Four Things

2014 is upon us, and we can’t wait to dive into all that is yet to come. From new beginnings to continued successes, after a holiday season of indulging in all things delicious – from scrumptious treats to time with friends and family – the start of the New Year is always exciting. In an effort to kick start 2014 in good health, here are four things meant to inspire your mind, body and soul.

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Drink your folate in this gloriously green Outrageous Orange Smoothie that does wonders for your baby – and your taste buds!

Whether you’re heading out for a stroll, a yoga class or a morning stretch routine, this Splendid Shawl Collar Maternity Hoodie is a cozy reminder to get active in style.

Break a sweat in these 6 Best Hairstyles for Work Out so you can feel good from the inside out while busting a move.

In And the Mountains Echoed, New York Times bestselling author, Khaled Hossini, explores the depth of human emotions and actions in regards to “how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations.”

Four Things

It’s almost that time to sip on some eggnog and dive into a fabulous feast. But until that day comes, we are enjoying all of the festive gatherings as well as the much-needed down time at home. Whether we’re donning the color of the season paired with a sexy makeup look or curled up with a decadent hot drink and a great book, it’s prime time to celebrate the weekend!

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A sentimental book about the joys of friendship under less than ideal circumstances is beautifully explored in Helen Garner’s The Spare Room.

 Be the star of the holiday party in this gorgeous Ivy & Blu Lace Maternity Dress that epitomizes feminine-cool.

 Oh, hello decadently rich, lusciously sweet and heartwarmingly necessary Peppermint Hot Chocolate!

 Bring the POP out in your eyes with these can’t-miss mascara tips and tricks.

DIY Wednesday: Owl Bookends

A homemade item with both charm and practicality, these DIY Owl Bookends from The Little Appleseed are too cute for words. Customize them to your liking with any fabric of your choice; it’s a simple-to-do project with lasting appeal.

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Photo source: thelittleappleseed.com

Materials:

 Fabric

Pattern for the owls

Scissors

Felt

Flannel

A Sewing Needle and Yarn

Rice

Step 1: Make a pattern for the owls.

Step 2: Cut out the fabric needed for the owls. Use flannel. felt and other fabric for the eyes and wings.

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Photo source: thelittleappleseed.com

Step 3: Hand embroider all of the pieces in place before sewing them together.

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Photo source: thelittleappleseed.com

Step 4: Leaving an opening at the top, stuff them and put rice at the bottom to weigh them down.

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Photo source: thelittleappleseed.com

The Words on the Pages Become Memories for Ages

POLL: Best Reads for Baby

Many memories of childhood come to mind at the mention of these classic stories. Although there are numerous titles that we adore, these are a few of our favorite books to read to the family. Whether reading to your bump, your baby or school-aged children, the words on the pages will stay with them forever.  Which one is your favorite? Tell us!

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