. . . for Lauren and Lauren

May 25, 2016

Healthier Snacks? We're trying!


I've been trying harder to find healthy snacks for both Addilyn and I to eat.  I do pretty well in terms of healthy eating with breakfast and lunch.  It's snacking and dinner where I fail, as well as giving Addi healthy options (that she'll eat).  These energy balls are a favorite.  Call them cookie balls and most of the time Addilyn will eat them up.  Of course sometimes she just picks out the chocolate chips.  But they are delicious and filling and I will eat them all! 

This week we made these and they were easy and really good.  All you do is spread greek yogurt on a cookie sheet (over parchment paper), cut up fruit and sprinkle that and granola.  Then freeze and break into pieces.  We all loved it!

What are your favorite healthier snacks for you and your toddler?  I need more!


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May 24, 2016

Lack of creativity

top: c/o shein   pants: gap   sandals: groopdealz

The bad:

Could I be any less original in my outfit after last week's?  Oops.  What can I say? I love embroidered tops.  And this one is perfect.  At least I ironed this one.  

Potty training is kicking my butt.  I think we had a two week honeymoon period, but now? Holy crap. Literally.  

I made an appointment for a cleaning at the dentist.  Hello anxiety.  Enough said.  

I wish I had a better camera.  Not sure why my pictures lately look yellow and I have no energy or money to put towards bettering the quality of my outfit pictures.  

The good:

I went on my first post baby run with my sister last weekend and it was wonderful.  Wonderful in the sense that it felt great to be back to running.  Hard and tiring, but exciting to me to work towards a new goal.  We're going to run a half marathon in October and look forward to time with Lauren and time for me! 

The weather has been so nice the last few days.  We walked on Saturday morning, I ran on Sunday, we had dinner outside with friends Sunday night, and we played at the park many times the last week. So thankful for sunshine!

Isaac is talking a ton and it is just the best thing ever.  Watch this video.  You won't be sorry.  

This sweatshirt is on it's way to me and I cannot wait. 


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May 23, 2016

Recent deals


I didn't go shopping much the last few months of pregnancy, and not much until now.  I should probably reign it in with my old navy online shopping, and the last time I went to Target (alone - happy mother's day to me!) I found quite a few things.  Like this top for $6 and these jeans.  I always find it somewhat annoying when I click on a link to a pair of jeans that a blogger shares as budget friendly and they are "only $100."  They'd have to be miracle jeans for me to spend that much.  These were $30, which is more than I normally spend on one piece of clothing, but I loved them.  They are stretchy and comfy and perfect.  

I got these sandals on groopdealz for $13 shipped and had to apologize to my Laurens for not ordering them a pair as well.  I love them.  

Now if only I could find a deal on a swimsuit.  All I want in a cute one piece or peplum tankini that is under $40.  Too much to ask? Tell me your favorite place to buy a cheaper suit?


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May 19, 2016

New & old favorites

top: nordstroms   jeans: target   sandals: old navy

I just bought these jeans from Target and love them.  They're quite stretchy around the waist, which we all know is a major plus for jeans.  And I've wanted distressed jeans forever, but can't seem to find ones that aren't way too holey, but these are perfect.  

And let's ignore my overly wrinkled shirt.  I just pulled out all my summer stuff from bins, which is a huge feat for me.  I was happy to find this top that I got last summer, and know I'll be wearing it a lot!

Here's a few other embroidered tops I love.  (I own the third one and love it!)  

one // two //  three

Happy almost Friday friends!

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May 18, 2016

You had me at brunch

tee: c/o Wake me up goods

Lack of sleep is kicking my butt this week, so all I've got today is some random thoughts . . . . .

I am in love with this shirt.  And brunch.  I could eat breakfast every meal of the day.

Today I was driving down a busier neighborhood road and it was the last day of school and the kids must have just gotten out.  This group of maybe 15 boys were taking up over half the road and wouldn't get to the side as I came up.  It was so clear they thought they were just the coolest thing in the world.  I couldn't help but laugh at how confident and ridiculous they were.

I can't get over Isaac's face in this picture.  His little smirk is just too cute!


Have you watched the show Detour?  Chris and I have been watching it.  Such a funny show.

Speaking of shows, I cried watching Dancing with the Stars.  I'm blaming post pregnancy hormones and sleep deprivation.  

I just ordered this diaper bag and am really excited to get it!

Love this sweet picture and so thankful for how Addi loves Isaac and how he's starting to smile at her all the time.  I can imagine watching them love each other be on the top of the list of having two kids.


Hope you're having a great week! 


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