Monday, July 24, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversay Sale 2017 -- Get yo shop on!


Have you shopped the Nordstrom sale? I sure did.....it's ok I told the Hubs already  *wink wink :)

I'm the first to admit the blogger push was like whoa last week....anyone else?! But at the same time I do love seeing what people thought worthy of purchase. So many items, sometimes my fingers aren't the one that find the hidden jems. And I'm ok with that!

Shop the image here:



All of my favorites -- I'll share exactly what I purchased in a separate post!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Spring Time Edit 5.7.2017

Dear warm weather, Please come visit! Ugh, still stuck in the mid-40's to 50's and I"m ready for no jackets, dark colors or layers! Til then Mr FedEx and I prepare!!! hehe!!! #notkiddingfirstnamebasis

Dying over all the chic & sexy one pieces out there....I need 5-10 more! ;) Please send the below to our residence! 





Thursday, April 13, 2017

SHOPBOP SALE -- Let's go Shopping Friends! :) #enabler

I wasn't going to.....but everyone talking about it made me do. Ok, don't ask me. And mailman don't ring the bell ;)

Please share if you got anything! I'll share mine then too!





Tuesday, November 15, 2016

What to Wear: Thanksgiving

Can you believe Thanksgiving is next week?!! Where the hell did the year go?!

Whether you are going to friends-giving, a formal Thanksgiving dinner, or staying home with immediate family there are a ton of options on what to wear. I'm all about the camouflage for the foodbaby I'm surely to grow having seconds and thirds of mashed potatoes!

Here is some inspiration for you!















Which would you wear?

Friday, November 4, 2016

Fall Basics

As the temps start to drop I reach for the basics. The items that mixNmatch, tried and true. Denim, knits, simple and clean.

Basic/Classic pieces will always win in Fall/Winter - an accessory can change your look so leave the rest to the staples. Refresh and invest when you need! (Is this my frugal 'mom' side talking?! LOL!)


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

novemb... WHAT?!

How is it November 1st? Wasn't New Years eve like 3 weeks ago?! I swear it was!

Time has steadily started going faster and faster as I've gotten older. But the minute I had Elizabeth, boom we are at warp speed. I still vividly remember labor, although my Hubs will tell you there are parts I still don't recall happening (another story for another time - should probably type that out before I forget!) and that was 13 -- almost 14months ago!

It's 70 degrees today, on November 1st. Hi Global Warming, you are a fine bad guest! Although my mind is turning to cooler more cozy days ahead. That and the holidays... warm home cooked meals, crunchy leaves underfoot, and the first Holiday season with a toddler! ;)

Sharing a few items that have caught my eye, and maybe shopping cart in the recent weeks!

Monday, July 18, 2016

2016 Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale!!!

so much half-yearly sale....SO LITTLE TIME!!!!

don't tel Hubby what Mama bought! shhh....it's a secret!!!!

here are all my favorites (and on their way to me!)

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

34 weeks....flashback!

HAHA I love this, I just found it in my drafts! I must have forgotten that I wrote this out & well hello baby!

I can't believe it, it still feels surreal that I am a Mom. I stare at Baby and get teary, the amount of love and wonderment I feel is unimaginable. It has been the most intense month and a half ever. I can honestly say it has flown by, each day faster than the one before. I remember labor like it was yesterday but I can hardly recall what it was like to feel her kick and jump on my bladder while in my belly. Queue all the feelings (oh yes and tears!)

Get ready for blogging some occasional blogging, I want to remember these baby moments!


Photo by Danielle Moss

A little flashback.......


How far along?
34 weeks as of 9.17.2015
Gender?
Baby Girl 
Weight gain?
14 pounds
Maternity clothes?
Just bought a pair of yoga maternity pants, and I LOVE them! The high rise waist band just holds everything in. And they are meant to roll down as well, so I foresee wearing them a bunch right after baby too! 
Baby movement?
Yes all the time! I can definitely tell the difference between kicks, stretches and wiggles now. I'm trying to memorize these feelings and sensations, time is starting to fly by! 
Sleep?
Yep, still sleeping like a baby! No pun intended. Ready to sleep without a mountain of pillows and flat on my back! 
Cravings?
Still nothing really, still missing summer cocktails....a salt-rimmed margarita sounds delish! 
Symptoms?
Big Belly :)  
Missing anything?
Stretching 
Exercise?
Walking and barre. And trying to work in more hip stretching/squatting. 
Best moment this week?
Enjoying the really long weekend by doing the least amount of things possible! It was glorious...although now have that man I wish i had done more feeling! Oh well! 
Looking forward to?
Our weekly Bradely Method birthing class, and more work on the nursery!
On my mind?
The nursery still isn't done.....And i still need to order a few more baby things and prepare for hospital. The Type A in me is starting to make lists! :) 7 weeks, will fly by! 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

