If there are two things that bring out resourcefulness, it’s being pregnant and frugal. I’m most definitely pregnant, and with the exception of the occasional splurge, am also fairly frugal as well. It’s safe to say that my inner resourcefulness has been peaked as of late.
Beyond the basics such as jeans or tops that you can easily mix and match, I just haven’t been able to bring myself to purchase pregnancy clothing knowing that I can only wear it for a limited time. So, the case of the yellow “dress” was born.
If you’re a regular follower of Wandeleur (which I truly hope you are!) you saw my post last week on How To Make Yourself Unforgettable. Since writing it, I’ve been thinking a lot about how to apply those tactics to this blog and the posts created for it. Let’s face it – lifestyle blogs are a dime a dozen, and making yours stand out from the masses is vital for progress.
In this reflection, I’ve come up with my answer, which I’m excited to share with you so that it may help you as well. (Not a blogger? This post applies to many areas of life, so take from it what you need!)
Now that my belly is at the can’t-hug-someone-without-bending-forward phase, I get lots of questions. “How do you feel?” (A little tired, but mainly I feel great!) “Do you know the name yet?” (We have a few favorites but haven’t decided on anything.) “Can I touch your belly?” (Yes, hopefully you can catch her kicking!) “Are you going to get a push present?” (Um…I have NO idea!?)
A push present. If I’m being honest, prior to getting pregnant, I’d never thought of it. A present for having a baby seemed a bit odd to me. After all, isn’t the baby the present?
The sequence of this particular Sunday’s events went like this: Woke up with Doug, decided to grab brunch, threw on clothes, headed out the door. The entire process took 10 minutes tops, and the result was a fairly average outfit in which little to no thought was put against it.
There are dresses, and then there are dresses. You know exactly what I’m talking about. The ones where you put them on and immediately think, “You and I need to be together.” It’s a love-love relationship, you see.