Baby Goodies from Nordstrom

I have babies on the brain!  With my friends and coworkers getting pregnant around me, I looked at Nordstrom.com and found the most adorable little things!!  I’m far from having a baby myself, but these things were SOOO adorable!!  I couldn’t resist posting some adorable things I’m in love with for nurseries and baby shower gifts. ❤

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1. UPPAbaby ‘VISTA’ Stroller

2. Baby Aspen ‘Hug a Lot Amus’ Hooded Robe (Baby)

3.  Barefoot Dreams® CozyChic® Stripe Blanket

4. Jellycat ‘Bashful Penguin’ Stuffed Animal

5. MODERN MOOSE ‘Owl’ Pendulum Clock

6. Boon ‘Flair’ Pedestal Highchair

7. Sophie la Girafe Teething Toy

8. Fred & Friends ‘Lips’ Pacifier

9. Gund ‘Comfy Cozy’ Blanket

10.  aden + anais  Swaddling Cloths (4-Pack)

 

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First Casual Royal Photo of Georgie

eek obsessed with this family ❤  What a wonderful family~~

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Royal Baby is Here!

ok…i Know…too many posts about the Royals maybe?  but…it’s such big news!  I can’t resist ❤

Prince of Cambridge first picture with kate middleton, prince william

Here’s the first pic!!

From UsWeekly, read the article here.

HRH is born: The future King of England

Ok…so lately I don’t write about any celebrity news.  But this was too big to ignore…

dun dun dunnNnnn…The new Future King of England is born!

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Article below from UsWeekly:

Sound the trumpets: at long last, His Royal Highness is finally here! The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton gave birth to a baby boy — her first child with husband Prince William — at St. Mary’s Hospital in London on Monday, July 22, the Palace confirmed via Twitter. “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 4.24pm. The baby weighs 8lbs 6oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry & families have been told and are delighted. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight.”

PHOTOS: All of Kate Middleton’s maternity looks

UPDATE: The official announcement has been placed on the wood and gold easel behind the gates of Buckingham Palace. The certificate bears the news of the future heir’s birth, as well as a note that reads, “Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.” Prior to the placement of the birth announcement, a royal crier shouted the news for well-wishers outside the hospital.

“May he be long-lived, happy, and glorious, and one day reign over us!” the crier proclaimed of the new Prince. “God save the Queen!”

An easel stands in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London on July 22, 2013, to announce the birth of a baby  boy, at 4.24pm to Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at St Mary's Hospital.

An easel stands in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London on July 22, 2013, to announce the birth of a baby boy, at 4.24pm to Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at St Mary’s Hospital.
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As for the royal baby’s name? The Duke and Duchess, both 31, “may take some time” before choosing a name, a royal source recently told Us. After all, it took Princess Diana and Prince Charles seven days to name their firstborn William, two weeks for Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York to name their daughter Beatrice, three weeks for William and Kate to name their dog, Lupo, and one month for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip to name Charles.

Married since April 2011, William and Kate announced they were expecting back in December of last year. Although first-time mom Middleton’s first trimester was marred by acute morning sickness, the common-born Duchess found pregnancy “fascinating,” and was feeling “great” in the final weeks before the baby’s birth.

Once Middleton and William leave the hospital, an aide promises the pair “will pose for baby pictures.”

Weekend Recap and Photodump

This past week & weekend was a little weird.  We had Thursday as a holiday and then the weekend ahead.  So it FELT like a 4-5 day weekend.  That made coming to work on Monday THAT much harder…  Luckily I have a sweet gig and love my job!

Friday, I had dinner with the girls at our friend’s new home.  California Chicken Cafe + Wine + Trader Joe’s Ice Cream Sandwiches. ❤  Perfect way to really relax and gab for hours ❤  Love these special nights!

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After dinner, I met Markel and his friends for First Friday in Venice.  Two of his friends were in town from the East Coast so we hung out on Abbot Kinney~ I forgot how much I love that place!

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Saturday, Mike and I went to Beaumont (near Palm Springs) to hang out with Mike’s parents for the weekend.  Saturday was spent cleaning/organizing our storage unit, watching the Dodgers vs Giants, and eating DELICIOUS food.

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Sunday was a FUNday~~ Mike’s entire family came out to celebrate 3 birthdays (mine included =])   We grilled, went swimming, hung out, and watched the Giants game.  It was really nice to spend the day with the Blairs. ❤

(*The not so glamorous part was moving out of our storage unit the morning before all the festivities.  Thankfully it only took an hour at the most*)

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On Sunday, Mike taught his niece how to swim and it was ADORABLE.  He had all these techniques that he had thought out and I definitely melted.  Can’t wait to see him as a Papa Blair down the line with our Littles. ❤

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Leaving and Returning to LA

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Isn’t this the cutest picture ever??  Mike’s in the cutest yellow suit with a blue bow tie.  I die.  I can’t wait to make our baby boy wear one too someday~~ xo

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Weekend Recap and Photodump

This past weekend went by WAYYY too fast.  I can’t believe it’s already June!!  Where did Winter/Spring go??

*Sigh *

Well, this weekend was another busy, whirlwind kinda daysrunintogether sort of weekend.

