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Red Polka Dot Ruffle Trim Tank: Shein I love this tank, it reminds me of minnie mouse! I just want to put on some mouse ears and fly to disney! The ruffles sleeves are adorable and the fit is great. Wearing size small, fits TTS. Currently on sale for $7!

Distressed Denim Shorts: Express Currently on sale for 50% off! Love the style of these shorts, distressed with a fringe bottom. Easily paired with anything. They are my go to shorts this summer!

Jeweled Flat Sandals: Jessica Simpson, unfortunately these are no longer available but I did find a similar pair here for $40!

Pearl Stud Earrings: Shein Just your simple every day pearl stud earrings. They are on sale right now for only $2 (whatttt!?) and come in a large pack with many different size pearls.

Maui Family Vacation

Highlights from our gorgeous family vacation to Maui in March 2018.

Hello! I am so excited to be getting back into blogging and sharing our family vacation to Maui, Hawaii with all of you. This vacation was such a blast, I can’t even count how many times I told Shane that I never wanted to leave, it was just TOO PRETTY!! I wanted to share a few of my favorite memories from this vacation… except I am having a really hard time picking my favorites so I may overshare. Honestly, they were all so great! The scenery was incredible, the food was delicious and the memories we were able to make as a family if three have been some of my favorites so far. Hope you enjoy!

On our first morning on the Maui we walked down to the beach to catch the sunrise, umm can you say SPECTACULAR! I knew from that moment on that we were going to be loving Hawaii. The beach directly across from our condo was called Kamaole Beach and was our favorite spot to visit each day. If you are looking to spot a few sea turtles swimming around this is the place to go!

 

Haleakala Crater was another phenomenal site we were able to visit while on the island. Warning, if you get motion sickness easily this may not be the trip to take for you. My husband and I both got sick on this drive, there are so many twists and turns as you go up the mountain. Makes me sick just thinking about it. Honestly, it was worth the trip though, I mean just look at these views…

My FAVORITE day from the whole vacation was the day we drove the Road to Hana. The trip was a full day adventure with many stops along the way (yep, we took Beckham and he did so well in the car all day!) The road to Hana is incredibly gorgeous, just the scenery along the drive itself is enough to take your breath away. Three of the stops we made are definitely worth recommending.

One of the very first stops we made was the Maui Garden of Eden Arboretum. It felt as if we were walking in the most magical beautiful tropical jungle, it was absolutely stunning. We spent about an hour here just taking in all the beauty. 100% worth the stop!! If you get the chance to visit you will not be disappointed.

Another stop that I loved was the red sand beach. This beach was one of my favorites because it is extremely secluded, we asked a few locals how to get to the beach and we were told that the police were telling all the locals not to tell tourists how to get there because it is such a dangerous. Not going to lie this made us want to find it even more, haha! The walk down to the beach was pretty difficult terrain, I would recommend wearing closed toe shoes and not taking small children (thank goodness Shane’s dad stayed back in the car with Beckham). Once we got down there we were actually surprised to find some people laying out at the beach… butt naked!!! LOL! Apparently the beach is a nudist beach, FYI! We all had a good laugh when we got back to the car. If you can find this beach it is worth it to take the hike down there. The sand and water are so so pretty.

The black sand beach was another one of my favorite stops. This one is a lot easier to find and is full of tourists. I found it hard to even get a good picture because there were so many people every where! I’m glad we stopped and got to see the sand/rocks that make up such a gorgeous and popular beach. There was a lot more site seeing to do at this stop however we left quickly to get back on the road home.

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Here are some other pictures that I just loved from this vacation. Beckham was such a water baby, we could never get him out!

Okay, after writing this I am so ready to go back!!!

 

Beckham’s Wild One First Birthday

Our sweet boy turned 1 in August and we threw one WILD party.

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Birthday Cake & Smash Cake: Sweet Temptations LLC (OMG, you guys, this cake was so moist and delicious!!! The whole entire cake was gone before the party ended. I was a little sad I didn’t get to keep some leftovers for myself, haha!) | Cookies: Nomi’s Cookies (These cookies were unbelievably cute! When I ordered the cookies all I did was tell her the theme and colors I was doing and let her work her magic and boy was I so happy with the end result! And holy cow these things were delicious! They went super fast too!) | Decorations: All of the banners, cake topper and cupcake toppers were found on Etsy, the tent and silver balloons were found on Amazon, and the “Wild One” themed decorations were ordered from Hobby Lobby.

Today our little Beckham turned 14 months old! How does time go sooo fast when you have kids? Ugh, it makes me so sad to think that he won’t be my cuddly little baby forever! (Cue the tears!!) We took him trick or treating tonight in our neighborhood and had such a fun time seeing him in his little police costume. He did great, even in this freezing cold Ohio weather. We might even take him back out on Tuesday night for trick or treating at his grandparents house. Hopefully, it gets a little warmer by then. Ohio went from summer to winter, skipping fall altogether. No surprises there though, ha.

Since, our sweet boy turned 14 months old today I thought it would be fun to share pictures from his big “Wild One” themed first birthday party. The party was a blast and the decorations turned out so cute!! I love throwing parties, I tend to go way overboard though with decorations and planning. I seriously planned his birthday for 6+ months, lol. He loved every second of it and we had so many friends and family come over to share his big day, so it was all worth it in the end. If you live in northern Ohio you should definitely check out the cake and cookie businesses I tagged above. The cake and cookies were phenomenal, like seriously, mouthwatering good! Everyone at the party was asking where they could order these desserts from. Beckham obviously loved his smash cake too as you can see in the pictures. Poor boy has a sweet tooth just like his momma. If you are looking for an easy and delicious food option for your birthday parties, go for a taco bar. Our taco bar turned out so great, it was not very expensive to do and everyone seemed to enjoy it, adults and kiddos! I had a lot of fun shopping for this party and I ended up ordering almost everything online. If you are curious where I purchased a specific item from please feel free to email me and I will let you know. I mostly ordered from Etsy, Amazon and Hobby Lobby but I did purchase a few things from other stores as well.

Hope everyone had a great weekend. I know I am so not ready to head back to work tomorrow. I am excited to share Wednesday’s post with you. It will be all about my first collaboration, woohoo! See you then, xoxo.