Monday, August 14, 2017

Weekend Recaps

Hi! I hope all is well in your worlds.  I am trying to keep up with my 10 month old and sitting down at the computer is simply not happening much these days.  I feel like I haven't been keeping record of our summer so well this year and I want to catch up on the tail end of July and now into August.
July:
We had a fun happy hour at the Crab House when my aunt and uncle were in town last month.
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I had a fantastic weekend on Folly #LivinLaVidaLavecchia.
My girl even got to come down for a visit before the festivities kicked off.
Check this out...About a year's time between.  The first snap is from our babymoon.
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August, so far:
We went downtown and strolled through CofC campus with EB.
Class of 2038?
Ladies Night last week!
Happy Hour on da creek:

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I'd say those are the highlights!
I hope y'all are having a good Summer.  I suppose it's about over considering today is the first day of school here in Charleston.  Okay with me, I am READY for Fall.
xLaura


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Inspired by Twine & Twig

I have long lusted over the tribal necklaces over at Twine & Twig, but they are out of my price range...especially for costume jewelry.  
So, here is my inspiration, which retails for around $200:
After spending way too long googling descriptive terms to try and locate a reasonably priced lookalike, I decided to try my hand at making one myself.  
My goal was to spend less than $20.  This is what I made:
I'm happy with it!  I think that I am going to try and secure it better onto the suede strap because of the weight, but it's more or less finished.  It cost me just $15 dollars to make. The most difficult step was drilling the hole in the seashell.  Otherwise it was simply stringing beads!
All of the materials were purchased at Michael's.
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xLaura

Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday Highfive

It's going to be a hot weekend in Charleston...
Here's a highfive for making it to Friday!
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Last week I tried Walmart's free Grocery pickup option, and today I tried Harris Teeter's.  There were pros and cons to each.  Walmart's online system was more user friendly, and the pickup was faster.  Harris Teeter has better sales and more of the items that we frequently buy, but I had to go inside to order a sub and it took longer.  Overall, I was MUCH better able to stay on budget with both experiences...I'm talking almost $50 savings, what do I buy?!  I am leaning towards sticking with Harris Teeter, they included free roses today!
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Fun manicure of the week.  I filed these into an almond shape, the stiletto trend does not work with a baby.
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I ordered the bridesmaids dress that I mentioned here from Lord and Taylor last week.  Of course I had to pick up a little something for my girl, and this sweet Kate Spade dress was on super sale.  I purchased it in 24 month size and I'm hoping she'll be able to wear it next Easter.
 And this is a silly purchase, but I only needed to spend a few more dollars to qualify for free shipping so I snagged this sticker.  It says it will bond permanently to any surface so I am going to find a faux leather tote for EB's overnight things and stick it on.  
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My in-laws handed us down new patio cushions and I'm loving them!
I adore the kelly green color.
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9 MONTH UPDATE
Our girl is 9 months old (as of a couple of weeks ago) and she is the most precious thing I've ever known.  She is 19 lbs, wearing  9 month and 12 month clothes.  She is saying "Da-da"  "Ba-Ba" when addressing Alfie and the occasional "Ma-Ma".  She is so curious and crawling everywhere, into everything!!
I swear some days I feel like all I say is No-No-No.
She eats three meals a day...breakfast is oatmeal, yogurt, grits.  
Lunch is usually a pouch on the go and a graham cracker.
Dinner is a meat (ground turkey, canned salmon) and veg (either pureed or mashed) and then a fruit for "dessert"...right now she is really into mandarin oranges.  She also takes 4 bottles a day, each 6 ounces.  I am looking to cut this back to 5 oz next week.  We start bedtime at 6:00 pm with bath (constantly trying to stand up in the tub and pull out the stopper...No No) then a massage and pjs while I sing to her, and then her last bottle and then down.  She sleeps from 6:30 pm to 7:30 am.  
Her personality is adorable and fun and so so sweet. 
She is beautiful inside and out.
EBN, what did we do before you???
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Have a great weekend!
xLaura