Monday, March 19, 2012

Week 23!

Again, enjoying my normal dresses while I still can!!

Dress: Ross
Earrings: World Market
Shoes: TB
Bracelets: not DY lol

And Truffle says hellooooooooo!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday 3.9

Yay for maternity jeans that fit!!

Shirt: Motherhood, Destination Maternity
Jeans: Old Navy
Scarf: J Crew, Gift from J
Earrings: Gift to myself, Critter earrings, Lilly
Shoes: Antonio Melani, Dillard's Clearance Center

Close up of the earrings

Happy Weekend to all!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thursday 3.8

I have been a big ol' pregnant slacker in the OOTD department. However, I was feeling especially preggo today so I decided to take pictures!

Here is my OOTD first:

Dress: New Directions, Belk (not maternity)
Cardi: Bealls
Shoes: Antonio Melani, Dillard's Clearance Center
Bracelet: F21
Earrings: Gift from Mom

And here is a belly shot. 21 weeks.

Excited that finally found a pair of denim (albeit cropped and cuffed) that fits! So I anticipate an OOTD for tomorrow too!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Nautical Baby Finds

Yesterday, I went to my first kids consignment sale. I prepared in advance by picking the brains of some of my favorite tweeps. I also read this timely and helpful post from Melissa at I Pick Pretty. I attended with my good friend, S, who is a pro at these sales. She has two boys of her own and was so helpful in helping me pick out items!

The inventory was carefully selected. We saw items from Baby Gap, Ralph Lauren, Mudpie, Le Top, Wally & Willie, Mini Boden, and more. Many items still had tags on them.

I love nautical themed items, so I was thrilled when I found many adorable nautical pieces (ranging from 3 months to 12 months). Here are some of my finds!

The sale also had a fabric section, where I found this adorable nautical print that my mom thinks we can make into a crib skirt.

The consignment sale appeals to me for so many reasons. First, it is a great way to score higher end baby clothes at a better price. Second, I love the hunt!

I had a blast. Anyone else have more fun shopping for their kids than themselves?

Friday, March 2, 2012

Our furbaby, Truffle

Today, I'm participating in a link up at Mrs. Monologues' blog called Fur Baby Friday. If you have read this blog for a while, you may have seen our darling pup, Truffle, when he has photobombed my OOTD pics. Here is how Truffle came to our family.

J and I had wanted a dog for a while. My sister's friend asked us back in February 2011 if we would be interested in adopting her dog, Truffle. She was pregnant and had other animals--she didn't feel that she could take care of Truffle and give him the attention he deserved. We had never met Truffle but fell in love with him through pics and stories from my sis.

However, her husband decided he didn't want to adopt out Truffle by himself. They had another dog and he wanted them to go together. We were saddened by the news. Truffle was our dog! However, we resigned ourselves that he was not coming. We committed to find another dog by our anniversary (April 19th).

Well, we half heartedly looked at other dogs on various rescue sites, but never found one who touched us the way Truffle did. Low and behold, we met our anniversary deadline and no dog. However, on the night of our anniversary, we got an email from my sister's friend, asking if we were still interested in Truffle. What an anniversary gift!! Of course, we said yes. A month later, Truffle joined our family!

Truffle celebrated his 2nd birthday in January. He is a lab/chow/shepherd mix. He is smart, walks with great posture and is very loving. He does have a bit of "hipster dog" attitude and can be a loner sometimes. He likes to sleep, show his belly, bark at the neighbors and suspicious people, and play with his stuffed hedgehog and durabone. We have watched him grow in his confidence and love him more every day!

Here are two of my favorite pictures of Truffle...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The amazing Twitter/Blog world (aka why I don't need to buy any maternity clothes)

I've been fortunate to make some very good friends through the blog and Twitter world. Two of those friends were kind enough to send me clothes for my pregnancy!

Andie and I have been blogging friends for a long time. Over the years, we have traded emails, read each other's blogs, sent each others gifts, etc. She sent me a box filled with pretty tops, dresses, shorts and more!

Melissa and I met through Twitter, perhaps through The Pink Owl? She is extremely funny and kind. She sent me some beautiful dresses that will be keep me stylin' throughout this pregnancy.

I'm forever grateful and humbled by their kindness.

Here is a pic of one of the dresses from Melissa!

Dress: From Melissa
Cardi: Bealls
Shoes: TB

Thank you again ladies!!!