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The Weekend With The London Dress

Happy first day of Spring! I feel like Spring happens earlier and earlier each year, but maybe that’s just because it feels like time if flying faster and faster. Before we jump into the weekend recap, let’s take a moment to reflect on how freaking cute Adeline was at the tulip gardens this time last year. Be still my heart! I miss her huge smiling stage – I thought for sure that’s how she’d always smile.

Anyways, another weekend come and gone, way quicker than I’d prefer. We stayed pretty low key this weekend, and didn’t do anything overly exciting. These types of weekends are much needed though, and now that the weather is getting nice, I’m perfectly content watching Adeline play inside with all the windows open.

I’d say my highlight from the weekend, in case you missed it on Instagram yesterday, was Adeline’s birthday dress she finally got to wear! A sweet family friend gifted it to her back in October, but it’s been too big up until now. It’s still a little long, but I’m just smitten by it! The brand is Monsoon UK, and I’m LOVING it so much! It’s covered in everything London – Corgis, squirrels, Big Ben, The London Eye, etc. It’s so precious, and I’m so glad I was finally able to put her in it! Dressing little girls is so much fun, and I’m soaking up every minute that she will let me choose what she wears. I hope she always loves sweet dresses! (But if she’s anything like her mother, it might be short-lived!)

The rest of the weekend was spent, like I mentioned above, playing inside with the windows open. The weather was so nice that I couldn’t help but let in a little fresh air. I also set up Adeline’s new little table and chairs, and made her a designated play space in the living room. I pulled out her highchair banner from her birthday party, put her crayons in a mason jar, and called it a day! She seems to love her little area, and is constantly running over to sit in her chairs and color! It really is the cutest thing and I know she knows it’s “her space.” We got the table/chair set and felt food from IKEA, thanks to a recommendation from my friend Kylie!

playspace for toddler in small house

I’ve got SO MANY ideas and dreams for a future playroom that I keep a running list on my phone of how I’d decorate. I’m so, so, so, so hoping 2017 is the year we make our big move and find a new home where we can raise our family, and a playroom is on my absolutely-no-questions-asked-must-have-list. Our current house is pretty much maxed out. Like, for real. I’m not even sure how I found the space for Adeline’s little table, but somehow it fits perfect between some other furniture pieces and is really all she needs right now! But even though it feels like every square inch in our house is occupied, I wouldn’t have it any other way at the moment. Our first home together is exactly that – a home, not a house. It’s full of love, and memories galore.

Sometime this week I’ll finally be sharing a fun 28th birthday inspired strength workout! If I can ever get my act together and make an image for it, I mean. In the meantime, I have been terrible at Instagram’ing my workouts, but I AM still working out! I’ve been doing arm weights almost every night while we watch TV, and working on strength training at the gym. I’m really trying to tone up, and focus on getting back into good shape before I get pregnant again. I feel like I stayed in decent shape while pregnant with Adeline, but because I wasn’t really lifting weights beforehand, I was too nervous to start after getting pregnant, just to be safe. This next go around though, I really want to go into pregnancy feeling strong, and capable of lifting weights throughout my entire pregnancy. (Disclaimer: not pregnant right now, so don’t read too much into that!)

This week’s goal: 3 workouts. I only made it to the gym once last week, and even though I worked out at home, it’s just not the same. I need to get back in for some cardio too!

Happy Monday!



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    March 20, 2017 at 5:55 am

    I love Adeline’s new little play / art space! We’re going to Ikea next weekend, they have so much great children’s stuff! I really need to work on strength training more. I just honestly don’t enjoy it nearly as much as cardio, but I know it’s super important. My strength workouts right now mainly consist of holding my 16 pound baby while he bounces up and down all day lol…probably not the most strategic workout, but it does burn!
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    Heather @Lunging Through Life
    March 20, 2017 at 6:52 am

    That dress is adorable! Ahh so cute. And that area in her room is so perfect. I have been putting away so many toys because I Just can’t handle the madness. Except I know my house is about to be maxed out with toddler AND baby things soon!
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    March 20, 2017 at 7:47 am

    She seriously has the cutest outfits ever!!! I love that she’s into coloring. My son just takes the crayons and runs off with them in his mouth!
    I mostly work out at home but have been trying to get into the gym, even just once a week, for some cardio. It feels so good!
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    March 20, 2017 at 11:52 am

    How does she not color all over the table, chair, and walls???? I want to make R a coloring area, but that girl is all over the place. ha! So cute 🙂
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    March 21, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Adeline’s little smile is so precious! Happy Spring 🙂
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    March 21, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    That dress is adorable!!
    We are totally maxed out in our house too, but our kids told us that they would rather stay in this smaller house than move to different schools, my oldest is a Freshman, I can’t say I blame him! So, for now, we stay…even though I am hoping we can find something a little bigger, but in the same school district 😉
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    Kylie Rose
    March 22, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Somehow, I always get really behind on my favorite blogs (like yours!) and then catch up and just melt. A is TOO MUCH in this dress! Like, kill me now i can’t event take it!!!

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      Sweet Miles
      March 22, 2017 at 2:14 pm

      Hahaha – she’s just practicing for when she wears a pretty wedding dress for Sawyer!

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    March 29, 2017 at 11:48 am

    These pictures are so gorgeous – she is precious 🙂 I love your blog! Have a great day <3

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