Monday, December 15, 2014

My Christmas Wish List

Up until a day or two ago I couldn't think what I wanted for Christmas. I ended up doing some online-window-shopping and found some cute goodies that wouldn't mind getting. I swear, my budget is going to kill me when it sees what goodies I have my heart set on…good thing I don't need these items.

The North Face Denali Jacket - I have one in black and I love it. It is the perfect "go-to" jacket with any kind of weather (ok, maybe not any…but you get the point.) I would love to get one in a different color or even customize one, kind of like I did here.

Hunter Rain Boots (red) - Aren't these divine? These would've come in handy when I lived in Austria and the UK, especially when visiting in the inlays in Louisiana because my converse are not rain-resistant.

Fossil Crossbody Bag (Preston Flap) - I saw these bags at the PX and instantly feel in love with them. Whenever I'm running small errands without Isabel around I usually need something small yet hands-free to toss my things in and go. This would be perfect.

Entire Harry Hole Novels by Jo Nesbo - When my parents where in town they introduced me to this Norwegian author. He writes mysteries, which I'm huge fan of, and I instantly got addicted to his first book. Unfortunately, I'm still on the first book because I haven't had time to sit and read it, but I wouldn't mind getting his entire series.

Starbucks Gift Card - This card will definitely fuel my love for hot chai tea lattes.

Starbucks Mug - How adorable is this mug?! I've been swooning over it since it came out.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Isabel's Christmas Wish List

This has been the second Christmas in a row that I haven't really wanted anything for Christmas, so I thought it would be fun to make a list of what I thought Isabel would want Christmas. I mean, what almost 3-month-old wouldn't have a Christmas list?!

Leap Frog Dog (Violet) - Eventually Isabel will get this. Its for +6 months and this dog learns your child's name and teaches them all sort of fun and educational things. 

Self-Mixing Formula Bottles - I found this while on Pinterest (shocker!) they are self-mixing formula bottles. You fill them with water and on the bottom you add the formula, when your baby is ready to eat just twist and shake the bottle to mix. No more hassle with opening the bottle and adding the formula one-handedly!

Gap Dot Footed One-Piece - I love everything Gap, especially the baby section. I swear, you could ask Brian, I can easily spend hours in there looking for clothes for Isabel or myself. I just love their onsies, they are incredibly soft, fun and simple. I'm just ga-ga over this one.

ExerSaucer - Another eventual purchase for Isabel once she is able to sit up. 

Tous Baby Earrings (Puppies) - If you're from Spain or have been there, you know we have a obsession with Tous. I mean, how adorable are those bears?! So its no surprise that once Isabel gets her ears pierced, these will be a MUST for her. 

Pottery Barn Kids Chair (Lavender Anywhere Chair) - How cute are these PB kids chairs?! Another item on my "to get" list for Isabel once she's able to sit up.

Maps Book- I love maps and therefore I hope Isabel share's the same enthusiasm. This book shows some countries, not all, in a fun and illustrated way.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse-  My MiL suggested that when I get ready in the morning I should put the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse from time to time to keep Isabel "distracted" while I finish getting ready. Babies are attracted to the cheery voice of Mickey and the simple colors and images. I must say, the few times I have had it on the TV she's watched it very attentively. I also make sure I put it on Spanish!
And there you have it, Isabel's Christmas Wish List.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Back to Work

Monday was my first day back at work from maternity leave. I had some mixed emotions about going back to work. On the plus side, Isabel had been going to daycare for about 3 weeks, so I definitely felt more at ease because I was already familiar with her daycare and her routine.
When I got into my office, my awesome coworkers surprised me with some gorgeous flowers and notes. I can’t say this enough, but I really lucked out with this job. Not only do I like it, but I get along with my coworkers…I consider them friends. I think that’s what really made going back to work easier, knowing that I would be around people I liked.
Brian ended up taking and picking up Isabel from daycare. When I got home and saw my little gordita, I started crying. ABOUT TIME. Honestly, I felt like I wasn’t a human for not crying when I left her at daycare. However, the moment I got home and saw her, my emotions emerged.
Overall it was a good day. I missed Isabel, but I’m ready to be back at work.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Ever feel pretty in the simplest outfit? Thats how I feel whenever I wear this one. There's nothing fancy about it…just a simplicity. Scarves are also my staple and my go-to accessory. So, anytime I get to wear one I'm happy.

top: gap // scarf: charming charlie's // 
jeans: gap // shoes: target

Friday, November 28, 2014


This is the outfit that I would wear if I were a celebrity and the paparazzi was taking candid pictures of me. Of course the backdrop would definitely be downtown-Manhattan with a setting of brick and skyscrapers surrounding me. But that's only IF I were a celebrity :)

sweater-jacket: nordstroms rack // top: old navy //
 jeans: gap // sunglasses: coach // shoes: michael kors

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

HUN: Balancing Going Back to Work and Daycare

Balancing Going Back to Work and Daycare

[photo credit via the HUN]
"The relentless question that always afflicts working but soon-to-be-mothers is, “Should I go back to work when this baby is born?” This is a question which should ultimately be made by you and your partner. Some women prefer to stay home and watch their children grow and achieve milestones in front of their very own eyes, while other women find it necessary to keep their careers going and therefore leave their children in the care of someone else. Neither one of these options will make you a better or worse mom."

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