December 4, 2019

The Home

Decorating for Christmas is one of my favorite things to do each year! Jay and I always turn on our favorite Christmas music, pour some warm coffee and decorate in our Pj’s! It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. This year, I’m so excited to be teaming up with my dear friends at Merry Maids of the Peninsula to declutter as I decorate and donate the pieces that I’m not using anymore.

As you know, we hired Merry Maids of the Peninsula this past January to help me get a handle on cleaning our house. Truthfully, I couldn’t stay on top of our cleaning and always felt that I was falling behind. This year has been incredible and I’ve felt so confident in our home and how clean it is. I no longer fear entertaining and having to deal with major clean ups in advance, in addition to prepping for parties, gatherings or last minute drop ins.

I was honored when they wanted to work together on a collaboration and help me share some of their exclusive tips to declutter, organize and get your home in tip top condition this holiday and new year season!

3 Ways to Declutter As You Decorate with Merry Maids
3 Ways to Declutter As You Decorate with Merry Maids

Declutter as You Decorate

I love pulling out my favorite decor pieces and cherishing those with such special memories. I’m also notorious for picking up new pieces each year to add to our home. The best part about decorating is savoring traditions and refreshing your collection every few years! However, things like decor pile up quickly. Before you know it, your attic is filled to the brim with clutter, something I try so hardly to avoid! But, the truth is, it happens!

First up, we are sharing three ways to declutter as you decorate. Each year, I pack away pieces that I’m most likely never going to use again, but never stop to think, “Will I want to use this next year?” Decluttering as you decorate is much easier than putting it off until after the holiday or even worse next year! Here are a few tips, from Merry Maids of the Peninsula, for how you can declutter as you decorate.

Keep an Extra Bin Close By When Pulling Out Decor That You Can Donate Locally

Grab a bin to keep close by when you are pulling out all of your holiday decor. As you go to decorate, add any multiples that aren’t being used or any items that no longer spark joy to this bin. Even better, consider using an old basket or container that you are no longer using. Once you have filled your container, you can take this straight to your local charity shop to donate on your next run out of the house. You are doing so much good and bringing joy to someone else life by decluttering as you decorate!

Consider Rehoming Your Special and Meaningful Pieces to Family

If there are any special pieces that you don’t want to part with, first consider this carefully. Secondly, reserve these pieces for a special place in your home or consider keeping them within your family! One of your relatives may enjoy it for a few years and then return it to you. It might be something you want to display in a few years. Just be sure to ask for them to return it to you, if they ever decided to part with it. This is a great way to declutter as you decorate and inspire your family to do the same. Who knows, they might have something meaningful that they want to part with that you will love!

Take Inventory of What You Have While Decorating

If you are anything like me, you don’t usually want to organize your decor storage area as you are decorating AND your husband probably packs up Christmas quicker than The Grinch after the holiday is over. Take a quick inventory of what you have, ornaments, tree skirts, stockings, small decorative items, cookie plates, etc. and get a quick plan for vamping up your storage solution after the holiday.

You can then add any new pieces you might need, or want, to your Christmas list. I love Amazon wish lists because they are so easy to create and shop. This will help you declutter as you decorate and give those that want to gift you something a gift idea! You could even request Amazon or The Container Store gift cards. I don’t know about you, but I’m always more motivated to organize when I have a new storage solution! Then, you can donate any of your old storage solutions that you are no longer using.

I hope that these tips have inspired you to declutter as you decorate and really consider the pieces that you have in your home. Personally, I feel so much happier and less stressed when my home is free of clutter. The holidays go by in a flash and you don’t want to spend the entire time sorting your way through piles of decor that you don’t love any more.

Be sure to follow Merry Maids of the Peninsula for weekly cleaning and organization tips this holiday season and throughout the year! Don’t forget to tell them that I sent you!

This blog post is in collaboration with Merry Maids of the Peninsula. All opinions are my own.

Image via Merry Maids of the Peninsula

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3 Ways to Declutter As You Decorate with Merry Maids

November 28, 2019

Lifestyle

Happy Thanksgiving, friend! I’m so grateful for this holiday but really any holiday that I get to spend with my family and friends. 2019 has been quite the year for Jay and I and I think this year, more than ever, I have so much to be thankful for.

This year, God has blessed our family and me far beyond what we deserve. He has taught me the true meaning of faith and has began teaching me how to lean into my faith, despite a scary reality. He has healed my husband and our little pup. He has also healed my heart and soul in ways I didn’t know were possible.

While my eggs, for my deviled eggs, are boiling, I wanted to write you a quick note. You probably know by now that I’m not great at creating content in advance, although that makes life much easier. (haha) I’m more of an on the spot kind of gal!

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Thanksgiving Prayer for You

My first prayer for you this Thanksgiving is that you are having a wonderful day spent with those that you love most and that you aren’t reading my blog! Maybe tonight, after ever goes to bed you can read this, or tomorrow when you are shopping your Black Friday sales.

Secondly, I pray that you recognize and feel how loved that you are. I have been blessed with the most supportive and loving family, but knowing God’s love is a far greater feeling. This year he has opened my eyes, touch my heart and showed me things I never dreamt of. Most importantly, he is teaching me how much more grand life is when you are less selfish. When you appreciate others wants, and needs, and not just what you desire. Also, that sometimes when you feel like everything is falling apart, its really falling together and giving you strength and filling your heart with a feeling of love you didn’t know you had.

Nothing is perfect. No family is perfect, no person or plant is perfect, and most importantly, no social media account or persona is perfect. What is perfect is God’s love and the amazing power he has. I know that this time of year, while so wonderful, can also be such a hard time for many people. Stress, worry, sadness are just some of the feelings you could be feeling during this season.

I pray that you feel his love and realize that you more than enough just the way you are. With our flaws and sins, he still loves us.

If I had to give this year one scripture, one that I will forever carry with me as a daily reminder, it would be this.

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

2 Corinthians 12:9

Last year this time, I was full of anxiety over things that don’t matter. A few short months later, 2019 really taught me that. But, most importantly God showed me that his power truly is made perfect in my weakness. For when we are weak, he is strong. I hope this holiday season and every season, you will lean into this scripture. As I reflected on my thoughts from last year, I wanted to share something that I hope will encourage anyone feeling that same way.

My eggs are finished boiling and it’s time to continue cooking, one of my favorite things! Jay is outside collecting leaves on his mower, Diesel is napping on the couch with Christmas music playing in the background, Baby P is bouncing around and my eyes are full of joyful tears because this is my reality.

Happy Thanksgiving my friend! I am so grateful for you, your health and your family! I am sending you a big hug this holiday and I hope that your day is full of laughter and joy!

Photography by Tiffany Sigmon

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November 27, 2019

Lifestyle

Cyber Sales to Shop is a blog post that I often struggle with. To be honest, there are so many sales and deals that I’m sure to miss something and in today’s society, there are already a million bloggers cramming sales down your throat by now. My goal isn’t to do that, but instead, I’m going to have this post that I will update over the next few days with some of my favorite sales and deals!

Cyber Sales to Shop!

If you aren’t already, be sure to follow me on the LikeToKnow.it app, as I will be posting some of my favorite stoppable sales there too! There isn’t too much method to this madness, so I will be sure to share any codes you may need for retailers, my favorite picks and links to shop!

Don’t forget to share any of your favorite deals in a comment and we can all shop each others favorite sales! I definitely have my eye on a few baby things, including nursery furniture that is on sale!

Cyber Sales to Shop! | Timeless Taste

Serena and Lily

Serena and Lily is one of my favorite stores for furniture and home accessories. It also just so happens to be where we are planning to purchase our crib and dresser from for Baby P’s nursery. Of course there are so many other favorites, so I will include those below. Simply click on each product to shop. Don’t forget to use the code THANKFUL for 25% off everything.

The Ultimate Vacuum (Especially if you have pets!)

We bought this vacuum last year, for much more, and it has been a total game changer! It is on major sale. We paid in the $300s for this beauty!

Nordstrom

Nordstrom has several sales and deals going on, so here are a few of my favorite sales and products!

Mascara, Buy 2 get one free

You can shop this sale on SaturdayNovember 30. only. Nordstrom will remove the lowest priced mascara from your cart, so there is no code necessary! Here are my personal favorites: one, two, and three.

Home

The perfect roasting pan.

Juliska dessert plates for less than $12.

Dash and Albert Rugs (similar to our kitchen runner from them) one, two, three and a rug pad.

Women’s

Slouchy tunic under $100.

My favorite Barefoot Dreams cardigan.

Classic Frye riding boots (I have two pairs) for 40% off! (See mine here in a very old post!)

Mockneck Sweater, newer version of this one seen here on my blog, for only $59!

Gal Meets Glam teddy coat for 40% off!

Tory Burch bag that is all the rage as a Kelly dupe!

Men’s

North Face Hoodie for less than $40

Barbour Jacket less than $135. Jay loves his!

Vince hoodies for only $87!!! 40% off! Jay loves his and I might just have to buy him a few more colors!

The V-Neck tee I shared in my gift guide for him for only $30!

Baby

Comotomo Bottle Set under $20

North Face reversible puffer coat for only $53.

Baby Converse Crib shoes

Little Girls Burberry coat (I can’t wait to get Baby P one for next year!)

