Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I heart you, Homegoods!

Seriously, what did I do before Homegoods?!
I was sitting in my living room the other day noticing just how much of my decor is from Homegoods.
And baby girl's room too!
That place is my heaven....it is sad how excited I get when I find a good deal!
Hence the reason for this post...
I found these 3 fabulous rugs for $104.
Seriously? How awesome is that!? I was planning on spending twice that for just one of them!
And they are oh so fabulous too!
Check 'em out...

 (please excuse the random sheet on the couch and the weights in the corner...i forgot to stage for a photo shoot, ha!)




Aren't the fabulous!? I am loving, loving, loving!!
Also, I am sadly not in the market for chairs...but they had some FABULOUS ones!
Made me feel like I needed to create a place for them...





Again I say, I heart you Homegoods.
Thanks so much for being just down the road from my house....much to my hubby's dismay! :)
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

36 weeks!!



Please excuse the terrible hair/pic...I took this running out the door this morning, I was clearly not fully awake! :) 
 
How Far Along? 36 weeks, 4 days - 24 days to go!!! (24 days...holy crap!!)
Size? watermelon (seriously?! a freakin' watermelon?!!?), 19 inches - 22 inches around 6.5....but my girl is bigger as she was measuring 5 pounds at 33 weeks! 
Maternity Clothes? I have a small rotation these days...ha! But still only a few pieces are maternity.
Weight Gain? At my doctor's appt last week I hadn't gained anymore weight...not sure how, but I will take it!! :)
Stretch Marks? None yet, still crossing my fingers and lathering up! I am so over that smell!
Gender? Baby Girl!! Elise Kelly!
Sleep? Same as last week...not consistent, but when I do get it it's divine!!
Movement? still pushing like crazy!!
Food Cravings? still fruit...nothing else really gets me excited like it used to...guess I am over it at this point...although I do want to guzzle a huge fountain diet coke!
Anything making you queasy or sick? nope....but I am starting to get bits of nausea for no reason...what's that about?!
Labor signs? still more Braxton Hicks and they are no joke! Aaaaaannnd I had my first contraction on Friday night. Scared the crap out of me! It happened at like 1am, I got up to go to the bathroom and it started...lasted a good 2 minutes...totally freaked me out because I didn't know what it was...and man, did it hurt!! I only got the one and I think a lot of it was do to dehydration because I did not drink water like I was supposed to on Friday (I was about lemon-watered out!), but if that is a sign to come...bring on that epidural!! :)
Belly button in or out? it's out...that means I'm done right?!
Wedding rings, on or off? off :( and sent to the jeweler to get re-dipped and all pretty for me after baby girl comes! :) 
What I Miss? laying by a pool and not looking like a whale! HA!
Symptoms? braxton hicks, swelling, un-ability to do much of anything without tons-o-effort!HA!
Happy or Moody? I am very happy and cannot believe how close we are to meeting our little angel!!
Best Moment of the Week? even as painful/scary as it was...that first contraction...it just makes it all so much more real!! :)
Looking forward to...getting my new mommy mobile!! :) yes, we sold my sweet little Altima that I worked so hard to buy all myself 4 1/2 years ago (so bittersweet!) over the weekend so we are hoping to that the dealer will find our new Jeep for us in the next couple days!! YAY!!!
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Aaaannnddd the winner is.....


And the winner of my very first give-away....
 for one of these fabulous prints.....






 
from the fabulous Jessica at Doubtless Designs is...

Megan at Table for Three!
And ironically enough, today is her baby girl's birthday!! 
If you don't read her blog, check it out...they are the cutest little family and that little girl, I die! :) 

Congrats Megan!! 
Shoot me your e-mail address that you would like me to pass along to Jessica and she will get your print going!! 

Thanks so much for all who entered and are now lovely little followers of Doubtless Designs. 
If you did not win and want one, check out her Etsy shop as she as all three on there. 
She is also fabulous at creating from scratch, so if there is something else you have in mind shoot her an e-mail and let her know and she will make it happen...fabulously!! : )
And a big thank you to Jessica for this awesome give-away!! :)

Happy Thursday to all and I hope you have a fabulous holiday weekend!!
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Ooooohhh, how pinteresting!

It's Wednesday!
Half way through the week!
Okay more than half as this is a holiday weekend so there will be no work for this girl on Friday!
Sweet!
I thought I would play along with Oh, How Pinteresting today
and share some pins I have pinned lately...it's a whole mess of random pins...

Smores....ym, yes please!!

Drunken Gummy Bears...
this could be dangerously fun...

so easy!
and would be fabulous to make cute onesies!

how cute!


I wanna re-do our bedroom...

Source: homegoods.com via Sarah on Pinterest



and how precious are these new born pic ideas?!?!


Source: etsy.com via Michelle on Pinterest

Source: etsy.com via Emily on Pinterest



Source: flickr.com via Sarah on Pinterest

 How fun are those!?
 
So those are my pins for this lovely Wednesday!
Head over and link up and play along!

And be sure to go and enter my give-a-way here. The winner will be announced tomorrow!! YAY!!!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

35 weeks!


