March 30, 2013

photo of the week

This photo was taken by Laura while on a family trip in Italy. This was the same trip where her sister, Carolynn, a good friend of mine got engaged! Laura is now living in Hawaii and basically being a total badass and inspiration.

March 29, 2013

30 Weeks!

It was actually a somewhat warm and sunny spring day in Chicago. My husband and I both had the day off, so we decided to get outside and enjoy the weather. We had lunch together, then got dessert, ran into some friends and did a little shopping. I found him a plaid vintage Levi's jacket and a funny tie with embroidered puppies on it all for about $20 at a vintage store's closing sale. We also took these funny pregnancy photos on Milwaukee Avenue. Now we're back home and trying to get ourselves ready for the baby. We're currently doing research on strollers and coordinating a time to meet with a potential doula. Who knows what's next?

TV Couple Crush: Gunnar & Scarlett

I didn't even like country music until I started watching this show, well at least not newer country music. Now I'm getting into it, and I am obsessed with this show. These two singing together is the best part. Their chemistry is over the top. 

March 28, 2013


Here is some "tantalizing" new stuff from my friends, Estate. I can't wait until I can go running again while listening to this and start dropping some of these baby lbs. This music definitely inspires me to get moving.

March 16, 2013

photo of the week

This photo was taken by an old friend and co-worker of mine named Jun. He is now living in Paros, a Greek island, where he teaches art. I believe he took this photo there. It definitely does not look like Minnesota.

March 11, 2013

Emmanuel Jal

Apparently I like Sudanese pop music. I also loved the documentary where I first heard this song, it's called God Grew Tired of Us.

March 9, 2013

My Spirit Animal Some Days

Since we humans are animals, I think it's totally fair and reasonable to feel like another type of human is my spirit animal. Sometimes I truly feel like a wild old man; wise, skeptical, experienced, slightly delusional, smelly, unkempt, stubborn, free, honest, and misunderstood.


Something very special and ridiculous happens when longtime friends become pregnant at the same time. I'm so happy that my friend, Abbi, of 20 years is moving to Chicago soon. Now we can raise our little girls together!

*On a side note I'm making the bottom photo of Abbi and me my photo of the week this week on my blog. Yeah I got photo of the week for the first time ever!!!!!!!!!!

(how I imagine our baby girls a few years from now)

March 8, 2013

Girl Crush: Kat Von D

Therapist, artist, feminist, humanist, romanticist...she's so beautiful inside and out.

*Coincidentally I posted this yesterday without knowing it was her birthday.

More Tattoo Inspiration

I keep dreaming of my next tattoo. I have been watching LA Ink lately, because my sister-in-law recommended it. I am so thankful that I started watching it while pregnant or I would probably have an entire sleeve already. This way I have plenty of time to really think about what I want and what would look good. I think something feminine would be nice. What's more feminine than lace? I also decided that If I was living in LA and could afford to get a tattoo at High Voltage I would want to get a tattoo from Nikko. I think he's the most talented one there. Also I want to be buddies with Kat Von D, she's a badass that always seems to be smiling. 

March 6, 2013

What's Old Is New

I just discovered this band thanks to another great Duplass brother movie, Puffy Chair. I have enjoyed every song I have listened to by Matt Pond Pa so far. They remind me a little of a cross between The Shins and Pedro The Lion, two bands I was obsessed with in my early twenties. How had I never heard this until now?

March 4, 2013

My Perfect Day

My perfect day would consist of filling it with my favorite things. These are things that are pretty simple and easy. I love sleeping in with my husband or taking naps together, spending time with loved ones, being outdoors in beautiful areas far away from the city, making things out of other things, taking baths, pancakes and motorcycle rides. I also just enjoy not doing too much, taking the day slowly without too much planning and being good to myself. 

March 2, 2013

photo of the week

This photo was taken by Joe, the father of these two adorable kids. I think someone ought to photoshop this so that it looks like they are taking a ride through space or some fantasy world.