Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Pregnancy Update: 31 Weeks and Third Trimester Checklist

I'm officially in my third trimester now, which seems a little unbelievable. This pregnancy has sped by, and when I think about all I still need to do before little Violet arrives I panic a little. However, I'm getting more and more excited to meet her. Here's an update on how things are at 31 weeks.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Easy Fall Transition Outfit Idea: Dress + Vest

Dresses have been my go-to this summer, and I don’t see that changing any time soon. I look forward to layering them this fall, although I do hope that the weather will stay nice enough that I don’t have to venture too far into the world of maternity tights.

For now though, I’ll keep wearing my summery dresses with sandals or espadrilles, but add little hints of fall when the weather is right. Since we’ve gotten a little break from the sweltering heat, I added my old but much-loved cargo vest (and since it was actually chilly yesterday morning before church, a cardigan too). This vest has been a favorite of mine since I bought it several years ago; I love how it is the perfect completer piece for a look that’s otherwise simple. I keep seeing new versions of this vest come out, so I’m glad to know that the rest of the world still loves the cargo vest as much as I still do.

Do you have an item in your closet that is several years old but still going strong?


Cardigan: Target (similar) | vest: Old Navy (similar) | dress: Old Navy Maternity (similar, non-maternity) | earrings: Nickel and Suede | necklace: Nordstrom (similar) | espadrilles: Loft (similar)

Friday, August 19, 2016

In My Library Tote: August Books for Mom and Toddler

Another month, another list of books that Jona and I have been enjoying. Keep reading to see what I thought of August's books.

{recent reads for mom}


Looking for a good book? Here are a few that I've recently read and enjoyed. Keep reading to hear my thoughts and see which one I recommend the most.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Jona Turns 3: A Royal Party Recap

Over the weekend we celebrated Jona's 3rd birthday with a Royals themed party. He's pretty obsessed with baseball and the KC Royals right now, so he was thrilled when I suggested we make that his party theme.


We had baseball park-friendly snacks, like popcorn and pretzels. Instead of cake, I made cookie pies from this recipe (as seen on Anne's blog). For goodie bags, I just bought simple white bags and drew on stitches to make them look like baseballs... easy peasy.