Friday, February 10, 2017

It's Friday, I'm in Love

This week I'm loving all the scallops! These scallop flats from Charming Charlie are only $25! What's on your wish list lately?

Friday, February 3, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Another Cruzan Baby!

Levi had his last milestones session with The Art of Birth Photography last week and I asked Dusti if she might be able to incorporate a special announcement at the same time. We loved how the photos turned out and are very excited for our "little" family!

Our sweet boy is 14 months old and is starting to say more and more words. My favorites include him saying Thank You and Night Night when it's time to go to bed. He loves to sing his ABC's and The Wheels on the Bus.  He has such a fun personality and loves to be silly! He's incredibly smart and I'm amazed at how much he's learning every day.

Today I'm sharing how we found out we were expecting and give you some baby updates! I know some people were wondering what took me so long to announce it!
Have you heard of the show  "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant?" I probably should have been on it.

I didn't have any of the early pregnancy symptoms to clue me in and the only reason I took a pregnancy test was because my co-workers suggested I might want to take one since I was starting a new birth control.
Since I was breastfeeding Levi I was on a low dose birth control that I felt was not regulating my cycles. I'd have two months normal, one month nothing, one month normal, then nothing again. When I stopped breastfeeding in November I called the doctor to get me on a stronger birth control. I was taking it for about 2 weeks when my co-workers suggested I take a pregnancy test just in case since my last period was in August!

I didn't think too much about it since my cycles have been thrown off anyway but I did pick up a pregnancy test anyway. I swear it didn't take even one second for the results to come back positive! It was 10 o'clock at night and I was in complete shock. Noah even suggested I take another test in the morning to make sure. Sure enough the second one came back positive too.

How pregnant was I??? I could be newly pregnant or 4 months along! I was finally able to be seen by my doctor after Christmas. The ultrasound was able to show not just a peanut but a BABY! He confirmed I was 18 weeks pregnant! The gender could already be determined, it's a GIRL! Crazy. This kind of thing doesn't happen to an over planner like me. Levi just turned one for goodness sake!

It's taken some time to adjust to our surprise news but we are excited to have our family grow. Ava and Lily are thrilled to have a new baby sister. Levi has no idea what's about to happen to his world and Noah is outnumbered.

I'll be 23 weeks on Saturday. Baby girl is moving around a ton! I'm happy to say she's doing great despite the fact I didn't find out about her until last month! Her official due date is June 3rd but if she's anything like her siblings she'll be here mid May.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Valentine's Day Gift Guide For Him

Guys are so hard to shop for! Anyone else agree? Yesterday I put together a gift guide to help guys but I think today's guide is super helpful for all the ladies out there that have no idea what to get for their special guy for Valentine's Day.

Under $25 - Beer Socks // Heart Boxers // C.O. Bigelow Elixir Blue Hair and Body Wash (my hubby's favorite, it smells so good!)

Monday, January 23, 2017

Valentine's Day Gift Guide For Her

This week I am sharing some gift ideas for your favorite valentine gals. If you need a to send some ideas your special guy's direction here are some of my picks! Lots of rose gold and pink but it's so trendy lately and I am constantly drawn toward it! Tomorrow I'll share some great ideas for your boyfriend/fiancé/husband!

Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 in Review

I'm sorry I've been MIA from blogging. The holidays were crazy! But now that I'm back at home I'm ready to get back into it!

2016 sure did zoom by. I think with kids it starts to go by quicker than normal. It was a wonderful year filled with new friends, family memories and lots of new discoveries.

We enjoyed lots of firsts with Levi this year. Plenty of milestones and first holidays!

We celebrated new birthdays-- Ava turned 5 in March, Levi turned 1 in November and Lily just turned 5 this past December.

Noah and I celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary. So much as changed since then. I'm so happy I get to spend my life with him. I grow more and more in love with him. I am so proud of him and I could not dream up a better father for our children!

This year we made lots of memories on our family vacations to the beach, the mountains and visits with friends and family!

Some highlights:

* First dolphin cruise
* Trip to Gatlinburg, TN with friends and Dollywood
* Trip to Pensacola
* Ava's second dance recital
* Lily and Ava playing soccer for the first time
* Cruzans walk the Gulfstream 5K
* Cabin trip to Ellijay, GA for Thanksgiving

The girls started new school years, tried a new sport (soccer) and had a great 2016 overall!

This year I also worked on my blog, made new friends, co-hosted an event, collaborated with some awesome companies and joined a great group of women that are so supportive and encouraging!

  My friend Megan and I hosted an Instagram Meet-up in Savannah over the summer. 

I joined the Savannah Influencer Group and we already participated in our first Give Back event over the holidays with the Dwaine and Cynthia Willett Children's Hospital! 

I feel so blessed looking back on our year. I can't wait to see what 2017 has in store for my little family!

I wish everyone the best for the new year filled with joy, happiness and prosperity!
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