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Friday Snapshots & Excitement

Friday, June 26, 2015

Happy Friday! Just like every week, I'm very glad the weekend is within reach! The heat has been crazy here in the pacific NW this week and I am looking forward to spending lots of time in our air conditioned house this weekend! But before I venture off to hibernate with a cold virgin pina colada, I decided I'd stop in here to link up with some of my favorite farm ladies & share some excitement and a summer giveaway with all of you! 

1. We got our maternity photos back yesterday and I am completely in love! I can't wait to share them all with you next week! So make sure to stop by on Monday to see those! But until then, here's one of my favorites! 
2. I have my first baby shower this weekend and I am so excited to celebrate our little girl with my close friends and family. It's still so hard to believe that I'm already 31 weeks! 

3. It's supposed to be over 100 here today and throughout the weekend, so I've decided that since our yard isn't really ideal for a normal sized pool, I may have to resort to buying a kiddie pool and filling it up in the backyard to cool myself off while still getting a little color on my pregnant self! 

4. I've been making lots of To Do lists to try to keep my pregnancy brain from taking over and to try to get a few things done around the house before our little girl arrives. Since we moved in the same day we found out we were pregnant, I feel like it's taking me a little longer to get everything decorated and organized the way I want it, so here's a couple snapshots of some of the decor elements we've added lately. 

5. I teamed up with some fabulous other ladies to offer a fun summer giveaway! 
Summer is a blast, but the heat can be harsh on our bodies. I along with a few other awesome bloggers have rounded up our favorite summer beauty products. Take a look around and enter the giveaway!  

#1 CoverGirl Smoothers SPF 21 Tinted Moisturizer I love that this gives me light coverage and sun protection for days spent by the river! (recommended by Life With Rosie)

#2 Gillette Venus Bikini Kit I love this razor combo when I'm not waxing. The blades are smooth and work great for sensitive skin. The after shave lotion that is included does wonders for erasing shaving bumps and preventing rashes. (recommended by Keeping Up With Ashley and Cody)

#3The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream   This is my favorite all the time but great after I've been out in the sun a lot! (recommended by Health, Love, and Fire)

#4 Dr. Jart+ Waterfuse Beauty Balm SPF 25 (recommended by My So-Called Chaos)

#5 John Frieda Frizz-Ease Style Dream Curls Curl Perfecting Spray   (recommended by My So-Called Chaos)

#6 Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray This product gives my hair the perfect beach wave look without having to go to the beach! I just put it in my damp hair and rock beach waves all day! (recommended by Life With Rosie)

#7 NIVEA In-Shower Nourishing Body Lotion This lotion does its magic in the shower. After you wash your body with any soap cleanser you use, just apply this on your body for hydrating smooth skin all day. I love this product and especially because it doesn't have the sticky feeling when you go to put on your clothes after applying lotion. Worth every cent. (recommended by Keeping Up With Ashley and Cody)

#8 Water and Lemon Haha, sounds silly, but I’m serious.  It’s the best, most-natural way to feel and look healthy! (Recommended by The So-Called Homemaker)

Now you  have a chance to win some cash to purchase your favorite summer beauty product!
Ashley from Keeping Up With Ashley and Cody // Guenny from Guenbt // Libby from Health, Love, and Fire // Angie from My So-Called Chaos // Christine from The So-Called Homemaker // Rosemond from Big Hair and Books // Chelsie from Life With Rosie // Jessica fromWifesticated // Christine from Dimes and Donuts // Leanna from Leanna Ranieri Simply Adventurous

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  1. Ooooo... looks like a great giveaway! Love your maternity pic. It came out great! Love your decor. Have a great weekend!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  2. I LOVE that picture of you and Dan! I can't wait to see the rest of your maternity pictures. Have a great weekend and try to stay cool!

  3. I can't wait to see the rest of your maternity pictures on Monday! Pregnancy really suits you. Have a great weekend trying to keep cool.

  4. I totally 2nd the water with lemon...or water with any kind of fruit. Or cucumber! or mint! Ok, I'm addicted to water ;)

  5. Yay! I'm excited to see your maternity pictures!!! I'm so sorry you're having to deal with this heat while you're pregnant. Sit in front of an AC all day and do nothing! That's my advice. ;-)

  6. I'm excited to see your maternity pictures and also the baby shower recap. I love baby showers and especially the family and friends joining together to celebrate a baby. I love DIY Projects. I have many planned for this summer.

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