Life Lately…


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 The bump at 14 weeks!

This goodness tastes and feels like I am partaking in a glass or two of vino.  I’ll take it!

We found this chair for $4 at a garage sale!  Matt gave it a little lift with some bright yellow spray paint for the nursery!

How in the world is it already July?!

 15 week bump–definitely feel like it fluctuates in size!

I have been using these products daily.  You can find them at Target now which is absolutely amazing.  Currently if you buy one you can get the second 25% off!  Take a look at their whole line!  They have fabulous products!

I am officially 16 weeks this Saturday and I feel like time is flying by.  The first few weeks, when no one knew yet, time seemed to drag a little–plus I was seriously exhausted.  Now that I am in my second trimester, my energy levels are returning and the summer months have provided a little reprieve from my normally hectic schedule.  I have still stayed plenty busy with summer school, my internship, and nannying most evenings, but there are more breaks in the day for a little nap or to relax a little.  Overall, I feel really great (I have only had one emotional breakdown–which is actually less than the non-preggo norm).

This weekend, Matt and I are heading to Madison, Wisconsin for a family get together and we have been bouncing around the house all week with excitement.  Family time is just what the doctor ordered!

What about you guys, what have you been up to??  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend!!

Happy Friday!


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Good morning, friends! I cannot thank you enough for all of the kind words and love that you all showed us after we made our special announcement last week! We are over the top excited and are thrilled that we can finally share what we’ve been up to with you guys!

I am a wee bit of a planner and over-preparer, but Matt and I have not decided if we are going to find out the gender. So, I have been trying my best to load up on all things gender neutral, but some things are just too cute to pass up! Eeek! It’s all just so fun.

Here’s what I am loving this week for mama and baby!

1. Warby Parker Quinby in Aurora Sunglasses.

2. Kate Spade Beryl Green Stud Earrings.

3. Saint James Stripe Shirt. Bummer–this beauty is sold out. Looks long and roomy–two musts these days.

4. Orange Scallop Pillowcase. I am on the hunt for cute pillows for the nursery. Since we may not find out, I am trying to stick with neutral colors. Orange is a neutral, right?

5. Design Mom: How to Live with Kids: A Room by Room Guide.

6. Kiehl’s Creme de Corps. I have been slathering this stuff on like nobody’s business. Stops the itching and feels like it’s preventing stretch marks?

7. Girl’s Knotted Headband. June and January is seriously the cutest shop for girl’s clothes. Gah. I want everything!

8. Swell Water Bottle. Trying to stay hydrated in this heat!

9. Madewell Transport Tote.

10. Freshly Picked Moccasins. Seriously so cute. Need them in every single color.

11. Tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour blush. 12 hours? Yes, please!

Hope you all had a fantastic week and have a very happy weekend!

A Special Announcement…


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Good morning, friends! We have a very special announcement this morning! Matt and I are expecting a little one in December! I am officially 13 weeks and feeling great! The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of excitement telling our family and friends. This baby is already so loved!  This is sure to be the best Christmas yet!

While I feel really happy and pretty great most of the time, I get really tired by the end of the day, so posting has been a little lacking.  Sorry about that!  Hoping things will calm down a bit and my energy will return soon!

Also, a special thank you to our friend Kylie for taking our pictures!  We are definitely awkward picture people (someday I may post the outtakes…yikes!), but she was able to capture our happiness perfectly!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Accessorizing with Rocksbox {3}!


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Good morning and happy happy Friday!!  I have been basking in a way too long break.  So sorry about that!  My last day of school was last Friday, but my LAST master’s class is in full swing–as well as my compacted summer internship!  Getting this box o’ sparkle was just what a gal needed to perk right up!  Each month, I review the items I receive, so each month your stylist gets to know your tastes better and better!  This box pretty much sums up my style.  Spot on, Rocksbox!

Remember that there is still time to get your first box free with code planningforparisxoxo when you checkout!

Hope you all have a snazzy weekend full of gems and jewels!


Summer Style


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Good morning, friends! Phew! Sorry for the radio silence lately…between the end of the school year, my LAST master’s class, my internship, lots of traveling, and a few other projects my life has been just a little hectic! This girl is definitely ready for some summer vibes. Who’s with me?? Here’s what I am thinking for this summer’s style!

1. T-Shirt Dress.

2. Bold Beaded Strands.

3. Urban Decay Bronzer Blush.

4. Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss.

5. Embellished Sandals.

6. Ray-Ban Classic Wayfarer Sunglasses.

7. Reversible Tote.

8. 17 Month Agenda.

Hope you have a fabulous day and wherever you are, hopefully catching some rays!


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