Always A Ball At City Hall

At our city hall you have a 50% chance of spotting a princess. 😉

Happy Monday Friends!

I mean- Tuesday. Happy Tuesday Friends!

After lunch on Saturday we Lila wander around and spent seriously like an hour at this little spot. She loves splashing the fountains and there’s lots of kids and dogs running around so she has a great time just walking from fountain to fountain doing her thing. I love days where we have nothing to do and can just pick a spot to hang and follow Lila’s lead.

Tomorrow I’m sharing Lila’s ‘Montessori style’ closet. So check back for that! Thanks for reading.

Warmly,

Celeste Wright

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Family Fun At The LA County Fair

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Greetings from the LA County Fair!

It was our first time at the LA fair and it was a blast. All of the attractions were beyond magical to see. Especially when the sunset turned the sky to dusk. Everything lit up and I felt like I was in the fair in Charlotte’s Web or something. I went to the Ventura County Fair a few times before, and this was like 100 times better at least. The attractions and halls were so perfectly detailed. We loved the Alice and Wonderland hall, especially the live rabbits at the Mad Tea Party. There was a Dinosaur exhibit where you got to walk through the dinos and Lila loved it. Even though she wanted to be held the whole time. Last thing that stuck out was the live animals. This part usually bums me out at fairs, but I kid you not these animals were fineeee. Every animal had tons of space and a trainer watching over it. There were lemurs, peacocks, giraffes, monkeys, alligators, parrots- I mean it was crazy. We had such a fun family night and I can’t wait to come back next year. Are you going to the fair this year? Let me know in the comments. 🙂

Warmly,

Celeste Wright

 

 

*Thank you to the LA County Fair for generously sponsoring this post. We had the best time.

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Colorful Cacti || Part 1

 

Colorful Cacti || Part 1

Vantage Obscura || Part 2

Better As A Color || Part 3

The Rainbow Gates || Part 4

Walking The Pets || Part 5

Bold Pas at Night || Part 6

 

Mermaid Doll // Lila’s Shoes // Jake’s Backpack

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Yesterday we attended this Bold Pas, which featured art installation throughout they alleys of old town Pasadena. It was so much fun and we took way too many photos. I decided to turn into 6 posts, so I cleared my calendar for this week and you’ll be seeing a new set of photos everyday this week. See you all next week for the same ol same ol. 🙂

 

 

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Lovely Lazy Sunday

 

Today me and Lila had a girls morning and then we met up with Hubs and his friends for a yummy treat of hot cocoa ice cream. A lovely lazy Sunday if I do say so. I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

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Did Someone Say, Date Night?

Dress // Shoes // Sunnies… 25% off, WRIGHT25

Let’s Take a Peak Inside The Theater…

 

Good Morning Friends!

Last night was a very special night because it was *drumroll please* Date Night! Jake and I almost never go out just the two of us. In fact it’s mid July and we have only been out just the 2 of us one other night this year. Needless to say, this date night was long over due.

I have been wanting to see Baby Driver since I saw the preview and finally Jake asked for a date night enough times that he wore me down. We decided to see it at iPic since it’s more than just a theater but rather an experience.

From the moment I walked in I was instantly relaxed. The lighting is rather dim and there is a nice aura about the place. We checked in at the concierge desk and she kindly escorted downstairs to the lounge and theater area. As you can see from the photos above there is an entire lounge area where you can sit, talk, and order food/drinks before or after the movie. I loved this area and it was the perfect place to grab a drink and talk a bit before the movie.

When it was time to be seated for the movie the manager on duty kindly walked us to our seats and gave a tour of the sitting area. Our seats were waiting for us with pillows and a fleece blanket. How awesome  is that? I always wish I had snuck a blanket into the theater before so this was like a dream come true. I was also impressed with the amount of storage available. There was a place for my purse and everything.

