Freshly Picked Giveaway

That’s right! I’m so excited to announce I partnered with Freshly Picked to give ONE lucky WINNER a choice of their favorite pair of moccasins.

Head over to my Instagram to ENTER TO WIN now!

Good luck + Happy Weekend! Contest ends 10/28 at 7pm EST!

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Mason & Harlow

I’ve been dreaming of doing a Mommy & Me photo-shoot with flower crowns ever since my daughter was born. There’s something a little magical and pure about a mother & her young daughter wearing delicate flowers crowns. Mason & Harlow made our beautiful matching crowns which we recently featured in our family photo-shoot with Carly Landolt PhotographyI will forever cherish these photos of us. Its been just the two of us for 3.5 years, and as a mother, I am just nervous for all the changes a new baby will bring. Lately, there have been moments daily where I just embrace the hugs + giggles between us girls. I know we won’t have this unlimited time together for long. And, there’s nothing better in the world than feeling a child’s unconditional love for you. For the next ten weeks, you’ll find me soaking in all the extra love from my daughter! Her heart is pure. Her laugh is contagious. My hope is that my daughter will always knows how special and loved she is…she will always be my baby.

My Dress: ASOS Maternity

Flower Crowns: Mason + Harlow

Daughter’s Dress: Bowfish Kids

Outer Banks Wedding Weekend

We survived the 16 hour round trip drive to OBX! I honestly didn’t think my daughter could do it. To be fair, we ended up staying at a hotel on the way down. But we made it, and it was a beautiful long weekend with our closest friends. We stayed at this mansion in Corolla, NC, called The Black Stallion. It featured over 25 bedrooms! It’s a great rental for a wedding, family reunion, company retreat, you name it. The house is designed to entertain. Its pretty ridicilous. The guest house + salt water pool were my favorite. Seriously, I think all pregnant women would like to float around all day during their last trimester. I was in heaven. So was my daughter. It was our first time poolside all season since we spent all summer at the beach!

The weekend quickly came to an end. Our friends’ wedding was beautiful. Their wedding photos by Genevieve Stewart Photography are so timeless + romantic. I would highly recommend their photographer if you’re ever planning a wedding in OBX.

If you ever vacation in OBX, comment with your favorite places to stay, places to dine, and things to do. Not sure if we’ll ever travel back there but if we do, I want to make sure we do it all next time!

XO, S

  • My Dress: ASOS Maternity
  • Daugher’s Dress: Janie & Jack
  • Husband Suit: Tommy Hilfiger

Pumpkin Picking

How is Halloween in two weeks? October is already flying by…just like every other month this year. I’m so happy our family made time to go pick pumpkins, an annual tradition we started since our daughter has been born.  This year we visited Johnson’s Corner Farm in Medford, NJ. It was a fall festival weekend, which offered tons of entertainment, food + pumpkins! We spent the afternoon feeding their goats, picking pumpkins, hayride, eating ice-cream + buying more treats from their farmer’s market! It was a perfect fall afternoon! Can’t wait to decorate + carve our pumpkins when we get home!

XO, S

 

Little Spoon Organics

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I can’t wait until the baby in my belly is eating Baby Food.  No, seriously. I feel like I almost failed my daughter because she is the pickiest eater.  I am envious of any parent who has a baby or child who has a healthy appetite + likes to try new foods. I just hope that our next child will eat anything! I believe its important to feed your children organic + healthy foods whenever possible. As an infant, my daughter only ate organic. I love that more + more organic (children) companies are growing because our generation realizes how important healthy eating is for your body.

I recently tried the newest organic Baby Food, Little Spoon. It’s a Smarter Baby Food. Their Babyblends are thoughtfully designed with your child’s nutrition in mind. Their meals are Certified Organic, Non-GMO, plant-based and allergy-friendly! One of my favorite blends was their Carrot, Apple + Ginger blend. OMG…Delicious.

Little Spoon is one of the 1st baby food companies that I’ve ever heard of that ships directly to your door! Talk about convenience! Right now, its only invite-only in the NYC area + waitlisted,  but you can request an invite online at their website, www.littlespoon.com.

I hope they are delivering to Philadelphia in 9 months when our little guy will be trying his first purees!

Happy eating, little ones! xo

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

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