Five on Friday

FRIYAY...I'm so glad to see you. The weeks feel like they are flying by. I know the holiday season doesn't help it either. Oh well!

IT SNOWED IN AUSTIN!! I had heard we might get something...mainly in the Hill Country. I wasn't really expecting anything. Last night, I said to B., "I wonder if it's snowing yet." I was half kidding. Y'all, I walked outside and saw the biggest flakes I had ever seen! It was beautiful. And it actually stuck to the ground. I love snow and the quiet & serenity it brings.

Let's talk about goals post baby. If you have had a baby or are having one, have you set any for yourself? My one goal is a fitness goal. I work out about 2-3 times a week with a group. However, I do love to run. On my list is another half marathon. I have run 2 halves so far. I love it. And I hate it. HA! I think this will be great to jump start me back and help shed the baby weight....hello summer?! What have been your goals?

I ordered this dry texturizing spray because A. Kate at The Small Things blog swears by it and B. I wanted to see how it rivals my tried and true Oribe. Has anybody else used Amika?

Did you see that The Crown season 2 is back today on Netflix?!? This is SUCH a good show. I am really not into British shows all that much but this one is just too good. I also loved Downton Abbey. Maybe I am into British shows after all? Who else is watching?

Did you catch my bumpdate this week or our Christmas card reveal? Or maybe that glitter you NEED for your holiday parties I know you have coming up. Be sure to check them out and let me know what you think!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Bumpdate: 25 Weeks

 How far along: 25 weeks today 

Due Date: March 22, 2018

Baby is the size of: Cauliflower {Although, he was weighing approximately 1.7oz at his 24 week appointment last week. That's like 2 weeks ahead in the weight department. They told us he is in the 54% which doesn't make him sound as big...}

Gender: Little Boy.

Name: I feel like I should remove this category.  The answer is just no name at this time.

Symptoms: I feel good for the most part. But real talk: from the end of week 23 through today...has been rough on the emotional side of things. Work stress, holiday stress, whatever you want to call it. Maybe my hormones are catching up to me? I wouldn't say that I am a crier...but I have cried a good bit in the last week and a half. Sorry B!

Movement: Dance party at 9pm like clockwork.

Cravings/Aversions: I think I am evened out. Although meat (think steak or even just chicken)...like just meat...GROSS. Give me all the sides!!

Missing anything: Still wine...

Maternity Clothes: Yes, I got a pair of Joe's & 7 for all Mankind maternity jeans. They are great and love how they smooth everything out. I bought them Black Friday so I definitely didn't pay full price. I live in jeans in the fall & winter so these were a must have for me. I also wear two tanks that I got from Target that are maternity but that's really it. They are from the Ingrid and Isabel line....but the exact ones are unfortunately not online.

Nursery: Not until we buy a house....which will be after Bubs is born. Late Spring/early Summer time!
Brian's Thoughts: Loves that he can feel him kicking all the time. And whether I like it or not....he likes the belly to show...as in stick out. If he were here right now, I'd be giving him a hard side eye.

Looking forward to: Baby shower in a couple weeks!!
My Thoughts: It blows my mind we have 15 weeks left....as that number dwindles....it gets more real every week. And then I see my appointment schedule and we are getting close to going every 2 weeks and then every week. WHAT?! I have dreamed about the day that we get to have  our very own baby...a little person who calls me Momma. It's so exciting and at the same time....a little bit scary. I can't wait.


2017 Christmas Card

Since most of my Christmas cards have been delivered, I figured I would share it with y'all. Sending and receiving Christmas cards is one of the highlights of the year. I love hearing from friends and family that they got ours. And let's be honest, pretty envelopes in your mailbox beats a bill or piece of junk mail ANY day. Without further adieu....our  2017 Christmas card!

Skirt | Sweater (similar) | Boots (similar) | Necklace

I love the way these turned out. We chose to use Shutterfly this year. To be honest, the quality & speediness was spot on with Minted. I will definitely use them again.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas & holiday season...and lots of pretty Christmas cards in their mailbox.


All that glitters is {Rose} Gold.

The first thing I think about when the holidays are around are sequins, glitter & glam. You start seeing it everywhere in the stores. The holiday season really is the best time to sparkle & adding a little bit to your makeup routine for the all those parties you are attending makes it all that much more fun.

I originally saw this shown over on Lindsey Regan Thorne's instagram. She used it on one of her brides, and it was so pretty. I picked some up and have been loving it. I use just a little bit on the inner corner of my lid and pat it out to blend. It can take a rather "plain" eye to a GLAM eye in milliseconds. And let me be the first to tell you, a little goes a LONG way. It definitely helps justify the price.

I was just looking online and there are so many colors...8 total!! The color I chose is called "Kitten Karma." It has a rosey gold tint that has gone with everything I have paired it with. They do offer a true gold as well. I promise, even if glitter isn't your thing, this is just so stunning for parties/events, and you can wear as little or as heavy as you want.

How do you jazz up your holiday makeup? Is it lashes? A bright red lip? Or do you love a little glitter just like me? Everyone deserves to shine....so treat yourself.

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