A long ways away from palm trees!

Aside from Petey being born in New Jersey, Florida has been his home since he was 7 and before he met me he basically lived in a swim suit & had never really adventured anywhere else! Last year he got to see Minnesota & Colorado for the first time and it made him fall in love with the mountains, he’s been dying to go hiking since then so for Father’s Day I decided to spend the weekend doing something different than our usual beach trip... 8 hours north of our pretty Florida beaches up to Tallulah State Park in Georgia! 


in order to get down to the suspension bridge overlooking Tallulah Falls we went down about 500 steps (with dom on my back) needless to say I haven’t worked out since before I was pregnant and by the time we got down my legs were shaking so bad,  I was gripping the handrails so tight on the way because I felt like they would give out any second lol I know, I need to get back into shape...but I am SO happy I decided to get this carrier from Happy Baby ... aside from being super cute, they are made to be more comfortable in heat and humidity making them lightweight and breathable which was a life saver because & Dom and I are both sweaty betty’s !


how perfect is that rainbow!? 


Dom truly is a Pisces, salt or freshwater he’s obsessed... he would just stare at the waterfall & if it was just the two of us I could have sat there and stared with him forever ☺️

A few things I took away from this whole experience...

  • Dom hates long car rides & can only watch so many episodes of puppy dog pals back to back before he starts screaming at the top of his lungs or....biting his arm ?
  • baby carriers are a legit life saver, I honestly don’t know why I waited this long to get one & if you want one like ours Happy Baby offers a 5% coupon on their site! 
  • I deff want to go back again when we have more time, I was s little crazy thinking it was a good idea to drive 16 hours in 2 days to hike a park for 2 hours lol whoops
  • This trail is perfect for newbies it was about 2 miles all the way around, but it’s A LOT of stairs... overall I think it’s about 2,000 we didn’t get to do the whole thing because I’m so out of shape lol buttttt overall it was so worth the view!

I’m defiantly looking forward to exploring more places this summer ESPECIALLY BECAUSE MY BFF WILL BE HOME FOR GOOD NEXT WEEK!!!! 

Starry Night Nursery Reveal

Tiny spots round TWO!

Words cannot describe how happy interior design makes me, mix kids decor in that and I am in heaven... If only it could turn into a career! So most of you are familiar with the Monochrome nursery I did back before Dom was born, for those wandering what the F happened to it...we moved back in November and had to leave it behind. However, it was bittersweet because here we are sharing another project with you again!!

I cant say that my planning process was an easy one... last time I knew the theme right away and then just shopped around for decor with that theme in mind. This time around, I knew I wanted to step out of my comfort zone by adding a little more color juussssst a little! lol and of course make it FUN because Dom is such a fun & energetic kid, and he needed a space with a little more spunk. I really wasn't clear on the theme until about a month ago when I stumbled across The Lovely Wall Co and their BEAUTIFUL wall decals. Starry Night was the name of the collection that caught my eye. One thing Petey said he wanted to see in the room were more stars so this one was perfect, so perfect I decided to jack the name for the nursery too lol. 


This corner with the Sprinkle decals is defiantly my favorite, looking at it now I wish i would have done the triangle the opposite way, it would have made for a pretty cute backdrop. This was the first part of the room that we started on and my idea for an accent wall completely changed once i starred at the wall for 5 minutes. We originally were going to make the wall to the left the accent with overlapping squares and i changed my mind last minute. We did the triangle by simply using painters tape to make the lines and then painted along them. small tip: make sure your REALLY press down on the tape so it grabs onto the wall as close as it can, we had a few spots that bled through causing the line to not be so crisp. 

Isn't that little flag garland just THE cutest?! Thats what lead me to a decision on the colors, i absolutely loved the color palate in this garland. (this specific color is sold out but i did tag one that is similar) I may snag a few more because I think it looks lonely by itself. I recently discovered Scandiborn and made it my new go-to for kids stuff, literally everything is so cute & unique. I am SO excited to say that i will be giving away one of their beanbags that you all were in love with so stay tuned for that! 


Im sure you've noticed by now but I have a strong love for Babyletto furniture, for this room I knew I wanted a bookshelf because Dom LOVES his books, like really loves them... maybe it has something to do with the fact that I started reading to him when he was 3 days old? He was mesmerized...(lmk if you wanna see the pic from that moment lol its super cute) we have moments where we leave him playing in his room and all of a sudden he is so quiet... we go to see what he's doing and he is literally just looking at his books by himself, it melts my heart! Start reading to your babes young!


UM how about these rugs from Kroma Carpets ... they are machine washable! Perrrrfect for your little monsters & their messes! 


