Change, 38 weeks Pregnant & Saturday Spotlight

38 weeks Pregnant….Change….& Saturday Spotlight

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Change. The only thing that is constant in life.

I just dropped the boys off at the airport and I was literally dying inside. All thats been on my mind the last few days is how different everything is going to be when they get back. I’ve been trying to soak in my mornings with Seb while Max is at school, family dinners and breakfasts…ahhhh. Not going to lie, pretty much in tears when I went to the car. Knowing the changes ahead of us, that nothing will be the same, how did this all go so fast??! I know they’re going to have a blast (my oldest was up at 5:20 am ready to go LOL) but its never easy in these moments knowing tons of changes are coming your way. I’m so excited; yet scared, anxious, sad, so many emotions. Here’s to our new normal of a family of 5!

That’s not to say a small part of me is basking in the fact that In the next few days I don’t need to bend over with my huge bump 83939 times a day to change diapers…or pick up toys, put toys together lol, put shoes, coats, gloves, on/take off my toddler, etc. haha.

Or the fact that I’m on no timeline. WHAT? I don’t have to be home at a certain time for the kids or bring them everywhere. So foreign to me.

But still….miss them so much already.

6 am bright and early ready for sunshine and Mickey Mouse with their grandparents!!!!

6 am bright and early ready for sunshine and Mickey Mouse with their grandparents!!!!

So…for now I’m going to distract myself with a fun post about my 10 faves of the week!

Saturday Spotlight

things I’m loving right now….

  1. DYSON BLOWDRYER. Um yes. Yall. This is life changing. I have super thick hair and I swear I put off my whole hair washing process till the last possible moment cause it takes forrrrever. And also #momlife and I’m slightly lazy abt it haha. I got the dyson blowdryer for Christmas (just the basic one) and honestly I can’t say enough about it. I know its a huge investment…but if you have thick hair and are super busy (who isn’t??!!) you need this. Also, if you have to wash your hair a lot (like every day), it is a must have. This blowdryer has made my hair way softer than my old dryer, my blowout lasts longer and honestly it is SO quiet and dries my hair in like 5 minutes (and I have sooo much hair).

2. I love this Gleaming Heart Roadtrip sweater for Valentines Day and its almost 50% on the rack!

3. This Topshop Belted dress has been on my wishlist for like…weeks now and its under $50

4. This Abercrombie Long Turtleneck sweater is 50% and comes in a ton of colors…

5. This purple pom beanie from Abercombie is so stinking cute and unique and the price is SO good.

6. I’m a sucker for stripes and need to snag a few of these AERIE striped tees for postpartum and layering.

7. Isle of Paradise Self Tanner: I have super fair skin and love to have color. I was never good at finding a good self tanner. Over the last year I’ve liked the Josie Maran Argan Gold but it does get on your clothes/sheets after application if you go to bed after and I wish it lasted longer. Enter Isle of Paradise tanning water (or the drops I heard are really good). I AM OBSESSED. It doesn’t leave any residue on my sheets after application, its SUPER Dark, lasts for 3-5 days, doesn’t come off on my clothes and it has a slight smell but honestly the next day I can’t even smell it. It took me one application to figure out how to use it and make sure it was even. All of my posts lately I’ve had it on. Its a MUST. FYI I use Dark.

8. The double up Ardell lashes are my new fave- add soooo much volume!

9. This Jcrew factory pom hat is GOALS. Can you tell I love my winter hats? Also comes in black/pink!!

10. I’m on the hunt for nursing friendly clothes and this ruffle trim wrap top from Jcrew factory is perfect…and feminine. I also love their tissue turtlenecks. Save 50% off on 2 or more items, 60% off on 3 or more items, and 70% off 4 or more items from clearance!! YAS.

Hope you all have an amazing weekend.

XO

Alex



#SundaySpotlight & 6 Months pregnant update

6 Months Pregnant??!

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First of all ... Outfit Deets: Dress comes in a ton of colors (got it on amazon..#primeforthewin). It is NON maternity, I got a size small. It’s kind of boho/flowy but I love the print. Shoes are not shown in photo but I have them in brown (on the widget they are white) and I LOVE them. They are also 40% off right now and Free shipping from Nordys. Lastly, my hat comes in brown or black and I think its just an awesome universal piece that anyone can rock!! I also linked my new Estee Lauder foundation I’ve been using and the lashes I use ((I got some questions about this..I do NOT get extensions, I just use falsies :) ))

Secondly…I’m SIX months pregnant. Like how did that even happen? When they say it flies the third time around they are seriously not kidding! I feel so busy with work, and the kids, that I don’t even have time to know what size fruit or vegetable the baby is the size of! Lol! 

