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Prego Randomness




(Headband: Plato’s Closet  Shirt: HandMeDown  Necklaces: Cookie Lee & Payless  Pants: Target  Shoes: eBay-Lucky)

Since it’s the thing that is on my mind the most these days, here are some random pregnant facts floating around my mind:

-This baby makes me sneeze…everyday. Is that even possible? Normally, I only sneeze when I’m about to get sick, but since I’ve been pregnant, I’ve sneezed at least three times every day. So weird.

-I want a girl so badly that my amazing friend Jenni (also my outstanding hair stylist) jokingly keeps telling me I’m ugly, since we’ve heard people say that you “lose your beauty” when you’re having a girl because they “steal your looks”. And I love her for it.

-I’ve decided that since I want a girl SOOOOOOO badly that I’m not going to find out the gender of this baby and just wait until the end when I have a baby to cuddle with. This is incredibly unlike me since I HATE surprises, but I have an overwhelming peace about it, so I am assured it’s the right thing. Other people are having a hard time with it though. Sorry.

-This kid loooooooooooves being under my ribs, like it gets up in there every chance it has. Not my favorite.

In Today’s News…Blah, Blah, Blah




(Vest & Sweater: Goodwill  Necklace:  Dress: Old Navy Maternity  Shoes: eBay (Lucky))

We don’t have cable, which doesn’t really matter because I watch everything online anyways. (I do miss BRAVO though.) I DO NOT miss the news. Ugh. I was at the dentist yesterday and the 4 ‘o clock news came on and it was so depressing. So many fires, kidnappings, shootings, etc. No thank you. I prefer to stay completely ignorant and get my news off of Facebook. Yeah, I’m one of those people. Now if you gave me a news station that covered people adopting children, octogenarians celebrating their birthdays and kids making honor roll, then I might subscribe to cable again.

Attack Of The Freckle




(Necklace: HandMeDown  Shirt: GAP Maternity  Cardigan: Target  Belt: Boutique  Skirt: Thrifted  Ring: Plato’s Closet  Shoes: Nordstrom)

Something I’ve feared for a long time has finally happened…

A couple of my freckles have decided that they are better off working together and have grouped into a big ‘ole freckle. I now have a circle on my face with the diameter of a ballpoint pen CAP. It’s like the size of a freckle that you draw on when you’re wearing a Little Orphan Annie costume. Uuuuuuugggggghhhhhhh. I’m doing my best to stay out of the sun and using skincare, but apparently my efforts aren’t working. If this continues, I seriously might start looking like a dalmatian.

Can I Get A Name For Your Order?





(Earrings & Jacket: HandMeDown  Shirt & Ring: Plato’s Closet  Dress: Old Navy Maternity  Shoes: Thrifted)

I’ve mentioned before in a previous post how I use my middle name “Anne” (but I say “Annie”) when I order at restaurants because I figure my real name “Rena” is too difficult for people to spell, let alone pronounce later on. I do this to make it easier on people, but I am SHOCKED at how badly people spell “Annie”. I’ve gotten everywhere from “Ani” to “Any”. But yesterday was the winner. At Rubio’s the clerk took my name and when my food was ready, I almost didn’t hear my order because they were calling out for “Randy”. Really?! Maybe I need to work on my pronunciation?! Am I the problem?!

Butter Is Better




(Beanie: Goodwill  Shirt: GAP  Dress & Boots: HandMeDown  Tights:

Okay, I’m going to let you in on a ridiculously little secret. I never ate butter until a week ago. No joke. My family always ate margarine and any time there was actual butter to put on rolls I just didn’t. So anyways, we were at my in-laws for dinner and for some unknown reason, I decided to put butter on my rolls. I promptly turned to my mom-in-law and said, “What is this?” Duh. It’s butter, ya dummy. And it’s amazing. I went to the store the next day and bought some actual, real butter and have been putting it on everything. I actually said this to my husband…”How did I go 32 years without eating butter? I’m gonna be so fat.” I’m hoping I can kick this butter habit after the baby is born, otherwise I’m gonna be so big, I won’t able to fit through the door to leave my house. Mmmmmm….butter.





(Sunglasses: Ross-Fossil  Jacket & Tights: GAP  Dress: Clothing Exchange  Necklace: Instagram shop  Boots & Ring: Plato’s Closet)

Dear Loyal Readers,

I am so sorry for being so absent lately. As you can see from the above picture, I have a bit of a belly. No I didn’t get that bulge from too much Thanksgiving food, but I am actually 15 weeks pregnant. That’s right…we are expecting baby #3 come May 2014. I am praying like crazy that it’s a girl, but every other person in my family is hoping for the opposite, so somebody is going to be let down. I am starting to feel like myself again, so I will do my best to be back on the bloggy blog. And I’ll be sure to include lots of awesome maternity outfits for ya!


The Girl With The Smile