Τετάρτη, 31 Οκτωβρίου 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Recently...

October has been kinda hard for us. Too much sickness in this house. The weather has been good. No signs of autumn in Greece, yet (it's definitely not normal but I don't want to discuss it right now). We are locked in the house for so many days and that makes us worse. Today, there was a beautiful day and this wonderful sunshine made me wanna have a picnic. Two friends visited me (thank god, I was going crazy) and we made plans to have a picnic when my baby gets better.

Enjoy our latest adventures...

Mushrooms, mushrooms and mushrooms.
Nereus helped (by throwing mushrooms everywhere)!
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We needed some fresh air
I made a great risotto with those.

Δευτέρα, 29 Οκτωβρίου 2012

Vegan Baby Led Weaning: *Lunch(es)*

Today I'm sharing with you not one, not two, but three different lunch dishes we had recently.

Lunch numero uno: Mac 'n' Cheese with mushrooms
Hey handsome!
Focused
Look at this face.


Lunch numero dos: Chickpea patties with boiled potatoes and green beans

He adores potatoes!
Nom nom green beans nom nom
How fun is eating?


Lunch numero tres: "Vegan Magiritsa" (mushroom, lettuce & dill soup with rice)

Did you think he uses the spoon to feed himself?
Nope! Spoons are toys, right?
Why use spoons when you can eat this way?
Or this way
Hands are best!





If you read this and you are also doing baby led weaning with your baby or you have a vegan baby, I'd love to hear what you think.

I'd love to communicate with other women who have babies. That's why I made this blog, actually.

Do you have any questions? Thoughts? Love?

Please share them with me...just leave me a comment and I 'll answer as soon as possible!

Κυριακή, 28 Οκτωβρίου 2012

13 months

My little love turned 13 months, yesterday!



While he grows up, it gets more and more exciting! He does all these cute baby things that makes us smile and fill with happiness.

This month (the day after his birthday, specifically), he managed to mime elephant and lion's sounds!! Yes, I know, every baby begins with the doggie and the kitty. He had to be different and I had nothing to do with it, I swear! I mean, ok, I got this little book with the animals of the jungle with sounds when he was 3 months (and he has been obsessed with it lately), but I was also showing him other animals, too. We have a doggie and way too many cats in the neighborhood. I didn't see this coming...

Other things he does are: clapping (I thought he'd never do it), laughing a lot, "brushing" his teeth, "brushing" his hair (he has done it with a comb, a shoe and a mushroom so far), feeding Maya (the doggie), throwing stuff and carefully watching us as we pick them up (all the time).

Still no walking, I guess he's still really excited with crawling. He loves ''walking" while holding a chair or his walker, though. Oh, he loves dancing, too! Whenever we put on some music, he shakes his hands and head like crazy. He does that with the vacuum, the blender, the cellphones etc., what can I say? This boy loooves dancing.

Among the good stuff, sickness knocked on our door. Right after his birthday, Nereus got sick. Then, I got sick and now Nereus is sick again. We have been sick pretty much all month! That really made me feel bad because I thought my breastmilk would provide him the antibodies to stay healthy forever! Silly.

I felt bad for something else too. Nereus's blood tests showed low iron status. I was devastated. I was trying so hard to offer the proper nutrition and I failed?! And what would our pediatrician say to me? And what about our relatives who NEED to find a reason to make us eat meat...? Phillip took the blood tests to our pediatrician and without asking me, he told the doc about us being vegans. As a surprise, the doc said it didn't matter and that many people have low iron status no matter the diet (I already knew that, but it's always such a relief to hear it from a doctor). Wow, thanks doc!

                                                            Love & Peace
                                                                 Krysta

Παρασκευή, 26 Οκτωβρίου 2012

Something good

I went to ikea the other day, with my mother and my baby, to get a new highchair, because the other one we had wouldn't work for us anymore. Like every time I visit ikea, I got a few more stuff but it was the first time I got so little! I'm proud of myself!

Every every everytime, before I leave this place, I make a stop at the plant department. And everytime I get a little company with me at the end.

These are the friends I brought home this time...

I know what you're thinking...that these guys don't look very well, right? Well, that's why I'm writing this story here.
This dude is bad...
He's better...



See, everytime I end up at ikea's plant department, something weird happens. While everyone else around me is searching for the prettier, the healthier, the best plant to buy, I do the exact opposite! I look carefully, to find the one with the yellow leaves, the broken stem...the one that nobody would choose to buy!

My thought is that if no one adopts those unlucky guys, ikea stuff will throw them in the garbage. And they're gonna die. Of course, I can't let this happen! And I think you should do this too! Yes, you! Don't let them die...most of the times all they need is care! Just take them home, put them somewhere sunny, water them once in a while and talk to them every day (optional, but good)! That's all they need, seriously! And they're gonna make your place prettier and make your air healthier in return.

What do you think? Will you get a less attractive plant next time?

                                                                                                                             Love & Peace
                                                                                                                                   Krysta

Πέμπτη, 25 Οκτωβρίου 2012

A tiny step for a better blog...

Heeey I have social media buttons!!! Yeah!

