A Look Back at Our 2017

2017, our year of *Hope & Hearts*

2017 has been quite a year for our PB&J family. We've experienced love, laughter, happy and sad tears and found the meaning of what means the most to us: *Hope & Hearts*

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

From our little PB&J family to yours... 

Wishing you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and the happiest holidays, ever!

Thank you for always being such a light in our lives by following along on our adventures on here. Here's to the warmest wishes and a bright new year ahead! 💜

Weathering Storms and Finding Rainbows (Again)

They say the brightest rainbows come after the strongest of storms.

Our rainbow journey is a true testament to this statement. The beginning of 2017 found ourselves dealing with the loss of our angel son. Mid 2017 we then found a rainbow with our little miracle on the way. To say that we experienced some of the lowest lows and highest highs of our lives during 2017 is an understatement. For each one of these moments though, we are thankful. Our journey has shown us how much love their is in the world, that no matter what there is always HOPE.

This couldn't have been true enough during some recent events during our journey. Just when we thought our rainbow journey to our family happily ever after was finally coming to a close with the birth of our son, we were hit with some unexpected news....

Our PB&J "Babymoon"

Rainbows, holiday magic and a magical Disney "Babymoon"...

What exactly is a "Babymoon"? It's a trip taken by parent's to be as their last duo "hurrah" before their bundle of joy joins them. PB and I love to travel, but in lieu of an exotic getaway or crazy travel adventure this time around we chose to celebrate with our closest loved ones with a "love & rainbows" celebration at Disney's 21 Royal a few months back. We knew we still wanted to do one more getaway to celebrate the upcoming arrival of Baby PB&J, so we decided to keep it simple (and magical) with a trip to the happiest place on Earth!

A Porsche Pit Stop!
PB loves Porsches. No really, his Porsche geekdom is much like my Disney geekdom. So when we decided to make our trip down and realized it coincided with the Porsche Experience LA's 1 year anniversary, we stopped by for some car fun! There was even a special appearance by a real life Sally from Pixar Cars!

Run, PB, Run!
Our babymoon trip was also the same weekend as the last RunDisney race at Disneyland, the Superheroes half! PB had pretty much caught the half marathon run bug after the Disneyland Half weekend a few months back and when he realized that this run would be the last event at Disneyland, he knew he had to sign up! Despite it being a last minute entry, literally 2 weeks before, he did amazing! He beat his past half marathon timing by 30 minutes. In fact, he was so fast, baby PB&J and I totally missed him crossing the finish line, lol. We're so proud of you, PB!
Holiday Wishes and Magic
Last but not least, our babymoon wouldn't have been complete without some Disney time! I love the holidays at the parks. Everything from the festive decor, the seasonal treats and ride overlays bring about so many warm and fuzzy feels.

We can't wait to bring our little Peanut here next year!
Love all of the festive decor, especially around Toontown!

Can't forget about all the yummy Disney holiday treats!
These gingerbread krispies were adorable and tasty, too!
Noms! Frozen hot chocolate and a mint whoopie pie were the perfect holiday combo!

Nothing is more magical than Disneyland's holiday fireworks! It's my absolute favorite, especially when the snow falls to "White Christmas" at the end. It brings back so many happy memories and we can't wait to experience it with our little one next year!
The snowfall, although barely visible in the photo, was falling all around! So beautiful!
Nothing is more magical than this holiday castle all lit up!
It's a Small World Holiday and all of it's festive cheeriness.
And Next Time There Will be Three!
A little surreal to know that the next time we take family photos like this, our little miracle will be with us!

And that's a wrap for our PB&J babymoon recap! It was short, but sweet and magical trip to our happiest place on Earth. We can't wait to be back for future holiday celebrations with our son and get to live out so many more happy moments together! Thank you so much for reading along 💜
Can't wait for you to complete our happily ever after!

Rainbows, Disney and a whole lot of Love: Our PB&J Baby Shower!

