Royal Poncho: Serene Sky Lookbook Series

Bright colors and flowers are truly the signs of spring and this royal blue poncho is the perfect statement piece.  Ponchos have been so comfortable for me during this pregnancy since they are adorable yet flowy.  Everyone has those days that we just want clothing that isn’t too form-fitting and a layering with this adorable cape is the perfect fit.

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{Royal Blue Poncho c/o Serene Sky Boutique|  Arrow Triangle c/o Serene Sky| Moonstone Teardrop Necklace ON SALE |  Hair & Makeup: Beauty Entourage| Photo credit: 5 Diamond Photography| Fringe bag: Marshall’s| Lace-up booties: Charlotte Russe}

“It’s the Little Things.”

I am launching a new weekly series called “It’s the Little Things.” These post will be compiled of little moments or photos that make me smile and hopefully brighten your day, too, because it is the little things that sometimes matter most!

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{Mini Cadbury eggs, a surprise treat from my husband when I told him I had a chocolate craving}

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{Jingles getting cozy on my new glider for the nursery}

{A touching story about a friend who donated her salon services to women affected by abuse}

Three Shades of Grey

Tomorrow is the first day of spring and here in New England, there are no signs of tulips.. unless they are under the snow. Normally, by now I have packed away my winter boots and heavier sweaters but have had the need to hang on to them for a few more weeks.
Layering is my favorite for unpredictable months like March because it can be 30 degrees in the morning and then 63 in the afternoon. I am loving this look from Serene Sky Boutique that kept me cozy and warm yet had enough versatility with layers to transform into a lighter outfit.

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{Oh! so Cali Cardigan c/o Serene Sky Boutique| Gena Myint Necklace c/o Serene Sky | | Hair & Makeup: Beauty Entourage| Photo credit: 5 Diamond Photography}

Spicy Kale & Shrimp Stir-fry

The spicy cravings during this pregnancy have continued and this dish satisfied the need for spicy yet is packed will vitamins with ingredients like kale, veggies and sweet potatoes. Sautéed shrimp was the perfect touch to this non-traditional stir fry.

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Ingredients
– 1 cup Quinoa
– 2 cups kale
– 1 large sweet potato
– 10 oz shrimp (peeled and tailed)
– 2 tsp coconut oil
– 1/4 tsp hot sauce

Directions
Cook 1/2 cup quinoa as directed. In a large pan over medium-high heat, heat 1 tsp coconut oil and cook 10 oz peeled, shrimp until done and set aside. Return pan to medium-high and add 1 tsp coconut oil and chopped cooked sweet potato and kale. Add remaining quinoa and shrimp to the pan, along with 1/4 tsp hot sauce. Cook, stirring, until hot, 3 minutes. Enjoy!

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Burgundy Meets Fringe: Serene Sky Lookbook Series

One of my favorite looks from the Candy Stilettos lookbook on Serene Sky boutique is this burgundy and fringe style that exudes comfort and style. Even though it’s March, the temps have been in the 30’s so still hanging onto my boots and thicker tights for the season!

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{Burgundy Drape top c/o Serene Sky Boutique| Gena Myint Necklace c/o Serene Sky| | Fringe cross-body bag: Marshall’s| | Hair & Makeup: Beauty Entourage| Photo credit: 5 Diamond Photography}