I love decorating, I love hosting, and I love being home! If you know someone like this, welcome to the gift guide of your dreams! I often hear that I am hard to buy for which always baffles me because hello neutrals, warm cozy things, mercury, candles, gold, blush, and anything you might find in a Scandinavian country! What is so hard about that? No, trust me, they are right. I am hard to buy for because I like what I like, and I hate what I don't! I'm sure some can relate! If you have someone like me on your list. Stop. Drop. Get ready to Shop!
It's 7:30 pm, and as I currently type this, everyone is in bed. The whole house is quiet, the dishwasher is humming, lights are turned off, dogs fed, toys put away, but if you told me it was midnight, I would believe you. If you walked into our house right now, you would feel peace and calm if you walked in eight hours prior, not so much. Our days start early, and my body, my back, and my head have never felt more tired. That mom life is no joke. No book or schooling can quite prepare you for the journey that is motherhood. You feel it all. This tiny person who grew so snugly in your womb is now such a big piece of your heart you can't imagine life without them. But there are the growing pains, the messes, the learning, the teething, the constant mama's. It is one giant beautiful mess.
Holiday dresses are my favorite category of clothing! Of course, adding a bump to the mix makes everything a little more complicated, but I couldn't resist sharing a few of the styles I found with you! None of these are maternity, but they do work with the bump because they are stretchy, or you can order up a lot and make it work! And if you aren't rocking an extra accessory like me, then you are in luck because you have your pick of them all! I went with all different price points, lots of sequins, sparkles, Little Black Dresses, and plenty of drama! No matter what your calendar holds this season, there is a little something for everyone!
Oh, my goodness, the holidays are almost here! If you scrolled through Instagram in the past week, it would appear Santa is already on the way! Christmas garlands and trees, ornaments, and gift guides have already begun! How is it already this time of year? What about entertaining? Anyone else has upcoming guests spreading the cheer with you? Well, if so, there are only fifty days until Santa comes down the chimney! I live for this season. That is absolutely no secret, and I have to hold myself back from decorating earlier and earlier each year. We have guests arriving this week and the following, and then we will have a revolving door of visitors once our little man makes his debut!
When it came time to plan a little getaway for our second babymoon, we wanted a destination that was easy on travel, offered a pool, beach, ocean swimming, and overall as relaxing as possible. We have been traveling with Leo since he was three months old, and this was not his first flight but his first one where he was able to walk! Three hours in the sky was the threshold for this mama!