Fashion & Lifestyle

5/16/16

Give Extra, Get Extra



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For the last few months I have really enjoyed not having to carry around a giant diaper bag! With my little boy now being a year and a half I can get away with carrying a little cross body bag. I wanted to do a post and tell you "what is in my bag" so you can see it is possible to just carry a little bag. Especially when you have a toddler you don't want to have to worry about carrying a big bag while chasing them around. Here is what I pack:


Toys/Books - Krew loves to read books and play with cars. I always make sure I have at least 2 toys for him in my bag so he is happy and entertained. 
Treats/Fruit Snacks -   These are a must have for me to keep my little guy happy and occupied when I need it. I am all for rewards too so when he is being good and nice he gets a sucker! The best part about the suckers I have is they are organic and have vitamin C so they have a few benefits as well. 


Diapers/Wipes - I always keep a little pack of diapers and wipes in my trunk to refill my bag when I run out. This has saved me so many times! This weekend I was visiting my family and realized I didn't pack enough diapers, then I remembered the pack in my car and I was set. I just put some wipes in a little ziplock bag and obviously if I run out or low I have more in my car to refill. 
Stuff for me - Of course I need things for myself as well. I am pregnant so I don't need feminine products and that would be an obvious but I could fit that if I needed. I always make sure I have a light lip gloss and then one with color to throw on to make me look more put together and nice! Sometimes throwing on some lip color changes everything! This bag has slots for debit cards, IDs, etc. which makes it nice to not have to carry a whole wallet. The last thing that is a necessity for me is gum! I have to have gum no matter what. When I saw the new Extra® Gum Spearmint and Polar Ice 35-stick package at Walgreens I was so excited! Not only because the pack is huge but I keep it in the front pocket and it doesn't get smashed with the durable and recyclable packaging which is so nice. Also, everyone knows that when you pull out gum everyone is asking for a piece and I don't have to worry about sharing and running out because there is so much in the pack. 




It is very easy to overpack as a mom, I know because I used to do it all the time! I know with a little baby it is harder but if you keep a diaper bag in the car and just keep your little bag stocked for shopping, etc. your life will be easier and your hands will be lighter! 

5/8/16

Happy Mothers Day
































Here are some pictures from the last year

Everyday I wake up and still can't believe that I am a Mom. My whole life I dreamed of being a mom and found myself always wanting to hold the babies instead of heading outside to play with the other kids. I was so lucky to grow up with a mom as such an amazing example. She has always been there for me, and she still is. She would do anything for me and I love that I have that security still from my mom (and dad). It makes me want to be a better mom everyday because I think of all my mom did and still does for me, how I grew up feeling loved always. I want my babies to always feel like they can call on me even when they are grown up and out of the house. I live everyday to make Krew happy and although I am not perfect I really try! I remember the little things my mom would do for me and how much it meant and still means to me. I remember coming home from school to a clean room, a new outfit or a note in my cheer bag. These things all happened when I needed them the most, when I had forgotten what mattered most and will forever hold a special place in my heart. My mom lived/lives day and night to serve her kids and I want nothing more for my kids. I hope they always feel love and comfort from me because they will never know how much I love them. This Mothers Day is so special to me because not only do I have my sweet baby boy in my arms I have my sweet baby girl in my stomach. I feel so blessed to be a mom. 

If you haven't already watched this you must! I cry whenever I hear it.
Happy Mothers Day.



5/6/16

Park Date












My Outfit: Top - jane.com
Shorts - Old Navy

Krews Outfit: Top - Walmart
Shorts - H&M

Yesterday Krew and I went to the park! It was such a nice day and he loves getting out to run wild. He carried around his blue ring pop and boy was it messy. That is ok though because he was in heaven. As of yesterday I am officially 35 weeks pregnant. I can't believe that I only have 4 weeks left (until my doctor will induce me)! We can't wait to meet our baby girl. I feel like I did the week I had Krew as far as the extreme pressure but I just think that is how I carry my babies. SUPER low. The other night I felt her drop even more too which I did not think was possible. Now the pressure is even more that I wouldn't be surprised if she decides to come a little early, I will probably jinx myself saying that but I just feel different lately! Either way my body is getting ready and that is great. 
I hope you all have a great weekend and Happy Mothers Day! 
xo