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Confessions

So the link up is live when it needs to be I am scheduling this early because I am not sure if or when this baby is ever going to come out. If I am still pregnant when this post goes live, oh man!

–I don’t really do anything with my brows. I mean, I tweeze a little to keep them neat but I don’t shape them or fill them in or have any products for them other than a tweezer. I feel like I am missing out on some life changing thing maybe? Mine are a little sparse maybe. What do you like to do with yours? Any must have products?

–There are some people who claim they love pregnancy and everything about it. There are other people who think it is the worst torture ever. Well I am here to tell you, it sure as hell isn’t glamorous. I never got that pregnancy glow that people talk about. I think its a load of crap. Glow from sweat or over production of oil from hormones maybe. My feet are so swollen they look like they belong to someone who weighs 500 pounds. And I now know what cankles would look like on me, and I am not a fan. But you know what? Up until this last month, it really wasn’t too terrible. I still think it is so special every time I feel her kick or her sweet little hiccups. I love seeing my belling move with her little rolling and dancing that she does in there. I think I will miss that. But the rest of it, nah!

–When I was unpacking my Christmas decor I thought…I want all new stuff!!! Don’t get me wrong, I love our Christmas tree, ornaments and all of our Snoopy items and wouldn’t change a thing about them. But I want new stuff to decorate the fireplace with. Pretty, sparkly things that match. Right now ours is a hodge podge of random stuff over the years and nothing really goes together except for our stocking holders and the garland. TJ Maxx is my favorite place to look at Christmas decor, they have the best stuff!

–You know that gorgeous nursery I shared last week? In order to clear the room, I put a lot of that stuff in our other spare room that is where my “office” is supposed to be. Except, it never really was an office and was already a storage room for the shit that didn’t have a home in our house. Now the whole room is basically a storage room. Every time I walk past that room I am like ughhhh I need to get in there and make that my space damnit! I just don’t know what to do with the stuff that is in there? The Frozen song comes to mind…

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–I felt like such an adult when I registered all of our baby products so we could be alerted for recalls, sent out thank you cards for the presents we received, called to set up a primary care pediatrician and everything washed, put together or put away in plenty of time for baby girl’s arrival.

–I was listening to an audiobook from the library that I had to wait three months to get. You can only have the file for 14 days and when I got it, I still had 3 days left of listening on a book I had already started. I made it to part 8 of 10 and then Thanksgiving happened and I forgot about it for a day and when I opened it back up to listen…it expired.

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Makes me so sad! I don’t want to wait three more months to find out what happened. UGH! Anyone read The Nest and want to summarize the ending for me?? Pretty please?!?!

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Linking up with Kristen and Gretch for another month of What’s New With You.

Reading: A whole lot of magazines! I have a huge pile that I am way behind on so I am trying to catch up with those because I am just not feeling the urge to pick up the book I started two weeks ago and am only 10% through.

Watching: When we aren’t catching up on our normal shoes, I have been going through the seasons of Property Brothers on Netflix. I think I am towards the end of the last available one. While on maternity leave, I plan to maybe watch Gilmore Girls from the beginning and also try Friday Night Lights. We shall see.

Listening: I was listening to an audiobook from the library but it expired before I could finish it. The horror, I know!!! Other than that, all the Christmas music!

Pinning: All of the Christmas treats! I am in a baking mood.

This White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge is a decadent, but easy, fudge recipe perfect for the holiday season. It also makes a great gift idea!:

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These peppermint mocha cookies will be the star of your holiday cookie tray and cookie exchanges! The candy cane crunch and white chocolate put them over the top!:

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White Chocolate Dipped Cranberry Pecan Oatmeal Cookies - so good!:

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Happy Holidays! Nothing says festive Christmas recipe like these Easy Rosé Wine Gumdrops. Wow your friends at your next holiday party.:

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Mourning: This year has been a rough year for a lot of pet owners I know. Of course you all know I had to say goodbye to Gracie this past summer. On Monday, one of my friends from high school said that her dog has Lymphoma and she has some difficult decisions ahead of her. Monday night, a former blogger’s cat passed away. Then last night my dad texted me, they had to say goodbye to Reo. They found out Saturday that he had aggressive cancer of the lymnoids and pancreas and there was nothing that they could do for him. Please send prayers or good vibes of comfort to all of these people. When you have dogs and cats, they become part of your family and it is very hard to see them sick or say goodbye.

