Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Big Day

On september 24th I woke up with contractions, 11 hours later - baby L was born! A healthy 7 pounds and 13 oz little boy, and very very pretty, if I do say so myself :)

So it'll be a while before I can post again I hope youll understand! I need to... um... heal, we need to figure out all sorts of new things and get to know the little guy... For now I thought I would give you a quick update from my iPod - I haven't left the second floor of my house since the birth!

I am very much looking forward to tell you all about it :)

Friday, September 17, 2010

1 DAY!!

As promised - here are a few shots of the nursery :)


That room had been used as an office and storage room for so long, so first thing we had to do was get rid of everything that was in there (for a 7x9 room there was a TON of stuff and it was pretty challenging to find a new spot for everything! Phew!)

The original paint was beige, and the walls needed work... so we decided to sand down all the walls and to re-plaster what needed it... On a few very hot days of the summer, I let S do all that behind a closed door, sealed with some painting tape to avoid getting dust all over the house.


Man it was much tougher than anticipated - and the cleaning, woah! But we did clean everything over a few weeks, and painted all of the room in another few weeks...

And here are the results:


Do you like it? :)

Friday, September 3, 2010

15 days, or 37 weeks and 6 days...

oh la la... this is really happening!

What to say... I am completing today my first week outside of the workplace. It went pretty well, I've been somewhat productive, I did some cleaning in the house... There's lots more to do, but it's a good start - it's not easy to clean your bath tub with a huge belly! :)

We're almost done with the nursery. All that's left really is to place the rocking chair in the room and put some art on the walls... I think we're going to stick to placing the rocking chair in there and save the art for later, so long as the room is functional, who cares if the room is not completely decorated, right? :) So stick around, photos are coming soon...

I ate at home all week - so cool! It's so nice to eat everything that's in our fridge and not waste food anymore - I'm not losing my fruits and veggies, I'm eating them - a nice change! :) I even experimented in the kitchen, I tried this recipe from Angela at Oh She Glows... I call my version of it 'Apple Fail' lol

Health and Pregnancy-wise I'm doing pretty well - just a bit uncomfortable... My feet are swollen all day, I have the occasional heart burn fest, my back and my legs are sore, and I'm tired a lot... but it's really not too bad...

Man I just can't believe there is only 15 days to go (if the baby is 'on time' :)

We're organizing a garage sale with a few of our neighbors this weekend - it's going to be so nice to get rid of some of our stuff - when we 'emptied' out our storage room to make it the baby room, we were left with so much cr*p all over the house you litterally have to zig zag in between piles of stuff and furniture to get from a room to the other... That's how it is when you have a small house and zero storage space! :) (ok, ok...and collect too much stuff like we do:)

Alright, I better get some cleaning done now - later! :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Flavür - Product Review

I received an email from Lassonde a while ago - they asked me if I would like to try this new line of beverages, Flavür juices and teas, and then share my thoughts about them on the blog... Of course I was interested!

I received a box of samples this week and I started tasting them:

First of all, a few words from the Flavür people:

This original blend of full-bodied fruit juice, enhanced with subtle flower flavours, is made from 100% natural ingredients. Try out the different Flavür: stimulating Strawberry-Dragon Fruit-Ginseng, purifying Lemon-Honey-Aloe Vera, or thirst-quenching Red orange-Guava-Hibiscus.

You’ll appreciate the smooth and exotic sensation of Flavür Tea, a refreshment that’s beautiful to behold and delightful to taste. Look for it at your favourite health food or convenience store. One gulp, and you’ll be sold on the Flavür Tea!

I find the packaging quite attractive - I was already refreshed just looking at the bottles :)

Results? Juices = Yummy!

I'm not a fan of teas in general, so I asked S (my husband) to try them out for me, I'll let you know what he thought of them soon :) Here are a few words from Lassonde about the teas for now (translated by me... please forgive me if it's not 100% accurately translated...)

  • Fine iced teas made from organic ingredients
  • Made from high quality teas (black, white and green)
  • Quantity of tea polyphenols in each of the 3 Flavür teas :
      • White tea = 130 mg / 250 ml
      • Black tea = 150 mg / 250 ml
      • Green tea = 145 mg / 250 ml

I did have the juices and... I LOVED them! :) With the crazy heat waves we've had recently, this was a great way to stay hydrated! A wee tiny bit syrupy, but more like apple juice syrupy than like a juice full of sugar... The 3 flavors were all delicious and I would not hesitate to pick them over a lot of other brands when buying juice at the store!!

A plus? The ingredients list is 'readable' - nothing artificial in there! Nutritional value?  Low in calories, no fat, a little bit of sugar... SUPER! It would have been perfect should there have been a little more vitamins in there, but really, it's pretty good :)

My favorite flavour? Strawberry Dragon Fruit Ginseng. Wheeee :)

What I like above all? It's a Canadian product!! :)

If you are interested in trying them out they are available in most health food and convenience stores.

You can also find Flavür on Facebook here.

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