This particular post is part two to a three day style series.
In this series I go over outfit ideas for Thanksgiving day that you will more than likely already have in your closet. If not, I link similar items below to stores that are 1) affordable, and 2) conveniently located. To see the first post, click here.
Outfit Details: skirt // flats // sweater // jean jacket
Last year the Nichols girls and the Beck girls started an annual tradition of going to Holland Farm’s corn maze/pumpkin patch. This year the girls were old enough to appreciate it a bit more than they did last year. Here are some pictures of our day:
And some cell phone pictures Morgan took:
Sadie, Aspen, and Tatum all in their natural habitat!
Holland Farm is the sweetest little fall retreat tucked away in Milton, Florida. If it wasn’t for that Florida heat and humidity, you would swear you were somewhere in the North East with the festive autumn activities. There is a pumpkin patch, corn maze, kids train ride, hay ride, corn kernel sensory box, play ground, animal petting area, picnic area, zipline, and more. It’s a great place to take the kids to celebrate the season and get you out of the house.
The Nichols girls (Morgan and Tatum) joined us for the second year in a row to the farm. Tatum is Aspen’s best little buddy, and Moragn is one of my closest friends. It’s always nice when we’re able to set aside work, appointments, and routines to take the girls out to do something fun while we catch up. The girls also have so much fun playing together. Tatum and Aspen are the only two girls that could put up with eachother. They are rough and tough little nuggets! We are so blessed to have these two in our lives!
Okay ya’ll. Let’s get real, as a woman and mother, I find dresses to be the easiest and more comfortable (besides yoga pants) attire, especially in the summer. Here are some of my favorites (under $40) this season:
Women: here | here | here | here
Children: here | here | here |
What the flying HECK! One year already? This has been the fastest year of my life, as well as the best. March 25th, 2016 was the absolute most glorious (and painful) day of my life. I active labored (with back labor) for seven hours, and pushed for two. Every second of it was excruciating, but every second was worth it. At 1:16pm Aspen graced us with her presence and our lives would forever change for the better.
I’m not going to lie, this year has been difficult. There have been a few times where I have just wanted to break down and cry from lack of sleep, or not being able to go out with friends, or having to wear a pad when I run now because I pee myself when I move too much. There’s just a lot that changes with your body and lifestyle after having a child that can tear you down after a while. But on another note, I have the dreamiest child who is so kind hearted and loving, and loves to cuddle and gives the sweetest kisses as well as read books and play outside. She is the sweetest thing to walk into our lives, and now I am so grateful for every moment we have with her.
We kept it simple for her birthday. A few friends came over and we ate street tacos and red velvet cupcakes, took pictures, opened presents, and watched while aspen destroyed her smash cake (we were very proud). Afterwards, she took a good two hour nap, and then proceeded to share pasta and a cheese cake with me for dinner.
I still can’t believe it’s been a year. My heart is so full of love for this child that it nearly feels like she has been by my side my entire life, but in the same breath, it feels like she entered our lives just yesterday. I am beyond honored that God had chosen me to mother her, and is giving us another year of her spunk, independence, cuddles, and love.
Happy St. Patty’s day!
So, prior to getting pregnant and birthing Aspen, whisky was my jam. I mean, not to brag or anything, but I could hang. But these days, not so much. But I’ll attempt to drink something other than wine for the holiday. We’ll see how it pans out.
Anyhow, today Aspen and I went to Target to pick out some of her birthday gifts (I’m so excited, guys!), and then to the park at the beach to burn off some energy. Which worked wonders, because she took a pretty decent nap in her car seat.
Also, I got this super cute pelum style shirt from old navy for only $7! Shop it here.
You can also shop Aspens bow here
How’d you celebrate your St Patty’s day?
There are only a few occasions throughout the year that it is 100% justified to splurge on your looks. Your spouses squadron’s Christmas party is one of them.
Last year I was so pregnant and large, that I refused to even dress up for the party. So this year I had to make up for it. This was also my first time having a professional do my hair and makeup (and it is SO worth it you guys!). Thanks to Morgan Nichols I felt like a princess.
The night was an over all success. Aspen was happily content in the childcare room for 3 hours, giving Scott and I much needed time to ourselves. We had so much fun visiting with our friends, drinking old fashioned coctails, and eating delicious food. The games played were absolutely hilarious, and although we didn’t win anything this year, the prizes were ON POINT (thanks to my husband, who was on the committee). I seriously love this time of year, and the fun events it brings to us.
Hair and makeup: Morgan Nichols Hair & Makeup Artist // dress: Windsor (out of stock. Similar here and here) // Coat: Kohls (out of stock. Similar here and here)// pearls: Kohls // ear rings: kohls// Shoes: DSW // nail polish: kohls
Here are some cell phone pictures from the night:
Yesterday marked the first day of December, also known as the first day of the Holiday season. The season of winter whites mixed with Christmas green and reds, of delicious cookies and pies, and warming up to a cup of hot chocolate on a cool winter night. It’s the most wonderful time of year and I am so excited to share it with you all!
Blouse: similar here // Skirt: H&M // Shoes: DSW