Wish me luck as I take a mini road trip with A to visit a dear college friend for her baby shower. We are only going to be gone for a day while hubby holds down the fort but I am concerned I won’t have enough trunk space for all the stuff I need for him. I swore I wouldn’t haul a lot of stuff once I had a kid but seriously, it all seems essential! Regardless, it will be nice to get outside of the Beltway even if only for a short time.
- DO. An adorably cute DIY to do you in your spare time (if you have it).
I am not a huge “perfume” person but I stumbled upon a fragrance that I just can’t resist. While dabbling in new beauty products, I received a sample of Jo Malone’s English Pear and Freesia. It has a warm, fruity, and neutral scent appropriate for any (or lack thereof) occasion. After using up the sample, I promptly bought a full bottle of this universally appealing smell. Read more
This past weekend we had more snow. Add to that some sleet and rain and it would make anyone cry ‘uncle’. We booked our first family mini-vacation to South Florida and I couldn’t be more excited to get away from the cold. Granted it won’t be a scorcher, but should be warm enough to get some rays by a pool. Here’s what I have in mind for me and A. Any of you also planning a retreat from the cold? Read more
I am sorry for the lack of posts this week, the winter blues have set in and has left me with little motivation. I am SO OVER winter. With the wind chill, we are going to hit subzero temperatures this weekend…blah! Therefore, it’s time for my obligatory annual photo of somewhere warm and beachy. This was taken from our vacay last spring to LA. With my maternity leave up in one month, hubby and I are thinking about escaping a few days to Florida with the babe. We’ll do anything to get away from this miserable weather and get outdoors without having to wear five layers.
- EAT. This compilation of one-pot dinners looks delicious and nutritious. I have it bookmarked for when I return to work.
- DO. Banana Republic is turning heads, check out their exciting Fall collection that debuted at New York Fashion week.
If you are anything like me, you find comfort in neutral colors. Gray, black, white, and brown will never treat you badly. However, it can be fun to wear color every now and then. Here are some ways to incorporate color into your wardrobe. Read more
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and for most in the U. S. it’s also when a brutal cold front is supposed to come through. It has me dreaming of my past visits to Austin, TX where it was warm and sunny. Here’s to cuddling up with a loved one (be it human or a fur baby) and staying cozy.
Even though I have a loving husband and family, I have never been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day. Perhaps it was all the years I spent single on the 14th or the fact that I would build it up in my head when I was dating someone. I am not bashing this day of romance, on the contrary, I think it can be very sweet to have a day to show your affection and gratitude for someone. However, there are many out there who may be thinking over lost loves. I think it is therapeutic to explore those feelings through songs and perhaps shed a few healthy tears. Is it weird that I like a good cry? Read more
It took me a long while to get used to the idea of jumpsuits (see me fashion one here). Now that I am fully on the jumpsuit bandwagon, I have been eyeing a more “mechanical engineer” style. I am really drawn to this khaki colored version from Madewell. The zippers speak to me, maybe that’s because it would make it nursing friendly…bonus! On the other hand, I found a brown/green jumpsuit on Asos which leans more towards the feminine side that I also love. How do you feel about the jumpsuit style? Which would you choose?
I rarely have photos of me with my little guy. It’s usually because I am the one taking the pictures. Therefore, I was excited to have this moment captured. They grow up so fast!
I never had any real serious acne or breakout problems as a teenager or in my 20s. However, leading up, during, and after my pregnancy, I am more prone to blemishes. I blame my hormones but that doesn’t make them go away any faster! I recently changed up my night time routine to incorporate some new products to help treat my skin and I am completely in love with them! First, I wash my face with my same trusty cleanser and then I use three different bare Mineral products to finish the process. Read more