Currently Craving: Nursery Decor

This flower covered initial. It would look so pretty on a shelf in the nursery

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A Pink Seersucker Monogrammed Pillow with Pom Poms

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Childrens Mini Wardrobe Rack 

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Crystal Chandelier

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Baby Sequin Hanger

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Unicorn Rocker

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Pineapple Watercolor Painting

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Throwback Thursday: My 30th Birthday

So, I turned THIRTY this year. I had a bit of a freakout realizing I am no longer in the 20-29 range when filling out a registration check box for something. Thankfully, I ended up getting over that pretty quickly. We had an amazing weekend in Maryland and we have a lot to look forward to this year so here we go, 30.

I came upstairs to the biggest balloon bouquet as soon as I woke up (I’ll spare you the picture of me in my pajamas)

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Shortly after breakfast, my grandma and I jumped into the car to pick up a sweet treat from a local bakery. These were mini cupcakes and they were VERY good! I enjoy mini cupcakes better than big ones so I can try a taste of each one.

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Adam made dinner reservations for the two of us in Baltimore at Woodberry Kitchen. If you are ever in the Baltimore area, I highly recommend this restaurant! The restaurant is not high-end but it’s charming atmosphere, skilled service and phenomenal food puts this high on my top food list.

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We started off with two appetizers. Homemade chips with a sour cream and onion dip and a sweet corn soup with lump crab meat. I wish I could recreate both!

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For dinner I ordered the chicken and biscuit dish and Adam had the seafood jambalaya. I never order chicken at a restaurant but this particular dish was pushed by our waiter. I am so glad I did because it was cooked to perfection!

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We ordered a CMP for dessert (cream, marshmallow and peanuts) and they also brought out a mini chocolate cupcake wishing me a happy birthday.

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I don’t think you can go wrong with anything on the menu here.

The next day my mom planned a dinner with our large family at a new restaurant in Annapolis, MD, Blackwall Hitch, and my Aunt even flew up from Florida to surprise me!

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My mom isn’t one for crafting but she worked hard putting everything together and it all turned out beautifully! The restaurant was very impressive getting all 20 of us all the correct food and everything tasted delicious. Adam ordered a Lilly Pulitzer theme cake from Cakes by Rachael that was funfetti on the inside with salted caramel buttercream filling. Yes, that is real life.

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It was a perfect weekend with the most perfect people. Bring on 30!

21 Weeks

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Baby A is 21 weeks today and is about the length of a carrot or the size of a pomegranate, depending on where you read. Here’s what Baby A has been up to this week: Baby A now weighs about three-quarters of a pound (well, I’m guessing she weighs more than that because at my 17 week appointment she was supposed […]

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Pumpkin Spice Kiss Cookies

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I haven’t wanted to be anywhere near food prep since June when I found out I was pregnant, but last weekend I got the urge to bake. What did I make? Cookies, of course! I still don’t want to cook meat (sorry Adam) but sweets, I can handle.  I usually only see the blossom cookies at […]

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Fall Tablescape (on a budget)

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I’ve always enjoyed decorating for Christmas but it wasn’t until we actually bought a dining room table (city living) that I liked decorating for fall as well. We don’t really have any dinner parties (confession: we eat on the couch) but there’s something about having a beautifully decorated table that makes me happy! I could […]

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Oh… Hey!

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It’s been 7 months since we last spoke, sorry about that! We had a ton of stuff going on in our life (which I may or may not go into more detail about) and blogging had to hit the back burner. Now that things are settling down (uh, kinda) maybe I should give you a […]

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Valentine’s Day {Menu} at Home

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Since we are expecting a nor’easter (which is the norm around here lately) tomorrow we’ve decided to cancel our reservations at Catch and enjoy dinner at home for Valentine’s Day. Adam will be taking over the appetizers & main course parts of the meal and I’ll be in charge of the drinks + dessert. Here is […]

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DIY Valentine’s Day Gift

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Adam and I tend not to make a big deal out of Valentine’s Day. Fighting the crowds and paying for overpriced meals when its negative degrees outside just isn’t as fun when you’re old ;) . I love crafting from mason jars because they are so easy to work with. I made the good news […]

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Skinny Funfetti Cheesecake {Valentine’s Day Style}

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  I am a sucker for pretty things that are the color pink. When I went to Target a few weeks ago, I spotted pink and red sprinkles, small vases with love quotes and sparkly valentines day cards and of course I just had to purchase them. Adam loves funfetti just as much as I do […]

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2014 Closet Remix Challenge {Part 2}

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You can read about the 2014 Closet Remix Challenge I’m doing here. Days 11-20 were definitely tougher than 1-10 because I feel like I am picking the same thing to wear over and over. One thing that’s for sure… I like polka dots, gingham, stripes and color! Days 21-31 will most likely be the toughest. Email […]

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