My little pineapple, Little Miss Harper Lake, had the best time at her Twotti Fruitti pool party. I still cannot believe she is TWO! She loves fruit, especially pineapples and bananas, so when I saw this theme I had to do it! I found the cutest outfit for her that matched the theme perfectly! I found the cutest “Mom of the Birthday Girl” and “Dad of the Birthday girl” shirts. Her adorable balloon set up was created by The Photo Op Shop and she never disappoints. I found this table cloth to give it an extra pop! I also just had to add this banner with her name on it. It brought everything together just the way I envisioned it. Her cake and cookies were from a bakery here called Outta the Oven Bakery. I get all of my cakes from here and they always bring my visions to reality. The cakes are delicious and moist! My mouth is watering just thinking about them! LOL! For her party favors, I wanted to come up with something unique. I found these pineapple favor boxes and added Hershey’s Kisses inside after adding these candy stickers on them. Also, I ordered these pineapple refillable hand sanitizer containers and added pineapple scented hand sanitizer inside the bottles. The last thing I added inside the party favor were fruit snacks. Once I was finished stuffing each box then I added these adorable labels. My birthday girl’s had the cutest floral bathing suit. This theme was so colorful and so much fun! She had a wonderful time!
Special thank you to my dear friend, Jennifer Rae Morgan, of Jenni Rae Photo! She was kind enough to take all of these photos and can you believe she did it all on her iPhone! Now that is some serious talent! There is no way my photos would like this! LOL!
This year it was very important that I make Easter extra special for Harper. Last year was her first Easter and we were quarantined. Although, we are still keeping it pretty low key for her, I made sure to order her the cutest boho outfit. Her precious little bummies and leotard came together perfectly. I also found her the cutest headband and these cute espadrilles. Funny story about my dress! I actually got it while I was pregnant and planned on wearing it then but never got around to it. This year when I was trying to figure out what to wear, I found it in my closet with the tags still on( confessions of a shopaholic). So needless to say, it’s old, but this is a similar dress. Wedges are also old but here is a similar pair. This tan hat was the perfect touch to make everything pop! My dear friend, Jennifer, did the most beautiful job capturing all of these precious moments for Little Miss Harper Lake and me.
Oh happy day! I am so happy to be back and sharing all of my tips and findings with you all! As most of you know, I now have an 8 week old daughter named Harper Lake. The past year has been so hectic and I have not been able to update you all on my Fashion or my lifestyle tips in a long time. But good news is that I am back!
I got tons of messages about stomach creams I was using during my pregnancy and how I managed my weight gain. So here goes!
So as soon as I found out I was pregnant I purchased Bio oil , Cocoa Butter , and Almond Oil . The key is start using the oils regularly before your skin begins to stretch. So if you begin using the oils a solid 3 months (the first trimester) then it will build up elasticity in your skin and prevent stretch marks and it will help you bounce back to your original size quicker also. I used the oils sometimes, 3 or more times a day and I always used them first thing in the morning and before I went to bed. Anytime, I felt like my skin was stretching or itching I would apply the oils. I would apply a generous amount of almond oil and bio-oil in my palm and rub them over any area that was at risk for stretching. Then I would apply the Cocoa Butter last. You can imagine how many times my husband and I changed our bed sheets! For me oils worked better than creams because I needed something heavier and that would soak into my skin better.
Another tip that helped me prevent stretch marks was drinking tons of water. I would fill up my 30 oz RTIC Tumbler 3 to 4 times a day and made sure I stayed extremely hydrated. That also helped to keep my skin from becoming dry and itchy.
The final tip is food portion control. I would eat 5 small portions a day and that helped to space the weight gain out. Plus I could not eat large portions because Harper was pressing on my stomach and the larger she got the smaller my stomach became. Even if I wanted to eat more, I could not because it would cause severe pain from my stomach stretching.
I hope this helps all of you that are currently pregnant or soon to become pregnant.
It’s officially summer so you know the white jeans, off the shoulder top, and open toe booties were the first things to come out! Although, I do wear white jeans year around because I have never been a Fashion rule follower. All details below. Have a blessed week.
Wore this dress on Easter and got so many compliments. I can’t believe I got it on sale for only $30. Unfortunately, this one is out of stock but I have linked some similar options. I have linked my sandals too.