Friday, February 7, 2014

Five on Friday!

One..
I picked up this Laura Mercier palette over Christmas and totally forgot to mention it here, it's awesome. I love all the eye shadows, it's rare to find these where all the colors are in my wheelhouse and I needed some blush in my life and this palette has 2 that are both good, one that's not as strong which I like a lot.
Here's a closer pic of the eye shadows:

Two..
We've been getting dumped with winter storms over and over, and consequently I'm over winter.

Three..
I've got 3 weeks left until my due date, and I've been on the hunt for some new pj's and a new robe to take to the hospital / live in for weeks after... I saw the cutest set at Target but of course they only had XXL in both Targets near us. And they're not online :( Does anyone have any ideas where else I should look? I was able to pick up one of these nursing tanks that looks super comfy!
Oh and I already got my Valentine's Day present - I'm just preparing to hibernate for a few weeks I think... that's the right attitude to take toward life with a newborn right?


Four..
This little guy is in for a real shock in a few weeks.. he's so used to being our baby.. Hopefully we can still manage to give him a little attention here and there. 

Five..
Some Dental Valentine's Day Humor for you!






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Friday, January 24, 2014

Five on Friday!



One..
Got so much amazing stuff at my baby shower on Saturday! Amazed by my awesome friends and fam. I wrapped up my hostess gifts with my new fave ribbon:


Two..
Stella and Dot Spring Line released and OMG I'm obsessed with some of the jewelry. It's probably one of their best lines yet. I'll be living in these pieces:

Top Left - Milana Tassel Necklace - Tassel is removable - this is the perfect shade of Gilver - Asa from Shah's would totally NOT approve!
Top Right - Milana Tassel Bracelets - tassel is removable on these babies too, and they're stretchy, aka super comfy.
Bottom Left - Linden Necklace - obsessed with this color. Can't wait to wear it with a nice tan this summer :)

Bottom Right - Elodie Necklace - reminds me of some of my grandmothers costume jewelry that Iw as obsessed with. Also loving the colors for spring.


Three..
We saw American Hustle the other night and I can't stop thinking about Amy Adams hair in the movie... I think I may need to find myself some hot rollers and give it a try. I'd kill for her bouncy curls!


Four...
Also saw Lone Survivor, which was also great. Can't believe how bad-a these guys were, which Dave apparently already knew b/c he reads medal of honor stories in his free time (he does what?). I told Dave after that I feel bad complaining about my back hurting now... these guys were put through the ringer and still going strong. I think I liked it a little bit more since it had the Friday Night Lights music that we all know and love. (and also Tim Riggins)




Five...
I'm pretty over being pregnant at this point... I'm ready for the baby to be here. And to be able to bend over, and to be able to get out of bed without it taking 15 minutes, and to be able to look at my feet without grossing myself out... any tips on getting through this last month would be fab. So far this is all I've got.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Bumpdate: 32 Weeks!!

 


How Far Along:
32 weeks! 8 months down - 8 weeks to go! I think I can I think I can...

Baby Size:
A large jicama (whatever that is?) - Baby is approximately 16.7 inches long and weighs about 3.75 lbs (according to BabyCenter)

Have you started to show yet: 
Yes! I feel huge, I don't know how I'm going to keep getting bigger for 8 more weeks.. Lord help me.

Gender:
Baby Boy!

Maternity Clothes:
oh yeah. It has been so cold that my options have gotten really limited, I'm doing laundry more and more often these days b/c I'm only comfortable in about 5 outfits. And I refuse to buy anything new. Not happening. So ready for non-maternity wear!

Stretch Marks:
Nope but I'm nervous b/c I've been growing a lot! Still using the Mama Mio products and loving them! Pick up some for yourself here.

Sleep: 
Thanks to my parents for getting me the Snoogle I've been sleeping a lot better! I would prefer to be Snoogled up in bed than on the couch most evenings. I was skeptical at first but ladies let me tell you, pregnancy pillows are legit. Get yourself one. I kept the packaging so I can roll it up and store it easily again to save for my next pregnancy.

Best Moment Lately: 
Having another Ultrasound to check things out and getting to see our little guy! He looks like a real baby now and measured in the 68th percentile! Perfectly above average but not enormous, phew!


What I miss: 
Being able to roll over in bed easily, being able to stand up easily, being able to put on socks and shoes easily... you get the gist. Things are getting tricky around here. 

Movement:
Oh yeah he's still hammering around in there, Dave finally saw my belly move from the outside which he found pretty entertaining!

