I love Tricky, lovvvvvve him! Wether on his own or with Massive Attack his voice just has this sexy apeal that gets me going. I used to listen to this song on repeat in Grade 12:
And now he has a new song, YES! Here it is folks:
While you are here check out the moves on this 8 YEAR OLD B-boy! SICK!
So here I am, 13 weeks along and feeling pretty great! My belly has really popped though, and it is surprising for how early I am. Hopefully we don't hear two heart beats at the next midwife appointment, not that twice the joy wouldntbe welcome....but WOWZA! Scary thought. Mind you my mom was HUGE wih my brother and I and my Aunt showed early too. Maybe its just genetics. Here is a picture:
So far I gotta say the second trimester is pretty great! My energy has returned and I find I can run on less sleep...good practice for the future LOL! I am feeling massive nesting urges to keep the house clean, move things around and plan plan plan. All my ligaments and tendons are like taffy! I wake up contourted in the weirdest postions and I can feel my ab muscles beeing steched to their limitis when I laugh. I just finished off my last craft fair for the season (and it was AWFUL!) but I am glad it is done, because now I can focus on crafts for me and the bug!
1.   Black Friday is: more of an American thing but it seems to be more popular up here in Canada now too. The first "official" shopping day of the Christmas season, lots of sales. I have never been to any of them myself. Too early to shop yet!     

2.  Christmas shopping this year will include: craft supplies and that is about it. Ryan and I plan on making all our gift this year, and I can't say what as it is a secret!  

3.  Holiday shopping makes me: happy and excited! I love buying people presents and most years you have to reign me in as I love to spoil people, especially Ryan!      

4.  This year my Christmas list will include: I havent given a thought to what I would like for Christmas, for me its all about making everyone else happy!  

5.  Bargain hunter, or full price shopper? Hello!?!? Who the hell doesn't love a bargain?    

6.  The best and worst things about shopping is: The best is getting a Pepermint Mocha from Starbucks and wandering around looking at all the pretty things that could make my loved ones smile. The worst is how competitive, stressed, and greedy people get. I tune them out with my Ipod and sip my mocha, oblivious to them all     

7.  Online shopper or in-person shopper? If I can't touch, see, feel, smell, test what I am about to buy then I am not interested

Now why don't you head on over toLauren's blog and join in on all the fun?

Do you live in the Greater Vancouver area? If so you should come to the Blim Community Market this Sunday!!!! It's only 1 month until Christmas, get a head start with unique one of a kind items. This holiday season buy local and support the hand made revolution!!!
I love love love this woman, such a sultry voice! Not many folks have heard of her....I hope you all will give her a try and please let me know what you think.
This Saturday morning I got out of bed, put on my cozy slippers and walked out into the living room...to see that it had SNOWED! It was the morning of the first day of my second trimester and all seemed perfect in the world. I was snug and warm in my PJ's, my kitties were curled up on a blankie on the couch, and the whole world was quite, still and white.

That is when I noticed that Ryan wasn't home. After looking around the house for him I returned to the living room to see him walk through the door with a bouquet of flowers, a card, and a yummy Gingerbread Latte from Starbucks! "Happy first trimester sweetie!!" he said. I am the luckiest girl in the whole wide world.

So far this trimester is off to a fairly good start. My energy level is still low, but much better then it was before and food tastes normal again! I can pretty well eat anything now! HOORAY!!!!!! But I am not sleeping well, and my moods are pretty erratic. To be expected I guess as I have a lot on my mind, but I also have a history of "the blues" and a mother who got really bad post-partum depression with both children. At times it is hard for me to know what is "normal" pregnancy swings and what I should be wary of.

My midwife has referred me to a reproductive psychologist as she feels she will better be able to help me tell the difference between "normal" and "warning signs". Not that I am going crazy or anything, more that I just want to do all I can to be healthy in body and mind for this child. Also, lets face it, when you didn't have a healthy relationship with your own mother, it is pretty wild to think of yourself as becoming a mother. Well, at least it is for me. So I am going to give this head doc a try!

Those of you who have experienced the blues during pregnancy what helped you? What worked? What didn't? Do share. I don't feel that women talk about this side of pregnancy enough! Lets all help each other
I woke up this morning to a bouquet of flowers, french toast and snow glorious snow! Quite the way to celebrate the first day of my second trimester...don't you think?
I am affraid there are no blanks for me to fill in today as they are all on American Thanksgivig, and well I am up North! Besides, today I am also feeling a little funny in the head. I dont know if it is pregnancy hormones or something else but I have been really  "off" for over a week now. I need a pick me up, and maybe some of you do to? So I am doing a 're-post' here but it is an old blog post from before I had so many lovely followers. It is one that I read again and again when I need a little boost. I hope it can do the same for you

It is said that if you can change your thoughts you can change your life...or something like that. Many of us, myself included, walk through life with a broken record playing in the background. I don't know about you but I could use a better soundtrack. It has been proven that negative thought patterns not only effect our bodies but also weave deep complicated negative trenches into our brains....making it hard to "get out of a funk". Our brains literally become hardwired to expect, almost look for, the worst. But by simply thinking something different, and believing it to be true, wanting it to be true, you can re-boot the suborn hardrive that is your brain.

Its all about affirmations, but honestly not many of us can keep a straight face while they look in the mirror and tell themselves how fucking awesome they are, unless your Barney Stintson.

Just the word affirmations is bound to bring something like this to mind

Yet as much as we make fun of it, there is something to be said for the power of words. If you have ever been bullied you will know this to be true. If you call someone stupid for long enough, the sad fact is that eventually they will start to believe it.

So what if we take back that power and flip it on its head? What if we got over the giggles and silly feelings and told ourselves every morning how much we love ourselves? How awesome we were....

After all Masaru Emoto proved that words effect water....simple water crystals can be effected by the power of words!

Considering that well over 50% of our bodies are comprised of water, it kinda makes you think twice about the "fat talk" eh?

I dont have a healthy "script", and its been on repeat since I was 16 years old. SCREEEEEEEEECH! Time to yank that needle of the record and play a new fucking track!

How's about something like this?
I AM SO EXCITED FOR CHRISTMAS!!!!!! Eeeeeeeeeeek! I love decorating for Christmas and I can't wait to start, but it feels fake if I start before December 1st. But I am already daydreaming of my house all warm and cozy and ull of Christmas cheer! Ryan and I always decorate the tree together while watching A Charlie Brown Christmas. I know every word by heart. This year we are also throwing a huge Christmas party, I am very excited! I think I will scan some old funny Christmas photos to share with you all, for now, here are some Christmasy things that I love
Except these. Not these. I hate these with a passion. Nylon covered Christmas balls. Pretty? Yes. Practical? NO! They always make a mess and every year one of my katz winds up finding one and unraveling it. And then of course getting sick from eating nylon thread. Yay hairballs. These should be banned. Bah!
So I am kinda cheating here with this post....no new music video to share with you  today. BUT I do have this cute lil piece of musical awesomness. Want to know the secret to being a great parent? Apparently, its Bob Marley
Just so you don't feel to cheated dear readers, I also have this great Etsy find for you! Custom made lovers tree pillows. I am so getting one for Ryan for Christmas, hope he doesn't read this blog post! LOL. Click here to view their shop
Sorry my posts have been a bit scant lately, just still trying to manage my time between work, home, prego stuff, etsy shop, kraft fairs, blog yadda yadda yadda. I am sucking right now, I am sorry. I will get better! Sometimes maintaining a regular blog can be overwhleming!