Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snow Day!

There's definitely still work to be done around here, but at least this is my office.  If you're on the East Coast, hope you're enjoying waking up slow and coffee in bed too. 

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Nursery Snippets

Two weeks until Baby K is here and I spent the weekend nesting away and neglecting my blog.  Do you remember my nursery plans and inspiration for a baby boy?  It's all coming together.  Here are some snippets of the little guy's room looking all cute and stuff.  

Friday, January 23, 2015

It's Friday I'm in Love

With the in between boot shaft height.  It's well below the knee, but taller than a bootie.  It's a little 80's but in a really good way.  I'm kind of obsessing over the Emerson Fry boot in the first photo below.    

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

January Wish List

Baby is coming soon.  And while I know I won't have too much cash left for my own shopping pleasure, a gal can daydream about not wearing maternity jeans and tent-like dresses, here's my (non-essential) post-baby wish list.  

1. a new Lipstick - an easy way to glam up a look, even if there is spit-up on my shirt.
2. leather looking joggers - a new mom needs all the comfy-chic pants she can get
3. A bottle of Delirium Tremens, more like a sip.  This strong Belgian beer is my fav, and I have missed beer.
4. a chic, slim coat, even if it's just to the doctor's office, cause I'm tired of looking like a tent
5. A subscription to Living Etc. Mag, for my day dreaming pleasure
6. one for the babe - adorable crib blanket
7. comfy, cool sneakers - Vans high tops

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I've got the Winter Blues

And the only cure is this cool color (or 30 extra degrees). 

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Monday, January 19, 2015

What's in my Hospital Bag

He's almost here!  Our baby boy is due to arrive in just over three weeks!  That means, this soon-to-be-mom is starting to prep for the big day.  And the million dollar question has come up, what to put in your hospital bag?  You hear about all the things people pack that they don't ever touch.  So, I polled some recent new moms, and took the info from our child birth class to come up with this list below.  

For Mom - mom needs a few comfy outfits, but don't overdo it, most people said they spent most of the time in the hospital gown.
1. pajamas
2. sweat pants
3. nursing top
4. slippers
5. nursing bras
6. lanolin - for sore nipples
7. bottom spray - recommended to me to cool "down there"
8. cotton underwear - I've heard they give these to you, so you probably don't need to go overboard here either.

For Dad - the basics will do.
9. tee shirts
10. comfy pants
11. boxers

For Us
12. Baby journal - I know I'll be exhausted and overwhelmed, but I'd like to capture those thoughts and memories right away, so I can remember what it really felt like in the moment.
13. camera - of course
14. iPad - for the down time
15. snacks

For (my possible Valentine's Day) Baby - going home outfit.  They specifically told us this is all he will need.  I also threw in a swaddle blanket, so I can get a lesson from the nurse using the kind we have here.
16. hat
17. knit onsie
18. moccasins

Don't forget the other essentials, a toothbrush, your chargers, deodorant, glasses, etc.  Some people bring music for the labor, I may pack something, but I have a hunch that won't be at the forefront of my mind when I arrive at the hospital.

Wish me luck and I'll come back with the updated list after I've been through it and really know the necessities.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Travel Lust: Belize

A few years back, we took one of our favorite vacations ever to Costa Rica.  While we don't love the idea of going back to the same place, that trip had it all, especially a perfect balance of relax time and adventure.  And, when it's 15 degrees outside, nothing sounds better than a beach and warm sunshine, so why not explore another Central American country?  How about Belize!  I'm in!

Stay: Hamanasi Resorts, a beautiful beach-front resort offering a variety of beautiful accommodations and lots of adventurous excursions.

Do: Cave tubing.  There may be nothing more fantastic in my book, then an adventure activity that is also relaxing.  Cave tubing may be that perfect balance.

Experience: snorkeling The Great Blue Hole.  While my first snorkeling experience wasn't my very favorite activity, I would be willing to give it another try at one of the top 10 scuba diving spots in the world.

See: jaguar reserve and wildlife tours.  While we probably can't top the many amazing animals we saw in Africa last year, that was a gateway drug to want to experience more wildlife in it's natural habitat.  And Belize has a lot to offer.

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