Saturday, December 21, 2013

Bump Style

My wardrobe is beginning to become very limited. I'm 24 weeks pregnant and my pre-pregnancy clothes can only stretch so far. LOL
I've been in maternity pants for a while now. Probably since week 14-16? But for the most part all my tops are non maternity stretchy or loose blouse tops. 
I've gone to Pinterest a few times for inspiration. Here are some of my "pinspiration" looks...

 SOURCE of inspiration
My flannel: Forever 21
Grey V-neck: Target
Skinnies: Motherhood Maternity
Shoes: Toms

SOURCE of inspiration
My Striped Top: Old Navy Maternity
Scarf: Loft
Black Skinnies: Motherhood Maternity
Flats: Target

And some outfits I put together myself...

Dress: Target
Scarf: Loft
Leggings: Old Navy Maternity
Boots: Hunters short

Scarf: H&M
Belt: H&M
Chambray Top: Thrifted
Leggings: Old Navy Maternity
Boots: Steve Madden

Top: LC Lauren Conrad
Black Skinnies: Motherhood Maternity
Flats: Target

Cardigan: Target
Top: Old Navy
Jeans: Motherhood Maternity
Boots: Macys

Tweed Jacket: Target
Top: Target Maternity
Skinnies: Old Navy Maternity
Flats: LC Lauren Conrad

Friday, December 20, 2013

High 5 for Friday

We had a great week! Love this time of year and having a little one only makes it that more special.

1. We stopped at Starbucks for some hot chocolates and went to one of the coolest streets in the area and saw Christmas lights. Rocco loved it!

2. I went and saw Best Man Holiday w/ my Mom. OMG! We loved it. We laughed, cried, laughed cried. Such a great movie. Totally worth the almost 15 year wait (it's as equal to The Best Man. Never seen it? Rent it!)

3.  Finally got around to sending out our Christmas cards. Totally lagged on it this year. 

4. Hubby and I watched Home Alone 2 during the week. Still love it after all these years. Totally remember going to see it in the theater w/ my Papi and little brother as a kid.

5. Rocco goes to the Daycare at my work and this week they had a little Christmas program for us workers and the Daycare kiddos. There was singing and a visit from Santa. Mr. Rocco sat on my lap the whole time and wanted nothing to so w/ the man in red. He is soo his Father's son. Shy and totally put off by strangers. Boo! Hoping it gets better next year. 

Have a great weekend, everyone!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

High Five for Friday

My first High Five for Friday link up! Here's my top 5 list from the past week...

1. Cuddles near the fire w/ my boy are the best.

2. Sunday morning waffles and hot chocolate (chocolate milk for Rocco) was a huge hit  and may become a weekly event 

3. Found the Hubs the most perfect Christmas gift ever and he is going to loose his shit come Christmas morning when he opens it. So excited to see his face!

4. We were able to check off some items off our Christmas Bucket List. Mickey's Christmas Carol has been a favorite of the Hubs since he was a little boy and seeing Rocco enjoy it just as much was the sweetest!

5. Someone had his first Rice Krispie Treat last night and he wasn't much of a fun. He had maybe two bites and was over it. That's ok, just means for for Mama Dada ;)

Hope you're all enjoying your Holidaya and have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Season for Giving

I've gone back and fourth on what to get Rocco's "Teachers" at day care. These are the women I trust to watch over and teach my child a couple days a week and I wanted to show my appreciation for all that they do. He has 5 Teachers and then there are 2 Directors of the center. That makes 7 gifts!! What's a Mama on a budget to do?
I hit up Wal-Mart and found some cute tumblers that can hold both cold and hot drinks and filled them w/ candy.

I wanted to show his teachers that the gift was not only a, "thank you" from my husband and myself, but also from Rocco. So I had him color the gift bags and add some cute Christmas stickers too. This was something that took a few days to get done since he would only sit still long enough to decorate two bags at a time.

I spent a total of $45 on 7 gifts. Not bad, huh? I purchased the tumblers all from Wal-Mart as well as the candy, gift bags and stickers. 
Hope this helps anyone that is scrambling get something for their co-workers, kid's teacher or neighbor :)
Merry Christmas!!!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Pajama Party Link Up!

 Linking up today with The Good Life Blog for the Christmas Pajama Party!!

