Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Packing Essentials: For Baby


  • diapers
  • night diapers
  • wipes
  • tylenol
  • thermometer
  • blankets
  • baby carrier
  • stroller
  • gas drops
  • nail clippers


  • onesies
  • outfits
  • jacket
  • pants
  • shirts
  • socks


  • swimsuits
  • hats
  • sunscreen
  • swim diapers
  • beach towel
  • sunglasses

Sleep Time

  • pack and play
  • sleepers
  • books
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • monitor

Diaper Bag

  • diapers
  • wipes
  • formula
  • bottles
  • toys
  • bib
  • spoons
  • food
  • burp cloth
  • changing pad
  • butt paste
  • extra outfit
  • nasal aspirator
  • fuzzy blanket
  • light blanket
  • diaper bags
  • formula divider
  • high chair cover

Bath time

  • bath tub
  • towels
  • wash cloths
  • soap
  • lotion
  • brush


  • bottles formula
  • sterilizer
  • drying rack
  • water
  • bottle brush
  • bibs
  • spoons
  • bowls
  • cereal
  • food
  • burp cloth
  • boppy
  • boppy cover
What other essentials can you think to add to the list?

Monday, July 14, 2014

Packing Essentials: For Her

So I am pretty positive I made the ultimate packing list (ha just kidding).  Well I tried my best really.  This list definitely took 3 drafts.  I had an "other" column on my list and I filled about 3/4 of that spot.  So now you should be ready and prepared to go almost anywhere (except maybe camping, ha)!

  • shirts
  • blouses
  • shorts
  • nike shorts
  • yoga pants
  • dresses
  • jacket
  • swim suit
  • pajamas
  • eye mask 
  • jeans
  • slacks
  • cardigan
  • beach shoes
  • tennis shoes
  • sandals
  • flip flops
  • sperrys
  • socks 
  • heels
  • wedges
Make up
  • mascara
  • face wipes
  • face wash
  • eyeliner
  • eye shadow
  • powder
  • blush
  • moisturizer
  • brushes
  • tweezers
  • eyelash curler
  • clarifying lotion
  • beach bag
  • sunscreen
  • beach towel
  • water shoes
  • body wash
  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • razor
  • shaving gel
  • sponge
  • pads
  • tampons
  • towel
  • lotion
  • deodarant
  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • q-tips
  • cotton balls
  • nail clippers 
  • perfume
  • phone charger
  • blanket
  • pillow
  • laptop
  • laptop charger
  • camera
  • batteries
  • umbrella
Comment below with anything you can think to add! I will make a comprehensive list in a pdf.  Soon I will be posting packing essentials for him and baby.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Oh Hey Friday: Vacation Plans

In just a few short days... six to be exact... I will be on my way to California with my Allison, my mom, my sister.  Cam will fly out and meet us there.  I must say that 21 hours in a car will be quite interesting with Allison... possibly crazy really.  Any vacationing tips with a baby would be greatly appreciated!  Below are a few places we will be visiting on our trip!
1. Disney Land- I can't wait to take a picture with Cameron, Ally & Mickey.  Allison just ADORES Mickey!
2. Roswall, NM- On the way up we will be stopping here and visiting a UFO musuem!
3. Hollywood- We will definitely spend a day here.  I am beyond excited!
4. Venice Beach- Okay so I am not 100% sure if we are going to Venice Beach, but we are going to a beach.  Last time we talked, this was what was decided.
5. Universal Studios- More scared than anything because I am definitely a fan of the more tamer rides.  Yes I am a wimp and no I am not scared to admit that.  Once upon a time my fiancĂ©, boyfriend at the time, and best friend decided to carry me all the way to the front of line at the batman ride in Six Flags.  It is safe to say I proudly walked all the way back and waited while they rode it.  Ha!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wedding: A Direction

Finally I decided on a direction for the wedding.  Definitely going to be a rustic chic wedding held in a barn with lights and chandeliers hanging from the ceiling.  We also finally decided on a for real wedding date.... June 12, 2015!  Yay!!  After looking at all the prices, we decided a friday wedding would be best.  I am also pretty... almost... well sort of certain about our wedding colors.  For sure blush/ light pink and gold.  I want a third color and I am on the fence about mint or a light turquoise.  Who knows what I will choose.  I have changed my mind several times already so let's hope these plans stick!
I know I definitely want a sparkler exit!

Love the lights and colors here.

This chandelier is just gorgeous!

Love the string lights.

I really want mason jar centerpieces.

Love the colors in the table scape!
Sources for pictures:
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Wedding Wednesday

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Allison's Six Month Pictures: Part 1

Here are the first half of Allison's six month pictures! Woo hoo.  She definitely was not happy that morning.  Allison is completely capable of sitting up by herself but as soon as I set her down to start posing, she started toppling over.  After that the water works started.  She didn't even fall, I totally caught her in time.  I guess maybe the different environment scared her.  They did turn out good though.  I am very impressed that the photographers caught some smiles.  Part 2 of her pictures will include her outfit change. :)

Monday, July 7, 2014


These pictures were taken back at the end of April when Allison was only four months.  She was not super excited about getting pictures as you can see...  But sure enough as soon as we got home and she pooped she was all smiles!  She still sure does look gorgeous, my little beauty!

Really, this one is my favorite.  Allison just looks so pretty here.  (Not that she doesn't look pretty all the time because she totally does!)

She's like, "Mom and dad can you not kiss me at the same time?"

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Allison is ACTUALLY 7 months today!

Did you see that?  That means I am officially caught up with all of her monthly pictures on her.  Sad thing is that y'all won't see any more monthly picture until after august 3rd!  I can't believe my sweet girl is seven months already.  It really is a beautiful thing to watch my little girl grow up.  She is such a perfect little blessing that always brightens my day.

She's like, "hey, my feet are so funny!"  On a side note, she really loves feet.  Her feet, my feet, your feet, every bodies feet!  She seriously start laughing if I start twisting my feet.