My hubby and I are hoping to grown our little family through adoption. If you know anyone looking to place their baby in a loving home please send them our way. Feel free to check us out here. If you would like to help support our adoption shop here. Thank you for helping us spread the word. Hugs.

24 December 2011


Wishing everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS. May your weekend be filled with lots of love, joy & fun with those you love. 
I have waited years for my dream of becoming a mother to become a reality. This year my heart has been abundantly filled with love & gratitude. Becoming a mother has by far been the greatest joy of my life. I cherish each day with my sweet growing babe {oh how I wish I could slow down time & capture each breath, movement, cry, babble & smile and never forgot the way I feel at that exact moment}. I love our birth mother more than she will ever know & I can not adequately thank her or repay her for the greatest gift she has given me. I know miracles do happen. I am thankful that our Heavenly Father has answered our many many many prayers. This is the happiest I have ever been!

22 December 2011

tear drop {favor}

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A super thin tear drop ring would be perfect to mix in with my mixed metal stack of skinny rings. Hoping I get a ring or two for Christmas! Pick yours up over here.

21 December 2011

Peanut Butter Bars {so tasty}

I made the most delicious Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars this past weekend. Super easy recipe found via pinterest.  Very sweet, rich & creamy. A small bit will satisfy your taste buds! I sure hope my neighbors enjoyed them as much as I did. {I modified the recipe a bit, I did not use as much butter as called for & I left out the graham crackers}

20 December 2011

sparkle away

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When I stumbled upon Lulubelle's hand made sparklers I could not help but think of all the fun my sister and I had as children playing with sparklers every fourth of July. I knew this had to be a new tradition I start with my own children {once little O is a bit older} for Christmas. The Christmas tree shaped sparkler is perfect for Christmas!

01 December 2011

crushed velvet

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I could lounge in this soft crushed velvet all Christmas season. Sexy, comfy & gorgeous! I'm not sure about the high waisted look on myself but I do think it is super cute.

30 November 2011


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A peace rug sure would make a great addition to my abode.  I like the simplicity of it. It's on sale for $350 over here.

29 November 2011

Thanksgiving weekend ...

The weekend was filled with fun, food, friends, family & sunshine!

Thursday morning breakfast at our place. 
eggs.potatoes.cinnamon juice.donuts.bacon.

busted out my leather & denim jacket for turkey day

Thanksgiving dinner at my cousins place in Newport. He is in the process of remodeling the entire place. He cooked our meal on all his vintage appliances.

A little midnight madness black friday shopping at Macy's. 
Got everything on my list for discounted prices.

Enjoyed the warm temps all weekend. 
Spent Saturday outside at the park & Fashion Island.

Took the little man to see the giant tree at Fashion Island.

Met Harper for the first time. Had a yummy breakfast at Auntie's house.

Ended the weekend with a huge feast at my mom's house.
 The little guy had to be at the table for our meal!

Now onto Christmas! My favorite holiday of the year.

24 November 2011


This week I have been reflecting on all the wonderful little & not so little things in my life which I am grateful for.  I can not even begin to express my gratitude for my amazing little miracle. I fall deeper in love with him each day & I feel so fortunate to be with him each day watching him grow and change. My life has forever changed & I LOVE it! Grateful today {and everyday} for my belief in Jesus Christ & the power of prayer. Each and everyday I am beyond thankful to our birth mother who loving gave me the greatest gift anyone could EVER give. My heart is overflowing with love & gratitude.

18 November 2011


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Spending time outside is my happiness. Due to the gorgeous weather we have been experiencing I find myself out and about each day. Enjoy the weekend!

turkey attire {fp}

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Wishing I could afford the gorgeous sequin button blouse to wear on Thanksgiving. I would not mind having her wild hair either! Pick a blouse up for yourself over here.

16 November 2011

wish list {christmas}

Being that I love shopping it is difficult to Christmas shop for others with out finding a few {or alot} of items I want for myself! Spotted so many delights at Kate Spade, I need the the bow bridge bangle

15 November 2011

It's a wrap {old navy}

Looking for an affordable warm stylish scarf? I spotted the black & white zig zag scarf at old navy. I know,  I too am surprised by how cute old navy has recently become! They also have a good selection of bright colored scarves in store.

11 November 2011

biker style {elizabeth & james}

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If I had an extra few hundred dollars I would pick up a leather, fur & zippers motorcycle jacket. The soft buttery leather & tight fit of the elizabeth & james Rory jacket would be oh so perfect for me! I spotted this beauty while browsing Nordstrom this week. 

10 November 2011

mug of cocoa {west elm}

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Cute & Colorful.  Perfect for a cup of cocoa on a chilly night. With all the icy cold nights we have been having I think I needs a few new mugs in my cupboard along with some toasted marshmallows. Pick yours out here.

09 November 2011

Leather, Canvas, Wool {Rugby}

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A perfect combination. I adore everything about this durable backpack from the style, the materials & the colors. My preference for a bag is a backpack {it is necessary to have access to both hands while shopping} and I can cram a ton of stuff in a backpack with out it feeling too heavy. Currently on sale here.

