Feeling Like Fall

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Top: J. Crew Factory – sold out but other colors here / Hat: J. Crew Factory / Denim: AG Jeans / Booties: Target / Lip: MAC Rebel

Friday night post whoooo! Maybe some of you are as lame as me and able to read this tonight…maybe not ūüėČ Either way, hopefully you get a chance to check it out at some point over the weekend haha.

I took these photos last weekend when it was truly starting to feel like fall and then we had a week of 80 degree weather!!!! LOL! Go figure! I scored this J. Crew top and hat over at the Factory outlet on summer vacation, and was excited to finally bust them out.

You may have gotten a glimpse of my crazy week over on Facebook, but things are looking up and trying to focus on the positive. Last weekend we had good friends in town and took them up to Bear Mountain for an awesome fall hike. We made it to the top, and I was incredibly impressed that my 3 year old did 95% of the hike himself! I carried the baby on my back which was an extra workout, and we had a great time catching up while enjoying the great outdoors. Tomorrow we are on the road to Maryland to reunite and celebrate a dear friend who has a baby on the way.

In other news, I have the BIGGEST popcorn and pandas giveaway of the YEAR coming up which I will announce here on MONDAY!!!! So make sure you come on back to see what it’s all about! ūüôā

Happy Weekend!

XO,

Gina

P.S. I need a haircut. Any good ideas? Throw them my way! ūüėČ

Weekend With Minnie

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Minnie Sweatshirt: Shop Navette (consignment shop) / Blouse: Old Navy / Denim: Rag & Bone / Booties: Target / Sunglasses: Vintage Kenneth Cole/ Bag: Thrifted / Watch: Michael Kors / Leather Wrap Bracelet: Tory Burch – similar / Lip: MAC Rebel

I’ve been on a Minnie Mouse kick recently, and when I saw this on the Shop Navette Instagram page, I knew I had to have it. ¬†I longingly commented on their post that I wished they could ship to me in Brooklyn (they are located in Annapolis, MD), and low and behold, they could! ¬†I jumped for joy, and have been rocking this sweatshirt ever since. ¬†I love how it looks a little more put together when layered with a blouse for fall.

We had friends in town this weekend, and we took them upstate to hike Bear Mountain. ¬†Little did we know, they were also having an Oktoberfest extravaganza. ¬†We walked right into a party, and at the end of our hike, I decided it was only fair that I partake in the festivities after working so hard on the hike ūüėČ ¬†We also went on a walk around the neighborhood to grab breakfast at Cafe Madeline, and had to take some photos with the fall foliage.

Back to Disney…I’m on such a Disney kick that Nico is even going to be Mickey Mouse this year for Halloween. ¬†I’m so excited that he will be more aware of the holiday this year. ¬†I have already tested out his fear factor to prep him for the big night by trying on silly and scary masks at the stores, and so far he seems completely interested and not at all scared. ¬†That’s my boy. ¬†Can’t wait to see him in his little costume. ¬†What is everyone (and their littles) going to be for Halloween? ¬†Would love to hear in the comments below!

Wishing you all a fantastic week!

XO,

Gina

{25} Lately…

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Lately I’ve been…

reading #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso, founder and CEO of Nasty Gal.  Incredible story and extremely inspirational.  Would recommend to anyone, not just the ladies.

writing ¬†In Nico’s baby book. ¬†I have a few months of catching up to do with all his new milestones! ¬†

listening ¬†“Talk Dirty” by Jason DeRulo. ¬†As a former sax player, I had to give a shout out to the awesome solo work in this song.

thinking ¬†It’s been a bit of a crazy few weeks for me and my family. ¬†We lost my beloved Granny recently, and although she was 93 years old, it was ¬†sudden and a bit of a shock for all of us. ¬†After losing my Uncle earlier this year, it’s been rough for everyone, especially my Mom. ¬†I cannot imagine losing my own mother, and I know this has got to be incredibly difficult for her. ¬†My Granny was the sweetest lady, and I miss her dearly. ¬†I am comforted in the fact that I was able to be by her side in her last week along with the rest of our family, and that she was comfortable and knew we were all with her at the end. ¬†I truly¬†appreciate all of the love, prayers, cards, and support that people have given us during this time.

