Grayson Allen: 4 Months

by jenna on September 19, 2014

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I can’t believe Grayson is four months old already! For awhile, when he was a newborn, it seemed like time was going by soooooooo slow. I was completely exhausted and running on fumes. Now, it seems like time is going by too quickly! Literally, sometimes he wakes up in the morning and seems like a totally different kid. Instead of waking up crying, he wakes up chatting and laughing until I go into the nursery and get him. He still has a fussy hour in the evenings, but overall he is such a happy baby and I can’t even believe how much I love him.

Last month was our best month yet, I think. Grayson gained a lot of head control and we started seeing more of his personality shine through. In short, he became less like a baby and more like a little boy! I can already tell he is going to be pretty stubborn like me and nonstop on the go like Adam. He has started to become super curious about everything and wants to grab every little thing near him (including my hair…all the time. Ouch).

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Skincare Favorites, Revised

by jenna on September 16, 2014


I was one of those lucky ones who had really great skin my whole pregnancy! It’s after I had Grayson my skin got bleh. I’ve used the same products for years so I blamed hormones! Seriously, about four weeks after having him my face started to really break out in a terrible way. Nothing like not sleeping and having a broken out face to make you feel really great about life, right?!

The good news is that I switched up my products and got the breakouts totally under control. Now my skin is back to being clear and I really think it’s the products I used to help me get there! I’ve never had such great (and fast!) results from any acne product before. I found out about La Roche-Posay on my honeymoon in France last year. It seemed like every single pharmacy sold it! A nice French lady gave me some samples and I’ve been hooked ever since. I also love the “hydrene legere” lotion, although that seems to be hard to find in the States. If you order it on Amazon, it comes from Greece.

So here are my latest favorites. I think I’ll do a separate post for makeup because the last time I shared that it was three years ago and some things have definitely changed since then!

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Lily-Jade Diaper Bag Giveaway

September 12, 2014

  Happy Friday! Today I am excited to partner up with the GORGEOUS Lily-Jade Designer Diaper Bag brand to offer you this giveaway! You guys, these bags are simply fabulous. You know why? Because inside that cool red bag up there is a “baby bag” where you can store and organize everything in your diaper […]

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Canned Raw-Pack Tomatoes

September 11, 2014

You will use these tomatoes on everything. EVERYTHING. From pizzas, pastas, casseroles, chicken, grilled meat, shrimp dishes….I honestly can’t think of something they wouldn’t work on. Except maybe oatmeal. That would be weird. I mean, just think of how many times you run to the store to buy a big can of “whole peeled tomatoes” […]

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What We’ve Been Eating Lately

September 8, 2014

I may not be developing as many recipes these days as I used to, but we are definitely still eating over here! I’m just enjoying cooking other people’s recipes for a little change. I had some requests for a post dedicated to what we’re eating now so here it is! Evenings are getting easier and […]

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Traveling with an Infant

September 2, 2014

Over the past month, we have traveled a ton with Grayson! In fact, I still feel like I am recovering a bit from it all. I thought I’d share some of my tips and favorite items that made our travel a ton easier {and by travel, I mean 3 flights, 1 train ride and 2 […]

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Crock Pot Pulled Chicken

August 27, 2014

A recipe! I actually posted a recipe! Granted, it’s an old recipe but it’s still a recipe. Before anyone starts hoot and hollerin’ about a re-post of an older recipe, give me a chance to explain myself. I posted the original recipe for this AMAZING barbecue pulled chicken back in 2010. The photos were lame […]

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Our Days, Lately

August 21, 2014

These are my favorite kind of posts to read! I’m super nosy and love to know how everyone else fills their days. Truthfully, my days look A LOT different than they used to and it took some adjustment. I’m still coming to terms with being okay with where I’m at right now and being present […]

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