Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Open to Everyone Now!

Yayyy for everyone finally being able to shop today! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale was just open to cardholders the past week, but it opens to everyone at 11:30 AM CST today! I am so excited because I shopped Friday, and my order came in yesterday. I ran around like a chicken with my head cut off during Charlie’s afternoon nap, so that I could take pictures of everything and share them with you today!

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A few things before I start sharing.

1. I’m sorry I did not have time to steam anything. Like I said, Charlie was taking a nap, so time was limited. It was either taking the time to steam the clothes or taking pictures with wrinkly clothes. I went with option 2 because I’m hoping you can look past the wrinkles to see how cute the clothes are!

2. Several of these tops and sweaters sold out during Early Access, but I’m hoping so hard they are restocked today so everyone can take advantage of these deals! If you see something you like, check out quickly because things do sell out FAST!

3. Click here for the link to the boots I’m wearing in most of these pictures. They are not part of the sale. They just go with basically every fall outfit, so I wore them with every outfit for the sake of time!

4. I will provide outfit details under each picture!

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*Fluffy Cardigan- super soft, comes in several colors, runs big- I thought I would want a large for an oversized fit, but I am wearing a medium and love the fit

*V-neck Tunic Tee- I was looking for long tshirts to wear with leggings during this sale, and this one is perfect for that!

*Zella Leggings- closet staple! These are a must buy! You will see me wear them time and time again! High waisted, great quality, perfect everyday leggings.

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*Oatmeal Tunic- This will be the perfect top to wear when we transition from summer to fall. The material is very lightweight, and the sleeves can be pushed up. When we are dying to pull out our sweaters, but southern weather has other plans for us- we will be able to wear this lightweight tunic! My mother in law also got this top. Great for people of all ages! I’m wearing a medium.

*Spanx Faux Leather Leggings- If you don’t own these, now is the time to purchase them! They suck you in and are so flattering. If in between sizes, size up. Mine are a size large.

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*Long Sleeve Tunic- Again, I was looking for longer t-shirts that I could wear with leggings. This is perfect for that! I turned sideways, so you could see the amazing length. Great quality tshirt!

*Zella Leggings- closet staple! These are a must buy! You will see me wear them time and time again! High waisted, great quality, perfect everyday leggings.

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*Lounge Tee- This tee comes in several colors and runs big. I ordered a large for an oversized fit and should have gone with a medium. I do love the length though. This is my typical mom/dog mom look right here. I love that it is comfortable, but I feel slightly better about myself when I wear this tshirt instead of my college tshirts.

*Zella Pocket 7/8 Leggings- These leggings are one of my very favorite purchases of the sale. The quality is phenomenal. I love the length. And the pockets are the best part! They are large enough to hold your phone! I believe I will order a second pair of these.

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*Free People Tunic- This sold out so fast, and I hope they restock it! I will be wearing this all fall. I adore every single detail- the neckline, the sleeves, the print, the length, the lightweight material. Such a good top!

*Zella Leggings- closet staple! These are a must buy! You will see me wear them time and time again! High waisted, great quality, perfect everyday leggings.

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*Bishop Sleeve Sweater- I ordered this sweater in a medium and a large because I knew I wanted an oversized fit, but I didn’t know how it ran. It runs big. I am wearing a size medium, and it gives the perfect oversized fit!

*Zella Leggings- closet staple! These are a must buy! You will see me wear them time and time again! High waisted, great quality, perfect everyday leggings.

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*Side Snap Tunic Sweater- This picture does not do this sweater justice. I couldn’t show you the best part- the side snaps! I also love this shade of blue. It does come in multiple colors though. I am wearing a medium.

*Zella Leggings- closet staple! These are a must buy! You will see me wear them time and time again! High waisted, great quality, perfect everyday leggings.

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*Nordstrom Pajamas- I have always wanted a pair of these! I have worn my Target pj sets to death, so I decided to try these out. I love the lightweight but comfy material. I am wearing a size medium.

*Ugg Slippers- My slippers were so worn out after living in them for months, so I snagged a new pair while they’re on sale! Now is definitely the time to buy these!

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*Zella Crop Leggings- I almost forgot to take a picture of the pair of Zella leggings that I wear all spring and summer. I snapped this picture when Parker got home. These are lighter weight than the other Zella styles and a great length for the hot summer months. And great for exercise all year long.

*Lounge Tee- This tee comes in several colors and runs big. I ordered a large for an oversized fit and should have gone with a medium. I do love the length though. This is my typical mom/dog mom look right here. I love that it is comfortable, but I feel slightly better about myself when I wear this tshirt instead of my college tshirts.