32 Weeks



How far along?
32 1/2 weeks as of 9.8.2015
Gender?
Baby Girl 
Weight gain?
Depends on the scale, home says 11, doctors says 14 as of last Thursday 
Maternity clothes?
Nope, but the pile of non-maternity stuff is getting exponentially smaller. I don't want to buy anything so might be some creative 'looks' for the next 7 weeks! 
Baby movement?
Yes all the time! Still a little jumping bean in there. She was head down (YAY!) at our appointment last week, so those rib jabs are most definitely soccer/cheerleader kicks LOL (I guess haha!)
Sleep?
Yes, although the amount of RR breaks is holding steady at now twice a night. I think I might preferred the just one. I guess more practice for when she is here! Getting up is tough tho! 
Cravings?
Still nothing really, unless just wanting crappy food is a craving - pizza, burgers, fries etc. :)
Symptoms?
And I still feel really lucky nothing major! Regular potty breaks, occasional feet swelling at the end of the day. but that's about it
Missing anything?
Same stuff as last update. Deep stretching, sitting in weird positions (straight up or laying on side are the only good ones now), and summer cocktails! And I'm not even a big drinker! I'll order lemonade and try some and reply 'oh wow, this would be great with some vodka or rum'! HAHA 
Exercise?
Walking and barre. And trying to work in more hip stretching/squatting. 
Best moment this week?
Enjoying the really long weekend by doing the least amount of things possible! It was glorious...although now have that man I wish i had done more feeling! Oh well! 
Looking forward to?
Our weekly Bradely Method birthing class, and more work on the nursery!
On my mind?
The nursery still isn't done.....And i still need to order a few more baby things and prepare for hospital. The Type A in me is starting to make lists! :) 7 weeks, will fly by! 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

30 Weeks-ish....

Well this was written to go up over a week and a half ago....and I never hit publish, now 32 1/2 weeks. Another Update coming! 
Pregnancy brain?! 

Pic at 31 weeks.

How far along?
I am now 30 weeks, I can't believe it! It goes fast and slow at the same time.
Gender?
Baby Girl 
Weight gain?
So far I am at 10 pounds. 
Maternity clothes?
The benefit to working most days from home, is a cotton Maxi dress. So no maternity clothes have been purchased except for a belly band - which I use to wear some denim shorts or jeans. 
Baby movement?
Yes!! That's how our Monkey's nickname came to be! I kept saying it was like a little monkey jumping around a cage in there! She found my ribs about 2 weeks ago, and regularly likes to test who is stronger. That's really fun! 
Sleep?
Thankfully, yes!!! I steal all the extra pillows to prop myself on a angle. Being a back sleeper not being 'allowed' to sleep that way is hard, so sandwiched between pillows seems to be most comfy to sleep the night away! 
Cravings?
Don't hate me, but nothing really. 
Symptoms?
Big Belly?! No, lucky to feel amazing! Some days my feet start to swell...joys of sitting long hours for work. Trying to fix that and get up more regularly through the day. 
Missing anything?
Being able to round and arch my back! I never thought i would miss really deep stretching through my back like I do! I've got a prenatal massage all booked up, which I hope will help. And just stereotypical stuff I love in warm summer months: Rose, sushi,  looooong bike rides with B. 
Exercise?
Lots! I miss teaching barre so.dang.much! But I am still there 3-6 times a week taking class, or training new instructors. Also, adding in long walks (4-5 miles) along the lake front on the weekends. Enjoying the amazing sunshine and weather with some quality time with the Daddy-o ;)  
Best moment this week?
Watching my belly get really crazy lopsided. It's never been that extreme before! (See pic in previous post!)
Looking forward to?
Our weekly birth class and getting away this weekend, to visit my family in Florida!
On my mind?
What will she look like when she gets here?! I dream about it all the time!