Spring Showers

I’ve said it before but sometimes I feel like the longer I go without writing here, the less it feels like it makes sense to come and write here.  And I never wanted this space to feel like an obligation, to feel to me like something I “should” keep up with for any other reason other than I feel the pull to get over here and write and share and connect.  And it’s not that I’ve not felt that lately, it’s just that, holy shit is time flying by, and when I think “oh I have some time to blog tonight!” I think that maybe instead I should be doing other things.  Other things like organizing stuff around here, you know, researching daycares or something because I’m 33 weeks pregnant now and where has the time actually gone?  And if I’m being really honest? Sometimes I would just rather snuggle up on the couch and watch The Bachelor than actually take the time to compose a post of substance.

But yeah.  Anyway, here I am and like I said, 33 weeks pregnant all of a sudden and, woah baby, there’s actually going to be a BABY here in seven weeks, give or take! (#shitsgettingreal) It’s baby central over here after a really sweet shower that my mom and a few girlfriends threw for me last weekend.  Here’s a few pictures that captured the day…

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(I’m not really sure how to insert images in posts to make them look like the actual size they are and not these little thumbnails, but you get the idea.)

My baby shower was so sweet!  Since we aren’t finding out the gender of little Baby M&M, it was a neutral themed shower, with baby animals and yellow and grey colors, with lots of really sweet, thoughtful details from the onesies to decorate, the cake pop rattles, the “Baby Kennedy” sign Matt and I are standing in front of up there, M&M’s for favors, “Team Stache” and “Team Lash” cups (not pictured here, but so fun!), and so many other unique and thoughtful little details.  My mom and girlfriends did such an amazing job and planning everything and it was so evident how much thought and planning went into the day!  Baby M&M is so loved already, and he/she isn’t even here yet!

Oh!  That floral dress that I picked to wear is from Pink Blush!  Have you heard of the website? I had gotten a handful of items there before at the beginning of my pregnancy, and had my eye on some dresses leading up to my shower.  This one that I chose I picked because I felt like it still had a “springy” feel even though it was a chilly March day, and I love all the colors!  The website is really great too, and it’s NOT just maternity!  This dress for example, even though it’s from the maternity section of the website, is totally something I could wear post-baby-in-the-belly, because it has that flowy kind of material and not the typical “I’m pregnant” side ruching that a lot of pregnancy clothes have.  The other thing is, they have a whole other section of their website that is totally non-maternity related, and the clothes are really stylish and fun!

Because I’m such a big fan, I reached out to Pink Blush, and they offered to sponsor a little giveaway on here to a lucky lady (or dude, if a dude is reading this post?, and may be interested in a gift for a gal in his life!).  For the rest of this week, whoever comments here, I’ll add to a drawing and pick a name by Friday night to win a $75 gift card to the website for some spring shopping!  Sound fun?!

I hope that everyone is enjoying their Monday so far, and the start of spring where you live. Today it’s gross and cold and rainy which feels like the exact opposite of an ideal spring in my mind, but here’s hoping for some sunny days ahead!

What’s one of your favorite places to shop for new spring styles?  I miss shopping!  I’ve done pretty much hardly zero shopping over the past several months because I’m only getting bigger and I’m getting kind of sick of maternity stuff to be honest.  Looking forward to the summer and getting back into shape post baby and getting back into some non-maternity styles!  Good thing I have a new go-to website to hone in on some good deals!

Tuesday Treats… the Paris Edition

I traveled to Paris just about two weeks ago now, and so many moments during my trip I found myself taking deep breaths, and really intentionally trying to take it all in, soak it all up, live truly in that moment.  My mind would wander, and I’d consciously redirect myself and remind myself that you’re in Paris; live and be in this moment, right here, right now.

I so enjoyed my trip.  The cafés, the architecture, the much less fast pace life in Paris compared to the States, specifically the East Coast, the baguettes, the macarons, the eclairs, the champagne, and wine, and new beers.  The Eiffel Tower.  Oh how I fell in love with the Eiffel Tower.  Notre Dame.  Visting Ernest Hemingway’s haunts.  Versailles.  Speaking French again.  Cappuccinos.  Croissants.  Oh my goodness, the croissants.

The whole entire trip was a treat; it truly was.  Here are just a handful of pictures and I promise to write more soon.

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Champagne on the flight over…

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Kir Royale. My new favorite drink!

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Notre Dame. The Seine. Le sigh…

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Relaxing on the lawn after biking around Versailles.

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Heaven.

Love.

Love.

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Balconies for days…

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I was obsessed with finding the best macaron. Lemon- loved the lemon.

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Found it!

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My idea of a perfect day.

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So many cafés…

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One of Hemingway’s favorites…(mine too!).

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I will always remember my morning run by the Eiffel Tower. Perfection.

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Cheers!

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What did you treat yourself to recently?  Linking up with Becky on today’s post of treats!