Monday, September 18, 2017

MSM: Fall Favorites Box

Happy Monday!
It is time for another Favorite Things Box!
Madeline and I thought this would be such a fun idea. We do it four times a year, for each season. We all send someone else a box of things that remind us of the coming season!
Our season this time around is FALL! The weather is finally cooling down and I am loving it!
Britt from My Little Sunshines sent me the cutest box! We set a budget so that everyone gets the same value and I have no idea how she got me all of these things and stayed within budget! She seriously nailed it!

She sent me this cute olive green dress and I have to tell you, when I opened the package I threw it on immediately! Olive green is one of my favorite colors to wear and it is PERFECT for fall. This dress is nice and loose fitting so it should last me most of my pregnancy as well!

I also got a cute teething necklace (perfect for our soon to be baby!), an Alex and Ani bracelet, an eyeliner/eyeshadow pencil, eye shadow, and chapstick!
Thank you, Britt, for my package!

I sent my box to Madeline from CaseyLand so be sure to check out her page to see what I sent her!

We have so much fun doing this. It is only four times a year but it is just so fun to get a surprise package full of fun things. We would LOVE for you to join us in December! You really don't even need a blog to participate. If you have an Instagram account that would be just fine! You could post your package on there! If you are interested please sign up HERE and I will send out an email as we get closer to DECEMBER!!!

We also have our monthly Mommy Style Monday blog post coming up on October 2nd. If you would like to join in on that please sign up HERE.

Here are all the bloggers that participated in the fall Favorite Things Box!
Be sure to check them out!
Madeline at CaseyLand
Britt at My Little Sunshines 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Pencil Skirts & Knotted Shirts

This outfit may be my favorite outfit.
I love knotted shirts but every time I try I feel like it looks so weird.
I attempted it with my baby bump and I am loving it!
This pencil skirt from Lilac Clothing is so cute and comfortable. It has some ruching all over which is super flattering on anyone. I mention Lilac Clothing in this post as well. The thing I love about them is that they make their clothing so that it can be worn during the stages of pregnancy and also afterwards! This is so important to me because then I don't have to only wear it during the 5 months that I NEED maternity clothes. The clothing will grow with me and then I can keep wearing them afterwards. I love this skirt so I am so happy that I will be able to keep wearing it! I am also really excited to see how this looks when my bump gets bigger!
Check them out! They have so many cute pieces.

Skirt: c/o Lilac Maternity

Monday, September 4, 2017

Mommy Style Monday: Fall Activities

Happy Monday! Today is Labor Day so I have the day off work AND it is my birthday!

I am excited about today's post because it is all about Fall! Winter is my absolute favorite season but Fall is a VERY close second. I actually only like Winter if there is snow. If it was just cold and no snow, I wouldn't like that.

Braden and I have a lot of fun Fall traditions that we do. The biggest one is #pumpkinfriday. If you have been a long time follower, you already know about this one. I make a pumpkin treat on the first day of fall. Then I make a pumpkin treat every Friday (sometimes it is a Saturday) in fall! It is so much fun. We do a lot of the same recipes each year because we love them. But we also try some new ones!
Another one of our favorite Fall traditions is Flanvember. We try to wear flannel every day in November! It's really fun. And we celebrate the 1st day of November by getting a new flannel item (usually a shirt).
Last year we went to a few apple orchards and that was so fun. But unfortunately, we had a late freeze in May this year and that ruined so many, if not all, the apple orchards in Cache Valley. So I don't think we will be doing that this year. We will definitely be buying a lot of apple cider and hot apple cider.
I just LOVE cool weather. I love wearing pants. I hate shorts. I love layers. I love coats and jackets. I am just way too excited! Summer needs to end. ASAP.

What are some fun Fall activities you do?
Be on the look out for some delicious pumpkin recipes coming soon!

I had to share this maternity top with you. I LOVE peplum tops. They are probably my favorite style of top to wear. But when you are starting to grow a human in you they aren't the most flattering. This top from Lilac Clothing. I love companies that make their maternity clothing transitional. Meaning, I can wear them when I am pregnant but they also work as non-maternity clothing. This top has the peplum look but there are no ruffles in the front, which makes it super flattering on this growing belly of mine. I love the ruffles on the back. I will definitely be wearing this top when I am no longer pregnant. The material is also AMAZING. So soft and stretchy.
I got a few other pieces from Lilac Clothing that I will be showing soon!

Isn't the back just so pretty!
I would love to be a strict fashion blogger but I just make pictures so awkward. Braden stands there, ready to take my picture, and I just have no idea what to do. I do the same poses and I am just so awkward ha. Oh well. That is why I am not a strict fashion blogger!

Don't forget to check out the other mommy bloggers and what some of their favorite Fall activities are.
Madeline at CaseyLand
Monica at It's All About
Erica at Good Job Momma
Beverly at What a Day

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