Tuesday, January 6, 2015

DresseStylist, Bridesmaid Edition

DresseStylist is back for the last post on Dear Family,. It has been so fun looking at all of their beautiful bridesmaid and Wedding Dresses 2015 (can you believe this year is almost over?).

In case you missed my last post, my sister is now engaged to an awesome guy that lives in New Zealand. Which means my husband, baby and I will be taking a trip pretty soon! I am excited because I love traveling and New Zealand looks like an incredible place! Who can give me tips for traveling with a newborn? Are there any places we need to visit near Auckland? There is a place there called Sheep World that is very intriguing to me as my love for fiber, knitting and crafting have only increased as the years wear on. I am also hearing about incredible coffee shops, and shopping will certainly be on my list of to-dos. 

Now that I am officially the matron of honor and baby girl is one of the flower girls, it is time to start thinking about dresses. My sister has chosen for her bridesmaids to wear ivory and baby Dear will be wearing a white dress! My sister is planning on having floral headpieces made for the bridal party and I can't imagine anything cuter than our pretty baby with a crown of flowers on her head! 

It will be very interesting for me to purchase a bridesmaids dress now because I am six and a half months pregnant and our baby will be born one month before the wedding. I am sure I won't be back to my pre-baby weight by the time May rolls around so I am looking for options that offer a little more room in the stomach area without making me look pregnant. That should be easy right?!

Here are some of the beautiful options on DresseStylist that would be great options for my sister's special day! These dresses come in a variety of colors so I could easily choose one of these and select the ivory color that my sister wants.

This chiffon dress is so pretty and elegant. I think the sheer sleeves make this calf-length gown look sophisticated. 
 This pretty dress is perfect for dancing the night away after a fun and special wedding ceremony. I love the flowing skirt and fitted top.
 This dress is so lovely and elegant. It looks classic and simple but still young and fresh. I think it would look gorgeous with a pretty necklace and colorful shoes. 

Thanks again to DresseStylist for the opportunity to feature your dresses on my blog. I have enjoyed looking at all the different options you offer and the unique wedding dresses you sell. 

*This post is sponsored by DresseStylist but the opinions and comments are entirely my own. Thank you for supporting the businesses that support my family.

Monday, January 5, 2015


Jamie and I have been inspired by Bridget, to chose a word to motivate us in this next year instead of listing resolutions. We chose the word pursue.

to strive to gain; seek to attain or accomplish (an end, object, purpose, etc.).
: to proceed in accordance with (a method, plan, etc.).
: to carry on or continue (a course of action, a train of thought, an inquiry, studies, etc.).
: to practice (an occupation, pastime, etc.).

Our goal is to pursue Jesus, pursue each other, pursue relationships, pursue godly parenting, pursue health and pursue simplicity.