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NENA & CO. BAG LADY

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Give back this Holiday season by giving yourself a gift that you will LOVE and also that you can feel good about getting. You deserve to treat yourself!

Nena & Co. has got you covered with rad bags that add a little flair to your wardrobe, while also helping to make a difference. Nena & Co. provides better lives for the people of Guatemala, whether it is by providing purified filtered water, or providing scholarships to the local artisans. Having a good social responsibility makes the world a better place. That is one of the many reasons to buy a Nena & Co. product. Another reason is, who wouldn't want a beautiful piece of art with a story behind it, to wear each and every day?!

Be a major "BAG LADY" like me and snag one to start 2017 off right!


https://www.nenaandco.com/pages/social-responsibility

Oh MAMA

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When you're a bloggin' mama, comfort is key when styling looks. With an infant in my arms the majority of the day, my footsies need a break, so sneakers are a must! Overalls are a perfect piece for all of you breastfeeding mamas out there. Can you say, EASY ACCESS? All you have to do is unsnap and feed, at any moments notice. With my little chubby buddy eating every 2 hours, being able to easily nurse is the most important aspect to my wardrobe choices these days.

Who says that mamas can't be mega stylish? That's the farthest thing from the truth. Getting up and getting yourself looking your best is a great way to make yourself feel your very best. Mothers have busy lives, that's for sure, with little to no down time. With that being said, no matter how busy life can get with little ones, always, ALWAYS take the time to make yourself look and feel the way you deserve. Happy mama = happy baby.

Whether you're a mama or not, these can complete your wardrobe and fill any void of an amazing pair of overalls. Snag these rad overalls by clicking the link below!

Also featuring: Listen To Metal Bralette - Gypsy Warrior &
Custom Style Pack - Pura Vida Bracelets


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!


BANDIT

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"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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