|photo taken by Carlie (age 7) Me - 31 weeks pregnant standing in front of our mulberry bush.|
From the top down:
Purple and green paisley scarf on my head (from the resale shop across the road)
Giant Sunglasses my husband can't stand (from Target last year)
Purple Maternity Tank Top (Target... and the stain on the front is just water.... I had just finished washing dishes)
Gray Comfy Pants with Pockets (again, from Target... but not maternity)
Brown Teva Sandals (my favorite shoes... from Amazon.com)
Basket... I think it belonged to my mom. I honestly don't remember. Sometimes I use the basket the farmers market in my display. I used it today to fill with cut herbs from the garden. Oregano, sage, and calendula... all hanging to dry in my kitchen.
Baltic Amber Necklace (etsy) This is the coolest thing I'm wearing. I wear it every.single.day. No matter what. Baltic Amber has been used for centuries throughout Europe in infant jewelry, commonly called teething necklaces. The amber is a resin, not a stone. It warms with your body heat and releases a compound called succinic acid which acts as an analgesic. It's certainly not as strong as taking tylenol or another drug, but it's a natural remedy that can bring some mild pain relief. I wear it because I have chronic neck pain and neck muscle spasms. Before I was pregnant I was taking muscle relaxers (along with doing yoga and other stretching) to help get things under control. Now I wear my amber necklace. Is it a miracle cure? Of course not. I was quite skeptical when I purchased it (but I thought it was cute anyway). I bought my mom a bracelet to wear to help with her arthritis. Since she started wearing it, the swelling/pain/heat in her wrist is much improved.
|taken by Jack age 4 - because he had to use the camera and take a picture of mom, too|