Preggers compression tights: Look #2 & Giveaway

boys nye (9)How fun are these tights?! I love the pop of color it adds to my outfits. Between the leggings from yesterday and the tights, I actually prefer the tights. Although they are harder to get on, they seem to offer more support than the leggings do. I am in love with all the fun colors they come in, I chose the Shop Teal U Drop but I can’t wait to order more colors. I have my eye on the Mulberry and Your Golden. What’s great about both the leggings and the tights, is the large belly panel on the top. It offers a little extra support for your baby belly and just smooths everything out for you. I wear a lot of neutral colors these days so I am kind of loving bright tights at the moment to spice up my wardrobe. 
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Preggers was generous to let me giveaway a 50$ gift card to one of you, redeemable at any of the following sites: rupreggers.comgogohealthy.comtherafirm.com & smartknit.com, US & Canada only.

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway! Winner will be contacted via e-mail. Giveaway ends 1/14/14. Good luck!

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Outfit details: Dress: Liz Lange Maternity, Vest: old, similar here. Tights: Preggers in Shop Teal U Drop ℅, Necklaces: Lia Sophia, discontinued & Urban Outfitters, old. Boots: Express old, similar here and on sale!

 

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Preggers compression leggings: Look #1

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This is my first pregnancy that I have retained any water in my legs and ankles. Aren’t you so psyched you know that now!? No but seriously, this totally blows. My legs are in pain every day no matter how long I am on my feet and the swelling is real glorious looking. I can’t even climb the stairs without my legs feeling extremely sore and achy. My midwife said I should try and cut back on my salt intake and I tried not to laugh in her face. Salt is my weakness. I need it. She was right though, every time I eat something salty I pay for it, so I have been trying really hard to cut back a bit. A bit…:)

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The only thing that has helped me are compression tights. I don’t know about you but when I hear the word “compression” in front of tights all I can think of are little old ladies with varicose veins that need special hose. I was so wrong. These things have saved my poor legs! I wear them every single day. They provide serious relief the second I put them on. Compression tights and leggings aren’t just for us preggos either. The compression helps your circulation and is very beneficial to anyone. They aren’t the easiest things to get on because they start out tighter around the ankles, but hopefully you have a helping hand to assist you.

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Preggers by Therafirm has a stylish selection and affordable prices on not only maternity, but women’s compression leggings and tights. I love all their fun colors! I totally plan on wearing them after the baby as well, because they really suck it all in juuusst right. Just one heads up: with these tights and leggings you will need a tunic or outfit that covers your bum as the area around the bum seems to be a bit transparent. Be sure to check back here tomorrow for my 2nd Preggers outfit look, and a giveaway so you can win some tights for yourself! Remember you need not be pregnant! In the meantime check out the Preggers shop (if you are pregnant) or the GoGo shop (if you are not expecting), to see what you could win!

real (2) boys nye (8) Outfit details: Leggings: Preggers ℅ (in black). Boots: Sorel. Dress: J. Crew discontinued (similar here). Top: Gap Maternity (old). Parka: Asos Maternity.

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Blueberry cheesecake bars & a giveaway(closed)

These bars are simple to make and deliciously divine. The crust layer of the bars are made using Tastefully Simple’s Blue Ribbon Blueberry™ Bar Mix. The bad news is that this product is no longer available to purchase (although I know some of you have this already). The good news is I have one box left that I will be giving away to one lucky It’s What’s for Dinner reader!!!

To enter this giveaway you must:

  1. follow It’s What’s for Dinner on feed burner
  2. follow @hnanners on Twitter
  3. comment on this post- telling me what/who you would make these bars for
The giveaway will be open until December 28th at 12:00 p.m. and the winner will be announced the same day. Winner will be chosen at random.
The winner of the Blue Ribbon Blueberry bars is Emily Lackas! 

 Recipe

You will need:

  • 1 box TS Blue Ribbon Blueberry Bar Mix
  • 2 eggs, divided
  • 1/2 cup (1stick) melted butter
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Prepare bars as indicated on box. Press into a buttered 8×8 pan.

Mix the cream cheese, sugar and egg together. Add the sour cream and vanilla.

Fold in blueberries. Spread mixture over the bar mix in your pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center. 

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