Now that the hustle and bustle of Christmas is over we can all enjoy slowing things down a bit. We had such a great but mellow Christmas this year, and I loved being surrounded by both of our families. It makes things so much easier that both of our parents live in the same town! We get to hop from house to house with out feeling too overwhelmed. The older your kids get I think the better Christmas gets. Dekker loved Christmas, but definitely didn’t care too much about the opening part of presents. I think his favorite part is being surrounded by so many people. He is such a people person that he gets so excited whenever we are visiting our families: no time to eat, cuddle, or sit for more than five seconds. My busy busy little two year old. Now that things are slowing down it is time for New Years! I am really not a huge New Years person, but I LOVE going back and reminiscing on the year. In 2016 we have lived in two different cities, had our one year wedding anniversary, began the terrible twos, and MADE A BABY! Bring on 2017; as we get to open it up in a few weeks with another little blessing!
We are less than two weeks away from Christmas, and if you are anything like me this year than you probably STILL haven’t finished shopping. Wait I think this is every year not just this one..eek! I have no idea why I do this to myself, because it seriously stresses me out!! haha. Maybe it is the thrill of trying to get everything done last minute, or maybe I just can’t seem to think about Christmas before Thanksgiving so I always feel rushed. Also the men in my life are always a challenge. There are only so many gadgets and tools in the world(my husband may beg to differ). Girls are easy because hello CLOTHES, ACCESSORIES, SHOES… the list is end list and we can never have too many of any of these things. I’ve teamed up with JORD wood watches to share an awesome gift idea for the men(or women) in your life. My husband does not dress up very often, and he loves his early Christmas present from JORD. He is able to wear this cool unique watch during the holidays. They are great quality wooden watches which are so cool, and I think they look pretty dang good on my hubby as you can see. I have a $25 instant gift code for all of my followers if you click on this >>$25 GIFTCODE<< use it while it lasts! It will expire on 2/28/2017. They have a big variety of colors and different shapes and prices, so you have to go check them out! My husband is wearing the watch linked HERE! These watches do not disappoint , and are the perfect gift for you to shop from the comfort of your own couch! Enjoy!
This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches
I know everyone always says that when their babies become a year older they just can’t believe it, but really I CAN NOT! Once I have baby #2 I am sure it will seem more real that I have a two year old, but until then it is just so crazy to me. A TWO year old!!! He is such a big boy. He is definitely always on the go, but in all the right moments this one is such a sweetheart. He still snuggles with me daily, and always makes sure to give his mama hugs and kisses. And with that said, a second later he is all about playing ninja turtles, running around and always wanting to go on a walk, and of course making a big mess of everything! He is particular about pretty much everything and I find it so funny because his dad is definitely this way too. We have a book in that we write in about whats going on with Dekker, but I always like to write on here as well. And honestly I write on here WAY more than in his book.. I really need to write in that more often. haha. So this morning he decided to climb in his dresser drawer and get baby Vicks vapor rub and paint my walls.. it was lovely! Sometimes you just laugh at this moments though and I love my crazy boy. Happy number 2 Dekker Drew, we love you!
I am almost 28 weeks with my baby boy! YAY! I finally have started shopping for my little man which is always so exciting getting those teeny tiny clothes. Also great news.. I don’t get sick every day. Occasionally I do but for the most part I am feeling so much better. As for my wardrobe, my pants are definitely snug! So who needs pants when you can find cute maternity dresses that are SO comfy and cute. I personally think dresses are more comfy when you are pregnant over yoga pants, and I wear a lot of yoga pants. haha. My first pregnancy I never bought one maternity item, but this time I am caving! PinkBlush has the cutest maternity clothes for a good price, and every item I have received I have loved. The holidays are coming up, and this dress is so perfect for that. Oh wait it gets even better… PinkBlush also has non maternity wear that is just as cute. I have linked a few cute items perfect for the holidays and fall wear below!
Plaid Maternity Tunic : Cute with some leggings and booties!
Accent knit Dress : Love this simple dress!
Non Maternity olive green suede elbow top: For you non pregos!
Head over to my Instagram for a GIVEAWAY with Pink Blush!
So I remember when we first started Dekker on brushing his teeth, and he did not necessarily love it, but he has grown to loving it. This makes it SO much easier for Cody and I, so we don’t have a screaming melt down to deal with every time. I know as a kid it was not necessarily my favorite thing to do, but it has to be done. Those dental bills can creep up on you really fast. haha. And since Dekker’s initials are DDS and my grandfather was a Dentist, people always joke about him being a Dentist when he is older. What really made things easier for us was having our tooth brush out as well, and we would brush with him. I always brush his first and then let him do it on his own, because every toddler wants to do everything on there own. I sit him on the counter which works for us, and let him put his tooth brush in the water and in his mouth. It is pretty cute to watch too 🙂 We received this oral care set just recently from #Nuby, but I so wish we would have had it when he was younger because of all the four stages. He loves to try every stage out even now and it is the perfect size for him. I am doing a giveaway over on my instagram: blakeashlyn Check it out!
