Bittersweet Coffee Cafe

While on our trip out west Michael and I got to try several new places to eat. One place we ended up loving was a happy little  cafe, Bittersweet. It’s on Main Street in downtown Louisville, Colorado. It was only a few minute walk from the house we were staying. 

It was really cute inside and out.  The staff was also kind. Most importantly, the lemonade was delicious.  I don’t know why, but I have definitely been on a lemonade kick.  Michael said the coffee and breakfast burrito was also wonderful.  Our breakfast only came out to be around ten dollars, so it was also pretty reasonably priced.  


When we came in everyone was smiling and looking at the baby.  It makes me feel so proud when people stop us to tell us how beautiful she is. (Obviously looks aren’t everything … but having a gorgeous baby is also nice). 

Overall, I would totally recommend it.  It was a cute, local spot with tons of variety and pastries.  Plus, how could you not love their sense of humor! 

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Walmart Infant Baby Box

A few weeks ago I wrote about Walmart’s Baby Box Set. They send you three different gift boxes- one for prenatal, one for a baby, and one for a toddler. Each box contains samples and costs only the five dollars for shipping. Last week I received the second box, my infant box. It contained the following samples and coupons: 
Samples:

  • Arm & Hammer Sensitive Laundry Detergent (2.25 fl oz)
  • Aveeno Baby Lotion (1 fl oz)
  • Aveeno Lotion (1 fl oz)
  • Huggies Travel Wipes pack (8 count)
  • Mam Anti-colic bottle 
  • 1 Huggies Diaper (size newborn)

Coupons :

  • $3 off huggies diapers 
  • $1 off Arm & Hammer Sensitive Laundry Detergent 
  • $3 off Pure Bliss formula by Similac 
  • $2.50 off of Lysol 

We are already fans of Aveeno so I liked the samples! However, I don’t think we will end up using the bottle because I breastfeed and the few times we have used a bottle she likes the Phillips brand. So it was cool, but in this box’s case probably not worth the five dollars it cost to ship. I could have just bought an actual bottle of lotion! That said, I do love getting mail though, so not a total waste haha.  
I can’t wait to see what the third and final box contains!! 

Hand-Me-Down Sunday Best 

In case you hadn’t heard- hand me downs are the coolest. This past Sunday my sweet girl wore my old Sunday dress and shoes. It was incredibly precious! My heart was seriously melting. I am so thankful that my parents saved it (and a few others) for me. (Don’t mind her frowns, she was fighting sleep after being wide awake the entire church service and also kicking down a candlestick on a nearby table which caused the entire congragation to turn around and stare). 

// dress: Rebellion // Nolie’s dress: mommy’s memory box 


I think it’s so special. I am determined to keep a few of my favorite outfits, as well as my old clothing, for her future daughter! I think it would be amazing to keep that family history. 
That said, Nolie recently moved from her newborn to 0-3 month sized clothing. It’s been hard deciding what to keep and what to donate or give away! Even though I know we want one or two more kids, I don’t necessarily want to hold on to everything. If we don’t have another girl we will have BOXES AND BOXES of clothing. As of right now, we just don’t have the space- and the clothes keep on coming. My current method is to donate the clothes that didn’t work well for Nolie. For example, sleeper gowns. She HATED them. So I’m not necessarily attached to them! Besides that… the clothes are really just accumulating! 
Do you have any suggestions for how to decide what to keep? I would love to hear it! Comment below. 

Nashville Eclipse 2017

Yesterday was pretty exciting.  We got to experience an once in a lifetime event! We live in the direct path of the total Solar Eclipse! Also cool, we had the longest lasting view in the country.

I’ll be honest, at first I was not crazy interested. It didn’t seem like a big deal. I was more worried about the damage it could do to your eyes if you weren’t careful! However, the more people were gushing about it, the more I got excited.  Sunday one of our favorite couple friends gave us some of the special solar glasses.  So we decided to join in!

Michael got a long lunch that day in honor of the eclipse.  So we met down at the pool about 45 minutes before totality.  We ordered food poolside and played with the baby while we talked to friends! (We were sitting with two other couples, friends of Michael’s). Don’t worry- We kept the baby under a giant umbrella to ward off any bad sun exposure.

It was so cool watching the sun recede! When it started moving faster everyone around the pool started yelling and putting their glasses on to watch.  It was crazy watching it actually disappear! I kept switching to looking up with my glasses and looking around at ground level to see it darkening.   It felt like I was wearing sunglasses. When the sun was completely covered it was beautiful. It was like a tiny halo in the sky!

The world looked darker.  As if it was night, but there was a full moon illuminating the sky enough to still be able to see.  It also was significantly cooler temperature wise. It was such a crazy thing to experience. You could also see these weird lines on the ground! We googled it and read that scientists can’t explain it. After the sun began to return we just hung out talking by the pool a bit longer.  It was such an unique experience.  I’m so glad we participated.

 

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// Image by our lovely friend, Carrie. Owner of SwakPhotography // You can purchase it here

// hat: Vineyard Vines //tank top: Free People // shorts: Old Navy //Nolie’s dress: Janie & Jack 

Happy Days 

This past weekend we had a very interesting Saturday! We woke up and got ready to be picked up by my dad to head down to the farmers market. On the way downtown I was informed we were going to make a “quick” stop to “catch” some sort of rare Pokémon.

The weather was gorgeous and the baby was smiling so I thought, why not! (Plus, we ended up having a great photo opportunity). We headed down to the Vanderbilt football stadium. They did some sort of battle and next thing I know we are headed down to a different park downtown. Three hours later we were finally at the farmers market! We made it with five minutes to spare, the milk stand was almost closed!


// shirt: Old Navy // shorts: J.Crew // Nolie’s jumper: Janie & Jack // Michael’s shirt: J.Crew // Michael’s shorts: J.Crew

* Import Flower’s Wall Mural *

After that we swung by 3rd and Demonbreum to Bakersfield Tacos. We placed an order to go and then jumped back in the car and headed down to an Asian Market off of Charolette. We wandered around and had a blast looking at all of the fun items.

The highlight of this stop was when we were wandering around the Chinese section. If you remember, last year I spent part of my summer in China. (You can read about it here). Before I left I asked Michael what he wanted me to bring back. He said he didn’t care, but he was just sad he didn’t get to try all the food. So over the course of the trip I slowly filled my suitcase with different foods to bring home. Some of the things I brought home I had zero idea what they were. I went to a grocery store and just picked out random things from aisles. When I got home Michael was a great sport and tried them all. Well this weekend I recognized one item I brought home that Michael reported to be particularly stinky. At this grocery store there were English translations on the price card. Apparently I brought Michael home pickled jelly fish! For some reason he wasn’t as excited to learn that as me.

The day ended in laughter as we headed home from there. We had such a wonderful time and the weather was perfect. Hot, but not humid. The sun was shining and I was so thankful to be out and about.