First Trimester Must Have’s

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The first trimester was tough and only after I moved into the second trimester did I really realize just how awful I’d been feeling. This post is long overdue. I’ve put together a list of things that I found helpful during the first few weeks where everything made me sick and I was SO tired. Many of these can be continually used throughout pregnancy.

  1. A good prenatal vitamin!
    I actually started taking a prenatal when we first decided we wanted to have a baby. I was taking a gummy but It didn’t have iron in it. I’m currently taking these and I’d recommend taking them before bed. They make me extremely nauseous if I don’t but they have good stuff in it for baby! *They do not have DHA in them on their own so you’ll have to buy the separate pill for that” I get this combo pack and take one of each.
  2. Gingerale and Preggie Pops
    This is my favorite kind. Gingerale with lemonade. Sometimes I was perfectly fine and others just the taste in my mouth alone would make me feel sick. I kept these two things within arms reach at all times. (bubble water works also but from my experience once you throw that up you wont want it again)
  3. Eye cream and concealer
    Because holy tired.. I’m usually not a napper but pregnancy quickly turned me into one. Not only did I feel tired, I LOOKED tired. which is no bueno and made me feel worse about myself. This stuff is my holy grail. I use both of these daily.
  4. Stretch Mark Cream!!
    I started using this right away. I use bio-oil daily but I use Palmers Stretch Mark cream everywhere also. I know Stretch marks are hereditary but doing whatever you can to help avoid them wont hurt.
  5. Water bottle!
    I was SO thirsty. But also, when you’re pregnant you basically have to turn into a camel. I’ve always made sure to drink a lot of water but pregnancy makes it essential!!
  6. Peppermint Oil
    This one is because I was having headaches but it also helps with nausea. I didn’t like the idea of taking Tylenol every day and my headaches were out of control. I used peppermint oil on my temples and on the back of my neck when I felt a headache coming on. Some days I still needed medicine but the cooling feel on my temples definitely helped my nausea as well!
  7. A Body Pillow
    Because a big belly isn’t the only thing that will make you uncomfortable sleeping through the night. This pillow is the best! Andy always tries to steal it from me.
  8. Bralettes/Sports Bras
    because, first OW. They HURT the first trimester but it does get better in the second. Second, when your bras start to feel too tight you’re going to want something that’s comfortable.
  9. Saltines
    I tried gold-fish and cheez its. I may never eat another cheez it again.. I’m so sad to say that but throwing up cheez its is MISERABLE. When you’re starving and nauseous and terrified to eat anything, saltines are usually a safe bet. Sometimes getting a few crackers on your stomach is enough to help!
  10. SLEEP.
    Take the nap. Relax. Give yourself the extra 30 minutes in bed on Saturday morning. Your body is going through a significant change. If you get home from work and you feel like you need to lay down, DO IT! listen to what your body is telling you. You certainly want to make sure that you’re still staying active BUT sometimes you just have to do what you need to do to survive. It gets so much better the second trimester!! I started feeling more like myself around week 16!! 🙂

The first trimester FLEW by for me! If you’re in your first trimester, just know that it does get a lot better and you will start to enjoy being pregnant!

If you see something on this list that I may have forgotten, hit reply below and let me know!

XO,

Britt

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Old Navy Thank You Event

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Okay so Old Navy is one of my favorite places to shop and I had to share all of the pieces I LOVE while they were 40% off. The dress above is non maternity!!!

This is their thank you event so cardholders get 40% off everything in the store! Don’t worry, If you’re not a cardholder you may still received 30% off your purchase!!! This may be a bit picture heavy with my older posts including several ways I wear pieces I purchase from them. I also wanted to include the baby items I’m loving as well as item’s I purchased for Andy. (-I love their men’s jeans)

First I’ll go into the items I love and wear CONSTANTLY:

This Green Jacket. As seen a million times and will be seen a million more. Shop it below.

