Thursday, January 8, 2015

Five Things Right Now

Ahhh, this week is finally coming to an end. It was a long one of scrambling between Nick and I to share stay-at-home parenting duties with our little bubble boy. Yep, Cruz had the flu, but fortunately I think he is finally on the tail end. Phew. And just in time for the weekend.

Speaking of Cruz, he has been super affectionate this week, so you know I'm not complaining.  I can't even count how many times he said, "mama, I have to tell you somthin'. Do you know what?" (me: what?) "I just love you. You're my favorite mommy. You know that?"

Or it was "mommy, guess who is my favorite mommy?" (me: who?) "you! You're the best mommy." (And god forbid if after the 1,517th time he said it, that I would immediately say "aww thanks buddy" or something like that...he would get pretty pissed and make me ask "who?" every.single.time.)

And then tonight when I was putting him down for bed, he rolled over and looked at me with those big, blue eyes of his and said,

"Mama, would you hold my hand? Holding your hand is my favorite." Ahh seriously, I died. And then I realized that he had just suckered me into staying in his room until he fell asleep, which I'm pretty certain was all just a part of his plan from the get go. And I walked right into that one...happily.

There are a couple of things I love: 

I love to shop.

I love to shop online from the comfort of my couch.

And I really love deals. 

If you follow me on Facebook, you have seen that I like to share some of my favorite deals and steals when I come across them. I mean, why do I have to be the only one having all the fun?

And one of my favorite places for the best deals on some of my favorite brands - and brands I didn't yet know were my favorite - is Zulily. I credit it for helping me discover some of our favorite pieces of clothing for Cruz.  Like this shirt little man wears to work out in, well, not really...but it is currently on sale. I mean this whole outfit is in major rotation these days.

And in the interest of naps, I just found this shirt (it's still on there!) and I'm pretty sure Cruz man will be rocking it for Valentine's day, because who doesn't love love and who doesn't love naps. Besides me. I'm not much of a nap fan, unless it's my kid taking one, so I can get things done and not feel guilty. Mom guilt. #thestruggleisreal  =)

And if you haven't yet checked out, fast. Seriously you need to see what you've been missing. And if you click the link and end up buying something, I actually get a credit to the store, which means more shopping for me, more posting of deals & steals for you and more of me asking you to check Zulily out in future posts. See, it's basically just a vicious little cycle. =)

I don't generally post about celebs, instead I just usually stalk them via social media and the pages of my Us Weekly magazine. But come on? Seriously, could Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds be any cuter? And now they have a little lady of their own who will undoubtedly be the most adorable thing in the world. And this is her preggo look? Ah-may-zing. To all you ladies who haven't had a kiddo yet, I'm sorry to burst your bubble BUT there is a chance you may not look exactly like this when you get knocked up. I hate to break the news, but I feel it's important to paint an accurate picture.

Now has anyone heard their baby name? I'm dying to find out.


It's no surprise I love Shark Tank. Not only would I die to have an idea good enough to be on it someday, but I just love seeing hard working people landing deals for their amazing inventions. And, not only that, but I also love discovering new must-have products and throwing some business their way. One that I was an immediate fan of was Groovebook. The concept is pretty easy. Once you download the app, you upload your pics from your phone and then they ship you a cute little booklet of all your pics. They send you an email reminder to upload your pics by XX day, you can upload up to 100 pics and they will turn around and send you a booklet full of all your pics, with perforated edges so you can pluck out any photos you want to frame or keep them all in the handy book.

Disclaimer: I will say that your IG images will sometimes come up slightly fuzzy (if you use a lot of filters, etc) and if you let your three year old flip through the book, pictures might fall out relatively easy because he doesn't handle your stuff with care, but as an overall I love having actual pictures and the fact that it's so easy to upload to the app and then I just sit and wait for them to arrive on my doorstep? Genius. Oh, and they send you a reminder to remember to upload. And all of this for $2.99 a month.

Ok so I need some help. I'm in desperate need for some new trainers and can't decide between these. Which is your fave? Just tell me. I will probably go with it...seeing as I'm highly impressionable.
1 // 2 // 3 // 4

You think I like yellow, black and gray? Just a little bit =)

So have a great weekend. If you need me, I will probably be lounging with Cruz and watching The Croods for the one millionth time. =)

Linking up with KarliAmanda and Natasha.


  1. Aww that's sweet that Cruz has been so cuddly this week! Although the asking who every time... LOL! I had to laugh at that! And I've been dying to know Blake's baby's name too! LET US KNOW BLAKE!!! Jeez. LOL! OMG Cruz's little outfit with the nap shirt and the camo pants is too cute! Happy Friday love!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. I hope your little sweet boy is starting to feel better, the flu is awful... I love those bright shoes.. it makes everything just pop!!! Happy Friday
    Chelsea @

  3. I've heard her name is Violet or Mabel. Love that couple!

  4. Oh that Cruz - such a sweetheart! I love how affectionate boys are with their mamas!! Blake Lively was the prettiest pregnant woman, and her style was always on point!

    Have a great weekend and hope Cruz feels better!

  5. So sorry to hear Cruz has been sick. I think the flu is really going around :(

    Love the "I Heart You and Naps" tee. Perfect for Valentine's Day!

  6. Ugh sorry to hear little man has been sick, but glad he's feeling better!! I heard somewhere they named the baby Violet but that could be wrong...also loved Grooveshark when they were on shark tank, glad to hear their product is good!! happy Friday love! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  7. Poor Cruz! Although the e tea cuddles are sure nice. I love Shark Tank and thise Groovebooks. Genius. All of it. Hopefully you guys will have a great and healthy relaxing weekend!

  8. Groovebook sounds like a miracle for the countless photos I have saved on random flash drives and folders! Zulily is my FAVORITE! The guilt I feel after purchasing doesn't even compare to the mini-rush I get from scoring amazing deals. Also, your story about your son just melted my heart this morning! Have an awesome Friday!

  9. I am happy to hear Cruz is feeling better-- no fun! I think I told you this but we love Shark Tank too. (Tim is always trying to come up with the latest invention) We have bought a bunch of their items like our favorite-- Freshly picked moccasins, the scrub daddy, and the Q flex acupressure. I am totally going to try the groove book now! P.s. #2 on the sneakers are my favorite!

  10. Aww Cruz is just the sweetest little thing! I adore Shark Tank! I love when they run all day marathons haha. I like sneaker option #2! Have a great weekend

  11. I heard Violet! I'm glad I'm not the only one who cares about celebrity baby names in a borderline creepy way. ;)

  12. Blake Lively is like the hottest pregnant mom ever. Women for forever now are going to be depressed when pregnant because she makes it look so good. Damn girl. That dress she is wearing... gorgeous. Oh and I heard a rumor (that her or her agent or whoever said was not true but who knows) that her daughter's name is Violet.
    Also I literally laughed out loud at that shirt... "I work out, jk I take naps" YES! Amazing!

  13. The pic of you and Cruz....sooooooooo sweet! I'm sorry the poor lil' guy was sicky last week. Glad you got some extra cuddle time in though. Let's get something straight though...did you say you're not a fan of naps??? I'm wondering how this is even possible. Perhaps it was a typo! :)

  14. I love little kid clothes & shoes!


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