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Baby Must-Have Round Up

I'm 17 weeks today with a baby girl! I've already gathered a few bits and products to use once she arrives. Some of these items were sent to me for review, some I even had with Chuck. This post is not sponsored just my opinion. They are must-have items to me!

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First up, the Dockatot! I always wanted this with Chuck but was too much of a walking zombie to remember to buy it. I'm so excited to try it and see my little newborn inside this cozy little sleeper. It's so lightweight and portable, perfect for taking to grandma's house for babysitting. I use to take the Mamaroo over to my mom's house so this is much lighter and more convenient. I've heard so many incredible reviews about this must-have!

This rug is so adorable but the best part is it's machine washable! Yep! You need it for that fact alone, actually if you have kids you need them for every room in your home because kids are messy. In case you didn't know. Ha! Lorena Canals is genius and has the cutest styles and designs. I got this exact rug but they also have it in pink and a ton of other adorable designs. 

I have this exact same Fawn Design bag but in black, I use with Chuck but I loved the blush color so when I heard the words...''It's a girl!'' It was my first order of business to get it! I need all things pink after all!

This last item is a life-changing lifesaver! It's a Binxy Baby Shopping Cart Hammock. I used this with Chuck and it saved so much room in the cart. I use to put his carrier directly in the basket but once I had this I could actually put all my groceries inside. Plus he really seemed to like it! It's a great item to have and folds up super small. You can keep it in your car or diaper bag! 

I'll be keeping you ladies updated throughout this whole pregnancy so if you have any questions just let me know!​

If you want to read my last post, you can find it here.

Cheers!

God bless

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Baby On The Way…

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Baby on the way...

The secret is out! I'm having my second baby, maybe a little bit sooner than I planned but feeling so blessed at the thought of another tiny newborn to cuddle. There is nothing like a baby! Can I get an amen from all mamas out there! They are such a blessing and the greatest reward on earth. I love kids and I'm completely shocked and amazed that I'll have 2 under 2. I thought there would at least be 2 years between them, but God had bigger plans and my quote throughout this whole pregnancy has been. ''God hasn't failed me yet, and I know he's not about to start!'' God's plans truly amaze and excite me. Just when I think I have it all figured out he goes before me and shows me he has something better in mind. Oh what an amazing God we serve! 

How I'm feeling: 

Incredible! I didn't know pregnancy could be this wonderful, I've only thrown up about 5 times. I'm tired but that's about the worst of it. This pregnancy is so different compared to my last one. I was sick every day until I was about 14-16 weeks. God has blessed me yet again since this go around I have a 1-year-old to take care of. 

How far along am I:

14 weeks and a few days. My due date is August 1st!

Cravings or Aversions:​

I just like food...all food. So I'm craving to gain lots of weight. Haha! No aversions yet. Mainly because I haven't thrown up a ton of my favorite foods because that would gross anyone out then add pregnancy into the mix. I still don't eat food I threw up with Chuck. I HATE Chickfila and I use to love it before I had kids. 

Weight Gain: ​

I'm not even sure. Last time I weight it was like 4 or 5 lbs.

Gender:​

I'm sharing soon so stay tuned. What is your guess?​

Physical Changes:​

Mainly, just puffy and bloated and 5 lbs heavier but no real bump yet. They say it pops out so much sooner the second time. Plus I got pregnant 11 months postpartum with Chuck. So I'm sure it will be soon. With Chuck it was around 28 weeks, it will probably be way sooner with this one!​

I'll be keeping you ladies updated throughout this whole pregnancy so if you have any questions just let me know!​

If you want to read my last post, you can find it here.

Cheers!

God bless

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Topshop Sweater

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Topshop sweater, style, fashion, nordstrom, under $100 , winter fashion, casual, ootd,
Topshop sweater, style, fashion, nordstrom, under $100 , winter fashion, casual, ootd,
Topshop sweater, style, fashion, nordstrom, under $100 , winter fashion, casual, ootd,

Sweater: Topshop // Leggings: Zella // Sunglasses: RayBan // Handbag: Gucci // Boots: Mia 

This Topshop sweater is perfection!

