18 Weeks Pregnant

18 weeks pregnant

How far along: 18 weeks pregnant! Due September 27th!

Total weight gain: Up 7 lbs.

Maternity clothes: Some. Pregnancy makes me realize just how many different fits I have in my pants. Some jeans need a hair-tie, and some i’ve given up on entirely;)

Stretch marks: Nothing happening yet:) But I am using a combo of old and new tricks to keep them away. The Mama Mio oil I have used with the past two pregnancies has kept me almost completely stretch mark free, so i’m sticking with it. But I am also adding in a drop of Gentle Baby and Frankincense Young Living essential oils.

Sleep: This week was busy so I probably napped most days for a short mid-day cat nap. Gotta get those babies in while I can, right?!

Best moment of this week: We just had a lot of family time this weekend which is always so nice!!

Miss anything: Freaking beer bad right now.

Movement: I feel her move most days now! The best. Cannot wait for them to get bigger and bigger.

Food cravings: Arnold Palmers every single day and Frosted Flakes. Same!

Anything making you queasy or sick: nada!

Have you started to show yet: The week was BY FAR the biggest growth spurt I have had. Everything is so much bigger, and I feel her move now, so I know she is quite bigger now too.

Gender: A sweet precious baby GIRL!

Labor signs: I unfortunately think I am already beginning to get Braxton Hicks contractions. I have them with every pregnancy, and each time they have just started sooner and sooner. I am familiar with them, so they don’t scare me- but just have to be cautious with them and make sure there aren’t ever too many in an hour.

Belly button in or out: That bad boy is creeping its way out already.

Wedding rings on or off: On! But this week it was a little snug getting it on. I’m telling ya, this pregnancy is just so different. I was able to wear my ring the ENTIRE pregnancy of Winston, and I truly don’t think theres a chance of that happening this time around.

Happy or moody most of the time: Plain old happy!

Looking forward to: Braylens birthday party this weekend!!!!!

Guest House Flip Master Suite

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You guys, with this house I truly can’t decide what room took on the biggest transformation. The Master suite is definitely one though, especially considering it didn’t even have a bathroom to begin with. The Master started out as this big room:

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There was also another room that was probably used as a second living space, but we thought having a Master suite was way more important. So we took that room away and made the Master bedroom larger, added a walk-in closet, and a beautiful big bathroom.

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The closet, with those barn doors, and barn track, is quite possibly one of my favorite things we have ever done. It adds so much character to the room, and the closet size is amazing!

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I love that we were able to keep the block wall, just like we did in the main living space. And the room also has a door out to the back yard- so between that and the window, the room has great natural light.

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The fact that we created this bathroom out of nothing is just too fun! It has a big beautiful double vanity, large walk in shower, and so much love for all things classic and airy.

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With the main living space being so large and open already, I am SO glad we went with converting the extra living space in to a large Master suite.

Here is the list of all of our sources:

Barn Doors- Antiquities Warehouse

Barn Track- eBay

Bathroom Lights- Wayfair

Bathroom Mirrors- Wayfair

Bathroom faucets- Wayfair

Counters- Marble- Bianco Venatino

Floor tile- Amazon

Shower hardware- Signature Hardware

Vanity Hardware- Amazon

17 Weeks Pregnant

17 weeks pregnant

How far along: 17 weeks pregnant! Due September 27th! Total weight gain: Up 5 lbs. Maternity clothes: Some. Pregnancy makes me realize just how many different fits I have in my pants. Some jeans fit fine still, some need a hair-tie, and some i've given up on entirely;) Stretch … Read More →

Guest House Exterior

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Oh the beauty of an exterior change to a home. It goes beyond curb appeal in my mind. Its the very first impression you can give your guests when they arrive. It is where you will hopefully spend a lot of time in {whether it be the front OR back yard- we happen to use both a lot!} The Guest House … Read More →

16 Weeks Pregnant

16 weeks pregnant

How far along: 16 weeks pregnant! Due September 27th! Total weight gain: Up 3 lbs. Maternity clothes: Some. Pregnancy makes me realize just how many different fits I have in my pants. Some jeans fit fine still, some need a hair-tie, and some i've given up on entirely;) Stretch … Read More →

Tips For Creating a Great Mudroom

Hey friends! I am over at Bali Blinds blog today sharing 5 key tips to creating a beautiful AND functional Mudroom. Pop on over there and tell me if I am forgetting anything! After all, I am an Arizona girl {aka- we don't even have mudrooms} haha. … Read More →

8 Years

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8 long years.. Kidding!!! Today marks being married to you, my love, for 8 full and beautiful years. When we were sitting in church this weekend our Pastor asked us if we had ever felt and heard Gods presence and voice SO loudly in our lives over a topic. I rubbed your hand because, babe, … Read More →

Pregnancy Q + A Session!

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I have had a lot of friends asking questions during this pregnancy, so I thought I would just put them all in one spot and answer a bunch! Sorry if this post doesn't concern you at all, and boys- maybe just advert your eyes for this one:) Did you try for a girl? If so, what did you do? So this … Read More →

15 Weeks Pregnant

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How far along: 15 weeks pregnant! Due September 27th! Total weight gain: Up 3 lbs. Maternity clothes: Not yet! But I did start using the hairtie trick for a lot of pants, and thank God- because I need it! Stretch marks: Nothing happening yet:) But I am using a combo of old and new tricks to … Read More →

But Mama Says No

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Oh kids. They have a way to make your heart explode with joy one second, burst in to a million sad pieces another second, and everything in between. My two boys are amazing. I am sure we ALL think our kids are amazing, because they are! There has never been something in my life that has shaped me … Read More →