How We Shared Our Baby News

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When we first got the news that we were expecting, it was definitely difficult to hold it in. Our journey to this point has not been easy and after years of trying, loss, and ups and downs, we were super excited but also a little scared. Because we had suffered loss before, we didn’t want to disappoint anyone or become too invested ourselves. But, once we got confirmation that it was safe to share, we couldn’t wait!

I dreamt of how we would tell my parents, my best friend, and our families for a long time. It was really hard to decide what to do. Instead of simply telling my parents and best friend, we decided to put together a special little package for them to celebrate the news with us.

We chose a bottle of nice white wine and I ordered these bottle labels from Label With Love on Etsy. We found this cute “grandparents” onesie on Amazon to include for my parents and this “aunt and uncle” one from Little Bird Basics on Etsy for my bestie. Then, I headed to Target for the gift box and wrapping paper. Because we weren’t sure if we were having a boy or a girl at the time, we decided to go with neutral colors (black and white) for the gifts and packaging. I found these great containers from Joanna Gaines to use as the gift boxes and a pretty white and green wrapping paper — which was actually wallpaper!

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Our gifts were simple but heartfelt and definitely got everyone in the baby spirit!

Our Baby Shower

  I loved our balloons so much I brought them home!

I loved our balloons so much I brought them home!

I’m so excited to share some snaps of our baby shower with you all! It was the most beautiful celebration and my husband and I were overwhelmed by the love and kindness that filled the room. My mom and bestie sure know how to put on a party! I love you both so much and I’m so lucky to have you. Our baby girl is already so loved and we are so grateful.

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From the rose gold balloons and beautiful cake to the cotton candy and gorgeous decor, we were so blown away. We had great music, yummy food, and family and friends to make the day so special.

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Thank you to everyone who pitched in to make our day so amazing and came to celebrate our baby girl with us. It was a dream!

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Worth the Wait

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Sorry I’ve been MIA here on the blog but life has been a little crazy because we’re expecting a baby girl! After two years of heartbreak, and lots of love and support, we are waiting for Baby Saldarriaga to join us this winter. Our hearts are so full and we are so excited that our dream is finally coming true.

In the coming months, I’ll be sharing some fun baby stuff and mama-to-be posts but I’ll keep sharing recipes, fashion, and beauty with you, too. Thank you for your patience and I can’t wait to share this chapter with you all. Head over to my Instagram to get caught up on what’s been happening! 

And to all the women out there who may be struggling, know that you are stronger than you think and never give up hope. 

Lots of love, 

Julie

 

Trend Alert: Embroidery for Spring

Last spring, I came across the cutest embroidered sundress from Roolee. Sadly, they no longer carry this style but you're in luck because Jules is coming through for you. I've pulled a few of my favorite embroidered dresses, a super cute top from Free People, my go-to gold sandals from J.Crew Factory and some fun accessories from Madewell. Check them out by clicking through the gallery. Then, let me know what you think in the comments below or over on Instagram. Happy May!