Monday, April 29, 2019

Monthly Goals-- May

Happy Monday friends! I hope you all had a good weekend. Our weekend looked a little like this:

Friday, April 26, 2019

Friday Favorites Maternity Activewear Edition

Good Morning ladies and happy Friday! This week was my spring break so not surprisingly it FLEW by. We had a great time going on a quick trip to Charleston (you can read about it here and here) and then spent the rest of our break here at home. 

Today I am linking up with Erika to share something that has been getting a lot of use lately-- maternity activewear. This baby bump is growing bigger and bigger and while I am loving it, I am trying to keep it at JUST the bump that's getting bigger and not everywhere else too :) 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Happy Birthday Devin!

Today we are celebrating one of my favorite people on Earth's 31st birthday, Devin!
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

What's Up Wednesday

Good Morning and happy What's Up Wednesday! Today I am linking up with Sheaffer and Shay to share what's been going on around here lately. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Weekend Highlights Part 2

Good Morning! If you missed part 1 of our weekend recap, click here! Today I am picking up where I left off... in Charleston!
Monday, April 22, 2019

Weekend Highlights Part 1

Happy Easter Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter and were able to spend some good quality time with your families. We had a wonderful weekend and I am so happy to share it with you!

Our weekend actually began on Wednesday with the start of my spring break (finally!!). Our school does a half day on the Wednesday before Easter and then we have off through the following week. So this year we are off the afternoon of 4/17 and don't return to school until 4/29. We will come back and have just a little over a month before summer break begins! 

Friday, April 19, 2019

Friday Favorites-- Easter Edition

Good morning friends!! Devin and I are currently toddler free and enjoying the first little bit of my spring break from Charleston, SC. 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Bumpdate-- Week 18

Good Morning! I haven't done a bump update in awhile and wanted to share how things are going. I have hit the sweet spot of pregnancy where I no longer feel nauseous, I have my energy back, I have a noticeable bump, but am not uncomfortable yet. This is as good as it gets!! I know my days in this stage are numbered so I am trying to soak it in as much as I can. 
These pictures were from yesterday morning at 18 weeks...
Monday, April 15, 2019

Tuesday Talk-- Skin Care

Good Morning Ladies! Today I am linking up with Erika for Tuesday Talk and the topic of the day is skincare. 
This has become my recent obsession. As I am getting older, I keep adding to my morning and evening skincare regimen and I cannot get enough of what other people are doing too. I recently did a post here about what products I use and while I still use the same products, I have changed up the routine a little bit. 

Friday, April 12, 2019

Friday Favorites-- Easter Outfits Edition

Good Morning! Today I am linking up with Erika for Friday Favorites and we are talking coordinating Easter outfits for the family!

Earlier this week I was on the hunt for Easter outfits for our family, and while I know they look super cheesy, I wanted the three of us to have coordinating Easter outfits. Living in the South, Lilly Pulitzer is EVERYWHERE on Easter, so typically I wear a Lilly dress and Devin will find a button down shirt to match me. This year however I wanted us to try to include Lily Grace in the mix. If any of you like coordinating outfits for holidays then keep reading below! I found a few cute options from various stores and have linked them for you. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Household Tips

Good Morning! Today I am linking up with the Bolin Bunch for 10 on the 10th and the theme of the day is "10 Household Tips". I cannot wait to read all of the other household tips because I feel like this is an area I could always improve on. I only had 8 that I truly live by and didn't want to think up two extras just in order to have 10... so instead of 10 on the 10th it's more like 8 on the 10th. :)
1. Invite Someone Over, You'll Be Surprised How Fast You Can Clean-- This quote above is me to a tee! I do a pretty decent job of keeping things picked up around here, but I swear to you the minute we invite someone over for dinner/ a playdate all of these things I don't otherwise notice start glaring me in the face! I can get more done in an hour or so when people are coming over than I could in an entire week when I'm not rushing. Devin once stumbled across this video on Youtube and I die laughing because it is a slightly exaggerated version of me, only slightly. 

