Saturday, August 31, 2013

Clean Out & Re-do

You can call it "nesting" or whatever suits you, but I am in major clean out & re-do mode.  I know we have 4 1/2 months until bebe will join us in our apartment, but my thoughts are to get the "grunt" work done now so then I can focus on the fun stuff - the nursery!  And since that said nursery will be in the corner of our bedroom for the first couple of months (yes, we will still be in our one bedroom apartment when bebe gets here) I want all this junk in our house gone!

So, first things first - my closet!  I have already cleaned out my shoes, purses, accessories and clothes and have sent them off for donation.  I'll probably do another round once bebe gets closer because I still have WAY TOO MUCH, but it's a start.  Then I'm moving on to the rest of the house - decorations, kitchenware, furniture.  I only want the essentials, and I want everything to feel very minimal and clean yet still have plenty of character (like all the images above.)

I am gravitating toward white and gray in the nursery corner (because bebe's gender will be a surprise), and that has me on a kick to make everything in the house mainly white.  White has always been my first love in interiors and makes any house seem so light and airy, which I love and will probably need once all the bebe stuff starts to take over!

So, now you know what I'll be doing the next couple of out and getting rid of all our excess "stuff" we've accumulated over the past couple of years.  Where, oh where did it all come from?!

images via 1, 2, 3, 4

Sunday, August 25, 2013

A Change

I finally did it!  I chopped my hair off a couple of weeks ago and couldn't love it more!  (Here's a pic the day after it was cut.)  I haven't had short hair in 7 years and it feels so fresh and new for Fall.

I am also loving the fact that cooler weather is starting to creep in (slowly but surely we will be out of the triple digits!)  And you know what that means - bell bottoms, long sleeves and layers...yippee!  Fall is my absolutely favorite time of year, but I'm already noticing that it might be a little tricky this year with this growing bump.  I can still fit into most of my pants, but I just know its only a matter of time before my favorite high-waisted wide legs don't fit any more.  :(  And does anyone know of maternity bell bottoms?  I am definitely going to have to find a pair!

All in all, I'm excited about the new changes ahead and couldn't be happier about this little miracle growing inside me!

photo via here and more of my Fall style here

Sunday, August 11, 2013

An Egg Sandwich A Day

Lately I have been trying to eat more protein (for my health in general, but mainly for this little bebe inside me).  What I used to enjoy every so often has recently become my fave...the egg.  I will always be a carb lover, but this little guy has changed my life.  Instead of my regular toast and jam in the mornings, I have toast and a hard-boiled egg and ta-da!...I'm full until lunch.  And then when lunch rolls around, I simply add an egg to my go-to wrap, and looky there...protein in both my meals so far.

Most people think I'm crazy for never really liking "that much" protein or meat, but it's just how I am.  But maybe not for long...eggs are so easy and quick that they have won me over.

And just look at all the recipes you can make with them.  I am definitely trying these 3 sandwiches above.  Do you have any favorite egg recipes I need to try?

via 1, 2, 3