Friday: A calm night of eating pizza, drinking champs (with a little pink lemonade) and watching the last season of Mad Men on netflix.  Markel had to work all night (bummmer)

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Saturday: Went to the CUTEST Baby Shower and then celebrated 2 birthdays ❤

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Sunday: Church, First Birthday Party (SO CUTE) and then Shopping at the Grove!image

Wasn’t the decor and balloon theme ADORABLE?

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There was a caricature artist ❤  I’m not sure Mike and I look like our drawings tho =(

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Live Music at the Grove.  LOVE coming here~~ (although the cost of parking is ridiculous…even WITH validation… *grumble *)

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And now…it’s Monday and I have the blues =(

Memorial Day Weekend Recap and Photodump

This was one big crazy weekend/week.  so…brace yourself for a long post!

Thursday–Fun Bridal Shower for my coworker and Old Roomie in College

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Then a fun coworker wine night at my place

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Firday Dinner Party with friends from Sacramento

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My New Glasses! xo From Ray Ban

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Fun pretty things + MAC Makeup  LOVE their orgasm blush

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Saturday, Markel and I did N O T H I N G.  We watched like 16 hours of TV, hung out around the apartment and just recharged our batteries since it’s been such a crazy past few months.

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Sunday, Church, Mike’s Parents place and Estella‘s Graduation from Loma Linda! (more on her graduation here)

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Monday, BBQ with our Small Group and a Crate & Barrel/Bed Bath and Beyond trip for Markel and Me.

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Tuesday, Wine night with the girls + Bruno ❤

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and FINALLY…on Wednesday…our small group saw STAR TREK!! xoxo

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and now…it’s the weekend again! xoxo ❤

Etsy Deal: The Accent Shop

I recently bought this ADORABLE onesie from The Accent Shop on Etsy and absolutely LOVED the quality, detailing and design!  This onesie not only has a vest (with a nice lining), it had a small pocket square and bow tie to match!

You can choose from long sleeve or short sleeve. =)  I can’t wait to give this gorgeous onesie away as a gift in a couple of weeks!

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AND The Accent Shop was kind enough to let all of my readers get $5 off any item in their Etsy store!

Coupon: $5 off any purchase
Coupon Code: MARCANDME
Exp: June 30, 2013

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This little onesie is GORGEOUS and perfect for all newborns and babies up to 24 months!

Get yours today! ❤

Weekend Recap and Photodump

Last weekend was really busy, but fun at the same time.  Markel and I did a lot of wedding prep and this time…it was FUN not stressful!  lol

Friday Night, our small group dropped off dinner to the college group and our church and then Markel and I went home to do some wedding stuff (DIY projects)

Saturday, we woke up really early.  I made us Breakfast Burritos, we picked up wine corks from our vendor, got delicious starbucks (I’m trying to get the gold card!!), and then spend the entire day with Markel’s family in Beaumont.

Markel’s maternal grandparents got married in upstate New York in 1948.  HOW GORGEOUS are these photos?  I’m obsessed with them!  They look so picturesque of the times.  LOVE IT.

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It was Markel’s nephew’s Bday.  He turned 12!

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 Mike played with his niece and this balloon all afternoon.  So adorable.  Love how simple things like a balloon can keep kids busy for the whole day! xo

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The dollar store had St Patty‘s and Easter decorations up the wazOoo.  Can’t wait to have babies someday and actually need these things!

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Markel and I have a storage unit in Beaumont and I keep trying to THROW BARRY THE BEAR away!!  But since Markel won it in Vegas, he is extra sneaky in getting it back into our stuff and keeping him hidden so I can’t toss him again.   LOL

Saturday Night, Markel and I trekked back home and did more DIY stuff.  Um…as much as I love the idea of DIY…my future advice to couples is NOT to do it.  It’s really time consuming and a Pain in the butt when you come home from work.  If it’s 1 or 2 things, awesome.  If it’s all your decorations, flowers, card stock, invites, WEDDING…uhh please pass.  I’m suffering.

Sunday, this was the second to last Sunday that I’d be helping out the nursery until after the wedding.  Not that it’s hard to do, but I have so many things on my plate, I want to make sure to give it my all~ So until May…I won’t get to play with these awesome kids =(

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After Church, we went to Umami in downtown.  YUMMM.  I rarely eat here, but every time I do I’m in love!  The other pics are of other food dates I had with friends or at home with Markel ❤

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Flower Girl Tutu Dresses from Little Miss Esther/EsQuisite Designs

I recently made tutu skirts and sewed them to white tank tops for a friend’s wedding earlier this month.  I was stressed to the max because I wanted it to come out perfectly!  I mean…it’s a wedding after all~  I scoured downtown LA for the perfect shade of tulle, the best ribbon for the waist band (in the exact shade of raspberry pink) and wahla!  Here are the final dresses:

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I’m trying to figure out if this is something I should add to my Etsy store or only take personal orders from friends?  If I do sell on Etsy, which Store?  What do you guys think?

Giuliana and Bill Rancic Having a Baby!

I am SO FREAKING EXCITED for them!!!  After all their infertility, breast cancer, chemo, drama…

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They know the baby’s sex but aren’t revealing it yet.  The Rancic’s are having the baby via surrogate since it’s been quite difficult for them to conceive naturally (the baby is 100% theirs).  Congratulations Rancic’s!  You deserve the absolute best ❤