We're officially one month away from our projected due date with our little rainbow! 🌈

Our PB&J favorite holiday things!

With the holidays in full swing and Christmas literally around the corner, I thought it'd be fun to list a few of my favorite things this holiday season!

KEEP Collective x Disney
Who doesn't love Disney jewelry?! I know I do! It's my perfect way to infuse a bit of Disney into everyday life when I can't be at the parks. Right now, I'm absolutely LOVING the KEEP Collective Disney collection. If you haven't heard about KEEP, check out their site HERE. They specialize in gorgeous bracelets that can be customized with interchangeable charms and accessories. The bands come in all types of materials and colors. The charms come in an endless variety with something for everyone, too. You probably already know my favorite, their Disney collection! 😉

The Keep Collective: www.keepcollective.com

I See Me! Books
I've mentioned these books before in my previous "Loves List" post, but I love them so much, I just had to mention them again! One of our favorite pastimes with Baby PB&J is storytime. We love to read him all sorts of books and feel him give happy kicks in reaction to them. When we received our I See Me! books, we instantly fell in love with them. Our absolute favorite has to be from their personalized pet book collection. Yes, you read that right, I See Me! books are personalized children's books and they have a whole book collection dedicated to your own furry family member. We were able to customize a book to be all about our own little pup, Datsy! It's literally the most adorable book we've ever read.

Another wonderful thing about I See Me! books is that you not only get an adorable personalized book to read, but for the holidays, you can do something absolutely beautiful for a child who may need a little extra cheer. I See Me! has partnered with the Children's Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) for their "Letters of Love" campaign. Participating is simple, all you have to do is go to the site HERE, write a letter of hope or encouragement to a child being supported by the CCRF and that's it! For every 50 letters written, I See Me! books will donate a personalized book to the CCRF. How wonderful is that?!
I See Me! Personalized Books: www.iseeme.com

Hello Sweetie Pies
I love sweets. I mean, I really, really love sweets. When I discovered these adorable pie pops on Instagram, it was love at first sight 😍 Not only do these pie pops look cute, but they come in all different types of flavors (Strawberry Pie is our favorite!!!) and best of all? They're available in different shapes like hearts and my personal favorite: Mickey!!!!

A huge thank you to Jess, the pie maker extraordinaire from Hello Sweetie Pies for our own little "PB&J" box. Check out all the sweetness at Hello Sweetie Pies

Hello Sweetie Pies: hello-sweetie-pies.myshopify.com

Ears, Ears, Ears!
Nothing puts a smile on my face faster than a cute pair of mouse ears! I've been known to be an ear "aficionado" and actually have quite a collection of Disney headwear. I just can't get enough! I frequently get asked about my favorite small ear shops. There's just so many out there, but here's a handful of a few of my favorites!

I first came across this shop because of their French Bulldog ears! Not only are these ears lightweight, but their unique fabric patterns are amazing!
Rainbow Ears!!!
To Never Neverland Ears: www.etsy.com/shop/ToNeverNeverland

Sparkles and magic are one way to describe this shop's gorgeous ears! I bought my rainbow shimmer pair of ears from this wonderful shop and I can't say enough good things about the shop owner, Iris. She's such a sweetheart!
Shining Shimmering Ear: /www.etsy.com/shop/shiningshimmeringear

Disney park ears!
Can't forget about the classic Disney park ears! The Disney parks have truly "upped" their game in regards to merchandise and their ears (Rose gold, anyone?) but I really loved the cheerful holiday ears they had in stock this year! 

JORD Wood Watches
If you're looking for something really unique this holiday season, you'll have to check out JORD watches. They were kind enough to send me one of their gorgeous wood watches as part of the holiday campaign and it's the perfect compliment to some of my holiday looks.

