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Bits + Pieces // The Fourth of July.

Our Fourth of July was a busy one! We galavanted all around town visiting with friends down at the beach, hoping aboard the “Sheridan Mae”, and finally relaxing at my in-laws to watch the fireworks. We even woke Hera up (I know, I know, you are never supposed to wake a sleeping baby – but I couldn’t resist!) to see the fireworks. To our surprise she absolutely loved them! The sound didn’t bother her one bit and her eyes lit up when she saw all the pretty colors. Watching the fireworks with Hera was like watching them as a child all over again. Even though it may have been a bit chaotic at times, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I hope you had an amazing Fourth of July! Did you do anything spectacular or fun?

P.S. Everyone got a kick out of Hera’s festive pom-poms, I’d say it was a dollar well spent!

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Motherhood // Naptime, because I’m real.

I wish I could say that my child always sleeps quietly in her crib by herself, but she doesn’t. She sleeps where ever I can get her to fall asleep. My bed. Her floor. My arms. She doesn’t always sleep in fresh pajamas. She often sleeps in whatever she was wearing minus her pants. Sometimes it’s in a onesie covered in drool and wearing only one sock because I’m real. She doesn’t always sleep quaintly with a sweet stuffed animal tucked under her arm. She often sleeps with a burp cloth clenched tightly in her fist and her face riddled with scratches from her curious little hands. Her slumbers are usually with a binky hanging halfway out her mouth. She doesn’t always fall asleep to bubbling brooks or whale noises, she is usually lulled to sleep for morning nap by CNN. I wish I could say that I always rock my baby to sleep, skin-to-skin in her beautiful rocking chair, I can but I don’t. I usually bounce her to sleep on a $30 yoga ball wearing burp cloths because I would love just an hour where I don’t wear spit up or drool as an accessory. I do this because I’m real. And because of that I will continue to proudly sing Fleetwood Mac songs to her instead of lullabies, let her sleep on her play mat with a beach towel as a blanket, and have my heart swell when she awakes with the sweetest smile on her face. I do this because I’m real.

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Bits + Pieces // Saint Patrick’s Day.


Hera and I spent our St. Patrick’s Day listening to some vinyl. My sister gifted her with a record player and some albums. We went to the Long Beach Antique Fair yesterday and picked up some classics from the 60′s like the soundtracks from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mary Poppins. It’s completely true what they say, nothing sounds as good as vinyl. They have been on repeat for the past 24 hours. We hope you all are having a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy a green beer for me!

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