Under the boardwalk, down by the sea, yeah, On a blanket with my baby is where I’ll be

Summer is starting to really wind down, I know, I know, it’s so sad, but it’s so incredibly true.  So I thought I might share some of my favourite Doo Wop hits.  Doo Wop music was really great, it’s a genre that most people my age would never listen to, but with my love of Grease, Shag, Mad Men and just the 1950s and 1960s, it’s no wonder I am a fan!

  1. Come and Go With Me -Dion
  2. Under the Boardwalk -The Drifters
  3. Be My Little Baby -The Ronnetts
  4. Stagger Lee -Lloyd Price
  5. Stand by Me -Ben E. King
  6. Wonderful World -Sam Cooke
  7. The Wanderer -Dion
  8. Sherry Baby -The Four Seasons
  9. One Fine Day -The Chiffons
  10. Sixty Minute Man -Billy Ward and the Dominoes

I have been listening to Doo Wop heavily for about two years now, I even have a Pandora station!  It’s good old American and so many of the songs are still really great today!  And on that note, it’s time to end!

All for now,

–Kiki–

Title from: Under the Boardwalk by The Drifters

A selfish kind of life…

In addition to reaching the 300 post mark, August brings Breakfast @ Kiki’s third year!  And boy, oh boy what a year it has been!  J and I are waiting for our little girl to finally arrive, and preparing for her has been no easy task!  My twenty-eighth birthday is next month…  Which is totally blowing my mind!  I can’t believe I have been doing this for three years.  It feels like it was just yesterday.

Over the next few months I anticipate sporadic posts.  I know I’m going to be consumed by my new role as a new mother.  There is so much that I have never experienced in regards to babies, let alone newborns and I know there will be an adjustment period.

Then before we know it the holidays will be upon us.  The rest of the year will be host to so many firsts.  We just have to get through the rest of the Summer, which by the way, this is the first time in my life I have wanted to rush through the Summer.  It has been so brutally hot and humid in my neck of the woods that I just can’t deal with the heat for much longer.

In other pregnancy news I have like five ensembles that still fit me, I am at 29 nine weeks, which means she is about 2 1/2 pounds, and like 15ish inches…  And that means we have about 11 weeks to go… What?!  Saying that hardly seems right, or real, but it is…

There really isn’t that much else going on, I’m waiting to hear the results of my glucose test.  That was fun, I had to drink this really gross extra sugary stuff and then sit in the waiting room of the lab for an hour.  Then I had five vials of blood taken.  I’m pretty sure by the time all of my testing has been done during my pregnancy, there will have been more blood taken than I will have left.  I visit the doctor next this week, and apparently now that I’m in my third trimester my appointments need to be more frequent.  And on that note it’s time to end.

All for now,

–Kiki–

Title from: Simple Kind of Life by No Doubt

Does he walk around all day at school with his feet inside your shoes?

As the summer winds down we start to think of Autumn, and for some school.  Not that this is something I consciously think about, although with this post I realized I have not been school shopping in ten years.  And can I just say, it is crazy to believe that I started my senior year of high school in 2006.

I am however, all about A/W fashion, new notebooks, and big bags to hold it all.  Over the next few weeks I am going to share my top picks to make the 2016-2017 school year the best year yet, whether your in high school or college.

I will start this off with stationary.  When I was a student I was all about composition books, they are classic, easy and inexpensive.  Now they come in more patterns and colours than ever.  And any 90s girl remembers Lisa Frank stationary.  From trapper keepers to folders, pencil cases, and stickers, there was a character for everyone, and man, were they cute!  I also almost exclusively write in pen, and have since about the sixth of seventh grade.  I am a black ink gal, and I always have been.  I feel it’s easier for filling out forms, and the like.

  1. Notebooks – Here and Here
  2. Stickies – Here
  3. Pens – Here and Here
  4. Pencils – Here You know for those standardized tests and when teachers are really particular, you know in the not treating you as a person kind of way…
  5. Binders – Here
  6. Bags – Here and Here As a kid I was more into the messenger bag scene, but these bags are really adorable.  And now that I think about it, way more practical.

Writing the post makes my feel incredibly old.  Even more, because at the bank I open a lot of accounts for kids who never had bank accounts before.  And they are so young, it makes me think about my high school days.  And how even 14-15 years ago it was very different for me than it is for kids now.  Stay tuned for some A/W fashions and a more in depth look at bag options!  And on that note, it’s time to end!

All for now,

–Kiki–

 

Title from: The Calendar Hung Itself by Bright Eyes