Palm Springs 

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This week me and Cal packed our bags and headed for sunny Palm Springs! We had a little Mother’s Day photoshoot planned with the amazing Courtney Paige (which I’ll share later), and decided to make a girls trip getaway out of it, at least for the night.

Whenever I would go to Palm Springs as a kid I always looked forward to passing the giant dinosaurs on the way. One time we stopped to see them in all their glory, it was so fun seeing them up close I knew Callan would love it too! 

Before we left for our trip I was telling her all about these big dinosaurs and talking them up about how cool they were. We pulled up and she was just waking up from her nap, she looked out the window and saw this big green dinosaur out the back of the car window, she had the most confused look on her face like “is this even real, am I awake?!” It so was funny, she couldn’t wait to see more and I have to say it is probably the best $10 I’ve ever spent. Everything she saw was the greatest thing ever, I can’t even count how many times she said “ohhh look at dat!” and “mom c’mon let’s go look at dat” she couldn’t get enough, leading me all around! That’s one of the best parts about being a parent, blowing your kids mind and watching them get so excited.


Although, the really big ones were a little intimidating. When I asked her to stand in front of it so I could take her picture, this is what I got…

The Cabazon Dinosaurs are a must see for sure. They have fossil digs the kids can do where they get a prize if they find a dinosaur done in the sand, you can pan for gold, and we even got inside of the giant green dinosaurs (show below) and look through the mouth at the top! In the gift shop, they even have dinosaurs that move, (kind of scary kind of cool)!


Once we were done there it was time to check in to our room at the The Saguaro Hotel. If your looking for a super cute, fun, colorful place to stay in Palm Springs, this is it! 

Everyone there is so friendly and nice, they even upgraded our room for free when we got there! 

Callan loved it too, she was so excited about everything, I think because it was so colorful! 

Plus, they have little grass areas on both sides of the pool to hangout in. One side had bocce ball and hammocks, the other had corn hole games to play. 

The pool even had floaties and fun beach balls for the pool so Callan was loving it! If your traveling with kids, I would recommend going during the week because the weekends it can get pretty loud and crazy. They have a DJ and a big pool party going on so it’s not super kid friendly. We came on Wednesday so it was super mellow which was perfect. 

After we were done at the pool, we headed down to the hotel restaurant for some dinner. Little did we know, it was also drag guest bingo night. It was hilarious and little vulgar at times but, Callan thought it was hilarious. She even joined in on the fun and was cheering for people when they got bingo and laughing at the drag queens jokes, it was a good time. 

I’ll be honest, I was a little nervous going on an over night trip just me and Callan in a hotel but I felt really safe here, I’ll definitely be coming back for another visit (maybe sans baby for a weekend trip, heyyyy)! 

They had other fun things like free yoga classes you could take and bikes you could take out and cruis around in! 

Callans First Haircut

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Alright, so this wasn’t something that happened today or even last week for that matter I have just been so busy I haven’t gotten a free second to share with you Callan first haircut! 


Dominicks aunt, Allie who we call ‘Bubba’ or as Callan says ‘Bubby’, is a phenomenal hair stylist at Wheeler Davis Salon. If you want good hair, you go to Bubba. So I immediately thought of her when I decided that Callans front hairs were in her eyes and falling in her face way too much that it was time we give them a little trim and add some bangs! 


The whole thing was so stinkin’ cute! She put her in the big chair with the black robe and everything. I was a little nervous Callan wasn’t going to like getting her hair cut or she would move a lot but she loved it and sat very still the whole time. She was making silly faces at herself in the mirror and couldn’t wipe the little smerk from her face, my little mama heart could hardly handle it! 


We just trimmed her bangs and left the back of her hair, maybe just straightened out the back but not a lot. After, Bubba styled it in some cute little buns and our day was made! 


Of course, once we were all done and trying to get a cute after picture in the salon she decided that the fun was over and lost it. 


Hair Stylist- @nobad_hairdays

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Balboa Island 

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Day trippin’ with my two favorites never gets old. This time we headed to the cute little Balboa Island where we rode ferries wheels, eat giant chocolate frozen bananas, and got to hang out in the quiet little harbor playing in the sand. Our day was mellow but oh so good, couldn’t get any more perfect. 

Things I’m Afraid To Tell You…

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When I read someone’s blog I like to read honest posts and more than just what they think people will like, I mean raw, personal, emotional real life stuff. I think they are so brave and are so much more interesting to read, they are usually the ones you can connect and relate to the most. I feel like I’ve done a pretty good job at keeping it real on here and being as honest as I can with you while still keeping some things personal and private about my life which I like (there’s a lot of unpublished drafts you guys will probably never read). But I was thinking about how I usually proof read my posts and make them pretty and nice for people to read, I figured what the hell, why not do a post about some of my inner most feelings that a lot of people don’t know about me, without sensoring any of them. It’s super scary but also feels so right, amiright ?! So with that said, here we go…

  • When I see girls my age with expensive clothes and traveling to places most people don’t get the chance to, I assume their parents or someone else is buying it for them because with the job they have it doesn’t make sense and they probably just got lucky. 
  • When people tell me how pretty I am, I always think there’s way prettier people in the room.
  •  Some days I feel like I’m completely and totally failing and my goals are way too far fetched for someone like me.
  • Sometimes I worry about what people think about me too much and sometime I’m worried I don’t care enough. 
  • I feel like I’ll never have enough money for the life I want, then I feel like I’m too materialistic because I like nice things.
  • When girls post provocative pictures on social media I assume they are insecure and looking for attention. 
  • If people knew how many slices of toast I eat on a daily basis it would shock you.
  • A lot of the time when people are rude I think, “kill em’ with kindness” but then I’m like “don’t let people walk all over you, have some respect for yourself!” Then I can’t decide..?!

Okay, I think that’s enough for now. Hope you all enjoyed reading my brain!

Babychella

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Last weekend, I attended the very first ever Babychella. It was so nuts ! Adorable babes in flower crowns and lots of activities everywhere you looked. It happened to be on one of the hottest days and was packed so I was happy I decided not to bring Callan. Plus, I actually had a chance to stop and look at all the cute shops and booths without worrying if my little boho babe was off chasing bubbles or something haha ! Anyways, I scored this adorable little handmade wooden camera for Callan and I got to meet the women who made it! That’s one of my favorite parts about shopping small businesses, because you really get to see who is behind all of it, its way more personal and meaningful.

When I saw this camera I knew Callan would love it, she’s always using our phones or something similar to pretend taking our picture, so I knew I couldn’t leave without it. If you want to get a camera for your own little one or someone you know might want one, head over to her site here, and check them out !


Also, I’ve received lots of messages about where Callans blue and white stripped shirt (worn in the pictures below) is from and it’s from a shop called Tot Mart, also a small shop we meet at Babychella. They have a ton of the cutest clothes, it was hard to narrow it down. You can shop them here.