January 16, 2018

January 12, 2018

Five on Friday!

Welcome to Friday, friends! This week has felt incredibly long to me, anyone else? I'm taking my toddler to one of those trampoline bounce places this morning and hoping for a good nap as I have a few things I want to check off my to-do list before the weekend starts!

Here are my Five Friday Favorites:

ONE // Did anyone shop the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale last week? It was the first time I had a super easy time getting on the site. I think I waited 15 minutes the first time (at 8am) and then had no problem getting back on throughout the day. I purchased a few items and cannot wait for the warm weather to get here so I can wear them! While back up in price, what I ordered is still in stock at some places!

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Waterside Wrap (different print)

TWO // I downloaded the 1 Second Everyday app a few days ago and it's so much fun! I was feeling a little like I couldn't download it because I didn't start on January 1 and then I realized how stupid that was. Was I really going to miss out on a fun family video montage because of some arbitrary date? I would encourage you to download it, if you haven't! 
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THREE // I finally set my Goodreads Challenge for 2018. 24 books. It is an ambitious goal but I am really trying hard to pick up my book instead of my phone this year, especially before bed. I don't think I've ever made my goal for my Goodreads Challenge but I do enjoy trying! Last year, I read 13 books and my goal was 26, ha! 

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FOUR // I have been working through my PowerSheets and I am obsessed. It is such an insightful and powerful way to set goals. Going through each step of the goal-setting process really helps me to figure out why I'm setting a goal and what it means to me. It also breaks the goal into easy, actionable steps that make it concrete and achievable. There are still some of the six month undated PowerSheets available if you've been wanting to get on the goal-setting train. I use mine in conjunction with the Simplified Planner and I feel more organized than ever before! 
Turns out I only have four Friday favorites this week, hope everyone has a great weekend!

Linking up today with April, Christina, and Natasha

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January 10, 2018

Wish List Wednesday

Welcome to Wish List Wednesday! As I near the end of this pregnancy and the cold snap here in the Mid-Atlantic is finally moving on (hopefully), I'm definitely thinking about clothes for post-baby. I'm so excited to be able to wear regular clothes again (albeit nursing-friendly)! Here are some items (not just clothes) that are on my wish list. What's on yours?

capri swing sweatshirt

How cute is this sweatshirt? Every other shirt/sweater in my closet is striped but I just love them so much! I'm also partial to swing tops and will continue to be post-baby because they hide the aftermath! Coming in under $100, this sweatshirt is a winner in my book.

Main Image - Socialite Floral PJ Shirt

This is a bit out of my comfort zone but I LOVE it for some reason! Tucked into a pair of skinny jeans with heels, this would be such a cute outfit. I like the floral print and it also looks super comfortable. 

Nike LunarEpic Low Flyknit 2 Women's Running Shoe

I've been casually looking for a pair of gray sneakers. All the sneakers I own are either loud and colorful or they're all black! I love that the tongue is a part of the shoe and not separate, I've had issues with the tongue of sneakers favoring one side and it's not comfortable. 

Image of Salvatore Ferragamo Women's Plastic Two-Toned Cat Eye Sunglasses

Um, these are over the top and I love them! On sale for $79 down from $326 makes these a steal! 

Image of Karen Walker Women's Super Spaceship Sunglasses

Have to give a mention to these, too. These are much more of a classic look and are also on sale for $79 down from $315! I have been wanting a pair of Karen Walker sunglasses for quite sometime so I think I might add these to my cart! 


At this point, I'm hopeful these are an unnecessary purchase but the truth is Maryland gets cold weather and we get snow not infrequently. The past few years, I've been wearing rain boots as snow boots and the fact of the matter is, they just don't work. They aren't tall enough and they definitely aren't warm enough. These will probably stay on my wish list until the end of this year and I'll revisit them in the fall. 

We made it to the halfway point in the week, y'all! Have a great Wednesday! 

January 8, 2018

Casual Maternity Style

coat // tee // jeans// sneakers (old-linked similar pair)

I took these photos less than 2 weeks ago - it was cold. Probably in the high 20s. I was freezing but now I'd do just about anything for it to be in the high 20s (supposed to get there today but also there is a chance of freezing rain this afternoon so WTF). There's hope for tomorrow though (high of 44 degrees) and I feel like everyone in this city is going to be outside in short sleeves!

I have been living in easy tee shirts (with several layers, ha) and my favorite maternity jeans this pregnancy. Old Navy has been my go to for tee shirts and I am loving this emerald green coat my mom gave me for Christmas. The color is gorgeous and I can still zip it up which means it's the only coat I can wear right now - no complaints there!  I have little desire to get dressed up and even in an outfit like this, at the end of the day, I am so ready to change into pajamas. My 3rd trimester has absolutely flown by and I can't believe we are a mere six weeks away from meeting this little guy! I'm so looking forward to his arrival and feeling much more excited than nervous about adding another baby to our crew!

I just realized we are officially one week into 2018! Hope your year is off to a great start! 

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December 28, 2017

Thoughts for Thursday: Last One for 2017!

1. Christmas certainly sped by but I'm not sure I've ever said to myself, "gee, that Christmas went way too slow". With a toddler that doesn't slow down and splitting the day between two families it was a whirlwind but also wonderful. 
2. I'm a scrooge and actually took down what little Christmas decor (no Christmas tree makes this pretty easy) we had up on Saturday morning, knowing we wouldn't be home until after Christmas was over. I'm not gonna lie, it felt good to come home to a less-cluttered house. 
3. I'm looking forward to 2018. I have lots of big goals for this upcoming year - the first one being to have a baby haha! It's going to be a big year for our little family and we have so much to look forward to in 2018. I purchased the  2018 PowerSheets form Lara Casey at Cultivate What Matters and I'm hoping it will help me stay on track this upcoming year. I need all the help I can get, follow through is NOT my strong suit. 
4. We are having a cold snap here in Maryland and per usual, I'm drawn to all things comfortable and warm. I can only zipper one jacket I own over my bump so I'm all about the layers. Lots of after-Christmas sales going on so I snagged this  sweatshirt below and although it has a holiday vibe, I plan to wear it all winter long! I snagged  this sweatshirt , too (also on sale)!

5. Speaking of comfy and cozy, how cute is this  pullover from Southern Tide? It's on sale for $69 and I am so tempted to buy it but the truth is I own quite a few pullovers and a couple that look very similar to this one. Sigh. 

6. We are in the market for a new comforter/duvet cover for our bed. Our dog sleeps with us at night and I stupidly bought an all-white comforter a couple of years back. Needless to say, it is in pretty poor shape plus it has a ruffle at the top that drives my husband batty. I recently purchased  monogrammed shams and  new sheets from Pottery Barn and while our bed looks much better, they also highlight how badly we need a new comforter. I have my heart set on the  Oxford Stripe Duvet from Serena and Lily, it's so pretty and bright and I think it will bring new life to our master bedroom.  I also think this  duvet is beautiful and it's on sale! 

That's it for me, hope everyone has a great Thursday! 

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Linking up with  Natalie and  Annie for Thoughts for Thursday!