 

These Luxe brand basics: I probably have all of the styles. I wore a small pre-baby and have now started buying mediums. You get the picture below—

Linking all of these here:

 

I love old navy Jeans. Andy loves the Men’s styles too! They have great maternity options also!

These are none maternity:

These ARE maternity:

 

Workout clothes: I LOVE old navy workout gear. Linking my favorites here. I think most of my compression leggings are from Old Navy. I sized down to an XS pre-baby and now… who knows LOL I’ll have to grab some of the maternity options! My favorite pre-baby were the high waisted compression leggings!

 

Now onto my favorite part. Baby clothes for the sweetest boy! I’ve purchased several items from Old Navy which have all been very affordable and VVVVERY ADORABLE.

THEY ARE THE SOFTEST BABY CLOTHES KNOWN TO MY FINGERS. I will be buying these in every size and color available. ALL baby clothes should be made in this material. Make sure it says “Plush-knit”!!! I’ve linked here:

Other Baby clothes I’m loving:

 

And finally, these are all the items on my wish list and in my cart just waiting for me to pull the trigger.

 

 

The sale ends September 30th so be sure to grab your stuff before then!

I’d love to hear what you’re buying! Let me know below.

XO, Britt

2nd Trimester – Weeks 14-18

Second Trimester Bump-date! I’m keeping this going. I always like reading these for other people and I’ll be really fun to look back with future pregnancies. I’m entering into week 19 and I cannot believe we are almost half way! I’m planning more pregnancy posts for the future so definitely hit Reply below and let me know what you’d like to see. Now lets get started:

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14 WEEKS

  • Due Date: February 13th
  • How far along?: 14 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a: peach! or a Nectarine
  • The Bump: Is officially a bump!
  • Symptoms: still headaches, hungry 24/7, sciatic nerve pain..
  • Food Cravings: pickles and anything sweet. Also anything I see on TV
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: smells!
  • Sleep: has become a little more difficult..
  • What I miss: drinking.. lol
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: on
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet: yes for both
  • Gender: We find out in 2 weeks!
  • Movement: Sometimes I think I feel flutters
  • Maternity Clothes: yeah… none of my clothes fit me anymore
  • Best Moment of the Week: setting up our stroller! also- unrelated to baby but winning Beyoncé tickets on the radio
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Finding out if baby is a boy or girl!

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15 WEEKS

  • Due Date: February 13th
  • How far along?: 15 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a: Naval Orange or an Apple
  • The Bump: is starting to look more like a bump!
  • Symptoms: Headaches!
  • Food Cravings: same, candy and pickles
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Smells still!
  • Sleep: Is getting more difficult but I did buy a snoogle!
  • What I miss: sushi… pumpkin beer
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: on!
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet: Yes!
  • Gender: We may have snuck and found out… shh don’t tell 😉
  • Movement: I feel flutters!
  • Best Moment of the Week: Finding out the baby’s gender!
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Our Gender Reveal!

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16 WEEKS

  • Due Date: February 13th
  • How far along?: 16 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a: Avacado!
  • The Bump: more rounded!
  • Symptoms: still headaches, some pain in my stomach. My doctor said it’s probably round Ligament pain
  • Food Cravings: Rush’s Cheeseburger. Also a random craving for buffalo wings which is very unlike me!
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: staying far away from anything that made me sick in the first trimester! ex) jalapeños, bacon, cream of mushroom soup with chicken cooked in it, cheese its
  • Sleep: about the same
  • What I miss: Beer LOL and I don’t even like beer that much
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: on
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet: yes! his name has been picked since before we were married
  • Gender: It’s a BOY!!!
  • Movement: I felt a real distinct kick for the very first time! 16 weeks exactly! 🙂
  • Maternity Clothes: are the only things that fit…
  • Best Moment of the Week: Our Gender reveal!!! Finally sharing with everyone that he is a he!!
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Buying baby clothes!