Even though I’m just closing in on 25 weeks, I’m already starting to feel uncomfortable more often. Sleeping is definitely getting harder, and I feel like the bump has doubled in size the last week or two! I get restless legs at the end of the day and I’m closely approaching the moment where anything on the ground becomes completely dead to me. There isn’t much worth bending over for. Ha. Maybe a $100 bill? Lol 

Some of my clothing is off limits now too...so upward and onward to more maternity clothes!!! I’ll be sharing my faves (I finally found some go-to maternity jeans and really good quality leggings) and I’m doing a fun collab with a great company in the next two weeks. Stay tuned! 


Fitness wise running has felt good, but only early in the morning. I can’t have anything in my stomach or else it is just not comfortable and I don’t enjoy it. I’m still shooting for 3 times a week and 3 times a week for weights. In the weight room I definitely feel my limitations increasing every week but I’m just rolling with it! 


Weight wise I’m at EXACTLY the same weight gain as I was with Seb. Sometimes I think no matter what you do, your body is going to do what it needs to do to grow your baby. I look at photos of me even when I was like 6 or 7 weeks pregnant (see below photo ha) and I’m like who is that miniature person? Lol. It is crazy what the human body does!! 

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Next up I have my glucose testing when hubby and I get back from a getaway/babymoon (YASS!!!) next week so hopefully all goes well! I’ll be sharing more about our destination but for now just know it’s “across the pond”!! 💃✈️

Anyway... 

I wanted to share a few things that I am LOVING right now! Scroll down and you can click on either the link or the photo all the way at the bottom of the blog :)

Sunday Spotlight

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Happy Birthday (Friday) to my big 2 year old!!

Happy Birthday (Friday) to my big 2 year old!!

We had a great time at Seb’s 2nd Birthday party last night!

We had a great time at Seb’s 2nd Birthday party last night!

  1. My babies 2nd birthday. Again, how has time moved this quickly and he is now a 2 year old? This little guy brightens our day and is such a bright, goofy, energetic, smart little cookie! Happy birthday to my little (((not so much))) baby! 

  2. This Abercrombie pullover. SALE ALERT people!! I’m officially obsessed. This top is definitely a little oversized which is 👌🏻👌🏻for me right now! It’s really warm, but not frumpy which I love. I have a size small (I probs could have ordered a XS pre -pregnancy but I chose the slightly bigger fit) and I’ll be ordering up to a medium or large to fit me all the way through my pregnancy. It’s on sale right now ($40) and perfect for cooler fall mornings/ evenings and winter!!  Also…yes I know you’re thinking Abercrombie? But really..lately they have had some really cute stuff!!!

  3. 90s hair clips. I recently just snagged some of these at the dollar store and let’s talk about how great they are for sectioning hair while braiding or blow drying. Also, they are awesome for around the house when you want to give your hair a break from hair ties. I just twist the back and throw it into the clip as an “up do”. Also.. no weird lines or crimps in your hair and it’s out of your face.. and anything that prolongs a blowout is like gold to me! #winning! Check out this adorable toirtoise one as well…from Anthro, one of my faves!

  4. TULA products. I feel like I’ve finally been sucked in to the TULA skincare line but I’m really loving it. It’s a probiotic line of skincare and I really like the results I’ve seen from the cleanser and day and night cream. My skin is SO soft after using the cleanser and I feel like its been brighter since I started using it. I’m still using my La Mer SPF moisturizer but I’m loving some of the TULA line to complement it. To try it out, you can use my code: https://share.tula.com/x/Spk1zQ for 20% off on your first order! I highly recommend it.

  5. My Gorjana star necklace. Seb broke mine months ago and I finally reordered it during the Shopbop sale. I’m so happy I have it back; it’s so cute, pairs with anything and everything and is super light weight so when I’m working out I don’t need to take it off (I ain’t got time for that!!) It would also make a great gift for those that have birthdays or if you’re even thinking holidays already :) 

  6. I know microblading is all the rage right now, but pretty sure that’s off limits while pregnant. Woof. But I have been LOVING this Anastasia’s brow pencil. Brows and lashes make all the difference (esp for blondes!!!) and I’m at the point now where I feel like I can’t go a day without it! It frames my face and is super easy to use. Honestly.i knew nothing about brows and after watching some YouTube/ insta stories and I’ve gotten so much more comfortable with it! 

  7. Pizza. I’ve had it twice in the last 12 days and it makes me so. so. Happy. 

  8. Last but not least GIMME ALL THE FALL DECOR!!! How cute are these adorable scarecrow pumpkin figurines and metallic pumpkins from target. LOVE. Happy fall y’all. 

Hope you all have an awesome Sunday! Xo Alex




Alex