Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Gender Reveal | It's a .......







Thank you for all the support! At my 20 week anatomy scan, baby is healthy and right on track with size and a perfect little angel so far.
xxo

It's a GIRL!!


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xxo

Ever After,
Jamie

Friday, June 8, 2018

Hidden Gem in Connecticut + Bumpdate!









I have lived in Connecticut my entire life and I was so surprised I hadn't discovered this little gem before!  Lavender Pond Farm, which is located near the shoreline in Killingworth, Connecticut, is such a breathtaking place to visit in the summer.  Since it's early June, the lavender was not in full bloom (they recommended I come back in July) but nevertheless it was such a gorgeous view.

Being 5 months pregnant, I have to creative on "things to do" since I am limited and cannot do the usual happy hour events or super intense activities since I tend to get tired so easily these days.  Visiting this lavender farm was the perfect day of relaxation + shopping.  The little shop on site is so eclectic and the smell of lavender exuding from all of the products is simply incredible!  From lavender oils to lavender flavored baking items, there were so many amazing homemade products that are derived right from the lavender grown on-site.  I decided to get a natural bug repellent so I can be confident Gavin has a healthy chemical-free bug spray.  Plus, bonus that it smells like lavender!

Now for the Bumpdate, I am halfway there at 20 weeks!  I find out the sex next Wednesday so stay tuned for a gender reveal next week.  It seems like forever this time because I found out the sex at 12 weeks with Gavin since I was high-risk and was referred to do genetic testing pretty early on.  This time around, morning sickness has been so much more moderate than with Gavin and I have far less food aversions than my last pregnancy.  This time around I am hungry all. the. time.  Like seriously, cannot get enough, haha!  Overall, it's been a pretty pleasant pregnancy and much easier than the first go-around!  Have a wonderful weekend! xx


Shop the look:
{Straw Cross-body handbag: Urban Outfitters | White tie front blouse: Target | Wide-leg floral pants: similar here}


Ever After,
Jamie

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Birthday Goals - My "New Year" Aspirations









   Most people think of a new year on January 1st, make resolutions and feel a fresh start to the year.  For whatever reason, I've always felt my birthday was the beginning of my new year.  Maybe it's because it's in the spring and the weather starts to change, flowers start to bud and everything just seems to have more color in April.
   It's also a start to another year of being alive and it truly makes me reflect on all the blessings, the struggles, and the goals that I have accomplished so far.

A few of my "new year" goals for myself:

  • Have less.  I want to simplify my home and my life.  I need a really good spring cleaning.  I'd like to minimize my closet, minimize Gavin's toys, and downsize home items.
  • Be more grateful. It's so easy to get caught up in "I wish I had more," or "I wish I was further along with my career goals," and I feel like sometime I need to stop and just be grateful for what I have, where I have come and where I am going. Finding gratitude daily is something I want to do be more consistent with. 
  • Get Outside More. I've never been a "gym" person but always grew up playing outdoor sports and being super active.  I want to step up my game this spring and summer and do more outdoor activities with Gavin such as hiking, sightseeing, swimming, and just enjoying nature. 


 Thank you all for such amazing birthday wishes! Do you have any birthday goals this year?

Ever After,
Jamie