Friends, I am still here.
It has been one great big adventure that I am looking forward to sharing with you when the time is right. In the meantime, Joanna from A Cup of Jo recently had a cool post about wedding night sex that made me laugh out loud. The bobby pins! Thought I’d share for those that hadn’t yet seen it. Our wedding night fell into the ‘spoke about it before and knew we’d be exhausted so we removed the pressure’ category. Thank you for checking in, hope all is well on your side xo
Friends, I am still here.
I am not always very good at friendships and loving people the way they want to be loved, but have been blessed with friendships with phenomenal individuals that don’t hold that against me and are (mostly) lovingly patient towards me. If you have a BFF that’s gotten into a serious relationship whilst you remained single, this one will strike a cord. Add to it, distance and a growing baby bump and the reality of it is magnified. Read A Practical Wedding‘s post on Friendship after Marriage.
Seriously crushing on the pearls that I discover on Polka Dot Bride. Today’s wedding crush has a beautifully styled bride and a before-message from the groom that makes me smile. He says he isn’t nervous about getting married, just excited. I was a nervous wreck before I saw Mr.N because I don’t enjoy being the centre of attention in the least! Once he was with me, I felt better. Elopements are my best! Isn’t it sweet how once he pronounces the couple married, the officiant disappears? #Winning
Mr.N and I have been married for over three years and whilst I have always been interested in optimum living, I’m becoming more fierce in my pursuit of education as we start planning to add a few little humans to our family. And let me tell you, I’m struggling to find the right information. I’ve discovered that natural vaginal birth with minimum medical intervention where possible, is the best route to getting the little ones here, but what about providing the best environment for them to develop in utero and after birth? Does the face wash I currently use possess any harmful ingredients? Besides the basic, no smoking or drinking and take folic acid, there’s not much more information involving South African product usage. There are many scientific (and frankly harsh sounding) terms on the products we use in our home, from cleaning agents to shampoo and I’m finding myself increasingly uneasy with my ignorance about what they are and mean. I searched the Internet for a list of safe cosmetic brands available in South Africa and came up short. Is anyone else thinking along these lines and concerned about the ingredients in the products we use? *I should drop my friend Tania a line, think she might have an idea* if she does, I’ll be sure to share what I learn. In the meantime, check these out:
Above image taken off Foodmatters.tv, taken by Christopher Gavigan
We sat down to watch Silver Linings Playbook last weekend and had never heard of it (hehe, I see now it was quite a hit when released). Mr.N had stumbled on it and thought it sounded like something I’d enjoy, and boy did I. It’s a charming story which develops organically. I really appreciated the way it dealt with mental illness and what it looks like in families. We laughed, considered and I cried. It was a movie that stayed with us all weekend. My heart went through all the motions, it hooked me. So, if you’re looking for something that will engage and leave you with a mixed bag of emotions and thoughts, get this one. Also, how wonderful is it that we, with all our imperfections and issues, have opportunities to heal, grow and be better? Just Wonderful.
An elopement captured on video, a GREAT idea. Love the bride’s look.
Shared from Polka Dot Bride