Our little Harper girl is growing up faster than I can even stand and she is officially 11 months! Somehow time with all the house things seemed to drag by, yet her time here with us has flown by!! Talk about not one bit fair! I don’t know if its just because I know she is my last little babe, but it is completely breaking my heart. I have had a few good cries about it in the last month because I’m just not ready for any of my people to grow up! Since I can’t seem to stop that, I wanted to at least do an 11 month update to share whats new with our sweet Harper girl.
When we packed up all of our stuff to move from California to Utah, I realized we had way too much. After donating a lot I decided it was time to simplify things! I was tired of buying toys that don’t last or grow with my kids. Joe and I really wanted to focus more on meaningful things that will create memories with the little people. With that in mind, we made a plan for birthdays this year, and took it to one of the main sources of toys + presents…nana + papa!
It is time for another update and we have some good news…WE ARE IN!!! Oh my gosh you guys, I can’t even tell you how exciting it is to be able to finally say that! If you follow me over on Instagram, you’ve seen a few sneak peeks. I was overwhelmed with the positive feedback + hundreds of questions on our flooring, so I am sharing all the details here today!
It is move in day!!! I honestly can’t believe it is here. It’s crazy, exciting and overwhelming all at the same time. We still have a long ways to go as we don’t have carpet, garages, and a bunch or our cabinets are not done, but this seemed to be the only weekend that Joe had off. And honestly I (we all) didn’t want to wait one more second to move in. The next few weeks are going to be a mess of finishing up projects before Christmas but it’s all okay. Spending Christmas in our new home together will make up for everything!
The holidays are in full swing and I can’t even believe it! Although being squished in this tiny rental has felt like an eternity, the last few months have really flown by and I can’t believe it is already Christmas! With the holiday season comes allll the fun get togethers. Whether it is the company Christmas Party, your family party, or just a night out with friends one question always comes up. What do I wear?! Finding something that is the right amount of dressy can be tricky. I started the hunt early this year and recently came across a major win. You guys, this dress (ONLY $42!!) is the perfect dress for any holiday party. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw a little sneak peek because I couldn’t wait to share!
I get asked all the time how I pack for all 5 of my little people, without taking up too much space. It’s safe to say I have had a few years of practice. I always stick with a go to plan that makes it quick, organized, and super easy. With holiday travel just around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect time to share my 5 kids essentials I pack every time!!
Every once in a while, I come across a rare gem while shopping. One of those pieces that you want to call alllll your girlfriends and tell them they need it in their life! This tan coat is my latest amazing find and I cannot get enough!
First of all, it is so cozy. I’ve told you before, but I’ve literally never had to buy a big coat. With that being said, you can imagine I’m feeling a little nervous for a real Utah winter! I really don’t like the feel of big bulky coats. This coat is so warm and cozy. It feels like wearing a big comfy sweatshirt, but gives you a classy put together look on the outside.
As if the holiday’s weren’t special and exciting enough, this year is Harper’s First Christmas and it makes everything that much more magical! Having a baby during the holidays is always so special. I’ve never had a baby be this old on their first Christmas! I can already tell it is going to be so much fun! Her little personality is shining through so much these days, and the older kids love introducing her to new things! With it being Harper’s First Christmas, I thought it would be a great time to share some of my favorite traditions we do for each of the little people on their first Christmas, as well as some new ideas for the whole family!
It’s been another fun week of getting the house together. haha. Just trying to survive this last insane week of finishing up all the last minute things. So basically I’ve been living in my joggers everyday! Seriously I can’t remember the last time I wore jeans. Plus a little house update….right now we are planning on moving in next Saturday!! But things change daily so it could still change but we are all praying it doesn’t!
If you follow along on instagram you might have saw our super sad news about losing our puppy 2 days before Thanksgiving. It was such a sad thing and the little people are just starting to come out of it. We are still wanting to get another puppy but are going to wait till we are in the new house and hoping to find one right around Christmas. So we’ll keep you updated. I linked a bunch of our outfits from the past two weeks below and also included all the sales from this weekend!
Loungewear … a girls best friend! Ha! But really, it is definitely a go to around here. Now as much as I’d like it to be acceptable, when I say “loungewear” I don’t mean my robe! This is a clean, put together version of comfy that is much more acceptable to leave your house in!