I mean who doesn't like a comfy cozy sweater in the winter. This one is great with leggings, so you can be comfortable all day long. It works perfectly for running errands and taking care of your kids. Just ditch the over the knee boots, pull those out for a date night look. ​

I love that sweaters can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion and this sweater isn't any different!​

This Topshop sweater is the best!​

On a personal note...​

Baby Chuck isn't feeling well. He threw this morning and it was so sad. He's never been sick before and my heart is completely shattered. So to see his little stomach start to move before you threw up was the worst. ​He was crying as he threw up and was looking at me like what is going on? He has this sad little look in his eye like please help me. It's just awful because a mother you just want to take the pain away and you can't. It breaks my heart because they don't understand what is going on or why you can't help them. 

Sick babies are the worst! I'm not sure if he had a reaction to something or if he has the stomach flu.  

We ate breakfast before the zoo yesterday. My husband was watching the Eagles game. Go Eagles! So I went with my mom, dad, and two sisters. We all had belly aches after eating the food but we didn't throw up. I'm not sure if his little body could handle it or if he is actually sick. ​

If you have a minute please pray he feels better soon!​

If you want to read my last post, you can find it here.

Cheers!

God bless

Purple Cardigan

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Cardigan: Topshop // T-Shirt: BP // Leggings: Zella // Sunglasses: Quay // Boots: Steve Madden 

Purple Cardigan

This purple cardigan is perfect for mom life. ​It's great to just put on and go! I'm wearing the best comfy leggings and t-shirt underneath. This cardigan helps you look put together on days you don't really feel like ''trying.'' This happens pretty often to me. Haha!

These boots are under $100 ​and are so comfortable. They add a little something to a plainer look!

On a life note!​

I'll be posting more blog posts featuring Chuck and kid's fashion and products. Maybe a post featuring his room or just more mom and lifestyle posts in general. ​Let me know what you think. I'd love your thoughts!

If you want to read my last post, you can find it here.

Cheers!

God bless

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Matching Sweaters

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My Outfit - Sweater: Old Navy {on sale!} // Denim: AG Jeans // Bracelets: David Yurman // Boots: Vince Camuto {on sale!}

Chuck's Outfit - Sweater: ​Old Navy {sold out, similar here} // Jeans: Hudson // Boots: Gap 

Do you love these matching sweaters?!

I love matching Chuck. Usually we only coordinate which may seem silly to you but it just feels cuter to me that way.​ Boy's clothes have gotten so much cuter the last few years. I hate the silly graphic onesies that say '' I love mama.'' or whatever. Etsy has really changed the style game for babies. Boy clothes just aren't as boring but when we match I just feel like it makes that much more of a statement. I guess I don't like fitting in. I'd rather stand out! 

​I'm probably crazy, but I can't help it and it probably will never change. I just think matching is life. Haha!

Do you like blending or color coordinating with your little or littles? Let me know if I'm not the only one. ​Do you guys have any matching sweaters?!

Chuck's sweater isn't available but I linked a similar one. Some of my look is on sale so be sure to check it out. ​

If you want to read my last post, you can find it here.

Cheers!

God bless

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Totally Topshop

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Hat: Topshop // Bodysuit: Topshop // Pants: Topshop // Handbag: Gucci // Belt: Gucci // Flats: Gucci 

Totally Topshop!​

I call this look totally Topshop because my whole outfit is from Topshop. So it seemed fitting!

Every piece I'm wearing is under $100. In fact the pants are the highest item and they are around $80. 

I hope your year is off to a great start! I'm already feeling blessed and the first week of the year isn't even over yet. How amazing is that?! I hope you're feeling the same way, and if you've had a tough week hopefully the weekend makes it better!​ I know a lot of you are dealing with snow, we don't have that here in Arizona where I live so I'm not sure if you love having snow or hate it because I've always been a west coast gal and never had more than a weekend in the snow on a ski vacation. 

Do you love it or does it get old? I'd love to know let me know in the comments below. 

Happy New Year once again! If you want to read my last post, you can find it here.

Cheers!

