ONE little MOMMA: September 2015

Military Jacket and Desert Boots Maternity Style

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TEE- GAP // JACKET- Gray Monroe (similar) // JEANS- Stitch Fix // SHOES- Hush Puppies c/o // EARRINGS- Nickel & Suede Leopard Suede large // BAG- Lily Jade c/o (on sale!)
Photo credit- Sarah Sweeney
Today I thought I'd share a few things I'm loving (and looking forward to) right now- because those are the things I love remembering and the things that make me happy!
1. Kesler is starting Tae Kwon Do this week. Kesler is my second boy and he and I have a unique connection. We both have a LOT of feelings and creativity and fiesty-ness inside of us. Soren and I joke about Kesler having my insides. He's a little me. And he has struggled a bit with trying to keep up with his older brother. Easton is super athletic in every way and Kesler has more specialized talents. Kesler has been a great younger brother, supporting Easton in baseball and soccer this last year and now it is his turn. He has decided to try Tae Kwon Do and I think it will be a good fit for him. I'm so excited to see him try something new and hopefully watch his confidence grow even more though out the process. 
2. Decorating our master bedroom. Our room has been the dumping ground in our house for years. We have few dumping grounds, but somehow our room is always one of them. And it just doesn't feel good. This last month, with the help of a friend, I've been putting my bedroom on the priority list and we are finally making something of it. And I'm so excited about how it is turning out! It is really starting to feel more like me, like us and like a place I want to keep clean and relax in. Not dump in. You can see a sneak peek here on Instagram. But I'm definitely planning on blogging the final look once it all comes together. 
3. Shopping for small things for baby. This baby is definitely getting spoiled more than my other kiddos were. He is getting the softest blankets, the tiniest moccs, and the cutest newborn sized outfits. It really is true- the youngest always get spoiled. I can't even help it. 
4. Breaking in the new Meggan bag from Lily Jade. This bag is the biggest diaper bag I've had yet and oh, how I love a big bag. I've been using it as my mom bag this last month and it has definitely come through in situations where I need to be hands-free (hello backpack!) and in situations where I need to keep my stuff organized inside (hello pockets!). I'm confident this bag will fit all of baby's essentials, as well as toddler, five year old, six year old and mom essentials when the time comes. Thank goodness!
5. Planning the next big steps for Nickel & Suede. I am the first one to hate on vague posts and non-specific comments from businesses and bloggers about upcoming excitement, but it won't stop me from inflicting the same on you. We really have some tremendously exciting and big things coming down the pipeline for N&S. I'm loving seeing God's plans unfold and getting to be a part of how they happen.
What are you loving or looking forward to right now? 


Sunday Style- Pencil Skirt and Lace Maternity Style

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SWEATER- Nordstrom // SKIRT- GAP // SHOES- Forever 21 (similar) // EARRINGS- N&S Signature Silver large // WATCH- Daniel Wellington
Happy Sunday! I hope you are enjoying some gorgeous Fall weather and this fabulous time of year. We spent time as a family outside raking leaves, barbecuing and riding bikes and although it heated up in the afternoons, we can't complain about our weather.

On Saturday night I attended General Women's Conference and let me tell you how nice was to attend a church meeting without kids! Granted I love taking my kids to church, but this meeting was for women all over the world to hear messages from our church leaders. I love that their messages were specifically directed toward women and I feel like I really got what I needed out of the meeting. 

Lately I've been struggling with being really critical of other people and with focusing too much on unimportant and minor frustrations on a daily basis. Basically I walk around on edge and avoiding people all day long. Okay- not quite, but it feels like it! I was reminded in meetings this weekend that a good friend is willing to see your good qualities and ignore your weak ones. And its true- the people who treat me that way are my favorite people. I can choose do that for people too! It's amazing how much it all comes back to what we choose to focus on in life. Do I focus on the wonders and miracles of life? Or do I choose to ignore them? God created us to have joy and if we trust in Him and have faith in his perspective, he'll help us to notice the good in life and in other people. I highly recommend the meeting- all of the messages were super uplifting and you can watch them all here. 

