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Saturday, June 3, 2017

❥ Kid to Kid ♲

You know when you are a little girl and your receive your first baby doll?  It’s so exciting to hold that sweet little baby doll and think of all the adventures to come!  However, the first thing you need is accessories!  
Many different changes in clothes, bows, shoes & more.  I remember at one point filling an entire suitcase full of just my baby dolls accessories for our family vacation (my poor dad).  Theses make believe childhood dreams are so bright and beautiful.
Fast forward a few years and it was time... I was having a little girl of my very own.  Josh and I were so surprised! Yes, true, it's a 50/50 chance I guess, but we were just not expecting it.   
 Watch out pocketbook here I come!  Sadly, those accessories and clothes weren't as easy to get as those younger days of my life.  I found out very quickly my unique style for baby girl was extremely pricey.  Kinda started to give up on this unique style and just not worry about it.  A few weeks after having baby girl, I was at Starbuck talking with a lady about how cute her daughters dress was. I asked where it was from and didn't know I would hear three words that would change my world “Kid to Kid!”
  Remy helps me pick the clothes to sell and in return buy some spiffy new ones.  She loves every minute of it!  There is a play place for her to hang out while I sneak in the things I want for her to wear.  Of course she has helps with the end choices. many ways I feel like I can make those childhood dreams come true as I now can afford all the little extras… There are so many unique items at KidtoKid that make Remy’s outfits pop and share her one of a kind style! 
Now that I am having a second girl I’m so thankful to have this place to get me rollin’ in all the cuteness of the newborn outfits and accessories!  She is going to be stylin’ and comfy in her new stylish line.
It’s my one-stop-shop for the girls' clothes, but they also have the cutest toys, strollers, hiking backpacks, changing tables, boppies, highchairs, and more!  They really know how to keep around the best clothes as well such as Tea, Peek, Old Navy, Gap, H&M, and designer.  Whether we are hittin' the trails or going out for a fancy dinner Kid to Kid is the perfect place to shop for any occasion. 

Be sure and head over to Kid to Kid's website and find a location near you! Don't forget to sign up for their e-mail for updates and sometimes coupons. Kid to Kid on Instagram is a great way to connect as well!
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Blessings and Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

❥ baby girl ❥ here she comes ❥

They keep calling you ‘girl number two’… Baby girl you will always be number one to me. 
These last 8 months have been so special.  I’m excited to not only see what you look like but see how you act. Your personality is going to be only yours, how cool is that? You definitely keep active and been looking for a way out for a few months now :) I can’t wait to see how strong and beautiful you are.  
Your sissy has been nothing but excited for you coming.  She is a little confused about how this is all going to happen.  I’m pretty sure she thinks my belly button is where you're coming out :) She loves rubbing my belly and saying “Sweety pie.. how are you? You are so big!”  Absolutely precious how much she already loves you!
Your dada couldn’t be happier to meet you either!  Just a secret he is pretty excited to have another girl in his life.  The other two I guess haven’t tortured him enough!  He loves to lay his head you to feel you kick.. or maybe your fist bumping him? I’m pretty sure you're going to have a blast hangin’ out with dada, he loves you so much already! 
Less then 5 weeks baby, here we go! Many Blessings! 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Rockin' out!

So excited to receive our Regent headphones! These things are legit. A perfect blend of high and low end, clarity, and overall sound quality.  We compared them with several other brands and these held up. Over the ear which is unbelievably comfortable and bluetooth for convenience. We're in love over here! Highly recommended if you are in the market for a good set of headphones.
As some of you may know, our home is filled with music. J loves playing piano / guitar.  We love sharing these moments with Remy and now she has come to learn headphones are the way to go.  Pretty sure there could never be enough music for this mini dancing machine! It's adorable to see her twirl and listen to her favorite tunes.
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

San Fran -our way in a lil' more then a day

Our trip to San Francisco was absolutely amazing.  Each stop was kinda surreal because of how long we have wanted to visit.  Sometimes I couldn't believe I was seeing things I've wanted to see for years! I'm not even kidding- even the "Full House" was mind blowing for me! haha- I'm such a 90's child.  If you haven't see it yet, here is the whole video of our trip: 

So we had a lot to fit in -- in one week -- so we decided to hit San Fran first!  We woke up early in our Campervan under the beautiful Redwoods at Samuel P Taylor State Park, cooked our breakfast over our open flame & started on our way to San Fransisco for the day.  