smelling¬†¬†The great outdoors. ¬†Spent Zack’s 1st Father’s Day Weekend hiking Bear Mountain¬†on Saturday, and Sunday was spent smelling the sweet salt air at Rockaway Beach. ¬†I would definitely recommend the Perkins Memorial 3.9 mile trail loop. ¬†Amazing views and a challenging, fun hike. ¬†I impressed myself by doing a few rock scrambles with a baby on my back as well, and we were able to introduce Nico to his first ride‚Ķthe carousel! ¬†Onto the beach…if my fellow New Yorkers¬†make it to Rockaway this summer, you must go to 106th street for arepas at Caracas. ¬†I insist! ¬†P.S. Nico LOVED the beach. ¬†That’s my boy!

watching¬†¬†Watched the throwback movie Big for the first time with one of my favorite actors of all time, Tom Hanks. ¬†Although the method of getting “bigger” was a tad cheesy, I really enjoyed the movie and would recommend it.

wishing ¬†For the weekend to get here! ¬†We are heading to Cape May for the first time for a family vacation with the hubby’s side. ¬†Looking forward to snuggling that little nephew of ours, and spending time with the entire fam. ¬†Have any of you been to Cape May before? ¬†Would love some suggestions on what to do/where to eat/where to shop, etc.!

hoping  That Nico feels less pain when the rest of his teeth come in…yes, you heard right…Nico got his first tooth this weekend!  My boy is getting big.  

wearing  This new vintage style bathing suit I purchased from Grey Dog Boutique.  Discovered this shop from Bonnie over at Flashes of Style.  Go say hi!

loving ¬†The¬†the line-up of summer travel we have on the horizon. ¬†While driving long distances can sometimes be draining, Zack and I are always up for an adventure, and this summer will be no different even with a little one in tow. ¬†We started off the summer in¬†New Hampshire with good friends, enjoyed upstate NY last weekend, and have Cape May to round out the month of June. ¬†July we will be heading to Rehobeth Beach (DE), North Fork (Long Island), Deep Creek Lake (MD), and celebrating my 30th (eek!). ¬†Ending the summer will be a trip to the Outer Banks (NC) and celebrating Nico’s 1st birthday. ¬†Some may call us crazy, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

laughing ¬†I’m not a cat person, but this kitten jam had me rolling! ¬†

wanting  This shocking coral lip color for the season.

needing ¬†Some more time with girlfriends. ¬†I’ve been loving the family life without a doubt, and I love my boys to death, but sometimes a girl needs some quality time with her girlfriends too! ¬†Hoping to set up a few “girl-dates” while the weather is nice and warm.¬†

feeling ¬†A second needle injection into my thumb this morning. ¬†OUCH. ¬†My thumb has definitely gotten a lot better since the first shot, but it’s still not completely back to normal, and as the doc said “I am too young to have this problem!” ¬†Not to mention how impossible it is to “rest your thumb.” ¬†I really do hope this one will curb me from having to undergo surgery, but worst case scenario, I have heard it’s a fairly simple procedure.

craving ¬†More time to work on this blog and other personal endeavors/passion projects. ¬†My creativity is bursting at the seams with very little time to act! ¬†I’ve always been¬†great with time management, but juggling work, caring for a baby, and our social/travel calendar have made things a bit more tricky. ¬†I know it’s tough to “have it all,” but I’m determined to come up with a way to make things work without sacrificing my family time.

clicking ¬†Nico is pulling himself up to a standing position, and I think it’s time for some functional shoes for summer. ¬†I’ve been searching around online, but does anyone have any favorites they love for their little one?

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What have you been up to lately?

Happy Hump Day!

Love,

Gina

***I was inspired by Tina of Like Ordinary Life to create this post, and she was inspired by Lauren of siddathornton, who started The Sunday Currently.