Welcoming a baby…

We finally hit the halfway mark in this pregnancy and I’m a little shocked at how fast it is going! Finding out the gender is definitely one of my favorite parts.  Not just because of the gender, but also because the ultrasound is so special to see.  I love seeing how everything is forming, down to the chambers in the heart.  Listening to that sweet little heart beat while it pumps away is the most comforting thing.  I crave that, as I have mourned the absence of it with many of my close friends and family.  My heart always goes out to them.

Thankfully everything is looking great so far, and I couldn’t love this sweet babe any more!  M and V have been casting their votes on gender for months, and it has been pretty split.  That’s how Brian and I have felt also.  We will take what we get and be so happy about it! So far all three of my pregnancies have been very different from each other so it’s hard to predict based on that.  Doesn’t stop us from speculating though 🙂

Ok, enough lollygagging! Come end of April we are so excited to welcome a baby….

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GIRL!

Yes, a house full of girls! I actually wrote about some of my feelings on being a “girl maker” not too long ago. If you want to read it go HERE

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We decided for this reveal to just fully embrace the PINK!  Even Brian haha!  He grew up the only boy with four sisters so he is destined to be surrounded by girls forever.  He is an amazing dad and the girls already battle for his lap space and attention, so I’m not sure how he will fit another one in there.  I have faith he will figure it out 🙂 Just look how he juggles everything now!

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P.S. He’s such a good sport for letting me dye his hair pink haha what a guy!

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We are so excited, and feel very blessed to have another sweet girl joining our family.  I also feel so blessed to have your love and support! I have been humbled by your kind words.  I’m just feeling grateful these days! Thank you for everything. XOView More: http://corriebutlerphotography.pass.us/poulsen-gender-revealView More: http://corriebutlerphotography.pass.us/poulsen-gender-revealView More: http://corriebutlerphotography.pass.us/poulsen-gender-revealView More: http://corriebutlerphotography.pass.us/poulsen-gender-reveal

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Adventurous Princesses

There is nothing quite like the enchantment of princesses for my little girls.  They love them!  I was worried when there was a large age gap between my girls that they wouldn’t ever be in the same phase of play, but they were both so excited to get their Angel Wish Princess in a Box! Immediately they wanted to be, in their words, “Adventurous princesses” and go exploring 🙂

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The Angel Wish Box is a little girl’s dream come true!  Each Princess in a Box contains this darling skirt, shirt, collar, crown, and wand.  They come in different color options and I honestly can’t pick a favorite!

This is such a great gift idea for birthdays or holidays, as well as for Halloween coming up! The quality is excellent too.  If you want to order one, go HERE and use code VIPANGEL50  for 50% off your box until October 15th!

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I’m a big fan of anything that sparks imagination and friendship in my girls.  I love that these darling outfits were able to encourage my adventurous princesses!  We will definitely be playing in them time and time again.  Thank you Angel Wish Box!

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Summer Reading

With school around the corner, I know I’m going to miss having Myla at home so much. This summer we have been working on her reading so she is fresh when she heads back into the classroom. One of my favorite things to see is her reading to Viv.  Viv will sit there all day long and listen to her! It is so sweet.

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We received these darling books from Bookroo and my girls LOVE them! They have board books and picture books available through monthly subscriptions.  They come wrapped up really cute, so opening them up is like Christmas! 8 (1 of 1)7 (1 of 1)

This month’s box came with two books.  Myla has been reading them non-stop! She even brings them on car rides with us 🙂 6 (1 of 1)

It is really sweet to see Myla improving in her reading skills.  The first time she read a book to me, I couldn’t help but tear up.  Some milestones just get me! It is amazing watching her grow up and I’m so grateful to be her mom.

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Check out Bookroo to bring a little more joy to your childrens’ life and help them love reading! Good luck with all things back to school! XO4 (1 of 1)3 (1 of 1)

Extend Your Summer Nights

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I’m still in denial a bit that school is starting in a couple weeks and that summer is coming to an end 😦 My summer loving heart never wants it to leave! We have been trying to make the most of every day.  If you are like us, you may also be clinging to summer, and wanting a way to extend your summer nights!

