5/21/15

Can't Live Without It: The Perfect White Tee

1 // 2 // 3
4 // 5 // 6
 7
There is something to be said about finding the perfect white tee. It makes you feel good, it hangs just right on your frame and you know it's time to do laundry when it's dirty. In fact you may have two just for occasions when it's dirty! My favorite is #2 up there (even though I think I shrunk it a little in the wash! Dang it!)

PS. My very first Can't Live Without It post I blogged about this shirt and yay for you because now it's on sale! I promise it won't disappoint!

Link up with Cait, Steph and myself and tell us what you can't live without! Grab the button and link below!

Have a wonderful long 3 day weekend!!



Lovin' Lately (Pst..I bought it all!)

The problem with working in San Francisco...is the shopping in San Francisco. My lunches get to be very expensive very quickly. Bummer too because most of the time it's nothing edible. I keep telling myself NO MORE clothes for P, which is so hard because now that she is in 12 month clothes it opened up a whole new section for me...TODDLER.
My latest haul (most of it on sale too!)

Sleeveless Plaid Shirt for Baby

 Patterned Flip Flops for Baby

Flamingo-Graphic Swimsuit (I bought this in a size 2 for next year)
Balconette Bikini Top - thanks all in part to Stephanie who told me I could wrassle my DD into this (she wasn't lying - I will also blame the above purchases on her as well since it came from the same place)
Freshly Picked Moccs - Platinum. We took advantage of the one day sale yesterday and sized up! PS whenever Freshly Picked has a sale we purchase them at Nordstrom because hello...free shipping!
Garden Floral Table Runner - funny fact I don't have a table this can even fit on but it was too perfect for P's birthday so in my cart it went (and they gave me a 20% off coupon!)
I also got these to match. You know for my imaginary fruit bowl.

Floral Khaki Shorts (part of me thinks these scream mom - do they?)
And my naughtiest purchase of them all is this amazing sweater. I justified it because I sold the same amount of my old clothes on eBay. So let's just consider that a wash shall we?
Next on my list is something from this collection...I will get my paws on it!
I can hear her calling my name!

I also bought a new blog template so get ready for a facelift here at HAP!



5/19/15

Skin like the Sahara

My whole life I have had relatively pretty kind to me skin. I never battled with acne as a teen (or adult) of course I would get a pimple every once in a while but nothing abnormal.

Then I had a baby.

And it's as if my old skin decided to move out and let a new tenant in. And this new tenant...sucks.

While I was pregnant I had two reoccurring blemishes that I chalked up to pregnancy skin and didn't think twice about. I have mentioned it on here before but about six months post pregnancy the same two spots kept reoccurring. While the dermatologist was someone I only saw in my Latisse days I decided it was time to make an appointment. As ugly as that C word is, it was in the back of my mind (thanks Google).

Very fortunately both spots turned out not to be cancerous but acute eczema...akawhat?

Let me tell you there is nothing cute about that ish.

It means that I can get small dry patches on my face that can take weeks to clear up. Since I already have two small scars on my face from where they did the skin scrape. These new dry spots are making me uber self conscious. Sure, I can easily cover them with makeup but there has got to be a better solution!

So tell me what are your tried and true methods for dealing with your skin?

And please don't say sleep...otherwise there is no hope for me.


Dreaming in Neon

At the pool



bangle set 1 //  bangle set 2 // bangle set 3
pink tank // red and blue tank // floral romper

I've always felt like Memorial Day was the kickoff holiday of the summer and it has me dreaming in tassels and neon. I can't wait to break into all of P's summer attire! And while her game is always strong in the outfits department, this mama's is lacking! These are all pieces that have been hanging out in my virtual shopping cart but I have yet to actually buy. (Then I get the annoying email that I "forgot" items in my cart). Tell me I am not alone on that one.
This all just reminds me that I need to shop for a new bathing suit...another day, another day. I can't even handle that thought right now.

5/18/15

Farmer's Market & Freezer Trays

Every other Sunday I meet up with my good friend and her baby girl and we head to the Farmer's Market. When I was pregnant I knew that there were two things I really wanted nutrition wise for P. I wanted to breastfeed for a year (woo hoo almost there!) and I wanted to purchase and puree the majority of her food from local & organic sources whenever possible. Not only does this give me peace of mind that I know exactly what is going into her food, but it also saves us a lot of money. That being said, we still have our fair share of puffs and mum mum's around here!
What better than an afternoon nap while at the market?

Every Sunday evening I combine fruits and vegetables purchased at the market and blend it into combinations I hope P will like. In fact an easy way to do this is go to the store and look at all the pre made pouch combinations and then recreate at home!

Some of our favorite combinations are:

Apple, Blueberry & Spinach
Apricot, Mango & Kale
Sweet Potato, Butternut Squash & Apple (with a pinch of cinnamon)

Enter Nuby Garden Fresh Freezer Trays & Nuby Garden Fresh Storage Pots
Before these trays I was using ice cube trays with covers. True story - my husband broke one completely in half trying to remove cubes from it a couple weeks ago. So these non stick, BPA free trays were a welcome change in our home.
Here I filled it with sweet potato & butternut squash combined.
Then once I have all the 1oz. portion slots filled I simply pop the top on and store it in the freezer! Super easy and it's a nice size tray so it doesn't take up as much room in my tiny freezer.
We did find that the cubes are a smidge difficult to pop out. But with just enough pressure on the little dot on the bottom it wiggles loose. When we are ready to feed P we simply heat them on the stove until they are a pile of mush! What's great about the Garden Fresh Storage Pots is that they serve the same purpose except you can take them on the go. So sometimes I will toss 2-3 pots in our diaper bag and by the time they are ready to be eaten it has thawed out and is ready to be devoured. Super convenient for mama & baby!
Nothing beats fresh!

I was provided these products to review by Nuby but as always these opinion are 100% my own. 

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