After more then a year of frustrations with weebly I have finally caved and am moving my blog over to blogger. All future posts will be there, so please adjust your buttons, bookmarks etc and follow the new blog:

Thank you for all of your comments, love and support. I hope this move isn't an inconvenience to any of you and that you will all follow along over at my new location. I am really happy with the new look and features, I hope you like it!
If I batted for the other team, I tell yah....I would be alllllll over this girl like white on rice! She is so freaking cool! I love her style and this music video makes me want to bounce around my living room...well as much as a fat prego can bounce that is LOL! She is my new girly style crush that's for sure
Do you have a girly style crush? Who is it and why? Do share!

Don't forget to enter my Valentines Day Giveaway! Click here

Since Valentines Day is around the corner, I am having a giveaway!!!! Win yourself, or someone you love, this hand embroidered unique wall art. Made just for you with vintage fabric backing this unique piece is just the right blend of romantic meets rocker. The winner will be announced on Valentines Day!

Here is how you can win one of your own:

  1. Leave a comment here suggesting what you think I should do as my next embroidery project for one entry
  2. Mention the contest on Twitter for an additional entry, linking back to me with @la_kamika so I can track it
  3. Become a fan on Facebook for 2 BONUS POINTS!
  4. Mention this contest on your blog for 2 MORE BIG FAT BONUS POINTS!

And just for fun...tell me who your current favorite band is when you leave your comment! I am always looking for new music and I would love you to share with me
Finally! I have finally gotten that supposed "burst" of energy I was to get in my second trimester....gee thanks. I get it for a a few weeks and then whammy! Third trimester hits, I am naively hoping this means it will be smooth sailing here on out? LOL, I doubt that! Most mom's I have spoken with have said that the third trimester is very challenging. We will see! But I am grateful for this increase in energy as I am able to get so much work done on both my blog and my Etsy shop. I have been crafting away, creating new weekly blog posts and even started organizing the bugs room (well corner of our office). Here are some pictures of what I have been up to:
Set up a comfy rocking chair by the bugs crib for late night breastfeeding sessions and cuddles. Isn't that the raddest granny blanket you ever did see? Love the colors and it is super soft
I have been going for lots of nature walks/hikes with my Aunt lately, taking pictures as we go
And I have created a new line of stuffies for the SPRING! I call them "Foxy Ladies" and I think they are pretty darn cute, don't you?

Other then that I still have a flying ninja in my belly and the dreaded pregnancy leg cramps have started up. Time for some magnesium! Ryan is currently away in Spain and I miss him something fierce, but every time the bug kicks I am reminded I'm not alone and feel comforted.
1.   If I could only read one magazine publication for the rest of eternity, I would choose:  Vogue, preferably a European one (and I would magically be able to read Italian!)

2.  If I were to run my own magazine it would be: a fusion blend of culture, art, fashion, design and travel.

3.  I buy my magazines: HA! I am a notorious magazine thief. Not from stores! But from waiting rooms and such. Yes, Im evil. My husband also brings home a lot of fancy magazines from the Air Canada Lounge when he travels, or I will pick up used ones from thrift shops that look like they might have interesting media to collage with.

4.  I prefer my magazines: IN PRINT! I love to turn a page and discover something new. I also love to be able to rip out a page that inspires me with its design; whether it is too tack it to my wall or paste it into my art journal. I actually have a suitcase full of pictures I have ripped out of magazines!

5.  The number of magazines I buy each month is....thief. Remember? We went over this. Although el prego here has caved and bought a few pregnancy magazines, mainly Fit Pregnancy

6. My favorite magazine genre is: anything that reflects a combination of art, culture and fashion. And I must admit the gossip rags we get in at work suck me in every time!

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It's time once again to look to the positive things in life...something  I think we all need more practice at! This week I am grateful for:

  • Having my husband home for two whole weeks before he left for his big Spain trip. Although I will miss him terribly I am trying to just focus on how much love, cuddles, back rubs and yummy food he showered me with while he was in town! He takes such good care of the bug and I
  • having exciting fun girly plans to look forward to! Rather then do my weirdo winter hibernate thing, I am reaching out to my gal pals. This weekend I have a date with my Corrina-bo-beena to see a girly movie and sip yummy tea
  • and on that note...I am thankful I have friends I can reach out to!
  • I am thankful for a sudden burst of inspiration to get my Etsy shop back up and running!
  • a lot of that inspiration is thanks to copious amount of time spent watching LA Ink, thanks Kat Von D. You may be engaged to a sleazebag, but I still think you are pretty f'ing rad!
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I'm also grateful for some wonderful blog-friends I have made recently! They are such inspiring ladies and have been giving me some great advice as I try to get this lil o' blog off and running. Id like to introduce you to them and please go visit them and say hello:
This is the ever so lovely Maryam of Pamplemousse1983. Her blog is full of fun tutorials, easy recipes, pretty pictures and she is also a fellow prego-blogger like me! You can also find her on Etsy: Photography and Vintage Finds
Self portrait taken by Katelyn
And then there is Katelyn of Peace, Love, and Leener. This girl just makes me laugh, outloud belly laugh. her photography is stunning and her view on life is childlike and inspiring. You can also find her on etsy by clicking here
What are YOU thankful for this week? Please do share....
I am super excited to announce some big changes to the shop! I am doing a lot more embroidery pieces these days, probably because it is easier for el prego here to do while sitting on the comfy couch! LOL! I am currently very inspired by old tattoo flash images and have created these romantic rocker wall art pieces! I am also carrying buttons for all your crafting needs! More items to be released soon

