Eight Months!


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We officially have an eight month old!  Now, during these photo shoots, I avoid getting her to look at the camera because the second I get her attention she will attempt to stand to get the phone.  Which in a chair is not ideal, so she is basically never going to be looking at the camera again.  She is still sleeping around 11-12 hours a night without getting up to eat (which was not happening around month 4 and 5).  She takes a nap in the morning and a  nap in the afternoon.  She is back at the sitter during the day and she is a 100% better eater for the sitter, but a better napper at home.  She has two bottom teeth and has said “mama” and “up”.  I am not really counting them as her first words though until she says them with meaning.  Is that what you are supposed to do?  She has lifted herself up while saying up, so maybe we will count that!  It would sure be fitting for this on-the-go gal!  She crawls, stands up on everything, and has stood for a few seconds on her own!  She also mimics everything we do, grunts with displeasure, opens and closes her fist when you say “bye bye” or “Hi Eleanor!” and make the same motion.
She’s tried almost every fruit and vegetable on the planet and now we are giving her small bits of our food!  Feels so strange that she is ready for that!
She is just as sweet as can be and can’t believe we are getting ready to celebrate the big ONE!
We love you, E!

Kansas City Lovin’


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Kansas City, you guys.  If you haven’t ever been, you must.  I would 100% move back there in a heartbeat.  As a final summer hurrah, we headed to KC for five days.  We filled our days eating Kansas City BBQ, visiting Deanna Rose Farm, hanging out with our friend, Jane at the Nelson-Atkins art museum, stopping at Fritz’s (where they deliver your food on a train!), and exploring Union Station.   E and I caught up with our good friend Margi, and her daughter shopping at Easy, Tiger in the West Bottoms and then Lunch on the Plaza!

It was so, so much fun having Eleanor see and explore all of the things that brought me so much happiness as a child!  Only bummer was that the Royals weren’t in town!  I guess that means we just have to head back!

Things are back to being busy, busy around here with the new school year!  I hope you are all staying cool in these sweltering temps!

Have a great weekend!

The Limited at the New Tanger Outlets!


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YOU GUYS!  Tanger Outlets has arrived in Columbus!!  This gal and her need for a great deal have paired nicely with the greatest outlet mall to ever exist.  I headed out last week to check out the madness and boppin’ around with my gal pal, E, I was completely overtaken by the great deals to be had!

I got two dresses and a pair of earrings at The Limited for under a hundred dollars.   One of the dresses ringing in at only $30.  I mean?!

If you are even a little local, you must stop and check it out–and of course let me know what you snag!

Hope you are all having a happy week!


*I was sent a gift card to shop at The Limited, but as always, opinions are my own!


Seven Months!


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7 months!  Eleanor is all about the open mouth kisses when you say “can I have kissers?” She responds to her name and follows us from room to room.  She also learned a fun new skill, crawling up the stairs.  Obviously, babyproofing is in full force over here.  She has had lots of different fruits and veggies and only really has shown an aversion to avocado, much to my disappointment.  She’s back to sleeping 12 hours a night with a good nap in the morning and in the afternoon.  She’s probably a little over 20 pounds and she wears mostly 12-18 month clothes.

We love our little squishy!

Hope you all have a great day!

Friday Favorites!


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Good morning, friends!  It’s been another great week around here.  I am sad to report that I only have one mere week left of summer break.  I am trying to stay positive as I know that this is time with my girl that not a lot of people get, including my hubby.  The little girl in me is REAL excited to bust out a new planner, new supplies, and walk into that classroom with fresh eyes and a fresh heart.  BUT, oh summer, you were swell.  I feel like I am going to miss so much, but her sitter is so awesome and I know she loves going there and that’s just another person that gets to love on her and be a part of her life.  See all the self-talk happening around here?

Anywho, let’s get to it.  I haven’t done a roundup of my favorite things in awhile so here it goes:

  1. Girl’s Striped Dress because a girl can never have too many striped numbers.  Especially for $15
  2. Toy Car Already starting to think about E’s birthday AND Christmas because they are only 4 days apart.  Yikes.
  3. Rabbit Doll  As far as baby stuff goes, I’ve tried to stay neutral in the event we have a boy someday because they use this stuff for like a week.  But she’s getting to an age where she will play with toys for awhile and she will cherish toys like this forever!
  4. Freshly Picked Moccasins The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is happening now if you are a cardholder, opens to everyone else the 22nd.  These moccs will be 41.90 during the sale!  Which is great for shoes that actually stay on!
  5. Eyebrow Primer the condition of my eyebrows is pathetic right now.  They need a little love, so I splurged on this and the…
  6. Volumizing Fiber Gel super easy to apply and I have noticed a huge difference.  Makes me feel a lot more put together.
  7. Sugar Paper Lamp Sugar Paper for Target has put out all of their new desk/school supplies and they are all just perfection.  This lamp is a mere 34.99 which for a sleek lamp, is a steal.
  8. Gold Dots and Stripes Washi Tape I go through gold washi tape the fastest (I use it on all invites and for Christmas) so two rolls for 3.99 is a great price!
  9. Oops Eraser Too cute to pass up.
  10. Rifle Paper Co. Planner Picking out my planner for the year is by far my favorite thing to do.  I can’t wait to break it open and fill it out!  I always wait until the first day of teacher work week, it gives me something to look forward to!

What are you all loving this week??

…and the winner of the Little Standout Giveaway is Nicole B.!  Be on the lookout for an email from me later today!  If you weren’t a winner you can still get 15% off your purchase with code PARIS15!  Thank you to all who entered!

Hope you all have a great weekend!


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