Maternity Style

Maternity Style: what an oxymoron!!! I'm just weeks away from the baby's due date, but I'm still not interested in maternity clothes. More of Me Maternity, ASOS, and GAP are my go-tos (and thank heavens for them), but if I can squeak by without, you better believe I am going to try. Stretchy, flowy, and empire waisted have become my best friend. Here is my non-maternity maternity go-to-style:
I love love love this Sheridan French dress (and it's ON SALE) and know I will wear it in my non-maternity times. It's so comfy and flowy --- and I adore the pattern and colors. She makes the best dresses. Sheridan French is one of my all time favorite designers, but I do recognize it's a tad pricy. If you like this look, but want to be more budget conscious, try Old Navy's blue and white maternity dress (as seen here). Fornash jewelry has the best fashion jewels. Jack Rogers have been a staple of mine of over 10 years and I don't see me chaning my mind anytime soon. I've squeezed into quite a lot of Lilly P during these nine months, but Lilly accessories always fit. Dish: do you have any "maternity style" insight!?! Cheers to fashionable pregnancies!!! Xoxo-BLC


Collar Wars

Rarely do we disagree on much in our household, but right now ... MAJOR disagreement.
We are having a collar war and poor Stewbaby is caught in the middle.
I like to think my husband taste and my style are in stride together ... but not right now!!!
It's the summertime seersucker bowtie collar versus the orange hunting collar.
Help us with this great debate ...
Which do you prefer!?! Seersucker or orange!?!
If only Stewart could TELL us his favorite!!! :)


Gaelic Blessing

Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shinning stars to you.
Deep peace of the gentle night to you.
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you.
Deep peace of Christ, of Christ the light of the world to you.
Deep peace of Christ to you.

Our church recently read this Gaelic Blessing and I thought it was too pretty not to share. I hope you enjoy it and are blessed by it!!! Xoxo-BLC


Lake Thirty

"Be still, and know that I am God." —Psalm 46:10
I absolutely love being on lake time. Whether its at my in-laws or my parent's lake house, lake time is the best time. Rain or shine, we eat too much, play loads of games, watch too much TV, read the books that you've been meaning to read for too long, jump in the water, take boat rides, and just enjoy each other's company. This is our last out of town venture until the baby arrives and I am more relaxed than ever. Many thanks to my sweet family for the best holiday week and cheers to lake time!!! Xoxo-BLC


Stewart's BEST Day Ever

Stewart's favorite two places: the lake and the farm. He loooves being outdoors. Our quiet neighborhood with loads of squirrels to chase just doesn't compare to wide open spaces.
Stewart showed off his "ups" last year (see this post here) but he is still anti-tree-huggers.
If you need a tree trimmer and entertainment, just let us know ... we will let you borrow him!!!
Stewart loves to swim. He loves to swim so much he doesn't stop. This lake visit only involved on jet ski rescue by my father-in-law ... he just took off for deep waters with no intentions of turning around. Hence the dog-lifejacket with a handle ... a handle made perfect for pulling him out of the water when it's quitting time.
He professes to love boat rides too ... but like car rides, they make him a little edgy. 
So there you have it: Stewart's best day ever includes: 
tree trimming, swimming, and wide open spaces!!!


Happy Fourth of July!!!

Happy Fourth of July!!! We headed to my in-laws lake house and had the BEST time.
It rained off and on nonstop but that didn't stop us from having fun.
We took the same family photo last year on the red steps ...
... but this year had a four year old on the other end of the camera.
The outtakes were too funny not to share:
Family is by the far the most important thing to me. I am so blessed with a great family and so blessed to have married into such a wonderful family. I loved spending time with everyone, especially this little four year old. She was so sweet and excited about us having a baby and loved feeling baby kick.
Wishing America the happiest of birthdays today!!! Our freedom is priceless and many many many thanks to those who keep us free! Don't forget to set off those fireworks to c-e-l-e-b-r-a-t-e!!!!  Lee Greenwood said it best: "And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free. And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me." Cheers to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness! Xoxo-BLC


Devon Baer + SALE = ♥

Two of my favorite words: DEVON BAER and SALE!!!
This July 4th, Devon Baer is hosting 25% of ALL STYLES!!!
Let the fireworks explode ... this is just too exciting.
Happy Shopping to you and yours!!!