How Far Along? 35 weeks, 5 days - 31 days to go!!!
Size? large canteloupe, 19 inches - 22 inches/4 3/4 lbs....but my girl is bigger! If this pound a week stuff is correct, then she is 6-7 now!
Maternity Clothes? Maxi dresses...every. day.
Weight Gain? Okay, so this is where I should lie...but what good does that do? 30 pounds...eek, that is terrifying even typing it! That means I gain a little over 4 pounds in 2 weeks!! YIKES! Doc says that is okay and majority of that is probably water as I am swelling so much...but more on that in a bit!
Stretch Marks? None yet, still crossing my fingers and lathering up! I am so over that smell!
Gender? Baby Girl!! Elise Kelly!
Sleep? When I get it, it is fabulous! But I wake up at 4am, almost on the dot every night, and am up for around an hour...some more some less. I did however go back to sleep and sleep until 9am on Saturday...and it was magical!!
Movement? its crazy these days! She is pushing so hard and my stomach gets all lop-sided...it's crazy and weird and I love it!
Food Cravings? sticking with my fruit these days, oranges and bananas per the MIL's instructions to help with my leg cramps and swelling - good thing me and baby girl are still loving all things fruit!
Anything making you queasy or sick? nope! :)
Labor signs? more Braxton Hicks lately...and they are serious! 
Belly button in or out? the top part is out and the bottom is flat, you can see it through some of my dresses now too. 
Wedding rings, on or off? off :( and sent to the jeweler to get re-dipped and all pretty for me after baby girl comes! :) 
What I Miss? I missed it all this weekend, all my girls went to Chicago for Jenny Crafton's bachelorette party...so jealous! Jenny Crafton and I are already talking about planning the next girls trip up there so all is good! :) 
Symptoms? swelling, swelling, and more swelling. From my knees down I can feel it and my hands too. It has yet to go to my face (knock on wood...a couple times), but my poor feet are not so hot. I am living in flip flops and maxi dresses...thank God my office is so awesome! 
Happy or Moody? I am happy, just get very tired very quickly! 
Best Moment of the Week? finishing up the nursery! I just need a few picture frames and we are set! Even the monitor is set up!!
Looking forward to....36 week doc appt on Thursday (we are every week now!), hoping and crossing my fingers baby girl is showing signs of making an early appearance! :) 

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Another Photo Recap!

And another weekend is over...I'm telling you, these weekends go by faster and faster each week!!
This was a fabulous weekend though as most of it was spent celebrating my sweet hubby!

Thursday night we headed over to Momma and Daddy's as they finally got back home from being gone for 3 1/2 weeks! 
(I am already so used to them living here and I did not like them being gone that long. At all.) 

We started the birthday and congrats celebrations....congrats? 
for what you may ask?
The Hubby accepted a new position with a new company! YAY!!!!!
This has been a long time coming for him and is a great opportunity for us and our growing little family. 
I am so excited and so proud of him and so glad to be able to finally share the news!!
See how happy he is?! :)
Yay Hubby!!! 
Then Friday morning, I woke up to make his traditional breakfast in bed! 
French toast with strawberries and bacon this year!
 Later that afternoon we went and saw "What to Expect When You Are Expecting" and I had to get a shot of this rando heading into the theater...mullet with a long braided ponytail...and he was rockin' it!
But for real, the movie was cute! 
And very appropriate for us! I appreciated lots of it being almost 9 months pregnant! :) 

Then we headed home to grill out and have the dinner The Hubs requested: steak, my twice bake potatoes, my crunchy romaine/broccoli salad, and a white cake for dessert. 
See the happy hubby...isn't he so funny....
And I had to take a picture of this massive piece of meat he picked out for himself. Out of control ridiculous!
 Then we finished up the evening with his cake! 
White cake with strawberries! Yumm!!!!
Saturday we had a lazy morning and it was delightful!
Momma and Daddy came over to help with the final things in the nursery (which is done, all I need is a couple picture frames and we are all ready for our little princess!!) and a few more baby things.
Stroller - ready to go!
Bedding - perfect!
Monitor - awesome! 
 
Then we went on a Target run to return some baby duplicates & do a few other things....and you know I enjoyed myself!
Then we went and met some of our favorite people for another dinner celebration for The Hubby at Monell's.  
Monell's is a family style meat and three....expect its really like 4 meats and 3. If you are in or close to or visiting Nashville I highly recommend it!! 
It's not the place to go if you are watching your calories...but for a good ole splurge...go! It was amazing!!
Here are a few of the highlights!
Then Sunday morning The Hubby brought me breakfast in bed...how cute is he.... :)
 I am trying to eat lots of bananas...because bananas = potassium and potassium will supposedly help my swelling stop. 
Yes, when I wasn't doing the above my swollen feet and ankles were propped up on about 4 pillows.
This swelling is starting to get very annoying and unattractive...and I am over it! 
Sunday afternoon we drove to Lafayette for a wedding shower for The Hubs' sweet sweet cousin who is getting married this summer - sadly I didn't get any pics! 

That was the weekend for us! Fabulous and full of fabulous celebrations! 
One more week down...only 4 1/2 to go for little miss!

Don't forget to enter my give-a-way!! Winner will be announced on Thursday!!

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Happy Birthday toooo....

(I will forewarn my readers....random hubby pic overload!)

Happy Birthday to You,


Happy Birthday to You,

Happy Birthday Dear Huuuuubbyy!

 Happy Birthday to You!
(ps, totally pregnant in both these pics and we had no idea!)

Happy Birthday to my amazing, sexy, caring, UT-loving, rock-star, soon-to-be-(awesome)daddy, supportive, loving, surprising, makes-me-laugh, Jack-loving, puppy spoiling,  best friend of a husband! 

(his birthday last year)

You mean more to me than you could possibly know. 
(Especially this past week or so amongst all my crazy pregnant-ness!! :) )
Elise and I are blessed beyond words to have you as the main man in our lives! 
I love you to the moon and back, honey.
Times infinity. 
XOXO,
Your BabyDoll! :)  

PS, don't forget to enter the give-away! 
Happy Weekend!!
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