Mint Mojito Iced Lattes

by jenna on July 23, 2014

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You want to know what I love?

Coffee. Strong coffee.

As a new mom getting less than stellar sleep, I’ve come to appreciate coffee in a whole new light. Now before you all get your panties in a bunch, let me clarify that I only drink one or two coffees a day and never right before I breastfeed. Don’t worry — I’m not sitting here downing seven a day, even though some days I might want to. Grayson eats every 3 – 3.5 hours so I conveniently schedule my caffeine intake around his meals.

That being said, about a month ago I discovered a tasty new treat at my favorite local coffee place, Philz. It’s called a “mint mojito coffee” and it’s sooooooooo good. Like, insanely good…the best thing you put in your mouth all day good.

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Our Favorite Baby Items

by jenna on July 21, 2014

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Lillebaby Carrier: I’ve tried a few carriers now on Grayson. I love babywearing! When he was really, really little I absolutely loved both the Solly Wrap and a woven wrap that I had. I would put him on and he would instantly go to sleep while I ran errands or did chores around the house. However, he got big fast and those soft wraps really started to really hurt my back. Lillebaby was kind enough to send me one of their organic cotton baby carriers and I really love it! It’s so soft and easy to put on and works from newborn up. I’ve used it a lot over the past few weeks — to church, errands, wine tasting…and it’s been perfect. Our best friends also gave us an Ergo 360 as a baby gift but he still seems a little too small for that {we don’t have an infant insert} but we plan to use it a lot when he gets a bit bigger! I’ve heard great things about it.

Samsung Wireless Pan/Tilt Video Monitor: We were gifted this monitor and really like it. I love being able to see Grayson as opposed to just hear him. We finally got him moved to his crib in the nursery and this thing has been vital! My only {small} gripe is that the screen doesn’t stay charged for very long…we usually just keep it plugged in by our bed though so it’s fine.

Fisher Price Rock n’ Play: Grayson slept in this for two months and it was perfect. We had originally gotten a BabyBjorn bassinet for him to sleep him but discovered quickly that as a newborn, he hated sleeping flat on his back. This little sleeper was cheap and wonderful! Hands down, my favorite baby “essential”

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Summer Gazpacho with Shrimp

July 18, 2014

With both the summer heat AND a new baby, I really don’t want to be slaving away over a hot stove these days. Now, more than ever, I am going for quick and easy meals that satisfy. Because I’m breastfeeding, I am SO HUNGRY ALL THE TIME….like, it’s insane how hungry I get. I like […]

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Grayson Allen: 2 Months

July 15, 2014

I can’t believe our little guy turned two months old this week! I look at photos of him when he was a newborn and can’t get over how much he’s changed in nine short weeks. It’s crazy! This month has been full of really fun firsts like our first family vacation! We rented a house […]

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Spicy Baked Fish Sticks

July 14, 2014

She’s aliiiiiiiiiiiive! Hello, dear friends! I am finally sticking my head above water over here. I don’t want to get too much into mommyhood on a recipe post but I promise to have another baby update for you guys soon. I can’t believe our little guy is two months old today! What a total whirlwind. […]

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Random Musings & Insta-Lately

July 2, 2014

Hi guys! It’s me – the long lost blogger. I apologize about not posting more right now! I had originally planned to be back in action by now but completely underestimated how consuming a baby is at the beginning! I’m sure you seasoned moms are laughing at that right now – of course a newborn […]

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Newborn Cloth Diapering – An Update

June 23, 2014

  I’ve been so excited to write this post because of how much I’ve loved cloth diapering Grayson over the past month! When we originally announced that we planned to cloth diaper, we had a few people sort of laugh and wonder how long it would last…but it’s going great so far! I can’t express […]

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Grayson Allen: One Month

June 16, 2014

It’s so hard to believe that our little guy is one month old now! Where has the time gone?! This past month has been an absolute whirlwind in every way. I still feel like I’m recovering from the actual birth itself, but feel more and more like myself every day. I know that people say […]

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