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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Madewell Valentine's Day Wishlist

Here it is ladies and gentleman, your Madewell Valentine's Day Wishlist. With their new release of intimates I had to share my favorite. This would be an incredible outfit to wear on a Valentine's Day date with your honey. My husband proposed to me on Valentine's Day five years ago. It sounds so cliche... but it needed to happen. There we were about to celebrate our fifth year of being together! And all I was thinking was if he doesn't propose I will! I honestly had a plan to propose to him on leap year. Which is an Irish folklore. Here we are now about to have our ten year anniversary and I want some comfy pajamas to take with me on our trip. And those Oxford Pajamas look cozy!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Napa in the Winter

Growing up in the wine country I have never actually visited Downtown Napa. We usually just drive on by when we are on our way to the beach, but never have we strolled down the gorgeous streets of Napa. When our cousins were hosting a party in Napa we took the opportunity for a mommy and daddy dinner date and decided to have a fun adventure. Once we parked in the downtown parking garage we had no clue what to do. Neither one if us had researched where to go or what to do. Luckily, the Napa visitor center was just outside of the parking garage and they recommended we eat at the Oxbow Public Market around the corner. It was a very cold and crisp evening. Both of us were bundled up and walked across the train tracks to the gorgeous Oxbow Public Market. Which has the same developer as the Ferry Building in San Francisco!
I couldn't believe my eyes when we walked pass an event venue. All of these record albums upon the wall. I was literally shopping and looking them up online. I wish I wish I could find the Mary Poppins one below and if you must know I love Joni Mitchel!
The Oxbow was a perfect place for us to choose something to eat. My husband is a vegetarian and I am currently trying a low carb keto diet. Technically, we can't eat the same things (which makes dinner very hard for our family!) I was able to get an open faced rueben sandwich minus the sourdough. And RJ found a tasty avocado tostada at C Casa 
Oh and that spice shop! My husband found his perfect little store:
My handsome honey:
I would highly recommend Ritual Coffee Roasters:
Our next big trip down to Napa will consist of staying at the Napa River Inn and riding the Napa Valley Wine Train:
My hat and sunglasses were a gift from a friend a long long time ago. The only purple felt hat I cant find online is here. My coat was delivered from Le Tote and I just had to keep it! The Jeans are Madewell which I can practically wear every day. The black turtle neck and black clogs (sold out) are from Old Navy. I am in the process of looking for a better quality clog. I have these three on my mind: one, two and three. The lipstick is ANITA from NARS. And of course the personalized tote bag is from Madewell! 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Reflecting on 2016

You know what 2016, I didn't like you. It took me a while to go back and view each and every post throughout this past year. There were a few months where I knew we had big fabulous huge family road trips... and not one single post about our adventures. I don't know if that's a good thing or not. But there were some very bad days in 2016. And when I tried to reflect on this year I was grateful those good memories were documented. Here are a few of my favorites that I would love to share with you and keep in mind for the future:
A fast weekend flew by in January when we spent 48 hours in Lake Tahoe:
Valentine's Day was spent at the San Francisco Zoo with Great Grandma Lexie:
In February we also ventured up to Oregon and visited a few of our favorite places. Like Voodoo Doughnuts and Powell's Books:
And we climbed to the top of Multnomah Falls:
Tasted cheese at the Tillamook factory:
Climbed towers in Astoria, WA
Hiked Stinson Beach with my best friends:
Took my babies to Yosemite:
And we rode our tandem throughout the Yosemite Valley:
Went to my first blogging event in Long Beach and of course we had to make a pit stop in Disneyland:
Took my girls to the pumpkin patch:
I can't get enough of the photo below. Solin was chewing gum... and she wasn't supposed to be
Two of my favorite photos of Solin and I
Look at that smile. I can't get enough of her laughter.
Lake Tahoe again and again and again please!
Going to treasure this photo:
I'm going to leave you with this quote:

"We can feel joy even while having a bad day, a bad week, or even a bad year!" - Russell M. Nelson

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