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Galentine’s Day Outfits

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Margot’s Outfit // Dress: Target | Headband: Zelda Matilda

Colette’s Outfit // Sweater & Tutu: Target | Headband: Zelda Matilda

Mama’s Outfit // Dress: Amazon

Valentine’s day has looked a little different the last few years. There hasn’t been much going out to dinner and getting drinks as often as we used to, and sometimes with Valentine’s day falling in the middle of the week, it makes it that much harder. But we know that this is just a season in our lives that will eventually go away and we will miss these days, so, for now, we are enjoying sharing every second of this time with our girls… including Valentine’s day. And if it’s Valentine’s day with my girls, it’s obviously Galentine’s day.

This year with the holiday of love falling on a random Thursday we have a fun filled day full of crafts, candy, and preparing to make daddy’s favorite dinner. But just because we’re staying in doesn’t mean we can’t dress up!

Happy week of love, friends!

 

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My Favorite January Amazon Finds

I see all these Pinterest mom’s on social media doing the cutest crafts with their kids, throwing the most outstanding birthday parties for their children, and making beautiful, delicious meals.

Then there’s me.

Although I try really hard to be that kind of mom, in reality, I am super lazy when it comes to these things. Crafts? Here are some markers. Birthday parties? Look at this beautiful cake the grocery store made for you! Meals? Who’s up for more tacos?!

No. I’m not a Pinterest mom. But you know what kind of mom I am? I am an Amazon Prime mom. Yup. I’m the mom that likes to order things and receive it two days later without another thought about it. If you’re not signed up for Amazon Prime, you should be. Here are some of my absolute favorite finds that I purchased in January.

 

Red Tie Front Button Down Spaghetti Strap Midi Dress

I am in love with this red dress. It is so comfortable and is going to be perfect for these warm Carolina summers. I was worried the tie in the front would be too revealing, but it is cute and doesn’t show anything I don’t want to be seen. I typically wear a small, and this dress fit me perfectly in that size. They have so many other patterns and colors to choose from as well. This red dress is definitely what I will be wearing this Valentine’s day.

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Silicone Foldable Reusable Straws

We are in love with our RenuStraw’s that are made of silicone. They are extremely easy to use for our daughter who is two. She can bend and move them so she can easily drink without any fuss of holding her drink a certain way. Not only are they super easy and convenient, but their brand is focused on helping to reduce plastic waste, especially found in the oceans. They are helpful for you, and they are helpful for the environment.

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Lantern Long Sleeve Tunic Dress

This fun olive green dress is the perfect dress to transition from winter into spring. It’s so comfortable and easy to throw on for church, errands or a night out. I love the different layers to the dress as well as the adorable bell sleeves. It also comes in other colors and patterns.

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Panasonic Video Monitor

We have used a few different monitors in the past and with the baby, we decided to get a new one. This Panasonic Video monitor by far takes the cake for the greatest monitor! We received the original piece for Christmas but decided to buy a second camera so each girl could have one in their room. This monitor makes it extremely easy to switch back and forth between the girls’ rooms and can reach so far. There is nothing about these camera’s and monitor that we don’t like, and cannot recommend it enough.

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JuJuBe B.F.F Multi-Functional Convertible Diaper Backpack

We just purchased this new diaper bag because after two years with our old one it was definitely time, and I am in love with this new diaper bag! It’s a little smaller than our first, but I am completely fine with that. I used to lug around so much stuff that I never used, so now it’s easy for me to only bring the essentials. This bag easily holds both sets of diapers, a package of wipes, the wrap I use to carry my newborn in, a sippy cup and bottle on the sides, snacks for my daughter, and personal items like phone, wallet, and keys. It even has a special pocket just for phones (oh, us millennials), which is super convenient and easy to use. The other great feature I love in a diaper bag is that it is a backpack. With two kids it’s now so much easier to have the backpack to just throw on without having to carry anything. It does come with a strap in case you don’t want to wear it as a backpack. It’s very easy to snap on and off, as well as the backpack straps. I definitely am recommending this diaper bag for any new moms, especially moms of two!

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These are a few of my favorite January Amazon purchases. Check back for more each month to see my latest finds, because I am sure there are plenty more to come.

 

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Maternity Top After Pregnancy

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Margot’s Outfit: Pom Pom Ice Cream Sweater Leggings

Colette’s Outfit: HeadbandOnesieLeggings

Mama’s Outfit: Cold Shoulder Top Jeans

It’s frustrating to buy maternity clothes when you only wear them for about five months… if that. My first pregnancy I bought all the pregnancy clothes. I thought I would need them, but in reality, I didn’t wear all of them that often. With my second pregnancy, I bought a few essentials but didn’t purchase many. Partly it was because I had some left over from the first, but also because I was pregnant during the winter months (cue all the big comfy sweaters).

One thing I tried to do with this pregnancy was find maternity clothes that I could also wear post-pregnancy. A few things didn’t quite fit right after I lost that big old bump, but one of my favorite items was a long sleeved cold shoulder pink ruffle top from PinkBlush. It fit perfectly during pregnancy and now that my daughter is here and the bump is gone, it still fits just great.

