Friday, May 25, 2018

Marin's 1st Birthday



My little bird turned one year old last Friday! 

I can't believe it - this year has totally flown by... and Marin is looking more and more like a toddler, and less like a baby every day. In all honesty, it has been really bittersweet watching my daughter get older - because while it is so exciting to see her learn and grow with each stage, I feel this underlying sadness that she is not a baby anymore. It is hard to explain, do any of you other mamas out there get this same feeling?? 

Anyway, we had her 1st birthday party last Sunday up in Akron with all of our friends and family. It was held at Aaron's parent's house, mainly in their backyard, which was amazing because the weather was perfect and all the kids could run around and play!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Mother's Day 2018



This past weekend could not have been more perfect. Even thought I was 36 weeks pregnant with Marin last year at this time...this was my first Mother's Day with her here, so it was super special. Aaron has been celebrating this day for me for quite a few years now, since I have been in Aubrey's life & helping raise her, since she was 4 years old. So it wasn't my first Mother's Day, but it was still a special one. I think this might even be my new favorite day of the year!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Recent Empties


Cruelty free skin care

Hi friends - long time no see! I had to take a little step away from blogging for a few weeks because life got crazy. We lost a person at work for awhile, so I was picking up extra duties in the office and also clocking some major overtime on the nights and weekends. In addition to my work life exploding, we've been working on the house again and getting all the planning ready for Marin's first birthday. Busy, busy! 

I wanted to share some products that I've recently used up. I like reading posts like this to learn about new things, and get people's honest opinions on them...so I hope you like reading them too. Let me know if you have tried any of these things, or what you have used up recently!


Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday Roundup 4.2




Happy Friday, my friends!

I think it is going to be a beautiful weekend here in Columbus, so we are going to spend as much time outside as possible. We want to get some yard work done at the house (well "want" is a strong term considering I loathe yard work)... but I also want to make sure we get in some time at the park with Marin. 

I'm sharing some of my favorite links and items found this week on the good ole interweb - keep reading below to check them out!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Recent Beauty Haul



I've picked up a few new beauty items recently and wanted to share them with you guys!

It's a bit of a mixed bag - with a little bit of skin care and a couple cosmetics. I've had some time to try everything out, so I can share some opinions (so far) too. All these items have been purchased this past month at either Ulta, Target, or Whole Foods.

*These are all cruelty free brands, but I will note that Burt's Bees is owned by a parent company that is NOT cruelty free.