Sunday, March 29, 2015

goin' outside again

Last year we had a goal to have the backyard spruced up by June when we'd be hosting people at our house for a baby shower. Funnily, that's the goal again this year as the house hosts another summer time outdoor shindig. Maybe two. This time the goal is to wrap up the stuff that we desperately need to make the outdoor living bearable in burbank weather. AKA: Landscaping and SHADE.

I want some sort of modern shade situation a-la sail shades. Like so:
Matt wants something a little more permanent with a hearty roof, like so:
So I'm pinteresting around for  something that falls in the middle of permanent and modern, like so:
We have some income tax refund money coming that we are earmarking for such use and I am taking time off after this job so we will have both time and money to undertake this project. We will also have to be dealing with this though:
Little miss crawls around who we'll have to wrangle amidst getting our hands dirty digging up weeds. 

Worth it!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

that's a wrap!

Hurrah! We made it! Seven days! Alice and her poppa came to visit a whole bunch on this job thanks to having a producer boss (a dude believe it or not) who loves babies. It was a real treat.
So now we watch Milena get married on Friday (AH!) and then next week we wrap.

Sunday, March 22, 2015


The nougat knows how to take it easy when it comes to drinking her milk. Look at her. Ridiculous.
It's been a long week of filming and we still have three more days. Matt's brought her to visit a few times including an overnight hotel stay in Camarillo, our first as a family of three. She did fine except for waking up a few times with a lost paci situation. The next morning she enjoyed her first hotel continental breakfast and once again refused eggs. She likes tofu though, believe it or not.
I miss her so much every single day I'm away from her. Once this job is wrapped I'll be taking a few weeks off to hang with her and I can't wait. This baby phase flies by so fast!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

listen to my mother

After I had the baby I shed weight like crazy. I was dropping poundage left and right to the point where my pediatrician was concerned that the weight loss was causing a dip in milk production which led to Alice not gaining as much weight as she should be. He told me to not try to lose weight, which I wasn't, it was just happening, and to eat some more. That combined with extra hunger led to me just throwing all regard for a well balanced diet out the window and now I'm up about 10-15 lbs.
Through this experience my mother had told me "take care of yourself" "watch what you eat" and I did not listen. I ate good food and snacked a lot and drank a lot of water but I ate so so so so many bad things for me and not just once a day but MULTIPLE times a day and that added up. An extra treat here and there is perfectly acceptable but I just thought that my weight shedding would keep going but it did not. It slowed down. And for what? Alice was gaining the right amount of weight for her body type. How do I know? Because we have increased her food intake and she is still skinny. In addition to the milk I pump for her, she's at max capacity formula bottles that she doesn't finish and she's still skinny. She will be the weight she is because that's her body type. And our pedi has confirmed this at appointments. She's healthy, she's happy, she's not sick. She is who she is. I should have taken the advice to eat more and done it healthily and gradually and taken care of myself like my mom had said.
So since I rarely listen to my mother I am going to pass this along to you: listen to my mother. If you're breastfeeding, by all means, have that donut. But don't have the dozen. Have that coke. But not every day. Instead of apple pies: eat an apple.

I know this isn't a fun post after being M.I.A. for awhile but you know... it was on my mind. I'm managing a big job right now so things is busy but after it I'll be taking some time off and content is a-coming.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

living room mock up part III

So now that we have a sofa in place and it has a particular color, I made up a little idea board. 
 I would detail more but I'm watching some Parks & Rec stuff and I can't focus.