Thursday, April 16, 2015

Ombré





Top: c/o PinkBlush Maternity, Jeans: Motherhood Maternity, Necklace: c/o Sparkle and Gem, Shoes: c/o Ukies

This is the second top that I have gotten from PinkBlush Maternity that I plan to wear post-partum. These tops are a soft, comfy jersey knit fabric (only downside is they show my protruding belly button) that are great to wear now, but will be so wonderful to have after I have my baby. I'm thinking I'm going to want to wear big, loose fitting tops for a while, and these long tops are perfect to wear with skinny jeans or even leggings.

I'm also wearing my first pair Arianna Starry Gold pumps from Ukies and they are super comfortable! I am a sucker for comfort heels (my go-to brand is usually Sofft) and these Ukies definitely give my Sofft shoes a run for their money. Ukies, (another Atlanta based company, yay!) uses a patented nanogel technology to fight heel discomfort. These days I can barely wear any shoes with a heel, so these Ukies will definitely be in my shoe rotation in the next few weeks and most definitely post baby.

Speaking of baby, I am ready to have this one! Only a few more weeks to go! I am running out of room for him and am ready to hold him in my arms. I am in survival mode at this point, just trying to get through each day with as little discomfort as possible until he's here. I can't wait!
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Monday, April 13, 2015

Enjoy Warm Weather Treats with Colgate


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SensitiveSmiles #CollectiveBias 

I have always loved going to the dentist. I know that sounds weird, but I am a bit of a teeth freak. I love straight pearly whites and never go a night without flossing. I never had any cavities as a kid or teenager, so I loved going to the dentist and getting a clean report along with a "Keep up the good work!" from my dentist. It wasn't until recently that I stopped enjoying my trips to the dentist. It wasn't because I was getting cavities, but because I was so uncomfortable every time I would get a cleaning. It turns out, that after all my days of whitening my teeth, they now are extra sensitive. 

Not only are my teeth sensitive when I get a cleaning, but I also realized I was miserable when it came to eating and drinking some of my all time favorite frozen foods and beverages. Ice cream, popsicles, frozen cocktails and milkshakes were unbearable to consume.  I knew that there wasn't too much I could do about it, but being the teeth freak that I am, I wanted to be proactive about my sensitive teeth. I wanted to continue to enjoy all the frozen delicacies that I love to eat and drink so much in the summertime.

I started using the Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush and Sensitivity Pen about a week ago, and noticed an improvement in my teeth sensitivity about 2-3 days ago. The toothbrush has a built-in sensitivity relief pen that not only provides convenience (its stored in the bottom), but also acts as a constant reminder to use the pen as part of your daily brushing routine. The Actis Enamel Pen blocks sensitivity at the source of pain. Simply: Brush, Apply, Go. 

I am looking forward to a summer full of pain-free popsicles, frozen fruit bars, ice cold watermelon and lots of delicious frosty beverages that I can enjoy on my boat!

I purchased my Colgate Sensitivity Toothbrush and Sensitivity Pen at Kroger in aisle 29, where the oral care products can be found. Many Kroger (and Kroger banner) stores may offer digital coupons for the Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush and Sensitivity Pen, so should check  your local store webpage for any offers that are available.

Be sure to check out all of Colgate's Sensitive products that are available here. What warm weather treat are you looking forward to enjoying the most this summer?



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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Ready For Spring & Lalabu Soothe Shirt Giveaway







Tunic: c/o PinkBlush Maternity, Jeans: Gap, Shoes: Madden Girl, Necklace: c/o Purple Peridot (use SEWSARAH for 10% off your order) Sunglasses: Versace

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I am beyond ready for spring. It actually snowed yesterday and I wanted to cry. I am ready to wear springtime pastels and and bright colors again, so I'm hoping next week the temperatures will at least reach 60 degrees. Not only does springtime mean warmer weather, but it also means I will be closer to having this baby! I have exactly 4 weeks from today.  This lace-back tunic from PinkBlush Maternity is so soft and comfy, that I definitely plan on wearing it post baby. Its becoming increasingly difficult to find tops that will cover this big ol' bump of mine!

Speaking of post baby, I can't wait to wear my new Soothe Shirt from Lalabu! The Soothe Shirt is a stylish shirt for mom, a cozy pouch for baby and a nursing tank all in one.The Soothe Shirt was designed to intimately swaddle your baby and promote baby/mommy bonding time. One of the best things about this top is that you don't need to wear a bra with it, since it has extra coverage layers and an elastic band for support. What is even better is that the Soothe Shirt is sourced and manufactured right here in the USA (specifically in my hometown, Atlanta)

Lalabu is giving one of my lucky readers a Soothe Shirt of their own. Win one for yourself, or win one for a friend.  Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win!
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Solemates

