Hi there! Today has been busy with little things. I seem to be tied up with little things lately. I think that’s how it’s going to be until this baby comes. I’m just trying to get everything done!

I woke up this morning a little later then usual because I stayed up until midnight watching Run Away Bride on netflix while waiting for Josh to get off work. He normally doesn’t work late but sometimes they have to.

I couldn’t wait to get into the kitchen and try our NEW BREVILLE JUICER!!!! A couple from our church totally blessed us with this thing! They won’t let us tell anyone that is was them because they are FAR too modest!

This thing is amazing! It gets so much more juice then our Jacklalane. Did I mention the clean up was easy? I also was tickled when I saw Kris Carr from Crazy Sexy Diet instagramming her juice with her Breville in the back round:)

Today’s juice was celery, carrot, romaine and orange. Delish! So happy to like juicing again. The first 4 months of pregnancy I could not look at juice.

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I did my devotions, cleaned the house, practiced guitar and printed out the song sheets for worship tomorrow night, cut up our huge watermelon and decided to snack on some fruit and chocolate. I did a bunch of chores around the house before I had to go into work for a couple clients. I work for a Doctor taking care of people’s skin doing microdermabrasions and chemical peels. Today is also my rest day from working out.

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I quickly rushed home to make Joshua dinner and got my self ready to go to dinner with a couple of other pregnant Mommy’s! It was such a great time! I got so much info from it! I want to have a natural birth and I just got my Bradley Way Birth book! I’ve been reading and highlighting and making index cards for Josh since he will be my birth coach. I wanted to take the classes but they are 12 weeks long and the next session doesn’t start until mid november, too close to my due date to finish. Oh well. anyway, Dinner and the company was great. I’m pretty sure I used the potty 3 times! The only down side was $15 for a salad. Oh well, you can’t have everything!

I just got home and I’m getting ready to kick up my feet and drink some Rasberry leaf tea. It’s good for pregnancy:)

I have to get to bed early so I can get up to exercise before work.

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I’ve been feeling pretty good work wise but I’ll be done working in 31/2 months to be a stay at home Mommy. It’s so bitter sweet, but I’m SO excited to be a Mom! I’ve always wanted to be a Mom and can’t believe it’s really happening. I will say I’m struggling even with working less hours right now because I’m so programmed to put in as much work effort as Joshua and I still work hard part time for now and taking care of all the home tasks of cooking cleaning grocery shopping laundry toilets Ext… but somehow feel like I’m not putting in enough because I’m not working at a job job full time. I know over time this feeling will change and I will be plenty busy with baby but it’s all big changes around here.

QUESTION: anyone else out there a stay at home Mommy or Wife? Or maybe going to be one soon? How was/is the transition?

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Hello out there! I always said I wouldn’t be the blogger who said sorry if I hadn’t blogged in a while, but sorry!

Since becoming pregnant over 5 months ago, it’s been a HUGE life changer. Starting with, morning sickness. Not sure why it’s called morning sickness because truly it’s all day sickness! At least in my case it was! The morning sickness started to finally wear off around 18 weeks. Praise Jesus! I wasn’t in much of a blogging mood when I wanted to lose my cookies all the time if you know what I mean. I hope to blog more regularly about my daily life, and be a lot more honest.

HONEST ALERT: I started this little blog over a year ago to keep myself occupied with my time and thoughts. These last two years have been challenging. The million dollar question I get after I tell people I’m pregnant. ” Were you guys trying?” The answer to that YES! We tried for quite some time and it just wasn’t happening. I would spend the start of most periods crying, but Joshua was so patient with me reminding me in God’s timing it will happen and it did! I will go into full detail in another post, but I wanted to say sorry to any readers out there( if there’s any left) that I wasn’t more open and honest in my blog. I started the blog to keep myself distracted from not being able to get pregnant. I grew a lot as a person, started to get into some fun crafty things and take on new hobbies. For starters. I learned to crochet, sew, blog, photography, health, play guitar and now do worship for our church regularly. I also learned to draw! It was fun to find things to keep myself occupied and I’m so grateful for that!

