Gaming Weekending

Hello again! Taking a week off from blogging can be so refreshing, but I missed my favorite blog ladies! So much has happened in the past 10 days including my return to work after welcoming baby girl.


The weekend after the first full week of work post-baby couldn't be sweeter. I enjoyed some bubbles and lots of baby snuggles on Friday evening which was just what the doctor ordered. Saturday was for running errands before game night with Pamela, Kerri, and the boys. Kerri got to meet lil' miss, the girls made a delicious charcuterie spread, and we enjoyed lots of bubbles and laughs over the latest CAH expansion pack.






Sunday was about Super Bowl prep, and Nordstrom nailed it with this pic. As a girl who enjoys football and pretty sparkly things, I loved this post!


Life lately...

It's no secret that the majority of my blog pics are taken with my iPhone which I've honestly been ok with. This is my creative outlet, and I know it's not perfect. But I did want a nicer camera for better quality pictures when traveling and of course of baby girl. After talking to Pamela about her fun new camera, we decided to go with mirrorless in lieu of a DSLR since they won't fog up in the humidity which is key for this Florida girl. I can't wait for this pretty new toy (which is on sale!) to arrive, and of course my blog pics will benefit from it too!



Speaking of traveling, I'm also excited that our first official trip for 2017 is booked. It's funny that we went to the "San Francisco of the east" when we were in  Lisbon during the spring of 2014, before going to SF and wine country. I couldn't be more excited to see the Golden Gate Bridge, the Painted Ladies, the Full House house, tour Alcatraz, and of course wine country!



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Joining Biana and Meghan for Weekending
and
Erin for Weekend Snapshots

*Cheers to a fabulous week*

45 comments:

  1. Welcome back!! I thought about you last week, hope Serena did ok and mama made it just fine!!! You look adorable as ever and yay to San Fran!! Hubs and I want to go there. We have 4 trips booked this year so I am over the moon excited but I'd be game for San Fran any day!!! So fun to look forward to!! Hope this week ahead is smooth and spectacular!!

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  2. You'll have to share which vineyards you're planning on going to - when we do the PCH we're doing Napa, Sonoma and then heading back to San Fran to finish out the trip! I can't wait! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Oooh the first week back can be tough! But you had a great weekend after! And yay for such an awesome trip!!

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  4. You are going to fall in love with SF and Napa! I can't wait to go back!

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  5. I had an impromtu blogging break too, but was missing out on the commenting and catching up part of it so decided it's high time I get my behind in order. How exciting that you guys will be going to SF & Napa, have always wanted to go and can't wait to see all the fun places you visit!! I have a similar camera and although it usually is collecting dust, for traveling and of course for you to take beautiful pictures of baby girl, it's so worth having!

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  6. You're going to have so much fun exploring San Francisco and Napa Valley! I'm so glad that you're back to blogging!

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  7. Yeah!!!!! You are going to love Napa. I seriously cannot wait to go back. Also, that is a great camera. I love how lightweight it is and it takes great pictures!

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  8. Happy Monday! How yummy is all that food! I love love that camera i have heard so many good things about it! Glad that you had a good weekend! x
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  9. Looks like a great weekend! That is awesome about your new camera! I just love my Nikon, and it is so nice to take photos with something other than iphone :) Hope you enjoy it! Have a great week!

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  10. Sounds like a great weekend and yay to a new camera! I love San Francisco. It is a great city and I look forward to returning one day. We also went to Sonoma instead of Napa. It is gorgeous too. Oh and Muir Woods is pretty amazing too. Have a great day! :-)

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  11. Glad you had a nice weekend after going back to work! That camera looks awesome - one of my biggest cons for my camera is the lens digging up! Glad you ladies enjoyed game night. Such a fun group! Happy Monday!

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  12. Glad your first week at work was good! It's always rough going back but once you get in the swing of things again it feels good. And yay for game night! I had such a blast with you guys, CAH is always a good time! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  13. Hope last week went well for you, and that you enjoyed all the fun food from yesterday! Have a great week!

    Shauna

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  14. yay for the trip being booked! and glad the first week of work is done. i had such a blast sat night! thanks for hosting us! CAH was killing me - all the inside jokes hahaha

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  15. I missed your posts last week, but am happy to hear your transition back to work went well. Game night looks like so much fun, with lots of delicious snacks. I can't wait to hear what you think about the camera, I was trying to take pictures for a post this week with our camera and between the bad lighting and my lacking skills it was a disaster! haha.

