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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.

The Jewelry I Never Take Off



I have worn the exact same jewelry nearly every day for two years. I have added some special pieces to my collection in that time and will rotate them in but I find something so special about having staple pieces that I live in every day. 

My Best Purchases of 2019



I’m back!!! I always enjoy the break I take every year around the Holidays but I am so inspired and excited about what is to come this year. As always, we begin the year with my “Best Purchases of the Year” post. I absolutely love putting the research in to make the best purchases I can for myself and our family. There are always some impulse buys mixed in along with a dud or two but I work diligently to be sure we will love and truly use what we buy. Here are the items I reached for over and over again that have true staying power. 

The Cold Weather Clothing Guide for Littles

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Last weekend was chilly. Really chilly. And as we sat in the back of a hayride I realized just how underprepared my littles were for another cold-weather season. Last years mittens are pretty much destroyed, they’ve outgrown their big coats and it’s time to scoop up some of my Fall and Winter favorites again. Since kids clothing is a topic I get asked about all the time, I figured I’d do an extensive guide including my “shoutouts” which are my favorite items year after year as well as the items I’d pick from head to toe to keep the kids cozy and warm and cute all at the same time. I hope you find this helpful! If your kids are growing like you’re sneaking steroids into their smoothies like mine are, you’re lookin’ for nearly a whole new wardrobe for them too. This guide has everything you need to help you on your quest! Including those $9 favorites since they’re just gonna grow out of em’ anyway and also the investment pieces like coats and boots to buy big so they last you two seasons. 

‘Weekend Notes’ What I Really Wore No.4



Here we are, friends. We made it to the one month mark of What I Really Wore! I’d just like to draw your attention to Monday and say this is just about as real as it gets. It was cold outside but Monday is a homeschool day which means I was drawing chalk on the driveway and playing outside with the kids. This is a true gym outfit-not one ounce of cool athleisure in it- so there you have it. Some days I feel like wearing a cozy sweater and jeans and some days just call for a hoodie and joggers. That being said, I think I’ll be taking a break from this series until maybe December. What do we think? Let’s dive into week 4.