Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Meet Penelope Jade!

On April 5th, our world forever changed in the best possible way! 
Meet our princess, Penelope Jade Sugg! 

She is just beyond precious, seriously the perfect baby, we feel so blessed!

Thank you all so much for all the kind emails, messages, gifts, prayers, and thoughts we have received from so many of you during this time. I had no idea I had so many other followers and readers (hello, google reader and bloglovin peeps I had no idea that were out there!) and you have all been so kind during this time of joy for our family! Now that Penelope and I have settled into things I plan to pick my blogging back up and share what we have been up to the past several weeks as well as catching up on all my favorite blogs too!  

These are a few of the photo's from Poppy's newborn session with Taylor Howard Photography (here)! They did an amazing job! I can't wait for them to shoot her 3 month and our family pics next month!

Chiffon Glitter Ice Cream Cone Headband, Giddy Up and Grow, Etsy
Mint and Coral Glitter Heart Headband, Giddy Up and Grow, Etsy
Mint Chevron Blanket, Little Hip Squeaks
Mustard Polka Dot Bow, Lou and Lee, Etsy
Green Swaddle Wrap, Zebi, found at Itty Bitty Bella
Carnival Pendant Headband, Giddy Up and Grow, Etsy

Friday, February 8, 2013

A Few Friday Favorites...and Giveaway Winner!!

Freshly Picked Moccasins in Silver...the first of many. I can't tell you how obsessed I am.  

Zebi Baby swaddles I think will be great with gigantic bows for Newborn pics! Found at Itty Bitty Bella here

Stem Baby 3-pack of Onesies, they are so soft and colors so fun! Found here.

Happy Friday Ladies!
33 weeks! Getting closer! And bigger! lol!
I hope you all have had a good week! As usual, I have had fun shopping for baby! I hope her room is finished up soon, I am running out of places to put all her fun things!

The winner of the Golden Giveaway is Lynn from All Gussied Up!!! Congrats Lynn! Everyone should check out her blog and follow, it's really great!  Please email me at my link to the right and I will mail out your planner and bracelet right away! Enjoy! 

We have a busy weekend that involves a hospital tour, shopping for baby of course, and going to explore our new lot aka future home sweet home! 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Fresh New Kicks...

I am on a total shoe kick this gets a new pair every day or two! Some even in multiples because I know she will grow out of them so fast and I know she will be so sad when she outgrows them, (okay, I will! lol) Needless to say, Daddy is in big trouble, but I have to say, I think he really loved these!

Current favorite shoe brands? Freshly Picked Moccasins in every girly color (and size!), anything Joyfolie, Ugg booties, and Stuart Weitzman, which is who makes this precious pair of fringe boots, found here

Baby is slowly putting Mommy's shoe collection to shame! I need to do something about that pronto! (As soon as I make sure my size doesn't change! Pregnancy does crazy things to your body!)

Be sure to enter my Golden Giveaway before Friday here!

Friday, February 1, 2013

32 Weeks!

I can't believe I am eight months pregnant! Seriously?!
Time has flown by...but is now starting to slow down....
After being told by my OB to expect to go as early as 36 weeks, I am in full fledge panic and nest mode...yet am also starting to be exhausted and achy not a lot is getting accomplished and it makes me nervous! The nursery is finally underway, so progress is happening, and baby will definitely have clothes! I am obsessed with buying for her! I will have to share my favorite's soon!

I hope you all have a good weekend, I have a much needed spa weekend filled with massages and brunch at the Peabody planned with my sweet hubby! 

Don't forget to sign up for my Golden Giveaway here

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Baby's New Bag: Goyard

I love when one of these bags show up at my house!

 Tied with a bow!

I couldn't resist the orange any longer! Goyard St. Louis GM Tote

To go inside: Apple & Bee Organic Nappy Mat and Baby Cos Bag!

I think the giraffe print is so much fun!

Don't they match the bag perfectly?! 

Colorful new Itzy Ritsy Bitzy Bibs and matching Wet Bags in Fresh Bloom to carry along for uh-ohs! 

All I need now is a Baby! lol

When searching for the dreaded "diaper bag" I just couldn't find anything I even halfway liked or felt like carrying around everyday...I guess I am just so not a diaper bag type of gal! I decided to broaden my horizons a bit...I mean, why couldn't it be fabulous?! I love my blue Goyard tote, and it is super versatile and easy to wear, so I decided I would go this route with Baby's bag too for this Spring and Summer! I ordered the larger GM size from the San Fran store, they were super helpful! 

