Saturday, May 23, 2015

SOPHIA'S {FIRST} GARDEN


Yesterday Sophia and my dad spent the afternoon planting Sophia's very first garden. We had a spot in our backyard where we used to have a pool so we decided to make a little garden instead! I've never planted my own garden so I was glad my dad was there to help Sophia.

They planted corn, tomatoes, and eggplant while Jax and I sat on a blanket next to them. I took pictures and Jax found a piece of grass and was entertained with that the entire time. We plan on getting more vegetables to plant. I'm wanting some peppers and cucumbers! After they were done planting Sophia ran to me and said, "Mommy, that was so fun!" I can't wait for everything to start growing because I know Sophia will just love it!



Wednesday, April 8, 2015

JAX | FIVE MONTHS + A GIVEAWAY

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On March 24th you turned FIVE months old! One more month until you are half a year old! I don't know how this is possible!

w e i g h t | I haven't weighed you since you were at your last doctors appointment but I wouldn't be surprised if you are weigh 25 pounds already! You are still wearing size 9-12 month clothes and wearing a size 4 diaper!!! I'm pretty sure that's the size you're sister was wearing at 2 years old when we decided to potty train her!

e a t s | Another month of exclusively breastfeeding complete! We are one month away from our first goal! We really aren't on a schedule since I just feed you on demand. I'd say about every 3-4 hours you are nursing. I finally decided to pump over the weekend and tried to give you a bottle but you wouldn't take it. 5 months of no bottles or pacifiers! The complete opposite of your sister!

s l e e p | Your sleep schedule is still about the same as last month. I guess I can't complain too much when it comes to your sleep schedule because you are already sleeping more through the night than your sister did! I'm still having a hard time with your naps since you will only sleep on top of me. I try to lay you down but as soon as I do, you wake up. So I just lay down with you until you wake up. We are also still co-sleeping! 

l o v e s | You LOVE your sister! Any noise or movement she makes puts a huge smile on your face! You also love all your teething toys. And here lately you've been loving the TV. In the mornings I put you in your bouncer in front of the TV while I get your sister ready for school. I keep Baby First on and you LOVE the show VocabuLarry. You still love rolling over and all the cuddles from mommy! 

d i s l i k e s | You still don't like your carseat or not being able to see me. You don't like sleeping with a blanket on you. As soon as I cover you up with a blanket you kick it right off. Sophia is the same way.

m i l e s t  o n e s | We are getting so close to you sitting up on your own. Almost there! This month you started reaching for things you want more. You also sound like you are saying "MomMomMom" when you need me! I'm already counting it as your first words! 

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AND now for the Giveaway!!




The lovely Sonya from A Gray Rainbow is giving away Milkies Milk Savers and Milkies Freeze! This is perfect for all of my mama friends who are nursing their little ones! If you aren't familiar, Milkies Milk Savers simply slips into your bra cup and collects your leaking breast milk as you nurse - allowing you to not let that liquid gold go to waste! If you are nursing, planning on nursing or have a friend who is - enter below for a chance to win!




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Thursday, March 12, 2015

$50 ROCKSBOX GIVEAWAY!

Happy Thursday everyone! Today I am so excited to be joining Jana and several other lovely bloggers to bring you this Rocksbox giveaway! If you aren't familiar with it, Rocksbox is a jewelry subscription service that delivers designer jewelry straight to your door as many times a month as you like! Each box has 3 pieces of jewelry. You can wear the pieces as long as you want, then when you want new pieces, just send the old ones back and a new set will be on it's way to you in no time! If you want to keep any of your pieces, you can purchase them straight from your box at a members only discount!

Here's the best news: just in time for St. Patrick's Day 10 bloggers and myself are bringing you the chance to win a 6 month subscription to Rocksbox + $50 to spend on pieces from your box! How's that for a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?
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To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter below. Please be honest, as entries will be verified. The giveaway begins at 12:00 am EST on March 11th and will run until 11:59 pm EST on March 16th. Our winner will be announced on St. Patrick's Day. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. May the luck of the Irish be with you! :)

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE | 21 DAY FIX APPROVED!

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One of my favorite things about the 21 Day Fix meal plan is all the delicious meals/recipes that I have been finding on Pinterest! The other day I found a recipe for Strawberry Cheesecake that is 21 Day Fix approved. I am OBSESSED with strawberry cheesecake so I of course pinned it! {Recipe I pinned found here

Well today I finally decided to try this. It was so good and super easy to make! If you are doing the 21 Day Fix and want a desert or something new -- def try this! AND it will only count as 1 Red + 1 Purple container. 

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I N G R E D I E N T S
  • STRAWBERRIES (I used fresh Strawberries)
  • FAT FREE RICOTTA CHEESE
  • ONE PACKET OF TRUVIA
  • 1/2 TEASPOON OF VANILLA EXTRACT
  • DASH OF CINAMON
D I  R E C T I O N S
001 MIX TOGETHER RICOTTA CHEESE, TRUVIA, VANILLA EXTRACT AND CINAMON.
002 PLACE IN BOWL
003 TOP WITH STRAWBERRIES
004 E N J O Y!