Citrus Lane April 2014

citrus lane box april 2014

The April 2014 Citrus Lane box has arrived. Each month Citrus Lane sends you a box based off your child’s age and gender. This month we received a 28 month old, girl box. Since Spring has finally sprung and April has Earth Day in the month, Citrus Lane selected products that focused on eco-friendly design and items […]

Six Months Ago and Easter 2014

Easter 2014

Happy Easter! Well Dad, it’s hard to believe six months has already gone by. Mom and I were just talking about you the other day. It doesn’t feel like it’s been six months already. Where has the time gone? I still remember sitting out in the yard, under the tree with you, talking about the […]

Boston Cooler

boston cooler2

Despite what you may have heard, there are actually a few good things that have come out of Detroit such as Faygo and Vernors. Now, a LOT of you is probably thinking, what the heck are you talking about? I’m talking about the two best brands of pop you can ever drink. Both pops are […]

Yu Kids Island

sophie with ballons

Over the weekend we took Sophie to Yu Kids Island. It’s an indoor, kid-friendly play area located in the Chicagoland area Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, IL or in the Hawthorn Center in Vernon Hills, IL. We live close to Vernon Hills so that is the one we took her to. This play area is nice […]

Birchbox Review April 2014

april birchbox rainy days

I received my first ever Birchbox this month. The April 2014 Birchbox theme for the month is Rainy Days. Embrace the rainy days (or snow if you live in the Midwest),stay indoors and give yourself a spa day and test out your new beauty products!  I like subscription boxes because they allow me to try […]

Long Island, New York

northport village park dock

Over the weekend, I had to opportunity to travel to Long Island, New York. If you ever get a chance to go, I highly recommend going. It is absolutely beautiful. My expectations were completely wrong. I thought it was going to be like New York City: busy and way over crowed, but it is not […]

Stitch Fix #4

stitch fix 4 behind blue eyes blog

I received my fourth Stitch Fix box this month. If you don’t know by now, I love monthly boxes; I’m always full of anticipation to open them up and see what’s inside. The one thing I really like about Stitch Fix is that if you do not like your items you can send them back. Also, it’s not like […]

FabFitFun Spring 2014 Box

fabfitfun spring 2014

You know how I love boxes; I’m here to share with you another awesome box.  My girl Giuliana Rancic has put together the FabFitFun box that is exactly that: beauty, fitness, fashion and wellness all in one box. The Spring Edition 2014 FabFitFun box contained the following: Kai Perfume Oil ($48):  This perfume oil has […]

Sophie’s First Painting

sophies painting2 behind blue eyes blog

A month or so ago, I talked about how I try and do too much.  This made me have a moment of reflection about why I love being a mom, which you can read more about here.  I’ve been working really hard to spend more time with Sophie and less time doing “things that need […]

Citrus Lane Box March 2014

citrus lane march 2014

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. The March 2014 Citrus Lane box has arrived. Each month Citrus Lane sends you a box based off your child’s age and gender. This month we received a 27 month old, girl box. Beginner Puzzle Set from Petit Collage ($14.00) – This puzzle set is really cute. The puzzle pieces form the […]

$150 Cash Giveaway

cash giveaway

Congratulations Entry #4230 Heather H.  You are the lucky winner! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ The lovely sponsors of Living in Yellow have done it again. These awesome ladies are here to give you a cash to win $150 in cash! Who doesn’t want to win some cash? I know I could use some. Along with the cash, you also win […]

Five Months Ago

behind blue eyes blog wedding

Sorry Dad, I meant to write this yesterday, but Sophie wanted my attention. So instead of writing, Sophie and I sat down and looked at pictures of you. She got a big smile on her face and said, “aww, that’s my Grandpa.” Then she kept asking to see more pictures. I wish I had more […]