Waiting: For this baby to make her appearance!!!!!!!!

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Bumping: Tomorrow is my official due date. Of course, we all know babies are rarely born on their due dates….the date that we wait 40 weeks to arrive. I am swollen. I am in pain. She is sitting super low making me run to the restroom every 20 minutes. Basically I am so over being pregnant right now and ready to meet her!!!

She has been super active this week, I think she is realizing there is no more room at the inn and has been poking around and jabbing. I keep saying, “You know if you are so uncomfortable in there, you can come out out!!!!” She ignores me. At my appointment on Tuesday, I was 1 cm dilated and 80% effaced. The doctor said she could come tomorrow….or just in case…she had me schedule an appointment for next Tuesday to discuss further options.

This week I have worked from home most days. I just can’t sit in an office chair for nine hours anymore. It kills my back and I have been having some contractions and braxton hicks and I just really don’t want to go into labor at the office! I receive texts from at least 2 or 3 people every day asking if she is here yet. NO!!! NO SHE ISN’T!!!!!

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What have you been up to lately?

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Nursery Reveal

I am beyond excited to finally do the nursery reveal. You guys, I am obsessed with this room! I am so happy with the way everything turned out and it is seriously my most favorite room in our house. And honestly, the best looking one too! The moment we found out we were having a girl, I started dreaming about her nursery and how I wanted it to look. I started out wanting to do various shades of purple but could not find purple bedding that I liked. Then I found this bedding at Buy Buy Baby and fell in love with it. Our entire nursery was built around this  bedding.

The theme is blush pink, gold, silver, gray and hearts. I didn’t want it to look too child-like. That is just not my style. Every single piece in her nursery can grow with her as her tastes change. Her crib converts into a toddler then full size bed. Her dresser is of the best materials and has beautiful hardware and isn’t just a “kid dresser.” The glider could be transferred to any room in the house if she doesn’t want a chair in her room when she is older. I am so in love with the furry ottoman and metal side table that I found to go with the chair. Again, pieces that could go in other rooms later if she wanted to change them out.

I spent months collecting pieces for her walls. Most of the items came from Hobby Lobby, were gifted by my sister or made by my sister (the bow holder and measuring board) and sister-in-law (the ribbon garland above her crib.) And those gold dots. Aren’t they perfect to go with the bedding? I spent way too long hanging those “just so.”

I will let the pictures do the rest of the talking!

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Here are all the details on where everything is from. There are a few things in the room that were gifted or were mine from when I was a child. That care bear on the side table? My mom painted that for me when I was 3 or 4 years old.  The care bear rocking chair is also an anitque of mine from years ago as is her book shelf. A few of these links are affiliate links where I might earn a penny or two if you were to click on it. Gotta buy those baby clothes! I tried to do everything as affordable as possible because I like to get good deals. If you have any quetions about anything in the room, feel free to ask! I would be happy to share the details. The paint color on the walls is Benjamin Moore Storm.

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Furniture

crib / glider / ottomon / side table (similar mine came from TJ Maxx / dresser / cube shelf in closet / mattress

Wall Decor

Gold Dots / antlers / love you tons elephant art / arrow (similar mine came from Target on clearance several months ago) / dream big (similar)

Accessories

curtains / table clock (similar) / bedding / gold heart throw / crib mobile / sheets / wire basket for blankets / metallic hamper / gold canvas closet bins / gold and pink dot canvas closet bin / diaper bag

Oh, and before I go. Baby girl has her very own Christmas tree waiting on her!!! My mom bought me this Disney Princess tree many years ago and over the years I have collected princess ornaments for it and I thought it was just perfect for her room! I plan to let her use it until she decides what kind of tree she wants in there 🙂

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Weekend Shenanigans

Coming back after a long holiday weekend is always the hardest, am I right? Work a full five days?!?! Raise your hand if you ate too much on Thanksgiving.