For a special holiday deal on your own Jord watch, click on my promo link here: Jord watches x PBandJellyJenn

As always, thank you so much for reading along and for letting me share my holiday favorites list with you all! Happy holiday shopping everyone and until next time, take care 💜


Thankful. The word doesn't even begin to cover how we feel about our little miracle on the way. So today, a day filled with love, family, food and most of all, thanks... we're extra thankful for life and our little rainbow on the way!
Thankful for rainbows and a sneak peek at our maternity shoot by Jenna from White Rabbit Photo Boutique

We're also thankful for all of you out there reading along, for everyone that has followed our journey and for your beautiful light and support! From our little PB&J family to yours, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!

Happy Birthday to the main mouse himself, Mickey! Thank you for being the reason for so many happy and beautiful memories over the years. Here's to a lifetime more magical moments with the head cheese 💖

Just a fraction of our Magical Mickey memories over the years!

Disneyland's 21 Royal

When you're a Disney fan there are certain experiences that you are bound to have on your #DisneyBucketlist. For me, one of those bucket list items was to experience the Disneyland Dream Suite. I thought it would be one of those impossible dreams... that is until it finally came true one magical night in October!

November PB&J Loves List!

November PB&J Mama Loves List!

Pregnancy has brought about so many wonderful moments with our little rainbow on the way! From watching my baby bump grow, to discovering all the fun this journey has along the way, it's brought about so much love and happiness into our little PB&J world.

In what I'm hoping I can do every so often is a "PB&J Loves" list! It'd basically be a few of my favorite things that I've come across, bought or been gifted that'd I'd love to share with you all. So let's get to some of my November favorite things: Mama edition!

Disney Baby
For this Disney loving mama, Disney Baby has been my absolute favorite "go to" for outfitting and prepping for Baby PB&J's arrival! I'm truly becoming addicted to baby clothes shopping for our little one. And yes, I know he'll be growing out of his clothing in the blink of an eye, but I can't help it when I find the cutest items like this:
Fun fact about this alien sweater, I had originally seen a version of it at Tokyo Disney during our Healing Trip last February. We didn't pick it up since we were still healing from the loss of our angel son, but I remember taking a photo and mentioning that "someday" I'd be able to find and use it for a little rainbow. That "someday" has become present day and now we have one for our little miracle to wear when he arrives!
The original Alien sweater I saw at Tokyo Disney the year before!
Another beautiful thing I've found during this pregnancy is the kindness from my beautiful friends on here! Social Media is the most amazing thing, it has connected me with some of the sweetest souls, fellow mamas, Disney fans and more. Not only has their support been amazing, but some have even sent some generous and amazing gifts our way for baby PB&J! 
Our little one is Mouseketeer ready, all thanks for my dear friend Naylise!

I have been told over and over again that babies grow so quickly that they end up growing out of their clothing super fast or never even get to wear certain items. My fellow Disney mama, Rachel contacted me and generously donated an entire boxful of her son's old Disney Baby clothing! This was something that truly touched my heart and I hope to continue this act of kindness and donate Baby PB&J's Disney clothing to another fellow expecting Disney mama in the future, too!
Box full of the cutest Disney Baby clothes!
Books on Books on Books!
One of our favorite pastimes right now is reading to Baby PB&J each night! Our little one already has a growing baby book library. It's been the most amazing thing to read to him and feel him respond with his little (or really BIG) kicks when story time starts!

One beautiful book we have come across has been from "I See Me!" personalized books. I See Me! specializes in personalized children's books that are beyond adorable. They even have a line of Pet themed books that are guaranteed to be the cutest pet book you'll ever read! You can customize the pet to look like your own fur baby and some book sets even come with a personalized bandana and placemat for your pup! We got one personalized for our first "baby", our frenchie, Datsyuk. Let's just say that this book has been our #1 to read to both Baby PB&J and Datsy on a daily basis since it has arrived!
How adorable is this personalized book based on Datsyuk?! 
Not only are these adorable books a joy for kids (or your fur baby), but the company is doing something quite wonderful in honor of the holiday season. I See Me! books is participating in the Letters of Love campaign which is a collaboration with the Children's Cancer Research Fund (CCRF). It's so simple to do, just go to the site and write a few encouraging words of hope and love to a child. For every 50 letters I See Me! receives, they'll donate a personalized book to a child supported by the CCRF. You can also donate directly to the CCRF and spread a little joy to a child who may need it this year!
Write a letter for a great cause with I See Me! and their "Letters of Love" 

Maternity Style
The last thing on my "loves" list this month is my love of all things comfy and lovely for my growing baby belly. Maternity wear!