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17 WEEKS

  • Due Date: February 13th
  • How far along?: 17 weeks!
  • Baby is the size of a: pomegranate or a pear!
  • The Bump: is showing through all my shirts officially (aka finally bigger than my boobs HA)
  • Symptoms: round ligament pain
  • Food Cravings: Pepperoni Pizza which with banana peppers and olives please! I could probably have eaten that every day this week.
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: No not really
  • Sleep: I’ve been taking half a unisom at night to help sleep. Still waking up to pee a few times a night. Also using a pregnancy pillow!
  • What I miss: Nothing really
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: on! My hands did swell when i went on a 2 mile walk though.. yikes
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet: yep! not sure when we’re announcing.
  • Gender: Boy Boy Boy!!
  • Movement: Feeling him kick still faintly, Andy hasn’t been able to feel yet!
  • Maternity Clothes: I’ve been wearing them for a few weeks now. My belly is officially more of a baby belly and less like someone who drinks too much beer
  • Best Moment of the Week: Finding out Baby boy is going to have another Girl cousin in March!
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: our 20 week appointment

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18 WEEKS

  • Due Date: February 13th
  • How far along?: 18 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a: Bell pepper! or an artichoke
  • The Bump: Is getting a lot cuter, but people are still asking where it is. It feels very large to me!
  • Symptoms: Round ligament pain, a little dizzy and light-headed. HUNGRY!
  • Food Cravings: pizza forever also anything I see on TV
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: not really
  • Sleep: I’ve been taking half of a unisom still. Sleep has been difficult this week. I think I’m getting a cold.
  • What I miss: pumpkin beer. Its off-limits in our house because I cannot let Andy do that to me.
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: Still on
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet: still yes and still not sure when we’re announcing. Probably not until birth!
  • Movement: Its getting a lot stronger!
  • Best Moment of the Week: Andy felt baby kicks for the first time on 18 weeks 6 days. My heart could explode!
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Our 20 week appointment! I cannot wait to see him! also I ordered a rug for the nursery so I’m excited about that getting here haha!

 

Time is seriously flying, I know everyone says that but it’s so true. I want to remember everything about this pregnancy and its been really fun to share it all on here!

Andy finally felt baby kicks for the first time on 9/18. I’d been feeling them since week 16 (8/29) so it was really exciting to finally be able to share that with him.

I thought it might be fun to do a Q&A of the most frequently asked questions from pregnancy so far. So here it goes

(some of these were duplicates or worded differently so I combined or they are answered above)

How long did it take you to conceive?

I’ve mentioned this before but it took about 8 months. It was a long journey although I know for others it has taken so much longer. Once we decided we wanted a baby we both wanted it to happen yesterday and when it wasn’t happening month after month it was definitely very hard emotionally. We suffered a loss two months prior to getting pregnant this time around and It broke my heart. Maybe one day I will go into more detail on this but for now I’ll just say this: If you’re trying for a baby and you’re wondering to yourself- “why is this happening” and “is something wrong with me?” Just know that you are not alone! So many women are asking themselves the same things. Just try to stay positive and rely heavily on your faith and your support system.

What have you been using for stretch marks?

All of my research has told me that stretch marks are hereditary. However, I’ve been doing whatever I can to keep them to a minimum. I started using cocoa butter lotion around week 6 and have since switched to BIO oil. I use it in the morning and at night before bed. I like it!
I also think it’s really important to drink a lot of water. Prior to pregnancy I always drank a lot of water anyway but now I make sure I drink at least 100 ounces of water a day. It hasn’t been super difficult because I’ve been SO thirsty.

When did you start feeling like you had a real bump instead of bloat?

I noticed changes pretty quickly. But by week 13 I could feel my uterus in my lower stomach. I don’t know how to explain it but it felt like a rounded ball in my tummy. I still have people ask me where my baby bump is but I don’t wear a lot of fitted tops. I think It started to look more like a baby bump and less like I ate one too many Rush’s cheese burgers by week 16. But HEY maybe I did eat one too many cheeseburgers HA!!

