Monday, October 29, 2012

Chilly Sunday

Good Morning! This was my Sunday look from a couple weeks ago...before the temperature completely dropped. Oh and of course I'm featuring the black pair of my Fall Favorite boots ;-) 


Cardigan : Charlotte Russe ~ Tank : Ross



Skirt : CT Maternity via Zulily ~ Boots : Bakers


Enjoy this wonderful day!!

XOXO,

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fall Favorite

Well hello there! This past week has been extremely busy with getting the nursery together, traveling, having my baby shower (which turned out perfect - I'll be sharing more later) and all that jazz. I'm back now though...I think. It's amazing how one week feels like an eternity in blogger land. At any rate, this will be a quick post to show off my favorite part of my not so favorite season...BOOTS!!! It's finally time to break these puppies out and I couldn't be happier. 


Top : Forever 21 ~ Leggings : Ross



Cardigan : Target ~ Boots : Bakers


I love these boots so much that I also own them in black. No surprise there right?! For whatever reason, I have developed a special relationship with boots...ankle, calf, knee or thigh high. I love them all. Oh and don't let them have a wedge heel, I'm completely sold! In my opinion they are the best accessory you can have for the colder months. Don't you agree?

What are your favorite fall items?? Do tell! 

Until Next Time, 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

28 Week Pregnancy Update

Hey Friends!! It's been a minute but I'm back with another pregnancy update, YAY! I decided to blog & vlog this time around so let me know what you think ;-)


How Far Along? 28 weeks and 4 days. I've officially made it to the 3rd trimester...woo-hoo!! Time is passing by so quickly, I can't believe it. 

Total Weight Gain/Measurements: Yeah let's just say more than enough, lol. Although, I did measure around my belly button sometime last week and it was about 44 inches! 

Maternity Clothes: Of course! I just went shopping last week for more dress pants and shirts. I find that getting dressed for church is becoming quite difficult. Since it's fall, maxi dresses aren't cutting it.

Stretch Marks: No, thank God. Let's hope it stays that way.

Sleep: It's not the best but I guess it could be worse. I have a huge body pillow that helps. 

Best Moment This Week: Seeing the nursery come together. Babe is almost finished with the painting! 

Miss Anything? Let's see...wine, dirty martinis, my clothes and heels :-(

Movement: Oh yes, this baby is active these days. It's still sporadic but I notice it the most after I eat. He did move after hearing his grandmommy talk to him on speaker phone last night...that was pretty special!! 

Food Cravings: Hmm, not so much. Well here lately I've been ordering sweet tea when we go out to eat. I normally get water so that's pretty random. 

Symptoms: Out of breath still, stuffy nose, finding it hard to get up/roll over/sit up without assistance.

Labor Signs: Not yet!

Looking Forward To: Going home for my baby shower this weekend, I can't wait!! 

Be sure to check out the video for more details ;-)

XOXO, 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Snakeskin & Lace

Hey Peeps!!


Lace Top & Tank : H&M  


 Jeans : Motherhood Maternity 


Earrings & Necklace : Thrifted ~ Bracelet : Forever 21


Sunnies & Snakeskin Pumps : Target


Have a fantastic Wednesday ;-)

XOXO,

Monday, October 8, 2012

Manicure Monday - Tightrope

Happy Monday!! This week I had the pleasure of trying yet another Circus nail polish shade that was sent in my September Ipsy Glam Bag (formally MyGlam). I'm sure you remember the white polish I ranted and raved about here, which is also from the same line.


Circus Tightrope 


For whatever reason, my camera wasn't picking up the true color so I had to resort to taking a pic with my iPhone. Don't mind the less than desirable image below!


I love this color because it has the whole jewel tone fall trend going on but what I don't like is how I did this No-Chip Manicure on Friday and as of today, I have 3 + chipped nails. Not a good look at all!! I didn't have this problem with the other shade so I'm not exactly sure what happened here. 

Guess I'll be doing my nails again tonight. Have you ever tried this brand? If so, what did you think of it?

Enjoy your Monday ;-)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Greek Pita Pizzas

For the past month, the hubby & I have been trying out eMeals and let me say that we are super impressed. It's a weekly meal planning service that has eight different menu options to choose from, such as low-fat, clean eating and vegetarian to name a few. The service is pretty inexpensive and has proven to be the best thing that's ever happened to our dinnertime! So far we haven't had a meal that we didn't enjoy. This particular recipe is one our favorites...please try it out and let me know what you think!



Ingredients 

1 tbsp olive oil
1⁄2 tsp oregano
8 oz can tomato sauce 
2 tsp Greek seasoning 
12 oz pkg pita bread 
1⁄2 cup crumbled feta cheese
3⁄4 lb extra-lean ground beef 
2 oz can sliced black olives, drained 
2 plum or roma tomatoes, thinly sliced 
4 oz pkg shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 


Directions

*Preheat oven to 400 degrees
*Cook beef until browned in a large skillet 
*Add tomato sauce and greek seasoning
*Cook for 5 minutes over medium
*Mix olive oil & oregano together - brush over pitas
*Bake pitas for 5 minutes
*Remove pitas and top with shredded cheese, meat, tomato, olives & feta
*Bake an additional 10-12 minutes until heated throughout


Enjoy ;-)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

City Stripes

Hey there! Can you believe it's October already?? I promise it was just June! Anyway, this look is from a couple weeks ago. I finally got the chance to wear one of my purchases from NYC. Shopping there wasn't as fun because it was hard finding pieces that would work now and still fit cute after the baby, but I was able to find a few things. After falling in love with the flow of this blouse and the detail on the back, I was sold! 


Blouse : NYC Boutique ~ Pants : Motherhood Maternity 



 Bag : ShoeDazzle ~ Shoes : Madden Girl


Have a fantastic day and be sure to stop by tomorrow for a new recipe ;-) 

Lots of Love,