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 :)

WELL, THIS IS FUNNY TIMING

Well, it feels like some funny (okay, not funny) timing that just as I was ready to get out and about in the world again, we are stuck at home. Our little baby boy is three months today and I have all sorts of feelings. Let’s dive in, shall we?

Between the holidays, flu season and a few other personal circumstances, we honestly have spent much of the last three months at home. We really got a head start on this whole “new” normal everyone is experiencing around the world. So, this week I was going to finally start blogging on a regular routine again, creating some fun and exciting new content and I hope this space can bring you joy in a strange time.

Are you ready for a big life update? So, it’s been a minute and I think we last left off with me in my third trimester. Honestly, I feel so lucky I had minimal symptoms throughout my pregnancy, other than being super uncomfortable starting around week 37. Thanks to the advice of a few girlfriends; relaxing baths, lots of naps and medicine ball bouncing got me through those last few weeks of pregnancy. I think I was so excited to meet our little boy that I didn’t even mind the discomfort, but then again I am pretty sure I have already blacked out all of the pain that came along with being pregnant and delivery. What they say is totally true, because at the end of all of it, you get the most precious gift of all.

I have really enjoyed the quiet time during the last few months, I’ve learned how to slow down and really enjoy those in-between moments. We have spent a lot of our days taking walks (when it’s not raining in Dallas), playing on this mat, singing and enjoying all of the cuddles. I really am just trying to soak up every second. I have dreamt of this moment for so long and its even better than I’ve ever imagined. Our new normal is pretty different than my life before and I can’t wait to start sharing with y’all again! We have been cooking every night, taking my time and slowing getting back in shape, and dreaming up all the design plans for our new house. So while my outfits haven’t changed, my world is totally different and I can’t wait to take you along on the ride.

All this being said, I know all of us are currently living in an unprecedented and unknown time, a lot of you are working in new environments with kids at home, but I hope we can figure out this new normal together! So, I would love to hear from you…what do you want to see on A Dash of Details?

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MY CURRENT CLEAN SKINCARE ROUTINE

My morning routine has looked pretty different the last couple months, but one thing that has stayed the same: my skincare routine. A girlfriend of mine gave me a great piece of advice when I was pregnant; take a shower every morning. It was honestly the best takeaway since having our little babe. No matter how tired I am, or even if it means a two minute rinse, I somehow find a few seconds to fit in a quick shower and enjoy an easy skincare routine every morning. I’ve refined my routine slightly since the last time we chatted skincare, so without further adieu my am/pm skincare regimen.

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FAVORITE FINDS FROM THE SHOPBOP SALE

My favorite sale of the year is here! The Shopbop Spring Sale event starts today and I am excited to be working with Shopbop again to share my favorite picks. This is the time of year I always stock up on closet staples. Trust me, you don’t want to miss out this year…

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FRESH FINDS

Hi, hello, howdy! It’s been a minute and I’ve missed all of you! It’s been two months with our little love bug and we are in complete baby bliss. I know I am due for a little life update one of these days because there are so many things I have been loving, doing and using the last couple months that I want to share with all of you! In the meantime, I am starting to get out of the house more often and it has been fun to wear things other than leggings. So thankful for HATCH for making me feel cute during these postpartum days. I have been spending my days in cozy knits and soft tees and I’m happy to be back in my trusty Levis.

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HOME DETAILS: WEEZIE TOWELS

In case you missed it, we have been pretty busy over here in the last few months––we bought a house, completed renovations, and had a baby. ;) So, today I am so excited to share a peek into one of my favorite projects so far, our upstairs guest bathroom.

Towels: Weezie Hand Towels and Bath Towels | Wallpaper: Thibaut | Mirror: Serena and Lily | Fixtures: Kohler | Lampshades: Amy Berry Home

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OUR NEWEST ADDITION

Our holiday was extra special with the arrival of our precious baby boy . FPS made his debut at the end of last month and we instantly fell in love. My heart has doubled in size for this little peanut. We’ve been soaking up all the late night cuddles and every little moment in between.

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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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