Although this top is currently out of stock, I’ve linked a similar option to check out, and it’s only $24. Happy shopping!

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The Perfect Dress for a Carolina Winter

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If you’ve been following along with my blog posts you would know that I’m originally from New York and just recently moved to the Charlotte area to relocate for my husband’s job. It has been a huge change with a new home, no family around, and getting to know the new area.

So far I’ve loved the transition and am getting used to all the new aspects of my life, but the one thing that seems to make it all so worth it is this Carolina weather. The other day I ran errands in this dress and it was 62 degrees here, and 24 degrees in my hometown. That alone is worth the move down south.

Back in New York, January would be another sweater and boots month for me. Now that I’m in Charlotte I am loving that I get to wear these comfortable dresses to run errands when I leave the house.

Recently I received this adorable dress from PinkBlush, and it has been perfect for this time of year in the Carolina’s. For the last few months I wore tons of their maternity clothes, so when I learned that they also had women’s clothing I was all on board to try some of their regular items.

This Grey Striped Ruffle Trim dress is the perfect piece for this time of year. I love the light gray color, but it also comes in black or charcoal grey. If you like a dress with a cinched waistline this is the dress for you. It hugs my waist right where I want it to without being too tight. I absolutely love the ruffle trim bottom and sleeves which give it some character. The material is so soft but is thick enough to feel comfortable wearing. One of the best parts about it is this dress has pockets. C’mon ladies, you know you love a good pocket dress.

Check out PinkBlush‘s website for some of their adorable clothing items. If you’re interested in more outfit ideas with PinkBlush, check out some of my recent blog posts with some of their amazing pieces:

Teal Floral Fitted Maternity Wrap Dress

Peach Floral Striped Knot Tie Maternity Top

Navy Floral Fitted Wrap Maternity Dress

Heather Grey Soft Knit Maternity Duster Cardigan

Ivory Floral Chiffon Ruffle Trim Maternity Blouse

Floral Maternity Maxi Dress

And tons of other items!

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Thank you to PinkBlush for sponsoring today’s post and for always having the best, quality clothing for pregnant and new mothers! All content and opinions are that of my own!

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Major Black Friday Sales with PinkBlush

I am so excited to announce that so many of my favorite items from PinkBlush are currently on sale for Black Friday! Just use the code BLACKFRIDAY from now until November 24th to get these amazing deals.

Here are a few of my favorite PinkBlush items that are at such great prices right now:

Navy Floral Fitted Wrap Maternity Dress

Currently at its final sale from $57 for only $20!

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Teal Floral Fitted Maternity Wrap Dress

Currently at its final sale from $57 for only $20!

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Heather Grey V-Neck 3/4 Sleeve Fitted Maternity Top

Currently at its final sale from $34 to only $15!

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Heather Grey Soft Knit Maternity Duster Cardigan

Right now it’s 25% off with code BLACKFRIDAY.

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Light Pink Long Sleeve Cold Shoulder Maternity Top

Currently on sale from $36 to $28 AND right now it’s 25% off with code BLACKFRIDAY.

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Ivory Floral Chiffon Ruffle Trim Maternity Blouse

Right now it’s 25% off with code BLACKFRIDAY.

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Peach Floral Striped Knot Tie Maternity Top

Currently on sale from $34 to $29 AND right now it’s 25% off with code BLACKFRIDAY.

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Mint Floral Chiffon Maternity Dress

Right now it’s 40% off with code BLACKFRIDAY.

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Red Floral Crochet Tassel Tie Maternity Shift Dress

Right now it’s 40% off with code BLACKFRIDAY.

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Coral Maternity/Nursing Dress

Currently on sale right now from $41 to $34 and 60% off with code BLACKFRIDAY.

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Check out these amazing deals while they are here! Happy shopping!

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Maternity Dress from Beachcoco

When you are 8 months pregnant you really need your maternity clothes to pull through for you. That’s why when it comes to this new dress from Beachcoco I am absolutely in love.

This form-fitting dress is long enough to where I’m not constantly hiking it down, and it is so soft and comfortable for this growing belly. I love that it has long sleeves, and is the perfect dress for fall or winter. This is definitely going to be my go-to dress for the upcoming holidays!

Check out more of their amazing, cute and comfy dresses on their website, and stay tuned for more dresses from them!

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Thank you to Beachcoco Maternity for sponsoring today’s post! All content and opinions are that of my own!

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Twinning With PinkBlush

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A few months back I received this adorable Peach Floral Striped Knot Tie Maternity Top from PinkBlush and absolutely loved it. It is such a great fit and has been perfect for my growing belly during pregnancy. It’s not only cute but so comfy. I wear it around the house and out and about as well.

Then I stumbled upon this adorable Mauve Floral Striped Toddler Swing Dress for my little mini, and I simply couldn’t resist buying it for her! We bought her a size 3T since she’s just about that size, and it fits her great. It’s a great length and is so soft and comfortable.

She certainly loves matching her mama, and naturally, mama loves matching her right back!