Guest Post: Jessica at {The Newly}

Today I have another lovely lady coming to visit you. Her name is Jessica and she blogs at  The Newly. She's a sweetheart of a person, writes from the heart, and is an all around awesome person. She's also a mom-to-be, so seeing things from her perspective has been fun for me.
After you check out her post here, go take a peek at her blog!

Well, hi there lovely ladies! 

My name is Jessica and I blog over at The NewlyI am a newly'ish' wedded, mid-twenty something living in the Southeast. Most days, you can find me rambling on about my little life - broaching topics ranging from marriage and my husband (the handsome man seen below), to fashion and our fur babies. And anything and everything in between. Currently, after finding out that we are expecting our first child in June, I am doing my best to keep my posts from becoming completely baby-fied. Which is proving to be a lot harder than I would have thought.

Jenn and I have been blog friends for a while now, so when she asked me if I would mind guest posting for her while she was off on a super fabulous beach vacation (so jealous Jenn - take me with you!), it was a no-brainer. Today, instead of a witty post by our favorite girl here at Going the Distance, you will be getting a little blurb from this mama-to-be. Hope you don't mind!

On Fridays, I like to share a little something we call 'confessions' over at The Newly. I know that Jenn does a Friday's Letters link-up with Ashley over at The Sweet Season blog - and I love that link-up too. But there's something about a good 'fess sesh on a Friday that really makes me feel fresh and prepared for a good weekend. I participate in a weekly confessional link-up on Fridays with another fave blogger, Leslie, over at A Blonde Ambition blog. Feel free to join in for the link-up today if you've got anything you'd like to get off your chest.

So, let's 'fess, shall we?

I Confess...

1.   I'm not on Twitter. Or Instagram. Or even Facebook (for now). Aside from the blog, I'm really not very connected - from a social media standpoint. I do plan on reactivating my Facebook account in the near future. And I am on Pinterest. But the others? Well, I'm just not that interested. Is that wierd?

2.   My boss keeps bringing Krispy Kreme donuts into the office in the mornings. And I keep eating them. I think I've had a donut every day this week. And last week.

3.   Did I mention that I'm pregnant? Which means I should be avoiding the donuts even more actively, as I really have no desire for these thighs to get any bigger than absolutely necessary for carrying this child. 

4.   I've also had a bad craving for potato chips (particularly of the sour cream 'n onion variety) lately. Which I've also been indulging. Lord help me. And my poor hips. Of course I would crave potato chips and not something healthy, like apples. Or even pickles.

5.   I think I need these. After all, you can't go wrong with TB.

Tory Burch 'Claudia' ballet flats
6.   I think I might also need these. Could they be any more adorbs?

Hunter Wellies in mint
7.   I blog while I'm at work. While I should be working. Part of me thinks I should feel bad about this. The other part doesn't. As you can see, one side wins on a daily basis. And it isn't my conscientious one.

8.   I don't understand peoples' obsessions with Honey Boo Boo. Jersey Shore. Teen Mom. Or any of the other totally disgusting reality shows on tv. I mean, I guess I see how these people could be interesting to watch. But all I can think about is the fact that they are getting paid exorbitant amounts of money to act like idiots. And become famous for it. And that's just not ok with me.

9.   I'm a total sucker for sales. Here's the problem: I convince myself that I'm saving so much money and getting such great deals. Then question whether or not I really am in the end. After the credit card statements come in - a lot higher than they were the month before. Oops.

Exhibit A. The Guess riding boots I ordered on deep discount. But which I didn't technically need. 
Available here.
10.   I hate budgets. Especially my own, very tight, wife to med-school student budget. Which could account for the problems listed in #5. 

11.   I see a total shoe theme on this particular confessions post. Which may have something to do with the fact that I am terrified that my feet will grow as a result of pregnancy, and I won't be able to fit into any of my beautiful shoes anymore. Is it sad that that is what I am concerned about right now?    

That being said, I am off to enjoy a wonderful, albeit not tropical beach wonderful, weekend.
Hoping you do the same!


  1. I don't understand those trashy tv shows either. The only reality tv I really watch are competition shows, top chef and stuff.

    Love the riding boots!


  2. Those Tory Burch shoes are adorable!
    And I blog at work too. LOL shhhh...


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