October Faves


Happy October everyone! This is probably my favorite month because I feel like it’s (finally!) truly fall. Here are some of the things I’m loving this month:

Apple Cider Candle- This candle smells sooo good and makes me feel like it’s fall! I love this brand of candles and use it as my go-to for gifts.

Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread- Ok, obviously there had to be something pumpkin on the list! I love baking with pumpkin in the fall. This pumpkin crumb cake recipe is my favorite but if I don’t have a lot of time, TJ’s doesn’t let me down!

J.Crew Gingham flats- I love these flats for transitioning to fall fashion. You may remember them from my gingham post. They are super cute with jeans and a button-down!

None Like Him by Jen Wilkin- I’ve been reading this with a book club of some close friends from DC and it is so good. Here’s an excerpt. Go get yourself a copy today!

Blogilates- For exercise, I either go for a jog with Allie in the stroller or do a few Blogilates videos. Her workout calendars make it so easy- the daily workout is already planned for me!


Birthday Wishlist

My 23rd birthday is on June 27th, and I’m excited! Even though I graduated from college a year and a half ago, 22 still feels like a college age, so I’m happy to be moving on past that to my mid-20s. I’ve already told Scott I want a prenatal massage  for my birthday (much needed!), so this list is just for fun!

1. The Home Base Binder by Emily Ley

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I use my Lilly Planner all the time and take it with me everywhere, but I do wish I had a more comprehensive organizational piece. I’ve been eyeing the Simplified Planner by Emily Ley and plan on getting it when my Lilly planner runs out at the end of the year. The Home Base Binder is basically a giant organizer for all the things you don’t keep in your agenda- family info, contact list, meal plan, finances, and has so many more possibilities (scripture memory, baby milestones, blog post planning, DIY projects, etc). Her website has tons of free printables to add to the binder, or just to use on their own!

2. Monogram sunglasses

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I’ve been wanting monogram sunglasses for a while, and these ones from Etsy are definitely affordable!

3. Jack Rogers inspired wedges 

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I love Jack Rogers, but they are so expensive. These wedges by Monday Dress (monogram giant Marley Lilly’s new clothing boutique) are cute and affordable at $30!

4. Monogram duffel bag 

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I love classic look of this bag, and it would be great to have something with my new monogram!

5. Monogram tote

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Speaking of monograms, I love this scallop tote! I have a black tote I take everywhere because it fits so much, and it would be great to have another large bag.

6. Tassel Earrings

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I love Sole Society for affordable clothes, jewelry, and bags, and these tassel earrings are on sale for $15!

7. A pretty candle 

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I’m a sucker for anything from Anthropologie. Their clothing isn’t really maternity friendly (or budget friendly, for that matter), but their home goods section is ah-mazing. I love their candles, mugs, hand towels, dishes…everything! The capri blue candle is my favorite and the one they usually have burning in stores.