Nessa Loves

I haven’t done one of these in a while.  I’m planning to do this weekly again.  For now, here are a couple of things I’ve been loving lately.  Since this faves list isn’t just for a week, it may be longer than usual.

FASHION

Statement flats.  This mama has been wearing nothing but flats lately.  The pre-pregnant me is probably laughing at me right now saying “just because you had a baby doesn’t mean you have to wear flats.” Alas Eva is so mobile and when bringing her around in a stroller or carrier, flats are a bit necessary.  The flats at Target have been on point lately, so I snapped up two.

I loved spiked shoes; however, didn’t want spikes all over and wanted something a bit more subtle.  These are perfect!

And then I wanted a punch of color, so I got coral flats with gold studs.  Love!

Side note:  I know flats aren’t comfortable and don’t do anything for the arch of your feet, so I insert my SuperFeetinsoles into all my flats per the recommendation of my doctor.  They’ve alleviated most of the pain I was having at the ball of my feet.

Uniqlo leggings/pants.  LOVE their leggings, especially the printed ones.  I have 3 pairs of the printed leggings:  red tartan, gray subtle houndstooth, and light blue floral (I’m hoping to feature all these pants in a lookbook post soon).  I really think I could buy every color and print they make.  Then I purchased their knit black leggings, which I LOVE because they’re not see-through like other black leggings.  I really wanted to buy their printed jeans but they didn’t have my size in the color I wanted at the store.  Perhaps I’ll get them online.  Decisions…

FOOD

Speculoos Cookies.  So happy Trader Joe’s brought these back.  Although I feel like these crumble easier than before.  (These cookies are a knock off of Biscoff cookies.)  These are so great to have with your afternoon tea or coffee.

Afternoon tea with Sepculoos cookies and Tazo Chai Tea with a touch of cream

Cinnamon Bread.  I’m OBSESSED with cinnamon bread lately.  The SemiFreddi’s cinnamon twist bread you can purchase from Trader Joe’s or from Greenlee’s are SO SO SO GOOD.  It’s my “sweet” snack indulgence.  YUM!

Naturebox.  I’m LOVING this snack subscription.  I’ve been trying to eat healthier snacks, so this has been helpful.  You are sent 5 full size snacks to try out.  Their dark chocolate almonds are delish!  Try it out!  You can get $5 off if you type in HEALTHY upon checking out.

BEAUTY

Haircut.  While my hair is a bit shorter than I’d like, it was so necessary.  My hair was getting  long and felt like it was thinning due to the postpartum hair loss.  Not to mention Eva yanks my hair constantly, so it was looking a bit limp and unhealthy.  I LOVED going to the salon.  A little me pamper time plus I just LOVE my hair stylist.  I’m still trying to figure out how to style it since it’s shorter than usual.  Although their hair is shorter than mine, my favorite look is curling it for some beach wave/boho look, a la Nicole Richie or Vanessa Hudgens.

Hair Inspiration

Loreal TruMatch Crayon Concealer.  I’m always on the hunt for a good concealer.  I’m hitting the big 3-0 soon plus this momma doesn’t always get a lot of sleep, so concealer is my beauty must have.  I love this concealer; however, I do wish they had a wider range of colors.  I had to purchase two to blend together to match my complexion, but I did get a BOGO deal, so I shouldn’t complain.

MOMMY MOMENTS

Eva learning how to clap.  Anytime we say “yay” or start laughing, she starts clapping and tries to sound out “yay.”  It’s amazing how excited we (the hubs and I) get when she learns something new, no matter how small it may be.  This age is so great.  Her curiosity can be tiring (she gets into EVERYTHING), but it’s fascinating to see her facial expressions as she takes in new things.  You start to appreciate how things are second nature for us, but for babies it’s all so new.

Family naps.  The three of us took a nap for 2 1/2 hours one Sunday afternoon.  I woke up knowing we all needed to get up, but I really think all of us could’ve slept for another hour.  Lazy Sundays are the best.

Meeting fellow parents.  One afternoon we decided to bring Eva to the park after work and met a mom with her two daughters, one of them was Eva’s age.  We approached them as they were around the slide, which Eva wanted to go down, and chatted them up.  Before having Eva, my sister in law mentioned it was a bit easier to talk to other moms and dads.  We didn’t really get it, until now.  You’re all going through or have been through the same situations, so you sympathize with one another.  It’s nice to meet families with kids the same age, especially since most of our friends in the area are single/married with no kids.  Not only do we make friends, but so does Eva!  They were so nice that they even invited us to their youngest’s first birthday party.

DD playing in the ball pit (You’re probably saying “OMG, ball pits are so dirty.”  No worries.  We definitely sanitized her hands after she came out of there. Then when we got home we wiped her down and changed clothes.  We’re definitely germaphobes when it comes to our babygirl.)

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One thought on “Nessa Loves

  1. It is really important to meet parents with children of similar ages. It is seriously so wonderful when children learn new things. I’ve been a preschool teacher and personal caregiver for young children for many years now and I just know I could never get tired of that feeling. There is nothing like being there as children experience life for the first time. We start out so simple and it’s so fulfilling to encourage children as they grow. I’m so glad you are embracing parenthood how you are!

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