We ordered food before the movie started and they brought it out to us in courses during the movie. It seriously couldn’t have been better timed how they brought it out either. First, when the previews were starting an attendant brought each seat their bag of popcorn (the best part!) Then as the movie was starting our drinks were delivered. I got a coke and Jake got an orange cream and they also brought us each a water. It was so nice having a ice cold glass to drink from instead of a paper cup. A few minutes later our appetizer was brought out, warm pretzels with mustard and jalapeño cheese. Yum! Towards the middle of the movie we were brought tater tots and sliders. I was so full off eating my entire popcorn, but these tater tots couldn’t keep me away. I never realized how much I loved tater tots before. The sliders were super yummy too! When the movie was ending is when our dessert was brought out, Smores a la mode! It was so delicious and the perfect thing to end the movie with. Our waitress was also the nicest girl on the planet. I wanted to give her a hug at the end because she was seriously a rock star and made our night unforgettable with her attentiveness to making sure everything was perfect for us.

On our walk back to the car I couldn’t stop smiling. It was by far the best date night we had gone on since having Lila. Also something about walking through the One Colorado alley at night with the twinkling lights gives me the kind of magical feeling you get around Christmas time. We might just have to make date night a more regular thing. Oh and Baby Driver did it not disappoint. If you haven’t seen yet runnnn to theaters. Literally stop what you’re doing and go to the theater. IT’S SO GOOD.

*This post is in collaboration with iPic Theaters Pasadena. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.

 

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Last night was a very special night because it was *drumroll please* Date Night! Jake and I almost never go out just the two of us. In fact it’s mid July and we have only been out just the 2 of us one other night this year. Needless to say, this date night was long over due. — I have been wanting to see Baby Driver since I saw the preview and finally Jake asked for a date night enough times that he wore me down. We decided to see it at 🎥@ipictheaters since it’s more than just a theater but rather an experience. — On our walk back to the car I couldn’t stop smiling. It was by far the best date night we had gone on since having Lila. Also something about walking through the One Colorado alley at night with the twinkling lights gives me the kind of magical feeling you get around Christmas time. We might just have to make date night a more regular thing. Oh and Baby Driver did it not disappoint. If you haven’t seen yet runnnn to theaters. Literally stop what you’re doing and go to the theater. IT’S SO GOOD.

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Everyone Wins At Dinner Time

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*This post was generously sponsored by Fazoli’s Italian. Al thoughts and opinions are my own.

We visited the Fazoli’s Chino Hills Location.

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If the word pizza is mentioned in our home, then Lila will hear it and ask to get pizza 100 times or until we get it (whichever comes first). So we decided to try Fazoli’s after hearing they removed all artificial ingredients from the entire menu. There is a Fazoli’s on the way home from Jake’s new work, and I have noticed the sign from a mile away. It is eye catching and fun and somewhere that I could tell Lila would just love. Because well, pizza.

I checked out their Yelp page and they had really great reviews. The inside looked clean and kid friendly, which is a huge factor in trying somewhere new to eat. So we took the leap and went there for a family dinner.

As much as I like pizza, I changed my mind at the counter and ordered the Chicken Alfredo with a side salad. If I eat pizza or pasta for dinner, I almost always crave a salad and Fazoli’s had a huge assortment of delicious options. Jake got the penne with marinara sauce, which is his favorite thing to eat for dinner. They also gave us breadsticks for the table that were so yummy! I had one but I wanted to eat twelve. Yum!

Lila was very pleased with the cheese pizza, and was so excited that that’s what she was eating for dinner. It felt like a lot of food when it first arrived at the table but it got eaten so fast that before we knew it they were bringing out our dessert. We decided on one dessert to share, the brownie gelato sundae. Did your mouth just water too? It was seriously so good that we will be coming back just to have that for dessert again. Haha. Seriously though!

A major mom win is that Fazoli’s menu is completely clean of all artificial sweeteners, flavors, preservatives and colors as part of its 0% Artificial 100% Delicious “Naturally Italian” initiative. I can see us coming back here when we need a night of Italian dining, but without spending more. Or I might just want another Italian Strawberry Ice. 😉

If there’s a Fazoli’s near you, try it! Because I snagged you a coupon for $3 off $10 or more at Fazoli’s: http://bit.ly/2rSV9aP

Bonapetit!

