Thursday, July 19, 2018

5 Tips On How To Live In The Now For Busy Moms

Hi Everyone! As you know I am on a few week vacation with my husband and our sweet little girl. I am having Kristle from Mama’s Way take over the blog for today. Take it away Kristle!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Cheers To Four Years!


Last Thursday, my husband and I celebrated our four year wedding anniversary. We went to one of my favorite teppanyaki restaurants in Southern California called Bari Bari. If you are ever in the area of Yorba Linda - you MUST go!  We ended up grabbing a thrifty's ice cream after dinner too!

If you would like to read more about our wedding and details, come read along here. (I am working on getting some of the details up on this new blog, but until then...there ya go!)

My hubby came home with these beautiful blue and white flowers. I'm usually not one for flowers, but these are so pretty and fun! Kenzie even leaned in to smell them too! 
We took a little family photo shoot and I was asked by a few people where my top was from so I figured I'd share that with you! I actually found it at TJ Max, but I am in the process of finding similar tops and will do a post soon with all the outfit details!

I also asked on Instagram which color Lipsense to wear to dinner. I was between Caramel Apple Diamond and Fleur De Lisa and the majority voted Caramel Apple Diamond. If you are looking to purchase a lipsense, I highly recommend checking out Lips & Legos on instagram. (I Do not work for lipsense, I just really like their products!)

Which color would you choose?

Since we don't have Time Warner Cable and live too close in proximity to the Dodger Stadium, we cannot watch the games on TV (Which drives hubby insane) So I have been following along on Twitter and trying to keep up when I can. His app on his phone to watch games doesn't always work either since we live "too close" to the stadium. How does that make sense? The Dodgers really need to get back on normal TV. I am not about to change my entire cable provider just to watch the Dodger games. So frustrating. 
Luckily I have some awesome followers/friends who keep me in the loop and update me!

Weekend Plans

Well, we have a busy weekend ahead of us. On Friday evening we will be heading to the Dodger game to support my brother-in-law, Saturday I have my friends babies First Birthday Party and Sunday we have another Dodger game we are attending. My brother-in-law has been KILLING it for the Dodgers so we are SO proud and happy for him! If you want to follow along on my crazy weekend or just want a little glimpse in my daily life- make sure to follow me on Instagram & Snapchat. (I post the most on those two!)

What are your weekend plans?

Monday, July 9, 2018

Weekend Recap

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If you follow along on instagram or snapchat then you know my weekend was full of baseball games in extreme heat!  My brother-in-law was just traded to the Dodgers so I    am super excited that we will be able to go to more games since they are closer to home for us!

On Friday evening my husband and I started packing for our big trip coming at the end of the month. I knew that the next few weeks are going to be pretty hectic so I wanted to get a head start on packing. I am not one of those last minute packers. I don't know how people do it! I start to panic just thinking about forgetting something.  I did, however, manage to make some cute shirts for Kenz and my niece to wear to games and my mother-in-law made the cutest skirts for the girls!  We all got matching blue Nikes too. 


Once Saturday came around, my husband woke up and told me his brother missed his flight. Apparently he didn't realize he had to be there an hour before check-in. So they wouldn't let him on the plane. He had to catch another plane later on and ended up showing up to the game after it started. It worked out for us, because we were running around and didn't make it until after the first pitch anyways. We grabbed some lunch and drinks before the game and then made our way to the busy stadium.  It was literally the hottest day and our seats were in the direct sunlight. Kenzie was getting pretty antsy, so my mother and law and I walked around and cooled off in the shade. Everyone at the stadium was hot and miserable. I mean, sweat was dripping in places it shouldn't. It was pretty bad. 

Dress | Bow

On Sunday we grabbed an early lunch before he had to go to the field, and then we made our way to the hotel to swim and rest. It was another hot day, but not nearly as bad as Saturday.  He pitched at the end of the game and did really well! Unfortunately, they still lost but we were excited that he did so well. The two teams play again next weekend at Dodger Stadium so we will be back at it again next weekend. Follow along on my instagram stories or snapchat to see some behind the scenes fun!


Linking up with the lovely Biana sharing my weekend recap.
How did you spend your weekend?  Who is your favorite baseball team?

Friday, July 6, 2018

Five on Friday

Happy Friday! Finally, right? What a strange week it has been since the 4th of July fell on a Wednesday. Is it just me or is this year just flying by? How is it July already? We are halfway through the year. Crazy.

