Showing posts from June, 2016

Consolation Shoes + Pregnancy Pains

During the 24th week of pregnancy, you have to take a gestational diabetes blood screening from your fingertip and I was terrified because I hate needles and was so worked up over the pain of the finger prick that it was even more devastating when I found out that I failed the screening because it didn't even hurt a bit. And this meant I had to then go on to take the full 3 hours test, which involves the drawing of blood on the hour every hour. This is exactly why you shouldn't stress over something small because it can always get worse. I was much more calm when taking the full test, especially since I was reassured by multiple people that many people fail the screening but pass the actual test.

I was told that I would know I failed if I receive a phone call in three days and I thought I was in the clear since three days passed but on the fourth day, (since Memorial Day is a holiday), I got a phone call towards the end of the day, notifying me that I did fail, which meant the…

OOTD + Buffalo Tofu

I had been procrastinating the donation of my clothes for a long time now but it turns out I'm so glad I did because I found myself digging through it a few weeks ago to take all my skirts back out that were too big at the waist because they're now perfect to sit comfortably over my belly. :)

Here's one OOTD with one of those skirts on:

And another one here:
Here's a snap of me with my last haircut before the baby:

And here's a delicious recipe for buffalo tofu. Now that I have gestational diabetes (more on this soon), I've been trying to eat a lot more protein and veggies rather than carbs and this is a great source of protein:

BUFFALO TOFUIngredients:1 package of extra firm tofu, pressed and cut into cubes (13.5 oz package)1/2 cup Greek yogurt1 tablespoon almond milk1/2 cup water1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 cup oat flour1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce1/2 tablespoon melted butter of choicepinch of saltDirections:1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.2. Whisk together Gree…

Wedding Season! - Showers + Weddings Galore

Almost every weekend recently has been packed with weddings and bridal showers (plus my own baby shower)! Here are a few snaps from all of the wonderful ones I've been to:

Leaving you with the quote of the day, "You get what you give. What you put into things is what you get out of them.." -Jennifer Lopez

Baby Shower!

My amazing friends threw me a surprise baby shower over the weekend and it was so nice! :)

I can't wait for baby Audrina! :)

Leaving you with the quote of the day, "Be yourself unapologetically." -Ke$ha

May Haul + Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Things are getting even more hectic now as I'm nearing my maternity leave and I've seriously cut back on shopping big time so all I have to show for last month are the lovely gifts from A as mentioned here and two maternity shirts. :)

Here's a super easy and so delicious recipe for lemon garlic shrimp:
SAUTEED GARLIC LEMON SHRIMPPrep Time: 5 minutesCook Time: 10 minutesIngredients:1/2 cup flour1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined1 tablespoon butter3 cloves garlic, peeled and mincedground black pepper, to tastejuice of 1 medium lemonDirections:1. Spread out flour on a large plate and gently coat the shrimp with flour with a light coating. Set aside.2. In a nonstick skillet, melt buuter over medium heat, add the oil, and turn heat up to medium-high.3. Add shrimp and minced garlic to pain, cooking until the shrimp are pink, about 4-8 minutes.4. Season with salt and pepper, add the lemon juice, and stir briefly.5. Serve with the pan juices.Serves 4.Nutrition per serving: 215 …

Babymoon! - London & Paris Part III

A finally agreed to go to London and Paris with me for our babymoon! :) He isn't a fan of traveling at all but I thought he would like it there so off we went - it really isn't your typical babymoon and now that I think back on it, I do wonder if it would have been better to go on a traditional one but I'm happy we went since I was able to pick out my push present and birthday present while there. :)