Maternity Clothes

So as most of you may know I am expecting baby number 2...A very exciting surprise for our family. Being pregnant again, has brought me back to a very frustrated place...maternity clothing...I mean really! I know that in recent years clothes for the mom to be have come a very long way but I just don't understand why designers insist on making clothes that are hideous. As if I don't have enough issues with my spreading hips and butt, growing chest (thank you under-wire for cutting off my circulation), and flourishing cellulite...now I have to worry about finding cute clothes!

I do not know how you are still in business with your high-water pants, stupid T-shirts (who wants to wear a shirt that says "embrace your bump" or "bumps rock"?), and bad patterned dresses. And to Heidi Klum (whom I normally love) your maternity line is no better (shirt on the very right) and I highly doubt you wore any of it when you were pregnant.

Sleeveless Smocked Maternity DressDisney Short Sleeve Scoop Neck Maternity T ShirtLoved By Heidi Klum 3/4 Sleeve Babydoll Maternity Tunic

All of the cute (and I use that term loosely) maternity clothes are crazy expensive...Good luck finding a pair of jeans that don't look like mom jeans for under $185.00! What I have come to realize is maternity clothes are just as bad as bridesmaids dresses...I would never wear them unless I had to!

Forever 21 now has a maternity line, I am very interested to see it and try some of it on! The website doesn't have much to offer but there is a store close by that just started carrying it! Wish me luck, at least it will be cheap!


Dr. Seuss Baby Shower

As many of you know my sister is having triplets...Needless to say for the shower we had to go all out! I wanted to share some pictures from the day! Since she is having 2 girls and a boy we went with a gender neutral theme of Dr. Seuss! It was amazing!
My mom made the flower center pieces. So cute. We found the Dr. Seuss buttons at the Target dollar spot!
I saw these cupcakes on a few different blogs and just had to make them. (tip: wait until the very last minute possible to add the cotton candy because they melted on the icing after about an hour).
The amazing cake by Rama! She really is the best!
We made some cake pops and added some fun whimsical suckers as favors.
My sister Andrea and I made the diaper cake centerpieces. There we about 6 cakes and they each had a different character on them! This one was my favorite! We also had a different Dr. Seuss book on each table for guest to sign and leave a note to the babies.

Here is the whole table...We made the banner out of an old Dr. Seuss book! Overall the shower was a hit and so much fun to plan. The parents to be got some really great stuff and now I am just happy to relax on this gorgeous labor day!
Thanks for reading :)



Okay so my below post features a picture of the awesome diaper cake my sister made but somehow I messed up the picture and cannot fix it...I am normally not this slow. So click on the picture to see the full view! Sorry about that my dear followers :)


My sister Andrea over at Ob-la-di-Ob-LA-blog makes the sweetest diaper cakes...You have to check it out. She has been making them and selling them to friends out in LA but I totally think she should start an Etsy shop...I have been telling her forever!!!!

She is so crafty and has so many good ideas...She is who got me hooked on Gina's weight watcher recipes which by the way, Thursday night I made the pepper steak. It was amazing. I double the sauce recipe and added zucchini and carrots.


A Gassy Weekend

Okay this was a hectic weekend. A lot of activity and a lot of cooking! I made 3 recipes from skinnytaste.com which were all amazing and I will definitely get to those later so stay tuned!

Friday night my sister and her husband came over along with one of my husbands best friends MJ...I got home from shopping at 6:00 and everyone came over at 6:15 so I was totally rushed to get dinner ready! It was a hot mess from start to finish. I made the barbacoa beef and cilantro lime rice from skinnytaste.com (it was similar to a chipotle meal but way lower calories) and then the guys wanted to barbecue so add steak, cheeseburgers, pasta salad, and fries to the menu. So random I know. At some point when we were cleaning up the hodge podge of food one of the flames on my gas stove top burnt out however the gas was still on low. We did not catch it until ohhhh 4:30 in the morning when our Carbon Monoxide alarm started screaming (thank you a million times to my husband for knowing me well enough to know that eventually I would get some use out of the $60 alarm I wasn't sure that we needed)! Anyways, we walked out of our room to be slapped in the face with an overwhelming smell of gas!

Thought # 1: Go and check on the baby!!!
Thought # 2: What the heck are we supposed to do now???
Thought # 3: Get that magnet with all of the city numbers on it off the fridge that I almost threw away last week for taking up too much space!

One phone call and the fire department was there in minutes...We had to evacuate the house for an hour while they tested each room for dangerous levels of CO2 and as if it wasn't enough that there was a fire truck blaring in our street at 4:45am...they had to turn on a huge industrial sized fan on in our drive way that sucked the air out of the house, this thing had its own gas motor and a pull string and could not have been any louder!

Luckily we were all just fine. The dangerous number they look for is 48 and the highest ours went to was 28! There is never a dull moment in our house! Moral of the story...Don't leave your stove on and go to sleep! Here are some safety tips!


Let's play catch up!

Okay so I recognize that to have a successful blog one has to blog frequently! The last few weeks have been hectic. Every down second I have had I have spent it sleeping! My whole family had the flu, I have had *Luciandme* orders left and right, and my daughter has not been sleeping well. Not to mention this weekend was packed with things to do...Speaking of which, I wanted to share with you the baby shower my friend Molly and I threw for Monica over at MEphotographypics.blogspot.com, it was owl and birdie themed and it turned out great!

My sister in law and I made all of the cupcakes, Molly and I both made the diaper cake center pieces, and I made the invitations. It came out super cute. My favorite item of the shower was the party favor. I made Owl Pops. For those of you who are not familiar with "pops" you need to visit www.bakerella.com! This woman is amazing! I used her recipe for the pops and just hand formed them to make owl heads and then decorated them with chocolate and sprinkles.

What the molded cake looked like before I stuck in the sticks and decorated them...
Finished product! I am so exited about how they turned out! The little tags say "hoot hoot hooray! Thanks for coming today".

All in all, I think Monica had a really great time and I am so glad we spent all of the time we did on all of the details!

That is all I have for the moment. My friend Katie at honeysweet-ness.blogspot.com moved to Washington DC today with her hubby and we threw a small gathering for them this weekend. I have some fun pics to share I am just not ready to blog about it yet...too sad :( I promise I will not go so long until my next blog entry though.


Nursery Pics

Okay Baby E's nursery took me 3 days to finish! Not bad! I am really proud of how it turned out and have already had some interest from another expecting mommy! Hope you all enjoy this pictures!