2. Put On a Good Podcast/Audiobook/Music, You Won't Even Realize How Long You've Been Cleaning-- I love to put on a good podcast or audiobook while I'm cleaning because I can get totally lost in what's happening and before I know it, I've cleaned the entire house. I love a good gossipy podcast like Almost Famous from Ben and Ashley (Former Bachelor stars) or a thriller audiobook because I can get caught up so easily. 

3. Set a Timer-- On the days I really don't feel like doing anything, I will set a timer for 5-10 minutes and try to get as much done as I can in that time period. You'll be surprised how much you can get done in a short amount of time when you know the end is in sight.
Lily Grace loves to bring her toy vacuum out to "help clean". 
4. Split it Up-- Devin is a huge help around the house (thank God!) so we usually make a master list on the weekends and then get to work picking and choosing something off of it. I can't say Lily Grace is much help at this yet :).

5. Stay Organized-- I feel like if I stay organized, then things don't all pile up at once and I only need to do a little bit each day. I love my planner that I use every day for writing down one or two things on my to do list. I try to tackle them if I can, knowing that I never have a huge amount of stuff to do since I take care of it throughout the year little by little.

6. Keep a List-- I love, love, LOVE a to do list. I keep a constant running list on my phone of things that need to be done around the house. Then I always know where it is and if I have a 10-15 minute chunk of time before I need to be somewhere, I'll pick one small thing off the list. On the weekends we try to pick 1-2 bigger things from our list to accomplish. We are constantly checking one thing at a time off this list and it helps to keep us from ever feeling overwhelmed about the amount to be done since we are constantly working towards it (I hope that makes sense).

7. If In Doubt, Throw It Out-- I am very much the opposite of a pack rat. While we live in a decent sized house, there isn't a lot of room for storage in our attic and we don't have a garage. This means that we don't have anywhere to hide our stuff when we aren't currently using it. I am a very firm believer in if we aren't using something anymore, we need to get rid of it. This may not necessarily mean throwing it away. Depending on the items I will either try to sell them (Facebook Marketplace has been great for this!), donate them, and then if donating won't work we throw it away. In fact since we are in the process of selling out house we have had to move a lot of things into storage to "declutter" and have realized that we haven't missed most of the stuff we got rid of. Maybe we won't even bring some of it with us to our new house, we will just donate it?

8. Know When to Say "This is Good Enough"-- No matter what, you will NEVER have everything done. At some point you need to just know when to call it a day and accept that your house is lived in, so it is okay for your house to look lived in. 

I can not wait to read the rest of your tips! Thanks so much to Jen for coming up with a great idea for a link up!!
Monday, April 8, 2019

Pregnancy Fitness Program

A lot of my friends have been asking lately about the exercises I've been doing while pregnant. It is really important to me to stay healthy and stay in decent shape while pregnant because I still want to be able to move around and play with Lily Grace as long as I can. 
After my half marathon this past fall, not current!
Friday, April 5, 2019

Friday Favorites-- Gardening Edition

Good Morning and happy Friday! Today I am linking up with Andrea for Friday Favorites and sharing some of my tips on how we prepare our garden. 
A hibiscus flower from my tree last year.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Book Club- March

It's time for my monthly book review and if you're anything like me, you LOVE reading other people's book reviews! 
Monday, April 1, 2019

What I'm Priming

I hope you all had as wonderful of a weekend as we did. It was in the 60's and 70's here all weekend and we were on cloud nine! We spent a lot of time at the park and going for walks, soaking up all the sunshine and fresh air. The highlight of the weekend was Devin coming back from Indonesia and getting to spend some quality time with our favorite guy.

Today's post is all about what I've been Priming lately. These posts are always so much fun, why do we all love to see what other people are buying?! There is something addicting about it isn't there?