I've been trying to put them here all day, today and I was so excited I finally got to install them, that I had to blog about it.

It's not easy for me to get involved in html stuff, but I'm trying because I love this blog so much and I want to make it more pretty and functional. Of course I could pay a professional to make it great for me, but I don't do it for two reasons. The one reason is that it would be extremely hard for me to get the money. The second reason is that I love doing everything for myself.

So, as long as I am no expert (one year ago, I didn't even know what a blog is), and I'm trying to figure out everything on my own, making my blog will take a lot of time. And I will enjoy every minute of it!!!

Oh, the silly thing is that my twitter and facebook page are still empty! I have to work on them too, soon.

                                                                                                          Love & Peace
                                                                                                               Krysta

Τετάρτη, 24 Οκτωβρίου 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Recently...

Huge morning green smoothie.
With his uncle (my brother).
He has been doing this a lot lately...he falls on purpose in the gap between the bed and the wall and then "cries" to get him out.
I can't believe he was in there a few months ago...now gifted to a baby who's coming soon in this world...
Morning reads.
Making spanakopita with tofu feta...yummy!
Great leggings. Phillip's gift for me for our anniversary.
Adding pink sugar (coloured with raspberries) to my coffee.
Tiny cyclamens found in the forest.
Refusing to sleep without my mascara.
Actually looking at the camera...something that doesn't happen often.
Focus!
Daddy and baby.
This is how we do it!
Pumkin hummus!

Δευτέρα, 22 Οκτωβρίου 2012

Sick

I was supposed to publish two posts, tonight and yesterday. And I was going to do it indeed, if a wave of fatigue hadn't crash me. Since yesterday I feel awfull. I have fever and my whole body hearts and more. Being sick with a baby sucks. I don't know what I have done, if I didn't have Phillip babysitting Nereus all day.

I don't usually get sick. It only happens once in a while. Sometimes I get involved in many many stuff and to make it all happen, I forget to eat and sleep. That's ecxactly what happened now. I 've been sleeping for 3 to 6 hours maximum the last days and I was amazed by how I can make it without sleeping. My body takes revenge now. I wish this thing will stop tomorrow.

Παρασκευή, 19 Οκτωβρίου 2012

Something good


This is going to be a very interesting feauture. At first I named it "Awsome finds" and what I had in mind was sharing with you the amazing goodies I find on the internet. At first it seemed nice, but with a second thought it seemed too general. I blocked and didn't want to write about it and didn't really know what to do with it.

And then, a great idea came to my mind. Why don't I do something, that will get me closer to accomplish a couple of my 22 before 22 goals, while I make some people happy and inspire some others also?! How am I gonna do that? By doing something good for someone and share it with you every Friday! So simple, but so AWSOME! By doing good things for others, and by others I don't mean only people but animals, the earth etc., we get so much pleasure. Others also get pleasure, of course. It's a win-win!

So today, I'm sharing with you something very special. On Wednesday the 17th, Phillip and I, had our second annivarsary. Yes, we're 2 years together and we have a 1 year old son. Everything happened so fast and I still feel like I first met him yesterday.

Anyway, since we had our son we faced so many obstacles. All these bad moments we had, created a gap between us. I always point at him what he's been doing wrong(in a not nice kind of way) and he doesn't care about me at all. Many times I asked myself if I really wanted to be with him anymore. The answer is always the same...YES, but not like that. We have to be like before. We have to love, respect and care for each other. The idea is that if I stop acting like a crazy bitch and begin being sweet and calm, he'll start being nice to me again. I know we can do it.

I want to encourage him to do more things for me. To do that, I first have to make sure he feels loved. So, I wrote down 100 things that I love about him. Whenever he feels bad, he can read one (or more) of those to feel better (I hope).


Writing these little sentences wasn't easy. I had to travel through the last two years of my life and remember what made me love him at first. I had to forget his negative side and focus on the goods things (man, that was hard). It already added a bit of positivity in my life. I hope this will happen with Phillip also (I'm gonna give it to him tomorrow because I didn't have the time to make it sooner).

What do you think about my new feature?
What do you do to connect with your husband?
I'd love to see your comments!

                                                                      Love & Peace
                                                                           Krysta

Τετάρτη, 17 Οκτωβρίου 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Recently...

I destroyed this.
Making something special for my baby...
Maya hugs
Hm, when I grow up, I want to be a dog gynecologist!
I love this time of the day! Mama's time!
Baby bathrobe & sitting pose.
Baked tofu with crust (yummy)-the preparation.
He loves doing that!

Δευτέρα, 15 Οκτωβρίου 2012

Vegan Baby Led Weaning: *Breakfast*

Tasting frozen blueberries for the first time...
Applesauce spice molasses cupcake...that was gooood...
Blueberry hands and blueberry beard...
Green smoothie monster (I believe this is how green monster smoothies got their name)
My cutieee...
Don't touch me man...
This is a typical breakfast for us. Something grainy to start with (a totally healthy cupcake this time), a green smoothie, some fruits maybe and a little bit of molasses every morning. I didn't gave him any molasses this time, because his cupcake contained some.
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