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Scenes From Our Weekend

Jul 8, 2013

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend. I decided to take a few days off from blogging to hang with the fam and relax. It was just what I needed!  My rents were in town too so I got to spend time with them as well. 

I finally reached the halfway point in my pregnancy.  I feel like I have been pregnant a mighty long time but alas I am just halfway there.  Good news is I remember the second half with Sterling going by much faster.  Sorry if y’all are bored with the belly pics, I seriously took zero pictures while pregnant with Sterling so I have been trying to document this pregnancy a little better.  So you got 20 more weeks of pics to come:)  Wish I had more pics from when I was pregnant with Sterling so I could compare my belly size and shape- so curious what this baby is!

I have been living in the Tibi dress in the top picture.  I made it my goal this pregnancy to buy no maternity clothes (besides my one pair of maternity shorts).  They are so expensive to wear for only a short time, better to invest in something you can wear before and after baby.  The Tibi dress fit before I was pregnant and still does at 5 months pregnant.  It is a loose flattering fit and I get compliments everytime I wear it.

Lucky for you gals, the dress is on sale now, I highly recommend it.  I also recommend going down a size or two,  it runs on the large side. I got a 2 and I am normally a 4 in Tibi.

{Tibi Kaleidoscope Dress}

 A few pics from our 4th of July- sad to say we didn’t even make it up for the fireworks:(  I am so tired these days and Sterling missed his nap so we were all in bed early but had fun at the Yacht Club earlier in the day.

We cooked up some amazing food this weekend.  I finally made the Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad that has been all over Pinterest and we also made some ridic Chicken Gyros and Greek Salad.  Can you tell this preggo is loving her Greek food?

I got Sterling the cutest shoes for the beach and boat.  They are called Native shoes and way cuter than crocs in my opinion.  They are plastic so they can get wet and dirty and are so easy to clean.  They carry them locally here at Sugar Snap Pea (where we got ours) but you can also order them from Nordstrom.  I love the bright neon yellow/green color Sterling picked out.  My man loves some neon.  They also come in blue and pink and purple, olive or black.  The olive was our second favorite.

{Native Shoes}

I picked up the most glorious veggies from the Farmers Market.  I had not been in two weeks so I stocked up.  We will be eating some fresh meals this week.

While Sterling stayed with my parents last week I finally painted our den and hallway, Benjamin Moore’s  Revere Pewter.  Let me tell you I underestimated what a task taping and painting such a big area by myself at 5 months pregnant would be.  Not fun, but I accomplished it in two days and it made such a big difference.  Plus I saved money by doing it myself!   Revere Pewter is the best neutral ever!  It really brightened up our family room and gave it such a fresh clean look.

Next up I need some curtains and small ottomans for the den.


  Happy Monday- I know I am happy because Sterling has camp all this week at his school and he is so excited to see all his friends and play!  I need to take advantage of the few hours to myself and tackle some more house projects before bebe arrives.



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  1. There is the awesome store in my hometown that had the TIBI dress on the sale rack for $99 this weekend! Can you believe?! The only prob was I needed one size smaller. Boo. : (
    It is so amazing and looks perfect on you! We love Native shoes. Hadley outgrew her pair from last year and James' feet are still too tiny. Can't wait until you find out boy or girl. xox

  2. caycee says:

    Number 1) your bump is amazing. sexiest preggo ever! 2) I am drooling over all that greek food. 3)The new paint totally changes the entire room…Love! 4)So excited about the boys being in camp this week!!!5) I better see your face this week!

  3. You are looking gorgeous darling and so is your living room!!

  4. Holy shitballs, I'm not sure what I'm more obsessed with. 1. You're crazy hot preggo mama! 2. Sterling in those shades and shoes is freaking awesome. I'm seriously calling dibs on his wardrobe if Baby Mason #2 is a girl and 3. That wall color is AMAZING!!!! Like holy crap it looks fantastic!!!

