Tuesday, July 22, 2014

26 week stats | farm baby #2

because i'm officially into my 26th week of pregnancy, that means i'm practically in my third trimester, which then means this little muffin of a gal is practically here.

right? 14 weeks should zoom by.

i know that's laughable, but i'm trying to think positively here.

last night i had the most insane dream that i was actually acting as a surrogate. but in my dream, i knew that my farmer and i wanted a second baby right away, so i was already planning on getting pregnant AGAIN as soon as humanly possible.

folks...i'm here to say...a third is not in my future. my farmer is just going to have to be content with his two gals. (and his hands are going to be totally full.)

so...the crazy dream i'm blaming on this glorious mountain air. if you remember, we escaped to my favorite little town in idaho, called mccall. while everyone else is sweating it out in the valley, we've been enjoying lake time, bike rides, and milkshakes...not too shabby.
it's been so ridiculously awesome to get away...i'm so sad it's coming to an end tomorrow.

regardless...

26 WEEK STATS | farm gal #2
WEIGHT GAIN | at 26 weeks i'm popping along at a nine pound weight gain. not too shabby. my belly is getting bigger by the minute, so it seems...and the gals up top have really taken off. so...i guess this pregnancy thing is really happening. i was in denial there for a few months. kidding...kidding.
 
WORKOUTS | what with being on vay-cay for the past few days and all...i've only managed one run and a little bike ride...but those count, right? oh! and on friday and saturday i spent the better part of each day running around like a crazy woman setting up chairs and tables for a bridal shower and then breaking it all down. those definitely count as workouts. 
CLOTHING | i should really get it together...but i just love my lulu lemon yoga pants so so much. i'm wearing them now, in fact. their running shorts fit the bill as well. they have this glorious wide band at the top that don't cut in and they also stretch...a lot apparently. well, i'm in love. i'm definitely ordering an additional pair of each soon.

GENDER | in case you missed it...we're having another farm gal! 

according to the poll up top, if you voted, you certainly thought my farmer was going to get a mini-farmer. well...it' just isn't so! we'll be welcoming another little girl in late october!

also, in case you missed it, i posted some gender reveal cupcakes AND pictures.

CRIES THIS WEEK | zero. zero cries this week AND zero cries last week. this is so uncharacteristic of me. 

granted...i did get so overwhelmed with the bridal shower i was co-hosting AND trying to get packed up for our vacation that were both happening on the same day that i nearly cried...but i didn't. 

maybe this means that gal #2 won't be as emotional as our little kaye? maybe? one can hope.

CRAVINGS | at the shower this weekend there was champagne and soft cheese all over the place. while i did sip on a little champagne, i stayed away from the soft cheeses that were so so tempting. goat and brie would have been absolutely divine to nibble on, but i've been given the tsk tsk. so...the champagne sufficed and i enjoyed every last sip.

PURCHASES | zero purchases thus far. i'm EAGERLY awaiting gaps fall baby line to appear so i can see if i can't purchase some matchy-ish outfits for turtle and turtle 2.0.

i also need to buy an additional sound machine and have yet to buy a new baby carrier. i think we're going to go with the ergo 360

thank you gals again for all your input on needs and wants for baby #2. if you have any additional suggestions on anything you wished or did get for baby #2, send them my way! i'm all ears!

REMINDER | this has nothing to do with a baby, but as a little reminder, we have the oh hey, friday! link-up happening this friday AGAIN! it's turned into quite the successful little get together with over 170 of you gals getting your link on, and we love it! if you're new and wondering what i'm talking about...click here.

another reminder...july's group giveaway is happening! click here to read an inappropriate story AND get entered to win $235 cash!

happy tuesday!

Monday, July 21, 2014

it's a special day | july group giveaway

as the temps in my parts rise (think 104º) i can think of lots of things to spend $235 dollars on. 

one of those things may or may not be a personal pool boy to spritz me with mineral water for a few hours. i'm not above it. 

and if that wasn't in the cards, maybe i'd stay an extra day at this glorious cabin in the woods where we're at...currently. the temperature didn't reach above 85º today...and tomorrow the high is 79º. music to a pregnant gal's ears.

if neither of those things panned out...i'd buy milkshakes. a lot of them. like...58 1/2...if we're wanting to get specific, which i am.

and as a REAL shocker...and a little teaser, $235 would also buy you about eight giant, black dildos with a suction cup. 

there's a reason i tell you this teaser - several years ago, when my farmer and i were still dating, we were out to dinner with both our parents at a super nice restaurant in the big city. and wouldn't you know it? we found a giant, black dildo suctioned to the underside of our table. 

that's all i'm going to say of the story for now, but i wanted to get it on the blog because the story came up this weekend. i had completely forgotten about this epically embarrassing moment, but it's time to get it in the books.

and now, the giveaway goods. and no, it's not a black dildo.

get yourself entered for $235 cash plus some ad spaces from two of these gals!
sparkles + lattes | dream big + buy the shoes
{the farmer's wife} | baby ridley bump | saraphrasing life | flowers in my hair | top free mmorpg
eat drink + be mary | rhapsody + chaos | sugar, spice + everything life | lot 48 | treasure tromp
rad maverix | behind the camera + dreaming | KALIWOOD | September FARM | courtney stitches

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note | if you want to get in on next months group giveaway, click on over to my advertise page and check out your options!

