Opinions | Original Belly Bandit

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During my pregnancy I learned about these nifty little compression bands that supposedly help your stomach shrink back to normal after you give birth.  Belly Bandit is one of the more popular brands of such support garments and offers many different styles to fit a variety of body types.  Belly Bandit offered to send me… read more »

Thanksgiving Ideas 2014 | Knoxville Fantasy of Trees

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Yipee Yipee the holidays are here!  We started our Thanksgiving celebrations the weekend before when we met up with Kara & Remington for a private Friendsgiving.  You guys have all been well-acquainted with our mentions of these guys on our blog, and we always cherish the times spent noshing and nomming with our favorite foodie… read more »

Jasper’s Birth Story

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Our beautiful baby boy, Jasper David, was born on October 21st at 6:28pm at 7lbs 20z, 19 inches long, and a head full of dark, straight hair.  The story of how he came into the world was both everything we wanted and many things we didn’t want, but now that we’re after the fact, I’m thankful… read more »

Our Baby Boy Nursery Tour!

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We’re just past the 38 week mark in our pregnancy and our nursery is almost complete!  I thought it was time to share what we’ve done so far with all of you.  Let’s start with what this room looked like before. I don’t have any decent “before” photos since I remembered at the last minute… read more »

Day in the Life | 35 Weeks Pregnant

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Last week I decided to take a few photos throughout the day to both celebrate being 35 weeks pregnant and document how quiet and uneventful most of our days are, since our lifestyle is about to shift very soon!  I’ll leave the photos to speak for themselves, and though I didn’t take as many as I… read more »

Pregnancy Update | Shower and Favorite Products!

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I thought I would update you all on the status of little Baby Browne!  We’re right smack in the middle of week 33, and the last few weeks have been blissfully uneventful.  I’m healthy, the baby is healthy, and I’m feeling good aside from a few common preggo-related complaints such as rib pain (this little… read more »

My Summer Essentials GIVEAWAY with Walmart and Balance Bar!

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Hey there, hi there, ho there!  How is everyone’s summer going?  I can’t believe it’s already August!  Around these parts, most schools are already back in session – that’s just nutty to me!  As a kid, I remember having until at least Labor Day before the daily grind started back up again.  In high school… read more »

Our Family is Growing!

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Wow, 3 months with no new posts!  As you can see by the image above, Matt and I found out some very big news – we are finally pregnant with our first baby!  I found out on February 17th, shortly before my stay at the Inn at Christmas Place, which would also unknowingly be my… read more »

First Snow of 2014

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We had a decent amount of snow a couple of weeks ago that really shocked us all – forecasts were calling for a dusting at most, but what we got was a steady snow shower that lasted most of a day and into the evening, eventually covering us in 4-5 inches of snow – a… read more »