Thursday, July 7, 2016

Feeling Good: Working Out With The Bump

Exercising has always been a big part of my life. I feel way better when I have moved during the day and have gotten a good workout in. When I found out I was pregnant I promised myself that I would continue to exercise throughout the nine months as much as I could. I knew I would need to tone it down  but I also knew that staying fit and active would be good for me during labour, good for the baby and good for me post pregnancy. It was hard to find the right classes to attend and what felt right for a little bit, so after seven months I thought I would share what I have learned from working out with my bump. 

Friday, July 1, 2016

I Fancy Friday v. 54

Well hello! I haven't posted a Fancy Friday in quite some time and am excited to be back posting regularly with weekly finds I love. To say the last couple of months have been a bit overwhelming would be an understatement. We moved flat last week and am currently surrounded by boxes, I had back to back events going on with some really big and exciting ones, my parents visited, we went to Holland and this past week we flew away on a little babymoon and it was JUST what we needed. Now I am back with a fresh clear head full of new ideas, baby lists and plans to share more. It has been a great week and we have friends visiting from the States this weekend and we couldn't be more excited. Any big plans for you? Happy Friday! Hope yours is fancy! 

1. I always love seeing ideas from the Cream Event and this table decor has me itching to plan something pretty! 

2. Loving the way TheWeirHouse styled her watermelon shirt to match OhJoy's new adorable glasses. Think I can get some of those from the States next friend visiting?

3. Pineapple Scarf well I kind of Love you!

4. So I've been glued to my kindle these past few months. With a bit of parenting and baby books I have been trying to mix in some good fiction beach reads! I've really enjoyed these three recently: 
Where'd You Go Bernadette? The Light Between Oceans The Nest  Any reading recommendations from you? 

5. Going into motherhood, a new terrority for me has me questioning just what my schedule and new life will be. While I am SO excited to meet our little lady, I am also just so unsure of what will come. I love this quote and article from Michelle Obama about being a mom! "So, no, I don’t want young women out there to have the expectation that if they’re not having it all that somehow they’re failing." 

6. No, it is not because I am 32 weeks pregnant {ok, maybe a bit more. haha} but I seriously LOVE a good ice cream! Thanks Vogue for including our favorite local Udderlicious in your mix! Read the whole list here

7. To say I am in love with these adorable baby turbans is an understatement. Little Lady Kobus will be getting a few of these, Shoplittlelu on Etsy. 

8. How delicious do these Creamy Coconut Popsicles look? The recipe is SO easy! I think I will make a batch next week for sure. 

xoxo - Rebecca

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The last 6 months

It seems like years ago since I wrote this post here , sharing the news of my pregnancy. As you can see I have been a bit quite on the blog front since then. These past few months have been a bit crazy to say the least, but all in a fun and exciting way. We are moving to a new flat next week after living in our place for almost four years, work has been a bit full on with the exciting opening next week, we travelled to Holland with my parents for a week and in the mix I have had a lot of events going on, taking care of myself and getting ready for #babygirlkobus . In the middle of all of this I get home at night and I'm just tired and haven't been able to stay up till midnight to write a post like I use to. However, over the next few weeks when things wind down a bit, I'm so excited to share the posts that have been storing up in my mind. Today I thought I would share what so many people have been asking me, how am I? How am I feeling? How have the last 6 months been! With 29 weeks on the horizon tomorrow, it is crazy to think this little lady will be here in a few months. Planning her nursery {how great is the print below I am loving from Ever After Press}, baby lists, baby bump aerobics, maternity clothes, cravings, tired feet, there has been a lot going! 

How I have been feeling?
I promised not to make my blog a baby blog, but then I realized its my personal site and people have been asking, so hey, I will post as much as you want. I am so lucky to have been able to feel great during my pregnancy. I feel a bit bad talking about it because I have friends who have felt just absolutely terrible, exhausted every day and have had morning sickness for months, luckily I have not. I honestly can say, I have been sick only once. I've continued to exercise and continue on with my normal days, and over the last few weeks have been learning to slow it down a bit, but otherwise I have been ok. I have been sleepy I have to say, 10pm and I'm pretty done for the day, asleep on the couch only 5 minutes into a show, but really, I have felt really well. Over the past few weeks I have just started to feel, well, big, but keep reminding myself that is normal, I think it is just a hard thing to learn during your first pregnancy. 

Have I had cravings? 
Not really! I wish I could tell you that I send Mr. Beau out every night to run and get me a pint of ice cream, but I don't {however that sounds amazing!}. The first few months I really didn't fancy the usual yummy big healthy salads I love that are full of grains and veggies but would way rather have a yummy big sandwich, luckily, that has gone away. We do make a weekly trip to Udderlicious and indulge in homemade amazing delicious ice cream but hey, I'm 6 months pregnant, I think thats ok. If I had to name one thing of a craving, I would say certainly, it would be sweets/desserts, I for sure fancy some cake or a bite of chocolate more then I use to. I have been trying to stay good and not use the old saying of eating for two, because reality is that come September I'll be trying to get that cake off of my post pregnancy bod. I have really been trying to stay positive about the change in my body but it is hard, really hard. Nothing fits, my thighs feel big, my arms feel big, I certainly do not look like one of the movie stars in the their bikinis with just a small bump. Recently I look in the mirror and wonder, whoa, how did my tummy get so big, but I love my bump, makes me happy. So saying that, I'm just trying to be positive, to mentally give good body image thoughts to the little lady arriving and accept that I want a piece of cake, I can have a small one, my body is changing and thats the way of life.  

