OUTFIT

Soon To Be Four

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On Bel :: Rachel Pally dress, Forever21 hat

On Beau :: So Little So Hip Suspenders, H&M t-shirt and shorts, Puma shoes

It's been a while since I've been to this space, but with this new chapter in our lives closing as a family of three, I'm finding myself wanting to document more of our lives together.  There is something about putting words with photographs that helps to engrave that memory deeper into your mind or just simply spark a memory that you thought was completely forgotten.  Looking back at the beginning of this blog, reading my entries and looking through the photographs of Holden as an infant, I find myself back in that place, reliving all of Holden's idiosyncrasies, my thoughts as a new mother, and our life back then.  And I find myself missing that - missing putting words down on "paper" to forever etch into memory these times in our lives. And while I do keep a private journal for Holden, there is something about adding pictures to words that makes everything that much more real and tangible. So I'm back...to sharing our adventures as a family of three, soon-to-be-four!!!, and everything that entails.

#ElegantErrands with Bel & Beau Skirts & Lilla P


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photography: by amy lynn photography 

Bel wears: Lila P. cashmere cardigan c/o, Bel & Beau Black Tulle Skirt (coming March), Ivanka Trump suede booties c/o

Beau wears: Carmel Baby & Child c/o Fawn Shoppe, Gap striped shirt, Zara jeans, Freshly Picked Moccasins c/o

We didn't give Holden any sugar for a long time (we would say that candy was yucky and he just agreed with us), but now that he's a little older we allow him to indulge in something sweet every once and a while.  Mr. B has a slight addiction to chocolate (I literally can not keep ice cream in the house for longer than a day) and the first time Holden ever had chocolate ice cream, we knew by his reaction that the chocolate-loving gene had been passed down to him :)

I don't have the biggest sweet tooth, but there are times that I just can't help treating us to an afternoon at an ice cream parlor or cupcake shop, especially after the little man fell and cracked his forehead open (you can still see the glue on his forehead in these pictures). San Francisco is littered with quaint cupcake shops and bakeries, but I was hard pressed to find any near our new house until Holden and I stumbled upon Heavenly Cupcake in downtown San Diego.  With rows and rows of decadent cupcakes in every flavor imaginable, this was the perfect spot to introduce Holden to the world of cupcakes, and if you can't tell by the pictures, he was pretty happy with the experience.  I bought one to share between the two of us and somehow I barely got a taste.

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This post is part of my #ElegantErrands series with Lady and Prince.  To find out more about #ElegantErrands and how you can get involved, read more in this post.

FINDING BALANCE

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Bel clothing :: Zara necklace // Zara cropped top // Bel & Beau "Mrs." Maxi Skirt in Sapphire

Beau clothing ::  H&M Winter hat // Zara top // Missjhandmade striped leggings // Zara loafers 

Only accessible when the tide is low enough for us to sneak around a towering rock wall that on most occasions meets the crashing waves to ward off visitors, this has quickly become our favorite spot to explore.  When the tide is at it's lowest point, the large boulders that rest on the sand are brimming with sea life living in their nooks and crannies and we spend hours discovering the animals that get trapped on the shore as they wait for the tide to rise again.

Recently, I've been struggling with finding a balance between running the shop and giving enough of myself to my little family.  It seems it's always difficult to to separate my time between the two and I'm starting to think that it's time to start dedicating my time to each separately so that they each can have 100% of my undivided attention.  I'm definitely learning as I go, and I'm not sure there is any right answer or if there ever will be a perfect balance, but for now I just feel incredibly grateful that I can do something I love and still spend my day with my favorite little person on the planet.

I'd love to hear from you work at home mothers and how you find balance in your daily schedules!