34 Week Bumpdate – Prepping

Time is flying by so fast! I cannot believe that I am already at 34 weeks and prepping for the baby to come. I have a list of things to do, but one of them is making the Raspberry Leaf Tea and prepping my uterus!!
Here is the simple recipe that I have been enjoying:

Main Ingredients:
1/2 cup organic red raspberry leaf
1/2 cup organic nettle leaf
2 tablespoons organic rose hips

Optional Add-Ins:
Fresh ginger (to help with digestion)
2 tablespoons mint leaf (also beneficial for digestion, not to mention delicious!)
2 tablespoons chamomile (to soothe frazzled nerves and encourage restful sleep)

For a single cup:
Allow to infuse for at least 10 minutes. Remove tea leaves and sweeten with honey, maple syrup, etc. if desired

If you don’t have a tea ball, simply add the tea leaves to boiling water and then strain with a mesh strainer .

To make a large batch, boil 8 cups of water and add 1/2 cup tea leaves. Steep for at least 10 minutes to overnight, then strain and place in the fridge to sip on over the next few days.

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32 Week Bumpdate and My Baby Shower

For my baby shower I did go back and forth with idea’s. My husband is a huge Super Hero’s fan so I thought of doing that..BUT then I thought the older my son gets, I know at one point he is going to want to have a “superhero” themed birthday. Then I thought to go all pastell color and soft baby like….BUT then I thought I want to have my son to be an adventurous one! So when I found out the “woodland theme” I really liked it, BUT then again I didn’t want to go full force “Forest Man” vibe lol
I added a few “cute” twists to it all but still keeping it boy’ish, fun and “adventurous”!
Here is the theme board I had made for myself from different pinterest photos I had found online.

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I drew a little sketch of what I wanted the main food table to look like:
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Here are some of the games I found to play. Wanted to stay away from the chocolate in the diaper game LOL
Didn’t want to gross anyone out!

Games
Draw a baby game:
participants are given pencil and paper plate, they must put the plate on top of their head and draw a baby. mom to be chooses the best drawing and the winner gets a prize
Clothespin Game:
Give all guests 2-3 clothespin and they are not allowed to say “baby”, my name and husbands name.
Whomever has the most at the end of the day wins
 Draw a book (activity):
Have guests pull out an alphabet and then have them draw something that starts with that letter. Later on I will bind it and make it into a book for the baby.
Name that Baby Animal Game:
(printout list) A list of animals and guests have to write what the babies are called. Like “Cat” is “kitten” etc
Guys could do the:
Drink out of a bottle game. Add juice in there and whom ever can drink the fastest
Had these games on the list but never got the time to do them:
How Big is the belly:
Have twine or yarn and have people cut to guess how big it is.
They can write their name on washi tape and tape to the end.
Guess the due date:
Have a calendar and write when I am due, but guests can go in and take a guess on when they think the baby will actually arrive
Game for Guys:
Guys Blindfolded put the diaper on the baby game.

As for favors:Like on my theme board I made little packets of s’mores for everyone to take home and printed out a cute tag to add on the bag. “Sending Home Smore Love”

Hope these helped you in some way! And good luck with your babyshower!!

Coat Goals

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Been on the hunt for the perfect Fall oversized BF Coat. I feel like if it looks and feels like a blanket, then thats the coat you want for this fall. Here are some fashion street photos that will inspire you to find the perfect BF coat.
I also found a few style that you would be able to wear everyday even if you aren’t a fashion magazine editor!

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Here are a few coats I found that are on my wishlist!

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ASOS Coat Popper Detail

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ASOS Monochrome Stripe

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Madewell City Grid

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September Favorites

Need to get back to doing these favorite videos! Its hard when you are traveling sometimes because you have to switch out products or you feel like you are just doing the same look ALL THE TIME! I need more exploring new product time. Hopefully it will all come back soon!
In the mean time, check out my video and here are the products I mentioned:
Maybelline Conceal Concealer (Light/Medium)
Too Faced Primer http://bit.ly/1g23vBU
Bite Lipstick Palomino
Missha 3D Mascara
365 Blog Topic Idea’s
A Messy Box

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Nose Septum Ring Look

A lot of my friends did give it a go but I didn’t get to try this look during the summer. So I thought, why not try it for fall.
I have made the colors are little more deeper fit for the fall weather, and as you know feel free to change lip , cheek, eye base color. Every beauty/fashion video should be an inspiration and you take it to make it your own! Hope you give it a try and let me know if you liked it or not in the comments below! eeek!

Here are the items I used in the video:
Too Faced Primer
Rimmel BB Cream
Beauty Blender
UD Naked Concealer
Laura Mercier Powder Under Eyes
Rimmel Matte Powder
Etude House Proof10 Primer
UD Naked 3
(Lightest color, Nooner, Blackheart)
Brown Liner
champagne Eyeshadow
Lancome Lash Primer
Tarte Mascara
Anastasia Brow Wiz
Tarte Bronzer
Paul & Joe Cheek 081
NYX Lip Liner Purple Rain
Rimmel Show Off Galaxy

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Backless Loafers

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This trend may have been started by the ever so relaxed line by the Olsen twins, The Row.
Well, now its on my feet! Was eyeing this trend for a while. If it wasn’t this one I was planning on buying a pair of loafers for the Fall.
Really was my luck to find these at Madewell on sale with an extra 30% off. All Smiles Here!

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Along with the ones that I purchased, here are some others I found online! You can never go wrong with a pointy pair of perfect leopard print slip ons!!!
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