Food Cravings:
Sweets! I have chocolate milk after dinner most nights and crave dessert after lunch too... so strange b/c I was NEVER a sweets person before.

Symptoms: 
Mainly just discomfort when sitting for any period of time in the same position.. the drive to and from Tulsa over Christmas wasn't very fun. And hello heartburn! I don't go anywhere without a stash of Tums now.

Anything making you queasy or sick: 
Nothing in particular but still feeling terrible when I eat a large or regular sized meal.. snack size meals are my jam.

Labor Signs:
I've had a couple of Braxton Hicks contractions but never more than 1 a day yet.

Belly Button- In or Out?:
There's really no denying it - I've got an outie now. Sometimes I think it's cute but most of the time I'm hoping it gets smashed down with the 4 layers I'm covering it with.

Wedding Rings- On or Off?:
On

Baby Purchases?:
I got a backup crib sheet since Serena & Lily was having their huge after Christmas sale. And I bought the cutest Christmas bow tie that was on super sale a cute boutique in Tulsa over Christmas!

We haven't bought anything else because the little guy got so spoiled over Christmas!


Looking forward to: 
My 2 showers coming up!!!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Five on Friday!

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One...

I did a little shopping with my mom last weekend and came across some gems I have to share!
Available at The Snow Goose in Tulsa or online here.

Some great cocktail napkins, I can't remember where I found these...
Had to go by the liquor store for a gift and couldn't help but buy this bottle for myself for after baby of course.. Shopping in a liquor store 7.5 months pregnant is not a fun task btw. People are judgey.


Two...
If you haven't seen this 1 minute Coca Cola Ad from Argentina, stop what you're doing and watch it. It's the sweetest thing ever!



Three...
My sister put out her Best Jams of 2013 list - you guys should check. it. out.

Four...
Saw this on Pinterest and love it, really hitting home this year.

Five...
Found some fun Christmas recipes I'm thinking about trying out!
Grinch Fruit Kabobs - these are just too cute

I will for sure be making a version of this Christmas Tree Cheese Tray -
I fully support someone making these and bringing me a batch - PW's Caramel Apple Sweet Rolls
Any other good recipes out there I need to know about?



Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Bumpdate: 28 Weeks - Hello Third Trimester!


How Far Along:
28 weeks!

Baby Size:
A large eggplant - Baby is approximately 14.8 inches long and weighs about 2.25 lbs (according to BabyCenter)

Have you started to show yet: 
Yes! I'm starting to feel quite large.

Gender:
Baby Boy!


Maternity Clothes:
My selection from my closet is very limited these days.. I did go to the Gap Outlet and picked up a sweater and pair of thick leggings that I'm rotating in now. For the most part I'm still wearing the same things over and over.. I figure if I mix it up with a diff scarf or necklace it's totally fine.

Stretch Marks:
Nope but I'm nervous b/c I've been growing a lot! Still using the Mama Mio products and loving them! Pick up some for yourself here.

Sleep: 
Sleeping meh.. it's hard to go back to sleep once I've woken up for a bathroom break so I feel like a zombie most days.

Best Moment Lately: 
Hitting the 3rd Trimester! I'm so excited to be starting the downhill of this journey b/c at the end is a little precious baby! Dave has been so sweet, he's practically my butler in the evenings b/c I'm back to being super tired. He probably refills my water glass 4 times a night.. so sweet. He is busy studying for boards but it always so thoughtful when he takes his breaks :)
We also had a good time seeing a bunch of friends at a holiday party this past weekend! It was icy and snowy but we still managed to have a great time!

My evening buddies while Dave studies for boards:


What I miss: 
I saw an Instagram of a delicious looking swirl from Mi Cocina and I can't stop thinking about it.. I want a big margarita with a mound of guacamole on the side! yummmm!


Movement:
Tons! I'm starting to feel like a punching bag every evening he gets his workouts in after dinner.


Food Cravings: 
Popcorn! We had THE best popcorn at the movie theatre seeing Catching Fire and I've seriously contemplated stopping in the movies just to buy popcorn and leave on my way home from work several times... If the parking lot wasn't always so full I probably would stop.

Symptoms: 
Aching Hips after lying down for a while.. my doc said it's just my ligaments loosening up.. so that's awesome. My 2 pairs of pants better have a little more stretch left in them! Also starting to get tired like in the first trimester again..

Anything making you queasy or sick: 
Nothing in particular but when I eat too much I feel like I could get sick... happens pretty often so I've started eating small snacks throughout the day instead of big meals.

