Thursday, September 29, 2011

hunter boots

My Hunter Wellies finally came and I have to say, I love them :) I can't wait to wear them this week so bring on the rain ;) 
They also didn't have any of that weird residue on them that I had heard about, just in case you were wondering. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

4 months ago life changed

Happy 4 Months, Bubbie! 

We can't believe it's been 4 months already. 
4 months ago you made us the happiest people on earth and you sure made your mama work hard for it :) 
You are such a blessing and make every day so much better than the last. 
I am the happiest girl when I see you smile, which you do a lot.
When you wake up in the morning and talk our ears off for an hour I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. 
You are growing so fast and learning new things every day. 
You love to be in your bouncer and play with all the different toys on it. 
You laugh when your daddy tickles you with his beard or when the puppies come close to your face.
You have such a strong grip now and I have to make sure my hair stays out of your reach. 
You roll over like a pro and love to be upright. I hope one day you will stop drooling though ;) 
I love your bald little head and your big blue eyes.
I secretly feel good about the fact that you only want your mama to rock you to sleep or calm you down when you're upset. (Don't tell your papa, even though he probably knows...)
I love to see how happy you are when we take your clothes off for bath time. I guess soon enough you'll be a teenager running around this house in only your underwear, just like your dad an uncles used to do. 

Please slow down little man. Don't grow so fast. I already miss the skinny little newborn you.

We love you so much.

Mama & Papa 

Monday, September 26, 2011

new faves

I love getting packages in the mail :) The unfortunate thing with packages is that it usually means you spent way too much money somewhere online... Well at least in my case it does. 

I'm away with my in-laws this week while the hubs is wrapping up work for this season, yay!
So I figured since I am gonna have some help with the bubs I may actually be able to get some reading in...

Am I delusional?? I'll let you know how it went...

So here is what I got:

(It's usually $25 but only $12.47 on Amazon, there are only a few lines for each day so it's perfect for this lazy bum)

The Help by Kathryn Stockett 

(I had to restrain myself from going to see the movie, I really wanted to read the book first)

(I am already drooling over all the wonderful inspiration) 

Any tips on books? What have you recently read or purchased? 

Friday, September 23, 2011


We went on a nice little family walk on Thursday, all 5 of us. There is a nice park just a few minutes from our house with a walking trail, playground and a baseball field. 

We both got on the swing set. I think it had been more than 10 years since I was on a swing ;) It was fun. I have no idea why we don't do this more often? Why do we stop doing silly things like that just because we grow up? 

The little guy took a nice long nap and the pups had a blast. Family time is the best :) 

Thursday, September 22, 2011


The hubs finally came home :) One more week and the season is over... 
Counting down the days.
So today we are enjoying his last off day before the end of the season.
Family time :) 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

fall festivals

Shirt: Tommy Hilfiger, Cardigan: Forever21, Pants: ONLY, Boots: Don't remember ;) 

Please ignore all the junk you see in the mirror right behind me. I obviously don't get around to cleaning much anymore. 
These days I am glad if I get a shower in every 3 days ;) That is why this outfit post is such a special event (applause is in order). I cut out my head since my hair was only up in a ponytail anyway. If you have a baby you know that having your hair down is pretty much the worst idea you could have, unless you enjoy the pain of tiny little hands yanking on it. 

I managed to leave the house to go to one of the fall festivals this weekend. My MIL came over to help out a little and we packed up the bubs and took him for a nice little stroll around the park to check out the arts&crafts vendors and get some food. We had fun and the little man was nice and tired that night. 

What do you guys love to do in the fall when the weather is still nice? 

The Missoni for Target Giveaway has just started so make sure you enter to win here :) 

Friday, September 16, 2011

fall style inspiration

I put together one of my favorite styles for the fall right now.
I got the shirt from Target for only $8 and recently got some awesome boots from Timberland that are very similar to these. 
Love the leather jacket but not the price tag... a girl can dream right? 
I am a sucker for fossil bags just ask the hubby ;) so this would totally be on my list. 
I am planning on looking for a similar beanie on Etsy. 

What do you guys think? What are your faves for the fall? 

Fall Fave

Thursday, September 15, 2011

hunter boots 50% off

Hello you lovelies, I just have to share an awesome deal with you today...
I just ordered these puppies for an amazing discount you won't find anywhere else.
This is what happens when the hubs is on the road and I am all by myself with the bean... 

image via gilt groupe

First of all, I am not getting paid to tell you about GILT Groupe. I found a link on someone else's blog and just signed up. 

I actually didn't even think I'd order anytime soon but then they had to offer this amazing discount on those Hunter Boots that I've had an eye on for a while... So I couldn't resist :) 

Here is the link to GILT just in case you would like to get some of these lovelies for yourself. They had a ton of styles and colors but you gotta be fast before they sell out. The sales ends on the 17th. They also offer great discounts on other stuff for your home or kids. 

Also, I am so excited to host an awesome giveaway soon... 

Just a hint: I scored something amazing at Target for you all that is kinda hard to come around these days ;) 

So make sure to check back for that. 

Now get yourself some wellies, you know you want to :)

image via here

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

an irresistible laugh

So I haven't blogged in waaay too long and my sis-in-law who just recently discovered her love for blog reading demanded I write a new post :)

sis-in-law just got married in August :) 

Well here it is sis :) 

I don't wanna make any excuses but my priorities have been mostly with the little bean. 
He keeps me busy all day and sometimes even during the night. I can't believe he is 3.5 months already. Time just flies. We have had the most incredible time with him and can't wait to see what else he has in store for us.

Since the hubs has been working all summer (2 more weeks, yay for the end of baseball season) I've been doing this mostly by myself and I have to say, hats off to you single moms out there!!! I can't wait to spend some real family time this off-season.

Little man doesn't care if mommy doesn't get to blog :) If I'm lucky he goes to sleep around 10pm, if I'm lucky... Trying to do anything on the computer with one hand is no fun so I've been neglecting my bloggy friends big time. I try to keep reading my favorites but it makes me want to keep up with my own blog even more.

No one tells you how much of yourself you give up once you have a child. Don't get me wrong. I am by no means complaining he is the best thing that's ever happened to me. I just truly didn't realize that I wouldn't be doing anything for myself except try to take a shower every 3 days. I know a lot of momma bloggers write their post in the early morning hours and I think that's awesome. However, if I don't get at least a few hours of continuous sleep I will lose my mind the next day and that's not really fair to the bean. I'm just one of those people that need more sleep than others to function properly. Always been that way.

How do you mommas out there get things done with a new baby? 

We have been taking tons of pictures and videos and I decided to share one with you guys. If you're even still reading... Hopefully this little video will make up for some of my absence. 

Baby laughs are the best :)