Second Trimester Symptoms?

The second trimester has been so much better than the first. I was fortunate in that my morning sickness wasn’t like my sisters or a lot of women I know. I was nauseous sometimes all day long and I didn’t have an appetite. I actually lost several pounds because of feeling sick and not being able to eat. Most of this went away for me by the second trimester. I started feeling more normal around week 16. My headaches started to be significantly less frequent by week 18. I feel pretty good today (19 weeks typing this) but there are still smells that bother me with no rhyme or reason and I ate a banana recently and spent the next 3 hours of my day in a ball miserable.

The most annoying symptoms are yeast infections (ya I can’t even believe I’m sharing this but i had no clue that was common until my good friend Google let me know so I’ll be the one to share that) and round ligament pain which can feel like something bad is happening but really its just your insides stretching to make room for your new cantaloupe sized uterus and baby.

How different do you feel?

I got this question via Instagram and I liked it because holy moly.. How different do I feel? I have two heartbeats inside of my body. Sometimes I think about that and get tears in my eyes. The love I feel when I feel a kick is equivalent to how I felt walking down the aisle to Andy on our wedding day. It’s SO scary and my body is no longer mine and It’s so weird that every day feels different. The other day, I caught myself holding my breath tying my shoes and I immediately wondered how long that’s been going on? Was that the first time that’s happened? Literally every day is something new and its all so exciting and at the same time terrifying but I wouldn’t change a thing. I’m growing our son. (my new favorite thing to remind Andy haha) and I feel so incredibly excited for the future!

 

I did get some questions on pregnancy must have items and if I’ve registered. I will be posting my long over due First trimester must have list this week. We plan to register this weekend, what do you all suggest? Let me know below 🙂

 

XO,

Britt

We are having a BOY!

The secret is finally out! We are having a BOY!!!!

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I’ve dreamt of being a mom since I was a little girl. I’d always wanted a daughter but the second I found out I was pregnant I was overwhelmed with the feeling that it was a boy. For several weeks after I looked for every reason for it to be a girl. Any wives tales, any little sayings, anything. Andy was convinced we were having a girl and I quickly began thinking the same. I was actually a little worried that I might be disappointed as silly as that sounds (but I personally think that’s totally normal) because I’d imagined bows and tutus and my own personal dress up doll. When we got in the room the Ultrasound tech asked what we both thought and when we both said girl she paused and said “well… these are boy parts right here” and motioned with her mouse. I was instantly filled with pure JOY.

Actually, typing this I can’t remember why I ever thought I’d be disappointed. There’s something about knowing that he is a HE that made being pregnant feel more real. We weren’t just having a baby and it didn’t feel like a mystery anymore. I am pregnant with our SON!! I already feel like I know him a little better and I cannot wait to his sweet little face.

Since finding out, The place we went for our early ultrasound has new ownership. But There are still several places here in Columbia, SC. Including the place we went. I’ll list them here:

The Stork Imaging
My Baby’s First Photos
At First Sight

Details on our Reveal

First of all, I’m so thankful for my sisters because they were so helpful. Especially my older sister Melissa who made our cake and helped to make sure everything was perfect!

I didn’t have a theme and most of my decorations were from the dollar store or Walmart however I did want to share a few details. Also I always look for a good inspiration photo when I am decorating so feel free to pin these on your pinterest!

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Confetti Cannon: Buy it here.
We ordered confetti cannons through Poof There it is on Etsy. They had several options and were biodegradable so if any pieces blew away in the wind it was okay. (pro tip: tell your nieces and nephews whoever picks up the most confetti gets a prize… our yard was spotless!)

Signs: Made by me. My Cricut is my favorite. I have an older model, I’ve linked a new model!

Thank you so much everyone for your kind words!

