Jan 28, 2014

Between a Rock And a Pregnant Lady

 cardigan: Target      tshirt: Liz Lang Maternity     jeans: H&M Maternity    bag: thrifted      shoes: DSW (clearance!!)
The thing about being pregnant is that you never get what you REALLY want. When you're just starting to show you want everyone in the world to congratulate you on being pregnant, but no one does because they're not sure if you're new found mush is just fat or a baby. I mean we've all been there, and we all go the safe route and keep our mouths shut if we have any common sense. But when you're first pregnant you feel like you're pointing to your belly with a giant foam finger and no one is saying a dang thing. Then you hit the stage where you're huge and it's obvious you're pregnant, and THEN everyone starts the questions and comments, and it's at this point that you just want to disappear into a giant mumu and have everyone quit the, "You're so big!!!" crap, because it has lost it's magic and fun and now you want everyone to tell you how thin and ridiculously good looking you are. Basically as pregnant women we're crazy, we're insane!!! I've come to the conclusion that you're safest if you just put chocolate in front of our faces and slowly back away. The end.

Jan 27, 2014

35 Weeks

jacket: Nordstrom Rack          tunic: Anthropologie            jeans: H&M Maternity             shoes: F21

My girlfriend Shelly literally forced me out into the street to take blog pictures last week. I'm not kidding. When I say forced I mean it, the whole time I was literally saying over and over again, "Okay can we stop now, please, let's just go watch a movie, doesn't that sound way better, please we really don't have to do this."

Here's the thing about pregnancy. You hear all of these amazing things from mom's about the beauty and joy of creating a human being. And then you look on Pinterest for maternity inspiration and there are all of these freaking adorable girls in adorable outfits and you think, man pregnancy is so cute!!! I mean it's got to be fun, look at these girls!! But what you don't really hear is the truth, because if we knew the truth about pregnancy there wouldn't be anyone getting pregnant up in this hizzle. For reals. What you put your body and mind through when you're pregnant is HARD. And one of the smallest aspects of pregnancy being hard is that you just don't feel comfortable in your own skin, you feel huge and swollen and the last thing you want to document is how huge and swollen you are getting.

But here's the other thing. As I was talking with my friend Shelly she kept reminding me that really all pregnant women feel this way, and they feel like something is wrong with them if they don't feel cute and they don't feel good about how they look. And I realized that there needs to be a voice of reality amongst all of this pregnancy cuteness on blogs and Pinterest and what not. So anyways, I'm just here to tell you that hey, I'm freakin' 35 weeks pregnant, I feel huge and blah blah whine whine and if you feel that way too it's okay!! Today was a miracle, I put something other than my sweats on. Today was also a miracle because I'm creating a freaking human life inside of my body. You're not alone, and you also probably don't look as huge and swollen as you think you do:)

Jan 24, 2014

Matt and Nat Diaper Bag Review!!!

UPDATE!! YOU CAN FIND AN IN DEPTH VIDEO REVIEW AND LOOK INSIDE THE BAG HERE!!
Okay before we start I just want to be super open, nobody is sponsoring me, nobody is paying me to do this, nobody offered this product for free, I paid full price for this little beauty and I just wanted to share with you a pretty dang awesome product. Here's the thing, this diaper bag is DA BOMB and I hope you guys appreciate some honest feedback in a blogging world where people's opinions are so easily bought. Anywho...stepping off of my soapbox. So I really really wanted to find a diaper bag that didn't look like a diaper bag, if you know what I'm saying. I wanted it to look like a normal purse but to be super functional on the inside. I spent hours upon hours looking through millions of crazy patterned flowery bags and I just was not having it.

Then I found the Matt and Nat diaper bag at The Land of Nod and was completely obsessed. The price tag hurts a bit...okay a lot, but Christmas money and some b-day money kept telling me that it was an investment that I'd be really happy I made.

K so onto the goods. This bag has soooo much storage. It has two pockets for bottles on an inside compartment, separated pockets from the main area that are just the perfect size for diapers and wipes, and then there's the main storage of the bag which is split into two sections which let's be honest, I'm giving up a purse for a long time so having a diaper bag that's separated and where I can have an area that is just my purse items is so dang awesome. Can I just give this bag an A++++ for being both ridiculously good looking and really functional. I'm really happy I decided to go for it, and I have a feeling this is just the beginning of my love for this bag. And pan away with a scene of me and this bag walking off into the sunset.

UPDATE!! YOU CAN FIND AN IN DEPTH VIDEO REVIEW AND LOOK INSIDE THE BAG HERE!!

Jan 15, 2014

DIY Polka Dot Wall

 
 Guys, I have to apologize, I'm pretty sure that pregnancy kills 99% of blogs for at least 10 months, like I get that there are girls out there that can be all cutsy pregnant and still love doing fashion posts and what not, but being well HAAAUUUGE right now and really never getting out of my pj's unless I'm at work, yeah I'm just not one of those girls. So if you want to see my face and the latest t-shirt and sweats that I'm wearing, please by all means, come find me on Instagram. But for right now at least, I'll just keep sharing DIY's and non pictures of myself mmmkay?!

So this project was probably one of the easiest I've done for the nursery so far. Here's how you can make you're own polka dot wall.

1. Buy gold contact paper (I bought two roles from here and it was just the perfect amount for one wall)
2. Create a circle stencil out of paper cardstock, to be honest I used the base of a lamp and it turned out to be the perfect size. I was also tempted to try a cup... perhaps my dogs rear but the lamp won.
3. Using your stencil trace circles on the gold contact paper and cut your circles out. (A movie will make this step infinitely more enjoyable, believe you me.)
4. Flatten your circles over night under a giant pile of Matt's textbooks...okay so don't come steal my husbands books, but just find something ginormous and heavy to put them under for the night. I can't stress enough how important this step is, I skipped it the first time around and the stickers had a really hard time coming off of the paper and they also didn't lay very nice when I put them on the wall. 
5. Place the circles on your wall. My exact measurements were that each row was 13 inches apart horizontally and 12 inches apart vertically.

You're done!!!