Adventures With Baby | Second Trimester


(My first trimester update is here.) SECOND TRIMESTER FACTS – My morning sickness finally let up, but I still had some stretches that I had difficulty eating a lot – I put on 5 pounds total this trimester, leaving me at -7 from the start of pregnancy – As of July […]

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Highway 1 Road Trip | Pfeiffer Beach | Big Sur, California


*** WARNING: DOG OVERLOAD! *** A few months ago we hit the road for my 30th birthday trip up the California coast. Zora came along for the adventure and we met my best friend near the Redwoods. I’ve always wanted to drive up Highway One and see more of the […]

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Palace of Fine Arts | San Francisco, California


Happy first day of December! I am still playing catch up, so I thought I would share a wonderful little San Francisco gem with you, the Palace of Fine Arts. The Palace of Fine Arts was built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition and was so popular it has remained at the same […]

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San Francisco City Views from Twin Peaks | San Francisco, California


I have been to San Francisco many times, but Twin Peaks has always eluded me. On our first visit this year, I made sure we would have a chance to take in the iconic view! It is a steep climb to the top by car, but the views are well […]

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City Scenes | Victoria, British Columbia


You can probably tell from my last few posts how much I enjoyed my first visit to Canada and the lovely Victoria, British Columbia. I thought I would share some of my favorite photos from exploring the city to cap off my experience. (p.s. If I look a little green… […]

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The Butchart Gardens | Victoria, British Columbia


The Butchart Gardens (just outside of Victoria, British Columbia) feature floral displays and landscapes covering over 50 acres of expansive grounds. It is no surprise that they are also a National Historic Site of Canada and get over a million visitors each year. We don’t get anywhere NEAR this kind […]

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Butterfly Gardens | Victoria, British Columbia


Happy Tuesday/first day of November! I am busy nesting like crazy and trying to maintain some sense of normalcy! How about everyone else out there? It felt like the first 2/3 of my pregnancy dragged on soooo slowly I could barely stand it, and now I am clinging to the […]

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Tea at the Fairmont Empress | Victoria, British Columbia

So here’s the thing. I’ve kind of had a mental block keeping me from getting back into blogging. When I look at photos from our trip earlier this year (in my first trimester), I instantly go back to feeling *soooo sick* and promptly give up. Aren’t brain associations such a crazy thing!? But […]

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Bellagio Conservatory | Las Vegas, Nevada


The Bellagio really is a marvel to take in, even if you aren’t gambling. I’ve waxed poetic on the iconic fountains, but inside the casino is another non-gambling  Vegas favorite of mine. I thought I would share some photos of the mesmerizing glass flower art by Chihuly in the lobby, as well as […]

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Albet i Noya Wine Tasting | Barcelona, Spain


When planning our visit to Spain, we had no intention of going wine tasting. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE wine, but it just wasn’t a priority for our time in Barcelona. After a tour with a great little tour company, we decide to peruse their other tours. We heard over […]

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