Black One Piece Swimsuit + Sugarfix by Baublebar || Target

 

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Y’all, how is it already August? It was just January, like yesterday. I can’t believe this summer is coming to an end, but I’m not complaining. I’ve already started dreaming of all things fall – like pumpkin spiced lattes (duh!), Bath & Body Works seasonal candles (my favorite!), ALL the booties and cardigans (seriously Nordstrom, I want them all!), and living at a bit of a slower pace (who am I kidding?). Sounds magical, doesn’t it?! But since it’s summer until September 22nd (I’m counting down the days), I know there’s still some lake time to be had and many of you still have beach vacations planned, so today, I want to tell you about this black one piece swimsuit and these Sugarfix by Baublebar earrings.

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Sale Favorites

Happy Tuesday y’all! I had every intention of getting a post up yesterday, but it just didn’t happen. Mother’s Day weekend wore Andie and I out, so we spent our Monday sleeping and snuggling. Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite sale items with you. I’m all about simple, stress-free clothing, and these items scream easy – easy to throw on for work this spring and summer, easy to wear for evenings at the lake, or easy to pack for a beach getaway. Whatever your plans, make sure you grab them while you can. Sale items go fast!

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Andie’s Birth Story

I was scheduled to have a c-section on Monday March 20th. When Dr. Tran told me I was going to have to have a c-section, I was devastated; however, I eventually came to like the idea of having a “scheduled” birth. Greg and I still had so much to do before Andie’s arrival – finish her nursery, get the car seat bases and car seat in the cars, pack our hospital bags, write thank you notes, and I was planning to work up until the Friday before, so knowing when she would be making her big debut into the world – Monday, March 20th, at exactly 7:30 am – I was looking forward to embracing the time Greg and I had left just the two of us and finishing the to-do list stress free. I mean, Dr. Tran did say the chances of me going into labor with a breech baby on my own were very unlikely.

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“The Gift of Style” with Stitch Fix

Have you tried Stitch Fix yet? If not, it’s pretty amazing, or at least it can be – if you make the effort to really connect with your personal stylist(s). It can also be quite addicting. A box full of clothes, shoes, and accessories that magically appears on your front porch once a month (or however often you want it to)? Yes, please! Okay, maybe it doesn’t “magically” appear (there’s like payments and stuff), but for your mom it could! Which is what I want to talk about today – two more Mother’s Day gift ideas with Stitch Fix. (For more information about Stitch Fix, see the FAQ here.)

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Happy Monday! Mother’s Day is just six days away, and I’m so excited. Are y’all as excited as I am? This is my first Mother’s Day as a mama, and I told Greg the other day that it feels like my birthday all over again (haha). I may just dedicate this entire week to “mom posts,” so be prepared. Today, I’m sharing my Mother’s Day Gift Guide. I truly hope this makes your Mother’s Day shopping just a bit easier. And if you’re a mama, don’t forget to treat yourself. Seriously. You deserve it!

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One Month with Andie Mae

Brand New Family

Andie turned ONE MONTH old on Saturday (April 15th), and I can’t believe how fast time is flying by. How are you already a month old, sweet girl?! Even though it’s only been a month, I can’t remember life without her. I’ve come to realize that one can’t fully understand motherhood until one becomes a mother. Motherhood has changed me. It feels good and it hurts all at once. It is challenging but so fulfilling. It is your heart living on the outside of your body, and it is both wonderful and terrifying. It has a way of bringing you to your knees, because the love you’re experiencing is so overwhelming all you can do is pray. You will become extremely protective and oh so selfless. However, you’ll want to be selfish with your time because time feels like your worst enemy. Motherhood is sweat and tears (so many tears). It is diaper changes and feedings. It is days running into nights and nights running into days. It is lack of sleep, too much coffee, and not near enough showers. It is looking at your husband and missing the way things used to be. It is also watching your husband be a daddy and knowing you would never go back to the way things used to be if you could. Motherhood gives life a whole new meaning. Your appreciation and love for your husband will multiply times a billion. You will begin to dream new dreams. Your priorities will change. When the night finally gets quiet (you’re never quite sure how long the quiet will last) and you’re thanking God for helping you get through another day, you’ll know it’s all worth it – the good days/nights and the bad days/nights, the fears you’re already having about the future, all of it – because it forces you to depend on and trust God in a way you never have before, and you’ll find comfort in knowing His love for His child far outweighs yours.

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