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*Zella Maternity Leggings- If you are expecting, GET THESE! These are the only maternity leggings I owned. I was 8 months pregnant here (photo taken in November), and these leggings were all I wanted to wear! I had them in medium and large and wore my medium pair until the last month. I’d suggest ordering your true size and not sizing up.

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*Wubby Fleece Pullover- This picture was also taken last year right when I got my new N Sale purchases in. This fleece was the item I was most excited about getting! It is SO soft and cozy!

*Zella Leggings- closet staple! These are a must buy! You will see me wear them time and time again! High waisted, great quality, perfect everyday leggings.

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*Plush Throw- This blanket is a top seller on my blog during the N Sale every year, and for good reason! It comes in about a dozen colors and is SO soft and cozy! Everybody and their dog talks about this Barefoot Dreams blanket. It sounds like an unbelievable Christmas gift, but I can’t bring myself to spend that much money on a blanket right now. The one I have is around $25 and amazing!

The Best of N Sale Leggings

I’m wearing these leggings in just about every picture above. Whether you’re looking for everyday leggings, maternity leggings, fun faux leather leggings, or workout leggings, the N Sale has you covered!

The Best of N Sale Baby

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*Luxe Baby Blanket- My mom got this blanket for Charlie during the sale last year, and then she got it monogrammed. This is the softest blanket and makes the very best baby gift! It comes in several other colors too

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*Luxe Hooded Towel- Another purchase my mom made for Charlie during the sale last year! This also makes an amazing gift! And I die over that little hood with ears. How was he ever that small?! Also, Ebie bought this shark towel and washcloth set for Charlie that is also precious for baby boys!

The Best of N Sale Beauty & Accessories

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I’m so excited about my beauty purchase from the N Sale this year! My friend Sarah had a great idea. She texted me and asked if I wanted to go in with her on Neulash Lash Enhancing Serum. It comes in a 2 pack and is a $190 value on sale for $95, so we split it and will each get one! Can’t wait to try it!

Whoa that was a lot! I want to hear what you score! I missed out on these Adidas shoes that sold out in minutes the first day of the sale. I’m hoping they come back in stock, and I think I’m ordering more of these leggings and these shirts. Thanks so much for stopping by!

SHOP MY N SALE PICKS

Amazon Prime Day 2019

I shared an Amazon Prime Day blog post last year, but this is my first time to get to shop it! Having a baby is what finally made us join Amazon Prime. Yes, we just joined in January 2019. I shared this on Instagram and got so many messages from people in disbelief. We now use it multiple times a week, and I’m not totally sure why we waited so long to join.

However, it became absolutely necessary when Charlie was born. The day after we brought him home, Parker ran out to Target to grab a few things we realized we forgot, like a wipe warmer, changing pad covers, a night light for late night feedings, etc. We joined shortly after that and have purchased countless baby items since. We have also used it for beach coverups (a huge hit on my blog right now), dog treats, cleaning supplies, and so many other things.

Amazon Prime Day is a little overwhelming because there are SO. MANY. DEALS. So I’m going to share the very best deals I could find. The one thing I know I’m buying is an electric toothbrush. I went to the dentist for the first time since pregnancy last week, and they told me I need an electric toothbrush. They offered me a $170 Sonicare toothbrush. I said no thank you (the N Sale was the next day, and I had better things to spend $170 on), and I’m glad I did. I’m still debating between this one and this one. Oh, and I’m getting Charlie this toy.

Alright, now let’s get into my picks. There are items in all different categories- beauty, baby, electronics, etc. And if you know of anymore that you think I should add to the list, please let me know!

What I Have Purchased

Items I Own & Love

My Top Amazon Prime Day Picks

Thanks so much for stopping by! And again, if you have found a great deal that you think I should add to the list, please let me know! Have a great Monday!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: Early Access

Y’all! I have been MIA for so long now, and we have so much catching up to do. Parker and I had a baby, and we moved to Birmingham- HUGE life changes! I have missed blogging so much, but I know Charlie will only be little for so long, so I have been soaking up every second with him. It’s hard to believe he is already 6.5 months old! His birth story will be on the blog soon, but I am SO excited to be back today for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the most exciting sale of the year! Brand new fall items are discounted, as well as some staple items that Nordstrom always carries (like Zella leggings, Spanx leggings, Uggs, etc.). Early Access starts today at 11:30 AM CST, and it lasts through July 18. You have to be a Nordstrom cardholder to be able to shop, but everyone can look! Once Public Access starts on July 19, everyone can shop through August 4, and then prices go back up on August 5.

I will have another post up on July 19 when Public Access starts because I know a lot of people do not have a Nordstrom card. I typically share zillions of sale items, but I am just sticking to the best of the best this year. I will break this post into 3 categories- Staples I Own and Love (and highly suggest!), Items I am Purchasing, and More Fab Deals.

