Fighting Stretch Marks During Pregnancy | My Plan of Attack

Preventing Stretch Marks, Even if it’s Hereditary I’ve always been afraid of stretch marks, so you can imagine the increase in my fear when I found out I was having twins ;). Both my Mom and sister have always told me how bad their stretch marks were, so if it’s true that stretch marks are hereditary I’m a goner. However, I decided that even if I’m doomed to get some stretch marks, it’s still worth trying…
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IKEA Tarva Dresser Hack, Round II

As much as I swore I wouldn’t buy furniture at IKEA for the new house, I found myself planning another IKEA hack! We hacked a dresser for our bedroom a couple of years ago, but that dresser didn’t fit right in our new bedroom. Because we want to get a whole new bedroom set in a few years, I didn’t want to splurge on an expensive dresser now. So we opted to hack the Tarva…
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Summer Solstice + Cheesecake

Last night, to celebrate Summer Solstice, we ate cheesecake! Cheesecake is a rare occurrence around here – I usually only make it once a year for Blake’s birthday. I learned how to make it the year we were engaged – Blake’s mom Becky used to make it for his birthday every year growing up and he loves her cheesecake. She was sweet enough to teach me how, and I’m still trying to perfect mine but…
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It’s Two…Girls!

Yep, we are adding TWO GIRLS to this home, and we are so excited. Finding out the gender was a bit of a roller coaster for us (which you can read about here), but I have to give our 12 week ultrasound tech props because she was right from the very beginning! We had our big anatomy scan ultrasound this past week (usually done at 20 weeks but my doctor wanted mine done at 18)…
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Newport Beach Staycation | The Resort at Pelican Hill

This past weekend, we had the best little staycation at Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach. I promised that we’d go to Pelican Hill more in this post, and we’ve been making good on that promise! As I discovered in the post I mentioned, it really is so accessible to locals and such a great place to get away. So when I knew an old friend was coming into town for the weekend, I hurried and…
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Flowy Maxi Dresses (for all of Summer)

Even when I’m not pregnant, I love me a good, flowy maxi. I’m sure I’m even more partial to them this summer now that I’m pregnant and I’ve had my eye on a few, so I decided to round them up for you! A good maxi dress can get pricey, and while sometimes that’s worth it I tried to keep it under $200 for this post ;). My favorite favorite of all is hands down this…
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Dressing Like You’re Pregnant, or Not Dressing Appropriately for Being Pregnant?

If the way that I dress hasn’t changed much now that I’m showing, does that mean I’ve always dressed like I’m pregnant, or that now I’m not dressing accordingly? I’m kind of afraid it’s the first one ;). But I’ll just chalk it up to the fact that I love being comfortable! And I love this button down thing – it can be a dress or worn as a duster/kimono. Pastel Stripe Button-down Shirt Dress…
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Getting Through the First Trimester | Morning Sickness and More…

Alright, so I officially hit 16 weeks a couple days ago. And I decided I should post about my first trimester before I forget how terrible it felt ;). The main reason I want to post about it is to tell you that YES it can be awful, but YES it will get better (for most people!)  The First Trimester Fog The first trimester is just a weird place to be. I think whether your…
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Pregnancy Book List | What to read when you get those double lines ;)

When we first found out we were pregnant we were about to leave on a trip, so Blake made a stop at Barnes and Noble to pick us up some reading material.  He grabbed the usual What To Expect When You’re Expecting, and also found one called Dude, You’re Gonna Be A Dad. He said when he went to check out the lady ringing him up got so excited that it kind of surprised him,…
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Kicking Off Summer with Stripes and Memorial Weekend Sales

It’s a long weekend, and I am so happy about it! I love Memorial Weekend – it’s a time to spend with friends and family, a chance to kick off summer, and most importantly a chance to remember those who have sacrificed for our country and freedom. It also happens to be a time when there a lots of great sales ;). Since I’m hoping you’ll be outside and spending time with loved ones, I…
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