Monday, October 15, 2012

My Weekend

Hello and welcome to Monday! This weekend flew by, and I'm longing for one more day of r & r. We had a great few days of not doing much of anything. We were planning to head to the pumpkin patch yesterday, but it was SO hot we decided to postpone the visit. Have you made a trip to your local pumpkin farm? It's one of my favorite fall activities, and I'm so excited to take Sophia to see the pumpkins and animals (although, I'm sure she won't appreciate it until next year...I will!).

We are attempting to make the transition to the crib. We are not co-sleepers, and Sophia does not sleep in our room, but she has been sleeping in her swing or bouncy seat since she was only a few days old. She loves (since the day she was born) to be held, rocked, and to be constantly moving. When I initially put her in her crib, she would move around and not be able to fall asleep, so I bought a bouncy seat - which worked...for some time. After a few weeks, when she was in her seat, she would fuss unless someone (me) was bouncing the seat. So - I caved, and bought a swing, which has been a total life-saver. She loves the swing, and is (most of the time) content when I put her in there. The swinging motion puts her (and keeps her) to sleep very easily - she currently sleeps 6-7 hours/night. Our doctor said it is completely safe to let her sleep in the swing, but I know she is eventually going to outgrow it and HAVE to sleep in her crib, so I am trying to make this transition a bit easier by starting this week. Right now, she is asleep in her crib, and has been for an hour and a half (hoping this works). Has anyone else experienced anything similar? Any tips for us? 

I came across a great quote last night; I just love this. We could all use a small reminder now and then, and I felt this was a great way to kick off the week, no? 

I made a trip to the nail salon this weekend, and was chatting with the girl who was doing my nails when she asked me my name. When I told her my name was Brooke, she got the most confused look on her face. She said, "Like 'broke'? Why would your father give you a name like that?" LOL. After I tried to explain that it was different, I just shrugged my shoulders and smiled. 

I used to be a 'white wine only' type of girl, but have recently taken the plunge into the deliciousness they call red. I found a new favorite this weekend, and would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys a sweet & smooth red wine. Bonus - only $14 a bottle! 

I had to get a little dessert to go with it. 

After church yesterday, the greatest surprise was waiting outside - a line of FOOD TRUCKS! I was so excited, starving, and made my way to the Mexican truck - 'Tamarindo.' 

Mexican Coke - my favorite! 

I ordered one fish taco, and one veggie taco. Both were delicious, but the veggie taco was out of this world! If you live in Orange County, I would definitely suggest stalking this food truck - the tacos are only $3.50! YUM. Find out more about Tamarindo HERE

Random Monday thought, but how great do Barbara and Elizabeth look today? You can't see in the photo, but Elizabeth is wearing a great pair of burgundy skinnies with her leather top and dagger necklace, and Barbara is rocking that chevron, sequin sweater. Barbara is my all-time favorite. 
Can you believe she is 83?! I hope I look that fab at 83. 

Happy Monday!


  1. Those tacos are making my mouth water...they look amazing!

  2. Ok, the Broke/Brooke story made me giggle. Thanks for that!

  3. Always enjoy your weekend posts!

  4. A couple things.... First, I'm soooo glad you guys got a swing and even more excited that Sophia loves hers too! I wasn't joking when I said that thing was a game changer :))
    Second, I'm normally a white-wine-only kinda girl also, but your pic last night on IG had me tempted to pull out a red, I'll definitely grab a bottle of the one you recommended! And lastly, what church do you guys go to? We were going to Rock Harbor and Harvest OC for awhile, but I'd love to find one to call home!

    1. YES! Thank you for letting me know it's totally worth it - it is HUGE and ugly, but helps me so much that I don't care! ;)

      You should definitely try the wine - it's not too harsh for those of us who are used to a white!

      We go to Mariners church Irvine campus - love it! They have a room specifically for families/babies, which is nice! You should definitely try it out! Here is the website:


  5. I love your blog! I'm a new reader. :) Where did you get that crib sheet? I'm in love!

  6. I love your blog! I'm a new reader. :) Where did you get that crib sheet? I'm in love!


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