Family Photos 2015


I’m so excited to share some of our family photos with took this summer with Kathy Davies. I wanted a color scheme we have never done before so I went with teal, grey, and purple.


The inspiration came from this Matilda Jane Platinum dress I got for Giada. CC8823DE-E160-41C1-BE04-6D92790EBA15


The kids warmed up pretty quickly and it made for a painless photo shoot!

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I think they turned out perfect!!!  I’m so thankful for having such a talented photographer to capture these memories of us!

Friday Favorites: Summer is Coming!

           Happy Friday! I am linking up with Momfessionals today to share my Friday Favorites.  I’m crossing my fingers that Summer is truly coming because most of my favorite things this week have to do with Summer!!


Monday was opening day of baseball!! Go Tigers! My mom got the kids Best Cookies By Farr and they were pretty amazing as usual! No one makes cookies like she does! If you are in the Metro Detroit area do yourself a favor and get these for your next party…she will not disappoint!


My sister in law is getting married in September and we are planning her shower for June. Ari & Giada are the ring bearer and flower girl! I think I finally decided on shower outfits for them! This dress from Anchors and Eyelets is named Estelle (after Giada Estelle)! The mint and pink are perfect for a summer shower!

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I’ve been planning a joint birthday Luau for the summer for several months now. Ari will be 4 and Giada 2. PS. How did that happen?! This week Dollar Tree put out all their Luau supplies, so guess who had a field day on her lunch hour this week? I have so many fun things planned for this bash!


Speaking of their birthday I have been researching play sets for what seems like MONTHS. Instead of gifts for their birthday we are getting them a play set that they will use for several years! They have so many clothes and toys and I know they will truly enjoy this the most! I think I FINALLY decided on the Clarington Resort from Cedar Summit. What I love most about it is the flower planters and the twirly slide!


I was lucky enough to have some “Mom-Time” this week and I went to a concert in downtown Detroit. I thought it was quite fitting waking up the next morning to this ecard. Definitely my favorite one I’ve seen in a long time!


I also wanted to share my FAVORITE once a week beauty treat. A glass of wine + my Rodan & Fields microdermabrasion paste. I use this in addition to my skincare regimen at least once a week! It’s a salt/sugar scrub with vitamins C & E, has a high-glide, oil-free formula and is designed to promote maximum gentle exfoliation. My skin feels so smooth and soft after I use it!


It’s been SO liberating to go places without a stroller lately! Giada thinks she’s SO big getting to walk and Ari helps me by holding her hand! This week we went shopping and Ari and I (aka me)kept lifting Giada on 3. Pretty sure they both thought it was the coolest thing ever.


Speaking of letting Giada walk in stores she was doing her own thang in Meijer and HAD to choose her own bananas! I just love seeing my baby girl grow into her own independent self!


It was nice enough to play outside one day this week and the babes loved it! I’m hoping more nice weather is here stay!


Don’t forget to enter my giveaway on Facebook for a chunky necklace/bracelet set from AK’s Hidden Gems! Have a great weekend!

Summer Bucket List. 10 Must do Activities.


This past weekend was AMAZING.

Three days off work, not a cloud in the sky, and sunshine all day.  It was Mother Nature’s way of saying “Hello Summer”!  We took full advantage of the beautiful weather but had to skip our planned trip to the zoo due to double ear infections.  Womp Womp.  We stayed home on Monday and just laid low.  It got me thinking of all the things I want to do this summer!  Let’s be honest, summer comes and goes in the blink of an eye, so having a list helps me make sure we don’t miss out on anything!! I created a family bucket list for the summer of 10 must do activities!  Here they are!

1.  Visit the our local Zoo, wearing our handmade zoo gear, AND feed the giraffes!


2.  Let the kids stay up late to enjoy the lake and the beautiful sunsets!


3.  Ride our bikes to a local park for a Sunday morning outdoor breakfast!

4.  Make GIANT bubbles.


5. Roast hotdogs on our fire pit!


6. Make Kool Aid ice cubes!


7.  Make weeknight slurpee walks a weekly priority!


8.  Make S’Mores Cones… I’m Sure we will be doing this several times!


9. Hit up as many Splash parks as we can!


10. Go to a local fair and feed animals!