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La Petite Peach_Links I love San Fran

Tomorrow my family and I are off to San Francisco to see my sister! I have been counting down the days for months and I can’t believe it’s finally here.  Last time we went it was just W and I, she was only 6 months old so this time will be much more exciting. We are also staying right in the city, which will be perfect for exploring. This week’s link round up is all about San Fran…

My tips on toddler travel are over on Boston Day book

SF Girl by the Bay spends some time at Peet’s and so do I…

Tyler Florence’s restaurant is on my San Fran bucket list while I am there…

Found this gem online and I HAVE to go!

This new kids shop is right near my sister’s apartment and I can’t wait to see it!

Love this NY times article about San Fran at night…

Super cool interior design blogger in the city…

Also loving the blog Shop Sweet Things, she lives in San Fran!

 

 Photography by Britt Rene Photography

 

 

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TGIF! Hope you have an amazing weekend! Wesleigh and I are en route to Philly! If you have suggestions on places to go PLEASE send them my way. We are SO excited to be there!

1. If you don’t read Cloudy Day Gray, you should asap. My friend Kelly has this amazing…

2. Super cool chica who helps bloggers

3. I used to read this blog, don’t know why I ever stopped but I am back!

4. Did you know a Pea in the Pod sells Rails (eek!).

5. I love this actress from Henry VIII to Game of Thrones.

6. I bought this dress today and it’s SO flattering…

7. And Wesleigh bought this.

8. Interesting…writers who hate the M.F.A

9. I want need this.

10. The love affair with Soor Ploom continues…forever and ever.

 

Seaside Maternity Session, Lovely Family Photoshoot, Stunning Maternity Photos by Jenny Cruger, and Maternity Style on a Dime.

Currently in FASHION

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Sweet Paul Magazine Workshop

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Gypsy Soul Ring Giveaway

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Pierrot la Lune S/S 2015

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You can sort of tell in this picture that Wesleigh is having a cry fest. However, when I saw this pic, all I saw…was the “love, love love” to the right of my head…

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La Petite Peach_things to do in NYC 39

and even though Wesleigh was having a bad afternoon, it reminded me to stay positive. This is SO hard when you are having a bad day. Usually I want to curl up into a ball, but when you’re a mom and there is no time for a mid-day pity party.  So, here are my best tips for turning your day around, starting now!

1. Take a Walk: Throw the baby in the stroller and get outside. Even if it’s cold! If the sun is shinning, vitamin D will seep into your pores and give you a boost. Plus the exercise will release those happy endorphins!

2. Take a minute and write it down: When I get aggravated and can’t get past it, I write it down in my notebook, phone, or anything! Getting your thoughts out of your head will help you move on with your day.

3. Make a donation to a worthy cause: There is nothing like helping a worthy cause to make you feel appreciative for what you have. If you can volunteer even better!

4. Start a New Book: I love getting recommendations for new books and instead of cleaning while the baby naps, I could sit down and start one. Getting lost in a book can turn your bad mood into a good one.

5. Do Yoga: We don’t always have time for this I know, but schedule some yoga time in. Even if you need to get a babysitter and make some schedule changes to do it, I promise you will feel 100 times better. It’s SO important to schedule in some “me” time too!

6. Take a Bath: After the kiddos are in bed, light some candles, put on your favorite podcast or music and take a bath. It’s SO relaxing and us moms hardly ever take the time to do it. Just knowing I am going to take a bath later, boosts my mood 100%.

7. Be Alone: OK this is SO hard when the kiddos are home but “take 2″ and grab the mail or use the bathroom. Being alone for 2 minutes to breathe and collect your thoughts is the best way to tackle a bad mood.

8. Sit Under a Tree: Go outside, anywhere, even with the kids, and sit under a tree. Lay a blanket down and have a snack if you have time! Trees have this amazing ability to bring  calm and happy into your life. It sounds “woo woo” but I promise you will feel better!

9. Dance Party: Blast that favorite playlist from your college days! Music is one of the best cures for feeling blue. Get up and move or do your chores will you listen.

10. Schedule “me” Time: If your in a bad mood and can’t shake it, chances are you are not scheduling enough time for your self. You don’t have to spend money to do this, but ask for help with the kids, dogs etc and do something that you love. You have to feed your soul in order to be happy!

I hope this helps you turn your day around. Would love to know what you do to cure a bad mood. Tell me in the comments below.

Photos by Brookelyn Photography