My Little Butternut Squash + Birthday Giveaway Winners!

Button Down: Forever 21 | Dress: Forever 21 | Tank: Forever 21 | Tights: Target | Knee Socks: Forever 21 | Boots: Famous Footwear | Belt: Forever 21 | Bracelets: Thrifted

Yup, that’s right.  Our little peanut is the size of a butternut squash right now.  Try carrying one of those around in your belly, it ain’t easy and it ain’t light.  I’m seriously at the point where I feel like I’m about to pop. especially after eating a big meal like a Chinese buffet.  My stomach gets all full and tight like there’s no room for all that sweet & sour chicken, crab rangoon, noodles, walnut shrimp, green beans, fruit, frozen yogurt and a baby.

I know I still have about 7 more weeks (give or take a few) before we meet our little guy but I just can’t wait!  The days are dragging on and sometimes I even feel myself being bored.  Of course there’s always blogging to do, or his nursery to get ready, or cleaning but when I don’t want to do any of that, I just sit on the couch and start texting my friends or sporadically check twitter HA.  Everyone tells me to cherish this time of “boredom” because once baby comes, there won’t be a such thing.

Oh and before I go, I think it’s about time to share some BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY WINNERS, don’t ya think?  I seriously loved reading each and everyone’s comments about what made your fave birthday, what your fave age was, what’s on your birthday list or what kind of birthday cake you love, so fun!  And not to mention, I had a wonderful birthday celebration with my hubby at a cute little French restaurant, date nights with just the two of us will be far and few between once baby comes (well unless we can convince the parents to watch him for a night).  😉  Anyhow… you’ve all been waiting for it… so here goes!!

The winner of a non-calligraphy stamp to Ampersandity is Blair from Wild and Precious!  Please send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com with your stamp choice and mailing address!

The winner of a pair of Pleasantly Plump Knits baby booties is Jennifer from Spoonful of Sunshine!  Please send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com with your booties choice, size and mailing address!

The winner of the Sweet Lydia’s Mixed Fall Box of Smores is Karina of Ramblings of  a Simple Girl!  Please send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com with your mailing address and we’ll get the sweets sent right out to ya!

The TWO winners of $20 gift certificates to Pink Lemonade are Esther of Lovingly Thrown and Catherine (email: cy.*****!  Ladies, send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your prize and I’ll get you in touch with Paige!

The winner of the JoTotes bag of your choice is Katrina of The Demure Muse!  Woohoo, congrats!  Please send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com with your camera bag choice and mailing address!

The winner of the jewelry item of your choice from Le Mode Accessories is Elizabeth of The Young Retiree!  Yay, please send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com with your jewelry choice and mailing address!

Thank you all for entering and helping me celebrate my birthday.  It’s going to be a great year!  🙂


  1. November 7, 2011 / 7:34 pm

    you look so cute! love your outfit~~ so perfect for the fall. =)

  2. November 7, 2011 / 7:48 pm

    Congrats to all of the lucky winners! And you look adorable!

    Hope you’ve started the week off with a big smile! ;D


  3. November 7, 2011 / 7:51 pm

    i love how you belted the button up over a dress! i’ll have to try this sometime 😀

    also, OH MY GOSH!!! EEEE I’m so excited to give my camera a new home instead of tossing it in my everyday purse next to my house keys (i know… this is so bad for my camera but it’s been so hard to find a cute camera bag!)

    thanks for hosting such great giveaways! i hope you had an amazing birthday 😀

  4. November 7, 2011 / 8:38 pm

    LOVE THESE PHOTOS you look amazing!! So adorable

  5. November 7, 2011 / 8:49 pm

    Ohhh man!!! I was really feeling lucky too! I am loving this outfit by the way. Is it cold where you live?

  6. November 7, 2011 / 8:55 pm

    Getting so close now! Love that outfit {you’re rocking the baby bump!} and thank you, I now am dying for some crab rangoon… and I just left the chinese restaurant! haha



  7. November 7, 2011 / 8:59 pm

    darn! i was hoping to win the sweet lydia’s – hehe. might just have to place an order. 😉

    loooove the plaid – and of course loving the socks peeking out of boots look. you are too lovely, friend!