I wanted to pick a color that was as fun and bright as she will be, so I settled on Orange after finding the Apple & Bee Nappy Mat and Baby Cos Bag (found at Apple& here and here)! I also LOVE the Finch print...I might have to order this print for Fall and Winter time with a Red Goyard! They are just all so, so cute! They also have some really cute boy options too!

The Itzy Ritzy Bitzy Burp Cloths and matching What Happened Wet Bags in Fresh Bloom are from my favorite baby gear boutique NessaLeeBaby (found here and here). They are the perfect match to go with the bag and are super soft! I also picked up the matching shopping cart/high chair color to bring along too when needed! Love this brand!

I'm currently in my 32nd week and am working on getting everything ordered and purchased for baby, she will be here SO soon! I can't wait, we are so excited!! 

Don't forget to sign up for my Golden Giveaway here

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Golden Giveaway!

I think I am way overdue on a giveaway, so I made sure to make this a good one!

I love Stella & Dot jewelry. It is very well made and they make the cutest pieces. Melissa is my SA and she is so sweet and incredible! You can shop her store here

My favorite piece right now that I want to share with one of you lucky ladies is the Renegade Cluster Bracelet, found here. It is a gold spiky bracelet that is edgy, but still goes with any and all! 

I'm also giving away this awesome 2013 planner from Target of all places! It is SO pretty! I am currently using mine as a food and exercise journal. I also think it will also make a great breastfeeding journal when baby girl arrives too! 

The Rules:
Please tell me how you follow this blog to be eligible!
You can also have an extra entry for following me on Currently Obsessed or Pinterest too!
Leave a comment for each entry in the comments of this thread by Thursday, Feb 7th! 
I will announce the random winner on Friday, Feb 8th! 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Baby's First Bloch

Oh my goodness my heart just melted. 
This will be the first of many Bloch's for Baby.
Loving this distressed gold color! 
Found here

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Things that Make Me Smile...

Complimentary temp stationery from Sugar Paper while they complete my new custom baby thank you notes and stationery with my new name (finally!)....

Zebi Baby Pink Floral Kimono Wrap from Rosenberry Rooms...oh my how adorable! I saw this and just had to order a couple of more...they will look so cute with all her Freshly Picked Moccasins being made for her when she is having a boho moment...

New Yearly Planner from Erin Coldren...I love the Neon and all the new features of the planner. It helps me keep up with all my appointments for me and baby, addresses, lists, you name it. Everyone needs one of these! They also included an awesome $25 gift card to use...I think I will be snatching up some more notepads and address labels with this! Thanks EC!

Very thoughtful gifts for Baby from my friend Lindsey and her very stylish and sweet Baby Vicky! Thank you so much for the spoiling little ladies!

Look at all Baby's Prezzies! Everything was a super cute Pink and Purple theme! Purple is baby's new favorite color now! ;-)
JellyCat Hippo stuffie, Angel Dear Hippo Rattle and Lovie, Splendid Littles outfit, Ju Ju Be wet bag, Trumpette socks, a pair of Babylegs, and a 3 Sprouts Storage Hippo bin! I am a huge fan of Splendid Littles for babies! Everything is so soft! 3 Sprouts is another brand I am LOVING! This Hippo storage bin will look so cute with the Zebra and Pink Elephant that will hold her toys in our living room! I also picked up the Bee caddy for a diaper caddy to keep close! They are just SO cute!!!

I hope you all had a good week! 30 weeks down! Not much longer now!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Pregnancy Must Haves...

1. Good skin care products to make you feel pretty! 
La Mer "The Brightening Intense" serum (here), and Moisturizing Gel Cream (here) have both help to keep my skin calm and "glowing". Guerlain's Midnight Secret (here) is my secret weapon on those random sleepless nights that are happening now and will be happening much more in the very near future! It makes me look a lot more awake, even when I am really a walking zombie!

2. A Preggo Friendly Workout
If you follow my blog at all you know I am a huge Tracy Anderson fan. No one can kick my bottom into shape quicker. I was thrilled when I realized that her newest launch, the Tracey Anderson Pregnancy Project was being released very early into my pregnancy! I had terrible morning sickness early on, but I really feel these monthly workouts helped to pull me out of that and made me feel so much better. There are 9 DVD's, one for each month of pregnancy. Each month she changes the workout to accomodate for your growing belly and to prepare you for labor and putting yourself back together after baby. I have had amazing results so far and she has kept me lean and tone (as possible at least!) so far! I highly recommend this series! You can find it here

