Weekend Recap

red and gold, itsy bitsy indulgences {A little red and gold for holiday festivities}

I guess it’s only natural that the weekend before Christmas would end up being a busy one. Last week, after our appointment with the doctor, we were informed that our little one just might arrive earlier than her expected due date (but of course, how can one really be certain). So the days that followed were filled with final preparations in the off chance that she would arrive… and here we are, Monday morning… one “could it be contractions” evening on Friday (obviously it wasn’t), a few long walks (including inclines) over the weekend, and an early Christmas family dinner with those who will be out of town for the holiday… and our little one is still where she was last Sunday. The moral? No one can predict when a baby will arrive…. and I’m sure all you moms out there can attest to that fact! Wish us luck as we embark on these next few days before Christmas (you can follow along via instagram or snapchat: shanpulsiferibi for up to date information)!

Also, today is the last day to enter the Orangetheory Fitness giveaway! If you’re in the Orange County area, or have a friend or family member who is, this is an awesome gift to them or yourself!

Balboa Island, itsy bitsy indulgences {Christmas on Balboa Island}

sunset, itsy bitsy indulgences {Post-rain sunset}

itsy bitsy indulgences {Sending out the last of the Christmas Cards}

labradoodle, itsy bitsy indulgences {My first little baby has been so snuggly lately}

itsy bitsy indulgences {Tried our hand at some homemade toffee which was enjoyed fireside with family}

Wearing sleeveless or backless this New Year’s Eve? You’ll want to check out this workout for sculpted arms!

If you’re looking for some last minute Christmas ideas, under $50, I’ve listed some favorites! They are all from Nordstrom, which I love because there is always the “buy on-line, pick up in store” option… which I use… regularly! For a beauty lover, this lotion is creamy and leaves the skin feeling so soft. I’m also loving this Charlotte Tilbury mini lipstick set. For the woman in your life who is always on the go, I’m loving this simple tote bag, which looks super chic at a fabulous price! This cozy sweater is available in several colors, and perfect for those in your life who love a little comfort! A striped mug, with a pound of coffee, make the perfect gift for a caffeine loving friend… or for the wine lover (I know a few of those!!) try this pouch and a bottle of their favorite wine. And… of course… if you’re looking for a new little piece to wear on Christmas morning, this open front cardigan will keep you warm and comfortable!


  1. Your little pup is such a cutie!! Sounds like a lovely weekend! Hoping the baby makes its debut before Xmas!!