Archive for October, 2010


maternity & style?


so…i’m really wondering if it’s possible to stay stylish during your pregnancy. i mean, i guess, i know it can be done… i’ve seen other women do it (jora + cole) but ha so help me, it really feels like quite the feat lately. and on top of that i feel like it’s two separate up-hill battles i’m facing. the first being finishing out this preggo time and then the second being having good comfy options for afterwards when you’re a zombie, battling leaking & all the new bodily functions/liquids that come along with yourself just giving birth and the new babe you’re carrying around ;) …on the outside.

i’ve already surpassed the stage of being able to wear my old pants w/ a bella band (they don’t fit over my thighs or ass any longer) and many of my shirts just show off a lil too much lower belly for me to feel socially acceptable going out in public (sorry jill – i know, i still wear them to work out in) and as i’m in these last two months – feeling big and just generally starting to hit the uncomfortable stage – i can’t help but want to simply still feel good, pretty, fit, & stylee still.

after reading a couple posts online i’ve decided one thing i’m for sure going to treat myself to (along with pre-natal massages weekly from here until the end) is a nice set of pajama’s and a nice silk robe. because well, let’s face it, i’ve come to accept that the chances of getting really dressed (1. considering i’ll be sleeping 2 hrs at a time and 2. because well it’s hard enough for me to really break out of the sweats during the winter cozy months wrapped up in a blanket at home anyway) are going to be slim to none. *for the first week or two only people, don’t worry i’m not going to give up on life as a whole, ha…just going to take advantage of being home, staying home, and enjoying my new lil grom those first precious weeks*

so i’m currently on the hunt. does anyone have any great pj recommendations? i just bought this set from old navy – but i’d like to spoil myself with a nice set…

i also just bought myself this silk kaftan off etsy…which may not necessarily be easy to nurse in – but hopefully will be comfy and make me feel like i’m floating around the casa (again on my 2 hrs of sleep) ;) heeh.. and i’d still like specifically to get a silk robe to throw over my nursing pj’s, sweats, etc… any suggestions? i’ve been looking at anthro’s but nothing is standing out to me…


hmmm…with so many great mom sites out there and trendy moms that i personally know-why does this feel so hard all of a sudden? what am i missing?…


ork vs. january jones vs. paige?


ha. just kidding. i have loved ork since i first laid eyes on it and have to say i was a bit disappointed when i spotted the january jones prints on design mom. one- they are a complete rip-off. and two- they’re not done nearly as well.

last year i attempted to make christmas cards with my own rip-off of ork (after begging them to create a denver version, in which they replied that at the time they currently had no intentions of doing) but it turned to be a flop when i created and ordered the wrong size letterpress plate, so i’ve yet to use the design for anything. granted – i by no means have any intentions of trying to sell them ~ ha, my R&D (rip-off and duplicate) is strictly for personal use. but not to toot my own horn; but really – i feel like even mine is better than january jones.


there’s just something about hand-writing it all down…


so after finding out i had a babe brewing in my belly, i searched and downloaded an app that would 1. help me track what was supposed to be going on, wince i was (and still am) clueless, 2. help me document what changes my body was going through… and while yes, it’s all great that i sort of kept up with the huge milestones, there’s just something about hand-writing it out that makes it more meaningful and for me more likely that i’ll follow-through.

so i’ve definitely decided two things: the first, if i have a second child, i am going to take more time to track and write out what my body/mind goes through during the whole 9 month process and the second that i am definitely going to track and write out what these first few weeks/months/years bring once the grom joins our familia ;)

so in my search for a babe journal, i spotted these on design mom…thoughts?


yum, yum, yum :)


so a weekend or so back we threw jess’ babe shower + as the favor, we made these awesome lavender honey cookies.


…now, if only i was cool enough to lay out the ingredients like the ikea cookbook styling of Evelina Bratell ;)