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Exploring Manhattan + Date Night

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Happy holidays! Christmas crept up on me this year. Matt and I wanted to explore Manhattan a bit because everyone recommended checking out the Christmas markets and decor. We kind of blew it with timing though as we waited until the last Saturday before Christmas – rookie mistake. Emerson seemed nervous on the subway and held on to her stroller:) We made our way to Rockefeller center to see the tree, and quickly realized that the crowds were miserable, especially…

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Flowery Shower

Pregnancy Restaurant Reviews

My parents came to visit from NC this past weekend, and we had a blast eating, shopping, and relaxing. We were so busy, that I didn’t snap a single picture outside of my shower on Sunday. I have a small group of friends here in Dallas who were sweet enough to host a celebration for Baby Allen. They went all out with lavender and aqua, and had beautiful jars of flowers for the guests to take home as favors. It…

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Pregnancy Confidential

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I’m almost to the 8 week countdown! It’s hard to believe. I haven’t blogged much pregnancy, so I thought an update of sorts might be fun. 6 weeks How I’m feeling My body feels great! I’m still energized and, aside from a touch of nausea this week, I’m surprised at how ‘normal’ I feel. I think I’ve gained about 26 pounds so far. That puts me right on track to gain my doctor’s maximum recommendation of 35 pounds. I thought…

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Sweet Meets Spicy

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This post was sponsored by Starbucks as part of an Influencer Activation. I received compensation and complimentary products to facilitate my review. I switched over to tea and few years ago when trying to figure out some stomach issues, and I’ve never looked back! My go-to tea in the winter is the organic TAZO® chai tea bags, and then I usually switch to the Apricot Vanilla Creme in the warmer months. Though I drink my daily tea unsweetened, I like…

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Thoughts from a Thursday

Pregnancy Ramblings Restaurant Reviews

Thanks for your sweet comments you guys!! And now, a phone photo dump: chocolate cake as a mid-day snack packing on the lbs means new underwear cereal mixed with buttercream the famous discontinued nest cinnamon toast for nausea, just like my mom used to make first glimpse! I may have ordered and consumed this whole pizza when Matt was out of town 6 weeks 17 weeks when everyone else is day-drinking…

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Valentine’s Dinner at Lana

Restaurant Reviews Travel

Our trip to Charleston happened to fall over Valentine’s day, and even a month in advance, I had a hard time getting a reservation at a [reasonable] restaurant. We finally decided on an adorable little hole-in-the wall called R Kitchen. However, I failed to gather from the website and reviews, that the restaurant is only a bar counter. So when we arrived and realized we wouldn’t be able to sit with our friends, we decided to go elsewhere. We were…

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FIG & Friends in Charleston

Restaurant Reviews Shopping Travel

I had the pleasure of traveling to Charleston this weekend for my winter break! Matt and I met our good friends from Boston for a short getaway. While we picked Charleston because we thought it’d be warmish (soo cold for the south), we really wanted to go there to eat! Our friends love food as much as we do, so we did a lot of sharing! After lovely drinks on a heated roof deck called Stars, we headed to FIG…

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Blind Butcher & a Peek inside Remedy

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I’ve lived in Dallas long enough now that I’m starting to repeat some of my favorite restaurants from my first year. Yet there are soo many new ones to try! Last weekend, I did a little of both. Matt and I stopped into the hip, new Remedy while we waited for a table across the street. The interior space was bright and clean, with the feel of upscale soda shop. We each ordered a cocktail, and then we couldn’t resist…

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BA in Photos

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Relaxing on the roof deck and reading by the pool at our hotel – we stayed at The Palermo Tower in Palermo Hollywood Walking through a park in Recoleta while searching for ice cream – the parks in BA were beautiful The San Telmo market – we searched for leather, but it really wasn’t that cheap Two pieces from an awesome exhibit by Antonio Berni at the modern art museum The Recoleta Cemetery where Evita is buried One of the…

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