Sunday, January 20, 2013

Countdown Time!

    It is officially one week until paradise! Laying in bed this morning, Adam decided to book a spontaneous family trip to the Bahamas as a VERY welcome break from all of the snow we've been hit with. I haven't been to the Bahamas since our one year anniversary way back in 2009, so I cannot wait to go back as a family!

Now comes my least favorite part.... packing! Time to break out the Louis Vuitton!

What are some of your essentials when going on a trip?

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sophia's Birthday!

Yesterday... we celebrated Sophia's 2nd birthday! 

   While the weather was a bit chilly outside, it was nothing but light, love, and laughter inside! We had a small get together of family and a few close friends for Sophia's birthday yesterday. Her favorite movie of the moment is Disney's "Tangled", so I scoured Pinterest for months to find some inspiration.

     These cupcakes were my first and favorite discoveries! I thought these were beyond adorable! I made both vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with my trusted Martha Stewart recipes (and without the green food coloring), but kept the design of Pascal the same. The kids loved the goofy treats and were definitely NOT shy about asking for seconds!

   Overall, the  was a big success and a great get together. Adam's parents were able to visit for the day and it added a really special touch to have all of the grandparents together!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Welcome to my blog!

Hello there!

Thank you for visiting my blog!

My name is Arianna Pierce and I am lifestyle blogger who writes about all things family, travel, food, fashion, and especially DIY projects! I am a stay at home mom to my two amazing children, Jaxon and Sophia. Throw into the mix my husband, Adam, and our new puppy, Bodie, and we have quite the busy household! While my family will be a constant source of inspiration for this blog, I do wish to keep some of my life personal life personal!

I created this blog to share my experiences as well as hear about others as well! I am constantly pouring over other mommy blogs and always thought, "If they can do it, then so can I!" With the start of a new year, and now that I have a little extra space in my day (did I mention nap time is the greatest invention ever?!), I am taking the time to put together my own special place for my thoughts.

Some of my favorite things are trying out new recipes (especially from Pinterest!), DIY projects, traveling as a family, attending NY Fashion Week (which should be a monthly thing if you ask me!), and online shopping.

Through blogging, I hope to share my findings, as well as connect with some of the other mommy bloggers out there!

I always love hearing from other bloggers, so please feel free to leave me a comment or email me at!