Thursday, September 18, 2014

.need, want, eat, make: pregnant edition.

well, since i'm definitely feeling pregnant as of late [this belly of mine is getting huge!], my thoughts are obviously reflecting anything 'baby'....or in my case, 'babies!'
and did i mention that i only have 3 weeks left?! yep, 3 freakin' weeks till these sweet babes are in my arms and smelling like heaven.
guess i should pack up that hospital bag and install those two extra car seats....
need ||  a few good nursing sleep bras [these things i lived in for about a year when i had jack. i guess the ta-ta's just liked a little extra support when i'm nursing and it just made my sleep that much better, despite still having to get up every couple hours. i personally enjoyed this wrap type of sleep bra and desperately need to re-stock my pile. and quickly!]

want || a highlighter / eye brightener [this nars eye shadow pencil looks like a warm peachy-goldy-cream colour and just may be the perfect shade to add a lightness and brightness to my already tired eyes [and yes! i know it's just about to get worse....]

eat || freezer meals, like this coconut curry chili [or this or this or any of this. i mentioned i'm pregnant right? ha! freezer meals are actually the most perfect thing to gift or even pre-make yourself before a new baby arrives and i am personally stock piling my freezer. when you're just too tired to make anything, these are life savers. and ps! i've made that chili above and it's truly unbelievable!!]

make || a macramé wall hanging, for above each twins crib [adore these beautiful works of art, and personally think they have enough going on that they may even keep the babies distracted enough to change their diapers, etc. etc. apparently by following this diy i may be able to construct my own?!]

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

.morning hopes.

photo || els photography for shoptheskinny.ca
early this morning, with jack lying in my bed next to me watching tv as per our usual morning ritual, my channel flipped to cmt music. while i don't particularly partake in country music ever, a particular song started and the lyrics grabbed my attention....lee ann womack's 'i hope you dance' played [and judging from the outfits in the video, probably released in the early 90's!] and i couldn't help but hope for those same things for that sweet little boy in my arms. call it pregnancy hormones, call it love.

jack henry - i hope you always dance.
xo
momma.

i hope you dance || lee ann womack

"I hope you never lose your sense of wonder,
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger,
May you never take one single breath for granted,
GOD forbid love ever leave you empty handed,
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

I hope you dance....I hope you dance.

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance,
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin',
Lovin' might be a mistake but it's worth makin',
Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter,
When you come close to sellin' out reconsider,
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.

I hope you dance....I hope you dance.
I hope you dance....I hope you dance.
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along,
Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder where those years have gone.)

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance, 
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance. 

Dance....I hope you dance. 
I hope you dance....I hope you dance. 
I hope you dance....I hope you dance.. 
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always rolling us along 
Tell me who wants to look back on their years and wonder where those years have gone)"

Saturday, August 9, 2014

.at thirty weeks, with the treb twins.

shop: dress || shoes || necklace
.at thirty weeks.
::i am definitely growing a big ol' bump.
::my heartburn has officially taken on it's own life form. no joke.
::the twins are growing like weeds. each are weighing in at the 60th-70th percentile for weight. which makes me so happy! keep growing, you chubby little babies.
::we are taking a drive to drumheller for a last little hurrah for jack. we figure it may be our last mini vacation as a family of three, so lets spoil the little guy rotten. 
::i am craving donuts.  especially after i spoiled myself with a dozen 'frickin delights' delivery. and then ate them all.
::my 'normal' shirts are getting way too short. belly shots are a regular appearance around here. and not by choice.
::the twins nursery is starting to actually resemble a nursery! yay!
::we completed jack's first round of swimming lessons [he passed!] however i think we'll have to wait till after these babies are born to re-enroll. momma just can't handle the workout! ha!
::the twins like to bump and roll. it's turned from flutter kicks to grinding and it's not my favourite.
::my nails are growing like weeds.
::i am beginning to nest like no-one's business.

for those of you who don't think in terms of weeks...this means i'm now 7.5 months pregnant!
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Thursday, August 7, 2014

.august shopping list.

with my birthday falling around the middle of august, i've always quite enjoyed making my shopping list for this month [for obvious reasons!]. it never fails in helping out the male half of my duo [hint hint, babe!] with ideas which works out to be kind of a no-brainer and win-win all in one! easy for him and i get exactly what i'm lusting over that month! yay!

what's currently on my shopping list for august.
poppy barley chelsea boot || pb just released this new model and i am swooning! these may be my new fall go-to boot and i just love that they are tailored to your feet measurements making them the comfiest pair i'm sure i'll ever own!
gorjana & griffin mia tiered necklace || a new fav designer on the radar! and the perfect necklace to layer or wear alone. i also love the length of this so much. a must have!
pia wallen large cross blanket || the only blanket to have right now. it's perfection and i really really want it.
gorjana & griffin mae shimmer solitaire || and my 2nd pick from this designer. these simple, tiny rings would look great all together or worn alone. i just adore a thin band on my hands.
anthropologie nassella joggers || i am loving the silk tailored pajama pant craze right now and although i find myself a little hippy for these pants [trying to actually say: scared to look more hippy!] i think this awesome pattern would distract from any issues.
frends headphones || this big girl needs these big girl headphones in a band way. so sleek and stylish, and perfect for travel.
gorjana & griffin teagan cuff || and my 3rd pick from this designer [what can i say?! i'm a jewellery girl!]. this has been on my radar for a while and is basically the perfect piece to add to any outfit. dressed up or down. perfection.
pendelton bath robe || something about those old school hudson bay stripes...and although this is not an actual hudson bay robe, it's by a favourite company of mine - pendleton. sigh. momma could really use a new robe, especially as i plan on living in my pajamas for a while after the twins are born.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

.big summer makeup haul.

just a quick [or rather, long winded] video on a few new beauty products i've hauled in over the last month or so. but be warned, there is quite a lot....

however, it was desperately needed and i've discovered some really great new products! my july favourites will be back in action and up in a week or so, so also stay tuned for that. a few of these items here may even have a little review on them so if you're into these kind of things, stay tuned!
happy shopping!
*click on item for where to buy.
josie maran coconut water-colour cheek gelee in pink escape

marc jacobs shameless blush in obsessed #204

tarte amazonian clay 12-hour blush in captivating

maybelline baby skin instant pore eraser [you can buy at any drugstore...i bought mine at target]

bite beauty lip scrub in whipped cherry

the balm cosmetics meet matt(e) eye palette

the balm cosmetics nude'atude eye palette

mac all about face in beige palette

lavanila healthy deodorant in pure vanilla

benefit badgal lash mascara in black

maybelline mascara in deep velvet purple (purchased at any drugstore...i bought mine at target)

l'oreal infallible silky eyeliner in black (bought at target)

smash box always sharpe waterproof kohl eyeliner in sumatra (penny lane was the other beautiful copper brown if you want to give it a try!)