27 Facts for 27 Years!

So yesterday was my birthday! Ah! I’m 27. What the heck? How did I get so old?
I know people who are older than me are probably like shut up, you’re young, but I’m sure you felt the same way when you were my age!!!
Plus, am I the only one that still feels like a kid?!
Even though I’m 27, a wife, a homeowner and pregnant?
I thought when I got married and had my own place I’d feel like an adult finally, but nope. I really think once I have the baby I’ll finally feel like an adult.. Maybe.

So I thought it would be fun to write 27 fun facts about me, but lets see if I can get through them.

27
  1. I was born and raised in Brazil. I feel like I always have to include this fact because so many people assume my parents are Brazilian but I was born and raised in the US. Nope! I know, I’m super Americanized, I came here when I was 10 years old, I mean, I basically grew up here! But my whole entire family (besides my parents and brother) still live there! And yes, I do still speak and read and write Portuguese fluently, and I do hope my children will at least know how to speak it.
  2. When I was little I wanted to be an actress. Then I decided that I wanted to be a vet. Then I found out I would have to put animals to sleep and I was like no way. So I was like, eh I’ll be a teacher like my mom, but I want to be an actress the most. Well, I’m a teacher you guys.
  3. Speaking of being a teacher… I love being a teacher. With all the headaches that come along with it (what job doesn’t?) I really truly love it. I get to hang out with a bunch of kids all day, play around, make jokes, laugh with (at) them.. And I also teach them something here and there too! Just kidding! But for real, kids are hilarious! I wish I had a reality show.
  4. I have been with my husband since I was 19 years old. So many people told me “oh, he’s just your first love, people usually don’t end up with your first love..” Well! It can happen! You can marry your first love! I won’t say it’s easy when you’re super young, people grow up so much, and change sooooo much, but it can definitely happen! Like my friend says “It’s about both of you not giving up on the same day.”
  5. When I was in middle school I used to tell my best friend that I was going to get married at 25 and have kids at 27…………………….. It happened!
  6. I have been getting my nails done non-stop every 2-3 weeks religiously for the last 10 years. I just recently switched from acrylic to that new gel polish that’s supposed to last for 2 weeks but I’m still not sure about it. It is much healthier for my nails and baby too, so I think I’ll stick with it as long as I can. My nails are getting stronger and stronger so I think that in a few months I’ll be happy with them!
  7. I’m pretty crazy about pets! I’ve always wanted a little dog, a yorkie to be specific and my parents never let me get one, so when I got my own house and got married I was like yes! I can get a puppy now! Well.. My husband never liked dogs so he got me a hedgehog instead for Christmas 2013. I am obsessed with Dexter! He is my little love and he’s seriously the sweetest hedgehog you’ll ever meet, but let’s go over to fun fact #6…
  8. So last summer my friend Fernanda convinced my husband to take us to a puppy store and we ended up walking out with 2 puppies! Ha!!!!!! Zoey is a Malshi which is a Maltese Shihtzu mix and Cooper is a Morkie! Which is a Maltese Yorkie mix. They are only 1 month apart and I call them my twins. They love each other and even though people called me crazy for getting two puppies at once I think it was one of the best decisions I ever made. They keep each other company all day while hubby and I are at work, they cuddle together to sleep, they’re each other’s best friends. It’s so cute.
  9. I cry sometimes thinking about how I might neglect my pets when the baby comes. Not purposefully, I know it’s just going to naturally happen, sadly. I’m ashamed to say that it happened to Dexter when we got the pups… We don’t necessarily neglet him, what a nasty word, but we definitely have to share his time, when he used to be the only baby! But I’m going to try my hardest to give them ALL as much attention as I can. They’re so spoiled, and I think that they’re going to be so depressed! My babies!! 🙁
