Thursday, December 1, 2016

Random little thoughts

Thursday, December 1, 2016

As I sit on the apron waiting to take off I find myself reflecting on the past week's events and one in particular stands out. One that may sound silly to some but is of incredible significance to me. So here it is . . . I bought my first deodorant. What?! Come again?!  You see, my mom has (had) always bought me deodorant. It was one of those little things she always did. She always bought them in bulk. Since I was 12 and started wearing it I've never bought my own. When I went away to grad school I would come home to stacks on stacks of deodorant, even when I moved to the DC area I would come home and there they were . . . always on my dresser or in my Christmas stocking. Well, I ran out a few weeks ago and I could not bring myself to buy any so I used my hubby's for a while and I hated it but I wasn't ready to go out on my own and buy some. The thought made me sad, sick even but I finally took the leap last week. I walked into the CVS on route 50 in Falls Church, Virginia and bought one. Secret the original powder kind. I've never had to think about what deodorant to wear because my mom always bought the right one.  I know it probably makes me sound like a brat but now she's not here and I guess that last stick was like one last remnant of her and now it's gone and it makes me sad because she's gone and she'll never buy me deodorant or anything else again because she's not here. She's gone forever and it sucks. It sucks so hard to not have a mom. So I hold my little ones close every day and hold them tight and I just want to be the best mom. Just like my mom was to me. I love my little men and my little family. That's it.  The End.


Saturday, November 5, 2016


Saturday, November 5, 2016

It's the weekend!!!! One must brunch. Had a lovely Saturday with my family celebrating my sister's vegan anniversary. She's been a vegan for one year, no turning back she says.  We drank, we ate and we were merry. A fun Saturday afternoon.  We ate at Benjy's on Washington.  They have pretty good vegan options and we like the vibe in general.  Super comfy and kid friendly. 

I'm going to dedicate this post to my shoes.  They are my fab find of the week, $34 at Macy's! I was walking through Macy's yesterday on my way up get my eyebrows done and there they were. I copped a pair. Love. Love.  I love this jumpsuit, I try to wear it any chance I get.  The shoes are actually very comfortable, I walked in them all afternoon.  I really do love them, I plan on wearing them all season long.

I hope everyone had a fun Saturday!


Betsey Johnson sandals 
similar here and here
ASOS leopard jumpsuit no longer available. Similar here 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Cake. Cake. Cake.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

I love babies and it seems like a lot of my friends do too. I've been to 4 baby showers this year so far and two more to go! 

I decided to make a diaper cake out of some of Liam's leftover diapers. We are onto size 2 and had a bag of size 1 left. It was super easy! I looked up different tutorials but they all involved rolling the diapers and all this extra stuff. No thank you. So what do you use to bake a cake? Baking pans and bowls! So that's what I used to arrange the diapers. It was super easy! Then I used rubber bands to hold them together and ribbon to decorate. It literally took like 11 minutes. I added pearl stickers to the ivory ribbon and used some gold accent ribbon on middle tier. I used hot glue to glue to ribbon and I used double sided tape to stack the tiers. Super duper easy!

Now you can make yours too without paying the hefty price tag!

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