Sunday, September 14, 2014

Thing I'm Loving

This last week was the first full week of Ri's new schedule. 
I'm getting used to her being gone all day. It can get kinda lonely though. So now it's time for cleaning/nesting and projects to be done.

She also started her dance/gymnastics class this week. She was soo excited and so cute too!

Another big deal this week! I finally made my first purchase ever at an H&M!! I know isn't that nuts. I've never really spent time in the store before. I was on a mission for decent maternity jeans because it's getting cold really fast here in New England. I needed to get prepared. There's rumor that we are in for a bad winter too! Yikes!! We went to the biggest one near us. Ri of course fell in love with the store! It's now her absolute favorite! I walked away with a few pieces to continue to get me through this pregnancy. 

Until next week....  :)
H & M Clothing Haul

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fashion Friday

The weeks seem to be going by faster now.  A full time kindergartener with a full schedule is hard to keep up with but we are new at this. I'm sure we will get the hang of it. 
I am 22 weeks and 3 days. This pregnancy is going by really fast. It's funny how you make all these plans pre pregnancy and they don't seem to work out. I was going to journal more. I was going to get caught up on scrapbooking. I was going to take pictures of my belly every week. All those things are great but in reality. This pregnant lady has been tired. Half the time I don't even do my hair let alone my makeup. It just goes to show you that you can plan all you want with a pregnancy but once you are there doing it. It's kinda hard to follow through. You have to adapt and be flexible because your baby is apparently the boss and you are just along for the ride. 

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Dress: forever21
Top: forever21
Hat: forever21
Necklace: forever21

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Back to school

Last week was Ri's first day of school. Yes I bawled my eyes out day of and night before of course! My little baby started kindergarten and left me to be alone all day. They sure do grow up so fast. It felt like she was going off to college not sure if that's my pregnancy hormones or just being a mom. But those first couple days were torture I must say! How do moms do it all the time. 

She of course was so excited. No issues at all. She's been waiting weeks for the first day. With her frozen backpack and her new school shoes. We even did a back to school fashion show that she totally loved. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Fashion Friday

Wow two outfits in one week I'm on a rolls. This yet another purchase that was well worth it. High waisted elastic shorts for no more than $10 was my favorite and most comfortable thing this summer. I just went up a size and I hope to transition them into fall too!  Have a Happy Weekend everyone!

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 Shorts: Forever21{similar}
Boots: Windsor {similar}
Top: Forever21 { exact}
Hat: Forever21
Necklace: Loveculture {exact}

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Constant Craving ....

Well we've hit the halfway mark. That kinda went by fast! I'm at 21 weeks now and not that much has changed. Besides the baby's size I guess. He should be about 3/4 of a pound now and 10 1/2 inches long {about the length of a carrot}.
I've been finding myself getting hungrier too. Craving things like chili cheese fries, fruit, chips mostly. I love chips so don't leave a bag of chips in front of me because I have no self control at this point. Then of course sweets I love any sweets!
I've been doing really well with staying away from all foods that I'm not supposed to eat. 
I don't like to take any chances with my little munchkins. 

It's no secret I'm a high risk pregnancy. With the loss of our first son Elijah and my Thyroid cancer ....and well I guess my asthma too. All of that good stuff makes for an awesome pregnancy! {sarcasm}
Good thing it's all worth it in the end and you get a beautiful precious baby out of the deal.

I got a bunch of bodycon dresses for the summer and it was one of the best purchases. This dress was only $10 and they are really stretchy so I can easily transition them into Fall/Winter for the rest of my pregnancy.
Outfit from Gender reveal announcement

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Dress: {similar}
Boots: Windsor {similar}
Vest: {exact}

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


You may know by now that I am a wife, mom, blogger etc. 
If you have have explored my blog you may have even seen that I'm a photographer. This is a huge passion of mine and recently I had an awesome mentoring session with Kathleen clipper. She totally inspired me to focus more on the style of photography that I love the most. {Fashion Photography} I love being able to be in a more creative setting. 
This is one of my photo shoots that I did as a part of a series on true beauty. 

To see more check out my photography blog

Ashley Reed  

Friday, August 22, 2014

{Fashion Friday} Crops and Bodycons

Finally have a Maternity Fashion post up!

I am now 19 weeks and 3 days.

Let's be honest. This pregnancy has not been at all what I thought it would be. 
I knew it would be hard but not this hard. They weren't kidding when they said every pregnancy is different. There is absolutely nothing I could count on from my last two pregnancies. Everything has been amplified by 100 and brand new stuff too.
I'm getting through it though. I'm working around it. That's all a mama can do right.
I'm thankful that the hubs is being supportive and helpful when I can't do things. 
 Meat! I want meat at all meals. Bacon, cheeseburgers, steak, all that jazz! Baby loves it too. He kicks me so much when he gets meat. He's already a little hungry boy. 

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Crop top: {similar}
Skirt: {similar}
shoes: {similar}