This summer has already been filled with SO many activities and weekend trips that I haven't really gotten a chance to unpack and the laundry keeps piling up. We have a 2 week trip to Nebraska in a few weeks to see my husbands family and they finally get to meet Mackenzie, so I know I have a lot to do beforehand and I'm trying to find the time to get anything done around here! I know I only have one child, but how does one get all the things done?! Tips are always appreciated, mamas!

We had some big news in the family on the 4th-- my brother-in-law got traded from the Reds to the Dodgers, which means we will be able to go to a lot more home games! My husband and I are pretty excited about it.  Turns out, this weekend they play the Angels which is pretty close to our house! I need to just start buying generic baseball gear, because now I have Tampa Bay, Cubs, and Reds gear that I most likely will never wear again. I keep telling myself, "generic baseball stuff from here on out."
Now, let's jump into my Five On Friday: Friday Favorites...

[1] Currently obsessing over rompers. Anytime I browse shops online or when I go to the mall, I have been looking for the perfect romper. I've never owned one before but I feel like now is a good time to hop on that trend... I know, I'm a little late to the party.
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[2] Our Bedtime routine. Kenzie usually goes down between 8:30-9 and she plays until she gets sleepy.  Once she goes down, I catch up on my TV shows. I am currently loving The Bold Type.

[3] Since it has been so hot lately, my husband and I have been craving Acai bowls as a snack/light meal. We have been frequenting Nektar which is a yummy juice bar near our home. They can get pretty pricey so I plan to start making my own soon. We have been going out of town so often that I haven't wanted to go to the store and have everything spoil. So once we get back from our Nebraska trip, it's game on!

[4] We have been spending as much time in the pool with Kenzie, since she of course loves the water! And it really tires her out and I noticed she sleeps so much better through the night when she goes for a swim. That's a win for me! She loves this pool float because she can kick and splash and play and it beats holding her the entire time, which could get tiring. I also love that it shades her so she's not directly in the sun the entire time.

Similar one here

[5] Since we will be heading to baseball games the next few weekends, I knew I had to keep my baby girl as cool as possible. I purchased these cooling towels before our river trip so that I could keep her cool while on the boat.  I also used it while she took a nap in the boat. (I snuck in a nap too!-- Don't mind my super white skin!)

What are your summer plans? 
What TV shows are you currently loving right now?

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Fourth of July Recap

I hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July! We got to celebrate our baby girls FIRST fourth.
On Tuesday night we walked around the lake and got a spot to watch the boat parade. In my parents neighborhood, they decorate their boats for the fourth of July and have music, food trucks, and a boat parade. I was surprised at the turnout considering the 4th landed in the middle of the week this year. Since it doesn't get dark till after 8:30, the parade didn't start until 9 (Which is after Kenzie's normal 8:30 bedtime, but she was a trooper and stayed up to watch it. She ended up falling asleep on the way back to the house. I will call that a win)

On Wednesday, we headed over to my parents house to make breakfast and spend the day with them. I made pancakes, eggs, and bacon. Kenzie even got some pancakes of her own.
After breakfast I was exhausted for some reason so I took a little nap. When I woke up, we took Kenz swimming. She loves the water so much so I knew she would have fun! She loves splashing the water.

I celebrated and drank a beer. Whoo hoo! I know, it's not an "American" beer, but it's all I had available at the time. I wasn't complaining. After swimming we ate some snacks-- 7 layer dip (I shared the recipe here), stuffed jalapenos, and  fruit. What is it about snacking on Holidays? I may have over-indulged a little too much and a light salad is on today's menu...

We BBQ'd Ribs, corn on the cobb and had my favorite beef rice pilaf for dinner.  It was the perfect end to a perfect, relaxing day.  My baby girl has been teething pretty bad, so she wasn't the normal happy baby. She ended up projectile vomiting all over when I tried putting her down for bed. Luckily I was there and she didn't choke on it, but I felt so bad and was scared for her. She's never done this before but I think the teething definitely hasn't helped. (Or she just partied way too hard?-- totally kidding) So if you have a life changing teething solving method, please share!!!!!!

She's been feeling so much better today thankfully and she is celebrating being 9 months old! I'll share about that tomorrow, so until then, here is an adorable photo of her:

How did you spend your 4th? I would love to hear about it.  How do you feel about it being on a Wednesday this year? Did that interrupt your normal plans?