Welcome Tate Cameron

Tate was born on Tuesday morning after a short and intense delivery. We are completely in love with the little guy and are having a hard time on concentrating on anything but his little coos and yawns.

The hospital had a photographer come and take pictures of him in our room the day after he was born, which we then had the option to buy. Who could not buy a disc full of beautiful pictures of the most amazing creature you had ever laid eyes on? I am such a sucker for this kid already! I think the pictures turned out great, and I am so happy we have them.

Things here will be slow for a bit as I am adjusting to motherhood and snuggling with the babe.

Also, I have some good news! Starting on Wednesday, I will be blogging at baby's first year for babble, where I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the honest of mothering a newborn. I will make sure to share links to my posts, I hope you guys will check it out.

39 Weeks + a Baby

Steve took this picture yesterday. We decided we better take one because I am being induced.

Apparently doctors don't like it when mama's blood pressure gets too high. So, as of right now I am probably laboring away (this post was written yesterday, before I checked in at the hospital for an overnight induction).

Things will be quiet here for the next little while, but I will definitely post baby deets when I have them.

And the Winner is...

I had a great time hosting the swimsuit giveaway from Lime Ricki last week. Thank you for all your comments, it was so fun! The winner is lucky number 110,


A big thanks to all of you for participating.

Mark Your Calendars: Jylare Ann Photography

I have good news for you all. Jylare is currently scheduling sessions in Utah for the second week of June.

You don't want to wait! Make sure to schedule your session as soon as possible.

Weekend Thoughts

{lyrics by iron & wine, image by me, please link to me if you use it}

I made this print for my husband for his birthday. It's from a little ditty by Iron & Wine that my husband and I love. The sentiment is just what I needed to be reminded of this week.

We finally finished our birthing classes yesterday. We went in for a really intense class that lasted 12 weeks, so it's a big relief to have it done. Now we are just waiting for this babe to make his entry into the world.

All of my baby showers are over, so it looks like I might just have this weekend to spend with the hubs. For which I am really grateful.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.

Le Mode Accessories: Spring Look Book

Just wanted to let you all know Le Mode Accessories has a new spring look book. Make sure to check it out.

Here are a few of my new favorites at Le Mode right now:

{Sweet Love Necklace in Blue - $18.00}
{Cute as a Bow Ring - $10.00}
{Bursting in Happiness Necklace - $19.00}

And Adrianna was kind enough to offer you all a coupon code. Enter | lookbook at checkout to receive 15% off your order.

Check out Le Mode's other goodies here.

Anthropologie Tag Sale

Somehow I missed this email from Anthropologie earlier this week:

Starting yesterday, they added a slew of items to their sale section. Here are my favorites (that are still in stock):

1 - Swirlscape Tank - $29.95 (Orig. $48.00)
2 - Daughters Of The Liberation High-Waist Trousers - $59.95 (Orig. $118.00)
3 - Elapid Necklace - $19.95 (Orig. $38.00)
4 - Daughters Of The Liberation Cropped Zip Skinny - $49.95 (Orig. $88.00)
5 - Usekh Necklace - $29.95 (Orig. $48.00)
6 - Whispering Magnolia Tunic - $39.95 (Orig. $68.00)

What do you think of my picks? Have any of you had a chance to check out the sale selection in the store? Leave your thoughts below.

PS - Don't forget to enter to win a swim suit from Lime Ricki!

Lime Ricki Swim Giveaway

***Giveaway Closed***

I am really excited to offer you a Lime Ricki swim giveaway today. What I love about Lime Ricki is that you can always find a suit that is comfortable and will never run you the risk of exposing yourself to other swimmers. They have lots of options, including one pieces and two pieces that mix and match easily.

Lime Ricki has provided a discount code for all of my readers. Enter uberchic10 at checkout to get 10% off {deal ends Tuesday, May 24}

As if that isn't enough, Lime Ricki has kindly offered to give away a swimsuit to one of you. The best part? You get choose the suit!

Here are the rules:

The winner will be determined by giving each entry a number and using random.org to select the winning number.

Anyone can enter (including you, anonymous readers). Just comment below with your name and a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.

