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    Hola peeps! Welcome to Casa de Lewis. We are twenty somethings who got married in 2010, bought a house in 2011, and had a sweet baby girl in 2012! We both started our careers as CPAs and now Reagan works in finance and I have my own photography business. I blog about my baby girl (obviously), products we love, crafts, photography, DIY projects, sweet treats, random life tidbits, and the balance of being a mom and business owner! Our house is always a work in progress but we love working on it and making it our own. Thanks for stopping by! Snoop around, why dontcha :)

Crazytown, Party of 4

Since my sister lives just down the street from us, we get to see them a lot. EVEN after she just had twins. It’s awesome. It’s obviously a little tricky right now since the twins are only 5 weeks old (and since Paige is crazy mobile, destructive curious, and loud chatty), but often times we just go over to eat lunch. Here’s a little rundown of our latest lunch date.

First, Paige eats everything in sight.

san antonio blogger - mom and lifestyle blog - lunch with 4 kids

san antonio blogger - mom and lifestyle blog - lunch with 4 kids

Thankfully, the babies sleep through all of the noise…

san antonio blogger - mom and lifestyle blog - lunch with 4 kids

Liesl and Paige “play” together…

san antonio blogger - mom and lifestyle blog - lunch with 4 kids

Usually Paige eats something Liesl doesn’t want her to, or in this case Liesl wants to snuggle and Paige…doesn’t.

san antonio blogger - mom and lifestyle blog - lunch with 4 kids

Paige runs away and Liesl talks and talks and talks…

san antonio blogger - mom and lifestyle blog - lunch with 4 kids
And cracks herself up…

san antonio blogger - mom and lifestyle blog - lunch with 4 kids

And is still cracking herself up…

san antonio blogger - mom and lifestyle blog - lunch with 4 kids

And thankfully, the boys are still sleeping!

san antonio blogger - mom and lifestyle blog - lunch with 4 kids

san antonio blogger - mom and lifestyle blog - lunch with 4 kids

Soon enough these boys are going to be running around as well! Watch out! Crazytown is about to get even crazier!  :)

October 16, 2013 - 2:08 pm

Ashley - Oh my goodness, all of the kids are precious!!

My sister works pretty close by and my mom lives near by so I see a lot of them too, even if it’s just for lunch–my kids LOVE it and I love the grown up company too.

It’s always nice to see families who are close to each other.

October 16, 2013 - 2:43 pm

Sada - Thanks Ashley! And yes, I definitely agree that the grown up company is nice!

October 16, 2013 - 8:21 pm

Amy H - Those babies are so flipping cute. I need to you to post some pics of them screaming so I remember that I don’t need any more babies around here.

October 17, 2013 - 1:37 pm

Colleen Pence - Those baby boys make my ovaries ache! They are simply gorgeous.

October 18, 2013 - 9:02 pm

Christina - You take such great pictures!! These are simply beautiful…thanks for sharing them with us. Your little one seems to be vivacious and fun. It is so great that you are soaking up the time with her. My two are 6 1/2 and 18 months…time flies!!

October 18, 2013 - 9:16 pm

Sada - Thanks Christina! Sounds like you have your own slice of crazytown with two little ones! :)

I Love // Lululemon Wunder Under Crops

lifestyle blogger favorite products lululemon wunder under crops great for pregnancy and post pregnancy

I wouldn’t tell you to spend $72 on a pair of work out pants unless they were LIFE CHANGING. And these pants, my friends, are like a little miracle worker bee constantly yelling in your ear, “Go, Sada, Go! You are so skinny gurrrrl! You go, girl!”. I wore these throughout most of my pregnancy and then I wore them like every day afterwards. Somehow they suck you in (ifyouknowwhatimean) and they are still crazy comfortable. You can wear them as workout pants but you can also wear them as leggings. Fall = boots, leggings, tunic, done.  And while the $72 price tag may seem steep, they last forever. I’ve had one pair for about 4 years and they are good as new. I just got another pair this year for my birthday! Go forth my friends, buy lululemon wunder under, and get yourself some miracle pants!  :)

Find Your Miracle Pants Here

October 14, 2013 - 12:49 pm

Jessica - Seriously, I second this. My friend used to work for lulu and she turned me on to the brand. The Wonder Under crops are by far my favorite piece ever. I wore them yesterday to the gym and out after to run errands as usual – I never feel like I’m in gym clothes when I wear them, and as a bonus I look put-together and appropriately stylish! Love love love!

