3 EASY Summer Hairstyles

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Alright guys…  I think this just might be my last hair/beauty video for a couple months.  I’ve really missed filming every week and there’s SO much I want to do!  I think that’s been the biggest trial with this pregnancy.  I usually have enough energy to do what I want and for the past few months I’ve felt physically limited in everything I do.  I’m very grateful for my health and that there’s an end in site.  For all of you struggling with true health challenges my heart goes out to you and I feel terrible for complaining.  Okay okay, back to the reason why we’re all here!  Today’s tutorial I have three easy summer hairstyles for you.  I really love build-able hairstyles.  I want to believe I coined the term haha I’ve never seen anyone else do them have you?  At any rate, they’re really fun and I hope you guys enjoy the tutorial!!

Also, I’ve started a new channel specially for family vlogging.  I’ll be uploading a few things to my regular channel but if you’re interested in the nitty gritty of my life make sure you subscribe to the new channel here!  Thanks loves!

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36 Weeks

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White Lace Tank: c/o Target | Maternity Jeans: c/o Target | Floral Blazer (old forever 21).  Similar styles herehere and here | Sam Edelman Pumps: Nordstrom | Gold Necklaces: c/o Made By Mary | Blue Druzy Bracelet (old) c/o Lillie + Tori similar here | Lipstick: Mac All Fired Up | Diaper Bag: c/o Lily Jade | Sunglasses: c/o Sunglasses Shop

TWO MORE WEEKS!!  I honestly cannot believe I’ve made it this far.  I really thought these babies would come early and as the days and dr. appointments go by that confirm they’re happy as can be where they are, the more and more I think I’ll end up carrying them to term.  Don’t get me wrong, I am so so grateful that they’re still growing and developing.  I’ve had an extremely healthy pregnancy and I feel very blessed.  BUT MAN.  This is absolutely the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my entire life.  36 weeks, even 37 sure seems like a good compromise to me!  I don’t sleep, my heart races when I lay down to the point where I get full on nauseous,  I can’t eat anything without the worst heart burn ever, I probably shouldn’t be driving, Boston literally has to help me put on my shoes and the kids run away from me every chance they get because they know I can’t chase after them.  Also, you should see our house.  All the things I want to pick up and put away but physically just can’t.  I feel like I need to be in a nursing home, not responsible for myself and two other tiny humans!

My poor husband.  I’ve been making him do EVERYTHING.  And not just normal housework, make the meals, fold the laundry type everything.  I’ve been making him hang things and assemble furniture.  I think he’s more ready for this to all be over than I am!  Two more weeks though… I can totally handle this for two more weeks…

Ha!  You’re probably wondering how these pictures happened if I’m so miserable?!  Well… I’ll tell you the dirty truth.  I haven’t gotten ready since last weeks post and the only reason this one exists is because Brian hired a babysitter for our date this past weekend.  Having a baby sitter is a rare luxury we don’t often get so I thought I’d put forth some effort and doll myself up as best I could.  We went to the Cheesecake Factory and when the waitress asked if we’d like a booth I wasn’t 100% sure I’d fit.  BARELY you guys.  I barely fit and that pretty much made my night haha!  Alright, well I could just ramble your ear off for the next hour so I’ll let you go.  Make sure you’re following me on instagram @twistmepretty because who knows… maybe these boys will be willing to compromise at 37 weeks after all!  One can only hope!

Dressing The Bump

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^^ Whoa.  Let us not forget there are two babies growing in there okay?!  I’m almost 36 weeks, eek!

7Striped Dress: c/o Target | White Footbed Sandal: c/o Target | Denim Jacket: Gap | Renegade Bracelet: c/o Stella and Dot | Daniel Wellington Watch: c/o Nordstrom | Wrap Around Bracelet: c/o Stella and Dot | Gold Necklaces: c/o Made By Mary | Ray Ban Sunglasses: c/o Sunglasses Shop | Diaper Bag: c/o Lily Jade | Lipstick: Mac All Fired Up

“You’re so lucky!!!  Two for the price of one!”  I’ve almost thrown my boxing gloves on a few times because having twins is not two for the price of one.  It’s more like two for the price of 10!  Pretty much my entire body is swollen and It takes me ten minutes to roll off my bed!  As challenging as the last few weeks have been I have to say that the days I choose to take those extra few minutes and put on some makeup and a cute outfit are the days that seem to be the happiest.  I’m nicer to my kids, I’m more willing to go outside and watch them play and most of all, it helps me to not feel so dang sorry for myself!  Because these babies are #3 and #4, I feel like I have started to refine my #bumpstyle.   Let’s be honest,  if having a few dollars in maternity clothes will lift your spirits even just a little bit, it’s worth the price!