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I was going through my pictures on my phone this weekend and realized that I didn’t take that many. Oops. Thanksgiving was wonderful and relaxed. We started a new tradition this year with homemade pancakes from scratch in the morning with some Thanksgiving episodes of South Park. The pancakes were delicious!!! So glad I happened to have everything on hand to make them.

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We spent the day with Chris’s family at his parents house. We talked, we ate, lots of people felt my belly. I would like to point out that pineapple does not help labor along. I ate my weight in pineapple casserole this weekend (my favorite thing ever) and nothing….

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I was looking through the sales ads with Chris, my BIL and SIL and feeling a little sad that I wasn’t going to be going out shopping that evening with my mom. We decided to brave the crowds around 6 and headed to Best Buy. Chris wanted to try and get the 4K monitor they had on sale and I am always down for a good deal. There was a line to get in an hour after they opened. Crazy!! My SIL and I decided to walk down to JCPenney while the boys waited. So glad we did, we both scored some amazing finds!!! The Best Buy near us didn’t have the monitor but another in the area did so the boys picked us up out front of JCPenney and we raced to the other one. Chris was able to secure his monitor!

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We stayed home all day Friday. We were able to get our Christmas decorations up and my mom and sister came over that evening to see the nursery. That’s right, the nursery is all ready!!!! Come back tomorrow for the big reveal!

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Saturday is like a national holiday here in Alabama with Iron Bowl!!! We headed over to Chris’s parents house early to watch Alabama put the beat down on Auburn. I thought for sure the game was going to put me into labor, but it was the damn announcers. CBS is always the worst to Alabama and this Saturday had to be the most epic disaster ever with them. They were more focused on Joe Namath and his damn fur coat than the football game that was going on. I am so glad that Vern is retiring this year. Peace out. I have a feeling it will be quiet on the Auburn side of the office this morning. Hehehe.

Of course, no weekend is complete without Mac’s Shenanigans!!! Does this guy know how to relax or what?

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And now we are officially on for Baby Watch 2016. Some are more patient than others…

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I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! Did you score anything good for Black Friday? Have your eye on anything for Cyber Monday? Every time I hear my email ding I am like ahhhh more sales!!!!

Linking up with Biana.

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Don’t Hate, Appreciate!

So yesterday was a complete shit storm. My day started off with a longer than expected appointment at my doctor’s office to coming to work to find out I was assigned to two jobs that I wasn’t originally on and an email asking where they were. Those are always fun to come in to, right? We are supposed to be able to leave at 2pm today, but I doubt that will happen based on all the that we have due. Here is to hoping!!!

I say all that to say, there is always something to be thankful for. It is cliche to say that around this time of year because we all have things to be thankful for every day. Especially things we take for granted!!! But I wanted to reflect on some of the things that I am thankful for today and this past year.

–I think it is obvious the number one item on my list is baby girl who will be joining us any day now!!!

–A mostly healthy pregnancy. I have been very lucky during my pregnancy to never actually get physically sick, no major scares, and all the pain, discomfort and lack of sleep this past month or so has been totally normal and expected. Totally worth it.

–Great family, friends and all of you bloggers out there who have supported me. Having so many amazing people in my life makes the every day great.

–Chris. Just everything about him. I am so thankful that we took a chance and met up that cold January day back in 2010. Doing life with him by my side has been so much better than I could have ever imagined. And now that we are starting a family together, I am more excited than ever. I know he is going to be an amazing dad.

–Netflix and Hulu -Come on…all of you are thankful for these services right??? It is probably what I spend most of my time doing outside of work!

–All of the every day basics that we take for granted. We are truly lucky to live in a country where we can say #firstworldproblems.

–Books. Nothing like getting transported to a whole new world whenever you want.

–This blog. It is so wonderful to have this blog to come to and share things and connect with so many amazing people. Most rewarding hobby ever if you ask me.

I hope that all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! And to those of you who will be out Black Friday shopping, know I am there in spirit! Happy eating! Happy shopping!