• Fashion,  Pregnancy

    1960’s wiggle dress and playing dress up

    One of the things I love about having a blog is that it allows me to wear and share things that I can’t wear for more than the time it takes to shoot the outfit, or I just don’t wear because… still trying to get over that inner fear of being different in public. This outfit falls into the former group (and maybe a little bit into the latter, but mostly the former.) The dress itself is made of material that stretches, but the lining does not. Therefore, the lining hikes up to just under my belly/over my butt when I walk, and it’s impossible to bend over or reach…

  • Fashion,  Pregnancy

    The Difference Between Pregnancy #1 and Pregnancy #2

    With my first pregnancy, I was one of those women that other pregnant women seem to love to hate on the internet. It was a very, very easy pregnancy. I had about 4 weeks of mild only-on-the-weekdays nausea followed by 2 weeks of get-up -too-early-and-you’ll-puke, and then after that… I kind of forgot I was pregnant. I felt great, I felt beautiful, I felt like everyone should just always love pregnancy no matter what. (well, okay; I didn’t, I¬†wished everyone could feel the way I felt while I was pregnant with Asa, but I understood that wasn’t the case.) I only needed to sleep with pillow support between my legs…

  • Fashion

    Vintage novelty-print, polka-dots, and purple lipstick

    This week, I discovered a new drugstore brand of makeup called Milani, whose matte lipsticks are kind of divine. I bought four in two days, even though I rarely wear lipstick, and… well… now I’m obsessed. So I’m challenging myself (and anyone who wants to jump in for however long) to wear a different color of lipstick every day this week (all seven days) including the four new colors I bought, plus three older favorites. You can see all of the lipsticks here along with the names and brands they are. I decided to start out with this purple lipstick because… well… why not? Jamie of Petite Panoply has a…

  • Adventures,  Fashion,  Pregnancy

    Graysmarsh U-Pick Berry and Lavender Farm

    On Saturday, we went to the Graysmarsh farm in Sequim, where you can pick your own raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, loganberries, blackberries, boysenberries, artichokes, lavender, and who knows what else! It was SO much fun; this is one of the places we went on the day we got engaged last year, so we’ve decided to try to make it a yearly tradition to come. I tried to discover a little more about the farm, but the only thing I can find is that these berry fields were being cultivated as early as 1855. Everything else on their website history page is… not useful to me. Ha! Well, it’s interesting, but it…