Monday, March 17, 2014

Dana's Bakery

If you didn't already know, or follow me on Instagram, I love macarons. I've tried my hand at making them some, but I still need to perfect that. I will one day. In the mean time, I buy them. I order them from Dana's Bakery.  They are based in New York and they deliver nationwide. They are definitely worth every single penny.
Each month, they offer a new flavor. They also offer a Macron of the Month package where you can get a box a month with the new flavor. You can also build-a-box and order some other combinations. I've gotten two boxes so far. The first box I got a variety pack. I found out which flavors I love and which I could do without. They are all amazing, but I do have favorites. 
These macarons are such a pick me up throughout the week. I keep them in the freezer and pull one or two out at a time. I keep them at room temperature for about 30 minutes or so before I eat them. 
Pretty plates are optional. This month's flavor was Mallo-Mac. Homemade marshmallow, brown sugar shell, and covered in chocolate. Good. Real good. 
My two favorites are Cookie Dough and Fruity Cereal. I could have a box of each a day... and then be real fat. But happy! Happy and fat. 

If you were ever interested in macarons, or can't get them where you live, please order from here. They are really amazing and ship pretty quick. 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Week Fourteen

Week fourteen: someone slept 7 hours straight! Only for one night, but yah! That's a win in my book. We ordered these amazing (AMAZING) Bobo Choses onesies....and well this dude is too long. 3-6 month sizing is too short for him. The buttons almost popped just taking these photos. Ha! Chubby guy. We moved up in feedings and hoping for longer nights sleep. He still loves in swing...a lot. But only once he's already asleep. So far, this three month thing is looking good. I'm hoping for a 4 month relief (FINALLY) from colic. It's getting a little better, but man. He's a screamer. S C R E A M E R. Let's go 4 months!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Dinner Idea // Stuffed Sweet Potato

This is probably my new go-to meal. It's super east and a great way to get rid of stuff in the fridge. I used some of the compound butter I saved from the last dinner I had. I keep it in the freezer in case I need to use it. SO...

Find a nice sized sweet potato. Poke several holes in it and put it in the oven at 400* until it's soft. In the mean time, cut up whatever vegetables you have in the fridge. I used zucchini, squash, sweet peppers, kale and some sausage. Sauté all the vegetables and sausage if you use it. When the potato is done, cut it open and pour the mix on top. I topped it off with the butter. SO GOOD. And REALLY filling. (HOLY CAPS!)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


This guy has been dying to get into his sandbox. We finally filled it up with some new sand and now I can't get him out of it! 
We're learning to NOT throw sand at mom......

Monday, March 10, 2014


Today was one of those days that by the end of it I needed a glass of wine. Yeesh. 

Jack isn't feeling well so he tends to not be so happy. Mason was extra cry-y today because of the time change. Our landlord is coming by tomorrow, so I had to clean. My mom is coming Friday (yay!) so I'm trying to organize the house oh and clean it. We were all up last night a ton. Me more than anyone else since I was trying to keep everyone else asleep. I'm just tired. Wah. Wah. Wah. 

Well, I just ate three macrons and drank my glass of wine and I don't even feel bad. Good night. 

* Those macarons are from Dana's Bakery. Google them. They are the absolute best I've ever had. 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sunday Dinner Idea // Salmon

Now that I am home all day, I have to schedule my time pretty well to get everything done. Nap time is my prime hustle time. During one of Mason's long naps, I prep everything for dinner. What I have figures out is that if we buy just random groceries, I can't make dinner. Meal planning is something that is too hard for me. I don't like having a meal schedule throughout the week. What usually happens is I make the plan, then don't follow-through and get stuck with groceries I waste. What we do is buy a bunch of different proteins, vegetables, and a few starches. With these groceries, I can put together dinner pretty easily.

Last night's dinner was, not to toot my own horn, but TOOOOT! I made baked salmon with herbed compound butter, steamed purple cauliflower, and sauteed zucchini and squash.