October 14, 2013 - 3:15 pm

Sada - Amen, Jessica! :)

October 14, 2013 - 9:23 pm

Alison - How is the sizing?

October 14, 2013 - 9:50 pm

Katie Schoenert - I always wondered where you got your leggings! I always buy the ones from Target but they fade so quickly and look bad. I might have to invest in some of these!

October 14, 2013 - 10:04 pm

Sada - Allison, I would definitely go try on a pair first if possible, but I bought one pants size up than I normally wear.

October 14, 2013 - 10:05 pm

Sada - Katie, they are awesome! I got a gift card for my birthday so it lessened the blow! These don’t fade and they aren’t see through, which is what I have a hard time finding!

October 17, 2013 - 1:33 pm

Colleen Pence - I’m a confirmed yoga pants addict so you can imagine my delight in this post. I don’t mind spending money on something that works and will last a long time. I had one pair of yoga pants for 10 years and only got rid of them because there were more holes than pants left! ;)

October 18, 2013 - 9:17 pm

Sada - Haha, Colleen, too funny!

October 19, 2013 - 7:43 pm

Katie - I love my Lulu – the hubs jokes valentines day should be renamed lulu day in our house ;) I love my wonder unders as leggings. I did however try some Zella ones during the nordstrom sale and I like them as well.

October 20, 2013 - 12:26 pm

Sada - Good to know Katie! I’ve never heard of Zella. I’ll have to try them out!

A New Level

Ok, so here’s the thing, I’m going to be honest…I’m kind of a tough love kinda girl. I’m sarcastic, don’t cry a lot, got my “tough” shell on all the time. Well, this whole mom thing is blowing my cover. Suddenly, Sappy Sada comes running out to play all blubbering and leaping through fields of joy and love  :)

I don’t know what it was about yesterday, but I hit a new level of love for my family. P and I spent the day hanging out at my sister’s, running errands, playing at home. Nothing out of the ordinary. Then we met up with Reagan for dinner and walked down by the Riverwalk for a bit.

san antonio blogger - the riverwalk and the luxury

{taken with my iPhone 4 edited with PicTapGo}

She is just such a happy baby and with each new day she grows and she gets smarter and cuter and funnier and it is just blowing my mind that we could love her even more than we already do! But it’s happening. Call me Sappy Sada and let’s do this thing, motherhood…

(PS – We went to eat at The Luxury and it was really good. Good food and a cool outdoor atmosphere that sometimes you don’t find in San Antonio.)

October 11, 2013 - 11:07 am

Mom - I love Sappy Sada

October 25, 2013 - 9:28 am

Dacia @ Lemon Drop Life - I feel ya! I was always the “Suck-it-up-and-move-on” kinda gal, but having a baby has opened the flood gates of sap in my heart, and now I can’t stop!!