Friday, July 18, 2014

oh hey friday | a bit random

no big deal guys! except for the fact that amy and i about died last week when we saw 166 of you link up for the very first oh hey, friday!

(seriously, we're farmers...it doesn't take a lot to impress us.)

but 166? that rocked. so we're really hoping to get at least that this week. plus...it was super fun to pop around to all the linked blogs and read your goodies. i loved it.

if you're new to these parts...here's how oh hey, friday! goes down - 

1 | write up a little post about five things. anythings. five hot men. five pinterest outfits. five treadmill workouts. five of your favorite recipes...literally anything you want. 

2 | head back over here and enter your link at the bottom of this post.

3 | link back to our blogs and add the oh hey, friday! button (found just below) to your post so that others can link up as well!


A TOTALY RANDOM oh hey, friday! LIST

1 | did you see my little gender reveal yesterday? well, if you didn't, here's a little recap, but you'll probably want to pop over the the full post so you can see amy's photography talents. seriously...it makes life a lot easier when you have your own, personal photographer willing to take pictures of you after 9 pm.
2 | rodeo time
this is the third year we've made our way to the snake river stampede rodeo...which is actually a pretty big deal over in these here parts. two of the years i've been pregnant. the last two years we've had kaye. this year...kaye was a wild wild wild child. i thought for sure she would sit nicely, eat her corn dog, and watch the activity below. wrong. farmer and i spent a solid portion of the night saying
"excuse me! i'm sorry!" to people as we chased her down. girlfriend was on one last night. in addition, my farmer has some serious animal dander allergies...so when we left...true to form, he had a mini-asthma issue. but he knows i love me some calf roping and barrel racing. he embraces the asthma for me. god love him. you can count on us trying again next year...but with two little gals. that should make it super fun and much easier...said no one ever.
3 | we stole from home depot
so, when farmer built me our house on a hill, we loved the position of it because it overlooks the entire farm. we can see for miles. however...it made it a little rough and daunting to think of the landscape work that would need to be completed. i mean...it was literally a bed of gravel and dirt. not a tree in sight which can be totally overwhelming. but that farmer...he's good at breaking things down for me and said, "give me five years." last year he laid sod so that turtle would have a glorious yard to play in. this year we robbed home depots 75% off sale. literally...all their trees and shrubs were 75% off! we hooked up a trailer and hauled boo-tay to the big city. then we dropped some cash and hauled our little forest back to the farm.

as i sat on the porch sipping lemonade in 104º...my farmer sweated. a lot.

but now? we've gone from literally zero trees to over 20. i couldn't be more pleased.
4 | a new favorite product - AVEDA TINTED MOISTURIZER
you guys have probably been thinking...that pregnancy has been doing wonders for her! she's glowing...or maybe you haven't. you probably haven't.

regardless...i have a new favorite product to recommend, and i'm not getting paid to say this.
it's avedas inner light mineral tinted moisturizer broad spectrum spf. i'm absolutely smitten. it's not so thick it feels like a foundation, but has just enough color to even skin tone...which is something i struggle with. my skin tone is all over the map. PLUS it has SPF AND it moisturizes. aveda for the win.

5 | a very busy weekend ahead
if you saw last weeks linkup post you know that i'm creatively plotting on how to get millions of dollars so i can buy my dream, vacation home in one of my very most favorite of locales, mccall, idaho. (think: skiing in the winter, lake in the summer, perfectly picturesque town)
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well, since we're between cuttings (think - hay), farmer gave me the go-ahead to rent a little home in that picturesque place of my dreams and we're headed there this weekend to beat the heat! i absolutely cannot wait. i have big plans for milkshakes, dinners out, lake-splashing, and marshmallow roasting on the deck.
but before we head up yonder, i'm co-hosting a bridal shower for one of my best gals! she's a designer by trade and incredibly creative and artistic. no pressure for us to throw something visually pleasing or anything! sheesh.
you can count on a full recap next week.

so with that...i'm out!

go get your link on, and don't forget the button or links back to {The Farmer's Wife} or September FARM so others can join in!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

k2 | the very official gender reveal

you guys. i'm just loving that i get to share the gender of our farm baby!

i literally just drove back from amy's house where she snapped some pictures so i could upload them and get them on the blog for everyone tomorrow...which is now today!

and i know there are at least like...five or six of you (or one or two) that are as excited as me to see them!

well, not as excited, but excited nonetheless. 

i won't keep you any longer.
did you see??!!

this is happening. my farmer is in BIG trouble.

in case you missed it, here it is again...
uh...yes. farm gal #2 is hot on her way.

when farmer and i found out, we just about died. we hugged. we kissed. we were beyond thrilled.

and i can say it now with complete conviction - we 100% already knew it was a girl.

my farmer and i...destined to have girls. we've always known this.

gals - i can say it once, i can say it one million times...there is no little gal on this earth luckier than my farmer's daughters.

he's the best. the very best.

but i have a thing or two to teach my gals. they are totally going to own him. kaye already does...

enough of the mushy-gushy.

for good measure, amy and i tried out a few other ideas too. i mean...we hit all the pinterest ideas.

i blew a subpar bubble.
and we also ran out of helium. what do you do when you live on a farm and there is no helium for a 30 minute drive? you hold the pink balloon in the air.

worth it.
thanks for sharing in my news!

bring on another farm gal.

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