Weekend Wear [Birthday OOTD + Via 74 Giveaway] 

Hello Friends!

This past weekend I celebrated my 26th birthday! I spent all weekend with the people who mean the most to me! I have a feeling that the next year is going to be one of the best!

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Of course I had to celebrate with my free Starbucks drink (decaf, duh!) And I rocked my new MOM tee that I made with my Cricut! I am loving making my own graphic tees! I have so many more planned!

Shirt: DIY// Vest: Target// Jeans: Thrifted// Sandals: Target//

Our sweet Lily is also 23 weeks this week!

I also wanted to share that my favorite online boutique Via 74 is having a giveaway over on Instagram! Head over there for more details!

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This top is perfect for maternity! It is so loose and comfortable. As always, you can use my code BBFF30 foe 30% off your purchase.

Top: c/o Via 74 // Jeans: Target // Flats: Old Navy// Necklace: Rue 21//

Thank you so much for reading!

XOXO

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DIY Animal Mason Jars [Lily’s Nursery]

Hello friends!

I have another quick, DIY for you today! I saw these adorable animal topped mason jars on Pinterest and I knew I had to make my own!

I haven’t decided exactly what I am going to do with these or where I am going to put them, but I’m sure I will think of something!

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For this DIY, you will need:

Mason jars, I used two different sizes

Animals, I found these adorable elephants from Goodwill

Paint Brush

Modge Podge

Glitter

Paint

Tape

Hot Glue Gun

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I started off by painting the jars to my liking. I taped off the bottom portion of both. I used the mint green on one and put glitter on the other.

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To make the glitter stay and not flake off, you will want to layer 2-3 coats of modge podge and glitter. Make sure you allow it to dry in between coats and that your final layer is modge podge.

Next, I hot glued my elephants to the lids of the mason jars and painted them with my desired colors!

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Once everything is dry, screw the lids on the jars and you are done! So simple but so cute!

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I can’t wait to show you everything else I have planned! Her nursery is slowly coming together and I am so excited to do a full nursery tour!

Thank you so much for all of your love and support!

XOXO

DIY Fabric Banner [Lily’s Nursery]

 

Hello Friends!

I am super excited about this post and some futures posts because they are all DIY decor for my baby girl’s room!

This post is going to show you how I made this adorable fabric banner! It is so simple but makes a great addition to any room! I am thinking of making another one to go above our bed!

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For a medium sized banner like mine, you will need:

4-5 half yards of fabric

scissors

ribbon/lace

 3 yards jute cord/ twine

All of my supplies were purchased at Hobby Lobby and Walmart.

First, you want to fold your fabric in half. I folded mine horizontally so I had long strips of fabric.

Make small cuts every 1/2 inch or so on your fabric and rip down to the bottom. This does not make perfect strips and there will be strings. If you want a more clean look, cut all the way down for each strip.

To add your fabric to the twine, the first thing you want to do is fold one strip in half creating a loop in the middle.

Lay the jute/twine over the loop and then pull the two ends of fabric through the loop. Pull until the knot around the twin is tight.

Knotting your fabric this way ensures that the front of the fabric is what you see when your banner is hanging.

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After about an hour worth of work here it is! I am so in love with how it looks and its a perfect addition to Lily’s room!

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Her changing table is still a work in progress. I m hoping to find some more baskets and the perfect pad cover.

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed!

XOXO

 

Outfit of the Night featuring Pink Blush Maternity + Giveaway! 

Hello friends!

If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you won’t know that I am currently on vacation with my hubby! This is our anniversary trip/ baby moon before our sweet Lily comes!

Today I have teamed up with Pink Blush Maternity to show you one of their amazing dresses!


Pink Blush has so many trendy, affordable maternity clothes! They also feature regular sizing as well. There are so many options! I would definitely recommend their dresses!


The dress I choose is the Beige Open Lace Overlay Bell Sleeve Maternity Dress. The quality of this dress is amazing! It is so comfortable and can easily be dressed up or down. I am wearing a large and there is plenty of room for my growing belly!