I am madly in love with the band Diamond Rings. His voice is so emo 80's cool it makes me feel like back combing my hair again. And the video? It is so awkwardly tacky, this is love man. This is love!
This next video is a total random treat for you all, but seriously it is pretty bad ass. Now this is freaking TALENT!
This next one is quite possibly my new favorite music video, I just love how raw it is
And just because I love it so much, here is some more Diamond Rings....way to rock the tights and eye shadow dude! LOVE!

First off I just want to say a very big and heartfelt thank you to everyone who reads this weekly post and shares their thoughts, love, advice and experience with me. I love reading your comments; they really do mean the world to me! I am now into my 22 week of pregnancy, or as some like to say just entering my sixth month. I am definitely feeling a lot more movement these days. Kicks and nudges but often it is just a sense of a whirling ball of energy, a presence right below my navel that I am constantly aware of. I can now clearly tell when the bug is awake or asleep, just by a sense of energy in my belly. A new favorite game the bug likes to play is the "I’m hungry!" game. If I sleep in and am late to eating my breakfast its not just my tummy that is ravenous, the bug kicks furiously until I eat! Then a nice food induced coma sets in and all is quiet again.

I am having a hard time with moods, frankly I have been since the beginning. I just didn’t talk about it much. But I made a promise do a dear friend recently and she made me realize that my silence was serving no purpose other than to make me and others around me unhappy. So you know what? The prego blues happens, it sucks, and it is real but I am learning it doesn’t mean that there is anything wrong with me. Or that I need to be "fixed" or get my head checked. I have enlisted the help of some professionals recently and am learning what is considered normal during pregnancy, versus what is a warning sign. I am a prime candidate for post partum depression as I have dealt with depression/anxiety since I was 15 years old. My mother, grandmother and one of my aunts also suffer from mental disorders ranging from OCD to depression to bi-polar disorder, so needless to say I can worry over my "blue" thoughts sometimes. And there has been a lot of that these past 22 weeks: feelings of loneliness, depression, and overwhelming anxiety that are natural to a hormonally charged up pregnant woman can seem VERY scary to a person with my history. So if you are like me just know this: you are not alone! Yes, it is normal to have these swings, ups and downs, and teary days of crying for no reason. HORMONES ARE POWERFUL and it is all part of the process of prepping both your body and mind for baby. Talk to someone, your midwife, a counselor, a friend and update the REGUALRY! Don't hide out and be embarrassed that you aren’t always "glowing" and earth mamma like. That is just stupid. Be real. Breathe. Relax. Do yoga. And hug your friends. Lots. Hug them long and hard and tell them you love them. Make BFF dates. Spend time with the women in your family that bring you peace, limit time with those that do not.  Go for long walks and breathe in plenty of fresh air. And once again, BREATHE!

Other than that though I can honestly say this baby has been so good to me so far that I at times I don’t even feel pregnant. Then I will get a kick, or my feet will swell up suddenly after a long day of shopping and I will think to myself, oh yah! You are growing a baby in there! As my friend Chels told me yesterday over a d-lish curry lunch "Dude it’s like the ultimate craft project! You are crafting a human being!" And you know what? She is right, and that makes me feel a lot less guilty at neglecting my blog and Etsy shop....I am crafting every minute of every day! LOL

1.   If my house was on fire and I could only grab 3 things I would grab: well my first response was my husband and my two katz! But they are "things" so I would have to say....oh jeez I can't get past my husband and the katz!!!   

2.  A smell I really like is: orange and lavender! Orange really wakes me up and lavender is so peaceful and pretty   

3.  Something you might not know about me is: that I obsessively worry, like a lot. It is something I have been trying to change about myself for a long time now      

4.  Some of my favorite websites to putter about on are: bloglovin, twitter, facebook, and polyvore  

5.  This weekend I will: officially start my baby registries, create more tattoo inspired embroidery pieces, watch a lot of LA Ink while I work on said pieces, and hopefully catch up on household chores that el prego here hasn't had the energy for    

6. Nothing makes me happier than: my husband. Nothing even comes close to him      

Now go on over to Laurens blog and join in on the fun!

Now it is time to mention A Monthly Make, a fun Flickr group I just joined. Above is a photo of something I made this month, the first of the tattoo inspired embroidery pieces I mentioned. I thought they would make great Valentines gifts for those that like to think outside of the box! Above is a fairly classic styled rose, with some mini nautical stars in the background.
And this is the one I am currently working on, which I love so much I may not be able to put it in the shop! What do you think?