Monday, April 7, 2014

She's here



 Baby Mckenzie born 3/27/2014

 Please excuse my absence while I rest, recuperate, and enjoy our new little bundle! I promise to return soon & with some very fun giveaways!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

what I want Wednesday

 I often see posts on other blogs that offer a 'splurge' item and a similar item for less. I LOOOOOVE those post because I feel like I can still be stylish without spending a ton of cash. As a working mom, I'm definitely on a budget!

Well today I have a MAJOR deal for you!!
My guilty pleasure is watching the Wendy Williams Show and she recently started a new segment called Trendy at Wendy. Here she offers exclusive deals and discounts on fabulous, fashionable items!

One item that caught my eye is this London Fog bag, as it's very similar to a Brahmin bag I've drooling over and daydreaming about!

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Great deal right?! Well hurry and get it, deal ends Thursday 3/27 at 9am EST!!

On a more personal note, thank you all for the well wishes and patience with me as I get through these last few weeks of pregnancy. My posts may be a bit sporadic as we work with and take care of some concerns with my doctors office but I promise to keep you all updated on our baby girls arrival! And I'll post when I can before she gets here :0) 
Your support and love mean so much.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Out Sick


Under the weather again, be back soon with A new post. Thanks for being patient with me these last few weeks of pregnancy. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Monday Mantra| Tummy Update


Because tomorrow's are not promised. 
Just a little simple advice :)

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. I had my baby shower on Saturday so it was great to see my friends, play some games, and catch up! Plus we got some great things for baby! After the shower I went home and propped up my swankles [swollen ankles]. I'm less than 30 days away from my due date so I am at the point where resting is key. 

Here’s my current pregnancy update:

  • How far along: 36 weeks
  • How big is baby: Approx. 5 - 6lbs and 20 inches long
  • Weight gain: 30 lbs! I will definitely be working out after baby!
  • Sleeping: Hit or miss, belly is bigger and it’s harder to get comfortable but I take sleep when I can get it. I nap quite a bit on the weekends and some evenings after work.
  • Food cravings: None really
  • Food aversions: None that I can think of
  • Missing: Sushi, sushi, and more sushi!
  • Symptoms: LOTS of Braxton Hicks contractions! Swollen ankles, achy back, itchy belly, this list could go on and on.
  • Doctor’s appointment: Friday
  • Movement: Baby is definitely on the move, her movements are really strong and pronounced now since she is running out of room.
  • Gender / Names: Beautiful baby girl!
  • Best moment of the week: Celebrating my baby shower with my friends!
  • What I’m looking forward to: Having this baby! Pregnancy is a wonderful miraculous thing and all but I am ready to have her here and get my body back.
  • What I did / Got for baby: We got so many things at the baby shower, we’re so grateful and appreciative of everything.  Just a few items left to pick up and I think we are all set!     

Big Baby Bump! 

This cake was SO yummy! 


*Excuse the cellphone pictures but I didn't take my camera! 
Linking up with Molly and Carly 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday Funnies| 3rd Trimester Edition

#Truestory. ;)


NOW.

I like Talenti or Hagen Daz. Please and Thank you! 

After everything women go through during the 9 months of pregnancy, they DESERVE a maternity break. I vote the start sending new moms on maternity leave cruises! 


Can you guys tell I'm ready to have this baby?! LOL
Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, but by the end of your 3rd trimester you're just done. And I am done. 
Looking forward to my baby shower this weekend and some rest and relaxation! 
Cheers to the weekend! 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

DIY| Makeup Brush Holder

My usual makeup brush storage is an old black bag that I just toss all my brushes into. Face brushes, eye brushes, and lip brushes – all in the same bag. I didn't take the best care of them or even wash them regularly and to be honest I've had some of the brushes for over 5 years [Kinda gross, I know!].


So I made a decision to do better this year and I purchased a new set of brushes by Shany Cosmetics. Instead of tossing them in a bag I wanted to place them on the counter in the bathroom so I decided to make some fun brush holders with a little inspiration from Pinterest of course! 

This DIY was so easy and I love the way that it turned out!

Supplies:
A See-thru Glass Bowl, Jar, or Vase with a wide opening – I got mine from the Dollar Tree
Makeup Brushes
Glass Marbles - I purchased 2 bags from Dollar Tree 
Glue Gun - Purchased at Target

Directions:
Place small dime sized amount of hot glue onto the back of glass marble
Place marble(s) in desired pattern on glass jar (vase)
Let dry overnight
Place remaining marbles in jar, add makeup brushes.

What do you think? 

Brushes - Shany Cosmetics



VOILA! 

Linking up with Molly and Carly

Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday Funnies!

Back with this weeks Friday Funnies! 
Hope you all have a great weekend, I'll be trying to sit still and rest per doctors orders! Wish me luck! Sitting still isn't my strong point!