Intermission: Love Affair with Cuba

After a morning at the beach it’s time to change and head for lunch.

Beautiful view from a golf course nearby.

Even ‘stormy’ weather is stunning here.

The very first thing we did – before we even went to our room.

I was meant for lounging on a beach.

A house we trekked by in the town.

I love the way houses look and feel here.
A small break from fashion and dresses to reminisce…
Since it’s February again, it made me think of what was happening last February.  I was five months pregnant and we were in Cuba.  Aaahh…how lovely!  I’d love to be there again, instead of in the midst of the snowstorm of the winter.
You know, my life has changed so much since having Baby.  Some things are worse – I miss going out for drinks with the girls whenever I feel like it.  Some things are better – there’s nothing sweeter than when she looks at me and smiles.  Melts my heart, it does. But I do look back and think to myself…if only you knew.
I laugh.  
I laugh when I think about these two ‘stressed’ people.  
We didn’t know how good we had it!

Dress 22: Summer Dreaming

Dress – Smart Set; Sweater – Zara; Belt – Hadley Pollet; Boots – somewhere in NYC

That’s the dress I wore.  Word of advice to nursing moms: don’t wear a belt.  It’s a pain in the bum to undo it everytime you nurse, so unless you’re like me and you know you’re not nursing for the next 5 hours, don’t do it. Not worth it.  So guys?  Trash, stash, or save?

Went shopping with my Mother-in-Law and found THE summer shoe for myself…

It’s so preeeetty….Is it wrong that it’s only February and I’m already thinking and dreaming about summer?

When we got home my Mother-in-Law went downstairs to help paint…and changed into this fabulous ensemble.

She said, ” You should put this in your blog.”   So I did…I’m a good Daughter-in-Law.

Dress 21: Things Old and Home Made

Boots – ??; Leggings – F21; Dress – ??; Sweater – made by my Babcia.

Hanging out in my new sweater.

My Babcia made me a sweater and I just had to wear it as soon as it was done. I love the fact that it’s totally one of a kind and made with love.  And it being winter, there’s always a reason to wear a sweater.  So I paired it with this easy to wear dress.  It’s the same style as this one, just a different pattern. I bought them at the same time…when I was still in high school.  And do not ask me how long ago that was.  Suffice it to say, it was a long time ago. But these dresses hold up so well, I have a feeling Baby will be wearing them when she’s big enough!  They’ll be vintage then…as will I!  Haha!

Trash, stash, or save?  I’m thinking save…since it’s been around this long already.

Random Sundays: Giggles And Naps

Last night before Baby went to bed she giggled for about half an hour.  With me doing various things – from tickling her, to making silly faces – she giggled and laughed uncontrollably.  It was absolutely adorable!  Seeing that cute face and hearing that sweet laugh is the best.  Oh and because of the rough nights I haven’t had the energy to workout, but last night as part of our giggle routine I did lunges and squats while holding Baby; she thought it was hilarious and this morning my bum is hurtin’!  Seriously, if you have a niece/nephew, grandchild, or baby do squats while holding them…you’ll be surprised how much your bum hurts the next day!

Awesome:  This morning I was sitting on the couch with my laptop and Baby was squirming around on my lap and couch and before I knew it she had pulled off her pants! Sitting here pant-less and happy as a clam!

Drake the Dog looking so darn cute!

Drake the Dog has been pooped lately from wrestling with my Mom’s equally little (but much older) shi-poo.

The sun made the sky look beautiful today.

The sun was so inviting on the bed, I decided to take a nap.

Even the doll wanted to catch some rays.

The sun shone wonderfully today…even though it was still cold outside.  Inside the whole house was lit up.

Baby is currently talking herself to sleep, my mint tea is steeping…and my Babcia made me apple cake! 

Good night!  See y’all tomorrow!

Dress 20: Are You A Stripe Girl?

