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Happy Friday, friends!

I have to let you in on a little secret. This pregnancy has been no walk in the park for Jake. Sure, i'm the one carrying around a bowling ball where my abs used to be, but he has had to deal with every single gripe and complaint, and one too many melt downs to boot.

So when he called me at 5:00 PM on Thursday night and told me some of the guys from his fantasy league were coming over to watch the football game, I thought I could make it a little extra special for them :)

I was already at Sams Club picking up toilet paper #pregnantbladderprobs and I was stopping by the Cafe to pick up my favorite very berry sundae, and I spotted this combo and my little wheels started turning!

It is really so simple to throw together a pizza party with a little extra pizzaz, and this came together in less than 5 minutes and I know the guys really loved it.

The first thing I did was of course, grab this Family Combo from Sam's Club. Seriously, so simple. What a great deal, too. A 16 inch pizza, cheesy breadsticks, cookies, AND a 2 liter of Coke for $13.98. Tell me where else you can feed 4 hungry men for under 15 bucks?!

Oh yeah, and cookies for Sawyer and I. ;)

The next thing I did to make it a little extra special is break out our football glasses, and because I love me a good paper straw, I just popped a brown striped one in the glasses and called it a day. They didn't say so, but I know the guys appreciated the little extra cute I added to their glasses. ;)

It's not much, but I really believe using real plates can make a huge difference in your table scape. The last step was putting some small dishes on the table for cookies & breadsticks, and large plates for plenty of pizza. Since there were just a few guys coming over, I made them toss their plates in the dishwasher before they left and cleanup was even easier than using paper products. And because I don't want these leftovers in my house (see below picture. I LOVE Pizza) I set out some cute little paper bags I have on hand for the guys to bring home whatever was leftover. 

And when no one was looking, I stole my own slice ;)

Is your husband as obsessed with Football season as mine is? I feel like ALL we do Thursday-Monday is watch game after game! What is your favorite thing to eat from the Sams Club Cafe? Let me know in the comments below!

 I hope you all have a weekend full of LOTS of Fall fun! I'll see you next week.

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Until Next Time,

FINALLY FALL! 34 Week Bumpdate

What a WEEK! I talked about it a little bit on Monday, but we truly had the best weekend ever last weekend and even sitting here halfway through the week, I haven't stopped thinking about it!

If there is one thing I know about myself, it's that i'm about as basic white girl as they come. It's FINALLY the first day of Fall, guys! I feel like I wished away the entire summer waiting for this day to arrive. Blanket scarves are officially appropriate attire, even if the high is 85 today ;)

Denim // Long Sleeve // Earrings (on sale!) // Similar Scarf (seriously obsessed) // Shoes c/o

Let's hop into the bumpdate, shall we?

How far along? 34 weels!

Total weight gain: 25 pounds. I have another doctor's appointment tomorrow, and i'm a little nervous, I wont lie. I feel like I can do all the walking and all the healthy eating in the world, and the pounds will still be packed on in these last few weeks. I'm doing my best to let it roll of my shoulders. :) (and hopefully it rolls off my love handles the same way once he arrives!)

Maternity clothes? All day every day! I do wish I could be in sweats all day every day, though. Getting dressed in the morning has become a huge struggle.

Stretch marks? Yep! The ones on my hips have just gotten progressively worse and spread down my booty and legs.

Sleep: Whats that?

Best moment this week: Our SURPRISE baby shower on Saturday! I talk about it more in the Vlog below, but seriously, it was the best day EVER! Jake and I both work for the same company doing different things, and I have to say we work with the BEST people in the world. It was such a surprise and our little man was spoiled rotten. 

Miss Anything? Everything about not being pregnant. :)

Movement: His movement is slowing down and not as strong as it has been before, I think that is just because he is running out of space! Every movement he does make now moves my entire belly, though. It's the weirdest thing to see!

Food cravings: If you follow me on Snapchat @absolutelykylie you saw the most delicious apple crisp I threw together last night! It was heavenly! I just sliced some apples, added a little cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar, and topped with granola and microwaved for 2 minutes. It was SO good! You never know when pregnancy cravings will strike, people. 

Anything making you queasy or sick: I just gagged taking my prenatal vitamin. But other than that, nothing in particular. My belly is feeling pretty squished though and there isn't a lot of room for food in it!

Gender: Little Guy

Labor Signs: I think i've been having some labor signs, or at least signs that my body is prepping for labor. I've been having some slightly painful Braxton Hicks contractions. I've also been having a lot lot LOT of back pain. And there is so much pressure in my hoo-ha these days that i'm afraid if I don't keep my legs crossed he will fall out. TMI?

