28 Weeks Later

ling out loud pregnancy announcement

28 weeks today and entering my third trimester!!! #notafoodbaby

I’ve been trying to keep this pregnancy a secret on social media { except for the odd Snapchat snippet } so a lot of my friends don’t even know I am pregnant.

It’s a good thing really because I have spared them all from my whingeing { I have severe pelvic girdle pain and I can barely walk some days! } and my TMI stories about vomiting 8 times a day { thankfully this stopped at week 20 }.

Anyway, we are over the moon and so thankful for this ‘coming-soon’ addition to our little fambam.  Exciting times, dirty nappies and sleepless nights await us!  And the newborn snugglessssssssss…!!!!

P.S.  In case you are wondering, Bunty has super red lips in the photo because she just finished drinking beetroot juice and not because she’s wearing my red lipstick haha.

New Hair, New Kicks

There’s nothing like a new haircut and a new pair of kicks to make you feel like a new woman!

After contemplating for weeks on end, googling images of “the lob”, stalking #lobhaircut on Instagram and looking at Pinterest for long bob hair inspo, I went for the chop!

lob, asian hairstyle, long bob haircut

Couldn’t resist taking a selfie of my new hurrrrrr on the bus ride home from the city!

It’s early days but I feel fresher, lighter and bouncier.

I had more than 6 inches chopped off and it feels so much healthier!  But it still takes just as long to dry though!  #thickhairproblems

As for my new kicks…

Target Active Wear trainers

…I have been getting asked left, right and centre where I bought these because “they look SO comfortable!”

Tar-jay, my friends.

$35 and I’ll even throw in a link here.

They are comfy but without socks, my feet do get a tad sweaty…and not because I have been working out or anything!  I don’t think I would work out in these slip-on trainers because I think they would easily slip off.

But for normal everyday wear in the latter end of winter, it is an upgrade for my poor frozen little toes which were sick of me wearing flip flops { thongs! } day in, day out.

What’s new in your life?  And any tips on styling my lob??

Snapshots Of Life // March 2016

It’s been nearly 6 months since I last blogged!!!  *insert shock-faced emoji*

Once upon a time, post-wedding and pre-baby, I did blog-related stuff all the time.

Anyway, it turns out that I have a life outside of the blogging world and I’m rewinding time back to March this year and sharing a few snapshots…

LISS

LISS  //  LISS stands for low intensity steady state cardio.  I had started doing Kayla Itsines’ BBG workout to get fit for the year and I was making sure that I documented every step { pun intended! } of my journey…otherwise it didn’t really happen, right?!  FYI – probably not the wisest move to do LISS in my footwear of choice *ahem*

YSL Rose Scabiosa 48

PEDICURE  //  My 2 yo has expensive taste in nail polish!  Out of the bajillions of nail polishes I own, she chose YSL La Laque Couture 48 Rose Scabiosa – and I hadn’t even used it on my nails yet!

Simply 7 Hummus Chips

SNACKS  //  I was sent a packet of Simply 7 Hummus Chips, ate it, liked it and bought more.  Seeing as I was trying to get fit, these seemed like a healthier option than normal potato chips.

brunch with Geek

BRUNCH  //  Online friendships are a wonderful thing and I am grateful that some online friendships translate to real-life friendships.  I am also grateful for brunch!!!

toddler at first dental visit

#WHATNOTTODOATTHEDENTIST  //  Bunty had her first dental check-up AKA ride in the dental chair…whilst eating a banana with legs akimbo!  As you do.

Womens Weekly Eat Clean with Superfoods Cookbook

EAT CLEAN  //  It was around mid-March when I decided to up the ante on my new fitness and health regime by stopping my daily junk food consumption and by adopting a clean-eating diet.  You know sh*t is getting real when you decide to flatlay your new “eat clean” cookbook.

Gucci Eau De Parfum II

SCENT  //  A lovely colleague gifted me a bottle of Gucci Eau De Parfum II after I mentioned that I used to wear it in my twenties.  Maybe she thinks I smell…??!!

There were plenty of other things that happened in March…  Like the day that I had a HUGE fight with my husband and I stormed out the house…but I’ll save that for another blog post for another day.

How was your March?  Can you remember that far back?  What’s been happening in your life lately?

P.S.  Now that I’ve ended my blogging break, my fingers are so itchy to blog more and more and more…so please stay tuned 😀

 

Snapshots Of Life // 2016 Part 1

beef bourguignon

SALTY  //  Made beef bourguignon today for our Valentines’ dinner.  I followed Chelsea Winter’s recipe without any meddling but it turned out a tad too salty for our tastebuds.  That said, we loved the richness and depth of flavours.  But next time I make it, I will make sure I tweak it Ling style 🙂

H&M ripped jeans

RIPPED  //  H&M jeans that I managed to squeeze into.  Total bargain at $5.  FIVE freaking dollars.  Why didn’t I buy another pair??

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