  8. November 7, 2011 / 9:02 pm

    So sadddd. I NEVER WIN! Haha, but you look adorable, & now I want crab rangoon…

  9. November 7, 2011 / 9:32 pm

    You look so stylish. I’m pretty sure when and if I’m ever pregnant I will use it as an excuse to wear sweats haha. Just kidding maybe. Anyway I’m new here and definitely bookmarking 🙂

    <3 Rachel

  10. November 7, 2011 / 10:18 pm

    Yay for squash! So perfect for the Fall season, I think. 7 more weeks? You’re in the final stretch!

  11. November 7, 2011 / 10:32 pm

    wow, incredible how big baby is becoming now!! you still look gorgeous and i love the layered plaid shirt cinched with the belt.

    cute & little

  12. November 7, 2011 / 10:58 pm

    You look so cute Sandy!

    Congrats to the winners!

  13. November 8, 2011 / 12:15 am

    How awesome! *Happy dance*
    I love that it is the perfect time of year for you to pose with the squash! Very cute pictures!

  14. November 8, 2011 / 6:37 am

    You look so cute! I can’t believe baby is that big now! Wow! Congrats to the winners!

  15. November 8, 2011 / 8:50 am

    Ohhh, sweet baby bump! I adore the photo with the leaf – the colors are fantastic. I hope you enlarge and frame that photo and put it somewhere special!!!!! xo PS – you’re looking great, Mama!!

  16. November 8, 2011 / 8:57 am

    Congrats to all the winners!! PS I love your outfit Sandy!! I like the blue dress + the flannel top!! Super cute!! xoxo

  17. November 8, 2011 / 9:40 am

    oh my gosh, it’s getting so close!!! i’m so excited for you! i hope the next 7 weeks go by quickly!!

  18. November 8, 2011 / 9:41 am

    AWW You are the sweetest, most adorable pregnant woman ever! You definitely have that pregnancy glow.

    Belly B 🙂

  19. November 8, 2011 / 10:03 am

    how cool it is that you have an idea about how big the baby is… congrats to all the winners!

  20. November 8, 2011 / 10:43 am

    I’m craving buffet now! Haha. Can’t wait to see your little guy soon! 🙂

  21. November 8, 2011 / 10:45 am

    Sandy you are too cute!!! I LOVE those pics.

  22. November 8, 2011 / 10:46 am

    Hey. I found your blog through Casey Wiegand’s blog. And I’m so glad I did. I love it! I’m a new follower so I’ll be sure to check in again to see what’s new. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!! I love that outfit!!

    Digger ~xoxo~

  23. November 8, 2011 / 11:34 am

    sandy, you are one stylish pregnant mama!

    i would say the same thing that you friends said… enjoy your time right now! especially these last weeks. get a pregnancy massage, manicure-pedicure, and LOTS of sleep. seriously 🙂

  24. November 8, 2011 / 1:44 pm

    now where were those cute clothes when i was pregnant?!

    you look beautiful!!!

    i did go to forever21 last week and think, “oh! they have maternity?! now i can have baby #3!” ; )

  25. November 8, 2011 / 6:27 pm

    Yay for the birthday giveaway winners!
    Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!!

    You look adorable as ever 😀
    Love your boots and the peek-a-boo socks.

  26. November 8, 2011 / 6:39 pm

    you have great style pregnant momma!! cute but not girly cute if you know what i mean

  27. November 8, 2011 / 8:15 pm

    This is precious! I love your fall outfit and that little leaf with your belly is adorable!

  28. November 9, 2011 / 9:56 am

    What a beautiful & adorable look Sandy. I’m absolutely crushing on that cute plaid shirt + love the boots, with the over the knee socks. CUTE! xo v

  29. November 9, 2011 / 1:34 pm

    Another adorable outfit!! You are so good at maternity outfits!! Dress me when my day comes, okay? hehe.

    Congrats to all of the winners!

  30. November 9, 2011 / 1:47 pm

    Sandy you look incredible!!! Love this look. And I see you did the knee high socks with boots. Love 🙂 xoxo

  31. November 9, 2011 / 11:15 pm

    ahhh! lucky katrina for winning the super cute camera bag. 😀

    thanks for hosting such awesome birthday giveaways! <3

    oh my gosh! just 7 weeks left!!! i can't wait, hehe.

  32. November 9, 2011 / 11:24 pm

    Ahh, too cute! love the bump & the outfit. I can’t imagine all of the emotions you must be feeling right now – enjoy these last few weeks before baby!

  33. November 10, 2011 / 2:01 pm

    butternut squash!!! you are the cutest thing i’ve seen all day. 🙂

  34. steph
    November 11, 2011 / 12:12 pm

    butternut squash!!!!! wow… he is getting big!

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