Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Parmesan Ravioli and Veggies

I get it. Making dinner can be the last thing on your mind after a long day at work, running errands, and picking up your children. I plan our meals ahead of time and still have difficulty getting it all done. So I like to have a few tricks up my sleeve as far as recipes that are easy to make, healthy, and that my family loves. 

One of those is Parmesan Ravioli and Veggies. I make variations of this meal a couple times a month and even though I make more than enough for leftovers, the leftovers always seem to disappear really fast! 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Giant Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaway & Confident Twosday Linkup

I cannot believe December begins in just a few weeks! Even though I had a decent amount of Christmas shopping done, I still have a lot to do. It can be so hard to think of gift ideas in the midst of holiday preparation. So I am teaming up with other fabulous bloggers to give you some gifting inspiration! And to make it even better, we are giving away a Nordstrom gift card so you have a chance to get a little something for yourself, too! Check out the things that have caught my eye and make sure to see what is on everyone else's lists for gift giving, too! Enter for your chance to win the Nordstrom gift card in the rafflecopter below and Good Luck!! 

10 Things I Learned From Infertility

Back in May I shared my husband's and my journey (battle?) with infertility. You can find the posts here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 (and additional posts where I spoke about our infertility here and here). These posts detailed everything we went through as far as diagnostics and treatments, but I also wanted to share some of the things I learned when going through it all. I think it's so important to keep these things in mind in the middle of the complete hell that is infertility. I still have difficulty processing all we went through and I don't think that will ever go away. So here is what I have learned and I hope it helps others going through similar situations.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Welcome Aveline! Our Birth Story after Secondary Infertility

We welcomed our second daughter, Aveline Elisabeth just last week early in the morning on Thursday November 9 and we could not be happier. Even though this has seemed like such a long journey, the pregnancy has actually passed by pretty quickly! Even our families have commented on how fast it has gone by and they have known since pretty early on. I tried to enjoy each minute (although after week 38 that did get a little difficult).

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Favorite Casual Fall Outfits & Confident Twosday Linkup

What a week it has been! I was due this past Saturday, but ended up going into labor a bit early on Wednesday night and giving birth early Thursday morning to our beautiful daughter Aveline. I am working on a post with her birth story for Thursday, but for today I put together my favorite casual fall looks. Since I am on maternity leave until mid-February, I am looking forward to wearing lots of casual looks with some of these items again...once I have energy to get out of my lounge pants! 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Olive Dress 4 Ways & Confident Twosday Linkup

olive dress, black leggings, white sleeveless blazer, plum Kate Spade bag, taupe booties, fall maternity outfit
Dress (savesplurge) | Leggings (exactsavesplurge) | Vest (exactsavesplurge) | Booties (savesplurge) | Bag (savesplurge) | Necklace (save, splurge
I got this dress last fall from Makemechic and I have worn it on the blog 4 ways now! You can see it Two Ways for Fall here and with a fur vest here. Of course it's a good deal shorter now that I am wearing it over a 9 month baby bump, but it's still just as comfortable! This time I wore it with leggings, booties, and layered my new white vest over top. You can see how I wore this vest last time here.  It is so nice to have a piece like this dress that is so easy to pair with items and remix!