freshly picked diaper bag

towards the end of my pregnancy, i researched the hell out of diaper bags because i was clueless about what i needed one to hold/do for a new mom, but i just knew i needed one. i narrowed it down to the freshly picked and the fawn design because they both seemed really popular & had great reviews for different…
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week 40 pregnancy bumpdate

today is my official due date for this baby boy of ours & i am feeling NO signs of labor or readiness from him. (you can find previous bumpdates here to see my belly progression!) i will get a slight cramp & think to myself “is this a contraction” or feel something and be like “was that my water breaking” ….but,…
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bishop arts outing

a few weekends ago dekel’s friend ofek came into dallas from israel for a night. he came with his g/f to specifically see a UFC fight before going on to visit vegas, san francisco, some national parks and then new york but we wanted to meet up with them and take them to enjoy some good ‘ol texas bbq for the one afternoon they…
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week 36 pregnancy bumpdate

i’m wrapping up week 36 of my pregnancy & coming to the realization that he could literally come into the world any day now. this is all out of my control and i’m trying my best to go-with-the-flow and be open-minded for when/how labor could happen. i’m finding peace in thinking of my mama friend’s who have had kids and just reminding…
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maternity to the max

you guys, i’m feeling maternity to the max! at 35 weeks my belly is so heavy and the pressure down there is getting real. i think this is the feeling my doctor was describing when she said it will feel like a bowling ball is in between my legs once he “drops.” i’m winded so easily and am getting cramps in my belly…
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best boozy brunch around dallas

we LOOOOVE brunching (i mean who doesn’t?!) & have been to a few amazing places recently that i would like to share. some new-to-us & some old favs. here are 5 of the best boozy brunch hot spots around dallas, in no particular order: 1. mudhen farm-to-table at it’s finest. we love enjoying their mouth-watering $8 double mimosas, tasty food & fresh air…
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6 days in south beach miami

a few weeks ago dek & i went to sunny south beach miami to escape the cold, rainy wave that hit dallas. we wanted a quick getaway that was close by (it was 2.5 hour flight) & where we could just relax and explore a new city. we love traveling together and this trip was no exception, we had so much…
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headed to sunny south beach

dekel & i are headed to south beach in miami!!!!!!!!!! we’ve never been and we’re so excited to spend a few days soaking up the sun and exploring a new-to-us place. this weekend was spent cleaning the house since my sister will be holding down the fort and dog-sitting for us and gathering last minute things like sunscreen, bug spray, books…
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my babe’s birthday

it was dek’s birthday yesterday so we went out to celebrate! mirelle found this cool-looking place called the royale via a food blogger she follows on instagram and since one of dek’s favorite foods is burgers & beer we knew he would love it…and it did not disappoint! they also had extravagant milkshakes that we wanted to try. win win. majorly drool-worthy…
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site update with blogerize

haifa bay & port area in israel – – photo taken while driving up one of the many mountains on the way to the university, more photos in this blog post from 2012. when i first started my blog i treated it as an online diary that kept my dallas family & friends connected to what my sister, mirelle, & i were…
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