For weeks I have been stressing over what photo to use for our family Christmas card. It's been really difficult getting Mr. Rocco to cooperate for a family photo for a few months now (aren't toddlers great? LOL) So last week we had an in home photo shoot. Nothing Fancy, just a lit fire, Christmas tree and Rocco dressed in the worlds cutest jammies I ever did see. I figured it'd be easier if the Hubs am I just worked as a team and focused on getting Rocco to smile and actually LOOK at the camera. Also, our family and friends are only interested in pictures of him anyway, right?! Ha!
So here are some of the shots we got.

yes, those are graham crackers. The only way to get him to sit still is when he's eating
The money shot

and NOW our flash decides to work

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Christmas Bucket List

1. Get hot chocolate and go see Christmas lights
2. Make fireplace S'mores 
3. Have a family Christmas claymation/cartoon marathon in our jammies (Frosty the Snowman, Mickey's Christmas Carol, Charlie Brown Christmas, Prep & Landing, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer) 
4. Get a decent family photo for our Christmas card 
5. Bake and decorate sugar cookies w/ Rocco 
6. Holiday at the Zoo
7. In home date nights watching Christmas Vacation, Elf, Home Alone 1 and 2
8. Donate clothes and toys to local charity
9. Deck our halls from top to bottom 
10.  Find a cute way to display all of our Christmas cards we receive
11. Wrap presents
12. Stuff stockings
13. Christmas crafts w/ Rocco

Monday, June 17, 2013

Three Months 'till 30!

So today marks exactly three months until I turn the big 3-0! I'm not dreading it at all, it's just a number. I do however, want to look as fab as possible. So time to kick things into high gear!
The past two months have been a constant back and fourth. I'd do great with my eating during the week and then as soon as the weekend hit everything would get thrown out the window. I'd indulge in too many sweet and drink one too many cocktails. Well, no more!
Last week I managed to keep my shit together for seven consecutive days and it paid off. I dropped four pounds. Hollaa!!! I know it has a lot, if not everything to do w/ not drinking soda and having only one mimosas during Father's day brunch. What ever the reason for the few pounds loss this was the boost I needed to regain control. I know it'll be tough w/ all the BBQ's and family gatherings, but I'm determined. This past weekend I managed to do well at our Father's day BBQ. I filled my plate with mostly salad and grilled veggies and very little red meat. I even had a tiny sliver of the best Strawberry shortcake. The key really is moderation! 
I'm going to try and blog more regularly to help keep myself accountable as well as post on Instagram (sonia917). Last Friday I posted my weekend goal to "keep it together" on Instagram and it totally worked.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Summer '13 Bucket List

1. Beach trip
2. Zoo trip
3. Night Slide
4. Concert in the park
5. River Cats game
6. Paddle board 
7. Take the beach cruisers out
8. Ice cream night at Gunther's
9. State Fair
10. Kayaking 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Our Future Golfer (Trendy Tot Tuesday Link Up)

We had a fun, family day on Saturday. We drove an hour and a half to Jeff's Aunt's house and got in some pool time and a little golf with family.
It took Rocco a while to warm up to everyone. And by a while I mean two hours. He only wanted to be with his Mama which was kinda frustrating and embarrassing at the time. No one wants their kid to be the cry baby that screams the second anyone else tries to hold them or talk to them. Now that I  look back on the situation I realize that he was just scared of new people, a new place and a very large tub (swimming pool). Poor guy :(
Eventually he did warm up to everyone and was quite the little ham. He also found his way on to the putting green and had a blast trying to hit the ball into the hole.

Game Face

"Nice shot, Dad!"
Linking up with Kelly, Lindsay, and Megan today. Go check out their blogs!

Monday, May 6, 2013

A Work in Progress 2

Every four weeks or so I take progress photos and measurements. I find that it's helpful to have something to look back on and see how far I've come. I usually do it the first Friday of every month and I am going to try and post my photos on here for two reasons; one, to help me stay accountable and two, to maybe help others get off their asses and start moving. You can see my last progress post here.
April '13 & May '13 down 4 more pounds
This is the most weight I have dropped in one month in a long time. I attribute it to Asylum and making better food choices. I didn't stick to my goal of taking my lunch to work everyday, but I did eat as clean as possible. 
I also started drinking Shakeology again for breakfast. HUGE help! It's fast, easy and I love the taste. I've been drinking the chocolate flavor mixed with unsweetened almond milk and I LOVE IT!
Leave me a comment or email me if you'd like me to help you get moving and reach your goals!


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May Goals

Last month I set a handful of goals and I did pretty well at keeping them. You can check them out here.

I kinda failed at the meal prep so I went out to lunch A LOT during the week. I tried to be as healthy and clean as I could, so I stuck to salads with lemon juice rather than dressing. I also took a few sips of soda from my hubby when he wasn't looking. And every time I did it I remember thinking, "this Coke is gross... WAY too sweet!"
I also shopped, but in my defense Target was having too good a sale on their Champion Sports bras to pass up. And my old ones were starting too look a little raggedy and were fitting a little big on me.
I totally rocked the rest of the goals on my list! And I think it had a lot to do with my four pound weight loss for the month (progress photos later on this week)

So since setting goals worked so well last month I'm setting some more for May....

