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toddler tuesdays: quarantined with a powerhouse

waffle knit top / levi’s in “little secret” / booties similar here
Elias’ top (out of stock at Carter’s!)/ jeans / converses

My days start around 6am in quarantine – normally they would start at 4:45am, but things haven’t been normal for weeks now. Elias wakes up shortly thereafter and from the moment his little eyes are open, he is ready to go. He has my early bird tendencies with his dads’ notorious high energy and talent for fun.
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friday favorites: food blogs

friday favs food blogs

I heard on the radio the other day that the number one hobby people have started picking up during quarantine is baking and/or cooking! I LOVE it! I was an avid cook AND baker before quarantine and things have not slowed down. Since I’ve been trying to use up all the random things I have accumulated I’ve noticed I’m getting a win-win-win; I’m using stuff up so my pantry and stockpile are cleaner, I’m getting to experiment with fun recipes that I normally would put in the “make later” pile and we’ve been eating REALLY well.

In case you’re in need of some super yummy recipes (or just need something to do 😉 ), I’ve compiled a list of my five favorite food blogs for your enjoyment. “People who love to eat are the best people.”

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hippity hoppity, happy easter day!


fuzzy sweater / leggings / bunny slippers / elias’ bunny jumpsuit

We woke up to Easter baskets this morning! How about you?

Elias got some super fun Easter themed goodies – window clings, stickers, bunny jumpers, Play-Doh, bubbles, bath paints, a mini Connect-4 and a pint sized Nerf gun. I really tried to focus more on things for him to do and play with than candy – not that we’re anti sugar (I mean, have you seen my meal plans?) – because he literally gets more enjoyment out of fun little toys and activities than he does sweets. Our Easter baskets are a bit of a different story. Haha.

I never tackle holiday breakfasts because we have SO much to do and so many places to go. (I’ve touched on the marathon we run every holiday of every year, but in case you need a refresher…we would typically be at my in laws’ for lunch at 12pm, at my grandfathers’ for second lunch at 2pm and at my grannys’ for dinner at 5:30pm.) But this year, my wish has finally come true! Albeit, not in the best of ways but I’ll take it just the same. Hello, carrot cake pancakes! ❤

We have a busy day of egg hunting, eating to indulge in and lots of relaxing to enjoy so I’ll make it short!


pop sweater high waist leggingsbunny slippersgray bunny jumpsuit

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april update

IMG_20200403_174041361_BURST003The past three weeks have put us through some immense changes, pressure, anxiety and fear. They have also given us an immense amount of happiness, love and hope. So let’s start with the bad and end with the good. Because that’s what the world needs right now. To end with the good.

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flecked sweater

IMG_20200406_112148475_BURST000_COVER (1)sweater similar here, here or here / Levi’s 711 skinny jeans in little secret

So it’s really hard to see, but my sweater has these cute little flecks of pastel color all over it. As soon as I saw it my mind went straight to Easter. I actually found this LOFT sweater at my local Goodwill for $3.79! It is one of my favorite sweaters and most definitely one of my favorite Goodwill purchases to date.

Since we’re all staying home for Easter this year, this outfit would be totally appropriate for a casual dinner at home. Although we’re taking casual to the max for our Easter dinner (hello, bunny slippers!), I figured I’d share it for those of you who still want to get gussied up a bit more. 🙂

Although my sweater is no longer for sale (you may luck out and find one on Poshmark), I was able to find three very similar sweaters currently for sale and one that I will definitely be purchasing to hold onto for when this one bites the dust.

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my easter menu


So…Easter is in a week. What?

I don’t officially host Easter but I do serve an Easter dinner at home. It may not be ON Easter, but let’s face it, even if I could manage to make it to four different meals, it would be far from enjoyable. So I usually do our Easter dinner a few days after Easter or the following weekend.

This year, however, things are different. We’re not going anywhere and I WILL be serving our one Easter dinner on Easter. Just we three. There’s something oddly charming about not having to run our typical gauntlet. Or maybe I’m already reeling on a sugar high from all the Reese’s eggs. 😉

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let’s get cozy


“let’s get cozy” top similar here / leggings / slippers similar here
(and oh my god you guys, don’t look at the mess!)

As the time frame for staying at home gets longer with each passing day, I’m finding myself going up and down on the emotional scale ALL DAY LONG and I’ve been craving comfort. Lots of coffee, meals like mama used to make, longer hugs, I’ve even been finding comfort in the normalcy of my neighbor taking her dog out to potty. 

As a stay at home mom, I already rock lounge wear 90% of the time but my lounge wear drawer is full of clothes that have been semi ruined or are just okay so I only wear them at home. So I took this opportunity to buy myself some new pieces. And to highlight the favorites I already owned. 😉 read the post