Thursday, July 2, 2015

In PDX // Baby friendly spots

Bonjour from France!

We are having a fantastic time on our trip, I can't wait to share more about it once we are back in Portland! I was originally planning to have a few more posts scheduled to go up during our vacation, but that didn't end up happening. C'est la vie. But in the meantime, I am sharing some of my favorite baby friendly places to eat in Portland over on my friend Meredith's blog today! The post is part of her Thursday Tours series with my other friend, Erin, and I'm so glad I could contribute!

Be sure to check that out today and let me know what other baby-friendly spots I'm missing! Also, be sure to keep up with me on Instagram as our European adventure continues! 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Travel // Au revoir Portland

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Happy Friday everyone! The day has finally come...we are headed to Europe! :)
The reason for our trip is that my sister is getting married in France next week and I'm so excited for her wedding! I'm really looking forward to traveling with Henry in tow, although it definitely takes longer to get ready and pack with a baby...hence the lack of posts this week! I know that it will be so worth it though and I'm really looking forward to our European vacation! (And I plan on blogging about traveling internationally with a little one once I get back as well, so stay tuned for that!)
We are headed to Paris today and will be spending a few days there before traveling to the Alsace region for the wedding next week. After that, we're going to Northern Italy to spend a few days at Lake Como before heading home. (Don't worry, I'll tell George Clooney hello...ha!) I think it will be the perfect mix of city vs. nature, but my sister's wedding is definitely the main focus of the trip! 
(We are also extremely excited to be missing out on the heatwave in Portland this weekend...)

Even though I'll be traveling, I've got a few posts in the works and hope to have those up over the next two weeks so it won't be totally silent around these parts, just FYI. But the best way to keep up with our trip will definitely be following along with me on Instagram (@inthepinkandgreen) as I plan on sharing as many photos as French wifi will allow :)

Finally, if you have any recommendations for things to do and/or places to eat in either Paris or Lake Como, I'd love any suggestions!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Motherhood // Momma Bear Magazine

Happy Monday! I've got something super exciting to share today :) 

Yesterday was Father's Day (obviously) and it was extra special this year since it was Cameron's first one! It's been so awesome watching him really embrace the role of being a dad these past 6 months, and seeing the love he has for our son touches my heart like nothing else. Yesterday, he got to spend a little "me" time doing something he enjoys (mountain biking) in the morning and then we had a barbecue with his family in the afternoon, and it was a nice way to celebrate! I'm so thankful for all the awesome dads in life - my wonderful dad in Michigan, my grandpa, uncles, father-in-law, brother-in-laws and friends with kids - they're all men that love their families and it mkes me happy that Henry will grow up around all these positive examples of fatherhood.

So yesterday was all about celebrating the dads, but today, it's all about that mamas!

I recently had the chance to make a new "mom friend" here in Portland and she's working on a project that I am so genuinely pumped about! My friend Mary is creating a magazine called Momma Bear that's all about focusing on all of the amazing, positive things about motherhood. I'm not going to try and go into a ton of detail explaining the concept here because she's done a really fabulous job of that on the Momma Bear website, but basically it so perfectly captures how I feel about my current season of life. 

She's striving to create a beautiful print version of this magazine and I know that as a mom, it's something that I'd really love to have. Not only that, but I think it's something that's so needed because I can't think of anything else like this out there in the market today.

Momma Bear is currently doing a Kickstarter to raise the funding they need to make this project happen, and they only have until the end of this month to reach their goal! Check out their lovely video for a better idea of what Momma Bear is all about...

Mary didn't ask me to write this post, I'm simply doing it because motherhood is something I'm so passionate about and I think the heart of Momma Bear perfectly captures how I feel. I'd definitely encourage you to give to their Kickstarter if you feel so inclined because I'd love to see this awesome idea become a reality!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Summer // Five Favorites

Happy Friday everyone!

I love writing lengthy blog posts with lots of info (like yesterday's post) but I don't want to feel like every post has to be some super wordy novel, so I'm going to work on interspersing more random, fun, short posts here and there! I used to do regular monthly favorites posts to share things I've been loving, but I haven't been doing that this year. That's why today I thought it would be fun to join in with two different Friday link-ups: Stephanie, Laura, and Cait for Can't Live Without It and April for 5 on Friday! And since we're nearing the first official day of summer, I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorite (really random) things from the past week that are getting me excited about summer!

Caudalie Beauty Elixir 
I think I've mentioned this stuff before but OMG it's amazing. It's this refreshing mist that's sort of a mix of a toner and a serum that's just really great for your skin. You spray it on after washing your face and it just feels and smells amazing! It seems to have a lot of cooling properties and so it's perfect for spraying on your face after showering on those hot days that make you wonder why you bothered taking a shower. It's definitely more of a luxury but just try it and you'll be hooked!

Keith Urban Pandora
Recently, I've been on a country music kick; I love country music and grew up listening to it, but I seriously hate most of the stuff that's on country radio now. I think it's trashy and can't stand all these frat bro country singers who just sing songs about partying that literally all sound the same. But I love listening to 2000's and earlier country and so this station has been pulling up some gems from high school and earlier that I haven't heard in years.

Peach Popsicles
It's been hot in Portland this month and summer hasn't even technically started yet, so I anticipate stocking up on these popsicles. They have lots of other flavors of these that sound great, but the peach ones are just so refreshing!

Old Navy Workout Capris
ON has really been stepping up their game lately, and it seems like everyone from my fellow bloggers to the NYTimes is taking notice. Their activewear is especially on point lately and it's hard to resist buying all the things, especially when they have such great sales. I recently got these capris in the color "Embossed" and I'm obsessed with them. They're high-waisted and compression so they really help suck everything in and I love the black on black pattern.

Orange Is the New Black - Season 3
We just finished watching this last night, and I thought this season was OK. It had it's funny moments, I liked that it seemed a little less graphic than previous seasons, and I thought it was interesting how they started delving more into the back stories of the inmates. But I also feel like not that much happened? And then the last episode there was no real cliffhanger beyond the fact that it seems like they may be incorporating some new characters next season. I definitely wasn't in a huge hurry to binge watch this season like previous ones, but overall, we enjoyed it. But now that it's over, we need a new show to watch during the summer lull - I'm open to suggestions!

What about you, what have you been loving this week? Let me know in the comments (or feel free to join the link ups!) and have a great weekend!


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