10.23.2014

8 Current Favorites


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Kate Spade Classic Weekender 
Dolce Vita Graham Boot (also comes in a tan)
Pom Pom Throw (love this shop!)
TRESemme Shine Serum (this won a bunch of beauty awards-I've been using it for a few months and am obsessed!) 
Benefit POREfessional 
Pearl 360 Studs (my favorite earrings are back in stock-also wanting to buy these
Tassel Poncho 
Bucket Bag

Just some current favorites of mine! Those earrings? Probably my favorite ones that I've ever owned. They don't bother my ears (usually my ears are really sensitive) and look so pretty.
 What's your favorite?
Happy {almost} end of the week! 

10.22.2014

Week 29 Bumpdate {Third Trimester!}


The details:

*Baby K is now the size of a squash!
*I'm up 18.5 lbs and am officially in the third trimester!! It occurred to me the other day that at this time next week I only have 7 weeks left until I'm considered full term.
*Craving Rita's Italian ice a lot lately (or any ICEE for that matter) and lots of sweets.
*Belly button still hasn't popped yet...
*Lots and lots of Braxton Hicks! 
*I PASSED my glucose test! Hooray! This was great news to get. I did also find out that dau that when they tested my blood that my platelet's are a little low (just below normal), so they will be monitoring them from here on out.
*Feeling really good overall (no back pain lately), working out is still keeping me sane, and I'm sleeping really well with no trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night! The sleep thing is funny though...once I get in bed, I'm out really quickly but it's the part about actually getting to bed that I'm having issues with. It's like a flip switched when I hit the third trimester and I feel like I have to constantly be doing something productive to prepare, so I've been going to bed later and later. Must work on forcing myself to go to bed earlier, and that the tasks will get done eventually!

Other important things to note:

*Enjoying: Baby kicks, being able to sleep well, getting all the baby items from our shower set up in his room! 
*Disliking: I will get some acid reflux here and there but it's not terribly bad. I've also felt a little more emotional/in a hurry to get things done more lately, like I said above.
*Random thoughts: I can finally see the end of our once massive to-do list! I remember making it at the very beginning of the pregnancy and adding to it here and there, and now there's only 3 things we need to get done. It feels really good!
*The labor and delivery tour that at the hospital we did was great! I'm glad we chose to do it this early on and that we are delivering where we are. It was really informative and I know it made both of us feel more prepared about when the time comes.
 *Our rock and play is set up...the pack and play is ready to be assembled...and we just got our car seat! I plan to do a big product registry post with my favorite items soon. 
*Looking forward to: Seeing our little man this time next week at our 3D/4D ultrasound appointment!! We haven't had an ultrasound since 19 weeks, so we absolutely cannot wait to see him again and how much he has grown!


As I mentioned yesterday, our couples "Baby Q" shower was this weekend! My girlfriends did the most amazing job! It was at a facility called The Barn, which is the same place I posted about this summer where we had my girlfriends bridal shower at. It was the perfect spot for a baby shower and went really well with the "Baby Q" theme! 

The food...oh my word, it was so delicious. I could've ate for hours ;) There were burgers, mac and cheese, baked beans, pasta salad, regular salad, dips, and more. Cupcakes for dessert and my girlfriend Rachel made the most adorable favors - homemade bbq sauce in little mason jars! 

There was also a big pitcher of apple cider sangria for the ladies (YUM! I definitely missed being able to have some of that!) and beer for the guys...


My best friend Lindsay printed out some of my weekly bumpdate pictures and used them in a banner going across the gift table with some baby onesies and socks, which I loved! Now I have some of my bumpdate pictures already printed out to put in a baby book! :)


Did I mention that I really enjoyed having Billy there with me?! It was so nice that he got to be a part of it and that some of his friends were there, too. 

It was a really great day and one that I know one day I will be telling Cam about!!

10.21.2014

CURRENTLY...

Dress here (non-maternity and on sale for only $20! Love it)

Hey there! Happy Tuesday!

I'm showing up late to the blog party (for the second week in a row) this week, which is never a great look so I apologize. The past two Sunday's we've had baby showers and I've been so exhausted afterwards (and busy organizing!) so the Monday's have been a little rough and usually consist of me really, really missing some caffeine.

