keeping my ring finger fashionABLE

pants: maternity ASOS
necklace: Stitch Fix
bucket bag & rings: fashionABLE
shoes: steve madden
baby bump: 29 weeks

During my first pregnancy I did not think about it in time to be able to get my wedding rings off.  With lots of tears and ice and soap I was able to pull off my engagement ring, but man -- that tiny little wedding band it was basically grafted into my skin.  I was sure they'd cut it off me when I got to the hospital to deliver.  Low and behold though, my fingers eventually shrank back to normal and I was shocked that my ring was no longer a permeant part of my body.  For my second pregnancy I remembered in time to get off both, but was bummed to not have something beautiful and meaningful to hold their place.  I didn't want to be left screaming "I'm pregnant and my wedding rings don't fit!!,"  so this time I was ready with a plan!  Miriam Designs from fashionABLE to the rescue!

Magnolia and I had so much fun watching my new Miriam Collection solitaire ring be made. Love this ring! I chose to combine a gold band w/ rose quartz.  Its fun and different than my traditional band plus it has meaning added in -- I continue to love fashionABLE's local + global mission to equip women and provide sustainable business to communities.   

I have to say too, getting to watch my jewelry created was such a treat.  We are so quick to just click purchase online or swipe our credit card without thinking about what all is involved in the creation of our purchased items.  To sit and see the care and skill and time it took to make this ring while at the same time listening to the heart of why fashionABLE does what it does and what it is able to provide women who have overcome all sorts of obstacle... I wish everyone could have such on opportunity!  And having Magnolia with me was just all the more special.

all photography by Cameron Louise Jones 
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getting real with the baby cubby

baby gear review

Little Unicorn muslin crib sheet
see kai run shoes
Baby bling headband
momma goose baby care amber necklace
Natursutten orthodontic pacifier

People say that everything is different with your third.  I'm finding that true in so many ways.  My time is different - chasing two I don't really get to sit and contemplate and make mood boards for nursery inspiration.  Baby will sleep in our closet for a couple months and that doesn't bother me one bit.  At some point I'll solicit my mom to come over and pull all the girl clothes down from the attic to sort and wash.  But thats about the extent that I have things figure out.  Taking it all one day at a time and trying to stay present with my two while battling the woes of a body that is older and more tired then my first pregnancy rodeo.  What's not different? - I'm just as excited and expectant for this little one as I was with my first.  We are so thankful.

It has been 5 years since all this baby stuff was new to us, and so much has changed, both in opinion and style as well as safety and advances.  It's a bit hard to keep up with.  We'll be getting a new carseat (ours expired) and a new crib (our boy took a toll on it) and then after that I'm a bit lost.  Needless to say, I was so excited to be introduced to The Baby Cubby.  It's kind of like walking into one of those baby stores that has everything you could ask or imagine but instead of feeling overwhelmed you're greeted by a friendly face who takes you by the hand and answers all your questions without being asked and you're in and out with everything you need with no stress at all.  

The Baby Cubby website has everything well organized and divided for easy searching.  Plus, lets say you are looking for a crib - they have detailed overviews, faq, and reviews of the product right there easy to get to.  And going above and beyond even that, you can live chat with a member of the baby cubby team to get more info about the product.  All their prices are price-matched everyday (even with amazon!) and you can expect to find only the best and safest gear.  A one-stop-low-stress shop for all your baby needs.

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my maternity style

jewelry: olivia terrell
photography: cameron jones

Part two to my post from last week - my love affair with wooden shoes and one of my favorite "best kept secrets" for a comfortable and fashionable pregnancy that I tell every expecting woman.   

As far as clothing goes -- outside of what Stitch Fix has delivered, I've only bought a few maternity staples (some leggings, distressed jeans, some white skinnies...), but outside of that I've mostly kept to flowy and wide cut non-maternity dresses.  I'm not super fond of the cuts and elastics of maternity clothing, so I'm so glad that spring and summer trends make finding bump friendly attire so much easier.  ((Tip for locals -- I always find favorites at Vinnie Louise in East Nashville! -- shop online too!!))

And in case your wondering... thats a hershey kiss all over my sweet Henry's bruised head lips.  

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