15 Staples I Own and Love

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Wubby Fleece Pullover- This was my number 1 purchase from the sale last year! It sells out SO fast every single year, so I actually put this in my cart and checked out immediately before I did the rest of my shopping. It is SO soft and comfortable, so purchase it fast if you want it! The picture above was taken when I was 7 months pregnant with Charlie, so it works well pregnant or not!

High Waist Zella Leggings- I purchased these 3 years ago during the N Sale, and my leggings life was forever changed. The N Sale is the only time this particular style of Zella leggings goes on sale, so snag them now if you want an amazing pair of leggings that will last years.

Zella Crop Leggings- I have 1 pair of these and need more. These are my favorite pair of leggings to wear now because they are lightweight and perfect for exercise or just regular daily life.

Zella Maternity Leggings- Ok, I know I know. I’m going a little overboard with the Zella leggings, but they are that good, and now is the very best time to buy them! I bought these maternity leggings in medium and large last year and wore them from 20 weeks on. I probably could have just stuck with medium the whole time. They do run big, but I wore my large pair probably the last month of pregnancy. Must have for anyone who is expecting! And they have a new style this year- the Live In Pocket 7/8 Maternity Leggings. I definitely would have tried these when I was pregnant!

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings- I bought these at the sale 2 or 3 years ago, and they are such a fun twist on leggings. They are Spanx, so they are very flattering and suck you in. But they’re also so cute and fun! I like to wear them out at night, but I know some people like to wear them daily or even for exercise!

Barefoot Dreams Socks- If you have owned anything by Barefoot Dreams, then you are aware that it is the softest brand in the world. I got some of these last year and did laundry daily, so that I could wear these every night. I’ve never seen them on sale, and I bet these will sell out very quickly too!

Tory Burch Boots- A classic closet staple. I have gotten 2 pairs of these as Christmas gifts over the years, and they are clearly an investment but worth it!

Plush Throw- I bought this during my first N Sale, and now my mom, my sister, my mother in law, and several friends have it. It is such a beautiful and soft blanket for an amazing price! I stocked up last year on white and gray ones, so that I could get them monogrammed and give them as gifts.

Anthropologie Volcano Candle- Anthropologie will mark these down from time to time, maybe for 20-25% off, but you usually have to pay for shipping. They are currently marked down for around 35% off and free shipping- stock up!!

Tory Burch Sunglasses- I have a very similar (if not identical) pair of these and have gotten so much use out of them. It’s definitely best to buy them on sale!

Dior Lip Set- I am rarely ever a designer makeup type of person. However, I have splurged on the Dior lip balm and lip gloss in this set (when they were full price). They both have great color, and the lip balm is so moisturizing! Definitely worth checking out.

St. Tropez Self Tanner & St. Tropez Express Self Tanner- NOW is the time to buy this! These two types rarely ever go on sale, and these are jumbo bottles. This is my #1 favorite self tanner. The color is flawless every time (unless you run out and have to spray one leg twice). It is pricy, but worth it to get a good tan. Plus, this jumbo bottle will last a very long time.

Little Giraffe Baby Blanket- My mom got this for Charlie during the sale last year and got it monogramed in blue. If you buy the gender neutral one, you can take it to get monogrammed in pink or blue and make a mama-to-be VERY excited! It is the softest baby blanket!

Little Giraffe Hooded Towel- Another purchase my mom made last year for Charlie. It is one of our favorite towels for him. So cozy and precious with the little bear ears!

Noodle & Boo Gift Set- This gift set includes 6 of the best smelling products you will ever buy for a baby! Ebie bought Charlie the shampoo and cleansing cloths before he was born, and they have been our very favorite shampoo and wipes that we have used. Parker’s mom just bought Charlie the lotion, and it also smells AMAZING!

15 Items I am Purchasing

I didn’t think I was going to want as many items as I do this year. I thought I had all of the usual N Sale items, like Zella leggings, Spanx leggings, blankets, etc. Oh, how very wrong I was. I know my list looks out of control, but I have narrowed it down several times! Maybe (sort of hopefully) some things will be sold out by the time I’m ready to checkout.

This blog post will go live a little bit before the sale starts, so you can get an idea of some things you want, and so that I can shop right at 11:30. :) I will be sure to update it and let y’all know what I am able to grab! The sweater/top selection is phenomenal. There are so many that are long enough to wear with leggings, which are my absolute favorite! Ok, enough chatting, let’s get into it!

More Fab Deals

There are so many things in this category that I want, but I had to put an end to my spending at some point. I know I will find even more items to add to this category too. I’m so impressed with the sale this year!

