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Monday, September 30, 2013

Chalkboard Tracker

Whoo hoo! I'm finally in my third trimester! Only 3 months left!

How far along? 28 weeks 
Baby is the size of an: eggplant
Total weight gain: Who knows?! I give up keeping track! 
Maternity clothes? Pants and a few tops.
Stretch marks? So far, so good!
Sleep: What's that? I'm too uncomfortable!
Exercise: Just walking the dogs a few times a week.
Miss Anything: Feeling great every day!
Movement: Oh yes! Baby girl is a dancer!
Food cravings: Pancakes.
 Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing specific. Just the thrills of heartburn and acid reflex that makes me feel bad.
Labor Signs: Nope!
Happy or Moody most of the time: A good mix of both. If I've had a long day and am exhausted, then I'm definitely moody! But I think I'm mostly happy.
Looking forward to: My baby shower at the end of the month!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Katie's Closet ~ September Edition

Thank goodness maxi skirts and dresses are in style while I'm pregnant! It's like wearing PJ's to work. Totally obsessed right now! Here is a recap of my outfits from September. Click on fashion to see more outfit ideas.


Saturday, September 28, 2013

Katie's Closet


Shirt: TJ Maxx
Dress: Calvin Klein
Necklace: Local Boutique 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Baby Boy Nursery

My new nephew, Nolan, was just born and gets to come home to this amazing nursery! As always, my brother and sister-in-law did an amazing job creating this perfect space for their little boy.













Thursday, September 26, 2013

Throwback Thursday ~ 20 Date Nigh Ideas

Hopefully these date night ideas will inspire you to spend some time with someone you love!
1. Cook something together.
2.  Go off the grid for the weekend- no cell phones, no tv, no computers. You'll be amazed at what you do for entertainment.
3.       Go see a movie.
4.       Go to a restaurant you both have never been to.
5.       Hit up BevMo's five cent wine sale and have your own wine tasting at home.
6.       Play a board game.
7.       Go bowling.
8.       Have a spa night. Take a relaxing bath then follow up by taking turns giving each other massages.
9.       Movie or TV marathon.
10.   Play some miniature golf.
11.   Swing some golf balls at the driving range.
12.   Be in control and go to a shooting range. Be careful!
13.   Put together a puzzle.
14.   Go on a food crawl. Go to a different restaurant for an appetizer, entrée, and dessert.
15.   Go fishing.
16.   Test drive a car you have no intention to buy.
17.   Pack lots of blankets and drive out in the country to look at the starts.
18.   Snuggle up by the fire and read a book.
19.   Give yourself an imaginary budget. Then separately go online and pick out all the things you would buy for each other with the money.
 20. Get active! Go on a bike ride, hike, walk, etc.


What's your favorite thing to do for a date night? Share your ideas and help me add to this list! 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Katie's Closet


Shirt: H & M
Cardigan: Target
Pants: Forever21
Shoes: Tory Burch
Necklace: Ily Couture


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

60 No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas





With Halloween and the Fall season sneaking up, I wanted to share some fun no carve pumpkin decorating ideas! The possibilities are endless when you embellish a pumpkin! Here are some examples of craft supplies you can use to help create a cute pumpkin:
-craft paper
-Sharpie pens
-paint
-ribbon
-buttons
-lace
-jewels
-stickers
-tacks
-drill
-stencils
-puff paint
-nails
-thumb tacks
-crayons
-glitter
-confetti

Ok, are you ready for this? 60 great ideas to help jump-start you into the Fall season! Here's some of the best pumpkins I found! It's a little bit of everything. Cute, simple, traditional, funky, colorful, playful, unique, easy, complicated, etc. The list goes on and on. Peruse through the pictures and see if something inspires you this Fall!

