Friday, March 24, 2017

weekly musings || 3.24

-  i'm twenty-seven weeks now!

-  jared started the new shift at work this week. we are settling into this new routine fairly well.

-  elevation worship's new album is SO good. fullness is my favorite song.

-  i am so, so thankful i married a man who doesn't snore loudly. we would have to sleep in separate bedrooms.

-  tax season is over in less than a month. i've enjoyed learning, but i'm ready to have my saturdays back.

two years ago yesterday, mama + i were driving all over tulsa trying to find a wedding dress. sweet memories!

-  in my thirty years of life, i have never found ice cream better than braum's chocolate chip cookie dough.

-  if having heartburn means your baby will have lots of hair, then i'm giving birth to a wookie, y'all.

-  there is a possibility that i may have a doula present during the birth of our son. this is a huge blessing!

-  i am so, so obsessed with these ceramic gemstone mugs. i wouldn't actually drink out of them because they are works of art.

Monday, March 20, 2017

happy first day of spring!

all photos shot with my iphone 7 + edited with the VSCO app

Friday, March 17, 2017

weekly musings || 3.17

-  we are going camping this weekend. i am so excited to relax at the lake for the night + hang out with family.

-  i couldn't believe the number of strollers/car seats/baby items there are when i was registering in target. and then i went to register at babies-r-us. holy moly, talk about overwhelming!

-  you guys. i dropped my macbook last night. it's going to cost $300 to fix the screen. [insert crying emoji]

-  one of my favorite little girls came up to me at church, looked at my growing belly and exclaimed, "amber, you're starting to have a baby!" hahahaha!

-  i have the hardest time with writing the beginning paragraph of blog posts. it shouldn't be that difficult.

-  i totally forgot today was st. patty's day. but i must have subconsciously knew because i still wore green. 

-  i tried the new iced cinnamon almond milk macchiato from starbucks recently. verdict: eh.

-  only one more month of tax season! i have really enjoyed learning all about income tax this year.

-  i cannot wrap my brain around the fact that i start the third trimester very soon. time is a funny thing.

-  does anyone else find it weird that bloglovin' now lets you know when people have read your posts?

-  when one of my FB friends posts that they started selling [this or that], i immediately unfollow them. harsh?

-  someone informed me i looked like i was pregnant with a basketball. umm... thanks?

-  in case you missed it on the blog this week, i shared my bullet journal + my sixth month of pregnancy.

//  see more weekly musings here  //

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

pregnancy: month six.

DUE DATE:  june 22, 2017
WEEKS:  22 - 26
TRIMESTER:  second
GENDER:  boy!


is a growing belly considered a symptom? hahahaha. kidding. i can no longer fit into any pre-pregnancy shirts. it's getting a little harder to bend down to pick things up. and let's not discuss the difficulty i have when trying stand up after i've been sitting on the floor.

this has nothing to do with pregnancy, but i caught a nasty cold around week 23. i was so miserable because i'm limited to benadryl and tylenol. it was one of the worst colds i've had. i also developed allergies apparently? i'm finally starting to kick them, but the past week was very snotty + sneezy.


-  give me all the ice cream in the world.
-  chick-fil-a. i don't feel guilty in the least because they are the Lord's calories.
-  orange juice.
cheerios medley crunch.


oh, mylanta. this is the best part of pregnancy for me. theeeee absolute best. baby boy moves a lot now. i have started seeing his kicks and punches when i'm sitting at my desk. i will never get over being able to feel our baby wiggle + move around.


pregnancy insomnia is still a thing. it usually occurs between two and three in the morning and lasts for about thirty to forty-five minutes. i've learned to utilize these moments by praying.

i also get uncomfortable a lot. i've learned that i cannot sleep with pants on anymore. [tmi?] and i get hot during the night. [this is not normal for my always cold self.]


like i mentioned before, i cannot wear any of my pre-pregnancy clothes anymore- with the exception of a few t-shirts. i'm still wearing the maternity pants i bought at ten weeks. i bought this hoodie from target, and it is soooo comfy. the problem i have with most maternity clothing is that it is sooooo long. i know it's supposed to cover the growing belly, but why are maternity shirts made to cover me from head to toe?


my baby shower next month! starting on the nursery. hearing his heartbeat at my next appointment.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

how i bullet journal.

during one of my pregnancy-related insomnia nights, i had the idea to start another bullet journal. my first bujo was a catch-all for to-dos, planning, daily tasks, etc. it basically replaced my planner. this time around, i am solely using my bujo to document 2017.

[if you're wondering what the heck a bullet journal is, it's explained perfectly on the bujo website. if you want inspiration overload, search #bulletjournal on insta. there are tons of youtube videos as well.]


since i'm not using the bullet journal for daily tasks, it's really just a bunch of collections. this is a yearly bujo, so i'll add more as the year goes along. here are the collections i've added so far:


this is self-explanatory. the index is a table of contents to help find where each collection/list is.


since this is a bujo for 2017, i want to remember the lessons i've learned throughout the year. 
i also record random happenings throughout the month.


a list of happy things to remind me of the simple joys in life.


because my city is wichitawesome.
i also want a list of meals to make because i need ideas before i grocery shop.


a wish list of items i need/want.


moleskine cashier journal  +  a black sharpie pen
that's it. well, almost. i've added some washi tape to the edges to distinguish the collections. this time around, i want to keep it super simple. no fancy-schmancy non-sense. just a record of this year's happenings, lessons, moments, and lists. 

Friday, March 10, 2017

weekly musings || 3.10

//  i have debated on bringing weekly musings back to wildbloom. it was my favorite post to write for the longest time. maybe it will make a comeback or maybe not.

//  i've started my fourth bullet journal. i'm sharing all about it on the blog next week.

//  baby boy finally has a name! i'm going to wait until after he's born to share it online. ohhh, the suspense!

//  if you've been a long-time reader, you know my love for the transformers movies. my due date is june 22nd. the premiere of the fifth movie is june 23rd. figures.

//  please tell me you've watched this video of the pregnant woman imitating april the giraffe?! so funny!

//  i woke up wednesday morning to find tyler sleeping in the bathtub.

//  jared + i celebrate two years of marriage this month! i can hardly believe it.

//  I WANT THIS RIGHT NOW. sorry for screaming, but #gilmoregirlsforever.

//  i am so thankful that i work at a job where - as soon as i get to work - i can take my shoes off.

//  my sentiments exactly.

//  i ate a red velvet donut recently, and my life was changed forever.

//  i have watched this video way too many times to count.

//  i'm on cold #2 in three weeks. pregnancy has shot my immune system, but it's worth it.

Monday, March 6, 2017

a happy list.

spring blooms. feeling our baby boy kicking + moving around in my tummy. iced vanilla coffee. 
early morning cuddles with milo. ice cream. our new king size bed. maternity leggings. lemonade.
sunshine. new journals. bright-colored pens. taking my shoes off once i get to work. my powersheets.
fresh inspiration + creating. the smell of dirt & earth. open windows & fresh air. more spring blooms & FLOWERS.

//  more happy lists here  //