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The girls and I have spent a lot of nights this summer watching their dad play lacrosse on his summer league.  We are usually using my phone to take pictures, dance to music, chat with grandparents, etc while we “watch” 🙂 By some crazy miracle (they lost most of the games this season) they actually make it to the playoffs and clawed their way to a victory last night! If you hurry, you can catch my cute husband’s championship victory dance on my Instagram story haha (@savanahpoulsen)

Since we use my phone all day (mainly for our dance parties) and now we also use it all night, my battery just cant keep up! I’m so grateful for my portable charger from MOXYO 🙂 It carries a full charge on it and has saved us many times! By saved us, I mean made it possible for Myla to take more selfies because you know those are GOLD haha

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Documenting our fun times together is something that is super important to me.  It’s nice to know I have my MOXYO charger to help! This cute case is also from MOXYO and I love it.  It is sleek and since my phone is gigantic, it’s great to have a case that doesn’t add any bulk!

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View More: http://staycsmartphotography.pass.us/boldbeautifullifeThank you to MOXYO for the awesome case and charger! Thank you to Stayc Smart for the photos! My scalloped top is the same one from the Scalloped Details post 🙂

Hope you are enjoying your summer! I’d love to hear your favorite activities and how you extend your summer nights! XO

 

Scalloped Details

There is nothing better than hanging with my girls! I love their cute little personalities and getting to spend every day with them.  I also love wearing things that make it easy to be comfortable to play around with them! Enter, this top!Scalloped top from Brick and Main! Lovely short sleeved shirt with feminine detail!

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I learn all my crazy faces from her!  Give them a shot, a good silly face can totally brighten your day 🙂

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Hope you have an amazing week! Head to Brick + Main for the cutest clothes.  I seriously love them all!  XO

Little Besties

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One of my motherhood dreams has always been for my kids to be good friends.  It melts my heart to see it happening with these two babes! I worried a little bit when I was pregnant with Viv.  They are five years apart and I thought it might make it hard for them to become good friends, but I was totally wrong! They are the most darling little friends and want to be together all the time.  I love it!

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Most days Myla begs to get Viv dressed and pick out her clothes.  I let her for the most part, but sometimes the outfits get a little crazy haha! I love having things like this cute poppy jumper from Little Cottonwood that make it easy and look adorable.  PS it is on sale 😉viv1 (1 of 1)

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I tried to play with Viv a bit, but she was NOT having it haha! She just wanted her sister, or to be doing her own thing.  Unless I bribed her with a fruit snack haha.  She still had a bit of a scowl, though.  See pic below 🙂

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My flowy white top is from Cozy Threads Boutique, and I am loving it.  I can’t get enough of tops that are comfortable and easy, while still looking good! Check out their site and use code COZY25 for 25% off your purchase!

Flowy white top! Women's summer and spring style :)

Hope you have an amazing week! I’m hoping to get some deep cleaning done, and possibly even some reorganizing if I’m feeling extra ambitious haha!

XO Savanah

At Home with Natalie

Hey! I’m Natalie! Author of AtHomeWithNatalie.com and I’m so excited to be hopping
over here and sharing on Savanah’s blog today about a fun party project I’ve been working on!
I’m so inspired and encouraged by the way she shares her motherhood on her blog and social media!
I discovered her through Instagram and have been following along ever since!
Thankful for her and the amazing community I’ve found through blogging.

I’m a wife and mama to four little ones and a party girl at heart!
I love to make our house a home, do DIY projects and cook yummy food.
I love gathering people together and building community.
My love language is creating magical moments for my friends and family to experience and feel loved and appreciated!
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I live in South Carolina with my husband of almost 9 years and our four kids.  Sophia, Sienna, Micah and Asher.
I first started blogging soon after I had my first daughter.
I loved having a space where I could share our family life and my creative ideas!
This was a cardboard castle I made for my daughters’ Storybook Princess birthday party
and it only cost me $4! Now she’s all grown up and we are deep in Shopkins obsession. I don’t get it. haha.
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It’s been months of work…
but I’m excited to have officially launch Natalie’s Party Course this week!!

Do you want to use your creativity and gather people together?
Let’s Party!
The Course includes:
+4 Sample Party Videos where I share the Planning, Setup and Party Fun!
+Practical and Fun Printables to help with Planning and Creative Details!
+ A 40 Page Party Handbook filled with Concrete Tips and Inspiration!
HANDBOOK GRAPHIC

I wrote this Course for the girl who loves being creative and has a passion for building community.
It’s for the girl who feels like she doesn’t have enough
time, money or energy to create the special moments she wants.
It’s for the girl who is a party planning pro but loves
picking up new tricks and getting party inspiration!
My goal is for you to walk away feeling encouraged and excited!
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I’m offering a special launch weekend price of $30!
The regular price after this weekend will be $35
Use Code: LAUNCHWEEKEND

