LOVELY LITTLE RANTS

Random little rants

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Hi! Guys it's almost FRIDAY which means I will be hanging out with 3 kids all weekend. So in case you didn't remember, I used to nanny for a family and I don't see them too much anymore but every now and then, I watch them for a weekend while their parents go out of town. It's always fun having them especially as Brighton gets older. She LOVES kids and kids love her so it works out pretty well! We'll probably spend a lot of time swimming and eating watermelon this weekend (they go hand in hand, guys!) I've found myself outside a LOT this summer with Brighton!  The splash pad (and chick fil-a...) is basically my second home and luckily Brighton loves swimming so we spend a lot of time in the pool, too! 

So let's talk about jane.com for a sec. I've blogged about Jane.com a couple of times in the past! A little refresher is they are a daily deal site. Aka cute clothes (and home decor, and baby stuff, and like anything you need) for great deals! I got this dress from there and I loveeeeee it!! I wanna say it was like 30% off of the normal price because it was listed on jane.com. It's really thin so it is perfect for this scalding hot summer. Like for real, it has been well past the 100's here in Arizona since like May you guys!  I actually run deals for my shop- Framed, on jane.com pretty often so look out for me on there :) 

Anyways, I know this post is so random and I am jumping around topics but I haven't blogged in nearly a month so I have an excuse!! My brother and sis in law moved to Tucson a few weeks ago so I am driving down tomorrow to hang out with them for a day :) Also, quick PSA, Taylor freaking Swift is on spotify now so obviously playing that the entire drive so Brighton loves her as much as I do. I drove down when they first moved in and I will probably drive down at least once a month from here on out! I love seeing them and hanging out with them and my little nieces and nephew. They are the family who lived in Iowa so now that they are finally in the same state as me, my life is basically complete! This week and weekend are pretty crazy but I love staying busy and getting to spend time with so many people that I love! I want Brighton to always be around people who love her and who she loves so it is a win win for both of us. Happy Thursday my friends.

xo
Candace

Iphone diaries, summer edition

Iphone diaries hasn't happened for a longggg time! My phone harasses me about having no storage at least once a minute so I don't take as many pictures as I would love to! A lot of the time I ask Jason if I can use his phone to take a quick pic because he has storage for dayzzz. I am constantly dumping all my photos onto my computer to save them and then run out of storage 1 hour later because I take advantage of what I got! Anyways, here are some pictures I was able to get before my phone revoked my picture taking freedoms:

Starting out this diary with a (failed????) attempt at a fruit wash. Apparently if you put vinegar in water and soak your fruit, it gets all the waxes, pesticides, etc off of your fruit. Pinterest also said the water after would be filthy but my water was still pretty crystal clear sooooo I am not real sure it even worked... 



The other week, we went on a double date with Shaney and Christian! They're the best people ever and B's future in laws so we have to keep that relationship strong if this arranged marriage between our babies is going to work out ;) 



This picture hahahah!! Brink is the littlest sweetie to our Brighton! One day she will love his kisses and cuddles, one day.


Cousin Fox giving Brighton a piggy back ride. Fox puts on a face of like "oh yeah, Brighton is cool I guess" but he secretly LOVES her so much and plays so well with her, it is the cutest thing!!

Memorial day picture!




1. Brighton's sun hat is everything. 2. Brinkton is my favorite power couple



So my brother in law got married and at the *LAST* minute, I decided what I picked to wear to the wedding wasn't going to work. So I literally spent the entire day before the wedding at like 100 stores trying on 100 things and then ended up wearing a cute dress I forgot I had. But this was one of the many failed dresses.



These are at the wedding ^^^ Dunno why I am so obsessed with B drinking from a straw. I just think it's so cute. And the bottom pic is B with her cutie cousin, Alivia



Brighton + Brink at baby gym!


Picture of B in the dress she wore for the wedding because she looks so beautiful and I had to make sure I got a picture of her in it.




Lastly, Brighton a the splash pad. That girl gives me life! She LOVES the splash pad with her whole heart and screams and laughs every second of being there.

That sums of this iphone diary for the week! My goal is to get a phone with like 2 terabytes of storage and not fill it up in a day :) #GOALS

xo
Candace

Chillin out at the Strawberry Inn




























 *Thank you Strawberry Inn for sponsoring this post*

*Disclaimer- Jason gets credit for the title. I asked him what to call this post and he started singing "chillin out at da Strawberry Innnnn" hahah if you can name that song then you're already cooler than me!

A few weeks ago we took a little trip up to Strawberry Arizona and stayed in the Strawberry Inn! It is seriously the cutest little place I have ever stayed in!! The owners just completely redid everything and I literally felt like I was staying in a place I dreamed about on pinterest or something. One thing I would recommend is making it a mom + dad trip haha We LOVE little Brighton to pieces but the room we stayed in would have been best fit for 2 ;) . She pretty much just had a really bad night where sleep was overrated so that was... fun... She has a hard time sleeping in places that aren't her a) crib b) pitch black and since we didn't meet either of those criteria, she did not sleep too well!

The first night after we got Brighton to sleep for a little bit,  Jason and I snuck outside and sat on the porch swing and just talked and looked at the stars (bc romantic) :) Jason may or may not have pulled up pokemon go because the Inn is a gym but I won't talk about that hahaha. It's my favorite thing to do with him lately! Just sit and talk and hold hands. I know that sounds real cheesy, but I am probably the cheesiest person you'll ever know and I eat that stuff up.

Another tip I would say is to go anytime after Wednesday if you are planning on checking out local food places! There was a list of things I wanted to try but they were all closed until Wednesday for some reason and our trip began on Monday. We did find some yummy places in the next town over, though! One place we went to was called Pine delli and it was sooo good! I got a sandwich and J got a pizza,  Jason said it was "the best sandwich I've ever had", so you know it was good.

There are a lot of cool outdoorsy things to do right next to the inn like hiking water wheel, fossil springs, Tonto natural bridge, and just hikes in general. Fossil springs requires a few weeks in advance notice to get a pass so we went and hiked water wheel. It was so pretty and the perfect little hike with a baby! Brighton just hung out in the wrap and she did really great and loved looking around!

After that, we went back to our room, took a family nap, and decided to leave a little early just because we didn't want to repeat night 1. I think it would be really fun to go back with just Jason and I on a weekend so we can experience more! We've hiked fossil springs in the past and it is such a gorgeous hike so I would for sure want to have passes for that for next time! The Strawberry Inn gave me this code to give to you guys to use if you want to plan a trip! Use the code #lovely10 at checkout for 10% off  your stay through the rest of this year!

xo
Candace
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