Vitacost haul (food, skincare, & condiments)

Vitacost haul (food, skincare, & condiments)

Hello! I placed one of my weekly orders to Vitacost a few days ago, and since my box arrived today, I figured that I’d share what was inside. (Side note: I just subscribed to a farm delivery box for things like eggs, milk, and cheese since we go through those things quickly in this house with the kids.  I’m so excited about it and cannot wait to show you what we get!) Eden Organic Black Beans I’ve been loving beans lately in salads as a good source of protein, so I decided to stock up while they were on sale.  I cannot...

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My new mommy blog is live!

My new mommy blog is live!

Happy Monday! As you can tell by the title of this post, my mommy blog The Mini Skirt is officially up and running.  I’m so excited! Just to recap a bit for anyone who didn’t know that I would be making the change… I decided to create a spin-off mommy blog with just my baby, toddler, parenting, and pregnancy related posts because I know that not all of my original readers care about that stuff.  For that reason, I had been holding back on some of the mommy posts that I really wanted to share.  Now, with two blogs, the sky...

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Weekend recap and big changes!

Weekend recap and big changes!

Happy Monday! Did you have a nice weekend? I got to visit The Original Pancake House again for a delicious breakfast with the family. Michael has been such a picky eater lately, but he certainly can put away some dollar pancakes when we go to that restaurant! My nieces Ava and Brianna turned one over the weekend, so we went to their first birthday party on Sunday. They were so adorable with their little cakes, and Ava cracked me up by diving into hers face first. Who needs to use their hands or utensils anyway? It was such a fun time,...

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Life Lately: 2 Months Postpartum

Life Lately: 2 Months Postpartum

Happy Friday! It is hard to believe, but Addison turned two months old this week.  I thought that it would be a great time to do a life update to let you know how my little family is doing. How Addison is doing… Addison is a very sweet, cuddly, tolerant baby. We’re very lucky that she has such an easy-going disposition considering how her brother is always in her face and/or making tons of noise.  She did go through a collicky period for about the first 6 weeks, but thankfully, it was just for an hour or so every evening.  She...

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Part two: My daughter’s birth story

Part two: My daughter’s birth story

(Continued from part one…) Once we arrived at the hospital, I was wheeled into the maternity ward and immediately brought to the delivery room. I don’t remember things moving so quickly when I went into labor with Michael, but the nurses sure seemed eager to get the ball rolling (and the baby moving) this time around. After changing into one of those stylish and lovely hospital gowns, I made my way to the hospital bed- and to be honest, I was kind of regretting the fact that I scarfed down a big lunch beforehand.  It seemed like a...

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Part one: My daughter’s birth story

Part one: My daughter’s birth story

It feels like only yesterday that I was writing Michael’s birth story for the blog…but I guess that November of 2012 isn’t exactly considered ancient history.  I remember getting really emotional when I was typing it from my hospital bed.  I’m talking major sobbing and tears and leftover raging pregnancy hormones. (You can read parts one and two here and here.) Throughout this second pregnancy, I often wondered if I’d get as emotional after giving birth for the second time. This might sound horrible, but I just...

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