Instagram Round Up

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Happy Wednesday! It’s high time for another Instagram Round Up. I consider this my fall style round up, since pretty much everything is a perfect addition to your closet for the best season of the year. Most of my outfits are not maternity, but if they are I’ve specifically stated it. As far as maternity, I’m LOVING these jeans that I splurged on when I was …

Fall Florals With PinkBlush

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Happy new week! I hope you enjoyed a weekend full of fall festivities. We went to a little fall festival on Saturday, and Harper fell in love with the little bounce house obstacle course. Then she danced her little heart out with her friends. SO CUTE. Ok, let’s talk clothes. Normally florals are reserved for spring, but there’s just something about fall florals. I love …

Mama Life Lately…

Sometimes I post about my style, my favorite recipes and my thoughts. But sometimes I just want to show what’s been going on in life lately. And generally, Harper is what’s going on in my life lately. She keeps mama life interesting and busy and fun, that’s for sure. I know I’m going to forget these moments. I want to cement them in time. So …

My Kind Of Reads

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Someway, somehow, I’ve found the time and energy and motivation to start reading again and my life feels complete. I took a break from reading while I was living under a rock going through the First Trimester fog, since I wasn’t able to keep my eyes open for life, let alone to enjoy some quiet time and lose myself in a good read. There’s just something …

Classic Fall Layers

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Happy Monday! (How is it already Monday?!) While the weather in Chicago is still a bit warm, I’m not letting that stop me from breaking out my fall layers. And when it comes to fall layers, the cardigan is the star of the show. I picked up this one last week on a quick (SOLO!) shopping trip. I instantly fell in love with the length, …

the bump + a cozy t shirt dress

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I think it’s safe to say I’ve officially popped. The belly is out and I’m loving it! (I’ll be doing a pregnancy update in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned !) I ordered this t shirt dress online a couple of weeks ago. I’m always on the lookout for clothes that I’ll be able to wear after the baby, too. Since this is our last, …

What My Dog Taught Me About God

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One look at him and it’s plain to see that my dog is losing his mind. One look at him and for a second you too might think that the sky is falling. All day long, he’s terrified of an imaginary threat, careening toward him to break him into little pieces. He is always cowering, looking up to the sky. Every couple of steps and he’s held captive by …

How To Fake The Pregnancy Glow

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Oh, that pregnancy glow. Except you guys – I don’t feel like I’m glowing. Where does the term pregnancy glow come from, anyway? I know, I know. Something to do with the increased blood flow during pregnancy and it’s supposed to make you “glow”. Hmmmm. Well, the good news is that even if you’re not knocked up, I can help you get the glow. And if …

Summer To Fall

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I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend! Can you feel that?? Fall is in the air and I couldn’t be happier about it.   I love this time of year, but this year it means something more. It means that the hard summer is coming to an end and that I can come out of hibernation and enjoy my favorite season with my …

5 Mistakes I’ll Make With My Second Baby

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When I had Harper, I was clueless. I had absolutely no idea about how or even where to begin to raise a child. I had never changed a diaper in my life. I could count on one finger how many times I had held a baby. Very early on in those foggy newborn days, I resorted to Google. I became obsessed with finding the “right” way. …