 I love the way chopped herbs look and well, smell. Herbs are something that I always try to keep on hand. They can make a meal or dish much better. We usually buy parsley and cilantro. We have dill and mint plants.
 Compound butter is my favorite. You can make so many different kinds for so many different dishes. This one had parsley and dill.
And this stuff. If you have a Melting Pot anywhere near you, get some. It's so worth it.
 It's just so pretty.
 Chopped parsley. I always chop extra in case I need some while I cook.
All done. So good!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Mason Must Have... (part two)

1:  SollyBaby Wrap // 2: Natural Rubber Pacifier // 3: Soundspa On-The-Go // 4: MamaRoo // 5:  Hello Apparel Onesies // 6: Baby Jives Cloud Mobile // 7: Mustache Leggings // 8: Soundspa Sound Machine // 9: Haba Clutching Toy // 10: Lily Jade Designer Diaper Bag // 11: Bulb Syringe  // 12: Skip Hop Activity Gym 

* This post is not sponsored by any one of these companies. They are just things we love very much! Some of these product we don't own but would REALLY love to and definitely suggest them to new mommies and newborns. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Week Thirteen

Week thirteen: This dude is 3 months old! 3. Three. Tres. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN??? Time is a bitch. He is still pretty colicy so that stinks. Hopefully month 4 will be a break for us. He laughs out loud now, which is AMAZING. Jack plays with him a little bit now because of that. He's also starting to sleep longer at night. Woot to 5 hours!

Details// BeauLoves one-piece and Freshly Picked mocs.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mason Must Have... (part one)

1: Gerber Soothe Colic Drops // 2: SwaddleMe Organic Adjustable Infant Wrap // 3: LifeFactory Glass Bottles //  4: Baby Home Dream Portable Baby Crib //  5: Mustela Products  // 6: Gerber Organic Onesies  // 7: Organic Cloud Blanket  // 8: Striped Socks // 9: BEST Burp Cloths // 10: Puj Tub // 11: Freshly Picked Moccasins // 12: Bandana Bib 

* This post is not sponsored by any one of these companies. They are just things we love very much! 

My Boys & A Beautiful Mess Actions

I took these photos of the littlest men in my life. I used the newest (and super amazing) actions from A Beautiful Mess. They launched their newest site yesterday and I cannot wait for the e-course and crash courses!
This is the only look I get these days when trying to take a photo of this too-cool-for-mom dude.
 This guy... He can't move, so he doesn't get a choice. ((wink))

Monday, March 3, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

Today is for:
- starting my workout over...again
- meal planning using ohdeardrea's new cleanse
- doing my ProjectLife pages for last week and March
- laundry
- ordering my new diaper bag
- entertaining a 4 year old and 3 month old
- begging my mom to come for a visit
- making dinner for my loving husband

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Weekly Mason.

Before Mason was born, I decided I would take a photo-a-week of him. I got the idea from my good friend, Alana (Mamainlalaland on IG). She used her weekly photos for her daughter's birthday party and I thought it was such an amazing way to showcase how much the baby had grown. I can't wait to see what this project looks like at the end. I plan on making a little book of all the photos.


Heeeeyo! We had a baby!! (3 months ago). Yes, I have no been blogging in a LONG while... Duh. To be honest, I just didn't have the heart to. I had nothing positive to say. Work was beyond terrible, being away from my house and kid for 12+ hours a day was the worst, and pregnancy was definitely hard. Now that it's all changed, I'm BACK!

Mason was born on December 4 and weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces. He was (and continues to be) a big guy. He has the prettiest eyes and such a sweet demeanor when he isn't crying.  Labor was...labor. I had a epidural but had to be on my left side for the majority of two days so I really only had the epi on half of my body.... the other half? You guessed it, could feel everything! Ouch. Props to those mama's who do it all natural. Yeesh.

We came home the next day because of some crazy weather. He definitely has colic, so there's that. I am currently living on coffee and very rare, 5+ hour stretches of sleep. Jack is a very good big brother. Most of the time, he ignores him. But there are those cute big brother moments that melt hearts.

We are still trying to figure out this colic thing.. I hope it ends soon. Poor Jack has a hard time with all the crying, who wouldn't really. We've tried pretty much all we can. Crazy formula, swaddles, gripe water, tummy drops, probiotics, and bubbles. Yes, bubbles. They can stop the crying for almost 10 minutes!! Mommy win!

So, yah. I'm back! And I'll be posting as regularly as I can. Ya know... 3 month old.