Monday, March 4, 2013

Evangeline Clara

On February 16th Ben and I welcomed Evangeline Clara into the world. Weighing 6lbs 15oz. Hoping for more posts soon when I have figured out how to get things accomplished while raising a newborn. xoxo

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

38 Weeks

It's just a waiting game now...I'm 5 cm dilated but no contractions so just chillin' at home and trying to keep the house in order. Maybe my next post will be with a baby:)

Friday, February 8, 2013

Favorite Four

Another week down and a few days closer to baby. It was a week filled with good food according to my photos...haha. My favorite four this week (clockwise from top left) 1-I can't believe I never thought of making peanut butter chocolate chip cookies before but they are a mix of my two favorite things...liked this recipe! 2- Loved these jelly filled heart donuts from Dunkin Donuts this week. 3-On Monday I got a mocha and went for my last mani/pedi before baby...great way to start a week! 4-My newest obsession...I had a plain bagel with cream cheese and raspberry jam 2 weeks ago while out and about and have had to make it at home almost everyday since.

Hope you have a great weekend..xoxo!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

37 Weeks

3 weeks left and I am getting so big! Also 37 weeks means if our baby were born today it wouldn't be a premie crazy. I am trying to enjoy these last few days of down time but I am just so excited to meet her. Have a great Tuesday! xoxo

Friday, February 1, 2013

Favorite Four

Happy Friday! I have been enjoying my first week with out work and am finding tons to do. The bordem has not set in yet and hopefully won't. Although I am getting a little anxious to meet this baby. My favorite four this week are (clockwise from top left) 1-Love this 12 month onesies gift I got in the mail this week. You just put the baby in them on their month birthday and take a picture of them to see how they have grown...can't wait to use them! 2-On Friday night I had a few girlfriends over for a Mediterranean themed dinner...everyone brought a themed dish to was so delicious! 3-Fruit Loops are my latest guilty pleasure I can't seem to get enough of. 4-I finally had tea at the Dandelion Pub here in Philly...something I had heard about for some time and have wanted to try. I would recommend it.

Have a great weekend! xoxo

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sticker Nail Polish

I got these nail stickers for free while shopping at Urban Outfitters and so I thought I would try them out. It was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be to apply them and it was awesome there is no dry time to wait for. Here is how you do it if you wanted to try it yourself. There are so many different brands at the drug store so pick one out and try it yourself. xoxo

All you need...the stickers and a nail file.

Stick on the right size nail for your nail bed and then file off the excess. 

And you are done...super easy and there is no dry time!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

36 Weeks

4 weeks left and 1 cm dilated already. That is a good sign that she won't be too late and I won't have to be induced but who knows what this baby really has in store. Have a great Wednesday...xoxo!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Baby E's Nursery

Here is a sneak peak into our little girl's nursery. Enjoy...xoxo!


Changing table.

Storage/reading nook.

Love this little 'E' I got as a gift at one of my showers.

Fun crib bedding.

Nursery the banner my neighbor made!

Minneapolis/St. Paul art above the changing table.

She has gotten so many beautiful blankets.

The nursery.

Buying Info:
Crib-Ikea; Dresser-Ikea; Rug-Home Goods; Rocking Chair-Amazon; Crib Bedding-Land of Nod; Storage Bins-Ikea; EVANGELINE Banner-Unique Annick; E Wall Letter-Anthropologie; Hamper-Home Goods; Lamp-Home Goods; Minneapolis/St. Paul Art-Etsy; Diaper Basket-Flea Market; Pillow on Rocker-Ikea.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Favorite Four

Happy Friday! It has been a busy week for us...I'm used to a lot more downtime so I am wiped out. Looking forward to a low key Saturday and Sunday. My favorite four for this week (clockwise from top left) 1-Ben and I had our annual Auto Show/dinner in Chinatown date on Thursday... it is always one of my favorite dates of the year. 2-I had brunch with girlfriends twice this week...really trying to enjoy this time before our little girl arrives, although I am getting pretty excited to meet her. 3-The rest of my crib bedding arrived this is so fun to get the nursery set up...can't wait to show you pics soon! 4-For some reason I got quite a few baby gifts/packages in the mail this fun!

Have a great weekend...xoxo!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

35 Weeks

Only 5 weeks to go! We are excited to meet our little girl so soon. I am happy to say her nursery is about 90% complete so I am hoping to have pics for you in the next week or 2. Other than that we are as ready as we can be. We've taken the classes, bought the diapers and have a car seat. Now we just need to meet her so we can figure each other out.

Hope you all have a fabulous week...xoxo!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Favorite Four

It's been a while since I have done a favorite four. So many fun things I could have put from the holidays but here are just my favorites from this week...(clockwise from top left) 1-My 3rd and final baby shower was a fun morning with my Philly friends...for more pics from it click here. 2-This is the beautiful view I see every time I go to the doctors office. It is one of my favorite days because I get to hear our little girl's heart beat. 3-Tuesday was foggy ALL day...I loved it! 4-These last few days between the holidays and Ben starting up teaching again we have had lots of down time together...we are really trying to enjoy this time together before our lives change drastically. This is a pic from a coffee shop we went to this week.

Have a great weekend...xoxo!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Baby Shower

This weekend I was blessed with a baby shower hosted by my girlfriends here in Philly. Here are a few snapshots of the morning, Thanks ladies it was perfect...xoxo!

So many bright colored packages.

Delicious food and homemade beignets!


Pretty paper...also homemade!

Party favors!

Cookies for everyone my mom made and sent from Minnesota.

My heels:)

Monday, January 7, 2013

Raclette Dinner Party 2013

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great holiday. Ben and I enjoyed our time in Minnesota with family and a restful start to the new year with lots of downtime at home last week. It is nice to be back in our 'normal routine' as we await the arrival of our little girl next month!

Last night Ben and I, along with our neighbors, hosted our 3rd annual progressive raclette dinner. Starting with appetizers at their house and then dinner/dessert at our house. Here are a few photos from the fun night. If you are interested in hosting your own raclette party you can check out my how to guide from last year here. xoxo


Delicious goat cheese appetizer.

Ready to raclette.

So much good food!

I made a Galette des Rois for dessert to celebrate Epiphany day.

Yum! Basically just puff pastry, almond paste, butter and sugar...what could be bad?