January 26, 2015

Pregnant Gal Update

Things have been moving along with this pregnancy of mine. I cannot believe how far along I am in this process. It's still surreal I am carrying a tiny human inside my body. I'm currently 24 weeks!

I am so grateful and fortunate to not have severe symptoms.

During my first trimester:

  • I felt minor nausea (which was ironically mitigated by eating)
  • I had serious food cravings and constantly felt ravenous (I wanted Super Duper burgers and fries, Annie's Cheddar Bunnies, Clif Kid Fruit Ropes, cheesy goodness like mac & cheese or quesadillas, donuts and apples)
    • I had to carry snacks all the time
  • I witnessed body changes immediately (baggy tops were definitely needed)
  • I experienced desires for naps throughout the day (I was never a big nap person before)
  • I have mood swings that are quite instant. Thank you to a patient and understanding husband!
As I'm going through my second trimester:

  • Nausea has dissipated
  • Food cravings have also dissipated but, every now and again, I want particular things that I can't get over until I eat them. Thankfully, the desires are more healthy options like fruits and salads
  • Obvious body changes continue
  • Exhaustion is not as severe either but, if I'm not up and about I can fall asleep
  • Mood swings still exist
The new attention has been different and at first, uncomfortable. (I have never done well with the spotlight.) But, as more and more people can see I'm pregnant, the "Congratulations" salutations and the "Do you know what you're having?" questions become easier to answer.

I am going through a major learning curve with not only my body but also with my future. As my husband and I adapt our home to invite a new person to the family, we are also meeting new people who are newly pregnant as well and we bond over the experience. Having always been an introvert, socializing with people who are going through this (or have gone through this) has been a welcome desire.

I've never been sure I could be a good mother but, I already feel an incredible amount of love for this kid. People kindly remind me that nothing in life is perfect and I can't predict anything. So "going with the flow" is important.

I remind myself constantly that things will be OK and I am perpetually grateful for this experience. 

Thanks for joining me on this journey!

January 22, 2015

Harem (Pants)

 White blazer: Zara, T-shirt: Lucky, Harem pants: Nike (gifted), Heels: Gap (old but similar), Accessories: Karen Walker sunglasses, Rebecca Minkoff MAC

I have a strong love for these pants. They're similar to the pants I wore here and I swear those pants are the best thing ever. 

Since I received this pair, I've been trying hard to avoid grabbing them each and every morning. It's so easy to dress them with sneakers and a t-shirt but I decided to avert the comfort route and wore a pair of heels. 

I've clearly been changing in size and weight so I've opted to wear a lot of flats and sneakers lately. Let me just say that wearing heels ain't what it used to be.

January 21, 2015

Wednesday Whim - Latte Motion

 images via Design Faves via Maxim Stick

Let's face it. Coffee art is attractive and we've probably posted more than once to Instagram showcasing it. So, Japanese food label, Maxim Stick decided to take that addiction and create a stop motion film featuring coffee art lattes. In an adorable tale, the film features a young couple who falls in love and grows old together. Classic.

Over three days, a team of artists rallied together and made illustrations stenciled over 1,000 cups of latte using cocoa powder. Attention to detail and quality were key to pulling off this fun film. Not to mention an incredible amount of patience.

Check out the film and a behind the scenes below!

January 20, 2015

Market Tote

It's a well known fact that I frequent the farmer's market as part of my weekend errand hopping. We love seeing our local farmers and interacting with them. We not only get to know where our food is coming from but we also support people locally. While the husband primarily totes our groceries around, when the bags get full I do my part. I carry my one bag.

I've owned the Apolis market tote x SF for a while now but never showcased it on the blog. The Apolis totes go towards a great cause by supporting employment for 21 women.  It's really great for the farmer's market since it features a waterproof lining and has leather straps that are reinforced by antique nickel rivets. It also has a small inside pocket so I can stash change from my purchases. And, I admit, I adore the way it looks too.

I love to support companies that contribute towards a bigger purpose. It's a wonderful endeavor that I'm glad to promote simply by carrying a market tote. Do you support any companies this way?

*This post is NOT sponsored.

January 15, 2015

Black is the New Black

 Coat: Gap, Sweater: H&M, Denim: Asos, Sneakers: Adidas Superstar 2, Accessories: H&M beanie, Karen Walker sunglasses, Rebecca Minkoff MAC

Who can deny the appeal of an all-black outfit? I love my colors but black never fails to amaze me.


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