Jewelry & Jeans: November 2018

Making Memories With Perfurme

Monday, November 26, 2018

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Just like with music or pictures, a scent can definitely invoke a memory from a moment in time.  Your senses are able to connect the time and events together without anything else, bringing you back to those events as if you were actually living it out live.  I love how we have that ability and I love that for each moment of time you can help capture it and make it last for ever by just changing the perfume or cologne you're wearing.

When I first met Kevin he wore a cologne I'd never smelt before and whenever he wears it I can still think back to the early days of law school in his tiny little apartment, studying criminal law or torts or some other subject I quickly forgot post bar. While that time wasn't the most glamorous or the most fun because, lets face it, school can be tough, when I come back to that smell I can reminisce about a time that definitely had an impact and left so many great memories.

Then, when we got married, he wore a different fragrance marking a significantly different period in our lives.  When he purchased a scent for me just a few years ago I loved that it was something he loved smelling.  Now I can't wear it without thinking of him and nearly each time I do I get a compliment from him. There really is something powerful within our senses, particularly smell.  Plus, giving fragrances or cologne is not only a thoughtful but also enjoyable and simple way of showing a significant other that you care and are thinking of them.

I believe that finding the right scent for your loved ones is just as important as finding the right scent for yourself.  Sometimes having another person pick out something they enjoy is better than you guessing what smells nice on you and vice versa.  I recently helped Kevin pick out a new cologne from the Kohl's.   We spent quite a while testing out all the options in the Kohl's perfume section and we both really liked Hugo Boss. Specifically the BOSS The Scent cologne.  It has a savored scent with hints of ginger and fruit but also an undertone of leather making it very masculine and seductive but not too strong.

Now knowing that it's something we both really enjoy I think it makes gift giving this holiday so much easier.  Kohl's carries a huge assortment of fragrance gift sets including one with Hugo Boss The Scent and its under $100.

I too wanted in on something new for the holidays. Searching for something that wasn't too floral or fresh but not too musky either I was so pleasantly surprised by the line of women's perfumes by Lacoste.  Torn between the Magnetic and the Natural I ultimately went with exactly what I initially wanted, something soft and sweet but not over powering, the Natural.  He loved the light and airy tones of fruits, rose and jasmine.  I enjoyed the subtle hints of coconut cream making it a great addition to my everyday routine.

As you start to think about what to do for those special people in your life, think when the last time was they updated their scent and how much a smell can bring you both closer.  Be sure to check out all the options available at Kohl's and making holiday shopping that much easier on yourself this year.


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Rainbow Stripe Sweaters for Fall

Sunday, November 25, 2018

My little girl dreams are definitely coming true with these fun, colorful sweaters I found for Fall.  Rainbows seem to be everywhere and not just something you wear in spring or summer.  These two sweaters are great for Fall and Winter and I can't help but smile when I wear them.  I love that they aren't dark and heavy since most of my existing wardrobe for the colder months is comprised of blacks, browns, grey and blues.  What else is going to put a smile this big on your face when your in the 97th day of freezing temps?! Well, maybe 20% off with code: 4jewelrynjeans20

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Baby Girl's Name Reveal

Sunday, November 11, 2018

And just like that 38 weeks have come and gone.  This pregnancy was so different from the others in so many ways. Particularly in my mind set.  I wasn't in a hurry, I didn't feel anxious.  I took my time to enjoy the little things.  Now, don't get me wrong. It was not all rainbows and sunshine but, there is just something different knowing it's the last one.  The last time to feel the miraculous little kicks, the last time to see a sonogram or hear that sweet heartbeat for the first time.  I was so excited to have a girl and couldn't wait to start on her nursery.  Surprisingly, we were not in any hurry to land on a name.  Maybe, 

Upping My Nutrition with a Better Omega-3

Saturday, November 10, 2018

I've always tried to lead a health lifestyle.  I'm not a smoker, I like to be active and work out, junk food is kept to a minimum and my worst vice is a tie between my love for cereal and a fun girls night out every now and then.  During pregnancy and afterwards, especially while nursing, I am even more contentious about what I put in my body and staying as healthy and fit as possible because it's not just about me.  That includes a better omega-3 supplement from iWi.

Maternity Shoot With My Boys

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

One of the biggest things I've been trying to do before baby comes is spend some quality time with the boys.  I know we have a little groove going for life right not and that is all about to change, big time.  I wasn't sure about doing a maternity shoot as I had never done one with either of my prior pregnancies but when Samatha at Little Lion Photography suggested incorporating the boys I actually thought of it as a precious time to capture what life as just a boy mom has been.  To pause time for just an instance and remember my sweet boys; wild, precocious, tender and loving.  With all that's about to happen I really do want to soak up these moments. 

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