We shared that we’re expecting baby #4 in November!!  We’re so excited to have another baby.  As of right now Elle’s hoping for a sister, Tommy’s hoping for a brother, and Billy says he’ll be happy no matter what.  Joel and I are with Billy, just praying for a healthy baby.


More news… We’re making the move from Chicago to Salt Lake City this summer.  Joel accepted a job for a freeze dryer company located in North Salt Lake.  He’s been working there for the past month and traveling back and forth from work to see the family on the weekends.  Fingers crossed we sale our house!!


My mom came to visit and help pack us up and move us out.  When she got here she let me try her bronzer and I was obsessed!  She went to Ulta and got one for me and a mini me version for Elle (since she steals all my makeup anyway).  I’ve been using it everyday, it’s a must have!!


I have to add this because I’ve been blowing my insagram up with pics of peonies from my yard.  They’re my favorite flower!  I have about six bushes in my backyard so my house was filled with vases of them in every room.  These are the last of them and it’s making me a little sad that my peony season is ending.


How cute is this blush!?!  Nars Orgasm (sorry about the name, I swear I’m not a pervert) is the perfect blush with just the right amount of color.  My mom and I love it so much!  The normal size blush is about $30 but this special is $39 and almost twice the size.  While I was at Nordstrom with my girlfriends I spotted it and grabbed one for my me and one for my mom.  When I got home from my girlfriend weekend I found out that my mom had ordered one for each of us from Nars.  They say great minds think alike, pretty sure my mom’s makeup preferences have rubbed off on me!

I’ll be sharing some of the fun things my girlfriends and I did in Chicago and our favorite spots we ate ate later this week so check back if you’re planning a trip to the windy city!  Hope you have a great day!



** All of these pics are taken with my iPhone and were originally posted to Instagram.  You can follow me @calicrest


It’s been a busy couple of weeks around here.  I was in Utah for the past week celebrating the life of my Grandpa and enjoying the company of my extended family.  Tommy came along with me and we left the big kids at home with Joel.  I wish I would have taken some pictures while we were gone but we were so busy that the camera didn’t come out once!  I managed to steal the picture below from my little brothers phone.  The day after my Grandpa’s funeral my parents, brothers, my 96-year-old Grandma, Tommy and I all went to lunch together and had the best time.  I’m so happy I was able to see family and remember the life of my Grandpa.

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When Tommy and I flew back home our little family decided to go to the Georgia Aquarium.  We had a fun time in Atlanta together and seriously need to go there more often.  I’m so happy to be home and reunited with my little fam, I missed them so much!  Here are a few of my favorite pics from the aquarium…



Hope you all had a good weekend!