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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

5 Things You Can Do to Feel Instantly Put Together

Easy Style - Black T-Shirt DressSee original post here. Outfit Details: t-shirt dress – Gap | utility jacket – J.Crew Factory, similar| necklace – similar, this one is cute too | crawler earrings – similar | wood watch – JORD | market tote – J.Crew | wedge sandals – similar | sunglasses – Target | lipstick – Rimmel London Moisture Renew in Nude Delight

I love work from home days. I’m thankful I have a job that allows my schedule to be somewhat flexible and that I can work from home a couple days each month. The best part about those days? Sleeping in (no commute!) and not having to get ready.

I know that some people who work from home every day find that they get their best work done when they do have a morning routine, but I don’t do it every day and I’m not a morning person. Nope.

I roll out of bed and stroll out to the couch with my laptop. I’ll work for a bit, then have some breakfast, then work til lunch. On sunny days I’ll maybe take a walk around the neighborhood at lunch and get ready after that. But some days, I just hang out in my cozy clothes ’til 5. It’s all fine and dandy until my husband comes home and we have dinner plans with friends. Oops!

All of a sudden I have about 15 minutes to look like I haven’t been sitting inside all day working in my pj’s.  Read More

Spring Cleaning: The Most Forgotten Spots

Spring Cleaning Tips - The Most Forgotten Spots

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Spring is wrapping up and the official start of summer is just a few weeks away! Did you get your spring cleaning finished? We usually host more guests in the summer, so this is the perfect time of year to make sure our home is clean and looking good before we start our summer deck parties and bonfires.

Today I thought I’d share a list of the most forgotten spots when we clean.  Read More

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Moms Who Enjoy Quality Time

Mother's Day Gift Ideas for Spending Quality Time With Your Mom

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Happy May! I feel like a broken record, but this year is flying by. One thing I enjoy about May, other than spring-duh, is celebrating how much I love my mom with Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day is a special time to acknowledge how wonderful my own mother is and remind her how much I appreciate her. Read More