1. No shopping... After today. (Today I bought some much need workout shorts)
2. Meal prep during the work week
3. Eat out once a week
4. No soda
5. Only 1-2 cocktails a week (weekends only)
6. Run at least 10 miles a week
7. Work on being more organized and neat
8. One cheat meal a week

What are some of your goals? I'd love to hear from you :)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

30 Day Pinterest Challange (week 4)

Week four of the Pinterest Challenge and I was doing pretty well until this weekend. I'm off on Friday's and usually make some kind of effort to put myself together, but this past Friday I didn't have any major plans. No date night with the Hubby or Girl's night with my Besties. We did however have a play date with one of my girlfriends and her little girl so I opted for Yoga pants, a v-neck and my favorite Giant's ball cap. Otherwise I probably would have been in my jammies all day. TRUTH!
The rest of the weekend was pretty much the same and I LOVED IT!

Necklace & Tank: Forever 21
Skinnies: Marshall's
Flats: Target

Scarf & Shirt: Forever 21
Jacket: TJMaxx
Skinnies & Flats: Target

Shirt: Forever 21
Belt: H&M
Boy Friend jeans: Gap Outlet
Sandals: Target

Blouse: The LOFT
Jeans: Gap
Shoes: Born (Macy's)

Linking up again with, The Little Princess Diaries
Have a great week, Everyone!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hey batta batta batta batta (Trendy Tot Tuesday Link up)

Baseball is a pretty big deal in our house. It's one of the first things that connected my Husband and I when we first started talking (we met online over 10 years ago... more on that on another post).
We both can't wait for the day that Rocco is old enough to play T-Ball. Until then we'll have to settle on dressing him like a ball player. Love it!

"Plaaaay baaaaall"

This game was just too intense for Rocco

Linking up again with Kelly from Mrs. in Training 

30 Day Pinterest Style Challenge week 3

This Challenge is starting to get kinda hard. What I started doing is picking out an item from my closet that I want to wear and go on Pinterest and enter said item in the search field. 
So for example I entered, "white blouse" and up came hundreds of looks that included a white blouse. Easy, huh?! 
Linking up again with, The Little Princess Diaries. Go check out her Blog!
Have a great week, Everyone!

Blouse: Old Navy
Skinnies & Flats: Target

In Honor of the Boston, I wore my most recent Race Shirt
Skinnies: Old Navy
Hoodie: Adidas
Shoes: Vans

Cardigan: Nordstrom Rack
Blouse: Forever 21
Pants: TJMaxx
Heels: Aldo

Sweater: The Loft Outlet
Jacket: Ross
Jeans: Gap
Heels: Steve Madden
Necklace: Groopdealz

Vest: Marchall's
Dress: Forever 21

Jean Jacket: Express
Dress: Forever 21

Not exactly Pinterest Style, but this is what I wore the whole day. This gorgeous pic was taken at 9:30 at night- post workout. You're welcome ;)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Toddler Tuesday (Trendy Tot Tuesday Link Up)

The weather has been wonderful in Northern California. We have had many trips to the park and bike rides around the block.
I recently found these super cute v-necks for my little guy on HauteLook. I was able to snag three different colors for him. He reminds me so much of my Hubby here, minus the Tom's. The Hubby's got attitude about these Tom's or any Tom's for that matter, but whatevs!
I hope you're all enjoying your Spring as much as we are!!

 Tee: Hautelook (American Apparel)
Shorts: Carter's
Shoes: Tom's

Stink Face!

I just love these chubby little legs!

Linking up with:

Monday, April 15, 2013

30 Day Pinterest Style Challenge: Week 2 (Link Up)

Another Pinterst Style Challenge week is complete. This is the first Instagram Challenge that I have stuck with for this long. I'm loving it! I am linking up again with, The Little Princess Diaries.

Have a great week, Everyone!

Sweat Shirt & White Tee: Target
Jeans: Nordstrom Rack
Shoes: Tom's

Military Jacket: TJMass
Striped Tee: American Eagle
Bauble Neacklace: GroopDealz
Skinnies & Sandlas: Target (both recent)

Yellow Blouse: Forever 21 (recent)
Skinnies: Old Navy
Flats: Target

Denim Vest: Marshall's
Tee: The Loft
Skirt & Sandals: Target (recent)

Mickey Tee: Old Navy
Skinnies: Old Navy
Shoes: Tom's

Sunnies: Ray Band
Dress: Forever 21 (recent)
Belt: H&M
Bag: Cole Haan
Sandals: Target (recent)

Fedora Hat: Target
Tank: Forever 21 (recent)
Boyfriend Jeans: Gap Outlet
Sandals: Target (recent)