Thursday, February 28, 2013

What I Wore :: New shoes, new shoes

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:: head to toe ::
glasses :: Coastal
cardigan :: Charter School Cardigan in Orchid c/o ModCloth
shirt :: Forever 21
belt :: thrifted
skirt :: thrifted
tights :: Walmart
shoes :: Quite c/o Blowfish

I am totally crazy about these new shoes from Blowfish and I can't wait for the snow to get the heck out of town so that I can wear them outside instead of just around my living room. They are super comfy and such a great colour that I know they will go with just about everything.

When I got pregnant I had the idea that I would not buy any maternity clothes because I have so many things that would work well and get me through. While I still think that a lot of my clothes will work well (see, this skirt totally works) I am really happy that I picked up two pairs of jeans. The weather has been so yucky that I have been wearing jeans a lot more than normal and having that stretchy fabric to pull up over my expanding stomach is so comfortable. Not to mention it adds an extra layer for cold days! I don't really know why I'm mentioning this in a post where I am clearly not wearing these jeans that I love so much. It just popped into my head.

Have a good Thursday!


PS. The winners of the Hungry Designs giveaway are...Blue Eyed Night Owl, Ms. Megan & Anna.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

It's almost March!

I seriously can't believe that it is almost March. I know February is a short month but holy bananas, it went by fast!

As usual I will be accepting sponsors for March. I have all sizes except the Feature ad available so if you are interested in a spot you can visit my sponsor page and get all set up. I am using Passionfruit Ads so you can purchase your spot at anytime and it will go up on my blog as soon as it is approved. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at loveelycia[at]gmail[dot]com at any time.

March is going to be a great month!


Photo an Hour :: Walking around town

Yesterday I decided to take a photo an hour. I thought it would be a good idea because I was heading out of the house for a few hours. It was an ok idea but lugging my heavy camera around all day when I was doing a lot of walking was not the most fun thing ever. Oh well, it is nice to have the day documented in photos.

8 am :: It was sunny in the morning and I was so happy!
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9 am :: Sleepy Farva. I love when Farva lays on the bed in my office. His little black and white self against all the colour in the room looks so awesome.
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10 am :: I am participating in a pregnancy related study and the second part was yesterday. It is pretty interesting. I took the bus down the mountain to get there.
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11 am :: After the study I headed back up the mountain to get my monthly bloodwork done. I arrived at the health center and it was so busy that people were outside the door waiting. I turned around and headed to the mall for awhile to kill time before I went back.
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12 pm :: Before I headed back to get my bloodwork done I decided that I should probably eat something.
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1 pm :: Gross, old snow. It snowed a lot last night and is still going this morning so all the gross snow will be covered with fresh stuff. I'm done with snow for the can just stop now.
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2 pm :: I walked back home and then poured myself a nice glass of juice.
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3 pm :: I was exhausted from all the walking I did so I had a little lay down. Some kitties joined me because all they do is lay around.
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4 pm :: Admiring my candy coloured crochet hooks.
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5 pm :: Blankets on top of blankets.
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6 pm :: I made a stirfry for dinner and I didn't think that it was something I felt like eating until Ivan suggested making a peanut sauce for it. Good idea Ivan, it was great!
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7 pm :: Ivan had band practice so I headed to the couch to watch a movie and almost immediately fell asleep. Yep, that's what happens when you walk around for a few hours. You fall asleep by 8 pm.
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Taking these photos made me realize how much more colourful my life is at home compared to out in the world. I can't wait for spring when there are some flowers to brighten things up outside.

It is really snowing out there today so I am definitely not going anywhere. I have laundry to do and second breakfast to eat so I'm off! Have a good Wednesday.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

What I Wore :: Kitty on my Belly

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:: head to toe ::
scarf :: c/o ModCloth
glasses :: Firmoo
necklace :: c/o OASAP
shirt :: c/o Chicnova
jeans :: Old Navy
shoes :: Forever 21

Well, it is a good thing I spilled the beans about my pregnancy last week because since then my belly hasn't stopped growing. It took me a long time to start showing but it is definitely not easy to hide now. Speaking of being pregnant, that's the pose I'm supposed to do all the time now right? Third one down. Hands on belly is the standard pose for pregnant ladies I think, the tongue sticking out is just me adding some extra flair.

Oh yeah, and I am pretty excited about my new blue hair. As I mentioned, I haven't been bleaching but at least this darker blue helps hide my out of control roots a little. My hair has actually been feeling really great lately and I think it is thanks to my new Veganese conditioner from Lush. My hair definitely feels like hair and not straw so that's always a plus.

That's all for now. I hope everyone has a fantastic Tuesday!


PS. Last time I wore these jeans I was asked what cut they were. I didn't want to say at the time but they are the skinny maternity jeans from Old Navy. So comfy!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Sponsor Feature :: Februray 2013

If you haven't had a chance to visit my sponsors yet this month, here are a few to go say hello to if you have a few minutes!
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blog :: shop :: facebook
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blog :: shop :: facebook
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facebook :: twitter :: pinterest

Thank you so much to all of my February sponsors. I am so happy to have had you hang out with me this month. As always, you can find my sponsor information here if anyone is interested in sponsoring in the future.


