Little Big Moments Caught on Camera

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Hey guys! So it’s been awhile since I did a family update and shared some pics off my phone. As a blogger, sometimes I can get caught up in having the most perfect picture. But the truth is that the best moments are happening off camera, and if there is a picture about it, it’s usually blurry and off-centered. So here are some awesomely big little moments:  20141008_164342

Skinnytaste came out out with a recipe book and I am loving it so far. Geesh, just looking at the pictures makes me drool! If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’ll know that I used many of her recipes to help me lose the baby weight (read more here), so I am a fan! Her recipes are healthy without compromising taste. I am a big believer in balance and not deprivation when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

20140927_191749My little Mateo is now 20 months old and he is as CUTE as ever! He carries his little stuffed animals around with him, he loves to watch Paw Patrol with his brothers, and sucks his thumb when he’s sleepy. We have a very special bond aka he’s got me wrapped around his chubby fingers, hehe. <3

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Diego turned eight over the weekend! His little cousin Mia slept over and he had a laser tag party with all his primos! Remember those cousin sleepovers?! Those were some of my favorite childhood moments and it makes me happy that my little boy gets to experience the same thing now!

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Party time at Shadowland! 20141012_195554

We also had an impromptu get-together at my place afterwards. I’ve been waiting for the moment when I could have my family just hanging out around my table, eating, chatting and laughing for hours while the kids play. It just means a lot to me! 20141010_124635And what’s a good blog post without a shameless selfie?! The bold fall lippies are now in full effect, and here I’m wearing one of my favorites, Rebel Lipstick by MAC. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Love,

Ana B

 

 

 

Friday Favorites

TGIF Right?!!! Less than a week away from Thanksgiving and I am really feelin’ that holiday spirit kick in! Here’s a few of my favorite moments & such from the past weeks.

{A blazin’ bonfire at our family weekend getaway in Pennsylvania}

{The entryway table and “thankful” tree with little notes at my cousin Lucy’s house}

{A wavy look with my new hair cut inspired by Amy K. on Dove’s Great Style Effect Gallery}

 {A cute white frame and decorative black box (perfect for sunglasses) from the Nate Berkus collection at Target}

{My beautiful family at a recent gathering to celebrate God’s many recent blessings}

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love,

Ana B

Tube Tied

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A few days ago I had a “mommy meltdown” which ended in me ferociously writing a list of Reasons Why I’m Tying My Tubes. And for those who are confused, this means my Fallopian tubes to ensure I don’t have any more kids. I can’t really share all my reasons because of my own security. And embarrassment. But point number six was “we are WAY outnumbered” and point number eight was “they’re messy and I hate cleaning”. I ended up with fifteen reasons, and only because I had no more room on the sticky note.

Anyways, I channeled my stress to home organization and found some really cool pin-spiration I thought I’d share with you.

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A message to Pinterest: I love you. You make me crazy.  Also, I’m still undecided about my tubes.

Love,

Ana B