Recipe | Jumbo Pumpkin Cookies

Recipe | Jumbo Pumpkin Cookies

See above picture if you need a good laugh! I got this recipe for Jumbo Pumpkin Cookies from my Mother-in-Law almost ten years ago, and I have never attempted to make them before. The ugly truth: I am AWFUL at baking. Not only am I awful at baking, I’m also really bad at reading a recipe. Even though I’m aware of that, somehow I still manage to mess it up. I have pretty much come to terms with the fact that I’m not a good baker, but I’m still going to try! This time – and every time – I thought maybe I’d get it right. I’m a mom now, I must be a little domesticated, right?? WRONG. And while the cookies taste good, they are uh-gly. BUT THAT’S OKAY. It’s not like I’m catering an event! Read more

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Sunflower Festival | Summer Style

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dress (non-maternity)| shoes

For weeks I’d been on the hunt for a sunflower patch and all of the sudden, one popped up right across town! Our local pumpkin patch had sunflowers this year, and it was so fun to go out, get some cute pics of Elle and play around in the field. At one point, Elle had a full on conversation with a butterfly and it was just about the cutest thing I had ever seen. Read more

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Olive Cowl Neck Dress | PinkBlush Gift Card Giveaway

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dress – non-maternity c/o, maternity here | purse, similar style here and here | shoes, also similar here and here

Hi y’all! Today I’m sharing a super cute fall dress that was gifted to me by PinkBlush! As I’ve mentioned a bajillion times before, I’m OBSESSED with fall fashion – it can drop 10 degrees and I’m dying for all the fall things! This dress is the perfect olive color for fall, and I love the elbow patch detail. It’s also so incredibly soft! I chose the non-maternity version in this dress because I want to be sure I can wear it post-baby, and it fit my 28-week bump perfectly! Read more

Black + White Striped Maxi Dress | PinkBlush Maternity

Black + White Striped Maxi Dress | PinkBlush Maternity

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dress, c/o (comes in SIX colors!), also love this one | earrings | sandals

 I have to admit, I haven’t done any “poses” for a blog post in a while. Like I’ve said several times before, I am not a model, and when you’re husband is simultaneously taking photos and caddle prodding you to get done with these pics, it can be a little awkward! 😉 SO here are my awkward, 25 week pregnant poses for you all to enjoy! Read more

Adding To Our Tiny Girl Gang…

Adding To Our Tiny Girl Gang…

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Elle’s “tiny girl gang” tee | “girl gang” tee | jeans (non-maternity) | shoes, also available here

We are officially adding one more tiny girl to our gang! I could not be more excited to announce the new addition coming this fall! The past couple years have been a whirlwind with moving, having a baby, raising a baby who is now a TODDLER, and now being pregnant again. Life sure has been exciting – and time is flying by! Read more

Holiday Shopping + Sales

Holiday Shopping + Sales

It’s that time of year! If you’re like me, you love any opportunity to go shopping, but sometimes it can be a daunting task. Below I’ve listed several popular online shopping sites and some of their sales to try to make it a little easier on you! Especially this time of year, I appreciate each and every one of my readers’ support, and I’d be so grateful if you’d be so kind to shop off my links! These are affiliate links and I may receive a very small commission from your purchase. Read more

Sweater Weather | Fall Style

Sweater Weather | Fall Style

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sweater | leggings | shoes

Well hello, awkward blog photo stance… can you tell I haven’t done this in a while? As I’ve told you all before, I am NOT a model! Regardless of how awkward I look, I wanted to share this sweater with you guys, because it’s absolutely amazing, so soft, long, and comes in a bajillion colors! Read more