Saturday, March 31, 2012

An Update...Still Pregnant, Sighs

Oh my, it's been quite a few days since I've been able to sit down and write a blog post... Who knew preparing for the baby could be so tiring :( I'm currently 3 days overdue with no signs of labor so I've been having to attend various appointments to see how the baby is doing. She is a stubborn little kiddo and I have a good idea who she gets it from :)

But it's been great to have some energy to clean the apartment (and have it stay clean too!) and get some projects worked on as well. It's a rainy and windy day so it looks like it will be a quiet afternoon (well's barely 10:30). But with everything being so hectic and crazy, I've only the energy to throw up an update instead of a regular topic. Maybe later this afternoon I've be back up and running (for the time being anyway!)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Strike TWO!

Ay...How did I spend my Saturday morning yesterday? In the hospital for what I sure to be it, the BIG moment I would finally see my little bundle of joy for the first time and not just a little monster in my belly (thanks hubby!). I had been up since 3:45am because I was 98% positive my water broke, so I got dressed and waited for my ride to the hospital (since I live about 10 minutes away from there). After being all hooked up and tested in my uncomfortable bed, the sweet nurse had to give me the harsh, harsh news that my tests were negative and I hadn't lost my waters yet and am still very much closed up.

"I basically peed on myself for nothing" I exclaimed to my hubby as we walked to the parking lot. Talk about majorly disappointed :( This is the second false alarm that has sent me off to the hospital but I'm hoping the next time I end up going, it WILL be the real thing! I'm a FTM and due in just 3 days, though I do wish she would come on! My mother has warned me not to wish for such a thing because as she put it, it will end up being 10x worse then the pain I had that sent me to ER to had my gallbladder taken out for stones (which, if you have not experienced, is utterly painful!). Sighs... is it wrong of me to just be too excited and anxious to start my journey as a mother?

Friday, March 23, 2012


So as I sit here enjoying a quiet overcast morning, I just have to tell you about this fabulous magazine called "Shoed-In" and OMG are they awesome! I came across their blog yesterday afternoon after reading that they were going to be hosting a twitter party to celebrate the release (both in-print/digital which you can buy BTW) of their new magazine, I had to join in! It was BY FAR the best twitter party I've ever been to; nice and cozy... chatting with fellow shoe-loving gals and sharing insights and pictures of our favs that we currently own or digging at the moment. No one struggling to "vie for the camera" as you would say and excellent interaction with Shoed-In Mag the whole time! Not to mention I was blessed enough to have won a pair of shoes from Eric Rutberg's TRANSPARENT line (featured on the cover) at the end of the party! I'm still on cloud nine from that one ladies.

This is a picture of the front page of their debut magazine (I hope they don't mind!). If you wanna pick up your copy, I've linked the image for you!
I bought my digital copy last night and was impressed and pleased with the articles :) As brought out during the party, the magazine delves into more of the hard-work it takes to design shoes but to also expose you to many new fashions & looks (for every price range too, gotta love that!) and the designers themselves! Please, please check them out when you have the chance, you WILL NOT be disappointed! Here are some linkies for you to clicky to learn more about them and to follow up with Shoed-In on their social networks:

Happy Friday, Yippee!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Ghirardelli Milk & Truffle Squares: My Review

Ghirardelli sqaures...yummy! I live in Sacramento, about an hour & a half drive to San Francisco where the Ghirardelli company is located (actually, they are right near the ocean at the end of the pier, very beautiful!). I have fond memories of carousing Ghirardelli Square (very popular tourist attraction, it reminds me of the Wonka factory) on our honeymoon since we chose San Fran as our destination for our wedding night :) Our anniversary is April 10th so there was plenty of clearance Easter candy for the taking to munch on for the trip home. So, with that in mind, I was excited to be able to try their Milk and Truffle sweets courtesy of Shespeaks.

First of all, the actual squares in the inside look nothing like the package, of course. The truffle middle is not gooey like it would appear...but tasty nonetheless. It looks like a regular milk chocolate square with a darker chocolate layer in the middle. It is definitely richer than some of their other squares (Milk and Caramel being my favorite). Nice thing though is that these have a higher melting point than other Ghirardelli flavors because I'm not a huge fan of constantly having to lick my fingers to avoid making a mess. The package had one bag, a flyer and two coupons. I'm not a big fan of rich chocolates; it takes me much longer to eat them. These though, I went through about 3 squares right after opening the bag (oh, and one for the hubby as well).

Would I go out and buy another bag after this one? Hmmm.... Probably no. Though I was pleasantly surprised with these squares, I still do prefer my Godiva truffles instead (though in a way, it's difficult to make a fair comparison between the two). If I was gifted a bag, now that would be a different story; I mean what girl (a VERY pregnant girl at that) would turn down free chocolate? Though I will say if there is a sale and I could get these pretty cheap, then maybe I may buy them, maybe. So, if you're adventurous, give them a try. Otherwise, I'd skip these and move on to another variety of Ghirardelli chocolates.

If you've never heard of Ghirardelli or don't know much about them, you can read up on them here on their website, and to check out SheSpeaks, you can head here

Thanks for reading my review!

Thursday, March 8, 2012


While on the web today (doing a little housekeeping and checking up on sites I totally forgot about), I came across I signed up since I'm a BzzAgent, but has anyone actually used this site before? I wouldn't blame you if you haven't (and I probably wouldn't suggest it either). There could be some who like Smarterer, but I don't really see the point in wasting too much time on it.

By the way, the "purpose" it looks like of the site is to test your knowledge about different things (such as social media sites like Facebook to programs like Photoshop). You have questions one by one with multiple choice answers, though the trick is that you are on a time limit to answer correctly as quickly as possible. The faster you answer (with the correct answer that is), the more points you gain. Of course, wrong answers get points taken away from your overall score... bummer.

You don't get anything for scoring high, just bragging rights on the leader board I think (I could be wrong). I was just curious though if there was anyone else who had an interesting (or not so interesting) experience here?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

**UPDATE:** Looks like it's all finished up for now :)

Have you heard of Nuby? I've recently came across them on Facebook and they seem to be a well-known company in the baby world :) I've actually seen them now in stores like Sears now that I'm aware of the brand when I go window shopping for baby goods. As today is "Share a Smile Day", they have sent me some neat news to share with you!

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I currently have some Boudreaux Butt Paste in my diaper bag ready to go for when the little one gets here (which I've heard is fantastic) but have never heard of Dr. Talbot's (but why would I, being that this is a first baby hee hee) so I'm excited to see how each works and which will seem to be better on my baby-to-be's bum. But anyhow, give them a look!