 

*This post was generously sponsored by Fazoli’s Italian. Al thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

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If the word pizza is mentioned in our home then Lila will hear it and ask for pizza 100 times, or until we get it, whichever comes first. So we decided to try @FazolisItalian after hearing they removed all artificial ingredients from the entire menu. AD – As much as I like pizza, I changed my mind at the counter and instead ordered the Chicken Alfredo with a Side Salad. If I eat pizza or pasta for dinner I almost always crave a salad and Fazoli’s had a huge assortment of delicious options. – Lila was very pleased with the cheese pizza, and was so excited it was for dinner. Major #momwin that Fazoli’s® food menu is completely clean of all artificial sweeteners, flavors, preservatives and colors as part of its 0% Artificial 100% Delicious "Naturally Italian" initiative. – I can see us coming back here when we need a night of Italian dining that doesn’t cost a fortune. Or I might just want another Italian Strawberry Ice. 😋 #NaturallyItalian #FazolisFresh #OhHelloDining

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Family Beach Day

Today we went to a little beach in Ranchos Palos Verdes. Jake and I had our wedding ceremony at Wayfarer’s Chapel so the town as a whole is dear to our hearts. We were recommended this beach from a friend, saying it was small and perfect to take our toddler to. It was a bit of hike to get down to the beach but the scenery was so gorgeous we didn’t mind. The walk back up on the hill though… not as easy.

We don’t go to the beach all that often, so this truly was an experience for us. We brought Lila’s favorite mermaid toys and made sure we could provide a shady spot in case she wasn’t that into it. Luckily she had a great time, meaning we all had a great time. She really controls the mood for the whole family.

Jake taught Lila to search for seashells and together they found so many cool ones. It was very cute to see Lila trying to pick up every single shell to show Jake. Their relationship is truly blossoming and it is something I have been waiting to witness for a long time. She gets so excited when Jake walks in the door home from work. She knows he is coming home to play.

Jake recently started a new job which I will share more about later. So far it has done wonders for our family life and I am excited to make finally make happy memories on the weekends as a family. Until next week. XO

 

Lila’s Outfit: | Swimsuit: Minnow Swim|| Water Shoes: Natives|| Sunglasses: Babiators|

Extra from photos: | Sunscreen, California Baby|| Mommy and Me Sandals|| Milk and Eggs |

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Disney Junior #DisneyJuniorFRiYAY Live Event

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Chances are everyone reading this has heard of Disney Junior. We happen to be huge fans of Disney Junior whether it’s watching shows on Disney Channel or a visit to Disneyland. A few days ago Lila and I had an amazing opportunity to attend a Disney Junior Live Event right here in Los Angeles! So keep on scrolling for behind the scenes photos of the event, inspiration for a pinterest perfect Puppy Dog Pals party, and something exciting happening every Friday all summer long of Disney Junior.

The event was held in a gorgeous home in the foothills of Enico, California. Upon arriving to the entrance of the home was decor ranging from balloons, bubbles, and even paw prints leading up the door. It was so festive and Lila was immediately in puppy dog paradise. Once walking through the door the children got to adopt a (balloon) puppy that would accompany them through the event. Lila loves her’s so much and it is still providing a good amount of entertainment in our living room.

The decor of this event was so creative and detailed. Everything was to theme of Disney Junior’s new show, Puppy Dog Pals. A few of my favorite details were the puppy dog cake pops, Fetch sticks (pretzel sticks), and the bone shaped sugar cookies.

In the backyard was a table for face painting, DIY collar (bracelet) station, and a gorgeous table set up for the children to enjoy their snacks. Lila couldn’t get enough of the toys in the backyard and went down the slide probably 50 times.

Once the children got a good amount of energy out we were invited to the family room for a premier of a brand new episode of Puppy Dog Pals on Disney Channel. I made Lila a special popcorn mixed with pretzels, goldfish, & m&m’s and she sat through the whole episode snacking away.

