What We've Been Up To

January 16, 2017

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Yep, I'm still here. And still pregnant. 32 weeks! Holy cow! Sorry for the blog silence this past week. It's been hard enough to keep the kids fed, keep up with the laundry, and work from home.....I sort of forgot about blogging. But you know what I didn't forget about? INSTAGRAM. I'm on the gram like it's my JOB. So be sure to keep up with us daily there (@girlintheredshoes). And I promise to be a better blogger. And because no post can be complete without some photos, these were just too cute to not share with the world. 

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This girl and her tea parties. I could just eat her up. 

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And then......big brother shows up with his nerf shooter and takes everyone hostage. Typical.


Happy Monday friends!

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Getting Ready for Baby

January 5, 2017



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The baby countdown is officially ON over here. We have less than 10 weeks until this little girl rocks our world and while I can't wait, I'm also a bit nervous. 

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Thankfully my nervousness has translated in to nesting BIG TIME. I've been busy making lists and checking to-do items off one by one. I still have a ton of work to do, but it's a start! I'm totally not kidding on our 2017 goals....I'm keeping things simple and focusing on just adjusting to having three kids. And keeping them alive, too. It's going to be a huge adjustment for all of us, I'm sure. 

Here's what I've been up to:

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Working on the nursery. It's about 75% done, which is more complete than either Hudson or Sadie's nurseries at this point, which feels amazing!

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Organizing ALL THE PHOTOS. I started with our printed photos that were basically lying around everywhere. And now I'm working on digital photos....which is a whole other beast!

Working on photo albums. I'm working on our 2016 photo album.....and after that I have to do 2012-2015 too. Oops. 

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Sadie's baby book. Don't tell her, but it's completely empty. I have all her stats and stuff on my phone, I just need time to write it all down in the book. Not gonna lie, I'm totally dreading this task. Tell me I'm not the only one who does this. 

Stocking up on food! I'm slowly starting to build our pantry up by buying canned goods and things that will keep for a long time so that when I'm overwhelmed with 3 kids I'll still hopefully be able to find us all something to eat. Fingers crossed.

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Stocking up on diapers! Thanks to Sam's Club I've been able to stock up baby girl big time on diapers...so we are totally set for the first few months, which feels so good. I've also been focusing on stocking up Sadie's diapers too (YIKES 2 kids in diapers!!!!). I just picked up this Huggies® 2 Month Supply Box...and although it is HUGE, the savings were so great, I couldn't pass it up! You can save $6 right now at Sam's Club

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There are so many benefits of being a Sam's Club member.....I'm totally taking advantage of our membership and stocking up on all of our supplies. There's nothing worse than running out of diapers or toilet paper while you have a newborn! Huggies® are always our go-to for high quality, amazing diapers.

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Sam's Club also offers free shipping on select baby items, a subscription service, and even club pick-up! Click here to find a Sam's Club near you.



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Family Photos

December 29, 2016

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We had our family photos taken this fall and I love how Stacie captured our little family...despite half of my crew being uncooperative. Family photos are so important to me and I love seeing how our family grows. I've made a deal with my husband that we will have photos taken every fall from here on out as either my anniversary present or birthday present...because let's be real, one great photo is really all I ever want! 

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Those blue eyes. When I was pregnant I prayed for my baby to have blue eyes (amongst many other things of course!), and God came through......times a million. 

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 Dang it I love these two. 

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Hudson loves to give me eskimo kisses, it's kind of our special thing......so I love this shot so much!

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My big boy. 

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Such a stinker.

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Sadie's "kiki" made it in to every single photo.

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I'm not planning on doing maternity photos, so I'll cherish these forever. 

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POPSUGAR Must Have Box

December 28, 2016

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As you know, I've been receiving a monthly POPSUGAR Must Have Box...and it's my most favorite thing. It would be the perfect gift for a friend who has everything! Each month you receive a box filled with full sized fashion, home, beauty, or food items. December's box was one of my favorites so far! 

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In this box I received a catchall and ring dish from Odeme. A snowfall pendant by Baublebar, the cutest bobby pins by Mane Message, a lipstick pill by Winky Lux, baker's dozen classic chocolate chip cookie mix by Sister's Gourmet, and color restore protecting top coat serum by Dessange Professional Hair Luxury. Such fun stuff!

You can try the Must Have Box for yourself and save $5 off your first box here

POPSUGAR sent me #MustHaveBox but all opinions are my own.



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Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2016

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Merry Christmas from our family to yours!!!

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Baby Girl Nursery Artwork

December 21, 2016

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This year for Christmas we decided to gift baby girl with some beautiful artwork for her nursery! And I am obsessed with how it turned out! Her room is still a work in progress but I'm patting myself on the back for having this much done and still 11 weeks until she joins us!

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It all started with the Floral Bright print on the left from Minted. I fell in love instantly and knew it would be the perfect color scheme for her nursery...so everything was built around it. And I LOVE it.

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I just love the colors....everything is so bright and cheerful....there's whimsy yet it doesn't scream baby nursery. I'm sure she'll have this artwork for a very long time!

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And I'm dying over her mobile! Courtney from Boogie And Lu made it for me and it's perfect! Stay tuned for a fun giveaway coming soon!

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The other artwork in her room is also from Minted! It's called Carnation Spray and is so gorgeous in person. Minted seriously made shopping SO easy! Once I found the floral print I started searching by color...and everything just came together. I had all of the pieces framed too, and it was the BEST decision ever. I'm never turning back! Everything arrived in perfect condition and ready to hang. It seriously saved me SO much time. 

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And all of the pieces are super light weight, which I love. It made hanging everything a breeze. 

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I know baby girl is going to LOVE her nursery. I seriously can't wait...it all feels so real now! Now if only we could decide on her name....

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If you're wondering why I'm only showing you one part of the room it's because the rest isn't finished.  Her room is actually really big, and has a huge walk in closet! We still need to organize the closet (my wedding dress and several other things like birthday and Christmas presents are hanging out in there now), put together her dresser, get a hamper, and hang some more art. I have this shelf coming from Minted soon, so I'll share the final reveal once it's all done! Here's hoping I don't loose my steam before then. 

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Minted has curated a fresh and unique collection of evolving artwork that you won’t find anywhere else. I couldn't be happier with how everything turned out! Be sure to check out Minted for the best artwork selection. They have so many fun and beautiful pieces that would make the perfect gift for someone special in your life!

Thanks to my friends at Minted for making this nursery and blog post possible!

Sources:

Jenny Lind Crib: Craigslist find!
Mobile: Boogie And Lu
Striped Sheet: Land of Nod
Floral Blanket: Mod Fox
Ballerina Doll: Candy Kirby Designs
Stuffed Flamingo: Target
Stuffed Unicorn: Target
Heart with Flowers: fLOhRA
Chair: Ikea
Side Table: Ikea
Vases: Vintage
Toy Basket: Target

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