Oh, January. I’ve never loved you anymore than I have this year. My sweet Ava was born and is healthy and that’s all I could ever ask for. I thank God every day.
^ Enjoying my last days with my bump + enjoyed a low-key NYE this year! Pumped for 2016!
^ Pretty tacos at Bakersfield Short North.
^ All bundled up, finally!
^ The cutest baby girl accessories from her honorary aunties Colleen and Jill.
^ Shared my go-to skincare routine and partnered with the local Juvly Aesthetic for a giveaway this month!
^ A much-needed girls’ night at Forno Short North – the food and service is outstanding for those looking to try a new place in the Short North (and yes, I’m looking suuuper pregnant – I knew I was getting close!).
^ Pizza for days at Forno!! You can’t go wrong with any of them!
^ Out with my high school girls at one of my absolute faves, Martini!
^ Martini Modern Italian dessert is noooo joke! So good – the bread pudding is the best!
^ Off to brunch in my Red Hunter boots – actually happy to finally see some snow!
^ 38 weeks pregnant – little did I know this would be the last mirror bump selfie I would take before going into labor! You can read a third trimester/last pregnancy update I did here at 37 weeks.
^ I’m super into healthy toast right now: This combo of avocado, kale, roma tomatoes, red pepper flakes, pink himalayan sea salt really hits the spot- I’m always taking healthy/delicious eating inspiration from Alchemy.
^ I published an Asheville Travel Guide for the next time you venture south!
^ Sitting at work and was absolutely craving Fox in the Snow Cafe – just a couple of days before Ava arrived!
^ Our little bundle of joy arrived on January 15, 2016. We were so happy (but a little nervous!) to come home from the hospital – and we loved that it snowed on our drive home. Ava seemed to settle in to her Rock n Play just fine! Nordstrom Baby romper // Baby Gap hat // A Little Lady Shop swaddle blanket.
^ One week with our little one absolutely flew by! And yes, that blanket is retro – was mine as a baby! Go 80’s!
^ Nikki & Zac brought us Destination Donuts from North Market and we tried to savor every last bite of them! Absolutely as delicious as they look.