Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Something To Smile About

After 14 months, the braces are finally off! It was all done so quickly today. It took less than an hour to take them off and my retainer was ready for pick up by late afternoon. The retainer is so different than what I remember the first time around. When I got my braces off back in high school, I got a top retainer which was removable. My bottom teeth had a permanent retainer bonded to the inner part of my lower teeth. This time around, I have top and bottom removable retainers. The best part about them is that they are invisible! Can you tell I have them on?


Apparently I like to wear yellow on my orthodontist days :D

Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

22 Weeks

Please excuse the mess behind me. My sister gave us a ton of baby stuff and we are trying to sort through it. Our future baby's room isn't quite cleaned out yet, so all the stuff is sitting in my living room.

Today's simple outfit is a mixture of maternity wear and regular clothes.
•Black cowl neck - GapMaternity
•Fuisha plaid skirt - Express (gotta love those elastic waistband skirts)
•Steve Madden flats - DSW

Here is the baby bump at 22 weeks

This past weekend Will and I went up to Dallas to visit friends and family. It was a whirlwind trip, but I'm so glad we got to visit with everyone. Our little boo-boo got her first wardrobe pieces (gifted from her Aunt Rachel). Look how precious this is...

She got a cute little pink jacket and absolutely adorable Mary Jane socks. I can't wait fir her to wear them.

Hope everyone has a fab day!

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Purple Top and Colorful Treats

My dear friend, Holley, brought me a goodie bag full clothes. This purple top was sitting on top and at first glance I thought they were pajamas. Nope, it was a cute top. I knew they'd be perfect with a pair of leggings. Now I'm all set for a karaoke party!

•Purple top - gifted by Holley
•Leggings - GapMaternity
•Dr Scoll flats - DSW
•Necklace - small store off Harwin

Today I made a run to a different Farmers market. They've got local goods and special treats like these French macaroons. My fav is the pistachio, but the apricot lavender comes pretty close. Aren't they just so pretty to look at?

I hope everyone is having a happy weekend!

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tickled Pink

Yesterday was the big day for my ultrasound. I am so happy to report that we are expecting a little baby GIRL! Now I would have been just as happy if we were having a boy, but I must admit... Visions of pink, little dresses and little shoes bring a smile to my face :)

Here is my little social butterfly waving to the camera.

In honor of the little one, I decided to wear pink.

Here are the deets:
•Hot pink tank - Old Navy
•Black pants - Express (with the help of a Be Band)
•Short sweater - Liz Lang Maternity for Target
•Long necklace - Target
•Metalic purple peep toes - Target

Have a happy day!

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Farmers Market

Every once in awhile I try to make it out to the farmers market after my workouts on Saturday mornings. There's one close to my house and I can easily just make a quick stop. This week I changed it up and tried a farmers market that's known for good deals and gorgeous produce...Caninos Farmers Market. I brought $20 and my grocery bags and headed out. This is not the best pic of me. Fresh from my workout with no make-up, my squinty eyes and flashing a cheesy grin :D

The market is divided into 2 sections. The front is somewhat indoors with cashiers that take credit cards. You can also buy goods like tortillas, pickles, salad dressings, etc...

The back section is outside and has individual vendors. Each vendor displays their produce and for dollar or two you can take a basket of this or that.
Everything is done in cash and you pay the vendor directly.

In the end I spent $12. Some items got spilt between me and my girlfriends. All in all, I thought it was a pretty good experience and I would definetly shop there again.

Here's to a happy and healthy day!

Friday, September 3, 2010

4 Day Weekend!

I was all about comfort this Friday. Here are my outfit deets...

•Dark gray top - GapMaternity
•Black leggings - GapMaternity
•3 strand necklace - gifted by V
•Belt - Target
•Steve Madden peep toe flats - DSW

These leggings are so super comfy, but what I love most about them are the zipper ankles. Such a small detail, but I love it!

The top was kind of on the casual end so I had to dress it up with the belt and a necklace. I thought the necklace was perfect for it.

So it's Labor Day on Monday and I have a relaxing 4 day weekend ahead of me. Not only am I celebrating my brother's birthday, but on Tuesday I have my ultrasound scheduled. I'll soon know if we are having a boy or girl! Also on Tuesday... after 14 months with my metal mouth, I am finally getting my braces off. Stay tuned for the before and after pics...

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Cold Food Cravings

For the most part, I haven't had and crazy cravings. No pickles and ice cream or bananas dipped in BBQ sauce. I once saw a show where the pregnant lady craved chalk. Yikes! I can't even imagine. My preggo tastes are actually somewhat norm, but I noticed that I seem to prefer cold foods...sanwiches, salads, fruits, veggies, and smoothies. I especially go through fruit like there's no tomorrow. We once went through 7 cantalopes in a week!

Smoothies are one of my absolute favs right now. I started out buying them, but realized it was more economical for me to make my own. Plus I know exactly what's in my smoothies if I make them myself. Here is my all natural smoothie how-to...

Here's what you need:
•1 large container of organic strawberries
•4 ripe organic bananas
•organic vanilla yogurt
•6 ziploc sandwich baggies

Using a mini muffin pan, I scoop 1 tbsp of yogurt in each cup and throw it in the freezer. It should freeze fairly quickly (maybe in 15-20 minutes). Once frozen, you'll have 24 mini frozen yogurt discs. Keep in the freezer until you are ready to make your baggies. Slice your strawberries and bananas. Each baggie should contain aprox 4-5 strawberries, 1/2 banana, and 4 frozen yogurt discs. Lay each baggie flat and freeze. Laying it flat will keep it from freezing in one big icy chunk.

When you're ready to have your smoothie, you just throw the contents of the baggie and 1 cup of milk (I use organic 2%) in a blender. You can add a shot of honey if you need some extra sweetness. And there you go... Yummy smoothies for the week. I'm not a milk drinker, so this has been a great way for me to get a good dose of calcium.

So before I sign off today, I want to congratulate Lemondrop Marie on her good news! You look so cute in your vintage maternity wear!

I hope everyone has a happy and healthy day!