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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.
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.
Shop the look:
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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!!!
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.
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.
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.
While I don’t over pack, I’m also not the lightest packer. For instance, I’m totally bringing four pairs of shoes for this three day trip. I mean, there’s room in the carry-on and I have outfits for each one — so whynat? The part of my suitcase where I try and keep it minimal is my makeup and toiletries bag. I just hate packing it all back up to go home. I guess this isn’t ideal for those that travel regularly, but since I don’t travel all that often and I’m in need of a new toothbrush when I get back, is that I’m going to chuck my travel-sized toothpaste and full-sized toothbrush in the garb after the trip and before I head back home.
I think it goes without saying, check the weather forecast before you start piling clothes into your suitcase. Then, I do laundry for whatever clothes I need to bring, and start packing days before the trip because I’m super organized like that.
Everything. I mean everything goes in a bag. From chargers and cables to my clothing. It all goes in packing cubes or these plastic cosmetic bags I purchased from eBay. The outfits are a bit of a struggle for me as I try and be strategic about the clothing I bring, being versatile. I want to bring enough to see me through all scenarios but I also don’t want to lug around a heavy carry-on full of anything and everything I want to wear. I have no qualms about piecing outfits together and settling on that, days before I wear them.
The last thing you want to happen when you open up your suitcase upon arrival, is seeing all your liquids over your clothes. Luckily I learned at a young age thanks to my tetris-queen-packin’-Mom, is to seal up any and all caps with saran wrap. Everything adds up in weight, and since I tend to use travel-sized items on the regular anyway, packing other items like sunscreen into smaller containers makes sense.
My carry-on suitcase is from Delsey and I’ve been using for the past 2 years. We have two (husband has the brown version) and I have to say it’s a really prime piece of luggage. I get stopped more often than not, asking who makes it. My personal item on this trip is my backpack doubling as my purse which I don’t usually bring, but I need to bring a few extra things this trip, and I need them close by instead of tucked away in an overhead bin.
I bring as limited identification and cards as I can. The essentials I’m bringing is my passport, drivers license, a credit card and some cash. My fancy wallet stays safe at home, and I use a small card case so it takes up little room.
I select an airplane uniform for myself, to help conserve valuable carry-on space, therefore I wear the same outfits on both flights. For instance I’m wearing most of my heaviest items and packing the lightest (for more room). Layering your clothing is always a good way to go. Here’s an example of what I’d wear on an airplane:
I always make sure I bring a pair of socks with me because 99% of the time I don’t wear them; and I know darn tootin’ well I’m going to have to remove my shoes when I go through security and I do not want my bare feet touching the grimy floors. Call me Canadian, yes, but I’m always freezing here in California regardless of where I’m from. I even wore these jeans when it was 28°C outside, and I didn’t get overheated like I would in a regular jean. Perhaps because I went up a size and wanted them to be a little looser fitting.
What are some of your must-have’s while traveling?
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