Friday, October 25, 2013

Pink Blush Maternity Maxi Skirt Review & $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway!

This skirt from Pink Blush is my new favorite!  It's so comfy and actually fits well!  When I first tried it on I was so shocked at the comfort and fit!  I think I wore it 3 days straight!  Now I try to get it washed as soon as possible once it's dirty as I can't wait to wear it again.

I have a very hard time finding clothes that fit me when I'm pregnant.  Everything is either too big or too short.  All my normal shirts fit me still but are too short and uncomfortable (especially when they don't cover my whole baby bump!).  I've tried a lot of small maternity shirts and hardly any of them have ever fit.

So, when I requested this maxi skirt I was really hoping I had found and picked out something that would actually fit me. None of the skirts I wear when I'm pregnant are maternity and I was worried I would have the same problem with this skirt as I do with maternity tops.  I was very wrong, this skirt is a new must for me during pregnancy!

In the picture above I am 29 weeks with our third baby.  This maxi skirt is still my run to skirt for everyday wear as well as nicer occasions (I'm almost 31 weeks now)!  It will definitely fit me until the end of my pregnancy with it's comfortable yet stretch waist band.  The waist band is at least 6 inches tall and can be folded over to give support and comfort how you like it.

The waist band is so stretchy I'm pretty sure this skirt will still be a favorite wear during postpartum and after!

Pink Blush offers hundreds of maternity clothing options, with many being modest and comfortable looking!  Some of my other favorite items from Pink Blush are:
This Beige Maternity Coat is so cute and looks like it would be so comfortable during the cold winter days.  Being that our baby is due in December it's going to be plenty cold enough for a comfy coat like this!

I love my Navy Maxi skirt so much I'd love to have a second one!  This Black Tie Dye Stripe skirt is one of my other favorites that Pink Blush offers. :-)

 This Teal Maternity shirt looks great too and I love the color!

Pink Blush offers free shipping on any US order over $50 and their shipping was amazingly fast!  I got my order just 4 days after ordering and there was a weekend in there!  If you click through and order from Pink Blush through these links you will get a coupon for $10 off (if your order total before tax/shipping is $50) & I'll get a coupon for referring you as well! - Thank you!

*** Pink Blush would like to offer one reader a $25 gift certificate to use at their store!  To enter use the rafflecopter form below.  According to Pink Blush contest rules any entrants who have won a giveaway from them in the past 6 months, or have hosted a giveaway in the past 6 months, are not eligible to win a gift card again.***

* Disclaimer - I received the product mentioned above for the purpose of this review. Read my full disclosure here.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Triple Chocolate Bread

This bread is incredibly moist, yummy & healthy!  Next time I make it I'm going to try making it in muffin tins so I can put a bunch away in the freezer for snacks.  Most people see applesauce in the ingredients and are immediately turned away.  Won't the applesauce make it taste like apples?  No.  It makes it so moist and you don't have to use oil (though I do think using oil is a GOOD thing, coconut oil is my absolute favorite and amazingly healthy).  Applesauce also makes it so you don't need much sugar since it's already sweet!!

So, technically these aren't triple chocolate unless you make a glaze to go over them but they are so much yummier and healthier in my opinion without a powder sugar, chocolate glaze drizzled over them.  They are still chocolatey enough in my book to be called triple chocolate bread! :-)

Triple Chocolate Bread

1-1/2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips, divided
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

In a double boiler, melt 1 cup chocolate chips; set aside to cool. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and cooled chocolate; mix well. Add applesauce and vanilla; set aside. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the remaining chocolate chips.

Spoon into four greased 5-3/4-in. x 3-in. x 2-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks.


Thursday, October 17, 2013

A New Season (+ A Lilla Rose Sale)

The seasons have changed around here.

Summer has turned into fall with it's crisp cool air and falling leaves.

Baking is now something to do that's fun, heats the house and smells lovely.  Apples, Pumpkins, Hot Chocolate...

My baby bump now distinctly shows that we'll be having a baby (hopefully) before the end of the year.  Nesting will probably be coming on soon...

Our boys have grown and learned many things over the summer and are soaking every bit of information into their little minds.

This blog has been empty for awhile.  Maybe with the cooler weather and less activities it might get a little more attention.


Before I go I wanted to share with you all a big sale going on at Lilla Rose!  From now until Sunday you can get up to 15% off your order.  10% off every item and 15% off select items under the keywords black, brown or orange.

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