Madewell

Madewell 30% off your purchase with code “STARTEARLY”

J.Crew

J.Crew 40% off your purchase online and in-store with code “WHYWAIT” (special deals for rewards members)

J.Crew Factory 50% off select styles in-store and online and Extra 50% off clearance with code “EXTRAGOOD”

Net-a-Porter

Net-a-Porter Up to 50% off designer collections and styles

Maisonette

Maisonette has quickly become one of my favorite baby stores! They are offering 30% off select items for early access!

Orvis

Orvis Select styles up to 50% off. Orvis is my favorite place to shop for goodies for Diesel! They have the best toys and beds. I’m buying this for my car!

One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane 30% off site wide. Prices as marked, exclusions apply.

La Coqueta

La Coqueta 25% off sitewide with the code “BLACKFRIDAY”

The Beaufort Bonnet Company

The Beaufort Bonnet Company 40% off site wide with the code “PINKFRIDAY”

Alice Lane Home

Alice Lane Home 20% off sitewide. No code necessary. Our bed and nightstands are on sale. I also own this garden stool and this is our bathroom runner from them and love it!

Our Stroller

We ordered our Bugaboo Stroller and car seat this morning! You can get $150 back if you order the Bugaboo Fox and Bugaboo Turtle by Nuna or the Bugaboo Fox and Bugaboo Ant through select retailers. See all of the details here! Here are the three items we ordered this morning for Baby P!

McGee and Co

McGee and Co is one of my favorite home stores to shop. Use the code “SNOWWHATFUN” for 20% OFF sitewide

Moda Operandi

Moda Operandi Up to 50% off sale

Loft

Loft 40% off your purchase with code “BESTWEEK”

Tory Burch

Tory Burch 30% off $250+ with the code “THANKS”

Be sure to check this post frequently as I will be updating it this weekend!

Photography by Tiffany Sigmon

Cyber Sales to Shop!

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November 22, 2019

Fashion

If you’re like me, you always want to spoil your man during this holidays! Jay is the best husband anyone could ask for, so I love shopping for him each year. Another highly requested gift guide, was a Gift Guide for Him! For that special man in your life and these gifts are even great for Dads and Brothers too! Here is a Gift Guide for Him, that I put together with Jay’s help.

This guide showcases all of Jay’s favorites ranging from an any price Starbucks gift card (his favorite) to that expensive Tom Ford suit that he wears any chance he gets!

one A watch always makes such a great gift. I bought Jay a Burberry watch years ago for Christmas and he loves his Rolex. This one from Salvatore Ferragamo, one of Mr. P’s favorite brands, is a timeless and practical option.

two Speaking of SF these loafers are a great addition to your mans wardrobe. Jay loves his dress shoes, drivers and loafers, any of which make a great gift for your hubby or dad!

three The unrivaled suit. This one is the most expensive gift on this list, but is by far one of Jay’s most worn pieces in his closet.

four This portable charger is a lifesaver. My sister and brother-in-law gave Jay this last year for Christmas and we both love it! I steal it all the time. It is great if your man has to travel frequently and spends time on the road or in airports!

five Coffee. Need I say more? Jay loves Nespresso and lattes in general. This budget friend machine would make a great gift for your man if he is a coffee lover too! He can keep it at home or at the office!

six This is hands down my favorite scent for men and Jay loves it too, which is important! He receives compliments all the time on how wonderful he smells. It’s manly but fresh too. The perfect gift to spoil him with!

seven Who doesn’t love a Starbucks gift card?

eight A nice casual, nautical belt that looks great with jeans or khaki shorts. Only $40!

nine Jay’s sister and her husband bought Jay a similar speaker to this years ago and we still use it to this day. It’s lightweight, easily portable and the sound is fantastic. It will make the perfect gift for anyone really!

ten These jeans were the hold up on this blogpost. I know Jay loves his AG jeans, but the other day he made a comment about how soft this pair was and how much he loves them. I couldn’t remember the brand, but here they are!

eleven I have been obsessed with these mugs since last Christmas! I think they make the perfect gift for any coffee lover or a tech lover too!

twelve Jay loves to grill and I know a lot of your hubby’s do too! Upgrading his grilling system is a great gift idea. They have a ton of unique options here.

thirteen My parents gave this cooler bag to Jay a few years ago and he has loved it! Yeti is such a great brand, but honestly, their coolers are so heavy sometimes they are unpractical. This luxury bag keeps ice cold and is perfect for boat days, cookouts and more!

fourteen Lastly, Jay has several Lacoste and Burberry v-neck t-shirts. He looks so handsome in this t-shirt, this hoodie (one of his faves, he has two of them) and these jeans. It’s a great casual outfit that always looks pulled together and clean.

**fifteen Not shown, as I forgot to include this in the image above, would be this necklace that I bought Jay for his Birthday last year. A beautiful chain, such as this one or an alternative ($195) at a lower price point, makes a great gift. Jay looks so handsome in his!

A Gift Guide for Him, Jay’s Favorites

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November 15, 2019

Fashion

A Gift Guide for Small Luxury gifts was highly requested when I mentioned gift guides this year! I have to say, y’all really know the way to my heart. This was so much fun for me to put together. Many of these items are on my own wish list!

For almost each one of these small luxury gifts, I found a more budget friendly dupe or alternative! I hope that these gifts give you inspiration for yourself and others!

Also, I shared an extra piece that I own personally, #14, because I just adore it so much. I found one preloved and it’s perfect. If you never got your hands on it in stores, I can’t tell you how much I love mine!

Simply click on each image below to shop. Each piece is also link with it’s associated number below the picture. That’s where you can find the budget friendly dupes!

Small Luxury Gifts

one These gold diamond studded hoop earrings are to die for! This option is less than $60.

two The most classic luxury hat. ($59 option)

three I fell in love with these scarves last year in New York. I love how detailed they are! ($80 option)

four This faux fur scarf is only $75 and is the perfect gift for any gal!

five These gloves give me major Hermès vibes for much less than an Hermès price.

six I have been obsessed with Sydney Evan bracelets since our trip to Palm Beach a few years ago.

seven Who wouldn’t adore this Chanel wallet? Vintage is very in! (under $130 option)

eight These logo earrings are just enough while still remaining classic. (dupes $98, $48 and here is an exact dupe in brooch format)

nine I treated myself to this ring in the Spring. I get so many questions about it! It pairs perfectly with this one from Cartier. ($39 dupe)

ten The most perfect sunglasses. Overstated but still classy! Sunglasses are one of the best small luxury gifts. ($11 dupes)

eleven I love how unique this hair comb is! It is definitely on my wish list!

twelve These flowers are THE BEST GIFT! Mine have lasted me well over a year and are still just as beautiful as the day I got them. Also, no need to water them!

thirteen Dolce & Gabanna really did it with this floral phone case. I love that I haven’t seen anyone with this piece! (Can’t believe this option is only $9)

fourteen This piece isn’t featured above, but I had to share it. I have this same brooch and treasure it so much. It is the ultimate pearl piece.

If you like having these options and enjoyed this Gift Guide, please let me know in a comment!

Small Luxury Gifts, Gift Guide

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November 12, 2019

Lifestyle

When I asked what types of Gift Guides you were hoping to see from me, one of the most highly requested ones was a Gift Guide for Your Pup! Diesel is obviously the center of our world and we love treating him with new toys, beds, treats, and other fun things on Christmas!

I was so excited to see that a Gift Guide for Your Pup was so requested because it truly excites me! For this guide, I compiled so of the cutest finds with some of our trusted favorites! This is at the top of my shopping list for him. I am so fascinated with it!

Gift Guide for Your Pup

Diesel’s Favorites

When the weather gets cold, in Virginia, I love strapping Diesel into his Orvis Coat! He looks so dapper and it keeps his little short haired booty warm! I couldn’t recommend this leash more. Diesel loves to run and whenever I walk him, in the yard, I always let him run back to the garage dragging his leash. He has had this one for over a year and it’s in perfect condition! In the past, he would always go through so many leashes because he loves to bite them. He would prefer to walk himself! He is a big fan of the ZippyPaws toys too!

Lastly, I wanted to briefly point out this bed. He actually has TWO of these beds. One in our master bedroom and one out in the keeping room. He loves them so much and I feel good about the quality of this bed. Sometimes, cheap dog beds aren’t supportive enough. Especially now that our little baby is getting a little older, I want to make sure his bones and joints are supported when he lays on his beds. Our family has owned several of these and I would highly recommend them to you!

Click on the images below to shop these items!

I hope you enjoyed this Gift Guide for Your Pup! What is your pups name?! Let me know in a comment!

Image by Tiffany Sigmon

Gift Guide for Your Pup

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November 28, 2019

Lifestyle

Happy Thanksgiving, friend! I’m so grateful for this holiday but really any holiday that I get to spend with my family and friends. 2019 has been quite the year for Jay and I and I think this year, more than ever, I have so much to be thankful for.

This year, God has blessed our family and me far beyond what we deserve. He has taught me the true meaning of faith and has began teaching me how to lean into my faith, despite a scary reality. He has healed my husband and our little pup. He has also healed my heart and soul in ways I didn’t know were possible.

While my eggs, for my deviled eggs, are boiling, I wanted to write you a quick note. You probably know by now that I’m not great at creating content in advance, although that makes life much easier. (haha) I’m more of an on the spot kind of gal!

Our Most Special Announcement... April 2020
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Thanksgiving Prayer for You

My first prayer for you this Thanksgiving is that you are having a wonderful day spent with those that you love most and that you aren’t reading my blog! Maybe tonight, after ever goes to bed you can read this, or tomorrow when you are shopping your Black Friday sales.