Next weekend is our General Conference for the entire world, when our family will be tuning in to hear more messages from the prophet and apostles all weekend. I always look forward to the messages we hear and the chance to talk with and teach my kids more about Christ and the scriptures. I'd definitely invite you to watch, listen or read the messages that will be broadcast next Saturday and Sunday- I promise you'll take away something that will make you feel better and want to be better. I always do.


Everyday Style- September

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SWEATER- H&M (on sale!) // LEGGINGS- Nordstrom // SANDALS- Old Navy (sold out) // EARRINGS- N&S Woven Black large 

TOP- Stitch Fix // TANK- Target // LEGGINGS- Nordstrom // SHOES- Old Navy (sold out) // HAT- Target // BAG- Lily Jade c/o // EARRINGS- N&S Cognac Cut Out large

TEE- Forever 21 // JEANS- ThredUp (Asos) // SHOES- GAP (similar) // BAG- Lily Jade // EARRINGS- N&S Pebbled Black Cut Out large // NECKLACE- Wrenn Jewelry

SWEATER- H&M // PANTS- Stitch Fix // SHOES- Target 

JACKET- Gray Monroe // TEE- GAP // LEGGINGS- Nordstrom // SHOES- Nordstrom // EARRINGS- N&S Camo large // WATCH- Daniel Wellington c/o

TEE- Loved by Hannah and Eli c/o // PANTS- Asos // SHOES- Nordstrom // EARRINGS- N&S Matte Gold large // BIKE- Electra Ticino 7D

SWEATER- H&M // JEANS- Old Navy (old) // SHOES- Savers // EARRINGS- N&S Java Cut Out large

Happy Friday! We are heading into the weekend and I've got big plans that include eating gyros, funnel cake, hanging with my boys and living up the local Fall Festival. Soren's Dad is in town and they've been having lots of fun doing man-stuff this week (aka gun talk and shooting), so we'll see if we can pull them away for at least some fair food. If not- more for me and this baby bump. Only six more weeks to eat for two!

Actually who am I kidding? I'll be eating for two for a while yet. #thankyounursing

Falling for Fedoras, Clogs and Leather Watches

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CARDIGAN- Nordstrom // TEE- GAP // JEANS- ThredUp (Asos brand) // SHOES- Nordstrom // HAT- Forever 21 // WATCH- Daniel Wellington c/o (Use code KILEE15 for 15% off through 9.30.15)  // EARRINGS- N&S Signature Silver large
Photo Credit- Sarah Sweeney
The first day of Fall has come and gone and how did I spend it? Planning for Christmas. So ridiculous right? For the most part I like to take holidays and traditions slowly. I'm happy to enjoy Fall right now without thinking about Halloween. We have our town's Fall festival this weekend and I'd love to get in on some apple picking in this month. Just give me some cider, pumpkin bread, a light sweater and a few leaf changes. I'm not ready for pumpkin carving, skeletons, or orange and black. I don't need to think about Halloween until at least Oct. 10th right? But by next week I'm sure I'll start noticing more Thanksgiving and Christmas displays in stores and online. Why the rush? It's not a race! Once Christmas is over it's just a barren, cold, long Winter until Spring finally shows up!
But no- yesterday my photographer and I were both trying to plan our Nickel & Suede holiday themes and photo shoot. We have to. We have to plan ahead. And I'm not sure if its the fact that we are both more than 34 weeks pregnant, or it's just that we are barely hitting Fall, but we were struggling. Pregnancy brain and no holiday spirit. It's a bad combination for the first day of Fall. 
However- I'm not despairing! I definitely celebrated the day by pulling out a cardigan and my new clogs. I can't think of a better way to ring in the first of the season than with fabulous new shoes. I've been stalking these shoes online for weeks and was thrilled when they finally restocked my size. These are cool mom shoes. And they pair so well with the beautiful leather band of this watch. I love slim profile of this classic watch and I will definitely be getting plenty of use out of it this Fall as well. And if a new watch is on your to-buy list for your Fall wardrobe- you can use code KILEE15 for 15% off Daniel Wellington watches through 9.30.2015. 
How was your first day of Fall? Did you break out any Pumpkin Spice?

