Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Second Trimester Favorites

Hi friends! Hope you're having a great day :) Today, I'm sharing a few of my pregnancy favorites because let's be honest, being pregnant comes with lots of unexpected joys and surprises. While I've loved every second of it, I've found with the transition into each trimester, there are some things that get a little easier and some that get a little harder....

The second trimester brought to me extra energy, a visible baby bump (yes!!) and the finale of morning sickness. However, it also brought along breakouts, trouble sleeping and itchy skin. Early in my pregnancy, I loved reading other bloggers favorite pregnancy products, so today I'm sharing three of mine that solved my second trimester problems!

Belli Skincare

  • One thing my pregnancy brought along with it that was certainly not welcome was breakouts. Unfortunately, many effective acne treatments aren't pregnancy safe. So, what's a girl to do? Enter Belli Skincare! The products were formulated by OBs and dermatologists to use pregnancy safe ingredients. I only purchased the acne serum and I can say that it truly did help clear up those pesky pregnancy breakouts. I thought it was fairly inexpensive compared to most acne products and worked wonders!  

The Snoogle 

  • One thing that's never though of is how uncomfortable sleeping during pregnancy becomes. The snoogle was and still is my sleep life saver. It helped me be able to sleep better through the night without being so uncomfortable and achy. I bought mine at Bed Bath & Beyond and used a 20% off coupon for extra savings! If you're pregnant, I recommend purchasing one as soon as possible. You won't regret it. It's also great for folding in half and supporting your back when sitting! 

Burt's Bees Mama Oil

  • I love this lemon scented oil! Stretch marks are supposedly genetic, but anything helps right? I loved and still love this Burt's Bees oil when I picked it up during my second trimester. Not only is it cheaper than a lot of the other products out there, but I haven't had any issues with it staining my clothes. It smells wonderful, unlike many other products out there, and helps keep my skin from being itchy! 

What were your pregnancy favorites? 

Friday, June 24, 2016

6.24.16 - Friday Favorites

Hi friends!!  Happy Friday to all of you :) Any big weekend plans on the agenda? I'm looking forward to spending time with my husband tonight - most likely grilling or going out to dinner - a couples baby shower on Saturday and then a family shower on Sunday. It will certainly be a busy weekend, but definitely a fun one full of celebrating our little girl.

Life In Leggings

Now, it's time for Friday Favorites!!  I'm sharing what I'm loving this Friday with all of you, but feel free to share what you're loving this Friday with me in the comments below - I can't wait to hear.

Food - Halo Top Ice Cream

Has anyone tried Halo Top yet? I saw it at Kroger and threw it into my cart with extremely low expectations. Since I barely passed my 3 hour glucose tolerance test, I've been trying to keep my sugar intake low. I felt like how good could low carb, low calorie ice cream really be? Um, amazing apparently. Like AMAZING in capital letters, followed by a million exclamation points. I'm addicted and apparently so is everyone else because my Kroger has been sold out for over a week. Run to your grocery store and buy this asap!

Find - Inexpensive Jewelry

Two times a year our hospital hosts a $5.00 jewelry sale. I'm not sure if this is just a hospital event or what - it was popular at the last hospital I worked at as well - and I was really excited to stock up on these inexpensive statement necklaces! I'm loving the blue seed bead turquoise necklace and the gold and white pearl combo. Here are some budget friendly alternatives here/here/here 
Food - Grilled Vegetables

I love grilled veggie skewers and these are so easy!! Simply thred your favorite veggies on, brush on a mix of melted butter and hot sauce and grill until cooked all the way through. I love when they have slightly burnt edges. My favorite combo is red pepper, zucchini, yellow pepper, onion and orange pepper. 

Fashion - Kimonos

I love kimonos! They're perfect for pregnancy too because you can just layer them over a tank and go. They're by far my summer staple. I've linked a few I'm loving below that are all budget friendly :) 
What are you loving this Friday? Share in the comments below!

Friday, May 27, 2016

5.27.16 - Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!!! I hope that your week was wonderful and that you've got big plans on the agenda this weekend for Memorial Day :) What is everyone up to? We're coming home from our babymoon, so I wrote this post in advance. One last getaway before our little lady gets here. I'll have a recap up soon of where we went and what we did! I can't believe that this weekend is the first to kick start summer - I can hardly believe that June is almost here. Now, in true Friday fashion... it's time for Friday Favorites!!

Life In Leggings

Food - 3 Ingredient Pancakes 

These are incredible! I made them in the nutribullet and could eat them everyday. They're high in protein and filling. Eggs + Banana + Chia Seeds. Blend them up and top with your favorite pancake toppings.

Fun - Outdoor Gardening

I plant a garden every year and can honestly say it's one of my favorite hobbies. There is nothing better than digging around in the dirt and watching those plants grow. I stocked up on my favorites this past week, so I'm looking forward to tomatoes, poblanos, jalepenos and basil (including purple basil!!). We added some experimental plants to the mix and also planted broccoli, brussel sprouts, cucumbers and melon!

Fashion - Baby Clothes

I thought shopping for my own clothes was fun (yep, even shopping for maternity clothes!), but shopping for baby clothes takes the cuteness to another level entirely. I picked up this eyelet flutter dress for our baby girl from Gap the other day! I can't wait for her to be here and to wear it. It will be perfect for the end of summer - and maybe newborn pictures ;)

Fashion - Gladiator Sandals

I love these sandals from Target! They're an incredible dupe for that Valentino pair that's floating around the internet. Let's be honest, I won't spend $1,000 on sandals, but I'll happily put down $30 for this dupe :)

What are you loving this Friday?