Photo cred: Aubrey
Pants: Wal-mart (My favorite thing I've ever found at Wal-mart. $12 and SO comfortable. They are leggings but look like pants.)
Shoes: Gap, sold out. Similar here
Headband: American Eagle, sold out. Similar here.
Hoodie: H & M
Sunglasses: H & M
My stomach continues to do whatever it wants. Sometimes it pops out, sometimes it doesn't. Some days it couldn't be more obvious that I am pregnant and some days I just look bloated. These were taken right after lunch and on a particularly awesome bumpin day.
I have been trying hard to expand my skills with my blog a little bit. For two years I have done the exact same thing- written long posts that express all the feelings and yearnings of my heart. Here and there I have spent my posts just poking fun of things- this weird blogging world, myself, my ginger husband, my students who don't know if Harvard is a real school or not.
This year I have been trying a bit to expand my blogging horizons. That means that I am trying to be better about going to blogging get togethers and meeting other bloggers. This has also meant that I have gotten out of my comfort zone with pictures on my blog. I purchased a fancy pants camera and am trying to take more pictures and at a higher quality level. I am trying to take more pictures of the clothes I wear and trying to even incorporate a recipe here or there or a diy project here or there. Mostly I have failed on the recipes and diys because that really just ain't my thang, but I do enjoy getting dressed in the morning. So boom! One success! I have tried to make a more concentrated effort since the beginning of the year to highlight the clothes I am wearing and to tell you all where the clothes have come from. I guess they call that fashion blogging? We took these pictures on a crowded street with lots of people driving and walking by. Some people hollered out their windows. I felt awkward, but tried to remind myself that getting out of your little comfort bubble is a good thing. The primary purpose of my blog will always be to share stories and experiences and connect with other readers. BUT. I have enjoyed trying to improve the quality of my blog with some higher quality pictures.
These pictures were taken by my blogging buddy turned real friend buddy, Aubrey. We went to meet a few other bloggers for lunch a week ago and on our way out the purple wall beckoned. We weren't planning on snapping pictures, but who could resist> A bright purple wall! And so it was done!
And now, some other things in which you might have a dire interest.
+ Since the ripe old age of seven I have been trying to stop biting my nails. I was frustrated at dinner tonight when I noticed myself once again biting my nails off. Will I ever rid myself of this habit? I want pretty finger nails! But I swear, it's impossible!
+ I don't have school tomorrow. End of the quarter was Friday so I get a day off. Holler! It works out perfectly because Mondays are Greg's usual day off of work. That means that tonight Greg and I are going to stay up late and play Mario and eat popcorn like little kids. Maybe we'll build a fort. Life is good.
+ Tomorrow we are playing tennis. Life is extra good.
+ The weather! The weather! The weather! It's spring at last!
+ Maverick is in a biting cords stage. It's weird. He doesn't bite anything else in the whole house. Leaves my shoes completely alone. But he will tear into our internet chord like it's his job. He's an odd dog.
+ I ordered this book and this book from Amazon this week. My strategy when dealing with anything unknown is to read the crap out of it. Thus I shall do with the upcoming baby. One book, Baby wise, is on teaching baby to sleep and the other book, Bringing up Bebe is about just chilling the freak out during pregnancy. I'm guessing I will need both of these.
+ Speaking of reading, are you all getting ready to discuss Divergent on Thursday? I can't wait to tell you all why I hated it. Just kidding. Kinda.
+ Today, I've teamed up with these beautiful ladies to bring you a great giveaway, it will be a lovely gift to all moms and moms to be ! One lucky winner will get $100 EggBaby gift card! To enter to win, complete the entries using the widget below. The Giveaway is open to all U.S. residents and will run for 1 week. Good luck and happy shopping!!!