  10. I LOVE scary movies. They are my all time favorite. Even crappy scary movies I find entertaining haha! I don’t know why.. I guess because they always keeping you guessing till the end, unlike other genres which always follow the same plot, people always get a happy ending, everything is always peachy. Not saying that I don’t like a happy ending, but with scary movies you never know!
  11. My favorite color is blue. I don’t have a specific shade, but lighter blues and brighter blues. Not really a fan of cobalt or royal blue, unless they’re clothes. And not too light either like powder blue. Ha.
  12. I love to lay out. I’ve mentioned this before, but I seriously do. A lot of people might find it boring, it is! But I get such a nice tan, and the warmth of the sun on my skin.. AH!
  13. I love cupcakes but I hate frosting. Yes, I take all the frosting off of my cupcakes, so all those fancy ones with crazy frosting, I lick a little to taste it, then I’m done! So I would rather get a cupcake that has a nice “cake” haha!
  14. I love emojis! OMG and Apple knew it was my birthday yesterday so they released the new batch of emojis, where they added some and you can change the color and race of the people.. So cool! Update your phones people!!!!
  15. I am currently trying to “revamp” my wardrobe. I have so many clothes that I look at now and think “what was I thinking when I bought this?” and I am slowly (but surely) getting rid of so many clothes that have sentimental value to me, like my 30 different colored polos that were so in when I was in high school,.. Yup.
  16. Amazon.com is thebomb.com. I spend way too much money on that website. Don’t know what to get me? Amazon gift card is always the right choice! I’m that weirdo at the store, when I find something I want I check the price on Amazon before I buy it, no joke.
  17. I have over 40 pairs of bathing suits. Seriously.
  18. I love to cruise and so far I have been on at least one cruise every year since 2009. I’m slacking this year, but – pregnant.
  19. I love Halloween Horror Nights!!!!! My first time was in 2004, then I didn’t go for a while, but I have been going every single year, not missed one since 2007. I can’t do the Rush of Fear deal this year because baby will only be 2 weeks old, but I’m definitely going the last weekend of the event. I can’t miss it, I’ll be so sad!
  20. So yeah, Halloween is definitely my favorite holiday. Hocus Pocus is my jam! I love dressing up, forcing my husband to match me even though he tells me every year “next year we are NOT matching”… I win every year! Can you imagine with a baby now? The possibilities of cool costumes are ENDLESS!! I’m so excited, it’s going to be the best Halloween ever!!!
  21. I love decorating my house for every holiday! I just became a homeowner December of 2013 so I still don’t have a big collection of decorations, but I’m getting there!
  22. I love/hate to scrapbook. I love it because of the memories, and when I make a cool page I get so proud of myself. I hate it because it’s extremely expensive and time consuming. I’m like 3 years behind on my scrapbooking and I need to catch up. I do realize that now there are so many digital options, but nothing beats a homemade super customized scrapbook!
  23. As scared as I am of the responsibility, I really want to have my own business one day. I would love to open up a tutoring center and hire fellow teachers, or turn my little customizing business into something bigger.
  24. I love pictures and photography. I wish I had the money to spend on nice gear and classes. I wouldn’t mind if that was my full time job.
  25. When I was in middle/high school I had a pair of “Brazilian pants” in every color. Red, hot pink, light pink, dark blue, light blue, turquoise, beige, black, white, etc…….. Hey, they made my butt look GREAT!
  26. I wish I didn’t have to do anything with my hair, but I started getting grays when I was around 20-21 years old. So embarrassing! I can’t imagine what my hair will look like in 10 years!
  27. Speaking of hair, I had bleach blonde hair for a while! I miss being blonde sometimes but it completely destroyed my hair! My hair hasn’t been the same since! 🙁
Ok, well that was harder than I thought! And I feel like I just threw so many random facts out there for the sake of writing 27 things lol!
If you lasted through the whole post and read anything, I guess now you know plenty of random things about me! Hope you enjoyed it!
Now, what are some of your fun facts? What do we have in common?
Comment below! 🙂

