Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Holiday Season

We had a great Christmas season!  Here are some pics from our pre-Christmas activities. :)

Bradley met Santa (a few times)!

I had two cookie exchanges so I made tons of PB kiss cookies!

I absolutely love how when I lay on the ground Bradley flops himself on top of me.  Such a sweetheart!

We gave Bradley his one Christmas present early!  The box arrived damaged, so we wanted to put it together to make sure all parts were ok.  He ran right in and loves it!

We visited Dad at work and also went to Santaland!

Bradley was in awe!

Such a fun day. :)

An outtake from our Christmas photos - had to get this pic of Nate!  Ha!

Lindsey making magic happen and Sprinkles sniffing for cookie crumbs!

Unsure of this...

Loved getting dinner and catching up with Kristin, Lea and Kristin's mom!  Such a fun evening!

This was tooooo good!  Holiday probz!

Dressed up for my work holiday outing!  Have to be festive. :)

My phone finally didn't make it through a fall.  Ugh!  I do have it fixed now but this was a sad day.

When you can't find your hat then realize it is on your head...

We had a neighborhood gathering with Sprinkles the Elf!  Too much fun!  Bradley clearly doesn't do well being held by strangers - even elf strangers.  :)

We drove to Iowa for my mom's side Christmas.  My aunt and uncle's house is the perfect Christmas house!

I always love catching up with my cousin Molly!

Bradley and Grandma by the tree.

Seeing Gram!  

Too many fun new friends!

It didn't go so well seeing Santa at daycare. :/

Hope everyone is enjoying the season!

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Family Christmas Photos

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! :)  We had a great time with family in Chicago.

Here are more cute photos from our session with Lindsey Koch Photography

Cousin Eddie!  We hope to try this again next year.  Maybe he will pose a little better for it?  Ha!

A little behind the scenes of getting ready for pictures - I always lay out the outfits to make sure I like how they look together.  Chimi approved!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

See more cute pics from our photo session here.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Milk and Cookies!

We love our pics by Lindsey Koch Photography like always!  Here are a few of Bradley's milk and cookies pictures!

Love this one! :)

Happy Friday!

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Shop Pink Blush

One of my new favorite women's online boutiques is Pink Blush!  You may already know about them for their cute maternity items, (like when I posted on Instagram and caused a mini hullabaloo!) but they also are so cute for non-maternity!  They reached out to me and offered to send three tops to try them out which was awesome!  I ordered all larges if that helps for sizing (I am 5'11").  Here are the ones I chose from ShopPinkBlush.

The first shirt I picked out is this adorable rust top!  I wear lots of comfy but cute tops like this - they work well for my casual workplace or cute weekend mom wear! And I love how loose fitting and long this one is!  Plus the elbow patches add some extra cuteness.  I love it in the olive color, too, but the other top I picked was olive so I went for the rust and love!

The second top I picked out from PinkBlush Boutique was this sparkly olive green number!  I love tops that have unexpected details and aren't just plain.  The sequins make it a non-basic sweater and I wore it on Thanksgiving!

The third item was this classic white coat.  I love been looking for a good white coat forever and jumped when I saw this one!  How perfect to wear to church, a nice dinner, anything!  It makes me want to get a muff and wear it on a sleigh ride. :)  This will be what I wear on Christmas Eve for sure!

They also have cute dresses for women and I have my eye on some of the midis!  Of course now I can't stop looking.  My "love list" on their site has all of these at the moment, and I placed an order with their Black Friday sale!  So you could be seeing some of these soon!

They also have free shipping which is my kryptonite.  I swear daily I will think I want to order something online from a store, then see you have to pay shipping and delete my cart!  Not here!

There are a lot of trendy boutiques online but this is a really good one!  Have you ordered anything from Pink Blush?

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Merry and Bright!

Clearly these are old pictures, because I decorated the week before Thanksgiving!  Holy craziness this time of year (when is life not crazy actually?).  But it is always important for us to decorate by Thanksgiving since we usually host Thanksgiving, and then we can relax the holiday weekend!  Here a couple pics of some of the decor, and will post the full shebang soon!

I started with my new favorite friends. :)  I just can't get enough of these things!

Target's dollar spot has had such cute finds this year!  One of the gems.

Another one of my favorites - this nativity set from my mom last year!  We had it in Bradley's nursery last year, but since I don't want him to destroy it, it is up high on my desk this year.

When my mom was up last month she also brought me this cute pillow case!  Wonder where I get my love for the holidays from...

I really wanted to have a separate mini tree with my favorite personalized ornaments that we have gotten every year since Nate and I started dating!  They were too heavy for the little tree that I currently have, so I put them on our main tree again.

I also redid the ribbon my wreath for the front door.  Chimi helped. :)

I also did a fun Christmas/Disney swap with one of my Instagram friends!  She sent cute Star Wars items since we are new fans. :)

I always pull out these bar stool covers first!  They were such a good find years ago!

My mom got Bradley this adorable Dumbo ornament when we were in Disney earlier this year!  Love!

Chimi just loves Christmas.

I'm still working on this Scrooge. :)

Runaway Grinch!

The built ins are covered with Christmas cheer of course!

I love this cute Santa my mom and I found at an antique fair!

Some cute touches to the breakfast bar.

The sideboard has things that if Bradley grabs and throws will hopefully not break, and things that might are pushed back.  He loves finding treasures up here!

I hope everyone has loved the start of the holiday season and decorating their hearts out! :)

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