Summer Styles with Pink Blush Maternity: Maternity Style and Giveaway

I have really never been one to wear or purchase maternity clothes, mostly because there weren’t any stores that I could really find with cute, fashionable, and comfortable clothes. Most maternity clothes fit too big, giving me that frumpy look which left me feeling down about how I looked.

So, my only options up until now were to purchase dresses and shirts that were a size or two bigger than my original size so that it would fit my growing bump. The problem with this is that, you can’t use these pieces after baby is born – thus leaving me with a bunch of clothes that won’t fit me afterwards.

Then I found Pink Blush Maternity! They offer an adorable maternity line that is not only fashionable, but reasonably priced – which is a big plus for me. Looking through their site, it was really tough to just pick out one item that I liked because they have such a beautiful selection of trendy clothes. I finally narrowed it down to the Ivory Lace Belted Maternity Dress, which I love! I really like the belted dress look, which gives you so many options to pair with different shoe styles and accessories! This dress comes in a variety of colors and sizes, which I love!

My first impressions on the dress:

-The fabric is breathable, which is really important for that growing and uncomfortable belly.

-The dress is form fitting, but not tight and grows with your expanding bump.

– Material is soft but sturdy, you can tell the fabric is of good quality and will hold up.

-Fashionable, which is so important because most maternity clothing lines offer some hideous styles

– Not only makes for an adorable maternity dress, but you can wear after pregnancy which makes it multifunctional

Another big plus for me was that Pink Blush Maternity is a small family run and operated company. This allowed me to contribute to a small and local shop, instead of bigger corporate companies who aren’t as mindful of their customer platform.

In addition to selling maternity clothes, they also provide a great selection of clothes for women who aren’t expecting, as well as plus size options. They even offer baby and nursing accessories – which I’m keeping an eye out for when baby #2 arrives.

Overall, a great company to purchase from! Great customer service and product packaging! I really recommend their products and will not only be a returning customer but I will be sporting this dress often and proudly! Thank you Pink Blush Maternity for helping me create my mom style and maternity experience! 

I will be running a special giveaway for your chance to win a $75 gift card to Pink Blush Maternity. Add some beautiful summertime pieces to your wardrobe and make sure to enter (instructions on my Instagram account here)! Giveaway will run until Friday, June 10, 2016 at 9AM PST and will be  Be sure to check out their site here to pick up some amazing maternity pieces for this summer!

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Mom of Boys!

So on Friday we confirmed that baby# 2 is a boy! We are ecstatic! I never imagined that I would be a mom of boys but I am so excited for this adventure! My mind wanders and I can imagine myself being that sporty mom that takes her boys to their athletic sport team events. Going on family sporting events and signing up for those mud runs. Now that I think about it, I feel like I would be the perfect mom for boys, being that I am quite sporty and tom boyish since childhood. I was the girl that would play sports with all the boys in the block and even played co-ed football in high school.

I feel that God chose this for me because He knew how I would thrive guiding my boys. Sure, there will be moments where I fail because I am not perfect. Sometimes, it scares me to think that I am going to have two rambunctious little boys tearing up my living room, but I am so excited for the love that we will share, and the future memories.

Being a mother, for me has brought out so many different emotions. It has been a time where I have doubted myself the most; my actions, my feelings, my existence. I second guess the decisions I make because I want to make sure I am making the best decisions for me and my family. Always thinking back to myself, “Was that the best decision for my boys?” And I’m sure all mothers feel this way sometimes.

To think, only a few years ago – I was so hopeful to be a mother. I didn’t think I would ever get the chance to be. Then I was pregnant with my first son, and when he was born I felt myself so blessed. I never thought I would ever receive another gift so amazing. Then little Jackson surprised us and emerged in a very stressful time. But I believe he was gifted to me to bring me not only extra joy – but I feel it was a way for God to reassure me that I was right on track. He was reassuring me that I was doing a good job, even though I had been feeling like I was failing at life- He was reassuring me that I was doing just what I was supposed to be doing.

 

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.

-Psalm 127:3

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Gloomy Days, Don’t Dull My Sunday Vibes

After a whole week of sunshine, it decided to rain this weekend. Sure, there were moments when the sun peeked through – but my heart was saddened when the sun decided not to make it’s permanent appearance.

When we lived in California, it felt like summertime every day. You start to take the sunshine for granted, now that we’re in Washington – I definitely appreciate the sun more and take advantage when it comes out to show off its rays.

Even though it was particularly gloomy, we still ventured out to get AJ out of the house for a while. Plus, I need to walk the baby bump. I took advantage of the gloom and wore some of my warmer clothes. I do love the fall season, so this outfit made me reminiscent of that beautiful time.

I love rock music, pop rock was the genre of the band that I used to sing in. So this outfit was definitely in reflection to that time in my life when I used to get on stage and sing my little heart out. I say little because I’m 5’1″…and a half!

What I’m wearing:

Black faux leather jacket: Forever 21. Grey stripped long sleeve shirt: Forever 21. Black under tank: Mossimo, Target. Gray fleece lined leggings: TJ Max. Military Boots: TJ Max.

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I had to include some pictures of my son AJ, I think he is a camera natural! Even though lately it’s been really hard to capture photos of him because he doesn’t like to stand still once we let him run free.

What AJ is wearing:
White and grey long sleeve shirt: Cherokee, Target. Caramel Khakis: H&M Kids. Shoes: Grey Checkered Vans.

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