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Welcome back Friday! Just a few fun things I wanted to share since both of the girls are napping at the same time – wahoo!

{one} Inchbug Orbit Labels.

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Eloise takes a water bottle to pre-school each day and since I don’t have a label maker I stuck a piece of Washi tape with her name written in Sharpie. Not the best method, I know. Then I saw one of these plastic rubbery labels on a friend’s daughter’s water bottle and knew it would perfectly solve my problem! I ordered one purple set for Eloise (she was SO excited that they were purple!) and one teal set for Daphne (for the future). There are four labels in a pack for less than $15. Sold!

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We have the Bugaboo Bee stroller (which we LOVE) and decided against getting a double stroller once Daphne was born since it seemed way too burdensome. But I did want an option for Eloise since having her in a stroller is WAY easier! Luckily Bugaboo makes this Wheeled Board that attaches to any Bugaboo stroller. Other stroller systems have similar boards for older siblings, but this is the only one that I know of that also has a seat. It is a game-changer. I can’t tell you how many comments we get on it. Every single time I am out with it. And it is mostly older ladies who are eager to tell their daughters! If you are going to have two young kids – an infant and a toddler – I highly recommend this!

{three} Tea Collection Opera House.

Tea Collection Opera House Dress (Toddler Girls, Little Girls & Big Girls)Tea Collection Opera House Romper Dress (Baby Girls)

{via Nordstrom – dress, romper}

One of my favorite things about having two girls is the idea that I get to dress them alike! Not all the time, but imagining them in matching (or coordinating) outfits makes my heart swoon. We don’t have much from Tea Collection, but while I was perusing Nordstrom for the girls, I ran across this dress and romper from the Opera House collection. Seriously, the cutest!

{four} Walker Family Goods Kickstarter Project.

{via Kickstarter}

One of my old friends from home (we met in middle school!) launched a Kickstarter called Walker Family Goods which is all about easy travelling duffel bags. Lex and her husband Loren have two kiddos and make the most beautiful travel and wedding videos. Definitely go check out this project. I can’t wait to get my duffel later this year. I chose the yellow one but am loving the newly announced blush color which will be released if they hit their stretch goal before the end of the funding campaign.

What are you loving this week?

M

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Welcome back Friday!

{one} Anthro Knotted Hair Ties.

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{via Anthropologie}

Even with much shorter hair than I have had for years, I always keep a hair-tie on my wrist because it will inevitably end up in a ponytail or bun at some point during the day. While I like the thicker fabric ones – that aren’t supposed to leave creases but they totally do! – like these Emi-Jay ones, they don’t really hold my hair well unless I have two or three of them… So I was excited to see these knotted hair-ties when I was perusing around Anthro the other day. They hold up my hair with a single tie, plus they are cuter around my wrist than a normal hair-tie – score!

{two} NPR’s How I Built This podcast: Kate and Andy Spade.

Kate Spade: Kate & Andy Spade

{via NPR}

I know podcasts are all the rage these days and I have enjoyed all of them that I have ever listened to, but I still haven’t gotten on board as a regular listener (sort of like reading novels… law school ruined me!). But Aaron is super into podcasts as he listens to them on his commute each day. He recently shared this podcast about Kate and Andy Spade, creators of kate spade new york, and I LOVED it! It was the perfect thing to listen to while I was working on a last-minute project for Baby Foot’s nursery and I am looking forward to listening to a few of the other podcasts in the series!

{three} Birthday Love.

{Birthday/Valentine’s Day date night with my love at Serafina // blowing out the candles with Eloise}

I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all of the birthday love this week. I got so many sweet text messages, phone calls, and Facebook posts that really made my day. My birthday has always been a really special part of the year for me and this year did not disappoint! And while, of course, I would have been more than happy to welcome Baby Foot on this day, I am very grateful that I don’t share a birthday with my child! I was spoiled by friends & family all weekend going into my birthday and into the 14th: a fresh bouquet of flowers, date night at my very favorite restaurant, a handmade watercolor heart from my favorite pre-schooler, a load of presents, and a much-needed mani/pedi!

Also, I wanted to add that this is going to be my last Friday I’m In Love post (or any blog post for that matter depending on baby’s timing!) for a while. We are hoping to be snuggling a brand-new Baby Foot by this time next week (which I promise we will share as soon as there is news either here, via email/text/phone, or via Instagram or Facebook) and then I am likely going to take a bit of a blog hiatus while we find our new normal! (Though I am planning on continuing to do weekly updates with Baby Foot – for the first 52 weeks! – just like we did with Eloise, though the first ones may not be posted in real time.)

