What a week its been…

Oof! What a week it’s been.

I’m short on blog deadlines — and not because I don’t realize it. I’m not sure I’ve officially announced it here on the blog or not, so I’ll sneak it into today’s blog post. We bought a house! It’s just that we’re super busy with the house, hunting for appliances, buying appliances, Alfie’s been sick for a good week, and going to my many doctor appointments. Seriously I think I have 4 a month, or so.

This week they all lined up on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Between appointments I was packing up our kitchen and living space. There’s a lot on our plate! But it’s all good things. At one appointment (our detail scan) on Monday, as I was driving my phone rang (Scott answered) and they told us the power went out at the Dr’s office. So, we drove back home and they rescheduled us for a different location, later that day. We drove to the second location, only to realize everyone and their dog had been reschedueled to that spot too, so we waited 1hr 15 min for our flippin’ appointment. And you know what? You gotta have a full bladder too at some of those!

I’m pretty sure it all evaporated by the time my appointment came.

Speaking of those detail scans, I gotta be honest here… they’re creepy looking by the way: 3D/4D scans. The kid is so little that obviously everything isn’t fully grown yet. At one point I asked the sonographer if the kid even had a nose “yet”. Then on the photo it looks like he’s definitely taking after both parents here (hi, we have prominent schnozzes lol) Sheesh! I can’t tell what I’m looking at lol. I definitely spoke up about it, and as soon as she flipped from x-ray looking to totally 3D/4D, I was all “WHOA…. weird.” I’m sure she was simply expecting an “aww” out of us. I’ll say it how it is b’ys. It’s weird. But in kind of a cool way.

Sorta.

Needless to say I’m feeling subsconciously stressed. I always say subconciously because I don’t feel stressed for the most part. It’s just a few times a week when I get overwhelmed, not sure what to do next with the house-prep, etc….then we all freak out lol. This week has been the worst for it. I’ve never felt so angry and for no good reason! It’s making me feel weird.

In other news, let’s pop in another OOTD in here a few bottom pieces from prAna‘s fall launch (which was sent to me as a #sweatpinkpartner. #prAnaFallStyle17 #prAnaStyle #sweatpink). I’ve been diggin’ outfit of the day posts lately.

 

Wearing:
prAna London jeans
Cardigan with hood
Black Tank top
Brown leather belt
Pink faux-suede slip-ons
Blue sunnies
Fossil Rachel Tote (also sent for review, from Fossil)

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Wearing:
prAna mantra pant
White tank
Google Moto 360 watch

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Above: prAna mantra pant + prAna London jeans

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Thought I have to say, one of the first things in the apartment I packed for the move, was my clothing. I donated countless bags of unwanted pieces, and packed away 90% of my wardrobe. I have probably 10-15 tops hanging in my closet currently, and you know what? I don’t miss the other items. Sure I don’t even know what the heck is even in the packed boxes for heaven sakes. And guess what? I’m probably going to be ruthless when opening it back up to hang it all back into my closet — and back to the donation site with more bags. Now, let’s see if I can do this with the majority of stuff (makeup, haircare, skincare, local friends — I know you’ll want some! Ha!).

Who’s ready for the weekend, raise your hand! Although I don’t have a full-time job, I treat the stay-at-home sitch like one. I do the daily chores that I set out for myself, and whatever else needs to be done. Weekends are days off for everyone in this household.

What do you have on the go this weekend?

Psst..Can you tell I’m craving the oldschool blogging technique? Typing out thoughts in my head, not really spell-checking/grammar checking/etc. I am bringin’ the good ol’ days back you guys. Ha!!!

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Exploring the tiny town of Pescadero (+OOTD!)

Earlier last week my friend Elisabeth and I drove down the scenic California coastline on highway 1, for my pregnancy announcement shots in the Mazda CX9 that was loaned to me for the week. But you know who had to be the first passenger? Alfie — of course. He always is. Little smiley pup! I love it when I take him on adventures and he has this huge smile on his face.

After we were done shooting the pregnancy announcement photos (I loved how they turned out! There’s tons posted on my Instagram), I drove us up to Pescadero which is a tiny town of less than 700 people.

The Mazda CX9 was a great ride to bring down highway 1. Look how fancy it is inside, too!

Pescadero has a sweet little downtown area with a handful of spots to check out, like the new Pescadero Flowery where I bought a bouquet of dried lavender that smells up the entire room its in, so relaxing! There’s only one coffee shop, and it’s called Downtown Local, and it certainly stands out — inside anyway. It’s definitely a bit funky looking inside with its wonky antiques that you can’t help but explore and check out.

