April Showers

It's been a gloomy, rainy week here in Connecticut. And this mama is going a little stir crazy. After a very {very} long winter cooped up with a baby that has now officially entered toddler-hood, I was quite looking forward to spring days spent outside. Unfortunately, this New England weather has different plans, again leaving us up to our own {indoor} devices. 

i said what?

Just shy of two years ago, I became a mom. It was the greatest day of my life, for sure. And it changed me to my very core.

Some changes were temporary, others more permanent; some physical, many emotional. All of them for the better.

And over the past two years, I've found myself doing, saying, and feeling things I would have never thought I would do, say, or feel before. But if there's one thing I've learned about motherhood, it's to expect the unexpected, and embrace it.

Some Bunny Loves You

Hippity hoppity, Easter's on its way.

And thankfully the sun has finally decided to join us here in Connecticut- making me hopeful that we'll have spring-like weather come Easter Sunday.  It's been a while since we really celebrated this holiday, bunny and all.

Snack and Discover

The days are long, but the years are short.

That's for certain.

Sleepless nights with an infant transform into nonstop days with a toddler (or two). All in an instant. After almost two years with my girl, its about the one thing I know for sure.  And throughout the last twenty-one months, I've asked myself time and time again "where did the time go?"

5 Things: I've Learned About Blogging

Over the past few months I've had a few friends join me in this blogging game {yay!} and I've been asked a few questions about what I've found helpful in finding success in this gig. Its taken me a while- roughly two years; and a bunch of mistakes, a lot of wins, and whole lot more to learn.

But there definitely are  a few key words I live by when it comes to Lilies and Lambs and my new role as mama/blogger.


March Roundup

OK, Mother Nature. Joke's over. Bring on the spring. These winters in Connecticut have never been my favorite, but lately they seem to be staying way past their welcome. Although this winter didn't keep us snowed in too many times, it just won't seem to end. And bright spring-like days are quickly followed up by cold or rain or snow. 

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Little Lounger

If you followed along way-back-when, then you know that it was a struggle finding a sleep situation that worked for us when we first brought our little girl home. Being that she was an itty bitty little thing, the thought of her in another room in a big {albeit comfy} crib made me cringe a little.

Our Bath Time Routine

Lucky for me, our girl has always been a lover of bath time. Even as an itty bitty babe, she was happy as a clam in a good ol' fashion sink bath. Just a little thing with some soap and warm water.

As she grew into her regular tub, we incorporated a few favorite toys, lots of sudsy bubbles, and the occasional soundtrack {typically a lá Raffi, and lately Moana} into our nightly routine. 

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Green Luxury with Finn + Emma

The only thing better than receiving beautiful baby gifts, is finding the perfect treats for your dear friends and their bundles of joy.

Particularly when the goods aren't only gorgeous, but are organic and eco-friendly to boot.

I found Finn + Emma recently whilst shopping for a great friend's sweet baby girl- and I instantly fell in love with their whimsical prints and super green philosophy. Because I met  Finn + Emma via their website {here}, I didn't get to feel the quality of these charming garments until they actually arrived- and boy, was I pleasantly surprised.

Reboot with Juice Press

One of my New Year's Commitments was to find a Food Philosophy that works for me, and my often hectic schedule as a mom and sometimes blogger.

One-third of the way into 2017, and I have to pat myself on the back for making some pretty big strides in this department. In the past I've gone on some drastic diets- restricting calories, depriving myself a little too much; and then eating all the delicious things in sight. Like, all of them.

A Weekend in San Francisco

If you follow along on Instagram, you know we just wrapped up a quick trip to beautiful San Francisco. It was one of those sweet weekends that made my heart hurt a little when it came to an end. Three days filled with so many of my favorite people from both coasts, the most perfect SF weather you could ask for, and lots of delicious eats and drinks.

Friday Favorites

Just last week we were oh-so close to springtime. And then like that, Winter Storm Stella changes it all.

In terms of winters, this one hasn't been too bad. So one final storm before the seasons change wasn't all that painful. We enjoyed the rest of our firewood, hunkered down, and watched a few movies as a family. There's nothing like having dad home mid-week, particularly when we have a three day weekend away in California to look forward to. Here's hoping that this past snowfall was the true winter finale.

Kid Classes: Music Together

Being a stay at home mom, I'm always on the lookout for amazing activities to keep us busy during the day. Particularly in those winter months that keep us all cooped up inside. I had heard about Music Together from a friend of mine while I was still pregnant with MM; but the thought of classes for a baby I had yet to meet quickly went on the back burner.

Baby Girl Brands: Volume II

Last fall I shared with you my very favorite baby girl brands {here}. From luxurious French brands like Bonpoint and Jacadi to the all-American GAP- all of which remain some of my go-to shops for MM. As this little babe has grown into a full-blown toddler, I've added a few more faves to the repertoire; and as we look to spring and summer, I'm finding myself drawn to all the pretty prints.

Pretty Prints with Roberta Roller Rabbit

If you check the weather forecast, you would never know that we were in t-shirts and sandals yesterday, enjoying the teasing, spring-like sunshine.

Alas, that is life in New England. And despite the predicted snowstorms, we pretended it was spring nonetheless, and headed to one of our favorite local shops to see their new pretty prints for the season.

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