I’m inviting you to join me in making
all of your gatherings an experience where people leave filled with joy!
Take my course and you’ll feel inspired, encouraged and excited about hosting!
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My blog has become our family’s main income and it has been amazing doing something
I’m passionate about and love! I’m probably off soaking up my sweeties, avoiding laundry,
selling totes, rearranging furniture, dreaming up the next get together and overgramming.
I’m passionate about helping others start and grow as bloggers and
even wrote a Blogging E-Course that includes everything I’ve learned and done to get to where I am today.
We are choosing creative, family centered, faith filled and joyful living even with the crazy.
I strive to celebrate motherhood and share that on my blog!
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Through My Party Course videos and handbook, I’ll be sharing inspiration
and concrete tips to make throwing parties easy and enjoyable!
I’m all about helping you create magical moments for your loved ones
to experience, and feel loved and blessed by you!
I’m excited for you to put these tips to use when styling your next party!
CHECK IT OUT HERE! 
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You can connect with me on Instagram, Snapchat (athomewithnat),  Facebook and Twitter!

Thanks again Savanah for letting me be over here today!
XOXO

Seaport Stitches

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When I was pregnant with my first daughter, I remember the moment I realized how important my diaper bag would be and how much I instantly cared so much about it! I needed it to be so many things, but most of all, I needed it to look amazing.  It wasn’t until after I had my baby that I realized the functionality is just as important. I wish I had this bag and clutch from Seaport Stitches when I started my mom journey!  I have been obsessing over it from afar for a long time and now I get compliments on it daily.  It definitely checks the “looks amazing” box! The best part about it, though, it also checks the functionality box! Some of my favorite features include the zipper across the top (keeping those sweet baby hands from emptying it all day) the pockets lining the inside, the large outside pockets, and best of all-> the convertible strap.  It can be a backpack or a messenger bag style just by adjusting the clips. I never knew I could be so in love with a backpack!

My other new obsession is my diaper clutch.  I almost can’t believe how much I love it.  My favorite part (other than how stinkin cute it is) is the built in pocket for wipes! No more carrying around a separate wipe container, and diapers, and a wallet, and your phone, and your lipgloss, and your keys…goodness! This beauty fits IT ALL in one darling little package.  I carry it with me all the time and when I also need toys, food, books, blankets (I could go on and on) I just throw it in my diaper bag as well.  Honestly, it has made those quick trips to the store, school, or friend’s house so much nicer! They come in lots of cute designs too.  Love love love! Make sure you check out these bags, they sell out crazy fast.  I can totally see why!

Hope you enjoy your day! XO Thank you to Seaport Stitches for sponsoring this post! Also, thank you to Stayc Smart Photography for the photos.  Check her out on instagram @staycsmartphotography

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Little Head to Toe GIVEAWAY!

 

I have yet to find a person that doesn’t think baby shoes are the cutest ever.  They just are. I love them, but I have a hard time keeping them on Viv’s feet.  She will kick and pull on them until she gets them off!  BUUUT…not these cute little shoes from Little Head to Toe!  She wears them all day and loves it.  I don’t blame her.  They look amazingly comfortable, and adorable. What more could she want from shoes!?

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Chanel from Little Head to Toe just launched her fall line and there are so many darling designs.  Also, she is the sweetest! I am hosting a GIVEAWAY with her for one lucky winner to get their very own pair of shoes.  Head over to my instagram (@savanahpoulsen) to enter! Hurry though, it ends tomorrow night!

Also, click HERE to check out Little Head to Toe and use code “BBLIFE” to get 10% off your order!

 

Saturday Market

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We had such a fun weekend with our friends Morgan and BreAna! We stayed up way too late, and crammed way too much in, but it was totally worth it.  On Saturday morning we went to the downtown market.  I love all the beautiful local produce and flowers, unique vendors, and delicious treats!  Whenever I know there will be lots of people, maneuvering, crossing the street, etc. I always make sure I have my Happy Wrap for Viv.  I seriously think I have worn this wrap for hundreds of hours over the last ten months.  Viv still fits great in it, and it’s so comfortable.  Also, nothing better than having a sweet baby near you!  As she has gotten older, however, she doesn’t sleep as much in the wrap and needs something to keep her busy.  That’s why I’m also grateful I have our LouLou Lollipop teething necklaces!  As long as she has them to chew on, she is a happy little camper.  Plus, they have gone through testing and regulations in US and Canada to ensure they are legally safe for your little one!

I know she won’t be little long, so I’m going to soak up every minute!

Happy Sunday!

Photos by BreAna Thomas…and a couple from my husbands phone haha

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