Friday, April 17, 2015

Dreamy master bedrooms

My husband and I are in a desperate need of revamping our boring and empty master bedroom.
After moving into our house 2 and half years ago, we've managed to get a bed, a dresser and a lamp.
I know its pretty pathetic, but I am a very picky shopper. I cannot buy items just for the heck of it. I have to absolutely love it…

Now its time to transform our very boring bedroom into a relaxing room where I can escape to after a long day of running around with a baby in my arm.

Here are some of inspiration I thought I would share with you.

Talk soon,
xo M.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Losing weight post pregnancy

Hi readers (or shall I say reader lol)

I gave birth to my little bundle of joy almost 4 months ago and I am still unable to fit into my pre-pregnancy pants. Far from it.... I have around 20-25 pounds to lose. I gained a lot of weight, maybe around 50 pounds (48.3 to be exact). I lost 22 pounds already without any effort... I lost the first 15 right after my baby was born and the rest a bit here and there.
I am living in black lululemon leggings and t-shirts...because I refuse to buy new clothes. I am very miserable with the way I look, but I still haven't had the motivation to actually do something about it.
I love food, mainly sweets and carbs...I enjoy eating very very much so that doesn't help my case. I am writing this, I am getting inspired to do something about my weight. Ok. I am skipping dinner tonight and I will begin a healthy diet as of tomorrow! There is no turning back once I click on the publish button!!!!!!!!

I will be back tomorrow with a plan and I will share it with you guys. In the meantime, if any of you have any advice on healthy weight loss programs, I would love to hear.

Talk soon (tomorrow)
xo M.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Rested baby is a happy baby

Since I became pregnant last year, I talked to a lot of mothers and asked them questions about babies and routine. Most of them told me that babies crave for routine. Having had almost 4 months of experience being a mom (I know, it's not much), I already see the difference in my baby boy.

From week 1, my husband and I started a bedtime routine which consists of: bath, massage, bottle and bed. My amazing husband was responsible for feeding him and putting him to bed. This routine starts at anywhere between 7 and 7:30 pm, depending how tired the munchkin is. Now, at almost 4 months, our baby boy gets tired at around 7 and the minute we put him in his bath he becomes relax. We wash him, massage him and dress him up under 20 minutes. As he goes in his room with my husband, I prepare his bottle. If my husband sits down on the chair without a bottle in his hand, baby starts to protest...he knows the routine! Hubby feeds him and baby eats until he is full. At this point he is drowsy but not fully asleep. We put him in his crib and 5-10 minutes after, he is asleep without any drama!

I realize that by doing this day in and day out, our baby has associated each element of this nightly routine to bedtime. We try not to get him overtired, because when babies are overtired, they tend to get fussy.

At 2 and half months, I started instating a regular nap routine. I will share with you the routine and progress in the next post.

Here are some the must have items for our bath time/bedtime routine:

Aquaphor by Eucerin: best for babies with dry skin

Dr Bronner's magic soap for babies with sensitive skin

Panasonic cold mist humidifier

Talk soon
xo M.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Over a year has passed... lots of changes

Hi dearests,

I didn't forget about my blog, I just had a lot of changes in my life so I was a bit preoccupied.
I started a new job right after my last post, travelled with my husband and last but not least my husband and I had a little boy! The apple of my eye.... truly!

I never wanted to have kids, didn't visualize my life as a Mom and was too absorbed in my own life to think about bringing a new one to this world. Let me start by saying that I am head over heels in love with our little nugget. He has brought new meaning to our lives...he is 10 days short of 4 months and is the sweetest boy.... this brings me to the following: How am I ever going to leave my baby and go to work? I am dreading that day. Just thinking about it makes me cry. Before having him, I was convinced that 1 year of maternity leave is more than enough to spend with my baby before putting him in daycare. I wanted to go back to work and pursue my career. Now, not so much :(

I know I am not the only one in this situation, I would love to hear from any of you who are or were in the same situation.

In the meantime, let me share with you my favourite baby items:

Aden & Anais Swaddle blankets
Mamaroo swing
Tommee Tippee bottles (Anti-colic)

Bugaboo Cameleon 3
Maxi Cosi AP

Share with me what your favourite baby items are!

Talk soon,
xo M.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Fall weekend look

Fall weekend look

This is a perfect look for those autumn days...just sitting at a café sipping a hot coffee and catching up with friends. 

xo M.