MUSHYBOOK: FINALLY A MODERN BABY BOOK

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When I became pregnant one of the items I started to look for pretty early was a baby book so I could start capturing some memories for baby. It seemed like everywhere I looked there were these really outdated, cutesy baby books that just did not fit my style or provide the space for what I actually wanted to document. I did not want to list a bunch of facts about the year he was born- who the president is, how much milk costs, etc. but wanted to focus on basic memories of my pregnancy, his birth, and babyhood that he might enjoy looking at one day. 

Enter Mushybooks! I was so excited to find this company because their baby books are exactly what I was looking for. They are clean, modern, and full of the best page concepts without the extra junk. They provide you with lots of plastic photo inserts to place throughout the book to protect your photos and a nice pouch in the back for little momentos. There are fill-in-the-blank pages and several empty pages for me to add my own touch. 

I also love that there are page adds that you can purchase for extra space or special occasions not already included in the book. If you or someone you know is in the market for a chic modern baby book this is for you

I can't wait to fill everything in along the way. I also can't wait to share more of the nursery with you. It's almost ready. We have to hang curtains and artwork and Dave is building the bookshelf. The countdown is on with just 6 more weeks until my due date! Ahhhh! 



Thanks to Mushybooks for partnering on this post. All opinions are my own. 

Bardot


pregnancy style in the third trimester
asos white bardot maternity bodycon dress
30 weeks pregnancy bump
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30 weeks pregnant style


Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation // MAC Studio Fix Powder
NARS Bronzer in Laguna// Urban Decay Blush in Video
MAC Lip Pencil in "Boldly Bare"// MAC Lipstick in "Creme de Nude
Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil in "Medium Brown
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in "Chocolate"


White Dress (Maternity) similar Non-Maternity here // Gold Eternity Ring c/o La Maison du Carat// Charles David Heels// Leopard Clutch

Keeping with the white dress theme here, I am wearing a pretty ASOS maternity dress for all you fellow preggos out there. For those not pregnant, see below for similar options. I think white can be worn year round. No rules. So if you don't have a nice white dress in your wardrobe, I recommend you add one stat.


What have I been up to lately? I made it to 31 weeks pregnant this week. These photos were taken last week at 30 weeks. It feels like such a milestone! I went camping over the weekend. Yes, you heard that right. I slept on an air mattress and yes, it was not as comfortable as camping while not pregnant but it was still fun. We enjoyed a little fishing and hiking in the fresh mountain air. Baby King is moving and kicking up a storm. I confessed to Dave the other day that I actually felt a little aggravated because it can be startling. I am VERY grateful to feel him moving around so much though. It gives me a tremendous peace of mind.


Other than that I am trying to get things ready for baby both at home and work since I only have a couple months left. I am feeling enormous, although, I have only put on 11 pounds so far. Maybe that will pick up over the next few weeks. I'm not counting my chickens just yet... I have been craving chocolate and sandwiches. No other weird cravings or aversions. We started childbirth class and its been a trip to learn about everything there, also slightly scary. Overall, I feel pretty good and am starting to get really exited about baby's arrival.




25 WEEKS LATER

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25 weeks pregnant, pregnancy style, white pleated swing dress, maternity style
white embellished lace dress
25 weeks pregnant, pregnancy style, white pleated swing dress, maternity style

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation // MAC Studio Fix Powder
NARS Bronzer in Laguna// Urban Decay Blush in Video
MAC Lip Pencil in "Boldly Bare"// MAC Lipstick in "Creme de Nude
Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil in "Medium Brown
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in "Chocolate"

White Swing Dress (non maternity) // Gold Eternity Ring & Tri Color Entangled Ring c/o La Maison du Carat// Zara Heels (similar)


I made it to 25 weeks of pregnancy ladies and gentleman and to celebrate I took some outfit photos with this adorable pleated swing dress. This dress is universally flattering and comfortable and is non-maternity. I am in love with the embellished lace detail along the top.


How am I feeling? Well, I feel good! Every day is a new adventure and I am trying to get used to my growing belly. I keep running into things so it's quite entertaining for those around me. Baby King is moving around a lot and each week he gets stronger and stronger. It is both so neat and also so alien-like to feel him moving. I am in the "sweet" stage of pregnancy right now (so I am told) where I have a lot of energy and am not too uncomfortable and I am trying to enjoy every day. We have been working on the nursery and I can't wait to share the renovation with you. We are about to paint the wainscoting we put in, or shall I say, Dave put in, and I promise to show you that before and after. It's made such a huge difference in the nursery!

Last but not least, I want to mention these beautiful rings that La Maison du Carat sent to me. They go with everything and I am finding myself reaching for them nearly every day. If you are looking for high quality classic jewelry, I highly recommend you check out LMDC.

Thanks for stopping by!


LACE

white lace bell sleeve dress, pregnancy style. 20 weeks pregnant bump
white lace bell sleeve dress, pregnancy style. 20 weeks pregnant bump
white lace bell sleeve dress, pregnancy style. 20 weeks pregnant bump
white lace bell sleeve dress, pregnancy style. 20 weeks pregnant bump
white lace bell sleeve dress, pregnancy style. 20 weeks pregnant bump


Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation // MAC Studio Fix Powder
NARS Bronzer in Laguna// Urban Decay Blush in Video
MAC Lip Pencil in "Boldly Bare"// MAC Lipstick in "Creme de Nude
Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil in "Medium Brown
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in "Chocolate"



Feeling super feminine lately but especially in this beautiful Eliza J lace dress. I love the nude underlay and how it really makes the lace pattern pop. This dress is perfect for a summer event whether it's a shower, party, or date night. I squeezed my 20 week bump into this dress and it fit great! I did size up.

