Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy (belated) Holidays!
I took a bit of a break from blogging to enjoy the holiday and hopefully, all of you did/are too! My husband and I enjoyed our last Christmas morning (just the two of us)- next year is going to be much different and so, so exciting! We spent Christmas Eve with his side of the family and Christmas Day with my side, ate lots and lots of food, and spent a lot of QT with family.

I can't believe that today is the last day of the year. Next month marks the month of our daughter's arrival and a whole new beginning for us. I am so ready for 2013 and all that it has to offer! I'm just one week away from being "full term" and I'm feeling pretty tired these days. I'm starting to feel like there is an end in sight and it's going to be here very, very soon (hopefully!).

As much as I love sparkly dresses and heels, this years NYE outfit will be quite different. We're not getting dressed up and going out to a fancy party this year but it will be nice to have a relaxing NYE and watch the ball drop in the comforts of our home. Together. Just us.

What are your NYE plans?

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Holiday Nails

I'm not one for crazy nail art/design. I appreciate it and I love it but for myself, I always like to keep my nails and my overall look simple and classic. With that being said, I don't mind a little nail art here and there- like for special occasions. I went for a classic red with a hint of sparkle and a simple design that was inspired by this pin on Pinterest.
I had "Ton of Bricks" already on my nails, then I came across "Red Velvet" in the store, had to have it, bought it, painted over "Ton of Bricks" and used the Art Deco polishes to create the design.

What You Need for the Perfect Holiday Nails
(from left to right)
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails- Ton of Bricks #450
Sally Hansen Diamond Strength- Red Velvet #370
Art Deco- White
Art Deco- Silver Glitter
(Gold Glitter would also be really pretty)

Friday, December 21, 2012


Top- Oh Baby Maternity (Kohls)
Jeans- Motherhood Maternity
Scarf- eBay
Boots- Burlington
Hello Kitty iPhone case- eBay
How cute is it? It even has the pink bow on the ear!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Comfy Casual PSU OOTD

Well, the time has come and I have started to raid my husband's closet. Desperate times call for desperate measures and if I can make a cute outfit out of it, then why not?

Penn State T-Shirt- borrowed from my husband's closet- I think it's from Finish Line.
Hoodie- Charlotte Russe
Leggings- Strawberry's
Australian Sheepskin Button Boots
Belt- Old Navy

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

BUMPdate: 33 Weeks

Size of the baby?
The size of a pineapple (about 18 inches, and a little over 4lbs.)
Probably on the smaller side though because at our last ultrasound she was measuring in the 22nd percentile for her age. Anything between 10 and 90 is normal so it looks like she'll be petite like her momma.
Total Weight Gain/Loss?
23 pounds.
Maternity Clothes?
Still a mix of maternity and normal clothes. Lots of leggings. 
Stretch marks?
I have a little one right above my belly button where my piercing was. I'm so upset, but at least it's teeny tiny. 
Best Moments?
Seeing her at our last ultrasound appointment! She was was grabbing her feet- it was so cute! Now I know what she's doing when she's moving around in there. 
This little girl is very active all throughout the day. She is getting more powerful too.
Food Cravings?
Still Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches and Chocolate.
Anything making you queasy or sick?
What I miss?
Being able to get into bed without feeling like I'm hoisting myself in, being able to move from side to side without it being such a project, and sleeping on my stomach.
Labor signs?
No way! 
Belly Button In or Out?
Oh have I got a story for you. Well I had my belly button pierced since I was about 16 and it pained me to take it out when I found out that I was pregnant but I did at the very beginning of my pregnancy. THANKFULLY I did because my stomach seems to be stretched to to the max in that area where my piercing once was. It has actually been pretty painful as it continues to grow and stretch and I think that's how the stretch mark came about- it was inevitable. Let's just hope it doesn't get any worse.
Wedding rings On or Off?
They're on and spinning around like they normally do when it gets cold out.
I'm still waking up to pee and waking up every time I change positions. What I would do for a solid nights sleep! 
What I'm looking forward to?
Meeting our baby girl! 

Monday, December 17, 2012

I know, it's been a while...

Wow! This month is flying by and I just realized that it's been forever since I've posted anything on here. I've been so consumed with Christmas shopping, decorating, working, getting the baby's room in order, cleaning and washing everything for her, and our weekends have been packed full of events.

I apologize for not updating more often but I have one heck of a to-do list to tackle so I hope you understand. On the bright side though, I have a bunch of posts lined up and I'll be posting them as soon as I possibly can.

Here's what is coming up:
  • My baby shower!
  • 33 week BUMPdate (a week behind, I'm currently 34 weeks)
  • OOTD's
  • Holiday nail polishes

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

What I've Been Reading: November 2012

Question of the month: What are 3 of your favorite things you've learned from other blogs/Youtube?

First of all, how great is this question? I have learned so, so much from blogs and Youtube and my beauty routines are forever changed as a result.

I've always watched Makeup Geek, Kandee Johnson, and Dulce Candy's makeup tutorials. There have been many times that I brought my laptop to my vanity and sat there starting and stopping the videos, going step by step as I applied my makeup.

Luxy Hair is responsible for completely changing the way I curl my hair. They have so many great styling tutorials too.

Last, but certainly not least there are so many fashion/style blogs that have inspired me to be more creative with my wardrobe. Some of my favorite style blogs are: Sequins & Stilettos, Ella Pretty, Lilly's Style, Veronika's Blushing, and Pink Peonies. There are so many high-end fashion blogs out there that are great too but for me, I tend to follow the bloggers who demonstrate a more wearable style. So, if you haven't heard of some of these blogs, I suggest you pay them a visit- I'm sure you will love them as much as I do.