God bless

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Hello, 2018

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My Outfit: Sweater: Gap // Denim: AG Jeans // Beanie: Target // Boots: Vince Camuto 

Chuck's Outfit: ​Sweater One Piece : Gap // Hat: Gap // Boots: H&M

Hello, 2018!​

2017 was an amazing year for me, it was my first whole year as a mother and the very best year of my life because my baby was with me. How did I live so long without him? What was the purpose for my life before him? I thank God every day all day for my incredible boy. I fell into boy mom love and just think it's the best thing ever. ​

I know 2018 has some blessings in store for me because God hasn't failed me yet and I'm looking forward to new adventures and opportunities​! So hello, 2018! In fact I actually got featured on @Liketoknow.it.family on Instagram yesterday. I was so excited! If you have a moment and are interested I'd love if you'd go like it for me over on their page!

In other news, our outfits are on sale! So be sure to check them out. I love one piece outfits on babies. It just gets me every time. Chuck actually has this sweater in both colors. Red and cream, because it's just that cute...and on sale!​

Do you guys have any New Year's resolutions or goals?! I started writing lists because I keep forgetting about all the little things I need to do and things start piling up. So list making has been a life saver, not sure why ​I didn't think of it sooner. I guess mom life drove me to list making because my brain is like jello!

Happy New Year! If you want to read my last post, you can find it here.

Cheers!

God bless

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Coated Check Treggings

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Coated Check Treggings: Topshop // Bodysuit: Topshop // Sunglasses: Quay // Boots: Steve Madden

These coated check treggings are so cool!​

They have a coated feeling and are super flattering. They are comfortable and perfect for making a statement. ​It was warm when I shot this look but they are a bit heavier and would pair perfectly with a jacket. You could easily layer them! I just wore a bodysuit because I was sweating when I shot this look. Arizona is warm and it was early November. It's been unseasonably warm this year here. 

This bodysuit is wonderful, I actually wore it in my last post you can see how I styled it differently here. ​

These boots are just under $100​ and come up to your thigh. So affordable, and look great!

I hope your week has been amazing and productive with getting ready for Christmas!​ Have an wonderful day. Thanks so much for reading!

​Did you read my post on Monday? If not you can find it here.

Cheers!

God bless

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Ruffle Hem Jeans

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Bodysuit: Topshop // Ruffle Hem Jeans: SP Black // Hat: Topshop // Belt: Gucci // Handbag: Gucci // Slides: Gucci 

These ruffle hem jeans are my jam!​

They are so adorable, flattering, and affordable. What more could a girl ask for?! Plus they are fun!

This bodysuit is so cute and I've worn it a bunch so it's very versatile and works great with pieces of clothing that you want to stay neat and not get untucked. Like tight pants or a high waisted skirt. I hate when shirts look rolled up or bunches underneath clothing. It's the worst. I love a good bodysuit for that. It's a lifesaver!

Then we have this baker boy hat, I've also worn this a ton. It's so trendy right now and saves a bad hair day. It's also budget friendly at $26! 

I can't believe the countdown is on until Christmas, I don't feel ready. Send help! How are you guys feeling about Christmas?!​

​Did you read my post on Wednesday? If not you can find it here.

Cheers!

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Fishnet Jeans

Tee: Forever 21 // Fishnet Jeans: Topshop // Sunglasses: Quay // Handbag: Chanel {similar} // Shoes: Converse 

These fishnet jeans!​

Are so trendy and perfect for a street style vibe. ​I love mixing up my style and try to never really look ''the same'' because that would be boring. I like to give every style or look a try because I might love the way it looks, but you don't know until you try it. 

In fact I saw these jeans and thought they were so cute but I didn't really want to try them on and didn't think I could pull them off (I feel like I gave birth 5 minutes ago even though it's been a year), but I've gotten so many compliments and people really seem to like them. ​So I'm glad I gave them a try, because I really love them!

Have you browsed Forever 21 lately?! ​

I'll be honest I haven't, in a few years at least. I just started to shop there again recently and love it! Everything is adorable and the prices are always affordable. Granted the quality isn't the best but for trendy ''in style'' pieces. I probably won't be wearing them for years to come anyway. Like a good sweater, or a pair of jeans, boots, shoes, those sorts of things. You know what I mean?​

It was the perfect place to grab a graphic tee and this one was great! It also has really cute trinkets that would be perfect stocking stuffers since Christmas is right around the corner! How did this happen?!​

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day!​ 

​Did you read my post on Monday? If not you can find it here.

Cheers!

God bless

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