| Back to School |

Monday, August 18, 2014

Back to School //

Back to school shopping is one of my favorite things to do. Not only for the actual shopping but for the reality that Fall is around the corner. I LOVE Fall in New York. I love the beautiful colors of the leaves that change, I love taking my kids to the farm and taking hay rides, I love leaving the windows open at night and waking up to chilly air.... So yes, back to school does mean getting the kids geared up for a new year but it also is a great time to enjoy a new season. Hope our favorite picks above help you get geared up too!

| Hospital Bag Checklist |

Monday, August 4, 2014

Over the weekend I completely freaked my hubby out and thought I was in labor. You would think that by the fourth I would definitely know the difference between Braxton Hicks and real contractions but for some reason with each baby, it feels like it's the first time in many ways. It  ended up being a false alarm but it made me spring out of bed in the morning and start getting my things together for the real deal. I only have 4 weeks to go!!! Woot Woot!

Below is my checklist of items that I always bring to the hospital when delivering as well as some fun new outfit ideas that you may want to grab to throw in your cute little overnight bag :) Hope this helps any expecting mamas out there! 

For Mom // Hospital Bag Items

For Baby // Hospital bag items

Must haves:

* Insurance info, hospital forms (i highly recommend having this done ahead of time just in case you are clenching your thighs to keep the baby from falling out in the registering area like my 2nd daughter almost did) and birth plan, wallet with cash (for anything you may need from the vending machine)

For Mom:

* Cozy socks

* Robe or sweater

* 2-3 maternity bras

* Toiletries and personal items // hairbrush, toothbrush toothpaste, deodorant, face wash, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, makeup (LOL) 

* Ponytail holder, headband

* Cell phone, computer and chargers 

* Camera with charger and extra memory card

* Extra pillow (I hate the rubber ones at the hospital)

* Going home outfit in 6 month maternity size

* Towel

* Hair dryer

* Favorite brand of sanitary pads (the ones they give you feel like a diaper!)

* Underwear that can get ruined

* Pajamas


* Magazines, books

* Headphones or speaker

For Baby:

* Car seat 

* Coming home outfit (weather appropriate)

* Blanket (weather appropriate) 

Boy / Girl Nursery Ideas

Friday, July 18, 2014

I've got 7 more weeks to go and so far we have a rug and white walls in the nursery. Not knowing what we are having is killing me but it was the deal I made with Mr. Bernard to get him to go for #4. I've got so much girl decor that I will work with what I've got but if it's a boy...oooooh boy. I am going to need some boyish stuff :) Are my boy color choices ok?

Boy Girl Nursery

Milkshop featured on Mommy Chic by Jessica //

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Very excited to be featured on my good friends blog Mommychicbyjessica.com Make sure to head over to see my current favorites for our red, white and blue week.

Weekender Bags //

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I've got 3 more months before baby #4 makes his/her debut. I know it is going to fly by now that the kids are out of school too which means I am going crazy trying to get everything in order! Lol. I have been wanting a new overnight bag for when i am in the hospital and have been eyeing all of these not able to make a decision. Love them all!! 


Spring into Summer //

Friday, June 6, 2014

Even though we are heading into summer and it's getting hot out, we occasionally get those low temp days like today where you need something light weight. Bringing color into your look and wearing sandals still keep you looking fresh and in season.

Amanda: Look #4

Little Girl Swimwear

Thursday, May 15, 2014

I absolutely love little girls in bathing suits. When my kids are at the beach or pool they run around so free and happy, I guess maybe it's because it's the closest thing to them being in their birthday suits :) 

I cherish watching them enjoy everything around them without a care in the world and dread the day where (like most women) they may experience insecurity with their body. I hope and pray that I can teach them to be confident and love the body they have been given.

Check out the suits below, I am obsessed with the Parrot one from J.Crew!!!!!!

Girl's Swimwear Favs