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Friday, September 14, 2012


the sky this morning
Hey! Guess what? It's friday. Like every week! But this Friday was awesome because it was my last day of work for maternity leave (4-6 months). My last day of the train commute!! And sadly, the last day of spoiling myself with smoothies from Suc. But, no sign of child which means some laid back days ahead with my favorite brown dog. But for now, I'm off for some pizza to celebrate.
(p.s. everyone keeps congratulating me on my maternity "holiday". pretty sure it's not going to be a "holiday", haha)

Things I liked this week:

+ Does this post not make you fall in love with the color oxblood?
+ Is your FB profile picture likeable
+ Would you do/wear this to avoid baggage fees when flying?
+ Quirky gifts/fun things to have around the house - great post!
+ A crazy lawsuit against Yelp! - Pretty sure I won't be using that website anymore (p.s. this opens as a PDF)
+ Finally tried this Quinoa fried rice recipe - pretty good.

This Blog/This Week: 

+ Thank you September sponsors
+ A refurbished vintage gorgeous
+ A creative reminder to be green

Fashion art and other fancies said...

Maternitiy pause, nice;-)
Is there anything more wonde4rul than spending time with one's children?

Sara said...

Love the ivy-bike lock (in the quirky things link). And the butt magnets.

Enjoy nesting and your last few days pre-baby.

Hollie said...

aww, you're going to enjoy your maternity leave. I remember the two weeks Bryan was home with Emma & I after I had her, and I want to cry. Best two weeks of my life.

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

You'll be a great mom!! And Bama a great "brother" ! :)

Dancing Branflake said...

I cannot wait for your bun in the oven to be... well, I'm not sure what you would call it...

Anyway, I'm excited for you that the time's almost here. You man must be so excited!

Jamie said...

You are right - don't think it is going to be a "holiday" in the normal sense - more like an incredible life changing experience.

Bogi Bog said...

Likeable :-) it's funny but useful!

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

haha...I had to laugh at your maternity leave comment. It won't be a break but it will probably be one of the best moments to spend with your baby (or so I hear!). =)
LOVE the quinoa fried rice recipe!! Thanks for sharing!

Elena said...

So excited for you!!! Hope you'll enjoy your maternity leave!

ib said...

ooo. Have fun on "holiday".
And I just LOVE the picture!!!

Lauren said...

wow i dont think i've ever really noticed "oxblood" before but i love it now!

interesting about the fb photos.. i change mine up constantly and they're always random, from headshots to doing something random.

i love the clever bookends!!

Angelica Ng said...

If your FB profile photo likeable. Oh man. I'm not even going to click on that...and risk losing my self-confidence forever haha! Anyway, aw, you're on maternity leave? I know it's not really a "holiday", but have fun nonetheless.

Mat said...

well enjoy your down time, if in fact we can call it that?

those gifts are killer

Mimi said...

haha yeah, it's probably not going to be a "holiday" per se, but this is definitely exciting news! :)

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Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Great links Krystal! I am still swooning over that camera! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

xo Mary Jo

rooth said...

Hmm, I'm trying to think of another phrase for it. "Push pause" or "birth break"?

Mat said...

oh and how can your fella not wear a scarf? it's just good sense isn't it?

Fashion Tales said...

Te are great links. I adore the oxblood colour! Wow, that is compltely crazy about Yelp! Enjoy your weekend lovely. xx

Tracey said...

YAY for last days and a break from the daily commute! I'll be wishing you lots of calm thoughts and plenty of relaxation.

Larissa said...

Lovely blog dear.
From hats to heels

Ashley said...

'Oxblood' has always been my fave color for nail polish. But I don't fancy the word 'oxblood' very much :)

Kimia Kline said...

maternity leave!? oh my gosh! congratulations!!

trishie said...

Enjoy your me-time before the baby arrives! It's so exciting you're going to be a mom soon.

little t said...

Congratulations Krystal, so excited for you!

Thanks for including little t xx

Leslie said...

Maternity leave.. there is nothing better :) I will never forget the early days taking care of both of my kids... very special time of bonding.

The end of pregnancy is tough.. try to rest up :)

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Monica L. Shulman said...

it's almost time! I'll be thinking about you and sending positive thoughts. x

Holly said...

"a holiday" thats classic :)

Bella Bheag said...

Greetings from Memphis Krystal! Stopping for maternity leave is another step on the road to this momentous event. Hope you are enjoying what is left of your 'me' time. Hope too that you are feeling good and are well prepared for the big day.

Thanks for recent comment.

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

I'm sure you'll come up with other ways to treat yourself ;-)

It's unlikely that you'll get bored, baby will be here soon enough! It's good that you have some time to get everyone acquainted and comfortable with each other – a growing family is lovely but it can take some getting used to. You guys will make a lovely family, I'm sure <3



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