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Holiday Cards

November 17, 2017

Holiday cards season!!! I LOVE this time of the year, not only for all the joy of the holidays, but because you get presents in your mail almost every day! I am a stationery LOVER and I always look forward to browsing online for my favorite cards. And it’s so much fun to see what your friends and family pick out too!

I always love a minimalist look for a holiday card. I want the photo to be what you see and focus on, not all the extra bedazzle going on on some cards. But I’m venturing out of my safe place a little bit this year, as I’m really loving florals on the cards!! Just a simple piece of holly or mistletoe is really beautiful and peaceful to me this year. I think it adds a nice touch. However, I’ll always be drawn to a simple “Merry Christmas” script though!

Here are 9 of my favorite holiday card designs!


1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9


Looking at this board, I obviously am in a black and white phase of my life right now! But the deep red pops of color on a few of those cards is very lovely to me.

I think my fave is #1! It’s modern, simple, and with a little extra fun. I’m loving it! And #2 is way out of left field for me, but for some reason I really like the big monogram letter of your last name. So cool! #4 and #6 are just lovely and peaceful to me. Then the rest are all very plain black and white, but I love that simple minimalist look! Let the photo do all the talking!

Plus what’s faaaabulous about these, is that all of them come with different colors you could choose. I always do just red or black or white, but there are blues, greens, pinks, grays, just about any color you could want! So if you like a design you can always change the colors up. Moreover, if you’d rather it say a different phrase, there are options for that too! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Joy, Happy New Year, etc. Tons of options! Couldn’t be easier to customize and find EXACTLY what you want.

As far as where to browse for cards,  I LOVE Minted the most. The best quality, so many options, and so easy. It’s like Etsy for cards. They are all independent artist who have their designs on there. So neat! They also have free recipient addressing which is UNBELIEVEABLE. Such a time saver and it matches your card so it’s really beautiful. Tiny Prints has this now too! This year, Minted added an option to text your photo in and a Minted designer will choose 5 designs that match your photo and text them back to you! I did it and I really loved 2 of the 5 they sent me. Kind of neat to see what others pick! Read more about texting a photo here.

This totally gets me in the holiday spirit! I love seeing everyone’s family photos right now, then I’m so excited to see it again on a card!

Hope this helps you narrow down the vast sea of cards!!! Which is your favorite?!


 

November Favorite Things

November 14, 2017

So long Halloween, HELLO HOLIDAYS! I love transitioning into November, well minus the early dark nights, but it’s the beginning of the ‘most wonderful time of the year!’ And I’m having all the feels of Christmas already! Working on my Christmas present lists, decorating the house for the holidays, and shopping for the coziest winter sweaters for the cold season upon us! Here are nine needs that are in my shopping cart. Happy shopping!


1 (spoon rest, salt, pepper) // 2 // 3 (brown, leopard) // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9


I’m obsessed with all the Hearth and Hand Magnolia items at Target! Love all the B&W. Fave color combo right now. I want to update some kitchen items to be more neutral and I love the spoon rest and salt and pepper cellars. And the candle smells SOOOO good! All things cedar for the winter!

Can’t get enough pom hats and sweaters! Love the thick chunky cardigan and my favorite color gold sweater. Pair it with a fun purse. B&W goes with everything.

Booties. Could have a million. I’m totally in an animal print phase right now.

Already thinking about 2018! I bought this planner for the new year. I had the same one this year and I LOVE it. It’s modern and has huge blank spaces to write for each day. It fits my needs for a planner PERFECTLY. This floral one was a close second! It’s much more organized and has spots for just about everything you could think of.

I change out doormats every season! Loving this one for the winter.


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Friday Finds // 9.15.17

September 15, 2017

At home with this busy boy and sweet baby this morning while Ivy is at preschool. TGIF! This week went by so slow, probably because I’ve been SO looking forward to Saturday and the GARTH BROOKS CONCERT! Can’t wait!! What are you plans this weekend?!

So, I tooooootally have the shopping itch! You know when you’re done being preggo and you want like a WHOLE new wardrobe because you can finally wear normal clothes again but everything you have is like totally out of style because you haven’t worn it for the last year while you were preggo… yeah, I’m in that stage. So I totally have the itch! Sorry kids, no shopping for you, it’s all about Mama for now! :)

Loving all the new fall styles coming out, and as much as I LOOOOVE my favorite season summer, I’m actually saying that I’m ready for cooler days. It’s been so hot the last few days! Here are some of my favorites to shop right now!


Fashion Finds

Tees for life. This one is fab and has a ton of colors to choose from!

Sweater sleeves, yuuuuuup.

And this pullover sweater I love even more. Free People always nails it. Its billowy vintage-chic style is fabulous.

Would never pick this cardigan off the shelf, but I’ve seen it on some fashion bloggers and it’s super stylish! Similar one here with even more colors

Love the look of all the split V-shaft booties out right now

Obsession: cat prints – cheetah, leopard, whatever! Like this scarf, this scarf, these loafers (funny word), this cardigan,

Gimme all the sneakers for casual days – these Steve Madden shoes with wide-set laces and blush monochromatic palette are my fave!

The higher the better, in jeans I mean (#momgut)

Back detail on this sweater, yaaaaas.

Best tassel booties, 40% off!!!

