Oh Chistmas Tree


  17 days until the wedding. I am getting extremely excited, and only slightly nervous that things wont be finished and ready in time. Oh well, it’s about the marriage, not the wedding, right?  This week I’ve started to decorate the house. It only feels as ‘Christmassy’ as you make it feel. I remember when […]

November 28, 2013

Baby Bean Pregnancy 25 Week Update


How far Along? 25 weeks Gender? Boy Maternity clothes? No, but broke down and bought some Lrg shirts to wear Stretch Marks? No Sleep? Only a few hours every night all week, then last night I passed out and woke up over 12 hours later. I think I’m reset now. Best Moment? My wedding dress is in the building! I should […]

November 22, 2013

Christmas 2013 Has Arrived


I went out this morning to enjoy a nice walk while running some errands. I left the house around 8:30am and man was it ever cold! I went out all bundled up in my hat and scarf. About 5 minutes after I was out of the house, I wish I had brought gloves. My hands […]

November 21, 2013

DIY – Laundry Detergent


  Materials Needed: 1- storage container 1-2kg box of Baking Soda 1-3kg box of Washing Soda 1-3kg box of Borax   Optional materials: Washing Bar soap Scent boosters Oxi-clean So in hopes of saving some money, I decided to make my own Laundry detergent. The MR. is still contemplating if it will truly work, but I […]

November 17, 2013

Baby Bean Pregnancy 24 Week Update


How far Along? 24 weeks 2 days Gender? Boy Maternity clothes? No Stretch Marks? No Sleep? Hard to get to sleep, hard to wake up. Best Moment? Spending time with my mom Worst Moment? Realizing no amount of cereal is enough for me. Missing anything? The ability to go longer than half an hour without having to think about going pee Movement? Lots […]

November 17, 2013

Easy DIY Face Scrub


Who doesn’t love beautiful, soft, exfoliated skin? The start of my pregnancy I had not so attractive skin. My skin got dry, I kept having mini breakouts, my skin was just looking tired. How ’bout them hormones. I did some face masks at home, the store bought kind. My skin started to love me again, […]

November 10, 2013

Baby Bean Pregnancy 21 Week Update


How far Along? 21 weeks 1 day Gender? Mr. Bean Maternity clothes? No Stretch Marks? None yet Sleep? Hard to get comfy Best Moment? Started sanding the crib for painting Worst Moment? just being super uncomfortable whenever I try to sleep Missing anything? Not that I can think of, aside from a good sleep. Movement? Like crazy! He’s one strong little boy. Cravings? Ice cream, […]

October 26, 2013

Baby Bean Pregnancy 20 Week Update


How far Along? 20 weeks Gender? It’s a boy! Maternity clothes? Nope Stretch Marks? No, lotion is my friend. Sleep? Fine. …I wake up with cramps some nights. Best Moment? Revealing the gender to my family Worst Moment? Had a pretty good week. Missing anything? Not at the moment Movement? Mostly at night, or right after I eat for 5 minutes Cravings? NONE!  Symptoms? Just a […]

October 18, 2013

Sneezing when Pregnant


ACHOO! Tis the season for colds and sneezes. I am well aware that if I happen to sneeze a million times in one day, by the evening my voice will be leaving and the next day will consist of me laying in bed surrounded by kleenex. I haven’t gotten sick yet this season, and I […]

October 17, 2013

When the Bean Kicks


Sometimes when Bean kicks me very lightly, I think ‘was that-was that a kick?’       Other times Bean kicks me and it feels like a freaking earthquake in my belly.       But when Bean doesn’t kick me all day I start to worry and think ‘Are you still in there?’   […]

October 16, 2013

I Mustache You to Stay Calm


We’re having a BOY!   It has taken me everything not to ‘spill the beans’ so to speak. But my little Bean has a peen, just as Adrien had been sure he’d seen on the ultrasound. And just as I had predicted almost from day one. I want a girl, but knew it was a […]

October 15, 2013

New vs. Used Baby Things


Having a baby is expensive. I never expected anything less. So why not try and save as much as possible while providing for your little one? The way to do this? Having second-hand baby items. Of course, there is a limit to what anyone should accept that is second hand. But there seems to be […]

October 13, 2013

Baby Bean Pregnancy 19 Weeks Update


  How far Along? 19 weeks!! + 1 day Gender? I know! To be revealed on Tuesday/Wednesday Maternity clothes? Nope Stretch Marks? Not that I can see Sleep? All the time it seems. No energy at all. Best Moment? Ultrasound, finding out Beans gender Worst Moment? Ultrasound, I got sick. read the post HERE for more info. Missing anything? I’m good this week! Movement? Was […]

October 12, 2013

Ultrasound Day


After waking every hour, almost on the hour, all night, when it was time to finally get up, I was exhausted and wanted to stay sleeping. But the excitement of finally getting to see my baby on a black/grey/white grainy screen was much more appealing than the back of my eye lids. So I got […]

October 11, 2013

Pregnancy Brain


Although there has been no scientific reason for this occurrence, it is undoubtedly suffered by all pregnant women. If you think you have never suffered from it, you probably forget, therefore are suffering right now. What is this phenomenon? Pregnancy Brain. Can be the small things like not texting someone back, forgetting to water the […]

October 8, 2013