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Eyelash Jackpot!

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When Connor Claire was still in my tum, I hoped and prayed that she’d come into this world safe, sound and healthy…and with her daddy’s lashes, LOL!

I know, so silly. But El Hub’s lashes are one of the reasons I fell in love with him (they’re so long, lush and curly!), and I really, really wanted Connor to inherit them. And dagnabbit, she actually did!

See the cute curl and lovely length? Yeah, she definitely did *not* get my lashes, which are short, straight and completely uninteresting.

So…JACKPOT!!! 🙂

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connor claire lashes

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

Nothing Says I Love You Like…

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…a shirt with the number and name of your husband’s favorite player on his favorite team, and a matching onesie for his future baby daughter! At least I think so.

I gave El Hub this Draymond Green Golden State Warriors shirt (they’re our local basketball team here in the Bay Area) for Valentine’s Day, and I swear, the man had tears in his eyes.

A little back story: El Hub looooooves Draymond Green (“He plays with so much heart!”). I’d even go so far as to call him El Hub’s current man crush, haha!

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BG also got her dad a V-day gift — a matching Warriors onesie, which she plans to wear when they watch the playoffs together…assuming the Warriors make the playoffs this year.

If you’re in love with a sports fan, next time you need a gift for your guy (or girl) but are completely stumped, think about sports apparel. It was a big hit in our house.

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I found the onesie and the tee with Draymond Green’s name and number on it in the NBA online store. I initially also intended to get a matching jersey for Tabs, but I couldn’t find one that I thought he’d like (haha), which leads me to ask a very pressing question… WHY IS IT SO HARD TO FIND A BASKETBALL JERSEY FOR YOUR CAT?! It really shouldn’t be this hard, people.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

Carter’s Baby Clothes and Possible Future Outfits of the Day?

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I’ve been advised by well-meaning friends and family members to refrain from buying too many baby outfits and clothes, despite the powerful urge, because clothes are usually what friends and family end up gifting ya…and everything ends up with poop and spit-up on it anyway, buuuuuuut Carter’s was having an online sale last week (it might still be going on), and when I saw these cute clothes — gah! — I couldn’t resist.

I just want a few newborn baby pics of BG (Baby Girl) wearing things that I picked out for her, since I know there will come a time in the not-too-distant future when she’ll refuse to let me dress her.

*Tears* I know, I’m getting ahead of myself… All I can say is that I’m extra hormonal, and the thought of her eventually not needing her mommy’s help is making me weepy. 🙁

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Anyways, thanks to the gals who recommended these baby gowns with the elastic at the bottom. I never knew such a thing existed, and I think they’ll come in really handy for middle-of-the-night changes.

Carter’s also had matching hats, mittens and teeny, tiny baby socks (!), so of course I had to go there…

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I also got BG a few of these one-piece outfits with snaps (Carter’s calls them “Sleep and Plays”) because they were the babiest of the baby clothes, LOL!

Yes, the baby outfits that look like baby-sized versions of grownup clothing are cute and all, but I also want her to look like an actual…ya know…baby, for as long as possible.

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If she cooperates (and if Tabs allows her to share the spotlight), maybe she’ll even star in a few Outfit of the Day posts. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting as much as usual this week, but I’ve been extra tired and achy (my back and my lady parts, especially!). This whole growing a tiny human thing is pretty exhausting…

:)

For Real or Wannabe Biker Babes: The Bare Traps Harly Mid‑Calf Boot

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bare traps harly boot

Do you, or someone you know, ride a motorcycle? I have several biker babe friends — like, legit motorcycle riding chicks with their own hogs, helmets and other accoutrements — and they, along with these $89 Bare Traps Harly Mid‑Calf Boots, are probably the closest I’ll ever get to motorcycle riding.

GIRL, I do not belong on a high-speed two-wheeled motorized vehicle (or a two-wheeled vehicle moving at any speed, really). I drive too slow, I’m too nervous, and I have the reflexes of an ancient turtle, so there’s just no way that scenario would play out in my favor.

So I don’t do motor bikes…but I do do biker boots, and I love this pair because they look like melted chocolate…

Yum!

They hit just about mid-calf, so if you’re on the short side like moi, they’re purr-fect. Not too high, not too short.

Wish I discovered Bare Traps sooner because they feel heavenly on my feet. I can wear them straight out of the box without having to break them in at all.

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bare traps harly boot
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A Magical Monterey Getaway (With a Stop in Carmel)

Published in: Daily Photo, Just For Fun

The Monterey Bay Aquarium and Carmel, California

I hadn’t been to Monterey or the Monterey Bay Aquarium in…well, suffice it to say, it was a long time, so the trip I took with El Hub last weekend was a big treat. We saw it as what will probably be our last vacation-y hurrah before Baby Girl arrives in March, so we made the drive south on Friday.

The drive took about three hours. Last time we went, we didn’t have Yelp to help us find places to eat, and we didn’t have GPS on our phones, which really helps when it comes to finding restaurants (and your hotel), so this time I think we discovered a whole bunch of neat places, nooks and crannies that we didn’t even know existed! There’s so much more to see and do in and around Monterey and nearby Carmel (including a seemingly endless number of cute shops) than I thought. If you live in California, or if you’ll be visiting, I really hope you check it out. It was one of the funnest, most interesting and tasty trips I’ve taken in years.

The food? The seafood!? HOLY MACKEREL! (Haha, bad pun intended.) Talk about good eats, and it generally seemed to be more affordable than the fresh seafood I find up here near San Francisco.

And then there’s the incredible aquarium! In another life, I think I was a marine biologist/veterinarian. Those dang sea otters are some of the cutest critters in the world, the way they play with each other and roll around? I CAN’T EVEN TAKE HOW CUTE THEY ARE! I mean, they have SERIOUS four-legged modeling potential. Tabs should be advised.

Here are some pics from the trip, which was just a couple days from Friday to Sunday. On our last day, we also stopped by Carmel (Clint Eastwood used to be the mayor), which is another small town right next to Monterey.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium and Carmel, California

The Monterey Bay Aquarium and Carmel, California

The Monterey Bay Aquarium and Carmel, California

The Monterey Bay Aquarium and Carmel, California

They just thought they'd get a little dressed up for their walk

They just thought they’d get a little dressed up for their walk


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