Secondly, I pray that you recognize and feel how loved that you are. I have been blessed with the most supportive and loving family, but knowing God’s love is a far greater feeling. This year he has opened my eyes, touch my heart and showed me things I never dreamt of. Most importantly, he is teaching me how much more grand life is when you are less selfish. When you appreciate others wants, and needs, and not just what you desire. Also, that sometimes when you feel like everything is falling apart, its really falling together and giving you strength and filling your heart with a feeling of love you didn’t know you had.

Nothing is perfect. No family is perfect, no person or plant is perfect, and most importantly, no social media account or persona is perfect. What is perfect is God’s love and the amazing power he has. I know that this time of year, while so wonderful, can also be such a hard time for many people. Stress, worry, sadness are just some of the feelings you could be feeling during this season.

I pray that you feel his love and realize that you more than enough just the way you are. With our flaws and sins, he still loves us.

If I had to give this year one scripture, one that I will forever carry with me as a daily reminder, it would be this.

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

2 Corinthians 12:9

Last year this time, I was full of anxiety over things that don’t matter. A few short months later, 2019 really taught me that. But, most importantly God showed me that his power truly is made perfect in my weakness. For when we are weak, he is strong. I hope this holiday season and every season, you will lean into this scripture. As I reflected on my thoughts from last year, I wanted to share something that I hope will encourage anyone feeling that same way.

My eggs are finished boiling and it’s time to continue cooking, one of my favorite things! Jay is outside collecting leaves on his mower, Diesel is napping on the couch with Christmas music playing in the background, Baby P is bouncing around and my eyes are full of joyful tears because this is my reality.

Happy Thanksgiving my friend! I am so grateful for you, your health and your family! I am sending you a big hug this holiday and I hope that your day is full of laughter and joy!

Photography by Tiffany Sigmon

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving, friend! I’m so grateful for this holiday but really any holiday that I get to spend with my family and friends. 2019 has been quite the year for Jay and I and I think this year, more than ever, I have so much to be thankful for. This year, God has blessed our […]

November 27, 2019

Lifestyle

Cyber Sales to Shop is a blog post that I often struggle with. To be honest, there are so many sales and deals that I’m sure to miss something and in today’s society, there are already a million bloggers cramming sales down your throat by now. My goal isn’t to do that, but instead, I’m going to have this post that I will update over the next few days with some of my favorite sales and deals!

Cyber Sales to Shop!

If you aren’t already, be sure to follow me on the LikeToKnow.it app, as I will be posting some of my favorite stoppable sales there too! There isn’t too much method to this madness, so I will be sure to share any codes you may need for retailers, my favorite picks and links to shop!

Don’t forget to share any of your favorite deals in a comment and we can all shop each others favorite sales! I definitely have my eye on a few baby things, including nursery furniture that is on sale!

Cyber Sales to Shop! | Timeless Taste

Serena and Lily

Serena and Lily is one of my favorite stores for furniture and home accessories. It also just so happens to be where we are planning to purchase our crib and dresser from for Baby P’s nursery. Of course there are so many other favorites, so I will include those below. Simply click on each product to shop. Don’t forget to use the code THANKFUL for 25% off everything.

The Ultimate Vacuum (Especially if you have pets!)

We bought this vacuum last year, for much more, and it has been a total game changer! It is on major sale. We paid in the $300s for this beauty!

Nordstrom

Nordstrom has several sales and deals going on, so here are a few of my favorite sales and products!

Mascara, Buy 2 get one free

You can shop this sale on SaturdayNovember 30. only. Nordstrom will remove the lowest priced mascara from your cart, so there is no code necessary! Here are my personal favorites: one, two, and three.

Home

The perfect roasting pan.

Juliska dessert plates for less than $12.

Dash and Albert Rugs (similar to our kitchen runner from them) one, two, three and a rug pad.

Women’s

Slouchy tunic under $100.

My favorite Barefoot Dreams cardigan.

Classic Frye riding boots (I have two pairs) for 40% off! (See mine here in a very old post!)

Mockneck Sweater, newer version of this one seen here on my blog, for only $59!

Gal Meets Glam teddy coat for 40% off!

Tory Burch bag that is all the rage as a Kelly dupe!

Men’s

North Face Hoodie for less than $40

Barbour Jacket less than $135. Jay loves his!

Vince hoodies for only $87!!! 40% off! Jay loves his and I might just have to buy him a few more colors!

The V-Neck tee I shared in my gift guide for him for only $30!

Baby

Comotomo Bottle Set under $20

North Face reversible puffer coat for only $53.

Baby Converse Crib shoes

Little Girls Burberry coat (I can’t wait to get Baby P one for next year!)

Madewell

Madewell 30% off your purchase with code “STARTEARLY”

J.Crew

J.Crew 40% off your purchase online and in-store with code “WHYWAIT” (special deals for rewards members)

J.Crew Factory 50% off select styles in-store and online and Extra 50% off clearance with code “EXTRAGOOD”

Net-a-Porter

Net-a-Porter Up to 50% off designer collections and styles

Maisonette

Maisonette has quickly become one of my favorite baby stores! They are offering 30% off select items for early access!

Orvis

Orvis Select styles up to 50% off. Orvis is my favorite place to shop for goodies for Diesel! They have the best toys and beds. I’m buying this for my car!

One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane 30% off site wide. Prices as marked, exclusions apply.

La Coqueta

La Coqueta 25% off sitewide with the code “BLACKFRIDAY”

The Beaufort Bonnet Company

The Beaufort Bonnet Company 40% off site wide with the code “PINKFRIDAY”

Alice Lane Home

Alice Lane Home 20% off sitewide. No code necessary. Our bed and nightstands are on sale. I also own this garden stool and this is our bathroom runner from them and love it!

Our Stroller

We ordered our Bugaboo Stroller and car seat this morning! You can get $150 back if you order the Bugaboo Fox and Bugaboo Turtle by Nuna or the Bugaboo Fox and Bugaboo Ant through select retailers. See all of the details here! Here are the three items we ordered this morning for Baby P!

McGee and Co

McGee and Co is one of my favorite home stores to shop. Use the code “SNOWWHATFUN” for 20% OFF sitewide

Moda Operandi

Moda Operandi Up to 50% off sale

Loft

Loft 40% off your purchase with code “BESTWEEK”

Tory Burch

Tory Burch 30% off $250+ with the code “THANKS”

Be sure to check this post frequently as I will be updating it this weekend!

Photography by Tiffany Sigmon

Cyber Sales to Shop!

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November 22, 2019

Fashion

If you’re like me, you always want to spoil your man during this holidays! Jay is the best husband anyone could ask for, so I love shopping for him each year. Another highly requested gift guide, was a Gift Guide for Him! For that special man in your life and these gifts are even great for Dads and Brothers too! Here is a Gift Guide for Him, that I put together with Jay’s help.

This guide showcases all of Jay’s favorites ranging from an any price Starbucks gift card (his favorite) to that expensive Tom Ford suit that he wears any chance he gets!

one A watch always makes such a great gift. I bought Jay a Burberry watch years ago for Christmas and he loves his Rolex. This one from Salvatore Ferragamo, one of Mr. P’s favorite brands, is a timeless and practical option.

two Speaking of SF these loafers are a great addition to your mans wardrobe. Jay loves his dress shoes, drivers and loafers, any of which make a great gift for your hubby or dad!

three The unrivaled suit. This one is the most expensive gift on this list, but is by far one of Jay’s most worn pieces in his closet.

four This portable charger is a lifesaver. My sister and brother-in-law gave Jay this last year for Christmas and we both love it! I steal it all the time. It is great if your man has to travel frequently and spends time on the road or in airports!

five Coffee. Need I say more? Jay loves Nespresso and lattes in general. This budget friend machine would make a great gift for your man if he is a coffee lover too! He can keep it at home or at the office!

six This is hands down my favorite scent for men and Jay loves it too, which is important! He receives compliments all the time on how wonderful he smells. It’s manly but fresh too. The perfect gift to spoil him with!

seven Who doesn’t love a Starbucks gift card?

eight A nice casual, nautical belt that looks great with jeans or khaki shorts. Only $40!

nine Jay’s sister and her husband bought Jay a similar speaker to this years ago and we still use it to this day. It’s lightweight, easily portable and the sound is fantastic. It will make the perfect gift for anyone really!

ten These jeans were the hold up on this blogpost. I know Jay loves his AG jeans, but the other day he made a comment about how soft this pair was and how much he loves them. I couldn’t remember the brand, but here they are!

eleven I have been obsessed with these mugs since last Christmas! I think they make the perfect gift for any coffee lover or a tech lover too!

twelve Jay loves to grill and I know a lot of your hubby’s do too! Upgrading his grilling system is a great gift idea. They have a ton of unique options here.

thirteen My parents gave this cooler bag to Jay a few years ago and he has loved it! Yeti is such a great brand, but honestly, their coolers are so heavy sometimes they are unpractical. This luxury bag keeps ice cold and is perfect for boat days, cookouts and more!

fourteen Lastly, Jay has several Lacoste and Burberry v-neck t-shirts. He looks so handsome in this t-shirt, this hoodie (one of his faves, he has two of them) and these jeans. It’s a great casual outfit that always looks pulled together and clean.

**fifteen Not shown, as I forgot to include this in the image above, would be this necklace that I bought Jay for his Birthday last year. A beautiful chain, such as this one or an alternative ($195) at a lower price point, makes a great gift. Jay looks so handsome in his!

