Thursday, January 30, 2014

Rating Pinterest Recipes

I had been on a kick of trying all these pinterest recipes, and then I got pregnant, and cooking was the LAST thing I wanted to do. I was sick all the time anyway, food was absolutely gross-ness to me. Finally I'm back to myself somewhat so I've been cooking more. Here are the recipes I tried this week!

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Recipe here
1) I rate this recipe 7 out of 10
The tilapia I used was a bit to fishy but that has nothing to do with the recipe. It was hard to keep the breadcrumb and parmesan mix on the fish, but the oil that I poured over it help. It was pretty tasty and super easy!

Greek Marinated Chicken

Recipe here
2) I rate this 4 out of 10. It was easy and had a good somewhat good taste to it, but I was hoping for more of the yogurt part on there, maybe that was my miss expectation. 

Honey Spiced Glazed Chicken

Recipe here
3) I rate this 9 out of 10. Soooooo good and sooooo easy!! I used boneless chicken tenders because that's all I had but still turned out great! And was so fast! This I will be making again.

Make sure you always check the ratings when trying a recipe. People are always giving modified versions that help the recipe! 

xo jess

Monday, January 27, 2014

24 Weeks

I was hesitant to post any maternity pictures. You see, pregnancy does this funny thing of making you super sub-conscience. Well at least for me, and it may be just the fact that this is my first time around at it. I have virtually been the same size forever, I can still pretty much wear the same clothes I did in High School so once you can't fit into those clothes anymore it does a work on you.
The first time I couldn't button one of my shirt all the way(up top got bigger before the belly), I cried hysterically for 30 minutes straight. Am I proud of that? No, but these emotions. It was  is hard dealing with your body changes and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
At the beginning I felt like the odd ball out, so many people I knew were pregnant and they were soaking it up! Loving every minute of it, and I felt guilty for not purely enjoying it, however I have learned that a lot feel the same way as I did.
I've come to grips with it and am starting to embrace the new me.
Anyway, these shots are me at 24 weeks(last week) .

Black has been my favorite color!

Belt: Merona Leopard Print Calf Hair {Target}
Pants: Faux Leather{H&M,old}
Shoes: Steve Madden Leopard Print Flats{old}

xo jess

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Ebay Finds

These are some of my weekly finds on ebay. It's like the best consignment shop on the planet! J. Crew for only $10, sure, why not!

 J Crew Navy Shirt Dress
J Crew Navy Shirt Dress

I have been dying over these Ray Bans, Sunglass hut has them for $230, but on EBAY, you can save twenty to thirty dollars! 

Ray-Ban Folding Clubmaster RB 2176 901 51mm

J Crew Merino Swing Sweater

With the baby coming, and school plus work and all my appointments in between, I figured I needed a day planner. I found this one on ebay, Who doesn't love this?

Tory Burch 2014 Floral Leather Planner

Do you have some amazing finds from ebay? Are you obsessed with it as much me??

xo jess

Monday, January 20, 2014

Nursery Ideas

Does anyone remember what we did before Pinterest? I surely can not!
I have loved getting ideas from Pinterest for my nursery.

I have the whole vision of what my nursery is going to look like(I had this before I knew he was a boy and before we picked out a name, probably the designer in me), but now I need to start into action. I have bought my rug, a cowhide, but that's about it. What are your favorite looks for nurseries right now??

xo jess

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Deals of the Day

So I broke down and bought my first pair of Maternity pants - well really leggings.

I haven't gained that much weight and haven't really needed to wear maternity clothes. I haven't bought any, but with Old Navy having them for only $8.00 how could I pass that up? This being my first pair ever I'm not quite sure how they will fit, but excited to get them and try them out. I hear once you go maternity pants you never go back. I might be in trouble.

Maternity Low-Rise Leggings
Old Navy is having 20% off any amount online order or 30% off $100 or more orders!

J.Crew is also having a sale of 40% off their final sale items! 
Whoa, over 1300 of them in the women department! I spent quite a few minutes on there. 
With me really not knowing what will fit and wanting to continue to wear  "normal" clothes for as long as I can, I just chose to stick with the basics.

Vintage Cotton V-neck tee

I ended up buying the heather gray and black, with discount only $14.50 each, steal.
This sale last until the 21st. So get on it! 

xo jess

Friday, January 17, 2014

Dominican Republic Trip

So last week we went on a pre-baby, last family vacation to the Dominican Republic.

What a beautiful place. We had lots of relaxation, and rejuvenating. 
Most days were split between the beach and the pool, and when I mean most days, I mean every day. 

While we were gone the US had quite a bit of cold snap, temperatures I have never personally remember ever experiencing and thanks to vacation still have not. But 13" of snow. No thank you! 

Here's some clips of our trip.

And yes I became a lobster the first day there.

xo jess

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Hello 2014~

So this  llllooooonnnnggg break was way longer than ever expected! 

But I do have quite an excuse.

In September I started a job working again, plus going to school, it was a busy quarter. 
And if you follow me on instagram you saw also We are expecting our first child! I'm due May 9th and it was a tough first trimester! But I'm well over half way there, and getting more excited every day to see our little boy face to face. He is a busy little guy and I think half the time he is practicing his soccer moves in there. 
Here's a little of what's been going on. I'm back at school this quarter but I will try to get better at the blogging thing again! 

 xo jess