UPDATE: Some of you mentioned in the comments below that I forgot to mention that I got MARRIED in 2017! Ha! So true! Kevin and I got married in March. I just is feels like we have been married for so much longer than that so I totally didn’t even realize that happened THIS year! Wow, this really was a great year for us 🙂
I can’t believe that 2017 is almost over. It’s been an interesting year in the world to say the least. Certainly lots of hardships and tragedies, with beautiful moments sprinkled in along the way. So I thought I’d take this opportunity on the blog today to reminisce about some of my favorite moments from the past year.
One of the most special moments for us of 2017 was finding out we are pregnant with our second child! I continually have to pinch myself just to realize that this life I have is truly mine. I feel so grateful to have a husband who loves me and who is my best friend, a little girl that is just one of the happiest little babies in the whole world, the sweetest little dog on the planet and another baby on the way to complete our family. I’m feeling pretty good in my pregnancy right now. I wish I could say I feel great but this one has been a bit different than my first pregnancy. I don’t know if I would say it’s been harder, but it certainly has been different so far. The first trimester was the most difficult and I thought I’d be in the clear from the negative pregnancy side effects in my second trimester. However, I am a little over 18 weeks and unfortunately I’ve just been feeling very dizzy and faint. I felt that with my first pregnancy too, but it’s certainly more extreme this time and more frequent. So as much I’d love to say that I’m feeling great during my second trimester, that’s just not the case. However, I don’t really look at it as a huge negative since I just feel super grateful that I’m pregnant and get to bring another beautiful baby into this world. I will never lose sight of how fortunate we are for that.
Another huge thing that happened for us in 2017 was selling our home. It’s been extremely bitter sweet for us since this home has meant so much to us and had such a huge impact on our lives. This is not only our first home together, but this is the house that Kevin proposed to me in, the house we brought Molly home to, the house we came home married in and the home we found out we are pregnant with our second child in. It’s crazy to think that when we moved in here 2 1/2 years ago we were just two people dating without a care in the world! Now we’re married, have one beautiful baby and another on the way. We definitely feel like grownups now! Ha!
We also feel extremely fortunate that we found a new home and we are set to close escrow any day now! It’s been a long journey, but we’re super excited to say that it looks like we might be all moved into our new home by mid-January! I am so pumped to be teaming up with Veronica Valencia and her husband Kris to design our new home. Which means, get ready for lots of fun and pretty home content coming to my blog soon! I’m so excited to share with all of you so I hope you guys love what we create!
Speaking of my blog, I’m so proud of how far my blog has come and the community we have created. When I say “we,” I mean you guys and myself! I create all the content for my blog, write every word on every page, and respond to almost every single comment myself! And I’m pretty dang proud of that! So know that when I respond to a comment you leave on here, know that it’s actually me! Not an assistant, not a colleague, but me responding to you guys because I’m so grateful for each and everyone one of you! All that said, I have to give a shout out to the only person that works with me and that’s my friend Ashley who is my amazing photographer! I’m so lucky to work with her and excited to see the things we capture in 2018!
And if you’ve been reading my blog regularly, you know that I can’t go without sharing details on my outfit in these pictures! That is what I do after all! First, did you guys know it’s the Nordstrom half yearly sale right now? You definitely want to check out all their sale items ASAP since it only goes from now until January 2nd. I’m sharing some of my favorite items from the sale below. Starting with a $29 sweater and $37 peacoat!
And now for my outfit. How gorgeous is this embroidered knit sweater? It’s so soft and flattering and I absolutely love the sleeves! It’s an easy sweater to dress up or down depending on the occasion.
I dressed the sweater up a little bit in these photos with a pair of blush statement earrings, a gorgeous clutch and a pair of studded pumps! The clutch and heels are both from Sole Society – one of my favorite brands of 2017 which will certainly be a favorite in 2018 as well! What I love most about the shoes (besides how gorgeous they are!) is the price! They are under $70 and pretty much an exact replica of the Valentino version which are closer to $1000. I’ve had the shoes for over a year now and they keep restocking them on their website because they’re such a huge hit! The reason being, they’re absolutely stunning, can be worn with dresses and jeans, are so well-made that they last and are really comfortable. I know you guys are gonna love them! And if you’re a first-time customer on Sole Society’s website you can get 15 percent off FYI!
And of course I can’t go without giving details on Molly‘s outfit! Her bow is from a super cute small business shop on Etsy called Rose’s and Polka Dots, her coat is 40% off with code WISH and her adorable boots are only $18! She legit wears these boots almost every single day. I’m just in love with them! Her knee-high socks are also a favorite of mine!
I know so much more happened in 2017, but let’s face it I’m pregnant and can blame my lack of remembering on pregnancy brain! Ha! I’m glad that the things that stick out to me are the super happy moments. I hope the same goes for all of you. Tell me your favorite moment of 2017 in the comments below! I would love to hear about all the wonderful things in YOUR life!