Ahhhh! I had too much fun putting this together and can’t wait to be back more consistently soon. If you made it this far, THANK YOU! I am always so grateful to you for stopping by! Happy N Sale!

Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale Picks

Hey Y’all! Boy have things changed around here since my last blog post on December 21 (Charlie’s Nursery Reveal)! Our baby boy is here, and we could not love him more! Sleep is basically nonexistent, and blogging is definitely going to be put on hold for a little bit while we get adjusted to our new life. However, I couldn’t resist sharing one blog post about the Lilly sale!

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This is my favorite sale of the year! The adrenaline rush is insane, and the prices are even crazier! However, in all honesty, the adrenaline rush didn’t quite keep me awake this year. My life currently revolves around Charlie’s eating and sleeping, and the start time of the sale didn’t really work out for me. My wait time got down to 13 minutes, and then it went up to 25 minutes. And I couldn’t hang. I fell asleep and woke up 2 hours later, and there was no line!

I was able to get the things I wanted AND a little bit of sleep! Win win, for sure! Today I’m sharing the 4 things I purchased, as well as my other favorite things included in the sale. A couple of the things I purchased are mostly sold out now, but my other picks were all in stock when I went to bed last night.

My Purchases

All of my Favorite Things

Thanks so much for reading! I hope you scored some great sale items! Have a wonderful day!

Nursery Reveal

Today’s post is the last blog post I will publish before our baby boy is here (SO soon- his due date is Christmas day). I found it pretty fitting that my last post is his nursery reveal! This room has been a labor of love. Home decor is not always my strong suit, but my mom is great at it, so I have run countless ideas by her over the past few months.

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I know what I like, but I don’t always know what will look good together. I knew I wanted white and gray furniture with pops of blues, yellows, and greens thrown in from the artwork and bedding. I think I accomplished just that. This room has become my favorite room in our house! It is such a bright, happy, and cozy space (with blackout curtains, so we can tone down the brightness and hope this baby sleeps well).

I love that Bailey and Rosie have already found their typical spots too. Rosie likes to sit on the righthand corner of the sofa on top of the pillows, and Bailey likes to sit right in the middle of the sofa between the pillows. One of my favorite things is catching Parker walking in there and just looking around. :) And I also love how Rosie sneaks in, takes a bunny off the glider, and brings it to the living room. I should definitely not reinforce this behavior, but it makes me laugh every time.

Also, this southern girl obviously had to have monogrammed items in her baby’s room. So I did remove some blankets and pillows with the baby’s name and monogram on them because we are not sharing his name on the blog/social media until he is here. But this is mostly how it will look!

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Product Details:

Before I link everything, let me just say- Baby stuff is expensive, and obviously when you don’t have a baby yet, you have to start from scratch. I tried my best to find deals on just about everything in his room. For example, I waited until Target had a promotion before purchasing the crib, changing table, and glider. And the sofa pillows and lamp came from HomeGoods (so I can’t link them). All of the paintings were given to us as gifts from my mom. I am so thankful for them because I think they are the most beautiful colors and tie the whole room together!

Crib: Target | Crib Mattress: Target | Changing Table: Target | Glider: Target | Bedding (bumper & fitted sheet): Pottery Barn Kids | Crib Skirt: Target | Sheep Mobile: Target | Changing Pad: Amazon | Diaper Pail: Amazon | White Closet Organizer: Walmart | Gray Bins: Walmart | White Bunny: Amazon | Gray Bunny: Amazon | Rock n Play Sleeper: Amazon | Sofa: Ikea | Pillows: HomeGoods | Lamp: HomeGoods | Dresser: from my grandparents (it was my dad’s and then mine when we were babies) | Baby Blessing Beads: Blue Eyed Bead Shop | All Artwork: Sally Wilson Art

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Are you finished with your shopping, or do you still have a few last minute gifts/ stocking stuffers to buy? If you fall into that second category, I’ve got you covered! And if family members are still asking you for some ideas of things you would like, I’ve got some great ideas for you today too!

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Christmas is going to look pretty different for us this year considering I am 39 weeks today, and we are not doing any traveling. Except to the hospital in Memphis when this baby boy decides to make his appearance. The gifts Parker has gotten me are currently sitting under the tree unwrapped. I started that trend though because the gift he asked for was too big and heavy for me to lift and wrap at this point, so it’s not wrapped either. I have no excuse for the cookbooks he’s getting, but they look cute on top of his bread maker. :)

But anyway, I have broken my picks down into 2 categories- Gifts for the Cozy Girl and Gifts for the Beauty Lover. I think a few of the gifts from each collage could be thrown together to make a really great gift. Or some of the smaller things would make fabulous stocking stuffers!

