love your mother, gifts for mom

If you’re still looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift {or perhaps want to send some ideas to the person who might be in shopping for you}, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve rounded up my favorite gifts in a few different categories – and everything is under $100!

white this way

There’s just something so classic and simple about a white dress. It’s always a chic look and in the case of this one since it’s non-maternity it works for every stage of motherhood. Especially for that awkward postpartum phase when you don’t want to wear anything too tight fitting. 

boy or girl? 15 old wives’ tales

One of the fun things about not finding out the gender of your baby before it’s born is that people are usually shocked and excited when they hear that you don’t know what you’re having. It seems rare these days that people wait it out but speaking from experience it is truly the best surprises you will ever have.

pregnancy update | 30 weeks

Before I get too far into this post I’d like you to know that we took these pictures at about 6pm after a full day of wearing this white shirt and I didn’t spill anything on it. Just want to make sure I recognize the true miracle that happened here today, #blessed. Ok, on to this weeks pregnancy update!

spring vibes

You know that saying when life gives you lemons, make lemonade? Well the same sort of thing goes for spring in Michigan. When life gives you winter weather in April, go find somewhere warmish and wear your new spring clothes, girl!

the graduate ann arbor

A few weekends ago Ken and I were invited to stay at The Graduate Hotel in Ann Arbor. Never being one to turn down the opportunity for a night away I jumped at the chance and couldn’t wait to spend a little time in one of our favorite cities.

pregnancy update | 28 weeks

Happy Monday! Hope your Easter was hoppin’! I was going to skip doing an update this week since I’m up to my ears in other {probably} more important things but it’s the third trimester and I’ve always been a really good procrastinator so what the heck, here goes!

happy easter!

Earlier this week I was thinking about the meaning of Easter and how we’ve been talking with Annabelle about it. One thing we’ve stressed is that while Christmas, and the birth of our savior, is important – Easter is the real deal. There’s so much pomp and circumstance leading up to Christmas and it feels like Easter gets just a bit more than overshadowed. I’ve really been enjoying Christian music lately so I thought it would be fun to put together a playlist of a few of my favorite songs to really get into the Easter spirit.

eggs and bunnies

We went to our first Easter egg hunt last weekend and let me tell you, it was a hit! As the parent of a toddler you never really know how something new is going to go over. Usually when we plan something fun as a family it goes pretty well and everyone leaves happy and I’m thrilled to say making a mad dash for candy filled eggs in 40 degree weather was one of them.