08 November 2011

lots of color {happy socks}

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 I was immediately drawn to happy socks when the bright colors & fun patterns caught my eye while doing market research {I saw them in all the fun boutiques in every city I went to}. Being that I am always chilly I need a large supply of socks {& tights} in my wardrobe. The images from their lookbook are gorgeous! Pick a pair or two at American Rag, Nordies, Barneys Coop, Fred Segal, Madewell & many more stores...

04 November 2011

walk in the rain {zara}

Finally it is raining! I have been waiting to wear my new rain boots for a month! They are light {in comparison to the Hunter wellies}, comfortable & affordable. Found at zara kids. 

03 November 2011

a pop of red {minnetonka}

My little can never have too many pairs of shoes! He needs these adorable mini red suede fringe booties from Minnetonka. Their leather wears well over time & never goes out of style. I love the pair I have had for years!

31 October 2011


Wishing everyone a fun & happy halloween from our little tuna!

28 October 2011

Harajuku Mini x Target

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Looking forward to checking this collab out! How about you? Are you a fan of Gwen's line? I like the quirky funky vibe of her collections.

27 October 2011

CHRISTMAS giving {tarte}

It is that time of year! My all time favorite holiday. A couple weeks ago I spotted the beginning of the gift sets Sephora offers at Christmas time. I had to pick this set of five lip crayons up {it is my favorite} & the price is incredible! For under $30 you get five of these gorgeous colors. This is a great stocking stuffer or perfect for a friend. Pick yours up here. I am a huge fan of Tarte, I use this product daily. 

26 October 2011

peep {boon}

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While browsing my local baby boutique this week I stumbled upon this modern baby mobile. The shape of the little birds is too cute & how great are the colors? Boon makes fun, hip, modern, practical baby items...I want all their products!

24 October 2011

making a comeback {swatch}

Did you own multiple swatch watches as a child with interchangeable bands & cool rubber face protectors in every pastel shade? I did! Have you noticed the swatch shops popping up in a mall near you? Are you a fan? I'm thinking about getting one...

14 October 2011

all that glitters {free people}

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How amazing are these glittery sequin covered cropped leggings? Stunning! I am wanting these for Christmas, they would be perfect for a party.  One slight problem... they are over $400 {out of my budget}.

13 October 2011

Denim & Leather {obey}

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A sweatshirt built into a denim jacket trimmed in leather... a must have! I need this jacket in my wardrobe for winter.

12 October 2011

little product fav {a + a}

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The sleeping bags give the perfect extra layer for my little. Not only are these super soft, breathable, cozy, they also have great prints to choose from! a + a has been a favorite line of mine for some time, the blankets are perfect for your little and double as scarves for you!  All of their products wash up great & the colors do not bleed or fade. Find yours over here.

11 October 2011

a hoot {west elm}

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Owls have always reminded me of this time of year. How adorable would the owl measuring cup set look on my kitchen counter? I need them! 

07 October 2011


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I will celebrating all weekend & enjoying the lovely fall weather! Be back next week...

06 October 2011

emerald silk {jcrew}

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While doing some personal shopping for a friend the other day I came upon this emerald silk blouse. I love everything about it, the color, cut, cuffs, sleeves & fabric. Pick yours up here.

05 October 2011

spotted {gap kids}

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I have been hunting for leopard pants... I finally spotted them at gap kids! I was so thrilled when the sales  girl pointed them out {they only had 1 pair left & they happened to be in my size}! These cords are super tight {just what I wanted}, have a nice stretch to them, are soft & cozy and feel just like I am wearing leggings. 

29 September 2011

A little peep {matt bernson}

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I have been eyeing this peep toed wedge for fall. The quilted upper gives the right amount of texture but is not overdone & the peep toe would look great worn with colored socks or just plain. Now if the weather would only cool down a bit!

27 September 2011

burning {pumpkin}

Currently my home is filled with the sweet aroma of pumpkin & vanilla. I love this time of year when the weather is cooling down, the leaves are changing & the house is being decorated. Bath & Body Works carries a variety of yummy scented candles.

26 September 2011

glass bottle {life factory}

Been going through a lot of these lately. The boiling, washing, sanitizing seems to be never ending when bottle feeding. Do not get me wrong, I am more than happy to clean in all my spare time, I am so THRILLED to finally be a mother that it does not bother me. The life factory bottles have come in handy, easy to clean, BPA free, colorful & the milk does not come out too fast. Next on my list is the life factory beverage bottle in graphite & turquoise!

23 September 2011

for your feet {socks}

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It is fall! Time for boots, closed toe shoes, layers, sweaters & scarves. I wear lots of socks {always cold} & all the different styles of boots I have require different socks {high, low, thin, thick, breathable etc.} If you like me find that more often than not most socks do not come out of the dryer with their mate, then it is a must to have lots on stock!

22 September 2011

glow {candles}

My latest Costco find, remote control real wax flame less candles. They make for perfect night lights providing the right amount of flicker & glow. The only down side is the overwhelming vanilla aroma permeating my abode!