Friday, May 17, 2013
Over six months ago, I tried out StitchFix for the first time (for more on my 1st fix). It's a fun and innovative concept. Complete a profile sharing what kind of clothes you like to wear, choose a date you want to receive 5 items (clothing and accessories) and then await your package.
Once the box arrives, you have three business days to try on the clothes and decide what you want to keep. A $25 styling fee is applied to your order and you get 25% off if you keep all five pieces.
I had read from other bloggers that they had success ordering while pregnant, so I thought I'd give it a try. I updated my profile and made sure to note I was looking for pieces I could wear in my last months of pregnancy and postpartum also. I specifically asked for longer, loose fitting tops.
When I opened the box, I was quite pleased with what I found.
After trying on all five pieces I kept...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Three years ago today we said 'I do.'
I will always remember the perfect weather.
I may not remember getting sunburned.
I will forever treasure being with our families and friends.
I hope I don't remember the leaning cake.
I am so grateful I said 'yes' to life with Brandon; I cannot imagine it without him.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
We found ourselves downtown on Sunday afternoon for an impromptu Mother's Day date. I had to get a photo for my alumni association in an iconic Boston spot. Thankfully, the rain held off and we had a delightful afternoon in the city, starting off at Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market.
The idea of eating on the patio is somewhat novel to most New Englanders this time of year, given the unpredictable weather. We settled on lunch at the Salty Dog for tasty seafood, sunshine and people watching.
The mister loves his oysters (and I do too, but had to pass since they're not on the list of pregnant-friendly foods).
Friday, May 10, 2013
This is the last year I approach Mother's Day before I'm a mother. Some would argue I am already a mother, but at 32 weeks pregnant, I'll say I'm not quite there yet. Having lost my mother nearly twelve years ago, Mother's Day is a bittersweet holiday for me.
I remember a mother who taught me many things, but perhaps most importantly to love being a wife and mom. I would roll my eyes at her comments like "that's not very lady like" but I still hear those words in my head when do something less graceful. I thought she was so cheesy for singing to me and now I can't wait to hold a little one, singing some of those same songs to him or her.
|Even though you can't see the look on her face, I know she's doing something to make me smile!|
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I walk my dog, Milton, almost daily (except when it's raining and he refuses to go out). It usually seems like a pretty mundane task and lately it's felt like an extra effort to get out the door with him. Even though the weather has been lovely, I've felt tired and wanted to nap instead when I get home from work.
Earlier this week, while walking the dog, I found myself getting very frustrated with him. I had had a trying day at work and was admittedly irritable. As we walked, he didn't want to stay on the sidewalk; he tramped right through a bunch of plants when I looked away. I jerked on his leash to get him back on the sidewalk.