Dress: C/O Pink Blush // Wedges: TJ Maxx // Necklace: Kendra Scott //

Now for the giveaway! I will be giving away a $75 gift card to Pink Blush! Head over to my Instagram for all the details! You can find me here!


I hope you enjoyed! I can’t wait to keep showing you maternity styles! As always, thank you so much for your love and support!
XOXO

 

Gender Reveal and Outfit of the Night! 

Happy Sunday sweet friends!

I am so excited about today’s post! Last night we had our gender reveal party! Huge shout out to my Mother in Law and Grandmother for putting it all together! And thank you to all of our friends and family who helped celebrate with us!

Some of my favorite decorations were the chalkboards and the team boy and girl glasses! The glasses are from Party City. Ryan’s mom made the awesome reveal box and the cupcake tower!

TEAM BOY

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TEAM GIRL

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If you follow me on Instagram, you know I was on the hunt for the perfect dress. My fabulous friend Rebecca from Via 74 sent me two amazing dress options. I decided to go with this one because it looked the best with my husbands outfit. 😉

Time for the big reveal! I was so anxious and nervous!

IT’S A GIRL!

We are so excited to meet our sweet Lillian Ryan! We are already in love!

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Dress: c/o  Via 74 // Wedges: TJ MAXX// Necklace: Kendra Scott // Bracelet: Jewelry Bean

You can get 30% off my dress with the code BBFF30!

Thank you so much for all your love and support!

XOXO

 

Quick & Easy Summer Treat! [Passion Tea Lemonade]

Hello friends!!

Happy Memorial Day! Today we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country!

I am also 14 weeks pregnant! We are so excited to find out if Baby B is a sweet little boy or a pretty little girl this weekend! I will share the details of our affordable gender reveal party next week!

Today marks the “unofficial” start of summer. If you are anything like me, you love a good passion tea lemonade from Starbucks in the summer! Being pregnant, I have given up caffeine and tried to replace it with other tasty treats!

 I was recently on Pinterest and saw copy cat recipes of all the popular Starbuck’s drinks, so you know I had to try it for myself!

For this recipe, you only need a few ingredients:

Tazo Passion Tea: 2 tea bags

Water: 16 ounces

Simply Lemonade: 8 ounces

Vanilla Extract: 1/4 teaspoon

Sugar or sugar substitute: 2 teaspoons

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Prepare tea according to the directions on the box, add sugar and vanilla. Allow to cool for 30 minutes. Remove tea bags and add lemonade. Refrigerate or serve over ice!

This doesn’t taste exactly like Starbucks but it is pretty close in my opinion and it’s caffeine free!

I hope you enjoyed! Let me know what your favorite caffeine free drinks are and if you have an recipes I should try!

XOXO

Recent Old Navy Purchases [Getting Ready for Summer]

Hello sweet friends!!

Long time no post! I know! I’m trying to get back into the swing of things after finding out that we are expecting!

We are so excited and can’t wait to meet our little one! But before little one gets here, I have all summer to get through. That includes a beach trip and many family cookouts and birthdays.

I have started buying some items that I hope will last me through the summer and be comfortable enough for my growing belly.

All of these items are from Old Navy but I have a few more pieces from other places that I will include in a later post.

First is this jersey swing dress. This dress is so comfortable. It’s loose and flowy without being boxy. I need every color.

Next are these two dresses. I am in love with the cami dresses. They are so comfy and flattering. My husband said they are the best fitting dresses I own. My chest is much bigger now that I am pregnant so I did have to go up one size.

 

How I styled one of the dresses for work.

This linen dress wasn’t a win for me. It will be going back. The fit and fabric just wasn’t right and I felt like it ran a little small. Mine is in the denim color but it is sold out online.

Maternity shorts are life!! I LOVE THEM! They are so comfortable. These are a great fit. I bought my normal size and the have plenty of room for the belly to grow. They are 50% off on Old Navy’s website right now!

 

This maternity bathing suit is very flattering. I actually purchased the black but unfortunately it is sold out online. I bought a medium and it fits great with plenty of room to grow.

 

I hope you enjoyed! Let me know what you’re summer essentials are and if you have picked anything up that I need to check out!
XOXO