Weekend Recap – Anniversary Date Night

Happy Monday Y’all!
Kyle and I had our 4 year wedding anniversary on Friday and it’s still so hard to believe that this will be our LAST anniversary as just the two of us!!
We decided to keep it pretty simple this year since I’m 9 months pregnant and the size of a small hippo.
We decided on dinner and a movie, and honestly that’s all I had the energy for!
Once we got to the movies we passed a family and the little girl started shouting,
“Mommy she has a BIGG tummy!!!! Look mommy!!” over and over and over.
Kyle and I were DYING laughing and the poor mom was absolutely mortified.
She was doing everything she could to get her daughter to shut up,
I had already walked by so I don’t think the mom knew that I was actually pregnant at first but then once she finally saw my belly she was like “It’s a baby!! It’s a baby in her belly sweetie!” hahahah Oh man, it was SO funny y’all.


This dress is from SexyMamaMaternity and I L O V E it so much!
I actually ended up throwing on some converse and a plaid shirt tied around my waist for a more casual look for the movies – because let’s face it, when you’ve got a 6 lb baby in your belly your feet NEED to be comfortable.
I love how easy this dress is to accessorize and dress up or down.
Shop it {HERE}

The weather has been totally crazy in Houston lately…I say that a lot don’t I? lol
It’s been super nasty and rainy which makes it really difficult to get outfit pictures done for the blog, ugh.
Which usually wouldn’t be a big deal but I feel like I have SO much to share with y’all while I’m still pregnant and I’m definitely running out of pregnancy time!!
It decided to drop like 30 degrees on Sunday and it was absolutely FREEZING,
we ended up taking Charley to the park that morning since we knew we’d most likely be bundled up inside the rest of the day!

Alright, I’m just rambling now…
Tomorrow I’m sharing some of my favorite places to buy maternity gowns for photo shoots so make sure you come check it out!!

Kimi and Kai Maternity Picks + A GIVEAWAY

Happy Wednesday!
So, I really want to make sure I share ALL of the cute maternity brands with y’all while I still can.
It’s a little ridiculous how many people have negative views on maternity wear and try to avoid buying it,
but I’m tellin’ ya…THOSE PEOPLE ARE WRONG.
It is 100% possible to be pregnant and wear trendy clothing that’s also super comfy for your bump.

I mean, I feel like I’ve made that pretty clear in the last 8 months or so. Right??

Today I want to share Kimi and Kai Maternity with y’all and ALSO give you a chance to win ANY item of your choice from their website!!
We’ve teamed up so I can share some of their amazing pieces and also do a giveaway.

I’m going to be sharing my top 3 favorite looks from their website here on the blog today.
If you want a chance to win something off their site make sure you head to my Instagram {HERE} and follow the rules to enter the giveaway!

Look #1: Date Night//Valentines Day
{Get the top HERE}





Look #2: Casual Weekend Wear
{Get the dress HERE}
(This dress actually goes a tad past my knees but I tied it up to make it shorter)



Look #3: Baby Shower/Dinner Date/Event
{Get the dress HERE}





Which look is your favorite?!
I think mine has to be that adorable pink top!
Happy Wednesday friends and don’t forget to enter in the giveaway!!!

What’s in my hospital bag?? (also included husband & baby bag)

I remember before I got pregnant I would daydream of precious moments like this…
So I’m currently soaking up every minute while I can.

It’s official, we are nearing the home stretch!!
I’m just a few days away from being 35 weeks and I am the type that likes to be totally prepared.
I’ve been wanting to get this post up for y’all for a while now but I also wanted to make sure it was REALLY helpful and informative.

It took me so long to figure out what on earth to pack for myself.
This is my first baby and I really have no idea what to expect!
I reached out to a few friends of mine who recently had babies and also did a whole lot of
research and came across some great lists!

Honestly all of the lists/info was a little overwhelming and every list has something different!
So I’ve somewhat been putting this off…

Well, I finally just sat down last weekend and made a packing list for:
1. Myself
2. My Husband
3. and BABY!!

I’ll share each of our lists and include direct links to the items if possible!

WHAT’S IN MY HOSPITAL BAG!

Have these accessible in an outside pocket:
1. Chapstick/Gum (apparently your mouth gets super dry during labor)
2. Hair tie (you are not going to want your hair all up in your face during labor)
3. Phone Charger
Clothing for me: (linking each item in order below this list, just scroll through to see all items)
1.
Robe (this is the exact one that I’m bringing but I linked a cute one below as well)
2. Slippers// Flip flops for shower
3. Nursing bra/ Top/ Pads/ Silverette Cups
4. Sweatpants/Stretchy leggings
5. Sweater/Cardigan
6. Warm socks
7. Going home outfit — (I may just end up wearing my sweats but…)  I’m thinking of packing some stretchy comfy jeans, a casual top that works for nursing & my converse or some type of comfy shoe!

Toiletries for me:
1.
Makeup – I know myself, and know that there will be lots of photos being taken & I’ll want to look somewhat put together once he’s here!
2. Make up remover wipes
3. Hair Brush/ Hair Clip
4. Toothbrush/ Toothpaste/ Deodorant
5. Shower Essentials/ Lotion/ your own towel
6. Granny Panties/Pads/Depends Diapers — Y’all my diapers came in yesterday and I’m honestly PUMPED.
7. Glasses
8. ***BRING YOUR OWN PILLOW***
9. Nursing pillow/Boppy
10. Breast pump/accessories (so they can teach you how to use it)
***EDIT***
Your hospital will most likely have a pump for you to use and apparently they’re better and                                                           stronger than the pump you’ll have at home! But DO bring yourself some nipple cream!!