Leave a comment {only one comment this time} telling me what your favorite Lime Ricki suit you would get if you won! {Visit Lime Ricki Swim}  

The Giveaway ends on Sunday, May 22, at 10 PM (Mountain Standard Time).

Thanks for reading and good luck!

Can't Get Enough: Floral Blouses

I am sure you are all thinking is she really posting on blouses again? You bet I am. I was reminded yesterday how much I love them when I walked into Forever 21 and saw floral blouses everywhere. I wanted to take every single one home. {I held back and just bought this one - I consider it a little "someday you will have a waist again" present.}

{As a happy side note, I was at the mall yesterday because my company gave every employee an iPad. I went into the Apple Store to exchange the black version I was given, for a white model. On my way out I couldn't help but zip into Forever 21.}

Here are a few floral blouses I have been eying lately.

1 - Sheer Blouse & Camisole Set - Kmart - $10.99 (Orig. $21.99)
2 - Ditsy Violets Woven Top - Forever 21 - $19.80
3 - Ethereal Floral Top- Forever 21 - $15.80
4 - Ruffled Chiffon Top - Old Navy $12.99 (Orig. $26.50)

So what do you think of floral blouses? Will you be jumping on the bandwagon? Leave your thoughts below.

Spied: Charlotte Russe Turquoise Sunrise Bib Necklace

I saw this necklace, and let out an audible, "ooooh", so I figured I better post it:

Turquoise Sunrise Bib Necklace - Charlotte Russe - $18.50

What do you think? Is this something you would wear? Leave your thoughts below.

J.Crew: Free Shipping

J.Crew is currently offering free shipping on any purchase. {hooray} Here are my favorite picks:

1 - Forever Cardigan in Cotton - $39.99 (Orig. $69.50)
2 - Merino-Linen Cardigan - $39.99 (Orig. $98.00)
3 - Delaney Eyelet Top - $29.99 (Orig. $79.50)
4 - Lace-Stripe Tissue Tee - $24.99 (Orig. $58.00)

(And don't forget about the denim pencil skirt I posted about earlier today)

Make sure to take advantage of this deal by placing your orders by tonight!

What do you think of the picks? Anything you would buy? Leave your thoughts below.

Inspired: Nordstrom {soft pink + stripes} {+pinterest}

This image has been floating around pinterest the last few days, and I just love it.

{via nordstrom - worth $401}

Here's my budget take:

Lace Racerback Tank - Forever 21 - $10.80
Zig Zag Striped Cardigan - Forever 21 - $27.80
Denim Pencil Skirt - J.Crew - $29.99 (Orig. $69.50)
Zigzag Panel Bracelet - Forever 21 - $10.80
Mixed Media Necklaces - Old Navy - $12.50
Pearlescent Shine Bracelet - Forever 21 - $5.80
total: $97.69

What do you think is this something you would wear? Leave your thoughts below.

Also, if you are looking for an invite to pinterest, leave a comment with your email address. I will send invites to 5 random people who leave a comment. {one comment only, the winners will be announced next week}.

Look for Less: Anthropologie Coming & Going Skirt

Rachel (of Shoes & Sewing) sent me this fabulous look for less recently.

Coming & Going Skirt - Anthropologie - $118.00 (Sold Out)
Pursuing Pleats Polka Dot Skirt - Ruche - $45.99

It's such a dead ringer! What do you think? Is this something you would wear? Leave your thoughts below.

Thank You

I just wanted you all to know how much I appreciated your sweet comments on my last post. It was so comforting to read about some of you who are currently in similar situations or those of you who have gone through them in the past.

You guys are really the best readers a blogger could ask for.

I'll make sure to keep you in the loop as we decide exactly what our plans will be.

Week 36 + Life Plans

{picture by my husband, inspired by this maternity shoot}

I haven't spent too much time on this blog devoted to my pregnancy (or my personal life for that matter). But, I figured some of you may be curious about this baby and our life.

I am now almost full term! It completely boggles my mind. I went to the doctor this week and the baby is head down and things are progressing normally. I am measuring right on for my June 1 due date and am getting anxious to meet the little guy. He moves all the time, and it's so reassuring to feel his kicks, wiggles, and hiccups.