Express, BOGO 50% off right now! Love these distressed girlfriend jeans

Distressed black jeans for every night out! I have these and they’re perfect amount of stretchy.

Can’t wait for jean jackets this fall!!


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Links I Love

Mirror goals. Love the brass and black! Cool how it juts out of the wall. Love the oval shape of this mirror too!

Want these salt and pepper pincher bowls for our kitchen! Love the B&W

Desk lamp perfection – love the marble base and mid-century look

WANT THIS ART PRINT SO BAD

This shop was featured in my recent HGTV magazine and I love her vases!

Funky bird side table. I have this and the look is super cool

10 strollers to splurge on

Sad about this celeb split!

Started watching Ozark and so good! Love Jason Bateman

The next Bachelor was named!

This Texas flooding story is SO. AWESOME. Best midwife ever!!!

10 kitchens to obsess over


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Hope you have a great weekend!

Baby Faves

May 17, 2017

You’d think you have it all… after three kids, I mean, you’d think you have it all. Clothes, blankets, gear, e v e r y t h i n g baby. But there are always new things out there that I reaaaally just can’t resist! With each child, there has been that thing I really need (or let’s be honest… want) and just have to have.

With Ivy, it was the Ergobaby and JuJuBe diaper bag, I knew I had to have them!! Plus all of the cute Aden and Anais swaddles. Then with Leo, it was the Baby Bjorn so he could face in or out, super soft June and January swaddles, the UppaBaby Vista stroller so I could fit two kids in there, and of course the Solly Baby wrap, because I was actually going to do some baby wearing with him! And I did! A lot!

Now, with baby number three, I’m again finding things that I must have! Or just really want to try :) Some brands are new, some brands have been around for awhile, either way, I’ve seen them around and have always wanted them! So I’m stocking up with all my baby faves for our last babe! Here they are! And some things for Mama too :)


diaper bag // swaddle // swaddle set // sling // nursing cover // robe


Diaper bag – Starting with this diaper bag. I really do love my JuJuBe one, it’s super functional, stylish, and easy to use. But I have been eyeing these Fawn Design bags FOR-E-VER but could never get myself to splurge on one. A few months ago they had the blush bag 50% off because the manufacturer had the wrong label, or something, so they were selling them on discount. I was super excited, set my clock, and bought one the second they went on sale! I LOVE the look of it and I am so pumped to use it with this new baby!

Swaddle – Clementine Kids is a very new brand (isn’t the name adorable!!!) of swaddles and quilts and OH SO PRETTY. I love all of the pretty floral prints and they are super soft! So beautiful. I got the the raspberry peony and I might just have to buy the buttercup blossom one too :)

Swaddle set – The other swaddles I’ve always loved are the Little Unicorn ones. Again, super fun and pretty prints very very soft blankets. I got the Morning Glory swaddle set and I looooove the light purple in them.

Sling – I’ve gone from the Ergo, to the Bjorn, to the Sollybaby (which I love and still plan to use!) and now I want to try a ring sling! I fell in love with the WildBird ones, although there there are tons of brands out there, I just love the style, the colors, and the girl who created them (@taylorgolden) is totally awesome. Again, I set my alarm clock for the spring launch a couple months ago and got my Cassin Wrap! I can’t wait to try it out!

Nursing cover – THESE NURSING COVERS. Why didn’t I have one with Ivy or Leo?! Especially Leo, that’s when I kind of started to see them around.  I love that there are so many uses for it – nursing cover, car seat cover, scarf, and shopping cart cover. Genius item! I bought this Covered Goods one and a friend gifted me this Milk Snob one, both are very soft and fun prints!

Robe – Lastly, a robe!! MUST HAVE in the hospital! I didn’t have a robe with Ivy, bought just some cheap one from Target for Leo, and now I see these pretty Pink Blush delivery robes around everywhere! So many fun solids and prints and they offer short or long. I opted for the long taupe floral one and it’s sooooo pretty.

Pretty excited about these new finds! What are some of your favorites with your babes??

I’m 37.5 weeks (because I totally count the halfs at this point!) and super anxious to meet this baby! Can’t wait to use all these new pretty swaddles and gear with her! :)


 

MAMA Style // Maternity Dresses

April 30, 2017

Minus this rain and cold out right now, I’m loving getting out of jeans and into dresses! Maternity jeans are soooo tight right now on this big ole 35 week belly, so I certainly prefer to slip into a dress. I love bodycon dresses! (Here’s one for that I’ve been wearing that’s NOT maternity and only $9.90! Comes in many colors). They’re tight on the bump instead of big and flowy to make you feel even larger than you really are. But I can’t complain about flowy dresses either to hide all the extra weight around the hips and butt! Give me all the maxi dresses for so much comfort! I’ve rounded up my eight favorite maternity dresses out there right now. The denim embroidered one is my FAVORITE!


Top || 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Bottom || 1 | 2 | 3 | 4


Isn’t the denim one so fabulous?! ASOS is my absolute favorite for maternity clothes, they’re cheap and offer SO many options! Plus buy the $19/year 2 day free shipping, it’s so worth it! Like Amazon Prime!

The teal bodycon dress (#3) is sooo comfortable and it comes in 15 different colors for only $47! I want like 5 of the colors! It’s so comfortable and you can really keep it casual for day or dress it up for night.

Here are some more of my favorite maternity dresses out there!
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