Weekend Links / / Açaí Bowling

Açaí Bowls

As of Wednesday I am 35 weeks pregnant! Eek! Time is flying by in both amazing and slightly nerve-racking ways. This weekend is all about installing our car seat and beginning to pack the hospital bag. Though there aren’t any clear signs our little man has intentions to make an early arrival. For all you mommas, what was one unconventional item you either wished you brought with you or was glad you had in your hospital bag?

In other news, I received my first set of eyelash extensions this week! My friend, Kara Gaylor, is a certified lash specialist in town and performed her magic on me. Lash extensions were something I had wanted for quite sometime and now seemed like perfect timing. For me to feel awake and ready for anything, I like to apply at least concealer and mascara. Well, even great mascara doesn’t do much for my blonde lashes so why not eliminate one step?

For any of my Nashville locals, Kara is offering a special where your first fill is free! Just make sure to mention my name when you call.

Onto the links!

How I Plan Travel in Eight Steps / / If planning a trip causes anxiety and stress, Emily’s eight easy-to-follow steps will be your best friend!

Looking Back on My Twenties as I Turn Almost-Thirty / / Brittany’s views on turning 30 ring so true to me.

“If my twenties taught me anything, it’s that change is slow and often imperceptible, but when I look back at the whole of a period — be it one year or ten years or thirty years — I can see the tiny moments collected and propelling forward and bursting open to create the new life, and I can see that this view is still such a small part of the big picture.”

My Dream Wedding — For Under 8K! / / Planning our wedding was fairly painless. We were excited to start our journey together and we also knew newlywed life would be stressful if we accumulated wedding debt. BreAnna’s post gives great insight into the possibility of creating a dream and budget-friendly wedding!

Why You Should Be Visiting Your Local Library / / Are you a library frequenter? My parents brought us to our local library regularly and I continue to visit the library even now. The Chicago Library System is excellent so not only could I order any book, my branch had a vast movie selection. Nashville’s isn’t quite as stocked for me to simply walk in and leave with exactly what I want, but that’s what the reservation system is for!

Almond Butter Açaí Bowls / /Açaí bowls mystified me and still do to some extent. After my first açaí bowl experience in Laguna Beach, I’ve wanted to make them at home. I would like to understand why the only way to acquire açaí berries is by purchasing frozen smoothie purees? Either way I plan on ordering packets to make my own açaí bowls at home!

Happy Weekend, all!

Linking with ErikaAstleigh, and Amanda

23 thoughts on “Weekend Links / / Açaí Bowling”

  1. I’m thinking about getting lash extensions. How often do you need to refill? We have an amazing media center at my local library. I also love the free book delivery program.

    1. I was told about every three weeks but it all depends on your own lash growth. I’m going on two weeks and honestly haven’t lost that many lashes so I’ll be curious what they look like at the three week mark.

  2. I’m a library fiend. I love reading book reviews on Amazon or wherever and immediately going to my library’s website to put a hold on that book. They email me when it’s ready, and then I go pick it up right by the entrance! So easy, and so cheap.

  3. Eeek! You’re so close! Some things that come to mind for me: your own blanket (everyone reminds you to bring your own pillow, but I really disliked the thin, scratchy blankets the hospital had, and having my own blanket from home made me feel so much more comfortable!), face wash wipes (depending on how your delivery goes, you may not be able to shower for a bit, and these help keep you fresh. Lifesaver for me), and a bottle of wine or champagne. It sounds silly, but the first night after all our friends and family had left, Chris and I toasted our new little man and it was such a sweet moment together. Plus, wine tastes incredible after you’ve gone 9 months without haha. So excited for you!

    1. I never even thought about bringing pillows until we went on our hospital tour. A blanket sounds ideal too! I like a certain amount of weight on me regardless of temperature.

  4. I used to love going to our library but things in my life changed and I simply didn’t make it a part of my routine (we moved and our local branch wasn’t the best). This has inspired me to make a trip. Also, lash extensions are on my list of things to try.

  5. Hooray!!! 35 weeks! It will feel like the next weeks will go so slow (at least they did for me) but truly enjoy them. Do lots of date nights!! As for the hospital bag… I really kept everything to a minimum. The first time I wished I had brought my boppy pillow… and I did this time, but never used it! It was easier to do without. HA! Recommend packing in just a carry on, rolling suitcase (easy to navigate and move) and then use the diaper bag as your purse/essentials for baby. You really don’t need much. I wore the same thing home as I wore to the hospital. Both kiddos never wore the “going home” outfits I brought them HA! And I just wore a hospital gown the whole time for both deliveries. But truly, the key is not to overpack! And if you’re close to the hospital, someone can always bring something to you, worst case scenario. (Wow, long comment!! Sorry!)

    1. No, thanks for all of your tips!! We are close to the hospital which will be nice for those just incase moments. I have a feeling my husband’s camera/computer will be the bulkiest item we bring! haha.

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