Monday, February 28, 2011

I only watch it for the beautiful women in their gorgeous gowns

and Cate, Sandra and Helen were my faves last night.

who was your's?

Friday, February 25, 2011

happy friday!

this weekend they have predicted snow in California. they got 4 feet in Tahoe last night and they say it might snow in San Francisco - but I'll believe it when I see it :)

none the less it is still pretty cold here and I am looking forward to the weekend in. I am feeling the creative vibe so am going to try making this soup
I'll let you know how they turn out.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend whatever it is you're doing!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

baby room

even though I am 6.5 months pregnant, and boy does it show... the whole idea that we are going to have a baby is still so surreal for me - is that normal? my sister keeps asking me if I've started buying for the baby yet, but I'm afraid that every time I look at clothes or baby stuff, it just doesn't feel like it's time yet. not that I'm a particularly superstitious person, I guess I just don't want to jinx anything...

what I can wrap my head around though is the baby room, and this I am totally into. we have decided to convert the office into the baby's room so that we'll still be able to have a spare bedroom for guests.

since we've come to love our vintage wallpaper in our place we're going to do one wall in this great orla keily and leave the rest of the walls white.
we're splurging on this bed... I have loved it since I saw it years ago in Dwell or some other designer magazine. I love how beautiful yet practical it is - it goes from baby to toddler up to a 10 year old, which is how I like to justify it. I am also going to buy it second hand, so really it's a bargain!

the downside, as my very practical friend Olivia pointed out to me, is that this bed needs round/ oval sheets, which limits the selection. but I am going to make some, since I couldn't find any that I really like anyway - why do people think that pink and blue and pastel are the only colours when it comes to babies? and Bryce will be happy I am finally putting my great sewing machine to good use!

I found these bibs on etsy which you must admit are just the cutest things ever
when I saw the 3 of them laid together like this I knew that this mustard and gray colour palette is exactly what I wanted. not too boyish and not too girlish and not too pastel'ish :) so this is my inspiration for the sheets, bumper and pillow case.and look how well the mustard colour goes with pink
and blue :)
my next bit of inspiration came from this gorgeous crochet blanket and I have been making one since about the time I fell pregnant (so I guess technically Louise, I have made a start on things...)
as far as furniture in the room we'll need a feeding chair, and Jonathan Adler just happens to be having a sale... remember this guy?
well there's also this guy too, both would be perfect in my book. although I suspect this one might be a little more practical as a feeding chair, since there are arms to rest the baby's head and my arm. I really don't know much about feeding chairs - what am I supposed to look for? will it get messy? I think this rug is the perfect cheery yellow to brighten up the room, and with a name like Betty, how could it be wrong?
we'll need some sort of changing table, and although stokke has a matching change table that goes from a change table to a desk we decided that it would be a bit matchy matchy so we're just going to pop a changing pad on a cute rustic white dresser that we already have.

I found this great idea and thought it would be a great way to hang some of the uber cute baby clothes which would add some colour to the room. kind of like a practical mobile above the change table.
and then this is another idea that I thought was pretty cool (again practical decoration) and I was thinking I could have cute pictures and photos in the different frames.
I'm sure there will be more as we go, but as soon as we start renovating I'll post pictures of how it's turning out.

you can see it all in one place and all the links on my pinterest here

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

in an eggshell

I've been thinking about my vegie garden lately, since I got such a late start on it last year, I want to make sure I get in early and plant a bunch of different herbs and vegies. what could make better baby food than vegies straight from your own garden! I found this great idea on pinterest which has inspired me to start saving up my egg shells and cartons (great I hear Bryce moaning...) and start growing from seed. you can just plant the egg shell once your seedling is ready to go in the ground. Here are some instructions I found in case you're interested.

what's on your vegie garden list?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

we all scream for ice cream

check out the intensity of these two when offered this delicious doggy treat :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

bump envy?

Yesterday it was time to go shopping for some new maternity items... I rotate between 2 pairs of jeans and try to mix up the tops & jackets I have, but it's bad enough that I feel like a fatty let alone a frumpy fatty...

Bryce, being the patient husband stood outside while I squeezed myself into some new comfy options. and then he got bored. I guess. and decided to see what it feels like to be pregnant...

for those of you who have never entered a maternity store (which was me until a few months ago) they have these fake bellies that you can use to try clothes on over the top of to see how long they'll fit you for...

here's Bryce test driving the bump...
the pair of us looked so ridiculous I had to snap a shot - the sales woman must have wondered what we were doing in there....

Friday, February 11, 2011

happy friday!

it's a brisk one here this morning, the grass was all crunchy when we took Coop and Kenzie for their morning frolic in the park, but Coop (being a Canadian) doesn't mind a little ice on his belly to cool him down after chasing the frisbee :)

this weekend we are gearing up for renovations, and we're very excited.

what plans do you have this weekend? I hope you have a wonderful weekend and can enjoy the sunshine!

Friday, February 4, 2011

6 months

today is the 24 week mark for our pregnancy and so far so good.

I've learned a lot about all sorts of things from the strange things your body does once you're pregnant to the way people treat you when they see your bump - like they just come up and touch you... seriously...

I must admit I've been pretty lucky with this whole pregnancy thing, I didn't get morning sickness (so far), and our baby seems to be growing nicely.

baby started out as this little lima bean
date: 12 October 2010 (7 weeks)
length: 6cm (2.3inches) long

then s/he started to look a bit more like a baby in week 13
date: 23 November (week 13)
length: 15cm (5.9 inches)
amazing how much they develop so quickly
we found out s/he has all of their little fingers from this shot (well at least on one hand) :)
the day we had this photo taken baby was not very cooperative, so the photo didn't turn out great, but for a minute s/he looked right at us and I swear mouthed the first word. mumma! I swear! :)

date: 10 January (week 20)
length: 21cm (8.2 inches)
at week 21 we found out that baby has my nose... and that everything looks to be in order.

date: 18 January (week 21)
length: ?
isn't technology amazing!?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

2 days in Paris

have you guys seen this movie? it's on the instant queue on netflix, we watched it over the weekend and I kinda liked it. written, directed and starring Julie Delpy - who knew that she was such a talented lady?
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