FOOD: I also am SOOOOO beyond passionate about health and exercise but never got the chance to translate that onto my blog because when I started this little gem I also started a detox to see if I could help my little body along to be a good garden for pregnancy, and let’s be honest, blogging your eats when you are detoxing are well, BORING! so I can’t wait to share more of my eats either!

CURRENTLY: Josh, myself and baby are doing great! I’m 21 weeks to date and the nausea if finally gone and my appetite is SLOWLY going back to normal.

FOOD CRAVINGS: None really to date. I just like cold things and lots of citrus and fruit. I’ve also been eating turkey sandwiches like it’s my job! PS pickles taste a thousand time’s better pregnant;)

FOOD AVERSIONS: salami, eggs (although if someone else cooks the eggs I can tolerate them now) and anything overly sweet.

EXERCISE: I’m a huge exercise fanatic but haven’t exercised much the last year because I thought it was sabotaging my efforts to get pregnant. Silly me, that wasn’t the case. After the first 2 months I slowly added exercise back in and now exercise 6-7 days a week. I always make sure if feels right for my body and if something doesn’t feel right I do a different exercise. I’ve been doing a lot of Tracy Anderson videos, Jillian Michael’s 30 day shred, walking and weight lifting. It feels amazing to work out again

BABY BODY: The bump is growing. I feel overjoyed to be pregnant but sometimes struggle with my changing body. Josh always reminds me I’m beautiful and I quickly snap out of my body worry!

WEIGHT GAIN: i don’t weight myself, only at the Dr.s. At 4 months I put on 3 pounds. Not much, but I believe that’s from so much all day sickness. When I go back at the end of the month ill be almost 6 months and my guess would be I’ve put on a good 12-15 pounds. We will see and I’ll let you know:)

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HERE’S 21 week bump

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If you can’t tell from the photos we are having a BOY! So excited! Friends are already buying him adorable outfits. I crocheted that owl beanie for our little love bug when he gets here in Jan 2013.

I think I’ve rattled long enough!

I’m so excited to share more of my daily life and be a lot more transparent. Body, Baby, Family, Eats and all!

Much love Marian<3

So the big news! before we get to it! My computer is having some MAGOR technical issues, so my posting schedule got thrown off! Sorry and hopefully we can get our little mac all fixed up:) Much love! Now ENJOY!

Some may have guessed some may not have. I did have to change my lingo a bit so you all wouldn’t catch on

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Pregnant!!!!! We are over the moon with joy and excitement!

We feel so incredibly blessed and humbled to be able to be parents to some precious baby boy or girl this coming January.

We are 3 months along and are looking forward to each new day ahead!

It has been a journey, which I plan to share details but for now we are in a state of pure JOY JOY JOY!!!!!!!

Much Love Marian, Josh and Baby

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Happy 4th! The day after!

We went to our 4th of July parade, then lunch at a health food store cuz that’s how we roll. Josh and I did a fun little photo shoot in the woods which I will show you on Saturday! and went to home depot to get paint, because we are finally finishing painting our house from oh you know 4 years ago! feels good to finally get it done!

We were going to go to our town’s 4th of July firework show that they have EVERY year and meet up with all our family and friends but we were just too tired! So we watched from our bed out the window. So romantical I know!

In other awesome news! IT’s my Mommy’s Birthday today! Happy Birthday Mom! and she is coming up tomorrow to visit for 6 whole days!!! 6 whole days people! and I get 5 days off in a row from work! Doesn’t get much sweeter then that! See you Saturday with our photo shoot!

Marian<3

Anyone else have a happy 4th? What did you do?

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Shenanigans up in here! Josh Can’t seem to keep up with my crazy antiques!

