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Four Favorites: Hatch Collection

Four Favorites : Hatch | Sacramento Street

As many of you know from this baby bump post, I’ve got quite an obsession with Hatch Collection. It’s my go-to brand for maternity-wear. The clean lines and classic pieces all have a little something special to them that I haven’t been able to find in another brand. Plus, I know I’ll be wearing most of the pieces I have well after baby Flemming arrives.


With that being said, there were a few pieces I’m loving that I didn’t feature that I wanted to share with all of you – and friends that aren’t pregnant, you can totally wear them too! Add this grey Turtleneck Dress to your closet since the days are getting cooler or the Montaigne Coat that is the perfect shape for layering on top of cozy knits. Obsessed with stripes as much as me? This Voyage Tunic is a favorite of mine. Pop over to Hatch Collection to get a glimpse into their beautiful fall collection.


1.) The Turtleneck Dress


2.) The Ultimate Cardigan


3.) The Montaigne Coat


4.) The Voyage Tunic

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Nursery Planning: Work in Progress

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Can you believe it’s already been a month since I last showed you the nursery inspiration for baby Flemming’s room? Time is flying! I can’t quite believe that he’ll be here in less than seven weeks (hopefully he’s on time!). Since the inspiration post a lot has happened in the nursery – I’ve been busy having it painted, assembling furniture, figuring out a floor plan and much more. I wanted to share a little timeline and some sneak peeks at how it’s been coming along.


16 weeks: It was time to select a paint color. The room originally had all white walls like the rest of the house but I decided that I wanted a little color on the walls. We ended up going with Farrow & Ball Cornforth White.


18 weeks: Time to start picking out furniture, bedding, lighting, and so much more. I popped into the Serena & Lily Design Shop just a few blocks away from our house to get inspiration and pick out key pieces for the room.


20 weeks: Let the painting begin! Unfortunately I couldn’t help with this but Eric (dad of the year) worked tirelessly on making the room look perfect. He didn’t even complain when I asked for a second coat.


24 weeks: Receiving packages in the mail for the baby was like Christmas Day! I was overjoyed when each piece showed up because it meant that I could begin placing everything where I had envisioned them.


27 weeks: Assembly time! Both Eric and I were quite excited to spend our evenings putting together the Hudson Crib, place the Round Belly Baskets for toys, and the Mimi Floor Lamp.


28 weeks: Since we have hardwood floors, finding the perfect rug was important. I knew that I wanted to add a pop of color and that it had to be incredibly soft for our days spent playing in his room. This vintage Turkish rug stole my heart when I found it.


30 weeks: The nursery wouldn’t be complete without a mirror and artwork on the walls! This Serena & Lily White Mosaic Mirror has been on my wish list for quite awhile. Luckily, we had the perfect spot for it in baby Flemming’s room. I can’t wait for him to start laughing at himself in it!


Next up, the big reveal! You’ll just have to wait a little bit longer for that but I promise it’s worth the wait. Stay tuned!


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Fall Days in Hatch Collection

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Long before I was pregnant I had a few girlfriends tell me about Hatch Collection. All of them raved about the fit and styles. Half had been pregnant and half loved the line even though they don’t have kids. So, when I started telling girlfriends I was pregnant I jumped at the chance to update my wardrobe with a few items that would get me through my pregnancy. Granted, I wasn’t really at the stage of pregnancy to need the extra room in my clothes, but I didn’t want to wait for these items to be in my closet.

 

At 31 weeks I finally felt the need to have that little extra give in my clothes – regular tops were riding up and weren’t long enough, pullover sweater no longer fit . . . it was time to start embracing pregnancy clothes. I partnered with Hatch to show you a few looks I’ve been wearing day in and day out. Call it my maternity uniform if you will – classics with a little twist so that moms-to-be still feel chic and stylish, but comfortable.

 

Hatch | Sacramento Street

Hatch | Sacramento Street

 

One of the key items you need in San Francisco is a cozy sweater – especially when the fog rolls in. With all of my current cardigans not fitting I began the hunt for the perfect “everyday” long cardigan. When I spotted this stunning cardigan from Hatch I knew it would be a keeper. The drape on this sweater is stunning and shows the baby bump in the perfect way – not to mention it’s probably the softest sweater I own. This has become my go-to work outfit!

 

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Hatch | Sacramento Street

 

Since I’m due on Christmas I’ve been dreading finding an outfit for holiday parties. When your pregnant all you want is comfort – even for fancier occasions. Hatch came to the rescue because their Lily Tank is perfect for any event – a daytime lunch or a holiday soiree. Not to mention that the beautiful pleated details add that extra something that every women looks for in her clothing.

 

Hatch | Sacramento Street

Hatch | Sacramento Street

 

On the weekends there is nothing I love more than dressing casual – usually you can find me in workout clothes, which is something I’ve been trying to change. Friends, I’ve found my new favorite look for the weekends (and even weekdays). This plaid Hudson Shirt has become a fall favorite of mine – it instantly had me in the fall spirit with its pattern and comfort. Let me just say, that every time I wear this top I have women – both expecting and not expecting asking me where it’s from. Pair it with their cozy cashmere jogger pants and you’ll never want to get out of them. I certainly don’t!

