Confessional Friday: {Link Up}

Is it really Friday again? Good lord, this summer has flown. This must mean fall is around the corner, right? Even despite the 1,000 degree temperatures that have hit Arkansas this week...ugh.

First up, though...HERE is the link to the shoes from this week's Riffraff Gameday post! I found them at Target early last spring and they still carry them! They come in other colors, too. You will LOVE. Pinky promise.

I'm wearing the Blush color here. You can get some here.

1) I confess that after my friend Taylor texted me a pic of the Southern Living September cover yesterday, I started putting together a grocery list for apple cake and pumpkin bread. Maybe if we all start cooking fall foods fall will get here sooner? Eh?

2) I confess that this swimsuit from ASOS was the best thing to happen to me this summer. Talk about comfy! I love a two-piece on a pregnant body, but wanted another option that was a little more accommodating to the growing ta-tas : ) If you live in a hot climate like we do and still need a suit for what's left of summer, I'd get this one.
3) I confess that I forgot how much I loved Look Who's Talking (yup, the movie from, like, 1990), until we watched it on a whim last night. It was playing on one of the movie channels, so we stopped and watched it. Still cracks me up.

4) I confess that I'm so tempted to get a pair of Hunter boots for fall. I've always wanted some, but have never taken the plunge. This may be the year, folks!

Your turn to confess!


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Gameday Part II: {Ready with Riffraff}

The pre-gameday celebrations continue around here tonight with one of my very favorite new tops, perfect for tailgating this fall. 
My friends at Riffraff pretty much outdid themselves on this year's fall gameday collection. Just like football itself, their collection kicks a whole 'lotta tail. 

{And guess what? There's something there for girls from just about every conference and school; colors and patterns to represent nearly every alma mater.}

Seen here: the Samantha Tunic 
I was immediately drawn straight to the pattern and loose tunic style of this top, which I must say, accommodates a growing baby bump quite nicely. The pattern would also be perfect for all my 'Bama girls, (wink, wink!)

Seen here: Stone Dangle earrings // Black and Gold Fringe bracelet (sold out)

Seen here: Black and Gold Fringe Bracelet (sold out) // Shining Stones Bracelet in Clear

And, can we talk accessories for a sec? Yeah, love these. 

Go see my friends at Riffraff if you live in NWA, down on the Fayetteville square! And keep an eye out this summer for their new location opening in Dallas, TX! You can follow them for exclusive details on the new store on Instagram at riffraffdallas

Of course, you can always shop the gazillion looks on their website, too. Fast shipping and the best customer service this side of the Mississippi. 

Alright, ladies. I'm off to catch up on some True Blood with the husband. See you bright and early right back here!

24 Weeks: {Baby GIRL Sisti #2}

I had originally planned to post my pics of my Riffraff Gameday outfit, but my camera isn't letting me dump photos or videos onto my Macbook : ( I'm going to let one of the tech gurus I work with work on it today and see if we can't get those up tomorrow!  

So, in lieu of that, here's an impromptu baby bump update post! I was 20 weeks the last time I posted, so it seemed about time for one. 

Weeks: 24 (as of tomorrow)

Trimester: Second

Gender: GIRL! (Woohoooooo!!)

Name: Ainsley Catherine

Baby's Size: According to the What to Expect website, Ainsley should weight about a pound and be approximately 11.8 inches long. 

Cravings: Where to start? Anything salty. Steak and chicken and fried shrimp...oh, my! And cheese. Preferably in the melty, queso-y form. We eat really healthfully during the week, but I won't lie - I've been indulging a little bit more on the weekends!

How I'm Feeling: Lots of energy, which comes in handy with chasing a 10-month-old. I still get sick in the afternoons most every day, but that's just how this pregnant momma rolls. Me + HCG= Yack fest. 

Lots of round ligament pain, which if you've never been pregnant, is a little bit like a tiny knife stabbing you on each side of your lower abdomen when you get up from a seated or laying position. (Fun stuff!) I'm hoping that will go away soon, because OUCH. 

No swelling or shortness of breath, so I'm a happy camper. Just trucking right along! 

Movement: Caroline moved constantly. I mean constantly. Sleeping just didn't happen with that kid. Now Ainsley? Ainsley moves a lot, but at very specific times of day: early morning and late, late at night. And when she moves, she MOVES. Backflips, round-off back handsprings, ballet, tap, jazz, tae kwon do...girlfriend does it all in there. 