We are renting the house we are in so we unfortunately wont get to enjoy this space for very long.. this was a big factor in the whole design process because i wanted to do something fun but also didn't want to do anything too permanent and the fact that the decals are removable was a game changer, i can even save some for the next room if i wanted! 

I loved creating this space, it was so cute to watch Dom walk into it for the first time... I should have recorded it! This has definitely become a new passion of mine, I plan on sharing all of the spaces I design & hope you will all follow along and be inspired to create your own.

Don't forget to find me on Instagram @betweenthebabes and enter my GIVEAWAY, one person will win some of the items featured in this room!!  You can also find exclusive coupons & links to most of the items in the room below as well as the paint color i used, keep in mind these photos were taken in low light so a little editing had to be done to brighten the room up a bit so the paint does look a little lighter than it is in real life. 

Check out my project nursery post as well!  https://projectnursery.com/projects/starry-night/



Furniture by BABYLETTO: Bookshelf / Dresser / Crib 

Removable wall decals by THE LOVELY WALL CO *enter my IG giveaway for a chance to win $100 shop credit: Sprinkles / Stars / Giant Trees / Starry Night Forest

All of the wall prints are by DESENIO if you haven't been to the site you MUST check it out, there is a print literally for ANY type of theme you are going for, their selection is amazing! Use the code STARRYNIGHT at checkout for 25% off posters valid 3/8/18 (excludes handpicked posters and frames): Moon & Back / Graphic Planets / Dont Grow Up / Alphabet / Polygon Bear / Little Man Cave

Check out Scandiborn for EVERYTHING kids decor, theres even a little bit for mom & dad. *enter my IG giveaway for a chance to win a bean bag!: Bean Bag Chair / Ball PitGarland / Owl Cushion / Bunny Cushion

For all of your monochrome obsessions...GAUTIER STUDIO: Hamper / Wooden Blocks / Panda Cushion / Height Chart

Light up your life with A LITTLE LOVELY COMPANY check out their super sale going on now: Cloud light / Mini Bunny Light

Machine washable fur rugs by KROMA CARPETS use Coupon: NURSERYREVEAL10OFF for 10% off: Star / Cloud 

The coolest fitted crib sheets by ROOKIE HUMANS. Use STARRYNIGHT for 20% off on rookiehumans.com, expires March 31, 2018. *enter my IG giveaway for a chance to win a sheet of your choice!

Shelves & little black forest animals from IKEA

Fox head from TARGET

Paint color: Sherwin-Williams 6192 Coastal Plain


Mom Gang

Guys! I cannot stress enough how important it is for us moms to surround ourselves with other moms. Now, I am not by any means talking about pushing away your girlfriends who aren't, and sometimes that sadly just happens naturally and you know what... whatever, its life. From the day i became pregnant, friendships started to change... girls that I was best friends with in high school who i'd thought would be there for my baby shower didn't show and have never shown interest in meeting Dom, and others have grown distant simply because we just have completely different lives now. I let it get me down for a little but theres really no reason, we grow up people change, friends become strangers you weed out the handful of ones that matter and you just keep going. 

We are growing up in a time where social media literally runs the world and has an influence on EVERYTHING. Good and bad, and when thinking of my children and their future and how social media is going to continue to mold and control parts of their lives I am terrified. However, I can say that one of the biggest advantages I have found in social media is the power it has to bring us all together. We all have the means of following the lives of people who may inspire us, help us, teach us, or simply just make us laugh until we pee our pants. I am beyond grateful for this, i've been introduced to so many amazing women who I refer to as my 'mom friends' and others like Lauren McBride and Courtney Sheilds who i secretly wish i could be biffs with ;) lol. Being able to follow and be a part of this community of moms supporting moms has helped me so much during my first 10 months of this new life and I couldn't be more thankful for everything I have learned. 


But what I'm EVEN MORE thankful for are the moms i have right here in my life every day, when i found out I was pregnant I was literally like SHIT what am I going to do without having my best friend here everyday to do this with me?! Luckily I had my cousin Katie, and then my friend Shelby & being pregnant at the same time brought us super close! I know I'm rambling but lately I've felt very grateful for these ladies, so the moral of this post is.. HOLD THOSE WOMEN CLOSE & if you don't have one, ill tag some of my favorites below for you to follow! Because it makes this whole #momlife that much easier knowing you've got someone going through the same shit (pun intended) as you :D 

