My favourite blogs

I love blogs, and love discovering new-to-me blogs even more. I am always curious what other people like to read, so I thought I would share my favourite blogs with you, in case you are curious too!

Favourite DIY Blog: Little Green Notebook




I have been a huge fan of this blog for years. I love Jenny's creative DIY's and eclectic home & design sense. This decoupage chair project is probably one of my most favourite DIY's to date!

Favourite Foodie Blog: Joy the Baker




I own Joy's 1st cookbook, and am so excited for the next one! If the first book is any indication of great recipes (hello brown butter peanut butter rice crispies) then the second one is sure to be on heavy rotation in my kitchen. Her recipe index is something else...check it out!


Favourite Interior Design Blog: Peppermint Bliss



Another blog I have been glued to for years. Bailey (Owner of Biscuit Home goods and blogger of Peppermint bliss) is hilarious and witty and her designs are so unique. I love her use of colour (something I am always so scared of) and have really enjoyed watching her design journey over the years. She serves as inspiration to me that if you work hard and love what you do, you can create something you love and are proud of.


Favourite Personal Style Blog: Gal meets Glam



If you are really into clothes (like I am) and realllly into being girly (Yep), then this blog is for you! I love Julia's classic, girly style with a twist. She has a great eye for putting together outfits and I always love seeing what she comes up with.
It doesn't hurt that she lives in San Francisco, where the weather can be cooler. Most personal style bloggers seem to live in warmer climates. I want to relate to someone who has to wear boots and coats as much as we Canadians do!


Favourite Lifestyle Blog: Cupcakes and Cashmere



Hands down, my most favourite blog ever. Emily's website has it all-personal style, recipes, DIY, Entertaining & more. Her Friday post-'5 things' is something I look forward to reading every week. It serves as a reminder to enjoy the little things in life...


So, there you have it! All the blogs I read on a daily basis.
I would love to know if you have any recommendations...I am always on the lookout for more to add to my list :)

Pregnancy Update: 1st Trimester (12 Weeks)


 



 How far along: 12 weeks and 3 days.


Weight gain: I lost some weight in the beginning due to naseau, but have seemed to gain it back. Currently at 118lbs, zero pounds gained.

Baby size:  2.5 inches (size of a plum)

Maternity clothes: Living in dresses, looser tops and leggings lately. Pants are starting to get a bit tight. Sports bras are a must while sleeping (hello soreness!). I've tried on a few maternity items for fun, but think I can make it most of the way without buying too much.

Growing Pains: Nothing yet, but I have been blessed with a very itchy case of hives. This is pretty typical for me though, I have super sensitive skin. So itchy!

Sleep: Pretty good. Up a few times in the night to go potty.

Least favourite moment: Hormones. You are not helping my skin.
 
Favourite moment: Our first ultrasound. And treating myself to a facial (see above complaint)

Miss anything: Um, wine. And having the energy and motivation to work out. 

Movement:  You mean besides my hips expanding? Just kidding. Nothing yet.

Food cravings: Milk! I must drink 3 large glasses a day. I can't get enough peanut butter, either-Something I didn't eat much of before pregnancy.

Sickness: Earlier on certain smells would make me queasy, especially dog food.

Moods: Not much different, pretty happy most of the time. I think I am going through the typical first time mom thoughts..."Am I ready for this?", "Will I be a good mom?", "SUPEREXCITED/CAN'TWAIT/BABIESSSS!". It's pretty much all I think about right now :) 

Looking forward to: Moving into our new home and getting started on the nursery. Welcoming our new puppy into the family. And our 18 week ultrasound.

I am currently 14.5 weeks pregnant, and wrote this a few weeks back so to start documenting my pregnancy ; )


An announcement

We're having a baby! Baby's birthday is March 16, 2015



We are both incredibly excited as we venture into the unknown world of first time parents. Some advice I once received was that you will never "feel ready"...you just gotta jump in with both feet!

Life is going to be a bit chaotic as we move into our new home, get ready to bring home puppy AND baby. I wouldn't have it any other way! Everything I have been hoping for and dreaming about is coming into fruition...albeit all at once.

I hope to share some of my personal journey with you here on this space, and of course document for myself.

Wish us luck as we embark on this new chapter!

All grown up

Well, we made our first real, official purchase for our new home! A King size bed frame!

If the exclamations aren't any indication, I am super excited about this purchase. We have been talking about upgrading to a King forever, and will finally have the house and space to do so. Sleeping in a king is such a luxury and feels so "grown up".

We are trying to be a bit more intentional with furniture purchases for this house, making sure it is something we absolutely love and can work well into the future. I think this bed fits the requirements!

I am so in love with the classic design, brass nailheads and tufting.

I also have my eye on this dresser to round out our classic bedroom design. Dressers and nightstands have proven the hardest so far, and I have searched forever for something we can both agree on.
This one is simple enough that it appeals to us both, and I can easily swap out the knobs with some unique ones from Anthropologie.















 Purchasing new furniture is making our looming posession date that much more real. I can't wait to get in there and decorate!

Fall wish list


We've been experiencing a bit of a cool down in weather lately, which has me getting excited for Fall.

I think it truly is everyone's favourite season. It just makes you want to curl up on the couch with a blanket, good book and a chai latte. Not to mention the stunning backdrop compliments of Mother Nature. Oh! And Halloween!! (My favourite holiday)

Here are a few things I am looking forward to for this Fall season:




We also have some family photos planned for October with the awesome Brendan Nogue Photography. I can't wait to share them! The photos he took for us a few years ago in rural Alberta during the Fall are my favourite photos ever.