Just the three of us (+1 in the oven!)

Did any of my fellow moms cry their eyes out when you came to the realization that your first baby would only be an only child for just a few short months more? That’s me. With the special help of pregnancy hormones, I cry right before bedtime thinking about Avery and...
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My Favorite First Trimester Maternity Styles

It’s that time of year again – the time when the buyers in Southern California don’t get the memo that it’s still 90 degrees and we CAN’T wear boots, sweaters, or scarves without melting to death by noon. This week it reached 100 degrees three days in a row. Yup, you...
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Snow White Bites the Apple – Halloween Costume 2017

  This year’s Halloween costume idea fit my current situation perfectly. I decided I would put a twist on a classic costume -.. Snow White, but as if she bit the apple. I am eating everything in sight these days. EVERYTHING. If you leave a snack around me, I will most...
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Day at the Pumpkin Patch

Avery is definitely on the move. As soon as your set her down in an open area, she runs away in the opposite direction with a high pitch scream like a bat out of hell. She has the biggest smile on her face and she is just so happy to be alive. This is amazing for a...
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Avery’s ONEderful Garden Party

Your daughter only turns one once, right? That’s what I kept telling myself during the planning of this event. My mom was known for throwing extravagant birthday parties for me (and was also the creative party planner behind hundreds of baby showers, birthday parties,...
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Baby’s First Easter Basket


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Creating an Easter basket for a baby is a fantastic way to make yourself think outside the box. You can’t throw in candy, chocolate bunnies, or bubbles in it, but you can fill it with items that are both cute and practical. I shopped during the week and assembled the basket the day before Easter. A whole day earlier than necessary! I brought it outside to snap a quick photo and Mr. King came out and placed his basket next to mine. How cute is it that he went shopping for her?! 

I thought the basket I created would come from both of us, but it turns out dad had his own plans (tear).

I know some people think it’s a bit ridiculous to create an Easter basket for a baby since they won’t remember it, but we did it anyways! Check it out below and see what we included:

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BASKET / BOOK / SANDALS / SOCKS

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P.S. Is anyone else terrified of the Easter Bunny? I opted out of Easter bunny pics this year and took a few photos with this tiny, cuddly, friendlier pink bunny. I think Avery will thank me one day! 

 

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Lazy days

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It’s been crazy in our house lately. Aside from working 40 hours a week, I’ve been working on Avery’s first birthday décor, creating custom save-the-dates, and creating wedding invites for close friends of mine. I have several friends who are tying the knot this year and it’s a joy to be a part of their special day. It’s definitely wedding season – that busy but joyful time of year! It’s difficult, though, because the second I step foot through the door, all I want to do is snuggle with my little one.

This past weekend we had zero plans. I try to take advantage of these gloriously empty days and spend plenty of time being lazy in our pajamas. I can’t get enough of her snuggles and chubby thighs. And apparently, neither can the dogs. Our dog Molly photobombed every single picture during our quick little photo session. I decided to capture the pure joy because it won’t be long enough until Molly is running in the other direction – away from a speedy toddler! I can’t wait to see their relationship blossom.

One day, the dogs will be following her around the house, hoping she drops a piece of food. It’s definitely going to be a love-hate relationship.

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Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! I think Patrick Swayze said it best when he said, “Nobody puts baby in the corner.” There is no force more powerful than woman determined to rise.

Avery and I had fun during our little photo shoot. It was the perfect time to break out her leg warmers and relive a classic line from the best movie- Dirty Dancing! Enjoy 🙂

 

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“Will you be my bridesmaid?” Wine Box

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It’s happening. The woman who is my cousin, my friend, and Avery’s godmother is getting hitched next year. She was the person behind the dessert bar for Avery’s dedication and baby shower. She is incredibly talented and is one of the most hardworking people I know. Avery and I happily joined her wedding venue shopping in Augora Hills.

When you drive into the hills, it’s like you’ve entered Santa Barbara wine country. It’s luscious, green, and wonderfully breezy. I strapped Avery into her favorite carrier and we started to walk around the premises. It didn’t take long for her to say, “This is the one!” We were escorted to the bridal suite, where we sat down and begin to work through our somewhat absurd list of 100 questions.

The amateur photographer in me checked out every window in the bridal suite. The gorgeous sunlight peeking through was blissful – now I just need to lose 25lbs before this wedding!

 

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After touring the venue, we decided to head to Los Agaves Mexican Grill for a quick bite to eat. When we arrived at the table, I was greeted by a large wine box with a wine colored ribbon tied around it. After ordering delicious fajitas and a margarita, I sat down with Avery and caved in to my curiosity of what was in the box. I soon discovered a gorgeous bottle of wine with a custom-made tag that said, “Yvette, will you be my bridesmaid?” Of course I said yes! Next to the wine was a lovely nail polish, a custom stemless glass with my name on it, and paint chips in the colors of the wedding.

Ladies, there is no better way than to say, “Will you be bridesmaid?” than with a bottle of wine. Am I right?! These wine boxes are the perfect gift to add some love and uniqueness to your request for bridesmaids! Next on my list is to start planning the most epic bridal shower EVER. More details to come, of course!

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