 Top: Target // Pants: American Eagle // Shoes: Adidas 

Top: Target // Pants: American Eagle // Shoes: Adidas 

 Top: Saboskirt // Shoes: Missguided 

Top: Saboskirt // Shoes: Missguided 

 Both babes are wearing  Zara  

Both babes are wearing Zara 

Add these babes to your #momgang

@shelbylaurin if you like me you will like her

@whereweadventure makes you wanna travel

@izzyrose so unique and down to earth

@danetab theeee prettiest pictures

@laurmcbrideblog hilarious, we share the same sense of humor 

@courtney_shields she will bring so much positivity to your life

@realmamalifee her name explains it all  

@mintedmethod got her own decor shop with all the goods

@kristenn.gonzalez makeup goals, probz be besties if we lived close

@brookeevictoria sista from anotha mista *really

@cucci_five your stay at home pediatrician. But for realz, if your kids sick she knows the drill



White christmas

Sparing you a month long feed of photos & Sharing some of our favorite moments from our week spent in Minnesota! Dom absolutely LOVES snow & cold ... hmmm maybe we need a change ?! 

 ✈️ 5 hour layovers are cool   

✈️ 5 hour layovers are cool



Hat: Gap Kids // pants: Minted Method Shop  


Outfit: Gap Kids  


I think we want to make It tradition to actually have a white Christmas and escape the Florida heat ...Where should we go to see snow next year ?!  


Shop Of The Month: Minted Method Shop!

Hey guys! I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving and HAPPY BFCM WEEKEND!!! Unfortunately i cannot splurge on deals this year due to the fact that we just recently moved into our first home together as a family.. so as much as i would love to go absolutely CRAZY snagging some good deals, mama's gotta control herself.

BUT that doesn't mean I cant help burn a hole in YOUR wallets.. teehee :D

I get many comments & messages from you all everyday asking where we shop and usually you can simply click my photos and see the tags but I really wanted to brag about a few so I've decided to do a Shop Of The month post to show off some of my favorite places to snag some cute stuff!


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I just cant even handle Dom in this outfit.. that bomber jacket is literally the cutest thing in the world... Bobby G is the brand and the quality of the fabric is amazing... i want a pair of those green pants for myself! I first came across MMS a few months before I even found out I was pregnant, we had been waiting for the day to come for a while and I had already started saving different shops I loved to prepare for when the day actually came lol. Fast forward to now & it is hands down my absolute FAVE place to shop ! I love the wide variety they offer from the best brands, EVERY single piece of clothing we have received is such great quality i'm always impressed, and the fact that the shop is completely endorsed by other blogger moms is amazing because DUH, real moms! Thanks to the power of social media not only did I manage to fuel my addiction to children's clothes.. but I met a new friend Sasha the shop owner, she's literally the sweetest thing and has the most handsome little guy.. I die over his face everyday ! 

Black Friday weekend 10%-70% off! 

Everything Dom is wearing is at MMS and on SALE *excluding the boots

Getting your kid on the best dressed list isn't the only thing MMS is good for...they've got a great selection of things from Home Decor to Adult clothing & accessories with a steady flow of new items every week and the occasional flash sales.

I know a lot of you follow me because of Dom's nursery design so this ones for you ! She's even got an Interior design service called ACCESS its an interior design subscription that gives parents direct access to an interior designer who will answer any questions about their baby or child’s room project.

Theres a little bit for everyone and they've made it even easier to shop with their new mobile app ! Apple users can download it in the app store & it will be coming to Google Play soon! 

>>> www.mintedmethodshop.com <<<

We May need a little help!

If you know me or you’ve been following for a while, you can clearly tell we live in a warm place.. Florida to be exact. Petey and I have been here since we were 7 years old which is basically our whole lives but we were both born up north. Washington DC for me, Petey from New Jersey.. having that said it’s been a long.. long time since we have been in weather below 30 degrees. 


Grid dress: Minted Method Shop  


Denim hat:  Kinship Cap Co.


 Sunnies: Quay Australia // locals, pick them up @  Influence   &nbsp;!&nbsp;   

Sunnies: Quay Australia // locals, pick them up @ Influence   ! 



Okay, so to my point of this post... in December we will be spending a week with my family in Minnesota! My dad has asked me every year, for the past 7 years or so to come out for Christmas and I always laugh and tell him to come here lol well you know how having a kid goes... it changes everything! So now we are DYING to take Dom so he can play in snow for the first time 😬 


Now I know how to dress for Florida winter but I have a strong feeling I’m really not prepared for how cold it will be in Minnesota, not to mention how to dress Dom, so we need your help!. Petey thinks he’s just going to bring his sweatpants and be set, this guy can’t even handle water that’s below 70 degrees and was blasting the heat 2 weeks ago during our ‘cold front’. (Cough) it was 60 degrees....


Let us know your MUST haves for surviving the snow, what do we NEED to stay warm yet comfy. And most important where are the best places to find cute/affordable stuff for Dom! What are long johns ? And do we need them ?! Lmao we are depending on you guys 🖤


ps! If anyone is from Minneapolis we would love suggestions for fun things to do in the city !  


