OOTD: 20wks with a runaway toddler

Up and at’em at 6am this morning. I’ve been dyin’ to make another cherry cheesecake and in order to have it same day I need everything at room temp before starting it, cooking it in the oven, cooling it til room temp in the oven, then refrigerating it until it’s icy icy cold and yummy….so we’ll be having it after supper. 

Are you sick of the bump pics yet? This is probably my last pregnancy so I want to take as many photos as possible to remember it. I’d love more children but I don’t want to be a hundred and two when they graduate high school. So, there ya have it.

I got my husband to shoot these ones, swipe to see my face after I thought bebs was about to run away from us lol. IG vs. reality I spose.

There’s only a few short months of us together 1-on-1 time any time we want (until new baby gets here). That’s why we’re headed out so often each week to explore new locations, spend quality time with one another…and of course throw and catch his ball. He loves it, pure joy that kid. I can only imagine the change it’s going to bring..wild. Two kids! I still can’t get over I’m a parent of even one! lol 


Last night it was actually chilly for once, and I wore this Pink Blush Maternity “sweater” again on our late night walk before we put bebs down to bed. It’s not at all thick, and perfect for a California evening.

We go on walks constantly, and of course explore in the forest with my little one…not much else to do these days really…is there. Going to Google some new spots for us to explore and visit this week.

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OOTD: Maternity Maxi Dress

Probably, no — definitely the first dress I’ve worn since my wedding dress back in 2013! I’ve always liked the look of black maxi dresses and thought I’d try out out, and it fits the bump perfectly with room to grow. It also has pockets! I knotted the bottom of it because I prefer the more casual look it gives, since again, not really a dress person over here. This is me last week at 20 weeks along.

Also, side note….how proud of me are you, that I took this photo set up on my diaper bag with my phone propped up on my toddlers water bottle, set the self timer to ten seconds and kept shooting til I found a pose I liked. Haha! Who needs a photographer 😂jokes. Anyway I’m super happy how it turned out. Bebs was off to the side sitting down having a little lunch. 

My husband saw this picture, and asked if I’m holding my belly up because it may fall off… 😒🙄😂

I’ve had this excellent burst of energy for the past few weeks and I’m not taking it for granted. Clearly since I’m way more active here on the ol’ IG, bright and early here this morning. The summer sunrises are so bright in our bedroom it wakes me up. I’ve gutted my closet (not today/this early in the a.m.) Sorting out the baby bassinet that I put in storage. And going on almost-daily adventures with bebs. Trying to think of new places to go each time to keep his interest. I know I’ll be slowing down in the upcoming months with the bigger belly to come, and squished miniature bladder …taking it all in stride.

What’re your plans for the week? And exploring your city, and keeping within those covid guidelines? I always wear a mask, but have obviously been taking them off for these photoshoots I do. 

Dress: Mother Bee Maternity maxi dress  (received as a pr sample)

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My latest prAna purchases

My Mom’s last few days here in California was right before everything was shutdown due to COVID. One of our last outings was to Palo Alto to browse around the beautiful Stanford Shopping Center. After that we drove across a few streets to get to the Town and Country Village, where I know they have a prAna store. I LOVE that store so much. In the past (around 2017, and 2018) I worked with them fairly regularly to promote new launches and new campaigns they had social media influencers working on.

I’m no stranger to prAna’s clothing as I remember my friends back in Newfoundland wearing them while we went climbing, back in the late 90s! So when I had the chance to work with them and try their clothing out for myself, I was hooked. I still have and wear most of the items that they sent me in the past. They wash and hold up incredibly well, even if you chuck them into the dryer. I still can’t get over how they still look pretty much brand new.

So, I waltzed into the Palo Alto store, tried on a handful of things I knew I wanted to try, and walked out with an updated (and smaller!) pair of leggings for myself. I liked the oversized fit (and especially the colour) of this cozy up sweatshirt, but I didn’t like how it bunched around my waist.

You can tell I felt great in this outfit! These are the transform leggings I ended up buying. For my birthday, I asked my husband to pick up the cozy up summer pullover for me – and he did. I’m pleased as punch.

These are the transform leggings in the green shade. I liked them a lot too, but I knew I’d get more wear out of the black ones. Plus, I already have a pair of olivey-greenish leggings.

I clearly did not want to leave the dressing room without buying the top too, but I couldn’t justify dropping all that cash at once, even though I reallllllllly loved the top. I knew I wanted to walk in there and get an updated pair of leggings.

Have you ever worn prAna’s clothing before?

See my older prAna posts here. 

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