So I kind of skipped over spring cleaning here because it went straight from winter to summer. Normally we get some rainy and windy days in the spring but starting in March we started getting almost 80 degree weather. Then we had visitors and plans so I am finally getting around to doing a little spring cleaning and it feels so good. Today I'm going over 10 things you should throw away!
So I am still not in maternity clothes yet I don't know if that is out of being stubborn or what. I tried a pair of maternity jeans on this week and they stretchy part that goes over your tummy didn't fit over mine. So I think I'm sticking to my anti maternity clothes policy for a few more weeks. When it comes to dresses I like to look for non maternity dresses I can wear all the time. I hate buying dresses that are maternity specific. I didn't realize when I was buying this dress it was an empire waist but once I got it on I really enjoyed the cut.
So I've been crazy about eye cream for years. I wish I could tell you I have an eye cream that I love love love but what I have noticed is as I have age or the season's change my under eyes require something a little different. With this pregnancy my skin is really dry so I've been really into gels which is something I have never used before. So I am sharing my top 10 eye creams and the best part of the top 10 is that 5 or 6 are all under $30. You don't always have to pay an arm and a leg for eye cream. And if I could tell my 18 year old self anything I'd say start using eye creams NOW. I didn't really get into them till about 24 (which is younger than most) but I wish I would of started even earlier.
It is Mother's Day weekend and if you are looking for something to make I highly suggest these scones. All you need to spare is 45 minutes and maybe a quick trip to the store. I had all the ingredients at home except the coconut extract (I had to buy imitation) and the heavy cream but I accidentally bought heavy whipping cream but it worked perfectly. I have a girlfriend visiting from out of state this weekend and I always like to have some quick breakfast options for guests if they wake up early or we are in a rush to get out of the house in the morning.
Mother's Day is right around the corner.... Sunday! I can't believe I will be celebrating my 3rd Mother's Day. I have done all types of Mother's Day thus far, our first Mother's Day we were flying home from Arizona with a 3 month old (not the most fun). The second Mother's Day we were in Vegas sans kids and this Mother's Day Jay is working and we will be relaxing at home. Since Jay works he decided to make me my "Mother's Day" dinner a week early. So this Mother's Day will be a bit more quiet, but that sounds perfect to me. I also took a little time to spoil myself at Columbia Center Mall in Tri-Cities.
Holy Smokes it has been in the 80's for the last week or so, it is unseasonably warm but I'll take it. So shorts and dresses have made their way out of the back of the closets. So the time has naturally come to talk about dresses and more specifically for me and for all you Mom's with little kids maxi dresses. I loved wearing shorter dresses before, but now that I am bending down constantly with a toddler that isn't an option. My shorter dresses are saved for date nights and maxi dresses are this Mom's jam.
So I was browsing through another person blog and saw this thing where you take 10 photos throughout 1 day. I thought what a great idea, I think this blog post is more for me than other people. As it is a bit of a photo journal to document our day. We did this when Jay was off work so that he could take some photos as well as be in some. I thought this would be a great thing to encourage you mamas to do for Mother's Day. You don't need a fancy camera just grab your iPhone and start snapping. I know I am going to want to remember these chaotic and amazing times in our house. One day I am going to miss the days when my house was full of toys and little baby giggles and I am glad I stopped and took some photos of it.
Holy smokes I have been on a big book binge the last year. I thought when I first had Leo I'd never be able to read again but that clearly wasn't the case. Although I will say 80% of the books I "read" I actually don't read I listen to as audio books. I found that with Leo when we are playing outside or in the house I can listen to a book and still play with him. Plus it takes me an hour or longer to fall asleep at night so I listen to book then. Don't get my wrong I do love sitting down to read as well and I just bought a few new books for summer. This post is going through my favorite books over the past year.
I think the one thing that is going to be so hard for me during this pregnancy is not being able to wear rompers and jumpsuits. I am a jumpsuit kinda gal and maternity jumpsuits just AREN'T CUTE. They have just been my thing since day 1 when they became popular. So nonetheless when I saw this one at Anthropolgie I wanted it. But after wearing it for these photos I learned that this isn't going to stretch and isn't pregnancy friendly so sadly it got returned. But for all you non pregnant people I suggest trying a striped jumpsuit this season.
I'm here to talk real quick about spring and early summer jackets. I love a good spring and summer jacket. I mean the jean jacket is a staple in my closet but I have been seeing more patterns and print this season and wanted to go over a few of my favorites this year.