Friday, June 29, 2012

happy things with which to end the week.

♥ remember the who's your daddy doll i got husband for father's day? i loved it so much, me and twinkie couldn't resist getting one of my brother Marco for his little girl Sollie. My brother snapped this precious photo! Seriously, Mandi is amazing- looks just like my brother! 

♥ my Pretty You & Me earrings can make me feel fancy on a day where i'm feeling blah

♥ date night with my husband at Tosca Stone Oven Pizzeria (that included the best tiramisu!) i am so in love with this man. 

♥ i believe in thank-you cards and these were too cute to pass up! (i sent one to my sister-in-law who sent me her old maternity clothes - much needed! i think i will live in Gap maternity shirts from here on out)

♥ game night over at my friend Manny's house - since i can't drink, this is the "drink" he made me. awesome! 

♥ and a song for you (this was in Seeking a Friend for the end of the World. i love when songs fit perfectly in a movie) 

Happy Friday Lovies! what happy things are you ending the week with?

+please leave a link below if you do post-- i'd love to share in your happiness xo

Thursday, June 28, 2012

looking for moments of connection.


"It's about misunderstandings between people and places, being disconnected and looking for moments of connection. There are so many moments in life when people don't say what they mean, when they are just missing each other, wanting to run into each other in a hallway."

-Sofia Coppola, explaining what Lost in Translation is about

(one of my favorites was on tv the other night & i was reminded why i love it so)

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sharing Sundays... an etsy favorite from (kiss me) go.

i love this : a handbook for the days when you need a little help letting go of your sorrow.

(i would keep it for you too)

Friday, June 22, 2012

happy things with which to end the week.

♥ the cutest robot doll and softest sleeper for Felix from her auntie in Greece, Athanasia (mama's childhood penpal & dearest friend). Thank-you Athan xoxo

♥ nutella gelato does in fact equal Joy, especially with your husband and his new haircut (though right after this is when this happened... ugh. thank-you for your sweet sweet comments!)

♥ sporting a 26 week baby bump on my way to work

♥ beer bread + vegetarian chili for the NBA Finals (sigh, Thunder i wanted it to be you)

♥ also included but not pictured: a cookout with friends that officially welcomed summer.

date night to see my not so obvious celeb crush in this tonight

Happy Friday Lovies! what happy things are you ending the week with?

+please leave a link below if you do post-- i'd love to share in your happiness xo

Thursday, June 21, 2012

all that matters.

I lost my phone today and cried like it was the end of the world.

I just wanted to have a good day off with my husband and somewhere along eating gelato at a food court (of all places) and walking to the parking lot, i couldn't place where i had left it. It was maybe 3 minutes (we hadn't even started the car yet when i realized it wasn't in my purse).

We backtracked, we called it... nothing. And though i knew there was no way anyone would turn it in, i was hopeful of honest people. It happens all the time at work, customers leaving something behind and we tell them we'll keep an eye out for it but between one another we know that there is no way anyone is going to turn in their iphone / purse / sentimental bracelet.

I can blame it on "pregnancy brain" but i was careless for a minute and someone walked off with my $300 + android. And i cried like it was the end of the world. What about my photos that i can't ever get back?

My husband took my hand and reminded me it was just a material thing that could be replaced. Then he rubbed my belly and said, "you're fine, we're fine."

How silly i am. Yes, it's frustrating, but it's not the end of the world, not even close. Thanks to insurance, i only had to pay a small portion of what i would have without it and they shipped a new one that will be ready for me to pick up after work tomorrow (yes, i'm currently living without my phone-- it's possible! ha).

But really, thanks to my husband for reminding me what's important in life.

i took this photo on January 19th, the night i found out i was pregnant. this is the night all my dreams came true. 

she is all that matters.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wanting to Know you Wens.

A week away from being 7 months pregnant (i know, where did the time go?!), it's hard to feel especially sexy. 

Something that i've started doing that has helped is wearing sexy underwear. I might as well take advantage of these big boobs while i have them and before i have to transition to maternity bras (and even then, i'm going to be on the hunt for prettier ones). 

And you know what lovies? it's working. Just today as I got out of the shower and was getting ready for work, my husband saw me changing and asked me if i was wearing that (talking about my black lacy number) underneath my clothes. 


oh the look on his face. 

i may feel very pregnant but i still want to feel sexy, for me


so what do you do for yourself (and a bonus for the husband/boyfriend) to feel sexy/beautiful? 

wearing red lipstick? spraying perfume on your collar bone? ideas please.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

never stop doing that.

At work last night as we were cleaning up the store, i was talking across the aisle to a coworker who was telling me about his girlfriend. I forget how, but he mentioned how he bought her flowers earlier that day just because. To which i said, "never stop doing that. never stop giving her flowers." 

This is what I came home to last night. It made my heart so happy. 

I'm honestly usually not a flowers type of girl (bring me a treat instead) but sometimes you need a gesture as beautiful as flowers. 

note: reese's peanut butter ice cream cups were waiting for me in the fridge 

Monday, June 18, 2012

What I got Husband For Father's Day.

Remember when i blogged about the Who's Your Daddy doll from Duke & June? Even though it may not officially be his first Father's Day, I told him I couldn't resist this being our daughter's first doll. 

(he's wearing the suit/tie from when we got married)

Mandi is amazing-- another one of those etsy sellers i wish i could hug. In fact, I loved how my custom order turned out, me and twinkie are surprising my brother with one of him for our niece Marisol.

+ on a related note, i pray Max is the kind of Papa mine continues to be. I reread this post from a few Father's Days past, and it hurt my heart bittersweetly.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

for baby's room.

