Superficial Things I’m Thankful For in 2014

I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge some of the random things I’m thankful for this year that have nothing to do with the actual things we are supposed to be thankful for… But please know that I am ALWAYS thankful for the important things in life i.e. health & family ;)

Alright, here we go!

1.  “Group 1″ boarding when traveling :: seriously, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love being one of the first ones on a plane to make sure you have plenty of overhead space for your carry-ons. Not to mention you get to be all settled in with your headphones on, book in hand, while everyone else walks by all miserable because they were not in “Group 1″. Such a ridiculous thing to be thankful for (not to mention slightly snobby) but for real… I dare you to tell me that you do not enjoy walking to the front of that CRAZY line that people start forming before their group has even been called…  I dare you!

2. Free shipping :: this is self explanatory

3. Too Faced Better Than False Lashes nylon lash extension system :: a friend of mine introduced me this a few months ago, and at first I thought it was a little weird, but after using it a few times I really like the way it makes my lashes so much longer without having to wear fake lashes with sticky glue and all that mess…

It’s a three step process :: 1. add primer with the “activating base” 2. build lashes with the nylon fibers in white tube 3. seal lashes with the base from step 1

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4. Top loader washers (SO much better than front loaders in my personal opinion) :: I’ve had both and I just think my clothes get more sanitized and clean in a top loader.  That’s all I have to say about that.

5. Bump Nest body pillows :: life.changing. Since becoming pregnant, my sleeping was almost non-existent.  Not that I didn’t have sleeping problems before pregnancy, but it did get worse… The Bump Nest wraps around your entire body where you can have a pillow between your legs, under your belly, supports your head and neck, and ends at your back where you feel completely comfortable.  Highly recommend for anyone who likes this kind of thing and has problems sleeping.

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I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow!

xx

Body Butter Challenge :: Complete

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So…. the other day I decided to be Martha Stewart and make my own raw organic body butter.  I found this recipe from a mommy blogger I follow and she made it seem easy enough, so I decided to give it a try…  yeah… sure, it was easy, but what a mess! All that melted oil in a simmering pot, then pouring it into the glass jars… I’m pretty sure my house is going to smell of cocoa butter for months.

For those who are willing to take on this well-worth-it challenge:

1 jar of aloe vera butter

1 jar of mango butter

1 jar of coconut oil

1 jar of cocoa butter

1 jar of shea butter

Mix all ingredients in a big pot on low heat until melted, then pour into glass jars (I got mine from Target, 2 for $3).  Once mixture is in the glass jars, place them in the refrigerator to solidify.

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I would strongly suggest only using the body butter at night when going to bed because it is very thick and greasy.  I have used it every night since I made it and it has been wonderful on my growing belly, thighs, and back.  It’s very moisturizing and makes my skin feel so soft and smooth.  Also, since your skin absorbs up to 80% of what you put on it, it’s healthy for pregnant women with little babies in them ;).

Good luck!

sixteen week bumpdate

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Can y’all believe it has been sixteen weeks already??  I can’t!  This tiny {food baby-like} bump and I have been cruising through the months like it’s nothing!  Today we went for a bike ride and stopped to watch the sail boats in the bay, and as I stood there it hit me that in four more weeks I will be half way through my pregnancy.  It’s crazy to think that in a few short months I will be holding this little human that Husband & I have made together.  Such a precious time for me as my body grows in ways it never has before {I’m ready for this bump to SHINE!}, and just waiting for that moment of flutters to happen when I know for sure this wee little baby is doing flips in there… everything is so exciting!  Husband constantly wants to touch my belly and say “hi” to the baby.  According to the books I’m reading & my pregnancy app on my phone, the baby can hear my voice.  I’m assuming he or she can hear Husband’s as well… who knows :-/

Anyway, no crazy cravings to update about.  I literally eat just about anything that’s within reach.  My legs are getting thicker so I’m not quite fitting into my skinny jeans anymore :( but I’m not heartbroken yet!  I’m basing everything on my leather pants.  As long as I can fit into those bad boys, I feel like I’m doing all right! ha ha ha!  I’ve already started ordering some important furniture for the nursery such as the crib and changing table/ dresser thingy which are on backorder through the beginning of the year.  I’ve heard some stories of other mom’s ordering their nursery furniture WAY in advance and they don’t arrive until a few weeks before baby… stressful!!  Hopefully everything will arrive in a timely fashion {including Baby}.

Oh! In case anyone is wondering, we are not finding out the gender.  We had talked about it before we were ever pregnant and decided we want to be surprised. Yes, the suspense is killing me, but I know that waiting will make it so much more special. :)

We can’t wait to meet you, Baby!! Love you so much already!!

another gorgeous weekend.

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I cannot get over how amazing the beach was last weekend.  We finally had a nice little cold front come through Florida so the air was a crisp 62 degrees with a wind that chilled just the right amount for hoodies.  I didn’t take very many pictures, but you can clearly see that we had the beach to ourselves except for a few little creatures :)  Now would be the perfect time to visit Florida if you are planning a little getaway!!  Hope everyone’s having a great week!

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^^ I spy with my little eye… a crab! ^^

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How We Told Our Parents :)

Anyone who knows me personally, knows that I would NEVER pass on a cocktail or glass of wine, especially in a social setting.  That being said, Husband & I knew that our parents would catch on real quick if I all of a sudden stopped ordering a glass of wine at family dinners, so this was the perfect announcement idea for us!  I ordered these super cute wine labels from Etsy, and this DIY project was so easy, even this non-crafty mommy-to-be couldn’t mess it up!
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Here’s what you need:

1. a bottle of wine with an easy peel off label

2. your personalized wine label ordered from Etsy

3. some Goo Gone for any excess stickiness

Here’s what to do:

All you gotta do is peel off the label, wipe down with Goo Gone, and replace label with your exciting news!

Easy Peasy!

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PS ::  I have a GREAT video of my mom when she learned we were preggo, I swore to her I wouldn’t send it to anyone, I probably even told her that I wouldn’t show anyone, BUT… it’s too good not to share.  So next time you run into me, ASK TO SEE IT!!!  You will not be disappointed!!

In Other Dietrich News…!!!

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We’re having a baby!

Baby D seems to be settling in for the long haul and has a super healthy heartbeat, so I figured it was the right time to go ahead and announce our exciting news to the internet world.  I’m officially 12 weeks and 4 days along so I won’t be able to hide this bump for very much longer :) This mommy-to-be has been nauseous for about 3 months straight which is slowly but surely subsiding as the weeks continue to pass, I constantly crave Cinnamon Toast Crunch… literally all day every day, I’m still exercising regularly even though my energy level has not been favorable…  But I feel great!  I could not be more excited about this little miracle growing inside of my belly and I just thank God for His wonderful blessing to our lives!

{Baby D should be making their appearance on or around May 2, 2015}

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