Ace | Birthday | life

Ace’s 3 Year Old Interview

By on July 24, 2014

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I decided for Ace’s third birthday I really wanted to ask him questions that I could ask him year after year and see how his answers change. I didn’t help him with the answers because I wanted to see if he would even understand the questions and what he would say. I was shocked that he knew some of them, like what a holiday is. Here we go…
1. What is your name? Ace
2. How old are you? Three
3.What is your favorite thing to do? I like to see the planes? (Branden took him to see the movie Planes: Fire Rescue earlier today)
4. What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be Daddy.
5. What is your favorite food? Spaghetti (this is funny to me since it’s always a mission to get him to eat this)
6. Who do you like to spend time with? Brody
7. What do you do really well? Sleeping too much.
8. What makes you laugh? Brody makes me laugh. 
9. What is the best time of day? The movies
10. What are you afraid of? I was scared of the windows.
11. Who is your best friend? Elsa (from Frozen)

12. What do you like to do with your family? It was so much fun at the movies. (he only went with Branden)
13. What do you love to learn about? E. The letters. (he has a DVD about the letters.)
14. Where do you like to go? Left. (ok) 
15. What is your favorite book? Thomas! (my least favorite, awesome)
16. If you had one wish what would it be? Six! (Yep)
17. What is your favorite color? Red
18. What is your favorite animals? Giraffe
19. What is your favorite song? The Monkey Joe’s song (????)
20. What is your favorite snack? Gummies and cookie bar (nutrigrain bar)
21. What is your favorite holiday? HALLOWEEN! 
22. What did you do on your birthday? It was my Thomas birthday, it was my Lightning Mcqueen birthday. (We had a party at a gymnastics place and on his actual birthday went to the beach, Monkey Joes and had my brother and sister’s families over.) 

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About Me | life

Me, Me, Me…

By on July 22, 2014
Me, Bimbo on a Stick and Kist

Some of my closest girl friends and I have weird nicknames for each other. Shout out to Bimbo, Kist AkA Dirty Hippie, and Prison. 

I live in my cut off shorts.

I could wear tank tops and flip flops year round.

My husband and I met online while looking for roommates in college. Awkward.

I got engaged on Honeymoon Island.

My son is named after my Grandpa who didn’t love his name and went by Don.

I was pissed when Channing Tatum named his baby Everly because I totally had the name first. 

Everyone on my Dad’s side looks really similar. It’s kind of creepy. 

I heart cardigans.

My favorite music to listen to is Country. 

I sometimes drive with the windows down, AC blasting and music up loud and pretend it’s Fall. 

My engagement ring is an Aquamarine instead of a Diamond. I couldn’t find an engagement ring unique enough and decided to go for a different stone instead. 

I dream of living in a small beach town.
All of my kids have two middle names, each name is after someone special. 

Just for my cousin Mike…
“Mike is the best cousin in the world I don’t know what I would do without him.” 

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Must Haves

My Top 5 Baby Items of the Week!

By on July 21, 2014

Each week I want to give you all my favorite baby items. This week in my Citrus Lane box I got a couple really awesome items and I thought this would be the perfect thing to share.
Here are my top picks of the week…

Top 5 Baby Essentials

1. Aden & Anais Bamboo Muslin Security Blanket  2. Sophie Giraffe  3. Halo Sleep Sack   
4. MamaRoo Classic Bouncer  5. Sleepers

Both of my daughters like to put blankets over their heads to fall asleep. These Muslin security blankets are breathable and light which makes me feel a bit better when they want to cover their faces. 

I think we can all agree that Sophie is the best teether ever!
Sleep Sacks are a must for bedtimes when it’s chilly. 
The MamaRoo bouncer both my girls lived in.
And last but not least sleepers, they are cozy and cute. 

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life | photos

Photo Dump Friday

By on July 18, 2014

If you don’t follow me on Facebook or Instagram here is what you have been missing…

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Tutu Swimsuit. Headband: Similar
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Tutu Heart Swimsuit
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Doctor Visit
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Tutu Similar: Here, Here and Here, Headband by Little Miss Sweet Pea Boutique
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Girls Night with my cousins
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Doctor Appointment with Everly
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4th of July Babies!
Everly’s OutfitHeadband. Ace’s Rash Guard. Ashlyn’s Jumper Similar Here & Here
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Sneaky Baby
Bedding Here & Here
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Headband Similar: Here and Here
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Sisterly love
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<3LIFE <3

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life | parenting

Surviving a Restaurant with 3 under 3!

By on July 14, 2014

Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Facebook for more frequent updates and pictures! 
When you having three children going out to eat can be a somewhat terrifying mission.  We are officially out numbered and two of those children are babies making their need for us all consuming at times. 

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Ashlyn’s outfit: Southern Tots, Headband: Similar
Ace’s Shirt: The Printed Palette, Shorts: U.S. Polo

Branden and I have only taken the kids out to eat with family, never just us and them. We attempted it on Father’s day but with the wait we said screw it and went to lunch later with my family. We all took turns holding a baby or entertaining Ace. It worked out but the thought of doing that alone made me feel more than overwhelmed. 
This morning, though, I said “let’s go to Crackle Barrel!”
Bran has been wanting to go ever since Father’s day so I figured since it wasn’t Sunday it wouldn’t be too busy. We got there and it was only a 15 minute wait. Score!

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Everly’s Romper: Southern Tots
Headband: Similar

We got in, Everly had her bottle and passed out and we were set. Ashlyn loves feeding herself so we got biscuits to start and she chomped on those. Ace was overall really well behaved with only some minor reprimands. 
I seriously felt like we were finally coming out of that crazy fog of constant crying and whining for attention. Sure, it’s not always constant but when you go out and they all need your attention that is exactly how it feels. 
I will say I knew it would be hard having 3 children under the age of 3 but I think you can never quite get it till you are there. I knew the first 3 months after Everly came it was going to be somewhat of a nightmare and if we could just get through that we would be ok and I definitely see that happening. Everly though had a lot more issues than Ace and Ashlyn as a newborn so that made it even more difficult but now she is a happy little baby and Ashlyn is such a sweet girl that they just make life so much more incredible. Ace is the cutest big brother to them too.
I think we are finally getting this parenting of three down! 

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Coupons | shopping | style

Summer Loving: Toddler Style

By on July 12, 2014

Summer time is a great time to dress your little one in fun patterns that are comfy and cute. Here are my top picks for my little ones! They are all from Old Navy and Gap
Use Codes: JULY to get 30% off at Gap and ONSAVENOW at Old Navy to get 25% off Regular Price items and 15% off Sale items. 

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1. Frosted Sunglasses ($4.99) 2. Dockside Tee 3. Dolphin-Hem Board Shorts 3.
 4. Surf Print Bermudas
5. Coral Dress  7. Floppy Straw Hat 8. T-Strap Jelly Sandals 9. Rosette Swimsuit (only $9.97)

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