Tuesday, April 30, 2013


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Wow! May starts tomorrow and I seriously can't believe it. May is a really awesome month (extra awesome this year because of Arrested Devleopment!) and I would love to have some of you hanging out in my sidebar to join in the fun.

As always, you can begin sponsorship at anytime by visiting my sponsor page. I am using Passionfruit Ads and they make it really easy to sign up. There are large, medium and small spots available and the feature ad will be up for grabs within the next couple of days as well!

If you have any questions or would just like to chat, feel free to email me at loveelycia[at]gmail[dot]com.

Have a great Tuesday. It is beautiful out here today so I'm definitely going for a walk later!


Monday, April 29, 2013

Photos :: 365

112/365 :: Why yes, that is a double stuff Oreo inside my cupcake. I made these for Ivan to take to work but I had to keep a couple because Oreos are my favourite thing ever.
113/365 :: My pretty Printic photos.
114/365 :: Farva is so handsome. This project is full of photos of him!
115/365 :: Pinny likes to hang out with me on this blanket in progress while I'm working in my office.
116/365 :: Finally making some serious progress on this granny square blanket. I can't tell you what it is yet because it is a gift! I need to hurry up and finish this thing. Hopefully this week.
117/365 :: Ivan and I stayed at my Dad's house this weekend. We went for a hike on Saturday because the weather was so beautiful.
118/365 :: Some indoor flowers at my Dad's. I know I've already mentioned this but hyacinths are my favourite spring flower!

Yeah! Another week complete! As I was putting this together some little baby was kicking me non stop. Maybe to remind me that I will in fact be in labour at some point this year and might miss a photo. I'm definitely going to try to get one everyday but I will give myself a pass if I miss a day due to having a baby. I think that's a pretty good reason.

I'm off to another midwife appointment today. Last time I mentioned that I was starting group care...turns out there weren't enough people so that is on hold for now. This is just a regular appointment but I'm always excited to check on the baby's heartbeat!

I hope everyone has a good Monday.


Saturday, April 27, 2013

Pregnancy :: 29 Weeks

29 weeks 1 day in photo

I really need to start writing this post earlier in the week because I keep thinking of things that I want to say but then by Saturdays I forget! Nothing too much is new this week once again. Oh yeah, my linea nigra (the line down my belly) is starting to get kind of noticable. I am super pale so it is really light but I can see it extending up from my belly button.

Everyone I see in person says that I look a lot more pregnant in these weekly photos than I do in real life. I completely agree. I don't know why that is! I remember when I posted the first photo, Ivan asked if I was pushing it out. Actually I think I do know why...I don't normally walk around with my hands holding my belly like this so it is not so in your face.


Friday, April 26, 2013

5 Fave Friday

5. These cat tights are so cute! It looks like the shop is currently closed but they are just so neat I had to share them.
Thanks again to my friend D. for sending me the link!

4. These chargers look so pretty. The colours are so pretty together.
I have never used chargers (because I don't throw fancy dinner parties) but maybe I should start!

3. Maybe I should use chargers to serve these fancy cake batter pancakes. Well, a vegan version of them. They are so colourful!

2. I loooove these shoes.
Art Fair Maiden in Aquamarine from ModCloth

1. I don't know the original source of this (sorry!!) but it was way too cool not to share.
I wish I had a fan to do this with!!

I am feeling a lot better today! Ivan finished painting the baby room last night so now I can start thinking about the things I want to put in it to decorate. I will show you the progress eventually (when it looks like something other than an empty room).

Have a good Friday!


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Review :: Printic

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I was contacted by Printic to test out their photo printing service and of course I was very excited about it. I have almost no physical copies of pictures anymore so I like finding new, easy options for printing. The Printic app is very easy to use and you can grab photos from your iPhone or your Instagram account. You just select the photos you want to print and they mail them right to you. So easy! I grabbed all of these photos from my Instagram account (my username is loveelycia if you want to follow me on there).
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The photos are very nice quality and have a glossy finish (in case you were wondering). I found that the ones without borders on the photos turned out better than the ones that had borders from Instagram. Either way they are super cute!
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I am very happy with my Printic photos! Have any of you ever tried Printic? What is your favourite way to print iPhone/Instagram photos?

I hope everyone has a good Thursday. I am feeling a bit better again today and it is nice and sunny out so I think it will be a good day!


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wish I Wore :: Spring!

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I've Dot All Day Skirt :: Art Fair Maiden Bootie in Clay :: Smoothie Shop Top :: Warmhearted Welcome Cardigan in Yellow :: Look what the Cat Bag-ged in Tote in Buddy :: The Path You're Chevron Bracelet :: Raise Your Sights Sunglasses
from ModCloth

It has definitely been getting a little bit more spring-like around here so I thought I would put together a little pretend spring outfit. I really love all the pieces in this. Those shoes are so cute and they come in a colour that is similar to the skirt as well. So pretty!

My cold feels like it is getting a little better but I've been dealing with some heartburn that keeps me awake at night so that is counteracting my feeling better. I'm just a bundle of sunshine aren't I? I am definitely happy that it's not coughing keeping me awake though!