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November 15, 2019

Fashion

A Gift Guide for Small Luxury gifts was highly requested when I mentioned gift guides this year! I have to say, y’all really know the way to my heart. This was so much fun for me to put together. Many of these items are on my own wish list!

For almost each one of these small luxury gifts, I found a more budget friendly dupe or alternative! I hope that these gifts give you inspiration for yourself and others!

Also, I shared an extra piece that I own personally, #14, because I just adore it so much. I found one preloved and it’s perfect. If you never got your hands on it in stores, I can’t tell you how much I love mine!

Simply click on each image below to shop. Each piece is also link with it’s associated number below the picture. That’s where you can find the budget friendly dupes!

Small Luxury Gifts

one These gold diamond studded hoop earrings are to die for! This option is less than $60.

two The most classic luxury hat. ($59 option)

three I fell in love with these scarves last year in New York. I love how detailed they are! ($80 option)

four This faux fur scarf is only $75 and is the perfect gift for any gal!

five These gloves give me major Hermès vibes for much less than an Hermès price.

six I have been obsessed with Sydney Evan bracelets since our trip to Palm Beach a few years ago.

seven Who wouldn’t adore this Chanel wallet? Vintage is very in! (under $130 option)

eight These logo earrings are just enough while still remaining classic. (dupes $98, $48 and here is an exact dupe in brooch format)

nine I treated myself to this ring in the Spring. I get so many questions about it! It pairs perfectly with this one from Cartier. ($39 dupe)

ten The most perfect sunglasses. Overstated but still classy! Sunglasses are one of the best small luxury gifts. ($11 dupes)

eleven I love how unique this hair comb is! It is definitely on my wish list!

twelve These flowers are THE BEST GIFT! Mine have lasted me well over a year and are still just as beautiful as the day I got them. Also, no need to water them!

thirteen Dolce & Gabanna really did it with this floral phone case. I love that I haven’t seen anyone with this piece! (Can’t believe this option is only $9)

fourteen This piece isn’t featured above, but I had to share it. I have this same brooch and treasure it so much. It is the ultimate pearl piece.

If you like having these options and enjoyed this Gift Guide, please let me know in a comment!

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November 12, 2019

Lifestyle

When I asked what types of Gift Guides you were hoping to see from me, one of the most highly requested ones was a Gift Guide for Your Pup! Diesel is obviously the center of our world and we love treating him with new toys, beds, treats, and other fun things on Christmas!

I was so excited to see that a Gift Guide for Your Pup was so requested because it truly excites me! For this guide, I compiled so of the cutest finds with some of our trusted favorites! This is at the top of my shopping list for him. I am so fascinated with it!

Gift Guide for Your Pup

Diesel’s Favorites

When the weather gets cold, in Virginia, I love strapping Diesel into his Orvis Coat! He looks so dapper and it keeps his little short haired booty warm! I couldn’t recommend this leash more. Diesel loves to run and whenever I walk him, in the yard, I always let him run back to the garage dragging his leash. He has had this one for over a year and it’s in perfect condition! In the past, he would always go through so many leashes because he loves to bite them. He would prefer to walk himself! He is a big fan of the ZippyPaws toys too!

Lastly, I wanted to briefly point out this bed. He actually has TWO of these beds. One in our master bedroom and one out in the keeping room. He loves them so much and I feel good about the quality of this bed. Sometimes, cheap dog beds aren’t supportive enough. Especially now that our little baby is getting a little older, I want to make sure his bones and joints are supported when he lays on his beds. Our family has owned several of these and I would highly recommend them to you!

Click on the images below to shop these items!

I hope you enjoyed this Gift Guide for Your Pup! What is your pups name?! Let me know in a comment!

Image by Tiffany Sigmon

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November 8, 2019

Lifestyle

It doesn’t seem possible that I’m already writing my first trimester recap. For one, I honestly thought I would never live to see the day that the first trimester was over (more on that later) and also because the time is going by so quickly in some ways.

Being a mother has always been a dream of mine for many reasons. Obviously, little girls are given baby dolls and usually want to mother from a young age. Then, you meet the man of your dreams and couldn’t imagine anything better than creating a special little human that is made from both of you! I always dreamt of the day that Jay and I would be able to have children but for some reasons always doubted my ability to carry a child. There are so many fears associated with pregnancy, especially during the first trimester.

Thankfully, we have made it to the second trimester and I’m already feeling much more human than I ever imagined possible. All of those old wives tales didn’t work out for me as well as I thought they would! This little boy has given me acne and the most difficult to deal with nausea I have ever experienced! Everyone thought he was a little girl because I have felt really bad. Don’t get me wrong, I can’t complain because some ladies get it SO bad. But, for me, I guess I just never knew you could feel the way morning sickness has made me feel!

I just wanted to share a really honest recap of my first trimester, because some days I felt really bad not just physically but mentally. Feeling sick, day after day, can in my opinion really do a number on your mental and emotional health. Despite carrying this little miracle of ours, I got really down and behind on all my duties in life. If you have a preference of how you would like these trimester recaps laid out or if I left out something you are curious about, just let me know!

First Trimester Recap

How did you find out you were pregnant?

Jay and I always knew we wanted a family and after a crazy ride at the beginning of this year, we decided that the second part of the year we would relax a bit and not put too much pressure on starting a family. We weren’t timing anything, instead we just made the choice to accept what would happen and I found out I was pregnant on August 5, 2019!

I was experiencing really sore breasts and I knew there could be a possibility that I was pregnant. I took a few test all of which were negative, which was obvious that I had taken them too early. After still experiencing this pain and having a crazy dream about that area, I decided to go purchase another test. I had just gotten home from grocery shopping and had to pee, so naturally I took the test. I wasn’t thinking it would be positive because I had take several negative ones and I hadn’t even put away my groceries yet! Immediately two dark lines appeared and I was just shaking. I was expecting it to be negative so it was a real shock!!

How did you tell Jay?

Jay got home a few minutes after I took the test. I always dreamed of having a cute outfit or something but I can’t believe he couldn’t see it on my face. I snuck the test into the top drawer of this nightstand. When he came in the bedroom I was making the bed. I know Jay is such a creature of habit, so I put the TV remote on his side of the bed, because I knew he would offer to help and would want to put the remote in his nightstand. I asked him if he could move the remote and sure enough he opened his drawer and was like “OMG! You’re Pregnant?!” He is so sweet. He just came straight to me and kissed me!

How are you feeling?

This part is going to be TMI, but honestly, I feel like everything is TMI during pregnancy! Truthfully, I have not felt great. For me, the nausea set in at about 5.5 to 6 weeks and continued to get worse. I felt like weeks 9 through 12 were the worse for me. I didn’t experience any vomiting until about 8 weeks and it started with just heaving. It slowly progressed into a little more but thankfully being physically sick only happened to me during the morning hours. I am now 17 weeks a experienced vomiting in week 16!

I spent a lot of time feeling tired and quite emotionally drained. I know, I know, this is one of the happiest times of my life but growing a life is not easy and can have various challenges! My first sign that I could be pregnant was sore breasts, like really sore! I also spent an entire day in bed so tired and just not able to get up. As the weeks passed, I was able to sneak in a few naps here and there. But, honestly, I’m not the best napper!

Any Cravings or Aversions?

Nothing really other than carbs and anything that didn’t have a lot of flavor. I did (and still do) eat a lot of Mexican food! I also wen through a phase of drinking a lot of milk and eating McGriddles! LOL. Basically, my diet hasn’t been very healthy!

As far as aversions, in the beginning basically any kind of food was a turn off! I struggle quite a bit. Pizza was a no go or really any red sauce for a few weeks. Thankfully, that went away. I’m not really wanting vegetables, which isn’t a good thing. Mostly, I just don’t want a big piece of meat which is making the food pretty unhealthy!

Best Part of the First Trimester

Hearing the baby’s heartbeat and having our first ultrasound at 8 weeks! It was so incredible to see the baby that had grown in just 8 weeks. I think I was still in such shock that I had a human growing in me, that the emotions didn’t happen until 12 weeks when he heard the heartbeat again. It was such a relief to have made it to 12 weeks and still have a heartbeat. I definitely teared up at that visit!

Worst Part of the First Trimester

NAUSEA. Honestly, this hit me like a train. I had no idea I would feel so sick, as you know by now! Also, I’m going to be honest with you here. I was extremely afraid that we would lose the baby.

Which Books Are You Reading?

I bought several books in the beginning because I thought I would be just dying to read them. But, I haven’t really been driven to read too many. My favorite book so far, which I kind of expected, is Bringing Up Bébé. There are a lot of parenting techniques that Jay and I really agree with in this book. I’m about half way finished and so far I have really enjoyed this book. I also bought this book from the Mayo Clinic which has been helpful. However, most everything in here you can easily read online.

Do You Have a Name Already?

The short answer is no, not yet. However, we do have a few narrowed down and one that we kind of already call him. So, maybe we have decided, it’s just not official? I’m not 100% sure! (haha)

One Thing You Love About Pregnancy So Far and One Think You Dislike?

So far, I love how my mood and outlook has improved. I mean, don’t get me wrong, some days are pretty rough. But, I have been surprised at how confident and positive I feel toward myself. It’s like I have a new love and appreciation for myself and my body. I definitely didn’t expect to feel this way at all, but I have never felt more like myself.

On the contrary, feeling so sick has also made me miserable. I had no clue that I would feel so terrible and that, that would get me so down. I just want to not feel sick when I wake up or piratically throughout the day.