3. Lotions and Potions for Growing Belly and Body
One of my biggest "vanity" fears is stretch marks. I am currently approaching the 30 weeks mark and so far I am in the clear...but I am def trying to stay ahead of this issue with multiple lotions and potions that all have amazing reviews to keep your skin to tearing to shreds. I am constantly smearing it all on 2-3 times a day...just to be sure there is still plenty of moisture on my skin! 
My favorites has been from the Mustela 9 months line (I plan to use this line on baby too! It smells SO good!) and Clarins. I have always been a fan of Clarins and so far it has done an amazing job of taking care of my skin! 
My Mustela favorites shown above: Bust Support (here), Intensive Action Stretch Cream (here), Instant Comfort Leg Gel to prevent the dreaded "cankles" (here), and Stretch Marks Double Action (here).
My Clarins favorites shown below: Moisture Rich Body Lotion (here), Stretch Mark Control cream (here), and the Tonic Body Treatment Oil (here).

4. Lululemon!
Omgosh was I so excited when Memphis finally got a store! I have become a huge fan of this line of workout clothes and order online constantly. I love it for pregnancy because so far I've been able to order my normal sizes and it has just stretched along with me. I live in Lulu these days and have been popping in the store and getting orders in weekly to make me feel a little more pulled together on tired, I just want to bum it days. Loving all the fun punches of neon and minty colors for Spring! 

5. Hypnobabies Coursework and Reading
I am currently preparing for a natural what better way to accomplish this by hypnotizing the pain away? I know, I know, it sounds ridiculous, but I know several ladies who have taken this course and were able to have natural births with very manageable pain levels. My OB was also really excited when I brought this up to her when I was researching natural birth methods. She had two other ladies that had recently tried it with great success, so I'm excited to be the third!

6. Baby Reading
Since this is my first pregnancy everything is new and unknown. Reading has been a great source of calm (while also not driving my friends and family up the wall with my crazy questions!) and also is a great way to pass time on my queasy all day morning sickness days...the above books are a few of my favorites and ones I think every new mommy should read!

7. Shopping for Baby
I have enjoyed nothing more so far than shopping for Baby Girl! Today's special delivery was Baby's first designer jeans! The nursery may not be finished and I may or may not have purchased the first diaper...but Baby will have a fierce wardrobe! My favorite brands are Giggle Moon, Little Giraffe, CachCach, Little Hip Squeaks, Persnickety, Haute Baby, Baby Nay, Splendid Littles, and Juicy of course...just to name a few! Baby gets more packages than I do these days! I simply can't resist any of it! The new Spring lines just came out for some of the brands above and Baby is in line for every last piece! I will have to change her 10+ times a day so she can wear it all! She will be my very own dress up doll! I can't wait! I'm also pretty obsessed with baby gear! I plan to post about some of my favorite items tomorrow so stay tuned!

As I am well into my 3rd trimester (um, how did that happen so fast?!) I thought I would post the things that have gotten me through the past 7.5 months. I would love to hear any other suggestions on the above! I am so excited baby will be here very soon! I have recently "popped" and things like strollers and cribs have began to show up at my doorstep, so everything is really becoming real! I'm hoping to catch up with you in the coming weeks leading up to baby with all the things I have been too busy to with holidays, doctor's appointments, etc. Thanks for reading and all the support, emails, and sweet baby gifts! You gals are the sweetest!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Instagram Christmas 2012

Our funky and fun BLUE flocked Christmas Tree ready for presents to pile under it!

Our Christmas Cards getting prepared to mail out! They were a hit!

Lots of fun gifts for me and Baby Girl from my SS and pal Nicole from Nicole's Guide to Style!

The cutest Christmas gift ever! I also had fun with hand stamped custom wrapping this year!

Southern Living's Red Velvet Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting. Yum!

Christmas Shopping in NYC will be a new yearly must do!

Chanel Rouge Carat (here) nails go very well with Christmas colored candy!

A true White Christmas turned our home into a Winter Wonderland!

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season! For the first time in ages, I was able to really soak in Christmas. We were busy with a trip to NYC and attending several Christmas events in the area, but these were all things we always wanted to do, but just never seem to have the time. 
I was also very domestic (I think I am totally in the "nesting" stage of pregnancy) and did more than my fair share of baking, candy making, shopping for the perfect gifts, and wrapping them all to perfection...all while starting my 3rd trimester this week! I am still paying for all that excitement several days after the fact lol! My busy month has left me SO tired! Baby is forcing me to slow down, and it is something I need to learn to love. Speaking of...time for a much needed nap!