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December 14, 2016

Maternity + Nursing-Friendly Party Dresses (that will make you feel like one hot mama)

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Well, first of all. Holy wow. Nursing boobs. I think that I needed to reconsider my support with this dress, but eh. Hindsight is 20/20 (especially when you have picture proof) and…who cares, because I felt SO FRIKKIN’ HAWT it doesn’t even matter.

At first, I was a little self conscious and hesitant about wearing it at all. I mean, the boob issue and then I just…well, I’m a MOM. What business do I have wearing something so sexy? Well, I went with it anyways…and ya know what? It felt great. I didn’t even end up caring that my nursing boobs weren’t in tip-top shape for it…and my husband didn’t complain too much. ūüėČ

I think there comes a time when caution just has to be throw to the wind, because life is too short. You have a holiday party to go to and¬†ummmm¬†whether you’re pregnant, nursing or postpartum…you deserve to feel like a hundred bucks for ONE night. So. Buy the dress. Wear the dress. Show some leg. Let those nursing boobs droop (just a little) and don’t give a flip about the jiggly bits. OWN IT, lady.

I’m convinced that wearing¬†a really good dress, even just once a year, is good for your health. Seriously.

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December 8, 2016

The Maternity Pieces You’ll Keep Going Back To (and they’re ON SALE…just in time for the holidays)

 

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What I absolutely love about Isabella Oliver Maternity is it’s dependability – I know that their clothing will last (one, two, three…maybe even 4 or 5?? pregnancies) and everything I have bought from them fits me so well…every time. Yeh, it’s a bit¬†more pricey than some other maternity lines, but let me tell you…it is well worth it (and that’s coming from me, someone that has a hard time spending more than $100 on¬†anything, so…you know it’s good).

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December 6, 2016

Modern Play Kitchens & Accessories

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Um. So…this was way more fun than I thought it would be. In fact, I had so much fun rounding up these play kitchens that I completely blew our whole Christmas budget and bought one of them for the kids. Whoops! I don’t feel too bad about it though, because anything that equals some creative play and possible moments of calm is worth forking over the moola for. Can I get an AMEN?

Not to mention, they are modern and attractive¬†– not anything like the ugly plastic ones that stick out like a sore thumb in your home (yes, we have had one…and once one of the doors fell off, mama accidentally “lost” the kitchen). These are toys that may actually compliment your decor. Can I get an HALLELUJAH?

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December 1, 2016

Upgrade Your Momiform: Introducing the Long Jacket

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I’m always looking for ways to give my day-to-day outfits a boost. I used to get all craaaaaazy with it and actually wear cute pencil skirts with little sweaters and even¬†*gasp* heels.¬†I know. That must have been before kids, Cams. YEP. Exactly.Before kids, outfits were a bit more…less basic. Or at least, I could deal¬†with being more uncomfortable for longer periods of time. (I didn’t have small people hanging on me, usually) I CANNOT DEAL WITH THAT ANYMORE. ha.

Now, it’s all how casual is too casual?¬†heh.

That said, I really do still like to play around with the basic momiform and give it a boost – a little edge…in a SIMPLE, yet cool way.¬†I’ve recently been noticing the¬†long jacket. I know, I’m a tall B, butbutbut I do think there’s enough of a range of lengths and styles that they can be worn by anyone.

So. Here’s how I wore it…

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November 29, 2016

Cool Customizable Gifts for Her (that she’ll actually love)

 

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photo easel | decanter | bag | calligraphy set | shirt | necklace

There’s a lot of personalized gift ideas out there, but…are they ones that she would appreciate and get allthehearteyes over?

Mmmm. Maybe not.

Don’t get me wrong: I can totally get down with a cute monogrammed mug for¬†my coffee in the morning. I just think that when it comes to gifting,¬†finding something special, something unique, something really cool is the way to go.

Of course, these gifts require more thought, creativity and time.

Don’t worry, though. I’ve made it very easy for you, you sleep-deprived-Mama! ¬†I found them all! ¬†I’ve got everything: ¬†monogrammed clothing, personalized home decor, custom bags (and sneakers!). ¬†I want it all too, so…

…yeah. It’s the good stuff.

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November 23, 2016

Amazon Black Friday Sales – Cam’s Sweater Picks

sweatersLadies. I have hit THE¬†MOTHER LOAD¬†of fantastic, cool and trendy sweaters. I thought I’d only end up rounding up about ten…maybeeee, but oh no. Once I started, I just couldn’t stop. I kept clicking and finding mas, mas, mas. They were all just too good to pass up.

So…yeh, because of me all of your sweater needs for this Winter should¬†now be taken care of.

De nada.

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November 18, 2016

Taking it Back to Casual Town with my new Vera Bradley Backpack (& a fun recap)

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Considering that my life calls for casual attire, after dressing up my new Vera Bradley Leighton backpack for the Pittsburgh event, I dialed everything back to ummm…REALITY…and have been carrying this baby with me every day, no matter what I’ve got on.

I’ve worn it with yoga pants even…and have felt pretty damn awesome, because of it’s classy sass.

My current favorite thing to wear it with though?¬†— a flannel shirt w/ cropped jeans and a sick pair of flat booties.

It really does it for me in a big way.

Play dates? Yep. All the errands? Yep. Thanksgiving programs at school? Oh, YEP. That happened today in this very outfit.

I really feel like I need to take a moment to thank the backpack for inspiring my new favorite everyday momiform…and for assisting me in keeping some semblance of cool, even if I do happen to have some PB&J encrusted on my back. Yep, that happened today, too. So.

Thank you, Vera Bradley Leighton backpack. From the bottom of my mama heart. You rock.

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November 15, 2016

Cam’s Go-to Holiday Outfit

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My¬†Christmas season looks a lot like…

Cocoa and cuddling on the couch with the hubs (the cocoa may or may not be spiked. idk).

Making cookies with the kids (or watching as they eat and simultaneously drop all of ingredients on the kitchen floor).

Grabbing a drink with the bestie, laughing until we realize we need to stop drinking, talking about how fast the year flew by (and how big our babies are getting ::sob::).

Blasting Christmas music in the minivan and dancing to it like a fool, while running around doing the normal mom things with the kids.

Bonfires with our neighbors/built-in-family in the back yard. <3

Online Christmas shopping. Amazon.com for ALL OF THE PRESENTS. Free two day shipping. I mean, come on!

A very little¬†amount of sequins, glitter and champagne bottle poppin’.

Darn.

Nah, really I wouldn’t change a thing (except to maybe go to ONE fabulous holiday party – haha).

So. My go-to holiday outfit is a pretty casual one, but one with festive elements thrown in…because CHRISTMAS.

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November 4, 2016

World of Vera Bradley at Macy’s: Come Shop and See Me!

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I get to do something very, very cool this weekend – fly to Pittsburgh to attend the World of Vera Bradley event at Macy’s in the Westmoreland Mall from 2-4pm this Saturday. If you’re in the area, COME HANG OUT WITH ME! Please. I would love it.

Vera Bradley has a beautiful new collection and you need to see it. I’m actually blown away, to be quite frank. I always think of high school when I think Vera Bradley, with its pretty prints and cotton material (right? Did you wear them, too, back then?)…but ya’ll. No more is Vera Bradley just for the tweens and teens. It’s now for the classy women that we are, too! Somehow they have nailed that timeless and cool factor in their new bags.

I’m seriously excited about this and I’m even more pumped about the fact that I finally found MY backpack, the one I know I will carry and cherish for a very long time.

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