Wednesday, July 20, 2016

California Vaca

I'm finally getting the chance to sit down and blog about our California vacation!! To say this vacation was a dream would be an understatement! We basically traveled the entire state of California in seven days! We started off our trip in San Diego. We rented a beach house with an ocean view and spent three days soaking up palm trees and salt water! We visited all of the best beaches, Mission Beach, Laguna, (my absolute fave) La Jolla, Coronado, etc. It was heaven on earth and so relaxing! 

After our three days in SoCal, we drove to LA! We spent one day driving and exploring Venice beach (holy freak show!) Literally if you like to "people watch" Venice beach won't disappoint. After our day in Venice we made it to our hotel in Los Angeles! LA was my favorite part of the trip. We got to see the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, the Hollywood Sign, we went window shopping on Rodeo Drive and we went on a guided, celebrity home tour! Did I mention that I also got to spend my 25th birthday dining at SUR?!! I literally almost died when we pulled up! I met Lauren (the hostess who slept with James lol) and Max, Lisa's son! It was unreal. After cramming in all our touristy spots we said goodbye to LA and made our long drive to San Francisco! 

San Fran was such a neat place! It was filled with so much charm and character. We crammed SO much in while we were there! We toured Alcatraz, ate lunch and shopped at Fisherman's Warf, drove across the Golden Gate Bridge, walked through the Redwood Forest and saw the "Painted Ladies" + the real Full House house! We ended the day with dinner at the Rain Forest Cafe! 

In seven days we experienced SO many amazing sites! Liam was such a trooper for such a big trip! He absolutely LOVED the ocean and sand! That was definitely his favorite part. California was everything I imagined and more! My hubby did such an amazing job planning out this vacation for my family and I! I can't wait for our next adventure! :)

Monday, March 21, 2016

Easter Basket + Festivities

Oh my gosh can you believe Easter is this weekend!? This year I was really ahead of the game and put Liam's Easter basket together around the first week of March! Even though he doesn't fully understand the concept, he will have a blast tearing into all these goodies! We still don't give him much candy but he is obsessed with peanut butter so I thought we could let him try a few Reese's eggs {okay I also bought them for me too!} I basically just filled his basket with things I knew he would love! Peeps, a little duck stuffed animal, a Paw Patrol sticker book, Minion bubble bath, a bunny sippy cup, a few small toys and the most adorable custom egg from ScribblesandStripes
Since we leave for California in less than 5 weeks I also did a little Easter/vaca/spring haul for Liam too! He's officially set with clothes! {20+ items not pictured lol!}
We have had the best time enjoying Easter festivities and the semi warm, Ohio weather! This little bunny is beyond loved by so many and it shows through his vibrant personality! 
Liam loved the bunny cookies I made him! :)
We also had a girls + Liam day at the mall and saw the Easter bunny! He was not a fan! He was absolutely terrified when I tried to put him on his lap. So, mommy took one for the team and got a picture with the bunny too! 
I found this cute, little sensory activity on Pinterest and he loved it! I've put a few other items in the eggs and Liam carries them around, shakes them and calls them all, "ball ball!"
Basically having a baby during every holiday is SO much fun! I love watching the excitement through his eyes. I can't wait to see him hunt eggs at his first Easter egg hunt this Saturday! I'm so thankful for God's sacrifice and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. God has blessed us beyond belief and I'm eternally grateful! I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter! 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

What's In My Diaper Bag

Today I wanted to share with you guys a few essentials I keep in my "Meggan" Lily Jade Diaper Bag! If you guys haven't heard of Lily Jade you have to check out their designer diaper bags!! I have two of their bags now and I'm obsessed!! 

So these are a few of my everyday, MUST have items that I try to never forget:
-Diapers & wipes {obviously} we only use Pampers! 
-Burt's Bees diaper rash cream 
-Two or three pacifiers for nap time on the go! We use the "Mam" brand
-SNACKS! I typically always keep goldfish, cheerios, applesauce or a fruit cup in my bag for when Liam gets hungry!
-Sippy cup {I got the one pictured at Target!}
-Hand sanitizer because I'm a germ freak
-Infant Tylenol or Ibuprofen just in case
-Thermometer
-Clorox wipes to disinfect tables & grocery carts
-Notebook and pen for grocery lists or things I need to jot down so I won't forget
-Johnson's baby lotion 
-Mints or gum
-Changing pad {all Lily Jade bags come with one!}
-Sunglasses
Not pictured:
-iPhone
-Change of clothes 
-Wallet
-Keys

Not only are their diaper bags fashionable they also have so many storage compartments to make everything super organized and easy to find things! I honestly couldn't live without my diaper bag! Thanks Lily Jade for making my life SO much easier!! What are some of your must have diaper bag items?!