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We’re starting to get this camera thing figured out!  Yesterday my husband worked from home for part of the day because we were having the washer and dryer delivered (!!) and we weren’t sure if they would be here and have it installed before I had to go to class.  (Of course they were!). Luckily, it wasn’t a big deal for him to start the day from home.  Since he was home with me I asked him to help me, once again, with focusing the camera and getting it all set-up.  I’m excited because these pictures are much more crisp and in focus and I am happy to share them.  Plus, I am wearing this plaid maternity sweater for the first time.

I bought this sweater in my first purchase of maternity clothes in June and I picked this sweater because it was on clearance during the Summer and I thought that it would be perfect for Fall/Winter when my belly was bigger.  It’s not a super thick sweater but it is so soft and cozy and I really wish that I could wear it everyday.

For it’s debut I went with a simple and classic outfit and paired it with black maternity dress pants and red ballet flats.  I would love to dress this up for Christmas with a red skirt and black knee-high boots.  Or, I could see layering a collared button-up shirt underneath, topping it with my white frost-free vest, skinny jeans, and flat riding boots for a casual Fall outfit perfect for apple picking or a visit to the pumpkin patch.

In other news, we’re getting settled in to our new house and I hope to share pictures soon.  Right now the silliest little things make me extremely happy– like having the washer and dryer delivered and being able to do laundry.  Our next hurdle is getting the lawn mower and new vacuum cleaner and a little further down the list is new bedroom and living room furniture.  Then, we’ve got dining room table and last but not least– the nursery.  Let’s just say it’s a bit of a work in progress.


At my current job you have to fulfill a holiday commitment of 8 hours.  The nice thing is that you can select from 6 different holidays and you can do a few hours here and there or just do an entire shift on one holiday.  I opted to do my 8 hours on the 4th of July.  I am super excited about not having to work on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s.  And, for the Summer holidays, since Memorial Day and Labor Day are on Monday it makes for a nice long weekend.  So, 4th of July I spent working.  And, it wasn’t all that terrible.  Most of the customers that I had were pleasant and the day passed by quite quickly.

I was extremely excited about my patriotic maternity outfit.  These are the dark wash maternity jeans that I bought for Old Navy.  This time around I just gave them a flip of the hem instead of a cuff.  (I’m trying to trick people into thinking that I have more than 2 pairs of pants that fit me right now, lol.)  Underneath of the blue and white striped maternity shirt I wore a red tank top and then added more red accents with my earrings and ballet flats.  This t-shirt was only added to my purchase to make the free shipping amount but I am so glad that I bought it!  It it super comfortable and stretchy with plenty of room to accommodate a growing bump.  It’s going to be a challenge not to want to wear it every. single. day.

I know that this post is almost a week after the 4th of July, but I hope that you had a great weekend filled with family and fun.  My husband and I were able to make it to the pool for the first time this year on Sunday before the 4th.  Yay!


You might have noticed that I’ve been a little remiss in updating my fireplace mantle.  I usually change it every few months to coincide with the season or the holidays.  But, my Spring/Easter decor has been up since the middle of April.  What’s even worse is that I grabbed the red, white, and blue decorations out of the storage tub when I got out the Easter decorations so that it would be easy to change out for Memorial Day in May.  But, that didn’t exactly happen.  I don’t have any Summer themed decorations so I generally shift to patriotic for the Summer months since it can cover Memorial Day in May, 4th of July, and stretch all the way to Labor Day in September.

Well, I finally got around to switching it over this past Wednesday.  And, I must have really been feeling the red, white, and blue vibe because it snuck into my outfit, too.

I started with these ankle length khaki pants.  They were lightweight enough to wear while running errands in the 90 degree weather.  I added this tunic length navy blouse with white polka dots.  Then, I added my gold watch, gold stud earrings, and strappy sandals.  I would have worn red ballet flats but I just finished painting my toenails and I didn’t want to smudge them.  Lastly, I went with simple eye makeup and a bold red lip.

Happy Flag Day!