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  16. Your trip out to CA and all those spots will be such fun! It looks like you girls all had the best time on Saturday!

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  17. Yay for your new camera purchase!! I have a DSLR but don't always know how to use it, so I've been thinking of looking for something more portable so I cna't wait to hear how you like it! Yay for a fun game night with the girls too- looks like a great time! Have an awesome week gal!

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  18. I'm so glad you made it through the first week, I PROMISE it gets better! So excited for you and your trip!!!

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  19. Welcome back! I hope the first week back to work went smoothly. California wine country is one of our favorite places to go. There is so much to do and see...and so much delicious wine and food!! Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  20. So jealous of your San Fran trip! It's on our list. Yay for a new camera! Can't wait to hear how you like it.

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  21. Looks like such a fun weekend! Love that Nordstrom photo. Honestly, I didn't know who won the Super Bowl until about 10 minutes ago! LOL! I hear Northern California is amazing. So excited for you!

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  22. Yay for a great weekend! I hope your first week back wasn't too painful for you. Thinking of you xx

    Amanda Kids and Cabernet

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  23. I love San Francisco! Super pumped for you.

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  24. Yay for a new camera! I am loving my DSLR and I know you will love that one! Yay for Napa! My trip was not fun but I am so ready to go back and make excellent memories like you will! Happy new week!

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  25. Yay for a new camera, you are going to love it! Wine country is the best and San Fran has so many fun places to see. Looks like a great weekend!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  26. Sounds like you had a very successful week off! And have fun with your new camera! :)

    Katie | Willow and White

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  27. Yay for a new camera!! It looks so pretty - can't wait to hear how it does at taking pictures!

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  28. Yay for the new camera! I got a new one for Christmas, and it has made my life so much easier! San Fran and Napa is always so amazing! Hope you have a great time!

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  29. I'm glad your first week back went well! I don't think I'll ever take good photos- lol I don't have patience and am thinking i need to be done with the dslr- that camera looks awesome! Loved seeing the snaps of you 3 Saturday night- so fun! Have a great week!

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  30. aw, happy back at work! I hope last week wasn't too rough! Going to work can sometimes be a huge kick in the butt so I can't imagine how that translates when you've got a wee little one too. I hope it was as smooth as possible. Looks like a fun weekend! Awesome that you're headed to San Francisco!!!! Endless things to do in this city :) you're going to have a blast!!!!!!

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  31. Those sparkly shoes look exactly like my wedding shoes but them posed on a football is so you! I'm sure after the first week back to work all you wanted was all the baby snuggles. So exciting you're going to San Francisco!! I love it there and really want to go back to visit Napa. Are you going the same time as JQ or what month?

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  32. I'll be so curious to hear how you like your new camera!! I would love something more like that. I do like my DSLR, but it's a little fancier than I'd like for my everyday outings with my family.

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  33. Ugh the first week back was exhausting!!! I thought about you and Serena often knowing you were going through it too. Sounds like you guys had a fun weekend! The snacks look yummy, love that Nordstrom picture! How exciting about your first trip of the year!! Something to look forward to for sure! Hope you have a great week!

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  34. Oh my gosh I LOVE that Nordstrom pic! So cute! I definitely want to hear more about your new camera!

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  35. What about Champagne AND coffee?! Actually don't do it, I tried it as a joke and regretted it lol

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  36. Loving this recap girl, it looks like you had an amazing time!

    Have a fantastic day dear!
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  38. Welcome back! I remember how hard it was going back to work but it sounds like you had the perfect weekend to recoup! Visiting San Francisco and wine country is on my bucket list! Have a great week!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  39. Such a great post! Looks like you had tons of fun darling!
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  40. So glad you had a good break and are getting back into the swing of things!
    I LOVE my mirrorless camera! I have the same one...it's awesome! I just need more basic training on it...maybe Pamela should do a 101 post on it! ;)
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  41. Blog breaks can be good for life and the soul. Looks like a great weekend!

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  42. Glad you had a great first week! Sounds like such a fun weekend! We are actually thinking about planning a SF trip too! Youre going to have so much fun!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  43. I hope you enjoy the game! Great post dear!
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  44. You are going to have so much fun going wine tasting, see SF and spending time with your friends.

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  45. I love my Sony mirrorless. It's the perfect size for everything... though I still use my big dslr more often... It's still great. I love the 20mm and 35mm prime lenses for it!! I can't wait to see what you plan for San Francisco and Napa. My mom and sister are planning a girls trip to Napa with my cousin and aunt and I'm so jealous that I can't make it work with my schedule. Tear.

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