Please feel free to leave us any questions below! I cannot wait to be a boy mom!!!

xo, Brit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Trimester – Update! Weeks 9-13

When I first found out that I was pregnant, I felt like time was creeping by. I couldn’t wait for the second trimester!! Now that we’re almost at 14 weeks it feels like time is flying by. I’ve been keeping up with my weeks here so that I’ll have a place to look back. Here it goes:

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9 WEEKS

  • Due Date: February 13th
  • How far along?: 9 weeks 7/10
  • Baby is the size of a: Cherry or an olive!
  • The Bump: I just look like I ate a 3 cheeseburgers 😉
  • Symptoms: Sore breasts, crazy dreams, exhaustion and some nausea occasionally usually if I’m hungry.
  • Food Cravings: pickles LOL….. All carbs and coincidentally cherries!
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Tiny waves of nausea. The thought of most vegetables makes me want to throw up.
  • Sleep: major fatigue! I’m having crazy dreams also
  • What I miss: wine!!!!! sushi..
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On!
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet: We’ve had names picked out for 4 years!!! So fun!
  • Gender: Dont know yet!
  • Movement: no
  • Maternity Clothes: Having to unbutton my pants certain days. Mostly bloated!
  • Labor Signs: NOOOO
  • Best Moment of the Week: hearing our sweet baby’s heart beat with the doppler I purchased on amazon!
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Announcing to our family and friends!

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10 WEEKS

  • How far along?: 10 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a: strawberry or a Kumquat
  • The Bump: pretty much only I can see it
  • Symptoms: I had a migraine that was very terrible this week I think from low blood sugar.
  • Food Cravings: pickles, salt and vinegar chips, gummy bears
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: When my co-workers heat up their lunch in the microwave and it makes the whole office smell,
  • Sleep: Still sleeping good.
  • What I miss: still wine..
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On!
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet: yes for both!
  • Gender: We cant wait to find out!
  • Movement: nope!
  • Maternity Clothes: Not yet
  • Labor Signs: No
  • Best Moment of the Week: telling friends!
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Our 12 week appointment

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11 WEEKS

  • How far along?: 11 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a: lime
  • The Bump: I can see it..
  • Symptoms: still just headaches
  • Food Cravings: still sweets, still pickles, Mint chocolate chip ice-cream. Also I had a random craving for spaghetti and clam sauce which I haven’t eaten in years..
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: chicken salad.. I’ll never eat it again.
  • Sleep: is still good
  • What I miss: My jeans fitting..
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet: yes
  • Gender: We are impatiently waiting to find out!
  • Movement: none yet
  • Maternity Clothes: none
  • Labor Signs: Nope
  • Best Moment of the Week: telling my grandma on FaceTime!
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Seeing our sweet baby at our 12 week appointment

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12 WEEKS

  • How far along?: 12 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a: plum
  • The Bump: starting to show, I think
  • Symptoms: headaches – wishing them away!!!
  • Food Cravings: candy, carbs. I haven’t been able to eat meat.
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Afternoon sickness….. no bueno
  • Sleep: lots of crazy dreams! Waking up often to pee!
  • What I miss: nothing really
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet: Yes.
  • Gender: Andy thinks girl!! We will see!!
  • Movement:  not yet!
  • Maternity Clothes: I bought a belly band and have been wearing dresses
  • Labor Signs: No
  • Best Moment of the Week: Announcing!
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Finding out if the baby is a boy or a girl!

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13 WEEKS

  • How far along?: 13 weeks
  • Baby is the size of a: Lemon
  • The Bump: Its there!
  • Symptoms: Afternoon sickness, headaches..
  • Food Cravings: pickles, sour gummy bears, Any candy or sugar, anything I see on TV
  • Anything Making Me Queasy or Sick: Smells of certain foods, I’m not totally loving meat
  • Sleep: Waking up through the night often and having crazy dreams.
  • What I miss: nothing really
  • Weddings Rings On or Off: On!
  • Any Names Picked Out Yet: yes for both!
  • Gender: not too much longer!!
  • Movement: no but I’m impatiently waiting!
  • Maternity Clothes: I just ordered a few pairs of jeans!!
  • Labor Signs: No
  • Best Moment of the Week: Setting up our crib!
  • What I’m excited about/looking forward to: Our gender reveal!

