the other weekend, and then my grandma and great aunt came after they left.  It was so fun having family visit us and help out with Ruby.  We had so much fun with everyone, and wish they could stay forever!

This week is especially crazy too as Jonathan is on call all week and then we fly to Florida this weekend.  I am very excited to get out of town for a week and see the sunshine.  And, you should see the cute swimsuits I have for Ruby.  It may be too much cute that I won’t even be able to handle it!

Have a great Wednesday!

pregnancy update

22 Oct

baby bump 37 wks

Yesterday I hit 38 weeks!  I cannot believe how close we are getting to when we get to meet this sweet baby girl!  I have started having contractions on and off the past few days and although they are probably just Braxton Hicks, I am hoping they turn into something soon!

Jonathan and I are starting to feel ready as we have most of the important stuff like a car seat and the crib.  The nursery still has a ways to go but it is really starting to come along.  Jonathan painted the walls the other weekend and we have the mobile in place!  I hope to share pictures of it once it starts looking a little more finished.

The above baby bump photo was taken at 37 1/2 weeks.