Another birthday party in the books for Nixon!  We still can't believe he is already 2 especially since it feels like we just threw him his first birthday party which you can see here!  As I was thinking of a theme, bubbles came to mind. I have never been one into character or toy themed parties so I wanted to do something a little more simple.  We also were able to use my mother in law's gorgeous back yard for the occasion which worked perfectly!

Before I went shopping for this party, I knew exactly the color scheme I was wanting but wasn't too sure on the type of decorations I was looking for. Zurcher's party store has always been my go to for any type of party I am throwing.  They literally have everything you are looking for in a one stop shop!  When I walked into Zurcher's, it was so easy to find all the colors I needed as well as decorations to keep the theme. The main focus of the party was going to be the treat table.  I wanted that to be the statement piece and the way I started was with the balloon arch.  I used all the different shades of Zurcher's balloons to create the first look.  From there I was able to add in all the fun party decor, food trays, apothecary jars and treat cups to finish the look! So happy with how it turned out and high hopes for another amazing year!  Also, all of the party decor can be found in store or online at Zurcher's where you can see the feature of this party on the home page! 




Tyson, Nixon and I were so lucky to have such an amazing trip to Japan! We love reminiscing on this trip and what a GORGEOUS place Okinawa is!!! I still can't believe sometimes how we managed to take Nixon all the way to the other side of the world but I am so glad we did it! When it came to packing for this trip, I needed to be as organized a possible because I had SO MUCH to bring for both Nixon and me. Not only did I have all of our clothes to bring, but toys for Nixon, activities for the travel, snacks, books, diapers and wipes.  We came across these amazing travel bags by Nomatic.  If you guys haven't seen these yet, you've got to go check them out.  I have never felt so organized in my life.  There are so many pouches, bags inside of the bags, and compartments where I was able to separate everything by category.  We had so many people asking us through the airport about these bags and of course we told them our honest opinion about how they are just flat out the best travel bag to have.  To give you an idea, here are some of the compartments it has: laundry bag, book pocket, water bottle pocket, laptop and tablet pockets, shoe compartment, underwear compartment and valuables pocket to just name a few!! Click here to check out all the details of these bags and you'll be convinced to get one for your next trip!! 




Happy Thursday!  This morning was the start to a busy day where Nixon and I hopped in the car with Tyson to take him to the train station for work and then off to run some errands!  We have been doing a lot of traveling this month and have one more trip we will be leaving on tomorrow!  We will be heading down to southern California where I grew up to spend Memorial Day weekend and to attend my little sister's wedding open house! 

I wanted to jump on here today so I can tell you about this new convertable carseat we have been using for Nixon that is a game changer.  We had been using a different brand in the past but I didn't love how hard it was to get the carseat stable and secure.  This new carseat we have been using is called the Cybex Sirona M with Sensorsafe 2.0. What is amazing about this carseat is that it has integrated important safety technology into the chest clip of the carseat so that you will be alerted when unsafe situations arise.  This means that if your child were to unbuckle themselves, or if you were to accidentally leave your child alone in the car, the essential alert will go off through both the vehicle receiver and the caregiver's cellphone.  There is an app to download but you do not have to have the app to receive alerts.  I love how this technology lets you leave all your worries at the door when heading out on the start to a busy day! 

Honestly, this is a must have carseat that I have loved for Nixon and feel that he is the most safe in.  It locks into the car with a base already installed that allows the carseat to be completely stable with no rocking movement at every turn or bump.  Any extra safety features are always a huge plus when it comes to protecting your littles lives!  I hope you enjoy this Cybex Sirona M carseat as much as we do!!

Thank you to Cybex for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own. #ad




Hi you guys!! Happy Thursday!! Today I wanted to share with you one the most amazing things I've recently added to my home that I just can't keep a secret!! I've recently been putting together the guest bedroom in our house and came across Beddy's. They seriously have developed the most genius idea when it comes to bedding.  Everyone wants their bed to look good all the time but the actual "making" of the bed just sucks. Well not anymore!!! Lets just say that zipper bedding is the most amazing thing ever!!! How it works is your bedding comes in one piece.  You place the whole thing on like you would with a fitted sheet. When you get into bed, you pull down the zipper thats located on both sides of the bed, and there you have your sheet on the bottom, and a soft minky blanket material on top. So pretty much I am so hooked, want one for every single bed in my house, and LOVE making the bed!! Click here for the exact bedding that I have.  I also want this one too!  I promise you guys are going to LOVE this bedding and will be so hooked and just want to tell everybody! 




Hello 2018!!! I still can't believe how fast this Holiday season went and already off to a start of a New Year!  I don't know about you, but I love changes and I love the clean slate that a new year can give you.  Even though I am sad the Christmas season is over, I love January for these two reasons:

1. This is a time to reminisce on the past year by thinking about the good AND the bad times and 
2. Use those moments to develop the best goals for the new year

The year of 2017 has been one of the best years for me because being a mom to Nixon is truly one of the most crowning experiences I could ever ask for.  I've never experienced so much happiness seeing him grow, develop his personality, learn to eat, walk and talk, turn one, give kisses, give hugs (and pushes to other but working on that!), develop a love for the outdoors, know who his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins are, become the BEST sleeper after 6 months of being the WORST sleeper, and really must have so much pure joy for life. With that said, I know that not every second of being a parent is perfect and I know that I have much to work on to become a better mom and wife.  Having a child does mean that you do have to put your own wants and needs on hold until your baby is taken care of. It does mean that those things you could do so quick and easily before, WILL take much longer, and it does mean that you need to become an expert in patience.  These are all things that are doable but really do just take time!  And that is one of my many resolutions for this new year is to continue to work on those things and just enjoy every single little second of life without letting my to-do lists giving me anxiety and allowing patience to settle in. 



Abbot Kinney Distressed Denim Jacket

Handle With Flare Sleeve Sweater

In Between Rib Sweater