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. 


friday’s fab five {10.10.14}

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 doing this weekend? We are going on a boat cruise to celebrate Justin’s birthday- so pumped! It’s fleet week in San Francisco and although I’ve never experienced it, I’ve heard the crazy, packed, exciting stories of what goes on during that weekend. I just keep thinking of that Sex and the City episode where the girls check out fleet week in NYC. Our cruise includes fireworks, so let’s hope it’s not too cloudy so we can see them!

Here’s this week’s fab five:

1. Lush Bath Bombs $6-9 (each)


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I’m a little late to the game, but I just tried these bath bombs for the first time and I’m in love. Lush has bath bombs (aromatherapy), bubble bars (bubbles) and bath melts (to soften skin). I got the one above to relax muscles and relax the mind as this pregnant lady needs it. I HIGHLY recommend these.

2. EOS Lip Balm $3


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If you see one of these lip balms out when grocery or beauty shopping, pick one up. I LOVE these and, as a sucker for packaging, are super cute to carry around. I currently have the blueberry one.

3. Food Pick: Pregnancy Craving Ice Cream $60 (for 4 pints)


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Oh man ladies, now you can get ice cream delivered in a flavor you (or baby) might be craving. Popular picks include peanut butter and pickles, chocolate cake and sea salt caramel. Ohhhh yeah.

4. Baxter Facial Scrub $17


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So this face scrub is technically a men’s product, but I’ve been using Justin’s sample tube that he got in his Birchbox for Men and absolutely love it. Gentle on the skin, smells great (that’s the oatmeal and honey) and really does a fantastic job of exfoliating the skin and removing dead skin cells. Whether you’re a guy or girl, this is on scrub to try.

5. Cardio Dance Party at 24 Hour Fitness

My sister has, hands down, the BEST cardio dance party class I’ve ever been to. She teaches over at 24 Hour Fitness in Dallas, Texas and she rocks it. She calls her class “dance therapy”, because for 60 minutes you forget about everything going on in your life and just dance the crap out of these songs. She’s the best there is and if you’re ever in the area and need a great workout, check her out!

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