I was sent a pair of these amazing SRC Pregnancy Leggings to review and I can honestly say that I absolutely love them! They are a specially designed pair of leggings for the mom to be in mind. They provide a gentle compression to help improve stability, reduce swelling and improve muscle tone. The compression was something I was worried about at first, but once the leggings are on, they feel so comfortable. I can liken the feeling to that of wearing tights, lightweight and providing support. The leggings can be worn alone and have a great "activewear" look to them. They're also thin enough to wear underneath clothing, so a big plus for those chilly winter months coming up. The leggings can also can help reduce pelvic pain due to it's ergonomic structure and provide support to where you need it most during pregnancy. All in all, a big win!

As much as I love pregnancy and my growing bump, I have been having the non fun aspects that come with a changing body, the aches and pains. I have a small case of pregnancy sciatica and now that I'm in my 3rd trimester, the pregnancy aches have been coming in full force (hello, hip discomfort!). Daily activities used to be quite tiresome, but thankfully, with stretching, light exercise and support like SRC Leggings, I have been able to manage the physical aches and stay active!
These leggings are a staple whenever I head out for a walk!
SRC Leggings helping me & Datsy stay active during pregnancy!
Not only do SRC leggings help support your changing body during pregnancy, but they also have a line of recovery leggings and shorts to help after birth. Obviously I'm not at that stage yet, but I'll be happily wearing a pair of their recovery leggings once our little one arrives!

Check out SRC Leggings entire line of pregnancy leggings and shorts HERE (SRC Health)
**SRC Leggings were sent to this mama in exchange for an honest product review**

A huge thank you to the beautiful friends for supply Baby PB&J with so much upcoming Disney Style! Also a thank you to I See Me! books for being a source of such creative and adorable personalized books. Also a huge shout out to SRC Health Leggings for providing the amazing pregnancy leggings that have helped keep me active and in maternity style.

Thank you for reading along, everyone! 💜

Links to all the items mentioned in this post:
Disney Baby goodness: https://www.disneybaby.com
I See Me! Personalized books: https://www.iseeme.com
I See Me! Letters of Love + Children's Cancer Research Fun holiday campaign: https://www.iseeme.com/en-us/letters-of-love.html
SRC Health Pregnancy Leggings: https://www.srchealth.com/src-pregnancy

Happy Halloween from PB&J!

Happy Halloween! Wishing everyone a spooktacular day/night!

Here's a look back at our greatest and most frightfully fun PB&J Halloween moments over the years, including our most recent family costume: Literal PB&J, complete with our toast slice (Datsy) and our very own Peanut on the way!

 2017 "Peter Butter, Jelly Jenn, Baby Peanut and Datsy Toast"
A very PB&J Halloween 2017!

2016 "Finding Dory (& Gerald)
When you let your husband decide what theme to go as..... He chooses Gerald the Sea Lion
Our family Halloween photo (Nemo Datsy, Gerald & Dory!)

2015 "Star Wars"
Darth Datsy, Leia and Chewie

2014 "Frozen"
Asian Anna and Olaf! 
Datsy Sven, Olaf and Asian Anna
2013 "Lazy Mish Mash"
*The one year we didn't have a set family costume since we were flying out to Tokyo Disney the next day! We threw together a random assortment of Disney accessories to pass off as "costumes" 😂

2012 "To Infinity and Beyond!"
Evil Emperor ZURG aka Datsy, my favorite LGM and Buzz!

We can't wait for next year's family photos since our little rainbow will be with us! Until then, Happy Halloween everyone! 💜