Saturday, June 6, 2015

Summertime Favorites






Happy Saturday! Here's my wish list of summer items from around the web!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Summer Maxi Dresses for Every Occasion & Every Body


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The maxi dress is my go to outfit all summer. Its so easy to throw on and looks so put together. And for me, I can get away with not having to wear maternity clothes as long as I stick to a loose fit, like the ones pictured above. The best part is I can wear them through most of the pregnancy.  Number 4 is perfect for a night out or  dinner party and although number 6 is meant to be a beach cover up, I'll probably throw it on over a long white slip and wear it everywhere! 

A baby bump definitely does change the look and fit of these dresses, but since they are so loose and breezy, no one seems to notice that I'm not wearing maternity wear. Granted I'm 6 months along, and maybe by the 9th month I'll be pulling out full on tents to cover my growing belly, but it worked for me last pregnancy and I never bought maternity clothes. Other than a nice pair of maternity jeans and lots of inexpensive leggings in a larger size (or 2) I'm convinced that maternity clothing is not completely necessary. The best part of online shopping is if it doesn't work, you just send it back at no cost to you! Go to my numbered links for free shipping and free returns:)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Dressing Baby Bump


Taking pictures has not been on my list of priorities lately. Life has been hectic and I'm just trying to keep my head above water. Just trying to get myself dressed in the morning can be a challenge, not only because its getting more and more difficult to find something to wear, but also because I feel like a truck ran over me most days. 

I'm 20 weeks, and this time period last pregnancy, I was feeling great. But sadly, not all pregnancies are the same and now my life is filled with much more draining activities (staying up all night with a toddler for one). Oh and getting a disgustingly horrific stomach bug has been another awesome thing that occurred this pregnancy, that I was lucky to miss out on last time. But, here it comes, the much expected, possibly even overused cliche, but so true: Its all worth it in the end. (I mean, look at this guy, he makes my heart melt and I smile so much around him it hurts.) 
Dress (54$ great price!)//Denim Ray Bans// Fringe Sandals

So yes, the joy or lack thereof of pregnancy is a small price to pay, but wouldn't it be super cool if the guys got to take a crack at it?!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spring Sales and Denim Ray Bans



Lots of awesome spring sales right now. I'm particularly in to Nordstrom's, J Crew's and Revolve's nicely discounted pieces. I just bought these denim sunglasses for 30% off! Have you seen them around yet? Denim sunglasses? Why hasnt anyone thought of that before?! I'm crazy for them! Anyway, check out the sales before they go away, I showcased my favorite pieces but there are tons more great items on sale now:)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Making Magic Happen


Did I mention I'm having another boy?! I probably didnt and thats because I've been so busy (and so exhausted as well). But yes, another little tiny man running around the house causing a ruckus. I've always loved little boys. Something about these little people who will one day be big, strong men, who are so sweet and love their mama sooooo much, just makes me smile. 

 But, I've decided this means I need to up my game: I need to become a better cook, because even grown boys love to come home for moms cooking (this will truly be me making magic happen)!  I need to brush up on my sports knowledge...Beaux is 3 and he already started T-ball games. And I need to get thicker skin, because these little rascals are gonna get bumps and bruises a million times along the way and this mama wants to be ready for it!

In the spirit of sports and little boys, I based this look above off a combination of feminine and tomboy.  I love the two paired together and I can see this being a part of my weekend wardrobe for sure!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday Inspiration


After what, for many of us, was a beautiful weekend, I figured we could use a little bit of monday inspiration. (Plus I'm feeling a little like my old pre-pregnant self, and I'm ready to be motivated). I've got some fun links to be shared that inspire and get us ready for a lovely Spring:

