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Our Gender Reveal Story: It’s a Girl!

It’s a GIRL! So sorry for the wait. We found out the gender of our second kiddo one day before I hit 20 weeks and we are so happy to say we’ve got a healthy, [very] wiggly, GIRL in there! So let’s backtrack a little bit and start from the beginning… I was so nervous for our ultrasound! I try not to ever let my nerves get the best of me but I was especially…

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Happy 4th Birthday!

  (The cake had a bumpy ride )   Lately, my son Tyre has been is all about trains, so when his 4th Birthday rolled around I knew I had to throw him a train themed party he wouldn’t forget. First step – securing a party space. Trey and I both knew that this year there was no way we were going to hold his party at our house this year. After three years of…

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BumpDate: Third Trimester Here I Come!

Third trimester, here I come! This pregnancy is going by so fast! I can’t believe I’m already well into the third trimester! And you know what? It actually feels good to be this far along. I feel really proud accomplishing the task of making it through the first two trimesters, especially since this pregnancy is soooooo much more different than the first. My bump is on full display and I am constantly being reminded that…

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Beauty Crush: Friday Favorites

   It’s FRIDAY! And to celebrate the first Friday of the month, let’s talk about some of my Friday Favorites! I have a lot of fun things to share in this week so let’s get to it! And as always, feel free to comment below with some of your favorites you’ve been crushing on as well. Unicorn Tears by Graced Esthetics With a name like Unicorn Tears you’d expect nothing less than magical. And that’s exactly what you…

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Tips on Working Out During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the most amazing experiences a woman can go through and women expect to have this beautiful glow and this adorable little belly, but let’s be honest – Most pregnant women are tired, swollen, gassy, and just outright uncomfortable. That includes me! I am currently in the third trimester of my second pregnancy and I admit, getting motivated to work out can be challenging. There are several days when I just want…

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National Coffee Day

Time for a happy dance because today is National Coffee Day!! Time to really relax and enjoy a hot cup of Joe on this last Friday of the month. Several major coffee chains celebrating with deals and promotions and I’ve got the list ready for you! Cinnabon. Stop by any location today for a free 12 oz. coffee. And while you’re there why not grab a fresh baked cinnamon roll too! Krispy Kreme. Here’s a…

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Top 7 Maternity Essentials From Amazon Prime

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all are ready for the week ahead, I know I am. And what better way to start the week off than with a few of my favorite maternity picks from Amazon Prime! This time around, I’ve been trying my hardest to keep it cute and chic when it comes to dressing my growing belly. Not every day has been chic nor cute but hey, I’m pregnant, some days are more…

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Finally Fall

It’s finally fall ya’ll! It’s so hard to believe that we’re actually saying goodbye to summer and hello to fall (well, not really in Houston just yet, but you know what I mean). So, while the summer months bring us the warm sun and longer days, fall brings joys of its own. It’s my favorite season followed by spring! And with fall officially starting today I plan to take advantage of everything fall while exploring…

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Master Bedroom Reveal

  Look at our master bedroom ya’ll! I am so so happy with how things look in here. And a special thank you to my girl Mackenzie (@houseof19crafts) for the inspiration! I am thrilled to share with you the reveal of our bedroom.  This space was a long time coming and we could not be happier with it!  Our bedroom seriously has come a long way from the mix-matched bachelor pad furniture to the random…

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Product Review: Pantene Pro-V Gold Series Collection

  I recently received my second complimentary @Influenster Box!  I received the Pantene Pro-V Gold Series Moisture Boost Shampoo, Pantene Pro-v Gold Series Moisture Boost Conditioner and the Pantene Pro-v Gold Series Hydrating Butter Crème. Thoughtfully developed by scientists and perfected by stylists, the Pantene Gold Series products are paraben-free, sulfate-free, and dye-free, infused with argan oil. The rich conditioning oils absorb into hair for instant softness and radiant shine. After going through so many products…

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