Gifts for the Cozy Girl

You can click on any of the photos in the collages below to shop them!

Below is my commentary about each item pictured in the collage!

This pajama set would be great to wear on Christmas or to give as a gift because it can definitely be worn after Christmas too!

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Gifts for the Beauty Lover

Below is my commentary about each item pictured in the collage!

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Thanks so much for reading! I hope you have a wonderful day!

SHOP MY GIFT IDEAS:

38 Week Bumpdate

Less than 2 weeks to go, and so much has happened this past month! My weekly updates below are LONG. We started weekly doctor’s appointments at 36 weeks, got to spend Thanksgiving with our parents, completely finished the nursery, and did lots more things to prepare for our baby boy!

35 Weeks- 38 Weeks

  • Due Date: December 25, 2018

  • Baby is the size of a: winter melon- 19.6 inches, 6.61 pounds (38 weeks), romaine lettuce (37 weeks), papaya (36 weeks), pineapple (35 weeks)- all of this info came from The Bump app

  • Total weight gain: I have officially stopped looking at the number on the scale when I get weighed. I know that I have gained at least 30 lbs. More on this under the weight gain section in my last bumpdate if you missed it.

  • The bump: It is big and heavy. And the ultrasound tech said the baby is taking up every inch of space in there at my 37 week ultrasound. The doctor has said at my last 2 appointments that the baby is dropping lower and lower each week.

  • Symptoms: Discomfort. Everything started hurting around 36 weeks- moving, walking, changing positions on the sofa, bending over. My back pain causes a serious waddle and very slow pace. Yikes.

  • Food cravings: fruit & all the sweets, especially my mom’s chess squares

  • Food aversions: They are completely gone! Although I haven’t had the desire to eat fish since becoming pregnant.

  • Sleep: It’s been ok. I’m up about every 3ish hours to go to the bathroom. My doctor tried to convince me that this is a really neat thing my body is preparing me to do for when I have to feed the baby every 3ish hours. Not so sure I would describe it as neat.

  • What I miss: Being comfortable. Walking like a regular human. Bending over easily to play with Bailey and Rosie.

  • Movement: Lots of movement is happening! All day every day. I think I read somewhere that you can’t feel the baby as much towards the end because the baby runs out of space. Not the case here. This baby is a wiggle worm.

  • Maternity clothes: these Zella maternity leggings (they’re back in stock!!!) and these maternity jeans. I have had those things for a while now, but I finally purchased maternity/nursing bras and maternity/nursing pjs this month, and I am kicking myself for waiting so long. You can click here t0 check out my very favorite bras (I have black and gray) and I also got this one in nude and this one in gray. But the first one I linked is my favorite. Here are the links to the maternity/nursing pjs I got- top // sleep pants. They are very lightweight and comfortable. Those are the only maternity things I’ve bought so far. I have bought a few new tops and sweaters, but they are all nonmaternity- I’ve just sized up to fit the bump. This sweatshirt is probably my most worn item in my closet.

  • What we are most looking forward to: our baby’s arrival!!!!

  • Apps I've used: Ovia Pregnancy, The Bump, & Babylist

  • Products I've been loving (same things I’ve been using):

    *my Snoogle pregnancy pillow (I think this is the number 1 item I suggest for all expecting mamas. I can’t imagine sleeping without it.)

    *this cocoa butter lotion for stretch marks (I have never liked lotion, and I’ve only ever worn face moisturizer my whole life. This stuff has no smell and dries quickly. Best lotion ever, even for a non lotion lover.)

    a heating pad (for my back)

    *Nexium to prevent nausea

    *Books: What to Expect When You're Expecting, The Nanny Connie Way, What to Expect the First Year, Moms on Call, Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care

  • Purchases for baby: I have a whole page on my blog under Shop My Favorites called Favorite Baby Items, and that is where I’m sharing the things we have purchased and received so far for our baby!

Weekly Fun

Week 35- My parents and Parker’s parents came up this week for Thanksgiving! I’m so grateful they did! We had the best time- eating, shopping, watching football, and just hanging out! We hung my mom’s paintings up in the nursery, and I feel like they make it the happiest space! I could not love them more. The nursery is almost complete! In other news, the aches and pains hit this week (of course while our parents were in town, ugh). I honestly feel like I had been having a pretty easy pregnancy (minus the nausea that occurred at night between weeks 8 and 20), but now my entire body basically hurts. I feel like there is a foot between my ribs, and I broke my toe when I got off the sofa to put the rolls in the oven. I kicked the sofa leg. Ouch. And I caught a cold. Ok, that’s enough of the negativity, but in case it appears that my pregnancy is a walk in the park, I’m here to tell you that things started getting real uncomfortable this week. In more exciting news, I took advantage of lots of amazing sales and ordered some things I cannot wait to have! I ordered my diaper bag, a bassinet, some bottles, some clothes from Mud Pie, some clothes from Charming Mary, bedding from Pottery Barn Kids, a bed skirt & some Wubbanubs from Target, some nursing bras from Kindred Bravely, and some nursing pajamas. Whoa, that sounds like a lot when I type it all out, but they were basically all necessary items on major sale. :)

