Monday, June 20, 2011
This is my favorite place to go to right now on the web!
Here is an amazing clip that says it all! This is exactly my wish--to share with parents how we can make this a healthier and beautiful place for our little ones.
Please share with others!
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Today the babe is going on 19 weeks! I have yet to feel a strong kick from the little one, but sometimes I feel some swirling around and just the tinniest of movements, especially when laying down at night. This coming Tuesday is the big day...ultrasound with the doctor and possibly get to find out if it's a boy or girl :D It's very exciting! My mother-in-law and sis-in-law have been knitting a few things already and have a slight guess that it could be a girl. Most of my friends and family all say they just know it's a girl and sometimes slipping and calling it a "she". One friend said she can't imagine anything else but a "little Lisa" running around. It's pretty cute. I do have a girl name picked out, and the Hub and I are still working on a boy name idea. At first all I could think of was having a little girl like most new first time moms, but a lot of my girlfriends actually have boys and I think it would be totally fun with a boy too...a little scary--knowing how crazy my husband is and stories of his "little-boy" rambunctious ways--but great. It's really just a miracle and I'm just so thrilled to finally have our first baby and start our family. Having our "Mahli-woof" has been good practice for the last 9 years, but it's time for the real deal baby ;)
This morning, I'm hoping to make some homemade pancakes. I'm in love with my book "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution cookbook" I can tell how excited he is, to prepare food, just by reading his recipes. So far, I've been able to make nothing but AMAZING yummy food. I even made a "Beef Wellington" entre the other night, which I believe is an English dish...it was so fun and unique. So we'll see if they'll let me back in the kitchen this morning!! I've been kinda taking over a bit. Last night I had my mom and dad over for some fajita tacos. I LOVED hanging out with them more than anything. And the fajitas were also another hit...from Jamie's book.
After breakfast, I'm heading off to a local farmer's market to see what I can get into!!! I really want my growing baby to experience tons of fresh, local, organic and just different varieties of fruits and veggies. I've read how even now, their little taste buds are developing and enjoying whatever mommy is eating...so it has to be the best quality...as much as possible, especially after it's born. Oh yeah, this baby is going to love eating kale and spinach and all kinds of exotic fruits and veggies.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
I was just hired and fired in less then a week. Let go-because I am pregnant. Are you serious people? Not to worry now though. I'll pursue these guys, but I'm on a mission now. While I still am planning to seek out another job, I'm now more focused on getting my own little business moving!
EARTH BLOSSOM is the beginning of something beautiful. I'm determined to be a Designer. A designer that considers the health and safety of little ones like this little guy....Desi-lu's baby Joel! Earth Blossom will be a blend of fresh, clean and modern spaces with design elements that are safe for children and babes and good for the Earth! Since I have a little babe growing in the tum, this is close to my heart more than ever now.
I just created a facebook fan page for Earth Blossom...so "like" away!! Here is what I put so far as a description of the business...
"Do you have young children, a baby, or a little "bun in the oven"?
It's an ideal time to create safe, healthy, and breathable spaces for them because their little developing bodies or more vulnerable to environmental toxins.
This task of "greening" your children's spaces can seem overwhelming and discouraging...but I can help guide you to a more practical and pleasant approach to creating simple and beautiful rooms that preserve the health and safety of your kiddos, while preserving our environment in the process!
I would love to walk you through the process of selecting flooring, wall treatments, furniture, light fixtures, bedding, mattresses, and toys. So many of these conventional products and materials can contain harmful toxic compounds like.... lead, formaldehyde, PVC (the most toxic plastic), phthalates, pesticides, and VOC's.
We'll work together to select products that are made to last, contain recycled content, are salvaged, locally manufactured, conserve natural resources and that avoid toxic emissions.
I also specialize in giving "Total Green Home Makeovers"
I would love to hear from you! Contact me through email and we'll set up a consultation and go from there!"
Soooo, what do you think so far???
Love you all,
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Pregnancy. I love it. I love when Brad talks to my tummy. I love waking up and admiring how much the little bun is growing. I love being able to eat watermelon all day. I love how I feel right now, especially after making it past the first trimester! I hate complaining about anything, but here is just one thing...it's stinky waking up at 2 or 3, having to go pee...making my mad dash to the bathroom and then stumble back into bed and...nothing. Laying there wide-eyed and completely awake, with no hope of falling back into dreamland. 2 hours will pass before I can get tired again. I'm finding though, that this seems to be when my mind is most creative! So that's cool. I can come up with cool names for my dream business, my babies middle name, floorplans for the baby room, and maternity clothing that I want to design someday. This morning, unlike the last few mornings, I never was able to go back to sleep. I felt a little mad honestly. I knew that I would be a "boob" today if I didn't get my sleep. I feel silly now though, because I should probably get used to this. As soon as baby is here, I won't get the beauty sleep that I'm used to. I need to get over it and use this time "wisely". Maybe I could do some baking! Or try to sew something...
Here is Mahli before Brad and I walked out the door for church this morning
The room was STACKED with sheet music. She found one little spot in the center and made it hers!