I decided since I did a baby shower recap last week that instead I'm just going to tie our couples shower that happened on Sunday into my bump date for tomorrow (THIRD.TRIMESTER.PEOPLE!)

Instead, today you get all the awesome ramblings in my head and current happenings! 

+We got the moroccan pouf ottoman for Camden's nursery in the mail last week (from here!) It's perfect for our space and better than I had imagined. Much softer than it looks, too! I wanted something that I could later transition to a different room in our house, so this is perfect for that.


+I can't get enough of the blanket scarves, just like practically every other girl/blogger right now. I can't help it, I want them all! 

Recently, I came across this one (in some of the best color combinations) and fell in love. If some of you haven't found the Target one I posted about last week, these are a great alternative and at a great price! You're welcome. :) 

 shop them here

+We went to the Circleville Pumpkin Show over the weekend and I only had ONE pumpkin related item...a big pumpkin ice cream cone that someone (not to name any names) was drooling over. 

I was unimpressed with the selection of items this year (and it was SO crowded!) - but we did also get some pumpkin donuts for the following morning, which were delicious as always...


+A special delivery came yesterday from my favorite little Texan and her hubby! 

She absolutely spoiled Camden rotten and got him some of the cutest gifts! Not to mention, had these hilarious hash tags written all over the box...(and yes, she did mail me maxi pads...she had a big unopened bag leftover and knew they are in my future, unfortunately. And let's face it, I appreciate it because going to the store to buy pads isn't exactly at the top of my list. She also sent lots of newborn diapers, and some treats for Rocky from Oakley. Girlfriend had it all covered!) 


+Speaking of Rocky. He's over here still being overly attached to his mama! It melts my heart! When he slept on me like this, I just kept imagining when the day that Camden is finally here and being able to see both of them together. I honestly can't wait for that!

and I definitely need to print this first pic for Camden's baby book!

+I've been using this Kate Spade planner for over a month now and couldn't recommend it enough. It's probably my favorite planner that I've ever had (which has been A LOT!) It's the perfect size and the weekly day pages are large enough for all my random to-do's!

+My girlfriends who hosted our couples shower this past weekend gave us one of the cutest gifts! They filled a really big basket with "post baby" items and had cute tags with explanations on each item. For example...this post baby date night wine, a candle, and some others! You all probably know how excited I am to crack open this wine, right?!



I can't believe that tomorrow I will be sharing my first third trimester bumpdate!

It feels crazy to even type that. See you tomorrow!
 

10.17.2014

Fall, Weekend Links


October 17th...how the heck has this happened?! Halfway through one of my favorite months already. Time can slowwww on down, preferably starting today!

I've been off my blogging game the past few days because I came down with a little cold (or could just possibly be my allergies acting up again) so I've got the whole stuffy nose, sore throat thing going on. I have some really great things to share next week, but in the mean time, here's some recent favorites // things happening (that I know you are so interested in):

+Buying this cardigan was a fabulous decision. It's adorable, OSU colors, and only $40. No brainer. *Update: I had some requests to for a full body shot of the cardigan...here you go!


+Bought this vest (but in the camo that I don't see available right now) back at the outlets when we were in Florida and LOVE it. Cough...on sale, ladies..cough.

+My glucose test was yesterday. That orange drink everyone tells you is terrible? Wasn't bad at all, in my opinion. It tasted like a thicker style Gatorade to me! I'm hoping to get the results back today and if I pass, these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies are being made to celebrate.


+Fall is in full force over here! I can't drive anywhere without wanting to take a million pics of all the gorgeous trees and leaves! I need to soak it all up before winter, so tonight we are going to the Circleville's Pumpkin Festival. Billy says for as long as we live here, we will be going yearly. ha. I can't pass up pumpkin chili...or pumpkin donuts...

+Lusting over this quilted crossbody.

+Second baby shower happening this Sunday! My girlfriends are hosting it and it's a couple shower, so I'm thrilled that Billy will get to be involved and be there with me!