This post has become much longer than I had expected it to be, so I hope you were able to make it this far! We are so excited to meet Baby P in the Spring and are so grateful for the love we have received!

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November 27, 2019

Lifestyle

Cyber Sales to Shop is a blog post that I often struggle with. To be honest, there are so many sales and deals that I’m sure to miss something and in today’s society, there are already a million bloggers cramming sales down your throat by now. My goal isn’t to do that, but instead, I’m going to have this post that I will update over the next few days with some of my favorite sales and deals!

Cyber Sales to Shop!

If you aren’t already, be sure to follow me on the LikeToKnow.it app, as I will be posting some of my favorite stoppable sales there too! There isn’t too much method to this madness, so I will be sure to share any codes you may need for retailers, my favorite picks and links to shop!

Don’t forget to share any of your favorite deals in a comment and we can all shop each others favorite sales! I definitely have my eye on a few baby things, including nursery furniture that is on sale!

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Serena and Lily

Serena and Lily is one of my favorite stores for furniture and home accessories. It also just so happens to be where we are planning to purchase our crib and dresser from for Baby P’s nursery. Of course there are so many other favorites, so I will include those below. Simply click on each product to shop. Don’t forget to use the code THANKFUL for 25% off everything.

The Ultimate Vacuum (Especially if you have pets!)

We bought this vacuum last year, for much more, and it has been a total game changer! It is on major sale. We paid in the $300s for this beauty!

Nordstrom

Nordstrom has several sales and deals going on, so here are a few of my favorite sales and products!

Mascara, Buy 2 get one free

You can shop this sale on SaturdayNovember 30. only. Nordstrom will remove the lowest priced mascara from your cart, so there is no code necessary! Here are my personal favorites: one, two, and three.

Home

The perfect roasting pan.

Juliska dessert plates for less than $12.

Dash and Albert Rugs (similar to our kitchen runner from them) one, two, three and a rug pad.

Women’s

Slouchy tunic under $100.

My favorite Barefoot Dreams cardigan.

Classic Frye riding boots (I have two pairs) for 40% off! (See mine here in a very old post!)

Mockneck Sweater, newer version of this one seen here on my blog, for only $59!

Gal Meets Glam teddy coat for 40% off!

Tory Burch bag that is all the rage as a Kelly dupe!

Men’s

North Face Hoodie for less than $40

Barbour Jacket less than $135. Jay loves his!

Vince hoodies for only $87!!! 40% off! Jay loves his and I might just have to buy him a few more colors!

The V-Neck tee I shared in my gift guide for him for only $30!

Baby

Comotomo Bottle Set under $20

North Face reversible puffer coat for only $53.

Baby Converse Crib shoes

Little Girls Burberry coat (I can’t wait to get Baby P one for next year!)

Madewell

Madewell 30% off your purchase with code “STARTEARLY”

J.Crew

J.Crew 40% off your purchase online and in-store with code “WHYWAIT” (special deals for rewards members)

J.Crew Factory 50% off select styles in-store and online and Extra 50% off clearance with code “EXTRAGOOD”

Net-a-Porter

Net-a-Porter Up to 50% off designer collections and styles

Maisonette

Maisonette has quickly become one of my favorite baby stores! They are offering 30% off select items for early access!

Orvis

Orvis Select styles up to 50% off. Orvis is my favorite place to shop for goodies for Diesel! They have the best toys and beds. I’m buying this for my car!

One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane 30% off site wide. Prices as marked, exclusions apply.

La Coqueta

La Coqueta 25% off sitewide with the code “BLACKFRIDAY”

The Beaufort Bonnet Company

The Beaufort Bonnet Company 40% off site wide with the code “PINKFRIDAY”

Alice Lane Home

Alice Lane Home 20% off sitewide. No code necessary. Our bed and nightstands are on sale. I also own this garden stool and this is our bathroom runner from them and love it!

Our Stroller

We ordered our Bugaboo Stroller and car seat this morning! You can get $150 back if you order the Bugaboo Fox and Bugaboo Turtle by Nuna or the Bugaboo Fox and Bugaboo Ant through select retailers. See all of the details here! Here are the three items we ordered this morning for Baby P!

McGee and Co

McGee and Co is one of my favorite home stores to shop. Use the code “SNOWWHATFUN” for 20% OFF sitewide

Moda Operandi

Moda Operandi Up to 50% off sale

Loft

Loft 40% off your purchase with code “BESTWEEK”

Tory Burch

Tory Burch 30% off $250+ with the code “THANKS”

Be sure to check this post frequently as I will be updating it this weekend!

Photography by Tiffany Sigmon

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November 22, 2019

Fashion

If you’re like me, you always want to spoil your man during this holidays! Jay is the best husband anyone could ask for, so I love shopping for him each year. Another highly requested gift guide, was a Gift Guide for Him! For that special man in your life and these gifts are even great for Dads and Brothers too! Here is a Gift Guide for Him, that I put together with Jay’s help.

This guide showcases all of Jay’s favorites ranging from an any price Starbucks gift card (his favorite) to that expensive Tom Ford suit that he wears any chance he gets!

one A watch always makes such a great gift. I bought Jay a Burberry watch years ago for Christmas and he loves his Rolex. This one from Salvatore Ferragamo, one of Mr. P’s favorite brands, is a timeless and practical option.

two Speaking of SF these loafers are a great addition to your mans wardrobe. Jay loves his dress shoes, drivers and loafers, any of which make a great gift for your hubby or dad!

three The unrivaled suit. This one is the most expensive gift on this list, but is by far one of Jay’s most worn pieces in his closet.

four This portable charger is a lifesaver. My sister and brother-in-law gave Jay this last year for Christmas and we both love it! I steal it all the time. It is great if your man has to travel frequently and spends time on the road or in airports!

five Coffee. Need I say more? Jay loves Nespresso and lattes in general. This budget friend machine would make a great gift for your man if he is a coffee lover too! He can keep it at home or at the office!

six This is hands down my favorite scent for men and Jay loves it too, which is important! He receives compliments all the time on how wonderful he smells. It’s manly but fresh too. The perfect gift to spoil him with!

seven Who doesn’t love a Starbucks gift card?

eight A nice casual, nautical belt that looks great with jeans or khaki shorts. Only $40!

nine Jay’s sister and her husband bought Jay a similar speaker to this years ago and we still use it to this day. It’s lightweight, easily portable and the sound is fantastic. It will make the perfect gift for anyone really!

ten These jeans were the hold up on this blogpost. I know Jay loves his AG jeans, but the other day he made a comment about how soft this pair was and how much he loves them. I couldn’t remember the brand, but here they are!

eleven I have been obsessed with these mugs since last Christmas! I think they make the perfect gift for any coffee lover or a tech lover too!

twelve Jay loves to grill and I know a lot of your hubby’s do too! Upgrading his grilling system is a great gift idea. They have a ton of unique options here.

thirteen My parents gave this cooler bag to Jay a few years ago and he has loved it! Yeti is such a great brand, but honestly, their coolers are so heavy sometimes they are unpractical. This luxury bag keeps ice cold and is perfect for boat days, cookouts and more!

fourteen Lastly, Jay has several Lacoste and Burberry v-neck t-shirts. He looks so handsome in this t-shirt, this hoodie (one of his faves, he has two of them) and these jeans. It’s a great casual outfit that always looks pulled together and clean.

**fifteen Not shown, as I forgot to include this in the image above, would be this necklace that I bought Jay for his Birthday last year. A beautiful chain, such as this one or an alternative ($195) at a lower price point, makes a great gift. Jay looks so handsome in his!

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November 15, 2019

Fashion

A Gift Guide for Small Luxury gifts was highly requested when I mentioned gift guides this year! I have to say, y’all really know the way to my heart. This was so much fun for me to put together. Many of these items are on my own wish list!

For almost each one of these small luxury gifts, I found a more budget friendly dupe or alternative! I hope that these gifts give you inspiration for yourself and others!

Also, I shared an extra piece that I own personally, #14, because I just adore it so much. I found one preloved and it’s perfect. If you never got your hands on it in stores, I can’t tell you how much I love mine!

Simply click on each image below to shop. Each piece is also link with it’s associated number below the picture. That’s where you can find the budget friendly dupes!

Small Luxury Gifts

one These gold diamond studded hoop earrings are to die for! This option is less than $60.

two The most classic luxury hat. ($59 option)

three I fell in love with these scarves last year in New York. I love how detailed they are! ($80 option)

four This faux fur scarf is only $75 and is the perfect gift for any gal!

five These gloves give me major Hermès vibes for much less than an Hermès price.

six I have been obsessed with Sydney Evan bracelets since our trip to Palm Beach a few years ago.

seven Who wouldn’t adore this Chanel wallet? Vintage is very in! (under $130 option)

eight These logo earrings are just enough while still remaining classic. (dupes $98, $48 and here is an exact dupe in brooch format)

nine I treated myself to this ring in the Spring. I get so many questions about it! It pairs perfectly with this one from Cartier. ($39 dupe)

ten The most perfect sunglasses. Overstated but still classy! Sunglasses are one of the best small luxury gifts. ($11 dupes)

eleven I love how unique this hair comb is! It is definitely on my wish list!

twelve These flowers are THE BEST GIFT! Mine have lasted me well over a year and are still just as beautiful as the day I got them. Also, no need to water them!

thirteen Dolce & Gabanna really did it with this floral phone case. I love that I haven’t seen anyone with this piece! (Can’t believe this option is only $9)

fourteen This piece isn’t featured above, but I had to share it. I have this same brooch and treasure it so much. It is the ultimate pearl piece.

