Friday, February 23, 2018

All the Frills: It's Amazingly Been Seven Months

How cute is Eleanor Elizabeth Medea at 7 months?

I went back to work recently and, as nice it was to get back and to have a reason to get out every day, I definitely miss all our time together (well, not so much the cranky, crying times). She’s truly grown into such an amazing little person. She’s curious about EVERYTHING, loves meeting new people and interacting, and just spending her time either cuddling with me while we read or listen to podcasts, or working on sitting, mastering all her toys, and motoring around (she doesn't crawl so much as tug herself the floor and move backwards by doing what I swear looks like the Worm). Watching her learn and try new things is beyond amazing. I literally could just sit and do it for hours. Eleanor’s also very into trying all sorts of different foods these days. I was a bit worried introducing solids would be a process but it was incredibly easy. She just loves them. Apples, pears, and bananas are particular favourites (so far the only thing she isn’t partial to are eggs and avocados) but she more or less gobbles everything up that we put in front of her.

Now that I’m back to work the big challenge for me will be making sure I curb my pre-pregnancy habit of working late virtually every day of the week and then bringing work home. I’m committed to walking out the office door at exactly 4 pm everyday, come hell or high water. When she starts day care that will obviously be a necessity but as my helpmeet is at home now with her full-time until mid-June, it’s a bit easier for me to not watch the clock as closely as I should. I definitely need to work on that!

Weekend Reading:

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lighting Woes

As much as I love winter, I can't wait for the longer days of spring to arrive so I can actually venture outside to get photos (currently it's dark when my helpmeet leaves in the morning and dark again by the time he gets home). There is just no good place in my house to snap decent indoor photos.

pants: Simons / top: Zara / necklace: Aldo / bracelet: Stella and Dot / ring: Stella and Dot

Friday, February 16, 2018

All the Frills: Bathroom Redo

When we redid our townhouse a couple of years ago, I was particularly happy with how our main floor powder room came out. I still want to switch up the tile on the floor (well, in all the bathrooms really) but I love the way the new sink and mirror, countertop, light fixture, and paint job turned out. I also think the couple of framed images we’ve hung, and the little seashell accents, are nice touches. Bathrooms are such functional spaces, I always appreciate it when they’re stylish as well.

Weekend Reading

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Why Would You Make a Pocketless Blazer? Why?

I don’t wear this jacket all that much (mostly because it has no actual pockets and that annoys the bejesus out of me in a blazer) but I do enjoy busting it out from time to time. In this case it was to attend a once monthly evening meeting for work that I still enjoy coming to even if I am on maternity leave.

blazer: Zara / pants: Simons / shoes: Aldo / top: French Connection

Monday, February 12, 2018

Cocktails and Statement Necklaces

Worn to a work-related cocktail reception … basically the perfect opportunity to wear this jacket and necklace combo (obviously I hung up the jacket at the actual reception).

jacket: New Look / necklace: Banana Republic / shirt: Simons