+Who's tried this foundation? I've heard great things about it for the longest time, but haven't pulled the trigger. Thinking it might be a good purchase for our little mister comes along.

+Also, has anyone ordered a glider from Buy Buy Baby and had it come in earlier than the expected time frame?! Please say yes? :)

See you all next week! Have a great weekend!

If you're wondering what big sales are happening this weekend: J.Crew Factory 30% off Clearance, Code: YAY30, Old Navy 25% off, Code: TREAT, Gap 25% Off, Code: HAPPY.

PS: You know those Target jogger sweats everyone has been ga-ga over (including myself)? Here's a really cute pair if you can't find the ones from Target. 

10.16.2014

To-Do List: In Review

Sometime back in the summer, I posted a lengthy to-do list to keep this pregnant brain of mine on track for the remainder of the year. I think I should make lists more often because I THINK I did pretty good at checking most of the items off our list...let's take a look...

+Take a road trip (Charleston is looking like a good possibility...)  

Check! Charleston it was! Happy that we were able to escape there for a long weekend. Recap here

+Put wainscoting up in the nursery 

I was just the supervisor on this project, all credit to accomplishing this goes to that husband of mine.
 
+Paint and decorate nursery (this is more like a must-so excited about this and all the projects we are contemplating for it!) 

Oh yes, almost finished! It was hard for me to not be able to help paint (fumes galore!), because a. I love to paint and b. I hated to sit back and just watch. I often sat outside the room in the hallway and played DJ on my phone while Billy painted...haha. And of course, put in my two cents here and there... ;)


 sneak peek (not of the paint obviously, but the decor...)

+Buy new patio furniture (possibly at the end of the summer when the sales are happening)

thank you, World Market for putting a great set on clearance! 



+Go on weekend morning bike rides with Billy at the Metro Parks  
Eh, we actually haven't done this as much as I would have liked but we have had a lot of fun Saturday morning exursions, so that counts, right? 


+Get a refrigerator (with a big freezer) to put in our garage  

Fail. We haven't done this yet and haven't really talked about it at this point. If we do, it might be a spur of the moment kind of thing. 
+Spend a Thursday (or 2) at Columbus Commons Downtown Live Concert Series (free music and food trucks!)
  
Yikes, another fail. No excuses for this one other than I completely forgot about it. 
 
+Plan a "babymoon" 

Success! We even went on it ;) Now if I could just rewind some time and make me back there for the week sippin' on nonalcoholic fruity drinks, instead of having to have my glucose test in an hour...


 
 +Continue working up our savings account

This one is super exciting for us! We hit our goal of what we wanted in our savings before baby K comes and now we are well over it. So happy and proud about that.

+Organize our basement (this is going to the biggest task of all-we have so many things we need to get rid of and we need to seriously organize all of the rest...it's a complete mess right now)

This was the task I was absolutely dreading! I put it off for a while but we finally got it ALL cleaned out and completely organized a few weeks ago!! Everything has a "place" now and it just looks 50x better, not to mention we got rid of so much stuff that we actually have a lot of space for baby items now without it looking too cluttered. We both felt so relieved afterwards, and I'm making a personal promise to myself to never, ever, ever keep so much stuff that I don't really need. Woof. 

+Put things we don't need on Craigslist or donate it! (all that stuff mentioned above that need new homes) 
  
We donated 3 car loads full of items to Goodwill! 
 
+Plan our annual cabrewing trip with friends! (minus the brew and add the sparking water for me..)

Sadly, this didn't happen. We got so busy with our schedule and so did everyone else, and them bam, the weather changed on us. That's what Ohio (and having a baby) will do to ya.
 
+New carpet in our upstairs 

We decided against this for right now. We might re-visit the idea later down the road but right now leaving it how it is! 

OK, soo what I've learned from this: I missed out on some of the smaller, fun events I had high hopes of us doing, but instead rocked those home projects and went on two trips. I'll take it! We still did get some other fun things squeezed in that weren't on my list, so I have to say overall I'm pleased and proud with what we've got done! I feel like a whole new woman, actually, and way more prepared for Camden's arrival!

Cheers (of water) to that.
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