Weekend recap in (mostly) pictures

Weekend recap in (mostly) pictures

Happy Monday! I hope that you had a fantastic Easter weekend.  Here’s a little look into our weekend here. I took a lot of pictures, so please excuse the massive photo dump. Visit from my sister and my adorable nieces… Lunch out with the whole family… A trip to Old Navy in which Michael was less than enthusiastic about trying on this hat… Easter morning… Lots of wine and delicious food (including a burger that I ate and evidently failed to photograph) And of course, some fun, smiles, and laughter- along...

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Part two: My daughter’s birth story

Part two: My daughter’s birth story

(Continued from part one…) Once we arrived at the hospital, I was wheeled into the maternity ward and immediately brought to the delivery room. I don’t remember things moving so quickly when I went into labor with Michael, but the nurses sure seemed eager to get the ball rolling (and the baby moving) this time around. After changing into one of those stylish and lovely hospital gowns, I made my way to the hospital bed- and to be honest, I was kind of regretting the fact that I scarfed down a big lunch beforehand.  It seemed like a...

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Part one: My daughter’s birth story

Part one: My daughter’s birth story

It feels like only yesterday that I was writing Michael’s birth story for the blog…but I guess that November of 2012 isn’t exactly considered ancient history.  I remember getting really emotional when I was typing it from my hospital bed.  I’m talking major sobbing and tears and leftover raging pregnancy hormones. (You can read parts one and two here and here.) Throughout this second pregnancy, I often wondered if I’d get as emotional after giving birth for the second time. This might sound horrible, but I just...

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Weekend recap (Family of four!)

Weekend recap (Family of four!)

Happy Monday! I haven’t done a weekend recap in a few weeks, but there was just no way that I could skip one today.  It was easily the most wonderful weekend that I’ve had in my entire life, and it is all because it was the very first weekend that my little family of four spent together. We were released from the hospital on Thursday (which technically doesn’t count as part of the weekend…unless you’re in college).  Even though we had some wonderful doctors and nurses, I was just dying to get out of there as...

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I’m a mommy…again!

I’m a mommy…again!

Good morning! I just wanted to check in to let you know that our beautiful baby girl Addison “Addie” Nicole Turner was born yesterday at 3:07 pm. We chose the name Addison just because we love it.  However, her middle name has a very special meaning, as it is a tribute to my beautiful cousin Danielle Nicole who unexpectedly passed away almost two years ago.  I’m looking forward to telling Addie just how special her middle name is one day. It might even help her forgive us for the fact that her initials spell out the word...

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Mommy fashion & beauty essentials

Mommy fashion & beauty essentials

(Please note: I received the Links of Necklace for free, but I have not been paid to write this post.  All opinions below reflect my own true thoughts and opinions.)   If you’re a fellow mommy, your clothes are probably also covered in unidentifiable stains most of the time, and you most likely don’t have the luxury of getting dressed to the nines every single day. I’ve said it time and time again, but I still think that it is important for us to take care of ourselves and look polished- mostly because it makes us feel...

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Things I’m loving lately

Things I’m loving lately

First order of business… I am still pregnant.  This baby girl is awfully cozy in my belly!  Like I keep on saying though, I know that she’ll come out when she is good and ready. And now onto all of the things I’ve been loving lately… I actually had a really difficult time narrowing down the list this month.  I’ve been using some great products!     1.  IT Cosmetics CC Cream with SPF 50+ You might recall that I mentioned this product in my 5-minute face routine, but I just had to bring it up again...

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Life lately…

Life lately…

  Although my doctor had a hunch that my baby girl might arrive this past weekend, she decided to hibernate in my belly for a bit longer.  I was honestly kind of happy because MT and I were able to go out for dinner on Saturday night to celebrate my birthday (which was yesterday- April Fool’s Day). I had pretty strong contractions all weekend though, and on Sunday morning, I was totally convinced that I’d have her that day.  I even made sure that we brought my hospital bag with us whenever we left the house. When I...

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Things I didn’t share Friday (3/28)

Things I didn’t share Friday (3/28)

(Image source) As of last night, I was all set to do a normal Things I Didn’t Share Friday post today to tell you stuff like how much I loved Frozen (Kristen Bell is adorable even when she’s animated), how Michael busted a move in GAP the other day to James Brown (wish I caught it on video), that I’m newly obsessed with the soft pretzels sold at the convenience store down the street, and that I am really looking forward to an early birthday dinner with MT tomorrow night. However, I wasn’t prepared (until this morning)...

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Book Review: The Body Book by Cameron Diaz

Book Review: The Body Book by Cameron Diaz

Even though she’s always appeared to be in killer shape, I never really thought of Cameron Diaz as the health-conscious type.  Maybe it’s because of her fun, care-free image or the fact that her character claimed to love eating meats on sticks in There’s Something About Mary, but whatever the case, I always assumed that she ate lots of junk food, was naturally thin, and only worked out when she had a movie role that called for her to be in shape. After seeing Cameron on a few television interviews promoting The Body Book:...

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