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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Lyla Rose's Birth Story

Lyla Rose Puckett born January 26th, 2019 at 12:26am. Weighing in at 7lbs 1 oz and 19 inches long of absolute perfectness!
*warning expect a long and probably TMI post on how we brought this sweet girl into the world. I am wiring this post for you but more for me because I never want to forget the best and hardest day of my life!

Lyla's original due date was February 3rd, 219 but she was born at 38 weeks and 6 days, a week and a day early.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

DIY shared closet transformation

I have been working on this post for months and finally just completed the project this week. It seems like it has gone on forever, partially because it wasn't a full priority and partially because trying to keep a 9 year olds room clean enough to take photos while simultaneously trying to complete a project is no easy task. But here we have it, just in time for our newest baby girl to enter the world any day now! I am going to share how we transformed a standard closet into a shared closet easily and cheaply with just a few steps and of course help from our friends at Ikea. Anyone else obsessed with Ikea as I am? If only we have one in our city. 

Just over a year ago I posted Sofia's bedroom reveal in our new home, remember that? It was her happy place and still currently is. Her room has been perfect for her but with the baby arriving this year we needed to make some adjustments since we only live in 800 sq ft (read about why our house is small in this post).  When I was first pregnant I would worry how Sofia would take the news, how are we going to add a baby with only 2 bedrooms, will she be okay sharing? The day we told her she was going to be a big sister (read all about that in this post!) her first  statement was "baby can share a room with me!" and once we found out it was a girl, she asked if baby girl could sleep with her the first night home from the hospital! Since then my mind has been at ease and I knew she would be okay with sharing!  I will do a full room refresh this summer (baby will be sleeping with us for the first few months) so her room hasn't changed much but the closet has been transformed! 
Friday, January 11, 2019

what's in my hospital bag

Packing the hospital bag has been something I have been thinking about for a few weeks now. Once I hit 30 weeks I decided it was time to starting doing my research and seeing what was actually needed and what maybe I could do without. I did a poll on instastories, I read a bunch of blog posts, read my books, and talked with a doula. Then of course I looked at myself and decided what were MY must haves. All of these items are in the bag right now and the bag was just placed in my car today. There are a few essential items that I use on a daily basis that I will grab or have someone bring me if I am not home when I got into labor. Things like make-up bag, hairbrush, and daily water bottle... after all I still need to function before the magical day arrives!

Friday, December 28, 2018

our maternity session

Welcome to the last post of 2018, I can't believe how quickly the year has passed. It has been the BEST year yet! Definitely not without it's ups and down, struggles throughout but honestly the best because we got to greatest gift I could ever have asked for. In just a few short weeks we will welcome baby Girl into the world and then 2019 will be the BEST year ever. Today I am going to share our amazing maternity photos we had taken while in Arizona. I had been putting together a vision on what I wanted my maternity photos to look like and after hours and hours of stressing that vision came to life exactly how I imagined! 

Saturday, December 22, 2018

one stop shop for everything expecting moms need

Good Morning + Happy Saturday! It has been a bit since I have gotten on here to check in with you all, life has been busier than ever and with baby quickly approaching and tying up loose ends in order to start maternity leave from my photography company. Needless to say my brain has been bit all over the place. 
I am so excited to share one of my favorite CANADIAN shops with you today! I have been working with this company for a few months back and couldn't be happier with their brands and customer service they offer! It has truly become a one stop shop for moms to be, you can pick up your maternity items, baby gear/clothing, and even postpartum. Bellies In Bloom is located in Victoria, BC and ran by the sweetest owners, Sabrina + Becca. They have a brick and mortar shop as well as a huge online selection. Take a look at a few items I picked up from them and have been using/waiting to use non stop!
Monday, November 26, 2018

must have maternity dresses

One of the most exciting and stressful parts of being pregnant is finding the perfect dress to accent that cute bump you have. Whether you are looking for a dress for Christmas, your maternity photos, or holiday parties wanting the perfect chic dress that everyone says 'oh you looking glowing in that!' makes you just feel beautiful inside and out! I knew we were traveling to Arizona for American Thanksgiving this year and my in-laws always have a dressier dinner so maternity leggings and a baggy t-shirt was probably not going to fly. I also knew I needed a Christmas dress for both Christmas eve and Christmas dinner, as well as a possible maternity dress because of course we are taking maternity photos. My favorite maternity shop PINK BLUSH has over hundreds of styles of dresses (and other maternity clothes!) and they are having their biggest sale of the year! It is the perfect time to stock up on any dress you will need in the next few months! Today (11/26-11/30) is PINK BLUSH's Cyber Monday sales! Use code CYBERMONDAY for up to 60% off site wide and 40% off ALL dresses!

Head over to my Instagram STESHAROSE account where I am giving away $75 gift card for the next 24 hours to one lucky winner! PINK BLUSH also has women's + children's clothes if you aren't expecting.

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Front Porch: Updated Fall Decor

Hello! Today I am FINALLY sharing our front porch Fall decor. I decorated for the first time last fall, (you can read that post here) and tried to update it each season. Obviously Fall is the best of all and this year I think I stepped it up another notch.  Give me allll the pumpkins you can! I was able to snag a couple "pastel" pink and green pumpkins from our local orchard, and if you have been following on instagram you would have seen we went to a pumpkin patch over the weekend and got these bright orange ones for carving. The more pumpkins the better... right?! 

Also, if you have been following on instagram stories, you would have seen that I was on the search for a new front door mat... ALL OVER TOWN! It is such a challenge sometimes living in Canada where shipping and duties will cost you a fortune. I can not justify $80 a door mat, so I did some exploring and searching and came up with this orange "gather together" mat and a secondary rug underneath for some dimension.