Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Backyard Madness

We are totally backyard challenged around here ;) We need Yard Crashers or Desperate Landscapes to stop by for an intervention...
This is what it looked like a few weeks ago with stuff actually starting to grow again. You do not want to see it during the winter :(

Those steps on the right side get washed out every time we get a heavy rain and we end up with a pile of loose dirt on the patio. We just planted grass on that upper terrace and put on those lovely blankets so that the seed wouldn't all get washed down with the next rain. It is actually growing pretty well by now. It's not the perfect solution we were looking for but since the landscaping estimate for the lower terrace came to over $4000!!! we decided this was all we could afford for now.

It has been such an eye sore for 3 years now that I just didn't want to look at dirt any longer.
Anyone else have a disaster area around their house??? ;)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Crazy in love ;)

Love this man ;) 

This is us on our little end of baseball season get-away in Miami last year. It was soon after we found out I was pregnant and believe it or not I actually felt awful for most of this trip and the weeks after... 

Now that this baby is about to be born I am wondering if we will ever be this silly and carefree again? For almost 6 years of our marriage it has been all about us. Now we are welcoming this little one into our life and with it comes all this crazy responsibility. 

We are so excited and terrified at the same time :) 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Still preggo...

Yes, I am still around and Yes, I am also still pregnant ;) My due date (May 21st) has come and gone without this little man seeming to care much. No contractions for this momma, just a heavy belly and a child that seems perfectly content with kicking me for a while longer... 

Obviously, my doctors would like to induce no later than 41 weeks, which would be Saturday. I told them I don't want to be induced so they made sure to let me know that they don't schedule inductions on weekends and then Monday would be labor day... Kinda made me laugh a little since I don't think babies care about what day of the week it is. 

So I am still waiting, impatiently of course and hoping he will be here before Thursday so that I don't have to discuss the whole induction thing again at my next appointment. Also, husband is off for a week starting on Thursday so it would be awesome if the little man could make his entrance soon, so daddy doesn't have to miss any more work than necessary. 

We actually went to the Pike Days yard sales on Saturday and it was a gorgeous, hot day. I scored a bunch of vintage fabrics and trims for next to nothing. I was so hot all day but that totally made all the walking around worth it ;) 

And of course and most importantly, my mom came in from Germany on the 17th and has already been so much help. She helps with the laundry, cleaning and even cooks for us. We did a little shopping here and there and are just trying to walk this baby out of me. 
So happy she is here!!!

Thanks everyone for sticking around even though there hasn't been much to read lately. I have a couple of guest posts lined up for after the baby comes and hopefully I'll be able to post some pictures here and there.

Monday, May 9, 2011

{Your daily laugh} Fashion Faux Pas: Buffalo Platform Shoes

I got a free subscription to Nylon Magazine with a recent purchase I made at Forever 21. As I was looking through the first issue I got in the mail a few days ago, I saw an ad for Buffalo Jeans. Now I don't know if they are even the same brand but it reminded me of the probably biggest fashion faux pas I have ever made in my life. I was probably 13 or 14 and these Buffalo platform shoes where the must-have around my corners. Don't get me wrong, I was not into techno music or going to raves ;) I simply have no idea why I needed to have these shoes so badly. They were expensive too. Probably around $100 which is a lot of dough for a teenager.


Yeah, I know... Horrible right? I saved up forever to get these puppies. Now I remember mine looking a little different from these, I think there was some dark purple color involved, but you get the overall "beauty" from these ones just as well ;) 
I had to laugh at myself when I remembered how happy I was to own a pair... My parents thought they looked ridiculous. Like a shoe for someone with a disability who would have to wear it to even out their uneven legs. A lot of my friends even hated them, but there were just as many that wore and loved them. So what are your biggest fashion faux pas? I would really love to know that I am not the only one with bad pubescent taste. 

Friday, May 6, 2011

New Blog Design :)

I changed things around a bit with a new header and a new button for you to grab if you'd like. I changed my color scheme to be more friendly and summery. Maybe I can force Summer to show up sometime soon ;) What do you guys think? Love it? Hate it? 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Loving the new Summer Collection :)

I am so excited to share my new Babes&Sages Summer Collection with you all :) This is just a little sneak peek since I am still working on more things but I am absolutely in love with everything so far. This is totally me and all the pieces are unique designs that will go perfectly with summer fashion. I was totally inspired by the pastel, beachy colors of the suede cord and how great they can be combined with different metals and beaded accents. The earrings are simple, chic and not too overpowering - love them! 
I have only listed a couple of things so far but will continue to do so during the next few days. 
Everything is reasonably priced and makes a great gift for that someone special :) 

Thank you also for the responses to the Guest Blogger post. I will be getting in touch soon and am also still looking for more interested bloggers that would like to do a guest post here during my maternity leave. 

Send me an email to

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


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So as most of you already know I will be having a baby around May 21st :)) 
In order to take some "maternity leave" from this little blog here, I am looking for guest bloggers to take my place. This is some easy extra exposure for your blog as well :)
If you have a family, craft, fashion or some other interesting blog and would like to share a post with my readers please contact me at 
I would really appreciate the help and can't wait to hear from you :) 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

{WIW}: 37 weeks preggo

Slacking off with my posts again ;) I've just been so busy preparing for the baby... My family flew back to Germany :( and the hubby is coming home from a road trip tomorrow night :) I took these pics over a week ago so I guess I was somewhere between 36-37 weeks pregnant. I will be 38 weeks on Saturday. Wow, where has the time gone? For all I know I could be holding this little guy within the next couple of weeks. I am so excited, anxious, prepared and unprepared at the same time, full of love for this little one already, full of love for his daddy for giving me this gift of being a mom and supporting me through the ups and downs of the pregnancy, afraid of the sleepless nights and the huge responsibility of taking care of such a fragile, little life, and I am ready to open the next chapter in my life: trying to be the best mommy I can be :) 
For now, I will just enjoy the calm and quiet of those few days ahead of me and pray for an uneventful and natural delivery. 

Jeans from MH Maternity, Striped Top-Juicy Couture, Cardigan-Forever 21 Maternity


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