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Ella Madison Boutique {Review + Giveaway}

November 1, 2012 duchessoffork 44

***Giveaway is now closed. Congrats to comment # 10 Jessica! Look out for an email soon.*** My dear friend Heather is fulfilling a lifelong dream and has just launched Ella Madison Boutique, a trendy ladies clothing website! Heather is a friend “in real life” and …

Bump Update: 20 Weeks {Halfway There!}

October 30, 2012 duchessoffork 6

How far along? 20 weeks Size of baby: The length of a banana Total weight gain: +10-12 pounds is my guess. I don’t go to the doctor for another two weeks. Gender: Still unsure. I’m betting it’s a girl. Do you have a guess? Movement:¬†Tons! This baby is alrea …

Our Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

October 29, 2012 duchessoffork 2

The weather finally turned cool this weekend so we celebrated by going to the pumpkin patch. Julia absolutely loved running around all the bales of hay and piles of pumpkins. She was having a blast! The Duke and I laughed and laughed over how much joy Julia was getting out of …

Styling Naturally Curly Hair {Video Tutorial}

October 25, 2012 duchessoffork 4

I’m pretty excited to share a vlog with you today! I am by no means an expert when it comes to beauty, but I do know a lot about naturally curly hair. I’ve been through many stages with my natural curls- I hated them in middle school (to the point that I had them …

Chobani Champions Giveaway!

October 23, 2012 duchessoffork 37

***This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Sara DiVito for winning a case of Chobani Champions!*** We love yogurt around these parts. Julia and I often have yogurt as part of our breakfast and for afternoon snacks. As much as I hate to admit it, Julia is becoming a big girl …

Gender Neutral Nursery Inspiration

October 22, 2012 duchessoffork 14

One of the neatest aspects of not finding out the gender of our baby is creating a space for the new bundle that’s gender neutral. Ever since we decided not to find out the gender I’ve had my heart set on cream, ivory, beige and white. Some people like to include …

Our Day in the Country

October 19, 2012 duchessoffork 8

Yesterday was my Granny’s 87th birthday so we took a trip to her hometown of Defuniak Springs, Florida for the day. Defuniak is just about an hour north of us, but you feel miles and miles away. We live minutes from the beach, but Defuniak is in the country. Granny was …

Bump Update: 18 Weeks

October 18, 2012 duchessoffork 11

How far along? 18 weeks Size of baby: About the size of a bell pepper. Total weight gain: +10 pounds. This number seemed high to me at the doctor this week, but it’s still 4 pounds shy of where I was at this point with Julia. My doctor said the weight gain is perfect. I …

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

October 16, 2012 duchessoffork 2

I am not a recipe follower. It bothers the Duke worse than anything, but I like to just add a little of this and a little of that and call it a day. I love browsing recipes and use them for inspiration. I also use them if I need to know a cooking method, such …

Monday Brain Dump

October 15, 2012 duchessoffork 5

I feel like it’s been a while since I caught you up on the happenings around here. Nothing too exciting to report, but here you go. 1. Our biggest fundraiser of the year for the Junior League of the Emerald Coast was this past Saturday night. It’s a great event ca …