Lots of changes are happening with our family. We moved from Dallas to Austin three weeks ago AND I am 14 weeks pregnant! We are overjoyed about welcoming a little one into the world in February, and it’s been fun to see Ryan’s excitement to be a dad!  Get ready for a dramatic post!…

The first trimester is O-V-E-R. I’ve never experienced nausea like that. I thought it was only supposed to be morning sickness, but I had all day sickness and am pretty sure I packed on a good 10 pounds from eating to try to keep the nausea at bay! Sweets have always been my weakness, but never sounded good! All I wanted were Taco Bell Bean Burritos (i know, sick), cereal & milk and The Mint’s pad thai (a little restaurant in Dallas…literally the best pad thai ever). While the nausea has calmed down in the beginning of this 2nd trimester, I’ve returned to my stomach’s savior (Taco Bell’s drive-thru) twice this week already and still eaten cereal in the morning and for my bedtime snack. However, we moved, so no more Mint pad thai. Sad face. Hashtag ‘first world problems’.

IMG_6006Image: @letterfolkco

It feels good to “exercise” again. By that, I mean I go on walks. I wasn’t able to do much movement the past few weeks because I felt awful, so now I’m taking the Olympic gold medal in walking! Move over, Usain Bolt.

Today, I had to rubberband the button on a pair of my non-maternity pants because I had an interview and didn’t want to spend money buying an interview outfit. What used to fit me as sorta-loose skinny jeans fit like spandex stretchy pants instead. The good news is that last week I found some H&M maternity jeans on sale. $17 bucks for 2 pair (grey & dark blue)!!!! I’m definitely going to have to hit up that store again because of the ah-mazing steals!

IMG_5902$10 & $7 on sale!

IMG_5907 These maternity jeans threw Ryan off for a bit. He didn’t understand the extra tummy fabric situation!

I know, I know…ramblings! I’ll do a serious post soon. 😉


I’m looooving white pieces with sweet details for summer! This off-the-shoulder lace top is soooo cute, uber feminine and doesn’t ride up (like some OTS tops do) when you move or lift your arms. It’s light-weight so it’s perfect for the heat coming our way. Plus, the price point is ah-mazing. It comes in other […]

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The wall outside Jo’s Coffee in Austin Ryan & I are moving to Austin in August, and the excitement we have for what God is doing is Texas-size! (that’s the biggest kind, folks!) Ryan has the awesome opportunity to link arms with The Austin Stone Community Church as a Pastoral Resident. Beginning in August, he […]

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Confession: I’m not a huge fan of studs on clothing or shoes; however, I’m making an exception for this sweet pair of metaled goodness. I hadn’t heard of the brand Sol Sana until working at Lion & Witch, and now I’m hooked! It’s an Australian label that blends bold and vintage, which means it’s the perfect […]

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Last weekend, Ryan and I loaded up the car and headed south on I-35 to Austin for a quick trip to visit my brothers. Our three days spent with them were so wonderful: deep convos, lots of laughter and some chill time. Since Abe’s first chemo treatment was 2 weeks before, he had been experiencing some very rough days physically; however, on one […]

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Say hello (again) to the choker! This necklace has been out of the spotlight for a few years, and now it’s back in full force. It’s a stylish & simplistic addition to any outfit that makes a statement without being loud. You can layer them with longer necklaces, too. Recently, Lion & Witch helped host a fashion blogger event […]

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Watercolor by Jade Winter Chessman (@jadewintersee) Styling women is what I do for a living, and I love it! I enjoy the creativity of dreaming up outfits and combining different pieces (styles, textures, colors, fabrics and cuts) to compliment a woman and her shape. Knowing what is trending and popular is important, so I can style those who want […]

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The jumpsuit trend is huge right now! There are so many different styles of jumpsuits, so take the time to find the fit that works best with your body shape. Seriously, jump (literally!) on this bandwagon asap. I love the black & white stripes on the one below – it stands out from solid ones. This striped jumpsuit […]

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“Of one thing I am perfectly sure: God’s story never ends with ashes.” -Elisabeth Elliot It’s been exactly two weeks since Abe went into surgery to have his arm amputated. I got to spend some brother-sister time with him the weekend before his surgery, but didn’t have a chance to see him again until a couple […]

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Current Obsession: too many things. BUT one of them is a BLUSH TRENCH. You can wear it over anything and everything! I love the soft and feminine shade of pink + it will stay on trend for Spring for years. One of my favorite ways to style it is wearing it open with jeans and a top. Lion & […]

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