Hey Hey! It’s Friday!

TGIF!  And Happy Independence Day!  I hope you’re wearing your best Red White and Blue, and have fun celebratory plans today!

Here’s what I was up to this week:

1. My weekend seemed a bit of a blur. I was sick.  It thankfully wasn’t an “I can’t move off the sofa” kind of sick.  Just a stuffy nose and cough.  Could have been worse.

2. I traveled to the mall on Wednesday (dangerous) to pick up some tiny toiletries at Sephora for my sister as a fun honeymoon gift.  I spent WAY too much, but had a great time!  I also picked up this new Ellen Tracy dress at Macy’s to wear for all the wedding festivities.  So pretty!  Next week is shoe shopping… I’m in desperate need of shoes.

3. I bought some beautiful snap dragons at Trader Joe’s this week, and popped them into my tarnished silver pitcher.  They look really pretty together.  I actually prefer my silver tarnished, if it is a nice tarnish.


4. Elizabeth has been hilarious – every time I get her up from a nap, she’s usually sitting up, peeking at me over the crib bumper.  Makes me laugh every time!

5. Speaking of Elizabeth, we spent some family time outside on Sunday, watching Daddy wash the cars.  I got 6 mosquito bites, but it was fun to all be together, having fun.


Let me know what you’ve been up to in the comments below!  Have a great weekend!

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Easter Baskets for Little Ones


It came and went – Elizabeth’s first Easter!! I’ll be sharing pics on Friday, but wanted to talk about her Easter basket.

I debated for a while about whether it was worth putting together an Easter basket for her, since she’s only 6 months old.  But once I started gathering items, I had such a good time!  And I think she liked everything, because every single item went straight to her mouth.  Which is baby code for “I love this!”.

I made sure that the items I gathered were not expensive and were age appropriate.  Most of the items I found at the Target dollar section or their separate Easter area in the back of the store.

Where would we be without Target??

First off, some tips on items to look for when you’re shopping for a baby under 1.  I tried to find a few things that were either colorful or moved.  It kept my daughter’s attention!  You also can’t go wrong with books, in my opinion.  Books have legs well beyond that time immediately after a holiday.  And, finally, keep it cheap and cheerful!  Honestly, do babies need expensive things?

So let me show you what I got Elizabeth!  I’ll try to link to what I can!
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Hey Hey! It’s Friday!

Yippee!  Friday!  Here’s some highlights from this week.

1.  Our little one decided she was comfortable to sit up on her own!  It’s pretty exciting, but makes us realize how quickly she’s growing.

2. I did a smidge of shopping.  I was on the hunt for a Spring dress, and was striking out all over town (went to my tried-and-true stops: Target, Ross, T.J. Maxx…).  I finally found a dress (not necessarily spring, though) at Old Navy.  And all the dresses are currently on sale, so I scored this one for $15! Stripes are my favorite obsession right now!cn7667839

3. I’m officially obsessed with the Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Pretzel Slims.  Pretzels covered with dark chocolate.  Yum!  I’m so obsessed, I had to buy two bags this week.  I was trying to be strong and save the second bag for our road trip today, but I couldn’t hold out.

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