October 25, 2013 - 2:43 pm

Sada - Haha, Dacia, glad someone understands me! :)


san antonio mom and lifestyle blogger

adoring getting P up from nap time because I get the biggest smile from her as I open the door

walking every morning with P Lil’

enjoying this amazing weather even if “fall” means 80 degrees in Tejas  :)

watching Season 4 of Parenthood on Netflix.

trying to not cry during every single episode

preparing for a crazy 7 weeks of my photography busy season (yes, I counted the weeks)

obsessing over Bluebell’s Peanut Butter Chocolate ice cream (might seriously have to write a whole post over the topic)

loving our many trips to the zoo

researching things to do with a bambino in San Antonio (would love suggestions if you have any!)

sneaking in snuggles with P even if it means letting her watch a little Baby Einstein

freaking out how big my baby is

feeling grateful for the people I get to work with

delighting in all the smiles and giggles I get to see and hear throughout the day

receiving some fun emails that will result in fun blog posts (fun for you too!)

savoring this last month that the sun will be up late

watching as P and Milo start to “play” with each other

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October 13, 2013 - 2:02 pm

Kelly L - I’ve followed your blog for awhile, now, butI don’t think I’ve ever commented:) I can’t believe how big your daughter is getting! She’s so dang pretty! Also: season four of Parenthood had me crying in every episode (except for one–which led me to announce, “I didn’t cry in that one!!”)

October 23, 2013 - 8:44 am

Dacia @ Lemon Drop Life - Oh my gosh, I’m so glad I’m not the only one that cries at every.single.episode. of Parenthood! SUCH a good show!!

My Beautiful Mess

For awhile I really felt like I had everything together. Months 4 – 7 to be exact. Aka when my child was sleeping 12 hours at night and couldn’t move yet! I picked up my house (and it stayed picked up), did some extra organizing…things were looking good. Well cue the crawling, and the pulling up, and the opening of drawers, and the fact that we have somehow accumulated mass amounts of toys that are hiding under every couch and in every nook and cranny. She doesn’t play with the toys, but she takes every single one of them out of whatever container they are in. I can’t keep up. With her or the cleaning! It’s a mess, but it’s a beautiful mess I’m in.

san antonio mom blogger lifestyle blogger keeping up with 10 month old baby on the move

Do you know who’s toys are awesome though?! Milo’s! We love to play with the dog toys!

san antonio mom blogger lifestyle blogger keeping up with 10 month old baby on the move

san antonio mom blogger lifestyle blogger keeping up with 10 month old baby on the move

Sometimes it can also be a loud mess I’m living in. See picture below. Note screaming child.

san antonio mom blogger lifestyle blogger keeping up with 10 month old baby on the move

But this girl! This is a beautiful mess that I wouldn’t trade for anything! That laughter brings pure joy to my heart!

san antonio mom blogger lifestyle blogger keeping up with 10 month old baby on the move

Embrace the beautiful mess!!

PS – Anyone else in MOPS? A Beautiful Mess is the theme this year. Love it.

October 4, 2013 - 1:18 pm

Gabbi @ Retro Ranch Reno - How stinkin’ cute is she?!?!?!

October 4, 2013 - 4:06 pm

Rochelle - this is something i still struggle with so much!! it has been 13 months since max has been on the move and it’s still hard for me to live with the mess some days. but you are so right… i wouldn’t trade that little mess maker for anything!! these are different times we’re in now ;o).

October 4, 2013 - 8:21 pm

Emily - What a cutie pie!!

October 4, 2013 - 9:57 pm

Sada - Thanks ladies! And Rochelle, I’m sure you are better than me but I just have to choose what is more important that day. Sometimes it’s playing, sometimes it photo work…cleaning always seems to be at the bottom of the important list!

October 5, 2013 - 8:55 am

Aunt DB - It took several years for Larry to relax about the mess. I would always remind him that our house would be clean in about 20 years and then we would be missing it because they were gone. Our house is now clean and we love when they come over and are loud and make messes again! Can’t wait til we have grand kids that can come and make messes! So yes, treasure the mess!

October 5, 2013 - 3:23 pm

Jane Lewis - Great pre toddler coverage, Mom! She is very smart, curious, and happy! Keep up the good work!

October 8, 2013 - 10:45 pm

Meghan - Wait until she is walking. Then they can scatter the toys further and faster! All fun but I find it nearly impossible to keep our house clean now! But isn’t a home with kiddos suppose to look a little messy? That’s where all the fun is I suppose :)