Monogrammed Pumpkin

Decorate Pumpkins with Sewing Supplies - No carving your pumpkins this year! Just dig through your sewing stash to make these scrappy pumpkins perfect for a fall table or outdoor setting.
Cookie Monster pumpkin - no carving necessary!
http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/89/2e/a2/892ea2aec32e5aadb008c0cd56b3a626.jpg 
decoupage pumpkin 
My Delicious Ambiguity: No Carve Halloween Pumpkins 
37 Pumpkin no-carve decoration ideas. Tacky glue crayons on white pumpkin. Blow dry on high until they melt. Have on dropcloth or newspaper, wax can splatter. 
DIY Steampunk Cinderella’s Coach No Carve Pumpkin from BHG here. First seen at Geek Crafts here.    Instead of a magic wand, use corn planters for the wheels, a soap dish for the driver’s seat, a drawer pull for the door, and a sink drain for the window. The little mice are mini pumpkins with upholstery-tack noses, wire whiskers, and nail feet. 
No-Carve Painted Pumpkins
No-Carve Pumpkins - if you like to put your pumpkin out early….  but don’t want it to rot before Halloween...here are some  decorating options. 
Easy No-Carve Halloween Pumpkins 
bat swarm pumpkin 
Google Image Result for http://www.womansday.com/cm/womansday/images/4k/no-carve-pumpkins-black-skull-lgn.jpg 
I must make me one of these - so sweet!
No Carve Pumpkins - Halloween Decorations - Parenting.com
Painted Pumpkins - 13 Easy DIY No-Carve Pumpkins - Bob Vila 

6 Super Cool No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas | The Stir 

chevron pumpkin!  you will definitely be seeing these at the bradley house!  no carve pumpkins are my fav! 
No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas for Kids & Adults to Dress Up your Halloween Decor 
Sequin Pumpkin - 13 Easy DIY No-Carve Pumpkins - Bob Vila
Why spill any guts – or blood? For this graphic concept from Alexa Westerfeld of The Swell Life, all you need is a pumpkin, some stickers, black spray paint and sandpaper.  http://www.people.com/people/package/gallery/0,,20058392_20634461,00.html#21220490 
Fast & Easy No-Carve Pumpkin-Decorating Ideas! {Creative Mamas Monday} | Kindred Spirit Mommy 
Halloween Pumpkin Stickers, pumpkin decals, no carve pumpkin Decor, set of 7. $9.75, via Etsy. 
No-Carve Pumpkin: Boo! Tattoo 

Monogrammed Halloween Pumpkin 
elegant 
Clean out pumpkin, spray with a little bleach inside to keep mold away, and set pot in pumpkin!! simple unique porch or table decor!! 
Tangled Web  Cotton kitchen twine and few plastic spiders transform pumpkins from bright and cheery to creepy-crawly in a matter of minutes.    Read more: Easy Pumpkin Decorating Ideas – Unique Pumpkin Decorating Ideas at WomansDay.com - Woman's Day 
diy no carve pumpkins - Google Search 
"Mummy" Pumpkin... no carve pumpkin idea! 
Paint pumpkin black, stem with silver. Glue on 'jewels'.  awesome 
Fall decorating idea: Reverse Stencil Pumpkin 
Fall decorated pumpkins :) 
Candy corn pumpkins just make me smile. Paint each layer! (use a sponge between each color) 
Black & purple buttons.. buttons as eyes 
Check out this adorable way to decorate a pumpkin!   I call it a "crocheter's jack-o-lantern!".   :)  -Lee Ann H  Http://cgli.us  Crochetgottaloveit.blogspot.com 
The easiest way to decorate a pumpkin ever! 
5 no carve ways to decorate a pumpkin 
I am so planting flowers in pumpkins this fall!  
¡¡¡Boooo!!! ¿Ya estáis preparados para Halloween? #halloween #ninos #disfraz 
Pumpkin Decorating 
Cool pumpkin decorating ideas 
pumpkin decorating ideas 
pumpkin decorations 
Pumpkin decorating 
Pumpkin decorating ideas from greenmoxie.com 
i think polka dots were my favorite pumpkin decorating trend this year - what about you? 
How to Make Glittered Pumpkin Decorations for Halloween 
gorgeous pumpkin decor at Design the Journey 






Sweet pumpkin decoration 

 More pumpkin decoration inspiration 
monogram pumpkin  

lace pumpkin. not usually a "lace" person, but I really like this! 
Totally doing this. It will be so cute in my dorm room :) No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas