Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Third trimester.

Hello third trimester! Don't ask me how time is going by so quickly. I only have 12 weeks left! Baby boy will be here before we know it!

I'm feeling great! I still make it to the gym at least 3 times a week. I've been doing cardio and strength training. I hope to keep that up until the end. But I will for sure listen to my body and see how I feel the further along I get. 

I had my 28 week appointment today and had to take the glucose test. People got me all scared for it saying it's the worst thing ever. I actually kind of enjoyed the drink. I could've had more. I had 10 minutes to drink it and I think I did it in under 2. Now fingers crossed that I passed! I haven't heard anything yet. No news is good news at this point. Now I start going to the doctor every two weeks. Things are getting real and exciting!

I get to go home to Utah in April to have baby showers. I am very excited about that! We don't have anything for baby boy yet, except clothes. We wanted to wait until after my showers to purchase whatever was left that we needed. 

We are keeping baby's name a secret until he is born. We are actually going to have our top two names and wait until we see him to make a final decision. But the first thing everyone asks is if we have a name picked out yet. I hate telling people no and acting weird about it. But I don't know what else to say! I just don't want to hear others opinions or have people start calling him by name when he is still in my tummy. It's weird to me. 

Here's to the third and final trimester!! 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Friday Favorites. Week 3.

It's crazy to me how quickly each week goes by. I feel like I was just writing my Friday Favorites from last week, yesterday! Now here I am again. Not sure if anyone even cares to read about these, but I'm gonna keep doing them anyways. For a little while. Until I run out of things to share I guess..

We've all heard of the Bai drinks right? Well I just had to see what the hype was all about. And they are yummy! There is just one gram of sugar and 5 calories. They are also antioxidant infused. I've only tried three flavors so far and have really liked all three. The watermelon one tastes exactly like Trolli Melon O's!! Those are my favorite and I haven't had them in years. I also can't find them anywhere now!! So if you know how I can get my hands on some, please tell me. Pregnant cravings are getting to me..

Beachfront Self-Tanning Body Lotion & Spray. I love it!! I've tried many different kinds of self-tanners and have struggled with them. They've turned out too orange and streaky. I love this one by Younique because it goes on smoothly and doesn't leave you looking orange or streaky. It also doesn't have a strong fragrance.  They've put a bronzer in the lotion so you can see where you've put it on your skin. It also dries very quickly! I've put it on in the morning and gotten dressed a few minutes later and it doesn't rub off on my undergraments or clothes. I use the lotion on my legs and arms and the spray on the tops of my feet and my face. I suggest getting both for that reason.

Beachfront Self-Tanning Lotion


One application of the lotion.

NuMe wand. I absolutely LOVE this wand and the curl it gives. They come in different sizes. I have the 25 mm. When I first started using it I burned my hand a few times. Yikes. It comes with a glove, but I just can't use it. I have to be able to feel my hair in my hands. Maybe it's just the hairstylist in me. The wands are expensive but they go on sale ALL the time. In fact, I saw on their Instagram that they are on sale this weekend. Use code JOY19 at checkout. Get one!! You won't be disappointed. 



Hope everyone enjoys their Easter weekend! We are heading down to Dallas to spend the weekend with family. We are excited for some nice weather too! 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Friday Favorites. week 2.

Is it Friday again already?! I'm not complaining. The weekend is a great thing. I feel like each week goes by faster than the last. This week I'm sharing three more of my favorite things. I won't always have the theme of sharing something from the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom, but it just happened to work that way again.

Up first, my all time favorite candle. If you've never smelt this candle, then there is a problem. It's the best ever.  Capri Blue Candles makes many different styles of candles to fit your taste. I personally loved the white one and it goes perfectly in our bedroom on the side table. I'll be honest, I haven't even lite this one yet cause I don't want it to be gone. I smell it at night before I go to bed. My hubby makes fun of me every time.

Capri Blue Volcano Candle

The "Wet" Brush. Where do I even begin? Being a hairstylist this has saved me! I don't know what I ever did without it! I have one at home that I use on myself and one at work that I use on my clients. I use this brush every time I wash my hair. It's a miracle worker at getting out tangles and not hurting your head. Have a sensitive scalp? Or maybe a daughter who hates getting her hair brushed? This is the brush you need!! You can buy it pretty much everywhere. Target, Ulta, Amazon, maybe even Walmart.

The "Wet" Brush

My favorite thing to add to my post workout protein shakes lately has been spinach. We could all use more greens in our diets right? I know I could. Sneaking greens into smoothies is the easiest way to do it! This is just the way I like to package and freeze my ingredients. I cut up one whole banana and put 2 ounces of spinach into a plastic bag and freeze them. I love using bananas and spinach frozen in my smoothies to give it that smoothie like texture. I don't use any ice at all. I'll use these in fruit smoothies as well. Super easy and convenient.

Green Protein Shake recipe:

1 whole frozen banana
2 oz. spinach
2 Tbs Natural Peanut Butter
1 C. fat free milk (or whatever milk you drink)
1 scoop chocolate protein powder of choice

Put in blender and enjoy!
Frozen banana & spinach

Thanks for reading! What are some of your favorite things? Share recipes with me too please! Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Kennedy's baby shower.

I got to go home at the beginning of this month for my cute momma's 60th birthday! We had a great time together as a family. While I was in town I decided to throw my best friend a baby shower. She is on her second kid, but this time she is having a boy! Our boys will be about 2 months apart. We couldn't be more excited about that! 

I wanted to share with y'all some of the details of her baby shower. This was my first time throwing a baby shower. I had fun planning it! I also had the best helper EVER. My BFF Carlee helped me with literally everything. Also my cute mom helped with the food. She also let me borrow her house for the shower. 

I went with a Tribal/Boho theme. That totally fits Kennedy's style. You see those triangles hanging form the mantle? Yeah, they are super cute! They were also a pain in my butt! I used my cricut machine to cut them out which was super easy. But I had to sew them all together. That took me way too long. Good thing Ken took them home to use in her nursery. Don't want all that hard work to go to waste! ha. 

Carlee wrote everything on all the prizes and chalk board items. Isn't her handwriting AMAZING?! I know! That's why I asked for her help. She is just incredible. I have great ideas, I just need the help form her to execute them. Which she did perfectly! I was totally joking about writing "Winner winner chicken dinner" on the prizes. But Carlee liked it and went with it. They turned out super cute we thought. 

Kennedy loves candy! I decided to do a candy table for the "thank you's". My mom came up with the cute saying on that table. I hung some of baby boy's clothes on some twine with clothes pins to add some decoration. 

For food I went with a brunch theme since the shower was at 11:30 am. We had a fruit and yogurt parfait bar. Kennedy's favorite breakfast item. And of course we had Shirley's sweet rolls. The yummiest!! My mom was so kind to make mini quiche. They were actually the favorite of all the food! That doesn't surprise me one bit. My mom is the best cook/baker ever! The food all turned out great!
triangle garland


clothes line.

"thank you" table.





Kennedy: the momma to be!

belly bumpin. 9 weeks apart.

pregnant with two of my best friends!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Friday Favorites.

I decided I want to share some of my favorite things with you all. I will be doing a Friday Favorites list each Friday with a variety of my current favs. I hope you enjoy! This is not a sponsored post. Just for fun! Also, tell me what some of your current favorite things are right now. I'm always up to trying new things!

This Friday I show you something from my bathroom, kitchen, and bedroom.

First up, my all time favorite purple shampoo! This is called Silver Brightening Shampoo by L'anza. I'm a blondie and have tried many different purple shampoos and purple conditioners to help keep my blonde hair the cool tone that I love. This is by far my most favorite! I can't believe it took me this long to find it. We've been selling it like crazy to all our blondes at the salon too. 

Next, Kind bar. My coworker gave me one of these the other week and I'm hooked! It's delicious and healthy. The Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate is my favorite flavor, but I've tried a few others and they are great too! I love how on the package it says "ingredients you can see and pronounce". I've heard many people pronounce quinoa wrong! Haha. But in all seriousness, this is a great, healthy snack!

Last, but not least, my Minky Couture blankets. If you don't have one, you need one. Or four. There is always one on our couch and one or two on the bed. I sleep with my minky all year long. It's the softest blanket in the world. They come in 5 different sizes. From infant all the way to fitting a queen size bed. Can't wait to get a bunch of these for the little man to snuggle with!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

25 weeks.

It's hard to believe that I'm already 25 weeks! I honestly love being pregnant! It gets more fun and exciting each week. I've started to feel baby boy move around. He is very active! Daddy has felt him move too! That has been super exciting for us. 

I still have bad sciatic nerve pain on my left side. But there is nothing I can do about it. Doc says it will go away though. When I deliver the baby. Haha good one doc! I feel like I can't complain too much because I get a baby out of this! And I would do anything for that. 

I went home this last weekend for my cute momma's 60th birthday! I had a blast being with my family and friends. I hadn't been home since Christmas and I was getting homesick. Baby boy and I got so spoiled by grandpa!! He bought the little man some really cute clothes and bought momma some much needed maternity clothes. We feel so very loved! 

I was able to throw one of my best friends a baby shower when I was home. That was a lot of fun! I'll do a separate  post with those details and pictures. 

I'll be going back home in April for the last time before baby is here. My mom is going to throw me a family baby shower and my best friend, Carlee, is going to throw me a friend shower! I'm so excited!! 

Here are some pictures from my trip and some random bump pictures. Happy 25 weeks to me!