Nursery Rug

I finally decided on a rug for the nursery. It just arrived on Saturday and I am so excited!! I love the way it looks and I think it will really tie in the room. The room is not very big, so I bought a 5 by 8.

It has all the colors I wanted, Gray, Navy, light Blue and Cream. Its perfect for the nursery and I can't wait to see it in the finished room. Its also chevron, I love chevron rugs!

I bought mine on Joss and Main but I also found it on overstock for cheaper (see the link below)

Safavieh Rug 5 by 8 - $220
Safavieh Rug 5 by 8 - $220

Nursery Inspiration

Here is my styleboard that I created to help guide my nursery design. I wanted something sophisticated and nautical because my husband is a freediving spearfishing enthusiast. It only seemed fitting. I love the warm gray walls with the navy & baby blue.
*The underwater artwork in the images below are actual pictures of my husband that I edited in Photoshop*

Final Picks (so far):
Wall Color - Benjamin Moore - Revere Pewter
Chandelier- RH Baby  - Rope Orb Pendant

25 weeks

25 Weeks
Top: Isabella Oliver-Cap Sleeve Maternity Top - $65
I bought mine 30% off at the local maternity boutique- Xpecting Maternity

Kale Smoothie

My Typical Breakfast
An Organic Kale Smoothie
Organic Kale
*Trader Joes*
2% Fage Greek Yogurt
*I would prefer full fat but it's harder to find in bulk at TJ's/Costco*
1 Banana
*Organic or sometimes not*
Organic Frozen Strawberries or Mixed Organic Berries
*I buy a big bag at Costco*
Coconut Water
*Trader Joes*

Blend together using a Vitamix



Pure Barre

This is how I like to start my Saturday morning... LTB at Pure Barre!

Does the Camo help hide the bump? 

24 Weeks

24 Weeks
6 Months
Dress: James Perse *non Maternity* Found it at HomeGoods for $60! A very similar one can be found Here for $195.

My Birthday at the Beach, March 15th 2014
Last Birthday in my 20's!

I had a wonderful birthday at the beach with my hubby. I had all my favorite foods and pregnancy cravings... including starting the morning at Pure Barre, my hubby bringing me a doughnut, eating my kale smoothie, enjoying the sun and sand, a takeout lunch - a grilled pork bahn mi, a homemade avocado & bacon turkey burger for dinner including garlic fries, and a mud pie for dessert! Its not a typical day for me!

Monthly Pregnancy Updates
How far along: 24 Weeks
Total weight gain: 15 Lbs, its been tough watching the scale go up and up
Maternity clothes: Yes, I bought a few key items at Target, ASOS, and Ebay
Stretch marks: NO
Sleep: A little anxiety this week about all the things that I need to register for and accommplish around the house before he gets here!
Best moment of this week: My Birthday! It was a lovely beach day with my hubby.
Miss anything: The tipsy feeling after a few glasses of wine
Movement: Yes, especially at night. Hubby hasn't felt him yet though.
Food cravings: Cookies, Mud Pie, Doughnuts,
Anything making you queasy or sick: Not anymore
Have you started to show yet: Yes! Strangers are now asking about it!
Gender: BOY!
Labor signs: No
Belly button in or out: It's still in, but its becoming less "in"
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody most of the time: Both! Some days I am happy as can be other times the stress gets to me and I cry :(
Looking forward to: Setting up the crib and getting the nursery ready!

23 Weeks

23 Weeks

March 14th 2014

Top:Asos Maternity Tank - Less than $10
Tank Top: F21 Basic Cami Tunic - Less than $4
Jeans: AG Maternity jeans (I found my on Ebay for $100) AG Maternity Jeans $210

22 Weeks

22 Weeks

March 5th 2014

21 Weeks

21 Weeks

The belly officially has POPPED

 Top: Forever 21- BodyCon Dress - Favorite Sleeveless Bodycon Dress - $5
February 26th 2014


20 Weeks

20 Weeks
Halfway There!

February 18th 2014
Top: Old Navy Maternity Tank - $8 

19 Weeks

19 Weeks

February 12th 2014

18 Weeks

18 Weeks
February 5th 2014

17 Weeks

17 Weeks

16 Weeks

16 Weeks

January 25th 2014

15 Weeks

15 Weeks
January 18th 2014
Off to Pure Barre

14 Weeks

Our Big Announcement
Baby Rice due July 7th 2014

January 13th 2014

We also found out were having a baby BOY!

12 Weeks

12 Weeks

December 23rd 2013

8 Weeks

8 Weeks

November 21st 2013

6 Weeks

6 Weeks

November 11th 2013