Saturday, May 23, 2015

Spring Brights

Shorts: Loft, Sweater: Loft, Bag: Tory Burch, Sandals: Jack Rogers (Sold Out), Necklace: Loft, Watch: Daniel Wellington

I shopped at Loft the other day and found some of the cutest things, especially shorts! Printed and solid, I love the details.  Everything is currently 40% off as well.  I've always loved the color yellow.  A few years ago, I decided to buy a yellow bag just because I loved the color.  Although I didn't think I'd have much to wear with it, I ended up using it so much more than I ever thought I would.  There's something about adding yellow to an outfit.  I love having a yellow bag in my closet.  The Tory Burch York tote is perfect as well.  I always take Madeline's diaper bag everywhere I go, but I like having a bag (the york tote is perfect for this) that I can also fit her essentials she may need in, so that I don't have to carry both bags in everywhere.

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen this picture of Madeline.  She was sleeping soundly in her stroller while my Mama snapped a few photos of my outfit.  I love this photo so much that I just had to share it in this post as well.  She is my everything!  I can't begin to describe how special she makes my every day.  Each day is something new.  She is getting so much more vocal!  Her little noises make my heart so happy :)

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Lace Days

Dress: ASOS, Bag: Kate Spade, Necklace: J.Crew, Shoes: Zappos

Happy Thursday!  This is the outfit I wore on Mother's Day.  I love the lace detail on this dress, and I thought these fun kitten heels along with the coordinating bangles added some color the outfit.  I had such a wonderful Mother's Day.  All I could think about was how blessed I am to be Madeline's Mama :)  I hope y'all are having a great week so far!

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Madeline's Newborn Pictures

I am so excited to be sharing Madeline's newborn pictures with y'all.  These pictures of her absolutely melt my heart.  Madeline was 13 days old when these photos were taken, and I can't believe she's already 5 weeks old.  I knew time would fly by fast, but I never imagined it would this fast.  It seems like just yesterday I held her in my arms for the first time.  She is such a sweetheart.  

This weekend, I have been going through Madeline's newborn pictures along with all of the photos from her birth (with a tissue in hand).  Her birth photos have me reliving the long awaited moments of meeting her for the first time.  I saw a quote the other day which says, "The moment a child is born, the mother is also born…" and I find that so true.  Last Mother's Day, I never dreamed that I'd be celebrating my first Mother's Day a year later. From the child's perspective, I can say that I've always loved my Mama so much, but from a Mother's perspective, I now know the love is even greater.  This precious little girl has brought me more joy than anyone or anything.  I never knew I could love someone so much, and my love for her grows each and every day.  Her little personality is starting to shine through with her expressions, sounds, and of course, her precious smile.  My Madeline is the greatest blessing of my life, and motherhood is such a beautiful journey.  Thank you, Lord, for blessing me with this precious life.

Happy Mother's Day to each and every Mama!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Madeline Clarke Timmerman

April has always been my favorite month and it will forever be my favorite month! Why? :) On April 1st, 2015 my daughter, Madeline Clarke, was born! She is absolutely beautiful and has already brought me more joy than I ever could have imagined.  Being Madeline's Mama has been absolutely amazing.  Despite our non-existent routine and all the emotions that go along with being a new Mama, we are slowly getting into the swing of things.  She has made my life complete! 

Although she is nearly a month old (How is that possible...I wish I could freeze time!), I want to share some of her photos that were taken at the hospital when she was just two days old.  They melt my heart. We also recently took newborn photos. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen a sneak peek.  I will be sharing them on my blog soon.

"Every good and perfect gift is from above.." James 1:17

Also, I just want to say a huge thank you to all of the sweet comments I have received.  The love and support means so much to me.  

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Comfy Maxi Dress

Dress: Loft (40% off), Necklace: J.Crew, Loft (40% off), Bag: Kate Spade, Sandals: Jack Rogers

Maxi dresses have been such a life saver these last few weeks.  One, for comfort, and two, they're just an easy go-to…especially when you're feeling huge :)  I found this one at Ann Taylor Loft, and I absolutely love it!  I'm 5'3, so I purchased this one in a petite size, and the length is perfect.  I also found these cute maxis from Target.  They're a bit long, but with the help of my bump, the length is perfect.

