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  • Yesterday was almost 60° and today it “feels like” 21°. We had a handful of fall days and it’s not fair because I’m not ready to skip right to winter. There’s nothing better to get us all out of the house than a walk, especially because wearing Sloane puts her right to sleep. Anywho, trying to squeeze in a nap before we get Blaire from school because once we get home it’ll be a mad dash for me to shower and get everyone ready for Blaire’s first kindergarten parent/teacher conference. AND it’s book fair at her school. Who still gets excited for the book fair? 🤭🙋🏼‍♀️ #happilytrista
  • someone changed out of their pajamas today. it wasn’t me.
#happilytrista #rainbowbaby
  • daylight savings vibes... casually pouring coffee in my eyes today. what time were your kiddos awake? 
#dst #daylightsavingssucks #happilytrista #targetstyle
  • Sorry if this made you yawn. 🤭 I just love that Sloane feels the sleep dust when I’m wearing her, just like Benny did! 💕 Hope you’re having a weekend as great as this girl. She is one month old today! Still waking just at 1:30am most nights to eat... occasionally around 5am, too. When she’s awake she likes to look at lights and stare at mama. Whenever she does tummy time she rolls right over to her back. 🥰 #happilytrista
  • Tried some Pinterest-y nail art while the two older kids were at school this morning... and I’m ready to remove and do something a little less crazy when they’re all in bed tonight. 🤪 Real wild Friday night plans, am I right?
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  • Sloane’s first Halloween... the one where it snowed 3 inches and was 20° outside. Woody and Jessie lasted about 30 mins trick-or-treating, then they wanted to head home to hand out candy. What was the weather like where you live? And how many pieces of candy do people give out where you trick-or-treat? Here, it’s a tie between “choose two pieces” and “grab a handful.” #blairebenandsloane #halloween #halloween2019 #happilytrista
  • ...when your mom takes too long in @target. Realized when we got out to the car that his binky was lost somewhere in the store. 20 mins into bedtime tonight I FINALLY found one in a diaper bag. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 #tristalovestarget #happilytrista #terribletwos
  • Today turned out to be the most beautiful day and we spent it at the zoo for “Boo at the Zoo”. Soaking it up while we can since Thursday is calling for snow. Think our kids will be fine with staying in to hand out candy? 😂😂 #thepetersoncrew #happilytrista
  • crib naps and sweet dreams 💤 #threeweeksold #happilytrista
  • As soon as dad walks through the door, everyone is fighting over him... and that means alone time for me! 🙌🏻 Jason loves being a dad and I love that @pampersus has stepped up to make things easier for dads by committing to install 5,000 changing tables in public restrooms across the U.S. and Canada by the year 2021. These changing tables will make such a positive impact in each community! I am talking more about it in my stories. #LoveTheChange #PampersPartner
  • #ad You can find me right here soaking up this newborn bliss! Today on the blog I shared the 5 ways to prepare for a new baby. I’d love to hear what tips/hacks you have to make sure new moms are ready to welcome their babies.
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May 15, 2017

Feels like Summer

Blaire eating ice cream

Well, we went from 50s to 80s here in the midwest and it’s fine. I’ll take whatever I can get at this point! I just want to pack away the long sleeves and break out all of Blaire’s cute dresses and the water table she got for her birthday back in February. We had a great Mother’s Day. If you follow me on Instagram, then you know we…

January 10, 2017

Valentine’s Day Favorites

Valentine's Day Favorites 2017

The links in this post contain affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. You know I live for holidays and all things festive. Our tree came down this weekend and up went our Valentine’s decorations. Anddd it doesn’t end with our home… I also got out Blaire’s heart-themed clothes! It’s exciting this year because she can still…

July 19, 2016

Updated Family Pictures

We had some new family pictures taken in May and they’re the best! They capture Blaire’s little personality perfectly. This stage of our life is so fun. Blaire has so much fun with her mom and dad. I’m loving this time when she thinks we are super cool! ;) We are lucky to have a photographer who is so amazing with children. She kept telling Blaire, “don’t laugh!”…

March 25, 2016

My Favorite Purchases This Week

Spring Home Decor

This week has been a fun one! That days are longer, but the weather has been all over the place. We started the week with sunshine, had lots of rain midweek, some snow, more rain… and we’re back to sunshine. For now, at least. I even have the windows open today! Major win. While I guess I’m all for Spring Cleaning, I’m more for Spring Shopping. Spring is…

March 20, 2016

Mama + Mini: Easter Style

Mama Easter Style 2016

How in the world is it already Easter? While I was super on top of Blaire’s Easter outfit and Easter Basket… I realized I have totally dropped the ball on my own outfit. I know I’ve said it before, but to me it’s worth repeating: This Easter Jason will officially become Catholic. We are so, so excited that we will now be able to celebrate our religion together as a…

March 5, 2016

Spring Style for Mama + Mini

Mini Spring Style 2016

Looking at our 5 day forecast, there are some 50°, and even 60° days, on the horizon. And that means it’s time to put away the winter clothes and break out some fun (new!) Spring clothes. You know I love a good round up, so here are my favorite spring style pieces for mama and mini. For tiny clothes, I’m feeling all the bright colors and lots of…

October 6, 2015

Mama + Mini Headbands

You know I love, love, love fall fashion! And now that it’s been under 75° consistently for the past week and a half, I’m finally ready to pack away our sandals and shorts. Woo hoo! This means we’re breaking out our fall wardrobe. So not only are fall clothes my favorite, but you also know I love matching my mini. These mommy & me turbans are so freaking cute! Blaire has…