Have a good Wednesday!


Monday, April 22, 2013

Photos :: 365

105/365 :: My favourite owl mug.
106/365 :: Farva deep in thought.
107/365 :: My current favourite shoes from B.A.I.T.
108/365 :: Sitting outside, reading and enjoying the one day of beautiful weather we got this week. It was so warm out!
109/365 :: I tried to sleep off my cold before it got really bad. It didn't work.
110/365 :: All three kitties together getting some treats. I had a couple good photos to choose from for today but I couldn't resist a shot with all three cats!
111/365 :: Ivan and I really pushed it with our colds and stayed out late Saturday night. Bad idea. We both felt awful and slept most of Sunday trying to recover. Then Ivan put on some Beach Boys. Have you heard the Holland album? It is one of our favourites.

Today I'm going to take it easy and hope that my cold goes away. I have a cough that wakes me up a lot so I might do some napping so that I don't fall asleep at 7pm.

I hope that everyone has a great day!


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Pregnancy :: 28 Weeks

28 weeks 1 day in photo

This past week I have felt the baby moving so much more than before. He moves a lot! I don't think I'll ever get sick of feeling him move around because it is so neat. That's about the only new development this week but it is a really exciting one.

So it turns out that I did catch Ivan's cold and I feel awful today. This is the third cold I have had this year! It is usually pretty rare that I come down with things so I am really noticing this lowered immune system that comes with pregnancy. I'm really hoping that I get over it quickly.

I hope everyone has a good weekend!


Friday, April 19, 2013

5 Fave Friday

5. So pretty!
Treat Me Dress from ModCloth

4. This blanket is amazing.

3. While I'm on the subject of crochet, this crochet mobile is really adorable.
You can find the free pattern here!

2. Oh my gosh, this room is so pretty.

1. These remind me of the pH test strips that we used on our pool. I loved doing it when I was a kid.
We have been thinking a little about are garden and I can't wait until it is warm enough to plant!

Yesterday afternoon was so beautiful around here. It didn't rain at all during the day like it was supposed to so I took advantage of the warm weather and did some reading outside. Today I am going to try to answer some emails and then take a bit of a rest because I am not feeling 100%.


Thursday, April 18, 2013

What I Wore :: Black, White & Blue

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:: head to toe ::
glasses :: Coastal
shirt :: thrifted
cardigan :: Old Navy
belt :: thrifted
skirt :: thrifted
tights :: Walmart
shoes :: c/o B.A.I.T.

First of all, can I just say that that is a major misrepresentation of how big my belly is. I think it was the way I was standing combined with having a super hard belly at that particular time and maybe a little something to do with my bathroom situation. Too much information? Whatever, I talk about poop all the time in real life so you're lucky that all I'm saying is "bathroom situation".

I have had this skirt since high school and I am so glad I held on to it this long. It was kind of big on me pre-pregnancy but it is a pretty great fit at the moment. I'm lucky that I have a few items in my closet like that so that I can still wear some 'regular' clothes and not buy maternity everything.

Today I'm off to a midwife appointment and we are starting the 'group care' portion so it will be with other people who are due at the same time as me. I'm pretty excited about it and it will be nice to hear about how other people are experiencing pregnancy.

So in case you didn't notice, this blog post was brought to you by quotation marks. I don't think I've ever used them so much!

Have a great Thursday! It is supposed to get really warm here today but not until this afternoon...and it's going to be raining when it's warm. Whatever! At least it's not snow (that's scheduled for the weekend).


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Sponsor Feature :: April

Hello out there!

Today I only have one sponsor to introduce you to but if you haven't already, take a look in the sidebar and visit anyone who catches your eye.

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As always, a big thank you to all of my sponsors. You guys are the best! If you are interested in sponsoring you can take a look at my sponsor page or email me at loveelycia[at]gmail[dot]com for more information.


PS. The winner of the ecojot giveaway is...Brenda C. Boylan. Great, now I want some Boylan's Birch Beer.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

What I Wore :: My new favourite place to take photos

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:: head to toe ::
glasses :: Firmoo
dress :: belonged to Ivan's great aunt
cardigan :: H&M
brooch :: c/o Ladybird Likes
belt :: c/o ModCloth
tights :: Walmart
shoes :: B.A.I.T.

This is probably one of my favourite dresses but I don't think I have ever worn it for an outfit post. It is such a simple pattern and I keep saying that I am going to make more dresses in this style for myself but I just haven't gotten around to it. Maybe I should get on that. I think it would be a good style to wear this summer while I'm pregnant.

How pretty is this brooch from Ladybird Likes? Everything in the shop is beautiful and I also have some pretty butterfly collar clips that I can't wait to wear. I really think I need to pick up some collars that don't have full shirts attached. Know what I mean? Button up shirts are kind of out of the question for me at the moment because of the boob situation but I really love the look of collars.

Well, it's dull and windy out today but already warm so I'm not complaining. I'm hoping the sun comes out by the time I go for a walk later.

Have a good Tuesday!