If we are friends on Facebook then you have already seen some of these photos, as I couldn’t resist sharing them on Valentine’s Day. There are some here that I didn’t share yet though! If not, follow thesweetteasweetie on Instagram & watch my stories or check out my new instagram dedicated solely to this little guy, sweetteamomma! So one day I was absentmindedly scrolling through Facebook while James was napping & I passed a post for Meghan MacAskill of the Wild Bloom Studio saying that she was doing Valentine’s Day mini photo sessions. The date was that weekend and she only had one time slot left. We had all been feeling under the weather so I wasn’t sure that we could do it, but I the set up looked so cute that I couldn’t stop thinking about it! Enter me trying to find the post again. Thanks to Facebook’s algorithm (no love here), I looked for an obscene amount of time & couldn’t find it again. In a panic, I turned to Google and started typing in keywords. Does this happen to anyone else? You see something then can’t ever find it when you go back? Eventually I found Meghan again and booked her last spot! So glad that I did! How adorable are these photos??? I love my tiny Valentine! He is Mr. Serious. I think it runs in the family! He was wide eyed, taking in the set up & playing with everything that he could find. Our session came with these adorable mini valentines. It was so much fun handing them out! So many times my photos remain in the computer & I don’t take the time to print them out, so it was really fun to have some prints! Huge thank you to Meghan for these photos! If you are in the Bay Area, go check out her site!

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Strawberry Brownie Valentine Cupcakes | www.sweetteasweetie.com

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Happy Galentine’s Day! A day made immortal by Parks & Recreation’s Leslie Knope. A day to celebrate all of your favorite girlfriends! I am all for anything that celebrates my favorite girls. How are you celebrating Galentine’s Day today? Anyone doing a fun brunch, Leslie Knope style? I’d be up for that! I am a […]

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Sweet Tea Sparkling Apple Cider | www.sweetteasweetie.com

When I was pregnant, I really struggled to find things to drink. Booze was obviously out for a treat. I’d substitute the occasional soda for a lesser evil. I’d down my water, but aside from that, even so many of my beloved teas had too much caffeine in them. I stumbled upon a similar drink […]

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Plan ahead, June is lavender month in Sonoma wine country. Everyone likes to visit Napa during harvest season in the fall and I’ll admit, it’s pretty incredible BUT it’s so crowded! One of my favorite things about living so close to Napa and Sonoma is our ability to go up for an afternoon when the […]

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So I’m a little bit behind in editing our Europe photos for sharing. At least I was able to share the German Christmas Museum before the end of the year! Our little guy has gotten so much more active & my time has been spending playing with him rather than working! SO, instead of Europe, […]

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Crown Casserole is sort of an old fashioned dish. I’m resurrecting it here because its super tasty, warm & filling for the winter, and I love that you make it in just one pan! My copy of Southern Living this month had a huge feature of old fashioned recipes that they still make. If Southern […]

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In the spirit of making healthy eating more of a habit & everyday occurrence rather than short strong bursts of “being good” followed by falling off the wagon, I am always on the hunt for delicious snacks and meals that are easy and fun to incorporate into daily life. Usually this means a leaner dinner […]

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Newborn Photo Shoot | www.sweetteasweetie.com

Last month I shared the last 7 months of Baby James growing up in partnership with Cord Blood Registry¬†(check out “10 Things to Know About Preserving Newborn Stem Cells”). I realized that I never shared his newborn photos or my maternity photos on the blog! SO here are some of the sweetest photos of our […]

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