Birth plan: See Week 20 : )

Momma thoughts: I am amazed at how quickly this pregnancy has gone by. I can't believe that on Wednesday, 24 weeks will have arrived. And in just four more weeks, we'll be staring the third trimester in the face! We have NOTHING done for this baby. She has a lovely and big nursery, but so far, I haven't had a spare minute to devote to it. Right now, it's serving as a storage place for our empty moving boxes, ha!

Someone asked me the other day if I ever expected to have two this close in age. And my answer was, of course, no. But, I see the beauty in the unexpected. I see it now more than ever before. Someone told me that they'd be "terrified" to be in our position. 

I don't like that word. 

My fears for having two babies 14 months apart are existent, yes, but few. I don't fear how I'll do it. I look forward to figuring it out. I look forward to the messes, the laughs, the tears, the frustrations (yes, those too), the hugs, the kisses, the long nights...for that's the stuff that real life is made of. That's the stuff we will remember when these two girls are heading off to college some day. 

Until sometime next month, friends --


We had a TON of demand for the Younique mascara (my review of this amazing stuff is here), and I got some emails from girls asking if we could extend the order deadline until payday arrived, so we extended it for a few more days! Be sure and place yours now if you want some for yourself. You'll love it, I promise!

Order HERE 

I may or may not have recorded a tutorial showing you how I apply the mascara coming this Thursday, (barring anymore problems uploading video from my camera!)


Gameday Ready: Part I

It's that blessed time of year, friends. The time when we huddle 'round the TV every Saturday and watch our favorite teams take the turf. It's football season, y'all.

And it's a beautiful thing.

I decided to make things easy, I'd break it down by colors this year rather than school. So have fun checking out my favorite items for Gameday 2014!
Lush Maxi Dress // Soprano Stripe Skater Dress // China Beach Dress
Effortlessly Casual Blouse from Savoir-Faire // Risky Business Top // Co-Ed Co-Op Maxi Dress

Razorback Retro Dress in Charcoal from Riffraff // Switch it Up Reversible Tote (Red + Gold) from Riffraff // Samantha Shift Dress from Riffraff

Spirit Tunic OU // Texas Tech Jersey // Not So Basic Skirt in Royal Blue // Ohio State Vintage Dolman

One You Won't Forget Maxi Dress // Gameday Houndstooth Scarf // Hey There Flare Top in Black

Down on the Chattahoochie Aztec Dress from Riffraff // Crimson Romper // Lock it Down Dress from Riffraff 
In Knots Open Back Tank from Maude // Pure Sugar Orange Maxi // Fringe at Last Vest in Rust // Pleated V-Neck Woven Blouse

Red Wool Floppy Hat // Oasis Bound Sunnies // Boss Lady Oversized Clutch 
Yours Truly Baily Dress // Show Your Colors Necklace (Purple + Gold) from Riffraff // Finley Shorts in Purple
Annie Bow Back Tank // Show Your Colors Necklace (Gold + Black) from Riffraff // Textured Animal Print Peplum Top


Stay tuned for Part II tomorrow and I'll show you how I styled three of my very favorite pieces from Riffraff! It's what I'll be wearing to the first Razorback tailgate (with cooler weather, of course!)


Confessional Friday: {Link Up}

Well, helloooooooo there, you beautiful faces of the interwebs. So glad to see you all here today. Let's do some confessin'!

1) I confess that I did a happy dance last night as we sat down to watch the SEC Network. I am so excited that our conference has its own dedicated space on cable now. Bring on college football!

2) I confess that I'll never eat spaghetti again. Stephen got home from his work trip last night and we were both starving, so we decided to have a big dinner. We cooked and devoured a huge pot of spaghetti and sauce, and y'all? I have never experienced pregnancy heartburn like that in my life. Ever. If I never see red sauce and pasta again, it'll be too soon.

3) I confess that it dawned on me last night that I should probably start designing Ainsley's nursery. Now that the move is complete and we're (for the most part) settled in, it's time to get down to brass tacks and start brainstorming. And buying!

4) I confess that spending my very first nights in the new house without Stephen freaked me out completely. Such a strange feeling to be alone in a new house. A bigger house. A house with brand new weird noises and things that go "bump" in the night. Apparently, Caroline was a little on edge, too, because she woke up at midnight and didn't fall back to sleep until 3 a.m. Needless to say, this place is going to take some getting used to when I'm here alone.

5) I confess that I'm going to the bakery tomorrow to order Caroline's FIRST birthday cake and it is so surreal. I can't believe our girl will turn one year old in just eight weeks. HOW? WHEN? ALREADY?

Okay, ladies. What'cha got for me today?


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