Apple Picking

For the past 3 years, we started our annual tradition of Apple picking at Styers Orchard. However, our schedule has been so busy we almost didn't find time to go. We ended up picking apples on one of the hottest days of September! It was still fun!But, I was hoping for more fall-like weather. Oh well, can't be picky! This year we picked gala + red delicious apples.

What are some of your favorite apple recipes? I love apple pie! I'm probably going to make some kind of apple muffins this year though. I'm always trying to find healthier recipes my toddler will eat! So, if you have a good muffin recipe, send it my way!

Happy Apple Picking! XO

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Goodbye Summer

I hate saying goodbye to summer. It's bittersweet. Every September, I wonder why we don't live closer to the beach year round. There's something in the salt air that just makes life a little bit more relaxing! Don't you agree? Since summer isn't officially over, I'm savoring the last couple weeks of warmer weather + escaping to my family beach house whenever my schedule allows.

I also can't believe this was our last summer as a family of 3! Next summer, we'll have our son with us. I hope he's chill + likes to take naps on the beach!

Don't tell anyone, but I'm already counting down to Memorial Day weekend 2018…..seriously, I am.

Kennedys swimsuit: Mudpie

BumpBoxes

I just received my 1st BumpBox! BumpBoxes is a monthly subscription filled with healthy products handpicked by moms, tailored to your due date & designed to pamper you throughout your pregnancy!

It's the perfect gift for any expectant mom or a fun way to spoil your pregnant self. Some of favorites from this month's box is the "napping for two" eye mask + Bundle Organic Green Juice.

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Use coupon codes BUMP40: 40% off a mama's first box in a monthly subscription. Or, MYBUMPLIFE: 30% off a mama's first box in a monthly subscription, and she'll receive a free pregnancy-safe bath bomb!

Hello, Fall! Enter Giveaway sponsored by See Kai Run!

Fall! Gulp, I said it. I can't believe Kennedy will be starting her first Pre-K bound classes in only a few weeks. We are so excited to partner with See Kai Run & showcase some of our favorite shoes from their fall line. Their shoes are my FAVORITE!  I am obsessed with all their new fall prints….florals, glitter & corduroy! Kennedy will be wearing one of her favorite pairs on her 1st Day of School! The "Kristin" & "Kyra" are two of our favorite styles this fall!

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Halfway there!

This week marks 20 weeks in my pregnancy…Aka halfway there! I can't believe in 4.5 months we'll have a newborn in our household again. Earlier in the week we had our anatomy scan, and it was such a blessing to see our little guy moving around in there! My husband and I even brought our daughter to our appointment (who was very well-behaved), but the poor girl struggled to see her little brother on the "tv"….The struggle is real (I have trouble distinguishing the body parts too)!!

This week also marks my first belly milestone photo! I been so bad at documenting this pregnancy so far. Thanks to Pearhead, I can't wait to document the rest of my pregnancy with their adorable belly stickers! This week the baby is the size of an banana.

Another fun milestone that recently passed is that I'm now feeling our baby kick. The "flutters" quickly turned into little belly movements, and getting stronger every day. I can't wait for my daughter & husband to feel the baby move. Maybe in another week or two?! I want to document my daughter's reaction…I hope it's a good one!

Happy weekend, everyone. xoxo


Highchair: Boon
Snack cup: Ubbi
Belly stickers: Pearhead

Gender Reveal

I can’t believe it. We are having a BOY! Team Blue! I am so nervous. I been a Girl Mom for 3+ years. I am a Girl. I feel unprepared and scared to raise a gentleman. I know my heart will melt the second I get to hold & see him….but until then, I’m just nervous?! Is this normal? Haha…I hope I’m not alone here.

Send me your favorite boy names + Etsy shops for clothing! And any advice for raising a little guy! xo

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*DIY gender reveal box

*Blue confetti cannon poppers by I love Sparklers

*My dress from Island Gyspy in Ocean City, NJ

*letterboard by Letter Board Club from Amazon

Happy Fourth!

We had the best week at the shore celebrating the Fourth of July + my Brother’s 30th birthday! Since my Brother lives in NC it’s not often all the cousins get a chance to play together. From a boardwalk surrey ride, fireworks on the beach, endless beach days, playground visits + kite flying….the kids endlessly played all week long! 

What are your traditions for the 4th? BBQ? Party? Relax? 

Our family did a little of everything this year! The 4th is always the official start of Summer at the Shore! Its one of my favorite weekends. It’s the first weekend everyone is at the shore with their family + friends. Since having a kid (and now pregnant), I spend most of our time here relaxing! It’s my happy place.

Ps. We also hosted our GENDER REVEAL over the weekend. More details on my next post! 

Hope everyone had a happy 4th! xo