June 28, 2015

On Sundays We Wear Kimonos

Happy Sunday! Another weekend has come and gone wayyyy too quickly! Our only real plan for this weekend was a birthday party on Saturday afternoon. We had so much fun with friends and Blaire was super excited to get to spend some quality time with her buddy James. He’s two months older than her and they are SO cute together! She had a lot more fun watching the…

June 4, 2015

Splash of Summer

A few days now it’s felt like summer and I’m PUMPED! I’m so excited to actually spend some time outside this year and maybe even get a tan. Maybe I’ll even buy some shorts that fit me this year?! Ha. Probably not. One of my favorite summer pieces to buy for Blaire are swim suits! We have some trips planned this summer and also plan to spend lots of…

May 30, 2015

My Mini

I had always, always thought that I wanted to have a boy first. When I was still in my first trimester, I found the Little Baby Garvin Blog through Pinterest. She has a little girl, Harper, who was born almost exactly two years before Blaire. Reading through her posts and looking at all of her pictures of Harper just melted my heart. I immediately took back every prayer I had…

May 14, 2015

Pretty Pineapples

I am so excited for the warmer temps, and warm temps = bright clothes! That’s why I’m really loving pineapples. Blaire and I each have a few pieces that we just can’t stop wearing. I title this picture below #teethingbabyproblems. ;) I’ve rounded up some of my favorite pineapple pieces, but these are really just the tip of the pyramid. It seems like everywhere I turn there’s another adorable…

December 1, 2014

Blaire’s First Thanksgiving + Our Weekend

I can’t believe Thanksgiving has been here and gone, and now it’s December! We had a busy Thanksgiving Day with both of our families. Since my family lives an hour away, we went to my aunt’s house to have lunch with everyone (Except for my parents who are currently in Aruba. Must be nice!) We got to meet my cousin’s three-week-old daughter for the first time. She is…

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  • How many kids do you have? Which transition was the hardest? It may not be the traditional answer, but for me, becoming a mama to one was the hardest. I had NO CLUE what I was in for.
The mom guilt.
How long it would take to leave the house.
The sleepless nights.
Breastfeeding.
Losing myself in motherhood — feeling like I had to be with Blaire 24/7.
Adding Ben and now Sloane to our crew has been so much easier for me. It’s like they just fall in line with the crazy. 🤪 And I think being so much more confident in myself as a mom doesn’t hurt either. 💁🏼‍♀️ #motherhoodishard
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#motherhood #momofthree #momof3 #clickinmoms #momtog #thelovelysquares #happilytrista #blaireandben #blairebenandsloane
  • ice cream outside with two of my favorite people. when it’s only 70° outside you can actually eat your ice cream without it melting all over us... and by us I mean them. 👆🏻👆🏻 #blaireandben
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  • Prepping for our third baby has been pretty easy so far. I guess when you have an older sister and brother, plus a mama who likes to hold on to everything from her babies, there isn’t a ton of shopping to do. The kids are having fun picking out little gifts to give baby sister in the hospital (something Blaire still talks about from when Ben was born), little toys here and there, PJs, and this @babyeinstein 4-in-1 Kickin Tunes Music & Language Discovery Gym at @target. I wasn’t joking when I said they wanted to test it out! #babyeinstein #ignitecuriosity #socialspotters #blaireandben #happilytrista
  • #ad I can’t believe this girl is heading off to kindergarten! With afternoon pre-k last year, we were lucky to not have to worry about the morning rush. So this year, our go-to is a waffle and a chocolate milk for the ride to school. Horizon® Shelf Stable Chocolate Milk is our favorite since we can easily grab it and go! Spoiler alert: she takes one in her lunch, too. Blaire is so excited, but little brother and I are sad to see her spend so much time away from us. But I am excited to be able to walk her to school and avoid the CRAZY drop-off and pick-up lines while the weather’s still nice, anyways. 
You can find @HorizonOrganic Chocolate Milk at @KrogerCo and you can even save $1 with this digital coupon (7/24/19 – 8/6/19). And you can stock up because Horizon Organic milk boxes are shelf-stable, meaning you can safely store them in the pantry. Shop now through the link in my bio. #blaireandben
  • Well we don’t have a Nordstrom near us, but we do have an Aldi. Most of their summer items are on clearance and we scored this sweet pool for $7. Winner, winner. 🦄☀️ #blaireandben
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#summer #momentsiwanttoremember #aldifinds #motherhood
  • This summer hasn’t really felt like summer yet. 🤨 So when we have an 85° day we make the most out of it with a trip to the pool! How’d you spend your Sunday Funday? #blaireandben
  • another day, another doctors appointment for someone in our crew. today it’s Ben. he was up overnight saying his ear hurt — a double ear infection for him. luckily the kid loves taking medicine and hasn’t let his ears get him down! as long as he’s up moving around they’re fine, but the second he lays down... 😭😭😭. hoping our poor buddy is feeling better tomorrow. do you feel like you need a frequent flier card for your pediatrician? just me? okay. #blaireandben #itsfinewerefine
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#uniteinmotherhood #motherhoodintheraw #momentsiwanttoremember #mybabies
  • When your brother is getting big but you still want to hold him... you gotta pinch his butt because he’s so wiggly. 😂😬😍 #blaireandben •
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  • It is definitely bittersweet to leave the house where we brought both of these babies home. But we are excited for our next chapter as a family of five! #rainbowbaby #blaireandben
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  • Last night was our first night in the new house. 👏🏻 We still have lots of stuff to bring from the old house and then lots of cleaning over there before the final walk through and closing next Monday. Then we can focus on getting this house unpacked and organized. But first, I would like a nap. 😴 #blaireandben #happilytristahome
  • The snow that never ends. 🙄🥶 Walked out into the snow this afternoon and one kid loved it, the other not so much. “Wowwww! It’s like a wizard out here.” —Blaire 😂
“Yuck!” —Ben #blaireandben
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