In Real Life: Week 31

Happy Sunday! Our week 31 has been a bit crazy. But we did lots of exploring, so there’s lots to see!

Jack was very sad that he couldn’t open this door.

I felt a little like Alice, down the rabbit hole.

The Museum of Art & History is good at paying attention to details.

What do you burn for?


An unexpected find that I may need to come back to.

Look closely – the flowers are made of sheet music and the butterflies are vinyl records.

A philosophy I can get behind.

Old brick has so many details. I wonder what stories it would tell if it could.

Sunday morning coffee still life.

It would be okay with me if my living room looked like this.

I bought a bouquet of lavender and then hung it in my window to dry. It smelled so good all week and dried remarkably fast. Now it looks pretty in a vase on my bookshelf, and should for quite some time. WIN.

Good morning. ❤

Feeling good in my new dress.

I was so excited to see Tracy in Better Homes and Gardens while I was waiting at the doctor’s office!

He tests my patience more and more these days, but he sure is awfully cute.

I was feeling like I hadn’t been to West Cliff in too long, so Jack and I went for a walk after lunch.

File this under “Creative Uses for Sand Buckets.”

So many memorials (to fallen surfers, I assume).

The cliffs are a popular place to catch a wave, but awfully dangerous too.

California, USA.

The Boardwalk.

Sometimes it’s fun to be a tourist in your own town.

Example: I doubt I would have ever seen this amazing sculpture otherwise.

I’m still taking applications for a-friend-with-a-boat.

My little Linus.

I upgraded my planner in time for school to start in a couple of weeks. Ain’t she pretty?

Two Questions:

How long do the terrible twos last?

Can I buy Corona in bulk?

My newest Starbucks obsession is the Salted Cold Foam Cold Brew. It’s just sweet enough for my taste, and the saltiness takes the edge off. Plus, I mean, those streaks. C’mon now.

Farmer John is rocking those overalls.

We went to sweet Alice’s 1st birthday party, but didn’t stay as long as I had hoped because Jack desperately needed a nap and proceeded to have a giant meltdown.

But, of course, he dozed in the car on the way home and then didn’t want to nap when we got in.

I needed a break as much as he needed rest, so I put him in the pack-n-play with his favorite blankie and a snack and turned on his favorite movie. He didn’t seem to mind one bit, and mama got some much-needed quiet time.

Now I’m off to watch more baseball! Have a great week, everyone!

Let’s take a look into the past…

2017 Week 31

In Real Life: Week 30

Happy Sunday, friends! It was a short – and busy – week, so I have fewer photos to share. But that’s alright… let’s jump in!

Pro tip: buy the Costco bunch of bananas. Use the inevitable brown ones for banana bread. Enjoy all week.

Mama’s “gettin’ shit done” outfit. Look out.

Laundry: the adult version of The Neverending Story.

The bubble machine I impulse-bought at Target has been the hit of our week.

Jack is obsessed. It is simultaneously adorable and annoying to have him follow me around the house asking for “da bubble” all day.

5 more minutes…

For a friend who’s going through a hard time.

Who is this big boy and what has he done with my baby?!

Lol, alright.

Downtown vibes.

Saturday night shenanigans.

Brothers. ❤



This sun reminds me of CBS Sunday Morning.


Have a great week, everyone!

Let’s take a look into the past…

2017 Week 30

In Real Life: Week 29

Hello, friends! My apologies for the late post, but as you will see, we were just too busy having fun yesterday!

First, let’s throw it back to last Sunday.

I’ll never get tired of this place.

…or their simply perfect latte.


Trying out some headbands with a little retro bow. I’m not 100% sold yet. What do you think?

Pizza vibes at Woodstock’s.

A summer soak.

My favorite part about summer.

I gave this peanut his first haircut last weekend!

Even though I’d never cut anyone’s hair before, I knew Jack would never let anyone else touch his head. (He barely lets the doctor touch him. /sigh) So I plopped him in his high chair, turned on his favorite movie to distract him, and went to town.

Of course, he wouldn’t let me get a good after picture. But I think it turned out alright! Thank god for YouTube, amiright?

I may or may not have pulled over just to take a photo of these adorable giant fishing poles.

Pato makes some pretty excellent home brew!

No regrets.


I commend their commitment.

Feeling pretty.

Lazy, long-weekend mood.


Yup, this giant blue ball came home with us. It was worth it to hear him loudly exclaim, “ball!” every time he throws it.

If you like to live dangerously, put your brush water right next to your drinking cup.

Partying it up on Friday night.

Not sure why, but I really like this one. I’m tempted to do some brush scripting and put a quote or something on it. Any suggestions?