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

The Long or Short Debate

Over the years I have had quite a few different hair do's and hair colors! I had the Rachel cut in middle school {my styling didn't look half like hers!}, I chopped it off in college similar to Gwyneth in Sliding Doors. I've had Angela Chase Cinnaberry hair color, almost full blonde overly highlighted hair and pretty much black hair. The last few years I have kept it really long, wavy and highlighted and I loved it, it grew on me and was hard to decide to cut off. Every year I said, maybe I'll cut it, but then let it grow longer. The ease of throwing it up in a top knot or wearing it messy and long was great! But a few months ago I decided it was time for a big chop, and I cut inches off and had the lob bob I had wanted. It took way less time to style and it did make me feel a little chicer. Ok, loved it, now lets fast forward a few months, do I want to keep it?
 We get so attached to our hair as woman, ok, or is it just me? I mean, it grows back! What do you think? Long long hair or cut it off again?

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

A Paper Party

When you think of paper cups and paper plates for a party, do you have flashbacks of red solo cups from your college get togethers? Plastic red and blue plates from a pizza party in high school? Well let me tell you, paper plates are way cooler then they ever once were!!!! I have discovered so many amazing brands recently that stock the cutest, chic party lines for paper cups and paper plates. If I stopped by a friends house for a get together and these were on their table, I'd say, paper cups, casual party, whatever, these are amazing. SO don't apologize for making the get together easy and using paper products, I say, they are amazing. Here are a few of my favorite paper picks for your next party. 

Happy Celebrating in style....and a WAY easier clean up then washing the dishes! 
xoxo Rebecca 

Monday, April 18, 2016

A Sweet White Table : Dessert Tables

I love the idea of a dessert table! Who doesn't like to head to a party and be welcomed by a beautifully covered, stylish table filled with yummy sweets, I do. A few months ago I put together a little idea of an easy mainly white dessert table with pops of black and pink together with Berinmade and Julie Michaelsen. The idea is that most of these items you can make at home if you want to have a fun element to your child's birthday party or you can also jazz it up with some amazing sweets from London suppliers for your wedding day. 
 With a mix of macarons, sweets from the fabulous Fortnum & Masons, a simple and gorgeous cake from Sugared Saffron the table is such a mix of pretty, simple and yummy! 
 Erin at Berinmade made these adorable donut toppers that would be perfect for Valentine's Day or could be used at an engagement party. So sweet. 
 The backdrop was simple! A canister of helium and lots of clear and white balloons of all sizes. The more the merrier I say. Tape the strings to the back of the table or the floor and it provides an almost cloud like backdrop. 

Friday, April 1, 2016

I Fancy Friday v.53

Even though it has been a short week here in the UK {we get off on Easter Monday!}, the 4 days of being back at work has been long. The sun has finally started to shine and it is SO lovely because it finally feels like Spring is here. It makes being behind my computer all day hard, because really I want to be outside in the sunshine. With a weekend full of flat hunting {oh possibly!}, shoot planning , yoga classes and well, a lot of relaxing for me and Mr. Beau, I can't wait for the weekend to get going. Recently there is not enough time in the day, hour or minute for all of my projects and I just keep reminding myself to enjoy every minute of our time while its just the two of us. Anyone have big plans for the weekend ahead?.... OH yes, along this busy week, I found some things I fancied throughout the week and wanted to share! Happy Friday! xoxo

1. Flower Arrangement - I saw this arrangement on Wedding Sparrow and its just so pretty and makes me look forward to Spring and Summer!

2. A DIY Sparkle Ice Bucket - this is gorgeous, easy and well, I need to make one for a party! 

3. Rose Gold LOVE balloon - I bought this from Pea Green Boat and can't wait to hang it up. 

4. I know I wrote about healthy snacks this week, but what about a 1/2 and 1/2? Freshly popped popcorn mixed with Lucky Charms marshmallows. WOW, this lady needs this as a snack pronto.

5. Books I'm reading and want to read: Lauren Conrad Celebrate, well I just LOVE her styles and since I plan events and she just wrote a book about parties, I thought I should get it. Right? - Since I am a bit over 4 months pregnant I decided its time to start adding some baby books to my reading list. First up, the one most recommended, Bringing Up Bebe. I already love her opinion about French Parenting and I'm still at the beginning.
6. Diamond Shape Glasses - hello beautiful! these "rock" glasses are stunning & fun. 

7. Flower Crown Print - There is just something I love about this print. It makes me happy! 

8. HETI pink studded DUNE flats - So fun right? I'm thinking I need to add these to my spring/summer maternity capsule wardrobe, right? I mean who doesn't need pink flats to jazz up all the black and grey! 

9. Tufted Pink Stool - Can I PLEASE have more room in my office and a reason to convince my husband I need this stool in it! I mean, it would be the perfect place for #siroliveruk to nap, right? ;) 

10. Vogue 100 Years of Style  - This exhibit runs through the end of May. I need to book my tickets to the National Portrait Gallery soon. 

xoxo Becca


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