It is pretty much essentially when traveling with a toddler to always have food with you, and that even goes for those short trips to the parks or grocery store. I can not tell you how many times some yogurt covered raisins, a bar, or a sand which have saved my sanity. haha. I travel a lot with my toddler by myself, and I think the only time he ever sits still is when he is shoveling food in his mouth. I received these snack keepers from Nuby, and they are so great! Spill free( thank you), and my son loves putting his hand in there to get a snack out. You can get these snack keepers at Amazon or Babies R Us.
I also received this insulated stainless steel cup, and if your toddler is anything like mine he drinks SO much water. He calls it his “pop” which I think is so cute. I have no idea where he got the name from, but it works 🙂 We love the insulated cup so that his drink stays cold, and we love the handle feature for a my busy boy.( Also comes with different straw types, and no handles) We are going on vacation tomorrow YAY, and you betcha’ I have these packed in my bag for the plane ride. Stainless steel cup is sold at Babies R Us.
Over a year of marriage has passed and I think I really want to keep him. haha. But really I feel this overwhelming feeling of love everyday, and it is so special. Not saying marriage is perfect, but I love that marriage gives you the opportunity to grow as a couple. After we got married we really got to start our lives together as a whole. It became important realizing that even though we saw each other every day those little things matter. Those simple acts of love that we both need and differ in. Take this day to really make your significant other feel special, because they deserve it!!
We did a fun shoot when we were in our home town with Lydia Photography, in Grass Valley, CA, at my in-laws property. I love that getting your picture taken allows you to really connect, and then you get these beautiful natural images out of them. We did this right after our one year anniversary at the same location we got married at, so it made it extra special for the two of us.
Hair and Makeup by, Angela Nunnink Hair and Makeup
Photography by, Lydia Photography
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Happy Fall Ya’ll! I am so excited that is Fall, so I thought I would give you some fall shopping inspiration. I come from a town that gets all the seasons, so it is going to be a little hard for me being in Los Angeles in the fall. So far, it is not looking to promising, but I will take what I can get. I have already been lighting my fall candles for a week now(oops), but I have yet to put some decorations up. Majority of my closet is geared towards fall, I just can’t resist buying for sweater and boot weather.
Sweater Dress: Love a sweater dress for fall paired with a knee high boot!
Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: Okay I just received this and I love it! I am not a huge lip girl, but have been loving that dark berry lip color for fall.
Frye Riding Boots: I purchased these during the Nordstrom anniversary sale, and I have been waiting to wear them out and about. Perfect pair of leather brown boots 😀
Heritage Plaid BP Scarf: The perfect accessory in Fall is a scarf! I love the plaid scarf paired with distressed jeans and a simple tee.
Raw Edge Skinny Jeans: Yes, yes, and yes!
Cut- out Booties: My husband thinks I am a boot addict, but really booties are my jam! I am obsessed with pretty much every pair I see. I even have leopard ones.. those are definitely my husbands favorite.. not!
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I am officially half way done with my pregnancy, which means I am that much closer to meeting my little boy. To say I am excited is an understatement, but to be honest I am the worst pregnant person ever. I wish I was one of those people that felt amazing and loved being pregnant. Those wonder women that have so much energy and barely notice they are pregnant. If you’re one of them and are reading this: I WANT to be you. My second pregnancy has been pretty much a replica of my first. If you have sifted through my blog and read about my pregnancy with Dekker you would know I was sick about 7 out of 9 months of my pregnancy. Here I am 20 weeks pregnant, out of the “morning sickness” stage, yet I am still sick majority of the time. I have tried about everything in the books to try and ease this but nothing seems to help. If anyone has a miracle way of making me feel better send your magic over here! Although I do not enjoy the side effects of pregnancy my little boy is SO worth it. I love feeling him kick, watching Dekker kiss my belly, and watching my belly grow! I also enjoy that mom is just forced to get nap time too! haha. Can not wait to have my life filled with even more buzz lightyear, planes, and trucks than it already is.
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Better late than never right?!? I have been wanting to share these for a while, because I think everyone should go here!! 😀 I love taking Dekker to all these fun new places, and this was one place I definitely want to go back and bring my hubby. It was GORGEOUS, and Dekker was in heaven with all the rocks, dirt, sand, and water! What little boy wouldn’t be.. haha. We stayed at Quileute Oceanside Resort in La Push, Washington.. Yes where Twilight was filmed! We met family there and enjoyed a relaxing celebration for my grandparents 50th anniversary! Enjoy.. and happy almost FRIDAY.