Monday, June 30, 2014

Milkies


Milkies = Milk + Cookies

A friend of mine passed along a recipe for lactation cookies.  They are supposed to increase your milk production.  I swear after I ate them I felt like I was producing more but it could have just been my brain being tricked.  Here's a link to the recipe.  I am just posting the pics but they are super easy to make and super delicious.  Enjoy!  There's no breast milk in the cookies I just added the breast milk for wow factor, like WOW look at all that breast milk.  








Sunday, June 8, 2014

Vegas



What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Duh! I was there last weekend and it was awesome. I attended my first cirque du soleil show, Zarkana, and we had lots of fun. That's all I'm going to stay. I've decided to share an outfit pic since it's been a while. Sorry it's blurry.  It's from my phone.  Ooops! Tootles!
OOTD: School's Out Chambray dress, Balenciaga clutch, similar here, Miu Miu studded platforms, similar here and similar here




Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter


It was Niko's first Easter yesterday and we were all very excited! We celebrated with the family and we gave thanks and were very happy spending time together.  My mom was diagnosed with cancer the week after Easter last year so I felt a little sad this year but overall we all feel very blessed to have my mom with us in good spirits.  

Niko had a great time! Actually it's hard to say whether he had a great time or not because he is 6 weeks old and he doesn't express himself very well so as long as he's not crying I figure he's happy.  He smiles a lot so that's a good sign too.  My little man is so cute! Since he cannot walk I was the one hunting for his eggs.  My brother brought a Peep cookie cake, I didn't have the heart to tell him I don't like Peeps.  I never have, they're too sweet and there's something kind of morbid about eating a little sugar bird.  I see their little sugary face staring at me and it freaks me out.  Here's a link to the 2014 Peeps Show Diorama contest finalist and winners.  Enjoy!

The weather was perfect!

I'm wearing Free People Meet me in Marfa dress and Gucci sandals, similar here and here

Hope everyone enjoyed the Holiday!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Mom jeans


I seriously think the boyfriend jean should be the new mom jean. I'm tired of ugly, high waisted, old fashioned jeans bring referred to as mom jeans. It never bothered me before but now that I'm a mom it does. It implies that somehow a mom cannot be fashionable. 

So I propose the boyfriend should be labeled the new mom jean. As a new mom I want to be comfortable yet stylish in the least amount of time possible.  Now with a baby it takes forever to leave the house and not because I'm getting ready, it's always one thing or another.  This jean can do it all and it allows me to get ready in 8 minutes.  

I've had this pair of Current/Elliott jeans for about 4 years now and I love them. I've paired them with a white Zara top and FENDI espadrilles (no longer available), try these

I especially love these jeans because they hide my post baby pooch which I have not been able to work out yet.  My doctor says I am a slow healer.  Sigh.  Soon enough!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Leather and Lace


Last night V and I went out on our first date night sans baby.  The night consisted of dinner and drinks at Federal grill then a stroll around downtown Houston.  It's a bit chilly but it's spring so I paired a faux leather burgundy dress with a white and gold lace blazer and nude sandals.  I thought the pairing of the two textures was an appropriate representation of the type of weather we've been having.

What was most exciting about this outfit is that it was all under $100.  The dress was purchased at Nordstrom Rack, the blazer at TJ Maxx and the sandals are from Marshall's.  The total cost of the outfit was $94.98.  The dress was purchased in December, the blazer was from 2 years ago and the shoes were a gift from my sister on my birthday.  OOTD details below.

BP dress, similar here and here/Lace blazer similar here and here/Jessica Simpson 'Careyy' sandals also available here

I still can't believe I'm a mom!



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

One month in . . .


For the last month my life has consisted of breastfeeding, changing poopy diapers and doctor's visits. The days go by so fast! We've gone shopping a few times with baby but we always make sure it's during the week. Less people. Baby K is the cutest little man I've ever met and he's such a good baby. Mamma couldn't be prouder. He looks a lot like me but seems to have inherited his dad's laid back demeanor, at least for now. 

I'm so happy! Friends and relatives stop by to meet our little boy and since he was born we receive at least a package a day, a gift for our little one. It makes me happy to know people care about us. 

I'll be posting an outfit blog soon but for now here are my favorite baby related pics. 

Niko!!
Niko's welcome home celebration
Niko' s welcome home cake
Niko's first pediatrician appointment
Riding in the back seat with mommy
Bestever Baby Mats (Lamb)
Vintage wooden airplane
Niko and Dad
G diapers
Niko and Dad
Little Big Man 
7 for All Mankind Boy's french terry sweatshirt and jeans
Skip Hop Infant AlphabetBurbery LayetteSara Kety Black Tuxedo OnesieLittle Me giraffe friend footie and hat
Crave cupcake, 1 month old

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

It's bananas, B-A-N-A-N-A-S . . . bread


Now that V is a stay at home dad (I kid, he works from home) he spends a lot of time baking. We had a surplus of bananas so he decided to make banana nut bread. It was so easy! I just watched and took photos. Recipe below. Enjoy!

Ingredients
4 smashed bananas 
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 beaten egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup of walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees 
With a wooden spoon mix butter into mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl
Mix in the sugar, egg and vanilla
Mix in baking soda and salt 
Mix in flour
Add Walnuts
Pour mixture in baking pan
Bake for 1 hour 
Cool on rack 
Remove from pan and serve