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Monday, April 30, 2012

SNAP {Recap}… Part 2!


SNAP was all about connecting.
But most of all, SNAP was about forming true friendships in real life with other amazingly talented bloggers who I once considered my “bloggy friends."
Over those three days,
with every laugh, giggle and hug,
“bloggy friendships” transitioned to real friendships.

And that was certainly the most valuable thing I walked away with.

I wish I could have gotten a picture of everyone I bumped into,

but there is always next year, right?!

Here are a few amazing women I had the pleasure of sharing stories and laughs with:


{Me, Jen and Kelli who I would totally be BFF’s with… if she didn’t live so far away!}


{The fabulous Jen – I seriously LOVE her!}


{Ashley, the most inspiring, beautiful woman. EVER.}


{Rachel who is super sweet and so very talented!}


{Lindsey AKA wonder woman! I just may have almost stalked her to get this picture because her blog is the first blog I ever read – She is such an inspiration!}


{The delightfuly hilarious Shelley who we all adore}


{Jen, me, Tara, Becca, Jen and Allison}


{Heather who is so amazing and kind}


{Linda, Jen & me – The East Coast, Southern Gals representing – LOVE them both!}


{Emily the cutest, sweetest gal ever and our baby bumps!}


{Then Mandi had to get in on the bump action with some good luck! I am pretty sure Hollis is going to have some mad decorating skills because she once was touched by the famous Mandi, who is so passionate and sweet!}


{Stacy who is sooo freakin’ cool and makes me want to demo my entire house…
all by myself.}


{Jamielyn who is so sweet and full of knowledge}


{Tara, Alison, who is so sweet and sooo much fun and Jen}


{Char and Jen who are both sooo down to earth, super sweet and sooo inspirational!}

(Can I just tell you how crazy it was for little ole me to stand next to them?!)

Stay tuned… SNAP {Recap}… Part 3! is on the way!

(Yes, there is MORE I want to share with you!)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

SNAP {Recap}… Part 1!

Seriously, I wish all of you were there with me because every single detail blew my mind!
I was so lucky to travel across the country with Jen from Scissors and Spatulas!
We live about an hour from each other and she is like a sista to me!
I just love her!



{Jen & me}


The fun began on the flight from Atlanta to Salt Lake City when Jen and I spotted Kelly
from Nest of Posies!
(Really, I was stalking her on Instagram and realized we were on the same flight from
Atlanta… )
At baggage claim, we met up with her cousin Megan from Chesterrific and hailed a cab
to Thanksgiving Point!
… the best part was that the cab had faux fur seats!




Thanksgiving Point is stunning.



From the snow capped mountains…




to the amazingly perfect tulips…




(aren’t they beautiful?!)




inspiration surrounded us.


Even a little trip to the hospital for fluids because of Altitude Sickness didn’t ruin my time at SNAP!
(Thank you to my roomies for taking such great care of me!)





I was so lucky to room with Jen, Tara from Taradara and Allison from A Glimpse Inside!




I just love all of these gals!


…Stay tuned for picture overload when I share SNAP {Recap}… Part 2!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Triscuit Pizza Bites!


I LOVE food.
And being pregnant just makes me love it even MORE!
Lately one of my favorite things to eat are
Triscuit Pizza Bites!

These are soooo simple and fast to make,
which is perfect for a quick lunch or snack!




They are super simple and SOOOO yummy!
Here’s what you need:

Cheese (graded)


Salsa (your favorite kind!)




Put the Triscuits on a microwave safe plate.
Add salsa on top then sprinkle some cheese on top!




Heat in the microwave for 45 seconds…
(this time may vary depending on your microwave)




Take them out and ENJOY!




There is nothing better than a simple snack or lunch!

Happy Eating!

Monday, April 23, 2012

SNAP {Instagram}


SNAP was SOOOO much fun and I have SOOO much to share with you!

But I NEED to recuperate, reorganize and get my home back in order…

sooo I am showing you my adventures from SNAP through Instagram photos!





Get ready for all the details as well as a SWAG GIVEAWAY!


… now I am off to do laundry and dishes…

Thursday, April 19, 2012

{Packing} for SNAP!


I am in Utah hanging out with some of my favorite bloggers

and learning how to improve JIAD!

I can’t wait to share every detail about my experience at SNAP with you!


Packing for SNAP was seriously more stressful than packing my hospital bag when I had the littles.


What should I wear?!

What is the weather going to be like?!

Will the outfits I purchased to wear to SNAP months ago still fit the ever growing bump?!


I started packing about 36 hours before takeoff…

…talk about last minute…


I began by pulling clothes I KNEW I wanted to wear.




