Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WINTER WONDERLAND

 Hi my loves, how is everyone doing? We had some snow recently, which is now starting to melt.  I just wanted to pass by and show you how beautiful my neighbourhood and my backyard were a couple days ago with all the snow. Today I finished all the gift wrapping and we are all done with Christmas shopping. 
Every year we like to start our Christmas decorations including of course our beautiful tree, on the 25th of November.  Sofia was a big help this year, she loved decorating and helping. For those of you who were wondering, yes, our tree is artificial, we don't encourage cutting trees every year which will only be used for a few weeks.  These days it's easy to find great quality artificial trees and they are just as beautiful.  Of course this is just our family opinion.
 
Take care everyone!
Claudia 

Friday, December 12, 2014

BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING

Hi my loves, I know I am super late on this post, but as usual I've been crazy busy. I normally never shop on crazy days like these since I have zero patience for crowed places and line ups. This year we decided to pay a visit to just a few stores and see if what we wanted had any great deals. We went to an outlet plaza in Milton "city outside Toronto" and checked out 4 or 5 stores. First one was Lindt chocolates and we got some great deals there for Christmas presents, a few delicious boxes of chocolates and truffels.
The next stop was one of my favorite stores, Michael Kors, I really wanted to check if they had any great deals. It was a little crazy inside, but I was lucky enough not to get stuck in any line up outside the store, I only had to wait in line when it was time to pay, but I didn't care at that point since I was thrilled with my purchases. I got 2 gorgeous bags, presents from my dear husband, one for having baby #2 and one for this Christmas, the one for Christmas is still wraped and in it's original package. Let me tell you I was a happy girl!!!
My new baby
Check out Michael Kors website,  they still have a few sales going on.
 Then I wanted to buy some casual boots for my husband. We went to a couple shoe stores and we found nothing that we liked so we finally went to Aldo and found these gorgeous boots for Christmas.
Then we thought lets check out Babies R Us, we needed a playpen for our coming baby since we left Sofia's playpen at my mom's vacation home in Portugal.
We got a really awesome deal for the playpen for our baby boy.

You can find this playpen at Baby's R US online or in stores.
We also got a few adorable baby clothes. I am now organizing our baby's room and closet which is a really exciting time for all of us.
We also got 2 really cool car seats, one infant and one 3 stage that will be good when the baby is a little older, both from Safety 1st.
You can find this item here:

You can find this item here:
 
And that is what we did on Black Friday.
It was definately worth it!!!
These photos do not belong to me except the one of my gorgeous Michael Kors bag, most of the things we got are still in boxes, the other Michael Kors bag is part of my Christmas present  so I will show you better in a future post. I promise!
 
Take care everyone!
Claudia

Monday, December 01, 2014

GENDER PARTY

 
 Oh My Goodness, I have so much to share with all of you. First let's start with the big news. Some of you that follow my personal Facebook page and also the blog's Facebook page know this already.
We are having a BOY!!!
We had such a blast with the Gender Party. For those that don't know what a "Gender Party" is, it's simply a party to reveal the sex of the baby, a really fun way to get your loved ones together and share such wonderful news.
The way we wanted to reveal the sex of our baby to our family and friends was with a big box we made ourselves and filled it with balloons so as soon as we opened the box they would pop up.
Everyone was so excited and couldn't wait to find out. 80% predicted a boy, but I got a few people confused when I arrived with a pink dress. LOL
When I was pregnant with Sofia, everyone told me "you will have a boy for sure". Lol
This time most of you got it right! :)
The party took place at my sister in law's home since we wanted to get everyone together. Her father in law, is really old and does not get out of the house anymore so I decided we should have it there so no one would miss the party. 
We brought our decorations and ordered some delicious food, my sister in law made a few dishes and my mom made the deserts and appetizers.  
We got some really adorable baby stuff, cash and gift certificates for our baby.
I will share the new baby stuff we got in a later post.
I even got a gorgeous Michael Kors bag from my husband, purchased on Black Friday.
How was your shopping on Black Friday? Did you enjoy some great deals?
I promise I will share real soon our Black Friday shopping, we found amazing deals.
Stay tuned!
 
Take care
Claudia

Saturday, November 15, 2014

BUMPFIE @ 19 WEEKS

Hi my loves, are you having a great weekend? It's freezing cold in Toronto. 
Today we went to see the Santa Claus Parade in Brampton, Ontario. It was super fun, Sofia really loved it!  
I just wanted to pass by and share a recent bumpfie @ 19 weeks. Soon we will find out the sex of the baby and we are planning a "gender party" at the end of the month.
I will share it all with of you.  

Take care everyone!
Claudia   

Monday, November 10, 2014

THE CUTEST NURSE IN TOWN

 
I know I am late on this one, but better late than never. I really wanted to share Sofia's Halloween costume this year. We had so much fun at my sister in law's home, we all went trick or treating and sofia had a blast. It was a first for her since we always give treats to the kids every year at our place.
Sofia and my husband are really enjoying all those treats now.
I am not enjoying chocolate at the moment, I can't even stand the smell, it's so weird since I am such a chocoholic. You never know how your body will react when you're preggers. 
Check out our Halloween night last year:

I would like to thank everyone that took the time to comment on my last post about my pregnancy it made me so happy to see your comments, emails and personal messages on Facebook.
Hope I can post more often and keep you updated with the latest news. A few more weeks and we will find out if we are having a baby boy or baby girl. Can't wait!!!
Let me know what your prediction is.
 
Have a great week everyone!
Claudia

Thursday, October 30, 2014

BABY #2 IN THE OVEN!!!

Oh my Gosh... I know I've been a really bad blogger! I hope you can forgive me for my absence, but as you can see I do have a very good reason.
I' m pregnant!!!
If you follow me on Facebook you probably already noticed, I recently announced that my husband and I are expecting baby #2 in April 2015. We are both so excited for this next chapter in our lives and somehow, this time, it's even more special to be able to share all this excitement with Sofia! She is so cute, she already loves to kiss my tummy and she already says she will be a big sister. We still don't know the sex of the baby and we have no preference, but my prediction is another baby girl.  Sofia's prediction changes everyday and my husband is just confused. LOL  We always knew we wanted more than one and not too far apart in age so this was perfect timing. The reason why I've been so absent is because pretty much since day one I've been suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum which is basically severe nausea and vomiting all day long. My doctor prescribed me some medication to help control the nausea and vomiting, it did not stop the nausea and it made me feel really exausted, but at least it did control my vomiting.
 I remember getting some nausea and vomiting with Sofia, but this is a whole different story, morning till night, day after day, plus I had zero energy to do anything which was a little inconvenient when you have an energetic 3 year old at home running around and demanding your attention 24/7. We wanted to go on vacation to Portugal this year, but we had to skip that since I've spent pretty much all our vacation in bed... Fortunately, I've been feeling a lot better lately, vomiting is still part of some of my days, but it's way better then before and I am on less medication.  
Sorry for the details, not very glamourous I know!
I promise I will try my very best to keep you posted.

 For those that don't know yet here is the blog's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Claudia-Persi-Personal-Blog/295396037253862
I would love to see you all there.

I would love to know your predictions!

Baby Boy or Baby Girl??? 
 
Take care everyone!
Claudia

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