I needed to use jewelry glue and asked the hubs if he had a mask because I didn’t want to breathe in all the fumes. He replied ” yes, but I don’t think your gonna like it” I replied ” Sure I will!”
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I honestly didn’t care, I was just happy to not be breathing in horrible glue smells!

Here are some of the things I’ve been making. I LOVE making these wrap bracelets! I’m hoping to open an Etsy shop soon! Annnnnnnnd I can’t wait to reveal my BIG Surprise! almost everything has gone through! Maybe tomorrow? Maybe the weekend? I will be sharing it soon! I hate when I have to wait for other people’s surprised and announcements because I’m so impatient, and now I’m doing it to you! so I’m sorry, but it’s a good one!

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Here is a lovely head piece I saw on freepeople.com but I’m far too poor for free people. I just gaze at all their wonderful pieces and try to recreate them!

So I saw a cute headpiece and just crocheted my own! I’m in love!

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Now you probably think wearing crocheted head pieces and things is crazy since it’s summer. Well, I live on the CENTRAL coast of california and the summer time here is in the 70’s. Yes. Cold. So crocheted things are popular year round in these parts. One of the MAJOR things I had to get used to moving from Southern Cali to Central Cali when I got married was the weather. I’m not sure I’ve fully adjusted after all these years but it’s beauty makes up for lack of warmth!

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Enough rambling!

QUESTION: Anyone have any fun plans for the 4TH? Josh and I are going to a 4th of July parade in the morning over in the Valley with family and friends where it will be in he 80’s then we are free birds to do whatever we want! maybe beach and the firework show here in town. Enjoy your day off!!!!

Marian<3

Hi! Anyone out there?!

I know, it’s been a while. With VERY VERY good reason. I can’t stand being secretive & all, but sometimes secrets are just necessary! I PROMISE to tell you ALL the details once everything goes through! Man, I’m just bursting with excitement to tell ya!

Ok, enough torture for the evening.

I bring to you a craft. Of course!

I made this flower out of yarn and it was pretty darn cute! I’ve been meaning to show you all sooner seeing that I did it for mother’s day. Wow! Better late then neva!

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What you will need :

Yarn

Hot glue gun

fake flower and scissors.

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Hot glue around stem of fake flower while you continuously wrap your yarn to the tippy top!

I would have kept going with the yarn all the way to the top so the flower would have looked more like a rose or lilly but ran out of time, so I just left the old petals as they were.

It’s kinda a fun way to give flowers, since they won’t die.

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Happy Mothers day WAY after the fact!

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Now, let’s give you some really unedited, I mean, glorious photos of my outfit back in may when it was FREEZING in California! I was complaining about all the layers I had to wear. Pretty sure I had 10 layers up top;)

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Clearly stoked!

Ok, friends. It may be a little while before I post. Like a said it’s for a good reason! I can’t wait to share!

Hang in there!

Marian<3

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Hi friends!!!!! I’ve missed you! Lets not spend time apart again? ok?

I woke up this morning for a Heab protein ice cream treat. If you’ve never tried this before. Well, you are missing out my friends. I’ve been in love with this recipe for years. So go and check it out Here and make some!

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Very important note. I always thought I could make ice cream consistency with just xanthan gum (which you kinda can) but using both xanthan and guar gum is CRUCIAL! they thicken the ice cream to give it well an ice cream consistency. I purchased my first batch of gums (ew that sounds weird) at Whole foods and then I found them at my regular grocer I believe. Ok, rant done! Go make some!

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Yum! Feel free to lick the screen. Complimentary spoon because it will probably be too thick to slurp through a straw.

Question: What is/was your favorite dessert?

Growing up it was ice cream ALL the way! I would pass on cookies, cake and so on, but give me ice cream any day. Now that I can’t have dairy because it gives me UTI’s (TMI I know) I’ve reverted to vegan ice cream and it’s totally awesome!

P.S. My life changing career decision is closing in. In a good way. there was definitely some surprises thrown our way that I will be sharing soon but I’ll keep you posted. God Bless

nighty night

Love Marian<3

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