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Mara Ferreira {M Loves M}  Living in a Southern California beach town with my soul mate, a baby boy and a fluffy puppy! 🌴💑👶🏻🐶 Blogging since 2009 at www.mlovesm.com

As some of you might remember, we didn’t find out Augustine’s gender until his birth. It was the BEST surprise ever and I would totally recommend it to anyone. It made our pregnancy really exciting and helped get me through labor. Plus, the moment we found out was just incredible! While I loved the surprise for the first, we’ve decided to find out this time around. (Also, I made a promise to Matthew that if the first was a surprise we would find out the second time.) While I genuinely would be happy with either (brother for Augustine would be amazing, but girl is just.. ah GIRL! 😍), I think finding out will be fun and allow me to get even more excited either way. So I’m curious, should we do a gender reveal? Then I still get the surprise factor in. Do you have any ideas? I want it to be fun and easy (especially after Augustine’s birthday party!) 💗💙 #secondtrimester #MarasBabyBump #genderrevealyesterday

Who else is decorating for fall already? 🙋‍♀️ I felt so productive this weekend because I got out my fall box and I also picked up some cute new pumpkins and things. Although I had to hide them from Matthew bc he doesn’t understand how I could possibly need one more pumpkin...🤦‍♀️ Did a whole post yesterday that I linked in my bio if you want to check it out! I feel like it’s so cozy around here now, especially since I made the most delicious soup for dinner (recipe on my Story!) 🍁🍂 yay for fall!! #MLMnest #letterboard #falliscoming

My days of wearing shorts (and jeans for that matter!) are seriously numbered! But this is one of my go to outfits for fall in SoCal: sweater + denim shorts + ankle booties. Luckily we live by the beach so the cool mornings and evenings keep this fall loving girl happy, but might be a good idea to layer a tank under the sweater! 😉 #fallstyle #socallife #thebump

You know when you see something you really want but you make a million and one excuses why you shouldn’t get it? But then you regret it and always wish you had just gone for it? Well, sometimes you just have to treat yourself because you deserve it. 💗 Make goals for yourself, crush them, and then treat yourself! And how cute is this shearling bag from @katespadeny? So perfect for fall and winter! 🍁🍂 #congratulationsme

Alright this is my kind of summer to fall outfit! Wore a tank maxi dress with ankle booties last week and threw on a cropped sweater before it got too hot! I’m not big into the cropped sweater trend (especially being #preggers now) but it is SO cute over a dress, and it highlights the bump without looking too bulky! If you try it tag me so I can see! (Outfit details on the blog Friday and on the @liketoknow.it app!) #fallstyle #styletip #bumpstyle

hello fall!! 🍁🍂 Spending today doing some cleaning and decorating for the new season! Feels so good to have a productive weekend at home after being out of town the last two weekends. While I do love to travel, I am such a homebody. Especially this time of year! What about you? Would you rather go out or stay in? #falldecor #homebody #favoriteseason (also I want to say I got this layered checkered mat idea last fall from @houseofjadeinteriors! We’ve had it since then and used it inside but it looks a lot better now!)

Hello, dear bangs! It’s been too long! Personally I love the growing out process too so I started with straight across bangs but I’m excited to transition them eventually...if I’m ready! The one thing I’ll say about bangs is that you have to be 100% ready (maybe 110%!). They’re a little more work but I have some tricks I’ll share with you guys that make it easier. And they’re totally worth it (in my opinion)! Went to @tarareich.thecolourattic at @thecolourattic and she also toned me a little darker and got rid of my unhealthy ends. Feeling so ready for fall!! 🍂🍁 Now this weather just needs to catch up! #newhairstyle #fallhair

What’s on your weekend agenda? Matthew took Augustine to the beach this morning so I’m going to continue reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. It is so good (& I loved the movie!) Shared 8 books on my fall reading list on www.mlovesm.com this week if you want to add any to your list! 📚 Also would love to know if you’ve read anything lately that you loved?? Share with me below!! 👇 #bookworms #readinglist #bookgram

Bye bye forehead! 👋🏼 Getting ready for a haircut and I’m getting my bangs back! It’s probably kind of silly to be so excited for a haircut but I’ve been so looking forward to this! Bangs in fall with longer hair has always been one of my hair goals. Fingers crossed it works out! Are you doing any hair changes for the new season? (PS Thank you @laurenconrad for this cute tee!!) #fallhair #timeforachange

These cold mornings have been making my life lately! 🍁🍂 It’s cool, there’s a breeze and that makes me happy even though it warms up like crazy in the afternoon. Fall is coming!! Has it arrived for you yet? If so, let me know where you live! I want to visit! 😍

Random fact: I like mustard with my fries! 🍟 Anyone else?? But I’ve always been about mustard, especially for clothing, so I’m especially glad to see it’s having a moment this fall. Got tons of questions about this dress when I featured it on InstaStory the other week and it’s on the blog today, along with some other golden-hued pieces! 💛 #fallstyle #anthropologie #mustardyellow

Stop and Smell the 🌹🌹🌹 or chase the toddler (swipe right) We’re having the hardest time with naptimes these days. If any of you moms have any tips for me, I’m all ears. He fights them, throws everything out of his crib, and will just call for me (very) loudly until I come. 🙈 And then bedtime is a mess of course. If you have a toddler, let me know what your ideal schedule is pretty pretty please!! 🙏 Definitely learning as we go here! But how about this cute mural outside the @pendrysandiego? Love! 🥀 #toddlermom #parenthood_moments #candidmotherhood

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