Friday, May 12, 2017
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
During my little blog hiatus, we celebrated Easter with our family. This was Madeline's second Easter but her first was honestly a blur. It was during her fussy, colicky no-sleep phase so I hardly remember it. This year, though, was so much fun. Madeline is at such a fun age.
We started the morning off at home. The Easter Bunny came to visit Madeline and brought her these hide and squeak eggs, some Daniel Tiger toys, a stuffed bunny, and some cute bunny ears from the Target Dollar Spot.
Madeline was mostly obsessed with the fake grass in her basket. I ordered this cute Easter basket from the hospital when I was in labor and plan to set it out with her on Easter Eve each year.
No make-up and messy hair but I couldn't resist sharing this picture of our little bunny. We watched an Easter service on TV this year while our little one played and took her morning nap.
Then we all got dressed for brunch at our club. Madeline and I wore the Lilly hibiscus stroll dresses we got in the after party sale last year.
My parents and mother in law joined us at the club for brunch and Madeline was tickled to have all her grandparents in one place.
She met the Easter Bunny and thanked him for her basket. I think he was better received than Santa back during Christmas.
After brunch, Madeline participated in the egg hunt. She actually kind of got the hang of it and enjoyed putting the eggs in her tiny little basket.
This is one of my favorite pictures because this is definitely not her basket! Haha!
This was the best attempt at a family picture. We enjoyed celebrating such a special day with our girl.
We made it home in time for Madeline's afternoon nap and then enjoyed playing outside in the
Thursday, May 4, 2017
I didn't mean to take such a little hiatus from the blog. Things have been busy around here and I have lots of fun things to share soon.
We've been having lots of fun with our girl, including a family picnic on Easter weekend. Madeline loves playing outside, swinging on the swings, and eating so this was pretty much her dream activity.
There's been a lot of healthy eating while I was away.
And some splurges too. I'm such a sucker for a charcuterie tray and the one from Dilworth Tasting Room did not disappoint.
This super unfortunate incident happened. A blogger and online business owner's worst nightmare. Here's to hoping the genius bar can pull the hard drive.
More outside fun with my girl. We've enjoyed lots of play dates and park time with the weather being a great temperature. Charlotte has also had lots of rain recently so that has given me some time for work, too.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
The party lived up to all of my Pinterest dreams but I will definitely look forward to doing something smaller next year! Haha! Cleaning up was a little exhausting but I passed the decorations along to a fitness coaching client of mine to use for her daughter's birthday next month so I am happy they will continue to get use.
Monday, April 10, 2017
Happy Monday morning. This is Spring Break for our local school district so we are looking forward to a slower-paced week around here since I have this week off of tutoring and Madeline's music class. I'm definitely not hating that.
Corey was out of town for a friend's bachelor party this weekend so I took advantage and went out for girls' night on Friday. I wore my favorite lace top that for some reason Corey hates but I just love, love, love. I met a few girlfriends at Foxcroft Wine Company and we enjoyed a light dinner, a couple glasses of wine, and several hours of catching up.
Then, on Saturday, I got my workout in (22 Minute Hard Corps) and got showered and dressed to take Madeline to meet a friend for an Easter festival. She did not participate in the egg hunt because I was terrified she would be trampled but she enjoyed a nice picnic lunch outside, some strawberry ice cream, and friend time.
On Saturday evening she enjoyed her last bottle. I am not sad to put the million Dr. Brown's pieces away for good but I am a little sad that she is growing up so fast. I have really loved giving her her bottle every night. We slowly switched to sippy cups starting around 10 months but I hung on to this bedtime bottle. This girl loves her ba-ba so I was really worried about the transition affecting her sleep or it breaking her heart when she didn't get her bottle last night. Well, it didn't phase her at all. It was absolutely harder on me.
After she went to bed on Saturday, I tested out these two products. I've never used the R+F tanner before but I had had my nails done with this polish several times. I loved them both. I've tested out a lot of new beauty products lately so I'll share a round-up soon.
Corey arrived home early Sunday morning. Then, we headed to a local nursery to pick out some flowers for our front porch. Madeline and I got the ferns at Lowe's on Friday. When we came home, he played with Madeline and put her down for her nap while Riley and I removed the dead mums from the planters (yep, they were still there) and replaced them with pretty spring plants. I am loving this little spring refresh to our porch.
Anyone feel like this? Last month's free Crockpot + Clean Eating challenge was such a huge success. This month I am offering a 14 day free ab challenge - just in time for summer and swimsuit season. It will focus on nutrition and daily core exercises. Let me know in the comments if you are interested in joining - just make sure the reply feature is on or you leave an email address.