friday’s fab five {10.31.14}

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!

Happy Halloween! Do you have any big plans this weekend to celebrate? I’m the first to admit that the holiday isn’t my favorite, so I’m laying low this weekend with the exception of a gala to support the Tim Griffith Foundation. On another note, congratulations to the San Francisco Giants for becoming World Series Champions!!

On to this week’s fab five:

1. Ickey Shuffle: Geico Commercial 

This commercial gets me every time! I don’t know know what it is but now when I’m in the grocery store getting some cold cuts (because pregnancy discourages the packaged deli cuts), I think about doing the dance while singing “get some cold cuts, get some cold cuts”. So funny!

2. Recipe of the week: Brownie Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting


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Don’t these cupcakes look delicious and easy? I don’t like dealing with frosting because it never seems to look anything other than a hot mess (at least the way I do it). The idea that the marshmallow acts as frosting is genius.

3. Prosecco Scented Bubble Bath $38


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Talk about a luxurious bath experience! This Champagne and Prosecco scented bubble bath will most definitely give you that much needed relaxation after a long day. Since I can’t drink, this bubble bath might just have to do. For the rest of you, enjoy with a glass of bubbly.

4. Gold Star Cloud Mobile $60


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This baby mobile is totally adorable. SInce I’ve got baby on my mind and finally know the gender (will reveal on Monday), my eyes tend to wander to fun baby things.

5. Water War with Jake Gyllenhaal (on Jimmy Fallon)

Jimmy Fallon proves that men are really just big kids. This water war was so funny to watch and I now secretly want to play.

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

friday’s fab five {10.17.14}

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 are going to the Treasure Island Music Festival (Janelle Monae and Zedd are who we are excited to see) as one of our last “without kids” events while we can and I’m not so big I’m waddling. It’s unbelievable that I’ll be halfway through this pregnancy by the end of October!

Here’s this week’s fab five:

1. Door Mat $45


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Whether you put it outside or inside, this front door mat is going to put a smile on your face. Why shouldn’t it? You’re like, really pretty.

2. Food Pick: Honey Dijon Kettle Chips


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As a pregnant chic who can now eat without vomiting, these chips are one bad craving I can’t get enough of. They are so good, and although I’ve been all about the Backyard BBQ, these Honey Dijon ones make this baby pretty happy.

3. “Boo” Sweatshirt $29


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I am not a fan of Halloween. The adult costume choices, opportunities to be scared, I’ll gladly pass on all of it. This sweatshirt has my name written all over it.

4. Crockpot Slow Cooker with WeMo $129

I’m totally guilty of getting all the ingredients together and putting it into the crockpot without turning it on or going about my day and forgetting what time I turned it on (doh!). This slow cooker is smartphone enabled so you can turn it on and set the time while not at home. Genius.

5. Song Pick: Sam Smith “I’m Not the Only One” feat. A$AP Rocky

Great song for the weekend or at the end of a long day. Jamming to this all week.

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

it’s really happening: second trimester


I had heard stories about how awesome second trimester was for people. Morning sickness gone, energy back, fun cravings and a “back to normal” attitude.

To prove that every pregnancy is different, it seemed as though this alien/parasite (a name my mother cringes at every time I say it), wanted to do his/her own thing (much like myself) and my morning sickness/vomiting finally subsided at about 17 weeks (a little over 4 months). Way past its due time, but thankful none-the-less.

1. How big is the baby?

I’m 18 weeks and baby is the size of a sweet potato (or for the dad-to-be. the size of a Ben and Jerry’s pint of ice cream).

2. Foods I Love…

Cesar salad, cold sandwiches, kettle chips and Honest Tea Peach White Tea. I also pick up random candy on occasion like jelly beans. Justin knows better than to ask questions. 

3. Foods I Hate…

I have no desire for red meat or seafood. Red meat has been an aversion since the beginning, but after throwing up seafood, I’m officially over that food group. 

4. How I’m Feeling…

Every day is better, although the nausea hasn’t gone completely away and comes in small bursts throughout the day. If I eat very heavy foods I get very bloated and feel very (uncomfortably) full. Tums and a good walk help a lot. Surprisingly, so does dancing :) 

5. Looking Forward To…

Finding out if we are having a boy or a girl soon. My parents and sister will be in town and I’m excited to share that with them. Justin really wants a boy and I’m leaning towards a girl, but since it’s our first, we’ll be happy with a healthy baby. I was looking forward to doing a “reveal” party, but I’m excited to do that with my in-laws! 

6. Scared About…

The unknown of pregnancy. I don’t easily go with the flow, and like to know as much information as possible. Childbirth, in of itself, scares the crap out of me, but I’m trying not to think about that this early on. I’ve also been more conscious about putting good things in my body, but since I’m still nauseous throughout the day, it’s been a bit tough. 

7. Things I’ve Learned…

Every pregnancy is different, EVERY ONE OF THEM. Keeping active, even if it’s just around the block, really does help your overcrowded digestive system. Lastly, a warm bath, especially with these Lush Bath Bombs, is delightful.