And be sure to check out what Kendra is loving this week! What about you?

M

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Welcome back Friday! And Happy Half-Birthday to our sweet Eloise! I am hoping to have her quarterly update up soon.

{one} Playroom by Emily Henderson.

A Playful and Bright Playroom Introduction:

{via Style by Emily Henderson blog}

Oh Emily Henderson, how I love thee! She just revealed a sneak peek of the most adorable playroom this week and I am most definitely in love. I appreciate the mix of high and low-end décor (a lot of it is from Target’s Pillowfort Collection!) and effort to make it a nicely designed space that doesn’t scream pre-school. (That is pretty much my gripe with “playrooms” generally – way too many primary colors and plastic-y stuff!) Some day in the coming years (really, maybe just a few) we plan on bunking the kids together in one room and freeing up one of the bedrooms to turn into a playroom, and I pretty much want it to look like this one!

{two} Mexican Corn Dip.

Mexican Corn Dip - The traditional Mexican street corn is turned into the best dip ever. It's so good, you won't even need the chips here!

{via Damn Delicious}

Every week, pretty much without fail, we have Taco Tuesday. It is nice to have one easy, predictable meal every week and every member of our family loves Mexican food! We roast yams, heat up refried beans (I love Amy’s refried black beans!), warm up tortillas, slice avocado, and shred cheese. And in the past month or so, we have also added this Mexican Corn dip to the mix and I think it’s safe to say it is a keeper. You can add it to tacos or eat it with chips as a dip (or even on its own, its that good!). I have been using frozen corn since we are definitely not in corn season, but I can imagine it would be SO much better with  corn on the cob fresh off the grill. We also have been mixing up the type of cheese that we use (both feta and goat milk gouda) and it has been super yummy!

{three} Sonnet James Valentine’s Day Sale!

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{via Sonnet James}

If you have been following along for a while, you know I have a professed love for all things Sonnet James. These are the BEST dresses, especially for mamas with littles. I definitely don’t need anymore especially since I got a few for Christmas this year, though that doesn’t keep me from shopping! I love, love these dresses during pregnancy, and hope to wear a few of the styles post-partum (nursing friendly neckline is the key), and they are wonderful for late spring and summer in Seattle. Just throw it on with a pair of sandals or sneakers and you are out the door! Plus, a few of the styles are on sale, so go check it out!

Have a happy Valentine’s Day weekend and I hope you celebrate all weekend (and week) long!

And be sure to check out what Kendra is loving this week! What about you?

M

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Welcome back Friday and Happy February (only the BEST month ever)!

{one} Valentine’s Day Mani.

The sweetest heart manicure for V-Day:

{via Lauren Conrad}

I am loving this simple Valentine’s inspired manicure – simple but so festive! – and it makes me excited about getting my last-minute mani in a few weeks before this baby is born, even though it won’t include the hearts. Maybe I will have to try this DIY next week!

{two} Anthro Dress Sale.

{via Anthropologie}

Not sure if it’s because the groundhog saw his shadow and 6 more weeks of winter was proclaimed, but I am so ready for spring already! Even though we’ve had lots of sun recently (which I am loving) it has been super cold. I can’t wait to just throw on a dress and a pair of sneakers or sandals, and Anthro is tempting me with a dress sale this week! And it’s probably best for my wallet that I am limited to dresses that are nursing friendly…it is crazy to think about not having to dress the bump anymore! I saw this shirtdress in the store and it’s at the top of my list! (And am also loving this pink one and this mint green one – neither, sadly, are nursing friendly.)

{three} Eucalyptus.

Chamallow:

{via Chamallow}

If you follow me on Pinterest at all, you may have noticed that I have been pinning a ton on my BLOOMS board. It is probably because I am holding out for flower season – c’mon spring! But, what I have been really loving is actually eucalyptus which is so pretty on its own. It has been hit-and-miss for me finding it locally, though our grocery store has a decent floral department and usually has some type of eucalyptus in stock, though not usually the silver dollar (my fav!). And I am really loving the mix of the two types above in just a simple container. Putting that on my to-do list!

And be sure to check out what Kendra is loving this week! What about you?

