Happiness // No.8

Friday, November 22, 2019

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Happy Friday, my friends! It has been a pretty good week. A fast one, but good nonetheless. 

This weekend, I am looking forward to not really having much planned, and just spending time with my hubby and babies. Since I've gone back to working full time, I really value the time I get with them on Saturday and Sunday. The weekdays seem to fly by, and evenings are so busy with dinner, bath time, and getting prepared for the next day... I feel like we don't get much quality time together before bedtime. I would love to know how some of you mamas with multiple little ones manage your evenings! 

Anyways, here are a couple of little things this week that brought me happiness...

Marin's Toddler Room

Thursday, November 21, 2019

We passed Marin's half birthday point the other she is officially 2 1/2 years old and I can't believe how fast time is flying by. I feel like she was just my little baby... and now we are thinking about how to transition her out of her crib and into a toddler room. 

I already love a lot of the things we have in her room, so when starting to plan for the change from a nursery to a toddler-friendly space, I decided that I want to reuse quite a bit. We will get some new furniture, and a couple new decor items, but then rework what is already there

Bodhi Christopher

Friday, November 8, 2019

Well, it only took me three months to finally get around to posting this...but we welcomed our precious baby boy on Monday, August 5th at 3:52 pm. He was 21 inches long and 7 lbs 14 oz. 

Aaron and I have always liked unique names, so when we found out we were having a boy, we both loved Bodhi right off the bat and agreed that would be his first name. His middle name (Christopher) is after Aaron's older brother, who passed away in 2010. 

Nursery Plans for Baby Boy

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

I have loved putting together ideas for the nursery each time I have been pregnant. Marin's room is very minimal and modern - but light and airy too. You can see pictures of it here (at our old house). I will have to do an updated post on her room at our new house! 

For Baby Boy, I kept things modern (with my favorite mid-century flare), but also incorporated a bit more color and some vintage-looking pieces. We haven't been able to put it together yet, as our house is currently in renovation mode. We have three bedrooms right now, but are creating a fourth bedroom/master suite on the lower level - so once that is completed and we can all shift rooms, there will be a space open for little man! Fingers crossed we can get that accomplished by the time he is ready to be in his own room ;)

Happiness // No.7

Friday, June 21, 2019

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I used to do little posts like this on a weekly, or (let's be realistic) semi-weekly basis. Just a quick post to reflect on the week and jot down some of the things that have made me happy or that I am grateful for.

Now that I have started blogging a bit again, I'd like to start including these posts again as I think it is a really good practice to have in life - a small way to keep grounded and positive

Pregnancy Essentials // 2nd Time Around

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

pregnancy must-haves

I shared a list of my favorite pregnancy items a couple years ago when I was expecting Marin, so I wanted to be sure to share an updated list for this second pregnancy. 

Some of the items are the same as last time (cough, cough....Tums)...but I've also added some new things that I've discovered and been loving this time around! 

Marin's 2nd Birthday Party

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Marin will be turning two this coming Saturday (excuse me while I burst into tears lol)...and we had her birthday party this past weekend with all of our family & friends. It was SO much fun! Parties are seriously so much work to plan and pull off, but it was worth it in the end because everyone had a great time and Marin had a blast all weekend long.

Sephora Sale Picks

Friday, May 3, 2019

It's that time again...Sephora's best sale of the year is here! It is the perfect time to stock up on some of your favorites, or finally add those luxury wish list items to your cart. You know, the ones that are maybe a bit more expensive than you would typically like to spend? 

VIB Rouge members can use "HEYROUGE" for 20% off.
VIB members can use "HEYVIB" for 15% off. 
Beauty Insiders can use "HEYINSIDER" for 10% off. 

The sale is running now, through May 6th...both in stores and online. I wanted to share some of the items that I picked up, along with some of the rewards items that are available to use your Beauty Insider points towards right now! 

Weekend // Newport Aquarium

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Last weekend was so much fun! Marin and I traveled down to Newport, KY to visit my parents and go to the Newport Aquarium. We head down on Friday evening after I left work, so we could get up first thing on Saturday morning and get the day started.  

Empties // Spring 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019

I definitely want to get back into posting on here more regularly. It was nice to step away for a bit, but I missed the blogging community over the past 8-ish months! So here I am, with two posts in one week - baby steps, right? 

I've been trying my best to not purchase too many new beauty and skin care items without finishing what I already have first. I was able to hit empty on quite a few things over the past month, so I wanted to share some of them and let you know my final thoughts on each item.
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