Comfy Camo - Maternity Style

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TEE- Loved by Hannah and Eli // LEGGINGS- Nordstrom // SHOES- Nordstrom // JACKET- Forever 21 // WATCH- Jord // CHOKER- old // SUNNIES- Forever 21
You may know that before the blog and Nickel & Suede, we had an Etsy shop called ONE little BELT. It was my first business and creative venture as an adult and so many good things came from it- including this blog! Way back in 2012, I was looking for ways to grow OLB and really, to sell more belts. A good friend, who was already blogging, suggested that I start a blog to help promote ONE little BELT. I really hesitated. I knew how much time she put into blogging and I was scared to put myself out there as an authority about anything. What did I have to say that anyone would care about? And how could I start when it seemed like everyone and their dog had started a blog? What would I blog about? What would I name it? 
But within a few days of considering it and mulling it over, I decided I would go for it. Soren had always called me "little momma" as a term of endearment so it was a perfect fit to just mirror the business name and go with "ONE little MOMMA". My friend and I worked together and we built out a simple little Blogspot blog. And so it began. I've thought about changing the name several times over the years, but when it comes down to it, I'm a momma first, so ONE little MOMMA has stuck. 
And while I don't always wear my titles or my heart on my sleeve, today I've made an exception. I've been in love with camo for years now. Go ahead and search camo over on the side bar and it will pull outfits from almost the very start of my blog. And olive is my go-to color right now- so when Loved By Hannah and Eli sent me this camo Mama Bear tee- I put it right on. I'm really happy working from home and running errands in soft graphic tees, leggings, slip on sneaks and a jacket at this stage of pregnancy. Especially if that tee has my favorite title on it. 
PS- Later tonight you can enter to win a $50 credit to Loved By Hannah and Eli on Instagram- so be sure to hop on and enter!

Maternity Sunday Style- The Blues

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DRESS- Stitch Fix // JACKET- Forever 21 // SHOES- Chicwish (similar) // EARRINGS- Nickel & Suede London Tan Cut Out large 

This Tuesday marks 34 weeks for this pregnancy. And this bump is getting heavy. I'm so looking forward to meeting our sweet baby- smelling him, snuggling him and seeing his tiny feet. It feels like its been a long time since we had a tiny one in the house and I know we'll all be in love. There is absolutely nothing like a baby fresh from heaven. Now to remember that excitement at 4 am when I'm awake with insomnia, heartburn, or just trying to get out of bed to pee. #stuck



Everyday Style- Early Fall

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JACKET- Forever 21 // TEE- GAP // SKIRT- GAP (old) // SHOES- Thrifted (similar) // EARRINGS- N&S Pebbled Black large

JACKET- Target // TEE- HMK // PANTS- Loft // SHOES- Nordstrom // EARRINGS- N&S Signature Silver large

HAT- Nordstrom // TEE- GAP // CARDIGAN- Old Navy (old) // PANTS- Asos // SHOES- Old Navy // Phone Case- Nordstrom // EARRINGS- N&S Signature Silver large

DRESS- Stitch Fix // CARDIGAN- Target (old) // SHOES- Nordstrom // BAG- Thrifted (similar) // EARRINGS- N&S London Tan Cut Out large

TEE- GAP // SHIRT- Target // JEANS- Stitch Fix // BOOTS- Nordstrom // EARRINGS- N&S Navy Baby large


TEE- Thred Up // JEANS- Loft // CLUTCH- HMK // SHOES- TJ Maxx (similar)


It's finally Fall here in Kansas City. I'm loving transitioning from Summer to Fall and finally pulling out cooler weather pieces to mix in with my Summer clothing. I don't hate Summer, but Fall colors, textures and accessories are my thing. Get ready to see less gray and black and more jewel ad Fall toned colors!

We've spent our week shipping orders from our Nickel & Suede Fall release, working on decorating the nursery and my bedroom, and preparing for a local N&S event tonight. If you haven't checked out the N&S Fall collection- do it. I'm so proud of our photos, products and everything about this Fall release. The nursery and my bedroom are coming together and I'll be sure to share the end results. Things started out so badly (especially in our master bedroom) that it will be a fun transformation to share. And last of all- if you are local, come to our event tonight. Over the last six months we've stopped having N&S parties, so this will be the first time you can shop our products in person in a long time. The details are below and I'd love to see you there!


I hope you have a great weekend planned! XOXO!