Ramblings – Bake Your Day http://www.bakeyourday.net living simply, loving fully, eating deliciously Fri, 03 Aug 2018 17:57:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Pearl – 6 Months Old http://www.bakeyourday.net/pearl-6-months-old/ http://www.bakeyourday.net/pearl-6-months-old/#respond Fri, 03 Aug 2018 17:56:52 +0000 http://www.bakeyourday.net/?p=9498 My Sweet Pearl is SIX months old.  Well, actually she will be seven months old tomorrow, but I’m looking at the bright side in that at least this blog post is only one month late! Pearl is so, so sweet.  She is (mostly) calm and quiet and is an observer.  She likes to just take in […]

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My Sweet Pearl is SIX months old.  Well, actually she will be seven months old tomorrow, but I’m looking at the bright side in that at least this blog post is only one month late!

Pearl is so, so sweet.  She is (mostly) calm and quiet and is an observer.  She likes to just take in her surroundings, she likes to look around and watch.  Mostly she watches her big sister and Emma.  They both make her giggle often.

She started eating some food, mostly purees, between 4 and 5 months and she is an EATER.  She hasn’t turned her nose up to one thing we have tried.  She loves it all and can down 4 ounces of baby food in a few minutes flat.  She loves baby puffs and the teething wafers.  Speaking of teething, she has three – the third one popped through yesterday.

She sits supported very well and spent a little time last night on the floor sitting by herself.  She jabbers all the time and loves to blow rasbperries.  She babbles “da da” and “ba ba”.  She rolls over when she really wants to, but is mostly content to stay in one place (which is A-OK with me).  She really enjoys sitting in her Bumbo seat, high chair, or exer-saucer to watch what is happening around her.

We love our Pearl Girl.  She is such a joy to have in our lives and I can’t wait to watch her personality develop over the next few months!

So proud to be sitting up.  I think she was looking over me to see Daniel Tiger. 
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Echo Bluff State Park http://www.bakeyourday.net/echo-bluff-state-park/ http://www.bakeyourday.net/echo-bluff-state-park/#respond Thu, 02 Aug 2018 20:57:54 +0000 http://www.bakeyourday.net/?p=9486 Our second R-pod trip took us to Echo Bluff State Park. We decided to keep our trips in-state for a while, at least until we have a little bit more trailer experience. EBSP is a fairly new state park and I am not quite sure what I expected but it blew me away!  The campground […]

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Our second R-pod trip took us to Echo Bluff State Park. We decided to keep our trips in-state for a while, at least until we have a little bit more trailer experience.

EBSP is a fairly new state park and I am not quite sure what I expected but it blew me away!  The campground was so nice and clean.  The site was perfectly level (this can be a big deal!).  There is a good amount of green space between sites. And there are wild, white horses that roam the campground – two adults and one baby.  We got our camp setup and they greeted us fairly soon after.

There is a creek that runs through the campground, called Sinking Creek, that flows into the Current River.  It’s spring-fed so it’s a little cool and the water is always flowing.  Being July it was plenty warm and the creek was perfect for cooling off.


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Summer Skincare http://www.bakeyourday.net/summer-skincare/ http://www.bakeyourday.net/summer-skincare/#respond Tue, 03 Jul 2018 14:00:35 +0000 http://www.bakeyourday.net/?p=9468 I’m so excited to talk about my summer skincare routine.  I can’t believe I actually typed that!  Most of us are excited to share with friends when we find something we are excited and passionate about. I started using some Beautycounter products after Pearl was born.  Post-partum hormones wreak havoc on my skin and  I […]

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I’m so excited to talk about my summer skincare routine.  I can’t believe I actually typed that!  Most of us are excited to share with friends when we find something we are excited and passionate about.

I started using some Beautycounter products after Pearl was born.  Post-partum hormones wreak havoc on my skin and  I had never really had success in fading the dark spots on my face from when I was pregnant with Lucy.  That coupled with a few spots I had removed between pregnancies, turning 32, and lack of sleep (hi dark eye circles), I was in need of some help!

Also having the desire to use safer products, I turned to Beautycounter.  I started with using the loved charcoal bar and the Countermatch night cream.  From there I added more and more products until, after tons of thought and discernment, I decided to join as a consultant.  Fast forward to now, I don’t exclusively use Beautycounter but I mostly use Beautycounter.  There are clean/safe/natural products on the market other than Beautycounter.  Some of my favorites include Schmidt’s (deodorant – another post coming soon), Dr. Bronner’s, Primally Pure, Little Seed Farm.

