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#whitegirlproblems I'm Ready for Fall...

8.24.2016
 top (comes in 7 different colors) || shorts || booties

This top is the one and only purchase from the Nordstrom sale that I can actually wear. I can't wait to wear it when I'm not pregnant because I think it would look super cute half tucked in to some jeans with these boots and a leather moto jacket - like this one I got from the Nsale. I am beyond excited because I only have a few more weeks of limited clothing. I'm literally living over here with no clothing that fits and constantly wearing oversized t-shirts. I can hardly wait to wear all my favorite Fall clothes both old and new.

I am seriously so over my lack of style right now. I miss feeling stylish and pretty each day. I keep looking back at posts of my pregnancy with Maddox and I'm just amazed at the difference from the first kid to the second. I just don't feel glamorous with my bump this time around partially due to being pregnant in the Summer and also because I have a 17 month old and I can't take an hour to get ready any more. So here's to making it through the next few weeks and getting to have my baby girl in my arms and fitting in my clothes again! Wahoo!


Preventing Product Build Up for Healthy Hair

8.23.2016


I have noticed I'm getting a lot of hair care questions lately. Mainly because I've mentioned repeatedly that I go 7 days in between washes and that has gotten a lot of  y'alls attention. We can probably all agree that washing our hair is time consuming and not the most favorite chore in the world (especially for those with kiddos). Time is valuable and there are about 24,873 things I'd rather be doing besides washing my hair every other day.

I am working on a post explaining all the products I use on my hair on wash day and in between washes to get me through with healthy, decent looking hair for those seven days. Especially in this heat! But for now I wanted to share one product that will truly be a game changer in your hairs health so you can go more than two days between washes without major product build-up.


If you are a dry shampoo junkie like me, or just a hair product junkie, you need this product in your life.

This Lemon Rinse is an instant clarifying treatment that you want to use after each wash. The bottle recommends using it twice a week, but I only use it once a week of course since I only wash my hair once a week. The only exception to that rule is if I go to the pool or lake and then of course I wash my hair after that if I get it wet. Nobody likes brittle chlorine hair or dirty lake water hair. Ew!


You simply use this after shampooing and conditioning, leaving it in for just a few minutes before rinsing it out completely. It gives your hair a super clean feeling, especially with the strong scent of lemon (which I love)! It deep cleans your scalp removing all the product build up over time and you know what else it's wonderful at? Prevent frizz! My hair tends to freak out this time of year and get super frizzy in the humidity. I've tried a bunch of other products for my frizz (which I still use on occasion) but I was impressed with how well this managed my frizz for days on days.

I also want to mention it is safe for color-treated hair. I am not born with these bright blonde locks... those are purchased about every 10 weeks or so :) and with color treated hair you have to be really careful what you use on it to prevent it from streaking or discoloring.


Of course this lemon rinse just one of many products I use on my hair because y'all know I'm a product junkie, but it is tried and tested and I think it works wonders. And hellooo it's only $10 for a decent sized bottle that will last quite some time if you aren't washing often.

Beautiful Nutrition has a ton of inexpensive hair care products to cover any of your hair care needs. 

What's a must have hair product you swear by?

Thank you to Beautiful Nutrition for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

Motherhood || Loosing My Baby To Fullblown Toddlerhood

8.21.2016

I keep telling Jon I'm so happy to be having another baby because it seems like just recently I've lost my first baby to toddlerhood. Watching him grow into a full blown, energetic, independent, rambunctious toddler has brought such joy to my heart. Seriously, motherhood is God's greatest gift! But I am definitely trying to slow time down a bit and enjoy all the moments, big and small with him. I've been paying attention to all the little details that encompass who he is from the developments he's been making to the way he scrunches his nose when he's thinking hard about something.


He is incredibly tough to keep up with these days! Especially at 35 weeks pregnant. He is always running wherever he is going (he's like Forest Gump). And he doesn't sit still very often. This kid likes to stay busy and is always into something whether it be basketball, the playground or the only mud puddle in a 500 foot area - he's doing something almost all the time.


He's constantly changing and developing new, fun skills. He shows me his muscles, dances, tries to jump (his feet don't even leave the ground), shoots basketball like daddy, cleans up his spills with a towel (aka makes a bigger mess, but I love watching him "help"). He communicates now and tells me yes and no - mostly "no". And repeats all kinds of words on his own time of course, never on command. It's like having my own little bestie with me all day long except now he can semi talk to me and tell me what he wants.

Maddox has such a joyous personality and his smile melts my heart into a puddle of mush on the floor - he can instantly turn my day around with that sweet grin. He's so full of life and interested in everything around him.

This sweatshirt is too cute and a closet staple for your little one!

He has grown out of all of his clothing so we recently had to do a wardrobe overhaul for him.Y'all, I'm talking shirts, pants, shoes, pj's.... everything. I was getting so frustrated getting him dressed because each piece I would put on was either too short, too tight or wouldn't even go over his 90th percentile head :) Or maybe it was the curls preventing that :)

So we went ahead and got some Fall staple pieces while we were updating his wardrobe. Did you know Burt's Bees Baby has a clothing line!? I had no clue, but I'm glad I do now! I love Burt's Bees beauty/skin products to begin with so I was excited to see the new baby collection and I'm so impressed with the quality of the clothing. Plus all the pieces are incredibly stylish!



Burt's Bees Baby has some of the cutest most durable clothing I've seen. You can tell the difference in 100% organic cotton - the softness is out of this world! Perfect for snuggling my bug :) I can hardly resist their Fall collection it's just beyond adorable! I plan on getting baby girl a few items such as this sweet little outfit - I love the pattern!

Speaking of baby girl, I'm off to snuggle my boy some more and get all the one on one time I can because I can't stinking believe we will have another baby in 5 weeks or less! #mindblown

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