Such a sweetheart.

Fur baby.

Rocking the awesome BSU-colored swimsuit that Grandma Carrie got him for week 2 of swim lessons.

We played hard at the pool, and then came home and rested with a movie.

He even let me doze for a bit before climbing all over me to wake me up. Stinker.

Be a good boy…

We ventured to Oakland to see the Giants play the A’s for the Battle of the Bay!

The Broncos fan in me wanted to barf a little bit.

This is what happens when you’re married to someone who hates to have his picture taken.

My American boys.

The Coliseum is a bit more ghetto than AT&T Park. But then again, so is Oakland in comparison to San Francisco.

No matter. It was still a great day for baseball!

Even if the Giants did lose in extra innings.

Helmet nachos almost made up for it.

It’s tough being a toddler.

The walk back to Bart definitely made me feel like we were in the city.

If heavy drums don’t make you wanna move, you should check your pulse.

Got this shot by total accident while we were walking by, and it might be my favorite from the whole day.

Can you believe that week 30 is upon us now? Where has this year gone?! Make it a great one!

Let’s take a look into the past…

2017 Week 29

In Real Life: Week 28

Happy Sunday, friends! I’m a little more on top of things this week, so I actually have this week’s post ready on Sunday for a change, lol! Let’s take a look.

The neighborhood kids had fun with chalk this week. Yay!

It was SO HOT for the first half of the week – cooking was just not happening. I had chips and salsa for dinner one night and didn’t feel even a little bad about it.

They’re redoing the landscaping at work, and the new wood chips smell so good.

I think Bob Ross would have described these as happy little flowers.

The bees love these guys.

Good advice for all of us.

I’ve been making the beach a priority this summer, in case you couldn’t tell.

Friday was the perfect day for it, too.

Jack is finally starting to warm up to the beach experience, too, thankfully.

We were lucky enough to be near another family with toddlers, and these two had a blast throwing the football back and forth.

Then later on Jack kept picking up his bucket, expertly hooking the handle into the crook of his elbow, and then waving “bye-bye” as if he were off to go buy some eggs and milk. It was insanely adorable.

We enjoyed some Thai food with a view…

…and an adult beverage for mama.

Lady Ophelia in her native habitat.

Hamming it up. ❤

This mini is clearly living its best life.

Gotta love summer mornings.

Jack has – miraculously – been sleeping quite late in recent weeks. This weekend it meant that mama got to sleep in and enjoy a quiet cup of coffee before the chaos ensued. I could definitely get used to it!

Then Jack and I went to our first baby swim lesson! No photos of that, unfortunately. But post-pool towels on car seats definitely brought back many childhood summer memories.

Mud mask and tea for a wild solo Saturday night. (PS: If you’re interested in trying some seriously awesome skin care products, hit me up.)

And that’s a wrap for this week! Have a great week ahead, loves!

Let’s take a look into the past…

2017 Week 28

In Real Life: Week 27

Happy Monday, friends! How was your first week of July?

I think this might be my favorite birthday board yet.

Coco Puffs are the only cereal that gets better the longer it’s in milk.

It’s a Jack in a box!

“Hey Jack, do Superman!” I die.

Java still life.

Gotta love those jet stream clouds.

We had intentions of spending the 4th at the pool, but it was overcast and chilly and we were all so exhausted… we stayed in our jammies, ordered pizza, and watched a Lord of the Rings marathon instead. And it was just what we needed.

Jack’s latest trick is taking his diaper off. He’s also obsessed with stealing other people’s hats. Makes for an interesting fashion statement.

I just can’t stay away.

I seriously can’t think of a better way to spend a Friday night.

Especially when we get treated to gorgeous sunsets like this one.

Friday night lights.

Saturday morning snuggles.

Dude at the antique fair tried to tell me this thing was called a hippocampus.

Nah brah, that’s a dang seahorse.

(Side note: I looked it up, and dude was right. The hippocampus was a Greek mythological monster that was literally a sea horse. It’s also a part of the brain that is thought to play a role in emotion and long-term memory, and it was so named because it’s shaped like a seahorse. Learned something new!)

All dressed up for a double date night!

My drink had like 4 different kinds of rum in it but tasted just like juice and I could have drunk an entire pitcher of it if they’d let me.

A lost souvenier.

“Those kitties are going down.”

Welcome to Surf City, USA.

I don’t even know what’s happening here.

I bet it really sucked for Chewie when that bubble popped.

It’s the start of another week, which means another chance to get things right! Let’s kick some ass this week, shall we?

Take a look into the past…

2017 Week 27