 

We find out if we are having a girl or boy on September 2nd!! So far everything has been really good! I’m hoping that the sickness goes away and I regain some energy.

Surprise! We’re having a B A B Y !

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SURPRISE!! WE’RE PREGNANT!!! We’ve been keeping a little secret in the Fogle house and we are SO excited and relieved to finally be able to share the news!!

It feels like we’ve been keeping this secret for so long, but we were patiently waiting until it was the right time. I am 12 Weeks today and everything is going wonderfully so far. We are just so glad to finally be able to share with the rest of the world!

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HOW WE FOUND OUT
I actually found out a few days before my period was due. I knew something was “off” and I had a feeling that I should take a test. I was so hopeful but nothing prepared me for how I felt when I saw that second pink line. We had been trying for several months and had suffered a loss before, so we were cautiously happy and hopeful. After several doctors appointments and ultrasounds to confirm our sweet baby is healthy and wiggly, we feel so so SO incredibly grateful and excited! It still doesn’t feel real!

HOW I TOLD ANDY
I had always planned on telling Andy in a fun way. But when It finally happened I couldn’t keep it to myself! I have no idea how anyone walks around with that much weight on their shoulders! LOL! I realized there was no possibly way I was going to be able to hide the news and I finally blurted out “I TOOK A TEST!” The look on his face made my heart BURST. It was like Christmas morning!! Since I still wanted to surprise him in some way, I made him a basket for fathers day. I was 5.5 weeks and it was a few days after we were able to confirm by ultrasound I was in fact pregnant.
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MY PREGNANCY SO FAR
I have been very fortunate in that I have had very little sickness. The first few weeks I didn’t have an appetite and was having to force myself to eat anything so I lost 4 lbs. But I’ve only had about 5 really bad days in the last 12 weeks mostly when I ate something that didn’t sit well or if I was very hungry. Several friends recommended unisom for sickness and I’ve taken that every night. I do think that its helped!!

I still have a very weird appetite and I’ve had a hard time cooking since I’m really weird with smells. I’ve been craving lots of sweets, pickles and Mac & cheese.

My only real complaint is that I’ve been having headaches. But for the most part I’ve been good! I’m super uncomfortable in my clothes and most of my jeans were mid-rise or high-rise so I’m down to two pairs that I usually have to button with a rubber band. Its made sharing outfits a little difficult… Now that the secret is out I can dress a little more bump friendly! YAY!

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*this cradle is so special to me as it was built by my grandpa 20 years ago!*

Andy has been amazing through this whole process and I’m so excited to see him become a Dad! He truly is the best partner in life and I cant wait to take on parenthood together!

Thank you all for you love and Support! We cannot wait to share our journey with you all!

XO,

Britt

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Okay, I know you all are probably really tired of hearing about the Nordstrom Sale. Its EVERYWHERE! But I just wanted to share a few items that I think are worth all of the fuss!!

I didn’t go super crazy at all I just grabbed a few items I knew I’d wear a ton throughout the year to work and just casually on the weekends! All of these items are reasonably priced.

This BP cardigan – I got it in gray! I’ll wear this year round to work in my office and its only $31.90
This Leith Cardigan – I got brown spice because I love this color for Fall!
This $11 Tee!!! Size up for a more comfortable fit.
This Long sleeve – I needed a good basic for cooler weather and this one was

I’m also linking the items on my wish list. As a blogger threes a lot of pressure to keep up with what’s new and what everyone is talking about however, I’ve always been extremely money conscious. Andy and I work really hard for everything we have and I normally just give myself an allowance for “fun money.” Its the same concept as a diet. You eat mostly good but still occasionally order desert. It works!