Week 16

How Far Along: 16 Weeks
Weight Gain: About 5-6 pounds.
Stretch Marks? Nope!
Maternity Clothes: Not yet, but most of my tighter tops are now crop tops lol which is not good! I did go shopping for some new clothes that I’m excited about, that will fit me for a while. I have to go look at maternity clothes though.
Sleep: Fine!
Best Moment This Week: Laying out! A lot! Oh my gosh, I LOVE laying out, it’s my favorite thing to do when the weather is beautiful, I finally have a tan and I am so excited! I feel healthier and prettier and just all around much better!
Worst Moment This Week: Headaches, mini nausea sessions, weird feelings in my stomach. This pregnancy thing really takes getting used to!
Miss Anything: An ice cold beer by the pool. I guess you miss things when you know you can’t have them because I was never a fan of beer. And raw tuna. Oh my gosh I almost was bad and ate a piece! We went to sushi with my family and I was dying! I wanted it so bad! But I was a good mommy and only ate the cooked stuff.. Rough times.
Movement: Some.
Cravings: Raw Fish!! 🙁
Queasy or Sick: Headaches still. Blah.

Have You Started To Show Yet: Permanent bump right here!
Gender Prediction: I think it’s either going to be a boy or a girl. Ha.
Labor Signs: No, I’m terrified of labor, I haven’t really though about it until I saw a video the other day.. People! Stop posting crazy shit on Facebook! 🙁
Belly Button In or Out? In.
Wedding Rings On or Off? On.
Happy or Moody Most of the Time: Happy! Can’t stand the headaches though, OMG! 🙂
Looking Forward To: Pink or Blue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is what I’ll look forward to till I find out haha!
Little Easter chalkboard I made to celebrate the holiday. Hope everyone had a great Easter with their loved ones!

Little Easter chalkboard I made to celebrate the holiday. Hope everyone had a great Easter with their loved ones!

 

So I’m obsessed with Amazon! I’ve been a prime member for about 4 years and I spend more money on that website than I want to admit!

With that said, I started a baby registry there.
Now, I don’t know if that will be my primary baby registry, or if I’ll even make a registry anywhere else. Amazon has so many things from so many places, so many different choices, the only thing I’m worried about is people having to pay for shipping to get things for me, and not having the option of going to a store to see them/get them.
So this week I got an email from Amazon saying that for a limited time they were offering their Baby Registry Welcome Box (a $50 value) for free! In the email it said it’s for a limited time only, they didn’t mention when the offer would end, but to be safe, I would say get on it!!!
Check it out!
So here are the items I got in my box. They seem to vary from other reviews I read online. I’ve linked the full sized items on Amazon if you’d like to read more about them/purchase them.
 
Now since my baby isn’t here, I can’t test out any of the food products or bottle, and I’m also not breastfeeding yet so no use for the pads but all the lotions and shampoo and conditioner smell great!
 
I had never heard of the Babyganics brand, but it smells so good! I have the chamomile verbena scent, and in the bottle it states that it’s non-allergic and it has no parabens, sulfate a, phthalates and etc.
 
I’m a fan of Burts Bees! I have the Mama Bee Belly Butter and I love that the smell doesn’t make me nauseous, especially with this crazy superhero sense of smell I’ve gained since I’ve gotten pregnant.
 
I’ve used L’Oreal EverStrong Sulfate-Free products before and I liked them, so I’m definitely going to give these samples I got. Thank goodness my hair hasn’t been a problem yet, knock on wood!
 
I’m also familiar with Aquaphor, it’s a bit slimy but I like that it hydrates and doesn’t have a scent.
And finally for the WaterWipes, let’s just say I’m a baby wipe freak! I use it a lot, especially on trips. This one doesn’t really have a scent which I like, and it’s pretty soft and moist! I also like that it’s allergy friendly, since I have sensitive skin on my face and I use baby wipes to remove makeup, whenever I actually wear it, haha. It’s pricey though so I don’t think I would be purchasing this to use on a daily basis with my baby.
So there’s my mini review of the welcome hurry up and create a list so you can get one while supplies last!
* This is NOT a sponsored post. These are all my opinions, and I made this post just to share this deal with fellow mommies to be! *

Announcement Pictures

So I wanted to share the amazing announcement pictures I got from my super talented friend Amanda Martin from Lovelybee Photography.
She will seriously be my photographer for as long as she takes pictures, and I hope it’s for a really really long time!

We took the pics when I was only 9 and a half weeks pregnant to use them to announce our baby to our family and close friends, that’s why the lack of a bump, haha! But they came out perfect and I love them!

Below are some of my favorites, enjoy!

Gender Reveal

So I’m getting ready for my Gender Reveal Party on April 18th and I can’t wait to share pictures with all of you, especially share baby’s gender!
Hubby and I are not finding out prior to the party so the 18th cannot come sooner!

I’ve decided to do the cake reveal, where I’ll give the baker the gender sealed in the envelope and she’ll dye the cake either pink or blue!

I got some pink and blue candy and I’ll be setting up a mini candy bar.
I also got pink and blue tablecloths that I’l be putting up on the wall as a backdrop for a photobooth type of area.
The theme I’m going with is “Little Man or Little Miss?”. I bought some paper cups and plates, etc and a banner to use for decoration.

I also made a chalkboard file with Old Wives Tales to display at the party.
I’ve listed it on my Etsy if anyone is interested, just click the picture and it will link you right to it!

17 more days until we find out.. Little Man or Little Miss?

Chalkboard Baby