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Week 36- Weekly doctor’s appointments started this week. Before our doctor’s appointment, we went and got our car seat checked at the hospital. They will make sure it is installed correctly before you bring the baby home. Parker gets an A+ because he installed that thing correctly with 0 help from me. Then, we went to our appointment. Our doctor has stressed so many times that the most important thing that can be happening right now is that our baby is moving. No worries in that department. I read or heard somewhere that it’s harder to feel babies move as they get bigger because they’re running out of space in there. Not the case for this baby. He is moving more than ever! I had been feeling some serious rib pain, and the doctor did his first exam and said that the baby’s head is down, so his feet are most likely in my ribs. We will know for sure next week at our ultrasound! Something else strange that has been happening is that my hands are numb when I wake up. I brought this up to my doctor, and he immediately said carpal tunnel. He said this is common with pregnancy, and it should go away shortly after the baby is here. I’m getting progressively more uncomfortable, and my face is beyond swollen. In other news, my cyber week purchases have been coming in this week, and it feels like Christmas! I washed the baby’s bedding and put it in his crib, and some adorable clothes came in! So did my diaper bag, Medela breast pump, and our stroller from my parents! I also spent hours googling how to clean certain brands of pacifiers and bottles, and then I got those all cleaned and found a place for them. Oh my goodness, things are feeling real! 

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Outfit Details- tunic | leggings | boots | purse

WWeek 37- We got to have our 37 week ultrasound the day that I hit 37 weeks. I had to look back at my bumpdate posts to remember that our last one was at 28 weeks. It felt like it had been forever since we got to see our baby! The ultrasound tech told us that his measurements are showing that he weighs 7 pounds, and he is taking up every inch of space in there. She also told  us he has chubby cheeks and pointed out the little hair on his head too! She said he was doing some practice breathing. I had to ask if that was a good thing. She said yes! And she confirmed that the baby’s head is down, his bottom is up, and his legs and feet are on both sides of my ribs. So that explains the rib pain. After we finished our ultrasound, we were told our doctor had to go deliver a baby, so then we had to wait quite a while to see him. Thinking that that could be our baby he’s delivering soon was surreal! Once we finally got to see him, he said the ultrasound showed that he’s a healthy baby! Yay! I got my second exam and my TDAP shot. I also asked my doctor if he had any idea of when he thought the baby might be here. He said not really, but if he had to guess, he would say that the baby will make it to his due date. We shall see! Parker and I both packed our bags, and we finished up all of the last minute things we had left to do in the nursery!

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Outfit Details- sweater | leggings | earrings

Week 38- We had our doctor’s appointment yesterday, and the doctor basically said I could go into labor anytime this week or next week, so make sure all my stuff is ready to go. He said they would call me sometime soon to schedule an induction for after Christmas just in case the baby does not come by his due date. My favorite part about the appointments has to be when the doctor asks me if things are happening without me having to say a word about them. He said this baby has dropped very low, is your back killing you? Does it hurt to walk? Are you having to go to the bathroom just about every time you stand up? Yes, yes, and yes. I guess those things are common at this point, but I loved that he was the one to mention those things that Parker had heard me complaining about for the past couple of weeks. The discomfort/back pain/waddle is still going strong, but most things on our to do list are complete, so I feel like I’m almost to the point of being able to relax before this baby boy comes!

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Outfit Details- sweater | leggings | mules | purse

A Christmas Gift You Can Add to Yearly

Hey Y’all! After enjoying a busy Thanksgiving & cyber week, catching a cold, and preparing for a baby, I needed to take a little break from blog posts. However, I’m so excited to be back this week! I’m sharing a fun Christmas gift idea today, and my 38 Week Bumpdate will go live on Thursday with all the updates! I’m actually 38 weeks today!

Onto today’s topic- a fun Christmas gift idea that you can add to every year. Or every holiday for that matter! I discovered Coton Colors shortly after college when I was teaching in Huntsville. However, I didn’t start my own collection until Parker and I got married and moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas. It’s safe to say that ever since then, I have adored it!

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They make beautiful tabletop items, serveware, decor, ornaments, and items for all celebrations in life. My favorite things all happen to be in their Happy Everything collection, and that is what I’m focusing on in today’s post. Let me explain.

