Sunday, December 25, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Heavenly Haven

How precious are these pictures of little Haven Garner with her besotted parents, Jessica Alba and Cash Warren?? The trio were out running some last minute holiday errands in West Hollywood yesterday, and clearly enjoyed a little refueling break at a local coffee shop. Big sister Honor was not present on the outing, maybe the toddler enjoyed some time in pre-school? I HEART this little family, who always manages to look so refreshingly down to earth and normal!

(Photo Credit from here)

Wise Words...

... on a Wednesday. Have a fabulous yeah-it's-only-3-days-till-Christmas day!

(Image from here)

Christmas In Dublin...

... is sparkly, modern and slightly pink-ish; just the way we LOVE it!

It's Beginning....

... to look a lot like Christmas! YEAH!

Today's Yummy Mummy Style Crush

How cute! Buffy alumn Sarah Michelle Gellar, 34, was spotted in L.A. this week escorting her adorable ballerina to class. How cute does 2-year old Charlotte look in her tutu?!

The actress looked stylish donning sunglasses, a quilted leather jacket, an Alexander McQueen scarf (I have one in navy and red and I LOVE it!) and some black boots. Gellar recently dished about motherhood and life with Charlotte in a magazine interview:

"Charlotte is my best friend, and any free time I have, I want to spend with her. But while it's easy to forget yourself, I can't define myself as only Charlotte's mother—one day, she's going to be an adult, and then where am I? Like in any other relationship, you have to remember who you are through all this. After she goes to bed at 7:30, I might take a bath or read. And Freddie and I get our time together, too. Relationships are like flowers: They need attention to grow and develop. You have to make time to be there for the other person. Luckily, Charlotte's a sound sleeper, so once she's down, we can have friends over and have dinner and conversation and not worry."

I so get where she is coming from! Nahla, right now in most ways, is my whole world. I savour every moment, miss her when I have to be away and just generally think spending time with her is the funnest thing I have ever done. And at the same time I know I have to also make time for me. For my friends and family, For my relationship. I know by doing so I will not only be a better friend/girlfriend/sister/daughter, but also, and most importantly, a better mother. But little by little, and maybe as a 2012 resolution, I will be able to find a little more balance in my life as a mother and just life as being me. Hard though, to make changes when in the bottom of your heart you feel like you are having the time of your life, doing the best thing you have ever done and spending time with someone more amazing than you have ever spent time with before!

(Photo Credit form here)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Second Last Day In The Office...

... and I am having some serious panick-attacks when I think about the mountain of STUFf I have to finish! Hard to keep calm - even with the help of cupcakes!

Healthy Green Smoothie

Healthy Green Lemonade Smoothie

You need:

■1/2 cucumber, sliced (organic)
■1/2 avocado (organic)
■2 handfuls baby spinach (organic)
■3-4 limes, peeled (adjust to desired amount)
■1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
■liquid stevia to taste (I often skip this or use agave syrup instead)
■6-8 ice cubes

In blender, add cucumber, avocado, spinach, lime [all three, but peeled], cinnamon, stevia, ice and blend on high until smooth.

If it’s too thick, add about 1/2 cup of cold water.

Pour into chilled glass, drink and feel how good you feel after treating your body so well!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


... being back frmo a two-day work-trip and being giddy with excitement over getting to see your little love again teh minute you get out of the office!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Girly Evening...

... candles, take-out thai-food and green tea = perfection!

Work Trip Tomorrow...

.... to Stavanger - all the way over the south west of Norway. 7 hours on a train - just because I need a break from flying, seriously. The bonus: Quality time with dear friend K who lives there. Girly dinner out and, I am certain, the chance to check out some of the fab shopping the oil-wealthy little city has to offer! JOY!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

My Greatest Achievement...

... who every day makes me feel filled with so much love my heart feels like it is about to burst open!

Deborah Lippmann...

... has gotten a lot of buzz for her super-sparkly nail varnishes lately. And so one of these little beauties got to come home with me from my little shopping spree Saturday morning - just so I can figure out what all the fuzz is about!

Weekend Mamas

It looks like the famous mamas of Hollywood are also having hectic weekends in the lead-up to the holiday season. But these three look to be taking shopping, parenting and coffee-stops in between in their stride! LIKE!

Sara Michelle Gellar (who by the way looks VERY pregnant, no??) was sans hubby Freddie Prince Jr. when she was snapped with adorable daughter Charlotte over the weekend. The Buffy-alumn looked happy and festive as she clearly ran some pre-Christmas errands with her sweet tot.

Model mama Alessandra Ambrosio and her little Anja were also busy bees over the weekend. The sweet duo were snapped out and about together in NYC.

Jennifer Garner and her little Seraphina were spotted when out for a sweet mother-daughter breakfast date over the weekend. Jennifer looks just about ready to pop any day, although according to Hollywood sources the actress is not due until early in the new year.

(Photo Credit from here)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Weekend Mornings Before Nahla...

... might have been a little bit more relaxing. But they were also less fun, less colourful, less hectic, less enjoyable and just less of all the things I know LOVE LOVE LOVE about my life as a mum!

December 10th...

... and just 15 more sleeps till Christmas morning! Needless to say; this mama has a very busy Saturday ahead!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Is It Bananas...

... to already to getting super-excited about the January sales?!? I am so planning to make sure serious additions to my ever-growing wardrobe! Oh joy!

Minnie Mouse Cupcakes

How PERFECT will these be for Nahla's birthday?! I mean; she is OBSESSED with Minnie and Mickey, and BF and I have long since decided that we just have to bring her to Florida and Disney World in a couple of years! Love!

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Or, in Hollywood's case, it looks like the man of teh season has arrived already. At least at the Beverly Hills Mall, where Jessica Alba and her little Honor made sure they stopped by Santa's Grotto to let him in on their Christmas-wishes. Love how ├╝ber-cute little Honor looks sitting on her mama's knee looking at Santa!
Nahla's was only 11 months last year when we brought her to visit Santa's Grotto at Brown Thomas in Dublin, and did not really understand what was going on. This year, however, she most definitively knows who Santa is, and will no doubt be excited when we bring her to visit Santa in Dundrum (where Santa's Grotto is made up on this awesome little island on the fake lake in front of the shopping centre! And there are singing polar bears outside, so so cool!)

Can you tell we are getting seriously excited about getting our holiday celebrations started?!

(Photo Credit from here)


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