If you like having these options and enjoyed this Gift Guide, please let me know in a comment!

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November 12, 2019

Lifestyle

When I asked what types of Gift Guides you were hoping to see from me, one of the most highly requested ones was a Gift Guide for Your Pup! Diesel is obviously the center of our world and we love treating him with new toys, beds, treats, and other fun things on Christmas!

I was so excited to see that a Gift Guide for Your Pup was so requested because it truly excites me! For this guide, I compiled so of the cutest finds with some of our trusted favorites! This is at the top of my shopping list for him. I am so fascinated with it!

Gift Guide for Your Pup

Diesel’s Favorites

When the weather gets cold, in Virginia, I love strapping Diesel into his Orvis Coat! He looks so dapper and it keeps his little short haired booty warm! I couldn’t recommend this leash more. Diesel loves to run and whenever I walk him, in the yard, I always let him run back to the garage dragging his leash. He has had this one for over a year and it’s in perfect condition! In the past, he would always go through so many leashes because he loves to bite them. He would prefer to walk himself! He is a big fan of the ZippyPaws toys too!

Lastly, I wanted to briefly point out this bed. He actually has TWO of these beds. One in our master bedroom and one out in the keeping room. He loves them so much and I feel good about the quality of this bed. Sometimes, cheap dog beds aren’t supportive enough. Especially now that our little baby is getting a little older, I want to make sure his bones and joints are supported when he lays on his beds. Our family has owned several of these and I would highly recommend them to you!

Click on the images below to shop these items!

I hope you enjoyed this Gift Guide for Your Pup! What is your pups name?! Let me know in a comment!

Image by Tiffany Sigmon

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November 8, 2019

Lifestyle

It doesn’t seem possible that I’m already writing my first trimester recap. For one, I honestly thought I would never live to see the day that the first trimester was over (more on that later) and also because the time is going by so quickly in some ways.

Being a mother has always been a dream of mine for many reasons. Obviously, little girls are given baby dolls and usually want to mother from a young age. Then, you meet the man of your dreams and couldn’t imagine anything better than creating a special little human that is made from both of you! I always dreamt of the day that Jay and I would be able to have children but for some reasons always doubted my ability to carry a child. There are so many fears associated with pregnancy, especially during the first trimester.

Thankfully, we have made it to the second trimester and I’m already feeling much more human than I ever imagined possible. All of those old wives tales didn’t work out for me as well as I thought they would! This little boy has given me acne and the most difficult to deal with nausea I have ever experienced! Everyone thought he was a little girl because I have felt really bad. Don’t get me wrong, I can’t complain because some ladies get it SO bad. But, for me, I guess I just never knew you could feel the way morning sickness has made me feel!

I just wanted to share a really honest recap of my first trimester, because some days I felt really bad not just physically but mentally. Feeling sick, day after day, can in my opinion really do a number on your mental and emotional health. Despite carrying this little miracle of ours, I got really down and behind on all my duties in life. If you have a preference of how you would like these trimester recaps laid out or if I left out something you are curious about, just let me know!

First Trimester Recap

How did you find out you were pregnant?

Jay and I always knew we wanted a family and after a crazy ride at the beginning of this year, we decided that the second part of the year we would relax a bit and not put too much pressure on starting a family. We weren’t timing anything, instead we just made the choice to accept what would happen and I found out I was pregnant on August 5, 2019!

I was experiencing really sore breasts and I knew there could be a possibility that I was pregnant. I took a few test all of which were negative, which was obvious that I had taken them too early. After still experiencing this pain and having a crazy dream about that area, I decided to go purchase another test. I had just gotten home from grocery shopping and had to pee, so naturally I took the test. I wasn’t thinking it would be positive because I had take several negative ones and I hadn’t even put away my groceries yet! Immediately two dark lines appeared and I was just shaking. I was expecting it to be negative so it was a real shock!!

How did you tell Jay?

Jay got home a few minutes after I took the test. I always dreamed of having a cute outfit or something but I can’t believe he couldn’t see it on my face. I snuck the test into the top drawer of this nightstand. When he came in the bedroom I was making the bed. I know Jay is such a creature of habit, so I put the TV remote on his side of the bed, because I knew he would offer to help and would want to put the remote in his nightstand. I asked him if he could move the remote and sure enough he opened his drawer and was like “OMG! You’re Pregnant?!” He is so sweet. He just came straight to me and kissed me!

How are you feeling?

This part is going to be TMI, but honestly, I feel like everything is TMI during pregnancy! Truthfully, I have not felt great. For me, the nausea set in at about 5.5 to 6 weeks and continued to get worse. I felt like weeks 9 through 12 were the worse for me. I didn’t experience any vomiting until about 8 weeks and it started with just heaving. It slowly progressed into a little more but thankfully being physically sick only happened to me during the morning hours. I am now 17 weeks a experienced vomiting in week 16!

I spent a lot of time feeling tired and quite emotionally drained. I know, I know, this is one of the happiest times of my life but growing a life is not easy and can have various challenges! My first sign that I could be pregnant was sore breasts, like really sore! I also spent an entire day in bed so tired and just not able to get up. As the weeks passed, I was able to sneak in a few naps here and there. But, honestly, I’m not the best napper!

Any Cravings or Aversions?

Nothing really other than carbs and anything that didn’t have a lot of flavor. I did (and still do) eat a lot of Mexican food! I also wen through a phase of drinking a lot of milk and eating McGriddles! LOL. Basically, my diet hasn’t been very healthy!

As far as aversions, in the beginning basically any kind of food was a turn off! I struggle quite a bit. Pizza was a no go or really any red sauce for a few weeks. Thankfully, that went away. I’m not really wanting vegetables, which isn’t a good thing. Mostly, I just don’t want a big piece of meat which is making the food pretty unhealthy!

Best Part of the First Trimester

Hearing the baby’s heartbeat and having our first ultrasound at 8 weeks! It was so incredible to see the baby that had grown in just 8 weeks. I think I was still in such shock that I had a human growing in me, that the emotions didn’t happen until 12 weeks when he heard the heartbeat again. It was such a relief to have made it to 12 weeks and still have a heartbeat. I definitely teared up at that visit!

Worst Part of the First Trimester

NAUSEA. Honestly, this hit me like a train. I had no idea I would feel so sick, as you know by now! Also, I’m going to be honest with you here. I was extremely afraid that we would lose the baby.

Which Books Are You Reading?

I bought several books in the beginning because I thought I would be just dying to read them. But, I haven’t really been driven to read too many. My favorite book so far, which I kind of expected, is Bringing Up Bébé. There are a lot of parenting techniques that Jay and I really agree with in this book. I’m about half way finished and so far I have really enjoyed this book. I also bought this book from the Mayo Clinic which has been helpful. However, most everything in here you can easily read online.

Do You Have a Name Already?

The short answer is no, not yet. However, we do have a few narrowed down and one that we kind of already call him. So, maybe we have decided, it’s just not official? I’m not 100% sure! (haha)

One Thing You Love About Pregnancy So Far and One Think You Dislike?

So far, I love how my mood and outlook has improved. I mean, don’t get me wrong, some days are pretty rough. But, I have been surprised at how confident and positive I feel toward myself. It’s like I have a new love and appreciation for myself and my body. I definitely didn’t expect to feel this way at all, but I have never felt more like myself.

On the contrary, feeling so sick has also made me miserable. I had no clue that I would feel so terrible and that, that would get me so down. I just want to not feel sick when I wake up or piratically throughout the day.

This post has become much longer than I had expected it to be, so I hope you were able to make it this far! We are so excited to meet Baby P in the Spring and are so grateful for the love we have received!

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October 30, 2019

Fashion

First off, I just want to say “Thank you so much!” for all of the love we received on the announcement of Baby P! We are so excited and can’t wait to share this journey with you. I have had several requests for a Fall Fashion video and that should be coming very soon. However, in the mean time, I wanted to share with you a few Fall Wish List items, that I love and thought you would enjoy too!

Instead of doing a traditional mood board style post, I thought it would be fun to switch it up and share what specific items are on my Fall Wish List and a few general examples of what I am choosing from. Hopefully, that makes sense?!

Sweater (old J.Crew similar here), Vest (old Burberry similar here), Bag, Boots

Long Camel Colored Coat or Cardigan

After purchasing this jacket last year, I have gotten so much wear out of it. I have decided that it I would love a longer camel colored, especially during this pregnancy. This one would is my absolute dream, but I don’t see myself paying that much this year. Maybe one day though! These are a few of my favorites with these two being at the top of my list!

Holiday Party Dress

Each year, I like to invest in a nice Holiday party dress or outfit. This Fall, I have a few black dresses on my wish list! Sometimes, I wish we had more holiday events to attend and had the opportunity to dress up. Do you have any Holiday Events this year that require you to dress up? I would love to know!

Good Jeans

These are looking like maternity jeans for me, this year! I desperately need to invest in a few pairs. I have my eye on these. However, a great pair of dark washed denim is essential for me each Fall and Winter!

Comfortable Sweaters and Turtlenecks

I am a HUGE fan of comfortable sweaters and turtlenecks in the Fall. I think a good classic turtleneck, in a couple of different colors (black or tan), is a staple in a classic closet! There are so many beautiful sweater options out there. Some of my go to’s are Madewell, J.Crew, Theory and Vince!

