2nd Trimester Recap!!

I am 28 weeks and officially in the third trimester! I feel like this pregnancy has flown by! (It’s probably because I’ve been go go go this whole time haha). Right now Brooklyn is the size of a coconut and I have gained 17.5 pounds so far. My belly isn’t tiny to me but often people think it’s small because she’s so low and my belly starts pushing out under my pants line where most people don’t see it. In both my pregnancies my weight has gone mostly to my sides and thighs unfortunately but I’ve learned to accept it and enjoy my pregnancy! Continue reading

20 weeks!

I’m half way there! I know the first half goes by much quicker than the second because part of that time you don’t know your pregnant but we are that much closer to meeting our sweet girl! I had dreamed about being pregnant with our second baby and growing our family for awhile and now that’s it’s actually happening I couldn’t be happier! Continue reading

We are having a girl!

We are having another girl!! Our household of 1 boy and 2 girls is changing to 1 boy and 3 girls! (Poor Josh is way outnumbered haha). Josh wants to for sure have 1 boy so it looks like we will eventually be having a total of 3 kiddos! Luckily we love being parents above anything else. We found out less than a week ago that we are having a girl and are already starting to imagine what having 2 girls will be like. Continue reading

Spring Bucket List

Spring is finally here! I love winter because of the holidays but come January I’m ready for the warm weather. In Tennessee spring weather is usually sunny days, stormy nights, highs of 70’s and lows of 50’s. It’s perfect!! With all this perfect outdoor playing weather I thought I would write out some of the things we want to do this spring and some activities to do with your kiddos! Hope you enjoy! Continue reading

Budgeting as a family

Hello hello everyone! This is my first blog since Josh and I announced that we are pregnant with our second baby!! 🙂 We couldn’t be happier and Avery is so excited to soon have a little brother or sister! I am only 7 weeks but we got a little excited to tell people haha. With a new baby comes lots of costs! Even if we have another girl there will still be purchases to be made and everyone knows babies aren’t cheap. Continue reading

First Time Starting a Garden!

Hey everyone! I apologize for not posting blogs as much lately. This is a super busy time of year for us because my birthday, Avery’s birthday and Josh’s birthday are all within 20 days! We finished everything for Avery’s 3rd birthday party this weekend so the next blog I do will be all about her party! 🙂 Anyways! A couple months ago I decided I wanted to do a garden for the first time this spring. Continue reading

Where did my 24 hours go??

I know for a fact I am not alone when I ask this question! 24 hours seems like so much time but it feels like some days it goes by in an instant and then its 9pm at night and I’m trying to figure out what in the world I accomplished that day. There are days I feel on top of the world and get a whole bunch done but that for sure doesn’t happen all the time. I work part-time at home and between that, the house stuff, being a wife, being a mother and trying to get a little bit of time for myself to work on projects I am busy a lot! I know I could be busier so I treasure the relaxing time I do get. Like right now I am in bed cuddling Avery while I write this blog and it’s so nice! I also think it’s a little bit of my fault that I’m so busy because I hate sitting down and doing nothing so I always have the next thing I want to do or a project I want to start in my head. I have actually been working on taking a little bit of time for myself everyday and either doing a podcast devotion, watching a show, or doodling floor plans for fun haha. This gives me energy to accomplish more in the day. I sometimes can get myself stressed out in my head just by thinking about all I need to do and fixing that is a work in progress. I guess it’s hard for me to see that my daily stuff (working out, 3 meals for everyone, tidying up, school with Avery, practicing ballet with Avery, going for a walk, working from home, laundry, and spending quality time with Josh and Avery) will take up most of my day and if I don’t have time to get other things done in a day that’s okay. I make a daily list and I used to get stressed out if I didn’t accomplish it all by the end of the day but now whatever doesn’t get finished I just move to the next day. That’s an exciting overcome for me haha. It’s easy for me to sometimes feel like at the end of the day I didn’t do enough as a wife and mother but then I remember that Avery and Josh both feel loved and cared for and it’s just in my head that I didn’t do enough for them. Being a mom and being a wife is who I am. I am beyond thankful that I get to be a wife and a mother every day and the love I get back from them is so rewarding! So even though I wish I could function off of less sleep or have the days be longer I am grateful for every second that I have. Being God’s daughter, Josh’s wife, and Avery’s mother come first over everything else and whatever else I have time to accomplish in my 24 hours will  just be a bonus. Here’s to a relaxing Saturday, hope you liked reading this blog!

Beauty Must Haves

Last week I showed you guys my new vanity and a look inside all the drawers so this week I thought I would share some of my beauty must haves. I am in no way a beauty expert but I love beauty products and finding things that really work for me and my skin. I have super sensitive skin so it’s nice to have products that work great and are easy on my skin. All these products might not work for you but it’s always fun to give some of them a try.  Continue reading

My New Vanity!

I have wanted a spot to sit down and get ready at for as long as I can remember. Being able to sit down and have all my stuff in a specific spot makes getting ready actually enjoyable instead of just something I have to do. When picking out what I wanted for my vanity I know I wanted a cozy chair, lots of drawers and lots of white. So I got some inspiration and decided to do a table top and 2 drawers from IKEA and then I found my chair at a home store in our area. I love every part of my vanity so I thought it would be fun to show you guys what my vanity looks like and what things I have in all the drawers. So let’s get started! Continue reading

Done Nursing!

I nursed Avery for almost 2 years and 10 months! Nursing that long isn’t common but I did what Avery wanted and what was best for her. She never liked bottles, pacifiers, special blankets or stuffed animals. None of that stuff brought Avery comfort. Nursing was her comfort. And I was happy to provide that for her. That doesn’t mean some nights I didn’t wish someone else could put her to sleep because I did have those moments. Being the only one to be able to get Avery to sleep for almost 3 years is a lot on a mom! Continue reading