Tuesday, January 21, 2020

40 Week Bumpdate


40 week Bumpdate 



Sweater runs pretty tts and I'm wearing it in the size small. 





Sweater runs big, so size down.

Maxi dress runs big so size down at least one size.  For reference, I am wearing it in the xs. 



Size of Baby
: Pumpkin 

Weight Gain: 19 lbs 

Gender: It's a GIRL!!!!! 

Maternity Clothes:  A few pair of maternity jeans (you can find them here), these $14 leggings, and these built in bra nursing tanks.  Other than that, I was able to wear all regular and some oversized sweater and tops!!! 

Sleep:  I have had crazy insomnia for the last two weeks, not to mention, getting up at least 6 times to pee!!  I am guessing my body is just preparing me for what's to come with a newborn! 

Missing:  Being able to exercise, drink wine, and sleep comfortably. 

Cravings: This past week, I have been craving all the bad, unhealthy things again.  Ice cream and girl scout cookies are my current nightly snack! 


Hubby's Thoughts:  Just like the rest of us, EXCITED and SO SO ready to meet this sweet baby girl!!!  


Best Part of This Week:  Knowing that I'm going in to be induced tomorrow evening , and that we will meeting our baby by the end of the week!!! 



Monday, January 20, 2020

Five on Monday

Hello friends and happy Monday!! 

ONE //
I had originally planned to post my regular Five on Friday, but I had an appointment for an alignment massage and then Carson had an award ceremony at school so I ended up running out of time.  We are so proud of our little A-B honor roll kiddo!  And for those of you wondering if an alignment massage feels good, the short answer is no, but afterwards you feel amazing.  If you're in the area and looking for someone who specializes in this, I highly recommend Donica Todd...oh yeah, and she's also a certified doula as well.  My body needed major alignment (especially my back) and I am already feeling so much better about going into labor! 

Exactly how I'm feeling at this very moment!


TWO // 

Since Taylor will now be sharing her bathroom with her new little sister, I decided to make a few little updates.  If any of you are looking for bathroom hardware, I seriously cannot recommend this brass set enough!  I was blown away with how heavy and sturdy every single piece was, and it looks so pretty in their bathroom.  I also found this gorgeous set of pink floral jacquard towels here for only $34!  They are so plush and even prettier in person. 



I have also received quite a few questions about this monogrammed hand towel.  I actually bought mine here locally at Monograms on Daniel Island.  I did, however, find the exact towel online here and it's actually a good bit cheaper as well :)  As far as the rest of Taylor's bathroom details, including her mirror, sconces, and accessories, you can find them all here.


THREE // 

We are in need of some new furniture for our small deck and I found some really great, affordable pieces on amazon.  These are the three that I'm debating between now...do you guys have a favorite? And speaking of outdoors, I am also loving this gorgeous outdoor rug and this cool cooler/side table. 

I love the way the side tables are built into the arms on this one. 




I love this set because you have the option to set it up so many different ways, plus, the cushions are washable.  That is HUGE because I know the light color cushions may get dirty faster.  It does come with darker colored cushions as well if you all prefer that more...y'all know I'm partial to the cream color. 




Even though I prefer the look of the two above, I'm considering this one because I know the frame will last forever and it is pretty much indestructible. 


FOUR //
Last week, I realized that the one thing that we didn't have many of for baby girl were burp cloths.  Being that Taylor and Carson both had really bad reflux, I decided it was probably a smart decision to order some.  I found these on Amazon of course, and again, it's another one of those things that I was very happily surprised with the quality and the super cute designs!!  These are super thick, and by reading the reviews, they are super absorbent, which if you've ever had a reflux baby you know is super important :) 




FIVE // 

And last but not least, there are a few really good MLK Day sales going on today and below are a few of my favorite pieces from the best sales currently going on right now! 

Loft - 50% off all full price and 70% off Hundreds of New Markdowns 











Nordstrom - Tons of new Fall Markdowns!! 








Anthropologie - 20% off all clothes, shoes, + accessories 










Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Wish List Wednesday


Happy hump day!!  It's been a while since I've done a Wednesday Wish List and I've got some things I am currently lusting over.  Warning...my current wish list is somewhat of a hodge podge of random things and a mix of seasons, but in my defense, the weather here is hot one day and then cold the next.  But no matter where you live and what the weather is like, hopefully I'll have something on my list that you all will love and could get some use out of :) 



Contrast Sleeve Pullover Sweater


I am loving everything about this sweater and I think it will look great with jeans.  It may also look good in the spring or early summer with white jeans or shorts.  And you can't beat the $31 price tag, especially with all the awesome 5 star reviews! 



I am not the biggest fan of the golden goose sneakers, but the main reason is because I hate the fact that all of them look dirty...I also think the price is absurd!  Either way, I actually like these dupes, for one, because they don't look dirty, two because they are $30 instead of $500, and three because they look comfortable.  I think they would look adorable with jeans and casual dresses. 


