Saturday, July 4, 2015

Twenty-Six















Twenty-six years. Thats officially how long I have been on this planet! Some days I feel this number. Most days however  I really don't! haha. Somedays it feels like in 26 short years I've been through a lot, other days it feels like I still just know so little about life. Both are probably true.

However, I don't feel bad at all in turning twenty-six. People make their silly comments about "oh you are getting old!" haha and yes I am getting older. Older, wiser, more experienced. Hey, I am finally living life and turning pages and moving on to new chapters! Twenty-six feels good! The other day someone even said to me something about being twenty-six and only just now having my first baby. At first it kind of stung. Was this my plan? No. MY plan was to have somewhere between two-three kids by now. You know who's plan this was all along though? My Heavenly Father's.

When I was turning twenty-four I finally made the realization that my plan seriously didn't matter. I could plan plan plan all I wanted and that did not mean that is what was going to happen. I finally let go and let Heavenly Father's plan unfold for me. It was SO hard!

Yet, the last few years have been the best I could ask for. The hardest and most challenging definitely. On the other hand they are the years where I grew the most. I experienced life in a different way and I did it on my own and it really was great!

Now here I am turning twenty-six. Celebrating with my so amazing, fun, loving, adventurous and of course sexy husband AND awaiting the arrival of yes our first little baby boy. Life is so good. Twenty-six will be everything it is supposed to be! It will be challenging, full of change, full of firsts, full of excitement and I'm sure full of tears happy and sad. It will be full of SO many memories!

I could not and would not ever trade this twenty-six year old me for anything! I am right where I am supposed to be and I could not be luckier!

So happy birthday to me! Bring on the next year full of new adventure!

Oh and of course… Happy Fourth of July to you and yours!

xoxo

Friday, July 3, 2015

Red, White and Blue








 Dress: Forever21// Heart Sunnies: ZeroUV

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July! I've celebrated the fourth my whole life because well it is also my BIRTHDAY! Now, it's also a day to celebrate the country I live in. It's all very confusing! Canada Day is July 1st and now I get to also celebrate my bday and Independence day all at once! Sharing your birthday usually stinks but I don't mind one bit! Fireworks for your birthday is probably the best thing ever! Not to mention I have the best friends and hubby that still make my bday the best ever!

Anyhow, this is my RED, WHITE & BLUE look this year. I LOVE this dress. A LOT! It is so light and comfy and I really now believe every one should own a denim dress! And by everyone I mean every woman. It's delightful. 

So happy RED, WHITE AND BLUE day tomorrow! Let's eat some watermelon and light off some fireworks! Summer is a time to celebrate anything and everything!

xoxo


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Dresses For Days





 Dress: Old Navy// Chambray c /o: Aeropostale// Bracelets c /o: Aeropostale

Okaaaaay this heat is no joke!! Being pregnant in this heat is even less of a joke. It is H.O.T. out there! I feel like I am an oven no matter what the temp and then add 100+ degree weather and I'm passing out over here. 

So really pants are just not an option. Not even shorts. Dresses my friends. I have never been a dress person. I am the girl who comes home from church and heads straight to my room to put pants on. However, dresses are the answer to all the problems right now. They are comfy, they are cool, they are non restricting. They are AH-MAZING! Not to mention there are a lot of super cute options out there for summer time dresses. I have mostly invested in non maternity dresses so I can hopefully still put them to use after baby! We will see! 

How are you beating the heat this summer??!


xoxo

Monday, June 22, 2015

Nursing Poncho and Preparing for Breastfeeding






Nursing Poncho c /o: cover me ponchos// Shorts: Target

With only about 9 weeks to go before little mister gets here there is SO much to think about and plan for. One thing I have been reading a lot about and going to classes for and prepping for is breastfeeding. I have always gone back and forth on breastfeeding ever since I have thought of having kids. I have seen family and friends really struggle with it and it makes me SO nervous! 

Yet, I know that there are SO SO many positives to choosing to breast feed. Not only for the baby but for momma as well! 

One way to prepare has been looking into nursing covers that are not only practical and light but also fashionable! That's what I love about Cover Me Ponchos! They have lots of different colours and patterns to help mom feel cute and comfy! They also provide full and easy coverage AND a light weight material to help keep baby calm and cool. 

I know that having such an awesome cover up will help so much with my journey in breastfeeding in the next couple of months! 

So if you are preparing to nurse your baby or are on the look out for the perfect cover up check them out!! You'll want every colour and pattern!

xoxo

Friday, June 19, 2015

Pineapple Baby!









 Tee c /o: Hello// Swim top c /o: Aeropostale// Swim bottom c /o: Aeropostale// Shorts c /o: Pink Blush Maternity(cut into shorts)

Say HELLO to our pineapple baby!

This little bebe is a PINEAPPLE! I can't believe last time I took a fruit pic baby was a itty bitty lemon. Oh how much has changed! For starters, I didn't have a belly with a little lemon babe and now whoa look out because this pineapple belly will bump you if you try to hug me straight on! haha. 
The other day while we were driving back to Utah from California, I had to use the bathroom and I had to manoeuvre myself in weird ways to get out of the stall without whacking my belly with it. It was fun. haha.

Anyways, if you really want to find me this Summer it will be right here at the pool. This heat is a killer. Normally I absolutely LOVE the Summer and love the heat. I still love the Summer but the heat just not so much. So pool days every day! That's what I'm talkin' about!!

Only TEN weeks left to go! Good thing it's Summer and we will have lots of fun things to keep us occupied! 

What's on your Summer bucket list?

xoxo


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Black and White










Bag: Fawn Design// Water Bottle: The Mason Bar Company// Top: ASOS Maternity// Leggings: Preggo Leggings// Watch: Daniel Wellington

Who says Spring and Summer have to be all about colour? Sometimes..ok most of the time, I like to keep it simple and go with black and white all over! Or grey because come on. I love grey. 

If you are in search of the perfect diaper bag…well look no further because Fawn Design has got you and baby covered! I love this bag! Even though baby H isn't here just yet I have still used my bag to go on day adventures with me. It is so sleek and stylish and classic. I am not really into patterns and colours and all those kinds of diaper bags so this one is perfect and will go with everything! There is also a brown option which… I mean…you can't just have ONE diaper bag…right? 

I can even fit my massive water bottle in the front pocket and drag it all over with me! Drinking enough water everyday has totally saved me through this pregnancy. One thing I noticed that has helped is having a water bottle that lets me know exactly how much I  am drinking throughout the day. This mason jar water bottle has the measurements all along the side to let you know exactly where you're at with your drinking. I challenge myself every day to fill it up at least 4 times. Thats 96 ounces of water per day. This is helping to keep me hydrated, moisturized and not swollen in the heat! It has also helped with headaches and lessening these bad boy braxton hicks I have been getting since week 20. 
Even if you are not currently pregnant, drinking enough water especially in the Summer will have so many positive benefits! SO DRINK UP!

And have a good Tuesday!

xoxo