October 20, 2014


I know I haven't been posting much other than baby stuff lately, but I am nearing the end of my pregnancy and have had a lot going on- Doctor visits, work projects, getting everything ready for baby. Good news is I will be able to blog again regularly starting November. The holidays are coming and I will have more time to blog. I have some beauty related posts coming up, also some fashion posts. You can follow me on my Instagram : Jacenda or Twitter : Jacendaleeann for updates also.

I hope everyone is enjoying all the fun Fall activities!

October 12, 2014


I hope everyone had a great week and are enjoying the Fall season so far. The temperatures have been in the 30s - 50s here lately. Colder weather means we are getting closer to the due date for little Phillip. This week I hit my 28th week in my pregnancy and am officially in the 3rd and final trimester. Things are starting to get interesting. Not only can I feel baby moving, but now I can see the movement on my stomach.  

This weekend was our cheat weekend, so we had to get some yummy pumpkin spice lattes and got doughnut wasted! 

Everyone also came to celebrated little Phillip. I was so happy to see everyone is just as excited as we are to meet our little guy. 

 We pretty much have everything covered that we need for the baby and I said NO gifts! lol I appreciate the hugs, laughs, adorable gifts, and yummy food everyone brought. 

While I was putting all of his adorable things away, I realized that I think we are good on bibs for a long while! :)  We are all set and just waiting for him to arrive!

I am working on a nursery post to be up in the next baby update. 

September 26, 2014


Abstract Pattern Cardigan - Forever 21 $29.90(USD)

Oversized Cowl Neck Sweater - Forever 21 $24.80 (USD)

Ribbed up maxi cardigan - Free People $78

Open stitch tunic - Express $69.90

Adore Me Sweater - Tobi $74

Hooded striped sweater - Forever 21 $24.80

September 22, 2014

September 21, 2014


Happy Sunday! I hope everyone had a great week!

Phillip and I just got home from a trip to St. Louis to see family, then off  to do a little babymooning. We wanted to take a trip before the baby is born, and while I could still do a lot of walking.

I am 25 weeks along now in my pregnancy and still feeling great. Since I hit week 20, baby Phillip has really started the growing stage. He is now able to put on weight, and I am starting to really feel it.

I thought I would share some photos from our trip and from the rest of the week on the blog today.

My husband surprised me with a Jacuzzi tub in our room. After all the walking and driving we did, you have no idea how happy I was to see this! He's the best! 

We HAD to see our Cardinals play while we were there. We sat in the Red Bird's Club and had a huge selection of food and drinks.  We bought baby Phillip a bunch of onsies and stuff for the nursery.  Cardinals ended up winning. :)

 I got to go up in the arch for the first time. It was massive ! What a view!

We had such a good time together, but we are happy to be home, and I am happy to be back making home cooked meals again. 

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Have an even better week! Xx

September 5, 2014


I love NARS blushes, but I am traveling soon, and depending on where I am going, I usually do not like taking my more expensive makeup with me. Since a lot of you seemed to like my MAC lipstick dupes post , and is now one of the most pinned posts on Pinterst (Who knew?) I thought I would put together another list with my favorite Nars blush dupes. 

Do you have any great dupes to share?

September 4, 2014


My husband's birthday is this weekend and we are spending it with friends, but I always like to surprise him early for a dinner, just the two of us. This year I decorated the dinning room and back deck in candles and balloons. I made an Italian dinner with homemade bread, pasta, and his favorite cake, carrot cake. The frosting was homemade cream cheese frosting. It was so delicious , I thought I would share the recipe below.


  • 1/2 cup of butter (1 stick), room temperature
  • 8 oz of Philadelphia cream cheese (1 package), room temperature
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar (or confectioner's sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


  1. Beat the cream cheese and butter together until completely smooth, about 3 minutes on medium speed. 
  2. Beat in the vanilla extract. Slowly add in the powdered sugar(mixer on slow speed).

September 2, 2014


Happy September! Ready for Fall!


August 30, 2014


Happy weekend! I hope everyone had a wonderful week.
This weekend I hit my 22 week mark in my pregnancy. I'm sure you can spot the pregnancy pillow in the above picture? I had been putting off getting one, and finally decided it was time. I got one to try and make it through the night with some sort of comfort. I am a tummy sleeper, so it hasn't been so easy for me to adjust to only sleeping on my side. I love it so far, it has really made sleeping through the night a little more comfortable...at least until I get kicked out of bed (literally by baby kicks) in the morning for breakfast.

I have heard really great things about the honest company, and ordered their sample box. I just love their adorable diapers! I love that they don't have any harsh chemicals too. My husband and I agreed that it would be a good decision to stick with Honest when little Phillip is born.

Adorable !

 We are approaching Fall, and I couldn't be more excited! I love the fashion and the lip colors are my favorite during this time of year. It is just such a fun and beautiful season. The leaves in my backyard are already changing those beautiful shades of Fall.

Phillip and I went to a MLB game Tuesday night. With work and everything going on lately, this was the first game we have been to this season .  We are Cardinals fans and they played the Pirates here in Pittsburgh. We had really good seats and I had such a good time with the hubby.

I have really been trying to stay eating healthy throughout my pregnancy , but again, Fall is on the way, and I am a total comfort food junkie in the colder months. I love making homemade bread and soups. I baked some homemade bread this week and it really had me wishing for cooler temperatures.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!