Monday, March 14, 2011

pretty girl rock

just wanting to start the week off...  this keri hilson video is so adorable. definitely, one of my favorites!

i love that this video features women who exude confidence and beauty inside and out...  the women here could easily be replaced by some amazing women i know.  so, to all the pretty girls (you know who you are), do the pretty girl rock, rock, rock!!!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

what's in a name?

so, the mister and i have decided to name our newest addition, solana leighton...

lil' man had a part in it too...  we asked him if he liked solana or leighton as the first name, he said, "solana!".

i came across the name, "solana" almost three years ago.  the name has a spanish & latin origin.  it means sunlight / sunshine...  when broken down, "sol" - (hebrew origin) means prayed for; peace; "ana / anna" - (hebrew origin) "God has favored me"

we also liked the name "leighton" because we really like names that are not gender specific.  the fact that i absolutely love leighton meester didn't hurt either... 

leighton meester (source)
we are so happy to be able to call her by her name...

hope you are having a wonderful week.
xo, carla

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

tickle me tuesdays - part 3

if you missed my last post, we just found out that our baby is a lil' miss.  i couldn't help but choose a bunch of girly things for the 3rd edition of tickle me tuesdays!  go to yes teacher's blog to check out some amazing bloggers who are participating in this link up!

here it goes:

"ultimate set of paper doll blocks" by tiny giraffe shop

peacock fascinator by gorgeous and company

"girl head pillows" by vintage jane

spitfire boy girl tattoo dolls
i saw this at sometimes sweet and tart's blogs

"gypsy baby dress" by vintage lucys

pleated a-line dress (made with spoonflower fabric) by zesti

i know i'm only supposed to have up to five items... but i couldn't help but add one more...

happy women's international day!!!
xo, carla

Friday, March 4, 2011

baby is a lil' lady!

some mom-to-be's have dreams about the gender of their baby, some have gut feelings...  i wasn't so lucky in this department.  so, finding out that our newest addition is a girl, came as a surprise!

everyone was telling me that i was going to have a girl based on the chinese calendar, a "psychic" patient at the hospital that a family member spoke to (btw, she also predicted dom's gender back in 2006), my cravings, my mood, & even my appearance.  although this pregnancy is obviously different from my previous one, i almost thought that we might have a boy because a friend of mine had two girls, but both pregnancies were so different.  honestly, i just wanted the baby to be as healthy as possible, so i didn't have a preference whether baby was going to be a boy / a girl... 

lil' lady (gestation period - 31 weeks

just like we did with lil' man, we had a 3D/4D ultrasound done.  my hubby and i are such type A personalities that a surprise at the time of birth was just not in our plans.  we also wanted to get a glimpse of our baby's face before he / she was born.  finding out about the gender helped us prepare for baby's arrival, name him / her, and enjoy calling them by their name when we talk to the "belly".  now, it's time for mister and i to brainstorm girl names (which is happening as you are reading this)!

our time at the ultrasound clinic was extra special, because dom was there with us.  he anticipated seeing lil' lady's face as much as we were.  he was so happy, and excited to see her for the first time (though, he still insists that she is a BOY)! 

"pink on cream" by millylillyrose (source)
"the pink shoes" by rmrr21 (source)
"future" by domi the geeeee (source)
we feel very blessed to already have a boy, and having a girl is just the cherry on top!

hope you have a very lovely weekend!
xo, carla

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

i heart adele

i just love her soulful voice... sigh.  her album a definite must have.