friday’s fab five {9.19.14}

The fab five is posted every Friday to end the week on a happy note and features items on my radar that I’m loving right now. Who knows, you might find something that could be on your fab five list!

What are you up to this weekend? We’ve got a BBQ birthday party in lovely Sacramento that I’m excited to go to. Hopefully I’ll be able to eat some of the delicious food they’ll be having. In Texas, brisket is the main event at a BBQ, but in CA they serve a lot of tri-tip, which most closely resembles fajita meat (but much better). So interesting to see the difference of food from state to state.

Here’s this week’s fab five:

1. JImmy Fallon Lip Sync Battle with Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton

I couldn’t stop laughing at this last night! I think these new judges on The Voice are going to be fantastic and I’m looking forward to watching the new season.

2. Recipe of the week: Honeydew Melon Ice Pops (via The Chow)


image via The Chow

These popsicles look so yummy and refreshing, and since I’m leaning towards anything fresh, this one caught my eye.  Recipe looks super easy and would be awesome for a party.

3. Windshield Navigator, Navdy $299


image via navdy

How cool is this little gadget? Imagine getting into your car and turning on your navigation system, only it’s a projector that launches right up on your windshield. Pricey some might say, but totally worth it (if it works). It’s only available via pre-order as of now, but I can see some major buzz for this all-in-one navigation system.

4. Blog Love: The Pregnant Husband

I found this blog a while back, before I was even thinking of getting pregnant. Now that I’m past my first trimester, I can’t stop laughing at the true reality that is being pregnant and how it must feel for the partner. Jeffrey Bausch is so funny, with his daily tumblr blog focusing more on gifs than actual content. He’s got a new blog after his baby was born called “Daddy Newbie” that I plan on following in the future.

5. Samsung Galaxy Tablet Commercial with Kristen Bell and Dax Shepherd

As a newly pregnant person, I totally love this commercial. Kristen Bell Dax Shepherd are super lovable as a couple and I love how this ad doesn’t seem forced or disconnected.

That’s it for me, have a great weekend everyone!

It’s really happening


image via JulieAnnArt on Etsy

Yep, no joke folks, Justin and I are going to become a threesome in less than a year and it’s been one hell of a ride so far!

I’ve heard about morning sickness from others and how much it sucks, but I can honestly tell you that it means nothing until you actually go through it. With 6 weeks of what felt like the never-ending stomach flu, I’m now in a place where it’s manageable and can actually have “real food” (as in anything but saltine crackers and ginger ale) without throwing up (I will never have sour patch kids candy again). I can’t go into crazy weird food yet (as my body aggressively told me the other day), but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

I so desperately wanted to feel like this and I’m much more closer to that now:


In lieu of a long post, I thought I’d do something a bit different and answer the following questions every week on my progress, hopes, fears and things I’ve learned along the way.

1. How big is the baby?

I’m 14 weeks and baby is the size of a beet.

2. Foods I Love…

Right now it’s more about foods that I can keep down which include toast with jelly, cappelletti in brodo (which is one of my favorites right now, especially the kind my mom makes), and any kind of salad. I’m all about salads (which is something I never got into pre-pregnancy).

3. Foods I Hate…

Rice, which is a bit disappointing as that used to be one of my comfort foods. White rice is the worse.

4. How I’m Feeling…

MUCH better compared to previous weeks. I’m still nauseous during the day, but it’s much more manageable now. I also developed pretty awful acid reflux that I had to get on prescription medication for, and now it’s better. Heartburn is common for pregnancy, but acid reflux is enough to make you want to puke. Don’t know what it is? Imagine eating a bunch of bread without water and not being able to “wash it down”. Yup.

5. Looking Forward To…

Being able to eat a real meal and keeping it down, finding out what pregnancy cravings I’ll have (I hope it’s more exciting than salads) and overall just feeling better and like myself again.

6. Scared About…

Being a curvy girl all my life, I’m not too concerned about getting bigger, as I’ve battled that my entire life. Right now it’s a fear of the unexpected and things to come as this is my first pregnancy. I’m not one to just “let it flow” and “relax” so my gears are definitely turning as each week comes and goes.

7. Things I’ve Learned…

Preggie Pops have been a LIFE SAVER for me for morning sickness the last couple of weeks. They taste like Jolly Ranchers and really does seem to help calm my stomach. Could be mental, but I don’t care, bring them on. I also found a great pregnancy tracking app that I really like and gives me some great info while letting me track everything- super helpful when doctor needs info at appointments. 

To all the pregnant mommies out there, I know how you feel and happy to be joining the club :)

friday’s fab five {9.12.14}

The fab five is posted every Friday to end the week on a happy note and features items on my radar that I’m loving right now. Who knows, you might find something that could be on your fab five list!

What are you up to this weekend? There is a Ghiradelli Chocolate Festival going on in SF here that I might attend. There are always so many events that go on here in the city, but I always end up just staying home to relax. Anyone else live in a big city and feel the same way?

On to this week’s fab five:

1. Power Purse $49.99


A clutch that charges your phone. Who cares if it has a built-in cord, the point is you never have to have the conversation of “oh crap, I’m out of battery, call so-and-so if you need to get in touch with me” while you put it on airplane mode.

2. Recipe of the week: Watermelon Lemonade (via Martha Stewart)


image via Martha Stewart

This drink looks so refreshing and uses two of my favorite summer ingredients. Yum!

3. Metallic Temporary Tattoos


image via Etsy

These tattoos are so pretty, no matter how campy they might seem. I can totally see myself getting these for a music concert or special occasion. Get one that’s delicate and feminine.

4. Jimmy Fallon’s “Family Feud” with Steve Harvey

I’m sure this video has one viral by now, but I was laughing out watching this bit this week. The Roots are awesome. That is all.

5. Song Pick: “Elevate” by St. Lucia

Such a good summer/weekend song. Love it.

That’s it for me, have a great weekend everyone!