1. 10 Tips to Organize your Vanity - couldn't have come at a better time, its spring and I need to organize! 
2. Coconut Oil Chocolate Bark - a healthy less guilty treat, ts actually good for you! Coconut oil is a healthy fat that is good for your skin, stress levels, cholesterol levels and more. 
3. La Petite Bloom Workshop - this workshop is one I hope to attend someday. It includes learning calligraphy, arranging flowers and meeting people who enjoy the little things in life that make life sweet. 
4. 5 Reasons To Detox from your Phone - spring cleaning can apply to your lifestyle too, a phone detox would do wonders for myself and many of those around me:)
5. When to Toss your Make-Up - I probably hang on to mine a little too long, its not healthy, could cause infection, and we all need an excuse to buy new fun make-up anyway:)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Baby on Board




So, I've been a little off the grid lately as I am pregnant! Yup, fourteen weeks along and I already look like I did when I was five months pregnant. The tum just popped on out this time!

No sugar coating here: Trimester One SUCKED! Yeah, I hated it. With a passion. I basically checked out for a bit as I tried very hard to keep food or water down. Which, I managed to do if I ate small meals every couple hours.  My social life took a beating, my child watched more TV than I would ever normally allow and I weeped over every slightly touching commercial. 

I tried every natural remedy in the book and then some. Some worked a bit, but the most helpful was acupuncture. What I've come to believe after lots of research on morning sickness, is that one should aim to be in tip-top health before pregnancy to hopefully avoid morning all day sickness. Meaning no deficiencies beforehand and a clean liver.  Click here for a great read on morining sickness if you would like more information.

The only thing I know was different this pregnancy is that right before getting pregnant I went to Napa Valley and drank wine for a week. I didnt get wasted but I drank more than I am typically used to. Sadly, I've read that if the liver gets overloaded pre-pregnancy it has more trouble filtering out all the excess hormones involved in the first trimester. (I've read that a liver cleanse with Milk Thistle can help, but it only helps before pregnancy, so I guess I missed the boat).

 As far as deficiencies go, the common thread I found in my reading is that magnesium levels need to be normal or even high beforehand. The majority of people have low levels to begin with. Thats why I found epsom salt baths so helpful, as they raised my levels temporarily. 

Anyway, I'm finally better, and looking forward to all the fun stuff: decorating, planning, thinking of names, and dressing my bump!
    

Friday, March 13, 2015

Spring-spiration


Nothing like a little spring color to brighten your Friday afternoon. I'm excited for a little pick me up, and thats always what the change of seasons does for me. Although what I could really use right now is a day or two at the beach with my husband, sans adorable toddler, to catch my breath and feel like my own free-spirited self again!

Happy Friday!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Convertable Necklaces: The Latest in Fashion Jewelry Trends





Been un-motivated as hell lately, but I somehow managed to get excited about my convertible necklace creationsI can't take original credit for the idea, as I've seen them before, but I can take full credit for my unique way of doing them. 

They are super easy to wear as a whole and super easy to de-tach.  Would take you all of 5 seconds to take apart. The fun thing about these is you can change it up and wear it three different ways; as a whole layered look, as a pendant necklace, or as a chunky chain.

The design is also 100% unique as I have found very few artists that have a similar style to my own.  I'm not sure if thats a good thing or a bad thing...maybe my style is too edgy for some, but I simply cant deviate from what I love, and I'm hoping there are other people out there who can love and appreciate it too. To see more of my creations click over to my shop and take a look!
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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Cool Valentine Day Gifts For Guys

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Alexander Wang Shirt - comfortable and super high quality, what guy doesnt need a few of those?
Aquarium- fun and modern and would look great on an office desk.
Flying Pig-A lot of people say they'll meet the right person when pigs fly...well, pigs flew because I met the right man in my twenties!
Cool Frame- I think this says it all.
Sleek Sunglasses - Ray Bans seem to look cool on everyone, no matter the face shape, so these are a no brainer.
I Phone Photo Projector - what a fun little gadget that makes it easy to show all your pictures at a group meeting, birthday party, wedding, conference, wherever you want! Oh and did I mention its 26 bucks?!

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