Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Harper Turns 6 Months

Sorry for the picture overload but picking my favorites was impossible! I can't believe that my baby is 6 months old already! Time is just flying by and each age is more fun than the one before. She started sitting up by herself this week and is the happiest sweetest baby I could ever have hoped for! Funny story, you will notice that my husband is pretty casual in these pics...we hadn't planned on taking any family pics so neither of us dressed up. When the photographer told us to jump in for a few family shots I wasn't sure how they would turn out. I ended up loving them though just because they are such a good illustration of casual us and this moment in our lives! Harper has changed everything for the better and in my wildest dreams I never could have imagined how much love we would have for this sweetheart. I'm so honored that I get to be her mommy forever! She's already my little buddy and loves to do everything with me. It's my goal in life to always remain worthy of the blessing I have been given of a healthy, happy, perfect little girl! Happy 6 months sweetheart!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Fall Decorating Around Our Homes

Now that it is September we thought it would be fun to show you a few of the fall decorations we have put around our homes. It's still hot in Utah right now but once September 1st hits we can't help but get out the fall candles and the fall decor. The leaves should be changing soon, and football on tv again combined with crisper nights are getting us excited for when the cool weather does come! As Danica showed in an Instagram story this last week, Target's Dollar Spot has amazing fall decor right now. No one will be able to tell that its only $1-$3! Tai Pan Trading,  Pier1 Imports, and of course Home Goods are other stores that we love to shop decorations at. Are you decorating for fall yet? 

Danica's House

Banner on Mantle: Target Dollar Spot
Fireplace Pumpkins: Target Dollar Spot
Leaves Candle: Bath and Body Works
Sofa Pillow: Pier1
Glass Pumpkin: Pier1
Hello Fall Sign: Target Dollar Spot

Jessica's House

Pumpkin Pecan Waffle Candle: Bath and Body Works
Silver and Gold Fall Centerpieces: Made from various items at Hobby Lobby
Glass Pumpkin and Orange Candle: Pier1
Pinecone Banner: Target Dollar Spot
Fabric Fireplace Pumpkins: Handmade
Table Centerpiece: Wreath and Glittery Pumpkins are from Tai Pan Trading
Glass Pumpkins on Counter: Pier1
Pumpkin Salt and Pepper Shakers: Pier1

Thursday, August 3, 2017

27 week pregnancy update

I thought it would be fun to give everyone an update on how my pregnancy has been going. I was pretty nauseous and sick for the first 18 weeks! Once I made it to week 19 I started to feel so much better and got a lot of my energy back.

So far I haven't had many cravings with this pregnancy. Sugar tastes kind of gross..I am not too sad about that since normally I have a big problem avoiding sugar!

Next week I have a follow-up ultrasound to check my placenta. At my 18 week appointment it was about a centimeter from my cervix opening, the doctors like it to be at least 2.5 centimeters away from the opening in order to deliver vaginally. We are keeping our fingers crossed no c-section will be needed!

Overall I feel like I have had an easier pregnancy this time around other than maybe being more uncomfortable a lot quicker than with my first. I also got a hernia with Crew so that has caused me a lot of pain this time around!

My weight gain has been similar to my first pregnancy. (For the first half of the pregnancy at least). It has slowed down now and I haven't been gaining as much as I did before. So far I've gained 30 pounds. With Crew I gained close to 60 pounds by the end. I got quite a few stretch marks the first time around and haven't noticed any new ones as of now. (Thank the heavens)

I am getting so excited to meet this little guy in a few short months. I still can't believe I will be a momma of 2.

Thanks for reading!!


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Hey everyone! It's the most wonderful time of the year again, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I literally plan my entire year's budget on this sale. I personally think this year's sale is one of the best ever. I seriously could have bought one of everything! Today I'm sharing my 10 favorite purchases of the sale. These are items that are guaranteed to sell quick! I will share actual images of most of these items at some point today on our Instagram Stories so be sure to keep an eye out! The sale runs until August 6th. Its currently open only to Nordstrom cardholders but it will open up to the general public on Friday!

Booties: Definitely my favorite purchase from the sale. They are super comfortable, come in three amazing colors (grey, taupe, and black), and make your legs look long and lean. They can be worn with any outfit: dresses and shorts in the spring/summer, or pants in the fall! I love them!

BLANKNYC Life Changer Moto Jacket: This is the "it" jacket of the sale. It's an amazing price point ($64.90), yet looks super expensive and high quality. It runs large so plan ahead whether you will be layering clothes underneath it or not.

BP Pocket Tee: I bought this in black to layer with during the fall/winter. BP really rocked the sale this year in my opinion!

Lush Raw Edge Side Slit Tee: This is the perfect casual tee. It has just the right amount of edge to bring your outfit from boring to fabulous. It runs large so be sure to size down. I bought this in both black and white.

Camo Tee:I loved this tee the moment I saw it. It fits perfectly and is super on trend right now!

Faux Suede Jacket: I buy a Kut from the Kloth jacket every year. This jacket is super comfortable and  the fabric is really soft. I wore it with a black dress yesterday to work and got so many compliments.

Halogen Ruffle Sleeve Dress: Such a classic and feminine dress. I love the ruffle sleeve trend this year and think this dress is gorgeous.

Leith Circle Cardigan: This is always a sweater that people go crazy over every year. It's super comfortable and a really flattering fit. I recommend this over all the other sweaters in the sale.

Beachwaver: I've heard rave reviews about this curling iron for over a year and decided that it being almost $100 off was a great chance to try it out. It comes with real crystals on it!

Voluspa Candle Set: I always stock up on Voluspa candles during this sale. They make great presents and have the yummiest scents!

What were your favorites from the sale?

Monday, May 8, 2017

Mother's Day with Jord Watches + Giveaway

Mother's Day. I have to admit that for the past 5 years I have absolutely dreaded everything about this day. Having to look at all the posts on social media and see mothers with their babies filled me with the kind of heartache that is hard to describe. Looking back at the past year and all we did to get Harper home with us, first going through IVF and then Harper's NICU stay at birth, I am so grateful to get the chance to celebrate Mother's Day with my little girl. Finally becoming a mother has made me appreciate so much more all of the mother figures in my own life who sacrifice so much for their children no matter how old their children grow to be.

Watching other moms over the years I have realized that every mother is so unique. As Danica and I were deciding on what to include in Mother's Day gift guides this week we were approached by Jord Watches. We love Jord Watches because they are the perfect unique mother's day gift to celebrate how unique all mothers are. Jord Watches are unique in that they are made of wood! Every piece is absolutely gorgeous and would be the perfect gift to show how timeless, classy, and elegant your mother is. They can also be engraved to make your gift even more personalized and precious.

Danica and I chose the zebrawood and rose watch because hello...its pink. It came in a fabulous wooden box along with complimentary oil and polishing clothes. Another thing we noticed about Jord Watches that set them apart are that they are super lightweight. We both own several other brands of watches and I swear my wrist aches at the end of the day with how heavy they are. We definitely do not have that problem with our Jord Watch.

You can shop our look and the entire Jord Watch Collection below:

Continuing with the theme of celebrating Mother's Day, our friends at Jord Watches have kindly agreed to give away $100 store credit to one of our readers. And the best part of all...for those who never win giveaways (like me), Jord Watches is still giving everyone who enters $25 in credit to their store! The giveaway ends May 21, 2017 at 11:59 PM. You can ENTER HERE.

*This post is sponsored by Jord Watches. All opinions are our own.