I am so happy to make it past the halfway mark of my pregnancy. There was a time I did not think I would make it to this point. I wrote myself a little note back in the middle of the first trimester when I was feeling very down and labeled it "20 weeks". It was so nice to read it and feel so happy to be here. Baby boy is checking out well. He is nice and big and squirming around. I have been feeling a lot of movements lately and it feels SO WEIRD! It's very cool and I can't wait for Dave to be able to feel them as well. 

Anyways, back to lace dresses. They are all the rage this season and I expect them to be in for Fall and Winter as well so scoop one up! I can picture a lot of these with brown leather boots. Here are some of my favorite options:




SPOILED MAMA GIVEAWAY: TALKING STRETCH MARKS

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pregnancy stretch mark treatment giveawaySkincare has always been super important to me and it is definitely a priority now that I am pregnant. Stretchmarks run in my family so I have always been concerned about getting them during pregnancy and am working at avoiding stretch marks during pregnancy. While I know a lot has to do with genetics, there may also be ways that I can help reduce the stretchies or prevent some of them so I am doing my best to do whatever I can. In addition to eating MOSTLY healthy foods, drinking tons of water, and regular excercise like walking, eliptical, yoga, and the Tracy Anderson pregnancy dvds, I also hooked up with the Spoiled Mama company after reading lots of great reviews about their pregnancy skincare line. 

I have been using the line since part way through my first trimester and so far my skin feels so healthy and no stretchies *yet*, although I can guarantee they are on their way since I already have them from adolescence. In the first trimester I started with Peppermint & Vanilla Body Polish exfoliation and used the Bump Gloss which is a pregnancy stretch mark oil that smells and feels amazing  followed by the Tummy Butter for stretch marks 1x per day. Once I hit the second trimester, I upped my regimen to using the Luxe Mama Body Wash, which is a non-toxic pregnancy safe body wash, daily and the Bump Gloss & Tummy Butter 2x per day. I also started using the Happy Legs soothing gel on my feet and ankles recently since my feet are really starting to hurt and feel tired and swollen by the end of the day. What is it with feet and pregnancy? I didn't expect this so soon. I just purchased a larger size sneaker because my old ones are so tight and my feet were falling asleep when I was working out. NUTS I tell you. 

I am loving this entire line, although I don't love using the Body Polish because it makes the bottom of my shower slippery with the coconut oil in it haha. Just keeping it real. So far, I highly recommend this line having made it 21 weeks into my pregnancy with smooth, hydrated skin. I am like that it is free from toxic chemicals so baby King and I are safe. Also, even if I do end up getting some stretchies in the future I will still continue to use this line as it will help fade any marks I do get. 

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If you are pregnant or know someone who is, now is your chance to get $30 to the Spoiled Mama where you can also get your hands on these goodies. This contest is open until 7/14/16.



I would love to hear how you take care of your skin during pregnancy!

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND!

fourth of july pregnancy style, stars and stripes long sleeve t-shirt
fourth of july pregnancy style, stars and stripes long sleeve t-shirt
fourth of july pregnancy style, stars and stripes long sleeve t-shirt
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation // MAC Studio Fix Powder
NARS Bronzer in Laguna// Urban Decay Blush in Video
MAC Lip Pencil in "Redd"// MAC Lipstick in "Ruby Woo
 Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil in "Medium Brown
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in "Chocolate"

Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses// Shirt c/o Tipsy Elves// Shorts via GAP maternity (non maternity here)// Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mab bag

Happy Independence Day weekend! Hope you have a great one filled with fun and sunshine!
Here are a couple throwback 4th of July posts for you to check out. America the Beautiful (a dressy July 4th look) & Independence Day (fun at the beach). 




18 WEEK CHECK-IN


18 week pregnant bump, pregnancy style{anthropologie top -old, butter london union jack nail polish, mac creme de nude lipstick}











Hello There, just thought I would pop in for a minute to say hi and post a quick photo from 18 weeks (2 weeks ago). Do you like this super patriotic outfit?? Sorry. It is super busy around the King household with home projects, baby planning, and trying to keep up at work. I am trying my best to take photos every couple of weeks during my pregnancy because I know I will like to look back on all of this later.

At 18 weeks I was still able to wear a lot of my clothes (with minor modification). Presently, that is becoming hard so I need to do some shopping! We had a doctor appointment at 18 weeks that was pretty boring. I like boring! All looks good and I am enjoying getting into a nice workout routine and having more energy. The elliptical machine and my pregnancy yoga and Tracy Anderson pregnancy project dvds have been great with just enough exertion. 

At 18 weeks I was feeling little movements every now and then and it's so weird and cool. I first felt it at 16 weeks and it's got more frequent. I was still craving lemonade, citrus, and sour candy. Ordering this adorably chic baby book and we have now started gathering information from friends/family regarding what we will need for baby. It's all starting to feel really real. Like, I can't believe this is going to happen!! 

I am excited for the long weekend and we plan to do some furniture shopping, spend a day at the beach, and of course BBQ and eat delicious food. I love Emily's patriotic brownie dessert idea and plan to make it this weekend. 

I hope you have a great 4th of July weekend! 
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