A DASH OF DETAILS

HOW TO ENJOY YOUR TIME AT HOME

We started our morning with coffee, a family dance party and some waffles. While the world feels chaotic outside, there is something so special about this time at home. I am really soaking up this time as our little family of 5. Hopefully this list will take your mind off of a few things while staying at home.

GET DRESSED. I have been working from home for the last seven years and my number one piece of advice is to get up, shower and get dressed for the day. Even if you are not going anywhere other than your sofa or home office. The outfit doesn’t have to be fancy. Mine looks like some version of this, these, this and these on the daily. Just trust me, you are so much more productive when you put on clothes and brush your hair. With a three month old, my schedule looks a little different than it used to, so I squeeze in everything between naps and sometimes I end up wearing leggings and sneakers (loving this colorway) until I find the time to fit in a quick workout. Also, I feel like it can’t go without saying, any of you mamas out there with toddlers or school age kids are rockstars during this time!

TAKE UP A HOBBY. To end your work day or keep things interesting during the weekend, this is the perfect time to try something new. I am thinking about pulling out my paints tonight. It’s been a minute since I poured myself a glass of wine and spent a few hours with my watercolors. A few other ideas: start a puzzle, order an adult coloring book, take up needlepointing, or read a new book.

MOVE YOUR BODY. I started testing out at-home workouts after I was cleared at my 6 week appointment and have been loving the Obe Fitness postpartum workouts and yoga.I just started incorporating some Dance Cardio into the mix and have slowly been hoping back on my Peleton. I am slowly easing back into daily workouts, but for all of you ready to get a good sweat, try Melissa Wood Health and Sculpt Society.

GET OUTSIDE. Take a walk, ride your bike or just step outside and take a few deep breaths. The fresh air is good for your soul.

RETAIL THERAPY. Granted, my days and nights are still a little sleepless as of late so I find myself window shopping at all hours. There are so many great sales happening right now and I cannot think of a better way to help support small businesses. A few to note: All Good Things, Weezie, Jenni Kayne, and The Tot. Share any other small businesses in the comments below!

WATCH SOMETHING. We have been watching A LOT of shows. I blame it on being new parents and enjoying just zoning out at the end of the day. A few recent favorites: The Banker, Little Fires Everywhere, Homeland, Yellowstone and A Million Little Things. Try a Nancy Meyers marathon for a little escape from reality. It’s Complicated will make you want to renovate your kitchen.

NEED SOME NEW INSPO: I love scrolling on Pinterest and saving pretty things. A few Instagram accounts to follow: @jillian_eversole, @nicolabathiemclaughlin, @hibcuslinens, @lucycuneo, and @bowsandblue

SELF CARE. I just posted my daily skincare routine. Since you may be working from home, try a new mask or take a long bath at the end of the day. Look on the bright side, at least your daily commute is much shorter these days :)

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JCREW

Leather Twist Slides

EVERLANE

Alpaca Cardigan

HM

Denim Dress

HUNTING SEASON

Mini Raffia Shoulder Bag

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JCREW

Slim Wide Jeans

CITIZENS OF HUMANITY

Racer High Low Jeans

VEJA

Esplar Sneakers

EVERLANE

Puffer Jacket

OUR BABY REGISTRY

As our due date approaches quickly, today is all about Baby S! I honestly wasn’t planning on sharing our baby registry here on ADOD since this is my first baby and I am not sure what we will actually end up using/liking from our list. However, after a few email requests to share, I realized a lot of you are also pregnant and wanted to see our list of essentials. I rallied all my mama friends to compile a list of their must-haves. It helped me to create my ultimate mama-approved registry. I am so grateful to have so many friends that recently had babies (#1, #2 and #3) to navigate this new mom life stage together.

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HELLO…BLACK FRIDAY

Typically, I am not a huge Black Friday sale shopper, but with a baby on the way, a new house, and celebrating some big family birthdays this holiday season, our list is very long this year. Thanks to the sales starting early I have already checked off a few things I have been wanting/needing (nest thermostats, dyson hair dryer, and a Frame TV) and some really good deals on gifts! My wish list looks very different than in years past: think cozy pajamas (I will be spending the next few months in), a dining room table, and mostly just necessities for baby boy. Here are the sales I am shopping and a few deals that shouldn’t go unnoticed. I will be adding more sales to this post as the weekend goes on, but some are too good to pass up early!

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HOLIDAY DETAILS: TOP PICKS


The holidays are almost here (and that means baby boy is almost here, too!) I am 35 weeks today and with a few last minute house projects wrapping up, my nesting instincts have kicked in in a big way.

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GUEST READY WITH SERENA AND LILY

In case you missed it, we moved into our new home this weekend. I’m not sure I would recommend moving at 31 weeks pregnant to anyone I know, but thankfully I had a rockstar husband and moving team to help with the heavy lifting. To be honest, I would do it a hundred times over because I love our new place so much! We are slowly but surely getting settled into the new house and I am already feeling so at ease (even amongst the chaos).

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WHAT I’VE BEEN WEARING

I have been meaning to write this post since I announced by pregnancy back in August. A few of you sweethearts have been asking where I have been, how I’ve been feeling and wondering where I’ve been. I am doing really great, and I owe you a major update on my second trimester now that I am almost halfway through my third (eek!). If I am being honest, I have loved slowing down a bit and spending quality time with the people I love most. I have been off my phone for the majority of the Summer and Fall to really enjoy this pregnancy. I took a step back from the blog because something just needed to give. Between work (which I absolutely love), buying our first house, renovating said house, and moving at 31 weeks pregnant, I just found myself not finding the right words or stories to share here. Now, that all of the madness is almost behind us (just in time for another big life change to happen), I honestly have so much to tell you! So, minus the lack of a good outfit to share, I want to tell you about all of the pieces I have been wearing the last few months. I almost created a capsule-like wardrobe for myself because I am determined not to buy too many things that I won’t want to wear post-baby.

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OIL DIFFUSER

Vitruvi Essential Oil Diffuser

ICE ROLLER

Esarora Face Roller

BODY BRUSH

Province Apothecary Daily Glow Facial Dry Brush

SUMMER FRIDAYS

R & R Face Mask

COOKBOOK

The Clean Plate