Photos :: 365

49/365 :: My makeup brushes. I took a photo of them but didn't end up sharing it in my makeup post.
50/365 :: Yeah, yeah, the ultrasound photo again. But look, it's on a different background.
51/365 :: Special treat...a decaf soy latte. Yum.
52/365 :: Pretty soap at Lush. I picked up some new shampoo and conditioner while I was there the other day. I have only used the conditioner once so far but I love it!
53/365 :: A sleepy, snoozy Pinny.
54/365 :: A new colour showed up on my head Tuesday afternoon to celebrate a little boy. I haven't been bleaching but I have been adding a bit of colour here and there.
55/365 :: Breakfast of champions. We were out of bread and I absolutely needed some toast with peanut butter and jam for breakfast so I went out bright and early to get some. Oh yeah, and I'm using my February glass because, duh, it's February.

I hope everyone has a great Monday. Maybe today I actually will get around to responding to all of my email like I said I would last week.

Talk to you soon!


Friday, February 22, 2013

5 Fave Friday

First of all, a gigantic thank you to everyone who left me a thoughtful comment here, on twitter or on Instagram congratulating Ivan and I on our soon to arrive baby boy! You made me even happier than I already was. Thank you.

Now on to some things I like this week.

5. This outfit and the background are so beautiful!

4. Leona sent me the link to this...
Coolest thing ever! I would love to have one of these guys hanging out on my desk.

3. This dress is so cute!

2. I really love the idea of putting flower petals in ice cubes.

1. I love these baby blankets from Little Hip Squeaks.
I'm so excited that I can finally mention a bit of baby stuff!

I have two orange kitties on the bed behind me and I am really tempted to join them for a morning nap but I have things to do and I'm going to try to stay awake and get a few of them done.

Have a great Friday!


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Exciting news!

Yeah, that's a baby. And guess where it's hanging out? Yep, in my tummy.

I have been sitting on this secret for almost four months now and I have been dying to share our exciting news with all of you. As of today I am 20 weeks along (halfway already!) and we just found out on Tuesday that it is a baby boy that we will be expecting July 11th. We are so thrilled and can't wait to meet this little guy.

So now you know why my boobs have been looking so huge lately. I know you've been wondering.


PS. If you are at all interested in how the pregnancy is going so far feel free to ask any questions. I think I will do small little updates on the baby every weekend for those of you who think growing a baby is as cool as I do!

Double PS. The winner of the ever+mi crush giveaway is...BlessieNelson! I will be in touch shortly.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Giveaway :: Hungry Designs

Good morning! I am very excited to share this giveaway with you today (I feel like I always say that...but it's always true). Today Amanda from Hungry Designs has a little something for you guys. But first, here is a little more about Amanda and Hungry Designs.

Hungry Designs is the brainchild of Amanda Whitelaw, a designer and illustrator living in Australia.  After studying Illustration & Printmaking at Art School in Scotland, Amanda returned to Australia and started creating handmade wearable art and accessories from doodles and drawings that she did.  Years later, there are over 200 individual designs to peruse.  From whimsy fairy tale themed pieces, to dinosaurs and jackalopes, there is something for everyone.  
What's up for grabs?
Three people will win a $50 gift certificate to Hungry Designs.

How to enter: *please leave a way to contact you if you win
Visit Hungry Designs and tell me what you would choose if you win.

Additional entries: *please leave a separate comment for each
1. Spread the word about the giveaway. Tweet "Win 1 of 3 $50 gift certificates from @hungrydesigns on @LoveElycia
2. Like Hungry Designs on Facebook.
3. Follow Hungry Designs on Twitter.

I will announce the winners on Thursday February 28th. Good luck!


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Photos :: Make up

As promised, here is the photo version of how I do my make up in case you want a quick reference without having to watch the video.

Here is my current make up stash.
No makeup. In case you didn't know, my eyebrows and lashes are pretty darn light.
Step 1: Give myself some eyebrows with the lightest colour from this kit...
Step 2: I put on some tarte blush in blissful.
Steps 3-6: I do my eye make up starting with Sephora eyeshadow in Universal Beige all over my lid, followed by Cocoa Powder in the crease. I use Urban Decay 24/7 waterproof liquid eyeliner in Perversion starting just inside the middle of my eye and going out into little wings at the edges. I put on some Urban Decay Lush Lash Mascara and then finish with the lightest shimmery powder from my eyebrow kit just underneath my brow.
Step 7: I throw a little Burt's Bees lipgloss in Hibuscus on my lips and I'm all done! I always finish by doing CoverGirl poses into the mirror. No, not really.
So there it is! My make up routine. It is pretty basic and simple and I don't change it up very often unless I am feeling very super adventurous.

Have a great Tuesday!