Easy_Toddler_Art_Projects-1014

So with the weather not so hot (until this past weekend!) I decided to try an art project or 2 with Remy to kill time and possibly create something that would be a nice keepsake that I wouldnt mind possibly hanging on the walls of our home :) I did 2 projects on 2 different days.   The 1st one I did was definitely the keepsake one, while the other one I think could have been better had I been more prepared – Ill explain how when I do the entry on it. Read More »

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You’re about to have your first baby. What’s next? Buy pretty clothes… prepare your registry… pick names… How about preparing the nursery? This is probably the most important aside from baby proofing the house. Deciding what furniture you need in your nursery is important because they’re going to be spending quite a bit of time there. For my post this week, I’ve decided to give you checklist of items I think are necessary for your baby’s future room. Read More »

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Wow, can you believe This is the last Wednesday in September? End of summer and the start of Autumn. Now that the cold weather is rolling in, my mind is focused on keeping the house warm for the kids. Read More »

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There are a lot of cribs out there. If you’re a first-time parent it can get very overwhelming trying to find the right crib amongst all the other things you need to purchase for your baby. To help you a little bit, here’s a “checklist” I put together on how to find the right crib for you and your family.

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I received an email  last week asking about what travel high chairs I would bring with me if I was to travel again with R. now that she is older  ~ which got me thinking.. I should do an updated travel post since 1. I just got back from our 1st ever “road trip” 2. I am traveled sans-Morgan 3. She is older, wiser, and more of a pain in the ass. :)  But really, It is crazy to think that the last time I traveled with her I had to worry about pumping, breastfeeding, swaddling, all that stuff… Now I needed to worry about high chairs, foods, bottles, toys, OY VEY! :) Read More »

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A few weeks back I saw on FB an ad for Jessica Alba’s new baby care product and diaper company, The Honest Company.  The ad was offering a set of free diapers and also also their skin care/body wash products for free if you pay the shipping.  So I figured, why not! I am 100% for using all natural, products on my little lady as well as biodegradable diapers.   Read More »

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I am a strong believer in swaddling.  However, I do think that maybe not EVERY baby LOVES to be swaddled like my little nugget.  There are a plethora of different swaddling options out there to choose from and I tried them ALL (as far as I know of!) In case you are wondering what the heck Im talking about, here is the Wiki link for “Swaddling”   Read More »

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AFTER!!! WOW, THERE IS A HOUSE HERE! AWESOME!!!

When we went to see the house it was mid-Feb. and any of the mess that was the front and back lawn was well hidden under much snow and then, after the snow melted under frozen ground. By the time we purchased the house all that had changed! Then all the trees, saplings, weeds, bugs, animals, and more were out in FULL FORCE! Click the read more to see some AMAZING before and after transformations!!!

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Details-2019

Hi Guys!

With the holiday weekend starting today I thought it might be fun to show you how my other half lives :)  The half of me that is a professional event/family photographer :)

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Last week we FINALLY had our pool inspection for the almost new house of ours.. and overall it went REALLY well!  I was pleasantly surprised that it went as well as it did… The pool itself is in really good shape, esp for the age of the pool.  Which was put in in the 70′s.  The main issue with the pool was the fact that whomever closed up the pool at the end of the season (2 seasons ago!) did not properly do it and in return the filters and the heater are now junk :(  which sucks, because esp. the heater is not cheap to replace (approx. $3k!) BUT since the pool and all the piping are in good shape and they would ultimately be the expensive things to fix… SO we decided that for this pool season we will just swim in a cold pool and wait until the end of the season and purchase a heater on sale :)

None of this info would have been known if it wasnt for the  AWESOME pool inspector we hired. Jeff Langenbach & his wife Laura who run and own Preferred Pool Inspections I got their name from our home inspector Neal Lewis from THIS and after researching around different pool inspection companies on my own I found that they were by far the most reasonably priced and also SUPER nice and responsive on the phone and via email.

Jeff was so great, he mentioned a few different times that if we ever needed any help or suggestions on where to purchase things or what to purchase or who to use, etc.. that he was more then happy to help us out and when my mom had an additional question for him I called up and left a VM that night and Laura went and check out what I was asking and email me back that night.

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