Remember when i shared my nursery inspiration board? Here are two things i didn't add because i already purchased them for our baby's room.

My very first etsy purchase were these vintage blocks that spell lover. While dusting the mantle the other day, i noticed them and thought i need to get Felix's name. I am so glad i found vintage by alex keller. You can custom order any name and prices vary depending on number of blocks and type & size of blocks. You know those etsy sellers that you wish you could hug because they go above and beyond? I wanted to hug Alex. She was so helpful by sending me photo samples of different options to chose from. I also can't wait to use these blocks in our maternity shoot!

When i saw this deer bookend in my vintage soul sister Amanda's shop, i about fell over. I couldn't believe my luck in finding it. Felix already has quite the book collection and bambi will help keep them in place. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wanting to Know you Wens.

The other day a message thread popped into my facebook inbox reminding me that my 10 year high school reunion was just around the corner. The two day event is in November (a month after i will have given birth to my first baby) and I feel a little weird about it all. I know a lot of it is because i can't believe it's been ten whole years.

Since I live out of town and will have a newborn baby to be caring for (!!! sorry, it still hits me at odd times), I dismissed the thought of actually going right away-- as soon as I saw the email. But then part of me wondered if i would regret it? (the other part of me reminded me i could just as well go to any of the two bars in town on a Friday night and it would very much be like said reunion)

Since i still have time to think about it, i wanted to hear your experiences.

high school me signing yearbooks. didn't you just love yearbook day? look how short my hair was!

Did you go to your 10 year high school reunion? 
If you didn't, why didn't you? 

& if you still have a few years to think about it, do you think you'll be attending yours?

+ i loved reading these answers to this wanting to know you question, related to high school

Monday, June 11, 2012

overwhelmed by kindness.

On Friday, work threw me a baby shower and this post title is exactly how I felt. When my manager asked me if I had registered anywhere, I felt embarrassed to tell her that I hadn't because I wasn't planning on having a baby shower (I'm not even sure I'm going to make it home to have one in Wichita Falls). 

Since moving here a January ago, my co-workers have really been my only friends here. The fact that work wanted to throw me this baby shower/potluck meant that much more

I wanted to share some photos from my instagram lens: 

25 weeks and 5 days 

presents came coming in - felix got so many adorable outfits/toys! 

 my co-worker Bertha made my baby shower corsage 

delicious cake

Rachel and her pintrest fruit creation 

actually, all my coworkers are creative : Diana made the sweet diaper cake and the bouquets of cookies for party favors. My big boss man Javier made a basket for me (top left) and hidden in the back was a nice bottle of wine. He joked that it was for celebrating the baby and then starting on the next one. 

love all my girlfriends! 2nd photo is me and Sarah, Sarah who makes the jewelry i love Pretty You & Me. Above is me and Jessica, both of us are pregnant-- about a week apart though this is my first and this is her 4th. 

little thank-yous i made the night before 

I truly believe no matter what your job is, your co-workers make all the difference. It's been true of every job I've had. 

I feel blessed by these friendships and so sweetly spoiled by them.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sharing Sundays... an etsy favorite from LeiLiLaLoo.

i want this pillow for our couch. or for felix's nursery.

i love that she uses a variety of vintage fabrics and trims (this one is darling).

and also to you reading? you are

{also a very happy birthday to my Pappa!}

Friday, June 8, 2012

happy things with which to end the week.

♥ Hands down the happiest part of my past week was the birth of this beautiful little girl, my darling niece Marisol Luz Lechuga. Solie was born June 4th (same day as her Auntie Luisa's birthday!) and i can't get enough of her. She's my brother Marco and his girlfriend Christina's perfect baby girl and she's my favorite. I love that my daughter will be born only months apart from Solie because they are going to be bff cousins. :) *see more adorable photos on twinkie's happy list

Speaking of Solie's Mommy, look what she sent me! How did I ever live without the body pillow? now i don't even want to get out of bed. Thanks to my sis-in-law, i am adding this to the top of my pregnancy musts and i can't wait to do the belly bust. Most thoughtful/useful pregnancy gifts ever.

♥ A little pouch of celebration with instructions from Alyssa to throw in the air and dance, dance, dance!

♥ my friend Manny made me a Dexter inspired keychain

♥ A customer came into work with jewelry i fell in love with (i love religious pieces). I asked her where she got her bracelet because i wanted to buy one for myself and she told me her daughter made them-- even better for me, i love handmade! lovies, meet my new pieces of handmade jewelry (the top one is crochet with trinkets woven in) 

the front of my 2nd bracelet and below is what's on the reverse side

♥ i stayed up late last night baking these cookies as a little party favor to bring to my work baby shower. i can't wait to share a few instagrams later! i am overwhelmed with kindness. 

Happy Friday Lovies! what happy things are you ending the week with?

+please leave a link below if you do post-- i'd love to share in your happiness xo

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Sweet gifts for Felix from my sweetest (blog) girlfriends.

I've been meaning to share what my vintage soul sister Amanda sent our baby girl : the cutest vintage book, along with a bag she made. She wrote this note, "When I made this bag I pictured fun beach days with your love but now I picture toys, baby wipes, and fun snack for a day at the park with baby Maxham!" Not only is Amanda a sewing goddess, she's a gifted artist as well. She included her watercolor illustration, Swimming in Words for Felix's nursery. It's beautiful! 

 My bestie Marisa sent Felix her first teddy bear (so soft! love those floppy arms and legs) and the sweetest note. I can't wait to hang the "f" in her nursery.

Each gift so thoughtful and perfect, just like each girl XO 

(see other sweet gifts for felix here)
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