Then shoes…




Then I went back into my closet and pulled a few more (… or a lot more) things just in case it rains or snows or what if the temperature shoots up to 100 degrees?!

…these days you never know about the weather…

(and packing was keeping my mind off of the fact that I am leaving the littles and Ross and flying across the country without them for the first time EVER!)




Then I decided I was taking enough to pretty much MOVE to Utah…

So I went back through the items I packed and cut a few outfits out.




Once I had my outfits down to about a month’s worth instead of a year’s worth,

I pulled a few of my favorite accessories!





Of course I packed things like the lap top, my Chi and big round brush.

Then I obsessively typed up the little’s schedules and laid out their outfits for the entire time I will be gone because I am completely neurotic like that and it just makes me feel better.



That was super stressful…

But  I know SNAP will be soooo awesome totally worth my packing frenzy!


Make sure to follow along JIAD SNAP updates:

Instagram: johnnyinadress



Wednesday, April 18, 2012

JIAD is going to SNAP!



Jen and I will fly across the country to attend SNAP!


I am SUPER excited!

If you want to see our traveling adventures and see up to date pictures of what we are doing at SNAP, then follow along here:
Instagram – you can search for me: johnnyinadress
JIAD on Twitter
JIAD on Facebook

I am going to do my best to keep you updated on our daily adventures here as well!

I am like a kid on Christmas Morning!

Oh yea,
and if you are attending SNAP too,
PLEASE leave a comment letting me know so I can keep my eyes out for you and if you see me there,
you BETTER flag me down and give me a big ole hug!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Coffee Table {Redo}


Every time I walk through our den past the coffee table,

I smile!



Our coffee table wasn’t always this fun…

I scored this at an estate sale for $20:



After a little sanding, a few coats of Kilz, a few coats of Krylon Jade and two coats of wipe on poly, we ended up with this fabulous coffee table!

Aren’t the legs on it awesome?!



It never ceases to amaze me what a little paint can do!




Yay for an awesome furniture transformation under $40!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Baby Update {21 & 22 weeks}

Today I am 22 weeks pregnant!

If anyone knows where the slow motion button is for life,

PLEASE let me know!

Hollis is growing and she is moving all the time!

This week Ross was finally able to feel her kick.

Hearing him say “I just felt her, I JUST felt her!” with such excitement in his voice was definitely the highlight of this week!


{21 weeks 2 days}

The bump is getting rounder and rounder each day.

I LOVE sporting a baby bump!

The fact that I can eat anything I want to and still wear a bikini makes me love it even more!

(I decided I am wearing bikinis this summer because I CUT all of my old maternity bathing suits up and made them into bikinis last summer… oopsies!)


{21 weeks}

My heart is filled with overwhelming excitement and joy.

My hormones are CRAZY and completely out of control this time around.

I will cry at the drop of a hat and sometimes I don’t even know why I am sobbing!

Then sometimes laughter takes over…

…this crazy, fall on the floor, belly aching, laughter.

Really, it is so strange and I feel so bad for poor Ross because he never knows what he is going to get when he comes home from work…


{21 weeks 1 day}

I had another ultrasound this past Thursday to check Hollis and my cervix before I fly out to Utah for SNAP!

Hollis was head down and face down, so we weren’t able to get any good 3D pictures of her this week. I hope she is in that position in about 15 weeks from now!

21.5 wks back and head

{21 weeks 5 days}

Hollis has grown since my last ultrasound 2 weeks ago!

Here is a picture of her ear!

(Isn’t that so neat?!)

21.5 wks ear

{21 weeks 5 days}

Here is a little foot!

21.5 wks foot

{21 weeks 5 days}

Here is her arm and hand (It was near her mouth)!

And to the left you can see her knee and shin!

She is running out of room in there and is in a little ball!

21.5 wks

{21 weeks 5 days}

Here is the best “face shot” we could get…

I am pretty sure you are looking from her chin up.

You can see both little ears!

21.5 wks both ears

{21 weeks 5 days}

We are so thankful that Hollis and I both look very healthy!

God is so, so good!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Phone Dump {Instagram}


Here is our week in Instagram pictures!

April 2012


It was a pretty awesome week if I say so myself!


If you want to hangout with me on Instagram, you can find me here:




Thursday, April 12, 2012

Zippity Do Da {Winner}

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Zippity Do Da Giveaway!


The winners are…


Gracyn says:

April 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I like Zippity Do Da on Facebook and have a little boy who loves their clothes!




Holly @ My Sister's Suitcase says:

April 5, 2012 at 2:34 pm

And we like Zippity Do Da on Facebook!



Congratulations to Gracyn and Holly!

Please email me with your shipping info and I will forward your info to Zippity Do Da!



*All winners were chosen via


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