Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Velvet Dreams + Date Nights

Could not be a more perfect day to share this gorgeous velvet dress on a SNOW DAY!  I am dreaming of being back at Fort Lauderdale Beach wearing wedges and flip flops on the beach.  One of my favorite things about our vacation last week, was that me and Ryan were able to have some time for date nights since my Mom and stepdad were traveling with us.  It made me realize how important it is to make time for each other and take advantage of people who say, "I'll babysit anytime."  It also felt nice to take get dressed up and dolled up.  Oh and I am so excited to tell you this dress in on sale for $34 at Tobi.com!

{Velvet Midi Body-con dress c/o Tobi | Wedges: Steve Madden}

Ever After,

Saturday, March 4, 2017

DIY Shamrock Shake Recipe ☘

    I remember even before McDonald's had these amazingly festive treats, my mom would make green milkshakes with my brother and I on St. Patrick's day. Every sip of a Shamrock Shake tastes like a bit of my childhood and brings back such sweet memories.
    Gavin is at the age where he loves bright colored things (especially if they are messy)  so I figured it would be a fun project to make some of these festive milkshakes to enjoy with the family.  It only calls for four ingredients and it's so easy so perfect to do with kids!

What You'll Need:

  • 2 cups vanilla icecream
  • 1 1/4 cups milk (can use whole or low-fat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
  • 3 drops green food coloring
Directions:  Combine all ingredients into a blender on low.  Serve immediately in a glass and top with whipped cream.  

Ever After,

Monday, February 27, 2017

Boho Beach + Update on Motherhood

 I channeled my inner Marilyn Monroe on this outfit outtake outside of my beautiful balcony in Fort Lauderdale at the Hilton beach Resort.  The weather, the hotel, and the beach was perfect, however our trip had a scary start.
   If you saw my Instagram post, we took what was supposed to be a relaxing vacation that took an unexpected turn.  Gavin got really sick while traveling and ended up in the hospital for dehydration and a virus called RSV.  I never knew what worry truly was until I had a child.  Seeing Gavin in the hospital, hooked up to IV's was truly my personal hell.  I pray for his health and happiness every single day and to know he was suffering so much was extremely terrifying for me and my husband.  It made me realize how precious life is and how much our babies need their Mommies.  We spent two nights at Broward Hospital's children unit and I felt so lucky that great healthcare was just an Uber drive away while we were on vacation.
   I never thought that I'd be sharing a hospital bed with Gavin as a patient (especially on a family vacation) but our little family got through this.  Gavin is a fighter and came out stronger.  Mama, on the other hand, is an over-protective mess but maybe needs a few more weeks to recuperate! ;)

{ Cold shoulder dress: T.J. Maxx |  Wedges: Lucky Brand | Delicate Choker: Target}

Ever After,