Life | Biggest Announcement Yet

Baby Announcement! | Squirrelly Minds
I like to coin the above picture as “A Special Kind of Addition”. Clever isn’t it?

You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting as regularly as I did pre-Christmas. Well it was after Christmas that I not only took on a fuller work schedule but also had to endure the dreaded first trimester. Yes friends you read that right, I’m pregnant with our first! This late August/early September there will be a little baby running around in the Squirrelly Minds HQ. Okay maybe not running around, but certainly taking over the place. I’m 17 weeks along and couldn’t be more excited!

It’s still hideable with the right clothes, but I’m definitely developing more of a bump. And while I hate to admit it in fear of being exiled from 90% of mother’s out there, I’ve had quite an easy pregnancy so far. I did have nausea and food aversions (cooked onions!) but I thankfully never unwillingly gave up any meals churning in my tummy. The worst was battling inhumane exhaustion. Despite several naps and 9+ hours of sleep, I constantly felt like I was running on empty. It was hard feeling so exhausted and useless when I’m used to being so productive!

Now that the second trimester is well under way I’m hoping to get things back on track here. Though forgive me if SM is not up to its past vigor. I’ve got lots going on right now! YAY BABY!
I’m so excited to finally share the news with you all! Squirrelly Minds won’t be turning into a mommy/baby blog any time soon, but please forgive me for posting DIY’s and cute nursery inspiration here and there.

I’m so excited to share this journey with you!

      

EAT | #PINMAKEEAT12 – TESTED PINTEREST RECIPES

#PinMakeEat12 - Hard Boiled Egg and Brussels Sprouts Bowl from Naturally Ella | Squirrelly Minds

Hard Boiled Egg and Brussels Sprouts Bowl from Naturally Ella

Yes I’m ashamed. I only managed to create one pinmakeeat recipe or the month, again. I’m hoping now that we have a break with international students I’ll be more inclined to experiment in the kitchen. But I am glad I found this one when I did! It was one of those “dinner isn’t planned…what do I have in the fridge?” scenarios. This recipe happened to fit all my needs/haves so I was all BAM let’s do this! And guys, it was good. Darn tootin’ good. But then again, I have an unhealthy love for brussels sprouts.

What have you made from pinterest lately?

      

Life | Road Trip Essentials

Road Trip Essentials | Squirrelly Minds
ModCloth Top / TopShop Leggings / J.Crew Ballet Flats / Warby Parker Sunglasses / Shop Ruche Tote / Project Juice / Nature’s Path Granola Bars / Target Trail Mix / Made in Nature Dried Fruit Mix / Young Living Essential Oils / Burt’s Bees Lip Balm / Dr Bronner’s Lavender Hand Sanitizer
We’re still out there trekking it on the open road! Today we head to our favourite city – Portland!
If there’s anything I focus most on when packing for a road trip, it’s comfort. Every last thing I wear, eat, and do has to be to make myself more comfortable. Above is an example of things I brought with me to make this road trip the best yet.
Clothes
Comfort always comes first when it comes to road trips. Leggings are my go to comfy pants in and out of the home, so they’re a no brainer for in the car. Paired with a baggy cotton shirt, a big bag to throw everything in, cool sunglasses and ballet flats (my go to comfort shoe), you’ll be looking and feeling good.
Food
Water always comes first, but sometimes you need something to get those blood sugar levels up – enter pure veg/fruit juice! Sitting in a car for long hours I don’t crave a big meal, but I do want to snack. A lot. Like, the entire time. Granola bars, dried fruit and trail mix come in super handy.
Others
I’ve recently REEALLY gotten into essential oils, so this is the first time I’ll be taking them on a road trip. But I can’t imagine going 10 days without them! I’m excited to try lemon and peppermint infused cotton balls in the vent slats for energy! Much needed on a long haul drive. I take sanitizer with me (wherever I got) for those times there isn’t soap and water around. And of course I need something to keep these lips moisturized!

What are your road trip essentials?

      

DIY/Holiday | Top 10 St. Patrick’s DIY’s of 2015

Top 10 St. Patrick's DIY's of 2015 - Hand stamped gold place markers from Lemon Thistle

Hand stamped gold place markers from Lemon Thistle

Top 10 St. Patrick's DIY's of 2015 - Painted shoes from The House That Lars Built

Painted shoes from The House That Lars Built

Top 10 St. Patrick's DIY's of 2015 - Rainbow felt cake topper from A Bubbly Life

Rainbow felt cake topper from A Bubbly Life

Top 10 St. Patrick's DIY's of 2015 - Four leaf lucky clover dish from Haphazardly Her

Four leaf lucky clover dish from Haphazardly Her

Top 10 St. Patrick's DIY's of 2015 - Gold four leaf clover garland from Flax and Twine

Gold four leaf clover garland from Flax and Twine

Top 10 St. Patrick's DIY's of 2015 - Rainbow cake topper from Tell Love and Chocolate

Rainbow cake topper from Tell Love and Chocolate

Top 10 St. Patrick's DIY's of 2015 - Rainbow pom pom necklace/headband from  Sister's Suitcase

Rainbow pom pom necklace/headband from Sister’s Suitcase

St Patrick’s Day is full of two of my favourite things – gold and rainbow colours! If you’re looking for a bit of fun crafting in preparation for tomorrow, these are my top 10 favourites of the year. Happy DIYing!

For a bit more St Patrick’s Day inspiration:

From The St Patrick’s Day Archives

   

And more on my St Patrick’s Day Pinterest board

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