We still don't have a name! I wouldn't be announcing it on the blog if we did, because we decided to keep the whole process under wraps (much to everyone's chagrin). Unfortunately, we had a major naming blow this week. The name that my husband and I had all but agreed upon was making me nervous because it is used for both boys and girls, and I wanted a name firmly in masculine territory. Some of you may know that the Social Security Administration keeps tabs on the top 1000 baby names every year. They released their list this morning. I was so disappointed to see that the name we had all but decided on went from a 70/30 male to female ratio to the girls surpassing the boys. I don't know what we will name this little guy because those stats make me completely uncomfortable. So, wish us luck!

Other than that things on the baby front are pretty calm and collected.

If only the rest of our life were on a painless track like this baby. As some of you know, my husband hasn't been able to find a job since finishing his teaching certificate last spring. We have been living in this incredibly difficult waiting pattern for what has turned into years. I have a good job with insurance and stability, there's just one little problem, I am not happy there. It's been the hardest time on the both of us, because we wish we could switch places and the opportunity just hasn't presented itself to us. Over the last few months our hopes were high once again. My husband had made it into the inner circle of the history department at a local high school and even got to know the principal while subbing there. We thought it was a sure thing. It wasn't. We found out this week that the job he worked months to get, won't be offered to him.

At this point, we are planning for my husband to go back to get his masters in history in the fall. It's a hard choice to make, but the one that seems right for us at this time. This, of course, is made more difficult because the program my husband is pursuing is out of state. Our families are heart broken at the possibility of us moving away with our new little one. And of course, that just makes the tough time we are having even harder. I am sure things will work out for the best, it's just been a wee bit stressful to plan these huge life changes with a new baby in the mix!

I think I just spilled more of my guts in one post than I have in the previous 2+ years of blogging. But, it feels so good to get it off my chest.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! We will be picking up a few more things for this baby and spending the weekend together - just the way we like it.

Look for Less: Ruche Touch of Vintage Lace Skirt

Liz sent me this look for less, and it is a dead ringer. So much so, that I sort of wonder if they aren't the exact same item....

A Touch of Vintage Lace Skirt - Ruche - $48.99
Vintage Lace Skirt - DownEast Basics-$33.99 (Orig. $38.99)

Part of the reason I am suspicious that these two skirts might acutally be the same item, is this gloss article a reader posted about last time I posted a Ruche look for less.

What do you think? Do they look the same to you? Would you wear it? Leave your thoughts below.

Inspired: Anthropologie {ivory + cloud}

I'm ready for summer, aren't you? Maybe where you live, it is summer. But Utah springs are particularly long, finicky, and stormy. I don't think we have hit 70 yet! I am awaiting the warm weather patiently begrudgingly. I saw this look at Anthro and fell in love how light and summery it is:

{worth $435}

Trapeze Lace Top - Forever 21 - $13.80
Freestyle Pants, Wide Leg Linen - Macy's $24.99 (Orig. $34.99)
Double Ankle Strap Sandals - Forever 21 - $15.80
Cooperative Leather Skinny Crown Belt - $6.99 (Orig. $20.00)
Cube Beaded Bracelet - Forever 21 - $6.80
total: $68.38

The intent of the Anthro outfit is that it's a white on white color palette, but I found this muted gray top with great details so I used it instead. Here were a couple white options that would also work really well:

What do you think? Is this something you would wear? Leave your thoughts below.

I Could Do That: Watercolor Print Dress

Remember this dress I was pining over a few weeks ago?

ECI Print Charmeuse Blouson Dress - Nordstrom - $148.00

I wasn't the only one pining and plotting to have one for myself. Kayla, of Freckles in April, actually did something about it. She created this watercolor print on a simple silk and made a sheath dress.

Make sure to check out her tutorial, and her blog. It's awesome.

Spied: Chiffon Flutter Blouse

I am obsessed with blouses. There is just no denying it. I want a million of them. I love the ease of this one:

Gentle Fawn Chiffon Flutter Blouse - Urban Outfitters - $29.99 (Orig. $59.00)

It definitely needs an under shirt of some kind, but I think the lightness is so appealing. What do you think? Is this something you would wear? Leave your thoughts below.
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