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Life Lately – 32 Weeks Pregnant and Ready for Fall

Happy Friday, Friends! I thought I’d mix things up a little bit today and share a life lately post. Since life is a little more than fun recipe ideas and cute outfits, I thought I’d share a little bit about what else has been going on. Warning, unedited iPhone images ahead! 😉

I sort of thought life would start slowing down in my third trimester, but I guess it doesn’t just happen automatically- ha! I actually have to take a break every now and then. 🙂 I’m 32 weeks pregnant, and while I’ve avoided so many unpleasant pregnancy symptoms and have been truly blessed with a healthy and uncomplicated pregnancy, I’m definitely feeling pregnant these days! Our little boy is getting bigger and I’m starting to feel squished. I’m sure he is too! Read More

Staying Active During Pregnancy

Staying Active During Pregnancy

Okay, because we’re all friends here, I’m going to be super real and tell you I have zero authority on this subject. (Insert laughing/crying emoji here.) But seriously, I snack more than I should and working out and staying active has been a challenge for me since week 8 of my pregnancy.

Things started off great, and I thought, This isn’t so bad! during the first few weeks of my pregnancy. I continued to go to hot yoga and felt pretty great about my activity level and the healthy foods I was eating.

Then the first trimester exhaustion kicked in. Then my appetite changed. I thought things would improve in my second trimester, but my energy didn’t come back the way I had hoped. I was able to increase my activity, but still not to the starry-eyed level of active I had imagined. Read More

My Second Trimester Must-Haves

Sharing My Second-Trimester Must-HavesAdmittedly, I’ve had a pretty easy pregnancy so far. There has been no morning sickness, no insane cravings, I’ve been getting decent sleep, and my hormones haven’t set off a World War.

While pregnancy hasn’t been miserable, it also hasn’t been a cake walk. The second trimester has brought lots of body changes that have been difficult to cope with. Adding an extra 10-15 pounds of body weight is about as fun as it sounds. Today I’m sharing some must-haves that have been helping me make the most of this phase in my pregnancy. Read More

How to Redecorate On a Budget

home office revealI’m so excited to share this space with you guys today. I’ve been wanting to redecorate our office since the end of last year, and was finally able to make some changes this past weekend. I’m not exactly sure why I put it off for so long, but I was prompted to finally dive in after receiving an amazing print of the city of Grand Rapids from an artist.

I wanted to use the print for our office, but I also wanted to have a nice backdrop for photos, and the old space just wasn’t cutting it. Read More

Loving Lately No. 3

Starry Eyed Blonde - Here are some things I'm loving lately!It’s been a little while since my last loving lately post and there are lots of things I’m loving these days! I’ve put together some of my favorite products (not sponsored!), links, podcasts, etc. down below.

Life gets really busy, and sometimes it’s nice to slow down and take an inventory of all the good things, no matter how small. Read More