Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Wells Fargo Championship {Caroline's 1st Golf Tournament}

Our May has been filled with so many wonderful weekends - Caroline's birthday party, Mother's Day in Florida, two weddings, the Wells Fargo Championship and vacation! It's been super busy but we've really tried to soak up as much activity as a family of 3 while we can this summer. 
Anyway, the whole reason I began blogging is because I have the worst memory of all time. So if I don't blog about it, it never happened in my mind. So today I wanted to dump a bunch of photos from Caroline's first golf tournament here because it was such a fun day...and I want to remember it forever. 
We were lucky to get some awesome event lawn passes for the final day of the Wells Fargo golf tournament this year. We arrived early in the morning not knowing how long Caroline would last in the heat and without a nap. We packed up a cooler full of snacks, loaded the stroller, laced up our tennis shoes and dressed Caroline in her baby golfer outfit (similar version here) from Halloween and headed out for a fun day. 

The weather was unbelievable - not a cloud in the sky! We spent a little over 5 hours at the tournament walking 6 miles, stopped for lots of shots, followed Phil Mickelson for a bit, ate a yummy lunch and played in the grass. To my surprise, Caroline even took an hour long nap in her stroller under a shady tree at hole 3 while we relaxed and sipped on fresh lemonade. It was the perfect day.



Monday, May 18, 2015

7 Month Bumpdate

No surprise that I am super behind on my bumpdate for month 7! I am officially 31 weeks along and had a great OB appointment today. Thomas is looking healthy and happy in there. Hard to believe we are going in every 2 weeks now for check ups. Getting so close to the finish line!

Pregnancy updates:
  • Sleep: Depends on if Caroline feels like sleeping or not. 
  • Movement: All the time!
  • Nursery: We've had a lot of busy weekends lately and a few busy ones to come but I'm starting to get antsy about preparations. Liiiiike, I need to get our crib and make sure it actually fits in our nursery. I called Pottery Barn a few days ago to check on the delivery status (it was supposed to arrive over a month ago). Turns out they managed to cancel my order and now the crib is on back order. So that's awesome.
  • Cravings: All about the popsicles these days!
  • Symptoms: Foot cramps! If I dare to wear wedges to work I pay for it all night. My back pain also started up this past week and is accompanied with worse round ligament pains.
  • Missing: Walking without a waddle. I also have no maternity clothes for this season since I had Caroline during spring and now we're well into summer. I just can't bring myself to spend money on maternity clothes with less than 8 weeks to go. I'd rather save my pennies for new clothes after baby to motivate me to lose the extra weight! 
  • Best Moments: My surprise baby shower, passing my glucose test and celebrating Mother's Day!
  • Weight: Up 17 pounds and am carrying much lower this time.

Months Pregnant with Caroline: 27 weeks // 28 weeks // 29 weeks // 30 weeks


Friday, May 15, 2015

Bows, Plates, Party Accessories and More! {The Ultimate Giveaway Post}

I didn't anticipate blogging so much this week but pregnancy insomnia has presented an opportunity to pop in a bit more! And today is a real treat because I have lots of goodies to share from Caroline's party. I mentioned in my party recap that I diligently stayed within a budget for Caroline's Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star soiree. I owe so many amazing vendors and shops a huge thank you for reaching out to me and offering us items for Caroline's party. As if showering Caroline with gifts wasn't generous enough, these shops also offered to give away a few items to some lucky readers too! Enter your heart out, friends...

Giveaway #1: First up, Kate Aspen - the leading designer of wedding favors, bridal shower favors, baby shower favors, christening favors and birthday party favors. Throughout Caroline's party I decorated with a handful of Gold Glitter Tea Light Votives from the Kate Aspen Gold Glam Wedding Favors line and also offered personalized gold striped and gold polka dot party straws at the coffee bar.

Kate Aspen is offering a $50 credit to one lucky reader! Just use the rafflecopter below to enter the contest.

Giveaway #2: A few months before Caroline's party Ashley, the owner and designer of Rosie Posie Designs, reached out to me to see if she could create a customized plate to celebrate our little girl. Um, absolutely, yes! She did such an awesome job and her client service was above and beyond. I love how the plate turned out and it couldn't have been more perfect for the party. 

And Rosie Posie Designs doesn't offer just custom plates! Check out the shop for all sorts of quality, personalized gifts from drinkware to beach towels! And Rosie Posie Designs is offering a $40 shop credit to one lucky reader! Just use the rafflecopter below to enter the contest.

Giveaway #3: I received a lot of emails about Caroline's birthday crown from her party and pancake breakfast. It is from the cutest shop called Little Elle Boutique! Alli, the sweet owner and talented designer behind this precious and unique collection of bows and accessories, sent us a handful of beautiful items for Caroline. 

Alli hand makes all of the girly, sparkly, gorgeous items in her shop and is gererously offering one lucky reader TWO items from Little Elle Boutique! Use the rafflecopter below to enter the contest. Also, Alli is also offering a 20% discount to Carolina Charm readers - just enter promo code CHARM20 at checkout!

Giveaway Rules:
-  All contests will close on Wednesday, May 20 at 12 a.m. ET
- Giveaways are open to U.S. residents only
- Winners will be selected at random and announced on May 20 


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