Photo taken by ShoreShotz Photography at one of my customer's weddings
  
As you may or may not know, I make customized clutches on Etsy. I started making clutches when I was planning my own wedding a little over three years ago.  I wanted to give my bridesmaids jewelry that they could wear on the day of my wedding and wanted to give them that jewelry inside a little clutch they could use on my wedding day and also post wedding. I wasn't satisfied with any of the clutches I was finding in stores, so I decided I was going to make my own. I went out and bought a sewing machine and taught myself how to make a clutch. After my wedding, I threw a couple of my bags up on Etsy and opened up shop. Ever since then, I have been specializing in bridesmaid clutch sets and personalized wedding gifts for brides and everyone in their wedding parties.
Shoes: c/o Ukies, Clutches: Sew Sarah R

Recently, I was sent one of the best shoe ideas I have seen in a long time, High Heelers by Solemates. High Heelers are little plastic pieces that easily attach over most stilettos and kitten heels to prevent sinking into grass or falling into cracks (think cobblestones and street grates). They work by increasing the surface area of the heel, reducing the pressure on that area and keep you from sinking in.  I got married outside in front of a lake and wish that I had known about these when I was getting married. High Heelers would have been the perfect addition to my bridesmaid gift packs and would have been great to wear myself while walking around the landscaped grounds for pictures.
Solemates  also makes these adorable S.O.S Wedding Rescue Kits that include the following in each kit: One pair of Solemates High Heelers, Advil, Antacid, Blistex, Bobby Pins, Safety Pins, Bandage, Ear Plugs, Elastic Hair Band, Nail File, Comb, Tissues, Sewing Kit, Shout Wipe, Tampax Tampon, Breath Mints and Floss!   

 How cute would this have been packed into one of my bridesmaid clutches?! Along with these products, Solemates also makes Shoe care products which are part of their Cobbler's Couture Collection and includes products like: leather protector, shoe freshener, shoe polish and blister blockers. 
 
 Spring is now in full swing, and there will be plenty of weddings and other outdoor events coming up. If you need some shoe protection, I highly suggest you swing over to Solemates and check out some of their unique and helpful products!
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**This post was endorsed by Solemates, but all opinions expressed here are my own.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Spring Gingham

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Dress: c/o Shabby Apple (non-maternity), Shoes: c/o Ukies, Earrings: Kendra Scott

Since Easter was yesterday, I guess that means it's officially spring. Well, spring could have fooled me, because its been in the 40's here and the snow is still melting. It's hard to see all those pictures on Instagram of the warm weather, blooming flowers and all the cute springtime outfits while I sit here and watch the dirty snow melt.  I have decided I am just going to dress like its spring and hope it follows suit. This gingham dress from Shabby Apple is just one of my favorite pieces from their new spring collection. They have a ton of gingham fabrics this spring, so I am completely smitten with so many of their new items.  

One of my favorites include this Park Avenue Skirt . I am also swooning over the Gramercy Dress that comes in purple, pink and green. If you've never heard of Shabby Apple before, I definitely recommend checking them out.   One of the greatest things about their company is their belief in women empowerment. Over 90% of the company is employed/run by females, and they strive to provide generous maternity leave and flexible schedules to help women become leaders of this world (something I can truly appreciate as I approach my own first maternity leave) Another way that they do this is, is by donating a portion of their proceeds to charities and organizations that help women in less developed countries. 

Dressing this bump has been fun, but I am ready to be back to wearing my normal clothes again. I have teamed up with my favorite Mamas-to-be again this month to bring you some springtime maternity fashion. We are all getting so close to the end of our pregnancies and I am looking forward to what is to come for all of us! I also have a "Mommy and Me" look planned with a dress from Shabby Apple coming up, so stay tuned!
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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Aztec Dress




 Dress: Lucy and Lyla, Belt: Target, Shoes: Franco Sarto, Earrings: Kendra Scott

The snow is finally melting!! I got this adorable little dress from Lucy and Lyla several months ago and I ordered it a size up, so that I would have something to wear when I got a little bit bigger. It turns out this dress is actually a little too large, so I decided to belt it (yet again with my favorite bow belt) to make it look a little more fitted.

I'm finding each day to be more and more difficult as I continue to get bigger. I had a moment last night when I was too uncomfortable to sleep, where I said to myself "I've never going to make it." My due date seems so far away, but I need to think positively and really enjoy these last few weeks of my pregnancy!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

4Moms rockaRoo Giveaway

I am so excited about my giveaway today! I have teamed up with 4Moms to give away one of these amazing rockaRoo chair swings! I constantly hear about about how awesome the 4Moms mamaRoo chairs are, that I was excited that there was a smaller, more compact version for people like me who don't have much space. My husband and I live in a small house where storage is virtually non-existent, so the size of the rockaRoo is perfect for us! The rockaRoo is 1/3 the size of a regular baby swing (some of those baby swings are massive!), it has five speeds, removable toy balls, and an mp3 plug-in that you can hook up your tunes to!
I can't wait to use this chair once my little man arrives. To enter for your chance to win a rockaRoo, all you have to do is go the pic on my Instagram account, like the post, make sure you are following both me and 4Moms on Instagram and tag 3 friends in the comments section. Even if you are not expecting or have a baby, you can still win one for a friend! Good luck! A winner will be chosen on April 6th.
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