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.
I don't have much of a blogging process. But what I do have is a little notepad where I write down a ton of ideas of topics for possible blog post. I usually end up writing about 1/2 of them, but it is nice to have a constant list of things to chose from. This blog post been on my blog "list" for about 6 months and I am finally getting around to it. Last weekend we were out with friends talking about snacks our kids like to eat. People were really all over the map with what they feed their kids and were looking for new ideas. I thought I'd share with you a few of Leo's favorite snacks. Don't get me wrong he still gets fruit snacks, fish crackers, and apple sauce but I try and make a point to make sure his snacks have some protein and are fairly healthy. I have been feeding Leo these snacks since he was little so he never complains.
We are so excited to share with you the exciting news that we will be expecting a baby girl in September. This pregnancy announcement is filled with so much excitement and happiness, but also with trepidation. As I know the emotions that come with seeing pregnancy announcement on social media for those of you who are struggling to get pregnant. I will go more into that later so make sure you read the entire blog post, but let me tell you some of the details about this pregnancy.
One of my most asked question is about photography on my site and instagram. So I'm here to answer some camera questions as well as let you know the photo apps that are a must for everyone.
So 2 weeks in the desert gave me plenty of backdrops for blog photos. So be ready for desert landscapes over the next few weeks. So with Easter coming up it is officially time to bust out my white jeans. I am a sucker for white jeans. I think they look so clean crisp and I wish we could wear them year round. So with that being said it is time to get a new pair of white jeans. I don't know if you remember me saying last year but I buy a new pair of white jeans every year and this year I got some cute ones with zippers.