A Minimalistic Nursery

minimalistic nursery

With Baby #3, I just didn't seem to have the resources, or energy, or motivation to really plan an all-out Pinterest worthy nursery.  Part of the reason is due to me not knowing if we're having a boy or a girl.  And while I did decorate Aubrey's nursery in our first condo we owned, I just didn't want to worry about repainting again.  This room has a neutral taupe on the wall that I picked out for Luke so we could add to it as he grew through decor and what not.  But since he's currently bunking in Aubrey's room, and we don't know how the rooms will end up in a few years, I didn't want to do … [Read more...]

Pregnancy update – 26 weeks

You guys, I am TWENTY-SIX weeks pregnant. I remember when I was first pregnant and learned how to make a homemade preg test, I couldn't believe it was accurate! The time is going at a normal rate but holy wow do I feel 26 weeks pregnant.  My maternity tanks I live in (From Target - Liz Lange Maternity) are getting shorter and shorter as my belly is getting bigger and bigger.  I'm slowly outgrowing my pjs.  And I got the waddle bad.  Even Aubrey's preschool office manager is pointing out my waddle. And yes, I am complaining but I'm pretty sure lugging around the extra 20 lbs I've gained … [Read more...]

First Trimester Must-Haves

I feel like shouting from the rooftop - I'M OUT OF THE FIRST TRIMESTER!!! Time will tell if this will transition into the disappearance of nausea as it's been a rough road.  But I wanted to share with you some of my favorite items I had by me to help me get through the first trimester of pregnancy.  Many of these are beloved items I repurchased (since we got rid of everything from the past pregnancies) and some are new discoveries. Most of these I've linked to Amazon because hello - Amazon Prime is amazing (they also have Amazon Mom that has its own set of benefits) and are … [Read more...]

New Baby and Kid Items – #mayPAM

pregnancy awareness month | maypam

This post contains affiliate links.  If you purchase the items, I receive a small commission to support this site. Thank you! Earlier this month I attended the Pregnancy Awareness month as one of their invited bloggers for a bit of pampering and education on new & loved products from really awesome baby & kid brands.  I headed down with Cara of Mommy Crunch (and her adorable son Griffin!) to check things out.  Since we got rid of almost everything from the kids with our last move, I'm paying special attention to new products hitting the market for babies.  We didn't buy anything new … [Read more...]

Trying out MamaBoxes

Lately, I've been on a huge YouTube kick and love watching videos of vloggers unpacking boxes of products.  I can't afford to join every subscription box with monthly samples, so I live vicariously through them .  One of my fellow bloggers, Candice, sent me an email about a new type of box just for expecting mamas.  MamaBoxes was created by Mandy Holmes and can be sent to an expecting mama in her first, second, or third trimester.  You can see more details here on their site and she was gracious enough to send me a first trimester box.  Here's my video of unboxing! Like what you see? Feel free … [Read more...]

Stitch Fix Maternity – Changing How To Shop

stitch fix maternity

View my second box here!   Oh pregnancy.  It's such a fun time.  Your hormones are running crazy, food is an enemy, and any trick to stop nausea becomes an obsession.  With each of my pregnancies, I had a difficult time shopping.  There's not many places to shop around here for maternity clothes - and I don't like to travel outside our valley. I kind of hate freeways. Most times, when not pregnant, I'm a t-shirt/tank girl with jeans.  I dress casual for work, and play, and I do have a few things I can put on to dress up if I am going out.  But when you're pregnant, finding … [Read more...]