Posted in Sight, Smell, Sound, Taste, Touch on October 9th, 2013 by natalie – 3 Comments
Hello there! My my how time flies when you are literally feeding & changing diapers all day… every day. But seriously, how cute is my Oskar. Pretty damn cute I think, so I’ll forgive him for pooping a thousand times a day. I thought I would start us back off with a good ol’ breakdown of the senses. Here are some things that have been tickling mine for the past month:
Sight: My favorite guilty pleasure is back on, Parenthood! It’s fun watching Crosby & Jasmine navigate the arrival of their new baby at the same time as us. I found it especially hilarious when a sleep deprived Crosby said “I’m sure you’re going to be the best thing that ever happened to me someday, but right now I really hate you.”
Smell: Ok, I know it’s talked about all the time, but babies just smell so intoxicating and I really want to find a way to preserve it. Do I sound like a drug addict?
Sound: This album isn’t new and I liked it before, but I listened during labor and now it will always be a favorite.
Taste: You know what the best thing about not being pregnant is, besides having a beautiful babe, WINE! Oh how I missed wine. Ok, I did have a sip here and there during pregnancy, but now I can fill up a big ass goblet and drink up. We had a bit of a heat wave here, so it was nice to be able to break out the rosé I had been sitting on for a while.
Touch: Madewell just opened in Ann Arbor! Hooray (there goes my bank account). I was able to go and pet the perfect purse, now I want it even more.
Posted in Sight, Smell, Sound, Taste, Touch on September 5th, 2013 by natalie – 17 Comments
Oskar Anthony Adams joined us at 12:07pm on Sunday, September 1st. All 9lbs 10oz and 22″ of him. Can’t wait to share our birth story and more of this sweet little face with you. But for now I’m going to spend some quality time with my new little family. We’re so in love.
Posted in Taste on August 26th, 2013 by natalie – 4 Comments
Being past your due date makes you want to turn off your phone and hide. The questions, the advice, the comments, the inquiries… now I know why sites like this exist. Don’t get me wrong, there are a handful of people who check in and I am so thankful they do. But there are a TON more that just drive you insane. It’s almost comical, in a “I’m going to choke you while laughing” way…. yikes. Are you guys freaked out yet?
So aside from the “little” annoyances, I am still feeling great and having a blast coming up with some super juice concoctions for my newly acquired Juiceman. The one above is my Labor Concoction, made with kale, cucumber, green apple, eggplant & pineapple. How did I go so long without a juicer? This thing is great. Do you have one? What are your favorite combinations?
Posted in Sight, Touch on August 19th, 2013 by natalie – 10 Comments
Posted in Sight, Smell, Sound, Taste, Touch on August 15th, 2013 by natalie – 1 Comment
TODAY IS THE DAY. THE DUE DAY. Supposedly… I can’t believe it. I totally do not think this kid is coming out anytime soon, who has their baby on the due date anyway. But as they say “you never know.” In the mean time, I am nesting like crazy. Construction on the house has slowed down and things are moving along. I just want to clean and organize! Clutter is driving me nutty. This nesting shit is for real. Here are some things I am craving for our home… posting now just in case I am busy tomorrow
Sight: Baby boy’s nursery is ultra bright white (I’ll share some photos when we’re done) – I would love to incorporate some of these little triangles on a wall.
Smell: By far my favorite hand soaps to buy, I’ve been digging this scent lately.
Sound: One day I will own lots of vintage Braun audio equipment. Like this cute little radio or record player.
Taste: We’re getting a cheap-o range for the time being, but this bad boy is the longterm plan.
Touch: Our bed is in desperate need of new linens, seriously… desperate. I’m usually a white sheet kinda gal, but I really like this subtle print sheet set.
Posted in Touch on August 1st, 2013 by natalie – 2 Comments
So guess what I realized yesterday? We accidentally threw away all (not really, but a lot, maybe even most) of our shoes. I know, I know… what?!? So when we moved back in April, we weren’t super organized and a lot of things ended up getting the ole garbage bag treatment. See where this is going? So somewhere in the floor finishing process (they look awesome, can’t wait to show you guys), we must of tossed the beloved shoe bag with the rest of the trash bags and sent them to the dump. It was a sad moment. On the bright side, get ready for some shoe posts!
Posted in Sight, Smell, Sound, Taste, Touch on July 26th, 2013 by natalie – 3 Comments
Looks like our insane heat and rain is taking a break. Good thing too because I have some celebrating to do. This Sunday I turn 3-0. Thirty years old, thirty seven weeks pregnant, married and a homeowner. Yowza. How come I still don’t feel like a grown-up? Bub surprised me by booking a prenatal massage on Saturday, which I am beyond looking forward to and Sunday we’re having some friends over to the new house for a little brunch and bloodies, don’t worry, mine won’t have booze in it. Hope you have a lovely weekend ahead of you! xo
Sight: The great wallpaper hunt continues. Conclusion – I have expensive taste. But how cool would my bathroom look covered in illustrated faces?
Smell: Long Winter Soap Co. creates home grown soaps, lip balms, and oils. Plus some of them have awesome names, like Unicorn Farts. Because who doesn’t want to run some unicorn farts on their lips.
Sound: I can not get enough of this album. Laura Mvula’s voice is incredible and the production is unreal. Check out this video too.
Taste: Oh if I had only realized this was possible yesterday I would be eating cake right now, or cake… and crack pie, ok and cookies too. Feel free to send me one anyway, belated desserts are welcome
Touch: Ace & Jig has been catching my eye a lot lately. Love this dress, bet I could even sneak my massive belly in it.
Posted in Touch on July 23rd, 2013 by natalie – 2 Comments
The other night I was thinking about how close we are getting to welcoming our little mister (two days from fullterm!). And let me tell y0u, we’re beyond excited. But there is a part of me that is going to miss be pregnant. I know that probably sounds weird coming from a super pregnant lady sitting in an 80 degree house. But aside from a couple things here and there, I’ve really enjoyed pregnancy. I’ve felt great, almost better than ever, happy, strong, peaceful, and nine months cramp free (the best!). Although it has exposed some insecurities, it also provided a confidence to face those insecurities and really smash ‘em. Seeing what your body is capable of is a really amazing and beautiful experience, and I’m sure labor will be the icing on the cake of capabilities. Pregnancy has put some things into perspective and I can’t wait to see what motherhood has to offer.
Posted in Sight, Smell, Sound, Taste, Touch on July 4th, 2013 by natalie – Be the first to comment
We’re heading to the beach! I’m excited to hang out with friends, eat good food, catch some rays (with sunscreen of course), and take an icy dip in Lake Michigan. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Posted in Sight, Smell, Sound, Taste, Touch on June 28th, 2013 by natalie – 2 Comments
This weekend my mom is hosting a baby shower to celebrate that little munchkin man we’ll be welcoming in August. I’m so excited to see all my friends and family and hear loads of baby stories. Plus, I’m sure the food will be great. My sister-in-law is a great baker and promised to make my favorite, ice cream cone cupcakes. Yum!
Sight: Super pretty blooming monogram.
Smell: I still haven’t committed to a fragrance, but I find myself often spraying a sample of this Chanel and sticking in my pocket or purse.
Sound: Simian‘s We Are Your Friends is one of my all time favorite albums, but I especially enjoy listening to it in the summer time. I can’t believe it wasn’t more popular. Here’s a track to start off your weekend.
Taste: Chilled summer soups are my favorite.
Touch: I think it’s time for a pair of clogs. (more on this next week) Oh, and a new beach hat.