Push Present

Are you all familiar with a “push present”? If not, the idea is: Woman grows and delivers a human, so woman deserves a present. Makes sense, right?!

My husband and I aren’t too big on presents at this point in our relationship, and I’m totally okay with that. We rather spend money on experiences and making fun memories together.

That said, I dropped a PRETTY heavy hint that I would love to have a little something-something to symbolize that I’m a Momma now. Ergo, my new Brighton bracelet!


Original beads include: “Mom”, colored-hearts, large pave, birthstone charm and “S”. (Yes, my husband was prepared and had our girl name initial too. No, I’m not telling you what it was! :))


A special thanks to my Mom for adding in the two spacers and another little bling bead for my birthday!


I love this piece and wear it every day. Thanks husband!


We’ve Come Full Circle

It was St. Patrick’s Day 2013 when I took a home pregnancy test that showed the infamous “two lines”. Today, marks the official one-year mark when my lab test confirmed those results (then I hopped on a plane for a friend’s wedding!). What a year it’s been!


Look, two lines!


Half-way through my pregnancy. Seems like ages ago!


Nine months pregnant. Ugh! 😉 It’s honestly a little bit of an ‘out-of-body experience’ seeing myself like this now!


My first official photo of just Momma and Smith. I was smitten from the first moment I saw him!

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One month old and the life of all the holiday parties we attended!

Smith and Momma

Our first official vacation to Vail, Colorado for a little skiing (for Dad!) and shopping and girl/baby time for Mom!

I can’t believe we are approaching the 4-month mark with Smith. He’s been such a joy to our lives. All the anticipation those 10 months has not disappointed us, to say the least!

Think Spring

If you think it…it will come, right!? I’m officially over winter blacks and greys. So I am excited that  everyone will be encouraged to wear a little ‘green’ in their wardrobe today. 🙂

Here is my idea of a fun St. Patty’s Day outfit. How will you be sporting your green!?


Dress: Old Navy, Tights: Gordmans, Boots: J.Lo via Kohls, Scarf: Gift


Cheers to finding your Irish heritage today..or at least pretending, right?!