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Morgan is gearing up for baby #2 07.18.2014

Hey everyone, Morgan here today. It’s taken me a couple of weeks to actually get this post up, so although it says 34 weeks on the wall, I’m currently sitting at 36 weeks pregnant with my second boy on the way!!!! I’m not even sure how it’s possible that I’ve already gotten to 36 weeks, but here I am, SUPER large and SUPER excited! There will be almost 4 years between my kiddos, so, at this point, I’m just hoping my husband and I remember what to do with a baby.

Although we wanted another child so badly, I had some anxiety about having another kid. I didn’t want to take any time or attention away from our son, Shaw. But Shaw couldn’t possibly be more excited to become a big brother, so that is already making this a much smoother transition! He has been dividing up his toys and books, letting us know which ones are for “little brother” and which ones he wants to keep in his room. He constantly talks about how he wants to keep little brother safe and take care of him. He hugs my belly and says that he just can’t wait any longer for him to get here!! Ahh…it melts my heart. This new little guy sure is lucky to have Shaw for an older brother. Let’s just hope things don’t do a 180 when the baby is actually here!

So, since I had a baby last, there are some new things out there that I have my eye on for baby, mama and for big brother and I thought I’d share them with you all!

1 // I have been loving the cool necklaces out there for teething babies! Such a brilliant idea to make something that is actually attractive to wear and will always be right around our neck, just where the baby always wants to be. Loving this silicone teething necklace from Mama & Little  2 // Shaw wasn’t always a fan of being carried in a sling or wrap and I feel like it was my fault for not getting him used to it early enough, so this time, I am determined to have a happy baby right next to me in this mint Solly Baby wrap as much as possible 3 // I remember how hard it is for little ones to keep their shoes on, and I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about these Freshly Picked moccasins (in Prince Georgie limited edition) 4 // I’m head over heels with the idea of being lucky enough to have another baby, so the title of this book, “You are my baby” gets my every time and I’ve been reading lots of the same books for three and a half years now, so we are ready for a refresh 5 // We used our UPPAbaby stoller every single day for a while but now that my son is more into riding his bike and scooters, I wasn’t sure if a double stroller was for us. Thankfully, the UPPAbaby makes this awesome skateboard style attachment called the “Piggyback” where my son can stand and ride along while the baby is in a bassinet or seat. SO excited about this 6 // Of course our new little one needs something to wear home from the hospital and this “Hi 5″ one-piece caught my eye. It’s going to be the middle of August when he arrives , so it will likely be 90 degrees or more, so a tank one-piece is perfect 7 // I’m a huge fan of Happy Habitat (not to mention this is Kansas City company) and I think having a baby is the best excuse to invest in a fun new blanket like this one. It’s a mini blanket, just the right size, called “Waves” and it’s just too fitting for my California-cool nursery!

  1. Ashley Spaulding

    I love reading about how Shaw is so excited to welcome a little brother… he’ll be the perfect age to show his brother everything he knows about life. That Happy Habitat blanket is darling… what fun! You look adorable, Morgan!!

    July 18, 2014 5:35 pm
  2. kathy

    Ooooh Morgan, that teething necklace is perfect! I love love it! Can’t wait to meet your little guy.

    July 18, 2014 5:36 pm

We Heart KC: Father’s Day Gift Guide 06.10.2014

It’s almost Father’s Day! We’re not sure how it’s already time for summer holidays, but we have you covered with some of our favorite local Kansas City gifts (also available for you non-KC peeps via e-commerce, of course). These are our go-to’s from our favorite Kansas City brands, including a brand-new addition: the Peanut’s famous wings are now available for delivery across the country, fully cooked, ready to pop in the oven, preserved for mailing with dry-ice & complete with sauces. If you’re looking for an activity to do with dad here in KC, head to Boulevardia by Kansas City favorite, Boulevard Beer, which is happening in KC’s 12th Street Bridge Historic District in the West Bottoms from June 13–15.

1. Hammerpress Father’s Day Stripes Card // 2. Charlie Hustle KC heart t-shirt // 3. Ocean & Sea KC, USA Print // 4. Against the Grain Mahogany Oak Bowtie // 5. Prairie Goods Leather Watch // 6. Boulevardia beer, food and music festival. // 7. Baldwin Denim KC Hat // 8. Peanut Wings Delivery

Happy Habitat 05.22.2014

Karrie Kaneda, owner of Happy Habitat in Kansas City is just as much in love with pattern and color as we are! Don’t you love her throws and pillow covers? If you don’t live in Kansas City you’re in luck. Karrie offers her products in multiple retail locations across the country.

Check out her catalog for a full viewing of her offering. We can’t get enough!

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  1. karrie kaneda

    hey ladies! thanks for the shootout! happy to be among your gorgeous patterns!

    May 23, 2014 1:49 pm

The KC Magazine 100 list 04.17.2014

We couldn’t be more honored or flattered to be chosen by KC Magazine as one of their “100 People Making Kansas City a Fantastic Place to Call Home”!!!! We are in such amazing company and are so grateful to be included in this prestigious list!!! We are seriously pinching ourselves seeing our own names amidst the other amazing people that are featured! THANK YOU, KC Magazine for highlighting us!! If you’re local, make sure to pick up a copy – it’s the April 2014 issue!!

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  1. Jeanee

    Yay, congrats!

    April 18, 2014 2:24 am

Finefolk. Effortless Designer Style. 04.14.2014

We Heart Kansas City: Finefolk Sprint / Summer 2014 Fashion Show

Last Saturday the Ampersand ladies attended the Finefolk fashion show in Kansas City’s Haw Contemporary. We drooled over the collections curated by owner Leslie Fraley! If you didn’t get a chance to make it be sure stop by her boutique shop in the KC Crossroads to see her designer lines of clothes, accessories, and beauty products. The Kansas City fashion scene just keeps getting better and better, right? Let us know what you think!

(above photos by Kathy London)

Finefolk boutique interior photos: thisiskc.com

* posted by Kathy