• Dreamy,  Fashion,  Motherhood,  Travel

    A Mom, A Dad, Two Kids and Sin City Part II

    Day 3: Trump International, Botanical Gardens and Gondolas Some people may have mixed feelings, but I was curious to check out Trump International for breakfast just to see what the fuss was about.  The hotel is quiet, as it doesn’t have a casino inside of it, and there were several sparkling floor-to-ceiling light fixtures in the lobby which Viv and I loved.  Jeff and I had a little bet on whether the “Make America Great Again” hats would be in the gift shop. I honestly didn’t think they would be, but the minute you saw the gift shop, you couldn’t help but notice a large stack of mainly red hats…

  • Dreamy,  Motherhood,  Travel

    A Mom, A Dad, Two Kids and Sin City Part I

    I have only been to Vegas three times before this most recent trip and while I always see plenty of kids here, I instinctively felt like it wouldn’t be ‘Vegas’ if I ever brought my kids along.  I was under the impression that there wouldn’t be a whole lot for them to do, considering much of the attraction to Las Vegas is adult entertainment. Alas, we knew we needed to get away somewhere, and we wanted a place we could drive to.  So with that requirement, and having done Palm Desert twice already, we figured we would give Vegas a shot with the whole family.  Boy, was I wrong about…

  • Birthday Ideas,  Celebrations,  Holidays,  Home Decor

    My Gorgeous Daughter Turning 4 and Holiday Birthday Parties

    So, my daughter turned 4 just over a week ago and I put together a party at the house. This birthday party was Christmas themed and equipped with sing-a-longs, peppermints, ornaments and the holiday spirit in general. I wanted to document this for my daughter and share here how I put the whole thing together. First, I came up with the theme. This wasn’t rocket science or anything — I love Christmas, kids love Christmas and we already have tons of decorations. I think April is just far enough away from Christmas to do something like this, although, there are no hard and fast rules. I say, when choosing a…

  • Dreamy,  Motherhood

    One Of “Those” Days

    ‘Those’ days are not only necessary, but they are the absolute best. These are the days when you just can’t seem to get it together. These days you don’t bother to send back your Netflix, you don’t pick up the groceries and you don’t make that call to your insurance company. Those days are full of messy hair and mix-matched jammies. Those days are booked with “check-ups” from your favorite doctor and the sound of plastic princess heels. Those are the days when you only focus on being a mom and give in to your child’s every desire because you don’t want to spoil the moment. We can’t have days…

  • Dreamy,  Motherhood

    Baby Love

      So, there is a little bit of controversy and varying opinions on the etiquette of having a shower for your second child. Luckily, when you have a group of wonderful friends, all rules are out the window and they plan an event around you and your new baby anyway. It is a beautiful things because, we all know, the second pregnancy is nothing like the first. The novelty is gone. You’ve been there, done that, and you know there will be many moments of discomfort. In addition, now you have someone else who is super dependent on you, so you can’t run out for pickles and take naps whenever…

  • Dreamy,  Motherhood

    The Last of My Twenties

    As I woke up on my birthday morning, I looked on my nightstand to see two cards. One that had my name on it, the name I was given at birth. The other had the name on it that I was given on April 14th 2012. Yes, one card said “Mommy, Mommy, Mommy” on the front of it. One “Mommy” is never quite enough for my little one. Of course, my husband wrote on these cards and I couldn’t thank him enough for having them out for me on this day. I turn 29. Yeah, it’s no 30, but it is my last year of my 20’s and I will…