  5. E Hayes says:

    I'm in the same boat trying to avoid buying mat clothes! I wasn't preg over the summer last time, so I'm hoping I can stretch my normal clothes over the summer before pulling out some of mat t's and tops for 3rd tri in the fall. We have revere pewter in our living room and it's definitely such a great base color to decorate around, we actually did it at 50% strength in the kitchen!

    Sounds like a fun 4th and I'm with you on the greek food, I've been having greek salads a few times a week! Going to try the tortellini recipe!

  6. Love that paint color! So pretty. šŸ™‚

    All our walls our dark. It's just the type of old vintage building we live in that dark colors "go". I think I need to lighten some up!

  7. Val says:

    You look amazing and I love all of the belly pics. All of that yummy food has gotten me so hungry!!!

  8. All your Greek food looks amazing – I am totally craving that salad now! And I love Sterling's neon Native shoes. I feel a little better about Liam rocking his lime green ones now šŸ˜‰

  9. That tibi dress is gorgeous and looks amazing on you! Love Sterling's shoes, I'm going to check them out for Matthew šŸ˜‰

  10. Sarah says:

    Natives are the best. We are on our third summer with them. Buy them early b/c they are usually hard to find!

  11. You look so good! I am starting to feel like a cow and have 14 more weeks! I need to slow down on the ice cream:) I have Revere Pewter in my kitchen and love it. It looks more gray in my house but I love how it looks in your living area, definitely more neutral. Those little Native shoes are so cute! My son has the Gap knockoffs and I keep buying them when they are on clearance for the next year.

  12. Alexa says:

    You seriously look so cute Natalie! Love that Tibi dress!

  13. You look wonderful! I hope that the second half just flies by;)

  14. Lookin good momma! Glad you had a lovely weekend.

  15. Caroline says:

    First, you look A-MAZING! Second, that food looks delicious! Third, Sterling is adorable and loving his shoes. And lastly, love the paint! It totally brightens up the room. Love your living room and decor šŸ™‚ Happy Monday!

  16. What a talented momma… the new paint looks awesome and you look amazing!

  17. Alicia xoxxo says:

    You look great! Seriously amazing. Love the way you living room looks now with a diff color of paint! And I hope you post the recipe for the pasta salad. Looks yummy!

  18. Sara Mueller says:

    I love seeing your belly pics! You look beautiful as always! And loving the pictures of your house! It's the perfect neutral. I agree!

  19. You are the prettiest pregnant lady I've ever seen…seriously so adorable!! And I love the Revere Pewter in your living room! It definitely brightens up the space!!

  20. Christina says:

    Love the bump! The salad looks soooooooo good. I may go back and look at your instagram pic again, just for funsies. Just kidding. HA. Happy Monday dear!

  21. oh my goodness, you look adorable!!! REALLY! Can you post where the black dress in the second photo is from? I didn't see it anywhere. I don't think anyone will get tired of your adorable bump shots.

  22. That salad looks delish! And I love your maternity style…so inspiring for the next go around! šŸ˜‰

  23. Taylor says:

    isn't that greek tortellini pasta salad amazing!!?? so so good – looks like an amazing weekend and you continue to be the cutest pregnant lady ever


  24. The Now says:

    I was just staring at that Tibi print this weekend!! I really hope that I won't have to buy too many maternity clothes {if I get preggers}…and have my fingers crossed that I will look half as cute as you do!!!!! You just look beautiful! Glad you had a great weekend with your fam!! xo

  25. Leslie says:

    The new paint looks great! You're looking so cute, and Sterling looks all grown up in his sunglasses.

  26. KatiePerk says:

    I love the Native Shoes.SS needs a pair! I am impressed with your farmers market haul!

  27. megan says:

    Your living room looks awesome! That is a great color. And I'm sure I've told you this before, but your Greek food always looks AMAZING!

  28. Ashley says:

    Great pictures!! Love your living room..

    Sincerely Miss Ash

  29. Brooke Wise says:

    First of all, Sterling is SO stinkin adorable.That Greek dinner looks amazing!! Every wall in my house is painted Revere Pewter except a guest bathroom and our dining room…it is PERFECT!

  30. I am LOVING your family room!! Good work!