While I was at the coffee shop I changed from my off-the-shoulder top (because it was flippin’ up over my shoulders when I was driving and: annoying!) into a prAna penelope pullover from their fall line. prAna sent that and the jeans I’m wearing in the photo above. Pretty sure the pullover is going to be my go-to until my spiffykerms baby can’t fit into it anymore. It’s super soft and isn’t tight or uncomfortable anywhere — it’s perfect for this time in my pregnancy right now.

Wearing:
prAna penelope pullover
prAna Kara jean (colour: denim)
Target pink slip-ons (faux suede)
Google Moto 360 smart watch
Banana Republic clutch (10+ years old)

I am obsessed with decaf iced lattes lately. And not due to pregnancy— I just love’em!

I’ve only been to Pescadero once before, and it was when my Husband introduced it to me (on my birthday, back in May actually!). He goes there pretty much every weekend as a pitstop along the way when he does his billion hour bicycle journey with friends every Saturday. So he’s quite familiar with the area. I bought a chocolate chip scone back on my birthday at the Arcangeli Grocery/Norms Market and it was delicious (and I don’t even love scones), and sure enough you betcha I bought another there last week too. Mmm!

Make sure to check out Elisabeth‘s post of Pescadero — she did an awesome job showing where you should explore!

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Disclaimer: I was sent these two articles of clothing from prAna for review.

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Bump Day Style | Spiffykerms Baby

For months I feel like I haven’t been myself and I’ve been hiding something from you. Which I have! The baby! So forgive me for my absence in blogging and social media. I hated pretending as though nothing was going on, when in reality I’ve been secretly growing this little one. Just imagine: two heartbeats in my body right now. Nuts. Still pretty mind blowing. It took us a while to announce to friends and family, because we wanted to make sure everything was moving along smoothly with no bumps in the road. SO MANY ultrasounds. Which is great because we got to see the baby a lot more than usual. Thankfully this baby is healthy and growing well!

It’s still pretty hard to believe it’s true. Even I can’t believe it some days. Look at the genuine reaction of me reacting to Lauren saying I totally have a belly. I had to look for myself! LOL.

Holding-the-belly situation isn’t something that comes natural to me. I felt foolish holding it, hence my laughter. None the less, cute maternity clothes I’m wearin’ right? This Pink Colorblock Striped Pocket Front Maternity Top is the first maternity piece I got! I normally don’t go for this sort of colour-way, especially with a hot pink, but I obviously picked it out to review — and I’m really liking it. It’s kind of a tom-boy style rugby shirt with a feminine edge. 

I meant to post this on Wednesday, and because of Wednesday I was hoping you’d all got it the pun — but ya know sort of a play on Wednesday being hump day, now I’ve labeled it as Bump Day. I’m not sure I’ll be doing weekly bump shots because I don’t head out with friends primarily for shooting photos. But we’ll see! Perhaps I can keep them up with some sort of self-timer magic here at home. These pictures are about a week old when I was 17 weeks 4 days pregnant.

Sidenote. Like Nadine mentioned:  Someone told me that I’m “starting to look pregnant in the face”. DO NOT SAY THIS TO A PREGNANT WOMAN EVER. She will not take it well. 

Me again. It’s already happened over here lol. It’s not a nice feeling! Perhaps they are? Perhaps I am? Maybe we ALREADY KNOW.

Or! When people say “Oh I thought you looked a bit bigger in the belly lately in your Instagram pictures“, when in reality all my photos before my announcement were from before I was pregnant as I thought people might find out and see the lil’ bump. So, am I just a chunker in the belly area? Why do people come right out and say these things? Anywayyyy….

Generally I feel more confident at this time in my life wearing more flowy tops than skin-tight. I guess because I’m still at the point where strangers might think I’m either fat or pregnant and perhaps not ask me about the latter. Ya know? I’m pretty stoked to be reviewing some baby items and products in the next few weeks. I’ve reached out to a few places and exciting to introduce you to some independent instagram shops and the like.

Hope you don’t mind, but I have some pre-written pregnancy posts that I haven’t pushed live (yet) because I wanted to do my announcement first. Those posts will be coming up very soon!

Wearing:
Pink Colorblock Striped Pocket Front Maternity Top  //
Zara Body Curve Jeggings  //
Target slip-ons (similar) //
Prada clutch (yay outlet find!) //
RayBan sunnies //
Decaf latte //

Disclaimer: Huge thanks to my pal Megan for hooking me up with PinkBlush to be an ambassador with them too! As a PinkBlush Ambassador I get 2 points for 2 pieces of clothing to review. Each time I post = 1 point. I did not receive monetary compensation for posting about the brand. 

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