Xo the babes  

Weekend Recap

Welcome to the best 3 months of the year!! We've already got the cinnamon broom by the front door and although its officially Fall... it sure as hell doesn't feel like it in Florida. It makes me so excited for our trip to Minnesota in December so that Dom can see snow for the first time....Anyways, I figured I would recap what we did this weekend in a post since I had so many photos I wanted to share so this wont be your typical single subject post... im kinda going all over the place.

Fridays are just for being lazy... these days rushing home after work only to get in my Pj's and just melt into my bed with the boys to watch movies is literally my favorite thing.


Now that I think of it idk what i'm even talking about because every single night I look forward to just laying in bed with him... Im one of those who anticipates Christmas once Oct starts and my fave movie to watch with him lately is the Peanut's Movie.. needless to say this is exactly what we did. all. night.  

 Booties:&nbsp; Aldo  // Dress:  ViciCollection &nbsp;// Bag: Vince Camuto

Booties: Aldo // Dress: ViciCollection // Bag: Vince Camuto

This Saturday was for the girls.... Please ignore the hideous color my hair is fading into.. getting a fresh dye next week! Ive been longing for some serious baby free girl time lately. I met up with Ashley & Joelle, to have lunch at Brio ... if you've never had the strawberry chicken salad you haveeee to try it the next time you go! And id like to know why I was the ONLY one with a glass of wine?! while they drank freaking coffee (insert eye roll) what the hell is that?! You better believe i'm having a glass of wine if I'm off Dom-less. Needless to say we have made a plan to have a #girlboss night once a week to work on our own personal projects while drinking wine:)


Later that night Petey, Dom & I went to my mama's house. I was watching the Today Show the other morning and they mentioned a recipe contest.. all I heard was "win a trip to Napa" and I immediately told my mom and she was like YEESSSSSSS were doing it! lol my mom and I have always really enjoy cooking together, my siblings and I grew up in a household where we always had home cooked meals so we all have a little bit of skill when it comes to the kitchen and it really is therapeutic for me. If you are interested in entering the contest ... check it out!

Even meal prepping for Dom is something I really don't mind doing, even though it takes forever which brings me to the other thing i was cooking up while helping mama with her dish. I received the BEABA Baby Cook back before Dom could even eat solids and I had been dying to start using it. Im sure you've seen it on my stories.. This thing is amazing! It makes prepping his food so so easy and not to mention even better for your babe because everything is fresh, and you know EXACTLY what you are giving them. 


Now I am by NO means judging if you feed your babe canned food. Do you mama, your baby is alive and well and thats all that matters. BUT do this little test for me one day... get a jar of the pureed baby peas, like Gerber or one of the popular ones. Then buy some frozen peas, cook & blend them up into a puree (add water if needed). Now taste the jarred peas, then taste the peas you made and tell me the ones you made don't taste 100000 times better. For those who hate veggies... peas are actually sweet but those peas you get in the jars are NOT they literally taste like caca... don't you want your little one eating yummy stuff too!? This is the PERFECT time to snag a baby cook because they are offering 15% off of any order! Code: FALL15

Dom is 27 weeks tomorrow ... seriously WHERE does time go!? So far he has eaten Peas, Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli, Apples, Mashed Potatoes, Pumpkin, Chicken, Carrots, Strawberries, Bananas, he loves them ALL and this week we made a Chicken + Black Bean + Apple puree. All in all it probably takes me about 25 minutes to prep all of the food.. depending on how many different things I have to steam. But the process is so easy & i've gotten all of my food ideas from the Real Baby Food book. 


Aren't they so HANDSOME?! Sunday's have always been my personal favorite day of the week .. they are literally meant for Brunch, mimosas, and enjoying the outdoors. Thats exactly how we spent our day! attending a beautiful family wedding, and I've gotta say ... brunch weddings are THE best. Every wedding I have been to has been the traditional starts around 5 and goes late into the night but THIS trend is so much better! When the day comes... I think Petey and I agree we really like the idea, Except there will be a mountain of doughnuts ... not a cake lmao. I wish i would have taken more photos of the food and other things but I guess I was too busy stuffing my fat face lol

 My Go-To Diaper bag //  Pacapod

My Go-To Diaper bag // Pacapod

This dress literally made for THE perfect wedding attire. Im obsessed and want one in every color .. they no longer have this print but they constantly come out with new products daily and have different color options to choose from. I cant even keep track of how many weddings we have been to over the past year, we have three more between now and February! Ive really taken a liking to coordinating our outfits for special events. Of course Dom steals the show every time, i cant handle him !!!

 Outfit:  Bardot Junior

what did you guys do this weekend?!