Striped Heart Pajama Set


Y'all know I can't resist a good pair of pajamas and I absolutely LOVE the stripes on these!  Plus, these pj's are currently 50% off along with this bobble heart sweater and this ribbed cardigan that I can't get enough of! 



I am dying over these stacking rings and I cannot get over how well priced they are!  I also love that they are tiny and dainty, so you're able to stack several of them. 

Eyelash and Eyebrow Growth Serum


I actually ordered this last night and I'm planning on trying it out after baby girl makes her arrival.  A few of you guys recommended this brand and the reviews are phenomenal!  I'll definitely report back on how well it works soon.  




Stripe Cotton Maxi Sundress


How perfect is this dress for Easter or maybe this summer.  I love the color, the stripes, the style, and that the straps are adjustable. 


Babydoll Tunic Dress


This Free People tunic dress is calling my name.  It comes in several colors, but I'm really loving the white. 


La Blanca Petals Bandeau One Piece


YES!!!!  Okay you guys, this is the most flattering swimsuit EVER.  I've had my pink one (you can see it on me here) for almost 5 years and it still remains my favorite swimsuit of all time!!!  And I am beyond obsessed with this pattern and these colors! 



Whittier Quatrefoil Natural Brass Three-Light Flush Mount


And last, I know this light is kind of random, but I've been searching for a dupe for this $650 quatrefoil flush mount for our entryway forever and I finally found this one online yesterday!  I mean, it looks almost identical and the price tag of $169 is so much better than $650! 




Tuesday, January 14, 2020

This and That

Good morning friends and happy Tuesday!! 

// I am almost 39 weeks now and to say that I'm READY to have this baby would be an understatement for sure...ha!  I am planning to do one last bump date on Thursday and that will be after my next two doctor's appointments, so hopefully I'll be able to fill you guys in on an official plan :) 

It was 75 degrees here in Charleston yesterday so I was more than happy to toss on one of my favorite maxi dresses from the summer.  Seriously, this is one of those maxi dresses that you're going to want in several colors.  It's the softest cotton, washes and dries well, has pockets, and is under $30!! 

28 Palms Maxi // Rattan Earrings (4 pack for only $12.99) 

Dress runs big so make sure you size down. 

// My mom bought me this elasticity oil for Christmas and I've used it every morning and every night since.  And I'm not saying it because of the oil, but knock on wood, I haven't got any new stretch marks from this pregnancy and over the last 3 week my belly has grown SO much!  Either way, even if I wasn't pregnant, I would still use this oil because it's so moisturizing and it smells amazing! 



// I received so many questions about our planters and they are from Grandinroad, but no longer available.  I did, however, find pretty much IDENTICAL ones here!  Plus, this one is not only on sale and a good bit cheaper, but it also has great reviews! 






// My two cuties heading off to school last Friday!  I know I don't show them on here as much as I used to, but I feel SO blessed to be their mama and I am so proud of both of them.  And for those asking about Taylor's coat, you can find it here and her boots here.


// I decided we probably needed another diffuser with the baby coming so I upgraded to this one.  It is by the same brand as the other three that I have here, but it's a little bigger so it holds more oil and water and stays on a little longer.  I also ordered another box of our favorite winter oils for sinus and cough.  Again, knock on wood...since I started using these oils almost two years ago neither one of the kids have been sick one time.  And I'm not sure if you remember or not, but as a baby, Taylor was always sick and always had a runny nose or something viral. 



// Two Amazon tops that are non-maternity that I am loving! 





// Every time I show Taylor's clothing rack I always get a lot of questions about it.  Unfortunately, it's sold out in the white, but they do have it here in a dark bronze color.  I also found this adorable white rack that also has a cute hat rack as well.  And how cute are the two acorn storage baskets!?  I also ordered Taylor this owl storage basket and this new boho hamper.  Now is the perfect time to order PBK storage because it's all on sale!! 


// Another question I get when I show you guys our guest bathroom is about the mirror.  It's from Ballard Designs, and sadly, it's no longer available.  This shell mirror is the closest dupe I found so far, but the sizing is not the same.  Also, here is a link to the small blue orchid pot I posted about yesterday, and here's where you can order the orchid potting mix and green moss.


// Last, but not least, I decided to go with this LV dupe for my diaper bag/purse.  The reviews were SO good and the price was as well!!  And you guys, it arrived yesterday and OMG...I am in love.  It totally blew me away and was 100 times better than I thought it would be.  I'll be sharing it at some point today on stories so stay tuned! 




// And if you guys don't have one of these purse organizers, then stop right now and order this!  Even if you don't have kids this thing is amazing!!  I bought it in the large beige and it fit in my bag above perfectly.  And now I want to buy one for all of my bags because it's that good and it keeps everything so organized!! 


Friday, January 10, 2020

Recent Amazon Purchases That I'm LOVING


Being that baby girl is due to make her arrival any day now, and with me not getting out and about as much, I've made quite a few Amazon purchases over the last few weeks.  But even if I wasn't months months pregnant, I probably would have ordered most of these things off Amazon because they just seem to have everything I'm looking for.  Plus, the price point is usually way more affordable!