 

 

The Nordstrom Sale opens to the Public 7/20 and I’ll be periodically checking for restocks!!

If you buy any of these items I’d love to see!!

 

XO,

Britt

Two Piece Set – Chicory Lane Boutique

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I recently had a chance got this amazing two piece set in the mail from Chicory Lane Boutique and I’ve received SO many compliments on it! Its so flattering and I love that I’m able to style it many different ways!

Chicory Lane Boutique has so many affordable pieces! They were generous enough to give me a ! You may use the code BRITTANY15 for 15% off your entire purchase!

They have so many cute items and this piece is actually on major sale!!

I’ve linked it here. And its on SALE!!!!

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Two Piece Set – here 
Bracelets- here
Alex and Ani bracelet – here
Watch – here
Shoes – here

Memorial Day Sales

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Romper : HERE
Sandals: HERE
Bag: HERE

Happy Memorial Day!!! There are so many sales going on that I wanted to share all of the items in my cart. Some are these are items I own and love!!

Lets start with Nordstrom:

TARGET SALE : 20% OFF WITH CODE MEMORIAL

The following are items you’ve seen me post before.

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My Romper: HERE
My Jean Jacket: HERE
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My Gold Sandals: HERE

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My one piece: HERE

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My Bralette: HERE
My Henley: HERE

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My pink sandals : HERE

Anniversary Weekend in Myrtle

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This Tank Is so cute and its only $20! its fully in stock in all sizes at my favorite store!!

Shop My Look Here: 

This weekend we celebrated our first anniversary as a married couple and 10 total years together! We decided to spend our weekend on the beach and although it wasn’t quite how we imagined it – we had fun and crazy times always make for good memories anyway.

We stayed at the sea mist resort which I booked through an Airbnb. I’ve had really good experiences in the past with Airbnb’s but this one was kind of terrible. The pictures looked a lot different than the listing and it was in a bad area. If I would have looked it up on trip advisor, I would have seen that it only had 2 stars and not have booked it. Its rating on Airbnb was 5 stars which I later found out was because they ask you to leave a 5 star review. As We were leaving I got an email asking me to leave them 5 starts to help their profile.

After we arrived we got ready for the night and headed over to target to buy two towels to shower with and a blanket to sleep with (just some indication of the room quality) and started our night. If everything wasn’t booked for Mother’s Day we may have moved to a different hotel…. But we decided to make the best of it.

On to the good stuff! We went over to Broadway at the Beach where we walked through the shops and enjoyed the sunset. We were both starving and wanted seafood so we went to Joe’s Crab shack.

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I would highly recommend! We got an appetizer sampler and a steam pot to share. It was SO good I’m drooling thinking about it. When we finished dinner it was late so we headed back to our Airbnb. We had planned on walking on the beach but elected to stay in our room. Andy and I always have fun together so we had a few drinks and reminisced about where we were one year ago.

The next morning we spent the day on the beach. The area of the beach we were on didn’t allow for much relaxing. We spent the first half of our day on the beach before heading in to shower and get ready for our dinner plans. We had reservations at the Gulfstream Café about 30 minutes from our hotel in Garden City, SC. The restaurant sits right on the marsh and we were able to watch the sun set.

Fortunately we were given a seat right on the deck with a perfect view. The weather was so breezy and beautiful and It was so romantic.

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We had purchased champagne from our wedding day and a small cake from publix (the same as our wedding cake) for dessert. That night I googled questions for couples and we ate cake and drank champagne and answered silly questions – You can find the list we used here.

You guys- we had so much fun. We laughed so much and we talked for hours. We may have been in a gross hotel without the best view but we had good company, drinks and cake.

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A little smooshed – but SO good

It’s crazy how fast a year went by. So Cliché- but time really does fly when you’re having fun!

We are planning some more fun trips for this year! Where should we visit next?