Throughout this pregnancy I’ve been pretty adamant about avoiding the maternity stores. Not that there is anything at all wrong with maternity clothes, some are incredibly stylish, my biggest issue is that I’m purchasing something to wear for such a short amount of time. I wasn’t even in maternity clothes until after the halfway point, so it just seemed pointless to drop money on something that I wouldn’t wear for very long.
Instead, I’ve been purchasing flowy tops that I love from my favorite online boutique, Riff Raff. I already loved their style and quality, so it just made sense to size up and continue ordering from them throughout this pregnancy. Next year, I won’t be stuck with a bunch of things I have to pack up, I’ll be able to pull out some of the fabulous pieces from Riff Raff.
Here are the two newest items I purchased last month:
Here are a few things I’m loving right now. Remember that new arrivals are always 15% off on the first day, they feature 8 new arrivals daily!
I love this name that tribal top, it makes me think of sunnier spring days ahead, I think it would be a perfect transition piece.
And this top? The royal acquaintance top is another favorite. Once again, a great transitional piece, I can’t wait to pair it with white jeans and sandals as the weather warms up.
Everyone loves a great Piko, Riff Raff restocked Piko tnics recently and I can’t wait to get my hands on a couple. I blogged about them last month, but I can’t say enough about the ease of versatility of this top. You can easily dress it down or dress it up, it’s perfect for running errands with jeans and a ponytail or pair it with heels and fancy necklace when for dinner. And comfortable? Oh my goodness, I could sleep in these shirts.
Don’t forget about the Love, Riff Raff boxes if you love a great surprise (or if you need a gift, this would be perfect to send to a friend). I’m pretty sure that the theme this month is destination fashion, think Spring Break. Maybe it’s just me and the insanely cold weather, but anything that reminds me of sunshine makes me happy.
Do you see a theme here? I’m ready for spring!
Each box comes with two item and a style guide showing 3 ways to wear them, it’s a 3-in-1 package.
Don’t forget you can always use my code below for an additional 10% off! They’ve also added a sale tab and I plan on snagging a few pair of boot socks for next year.
Today, I’m linking up with Kelly for Show Us Your Life and it’s all about Soups.
I have to edit myself when it comes to making soups. My husband and I are completely opposite, he doesn’t really consider soup an actual main dish, while I could eat it for lunch and dinner. I love cooking a big pot of soup when the weather is cool (or anytime really). There’s something extremely comforting about a bowl of soup (especially if you pair it with a grilled cheese).
One of my favorite soups it Loaded Potato Soup, I’m constantly trying out different versions at restaurants.
But, I have to be honest, I’m really partial to the version we make around here. It’s simple, quick, and you don’t have to peel a single potato.
Do I have your attention yet?
And you don’t have to chop up on onion.
- 1 bag frozen hash browns (30 oz)
- 2 cans reduced fat cream of chicken soup
- 2½ soup cans full of milk
- 1 8 oz. container of french onion dip (if you have Barber’s in your area, get that one, it’s the best)
- ½ stick of butter
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Garnish with bacon and cheddar.
- In a Dutch oven, melt butter.
- Add dip, soup, and milk.
- Stir until soup is smooth.
- Add hash browns.
- Cook on medium heat until potatoes are done and soup is heated thoroughly. The longer it cooks, the better it taste, so I usually let mine cook over low heat for 20-25 minutes.
- Garnish with bacon and cheddar.
That top is non-maternity from Shop Riff Raff (of course!), jeans are AG maternity skinnies, and boots are Frye Melissa buttons.
Funny story, I wasn’t going to include a new picture this week because we’ve been snowed in and I haven’t really changed out of pajamas. But, I really wanted a hamburger last night and I had to get ready to actually leave the house. The things I’ll do for good food!
Let’s start with last week, seems like I haven’t properly updated the blog in more than a few weeks, but we won’t go back too far.
On Wednesday, I had my lovely glucose tolerance test and my always welcome 4 week check-up. I adore these little appointments because we get to hear his sweet heartbeat, they always quiet my fears and anxieties. I passed the glucose test, so we celebrated with a little Starbucks. If you didn’t know, that breakfast sandwich is my absolute favorite. I’ve been known to order it for lunch (they’ll let you!).
We had a late lunch at Mellow Mushroom and grabbed a few cake bites from one of my favorite local bakeries to celebrate Allen’s big day. He was turning 30 on Thursday, and I was leaving Wednesday night for a Leader In Me symposium. BK showed off her tic-tac-toe playing skills and I was thoroughly impressed, I’m constantly amazed at just how quickly her little mind soaks things up.
By Friday, I was really missing these two. I was excited to see them once I made it home Friday evening, just in time to grab a little dinner. Don’t worry, it was January that we gave up eating out. We’re not breaking any rules.
I planned a little party for Allen on Saturday night. It was super easy, I had my dad’s restaurant cater, but there were a few things I needed to do on Saturday morning. So BK and I ventured out to run a few errands.
His birthday party was a great success. We had a fun time, good food, good cake, and great company. I let BK pick out the cake at the bakery, the polka dots are much better than the lady bugs and daisies she originally chose.
We were in line for some possible winter weather. Snow, sleet, ice or possibly nothing, school was canceled yesterday and it’s just cold and wet outside. But, there are some areas that really had some snow overnight. There’s a second wave moving through, I’m anxious to see if we have any snow… or school.
It turned out to be a great thing for me that school was canceled, because I had one sick little girl on my hands last night. The stomach virus struck right before bedtime and we spent most of the night up with her. This was her first time to have a real, full-on stomach virus and for that I’m thankful, but assure you I want no part in this ever again.
I’m over on Every Day Cheer today sharing one of my favorite appetizer recipes, perfect for an at-home date night!