Pumpkin Patch & Catching Up!

Hello Friends!! I’m sure you’ve noticed that as I get closer and closer to my due date, my presence here is slowly getting more spaced out. I have absolutely no intentions of abandoning my fun little corner of the blogosphere, I’m just becoming more focused on the present and spending quality time with my big girl before my little girl breaks up the party. :-) You can continue to expect 2-3 posts weekly instead of the daily posts that I used to do. You can also always catch me on Instagram – I find it far easier to keep you all in the loop on my daily chaos over there! In the coming month I’ll be introducing you to some amazing bloggers who have so graciously volunteered to be contributors. They are quite literally a few of my favorite bloggers, and they write some of the only blogs that I manage to keep up with on a daily basis anymore. Ok, enough shop talk, lets look at pictures of my cute kid, shall we..and maybe a few bumps?! Oh, and my husband (who just finished a lemon-lime sno-cone and has a sickly looking tongue. Mine was dragons blood flavor…what flavor is that even?!) pumpkin patch 3 pumpkin patch pumpkin patch2 pumpkin patch4

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This last picture kills me!! She saw a teeny tiny dragon fly land next to her and she freaked out, and threw her pumpkin at it. I’ve ruined this child with my fear of spiders and creepy crawlers. Camryn is wearing her Cray Cray tee from Little Big Dreamers, skinny jeans from good ol’ Target, and Hunter wellies.

I went in on Friday & again yesterday for baby appointments and everything with little miss Harper is great! Other than the fact that I’m still getting sick on an almost daily basis, my pregnancy is progressing as it should. She currently weighs 3 pounds 15 oz. and is measuring at 32 weeks today (a few days behind my actual date), but her legs are measuring over 2 weeks ahead! I grow babies with long legs, chunky cheeks, and no hair! Ha! I had lost about 5 pounds, but gained all 5 back in the last week, so that’s a really good sign. The new nausea med I’m taking has been really helping reduce how often I’m getting sick. HOORAY!! Just 7 more weeks, or less.

Yesterday I took Camryn to the park to enjoy the amazing weather we’ve been having here in Austin, and we picnicked and played for awhile.



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She is lucky enough to get to be a brand rep for our sweet friend (and blog sponsor) Jayme, who owns Kate & James! She’s wearing her Ello Love Pullover, Susie’s custom shorts, and Freshly Picked Moccs. I’m so jealous of her wardrobe, it hurts. ;-)

Hope you’ve all been having a great week! Come visit me on IG today and enter the awesome loop giveaway I’m in! $25 Paypal cash is up for grabs!!

XO – Samantha

Fall Loves

I tried wearing a sweater yesterday in hopes that the beautiful 60 degree morning weather would last all day, but ended up a sweaty mess by lunch when the Austin sun warmed up into the 80′s. Fail. I just can’t help but be drawn into the allure of boots, sweaters, darker polishes, and everything pumpkin flavored and scented. Here are a few of the items I’m already loving this fall.

Fall Must Haves

I also tried a new nail polish this weekend from Revlon, Gray Suede, and I am IN LOVE! I’m on Day 3 without chipping, and the color is a beautiful nude beige. (you may have caught a glimpse of it in my Summer-to-Fall photos yesterday)

What have you all been loving lately?

Summer to Fall – 1 Dress, 5 Outfits


I know, I know, it’s Monday….again…but I’ve got a little something fun to perk you up!

With all this beautiful fall weather upon us, I thought it might be fun to show you a few outfit ideas for warming up a summer staple. I used a simple white dress, which could easily be replaced for the notorious little-black-dress that we all own and love. I added layers to create a cooler-weather appropriate look. If you don’t live in a warmer climate, like I do, you could also add some tights, cute frilly socks peaking out of your boots, a knit hat, and of course a jacket.

Pinterest Fall Outfits

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The details:


Shoes: Kohls, no longer available. Here are great alternatives.

Nude Patent Leather Clutch – Michael Kors, no longer available. Here’s an even cuter one.

Belt came with a Lauren Conrad dress from Kohls


Necklace – Charming Charlies (in-store)

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Blue Sweater – Banana Republic

Necklace & Earrings – Charming Charlies (in-store)


Green Sweater - Banana Republic

Tassel Necklace – Charming Charlies (in-store)

Gold Glitter flats – Target


Wedges – Similar

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Here are a few fun outtakes. :-)

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Camryn says “Hands on hips, Mom”


Hope you guys are feeling inspired, and as excited about this cooler weather as I am! If any of you give one of these looks a try, tweet me or instagram me using the hashtag #playdatesandpearls!


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