Monday, January 5, 2015

New Years Weekend + a Giveaway

You guys. The past weekend was much needed for my soul. It's been way wayyyy too long since I've seen most (all) of my friends and my very best made a short little trip to Portland where we giggled all weekend and ate way too much food.

These two flew in from California where they spent Christmas and spent the New Years with us. They brought tons of goodies for the babe and we all stayed up way past our bed time jumping on the bed and playing with Rae's new toys. The first night we ate dinner at Imperial and dessert was at Salt and Straw. You guys, if you're ever in Portland it's a must. The BEST ice cream ever. The next morning we woke up and went to Slappy Cakes where you make your own pancakes. We may or may have not had too much fun being little pancake artists. The chocolate and peanut butter batter mixtures we're a hit. Multnomah Falls was super chilly, Rae and I actually ended up staying in the car because I didn't have a heavy enough coat on her. We could still see it from the car and the pictures everyone came back with were gorgeous!

we celebrated NYE at Henry's Tavern with yummy food and an even better dessert that ultimately became Raelyn's birthday ice cream sandwich cake (yum) and brought things back to the hotel where we celebrated the New York ball drop with Rae, put her down and then things got real crazy ;) totally kidding.. those champagne bottles were never even opened ha! It was such a FUN weekend and I am so, so thankful for good friends. Wishing I could keep them here with me!

and now that you've stuck with me that long, I have a few fun giveaways planned for a pre celebration to Rae's SECOND birthday! They'll trickle in within the next few weeks and today's is from wild plum co. 

The prettiest mama, Cassie is offering a $15 shop credit and just in time because she's having a sale this weekend on Instagram. Both my girls have weaves hanging in their rooms and you better believe I'm keeping my eye out for another one :)


  1. I have the perfect wall in my bedroom for a gorgeous weave :)

  2. aww, this makes me miss you so much already! We had a lot of fun seeing my fav fruit fam & Portland! It was a little hectic with the time but we made it work! I'm so thankful for the time we did get to be together! We are just WAY too far apart. Rae just tickles me to death with all of her cuteness! I apologize for any injuries she may have caused because of the new habits she jumpy jumpy! i need to post my pics today! Give the sour patch kid a big kiss for me!

    ...counting down the days until Aubrey is here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AH!

  3. What a cute post - you and your friend look so much alike, and of course, both beauties!!!! Cannot wait to hear the wonderful news that your second little lady has officially arrived, you are SO close!!! XO