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How It Works:

  1. Choose a base.

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2. Choose attachments.

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3. Velcro the attachments onto the base.

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4. Switch out attachments for every reason and season!

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Bases:

There are a lot to choose from! And there are two sizes- big and mini. There are big platters and cookie jars. I have this big white dot platter, this big bright dot platter, and this big cookie jar (except mine has polka dots). There are also big bowls and big wreaths. And some mini bases include soap pumps (my mom’s favorite base), bowls, vases, cookie jars, frames, platters, and canisters.

Big Bases:

Mini Bases:

Attachments:

This is the fun part! Attachments stick onto bases with velcro. You can choose so many different attachments for all different celebrations and seasons. This is where the size is important. If you have a big base, then you want to order big attachments. And if you have a mini base, then you want to order mini attachments. I have some that are holiday and season specific and some that can be used any day. I wish I had ALL of them! :)

Big Attachments:

Mini Attachments:

Gift Examples:

For Christmas last year, Parker and I gave his mom a mini cookie jar and a few mini attachments. For Mother’s Day this year, Ebie and I gave my mom a large platter and a large attachment. Now, we are able to add to their collections and give them another attachment or 2 for Christmas or whatever holiday may arise!

I took the photo below at my baby shower, and you can see my mom’s mini cookie jar in the back right. She put one of my sonogram photos in a frame attachment- most adorable decoration! You can see a tiny glimpse of her polka dotted soap dispenser on the left. We love Coton Colors!

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Below is a picture of a big platter, and I have a plate stand to display it. Our house in Southaven doesn’t have as much space as our house did in Fayetteville, so it is not currently being displayed. This picture was taken in Fayetteville. However, I wanted to show you a picture of what it looks like. Such a fun gift!

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You can’t go wrong with a cookie jar, platter, soap dispenser, or any other base/attachment combo. They make such cute and fun gifts that last a lifetime! And it’s so easy to think of gifts for the future- everybody wants to add attachments to their collection! Thanks so much for reading! Have a wonderful day!

SHOP THE POST:

Big Bases:

Big Attachments:

Mini Bases:

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Cyber Monday Steals

Hey Y’all! I hope you had a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend and took advantage of some Black Friday deals! Parker and I had the very best time with our parents in Southaven. They stocked us up on some baby items, made some delicious food, helped set up our Christmas tree, and of course the girls did a little shopping.

I know there have been some crazy big sales happening, but today is the day many retailers will be holding the largest sales they will have before Christmas. So today is the day to get some shopping done!

I am splitting this blog post up into sections because I want to share a variety of fabulous sale items with you. There is a section for the best deals for women, the best deals for babies, my sale purchases, and a few more fabulous finds! You can click on the pictures in the collages below to shop them!

The Best Deals for Women

The Best Deals: gray coat (comes in 8 colors, on sale for under $100) | blue coat (marked down from $188 to $89) | Spanx faux leather leggings | Zella leggings (40% off!) | green clutch | taupe crossbody bag (my very favorite bag!) | dress (closet staple on sale for under $30!) | laundry detergent (on sale for the last expensive I’ve ever seen it!) | initial necklace (great Christmas gift) | faux fur trim puffer coat | striped sweater | gray turtleneck | best thermal top | socks (great stocking stuffer) | soft plush robe | my favorite pj pants!

The Best Baby Deals

My Sale Purchases

My Sale Purchases: royal blue sweater (50% off! 6 colors, I got medium) | striped Zella leggings (50% off! best deal I’ve ever seen for Zella leggings!) | nursing pj top | maternity pj pants | red pj set with eye mask (perfect for Christmas) | cotton bikini (so affordable! I got 5 pairs.) | blue pullover | footies | Sophie the giraffe teether (my mom actually got this for us!) | 2 piece holiday pajama set | red shortall outfit | bassinet | baby gown | lion pacy clip | I forgot to include a picture of these Baby Brezza bottles that I also ordered for 41% off

A Few More Fabulous Finds

My favorite crossbody bag    is up to 35% off

My favorite crossbody bag is up to 35% off

This dress    is a closet staple and can be worn throughout so many seasons. Its on sale for under $30 in black and purple magenta.    My favorite statement earrings    are also on sale for 30% off!

This dress is a closet staple and can be worn throughout so many seasons. Its on sale for under $30 in black and purple magenta. My favorite statement earrings are also on sale for 30% off!