Our first stop, and in my opinion, the most important, was the different bridge viewpoints.  There are many ways to go and many different stops to make but let me share with you my favorite.
Yup, that place is real life! Kirby Cove Campground.  As we hiked up I was super pumped to swing.  Lets be honest, between pinterest & instagram I couldn't help but be inspired to find this unreal place. To my amazement, as I walked up, no one was around! The wind was out of control this day and tide was super high and the waves were crashing into the tree branches that you clearly needed to climb to reach this swing. Josh and Remy were standing a safe distance back as I climbed the branches trying to act as if I wasn't terrified for my life.  J wasn't too far back but his voice was still very distant because of the wind and waves. "Get back here!" he yelled "It's not worth it!" Just as I almost reached the swing (using my gopro selfie stick to reach it) a wave crashed into my face making me feel as if I had just done 9 bellyflops at once.  Just then Remy started crying very hard yelling "Mama!" I had to retreat. During this whole time a small crowed had gathered.   A girl went up to try and failed.  A couple girls decided to try together.  They worked together and got up.  Well, no one beats this mama! I popped off my boots and climbed the branches like a monkey. Popped up on the swing and threw all my fears away- it was incredible. You'd think a swing is just a swing.  This was so different- swinging out over the ocean while seeing the waves crashing into the mountains.  It was unbelievable! 

How to get to the swing: Park at the, hike 2 miles down the gravel road to Kirby Cove Campground and make your way out to the ocean.  Make sure you read about this place, so much cool history here!  You'll see the swing up on the tree. Make sure you don't die.  Remember as you're hiking down, you have to come back up :)
We loved all the viewpoints and someday would love to check out the other side of the bridge as well!  Such a cool experience.
Next we headed into town and asked what to do.  People gave us lots of cool suggestions but here is what we hit...
Pier 39  and all the other Piers :) :

Remy couldn't get enough of all the seals.   She was pointing and squealing every time they would 'bark'.  She loved running around and saying hi to strangers.  A kind stranger lady gave us free tickets and made her current dream came true to ride the carousel! 

Took the trolly:

To Union Square:
And Delicious Restaurants:)

The way our booth was sitting was so we were all three looking out into the restaurant.  We had the sweetest waitress who made our time so memorable.  There was a family that couldn't stop staring at Remy and played many games of peek-a-boo with her across the way.  Funny how sometimes she is so outgoing! Love seeing her giggle and enjoy herself.  The clam chowder I had was taste bud delicious and J had some perfect fish & chips. Yum.

We headed back to our campground but not without J drinking a coke on the Golden Gate Bridge- a random item written on his bucket list for whatever reason :)
The night before, we were able to see the outside of the "Full House" which we were tempted to buy!  I was dancing and clickin' away.  J kept asking if we could leave.  I also wanted to get on the steps but he said no. I guess he didn't want that to be a reason his wife goes to jail... but I feel like it would've been worth it, right? More info on this check this link out Full House
Later we hit Ghirardelli Square. You guys. You guys. Seriously people.  This place was heavenly! I want to eat this everyday for the rest of my life!  Although he won't admit it, I'm pretty sure J had a joyful tear running down his face as he ate each bite.  It was so cool to read about all the past history on the factory and house the chocolate was and is currently made. Way cool!
So many perfect memories made. Someday we shall return!
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Friday, January 27, 2017

just a bit Out of Africa

It was one of those rare kinda weekends. The one where there is actually severe storms in Cali and cold and rainy in AZ! We weren't going to let it get us down. We found some awesome things you can do right around here with kids.
Sarah found this really cool thing -- Big City Hunt !

We raced around the city doing all kinds of crazy things during our scavenger hunt!  What a random crazy fun time. 
"looking for a contact" below:
Having company always inspires you to find new things but also new places to eat! And manOman did my sis find a WINNER on Yelp! Welcome Diner was not only the cutest, coolest place, it also had absolutely delicious food!  We talked to a regular who said they can't stop ordering new things every time they come! Everything was so fresh and tasty... I could go on and on. But just know - you should check it out! Welcome Diner's IG 

Another favorite we went to this week was Culinary Dropout . They have amazing pretzel fondue and the live music was awesome!
Something J and I have been wanting to do for a long time finally came true! We headed up to Camp Verde and stopped at Out Of Africa. Wow, what a fun experience. Between the fun shows with tigers and being able to pet a snake, Remy was in her happy place! 
Everyone was so kind and we made some awesome memories. We couldn't believe how close you can get to these beautiful wild creatures. 
When we first walked in there was a giraffe which is Remy's current favorite animal (even up there with puppies! such a random kid). We were so excited to show them to her. Not expecting quite how friendly Mr. Giraffe would be he swooped in with a huge kiss right at Remy and J! The look on our faces and yells were priceless. We learned quickly these animals like people a lot! 
Remy kept yelling "com'on diger... com'on" and "don't eat me wion!" She had no fear of the snakes, however J and Tia ran backwards pretty quickly when the snake came swiftly out of the cage! We enjoyed some tasty hot cocoa together as well. 
Our favorite part was probably the safari ride!  We love hearing all the fun facts about the animals and our tour guide made it so much fun. At one point you were able to feed the giraffe.  
She said if you want a kiss to put it between your teeth.. so of course J and I had to try.  J got slobbered but mine was more like a large kitten's tongue... and I mean very large!
Thanks to Sarah for being such a good sport in the cold weather and making it such a fun memorable weekend! Many Blessings!
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