Extras:
1. 
Camera – for better quality photos
2. SNACKS – this was on EVERY single list.
3. Baby book

WHAT’S IN MY HUSBANDS HOSPITAL BAG:

1. SNACKS – labor & delivery typically lasts a LONG time and your man is going to get hungry
2. Toiletries
3. Change of clothes
4. Pillow/Blanket
5. Flip flops for shower

WHAT’S IN HAYES’S HOSPITAL BAG:
(Some hospitals provide you with a TON of things so you really may not need all of this stuff, but if you’re overly cautious and like to be overly prepared then you can follow my list!)

1. Car seat – obviously not actually in the bag…
2. Light blanket for car seat
3. Swaddling blankets
4. Hats/Mittens
5. Burp cloths
6. NB-3 month sleepers and onesies
7. Diapers (will most likely be provided)
8. Going home outfit

Okay, THAT’S IT!
All you experienced mamas please feel free to comment and let me know if I’ve left anything out or included something that’s totally not necessary! And if you’re a new/soon to be mama please leave me a comment letting me know what you think/if this was helpful for you!!
And if you’re not a mama or soon to be mama but still over here reading this I LOVE YOU.
This was a SUPER requested post so I hope it was as helpful as all of you were hoping!
Love y’all so much.

A glimpse into our master bedroom + an AMAZING deal you don’t want to miss!

Today’s post is something I am SOSO excited about!
I don’t share too much “home decor” stuff on here or Instagram but I’ve been getting a lot of requests to share more home decor/lifestyle posts so I’m definitely going to start doing that for y’all.

and what better way to kick that off than with an AMAZING deal!?
I’ve teamed up with Photography.com to offer y’all an incredible buy 1 get 3 FREE deal!

{No, that gorgeous canvas photo doesn’t stay on our bed!! haha
I haven’t found the perfect spot for it yet so I figured I’d just set it here to show y’all how gorgeous it is}

Okay let’s talk about this deal…

If there’s one thing that’s essential to make any house feel more like home it’s beautiful photos that take you back to some of the best days of your life.
I have ALWAYS been obsessed with taking photos, making memories and having a photo to look back on has always been incredibly special and important to me.
I have been dying to create a “gallery wall” in our home but keep putting it off because the nursery has been priority lately!
Needless to say, I was absolutely thrilled when Photography.com reached out to me and wanted to send me one of their canvases and offer ALL OF YOU a deal that you just couldn’t resist.

So, If you’ve been wanting to create a gallery wall for your home like me – JUMP ON THIS deal.
When you use my link to buy one canvas you will get THREE FOR FREE!!!
This is not a drill people.

Here are a few ways these canvases are special and unique!
(they aren’t the kind that have the cheap waxy feel that you’ll find at most home goods stores)
They are 100% true stretched canvases.
They have high definition printing.
They offer standard and thick edge options.
Your canvas ships ready to hang!

Just click the banner below to head straight to their website for the deal of your dreams.

and make sure you let me know if you do.
I’m thinking of creating the gallery wall in our bedroom, I can’t wait to show y’all how it turns out!

Happy Hump Day y’all!!

Friday Favorites – Postpartum clothing *musts*


Okay y’all, I’m totally aware that some of you are rolling your eyes at this post.
Mainly because I’ve never had a baby so you’re probably thinking…
“How the hell will you know what you’ll want to wear after you give birth?!”
BUT I’ve had friends have babies, and I’ve done A LOT of research.
With that being said, there’s not a doubt in my mind that the majority of the time I’ll be in my husbands sweatpants and a nasty grungy shirt with breast milk and spit up all over it.
I mean, I’m not an idiot guys…I know motherhood is not all rainbows and butterflies.
BUT I also know, that for me personally, I’m going to want a few items on hand that I can throw on that are still super comfortable, but will also make me feel a little more put together and pretty.

**So that’s what today’s post is all about – comfortable and CUTE items for the new mama who just wants to feel human again**

PS: I’m having my baby in the Spring, so most of these items are for Spring/Summer,
if you love this post and want me to do another one with Fall/Winter postpartum clothing items just leave me a comment letting me know!!

As far as tops go, loose and flowy will be your BFF.
I’m sharing some adorable options for every occasion – and almost all of them are nursing friendly!
1. When you’re chillin’ at home and want to be comfy & simple but have guests coming over
2. You have an event to be at and need something a little dressier
3. You have a family get together and want to be cute but still comfortable
4. You and your man have your very first date night
5. You gotta get to church and praise Jesus and ask him for some patience cause you haven’t slept in 6 weeks.

Now, bottoms are something that are going to take a little longer to fit…mainly jeans/shorts.
So I’m thinking leggings/joggers/sweats are going to be my main choice those first few weeks.
I mean, if I’m completely honest those first few weeks i’ll probably be wearing a diaper and Kyles sweatpants…
BUT I’m sharing some cute items for those days when ya need a little pick me up or have someone stopping by or actually need to leave the house for something and need to look more put together!!
Also including some great jeans/shorts options for when the baby weight starts coming off!

Let’s talk postpartum dresses…I feel like this would be the “easiest” thing as far as just throwing something on and trying to get out the door.
I’ve definitely got a few Tshirt dresses already in my cart and ready to be purchased.
A simple Tshirt dress paired with some comfy tennis shoes will most likely be my “go to” simple look.
However, I do have a few weddings to go too not long after baby is born so I’m including some nicer options as well!

I really really hope y’all actually enjoyed this post and felt like it was helpful and didn’t just roll your eyes the entire time.
I just know myself, and know that i’ll want to have some cute clothing options that will make me feel good no matter how exhausted I am.
So hopefully you were able to find some pieces that you love and can order for after baby arrives. I hope when you look at them hanging in your closet when you’re mid panic/breakdown you think of me and smile and say, damn – she was right!!! 😉 haha

Happy Friday y’all!!