Saturday, June 30, 2012

Daddy's Birthday!

Ava was very excited about daddy's birthday all week. She worked with Mimi to decorate his cookie cake and make him a bracelet!

"d" is for daddy ;)

We celebrated with him downtown at Cilantro's with my sister's family. They even sang him a song. It was pretty funny because he hates stuff like that.

We ate and then walked to the candy store in City Market.

When we got home we sang to daddy. Ava loved it.

Funny how things change when you have kids. This is how we begin to celebrate birthdays. I cherish these sweet moments though because I know she'll be a teenager before we know it.

Friday, June 29, 2012


So the first time I laid eyes on this necklace I have been hypnotized by it. Its like its imprinted on me and its my destiny to own it. Until I saw the price of this J Crew beauty. No way will I spend $150 on a necklace. I was so upset after I saw this price.


I saw these necklaces! They are so similar for way less! But I have never spent more than $20 bucks for a necklace before, not for costume jewelry at least. If you know me, I live for bargains.

But I couldn't resist. I have given in! It is a well spent $49.

This beauty will be mine. It's from etsy shop, ily couture. Plus, free shipping for following their blog,!

I. Am. So. Cysed.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Trendy Tribals

I'm digging the tribal print trend. I've been seeing it on nails, shoes, shorts, swim suits, you name it.

This past weekend I scored a deal at TJ Maxx and found a cute pair of tribal print shorts. I paired it with a tangerine colored tank. The shorts came with a belt so it completed the look. Can't wait to see what else I can pair with these shorts.

Aren't they so cute?

Next on my list of wants?

A heart shirt. It's my next DIY project. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Summer Essentials

There is just something about summertime that makes me look forward to it every year.

The classic summer attire. Heels are great and all, but flip flops are the way to go during the summer.
Bright colors also remind me of summer.

The beach, sunnies, a good read, and some hit tunes on your iPod.
Only thing missing for my perfect beach experience? These two things. From the fresh produce stand on the way to the beach.

Hot boiled peanuts and fresh strawberries!

Summer concerts. I wish I could go to one this year. Especially the ones outdoors! So fun!

I'm surprised I don't turn into a watermelon at the end of summer I eat so much of it!

And summer BBQ's with friends and family.
What are your summer essentials?

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day Weekend Wrap-up

My Pinterest inspiration: chambray shirt, white capris, and leopard print flats

My version :)

I don't have a full length mirror so I found on at the mall :)

Imagine that, we made it to the mall again.

There is something wrong with this picture.

This is what happens when I wear necklaces around this kid.

My latest purchases :)

Lily's latest purchase. Love this ikat pattern. Good choice Lil'

I made nanner pudding for Sunday's Father's day lunch

And banana bread :)

Someone woke up at 7:30, but momma was still half asleep.

Ava stole my phone and when I finally got it back I had a million shots of Dora!

Ava carrying around her best friends, Foofa and Tootie.

My daddy :)

Ava's latest thing, imitating her Mimi! Lol! She's such a jokester!

She had a grand ole time swimming with everyone

Lily had fun too!


Saturday, June 16, 2012


Calm down. Not another Cruzan baby, but the next best thing!

My best friend, Heather, and her husband are having a baby!

I love when good things happen to people I love. This will be their first child and I couldn't be more thrilled. They live in London currently but I hope they will move to the states so our kids can become best friends too!

Congratulations Heather and Mark! Get ready for a wonderful journey and I'm so happy you are sharing the excitement with us!

Love you!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

6 Months!

From this

To this already?

Lily is 6 months old today. Time continues fly by too fast. I'm constantly trying to keep up. I'm so thankful I started a blog because with out it or Facebook I'd be horrible at remembering things. I was trying for the life of me to remember Ava's first word the other night. Frantically, I searched through past blog posts. Her first word was "dadda".

Lily has a doctor's appointment tomorrow and it's always fun to see how much she's grown. It's not fun knowing the mean nurses are going to give her shots and make her cry though. And double trauma--she's getting her ears pierced.

But I'm going to try not to think about that. Noah is taking her thank goodness.

So what's going on in Lily's world lately?
▶she is #1 drooler in the house. Paxx is #2.
▶blowing bubbles of spit just doubles the bib count throughout the day
▶she recognizes her name and will turn her head when you are talking to her
▶she eats about a jar of cereal/baby food a day and drinks 6 oz almost every three hours.
▶she can reach for objects and can put them in her mouth.
▶she loves Ava. Ava sings to her and lily gets so excited kicking her legs and laughs
▶sleeping pretty much through the night
▶has a bit of separation anxiety
▶can sit up with support
▶she wears 6m clothes and size 2 diaper
▶likes her pacifier when she's tired
▶can roll from her back to her belly. But hates tummy time !

Next is holding her bottle, crawling, and solid foods!

Lily-Ava at 6 months.

And some shots of lily and bunny friend that didn't make Facebook.

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