With the first night of Hanukkah tonight, and Thanksgiving tomorrow I feel suddenly in full on holiday mode. This year is extra special because each holiday will be Hermione’s first!
As Hermione approaches seven months my pregnancy is starting to feel like a distant memory. What I do remember ( besides the swollen feet!) is that nothing felt better on my body than exercise. Being able to spin or do yoga everyday really helped keep me strong, flexible and in shape for her birth. While I was mostly able to keep up my normal routine, towards the end I did switch my regular yoga practice for pre-natal yoga. When you can no longer invert, twist or lay on your belly regular yoga becomes difficult!
On Tuesday I co- hosted another Beauty Food Supper Club with Rebecca Casciano and Jolene Hart at Sun In Bloom. Our guests were treated to four delicious courses of beautifying foods that left them all glowing by the evening’s end. This was the first Beauty Food Supper Club we have done since I was pregnant and it felt so great to be back at it with these wonderful ladies! You might note that my baby bump from the last two dinners has now shifted onto Jolene!
Babies are easily amused. At least mine is. I don’t really know much about anyone else’s. It amazes me how a simple game of “Photobomb” (our version of Peek-A-Boo) can keep Hermione laughing! Recently she is also very into the swings at the playground, reading stories, and lots and lots of naked time!
Happy World Vegan Day! I can’t think of a better day to come after Halloween. Whether you overindulged in candy or not, today is a great day to reset and get back to healthier, cleaner eating habits! As I am always saying, being healthy does not have to be hard work. You do not have to go on a 30 day juice cleanse in order to take good care of your body. If you focus your everyday diet around plant based foods you will find that you will be out of the “detox to retox” cycle. So get rid of all that candy ( here are some places to donate it ) and move on with your life. I promise, once it is gone you won’t miss those bite size bars of sugary poison!
Who says dogs and cats can’t get along?
How will you be celebrating? Doug and I had a late night last night watching the Red Sox win the World Series so I think we will take it easy tonight. Hermione is still a little young for Trick-or-Treating so we may just watch a scary movie after she goes to bed! Read more
It’s back!!! After a brief hiatus over the summer I am thrilled to announce that the Beauty Food Supper Club is back! Our next dinner Beauty, Food Gratitude will be on November 12th. As always we have some amazing gift bag sponsors lined up including La Bella Figura, Youngblood, W3LL People, Kusmi Tea, and Hail Merry.
Yesterday we hit a baby milestone. Hermione’s first cold With the sudden drop in temperature and her first subway ride (to get her Passport!) I suppose it was bound to happen. A baby with the sniffles is a pretty sad sight, but my girl is quiet the trooper and has still been all smiles despite being under the weather. Luckily it has not really disrupted her days and nights too negatively. She just seems to want to nurse more (for comfort AND hydration), and is even cuddlier than ever.
As soon as I discovered I was pregnant I began thinking about nursery design. Turning my home office into a baby’s room was an exciting and slightly daunting process. I did not want the room to end up looking “babyish” and not fitting in with the aesthetic of the rest of our home. I also knew boy or girl I wanted to hang on to my purple chandelier and have elephants heavily featured. I love purple and elephants. Love.
Before Hermione was born I set about putting together the perfect layette for her. From swaddles to onesies I wanted to be sure my baby girl came home to a closet stocked with all of the essentials. Luckily for me everything was washed and ready well ahead of time as she decided to burst onto the scene a little early!
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