Symptoms: I feel like the day after you've run a marathon almost every single day. My body is definitely getting warn down and so sore. Every morning that I wake up for work I want to cry! It really is amazing what our bodies do in these 40 weeks.

Belly Button in or out? Still popped out like a turkey timer!

Wedding rings on or off? My wedding set still fits just fine, but my "promise ring" that Jake got me for my 16th birthday is too tight. I can only get it on and off with soap so I don't wear it on my right hand anymore. Hopefully these fingers go back to their normal size after Sawyer comes!

Happy or Moody most of the time: For 34 weeks i've done nothing but tell you how happy I am, but i've got to say, i'm firmly in "moody camp" now. It's a weird mix of feeling overwhelmingly grateful for this healthy pregnancy, and this growing little boy, and truly being so in love with him, and just being so overtired. These next 5-6 weeks can't go by quick enough, i'll tell you that!

Looking forward to: I am looking forward to D day! This weekend we are going to get our hospital bags packed and ready to go, thanks to my handy hospital bag checklist, and I think Jake finally agreed to install the carseat. It's still early, but lately i've been having nightmares of going into middle-of-the-night labor and not having a thing ready. It will be good for my sanity to just have things ready to go in case he decides to come a little early.

Now for the pictures on my camera roll...get ready for a good chuckle ;)

Every Saturday morning, Jake and I drink our coffee and lounge way longer than we should. Our lazy mornings are numbered! Sometimes we break out the headphones to see if we can get little man moving and grooving, and we discovered that this guy loves him some 90s jams. Just like his mama and dad :) Or maybe he was moving to escape the sound...but i'll pretend its the latter.

On the first NFL Sunday of the year, I really wanted to show my San Diego pride, however, after trying on every.single.jersey I own, it was discovered that it just wasn't going to happen.

These pictures are the day we turned 33 weeks. I can't believe how much he dropped that week!

Our sweet cake that my coworkers surprised us with at our baby shower. Isn't it adorable? There was some leftover after the shower and Jake and I sat in our pajamas Sunday morning eating it for breakfast. :)

Can I just say, everyone, and I mean EVERYONE should do their maternity pictures in their pajamas? I was so comfy and happy all day! And I can't even handle these sneak peaks that our photographer, Jessica Robinson Photography, posted. I can't WAIT to see the rest!

If you want to hear me ramble for 10 minutes on all the other life events that happened the last few weeks, check out the Vlog below! I even filmed in a new room for ya ;)

Thank you so much for reading, friends! If you're interested in anything else pregnancy related, be sure to check out all the posts HERE!

Until Next Time,

Winterizing Your Skin

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Let's go ahead and set the scene:

It's winter time, you can't leave your house without a giant coat and scarf, and the mere thought of getting out of the shower into the cold bathroom sends a shiver down your spine.

Am I the only one who has been there?! In the winter months, I put a space heater in our bathroom because I detest getting out into the cold and putting on lotion so much.

But I have to put on lotion, because as i've talked with you about before, I have the worlds driest skin that gets so much worse in those chappy winter months.  

I always judge a product by how little of it are left on the shelves. This Jergens Wet Skin moisturizer was on a special side cap shouting "new!" at Target and I snagged a few bottles because clearly, it was flying off the shelves! Plus, the Cartwheel app was offering 5% off, and you know I can't help a good deal ;)

I'll try to refrain from being dramatic, but ya'll...this stuff is life changing. I didn't need to dry myself at all, and while still in the steamy warmth of my shower, I was able to quickly apply the moisturizer to my WET SKIN and then dry off as normal. It absorbed instantly without me feeling sticky or oily, and my skin still feels nice and moisturized after almost 24 hours since application, AND has a luminous glow i've never noticed with other lotions.

Oh, and did I mention i'm 8 months pregnant and putting on lotion is a serious feat? I can't even see my toes let alone moisturize them, so being able to just glide it on before drying off saved me tons of time and contorting ;)

I love sharing new and exciting products with you guys, and this is one i'm seriously excited about. I know in the next few weeks when we welcome our little guy, showers will be few and far between, so i'm pumped to have found a product that cuts that "get ready time" in half. Plus it gives me an excuse to linger a little longer in the steamy shower while Dad is on diaper duty. :)

Have you ever found a product that completely changed your shower routine? What about totally changed your life? (There I go again being dramatic!) Watch this video and tell me which moisturizer you want to try first. :)

On a totally separate note, I have to thank you all SO much for all of your sweet comments on our nursery reveal. Your feedback has been amazing! I wish I could have you all over for cocktails and cookies and we could read baby books and have a grand old time ;) We took some Maternity photos in there over the weekend (more on that Wednesday) and I can't wait to share with you the little tweaks we've made since the reveal.

Thanks so much for reading!

Until Next Time,