35 weeks and loving the moments we're in.


All week I've been crossing my fingers and toes that this nasty cold I've had would let up in time for me to be able to taste Thanksgiving Dinner (lunch at our house) and I am happy to announce that my gratitude for a working sense of smell, and in turn, the ability to taste, is alive and well.

The meal did NOT disappoint! I just kept asking myself, WHY DO WE ONLY EAT STUFFING ONCE A YEAR!? My mom's is seriously the best.

Marcus and I woke up early and turned on the We Bought a Zoo soundtrack as we peeled and boiled 20 pounds of potatoes. It was such a beautiful morning together in our little home. I kept getting an overwhelming feeling of happiness by simply working together in the kitchen with my husband as we looked forward to a day of good food and family. I really like this guy I married and as excited and impatient I've been to have this little baby, today I was just so happy with the little family I already have in my home. I knew I needed to take these last few weeks to really appreciate our alone time. I know it becomes harder to come by, once the little ones start showing up. So, today, I'm grateful for my little family of three (including Poppy, of course!).
she's wearing:
floral dress (I got a M for reference)//c.o. oasap (buy it here on sale!)
arrow necklace//stella&dot (buy here)
midi rings//etsy (similar here)
nail color//jcrew (buy here)
round sunnies//c.o. oasap (buy here)
tooled leather clutch//vintage (similar here)
petty booties//sam edelman (buy here)

he's wearing:
rust button up//j.crew (buy here on sale!)
denim//american eagle (buy here)
watch//skagen (buy here)
boots//ben sherman (buy here on sale!)
she's wearing:
green maternity dress//asos (buy here)
multi chain necklace//old (similar here)
skinny belt//forever21 (similar here)
sweater tights//nordstroms (buy here)
petty booties//sam edelman (buy here)

he's wearing:
flannel top//H&M (buy here)
jeans//banana republic (buy here)
mocs// (similar here)
Also grateful that I got my sister to get on the pregnancy bandwagon so we can have babies together!
My dad wanted a picture of his pregnant "babies" for his instagram :)
How cute are my twin nieces!? They were my dress up dolls when I was younger and now they're beautiful young women!

How was your Thanksgiving? 
Anything you're feeling especially grateful for this year or any fun traditions your family has?


Sarah44 said...

Adorable dress! Also I love the We Bought A Zoo soundtrack! So beautiful!

Brandi said...

Your morning made me so excited to be married one day. And you look amazing Ashley. Seriously glowing stunningly beautiful.

Jenna Foote said...

You're a vision, Ashley!

Holly Marie said...

You are adorable! That dress is amazing... and pregnancy bandwagon?!? Priceless. Love how easy it is for me to find the pieces you post about-labeled so cleanly!

Bobbins said...

You are 35 weeks, baught a non maternity dress, what size?

Ashley Bagley Nielson said...


Jennifer Charlotte said...

Your sister looks like she's about my size and she has the dress I've been eyeing for my growing bump. Any idea what size she ordered? I'm debating between sizes and would love to know what a real life woman bought.

Ashley Bagley Nielson said...

She got a 4 and prob could have gotten a 2 but wanted length and room for growth

Jennifer Charlotte said...

Thank you!

Beverly Houpt said...

That dress! *heart eye emoji*

Lindsay lynheartslife said...

Omg, just saw this post, immediately went to oasap and ordered that dress haha i'm 16 weeks now but this will be perfect for maternity pics or when a pregnant lady just needs to feel fabulous! haha both you and your sister are gorgeous btw!

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