Cognac Bag and Shoes

Obviously the Cognac and Camel shades dictate my entire Fall and Winter wardrobe. I just can’t get enough of these classic colors. They pair perfectly with black and denim, which are staples as well. They are versatile and comfortable, yet classy and elegant. This Tory Burch bag is a great dupe for the highly coveted Hermes Kelly bag! What do you think? And shoes? Well a girl can never have too many of those!

Cape

My mom has the most beautiful Burberry cape that she looks so fabulous in! I have been wanting to add a nice cape to my closet for a while and haven’t quite found the one. I love that they work so great for Fall weather, especially in Virginia where it can be chilly but not full on cold.

Makeup

The holiday catalogues have already been doing their work on me. The whole one for you, two for me strategy is in full effect! I have been loving these eyesticks, hence this tutorial, and when I saw these two (1,2) sets I know that I need one!! I have also been considering this hairstyling tool and this facial tool, for post baby!

I hope you enjoyed taking a peek into What’s On My Fall Wishlist! I would love to know what is on your Fall Wishlist! Let me know in a comment.

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November 22, 2019

Fashion

If you’re like me, you always want to spoil your man during this holidays! Jay is the best husband anyone could ask for, so I love shopping for him each year. Another highly requested gift guide, was a Gift Guide for Him! For that special man in your life and these gifts are even great for Dads and Brothers too! Here is a Gift Guide for Him, that I put together with Jay’s help.

This guide showcases all of Jay’s favorites ranging from an any price Starbucks gift card (his favorite) to that expensive Tom Ford suit that he wears any chance he gets!

one A watch always makes such a great gift. I bought Jay a Burberry watch years ago for Christmas and he loves his Rolex. This one from Salvatore Ferragamo, one of Mr. P’s favorite brands, is a timeless and practical option.

two Speaking of SF these loafers are a great addition to your mans wardrobe. Jay loves his dress shoes, drivers and loafers, any of which make a great gift for your hubby or dad!

three The unrivaled suit. This one is the most expensive gift on this list, but is by far one of Jay’s most worn pieces in his closet.

four This portable charger is a lifesaver. My sister and brother-in-law gave Jay this last year for Christmas and we both love it! I steal it all the time. It is great if your man has to travel frequently and spends time on the road or in airports!

five Coffee. Need I say more? Jay loves Nespresso and lattes in general. This budget friend machine would make a great gift for your man if he is a coffee lover too! He can keep it at home or at the office!

six This is hands down my favorite scent for men and Jay loves it too, which is important! He receives compliments all the time on how wonderful he smells. It’s manly but fresh too. The perfect gift to spoil him with!

seven Who doesn’t love a Starbucks gift card?

eight A nice casual, nautical belt that looks great with jeans or khaki shorts. Only $40!

nine Jay’s sister and her husband bought Jay a similar speaker to this years ago and we still use it to this day. It’s lightweight, easily portable and the sound is fantastic. It will make the perfect gift for anyone really!

ten These jeans were the hold up on this blogpost. I know Jay loves his AG jeans, but the other day he made a comment about how soft this pair was and how much he loves them. I couldn’t remember the brand, but here they are!

eleven I have been obsessed with these mugs since last Christmas! I think they make the perfect gift for any coffee lover or a tech lover too!

twelve Jay loves to grill and I know a lot of your hubby’s do too! Upgrading his grilling system is a great gift idea. They have a ton of unique options here.

thirteen My parents gave this cooler bag to Jay a few years ago and he has loved it! Yeti is such a great brand, but honestly, their coolers are so heavy sometimes they are unpractical. This luxury bag keeps ice cold and is perfect for boat days, cookouts and more!

fourteen Lastly, Jay has several Lacoste and Burberry v-neck t-shirts. He looks so handsome in this t-shirt, this hoodie (one of his faves, he has two of them) and these jeans. It’s a great casual outfit that always looks pulled together and clean.

**fifteen Not shown, as I forgot to include this in the image above, would be this necklace that I bought Jay for his Birthday last year. A beautiful chain, such as this one or an alternative ($195) at a lower price point, makes a great gift. Jay looks so handsome in his!

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November 15, 2019

Fashion

A Gift Guide for Small Luxury gifts was highly requested when I mentioned gift guides this year! I have to say, y’all really know the way to my heart. This was so much fun for me to put together. Many of these items are on my own wish list!

For almost each one of these small luxury gifts, I found a more budget friendly dupe or alternative! I hope that these gifts give you inspiration for yourself and others!

Also, I shared an extra piece that I own personally, #14, because I just adore it so much. I found one preloved and it’s perfect. If you never got your hands on it in stores, I can’t tell you how much I love mine!

Simply click on each image below to shop. Each piece is also link with it’s associated number below the picture. That’s where you can find the budget friendly dupes!

Small Luxury Gifts

one These gold diamond studded hoop earrings are to die for! This option is less than $60.

two The most classic luxury hat. ($59 option)

three I fell in love with these scarves last year in New York. I love how detailed they are! ($80 option)

four This faux fur scarf is only $75 and is the perfect gift for any gal!

five These gloves give me major Hermès vibes for much less than an Hermès price.

six I have been obsessed with Sydney Evan bracelets since our trip to Palm Beach a few years ago.

seven Who wouldn’t adore this Chanel wallet? Vintage is very in! (under $130 option)

eight These logo earrings are just enough while still remaining classic. (dupes $98, $48 and here is an exact dupe in brooch format)

nine I treated myself to this ring in the Spring. I get so many questions about it! It pairs perfectly with this one from Cartier. ($39 dupe)

ten The most perfect sunglasses. Overstated but still classy! Sunglasses are one of the best small luxury gifts. ($11 dupes)

eleven I love how unique this hair comb is! It is definitely on my wish list!

twelve These flowers are THE BEST GIFT! Mine have lasted me well over a year and are still just as beautiful as the day I got them. Also, no need to water them!

thirteen Dolce & Gabanna really did it with this floral phone case. I love that I haven’t seen anyone with this piece! (Can’t believe this option is only $9)

fourteen This piece isn’t featured above, but I had to share it. I have this same brooch and treasure it so much. It is the ultimate pearl piece.

If you like having these options and enjoyed this Gift Guide, please let me know in a comment!

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November 12, 2019

Lifestyle

When I asked what types of Gift Guides you were hoping to see from me, one of the most highly requested ones was a Gift Guide for Your Pup! Diesel is obviously the center of our world and we love treating him with new toys, beds, treats, and other fun things on Christmas!

I was so excited to see that a Gift Guide for Your Pup was so requested because it truly excites me! For this guide, I compiled so of the cutest finds with some of our trusted favorites! This is at the top of my shopping list for him. I am so fascinated with it!

Gift Guide for Your Pup

Diesel’s Favorites

When the weather gets cold, in Virginia, I love strapping Diesel into his Orvis Coat! He looks so dapper and it keeps his little short haired booty warm! I couldn’t recommend this leash more. Diesel loves to run and whenever I walk him, in the yard, I always let him run back to the garage dragging his leash. He has had this one for over a year and it’s in perfect condition! In the past, he would always go through so many leashes because he loves to bite them. He would prefer to walk himself! He is a big fan of the ZippyPaws toys too!

Lastly, I wanted to briefly point out this bed. He actually has TWO of these beds. One in our master bedroom and one out in the keeping room. He loves them so much and I feel good about the quality of this bed. Sometimes, cheap dog beds aren’t supportive enough. Especially now that our little baby is getting a little older, I want to make sure his bones and joints are supported when he lays on his beds. Our family has owned several of these and I would highly recommend them to you!

Click on the images below to shop these items!

I hope you enjoyed this Gift Guide for Your Pup! What is your pups name?! Let me know in a comment!

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November 8, 2019

Lifestyle

It doesn’t seem possible that I’m already writing my first trimester recap. For one, I honestly thought I would never live to see the day that the first trimester was over (more on that later) and also because the time is going by so quickly in some ways.

Being a mother has always been a dream of mine for many reasons. Obviously, little girls are given baby dolls and usually want to mother from a young age. Then, you meet the man of your dreams and couldn’t imagine anything better than creating a special little human that is made from both of you! I always dreamt of the day that Jay and I would be able to have children but for some reasons always doubted my ability to carry a child. There are so many fears associated with pregnancy, especially during the first trimester.

Thankfully, we have made it to the second trimester and I’m already feeling much more human than I ever imagined possible. All of those old wives tales didn’t work out for me as well as I thought they would! This little boy has given me acne and the most difficult to deal with nausea I have ever experienced! Everyone thought he was a little girl because I have felt really bad. Don’t get me wrong, I can’t complain because some ladies get it SO bad. But, for me, I guess I just never knew you could feel the way morning sickness has made me feel!

I just wanted to share a really honest recap of my first trimester, because some days I felt really bad not just physically but mentally. Feeling sick, day after day, can in my opinion really do a number on your mental and emotional health. Despite carrying this little miracle of ours, I got really down and behind on all my duties in life. If you have a preference of how you would like these trimester recaps laid out or if I left out something you are curious about, just let me know!

First Trimester Recap

How did you find out you were pregnant?

Jay and I always knew we wanted a family and after a crazy ride at the beginning of this year, we decided that the second part of the year we would relax a bit and not put too much pressure on starting a family. We weren’t timing anything, instead we just made the choice to accept what would happen and I found out I was pregnant on August 5, 2019!

