Getting my afternoon boost

Living in two homes for around a month has its challenges. For one, we didn’t have a fridge at the new place until recently; which meant any time that I went over to unpack during the day while Mister was at work, I “had” to pack snacks — these snacks.

Lucky for me I’m pretty organized especially when it comes to feeding the family members so we can all get on with whatever workload we set for ourselves for the day. For me, it means packing a significant amount of diverse snacks to keep everyone happy and content. It’s usually a piece of fruit, a pre-portioned bag of raw nuts, and a Shine Organics snack pouch (psst, that link is for a $1 off a 4 pack!).

When Mister can come to the new house, he’s bringing in heavy boxes while I’m sorting through the kitchen cabinets, deciding what goes where, etc. The master bathroom is the other priority, and I wish it wasn’t. It’s just the fact I have too many press samples and I cannot wait to offload them to whoever wants, and I’ve said that before in a previous blog post, I mean it! There’s no need for filling up all the drawers in the bathroom simply because I can.

Who’s sick of me talkin’ about this whole move yet?

See that smirk? It’s there for a reason, ’cause although we aren’t 100% moved over to the new house (re: food) I got a snack, and I’m not gonna get hangry. LOL.

I only recently discovered the Shine Organics, probably because I’m going through the aisles in Target that were forever skipped prior to me getting preggo. I found Shine Organics snack pouches there and used a $1 coupon, ’cause I like saving my dollars.

I know some people use these pouches for their kiddo’s but these are for adults too! I mean, I bought ’em for myself obviously — whatever works to get those superfoods in-ta-ya! Comes in a convenient lil’ pouch that you can chuck in your purse and be on with your day. When you need an afternoon boost, grab your Shine Organics pouch, drink up, and go on your merry way.

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Maternity clothing: yay or nay?

Up until week 18-19 my clothing fit fine, for the most part. A lot of my jeans would feel tight around the belly area, but the Zara jeans (which I really hate to wear frequently since they honestly don’t last very long especially considering I only have 2 pairs of jeans at a time) were the only one’s that I’d been wearing from week 13 on wards, besides my Joe Fresh velvet-like leggings which are so incredibly comfortable.

Then I got my Cuddl Duds velour pants, which I was living in, waiting for my online H&M order to arrive with all my maternity pants (I bought 6 pairs of pants/leggings, trying to decipher my preg-size, the style I wanted, etc). They arrived, I kept 2, and I returned 4 of them earlier this week. For ages I didn’t think maternity clothing was worth it. I would only be wearing them for a few months, and if/when I get pregnant again, it might be opposite seasons — thus “wasting” my money. I thought for the longest time I could do without, and buy bigger sizes in regular-wear. However I did indulge-if-you-will, in some H&M maternity jeans to get by. You’ll get sick of only wearing 2 pairs of pants for the past few months, I tell ya. I wanted to feel like I was wearing clothing that actually fit me, and I didn’t have to unbutton each time I sat down. Ha! I honestly think you can simply get away with up-sizing your tops, but for pants — I’d prefer maternity style, just for the comfort and not having anything dig into my stomach.

I also received some items from PinkBlush Maternity (thanks to my pal Megan!) that you’ve seen on the blog already, which are cute, comfortable and most of all — affordable. I don’t spend much on clothing honestly, and these I’m sure will work during, and after pregnancy.

Wearing:
Pink Blush Lavender Striped Colorblock Sleeve Maternity Top ($33)
H&M Super Skinny Maternity Jeans ($34)
Fossil Campbell Crossbody ($138)

How long did you use/wear your maternity clothing for? As in, post-pregnancy? I don’t have any qualms with wearing it for as long as it takes, but I’m interested in learning and hearing some feedback!

Also — has anyone bought pregnancy bras? I don’t know where to look, or where to go. Why are they helpful? I think my bras pre-preg were too big to begin with, so I haven’t had to size up (yet?). Haha!

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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Autumn attire

The weather has been finicky at best. It’s confused and I’m craving that refreshing crisp cool air. Perhaps it’s because I’m pregnant now that I can’t handle any more summertime temp’s. C’mon Autumn, I want to drink my hot lattes without getting overheated, ha! We had a few days of it a week or two ago, but this entire week it’s in the low 30s and I’m talking Celsius here folks. So it’s been hot! While I definitely love California living and wouldn’t change it for the world, I think sometimes (ok rarely) I crave a bit of Canadian weather, re: cooler temps. That, or I could just drive to the coast or even up to San Francisco to get my fix of crisp Autumn air.

With that being said, I suppose you could say I’m getting my fill of Autumn attire only by browsing online. Following are a few Autumn inspired pieces I’ve been eyeing for my closet:

1] Canada Goose Olive Windbreaker | 2] Sorel Major Boot | 3] Herschel Supply Co. Backpack | 4] Raised By Wolves Dad Cap | 5] Reigning Champ Sweatshirt | 6] Canada Goose Camp Hooded Jacket | 7] Sorel Chelsea BootAll items sold on Lyst

Although my style is pretty easy-going, and I feel as if these Fall pieces felt so right, especially together. The olive tones of the Canada Goose jacket pairs perfectly with the Sorel Boots, and it simply balances the outfit. Pop on a pair of leggings, that Herschel Supply Co. backpack, and you’ve smoothed out the look for an outfit completely within my comfort zone. If you love the vibes of these items I picked out, you’ll love shopping at Lyst!

Any of my picks from the site catch your eye? What are some of your must-have’s this fall?

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