My due date is coming up.  I can't believe how soon my little girl could be here.  It has been such an amazing journey, and I am so thankful that God has chosen me to be her Mommy.  She has already been such a blessing in my life.  I also want to say thank you for all the love, support, and kind comments I have received from so many on my blog and social media.  They truly have touched my heart.  So, thank you! :)  

I hope everyone is having a great week!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Stripes & Chevron

Top: Athropologie (SO comfy and great for a pregnant belly), Cardigan: Anthropologie, Necklace: Loft, Earrings: Loft, Rings: Ann Taylor, Denim: Topshop Maternity, Bag: Kate Spade, Watch: Daniel Wellington, Scallops Bangle: Kate Spade

My bump has gotten very difficult to style.  Two reasons…one, so many days I don't feel like getting dressed up and two, there are just a few outfits that I like right now.  It has definitely become a challenge.  I have gotten to where I basically live in maxi dresses (I'll share a few of my favorites soon). They have been a life saver :)

  I stopped by Anthro a few weeks ago and shopped the fresh cuts.  This t-shirt is so soft, comfy, and stretchy, making it perfect for being both pregnant and not pregnant (I also purchased it in lavender).  This fun chevron cardi is great for transitioning into spring as it's light weight with bright colors.  Although the warm weather seems like it's officially here, this is a great outfit for the surprise cooler days.  About two weeks ago, we had a rainy and chilly weekend, so I thoroughly enjoyed this outfit and with the help of my sister, I was able to snap these photos.  But thank goodness that the weather is getting warmer!  My swollen feet are down to fitting into one pair of flip flops haha.  Hurry up Baby Girl! :)

Have a great day!

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Faith Over Fear

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  "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." 
~ Jeremiah 29:11 ~

Happy Monday! It's a new week and with plans to accomplish a whole bunch of things, right?  Speaking of, I just made out my weekly to-do list.  But I have to remind myself, who knows what could happen this week!  Will I actually get everything accomplished on my list?  What will happen if I get behind, and the next week starts off a mess, etc.  Not only has the Lord been working patience in my life, but I have also been constantly reminding myself to trust in Him.  From the little things on my to-do list, to the big things that I may fear, I am constantly reminding myself not to be anxious about anything (Philippians 4:6-7) and to trust in the Lord with all my heart (Proverbs 3:5-6).

My Aunt Linda quoted me something not too long ago that I love:

"Inch by inch, life's a cinch. Yard by yard, life's hard."

I mean, think about how true that is.  When we start to worry about the future, we make ourselves crazy!  Sometimes, I start thinking about what individuals I have conversations with in the future will say.  How will I answer back?  "Oh, I'll respond with this," I tell myself.  I also start to worry about the outcome of things.  When this happens, I quickly quote three verses (Lamentations 3:37-38, Proverbs 16:9 and Proverbs 19:21) that always remind me of who is in control, and I am not to worry, even though we try to plan out our lives with what we think/want to happen. 

We must also remember that God wants us to trust Him just as much as He wants us to obey Him.  Something I read in one of my favorite books says, "God's plans and His ways of working out His plan are frequently beyond our ability to fathom and understand. We must trust when we don't understand." (Trusting God page 19).  I always find so much comfort in remembering that there is no detail of our lives that is too insignificant for God's attention and no circumstance is so big that He cannot control it.  So, it's easy to not only trust Him with the little things (like something I may hope to accomplish on my to-do list this week) but also trust Him with the outcomes of the big things in my life as well.  We can trust Him with not only the ultimate outcomes of our lives, but also the little things that will bring us to that outcome. This means that we must learn to trust Him one. circumstance. at. a. time.

So, I know this is so much easier said than done (I'm constantly reminding myself), but try not to worry about the little things or the big things!  Take everything inch by inch and not yard by yard!  Look to God for the light for the current step you're on, and trust Him for the light for the next step as well. He will show it to you! He won't give you anything you can't handle. As Stormie Ormartian says, "(God) never said life would be easy, He said He will be with us."  and remember that God makes everything beautiful in His own time (Ecclesiastes 3:11), so trust in Him for when that time will come :)

Have a great Monday!

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