• LOCAL IS BETTER: Father’s Day

    “Procrastinator?  No, of course not.  I just wait until the last second, because I will be older and therefore wiser.” So, you’re welcome.  This Father’s Day GIFT GUIDE will be oh so much better, since I waited until the last minute!  But because of my procrastinator status, this gift guide is for all the BIRMINGHAM folks!  Or for the people that have dads that live in the ‘Ham OR for those people that are willing to shop online!  But lemme tell ya, it’s pretty good if I say so myself.  By the time you read this, you will have 4 and…

    BUMPDATE: 29 WEEKS

    Well, HELLO 3rd trimester!!!  Wow, what an awesome journey it has been so far!  I feel so lucky to be carrying this sweet bambino in my tummy and CANNOT wait to meet Baby Lutz.  Baby is moving oh so much, AND we got to see that sweet face earlier this week.  I think he/she has Ryan’s lips!  This makes me so happy, because he definitely has the prettiest lips.  😉  SO, let’s cut to the chase and get to the BUMPDATES! How far along: 29 weeks, 1 day!  SO CLOSE!! Cravings: Absolutely zero cravings!  Diet is normal!  Weeeeeelll, actually, I do love chips.  But…

    CHAMPAGNE TASTE + BEER BUDGET?

    Well, isn’t THAT the truth!  I think this is something we can ALL relate to!  It seems I am always looking for something CHAMPAGNE but on a BEER BUDGET.  Well, I have some awesome news!  Think back to around Christmas time.  Remember the shopping/foodie trip to ATL that the hubs and I took?   If you recall, I was actually pregnant and did not know it, as we ate and shopped our way through Atlanta.  I featured some amazing over-the-knee boots and a TO-DIE for Rebecca Minkoff FRINGE Cross-Body bag.  One of the posts from this trip was titled OVER IT…

    How To LOVE Your Pregnancy: FOOD + FITNESS

    This post goes out to all my fellow preggos and future preggos.  Now that I am officially entering the 3rd trimester…WOWZERS…I wanted to provide you with my new series: HOW TO Love Your Pregnancy.  This 5-part series will include healthy eating tips and exercise tidbits, MUST HAVE products to keep you comfortable, answers to my most frequently asked questions, Pregnancy Style 101, AND a survival guide for each trimester!  Keeping things as normal as possible was top priority for me.  And as I look back, pregnancy has been a LOT of fun and something I have truly enjoyed.  Trust me, I was one of those that completely…

    5 STYLING TIPS + FAST CARS + HOT FASHION

    Last week I had the opportunity to partner with Tesla, The Summit, and Spark & Arrow Creative for an AMAZING day of fashion, fast cars, AND pops!  That’s right…my day began with a delicious treat from Steel City Pops.  That was a definitely a perk of the shoot for this preggo.  Keep reading for my 5 Styling TIPS! When they approached me about the shoot, I was super excited to not only get to drive the Tesla Model S but also have the honor of styling the shoot.  I immediately reached out to my good friend Brittany at Gus Mayer, and we…

    IN or OUT? Swimsuit Trends

    With the Memorial Day holiday upon us, summer is official here!  It’s time to bust out those ‘kinis and head to the pool.  But FIRST, make sure you know which SWIMSUIT TRENDS are IN or OUT.  Being preggo, I have pretty much ordered every swimsuit under the sun.  I have researched, tried on, returned, and purchased a boat load of suits!  So, without further adieu, here are the HOTTEST swimsuit trends for Summer 2015 to give you a little inspiration.  And JUST in time for the holiday weekend.  Don’t plan your BBQ until you shop these looks!  Click on the…

    ROCK THE BUMP: The Caftan

    For my second installment of ROCK THE BUMP (see the first installment HERE), I am featuring a SUMMER MUST HAVE.  What is THE staple every preggo (and NON-preggo) should have in her closet?  THE CAFTAN.   What exactly is a caftan? The caftan is a magical, elegant, flowing garment made of luscious printed cotton or silk, which instantly transforms the wearier into a truly ethereal creature. (definition credit: xojane) During my mission to avoid all things maternity for as long as possible, I started purchasing caftans left and right.  You can pair with shorts or jeans, over a body-con dress,…

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