Drake the Dog loves the snow!
A shot of the dress itself.
Dress – Dear Creatures; Sweater – Tommy Hilfiger; Belt – part of the dress; Boots – F21; Leggings – F21    

I promised you a dress today, and here it is.  It’s cold outside and of course Drake the Dog wants to be frolicking out there!  And of course he just needs to get in the shot.  The dress is a fairly recent purchase and it’s really fun to wear.  I’m not usually one for the stripes, but I really like it on this dress for some reason. 

Are you a stripe girl?  What’s one thing that you don’t usually wear: animal prints, gold, stripes, patterns, etc?  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

As always I want to hear your opinion: trash, stash, or save?

Therapy For The Mean Reds

Sweater – Spotted Moth; Shirt – Smart Set; Leggings – F21

Like I said here I’m at my Mama’s house this weekend hanging out with my Mama and my Babcia.  I decided to change in the evening and just go in leggings.  I didn’t want to be dragging a lot of stuff with me.  Also, yesterday was a rough night so today I’m just of on survival mode.  You know that zombie-like state you’re in when you don’t have enough sleep?  You know that?

Worse still my sleep deprivation coupled with the Egyptian revolt and acting insecurity brought on a case of the Mean Reds  *comment if you know my reference*  And I had nothing to make me feel better.  Usually a little retail therapy helps a lot, but this time I’ve got no money, so alas, no therapy.

Promise I’ll have a dress for you later today!

I’ve Been Really Bad

So because this happened to one of my favorite pairs of khaki boots…
 I bought these lovely things. 
But…I couldn’t resist getting these lovely things as well.
Oops!

Dress 19: To Grandmother’s House We Go

Dress – from Poland; Sweater – F21

Husband pointed out that my ladies are out in full force today!

I’ve been noticing that a lot of my posts lack jewellery and such.  The reason is simple – I can’t wear those things with a young baby unless it’s when I’m headed right out the door to work or an audition.  Around Baby it’s just impractical to wear earrings and necklaces unless I want them broken or, worse still, Baby choking on them.  So, I have started counting on my wardrobe to fill in the missing pieces of interest.  Patterns, and the mixing of those patterns has picked up the slack.  I’m not huge on jewellery anyway.  Usually it’s one large piece or two smaller pieces.  So, I’m not missing it that much.  But it’s sad when you get excited because you get to wear earrings!

Husband is headed out of town on a business trip, so Baby and I are headed to my Mom’s house.  We’ll be chillin’ with my Mom and Babcia.  Which means at some point I’m going to beat them at cards!

Dress 18: ‘Cool’ When Loosely Applied To Me

Dress – Threadsence; Leggings – F21

Lipstick – Joe in Apple

Boots – thrifted; Earrings – F21; Ring – F21

Today I was feeling a little ‘cool’ *and I use that term loosely when applied to me* So, I thought that it’d be appropriate to wear this relaxed jersey knit dress.  I love the asymetrical hem and the slightly unfinished look it has. It feels wonderful on.  I just wish it felt that wonderful to be outside taking these shots.

Hope you all had a great day.  I’m retiring to a glass of delicious wine and some cuddles with Husband.

Good night. See you all tomorrow!

Something Special

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Hey guys, I don’t usually post something about another blog.  In fact, I never do.  But I stumbled across this fantastic lady and just had to share her blog with you. She’s a photographer and a mom of a little boy named Cash.  Now Cash has some medical issues and spends a lot of time in and out of doctor’s offices.  And these are the visual chronicles of this Mom’s journey.

Why do I post this?  
Two reasons:  
One: I’m a new mom and anyone who’s going through a struggle with their child touches me very poignantly right now (and probably forever). 
Two: I have a nephew who also struggles with medical issues and I see first hand how hard it is on him and on his parents.  But I can’t imagine how much harder it would be with expensive, and mounting medical bills.  In that sense we’re really lucky here in Canada.

If you like her work, check out her etsy shop where you can purchase some fabulous shots. And all the proceeds go directly to pay for Cash’s medical bills. 
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