Anthropologie- 30% off + Free shipping with a $100+ purchase

Amazon- tons of amazing deals

BaubleBar- 35% off everything with code CYBER35

Camilyn Beth- 40% off all sale

Gap- 50% off everything with code CYBER + Extra 10% off & Free shipping with code YOURS

GiGi New York- Up to 35% off site wide

H&M- 30% off everything + Free shipping

J.Crew- 50% off everything + Extra 60% off sale styles with code CYBER

J.Crew Factory- 60% off sitewide with code ADD2CART

Jack Rogers- 30% off your full price purchase with code CYBER

Kendra Scott- 20% off all purchases

Lisi Lerch- 30% off + $5 Shipping

Loft- 50% off your entire purchase + Free shipping with code CYBER

Macy's- tons of amazing deals

Madewell- 25% off your entire purchase with code DEALWITHIT

Nordstrom- Up to 60% off

Pottery Barn- 25% off site wide + Free shipping with code CYBER

Talbots- 50% off 1 regular priced item + 40% off entire purchase + Free shipping

Target- Save an extra 15% off when you order online; BOGO 60% off clothing, shoes, and accessories + More deals on home, kitchen, tech, toys

The Beaufort Bonnet Company- 40% off entire website + Free shipping

Vineyard Vines- 25% off full priced items + 40% off sale styles with code HOLIDAY18

I still want to take advantage of a few more sales going on today! Are you purchasing anything?! Thanks so much for reading! Have a great day!

The Best of Black Friday

Black Friday is here, and there are some amazing deals! Today is the day to put a dent in Christmas shopping, stock up on winter essentials, and purchase any big ticket items you’ve been looking for! Parker and I are on the lookout for a treadmill.

I also am using these sale days to stock up on our last minute baby needs. I finally purchased my diaper bag and bassinet a couple days ago while they were majorly discounted, and I’m on the lookout for some baby bedding and a baby scrapbook now. If you have any good ideas, please let me know!

While my mom is in town, I got her to share her top 10 Black Friday sale picks. I thought this was so fun because her picks are different from my usual ones. I am ordering a couple of her picks, like this adorable pullover, that she wore yesterday on Thanksgiving! I’m also sharing my top 10 picks. My coat pictured below has been a bestseller this week!

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So today I’m sharing my top 10 Black Friday sale picks, my mom’s top 10 picks, as well as a roundup of all of the best sales currently happening! Happy shopping!

My Top 10 Black Friday Sale Picks

My Mom’s Top 10 Black Friday Sale Picks

All the Black Friday Sales

Amazon- tons of Black Friday deals & new deals of the day everyday (+ lots of great baby deals!)

Anthropologie- 30% off everything

ASOS- up to 60% off

Athleta- 20% off your purchase with code BLISS

BaubleBar- 30% off everything

Beautycounter- 15% off + Free shipping on orders over $50

Bed Bath & Beyond- so many deals for Bed Bath & Black Friday Week!

Camilyn Beth- Spend $100-$250 and get 15% off with code HOLIDAY15, Spend $251-$350 and get 20% off with code HOLIDAY20, Spend $351-$450 and get 25% off with code HOLIDAY25, Spend $451+ and get 30% off with code HOLIDAY30 + $50 gift card with every order placed today

Gap- 50% off everything with code BLKFRIDAY, no exclusions! + Extra 10% off with code TREAT

GiGi New York- 30% off all black items site wide + special deals on select products + Free 2019 Pocket Datebook with all orders $100+

H&M- 30% off everything + Free shipping with code 3238

J.Crew- 50% off your entire purchase with code TGIF

J.Crew Factory- 40-50% off sitewide with code ADD2CART

Jack Rogers- Up to 80% off select styles

Kendra Scott- 20% off all purchases

Lisi Lerch- 30% off + $5 Shipping

Loft- 50% off your entire purchase with code FRIYAY

Lord & Taylor- Up to 40% off with code DEALS + Free Shipping + $25 off your $200+ purchase with code BONUS

Macy's- tons of amazing Black Friday Preview Specials

Madewell- 25% off your entire purchase with code DEALWITHIT

Nordstrom- Up to 60% off

Nordstrom Rack- new Black Friday reveals every day this week

Old Navy- 50% off entire purchase, no code needed- discount taken at checkout

Pottery Barn- 25% off site wide + Free shipping with code BLACKFRIDAY

Red Dress Boutique- 30% off site wide + Free shipping over $50

Target- Save $10 when you spend $40 on clothing, shoes, & more; Up to 25% off home; Save 40% on Christmas trees; Get a 20% off email coupon when you spend $50

The Beaufort Bonnet Company- 40% off entire website with code PINKFRIDAY

Vineyard Vines- 25% off everything + Free shipping with code HOLIDAY18

Wayfair- Up to 80% off

Thanks so much for reading! I hope you score all the things that are on your list (plus maybe a few more)!