I’ve never been a huge fan of “outfit repeating” but I’ve always been a fan of buying items
that can easily be styled multiple different ways!
Whenever I saw this little OTS dress I knew it was a *must have* this Fall,
not to mention is was only 10 bucks!! I decided to dedicate todays post to styling this dress 3 different ways! I have a feeling you’ll be seeing this dress a lot around here!

Look #1


Dress // Sweater // Boots // Necklace

Look #2

Dress // Booties

Look #3

Dress// Chambray top// Sneaks

Which look is your fav?!

Happy Tuesday Babes!!


A super casual and normal Saturday,
turned out to be the day I felt the happiest I’ve ever felt in my entire life…..

Kyle and I woke up early Saturday morning and drove across town to pick up a couch that my amazing parents decided to give us! We’ve had Kyle’s old leather “college couch” our entire marriage,
and Lord have mercy, it was TIME for a new(ish) couch.

We picked the couch up {as well as some breakfast tacos}, spent some time with my parents and then headed back home! I’m currently in my 2nd trimester of pregnancy and everyone always talks about this “insane amount of energy” the 2nd trimester brings, and unfortunately, I haven’t witnessed that yet. Yes, I do feel GREAT, and have way more energy than I did the 1st trimester…
But if I stand too long or do too much my body is NOT happy.
Needless to say, I needed to relax once we got home because I knew we had plans with Kyle’s family that afternoon!
Baby boy has been kicking up a storm lately and I always feel him most when i’m resting.
I’ve tried to get Kyle to feel him countless times but he is never able too.
I can feel him kick on the outside sometimes but Kyle never can, so I figured maybe I can only feel him on the outside because I feel him on the inside also…if that make sense?

Anyways, Kyle and I headed to his grandparents around 2pm to be with the family and celebrate his Papas 80th birthday!
After dinner baby boy was going NUTS in my tummy. I was sitting on the couch and Kyle’s little sister Michelle was right next to me, so of course she put her hand on my tummy just to see if she could feel anything….
I’m so used to him kicking and Kyle not reacting because he can’t feel it, so when he kicked and Michelle turned to me with her mouth wide open, I just about lost it!!
SHE FELT HIM!!
It took about everything in me not to cry.
Of course we grabbed Kyle and had him put his hand on my tummy so he could feel,
but still…nothing.
Which was so frustrating, I just wanted him to feel our baby.

Fast forward a few hours and we finally made it home.
It was about 10pm and I laid on my back on the couch,
and said “alright babe, let’s try this again, he’s kicking!”
Kyle put his hand on my tummy and we waited a few seconds,
then all of the sudden baby kicked super hard…
Kyle’s eyes widened, he had a huge smile on his face,
“I FELT THAT!” he said.
I immediately started giggling uncontrollably from happiness,
and then baby boy kept kicking super hard over and over and over,
and Kyle kept saying, “I felt that!! I felt that too!!!”
I honestly can’t even describe the feeling of emotions that came over me in that moment.
I was giggling like a kid and crying, and smiling SO big it hurt.
I’ve never experienced such pure joy in my entire life.
It was the best moment, the sweetest moment, a moment that i’ll carry with me
for the rest of my life.
I’m so glad it happened when it was just us, I think the moment would’ve been a lot different if he had felt the baby when the entire family was around and there was just so much going on.
It was perfect.
Can’t wait for our appointment Thursday to see how much he’s grown!

Happy Wednesday babes!

I’ve teamed up with the cutest boutique ever and ALL of you
 can take 10% off your order with my code “Monica10” (valid for 30 days)!!!

Hope’s has so many cute items but one thing I just HAD to have was this plum laced up sweater.
I ended up getting the size medium because I wanted it to be more of an oversized fit,
and I knew I wanted to wear it off the shoulder!
This sweater comes in 3 different colors, and their items sell QUICK so don’t wait too long to order.

