Weekend Round Up

bag / top / jeans dress / necklace Happy Friday babes!  I am SO ready for this weekend!  It's Josh's first one back since he left for Atlanta!  It has been a minute since I have done a Weekend Round Up.  It's time to get back into these!  These are some of my favorite posts to read and write.  I love a list of goodies put out there for me to browse.  I'm thinking of putting together a list of blogs with similar posts, because it's fantastic reading IMHO. shoes *any image on my Instagram

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23 Week Pregnancy Update

Hi babes!  I wanted to start this week off with a 23 week pregnancy update.  You may not be into this, and that is totally ok!  It is mainly so that I can look back on it for my own selfish reasons. 😊 Pregnancy Announcement I'm still pretty exhausted.  I thought I would have tons of energy in the second trimester, like with previous pregnancies.  However, this has not been the case.  I am just as tired, and need a solid nine hours of sleep a night, at least.  Even with that, I am still

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The Weekend Round Up

This week has been really intense for so many reasons, but it also has been such a reminder to treat each other with kindness and respect.  These two things are forgotten so often and yet they are so, so important.  I am trying to do this more daily and hope that my children will do so as well.  Whether or not there actually is karma, at least I can know that I am trying my best. Enough heaviness!  Greyson has taken to making himself super hero clothes (see picture above.)  This involves

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Disney World Run Down

Hi guys!  I have been working on this post for a couple of weeks now so that I could get in all of the details I could think of!  I relied heavily on other people's Disney World posts for so much, so I wanted to put one together based on our trip. This was our second time going to Disney World with the kids, and definitely went even more smoothly than our first.  We stayed at Port Orleans French Quarter this time around.  I booked with about a month's notice so a lot of hotels were booked or

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Some Big News…

Hi gals!  I have a little secret I have been keeping for the last few months... baby Lipkin number three is coming at the end of this Summer! This is one of those posts that took so much to publish.  I'm not sure why, because it is happy, exciting news, but once I tell people it makes it all so much more real.  I had a doctor's appointment yesterday which made me feel more confident in sharing this news with you all, since I can be a little superstitious. Having this blog is a great way to

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Stitch Fix Peplum + Dog Life Update

Top: Stitch Fix // Jeans: Blank NYC (run big) // Shoes:  Adidas, also available here (run very big, size down) // Bag: Zac by Zac Posen // Necklace: Gorjana // Sunglasses:  Ray-Ban ________________________________________________________ Today is all about my little, fluffy fur baby.  She loves to come along when I shoot looks and often lays just out of the shot, dutifully watching me and in her mind, protecting me.   Sometimes she will lay down and just watch and some days, like this one, she

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Baby Essentials: Gear You Need

This year I decided that I am going to incorporate kids and family more into A Dash of Pretty.  I had gotten several reader requests over the past year for more posts about things for mom, baby and kids, so I think it's time I get to that! I have kids, am a mom and like to think I have an idea of what's going on in that general area.  When I don't, I have some really savvy friends who I ask for help!  Friends like those are one of the biggest necessities when you have a baby and kids! I rounded

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal

  It has been so long since I have shared any recipes on here, and that is something I really want to do more of on this space this year.  I get the majority of the recipes I find and use from my favorite bloggers, and while I love a good cookbook, getting someone's honest, easy take on a recipe is my favorite way to go. I love to play around with recipes and come up with my own in the kitchen.  I am not creative or talented by any means, and in all honesty, I always seem to mess up

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The Best Paper Goods with Basic Invite

I'm not sure if you guys know, but I spent a large part of my career working in event planning.  My first job after college was in corporate events and I later worked in fashion public relations where I was able to plan a ton of really fun events including fashion shows, fancy birthday parties, and one amazing fete for a Prince!  After I started doing freelance work on my own I continued to plan events, such as parties and weddings. One of my favorite parts of planning any event is the

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5 Five Year Old Favorites

Kids' birthdays are always such bittersweet days for me, any other mama's agree? I love celebrating them and watching them grow, but each year is a reminder of how short and precious our time with them is.  That last part is something I am trying to be better at remembering when I am short on patience and dealing with messes and meltdowns.  File it under my New Year's goals. Greyson is five years old today, which is just mind blowing to me.  It seems like he was just a baby, but at the same

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