My Fall Bucket List

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With only 19 weeks or less to go in my pregnancy, I’m ready to have some fun and the pass the time. My energy is up and I’m doing well. Below are the top 10 things I want to do this Fall!

1.       Pumpkin Patch

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Like seriously, does that not scream FALL to you!

2.       Decorate

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I love fall colors, the oranges, reds, and yellows make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I love the fall candles as well and Bath and Body Works already has theirs out!!! I also love shopping Target and Home Goods! 

3.       Hayride

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I haven’t been on a hayride in a while but I want to take the girls. We’ve never done one together. Totally, thinking about making this a tradition!

4.       Halloween Costumes

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I’m not big on the holiday itself and my kids don’t go from door to door but I love seeing people get dressed up. This year I’m totally participating!

5.       Shopping

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Now is the time when I save! Christmas is just around the corner and we have a rather large family so catching deals and storing cash is always a good idea.

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6.       Bonfire – S’mores

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I’m not really an outdoorsy kind of girl but when it’s cool I like to sit around the fire and make S’mores with my kids. It’s something they’ll always remember.

7.       State Fair

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We’ve skipped the fair for the last few years because I believe it’s a complete waste of money but this is the last year it will just be the girls and I so I think we need to make a special trip!

8.       Fall Photos

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I love photography and a lot of photographers do Fall Mini Sessions so this is the best time to snag a deal and capture your growing family. I have one coming up soon!

9.       Corn Maze

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I have NEVER been to a corn maze and I’m a country girl. I know this will be so fun so it’s on my to-do list!

10.   Thanksgiving

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I’m already thinking about the ham, turkey, collard greens and macaroni and cheese that will be prepared! The smell of Thanksgiving makes me happy plus it means we’re one step closer to Christmas!

Getting Ready for Fall With Pink Blush

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Hi Guys! You all know I LOVE Fall. It's the perfect time of year but here in the South; Fall doesn't really bring the cooler weather until late October or early November if we're lucky. So I'm excited to partner with Pink Blush to bring you this cute Fall number and guest what Mamas...it's a double duty kind of dress! It can be used after you deliver your little one!

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If you feel a little self conscious and we sometimes do - pair it with a vest. I pulled out an old vest to give this dress an added touch of Fall Color! I also added boots but it pairs well with flats too for a day at the office.

I have lots of room in the belly are as my stomach continues to grow and it will work wonders as it’s loose enough not to be bothersome after giving birth! It’s perfect for nursing! I tested it! You can pull out comfortably without having to remove the entire top. The band that hones the middle gives support as well for an easy transition.

Rust Draped Front Plus Maternity/Nursing Dress

Colors: Rust, Black, and Red

Sizes: 1X, 2X, 3X

What I LOVE about this dress:

It compliments my skin tone very well and it hides any bumps and lumps you may have. I love the twisted top, so if you're heavy chested you get some support. It was also made this way to provide you with the ability to nurse and more importantly this is something I would wear if I wasn't pregnant! This dress is also true to size. I'm wearing a size 1X.

Style Tip:

If you’re tall you may feel this dress is on the shorter side. I'm 5'6 and the length is perfect for me. I would also recommend paring it with some leggings because it’s too cute to pass up!

Bonus Style: If you’re like me, you’re probably on the hunt for a baby shower dress as well, look no further Pink Blush has you covered in that department as well.

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Want to get your hands on this dress click here!

Not really your style? Shop some of their other maternity styles here!

Not a mom yet? That's okay we still have you covered shop here!  

Related Article: Maternity Style: Shop Pink Blush

Book Review: Girl, wash your face!

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Girl, wash your face! If the title doesn’t intrigue you I don’t know what will. I am not as much of an avid reader like I used to be. However, I do enjoy reading from time to time.

I had never heard of this book before but a woman I know kept posting quotes from it and it kept doing something to my spirit then I knew I had to read it!

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In this book, Rachel Hollis shares with us how she is going on about her life even after things have happened to her. She isn’t perfect and has made mistakes but she has chosen to keep going. I know many of us can relate.

While reading this book it caused me to take a deeper look at myself. Like wth am I doing with my life? I cannot throw myself a pitty party. Life is too short and I have to boss up. Is it possible that if I change the way I think and the way I speak to myself then things could change? Possibly!

What are you doing to speak positivity into your life?

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Get your copy of Girl, Wash Your Face today and if you've already read it check out her new book, Girl, Stop Aplogizing...

It's A...Baby

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It's a BOY!!!!!!!

Yep a stinking boy but I'm happy, dads happy, even the girls are happy. This is my first boy and I knew it was. Everything about this pregnancy has felt so DIFFERENT!

With this baby, I truly didn't know I was pregnant. I felt weird all the time. Extremely moody. Very nauseated and on the verge of passing out but I thought nothing of it...until I was borderline forced into taking a test. Read more about that here.

 

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We discovered this news in a very bittersweet way. I had a mild bleed and cramping after my little Target run and I called my doctors office. They saw me the following morning and as the ultrasound tech was doing my scan my little man wanted to do a roll with his legs open and BOOM! The tech was like do you want to know what you're having. I laughed and said "Even if I didn't I think I know now." We laughed and she agreed that's definetely a boy! 

Life for us has been a little scary after receiving our placenta previa diagnosis. Nonetheless, we are doing well! Fingers crossed the placenta moves! 

Nevertheless, all is well in my soul!

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Looking for a fun way to tell your kids?

While searching Pinterest I found the coolest idea ever! Water gun painting!

Supplies:

1. Water guns

2. Foam Board or Canvas

3.  Acrylic Paint

4. Water (freebie, use the sink)

5. Sharpie

6. Stencils (optional) 

Instructions:

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1. Take your board or canvas and decide if you want to write or stencil the words  "It's A..." or some other saying. 

2. Fill your water guns with paint and water mix. 2/3 paint and 1/3 water. (make sure the kids aren't around when you do this.

3. Shake up your water gun. Test it out in the sink to make sure it's the color you want.

4. Head outside in the grass and lean your board against a tree. 

5. Count to 3 and let your child shoot the water gun! 

6. Share with family and friends!

Shop the bows! Click here.

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My oldest decided she wanted to great a box for the gender reveal as well and this is what we got! I made the shirt and I think it turned out quite well! 

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