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Labor of Love

Blogger, Collaboration, Family, Lookbook, Motherhood, Photography, Style, VintageOlivia NicoleComment

Labor Day means that summer is coming to an end and fall is right around the corner. This means that the heat wave is ending and layering up soon begins. It means football, festivals, hammocks and family picnics galore!

What's a better way to spend this Labor Day than picnicking with my family? I can't think of anything better quite honestly. It sounds pretty darn perfect to me. This weekend, you could find us frolicking through the park and enjoying a delightful first picnic as a family of three. It's been a LABOR DAY OF LOVE!

Now lets talk about these radical hats that we are rocking! We had the recent pleasure of collaborating with STETSON (YES! #ItsAStetson) and how freaking cool is that?! It's been an absolute honor collaborating with the brand that created my obsession with hats. When you think of a Stetson, you think American classic! You think iconic! As they say, "Stetson, it's not just A hat, it's THE hat!"

FEATURING:
Stetson - Grand Central in Silverbelly (Olivia) & Runabout Pro in Black (Trig)
Fawn Design Bag - Black 
Copper Pearl - Baby Bandana Bibs in Shade


BOYS RULE

Blogger, Family, Lookbook, Maternity, Motherhood, Photography, Style, VintageOlivia NicoleComment

When you're "ready to pop" at 38 weeks pregnant, what's more comfortable than spending your days in your man's clothes?! Literally, nothing! First of all, it is not only all I currently fit in, but comfort is EVERYTHING in the final days of carrying around a basketball in my belly. Any day now, and my little dude will be filling my arms instead of my tummy! As much as I'll miss this, seeing his little face is all I can think about!

I'm feeling like one of the boys in this look, as I'm preparing to be wonderfully outnumbered by my two favorite boys of all, soon enough! 

Bring it on boys, this mama is ready! 

Featuring | White Dragon Embossed Creepers - T.U.K. Original Footwear


BIRDS NEST

Blogger, Family, Maternity, Motherhood, Photography, Style, VintageOlivia NicoleComment

Photography by: Christina Kelley Photography
Featuring: (LOOK #1) For Love & Lemons - Slate Alexa Maxi Dress | Vidakush - Kashmir Necklace | (LOOK #2) Fillyboo Maternity - Zippora Maternity Maxi Dress
 Arctic Fox Hair Color - 4 parts Arctic Mist Diluter, 1 part Aquamarine, 1/2 part Transylvania


A beautiful journey, it's been! Today marks 37 weeks of a truly amazing experience, carrying my first child. An absolute blessing, indeed. I can't even begin to believe how fast the time has gone by. Soon enough, and our baby boy will be nestled in our arms, along with our hearts forever! 

At a young age, I was told that I had a good chance of having a high-risk pregnancy, if I were to ever get pregnant, due to blood pressure concerns. This was a something that I never imagined hearing as someone who has always had a motherly instinct and loved children.

This pregnancy has proven to me that I was just meant to have children. Not only has my blood pressure been better than ever before, but it has been in a perfect range. At my 37 week appointment, I was told that I received an 8/8 rate for determining the environment that I have been providing for my little one. That was music to my ears, as all I want is to provide a happy and comfortable environment for him to thrive in. 

The positive environment that I am providing for my little dude wouldn't be the same without the love and complete support of my partner in life, my love, my best friend! He is the most amazing part of me in every way, making me a better mother, partner and person, all together.

Being honest, I'm truly going to miss being pregnant. The enjoyment I have, providing my baby with the perfect environment to grow each and every day outweighs anything else. Starting as a tiny little flutter in my belly, to a rolling and kicking little being, is remarkable! It breaks my heart to know that some women are not able to experience this magic. It's truly a blessing that should never be taken for granted. 

Prepping a home for a baby's arrival can be quite magical as well. This mama and papa have been working each and every day to prepare for our little dude's welcoming. With the nursery now complete, it's time to fill the home with positive energy. Cleansing and purifying the air is important to us before welcoming our baby bird. Start the cleansing process by removing negative ions from a space. Do this by burning a sage smudge stick and waving the smoke in all areas of the room. Complete the cleansing and purification process by lighting a salt lamp within the space. This purifies the space and increases blood flow, improves sleep patterns and also increases serotonin in the brain, which affects mood, sleep, appetite and memory. It may seem like a strange ritual to some people, but for this mama and papa, it truly increases the vibe within a space. Positive vibes and energy is very important to us as partners and as parents.

We can't wait for our little baby bird to join our nest!


All American Party of Three

Style, Vintage, Blogger, Family, Motherhood, Photography, MaternityOlivia NicoleComment

Photography by: Christina Kelley Photography

Happy 4th of July weekend, y'all! I'll be spending my weekend with my baby bump, my babe (Trig Perez), my BBQ and his beers. I may even throw in a refreshing "mocktail" or two for myself, if I'm feeling frisky (wink wink). The start of July also means the start of my birthday month and who knows, with an August 4th due date, maybe even my little dudes as well! We shall see!

Gearing up to my 36th week, things are beginning to feel a bit...crowded, if I do say so myself. That's not going to stop this mama from stuffing my belly with delicious 4th of July grub! Nom. Nom. Nom!

Enjoy your holiday weekend, stay safe and don't forget to wear your SPF!

Happy birthday America!


BANDIT

Blogger, Makeup, Model, Photo Shoot, Photography, Style, Stylist, VintageOlivia NicoleComment

"Gimme back my bullets
Put 'em back where they belong
Ain't foolin' around 'cause I done had my fun
Ain't gonna see no more damage done
Gimme back my bullets"
- Lynyrd Skynyrd

Being back in the SOUTH makes me feel like I'm living in a Lynyrd Skynyrd song, "cause' I'm as free as a bird now" with a heart full of joy and a head full of dreams.

Living the dream means having a dream and going after that dream and that's what I plan to do each and every day! 2016 has started out better than any other and I must say, I just can't wait to see what lies ahead!

LOOK OF THE DAY DETAILS listed below!

Photography by: Shannon Bray

LOOK OF THE DAY
Featuring:
Lynyrd Skynyrd Tee - Trunk LTD
Jeffrey Campbell Calhoun Boots - Tilted Sole (link details below)
Om Spiral Earrings - Sticks + Stones
Rings - House of Need
Lips - Lime Crime Makeup Velvetines in 'Buffy'


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