LOVELY LITTLE RANTS

Disneyland take 1


















Jason was wondering where they store this huge tree and for real... WHERE?!!







A few weeks ago we went to Disneyland! (Oh yeah, hi blog!) My brother + sister in law were in town and invited us to come with them spur of the moment. Brighton was begging to go and we couldn't tell her no ;) Ever since Jason and I got married I have been DYING to go to Disney. I haven't been since like 5th grade and Jason doesn't even remember when he went. I know Brighton won't remember it and yada yada yada but it was still fun to take her and have her experience it :)

We drove up and met my fam at an air bnb (that was super filthy by the way, but it was cheap so it's coo) We got in pretty late at night, slept, and then met everyone at Disney the next day. When I walked into Disneyland, I almost had a panic attack haha yeah COOL STORY CANDACE. There were just SOOOO many people and I didn't know where to even begin with all the rides! Like, I was super excited to be there, for some reason I just had not expected there to be 2 million people at Disneyland. Naive me thinking Disneyland wouldn't be packed to the brim.

We tried to get all the fast passes we could (aka Jason was running around for us getting them). We all took turns sitting with the kids so we could go on a few adult rides while also trying to make sure we went on kid rides while also trying to figure out which rides had short wait times. It was really fun but it was also so crazy! I think we spent 70% of the time there trying to figure out which rides to go on haha. Next time we go, I am researching everything and all the different rides so we can go on more things because we literally went on 6 rides. It was a lottt of fun BUT it ain't cheap and I want to get everything I can from it next time we go and do a lot more!  Give me all your Disney tips, guys!! I for sure want to go back soon!!

We did all the classic things like eat a Mickey pretzel and churros so that was good :) Brighton still sleeps a lot so one time she woke up on the Pooh ride. It's a ride where Pooh is dreaming and it has all these crazy things pop up so I was wondering what Brighton was thinking or if she thought she might be dreaming still maybe? Either way, she was so happy and good and I'm sure she had as much fun as a baby can have in a new place full of colors and cartoon characters.

I also decided something! I decided that I want to have more experiences with my family vs having things. Like for Christmas/Birthdays I want to ask for experiences instead of things. Obviously there will still be gifts to unwrap and blah blah but I want my kids to grow up remembering always doing fun things together instead of forgetting about all the pointless toys they got that broke in a month. So Disneyland was what I wanted for Christmas and it's something I won't ever forget and it will be fun to tell B she went for her first time at only 3 months old! Plus as the kids get older, of course they can ask for toys, but I want to try to make their big present an experience, like a big date with mom and dad or a family trip to California or just things like that. Just something I've been thinking about and getting so so so excited dreaming up ideas as our family continues to grow.

xo
Candace

Weekend Report






Gove loves B to pieces. He is so sweet!


Behind the scenes haha






Brighton's bow c/o hello knots

Weekends are my favorite things. Jason has the weekends off so we get to spend it as a family! Every Friday we go on a date and our usual place is Texas Roadhouse. Like we literally go there every Friday night bc we are in love with their food. This Friday we decided to try something new for once so we tried out Mellow Mushroom! It was good but kind of pricy for a pizza place. It was almost $40 and J and I were like we could have literally gone to Texas roadhouse about twice for $40! So yeah, we will probably stick to the favorite still :) B sometimes comes with us when family is busy to watch her and she's always soooo good! Just sits in her carseat and either sleeps or babbles a little bit. I don't mind having her as a third wheel at all.


Is he not the cutest 8 year old you've ever seen? 

Saturday was my nephew, Merrick's, baptism. It was really special to get to go and see him be baptized.  (ps Gove and Merrick are brothers and I hope SO BADDLY that my kids will all be little tow heads like them. I just think it's the cutest thing!!) We basically spent the whole day with family + ate food + took some pictures. The best kind of Saturday in my book. 

Sunday was spent at church and then back at Jason's parent's house for dinner. Brighton almost slept through ALL of church!! We haven't really been much since Brighton was born and last week was the first week we attended all the meetings. It's a 3 hour ordeal so between naps and nursing, I've been avoiding going to all 3 hours haha. But it wasn't as bad as I thought and having her sleep through practically the whole thing was for sure heaven sent. Blessed for going to church I guess ;)

Happy Monday! Here's to looking forward to Texas Roadhouse all week!

xo
Candace


Brighton's Nursery! (Decorated for under $100)










We are stocked up with diapers in a few sizes. Every now and then Amazon does and insane diaper sale where you can get them for 1/2 off so when I was pregnant I JUMPED on those sales!!







XO prints- designed by me, printed through overnightprints.com for under $12 total.
Frames from hobby lobby for $22 total.
Blanket basket from hobby lobby for $14.
Bows hung on jute (roll was $3) clothes pins- $2
Pink pillow- ross for $11
White fluffy pillow from Amazon for $15.50
Vinyl polka dots- made by me, probably cost $1 in materials
Yarn tassels above crib- made by me. Probably $4 in materials
Curtains (target)- $5
Clear B from hobby lobby- $3
Total: $92.50

I posted a little while ago my inspiration pictures for B's nursery so here it is! I actually finished it like the DAY we brought her home haha. Everything was ready, just I had been waiting for the XO prints to come in the mail so they were waiting to be hung the day we got home from the hospital!

I am all about doing things without spending a ton of money. If I can make it, then I probably will! I'm so happy with how her nursery turned out!! Those vinyl polka dots were a random shot. I wasn't sure if I would like them so I cut some circles and planned to just put them up and take them off. I ended up really liking them!! It was a super cheap way to add something extra to her wall and took 5 minutes to stick on.

Her dresser area is my favorite part of her room :) The XO prints specifically are my most favorite decoration. I just think they are soooo cute and added the perfect little pop of pink. I didn't want to go pink crazy and wanted to keep her nursery pretty simple. I made my own XO design and found the cheapest place to get them printed! It just took a little while with shipping but I LOVE how they turned out!

I knew she would have bows galore and I didn't really want to just put them in a basket because then they would just be piled on top of each other and I would forget if she had certain bows and end up with like 10 white bows. Soooo hanging them was cute and made it so I had them all in front of me to pick from! She is basically bald so she wears lots and lots of bows :) The rare times I don't put a bow on her head, people think she's a boy every time. I loveeee her cute bald head but I am pretty excited for her to have hair someday to braid and play with.

I think Brighton likes it and it's my favorite room in the house! Mostly because it's her room and she is the highlight of my day. I love going into her room every morning and greeted with the biggest, sweetest smile. She melts my heart you guys!!

xo
Candace
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