Here’s a quick list of my maternity must-haves:

  • 1) Comfortable jeans.  If they’re not comfortable I end up in yoga pants or wanting to scratch my eyeballs out all day!  I look for jeans that have great stretch and that feel like leggings.  I also look for a flattering wash with either dark edges or an all around dark color like these ones here so that my legs appear thinner.  And last but not least, I look for the full coverage belly band.  I’m telling you, it’s the only way to go!
  • 2) Stretchy tops.  The kind with ruching up the sides or that tie in the back.  I think it’s more flattering when you accentuate the bump, not try to hide it.  The tailored sides like in these tee’s here (some of my absolute favorites) and shirts with pull ties in the back like this one here that help show off the bump and draw attention to the smaller part of your body.  In my case there isn’t one, but hypothetically speaking!
  • 3) Comfortable dresses.  A neutral dress like this one is an absolute must because it pops the bump and can be worn with boots in the winter and/or sandals in the summer.  I really like to layer my pieces with blazers, cardigans and chambray shirts wrapped around my waist to hide any extra weight I’ve gained during my pregnancy!  I fell in love with the striped dress I’m wearing here because of the bold horizontal stripes.  From the front it gives the illusion that you’re not the size of a small house haha!!
  •  4) The right shoes.  Low heels for when you’ve gotta dress up, sandals that require no buckling like the footbed ones I’m wearing here and some neutral ankle boots for when nothing else fits!

Sometimes dressing the bump can be a little challenging, but if you have the right maternity pieces, you should be able to supplement your outfits with a lot of your current wardrobe through most of your pregnancy.  Whatever you do, be proud of that belly because pretty soon you’ll be chasing after a five and three year old and wondering where the time went.  As uncomfortable as these last 36 weeks have been, I know that these babies will bring so much joy to our family.  Sacrifice is motherhood and what a beautiful sacrifice we get to make!  I’d love to see the way you’re styling your bump, tag me on instagram @twistmepretty and use the hashtag #bumpstyle for more inspiration!!

This post was sponsored by Target.

Volume without Teasing

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First off I have to apologize.  My face is so swollen right now I can’t hardly look at these pictures! It’s why you haven’t seen a huge smile from me in weeks haha! I know you guys will be like, “oh whatever, you haven’t retained water” or “you’re almost 34 weeks pregnant with twins – you looks great” but I don’t believe you.  So just let me feel bad for my swollen face and ankles haha!!!  If you’ve ever been pregnant you totally get what I mean right?!

With that out of the way – whew – today I’m reviewing the Voloom.

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28 Days!!!

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Maxi Dress: c/o Pink Blush Maternity (sold out) loving this one though!  Other PBM dresses here | Levi Jacket: Old Navy | Sandals: Jcrew Factory | Necklaces: c/o Made By Mary | Bag: c/o Lily Jade | Bracelet: Stella and Dot Renegade

Shop of few of my favorites!!

When I grow babies I don’t mess around!!  I honestly cannot believe how ginormous this belly is.  I wish you guys could feel it – it’s hard as a rock.  And you can see elbows and knees and feet just scraping and sliding all over the place.  There is literally NO room in there!  Being only 5’2″ though I half expected it to be this way.  I’ve gotta say, I’m in awe of the female body.  It’s ability to grow and stretch and then to snap back in place like nothing ever happened.  I guess snapping back into place makes it seem like it happens quickly but I can’t think of another phrase!  For me it doesn’t happen quickly, but it does happen.  I remember after having Boston feeling like I’d never be the same.  That there was no way I’d fit into my old clothes ever again!  And while I was left with a small scar and stretch marks to remind me of those months I carried him, the scar eventually healed and the stretch marks faded.  I lost the baby weight and more and ended up in better shape than before I’d had kids.  The human body is an amazing thing and I’m so grateful to have a healthy one!

The 30 day count down is on!  I have a c-section scheduled for June 1 so assuming I don’t go earlier, there’s 28 days left until we get to meet these little dudes.  I had an emergency c-section with Boston, his birth story was truly a nightmare.  Because I was so nervous to have a similar experience, we scheduled a c-section with Savy and it was amazing.  Because I’ve already had two c-sections and I’m having twins I’ve got no choice but to go under the knife.  Which honestly is fine with me because I know what to expect now.  Have any of you guys had a c-section?  Any of you had both?  Which did you prefer?  Either way, I hope your babies ended up being healthy and happy!  Here’s to four more weeks!!!!