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150th Italian Heritage Parade

Randomly we decided to go check out the Italian Heritage Parade in San Francisco this weekend. It was a gorgeous day – the temperature was in the 70s. It is also Fleet Week, so the Blue Angels were flying over us in different formations constantly. The traffic wasn’t too bad up there. It was quite easy to find parking, much to our surprise. We walked over to North Beach and was able to watch the parade. We were able to grab a bite to eat at Capo’s – which has some of the best food in North Beach. Their tomato…

10 Must Haves for a New Mom

I have been trying to figure out what were the most convenient items I’ve been using since Dumpling has been born. I came up with a list that I’ve been talking about to some other moms about. There are so many different products out there, but these are the ones that have been working really well for us. Newborn Must Haves 1. Dockatot – We love ours! It has been helping us get ready to sleep since day one at home. We use it to get ready for nap time and even just to lounge around. Dumpling finds comfort in…

Review: Marisso Slings Azalea Cherry Blossom

Marisso Slings Azalea Cherry Blossom 100%  cotton $$$ Machine woven Support: Average Best for: Smaller babies Carries: Great with all! I was chosen to host a Marisso Slings woven wrap and I was excited. I’ve seen them around in photos and through reviews, but I’ve never had the opportunity to try one out. I was sent Azalea in cherry blossom and it was pretty amazing! I received it right after having Dumpling and it was the perfect wrap to get some newborn cuddles. It’s a gorgeous wrap that I really enjoyed having here. This wrap is CUSHY. Like on the…

Comparison: Emmeline Textiles Partita No. 6 and Partita No. 36

Partita No. 6 100%  Pima cotton $$ Machine woven Support: Above average Best for: All babies Carries: Great with all! Partita No. 36 100%  Pima cotton $$ Machine woven Support: Average Best for: Smaller babies Carries: Great with all! I was able to get Partita No. 36 as a traveler and I was incredibly excited. It looks exactly like No. 6 – it’s 100% pima cotton like No. 6, but it feels different and wraps differently than No. 6. I wanted to compare the two and see what the difference was. The woven wrap on the left is No. 36…

Review: Apple Blossom Wovens Black Agate

Apple Blossom Wovens Black Agate 100% cotton $$ machine woven Best for: all babies Carries: all When I heard that Apple Blossom Wovens was going to have a monochrome wrap, I was so excited. I love black, white and gray everything. That’s most of my wardrobe and my baby carrier collection. I love how ABW woven wraps wrap, so I needed to have it and try it out. It’s perfect. Just look at the colors! It’s not done in traditional black and white yarn – it even has some gray in there to give it dimension. It really makes it…

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  • We pulled out our @appleblossomwovens Black Agate Tencel wrap for this chilly weather. It’s been cold and rainy, so the extra coziness of Tencel has been great. ⁣
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Black Agate has been one of our favorite monochrome wraps ever. 🖤 It truly speaks to me. I can’t wait for Reflection to be released which is another monochrome wrap, with a kaleidoscope weave. Both white and black weft are speaking to me. M
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#babywearing #appleblossomwovens #abwovens #wovenwrap #wovenwrap #toddlerwearing
  • Who is always at the ready to take somebody’s head off during the holidays? 🙋🏽‍♀️ Just look at me wrong or finish my favorite dish and it’s over. ⁣
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The social anxiety is real and @socialcbd has really helped during this past holiday week and the upcoming festivities. Thank you #SocialCBD for helping this mama out during the holidays. ⁣
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#sponsored #yougotthis #cbdoil @apexdropofficial
  • Obsessing over @squeezamals this holiday season! The picnic pack was the cutest addition to our Squeezamals collection. Everything came for a perfect picnic lunch. ⁣
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Dumpling loves the texture of the squish of the Squeezamals. She is always found with one in her hands. ⁣
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If you’re interested in grabbing some for your littles, check out your local @walmart!
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#Squeezamals #bhteddybear @apexdropofficial
  • I volunteered in my daughter’s classroom for Thanksgiving. I helped on the food line so I had to tie Dumpling to my back and make turkey sandwiches. We do teach the kids that we don’t actually celebrate Thanksgiving, and the teachers discussed the truth with the kids. I’m glad I didn’t have to step in like previous years 🤦🏽‍♀️⁣
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My tote bag from @shopkindredtogether is my favorite though. I’m able to fit everything in there. A quick link to the shop is in my profile & you can use code APRILOCT to save 💰 ⁣
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Wrap | @appleblossomwovens 
Bag | @shopkindredtogether ⁣
#appleblossomwovens #abwovens #shopkindredtogether #classroommom
  • We were so lucky to be able to check out the Flip & Spin for the Win bundle - thanks to @PowerYourFun. The bundle included Laser Launchers (which I can’t pry out of Tot’s hands), the Mini Cyclone Stunt Car, and Turbo Tops Gyro Cars - which you see pictured here. These are our favorite part of the bundle, the kiddos are constantly try to do tricks with them. ⁣
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Thank you Kaliber Global Toys for this awesome gift! #sponsored #PowerYourFun #TurboTops @apexdropofficial
  • Yesterday was my birthday! I’m thirty-something (the something is silent 🤪) and it was a good day. A made it back from a 10 day trip just in time to celebrate. The kids were so excited to make mom’s day fun. ⁣⁣
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My sister always grabs a red velvet bundt cake for me and I love it. It’s my favorite. My grandmother used to bake me a red velvet cake every year when I was younger and it’s important to me to have it. ⁣
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Here’s to another revolution around the sun ☀️
  • I posted about the awesome @pjmasks PJ Masks Seeker about a month ago. I grabbed it at @target and kept it hidden until it was Tot’s birthday. He had already completely forgotten about it & it was a wonderful surprise to open on his day 🎂 He’s been playing with it nonstop and his sisters keep trying to get a turn. ⁣
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Thank you to MomSelect for gifting us this toy. It’s the perfect toy for this @pjmasks obsessed family. #ad⁣
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#JustPlayProducts #JustPlayToys #JustPlayAllDay #PJMasks #Target #SocialSpotters
  • My middle child. My wild child. He’s officially 5 years old and 1 day. I tried to make sure he had a fun filled day yesterday and now I’m exhausted. This year he decided he didn’t like cake and asked for donuts instead 🍩 ⁣
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Happy birthday Tot 💕
  • We saved this Star Wars coding kit for Tot’s birthday and it was a hit! He was totally interested in putting it together and making things work. He’s my little tinker. ⁣
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#ad - Thank you @teamkano for the gift!⁣
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#CodeYourGalaxy, #StarWars, and #AnyoneCanMake @apexdropofficial

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