M

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{one} TJ’s Dark Chocolate Crisps.

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Pretty much my entire pregnancy I have had cravings for sweets (including my pregnancy with Eloise!) which is not completely off-point for me, but still slightly unusual. I love the selection at TJ’s (for basically anything) but especially desserts, and it has not disappointed for the past 8 months! These Dark Chocolate Crisps are new-to-me but have apparently been around for a few years. If you haven’t tried them, go get a box!

{two} ONE MONTH!

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{via my Instagram}

So we just crossed over the one month mark this past weekend… what? I am so excited and so anxious at the same time. But, as much as I love carrying this little one inside my belly, I am so, so excited to meet him or her! I guess this is the final countdown. Obviously I will keep you up to date with any big changes in my weekly bump posts!

Oh, and if you need a casual and super comfy dress, check out this Madewell chambray dress (I am hoping, hoping they re-stock it soon!). I got it early in my pregnancy knowing that it would grow with me (& I think it will fit the entire 9 months!) and also be a good nursing option because it buttons up. I have worn it with booties, flats, tights, and a turtleneck – the options are endless! I mean, it’s basically just a chambray shirt which is so versatile. Plus, it isn’t nearly as tight as it looks in the photo as I am holding the bottom of it up around the bump!

{three} Have You Had That Baby Yet?

I think I probably shared this at some point on the blog last time around, but I am loving that this website still exists! We got so many calls, texts, and emails as I was approaching my due date with Eloise about whether we had had the baby yet… and I was two days early! So, even though we know all of the questions come from the best place (people just can’t wait to love babies!), we are prepping our fingers to send out this URL. (haha)

And be sure to check out what Kendra is loving this week! What about you?

M

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Welcome back Friday!

{one} The Bachelor 2017.

Okay, guys, I am almost ashamed to admit that I have jumped on The Bachelor bandwagon for this new season. I am still catching up on episodes, but I am already hooked. It’s like a train wreck but you can’t stop watching. And then you start to get favorites. Seriously… Maybe it is because this Inauguration Day feels like the end of the world (I am trying to be optimistic, but anyone else?) or because Eloise has not been going down easy for naps recently, but this super guilty pleasure is exactly what this mama needs right now! Who else is watching?

{two} Baby Keepsake Library.

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{via Uncommon Goods}

As I am starting to really think about going thru Eloise’s closet and move everything over to her new room, I have been thinking about that big IKEA box that I saved all of her baby keepsakes in. No order or rhyme or reason, just a place to keep everything safe. I may do that again with this next baby, or maybe I should get something nicer like these keepsake boxes? Aren’t they awesome? There are places for things and for paperwork all wrapped up in a nice box!

{three} Be Mine Shirts.

Valentine Tee

{via Hello Fashion blog}

As you know, my very second holiday – right there after Christmas – is Valentine’s Day! Perhaps because it’s an entire day devoted to celebrating love, or perhaps it is because my birthday, who knows? And right up there with my favorite holidays is matching with Eloise, so even though I am not really a t-shirt girl, these Mama + Kid Be Mine shirts are perfect! Less than a month until V-Day!

And be sure to check out what Kendra is loving this week! What about you?

M

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Welcome back Friday!

{one} Magnetic False Lashes.

{via One Two Cosmetics – Original Lash}

It seems like it has been a lifetime ago that I had lash extensions (the year we got married and it was AMAZING) or even used falsies, but I dream about long, lush lashes again. It is awesome not to have to wear eye make-up which I found to be true when I had extensions. But, at this point in my life, it just doesn’t seem worth the money or the hassle to have lashes and lash fills… But, I just found out about these false magnetic lashes and I am intrigued! What do you think about false lashes?

{two} Framebridge Heartsagram.

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{via Framebridge}

I have heard a ton about Framebridge from bloggers and actually just put in my first order (I will let you know how it goes!), but these Heartsagrams that are available for Valentine’s Day are so perfect! And for $39 they make a great gift for a spouse, grandparent, or bestie! Now, which Instagram photo to use…

{three} Health!

Finally this week, I am feeling so thankful for our health. We are finally over the colds that took us out over Christmas (knock on wood!) and it is amazing. I always forget how awful it is to be sick until I am on the mend. Plus, when you are a parent, you just don’t get a break, even when you feel awful. So here’s to being healthy for the rest of cold and flu season!!

And be sure to check out what Kendra is loving this week! What about you?

M

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