Valentine’s Day is a few weeks away! Whether you’re looking for something festive to wear, a fun treat for a girlfriend or a little something for your home space, I thought I would round up a few favorite finds. They are all under $90 too! [most are actually under $50!] I recently ordered this Wildfox sweatshirt because it’s currently 50% off! This brand makes the softest sweatshirts & they actually have a few that are Valentine’s themed here! The other go-to brand for all things heart-adorned is Kate Spade! So many cute accessories! If buying something super Valentine’s Day themed isn’t up your alley, a great way to get in the spirit is a fab bright red handbag. I own a few and they are perfect around several holidays- Valentine’s Day, 4th of July, Christmas, etc. Either way, I LOVE [ 😉 ] celebrating this holiday season by sharing a little extra love in all the relationships in my life!
Baby GIRL Layton is coming in June 2019! I shared our big news on Instagram a few days ago but also wanted to share here with a few more details. I am actually due on my birthday, June 16th! What a special 29th birthday gift that would be. 🙂 Beckam turns 3 in April and at the moment, he is so thrilled about a baby sister. We will see how that changes once a fussy baby is part of his daily life 😉 ha!
We found out this exciting news about a week before Halloween. It has been the HARDEST secret to keep! We told most of our family and friends at Christmas when we were back in Missouri. It’s way more fun to share the news in person as oppose to over the phone! While we were visiting we also secretly scheduled an appointment to find out the gender. I wanted to do a mini gender reveal while we were with out family! And funny story… Somehow Beckam actually called it being a girl long before we knew either way. At some point in November we started asking him if he wanted a baby brother or baby sister. And every single time he answered excitedly, baby sister! If you know much about 2 year olds you know they change their mind ALL the time so the fact that literally EVERY time he answered the same, was a big deal!
When Jake & I went to the appointment to find out the gender, I wanted to be surprised. I wanted to find out the reveal with our family later that day. I wanted Jake to be surprised too but he is super stubborn and was stuck on knowing right then and there. ha! So needless to say I had my eyes closed the entire appointment so the tech could point out the ‘parts’ to Jake. I was worried he would give it away at some point in the day but he was cool as a cucumber! He got a big black balloon and filled it with the correct colored confetti!
Later that night when all of our family was together we told them to meet us outside. No one knew we could even find out the gender because I was only about 15 weeks! So everyone was THRILLED they were getting to find out so soon. I was super anxious because it was killing me that Jake already knew and I didn’t! ha! It was such a FUN surprise to find out we are having a baby girl with all of our family there. Since we live 2,000 miles from our family, it’s not often we get to experience big moments with them so I seriously will always treasure that memory!
Now that we are back in California we are starting the process of getting ready for baby girl! We actually just upgraded Beckam to a big boy bed this week. We are storing the crib until later this Spring when we actually set up baby girl’s room. For now it’s a guest room and we have family coming in the next few months and don’t want to take their space just yet 😉 But you better believe I am already window shopping for all of the pinks & golds for a nursery. I can’t wait to put it together!
We have about 21 weeks left & time is flying. One of the really important things we need to figure out is a name. ha! Jake & I can’t really agree on anything but it wasn’t until I was 25-ish weeks that we decided on Beckam’s name. & Because of the complications I had with Beckam I do have to go to the doctors office weekly + get weekly injections. It’s definitely not fun but if it means a full term baby this time around, I am all for it!
I will keep y’all posted as time goes! Thanks for reading! xo
With a forecast of rain all week here in San Diego, I’m definitely longing for a warm weather getaway! While I love layering and all the coziness of Fall & Winter, after Christmas I am ready to break out the brighter colors! I have several friends that are jet setting off to warm weather beaches in the next few weeks [my girl Cortney being one of them!] so out of jealousy, I wanted to search for all the new vacation goodies! Some of my favorite retailers – Shopbop & Nordstrom – have released tons of new arrivals that are perfect if you have a vacation to a tropical paradise coming up!
If you’ve booked a beachy getaway, here are a few must-haves for your travels:
Bright Sunnies: There’s nothing that pairs better with your swimsuit than a fun pair of sunglasses. There are so many cute options with pinks, oranges and blues!
Fun Hair Accessories: This is a huge trend right now! There are lots of printed scrunchies and headbands to shop. Perfect for lounging beachside!
Colorful Coverup: Bindya is one of my favorite brands for swim suit coverups! They have bright colors & pom details!
Bold Statement Earrings: I am normally a fan of minimal jewelry in the pool but there is just something eye catching about a cute statement earring with your swimsuit! Especially since your hair is normally pulled back or in a braid, it’s just a fun accessory to wear!
THE ‘It’ Bag: The Cult Gaia bags were the bags last year. They have so many great new styles out so you can be sure they will be everywhere this year too!
Printed Phone Case: You will be taking your phone on vacation for all of the picture opps, so you might as well add a cute, bright new case to it too!