I was experiencing really sore breasts and I knew there could be a possibility that I was pregnant. I took a few test all of which were negative, which was obvious that I had taken them too early. After still experiencing this pain and having a crazy dream about that area, I decided to go purchase another test. I had just gotten home from grocery shopping and had to pee, so naturally I took the test. I wasn’t thinking it would be positive because I had take several negative ones and I hadn’t even put away my groceries yet! Immediately two dark lines appeared and I was just shaking. I was expecting it to be negative so it was a real shock!!

How did you tell Jay?

Jay got home a few minutes after I took the test. I always dreamed of having a cute outfit or something but I can’t believe he couldn’t see it on my face. I snuck the test into the top drawer of this nightstand. When he came in the bedroom I was making the bed. I know Jay is such a creature of habit, so I put the TV remote on his side of the bed, because I knew he would offer to help and would want to put the remote in his nightstand. I asked him if he could move the remote and sure enough he opened his drawer and was like “OMG! You’re Pregnant?!” He is so sweet. He just came straight to me and kissed me!

How are you feeling?

This part is going to be TMI, but honestly, I feel like everything is TMI during pregnancy! Truthfully, I have not felt great. For me, the nausea set in at about 5.5 to 6 weeks and continued to get worse. I felt like weeks 9 through 12 were the worse for me. I didn’t experience any vomiting until about 8 weeks and it started with just heaving. It slowly progressed into a little more but thankfully being physically sick only happened to me during the morning hours. I am now 17 weeks a experienced vomiting in week 16!

I spent a lot of time feeling tired and quite emotionally drained. I know, I know, this is one of the happiest times of my life but growing a life is not easy and can have various challenges! My first sign that I could be pregnant was sore breasts, like really sore! I also spent an entire day in bed so tired and just not able to get up. As the weeks passed, I was able to sneak in a few naps here and there. But, honestly, I’m not the best napper!

Any Cravings or Aversions?

Nothing really other than carbs and anything that didn’t have a lot of flavor. I did (and still do) eat a lot of Mexican food! I also wen through a phase of drinking a lot of milk and eating McGriddles! LOL. Basically, my diet hasn’t been very healthy!

As far as aversions, in the beginning basically any kind of food was a turn off! I struggle quite a bit. Pizza was a no go or really any red sauce for a few weeks. Thankfully, that went away. I’m not really wanting vegetables, which isn’t a good thing. Mostly, I just don’t want a big piece of meat which is making the food pretty unhealthy!

Best Part of the First Trimester

Hearing the baby’s heartbeat and having our first ultrasound at 8 weeks! It was so incredible to see the baby that had grown in just 8 weeks. I think I was still in such shock that I had a human growing in me, that the emotions didn’t happen until 12 weeks when he heard the heartbeat again. It was such a relief to have made it to 12 weeks and still have a heartbeat. I definitely teared up at that visit!

Worst Part of the First Trimester

NAUSEA. Honestly, this hit me like a train. I had no idea I would feel so sick, as you know by now! Also, I’m going to be honest with you here. I was extremely afraid that we would lose the baby.

Which Books Are You Reading?

I bought several books in the beginning because I thought I would be just dying to read them. But, I haven’t really been driven to read too many. My favorite book so far, which I kind of expected, is Bringing Up Bébé. There are a lot of parenting techniques that Jay and I really agree with in this book. I’m about half way finished and so far I have really enjoyed this book. I also bought this book from the Mayo Clinic which has been helpful. However, most everything in here you can easily read online.

Do You Have a Name Already?

The short answer is no, not yet. However, we do have a few narrowed down and one that we kind of already call him. So, maybe we have decided, it’s just not official? I’m not 100% sure! (haha)

One Thing You Love About Pregnancy So Far and One Think You Dislike?

So far, I love how my mood and outlook has improved. I mean, don’t get me wrong, some days are pretty rough. But, I have been surprised at how confident and positive I feel toward myself. It’s like I have a new love and appreciation for myself and my body. I definitely didn’t expect to feel this way at all, but I have never felt more like myself.

On the contrary, feeling so sick has also made me miserable. I had no clue that I would feel so terrible and that, that would get me so down. I just want to not feel sick when I wake up or piratically throughout the day.

This post has become much longer than I had expected it to be, so I hope you were able to make it this far! We are so excited to meet Baby P in the Spring and are so grateful for the love we have received!

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October 30, 2019

Fashion

First off, I just want to say “Thank you so much!” for all of the love we received on the announcement of Baby P! We are so excited and can’t wait to share this journey with you. I have had several requests for a Fall Fashion video and that should be coming very soon. However, in the mean time, I wanted to share with you a few Fall Wish List items, that I love and thought you would enjoy too!

Instead of doing a traditional mood board style post, I thought it would be fun to switch it up and share what specific items are on my Fall Wish List and a few general examples of what I am choosing from. Hopefully, that makes sense?!

Sweater (old J.Crew similar here), Vest (old Burberry similar here), Bag, Boots

Long Camel Colored Coat or Cardigan

After purchasing this jacket last year, I have gotten so much wear out of it. I have decided that it I would love a longer camel colored, especially during this pregnancy. This one would is my absolute dream, but I don’t see myself paying that much this year. Maybe one day though! These are a few of my favorites with these two being at the top of my list!

Holiday Party Dress

Each year, I like to invest in a nice Holiday party dress or outfit. This Fall, I have a few black dresses on my wish list! Sometimes, I wish we had more holiday events to attend and had the opportunity to dress up. Do you have any Holiday Events this year that require you to dress up? I would love to know!

Good Jeans

These are looking like maternity jeans for me, this year! I desperately need to invest in a few pairs. I have my eye on these. However, a great pair of dark washed denim is essential for me each Fall and Winter!

Comfortable Sweaters and Turtlenecks

I am a HUGE fan of comfortable sweaters and turtlenecks in the Fall. I think a good classic turtleneck, in a couple of different colors (black or tan), is a staple in a classic closet! There are so many beautiful sweater options out there. Some of my go to’s are Madewell, J.Crew, Theory and Vince!

Cognac Bag and Shoes

Obviously the Cognac and Camel shades dictate my entire Fall and Winter wardrobe. I just can’t get enough of these classic colors. They pair perfectly with black and denim, which are staples as well. They are versatile and comfortable, yet classy and elegant. This Tory Burch bag is a great dupe for the highly coveted Hermes Kelly bag! What do you think? And shoes? Well a girl can never have too many of those!

Cape

My mom has the most beautiful Burberry cape that she looks so fabulous in! I have been wanting to add a nice cape to my closet for a while and haven’t quite found the one. I love that they work so great for Fall weather, especially in Virginia where it can be chilly but not full on cold.

Makeup

The holiday catalogues have already been doing their work on me. The whole one for you, two for me strategy is in full effect! I have been loving these eyesticks, hence this tutorial, and when I saw these two (1,2) sets I know that I need one!! I have also been considering this hairstyling tool and this facial tool, for post baby!

I hope you enjoyed taking a peek into What’s On My Fall Wishlist! I would love to know what is on your Fall Wishlist! Let me know in a comment.

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October 18, 2019

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For the past 3+ months, Jay and I have been tasked with keeping the biggest secret of our lives. We feel so blessed and incredibly happy to share that our little family of 3 (Morgan, Jay and Diesel) will be becoming 4 in April with our newest addition, Baby Parlett!

Our Most Special Announcement... April 2020
Our Most Special Announcement... April 2020

What a crazy year this has been for our family and looking back I have never felt more blessed. Jay and I have spent the past 11 years together and have dreamed of the day that we would be able to expand our family! Diesel is the light of our life and nothing about that will ever change. The only thing that is changing is that he officially has seniority over this little one coming in April! I can’t wait to watch them grow and play together.

If you have followed us throughout the years you been with us through so many major life moments. The college years , Jay’s career as a firefighter, and other transitions. You came with us when we got engaged and married. We built our first home together and it took some time to settle in. We have had the highest highs and some of the lowest lows. At the end of the day, with God at the center we will conquer anything hand in hand.

The beginning of 2019 had a bit of a scary start for us. You can read about that here. But, the second half of this year has been sweeter than we could have ever imagined. February left us wondering if having a family would be possible for us. We faced several frightening realities and I could not be more thankful for God’s healing and my husbands health. Jay is the center of my world and I’m so grateful God reminded me what is most important in life.

Our Most Special Announcement... April 2020
Our Most Special Announcement... April 2020

Fast forward several months, my cheeks are streaming with tears of joy as I can finally share why I haven’t been posting as frequently. Growing a human is not as easy as I thought and this pregnancy has really given me a run for my money thus far. Thankfully, I am feeling better each day and the second trimester has already been totally different than the first. I can’t wait for the “Three Amigos” to become “The Quad Squad” in April. In case you are wondering, those are our little nicknames for our family.

Our Most Special Announcement... April 2020

I already know that Jay is going to be the best Father because I am in such an awe of his love and compassion for Diesel every day. Their bond brings me to tears all the time because their love is so inspiring. I can’t wait to watch Diesel become the best Big Brother around. He loves children and really anyone who loves him back. Most importantly I am so grateful to God for trusting us to be this little ones parents. For blessing us with this baby’s life and the opportunity for us to be “The Quad Squad.”

I know there will be challenges in life and I am so grateful for these great moments. My little family is everything to me and I’m just so happy that its expanding into an even bigger collection of people I love.

Our Most Special Announcement... April 2020
Our Most Special Announcement... April 2020

Thank you so much for your continued love and support over the years, and most importantly, the past few months. Keeping this secret has not been easy but I’m grateful for the respect and privacy we have received!

Be sure to stay tuned to my YouTube channel for another announcement video in the next few days!

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Our Most Special Announcement... April 2020

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