So specifically to talk about my Summer skincare routine – my skin is pretty textbook combination skin.  A little oily in my T-zone and across my chin, and somewhat dry elsewhere.  The oily spots are magnified in the summer, I believe, due to the crazy humidity of the Midwest.  So here is my current routine:


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My Favorite Rosé for Summer http://www.bakeyourday.net/my-favorite-rose-for-summer/ http://www.bakeyourday.net/my-favorite-rose-for-summer/#respond Fri, 29 Jun 2018 13:00:03 +0000 http://www.bakeyourday.net/?p=9447 I realize a post like this sounds so extremely basic but I’m working on getting back into blogging.  For me right now that means I’m sharing what is going on in my life and right now, along with camping, I am enjoying allllll of the rosé! Until about two years ago I had never ventured […]

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I realize a post like this sounds so extremely basic but I’m working on getting back into blogging.  For me right now that means I’m sharing what is going on in my life and right now, along with camping, I am enjoying allllll of the rosé!

Chateau St. Michelle Rose

Until about two years ago I had never ventured into rosé because I am not a huge fan of white wine.  I would typically choose a red any day.  On a whim though, last spring, I grabbed a bottle at the store and I was shocked at how much I enjoyed it.  I think I had an idea in my head that all rosé was sweet and fruity and that is so not the case.  All of the ones listed above are crisp and smooth and go with about any summer meal you can dream of.

Dark Horse Rose


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Pearl Noreen http://www.bakeyourday.net/pearl-noreen/ http://www.bakeyourday.net/pearl-noreen/#respond Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:35:07 +0000 http://www.bakeyourday.net/?p=9400 Pearl Noreen Laemmli arrived on January 4th – her due date – without any complications.  Now a few months later, it feels like it was nearly a lifetime ago and yesterday all at the same time. I had gone to the doctor the morning of the 4th for my normal weekly appointment and, just like […]

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Pearl Noreen Laemmli arrived on January 4th – her due date – without any complications.  Now a few months later, it feels like it was nearly a lifetime ago and yesterday all at the same time.

I had gone to the doctor the morning of the 4th for my normal weekly appointment and, just like with Lucy, my blood pressure had spiked.  My doctor highly encouraged me to be induced which I was pretty against the whole pregnancy.  But, at 40 weeks, I was so anxious to get this baby out so we went with it.


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Glenwood Springs – Summer 2017 http://www.bakeyourday.net/glenwood-springs-summer-2017/ http://www.bakeyourday.net/glenwood-springs-summer-2017/#respond Thu, 21 Dec 2017 19:56:47 +0000 http://www.bakeyourday.net/?p=9377 This summer we took a life-giving family trip to Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  I say life-giving because the whole week that we were there I wore the same hat, very little (or no) makeup and took in some of the most breathtaking scenes.  I was 16-17 weeks pregnant so I had plenty of energy and it […]

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This summer we took a life-giving family trip to Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  I say life-giving because the whole week that we were there I wore the same hat, very little (or no) makeup and took in some of the most breathtaking scenes.  I was 16-17 weeks pregnant so I had plenty of energy and it felt great to be so active.

Paul had started the trip with a week backpacking the Maroon Bells (where the first picture was taken) with a group of friends.  Lucy and I then started the journey across Missouri and Kansas, meeting up with him somewhere in the middle of the Sunshine state, then we made the rest of the drive.


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Spring 2017 http://www.bakeyourday.net/spring-2017/ http://www.bakeyourday.net/spring-2017/#comments Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:50:13 +0000 http://www.bakeyourday.net/?p=9350 Spring in Missouri seemed to start earlier this year than in years past.  It was 70 degrees some days in January and February and it was BLISSFUL!  We took tons of long walks – we bought a hiking toddler backpack and so far it’s been a hit.  Paul loves carrying it, and Lucy loves sitting […]

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Spring in Missouri seemed to start earlier this year than in years past.  It was 70 degrees some days in January and February and it was BLISSFUL!  We took tons of long walks – we bought a hiking toddler backpack and so far it’s been a hit.  Paul loves carrying it, and Lucy loves sitting up to see the sights.  That is, until she falls asleep.

We had some visitors for a few days when our nephews were on spring break.  We played until we couldn’t play anymore.  Lucy never stops moving these days.

We took our first ever trip to the St. Louis Zoo.  Lucy was semi-impressed.  She liked the elephants and the monkeys (or maybe that was me).  I think that if we took her back today she would be so much more impressed – she is so into animals.  She even says “flamingo” when we pull our her flamingo jammies.

One of her favorite books is “Moo Baa La La La”.  She insists on sleeping with it and knows almost the whole book, word for word.  “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” is another favorite.  Animals!


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