Monthly Archives: May 2016

playsuit ftw

playsuit ftw | the original mb

playsuit ftw | the original mb

These days dressing up, putting on a little makeup and looking my best has really made the difference in how I feel. Every 3 days or so I change out of my loungewear and gussy myself up. It’s like a reset for the mommy mind. Even better if the cuteness coincides with a fun activity outdoors.Today we hit the farmer’s market and walked around town. I’m obsessed with all things romper/playsuit/jumpsuit. BTW, is there a technical difference between the 3? If somebody knows the answer, do tell! I got this olive green beauty on sale at Old Navy. Loved it so much I got it in black, too. You can’t beat the ease of slipping on one piece of clothing that keeps you stylish and comfy at the same time. Can these stay on trend forever? Pretty please with sugar on top?

wait/weight

wait/weight | the original mb

Ya know, I’m a pretty confident gal. Overall I mean. I felt great when I was pregnant and was pretty happy with the amount of weight that I gained. Not that I can take credit – I barely exercised and I ate In N Out with abandon. Now here we are almost 3 months after giving birth and my weight is beginning to become an issue in my own mind. Silly me assuming that all of the pregnancy weight and then some would fall off of my bones the minute I started breastfeeding. Is this not one of the “perks” that they hammer into our heads? When I got pregnant I was about 10 lbs over my ideal weight already. I thought “hey, once I pop this baby out, start breastfeeding, become an active Mom and eat less I’ll be back in shape in no time!” That’s right: childbearing as a weight-loss plan. It sounds dumb as rocks now that I’m writing it down but that idea has stayed with me…until now. Me thinks this is gonna take a bit more effort. *sigh*

a drive through the Sunset

a drive through the Sunset | the original mb

a drive through the Sunset | the original mb

a drive through the Sunset | the original mb

a drive through the Sunset | the original mb

a drive through the Sunset | the original mb

The first chance we got we took Black Betty (our new Jeep!) out for a family drive. It’s rare that we venture over to the City on days off since H commutes there 5 days per week. Usually, the last thing on earth she’d rather do is spend more time driving in the City. But, there are still so many rocks left unturned when it comes to us exploring San Francisco; so we decided to take a drive over to the Outer Sunset neighborhood of SF. We stopped in at a coffee shop called Trouble Coffee & Coconut Club then continued on to the Great Highway for a coastal cruise. It was stunning! Sorry that I didn’t catch any pics of the coastline but we just kept driving instead of stopping for photos. Next time, I promise! We have many more family drives to come. Stay tuned!

fun size weddings feature

fun size weddings feature | the original mb

Lookit, everybody! Our city hall elopement was featured in a new book called Fun Size Weddings (available on Amazon here)!  It’s a quick and easy read for those that are interested in exploring the world of smaller weddings – whether that be elopements or intimate gatherings in cool locations.  It could serve as a the perfect gift for the non-bride (like me!) in your life; or as a happy little coffee table book.

Check it out!

Big ups to my girl Rachel of Blueberry Photography for submitting our photos to this delightful project. 

our very first mother’s day

our 1st mother's day | the original mb

our 1st mother's day | the original mb

our 1st mother's day | the original mb

our 1st mother's day | the original mb

our 1st mother's day | the original mb

our 1st mother's day | the original mb

our 1st mother's day | the original mb

our 1st mother's day | the original mb

our 1st mother's day | the original mb


our 1st mother's day | the original mb

our 1st mother's day | the original mb

our 1st mother's day | the original mb

√ sunny, warm weather

√ well-behaved baby boy

√ ferry rides

√ oysters & cocktails

√ beautiful scenery

√ family time

Our 1st Mom’s Day was tops, you guys.

 

lately

lately | the original mb

Whoa. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I have no excuses. Life just started to really happen and this little blog here took a swift backseat. I’m not even sure where to start with it all. Perhaps a list?

  1. I quit my job.
  2. We moved into a beautiful new apartment in the Jack London Square area of Oakland.
  3. We adopted a dog named Clementine.
  4. I got pregnant. (!!!!!!)
  5. I did some traveling to the UK and Norway.
  6. Clementine passed away.
  7. We mourned.
  8. I turned 32. (Soon to turn 33!)
  9. We adopted two black kittens – Oliver Oolong and Jean Grey.
  10. I had a beautiful baby boy.
  11. Life got good. Like, really good.

That pretty much sums up the last year or so. That there’s a LOT, I know. That’s how we like to do things around here. Intentionally; full steam ahead. My plan is to get back into the habit of blogging. This is such an incredible time in life and it deserves to be recorded and shared. I’ll do my best to keep it up this time. Hold me to it!