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Chit Chat Sixth Edition

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It’s Friday!  Oh how I love Fridays.  Our schools start Spring Break next week, so YIPPEE for having a week off of homework and making school lunches.  I’ll take it.  Plus we get to go to AZ for a few days to visit our family.  That’s always fun.  You can follow me on Instagram, you know I’ll be posting all the good food we find 🙂

4212f63a9f3311e280ff22000a9e2923_7Speaking of good food….over the weekend we tried an ice cream shop that we’ve had on our list to try for a while and I think we are in trouble.

The shop is in Santa Ana, CA and is called Hans.

They make their own homemade ice cream, shakes, malts, cookie ice cream sandwiches, chocolate covered cookie ice cream sandwiches and they even serve lunch.

Let’s just say this is not the only time we will be visiting Hans.  If it wasn’t 20 minutes away, I might just be there every single day to get one of these sandwiches you see in the picture.

So, it’s cookies and cream ice cream…..

Homemade.  Sandwiched between 2 chocolate chunk cookies.

It was amazing and I ate the whole darn thing minus a few bites my boys were able to get from me, lol!  We love Hans!!  I don’t believe they have a webpage, but I found a Facebook page that has their address and phone number HERE.  I highly recommend it, should you be visiting Southern California!


Some of you know that I am also a Stella & Dot stylist, and I can not say enough about this company.  Their products are so beautiful.  This past Monday they had the big debut of their new Summer bags and jewelry.  Just got my bag a couple days ago and what a perfect addition it is to my collection.  Kind of obsessed.  I’m also a tad bit obsessed with the new Juniper Statement Necklace you see in the middle picture.  Can’t wait to wear it.


How’s a girl supposed to resist these?!  Well, I didn’t.  If you run into me, I’ll probably be wearing my sparkle heels, because they do not come off of my feet.  Kidding.  But seriously?!  When I pulled up the link, they are on sale even more now.  Officially my favorite shoe….. this week 🙂


I was dying this week when I opened my window to see these little cows all over my neighbors yard.  The sign said, “Holy Cow We Herd it’s Dad’s Birthday” How completely adorable is that?  Had to go take a picture.  There was a website printed at the bottom of the sign,  I think they only deliver in Southern CA, but what a great idea for birthdays!

d7543ac69c0711e28d8c22000a1f9ad6_7My little Pax is 7 months old this week! Time is flying, but what fun we are having with him.  He truly is a little angel sent to us.  I could go on and on, but I’ll leave it at that 🙂

muffin and eggs benedict

A couple more places you MUST visit when you come to Southern California.  On the left is hands down one of the best blueberry muffins I’ve ever had.  It’s from Plums Cafe in Costa Mesa.  They have an incredible breakfast menu as well.  This blueberry muffin was warm and that icing on top!!  Loved sharing every bit with my dad this week.  Another breakfast must is this Eggs Benedict from Eat Chow in Newport Beach.  One of the best dishes I’ve had for breakfast.  Salivating just thinking about it, lol!


My sweet Dad came to visit us this week on his few days off of work.  I can’t even explain how much my boys love him.  They have the best time when he’s here.  We took lots of walks to the beach, went to the boys sports events, went out to eat (Alot)  and just hung out in our beautiful CA weather.  We miss him already.  Good thing we are headed to AZ this weekend, we’ll get to see our “Teedo” again along with the rest of our family we miss so much.

a6fc25d488f011e28b8322000a1f92ef_7My adorable sister Kim has a website where you can get adorable one piece swimsuits for summer under $30!

You can’t beat that and might I add they are so flattering on!  Picking mine up this weekend.  My favorites are HERE, HERE and HERE.  Have fun shopping!

Can’t wait for the fun we are going to have this weekend.

I apologize in advance for an abundance of family photos that might pop up on Instagram 🙂

Have a great weekend friends!

See you all Monday for a homemade brownie that will change your life.  Not kidding.

I’ve been munching on them all darn week long.  Ha!


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  1. 1

    You and your sister are gorgeous together in that last pic! And cannot believe Pax is already 7 months! Time flies! Have a nice Spring Break Week, Jenny!

  2. 2
    Tieghan says:

    Your family is so cute!! This post put a smile on my face! Which is not an easy thing to do right now since it is cold and snowing and I want sun and heat!! LOL
    PS you sisters suits are SO cute!

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    Maria says:

    Next time I am in CA you are taking me to get an ice cream cookie sandwich:) Love the new summer line! And Pax is too cute for words. And those swimsuits are too cute! I need one! Seriously less than $30??? And have fun in AZ! Ok, I am done 🙂 xoxo

  4. 4

    Love this–and such a cute family!

  5. 5

    you have such a beautiful family!! Pax is getting so big!! i wish i could meet him in May! you and your sister have amazing hair genes 🙂

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    marla says:

    Love the chit chat! Fun to see what you have been up to these days girl! Have fun in AZ 🙂

  7. 7

    I canNOT believe Pax is 7 months old! He was supposed to stay 8 weeks old forever! 🙂

  8. 8

    Gosh you guys are cute!! want those shoes and I am flying over to your sisters site- I love a great one piece!

  9. 9

    I remember the yummy places you’ve mentioned – I lived in Newport Beach and Dana Point for a total of 18 years!! I now spend my time in Bali, Panama, Sioux Falls, South Dakota and North Scottsdale, AZ and on occasion I miss the yummy gems from the OC!! Thanks for the memories!!

  10. 10

    The cows are hilarious! What a cute idea your neighbor had. And how on earth is it possible your lil guy is already 7 months?! I swear he was just born last month 😉

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    Dana says:

    Ooh, love your shoes! I found a similar pair on mega-clearance at DSW when we were vacationing in Florida ( Other than the sea shells, I think they were my favorite souvenirs! 🙂

  12. 12

    those cows in the yard…hahahaha…beautiful picture with your dad…you and your sister gorgeous!

  13. 13

    Loved seeing what you are up to Jenny! (And loooove Stella and Dot!). Have a wonderful spring break!

  14. 14

    Family time is BEST! Hope you have a great weekend!

  15. 15
    Lynna says:

    I love that you also live in SoCal, so that I can get your recommendations on food places. Hehe.

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    Kim Porter says:

    Lived in So Cal pretty much all my life until last summer when my husband decided a new adventure was in order! We now live in the rainy state of WA…your chit chat today made me homesick! But, next time I go home to visit fam, can’t wait to try Hans!!! Thanks for giving me some sunshine today. 🙂

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