Picture Perfect

4.23.2015

Checking in at 31 weeks pregnant today. I have felt phenomenal throughout the whole pregnancy and am so lucky to really be able to enjoy this time fully. Still wearing heels and have probably felt more confident with a baby belly than I ever have pre-pregnancy. I can't wrap my head around the fact that we will be meeting our son in the single digit weeks now!

A friend of mine who is a photographer shot some maternity pictures this past weekend I have to share. She is so talented and I love how they turned out. We shot at a nature preserve and the rain held off just long enough to get some great shots. You can check out more of her work here especially if you're in the Michigan area.

We are having out Iowa baby shower this weekend and then our big Michigan one the following. Time has always flown by as I got older, but now its on overdrive. This pregnancy has flown by and I have to make sure to really enjoy these last few weeks and all the excitement and family visits to come :)




Bahamas Babymoon

3.24.2015

Ive been majorly neglecting the blog. I swear I feel like it's been pretty boring over here and didn't really have too much to post. Then next thing ya know it's 3 months later. So here goes nothing...

My husband and I recently returned from our babymoon (aka our last vacation as a family of two). I'm almost 27 weeks pregnant now (how did that happen!!??) and this was really a glorious trip we had such a nice time. I've been feeling fantastic thoughout my pregnancy and this was a perfect time to travel. 

We stayed at the Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau. The resort was all inclusive and was one of the nicest trips I have taken. The food was surprisingly good, the service was friendly and always had smiling faces and the weather was a perfect 80 and sunny the whole time. With all the virgin drink options I didn't really feel like I missed out on the open bar either. I would highly recomend it to any couples looking for a romantic getaway. 

This was the most time I've spent with my husband in over a year since our last vacation, and it was so nice to see him outside of the hospital well rested, laughing and being relaxed. I cherished those times and was so happy we are able to get away like this and reconnect as cheesy as it sounds.

Here are a few of my favorites from the trip:












Oh baby!

12.28.2014

I haven't blogged in forever, I am such a slacker! But I wanted to pop on here and share the good news with everyone. After trying for over a year and just beginning the process of fertility testing and treatments I am thrilled to announce that I am pregnant and expecting a baby in June!!

Here was our announcement photo. We had an incredible photographer (who we are using to shoot our maternity and newborn pics) snap a few trial runs to use an announcement/facebook pictures. We are so happy with how they turned out!


We wanted a unique reveal because my husband is a surgeon so we went with a doctor themed baby onesie and of course he was dressed in scrubs. Which I rarely see him out of by the way, hmm maybe we should have opted for a suit instead?? I got the chance to show off my new shoes and knobby knees apparently too ;)

I am almost 15 weeks and have been feeling fantastic. We have had three ultrasounds and heard the heartbeat and I cry every time. I know everyone talks about the miracle of life but now that I am living it, I can say it really is! Although it is still surreal to me that there is a half me half my husband growing inside of me. Maybe once I feel those first kicks I'll get a reality check.

Charity Glam-What to Wear

11.22.2014

One of my favorite things (and my husbands least fave) is going to black tie charity events with him. I mean what girl doesn't love getting all glammed up and feeling like a million bucks in a killer dress. 

We attended a fabulous one this past weekend at a casino in Detroit and it proved to be nothing less than spectacular and raised over $250,000 to support a local hospital and their programming. Giving back never looked and felt so good :)

I tried rent the runway for the first time and it is a website that has designer dresses available for rent. I loved the Nicole Miller dress I selected and am happy that I don't have another lonely dress hanging in the closet not that won't be worn again.

Here is a picture of the final product:


I didnt take too many pictures at the gala. I really need to get better at documenting things. I tend to sit back and take everything in and usually am so in the moment I forget to take some shots.  But here are a couple:



Baked Alaska was so good!
We have another gala coming up in 2 weeks which reminds me I need to get dress shopping stat! Hope everyone has a fabulous Thanksgiving :)


Falling for Fall: Fashion and Decoration

10.21.2014

Fall is my favorite time of the year :) Gone are the days of sweating off your makeup and frizzy, humidity soaked hair and hello to cooler temps, gorgeous fall colors and holiday excitement.

We are finally settling into our new house and I am loving being able to decorate it. It just wasn't the same when we had a different rented tiny apartment each year that never quite felt like home. 

Here are some of my favorite fall happenings so far:

Our front porch
A DIY centerpiece I made watch out Martha Stewart!
Michigan has some of the best fall colors
Check out those colors! This was in Iowa for a wedding. 
Car selfie pre-wedding. Finally mastering bold lip color.
The one stitch fix outfit I kept this month-really soft and comfy.
Getting my business casual on for a meeting 
Lululemon cardigan I got on clearance. I have 3 of these so its safe to say they are my faves :)
I may not love flying but Detroit from a mile high was worth the plane ride

Any fun fall plans for you??