friday’s fab five {1.23.15}

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? My mom and sisters hosted the best baby shower this weekend and I’m so happy we were able to make it happen. This kid is going to be so loved it’s ridiculous. Justin was able to meet me here and I decided to hang out with the parents for a couple of days afterwards as it’ll be my last time to travel before the adventures of mommy hood consumes my life. Add to that a new house to move into. Let the adventures begin!

Here’s this week’s fab five:

1. Dance Cardio with Natalia

Stop whatever you’re doing and watch this video, seriously. This girl rocks, and I’m proud to say she’s my sister. Her class is a mix of hip hop and latin, and guaranteed to make you sweat your you-know-what off. It’s the only kind of workout I’ll do aside from yoga, and she makes it fun. Check out her youtube channel and facebook page. If you’re in Dallas- try a class!

2. Recipe of the week: Chocolate Desserts

chocolate-desserts

image via Today Show

Since I couldn’t pick just one, I decided to link the recipes shown on the Today Show for your viewing (and cooking) pleasure. I’ll take one of everything please!

3. Grey and Yellow Baby Shoes $26

greay-yellow-baby-shoes

image via etsy

Can we talk about how utterly adorable these baby shoes are?? Since I’m thinking the nursery colors would be grey and yellow, you can tell where my mind is as far as colors. So, so cute.

4. Valentine’s Day Candle Holder $40

valentines-day-candle-holder

image via etsy

So pretty, even if you don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. These candle holders give the right amount of soft lighting to any room.

5. Jimmy Fallon Plays “Catchphrase” with Jennifer Lopez

I couldn’t stop laughing at this, I so want to play it! My family’s game is Taboo, so this one is right up our alley. I was afraid J.Lo’s top was going to reveal too much at one point, but she’s got her team on it. Fun game!

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

friday’s fab five {1.9.15}

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 2015! How are you feeling about the new year so far? A friend of mine and I were talking about how stressful 2014 was, and how 2015 seemed like it was off to a rough start. Is it us or are you guys feeling it as well? With the new baby, finding a place for our lives to grow and the prospects of new opportunities and changes, it’s going to get rocky ladies and gentlemen!

Here’s this week’s fab five:

1. Food Pick: Java Caramel Coffee Cubes $14.99

caramel-coffee-cubes

image via jiva

Move over Starbucks Via, I’m willing to give these little cubes a shot. Just drop in hot water and there you have it, sweet coffee galore. Time to wake up!

2. Weekend Bag $120

weekend-bag

image via Etsy

I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t have a good weekend bag. I need one that expands easily, but can also be squished enough to fit under seats or overhead bin when traveling. This one is a bit on the pricey side, but so cute.

3. “My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open” Print $23

funny-print

image via etsy

Let’s just say this print speaks to me in so many ways. Right now it’s on overdrive and might show me the blue screen of death any minute.

4. Cards Against Humanity $25

cards-against-humanity

image via amazon.com

Have you guys played this game yet? I know it’s been around for a while, but I finally got a chance to play it and damn it was fun! Since it can be dirty/gross/crude/innapropriate, just make sure you know who you’re playing with. Oh and as far as parents and grandparents, maybe pick a different game.

5. Song Pick: “Doubt” Mary J Blige

Love my girl Mary J, check out this new one from her London Sessions album. I think you’ll like it!

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

baby thoughts: 3rd trimester

3rd trimester

I finally reached the 3rd trimester, the home stretch, or the time to start freaking out about all the things that still need to get done before the baby comes.

I can totally understand and sympathize with pregnant mommys-to-be that just want their baby to be born. Enough of the bloating, heavy feeling, heartburn, GERD, and tiredness that comes with carrying a new life. The one cool thing that has  made the symptoms more tolerable is being able to feel her move. Justin can now feel her and we can see my belly move when she’s “choreographing”. Pregnancy is so weird.

1. How big is the baby?

I’m 29 weeks and baby is the size of a pineapple (or for the dad-to-be, the size of a loaf of bread). It’s crazy how she started as a poppyseed!

2. Foods I Love…

Chewy candy (skittles, jelly beans, swedish fish) is the food of choice for this “little bee”, and something I need to watch. Lemonade has also stuck throughout the majority of this pregnancy as a thumbs up.

3. Foods I Hate…

Any kind of red meat sounds gross to be, which is dissapointing as I’m now iron-deficient. Also, anything “grain-y” like oatmeal, barley, seeds or small nuts are a no as the little grains get stuck in my throat and cause that stupid lump to linger. I also stay away from carbonated beverages as they tend to make my acid reflux flare up. This baby sure is picky.

4. How I’m Feeling…

With just 11 weeks to go, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I won’t get that “I feel great” feeling that a lot of mommys-to-be reach. The sensitive stomach, lump in my throat, bloating and not being able to eat a full meal without feeling incredibly full is alive and well. However, feeling her kick and being able to share that experience with Justin and my family has been the coolest and weirdest thing ever. Somewhere at 27 weeks I “popped” and I definitely look pregnant now. Now it’s time to take some baby prep classes, finish the registry, enjoy baby showers and some prenatal yoga!

3rd trimester

image via rottencards.com