Happy National Running Day

Sorry for the long hiatus!  We’ve been so busy and I have a back log of posts to finish (I literally have like 5 drafts that I’m working on).   Anyways, right now I’m having some real yearnings to be training for something, or more specifically I’m super bummed out that I won’t be running Hood to Coast this year!  What day more appropriate to address this than National Running Day. Continue reading

2nd Trimester Essentials

Now that I’m officially in to the third trimester I’m going to share all of the things that have helped me survive up until this point.  I definitely had the 2nd trimester “honey moon” phase that a lot of people described to me, but there have still been a lot of items that have helped keep me comfortable for the last 3 – ish months.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day 2015Happy Friday!

Since Mother’s Day is only about a week away and I’m still trying to figure out what to get my mom I thought I would post a gift guide to help others who might be stumped like me.  Last year for Mother’s day we took my parents to Ponzi Vineyards for brunch which was amazing & the views were beautiful.

I have an awesome relationship with my Mom so I always try to make sure she feels extra loved and appreciated on Mother’s Day, but this year feels a little different since I consider this my first Mother’s Day as a mom!  Baby Phillips might not be here yet but I’ve been carrying her around & taking care of  her for 7 months at this point, which in my opinion already makes me a Mom.

Now here are my picks for Mother’s Day gifts that I think any Mom would appreciate!

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Pre-Baby Getaway

Now that I’m back in Portland and the weather has gone from the high-70’s back to rain and clouds I’m really wishing I was still at Terranea Resort where I spent 3 nights with my mom for a pre-baby getaway.  Anyone who knows me knows that I’m super obsessed with Hawaii, well this place is now a close second for me.

I mean this was the view from our balcony – so beautiful!Terranea View

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Weddings & Babies

Happy Spring!

Last weekend I was insanely busy with a wedding rehearsal and wedding coordination all day on Saturday.  It was an amazing spring day to get married though!  Jordan was in Seattle all weekend for lacrosse too so being busy made the weekend go by faster.  Speaking of weddings, 2 weekends ago we had another crazy busy but fun filled weekend!

Our weekend started early on Friday with the celebration of a close family friends wedding.  It was an amazing April day, especially for Oregon, and the wedding was so perfect.  I got to see so many people I haven’t seen in such a long time, and it’s the first time I had seen most of them since I’ve been pregnant.  The wedding was perfect and really sweet with the grooms sister & brother-in-law officiating.  The receptions was really fun, but we didn’t end up staying very long since I had just gotten home from Pittsburgh the night before (which included an exciting sprint through the Detroit airport to make the last flight to Portland).

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