Earthy tones OOTD

These leggings (no joke) make me feel like I’m not even pregnant. They support my belly SO much, and make the area feel so much lighter. Good golly. Unreal. I’m so happy to be wearing them. They’re the BLANQI maternity belly support leggings (for reference the colour is Forest Night) to help the bump not feel so heavy in the front. We go on walks with the whole fam at least once a day (usually twice) for an hour or more, and these have made the walks way better. I always used to feel so heavy and slow. But I feel like these “lift” me up lol. They’re amazing.

This comfy tank is BLANQI too. It’s buttery smooth and has space for my belly to grow. BLANQI sent the set over to me a few weeks ago, so here I’m 23 weeks pregnant and enjoying taking bebs out on many of his summer adventures.

The VANS I’m wearing in this shoot I did, I picked up at DSW while my Mom was here visiting, so back in Jan/Feb or so. I kinda want to buy a second pair so I don’t ever wear them out. I rarely wear them because of it! But when I do, and come back inside, I get my magic eraser (or melamine sponge because it’s way cheaper and basically the same thing) and clean the white soles of the shoes so they always look brand spankin’ new lol.

Watch out for discounts and sales on BLANQI’s website – they have them frequently. Also! They have clothes (not just “workout style”) for new Mama’s/postpartum – not just preggos!

I’m nearing 26 weeks of pregnancy now, and unfortunately for us our A/C just *had* to breakdown during this heatwave we’ve been having this week – and it’s going to continue for another week or so. At least I’ll save on doing laundry because I’m literally wearing next to nothing, same with my little boy. We’re all sitting in front of the fan with a water bottle spritzer and staying soaking wet, having most the lights off in the house. Send me some recipes that I can use without turning on the oven, please! Also, send good vibes that hubs can fix the A/C without calling someone in and having it cost a few flippin’ grand because: Silicon Valley. Ooof….dyin’ over here. I’m already roasting because I’m pregnant, but this is way worse haha.

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Earth Day weekend

Sure, we may live in a concrete tech jungle here in Silicon Valley, but there’s plenty of green space to go out and explore. Set that phone of yours to airplane mode and get outside more to explore. Get lost, and adventure. Whether I’m solo or with baby in tow I need to get out of the house at least once a day to get fresh air (and of course to not go stir crazy).

This particular outing I brought some peach noosa yoghurt (I received a few free coupons to try it out. They’re all gone now lol) to chow down on, because whenever I do leave the house a snack is always on my list of items to never forget (including baby, keys, and phone) cause this nursing Momma is always hungry and never full. It’s an all-natural fuel for keeping me alert and never hangry, ’cause you know I’m only working with a handful of hours of sleep here.

The entire week has been pretty weird. First we had some wind, rain, including an earthquake. But for the last few days the weather has been pretty rad and cooperative. Wearing a wind/waterproof jacket is key for this April weather. The hard shell I’m wearing is from La Sportiva, called the Hail jacket. Fun fact, my climbing shoes are from La Sportiva as well and those feature 98% recycled materials. La Sportiva is committed to providing not only the best technical products available, but to protecting and preserving the places they love.

Earth Day is just around the corner (tomorrow!), and I’m already thinking of earth day themed activities for my wee one to participate in. He’s obviously much too young this year but having these ideas in my head for the future.

Up-cycle with whatever you have around the house for these activities:

  • Mini greenhouses! Plant herbs or even flowers in an old paper egg carton, cover it so it keeps the heat and moisture in and you have yourself a little garden. You could either use old paper egg cartons for these, or even an old yogurt container (somewhat off topic I’m addicted to my morning yogurt topped off with slivered almonds in the a.m.).
  • Decorate your own reusable bag.
  • Finger painting! Get out some green, and blue paint, draw a circle and your kid can go to town painting the earth in whatever artistic way they please. Roll out a long piece of butcher paper and have at it.

Like I said above my baby is a bit too young to join in on these things this year. But I’ve been eyeing up busy toddler on Instagram for baby and children’s activities since I first found out about her. So if you have a child of any, I’d suggest you to give her w follow too. She has some great ideas even perfect for rainy day activities.

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, tons of events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

What are your plans for Earth Day weekend?

Stay in the loop with noosa yogurt by checking out their Cream of the Crop Fan Club

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The diaper bag journey begins

Can I really give feedback on whether or not I found the best diaper bag just yet? I’m not due until February so I clearly haven’t a clue what I’ll be bringing in my diaper bag. Seriously clueless at the moment and I suppose it’s different for everyone. For me, I’m a pretty minimal packer — but would that make sense when baby comes? Don’t they need their diaper changed 18 times a day? An exaggeration perhaps, but I suppose one really needs to be prepared rather than having too little diapers might not be the best thing. Plus most of these listed below don’t have those fancy insulated pockets for bottles (or whatever else goes in those) nor changing pads to lay out. You can get that after the fact, right? Help!

Either way, I’ve come to the conclusion after carting our pup Alfie around in airports (I mean, he’s kinda like a kid, right? I meaaaann… he needs similar attention!) that I’d rather have a backpack for a diaper bag, than anything slung over my shoulder, ready to drop when I reach down to pick the baby (or Alfie! Lol) up. Ya know?

There’s definitely a whole slew of cute backpacks going around, especially at the affordable shops like Target, and even Asos. I’ve been on the hunt for some unisex diaper backpacks for a while, mainly because I know my husband will be carting it around too and I don’t want it to be too feminine for him.

I bought this one on eBay for under $20. It arrived a month or so ago and I’m super pleased with it. It’s silly how expensive some of these diaper bags get, especially considering the one’s I want: backpack style. I want my hands free. Not some bag I sling over my shoulder…why are those popular? Who knows. Maybe I’ll change my mind once kiddo arrives. I’m a bargain hunter, and I hope this one holds up well. It seems quite sturdy, and a nice size.

Plus, it goes with everything right? Including my outfit today?

Wearing:
PinkBlush Purple Floral Knot Maternity Shirt ($31)
H&M Mama Super Skinny Maternity Jeans ($35)
Black Velvet Shoes ($14)
Diaper Bag (I paid $16.25 but it’s now $28? Y tho.)

30 weeks now. I feel like I’m carrying a soccer ball – lol at the look on my face. Also? This Sinful Colours nail polish is $2 and it’s the only white nail polish I use, unless I’m getting shellac done.

This is a cute floral maternity top I’ve been eyeing up for a few weeks on Shop Pink Blush, but I have to admit – it’s quite sheer and is made of a thinner material than most of my items from Pink Blush. So keep that in mind if you plan on ordering!

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 a point for each piece 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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