planning my baby’s first birthday was so fun! her birthday theme was a winter wonderland Russian tea party, because i’m half Russian, and she was born in the winter. so yes, she is a snow princess, but luckily still unaware of Frozen, so i could keep it Disney-free, albeit the color scheme was very much Frozen, with an abundance of cream, teal, and blue, amidst pops of color. [read more]
i know you’ve heard it a million times, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, eating breakfast revs up your metabolism, not eating breakfast can contribute to weight gain, illness, etc etc etc. but i also know the feeling of not eating breakfast, of just having coffee, and feeling wired, and light. my breakfast of champions used to consist of cigarettes and coffee. i could not stomach the idea of food until lunch, and the nicotine disguised the hunger. that’s how out of touch i was with what my body needed. [read more]
i wanted to have a smash cake photoshoot while we were visiting with my sister in law over Thanksgiving, so she could take pictures, because she’s a fabulous photographer and i wanted her to be a part of it, because she wasn’t going to be here for her niece’s 1st Birthday. at the same time, i wanted to keep it simple, without cheesy props, and i wanted the cake and icing to be organic, and without artificial dyes. i’m super pleased with how it turned out! [read more]
NY winters are cold, really cold. And I was VERY pregnant last winter. After trying to improvise, and wear my husband’s down vest over my bump in late fall, I decided to investigate whether I could find a maternity coat that I could use once I had the baby.