Friday, December 2, 2016

Four on Friday!

Oh hey! I'm laid up in bed watching Netflix with the hubs today while I recover from my revision surgery. However, I quickly jotted down four things before I left for the hospital...
one // My friend Mel hosted Supper Club for November! She invited us to wear pajamas for an evening of mimosas and breakfast (for dinner)! It was perfect! I can't believe we're about to wrap up another amazing year of Supper Club!
two // A few months ago I picked up The City Coat from J.Crew Factory and seriously have never received more compliments on a piece of clothing. The color is so fabulous and the price is insanely low right now. If you need a new coat this winter I highly recommend grabbing this one in bright ocean!
three // I know reading about potty training is probably one of the lamest things I could post about but technically this is about our reward system for Caroline, which I happen to think is awesome. So for potty training Matt and I had to think outside of the box for an easy, inexpensive reward that didn't involve candy/food/treats, stamps or stickers (those things have lost their magic). So we came up with a glow-in-the-dark-stars reward system. I love this set of stars because there are a variety of sizes so we can match the star size with the reward. For example, on days Caroline's uses the potty all day at school she gets a small star. And once we venture into using the potty for um, #2 she will get a BIG star. She is building an impressive constellation (Matt is creating the little dipper this week) and she feels so proud going to sleep with a reminder on her ceiling for being awesome. As a bonus, the star system incentivizes her to go to bed with a little less fuss because she's excited to add her star and see it light up when we leave her room.
four // Tell me what you're watching on Netflix, HBO, Showtime, etc. right now!!! I have some lounging to do this weekend...
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Revision Surgery Day!

This morning I am undergoing my breast revision surgery!

For those of you who missed my last mastectomy update: basically, after my exchange surgery my left implant slipped out of the pocket (that was created during my expander fills) and as a result noticeably sits lower than my right implant. Anyway, Matt and I had my pre-op consultation last week, picked out some new implants and the doctor gave me strict orders to not lift anything over 10 lbs again (specifically the kiddos), clean, cook, blah, blah, blah for FOUR weeks which is a super huge pain but necessary to avoid another surgery. Basically, I can't do anything that engages my pectoral muscles while I heal because they keep the implants in place. 
 
The surgery is a quick outpatient procedure and recovery should be a breeze (minus the lifting restriction). However, my biggest, biggest, BIGGEST fear is that I may wake up with a drain on the left side. The doctor says it's a 50/50 chance but he won't know if it's necessary until he gets in there. So pretty please say a prayer for me that I make it out drain-free this morning! I'll keep you updated on Instagram!
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wish List Wednesday || The Ultimate Toddler Gift Guide + Stocking Stuffers

That's right -- I have the ULTIMATE toddler gift guide for you today in case you're looking for a present for the little tot(s) in your life. I've walked our house and yard and compiled a list of our very, very favorite toys that have grown with our kids and they actually play with often. So without further ado...
Christmas Gifts for Toddlers


Outdoor Toys  

Under $25  

Stocking Stuffer Ideas


This year we are celebrating Christmas in Florida. So instead of toting down a bunch of packages of more toys Matt and I decided to get the minis one big joint gift -- a power wheels version of Matt's truck. Our neighbor has this and our kids completely light up when they play on it. I found it on super sale during Black Friday and shipped it directly to my parents house (to assemble, charge and top with a bow -- thanks mom & dad!!). Now someone talk to me about helmets...
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