3 PCS Make-Up Bags

I have been eyeing this travel set of makeup bags for a little while now and I finally decided to pull the trigger.  I've gotta say, the quality is great and so are the sizes.  I can now have my makeup a little more separated and organized when we travel. 


Off the Shoulder Oversized Sweater

This sweater actually hasn't arrived yet, but the reviews are amazing.  I think it will be perfect for after baby with a nursing tank underneath, and also great for spring and early summer as well. 



I just ordered this door mat and I absolutely love it.  It's nice and thick, plus, it doesn't seem to shed.  I have it layered on top of my buffalo check rug and they look so good together. 


Electric Double Breast Pump

This breast pump came highly recommended by a few of you and the Amazon reviews are great. You definitely can't beat a good double electric breast pump for under $50! 




Pink Leather Jewelry Box

Taylor received a few new pieces of jewelry this year for Christmas so I decided it was time we get her a real jewelry box.  This one is even nicer in person, the price is good, and she loves that she has a "special key" so she can lock it. 





Heart Knitted Sweater

How adorable is this heart sweater!?  And it is SO soft and comfy!  I'll be sure to show it to you guys later today on my stories. 



Leopard Waffle Knit Top

Okay, so the material on this top is way different than what I was expecting, but I actually love it. This is another one I will show you guys at some point today on my stories to show you more detail. 


Stori Clear Plastic Drawer Organizers

These are the best draw organizers ever!  I use these in our kitchen, our bathroom, and the kids bathroom. 



Gold Leaf Hooks 

I just ordered these hooks for Taylor's closet so I can hang up her old bow holder and robe.  I may use the other two in her bathroom behind the door to hold more towels. 



Toddler and Girls Long Sleeve Dress

I can't get over how sweet this little dress is, nor can I get over the $15 price tag!  I ordered Taylor these little knee high socks to go with it and I can't wait to see them on her with this dress.


Hope and Henry Bow Back Dress

This is another one of my favorite Amazon baby / kid brands...everything they make is such great quality and their designs are always adorable.  I thought this dress would be perfect for Easter and also to wear all summer long.



Boys Soft Button Down

When I saw how good this button down looked paired with the two dresses above, I knew I needed to order it for Carson.  I am thinking I may try and talk him into wearing this when he comes to meet his new sister in the hospital.




White Leather Mary Jane Shoes

As much as Taylor and I both LOVE her Keds, I wanted her to have a pair of white leather shoes that look a little dressier, but still have the same comfort and easy slip on and off effect, so when I saw these I knew I had to snag them.


Baseball Treat Box

I am trying really hard to make sure I have all my ducks in a row before baby girl gets here, especially with Carson's birthday on the 26th.  We are planning to do a pretty low key baseball theme party at SkyZone and I ordered these cute favor boxes to give to his guest.  As for what's going inside the boxes, I ordered this box of big league chew, these individual size Cracker Jacks, and these ranch sunflower seeds.  And just FYI, these three things fit perfectly into these boxes!  Oh yeah, I also ordered these really cute baseball themed cups, plates, and napkins as well! 





Stride Rite Lightweight Riding Boot

How precious are these little riding boots!?  And they look so cute on Taylor with her little dresses and leggings.




Pink Stripe Storage with Leather Handles

These are the storage baskets I decided to go with in Taylor's new closet.  They fit perfectly on her shelves, and I love the pretty leather handles and how they have a drawstring closure as well.
Mini Travel Steamer

I've been meaning to get a mini travel steamer for a while now, and when I saw this one for only $24 with almost 8,000 five star reviews, I knew it was a no brainer!  I've used it three times now and it works great!


16 Unbreakable Dishwasher Safe Kid Cups

Kids cups are like socks around here, and somehow we end up losing them by the end of the year.  That being said, I searched on Amazon and found this super affordable 16 pack that was the perfect size and it's also dishwasher safe!  Plus, these are great if your kids can fix their own drinks.  I like the size because they don't end up pouring too much!



Swivel Full Motion TV Mount

Okay, so I know this is kind of random, but this is the mount that we bought for Taylor's tv.  It was not only easy to install, but the full motion swivel is awesome!  Plus, you can't beat the under $40 price tag either!

Wine Bottle Opener

Okay, so this wine opener looks very similar to the one I purchased last year, but it says new and improved and the reviews all agreed!  So here's to hoping it last longer than the one I bought last year. I'll be letting you guys know how well it works very soon because I can't lie, I have greatly missed my wine these last nine months!


Mountain Falls Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover

I used to buy the makeup remover from Clinique, but then I switched over to Neutrogena because it was cheaper.  One of you guys recommended this brand, which not only works just as good as the two brands mentioned above, but it's also WAY cheaper!!

Girls Floral Sleep Set

Last, but not least, these sweet pj's I ordered for Taylor!  They are so soft and a great fit.  They remind me of boutique pajamas for only a fraction on the price!