Hi Friends! I can’t believe we’re almost at the finish line with this pregnancy. We’re approximately 2 days away from baby’s arrival and I couldn’t be more relieved. This has been a crazy ride that I’m grateful is almost to an end. This pregnancy was significantly more challenging than my first, so to say I’m relieved it is coming to an end is an understatement. All that said, it’s been a complication free pregnancy with just some overall discomfort from carrying what I think will be a very big baby, but I’m excited for Charlee to meet her little brother and can’t wait to be a family of 4.

Anyway, at 38 weeks I managed to muster up enough energy to finally get some maternity photos done. Big shoutout to my wonderful husband for capturing these beautiful shots below. Honestly, this is the best I’ve felt this whole pregnancy. It really does make a difference to put on some make-up and get all dolled up. When you look good, I supposed you feel good too. I’m going to attempt to keep this same mindset once baby arrives because it really was a major mood booster for me and made me feel somewhat like myself, which as many of you moms out there may know, feeling like yourself during and after pregnancy can sometimes be challenging.

So, I’m writing this and am in the latter part of my 39th week of pregnancy. Overall, I’m feeling confident and ready to bring another beautiful life into the world. I’m fresh off of my Mother’s Day high and looking forward to momming with 2 under 2. I can’t say I’m 100% prepared for this, but what I will say is that I’m confident in myself and my husbands abilities to keep a kiddo alive and at this point, that’s all that really matters, I think the rest just comes later and you keep doing the best you can with the resources and help that you have. There was a moment or several moments in the beginning of my mom journey where things just started to click, taking care of Charlee got easier, routines were set, I was getting sleep and therapy and working out consistently and finally started feeling like myself and less naive about parenting. I suspect I’ll get there again with 2 in tow. In the meantime, I’ve decided to lean into this new lifestyle and embrace all the good, bad and ugly that comes my way. So that’s my pregnancy update for you. Not much else to report until the tiny human gets here. I’ll keep you posted on little man’s arrival. In the meantime, check out a few more of my maternity photos. Enjoy.

Till next time.


Deidra Marie


I know I always say this in every posts, but I’m back and sorry I’ve been gone for so long. It’s been a crazy busy past few months. I’m am trucking along in this second pregnancy and I’m officially 36 weeks pregnant and very excited for the arrival of our little one here in a few weeks. We had the most wonderful baby shower this past weekend. The weather was calling for hail, thunderstorms, heavy rain, an isolated tornado and gusty winds. We ended up getting some heavy rain, but it was actually very beautiful since it’s was warm and we didn’t have to fight with the harsh, hot sun.

We had our shower on Earth Day to celebrate our son who will be a Taurus which is an Earth sign. I also just love the color green and green represents new life so I was determined to wear green to celebrate the new life coming into our lives. We’re also very excited to become a family of four here soon. I know it’ll be challenging as this is a big transition for us, but I’m looking forward to it and all God has for us.

Anyway, below are few pics of some of the special people in my life who were able to attend the event on Saturday, plus some solo pics of me my husband was able to snap. Confession, these solo pics might just be my maternity photos if I don’t muster up enough energy to get my maternity photos done this weekend, LOL. Just a heads up for you all.

I hope you enjoy the pics and Happy Monday!

Till next time….


Deidra Marie

A Colorful Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re anything like me then you know gifting ain’t easy. There is really an art to it if you ask me. This year has been a year of buying gifts for people I really don’t know all that well. It’s been interesting trying to navigate that. I try my very hardest to be a thoughtful giver and really want to make sure what I’m buying for others is useful and hopefully meets a need. I know that can come off a bit idealistic, but that’s how I am. I hate buying random things for people just cause it’s the holidays. On that note, I find something colorful always lights up a persons day.

Also, if you’re anything like me, then you like to keep things colorful, so I’m stepping away from your average gifting guide and sharing a colorful gifting guide and some of my fave places to shop for fun, colorful gifts this season. So here it goes….

If you’ve been following along on my IG lately then you may have seen my post with the hot pink sweatsuit. It came as a 3 piece set with hot pink sweat pants, hoodie and a powder pink tank top. I love this set a lot because it’s cozy, warm on the inside and super comfortable. Comfort is really all I care about being pregnant and all. What I love about this Fabletics fit is that I don’t feel like I have to compromise my personal style. This sweat suit made me feel comfortable, colorful and cute. Want these exact pieces for you or a friend? You can check it out here.

Daisy Dunes Store is another place where you can find some really cute, unique colorful pieces for the holidays. I’ve partnered with Daisy Dunes Store this holiday season and will be offering 25% off your Daisy Dune purchase when you use code: Deidra25 at checkout. I’ve listed below a few of my faves you can shop, including the necklace I’m wearing in the pic above which is currently on sale! I think all of these fun colorful items would be great gifts for this holiday season for any loved one.

Macrame Tassel Earrings (This is a fair trade item)

Loving my gift suggestions from Daisy Dune? Be sure to check out the whole store at: https://shopdaisydunes.com/?rfsn=6209326.833667e

One more thing, before you move on to the next fun colorful gift. I’m hosting a Daisy Dune $20 gift card giveaway on my IG page. The giveaway starts TODAY! Read below for all the deets:

To qualify for this giveaway:

  1. Follow @daisydunesstore and @sincerelydeidra on IG.
  2. Comment on my IG giveaway posts what product is your fave.

Giveaway winner will be announced on Sunday, December 10, 2022.

Sequin is my go to for any holiday party and colorful sequin is the ultimate win. I found the most darling purple sequin dress at Walmart.com by Scoop. I wore this for our annual family holiday photos and I felt like a princess. The dress is super comfortable and I love the purple color and was almost tempted to buy the exact same dress in the green, but decided I’d hold off. As far as gifting goes, this item actually comes in both green and purple and they have the exact same dress in green and purple for kids 4T and up. All that said, this would be a great buy for a mommy and me shoot or just for a fun holiday or new year’s night out on the town.

Now you know I can’t do a gifting guide without doing something for the special man or men in your life. I found this really affordable and colorful men’s total face care kit by Harry’s. The packaging is colorful colorful and very holiday appropriate and comes in a deluxe kit as well. Click here to shop this item and more.

An last, but certainly not least, I found a super fun and colorful magnetic blocks kit at Target for my 2 year old daughter, Charlee. She loves putting things together and she is totally obsessed with colors just like her momma, so I found the perfect kit at Target and an even more affordable colorful kit on Amazon.com. Amazon has a few different affordable options, but the one I’m loving the most you can find here. Also, here’s the link to the Target set.

I hope these colorful gifting finds are helpful. Color can bring so much joy to you or a loved ones life. Why not express your love for color through gifting.

Happy holidays!

Till next time.

Sincerely Deidra