Thursday, August 2, 2018


So we took our yearly family trip to Hilton Head back in June and lets just say it didn't feel like a vacation at all. After being there for only one day Jude started to have green stuff drain out of both his eyes.  My first thought was pinkeye, but his eyes never actually changed any color.  Then I decided it must be a sinus infection. By day 3 we decided to take him to the doctor's care on the island.  Low and behold he had nasty ear infection (that's how the doctor described it at least).  Any parent knows how fussy a child can be with one of those! But there's more...while at the doctors office Jude started to break out in hives.  Literally right in front of the doctor they started to appear.  She gave us a prescription for a steroid  if the hives didn't clear up or started to appear on his neck and face.   Before we even made it to the pharmacy for the prescription the hives were creeping up his neck.  Needless to say we started the steroid immediately.  I’m guessing the salt in the air caused his sinus infection which led to the ear infection and the hives.  As for Parker, he started having the same eye drainage but  it never got any worse...thank goodness! We did try to take Jude back to the beach after 2 full days on his antibiotic but unfortunately we only made it 30 minutes before he turned fussy.  Tyler and I took him back to the room while Parker stayed at the beach with the grandparents.  At least one of us got to enjoy the sand and ocean.   We did make the best of it but to have a 21 month old fussy isn't a vacation I want to go on again lol However, I did get some amazing beach photos from our first day there before the storm came!
would never guess the day after this photo would turn out like it did...poor guy :(

Thursday, July 12, 2018

ETSY FINDS's been a hot minute since I posted anything! Maybe I should do an update post first but I'll just start with some Etsy Finds I'm into right now.

(Clare Elsaesser $20.00+)
(Venexia Jewelry $50.00)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017


I just realized a never posted Jude's 1st birthday party so better late than never right!?!

We made first full year with 2 children!!!  But enough about me, let’s talk about Jude. I can't believe it's been a whole year.  It seriously flew by! Like the saying goes: ‘the days are super long but the years are way too fast!’ Jude's personality is starting to come out now. I can tell that he's going to be my shy child.  He likes to be right beside me at all time which is sweet but can be quite exhausting.  I'm hoping that as he gets a little older and sees how brave and adventurous his brother is he'll follow suit.  If not that's okay too.  Who I'm I to force anything...I was a super shy kid myself so I guess we know where he got it from. Here are some pictures from his birthday party.  We decided on a Party Animal theme with lots of colors.

I made m&m cookies and rice krispy treats which I dipped in white chocolate and sprinkles the day before
I also made the Happy Birthday cake above.  I wish I got a picture of it once it was cut because each layer was a different color.  I think it went blue, orange, green and red.  The cake itself was straight out of the box but I did make the buttercream frosting from scratch.  The smash cake came from publix which of course is always delicious. The only thing I did there was add the animals and candle (hard work i know ha).    
I handmade the banner on the window.  As you can probably tell I free handed the animals on it.  Hopefully you can see what they are but if not...lion, elephant, and gorilla. 
Jude wasn't a big fan of the Happy Birthday song as you can tell with those very real tears :(  His brother on the other hand had no trouble jumping in and showing Jude how he should be eating his cake. 

Of course he warmed up to smashing his cake a little later on lol