Monday, July 28, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
|Photo courtesy of Meena Jeanes Photography|
I'm pregnant with baby #2, due to arrive in January of next year! I'll be 14 weeks tomorrow and we couldn't be happier to share this news with you all. The last 2 months have been rough with the constant nausea and fatigue of morning sickness, but things are finally turning up around here. My energy is coming back (keeping up with Dylan has been all I could manage on most days) and even better news is that my appetite has mostly returned to normal now too (had the weirdest craving for a Chinese preserved egg a few weeks ago even though I haven't had them in over 15 years...such a mystery!).
I started showing pretty early this second time around (I swear if you look closely at this post and even this one, it looks like I'm hiding a little food baby!) so I apologize that outfit pics have been rare these days. The maternity clothes actually started making an appearance around week 10 as they're just so much more comfortable and flattering for this belly of mine that seems to get bigger by the day.
I'll be back with an updated bump picture and a recap of the first 3 months too, so stay tuned! I hope to get back onto a regular blogging schedule now and can't wait to fill you in on all the details of this pregnancy this second time around. Thank you everyone for your support and I'm excited to share this journey with all of you!
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
We had a little family celebration of Dylan's 2-year birthday a couple weeks ago, and it was amazing to see him actually understand the idea of opening gifts and get excited to see what as inside each box! I had set out his gifts on the living room floor the night before and he instantly shrieked and ran over to open his gifts the moment he came down the stairs in the morning (I just got out of the shower in these pics so excuse the wet hair and makeup-free face!).
I wanted to get Dylan something special and unique for his 2-year birthday so I headed out to the HMK store out in Southlake as I knew they'd have lots of gifts to choose from with free personalization options (read about my first trip there).
Dylan's first gift was a story book that I actually was able to have customized with his name and character likeness! After selecting the character's hair, eye, and skin color and loved how the result ending up looking quite like our little Dylan!
The second half of Dylan's gift was the Hallmark Winnie-the-Pooh Interactive Story Buddy, a bundle that included a storybook, cd, and a Pooh bear that responded to different phrases in the story.
Dylan has been in a phase where he's loved teddy bears of all kinds after having gotten attached to the "Dancing with Teddy" song that we sing in his weekly music class. I had a feeling the Pooh bear would be a hit but I had no idea he would love it so much! The storybook is a bit advanced for him right now but the Pooh bear has become his new sidekick. He never took to a "lovey" before but now he calls for it by name if he doesn't have it by his side during naps and bedtimes!
It's such a joy to watch Dylan grow up and I'm so glad I was able to find such special gifts from HMK to help him celebrate his 2nd birthday!
Thank you to HMK for sponsoring this post!
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WalgreensBeauty #CollectiveBias
The Texas summer heat is in full swing here and as a stay-at-home mom now, my days are filled with activities like trips to the park, waterbabies swim classes at the pool, and exploring in the dinosaur sandpit at the museum. I've been simplifying my everyday routine and summer beauty has always been about natural looks that are quick, easy, and sweatproof. I wanted to share a few beauty essentials I've been loving lately and the best part is that they're all from the drugstore!
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Belt: Ann Taylor (buy)
Shoes: Steve Madden 'React' (buy - on sale!)
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
Watch: Michael Kors 'Lexington' MK5556 (buy)
Bracelet: Stella & Dot 'Eden' Bangle (buy)
Ring: Stella & Dot 'Florence' Stackable Bands (buy)
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! We had family in town visiting for a couple days and had a little mini birthday celebration for Dylan too. I soaked up every minute of it and can't believe the summer is flying by so quickly. It's been awhile since I did an outfit post but I wanted to share this cute dress that I wore a couple days ago that was absolutely perfect for the sunny weather we were having. I love the silky light silky fabric, the fun mint-colored print, and the feminine ruffles cascading down the side. Since we were going out to dinner, I dressed it up with a pair of nude heels but I've wore it earlier in the day with just some simple sandals (love these too) and it was absolutely perfect!
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P.S. In case you missed it:
- Diaper Changing Station Essentials - A peek at how I set up our diapering station to make the process quick and easy!