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12 Things Zak and I Do to Keep Our Relationship Strong

12 Things Zak and I Do to Keep Our Relationship Strong

As the August turned over to September, I couldn’t help but thinking about what a big month August always is for me and Zak. We went on our first date in August six years ago, and we got married in August two years ago. Now, we’ll always have the memory of the time we spent…

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By Samantha Kozy, September 10, 2018
Look Good, Feel Good…Even On Bed Rest

Look Good, Feel Good…Even On Bed Rest

Being on modified bed rest has been a big challenge for me because I don’t do well just laying around. Luckily, my doctors are okay with me doing small things like getting up to grab the mail or getting dropped off at the door of a restaurant to sit down somewhere and have a meal….

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By Samantha Kozy, September 6, 2018
Preterm Contractions at 25 Weeks

Preterm Contractions at 25 Weeks

I spent the better part of my 25th week pregnancy in the hospital with preterm contractions. It was a difficult week to put it lightly. As much as I’ve tried to prove myself otherwise, pregnancy is not glamorous. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a miracle, but it is not glamorous. I’ve loved dressing up and…

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By Samantha Kozy, August 30, 2018
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Navigating Stress and Anxiety While Pregnant

Navigating Stress and Anxiety While Pregnant

Pregnancy has given me a lot. It has given me food cravings; it has given me love handles; it has given me gratitude; but most of all, it has given me a new lens through which I can see how I can take the best possible care of myself. I have always been a person…

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By Samantha Kozy, August 16, 2018
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Affordable Outfit Try-On (23 Weeks)

Affordable Outfit Try-On (23 Weeks)

Double V-Neck Solid Tee $16.97 // Nordstrom Rack Maternity Leggings $19.99 // Target Blush Cardigan $24.97 // Nordstrom Rack DV Black Stretch Slip On $27.99 // Target Belly Bandit 2-in-1 Belly and Back Support $39.99 // Target Trying something new! I posted an outfit try-on to my Instagram story and have linked all the product information here! As of today, I’m 23…

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By Samantha Kozy, August 7, 2018
DIY Photo Shoot: Maternity Edition

DIY Photo Shoot: Maternity Edition

When I was in the midst of struggling to conceive, I had this strange worry–or maybe it’s not that strange, maybe people just don’t talk about it. I worried that because I couldn’t imagine what it would physically be like to be pregnant, it somehow meant I wouldn’t be able to get pregnant. It seems…

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By Samantha Kozy, July 30, 2018
Why We Aren’t Finding Out What We’re Having

Why We Aren’t Finding Out What We’re Having

It’s a……… BABY! This is our gender un-reveal! That’s right. We aren’t finding out what we’re having. This seems to be a choice that elicits strong reactions from most people. Here are a few popular ones: “Oh my God, how can you NOT find out? I would dieeeee.” “Good for you! That’s the best way…

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By Samantha Kozy, July 26, 2018
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Cute and Comfy Summer Dress

Cute and Comfy Summer Dress

Zak and I decided to break in our new camera after dinner on a date night recently. There was some pretty ivy growing on the side of the restaurant, and I can’t resist a good ivy wall. My number one priority for fashion this summer is to stay cool and stay comfortable! Number two priority…

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By Samantha Kozy, July 22, 2018
10 Fun Facts About My First Trimester

10 Fun Facts About My First Trimester

1 – I never got morning sickness! Please don’t hate me. I don’t know how I avoided this. If you know me, you’d know this is a miracle. I  am the most nauseous person you’ll ever meet. I can’t go in cars, planes, trains, boats without getting off with some level of nausea. Everyone in…

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By Samantha Kozy, July 15, 2018
Introducing Baby K!

Introducing Baby K!

We’ve been holding this news for so long! Zak and I are incredibly excited to announce that we’re expecting a baby in early December 2018! Here’s the thing, though, not only have I been waiting to share this since the day the test turned positive on March 27, 2018, I’ve been waiting since we started…

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By Samantha Kozy, July 11, 2018
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