Wednesday, September 30, 2015
1. Fox Sweatshirt 2. Fox Hat and Mittens 3. Double-Breasted Cardigan 4. Navy Pants 5. Flannel Sneakers 6. Animal Socks 7. Anchor Teething Rattle 8. Magnetic Fastener Footie 9. Whale Lovie 10. Fox Cozy Zip-Up
Spending quality time at home with my little guy has me laser-focused on baby clothes shopping. Seriously, can we agree things are infinitely more adorable when pint-sized? Above are a few of my favorite items from brands I've been stocking up on lately, like Finn + Emma, Boden, Milkbarn, Magnificent Baby (magnetic fasteners ftw!), Baby Gap, and more!
What are your favorite baby clothing brands?
Thursday, September 24, 2015
a weekend in Steamboat Springs
dinner at Topper's
baby shower best
world on a string
hot to trot
pumps and a bump
Pregnancy is a strange time in that, in some ways, it feels like an eternity, but in others, time seems to fly by. All of the sudden things that fit fine just a couple weeks before don't stand a chance of fitting on your body. From the beginning, I found it helpful to take stock of what I had - things that weren't overly fitted or a size or two too big that I could move to the front of my closet and wear as I got bigger. It was equally helpful to quietly put away the tight dresses and skinny jeans so not to harbor any false hopes of wearing them in the near future.
I didn't want to spend too much money on maternity clothes since I knew I'd only be wearing them for a short amount of time. I found that I was able to purchase just a few maternity essentials that allowed me to mix and match with other pieces in my wardrobe.
- Swing dresses - Mango and ASOS have great options and the major plus is that you can still wear these when you're no longer pregnant.
- Black and white maternity tank tops for layering over
- Oversized cardigans - another item that you can still wear when you're not preggers. I picked up one from Loft earlier this summer and basically wore it with everything.
- 1 pair of maternity jeans - while it's nice to have different style options, I found that one pair was enough to get me through.
- 1 pair of maternity leggings - equally useful for activewear and otherwise, I often wore these with a shirtdress to work.
- 1 pair of maternity shorts - Mango also had some elastic-waisted pairs I was able to wear until the end of my pregnancy.
- 1 pair of maternity pants for work - Loft has a great selection.
- A belly band in nude or black - allows you to wear non-maternity pants unbuttoned as your belly grows.
I hope this helps! Any tips or questions about maternity dressing? I'm happy to answer anything I didn't cover!
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Since tomato season is in full swing, I wanted to share this delicious recipe for tomato pie (a quintessential southern dish that's one of B's favorites). And now this recipe holds a special place in my heart because B made this for dinner the night that I went into labor with J.
1 9 inch frozen pie crust
3 large heirloom tomatoes (about 2 pounds), sliced 1/4" thick
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1 cup finely chopped sweet onion (about 1/2 medium onion)
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar (about 4 ounces)
1/2 cup mayonnaise (preferably Duke's)
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh herbs, such as basil, oregano, parsley, and/or thyme
1 teaspoon mild hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Line a rimmed baking sheet with several layers of paper towels. Arrange tomato slices on prepared sheet, sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. salt, and cover with more paper towels. Let drain at least 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Pre-bake pie crust following directions on package until very light brown and dry. Remove from oven and let cool.
Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium. Add onion, butter, and 1/4 tsp. salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened and just starting to brown, 5–8 minutes. Let cool.
Combine cheese, mayonnaise, herbs, hot sauce, pepper, onion mixture, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt in a medium bowl. Blot tomatoes with fresh paper towels to remove as much remaining moisture as possible. Arrange tomato slices in pie shell and top with filling.
Bake pie for 40-45 minutes, rotating halfway through, until golden brown. Let cool to room temperature before slicing.
recipe via Epicurious
Saturday, September 19, 2015
I was hoping to share this post with you yesterday, but things seem to happen slower than you planned when there's a little one to look after! A few of these are baby-related since I've currently got babies on the brain. Hope you enjoy!
- What it costs to have a baby at 26 vs. 36 - believe it or not, there are some key differences.
- A massive closet reorg has me revisiting this youtube video on the Japanese way of folding shirts.
- I'm in the market for a sick pair of shades and Illesteva (a great brand for smaller faces) makes two styles I've got my eye on.
- Searching for the perfect hipster baby name? This handy name generator has got you covered.
- National Cheeseburger Day was yesterday, but you can still enjoy DC's best at these spots.
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