a beautiful baby shower

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This past weekend, one of my dear friends gave me a beautiful baby shower. The setting was amazing, the food was delicious and the company was the best! We had a nice mix of people, along with some fabulous cake! Ha! It was an outdoor setting, overlooking the ocean, and the weather was perfect!

Dave and I feel so grateful to have so many loving friends in our life.  Baby J is lucky too!

Thanks to everyone who has done so much for us throughout this time.  As some of you know, this is a true miracle that we are even pregnant.  We feel so blessed.

baby shower^^^One of my dear friends, and our baby doctor^^^

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baby shower6^^^I mean…^^^

Thanks again to everyone who joined us on this beautiful day!

 

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surf chic

We live on the coast, and therefore we surf.  Well, let me clear that up, my husband surfs.  I’m a beach girl.  I could stay, play and lay all day long if my life allowed.  Here are some homes that show just how chic surfing really is.  But, we all knew that anyway, right?!

Oh, by the way, can I please have all of these homes. One can always dream….

Chic surfing homes…

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Shorts!

Short shorts are definitely making a come back.  If you don’t feel like you have short worthy legs, they always make for a cute pair of pajamas.  Love Threads is stocking up!

They also look cute paired with a military boot, or the popular Sam Edelman petty boot.  Something being added to the shorts this year are the pom poms. Done right, the look is great.  I’m not going to lie, I’ve seen some scary ones. Ha!

Here are a few pieces that have started to arrive…

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midweek links

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Hello! I feel like I have been absent from this space lately.  We have been very busy with Love Threads, and of course with the arrival of our little girl right around the corner.  My good girlfriend is throwing us a shower in a couple weeks, and then it will be time to welcome the biggest joy of our lives.  SO EXCITING!

In the meantime here are some fun links to check out…

The 25 best basics to wear this Spring.

Is conscious uncoupling an excuse to give up? Please don’t be the new fad.

Why I stopped late night drinking and started early morning meditation.

Quinoa burrito bowls.

Gauze and lace tank.

The perfect striped dress.

Very cool light fixtures, on Etsy.

Adorable headbands for your littles.

The perfect sheet for your babies crib.

Leggings leggings and more leggings.

 

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kimonos

Kimono’s: There is something so simple and easy about throwing on a kimono. They make every outfit look stylish and fashionable.  I love throwing them on with jeans and a t-shirt.  It’s easy and you’re out the door in a minute.  Something we could probably all use a little help with.  They also make great cover-ups.

Love Threads just received a few different ones, and I love them all.  Here is a look at the newest styles…

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good stuff!

Here are the newest arrivals from Love Threads.  Everything needs to be in my wardrobe.  After the baby is born, that is. Short shorts and rompers are making a come back, and I’m loving all of it!

Here is a look at all of the goodies…

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balancing life

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Is there ever a real balance? Or is life just a constant catch up?  I don’t know, I’d like to think I could find a balance.  I have so many projects going on right now, my head is going in fifty different directions, and, oh yeah, there will be a baby here in no time.  The baby is my (our) first priority, then what???!

I’ve always been a pretty organized (OCD) type of person, so this latest “scatter-brain” thing is throwing me off.  I’m trying hard to stay organized, but the more organized I try to stay, the more disorganized I get.  I don’t know how some of you people do it, I commend you.  Big time! Especially the mamas who make, create, and sell homemade things.  Do you stay up until midnight? Probably.

I’m trying to find a balance.  I’m happiest in life when things are more mellow, as opposed to chaotic.  I used to be the complete opposite.  The more rushed the better.  Not so much anymore.  But, with all of my “things” going on mellow isn’t exactly the word that is happening right now.

One of the reasons I loved being back home a couple weeks ago was the relaxation part.  I have a good friend who I just love being around because of her energy.  She probably has ninety things a day going on, yet she is always calm, and never seems to be rushing.  She gets pulled in fifty different directions, and still remains completely balanced.  I’ve asked her before, how she does it.  Her answer was simple.  ”I have to stay calm for myself and others around me.”  Of course my type A personality wondered “hmmm, if only it was that easy”.  But, I honestly believe it’s all practice.

So, here I am, starting my practice. The practice of patience, tolerance, and slowing down.  It has to be more healthy, right?!  I’m not a runner, I’m not a gym person, but I enjoy eating healthy, and practicing holistic rituals.  Oh yeah, and all of you avid runners, good for you, I bet that helps with mega stress, but never going to be there, and never going to try. Sorry.  I only wish.

Cheers to finding a balance in life! God-willing it happens.  Soon. Ha!

Oh, and here is an interview with Sarah Jessica Parker.  I love her.  She nails it, and so flawlessly.  I mean…

 

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Baby shower

Hello!

It’s been a while.  I’ve been getting in some last minute travel, and other last minute things.  Love Threads has also been very busy, which means I’m very busy.  Oh, yay, then I have that full-time job too.

Last week I traveled home for a baby shower, given to me by three of my good friends.  It was wonderful. I had a great time! It was nice to see faces I haven’t seen in a while. I wish I would have captured more photos from the shower, but I was having  such a good time to even think about it too much.  Although, I did grab a few.

Thanks again, Omaha for another great time.  Even though you were pretty darn cold, you’re still my home.

Hope everyone has a great week!

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bbs3^^^I wasn’t lying when I said it was cold.  But I was happy to see some snow.^^^

bbs2^^^Little plants for the guests to take home.  such a great idea, Deniz^^^

bbs1^^^One of the areas set up for guests. Everything was perfection.^^^

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going home

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The time has come and I am going home.  Yay! Even though it’s going to be a high of 10 degrees, I don’t even care.  I’m excited to see friends and family, and just relax.  This last week has been a doozy! I had some unfortunate things to deal with.  People wanting to be complicated, and blah blah blah.  Some people just have a hard time being happy for others. I’ve never understood that, I’m just not one of those people.  Like my mom says, you have to feel bad for them, they’re sick.  You have to pray for them.  True, I guess.

I have so many exciting things for the future to look forward to.  Wish I could share them all, but not quite yet.  I will though.  Sorry I have been so relaxed on the blog, I’ve been working hard on Love Threads, and a few other things.

Today we get to go and have a sneak peek at baby girl, and say hi.  She is a kicker! This little angel has brought so much joy into our lives already, and she isn’t even here yet.  It’s really pretty amazing.

Hope everyone has a great rest of the week, and I will be back on Friday with some weekend links.

xo

(picture is of Omaha, my hometown)

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midweek links

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Yay, It’s Wednesday!  We are having an extra good week over here so far.  How about you? Next week I’m going home to see my friends and family, and couldn’t be more excited!  These are the girls who know me through and through and love me unconditionally, what more could you ask for.  Not only that, but it’s HOME! I get to see my mom and dad, who have been traveling for the last month in Asia, and I have hardly been able to talk to them.  Lots and lots of good stuff!

Here are some fun links to occupy you for the rest of the day, or week…Ha!

10 date night meals to make at home.

Everyone has a coworker like this.

10 steps to manifest abundance.

Embroidered top, with distressed jeans.

We registered for this.  Anyone have one?, and want to explain to my husband why it’s the best! Ha!

I recently purchased the Aztec Healing Clay, and it really is the best stuff out there.  I’ve tried lots, and this wins! Even the hubby tried it with me and loved it!

I love this series going on over at Small Fry, and the giveaways are so good too!

Apple dumpling monkey bread.

This is for all of you poor people stuck with that cold weather.  Creamy parmesan white bean stew.

You have to check out these house plant cupcakes.

If you are an animal lover, you must check this Etsy shop out.

Funky bohemian pant. We all need a pair.

 

 

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