Sweater {take 10% off with code Monica10} // Jeans, cute option, cute option  // Shoes


So a “cold front” came in this week and it’s FINALLY below 90 degrees in Houston!!
*Shout out to Jesus*
Kyle and I took the pup for a walk late last night and it felt so dang nice.

Can’t wait to bust out the rest of my sweaters and favorite cozy pieces,
Fall is my F A V O R I T E.
We’re still kind of at that awkward stage in Houston where it’s cold in the mornings and at night,
but you’ll sweat your butt off if you try wearing a sweater in the middle of the day…

But hey i’m not complaining, Cooler weather is right around the corner!
{I hope}

Happy Hump Day!
(PS I’ve worked out every day this week, y’all would be so proud)

Monthly subscription boxes are seriously ALL the rage right now!!

and I am SO DANG EXCITED to share this with all of you…

that there is now a pregnancy “bump box” available!!!

Is this not the most genius idea ever?!

I can’t think of a better or more exciting time in life to receive a monthly box of goodies

all catered towards your growing bump!

Each box is tailored towards your due date which is probably my favorite part!
I just turned 19 weeks this past Sunday and have been on the hunt for some kind of
lotion to help prevent me from getting stretch marks!
I was SO pumped to see that my box had a product in it for JUST that.
I used my bath bomb right away,
my lower back and feet were aching like crazy after a day full of errands
and a warm bath with essential oils was exactly what I needed!

Oh, and you better believe i’m throwing our sonogram picture of baby boy in that frame ASAP.

Whether you’re a pregnant or new mama, this box is a MUST.
It also makes a perfect gift!!

Let me know if you end up subscribing or trying them out!!
Happy Tuesday Babes!

{for real though, click here for the > greatest maternity leggings ever }

I had full intentions on doing a fun fitness post for y’all today.
But I’m all about being real here on this blog of mine,
so that’s JUST what i’m going to do, let the realness come out!

It has been HARD to work out consistently during this pregnancy y’all,
Now that i’m in my second trimester I definitely have some energy back.
But for some reason working out just isn’t where my focus is at.
{probably because all I want to do is buy a million baby outfits & decorate a nursery}
Now don’t get me wrong, I do get a small work out in every now and then.
But it just hasn’t been as consistent as I would like it to be.
And I would definitely feel guilty if I sat here and wrote up a post about
these amazing maternity support leggings and told you how great they are for working out,
when in reality I’ve been wearing them to eat Mac & Cheese and an entire tube of crescent rolls
all while laying on my couch.
Which in all honesty, that feels like a work out in itself because I somehow seem to
get out of breath while eating these days.
{it’s really not a pretty sight}

BUT I’ve brought you all here today to say that I am going to get my life together.
I went to Target yesterday…and made the BIG mistake of going into their dressing rooms.
Good God it was NOT a pretty sight.
Now if you’ve never been into a Target dressing room, they literally have mirrors on
every single wall, that will show you every single angle of your body.
And it is NOT good.
I remember when I was in shape and in college and STILL not liking to go in there….
Needless to say, yes Target mirrors just SUCK.
But, it was an eye opening experience for me….

Kyle’s brother and his fianc√© moved like not even 5 minutes away from us
a couple months ago,
so I was all like “hell ya, a workout partner!!”
Her and I went and got a gym membership at a cutie little gym in the neighborhood
like over a month ago…
Literally haven’t gone back since.
WHOOPS.
I’m just so not a gym person at all…
The whole…people looking at me…me not knowing how machines work…me walking around aimlessly…people grunting in the corner and making me uncomfortable…
It’s just not for me okay!!!

So a lightbulb went off in my head…
This same exact thing happened to me years ago and I came across the best
at home work out program ever and it literally transformed my body and my health.
I’m pregnant, and growing, so i’m not exactly looking for a transformation BUT
I’m definitely going to go back to those videos that I used to do every single day.
I’ll just modify the moves so they work for me and the little babe.

I’ll let y’all know how it goes!
pray for me, cross your fingers, do whatever you do…
I gotta get some lift to this ass of mine STAT.

Alright enough rambling for today.
Happy Monday!