Current Obsessions

I’ve been such a bag blogger!! But we have been keeping busy; between prepping for the new baby and redecorating the house, things are pretty crazy here. Home improvement/interior design has taken over my brain lately – I think it’s just me nesting! I thought I would share some photos of the inside of the house with you – still somewhat of a work in progress, but enjoy:

10616462_1460670104197268_976675499_n10611225_1464659013808811_1401850016_nSince taking these photos, I’ve added a few more vases – I officially have a HomeGoods addiction.

I’ve also been obsessing over bar carts, so stay tuned to see which one I grabbed last week, and how I styled it!

I recently found the most adorable Etsy shop called Wee Three Kids. Peyton (obviously) needed the hot pink crown, which is on sale!! It is such a fun accessory to style!!

10540745_1444596112485947_519929362_nBook here and top here.

923723_937795169579416_441111650_nRocking her crown with a Wovenplay tutu and Freshly Picked Mocs.

Another fun accessory we received this week is this killer Mommy and Mini set by Coral and Cloud (another fun Etsy shop), excited to rock these necklaces:

10597286_1519558114941878_1170675587_nAnd a (super behind) post wouldn’t be complete without a BUMPdate!! (or two)

10417453_10102025757657435_3613903042619356037_n14930_10102039235328075_9178265082364922288_n10499299_790287730991449_1225720179_nAbove is a shot from a baby shower for me, hosted by my best girlfriends. My dress is from ASOS.

Thanks for catching up with me!

Raspberry Sorbet

Favorite part of a hot summer day? Ending it with sorbet. The best part of sorbet? Making it yourself – it’s actually pretty easy!

I have this ice cream maker, and LOVE coming up with different things to make in it. This week was raspberry sorbet week. Here’s my recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

1 Cup Sugar

2 Cups Water

1 12 oz Bag Frozen Raspberries (thawed)

1 Tspn Vanilla Extract

1 Tspn Lemon Juice

DIRECTIONS:

First, I brought the water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan. I let that simmer until the sugar dissolved (about 5 minutes), to make a simple syrup. I put that into a freezer bowl, and added the vanilla extract, then set it in the freezer until the syrup was thoroughly cooled.

While that was cooling, I thawed my frozen raspberries, and put them into my food processor, I pulsed it a few times to break the berries up. Once the syrup had cooled, I added that to the raspberries. I continued to pulse until it was a fabulously smelling raspberry puree. Then, I added the lemon juice.

Little by little, I strained out the seeds using a sieve and a big spoon. Warning: mega arm workout

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Once I had gotten rid of all those pesky seeds, I added the liquid to my ice cream maker, and let that go for 25 minutes. photo 2

See? Easy. And now, I am enjoying a fresh bowl of raspberry sorbet :)

1738233_1515897538624027_1833396729_nAdorable latte bowl from Anthropologie. Happy snacking!

Product Love: Fledgefeet Soft Soles

photo 3Finding the perfect soft sole shoes for your toddler can be tough, and everyone is wearing leather moccasins. I wanted to find something unique for Peyton.

Just scrolling through Fledgefeet’s Instagram page will make you drool. The colors. The patterns. I die.

And the best part? Peyton LOVES them. She got these adorable triangle print shoes on herself (which, is saying a lot for soft sole/moccasin-style shoes. A lot don’t have enough elastic for little hands to maneuver), and immediately started dancing around yelling, “I love these soft shoes!”

I am currently crushing over some of Fledgefeet’s shoes for fall, like these grey English garden shoes. They’re so versatile, as the flaps can be worn up or down.

photo 4Ignore the mulch, the landscaping is still a work in progress!

Peyton is wearing Fledgefeet’s navy/teal triangle shoes and a shirt from Quinn+Fox.

Currently Crushing On: Purple

I am SERIOUSLY obsessing over purple everything lately. From accessories, to blouses, shoes, and even baby #2′s bedroom… to food, purple is slowly invading our house!

Last week, I caved into my pregnancy cravings and made Funfetti cupcakes, and gave them a twist.

photo 1I made the cupcakes according to the directions on the box. While they were cooling, I separated my vanilla frosting into 3 parts. In one, I added 6 drops of purple food coloring, 2 in the other.

After frosting them, I added purple sugar sprinkles, and totally LOVE how they turned out:

photo 2And how cute do they look in my Oh Joy! For Target cake display??

photo 3(And they tasted amazing!!)

Oh, and my 32 week update:

10532470_10102008579143315_6520505925672833015_nI am wearing a dress from H&M.

Thanks for reading!

Striped Maxi & A Katie Dean Trunk Show

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I mentioned in an earlier post that I was heading to a Katie Dean trunk show – I always love her jewelry parties. Between the beautiful pieces, live music, Katie’s big smile, and perfect summer weather, it was the perfect night!

photo 3I mean, how do you even handle the jewelry overload? She had so many pretty pieces, I was drooling over a few necklaces, but long necklaces and a big baby bump just don’t mix! (Still waiting for your maternity line, Katie!)

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I think the whole wishbone set is next on my wish list – pun intended!
photo 1 photo 2I apologize if you drooled on your laptop at these jewelry displays – hah!

I am on a huge purple kick. All purple everything. I ended up snagging these two bracelets, and plan on them being everyday wear:

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I had to represent KDJ, so I wore my Athena ring, and an all gold arm party to the event:

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I am wearing:

Dress: Borrowed from a friend | Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti | Purse: Louis Vuitton | Necklace: Ebay find (similar here) | Bracelets: ℅ Katie Dean Jewelry, Katie Dean Jewelry, Cartier | Ring: ℅ Katie Dean Jewelry

Thanks for reading!!

Denim Vibes & a Katie Dean Jewelry Party

photo 2 I’m officially wearing SOME maternity clothes, this dress being one of them. I’m still very comfortable in my maxi skirts and dresses, though!

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I find the cut of this dress extremely flattering for a smaller bump. According to H&M’s website, I should have sized up 2 sizes being in my third trimester, however I am still wearing a small. All bodies grow differently while pregnant, so to have the best experience searching for maternity clothes (which is depressing enough as it is – why does everything have stripes? Do we need an army of nautical, waddling preggos?), I suggest in-store purchases only, so you can try things on!

I broke up the denim dress, and added a little shape to my body with a high belt, accenting the fact that I am not – in fact – a chambray grape!

Being 31 weeks pregnant, I don’t get out on the town as much as I used to! However, Katie Dean is in town (yay!) and having a sale, check out the details below:

BtUbLvPIcAEJm0xLike I would miss that? Never! See my post from her last Grand Rapids sale here.

Also, here is my 31 week chalkboard photo:10530942_10101996413593175_8911913206549320905_n

Wearing a Gap maternity shirt (which is amazing, unsure why i fought buying one for so long!)

I am wearing:

Dress: H&M | Belt: Ferragamo (color sold out, others here) | Necklace & Earrings set: Charming Charlie (similar here) | Bracelets: Katie Dean Jewelry, Katie Dean Jewelry, Cartier | Shoes: Michael Kors | Bag: Louis Vuitton

Thanks for reading – and hopefully I can snag some gorgeous Katie Dean Jewelry at tonight’s party!!