ice cream for baby b!

July 6th, 2015 · 3 Comments

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I’ve written before about our love of ice cream this summer, but this little kiddo is nothing short of obsessed!  And mom feels about the same way.  (One bite for you, one bite for me…)

It’s been really fun to be able to take Bear on little trips and outings, just the two of us!  Ice cream is a favorite, but in the past week, we’ve also done pizza and… get ready for this… sushi!  Yes, my little fourteen-month-old baby eats sushi.  I’m so proud!  (No raw fish yet… I got him an avocado roll!)

We’ve had such a blast trying out new destinations and it’s fun to watch as he explores everywhere we go!  He still gets a little nervous in new environments, but it’s really fun to watch him get comfortable trying new things and enjoying them.  Step one: sushi.  Step two: the world!

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ice cream dreams

May 31st, 2015 · 15 Comments

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Between pregnancy and new motherhood, I’m not embarrassed to admit that our household has increased its ice cream intake significantly in the last few years.  As we head into the Houston summer (say it ain’t so!) ice cream is one of our family’s favorite refreshing treats.

I believe that there’s a place for everything in moderation, but lately I’ve been starting to think we need to cut back on the dairy intake.  Enter an awesome new solution: Blue Bunny Dairy Free Ice Cream.  It’s an extremely new product, only available in a few select test markets right now, Houston being one of them. (As a transplant from New York, it’s exciting and rare when Houston has something that New York doesn’t!)

What I like about this ice cream is that, aside from being dairy free (it’s almond based), it’s still as rich and creamy as ice cream should be.  I’ve tried a few almond and soy alternatives but never found one I truly love.  And Blue Bunny’s flavors are exactly in my family’s wheelhouse too: vanilla for me, mint chocolate chip for Chad, and chocolate for baby Bear!  (It also comes in Mocha Fudge.)

For me, daily products are fine in moderation, but if you’re lactose-intolerant, these are particularly worth checking out.  And even if you’re not, these ice creams are an excellent source of calcium, cholesterol free, and contain healthy fats.

I’m sure ice-cream family outings will still continue, but I’m excited to mix them up with some official “Blue Bunny nights” in our house too! I’ve stocked up at Kroger so next time we need our fix we’ll be good to go! 

And Blue Bunny has offered a giveaway to you guys!  To enter, leave a comment below.  One lucky winner will receive three coupons for free Blue Bunny treats!

Bon appetit!

Disclosure: I partnered with Blue Bunny to bring you this post.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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for some dreamy summer night…

April 3rd, 2015 · 6 Comments

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A few weeks ago, I had some girlfriends over to our house, and of course, I had to give a full tour to one of them who hadn’t been over before.  The tour ended in my closet (obviously!) and one of them zeroed in on a dress that was hanging there

“What’s that for?”  She asked me, obviously anticipating some super-glam event coming up on my calendar.

But… nope!  Aside from a quick vacation coming up in a few weeks, Chad and I have exactly nothing big planned for the next few months.  Chances are, we’ll be spending a lot of Saturday nights ordering takeout and watching the baby monitor. 

On the other hand, I’m almost tempted to plan something extra-special just to wear this dress.  I have some daytime events on the horizon but can’t quite bring myself to break out a ballgown in the middle of the day.  But I keep finding myself scoping out possibilities for a really over-the-top night out, just an excuse to break this dress out of the closet!

I love to buy new dresses for special occasions, but I hate the pressure that comes with needing something right now, which inevitably means that I’ll spend a whole day shopping and not find anything I like.  So now I make an effort to find dresses I love before I need them, so that I have something on hand in a pinch!

What about you guys?  Any swanky black tie galas or chic wedding parties coming up this summer? 

Gifted eDressMe dress, Carolee necklace, BHLDN Luna bracelet.

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