 

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The best part about all these Hatch Collection pieces is that you can wear them before, during and after pregnancy – so even after baby Flemming is born I can still wear all of these beautiful pieces throughout the winter.

 

This post is a partnership with Hatch Collection. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

 

Photos by Modern Kids for Sacramento Street | Makeup by bareMinerals

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On the Menu: Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

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Thanksgiving is by far my favorite holiday. What could be better than getting together with friends and family and eating all day? Since I am hosting Thanksgiving this year I have started planning my menu and these pumpkin cheesecake bars with toasted marshmallow frosting are front and center. I have been making pumpkin cheesecake for the past five Thanksgivings and without fail, it is always a crowd favorite. This year I decided to adapt the cheesecake into bars giving this tried and true recipe a modern twist.

 

I love the idea of pumpkin especially when paired with warm spices like cinnamon and ginger, but pumpkin pie is sometimes too much pumpkin for me. I think it is the texture that throws me off, as well as the piecrust. This cheesecake solves all of that. It has the best part of pumpkin pie with the warm fall spices but has a silky texture and tanginess from the cream cheese that I enjoy. Not to mention it comes with a gingersnap crust that is out of this world. So as your brainstorming for Thanksgiving make sure this recipe is on your list, I promise your friends and family will love it. ~ Amanda


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Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting 


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For crust:

Nonstick vegetable oil spray

3 cups gingersnap cookies

1 cup pecans

1/4 cup brown sugar

½ stick unsalted butter, melted


For filling:

2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature

1 cup sugar

1 cup pumpkin puree

3 large eggs

3 tablespoons all purpose flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

pinch of salt

1 tablespoon vanilla extract


For the topping:

4 eggs whites, at room temperature

1 cup sugar

pinch of cream of tartar

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract


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1.) Preheat an oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 x 9” baking pan with non-stick spray and line with parchment paper leaving some paper to hang over the sides.


2.) Make the crust by grinding gingersnaps, pecans and brown sugar in a food processor until nuts are finely ground. Add melted butter and combine until the mixture is the texture of wet sand. Transfer mixture to prepared pan; press evenly onto the bottom. Bake crust until set and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Set aside.


3.) Make the filling by beating the cream cheese and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixture (or with a hand mixer) until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in pumpkin. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating on low speed to incorporate each addition. Add flour, spices, and salt. Beat in vanilla. Transfer filling to crust. Bake until filling is just set in center and edges begin to crack (filling will still be slightly jiggly), about 1 hour. Chill cheesecake in refrigerator until chilled, preferably overnight.


4.) When ready to serve, make the frosting by combining egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Using an oven mitt, place bowl over a stove burner. Turn onto medium heat and carefully whisk egg mixture over medium heat until egg whites are hot, about 4 minutes. (Whisk continuously or the eggs whites will cook) Remove from stove top, place on stand mixture and add vanilla. With a whisk attachment whip egg mixture until it becomes white and fluffy and stiff peaks are formed, about 5 -6 minutes. Spread mixture on top of cheesecake bars and toast slightly with a kitchen torch.


Serves: 9 with huge squares or 16 with normal portions.


Recipe tips: This recipe is great to make the day before. Simply make the crust and filling, cook and chill overnight until ready to serve. When ready to serve, pull the cheesecake out of the refrigerator and add topping. Also, if you don’t have a kitchen torch you can use the broiler on your oven, just watch it closely. Place the bars on a rack in your oven. Move the rack as close as possible to the broiler and broil the top for about 30 seconds or until the topping is browned but not melted.


Recipe by Amanda Frederickson for Sacramento Street

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Layer It: Date Night

Layer It: Date Night | Sacramento Street

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These past few months Eric and I have been taking full advantage of setting aside evenings for date nights. All of our friends with kids have urged us to go to our favorite restaurants, pop into a movie theater for an impromptu date, and just enjoy each other before baby Flemming arrives. So we’ve taken their advice and it’s amazing how romantic even a night at our local bar (mocktail for me) can be.


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With that being said, it’s been a little more challenging these past few weeks to style this baby bump. Although I’m still fitting into most of my normal clothes, when it comes to date night I’ve figured out the key outfit for me – black pants, which are slimming, a button up shirt, that I can wear open and my favorite leather jacket, which makes me feel like I’ve still got style. All in all, this was one of my very favorite looks before the bump so it’s nice to know that I’m still able to rock this look!


Do you have a go to look for your date nights?


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1.) Plush Legging Jeans


2.) Classic Silk Blouse


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3.) Guilded Leo Cuff


4.) Ultimate Leather Motor Cycle Jacket


5.) Chanel No 5 Eau de Toilette Spray


6.) Leopard Print Heals 


7.) Pearl Robin Chain Bib


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