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What I’m Loving Friday – Jumping on that Bandwagon

Hey oooooo, it’s Friday. Hip hip hooray!

I haven’t had much exercise this week to chit-chat about, so I figured today I’d join the masses and share a few things that I’ve been loving lately! Easy peasy.

Let’s get to it:

1. Minted.com

It occurred to me this week that we’re going to be needing birth announcements later this year! And we will probably want to do a Christmas card. And while we’re at it, I’m going to need a plethora of thank you cards. Minted.com is a great resource for all of the above, and I’ve used them in the past for lots of wedding festivities. I ordered my save the dates from minted, our wedding invitations, and our last family Christmas card. I think one of my wedding shower invites also came from Minted. They have so many cute designs to choose from and have recently updated their wedding stationary collection, which you can view HERE.

Minted has always been super easy to work with, and I love that each card or stationary often has tons of options you can use to really customize your look! A designer always reviews your order, sends you a digital proof for you to review, and then voilia! They’ve also got a “Buy Now, Personalize Later” on the site which is fabulous! It’s so nice to be able to start a project or design and save it to come back to later. Here are a few looks I’ve been loving that I’ve got bookmarked as ideas for down the road! And I realize you probably think I’m crazy for thinking about this already, but as a photographer and someone who adores “the little things,” I tend to think about these details!

Birth announcement ideas:

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Cute thank you notes!

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Bonus! They also have nursery art!

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2. Palmer’s Tummy Butter

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I’ve been using this probably every other night in an attempt to ward off those pesky stretch marks! We ordered a pack of 3 for like $16 on Amazon Prime and so far it’s been a good investment. My belly is still barely there, but I think being proactive will be key! It smells like cocoa + lavender and is super easy to use. It’s kind of the consistency of a jar of coconut oil that’s hardened?

3. Hydro Flask

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I could swear by my Hydro Flask. I take it to work with me everyday, and not only that, but it pretty much goes everywhere with me these days. Hydro Flasks are AWESOME. I know I’ve raved about them before, but they keep your water cold for something crazy like 18 hours and can keep hot liquids like coffee hot for just as long! It’s crazy. Having cold water readily available definitely makes it 10 times easier and more appealing to drink!

4. Keds Slip Ons

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Adam bought me these right before our San Diego trip, and they are probably my favorite shoes ever! They are SO comfortable, and literally go with everything. To an extent, of course. You can get them on Amazon HERE.

5. Grey’s Anatomy…JK I’m SO sad!

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Without giving away too many spoilers, did anyone else watch last night’s episode? I’ve been watching since DAY ONE when the show first premiered my junior year of high school, and last night I bawled like a baby!

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We had another prenatal appointment yesterday and it went perfectly. We got to hear baby’s heartbeat and it sounded so strong! Such a great reminder that even if I’m still sick, the baby is still doing great in there!

What’s something you’re loving this week? 

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    Kristin @ A Mom on the Run
    April 24, 2015 at 11:29 am

    I ugly cried at Grey’s last night. I was so not prepared for that!!
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      Sweet Miles
      May 4, 2015 at 11:01 am

      Me. Too. Crocodile tears!!!

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    Becky@TheSavedRunner
    April 24, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    I’m going to have to check out minted.com! I have never heard of them! Like you said, it seems like you are always needing cards, or announcements, or invitations for something! Thanks for the reference!

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      Sweet Miles
      May 4, 2015 at 11:00 am

      You should! I have loved using them, and their stuff is great quality!

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    Tiff
    April 24, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    I’ve been loving ice cream. (total pregnancy cliche, right?)

    Love those birth announcements; they’re adorable!
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      Sweet Miles
      May 4, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Nice!! I’m just now getting my sweet tooth back and it’s been fabulous!

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    Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate
    April 24, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I used to watch Greys way back in college but stopped once I graduated.I did, however, hear about last nights episode from all of my friends that still do watch- crazy!!!
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      Sweet Miles
      May 4, 2015 at 11:00 am

      Oh girl, it was so sad. Everyone is so angry with Shonda Rimes the writer and it’s hilarious! I just don’t know how the show will go on, like what’s the next big story line going to be??

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    Robyn
    April 25, 2015 at 2:32 am

    I bawled my eyes out. And I don’t even particularly like Derek!! I’ve watched the show for years too however have never really recovered after the mc steamy and Lexi deaths 🙁

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      Sweet Miles
      May 4, 2015 at 10:59 am

      OH I feel your pain!!!! When lexi and mark died I was a mess! That was gut wrenching!! Heck, even when Izzy left, and when George died! Baw!!

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    Christine@ Apple of My Eye
    April 25, 2015 at 10:31 am

    Gahhhh all those cards are SO cute! It makes me want to have a sweet baby of my own 😉 . Maybe in a few years haha! Do you have a favorite yet?
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      Sweet Miles
      May 4, 2015 at 10:59 am

      Haha! Aren’t they adorable?!

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    Nora @ 2 Generations Running
    April 25, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    All of the cards and nursery decorations you included are adorable!!! I used to watch Gray’s Anatomy, but I’m kind of glad I stopped, otherwise I’m sure I would have been a mess too.
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      Sweet Miles
      May 4, 2015 at 10:58 am

      I wish I had stopped several seasons ago, because now I can’t stop!! I’ve come so far! 🙂

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