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Scenes From Our Weekend

Jul 15, 2013

Did everyone have a fun filled weekend? Ours was part fun with the other part spent taking care of a sick child. I blame camp last week. I swear as soon as the kids are around other kids they catch something. I didn’t get much sleep Friday or Saturday thanks to my needy little man- it gave me a little taste for my life to come very soon, up all night!

First off,  I snagged my first piece for our nursery and it was a major deal, trust me.  I am on a major budget for the nursery so I will try to share deals and steals along the way.
Pretty excited about this to hang over our changing table for baby boy or girl.

The most exciting thing that happened this weekend, was I became an aunt again.  Matt’s sister had her baby early Saturday morning.  She was not due til August but this sweet baby was ready to enter the world.  He is just perfect and they are doing great.  This is such a special year for babies in both sides of our family.  I love seeing my sister and sister in law become moms, it brings me so much joy.  There is nothing more special than a newborn.

Visiting babies makes me hungry, like seriously hungry.  I think it reminds me of when I had Sterling and couldn’t eat for so long since I was in labor for 32 freaking hours.  Anyways we hit up Chick Fila after the hospital for breakfast.   My new favorite breakfast there is the multi grain bagel with chicken, cheese, and egg.  It is so delicious and I most definitely ignore the calories.  And ignore my Lindsay Lohen nails that is not dirt just eye liner I could not get off (and yes I need a manicure bad).


I swear this Summer we have had so much rain around here.  It broke a little Saturday night to  reveal the most gorgeous rainbow.  It stretched across the whole sky, I have never seen one this stunning before.  It reminded me of God’s presence and how amazing he is.

Saturday we had planned a couples baby shower for my sister in law. Even though she had her baby that morning we went ahead with the shower, we had too much catered food to waste!  Matt and I did not get to stay too long since we had a sick babe with us but we enjoyed some fun for a bit!

you can see the rainbow in the back here again, so pretty.

And lets please discuss Sterling’s outfit.  This was obviously the outfit of his choosing, as you know I have real issues with wife beaters. I have a very opinionated 3 year old who insists on dressing himself.  But honestly I was just glad he choose this over a princess skirt so I let it ride.  His pose is classic, fits the outfit so well and has me a little worried about the future… (and that is Daddy’s beer not his).

Outfit Deets:  DVF Dress old but similar HERE and HERE, Dolce Vita Sandals (on sale!), Loren Hope Gold Bracelet
I love a stripped fitted dress on a pregnant woman.  Both dresses I linked to above are on sale and if you plan to wear while pregnant I recommend ordering up a size.  If you don’t own a pair of Dolce Vita Sandals you need a pair, I live in mine all Summer.

Speaking of Stripes, I was browsing Piperlime, they are having their huge Summer Sale right now with up to 70%.  There are some really great finds on there of course the one dress I really want is not on sale.  How great are the colors in this Marc Jacobs stripe dress?  Pretty sure I need it!
{Marc Jacobs Stripe Dress} 

 But this Splendid Maxi is on sale and I do love it.  It comes in red, green, or blue.  Such a great dress and it looks so comfortable.  It would look really great belted too!  You can shop the sale HERE.
{Splendid Stripe Maxi Dress}

I took Sterling to see his first movie in the theater, Monsters University.  I actually really loved this movie.  It was so cute.  Sterling did pretty well for about an hour then he got antsy.  But if you have kids I really recommend it.  I think I may have enjoyed it more than him!

Hope you have a great Monday we are off to the doctor to get Sterling checked out.  Why is it kids always get sick over the weekend then you have to wait to see the doctor???



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  1. Natalie says:

    You are the most gorgeous pregnant woman ever, love that dress on you! Hope Sterling starts feeling better, he's so cute in his mini wife-beater.

  2. Bahahahaha, Sterling's wife beater. Lord what am I in for???? Um, you look adorbs in that dress there.

  3. sounds like a great and fun filled weekend! have to try that chickfila bagel sandwich šŸ™‚ and hope Sterling feels better

    XO, Stefanie
    Life on the Squares

  4. Amy Florez says:

    Sterling's pose speaks volumes. He is hilarious! I need that red Splendid maxi ASAP! I swear I looked at that bagel sandwich for 5 min. There's nothing better than Chick-fil-A. Especially for breakfast!

  5. Jessie says:

    Looks like I will be ordering some stripe dresses and praying I look this good when I am pregnant.

  6. E Hayes says:

    Looking great! Love the mirror and I'm with you on the nursery on a budget this time, can't wait to see yours come together! Congrats to your in laws and early arrival, A was a month early and it's amazing what little toughies those babies can be!

  7. megan says:

    Sterling is such a little ham! PS – Was at the West Ash Marshall's yesterday and they had a few different pairs of Dolce Vita sandals.

  8. Caroline says:

    I'm craving some Chick fil A now!!! You look amazing in that dress! Love the new mirror and can't wait to see the nursery progress šŸ™‚ I took my son to see Monsters University – he lost interest around the same time. We just saw Despicable Me 2 this weekend and he watched the whole thing!! Both movies are great! Happy Monday!

  9. You look so cute in that stripe dress. Why did you post that sandwich! I'm on a diet.

  10. You are just the absolute cutest…and Sterling cracks me up with all of his outfits! You have to choose your battles right?! PS Now I want Chic-fil-a for breakfast!

  11. I love the mirror! We headed down to Beaufort this weekend, and luckily the weather held out for us on Saturday, but when we returned home to Charleston last night all of our clocks were flashing… looks like there was some bad weather here on Saturday! Love the quote, and I'm totally wanting to go see Monster's University. Monsters Inc. was one of my favorite Pixar movies!!



  12. Val says:

    Babies, rainbows and amazing sandwiches. I'd say that is one great weekend and you're looking amazing.

  13. I agree with you Natalie, striped fitted dresses on a pregnant belly are the cutest! They really show off that cute bump. Looking fabulous!

  14. Hahahha Sterling's pose is just the best! Love that dress on you and I've been considering taking Matthew to watch that movie, it would be his first time at the movies too šŸ˜‰

  15. Looking as fabi as ever! And what a special year for your family and babies!!! So exciting!

  16. Sterling cracks me up!! Love his bad ass pose.

    You are the tiniest pregnant woman. You carry pregnancy so well!! Kate Middleton would be jelly. BTW when is she having that kid?

  17. Tess says:

    Girl – you are like the hottest pregnant woman ever!!!

    I love the mirror you found for the nursery. I'm anxious to see what you do with the room.

    And, ummm….thank god there is no chick-fil-a near by or I would be running for that bagel sandwich. Dear god!

  18. Alexa says:

    Awww you look so cute Natalie! šŸ™‚ And love that mirror that you snagged! It's going to look so cute for Baby Boy or Girl! šŸ™‚

  19. Tobe | BIA says:

    i'm sorry. you lost me at 32 hours of labor. #fear

  20. emily says:

    I love that striped dress! You look fabulous! And that picture of Sterling is hilarious! Such a cutie!

  21. Christina says:

    LOVE that mirror. My husband and I are building a new house and putting most of our money into the structure and upgrades so I'm going to have a tight budget for decorating. Where did you get it?


  22. Sara Mueller says:

    Such a full and fun weekend! Love the new mirror for the nursery!