*Thee* Perfect Gift

So it took me a total of 19 hours to find that perfect gift. And, well, I didn’t. I missed it out of pure ignorance- an innocent mistake of the munchies left me number 501. This doesn’t mean much to you, except for the fact that I may be one of those insane shoppers who missed my turkey op, waiting in a tent and prepping for my secret op: “Black Friday” through “Cyber Monday”, only leaving me with an empty bank account and a black eye or two- either because of no sleep, an actual fist fight, or both. However, I would never miss Thanksgiving day with my family just to shop. Don’t get me wrong, the affinity I have for name brands, filling up my car with countless shopping bags, and an entire day dedicated to good deals. But there is something I learned about myself this year. I’m a faux- the almost early bird who effortlessly watches the worm leave in someone else’s cart.

Happy Thanksgiving from just the two of us… pre-shopping photo!

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So Want to Maintain Your Stylista Status Post Pregnancy?

It’s a great time to do so with the trends we are currently seeing in the world of fashion.  Many of the cuts are roomy, and layering is the perfect way to camouflage extra pounds yet to be shed from pregnancy.  These days I’ve seen pregnant and post-pregnant women who are more stylish than those who don’t fall into either category.

The following styles are among some of my favourites going into winter:

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How to stay sexy in the winter…

The Health Nut rockin’ maternity wear at 21 wks pregnant

What an exciting opportunity to share health tips and tricks with you! I’m PASSIONATE about learning how we can live longer and stronger. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’m grateful that I get to inspire you to become healthier, thus becoming happier. Always feel free to ask me questions, make comments and request that I write about certain topics that are relevant to your life. Cheers to greater health and wellbeing!

Do you struggle to keep your figure in the winter? I certainly do! I live in Chicago and the LAST thing I want to do is leave my warm pocket of covers to go tread through the snow to get to the gym. Not to mention one of the biggest culprits during the holiday’s, baked goods!  They’re everywhere and there’s no escaping my mom’s butter cookies, Aunt Michele’s crescent cookies or grandma’s apple pie. As you can tell I have a love/hate relationship with sweets.

Here are a few alternate solutions to staying sexy without going to the gym.

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[“I’m thankful… I’m thankful not… I’m thankful… I’m thankful not… I.AM.THANKFUL”]

October is gone, but the “sweet memories” still remain, especially when they permanently remove our fingerprints. . .

For sure a bit of an exaggeration, but please… picture this: Sneaking passed the sleeping beauty to snag the craft supplies, clearly an already daunting task, but while carrying a baby in utero, and mildly biffing on the extension cord just outside your miniature prince charming’s bedroom, resulting in him awake at 2 am- much. more. difficult. Yikes! #thankfulnot But I thought to myself: Minnie, Bumblee, and Buzz still need a finished product to wear in the morning; so I ever-so-”lightly” [no need to be unkind to oneself...am I right?:)] carried on, put my boy back to bed, and bravely conquered one continual hour of burning my fingers with the hot glue gun. How? While trying to bulk up Buzz Lightyear’s wings, of course. This mission truly sent me “to infinity and beyond”… It was that silent scream of pain, that just didn’t tolerate the ban against verbalizing itself, that hurt the worst. However, I have learned that is the secret success to any superhero: endurance. Not that I am suggesting I am a superhero, but come on, motherhood demands superpowers. The things I do for my children, or in this case…

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Meet The Confessors: The LC Blog Team

Welcome To The Official Lullaby Confessions Blog

Managed by: Megan Crawford

aboutme:

.chatty cathy

.wife to the “1 and only”, mamma to 2 … and a 1/2

.advocate for faith!

.obsess-er of milk chocolate [note: my husband.]

.sucker for pixar films

.photography nut

.crafty & eclectic

.lover of a good braid & a latte

.lifelong dreamer

.inspired.

.foe of cheese balls [the edible, but ESP the inedible]

.cheerleader for life

.adoration for raindrops & pa-JAH-mas

.giggles & itty bitty items

.passionately .living .on .purpose.

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