The best part is the fun doesn’t have to end. EVERY Friday all summer long Disney Junior will be releasing new episodes of your favorite shows airing on Friday mornings on Disney Channel. Now is that a good FRiYAY surprise or what? Below is the full schedule, which show are you most excited for? #DisneyJuniorFRiYAY

FRiYAY, 6/30 – Sofia the First @ 9am followed by an all-new Elena of Avalor
FRiYAY, 7/7 – Back to back Lion Guard starting @ 8am followed by an all-new Puppy Dog Pals
FRiYAY, 7/14– Lion Guard starting @ 8am followed by all-new Mickey & The Roadster Racers and Puppy Dog
FRiYAY,  7/21 –Lion Guard @ 8am followed by all-new Sofia The First and Elena of Avalor
FRiYAY, 7/28- Mickey & The Roadster Racers @8:30am followed by an all-new Puppy Dog Pals
FRiYAY,  8/4 – Sofia the First @ 9am
FRiYAY, 8/11 – Lion Guard @ 8am followed by all-new Mickey and the Roadster Racers  and Puppy Dog Pals
FRiYAY, 8/18 – Sofia The First @ 9am followed by an all-new Elena of Avalor

I love that Disney Junior is offering all new episodes every FRiYAY morning on Disney Channel because who doesn’t love a NEW episode of a show. I seriously get so excited for a new story, especially when I have seen the last season of the show 100 times with my toddler. Her favorite show is Sofia the First and you better believe I can quote all three seasons of the show.

I like that Lila watches Sofia the First because Sofia faces obstacles in every episode and always chooses to do the right thing. She is brave, graceful, and a great role model for little girls. I love seeing Lila completely captivated during the episodes and talking about them with her after. She always tells me, “Sofia is so brave” and when she does something brave she’ll tell me, “Mom, I’m brave like Sofia!” It really is heartwarming to have her learn life lessons from a show and apply them to her life.

This summer Disney Junior is putting the yay in FRiYAY for our family by having a weekly playdate to enjoy the new episodes and while enjoying a special treat like Mickey pancakes or maybe Disney shaped fruit snacks. I am excited to get creative every week and have something to look forward to on Friday mornings. I hope everyone will join me in watching! Leave me a comment with what show you are most excited for.

*Thank you to Disney Junior for generously sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 


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When On Abbot Kinney…

Stroller // Baby Carrier // Diaper Bag // My Jumpsuit // My Shoes

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Yesterday me and my sister rounded up the kiddos to go Casetify store on Abbot Kinney. They were hosting a special event for us where the kids could make artwork and then when they were done crafting we got to pick our favorite masterpieces to turn into phone cases. It was amazing. The kids had so much fun and I loved seeing their eyes light up at the craft station going to town on their projects. I can’t even handle the cuteness they created. If you follow me on Instagram then you saw the behind the scenes on my InstaStories. When I get the case in the mail I will be sure to share it here in my next post.

After the kids were done crafting we decided to take advantage of the awesome parking spot that we scored and walk around Abbot Kinney for a bit. It was such a beautiful day since it was warm and overcast, in my opinion a perfect combination. We stopped by Blue Bottle for iced lattes and Blue Star for donuts and in between found all of these adorable walls. Both kiddos ended up falling asleep on the walk back to the car which was a #MomWin.

A Bit About This Stroller: I love this stroller because not only does it turn heads but also maneuvers like a dream. The bottom basket was jam packed with the kid’s stuff like outfit changes, water bottles, snacks, balloon animals, and who the heck knows what else but it didn’t effect the smoothness of the ride at all. It also folds up into one piece which is super awesome because our old stroller was two pieces and much harder to break down. It also came with all the accessories, instead of them all being sold separately. How annoying is it when you get a stroller and then you have to buy -everything- separate?! I loved that with this Kangaroo stroller everything is right there in the box. Because it’s a single stroller the kids have to trade off between sitting in the stroller / being worn in a carrier. It’s funny to see them fight over who gets to sit in the stroller, it reminds me of calling shotgun to sit the front seat.

I hope everyone had a fun weekend with family and friends!

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