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She's Here!

Happy Monday friends! Popping in super quick to let you know that our sweet baby girl, Sophia Aurelia was born on August 9th at 1:12 in the afternoon. We could not be more in love - she's pure deliciousness & we're soaking in all the baby snuggles! I've already started writing her birth story so that I don't forget any details & hope to share that soon!
I'm so thankful for all your well wishes and I'm so excited to share this next chapter of my life! 

Recent Purchases | Amazon & Other's

Admittedly shopping hasn't been as much fun for clothes recently, but accessories are another story. I've managed to pick up some things for transitioning into fall and we also have bought a few things for the house.   
These Ann Taylor prong flower studs in rose gold are seriously so perfect for every day wear. They are currently $19.99 with an extra 60% off making them...$8.00!  
I shared on IG Stories that I recently started jade rolling and while I have to be honest and say I'm not sure I've seen any results yet, I do love how it feels to use the roller in the morning and night - especially when it's cooled in the fridge. It does help your serums and creams sink into the skin more.

My Nordstrom purchases came in and I'm really happy with the few things I got. I decided to ditch the larger hats for fall and opted for this corduroy baker boy hat in a really pretty olive. I love the detailing on the front and can't wait to wear it. I also restocked on one pair of Zella leggings - I have the crop version but decided to do the longer one since I'll be home during the fall. Finally this reversible scarf by BP is probably going to be my most worn item once it cools off. I love both of the patterns and it's going to look great with my trench coat. 

Mark this under a very random purchase - a multipurpose cake stand that we're using as a fruit bowl. You can use it cake stand, punch bowl, salad bowl or dip tray - and in our case a fruit bowl. Fruit flies this year have been out of control and we keep bananas & avocado's out so we needed a fix. So far it's sleek on the counter and keeping little flies away! 
It's no secret I'm pretty obsessed with pens and stationary items, I saw these Pilot Frixion Erasable Markers  and they are perfect if you like to write in planners with pens / markers but are afraid to make mistakes, which I do, so these are great!
I can't wait to share the full nursery with you all, but one of the final touches we added was this sweet mirror in the smaller size right above her dresser.  Absolutely love how it looks!
I know I've already mentioned this Waterpik a few times since I purchased it, but now that we've used it for a few weeks I can give a really good review on it. Verdict is we absolutely love it! My teeth have never felt cleaner since starting it and before going to bed it feels like you're leaving the dentists office without the terrible part - the actual dentist visit! 

Any fun purchases you've made recently?

Weekending | 40 Weeks and counting

Happy Monday friends! This past week with my mom in town has been absolutely incredible. Of course we're anxiously awaiting the arrival of baby girl, but aside from 9 days in Greece with my mom when I graduated from high school, we have not had this type of time together! She has been cooking up a storm and keeping me sane while I don't know what to do with myself! Here are some snaps from our week & weekend! 

We walked pretty much all over the city, had lunches with my sister & did a lot of shopping!
 I heard that acupressure could help with natural induction so I found a foot reflexology massage spa and tested it out...unfortunately didn't work for me that day! 
We checked out She Village in the Seaport which is a pop-up village with a rotating collection of retailers. Currently it's got shops like Cynthia Rowley & Monica + Andy

Ruched dress (non-maternity) || Bow Sandals || Twilly scarf  (Dupe for mine) || Earrings on mega sale!
I'm amazed at how much the seaport has changed in a few short years - this part near Fan Pier wasn't there just a bit ago and now you have some of the best views of Downtown Boston!

We've been wanting to check out the food at Scorpion Bar for about a year now - glad we checked that off the list before baby. The food was perfectly delicious and just spicy enough to maybe move things along! 

As we not so patiently await the arrival of baby girl, Gary and I were having breakfast and he told me that living in this world of instant gratification it made sense that the one thing we can't control is one of life's greatest surprises. So that's the mentality that I'm heading into the week with - she'll be here when she's good and ready! 

Three Easy Smoothie Recipes

A couple month's ago, Gary and I traded in our bulky juicer for the NutriBullet.  We wanted something that would be really easy to use in the mornings and easy to clean - this absolutely checks off both boxes! The NutriBullet itself comes with a ton of recipes that we haven't even cracked open yet, but I'm really happy with the ones that we've created! 
I don't use exact measurements, except for the almond milk - that I fill to the max line, other than that I eyeball everything. Here are a few recipes that we absolutely love. 

Recipe One

  • Frozen strawberries 
  • Frozen cherries
  • Full banana
  • Tablespoon of peanut butter
  • Almond milk, unsweetened vanilla
  • One tablespoon organic flaxseed

Recipe Two

  • Handful of fresh spinach
  • Handful fresh strawberries
  • One fresh peach sliced
  • Full banana
  • Almond milk, unsweetened vanilla
  • Scoop of vital proteins (if I'm only making it for myself) 

Recipe Three

  • Half an avocado 
  • Frozen mangos
  • Frozen pineapple
  • Handful of fresh spinach
  • Two tablespoons of Siggi's vanilla yogurt
  • Almond milk, unsweetened vanilla

Do you like making smoothies? What are your favorite things to throw into the blender?

Weekending with Mom in Town

Happy Monday friends! Coming to you from my first day of maternity leave and already not sure what to do with myself! Thankfully my mom is here and keeping me company! Here's a little rundown of our last few days while waiting 😂
Bow Sandals, coffee & some flowers!
Thursday night we went out for a little date night at one of our favorite restaurants, Sip Wine Bar & Kitchen followed by an advanced screening of the new Mission Impossible movie! Their arancini is melt in your mouth delicious! Perfect possible last date night before baby!

We celebrated my sister's birthday on Saturday with the best summer lunch - a lobster bake! It was such a relaxed day with my favorite people!
 How cute is my sister's dress?! It's an Amazon find for under $20 and comes in 4 different colors!
Spent the morning on Sunday with a little last minute pampering - much needed pedicure and manicure. Gary was busy finishing our latest kitchen project - a low profile microwave above our stove.
To say it looks like it was made for the space would be an understatement! The fan works just as well as our hood did at ventilating & it gives off the perfect amount of cooking light. Pretty low key weekend around these parts, but it was just what the doctor ordered!

How was your weekend? P.S. I'll take all the recommendations of how to naturally get baby to start making her way into the world...I think she's pretty comfortable!