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Birkelo Pruett

We welcomed our Birkelo “Birk” Pruett into our lives on July 22nd, 2015 at 8:05AM. He weighed in at 8 Ibs 9 oz., and was 21 1/4 inches long. It truly was love at first sight. The pregnancy was a long and hard one, to be honest. We found out early on that I had something called polyhydramnios. This basically meant that I had an increased amount of amniotic fluid. And if you are trying to stay svelte and beautiful whilst pregnant? Polyhydramnios is not really something you want to have.  Near the end, I was so swollen I hardly recognized myself! That being said, I made the mistake of going home and googling polyhydramnios and found out that sometimes it is caused by a congenital birth defect. We did not do genetic testing, because we knew we would love our baby either way.  So at that point, we were left to wait until…


Bougenvilla Stripes

The weather in LA last week was just short of perfection. A little on the hot side, but otherwise? Just lovely. Sunday morning, Chad promised to take me to one of my favorite cafes for brunch. He took me there on a breakfast date a few years ago, when I first went to visit him in LA. Not only does it have delicious food, it is set back in a little garden jungle oasis. Outdoor seating + pancakes? Makes for a happy girl. I wore this lovely dress to brunch and then on our long trek home later that day. It is quite honestly the most comfortable maxi dress I have ever owned. I sized up so I could wear it into the Spring with this growing bump! It’s a little big on me now, but it is so cozy and I received so many compliments on it all day…


Lulu*s Great Galentines Giveaway: Free Dresses For A Year!

I am so excited to share with you, a little collaboration I have been working on over the past few weeks.  Lulu*s reached out to me and asked me to be a part of their “Galentines” collaboration. I was eager to say yes, as it involved picking a fellow blogger (who happens to be one of my best friends) and joining them on a Valentines date wearing some fun, frilly dresses. I chose my adorably sweet and adorably cute friend, Cassie of Cassie Loree Photography. Not only does she share my love for clothing, she also shares a creative, artsy passion. We tend to love the details and the love that goes into making something special. We clicked the minute we met, and I’ll never, ever look back. I love that girl so much, I asked her to be my Galentine. Here’s where the fun part for YOU comes in….

A Burgeoning Bump

Once again, the weekend has flown by. I always get a little sad as I snuggle into bed on Sunday night. Especially on weekends as wonderful as this past one was.  Saturday morning was a beautiful one to wake up to. The sun was shining into our room, warming my face. Birds were chirping outside our windows.  I thought maybe I had slept right through to Spring! We quickly got dressed and headed to the square for coffee, not wanting to miss one second of the beautiful weather we were having outside. And of course, there was some treasure hunting. I never know what I’m looking for, but I love when I find something special.  I stumbled upon a few vintage Nancy Drew books and snatched those up really quick. This kid is going to be a reader, just like his/her parents. Mark my word. We grabbed lunch at one…