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Favorite Recent Purchases for the Whole Family

Aside from the Amazon boxes showing up every week to help us prepare for baby in a time where I can’t just get everything from Target all at once, there hasn’t been too much shopping going on in our house. I’ve mostly been holding off on the kid’s necessities because despite the fact that almost all of their clothes are too small, nobody sees them. I’m in the last couple weeks of my pregnancy and am fully aware that my clothes for the next few months will need to be very comfortable, forgiving and nursing friendly so I’m not on a big shopping frenzy either. O never shops. The items that made this list are things I’ve purchased recently that have completely blown me away and actually justified a pandemic purchase. Here are my gold-star, 10/10, shout-it-from-the-rooftops pieces

10 Cozy Essentials to Add to Your Wardrobe for a Pandemic



Surprise! It’s a Saturday Post because it turns out, you guys really need some help in the cozy-wear department. I’ve received so.many.questions about my favorite cozy clothes as well as what cozy loungewear and pajamas to wear during pregnancy in the past few days that I thought I’d hunker down and get to work in order to pull this guide together. I hope you find it helpful in this time where we’re all home likely more than ever and craving just that little bit of added comfort.

The Best Sneakers for Spring



You don’t have to be a long-time reader to know I love me a good pair of sneakers. This is for three simple reasons: 1. I wear a size 12 shoe. The cute flats and cute shoes in general are rarely ever made in my size so years ago I just started buying mens shoes instead-specifically sneakers. 2. I have herniated discs in my back as well as intense varicose veins which make heels super painful and technically, I’m not supposed to wear them at all. 3. I love sneakers and that’s reason enough, right? If you find yourself switching immediately from winter boots to sandals, I urge you to give a pair of sneakers a try. Yes, Converse are wonderful. Sure, we all need a good sneaker to workout in. But I mean one or two really cool pairs of sneakers to wear with everything. Here are my favorite picks for Spring:

Everything I’m Packing for my Surprise Vacation (Today!)

I turn 30 next week. In one way it feels a bit surreal and in other ways I feel like I’ve been 30 for years. To kick-off the occasion, O is sending me on a surprise vacation I had no idea about until a couple days ago. At the time I’m writing this I have no idea where I’m going but by the time you’re reading this i’ll be in the air and on my way! He gave me this as packing advice: pack for warm but not hot weather and pack for four days. That’s it! I’m a very strategic packer so this is almost painful for me but I’ve done my best and here is everything I’ve packed for this trip.

The Non-Maternity Pieces I’ve Loved for my Pregnancy

For my first pregnancy, I fell into the first-time-mom trap of thinking I needed a while wardrobe of maternity clothes and I’ve learned my lesson. I simply didn’t need that much stuff for what boils down to a five month period of time, but I still wanted to feel put together and, most of all, to feel like myself. Here are the pieces I’ve been loving to make that a possibility.