29 May 2015

Five Things Friday: Shopping, Eating, Decorating and Babying Up

Happy Friday, Friends! Here's what's been happening over in my part of the world...

Lots of shopping, eating, decorating and babying up!

Nordstrom Street Level Reversible Vegan Leather Tote & Wristlet
After reading reviews about this tote, I decided to see what all the hype was about. I can't figure out why I waited so long to get it. At $48.00, it is a STEAL! It doesn't have any inside pockets, nor is it the bucket bag style I've been eyeing, but it's great quality for the price. I'm always carrying tons of stuff around, so I can never have too many totes! And it comes with a perfect sized wristlet to hold all the necessities that you need to grab quickly. I got the pink/taupe and am in love!

23 May 2015

Weekend happenings and Running During Pregnancy

Happy long weekend, friends! I hope that there's something fun on your calendar.

We're going to do a little gardening-- planting just a few things in pots in our backyard. Long gone are days of big gardens at the lake, because we just don't spend enough time there any more to give it the love and attention it deserves. And, while we love seeing all the deer and rabbits constantly at our house, they love the veggies we grow just as much as we do. So we're resorting to doing potted tomatoes, lettuce and herbs (and a few other things if I can convince the Sailor).

16 May 2015

Saturday Six: Books, Babies, Food and More

Good morning! Sorry for the lack of posts this week. I've been sick with a cold, not sleeping well and utterly exhausted. But Saturday mornings can be some of my most productive times of the week, so here I am catching you up! One of my favorite bloggers, Emily A. Clark, does a Saturday 6 series, and in that spirit, I present to you...

(1) Carry On Warrior: The Power of Embracing Your Messy, Beautiful Life- Despite being under the weather, I managed to get a bunch of things done this week (except blogging!) For months, I've wanted to share a book that inspires me. I finally got around to ordering several copies for girlfriends, and granted it was a little later than I hoped, I wrapped up and mailed a bunch of books this week. I could say so much about this book- it truly deserves its own post. Glennon Melton Doyle, the author, tells stories that tug at your heart strings and encourages readers to live and work with courage, boldness, and purpose.

11 May 2015

Rodan and Fields Five Minute Mini-Facial Review

A couple of weeks ago, I was sent a Rodan + Fields five minute mini-facial to try. Big thanks to Elicia for sending me the goodies! I wanted to have a relaxing, pampering night-- have a little facial and unwind with a magazine and cup of tea. Didn't happen, but it was still fun to try out new products that left my skin feeling soft and hydrated!

The mini facial kit comes with a one- time use microderm abrasion paste, night renewing serum and lip serum.

But before I get carried away with the products, what about the company? Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, the makers of the wildly successful Proactiv, have branched out into an anti-aging skincare line.

01 May 2015

Fitness Friday: Tricep Bicep Workout

Another edition of Fitness Friday! Feels like last week I hit a sweet spot with pregnancy and finally enjoyed a burst of energy. I even managed to stay awake until 10:00-11:00 p.m.!
Anyway, given that I have a little more energy, I'm really trying to incorporate some strength training in my workouts. Since the Sailor's family tends to have big babies (yikes!), I'll need some big arm muscles!