Labor Signs:
Nada

Belly Button- In or Out?:
Flat to slightly out.. I think it depends on where the little guy is, sometimes it looks like I have an outie but mostly it's just flat.

Wedding Rings- On or Off?:
On

Baby Purchases?:
We did a little Black Friday shopping since Gap had everything 50% off! And I scored the cutest Kickee Pants footie on a buy one get one sale at a local boutique! I actually got two but only photographed one.. b/c my brain is fried.

 And my aunt gifted us with the below adorable cozy outfit! I can't wait to bundle up the little guy in this cuteness!
Oh oh annnd we got the art back from the framer!! Here's the dresser, lamp, toy basket and artwork! We'll put the changing pad on the dresser and hang the art but for now you get the gist!

Looking forward to: 
My work shower on Thursday! It's my first shower and I'm so excited to see what the little guy will get and to celebrate with everyone who's been witnessing my growing belly everyday!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide!!

I know you've all been on the edge of your seats waiting for this list! I wanted to keep it real with this list and not post a bunch of cool stuff that nobody can afford, so I narrowed it down to actual items I have bought or plan to buy for people this year. So without further ado, I present The Barefoot with Champagne Holiday Gift Guide! (AKA - things I want too)

Clockwise from top left:
Anthro Wishbone Bottle Opener - how cute would this be on any bar? - $14

Minted Snapshot Art - use your own photos to make art! So cute! 8"x8" with frame - $35

Stella & Dot Blessed Charm Necklace - $26 I'd wear this styled like this outfit from JDC blog:
Domaine Chandon Holiday Sparkler - I'm dying for a bottle of this!! How pretty would it be on my bar?? Someone buy me a bottle to save until March??

Women's Sherpa Slippers - $18.50 and you can use code HOLIDAY through Monday for 30% off!

Pangea Organics Lip Balm - I got some of this in my BirchBox forever ago and got hooked! It's the best chapstick, a little pricey for chapstick but totally worth it! My lips always feel so soft! - $10.50

Stella & Dot Fiona Earrings - these earrings go with everrrything! I swear, I can't find an outfit that they don't look great with! They're my go-to! - $39

Some other great gift guides I've seen!
ISSUU Blogger Gift Guide - Something for Everyone, To and From - the end all and be all of gift guides! JCrew Holiday Gift Guide - I'll take one of everything please, Comfy Cozy Couture - some really great finds! La Dolce Vita - Personalized Gifts, Nicole's Guide to Style - One for everyone

I'd love to read yours if you've posted one! Comment and I'll check it outtt!!

Five on Friday!!

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One...
Thanksgiving was wonderful! We may have won the award biggest family Thanksgiving - if there was such an honor? And we were missing people! Can you believe it? These tables were full and sit 55!
If my Dad had made it there would have been 4 generations in this picture! (If you count the baberz- which I do!)
With just a few of my gorgeous cousins! Love them!!

I bought 2 dresses that were terrible so had to go with my last choice.. it's whatever.
My Preggo Stacked Plate - I'm still dreaming about the truffle oil mac and cheese; One of the four dressed up birds!; The happy couple getting a blessing from Father Tom; Lyrics to a beautiful song sung in honor of my grandparents - brought tears to this emotional preggo's eyes

It was so great to see all the fam, especially my adorable grandparents who were also celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary! Such an amazing example they've set for us all. My grandma is so cute, she had a cold and had lost her voice and said "I've been disarmed, my voice is my weapon". She's full of the best little sayings, I wish I had a book of all of them!

Two...
I read about this Magic Moroccan lipstick on the Daybook blog and with the $4 pricetag I thought, what the heck? This stuff works people! It does turn a very pink color, which is perfect for me but if you're not a pink fan then I'd steer clear. But check this out guys, it lasts almost all day for me! I just wish the tube was prettier..
don't judge this picture.. this was after our 6 hour drive home from Houston
Three...
Anthro is killing me with their adorable clothing options this season... if only I didn't have 3 months left of baby bump I'd be filling my cart with all of these and not looking back!
 Estrie Henley - $68

Four...
My adorable cousins made the most delicious cupcakes from a recipe they found on pinterest, yall these were incredible. I already have them on my list of must-bake for Christmas!

Five...
HomeGoods has also been killing it lately with the Christmas items! Here are a few things I picked up this week! Perfect hostess gifts for every occasion!

Happy Friday! Bumpdate coming soon.. if I can get myself dressed one of these days :)