'twas meant to be


skirt: thrifted, top: thrifted, shoes: thrifted, scarf: gift, 
tights: christmas gift, watch: christmas gift 

i seriously think that goodwill has some sort of supernatural connection to me.  think i'm crazy?  well, don't judge too quickly ... let me explain myself ...

lately i have been looking for maternity clothes, and let me tell you they can be a little on the pricey side.  i figured i would just have to break down and buy them from some maternity stores.  until ...

tonight i was going to go to kohls to look at some sunglasses that i have been wanting.  well, as i was about to leave i had this strong feeling that i should just go to goodwill instead.  so, i got in my car and headed to goodwill.

3 shirts later, 1 maternity shirt, and 1 maternity dress later i walked out with a giant smile on my face.  and what makes it even better is that i can wear all 3 regular shirts while pregnant.  oh happy day.  it was definitely meant to be.  

thank you goodwill, for all your awesomeness and wonderful maternity clothes.



(that's me trying to pretend like i have baby bump again)

shirt: thrifted, cardigan: gift, belt: thrifted, leggings: mall, necklace: jcpenney, boots: thrifted

well, i have to say i was more than pleasantly surprised by my birthday yesterday.  it ended up being one of the best birthdays i've had!  

if you read my previous post you know that i wasn't super excited about my birthday.  but that non-excitement quickly turned into a wonderful day full of friends, family, and surprises.  the whole day was filled with never ending surprises of how much my loved ones care for me and love me.  i felt so much love yesterday, it was amazing.  my friend baked me my favorite delicious homemade cake, my co-workers made sure i had a good day at work, my hubby spoiled me, some good friends surprised me with cherry coke and balloons, and my family treated me to a delicious thai dinner.  

i am so incredibly thankful for how special my birthday was because of the people i am surrounded by. it couldn't have been any better.  


birthday blues

tomorrow is my birthday. *cheers* usually i would join in on those cheers, in fact i would be the one leading the cheers, but for some reason this year i am just not the least bit excited that it’s my birthday. and that makes me sad. i really can’t figure this one out. i never even made a birthday list, nor did i make sure that everyone knew my birthday was almost here, nor have i sat daydreaming about what Patrick and i would do for my big day, nor have i thought about what he’s going to get me, nor have i planned to do the annual birthday dinner out with friends … it’s just so weird.

i am feeling quit melancholy about it, really. i really do want to be excited that it’s my birthday. i want to do something fun and exciting. i want to be surprised with wonderful, thoughtful gifts. i want to be treated super extra special tomorrow. but, alas, i am not. i cannot explain it, nor can i try to understand it. i guess i will just have to accept the fact that this year my birthday is not going to be one of those that i will always remember with fond memories.

maybe if i reflect on old birthdays i will get more excited for the big day tomorrow. here are a few pictures from birthdays in the years past. let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we? …

my first birthday that patrick and i spent together since we had been dating is definitely my most memorable birthday. it was perfect. we spent the whole day together. he had the whole day planned out with things that i love and enjoy. and he got me some really amazing cool gifts that year, too. i will always remember this day…

these next 2 are from birthday dinners out with friends. usually i get together with a bunch of my friends and grab dinner somewhere really yummy. it’s always great fun being surrounded by people i love, eating delicious food, and getting free dessert!

and of course spending it with family is always such a great way to celebrate your birthday. tomorrow night my parents are taking patrick and i to thai food for my birthday. i have to admit that is the one thing i am excited about for tomorrow :)

well, here’s to hoping that tomorrow is a great and wonderful birthday.


i'm back and pregnant!

i'm back!  it's been a long time, i know, and for that i apologize.  i like to take my photos on our nice Canon camera, however when we moved back in the end of july, guess what?  we lost the charger :(  so our camera ran out of battery and i stopped taking pictures.  but blogging is one of my new year's resolutions for a couple of reasons:

1. i really enjoy sharing my thrift store finds with all of you
2. this is a great way to "journal" since i am so bad at actually writing in a journal, 
3. and last, but certainly not least, since i am PREGNANT (three cheers!) i want to document my pregnancy and my ever growing belly.   

since we can't use our nice camera right now, i had to resort to taking pictures on our iPhones.  not the best quality, but it'll do in the mean time.  i'm so glad to be back here with all of you and i hope you enjoy my upcoming maternity outfits from thrift stores, my crazy pregnancy stories, and just life in general! 

coat: thrifted, top: thrifted, cardigan: gift, corduroys: walmart, boots: thrifted, 
purse: thrifted, scarf: souvenir from london, watch: christmas gift

currently i am 15 weeks pregnant.  
i BARELY have the beginnings of a belly, but i like to pretend that i am showing more than i am.
this week i have been craving really crappy fast food.  
i haven't had any morning sickness - HALLELUJAH!
i have gained a grand total of 1.5 pounds. 

this was from one of my crappy fast food cravings last night.  for some reason chicken stars from Carls Jr. with criss cut fries have been my food of choice.  

we ventured to our favorite spot today:  main street in huntington beach.  

this guy could watch waves for hours.  literally.  

i can't wait for the summer to come back so i can catch some wonderful rays out here.