Over halfway

It’s hard to believe we are over the halfway point of this little dude growing! It seems like just yesterday that I was taking a test, not expecting it to be positive after being disappointed by all the negatives for months, only to be completely shocked in the best way possible. Since that day there have been plenty of ups and downs in this journey of pregnancy. Lately, it’s all highs and not many lows! I started getting nauseous all day every day from about the 6 week mark until 16 weeks which made every day feel so long. I also get very bad migraines without being pregnant and with the little man in there, they have only gotten more intense. All of that to say, I still feel very fortunate to have only dealt with those symptoms for the first half of this journey and not the more extreme symptoms possible. Now that we are over halfway, I feel amazing. My energy is back (for now), I feel more like myself, and I love having a bump! It has made being creative with my outfits very tough, of course. But I don’t mind because we only have about 18…
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We Are Having A Baby!

 We are over the moon to announce that we will become a family of 3 (plus Z) in June! This news has been the greatest gift to us. It’s been so hard not to share! Life has been a bit of a whirlwind. We found out about the baby 3 days after finding out about my new job. Talk about a lot of life changes all at once but it’s all great changes so we are so happy. We found a really great place to have the baby too. It’s a birth center at a hospital so we will be delivering with a midwife.  I have been feeling pretty good other than the constant hung over feeling that comes with the first trimester (ha). I have been getting some pretty severe migraines but the surge of hormones is likely contributing to that. I have been craving mostly salty things with the exception of grapes. I think it’s the most random thing but I’ve made Teddy go to the store on multiple occasions just for grapes! I started showing very early. My jeans don’t fit and I’m down to one pair that I can squeeze into. If anyone has any (cute,…
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home is wherever i’m with you

    Reasons I’m obsessed with you: every single one of these pictures. The way you love me is beyond words. It is gentle and patient, beautiful and so kind. I feel so strong when I am around you. You lift me up, you are the biggest support system and the most genuine soul. You are my favorite person. The person I tell all of my secrets to, the person that has watched me grow through all of the seasons of life. I am your spontaneous adventurer, that sparks a sense of wonder in you. Together, we can do anything. A few comments about our place: Teddy built our desk himself! We got our old school lockers from a thrift store in Texas and they are such a pain to move but so so so worth it. Our blanket ladder Teddy found by our dumpster (LOL) Our desk chairs are also from a thrift store and were super cheap. All of our bedding is Urban Outfitters. Our apartment was this beautiful when we moved in. The people we rent from are the most creative + talented humans!  The exposed brick, hardwood floors, trim and pocket door is all original. We…
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velvet daydreams

With a lot of change coming I am so excited for all the new adventures ahead. My sweet husband went out and surprised me with this Rebecca Minkoff bag to celebrate life changes and just because he likes to surprise me. He knows that gifts are my love language (especially giving gifts) so I just love that he went out and explored to find this beauty. I love that it is finally chilly (ish) enough in STL to wear outfits like this. Tonight I am going to “craftober” with a girlfriend! It is a place with a bunch of local vendors and I am so excited to explore! I am feeling really grateful for this life. I have been vibrating high lately. Life is just oh, so good. I linked the entire outfit below, click on the picture to shop each item!
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family days

10 random thoughts on this fine Wednesday: 1.) Z is so snuggly lately and we love it so much. 2.) I start my new job next week! So excited for some change and a new challenge. 3.) Should we do a fun Halloween costume this year? Comment below some cool ideas. 4.) I am so grateful for my husband. He is the greatest man and I literally could not even imagine a better man to have by my side through life. He is the kindest soul and the most patient human. I love him, a lot. 5.) I finish yoga teacher training next weekend! Officially a yoga teacher! 6.) Life is really, really good right now. 7.) We are going to start budgeting according to Financial Peace University again! We used to do it in Texas and it made saving and spending less stress. It essentially is where you allocate where all of your money goes to (even fun money) so that you know what you will be able to save at the end of each month! 8.) It is finally chilly in STL. Thank you Jesus. 9.) We did a really fun + cute photoshoot with really talented new…
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