Hey there, big cheesy grin! I’ve been feeling really good lately and I’m attributing those happy vibes to more time spent outside (…and exercise…wowza that really does do wonders!). We’ve had the strangest weather in Austin lately – one minute the sun is shining and the next there’s a torrential downpour. Funny enough, I intended to shoot this post during a rain sesh (…hence that adorable raincoat…) but once we parked it cleared up and the sun started beaming. No complaints here, though! Vitamin D does a body and mind good. You know the saying, “April showers bring May flowers” – so I am totally okay with all the rain if it means we’re looking at an extra lush and sunny May!
Ohh it’s my first ever mama & me post! Jude is making his coffeehouse rounds and this week we stopped by one of our favorites, Medici (…if I could have one of their oat milk lattes everyday, I certainly would!). Per usual, Austin weather was unpredictable and we waited out the rain in the parking garage, then quickly strolled on over and actually got to enjoy some sunshine while sipping our coffee! When it comes to leaving the house with a baby in tow, there is one retailer I know I can count on to make me feel calm and confident it’s going to be a successful outing (which means no tears from our little man!)…
Spring has arrived! Over the weekend we visited a local plant nursery and scooped up some fresh flowers for our patio. Nicer weather means more time spent outside…whether hanging with Jude on the deck throughout the day (he sleeps SO well out there), or enjoying some time out and about around Austin. A few wardrobe staples I’m loving for spring are overalls (nursing friendly!), peasant tops and of course, comfortable and CUTE shoes!
Y’all know I am a HUGE Backcountry fan and have been shopping with them for years, so today is extra exciting because they’re hosting their Semi Annual Sale!! SO MANY of my favorite pieces are now up to 30% off… sweaters, jackets, shoes, accessories…time to stock up on your favorites from brands like Sorel, Patagonia, Backcountry, Alo Yoga and more! Sharing some of my favorite pieces featured in the sale…
Hello and happy Thursday, friends! Not sure if you’ve noticed, but I’ve been MIA on my blog and social media lately…we are renovating our master bathroom (meaning contractors in and out of the house) and honestly, pregnancy pains have been pretty unbearable lately (ligaments stretching = ouch!) …so I’ve been laying low trying to focus on our house and overall just staying sane and healthy. I shot this look with my sister a few weeks back and am finally sharing it…! This babydoll dress is DARLING whether you’re pregnant or not, and I love it worn over a chic black turtleneck.
Can y’all believe we’re flying through January?! I’ve been in nesting mode preparing for Baby P’s arrival, which means lots of time spent indoors tending to everything nursery related! Truth be told, forcing myself to stop and get outside has been SUCH a welcome part of my day. Y’all know I go on a daily walk, but with all the rain that has hit Austin recently, Blake and I were itching to get over to Barton Creek and see the flowing water, soak in the colorful foliage and enjoy some time together in nature…
New year, new list of goals to make! Fitness is generally at the top of everyone’s resolutions list, but given that I’m in the midst of giving myself some serious grace (35 weeks pregnant over here), let’s just say my goal is to simply remain active. I currently take a daily walk – anywhere from two to five miles – to ease my discomfort, get my heart rate up and of course, gain some mental clarity. I have no idea what my new fitness routine will be in just five to 10 weeks time (…I mean, I have definitely been pinning “post pregnancy” inspiration to my fitness board on Pinterest, ha! I’m very much looking forward to that time!), but I know I’ll be incorporating some sort of physical activity…strolls with Baby P, maybe start BBG, get back into the gym…lots of options! Also, we just ordered a treadmill, so I’m super excited about being able to workout in the house while our little guy naps!
Happy New Year, friends! Oh my goodness I can’t believe 2018 has come and gone – what a wonderful year it was! From travels, to new pups to baby news…I am so grateful for all this past year has brought into my life. A special thank you to all of my readers who take the time to visit my little corner of the internet, it truly means the world to me that you’re here and continue to support my passion week after week. I look forward to producing more content for you guys in the new year…including posts on motherhood, which I am most excited about!
We’re in the home stretch to Christmas, y’all! If you’re like me and still have a few folks on your list to shop for, there’s one store that always has you covered…you guessed it, Nordstrom! From next-day shipping, to their “buy online, pick up in store” option (…where they’ll even bring out your items to your car…!), they are hands down the retailer that goes above and beyond for their customers. Not to mention they carry something for everyone: a pretty candle for your aunt, a cozy robe for your mom, a cool pair of Nike joggers for your brother and anything in between!
At seven months pregnant, I’m doing my best to get in those daily steps! I am currently walking a 23 minute mile (…at my fastest, ha!), so leisurely strolling has become my specialty these days. I take daily walks around my neighborhood, but that can get monotonous (…especially given my snail pace!), so on weekends when Blake is free, we’ll go do something active but light enough for me to handle at this stage in my pregnancy. Last weekend it was SO cold out, but it was honestly the best day to hike up to Mount Bonnell because there were no tourists around, ha! We had the view to ourselves and had so much fun walking and talking about how different life will be in just two short months…this time next year Blake will be carrying our little guy in a backpack as we hike this same area! Still surreal (and so exciting!) for us to imagine.