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Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas: For the whole family!

I think one of the most exciting parts about Christmas morning as a child was getting to see our bulging stockings and finding all tiny trinkets wrapped inside of them. It was almost as good as all the big Santa presents mainly because the amount of things you can fit inside a stocking can be quite a lot! So in honor of one of my favorite traditions here are some great stocking stuffer ideas for everyone in the family!







Tell me - is there something you always put in your stockings each year?
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Cyber Monday (Kids Version)

I am not big on Black Friday and for good reason - Cyber Monday. Why on earth wait in long lines when you can shop from the comfort of your own home in pajamas? I've rounded up some items that are worth snagging tomorrow in case Santa needs some assistance in the gifting department for the little ones.


We got the kitty ones for P when they were 40% off but now they are an even better deal! I am loving all the different animal faces too! I always opt for ship to store because I find Hanna shipping can be higher than most stores. These PJ's hold up really well and also hold their resell value.



When it comes to clothing I am often reaching for more neutral items and with the thought that this baby has a 50% chance of being a boy I find myself looking at the boy clothes with a harsher eye. These would def make it into my shopping cart if we knew the gender!


These are great versatile tops especially for preschool. Cute but functional always wins in my book.
Umm can I get this in my size? So freaking cute!

Velvet is having its moment and I definitely swooped these up for little P! I immediately pictured them with these leggings and this sweatshirt!
This is one of our big gifts from Santa and I wish I saw they were carrying it at Costco! I paid $70 for just the doll! Oye!


Tell me - did you snag anything good?!
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Life Lately

It seems like every time I come on here as of late I have an excuse to why I haven't been on here. And while it's true I can rattle off a million excuses. Half of the truth is that I just don't have much going on these days. While of course I am growing a baby (20 weeks along!) the documenting process for this child is nowhere near what it was with P. #secondchild Rest assured that once he/she arrives that will end and I will get all snap happy again.

Other than that (major) thing my life is pretty status quo right now and honestly sometimes I don't quite know how to feel about that. I am not making any big changes or stepping too far out of my comfort zone. I find at times that it can be really hard to be content with what is - and not focus on what isn't. But I am doing my best.

I am optimistically hopeful that 2018 brings about new and exciting things for me and my family. New adventures, new challenges, and of course a beautiful new baby that I cannot wait to meet.


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Loving Lately: Maternity Style

Next week marks halfway through this pregnancy and while I have barely talked about it here or even photographed it (so unlike my first pregnancy with P!) there have been some things this go around that I have loved that I didn't necessarily have three years ago. Very luckily, pregnancy for the most part is very kind to me.. While this one at first seemed a little rougher in the beginning I think that was just due to having a three year old who hates sleep to manage as well.

I've been feeling great and I am so excited for the big 20 week ultrasound next week because we haven't seen or heard the baby in so long. I'm still anxiously awaiting those big swift kicks - hopefully any day now! As you may recall we are not finding out the gender and it's actually a lot of fun! Let's just hope the tech doesn't let it slip next week!

1. Designer Maternity Jeans
I am the first to admit that when it comes to denim I want the pricey pairs. That's because I am a jeans wearing girl about 99% of the time, you will hardly ever find me in leggings/athletic wear. I feel most comfortable in frayed denim and the same goes for when I am rocking a bump. This time around I invested in a couple pairs of nice denim and I can't even tell you what a difference it makes. I'm seriously already sad to have to let these go when my pregnancy is over. Two of my favorites are here and here. I've found Paige with side paneling to be my hands down favorite and have been able to purchase them 40% off with coupons or promos from Destination Maternity.



2. Oversized Sweatshirts
Because it's my first time being pregnant in the fall/winter. I am embracing everything that goes along with it. Give me all the chunky/cozy/oversized everything!

GAP Lace-up Tunnel Neck (not maternity but works either way so cozy and I sized down to a M)
Kimmie & Kai French Hoodie

Ingrid & Isabel Cowl Neck Sweatshirt

3. Tanks - I wore tank tops all the time the first go around but back then it was Liz Lange for Target (and yes I still have them) but the new maternity line at Target, Ingrid & Isabel is so good and their tanks are no exception! Since I ride public transportation to work I am often wearing a tank and cardigan combo. That's mostly because it's the only way I currently look noticeably pregnant - give up your seats people!! This hunter green one is my current fav.


And while I did totally declare I am not a leggings girl, that doesn't mean I don't ever wear them. I just ordered the very raved about BLANQI maternity leggings (they also make a postpartum version) during their 50% off sale. I haven't received them yet but hoping they will live up to the hype! After all I am going to need some good pie pants come Thanksgiving!
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Halloween 2017

Turns out this little witch is full of tricks and treats! We had so much fun with our friends celebrating P's third Halloween. She loved running to the houses with her friends and collecting candy. Looks like she is taking after mama because she doesn't want anything to do with the chocolate treats in her bag! Until next year!








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