A Week in the Life: Week 2

A Week in the Life is a photo inspiration series to document every day moments in my ShuGar life.  

Hello, ShuGar Loves! Can I get a woot-woot because it’s Friday?! It’s about time. This is officially my last day of work before Winter break. (I’m doing cartwheels in my mind). Besides being excited for Christmas, Mr. ShuGar and I are going on a baby moon road trip to Big Sur and Carmel.  We’ll be taking parts of Pacific Coast Highway to enjoy the California Coast. I’ve always wanted to go to Big Sur and Carmel and now I will finally get the chance! During my vacation, I will not be blogging since this little writer needs some time off to live life so to then write about it. You can follow our baby moon adventures via my instagram. Don’t worry; I’ll be back after the New Year!

I hope you enjoyed Week One of A Week in the Life. Lots has happened this week so let’s jump right into the photos!

I realize that most of the country is experiencing below zero temps, but here in So Cal we have this (see photo above & both photos below).



At some point during the week, I believe we climbed close to 80 degrees, so the tourists were happy in Santa Monica.

Although it was gorgeous outside, I spent Saturday indoors with my sis and her bridesmaid crafting for her upcoming bridal shower. My sister is a craft goddess and she has mastered the daunting cricut machine.

We decorated some mason jars with lace and cricutted (verb?) butterflies – her theme has butterflies. Didn’t they come out so cute?

After a long day of crafting, Mr. ShuGar and I decided to go to a late night showing of American Hustle. The ShuGars have a tradition this time of year to see as many  Oscar-worthy films as we can.  American Hustle is our first this year (stay tuned for review).

While waiting for the film, we stumbled upon a rad poster of the next movie we will watch, Inside Llewyn Davis. Mr. ShuGar has a lot of film love for the Coen brothers.

I finally decided to brave the crowds and begin my Christmas shopping. Where else to start than at Target? Target casts a spell on me each and every time because I always buy what I don’t necessarily need.


A shopping excursion ain’t complete without visiting my fave store in the whole wide world: Anthropologie.













I was tempted to buy this book. It has my name written all over it!


My boss gave me these sweet heart warmers. Obsessed!


We finally opened our pregnancy exercise DVD and Mr. ShuGar and I did it together! I will try to incorporate this DVD into my weekly workout routine.

Another fun thing about this time of year is meeting up with old friends to exchange presents over a yummy dinner. We went to one of my current faves, Paiche.  This place is to die for! The cuisine is a combo of Peruvian and Japanese food.

We ate…shrimp dumplings.


Saltado de Camaron…


And ended with a bang by having some churros. I cannot tell you how happy my tummy was with all this delicious food.

Later in the week, I also indulged in 800 Degrees pizza. Oh, pizza…I love you!

It wasn’t all fun and games this week, though. I had my monthly appointment with my OB and I was instructed to give blood to check to see if I have signs of gestational diabetes.  They made me drink this super yucky orange drink that tasted like flat orange soda. Gross! No matter how big or small the appointment is, Mr. ShuGar is always by my side.  Still waiting for the results – crossing my fingers everything comes out negative!

Since going to the doctor’s is no fun, we try to squeeze in a snack before we go in.  It seems we prefer to eat bagels for every visit and they are delicious!

However, we like to mix things up every once in a while and try something new, like La Monarca Bakery.

I love Mexican wedding cookies!

I am a sucker for shiny and colorful things to photograph.













Finally, I am happy to share that we are moving forward with prepping for ShuGar baby’s arrival. We started researching our baby registry.

Also, we began to look for swatches to paint his room.

And, we have decorated our little tree with lots of ShuGar Love.  Of course, The Beatles are part of our Christmas tree.

*Thank you to Mr. ShuGar’s sis for the Fab Four ornaments.*

I hope you enjoyed my photos as I took them with lots of love.

Do you have any fun Christmas prep plans for this weekend? Any last minute shopping? Please tell me I am not the only one!

Have a fun weekend! See you next week.

Photo credit: Mrs. ShuGar

  • kgstyle

    I loved all of your photos!
    You are filled with so much love that it inspires me to fill my life with so much love!

    I’m in FL so I know the warm Christmas feeling you are having. I kind of like it. Coming from up north in NY where its freezing, I’m glad for the change. Not to mention, when I was in college, I lived on the other side of Lake Ontario..FREEZING! Right now they are at 12 degrees….and go down to below zero at night. I can’t bear those temperatures anymore.

    Oh and that orange yucky thing is the worst!!UGH!!
    Hope the test came out negative…

    Enjoy your weekend and your vacay! You’re going to need it all before SHUGARBABY comes along 🙂


    • That has to be the nicest thing ever! Thanks for the kind compliment. I like the warm Christmas, although I do want a little chill to bust out with the Winter fashion. I can imagine the crazy winters in NY and now the warmth you get in Florida. Below zero would literally make me freeze! I went to Chicago once in the dead of winter and started crying on the street because I couldn’t handle =)

      I’ll share more about the results of my gestational diabetes test next week. The saga continues….

      I hope you had a restful break! I look forward to continue being inspired by you!

  • PS

    Looks like a fun week! I want to go to Santa Monica!! But maybe after Christmas, which is the only time I like snow. Anyway, love the pics, have a happy time prepping for the holidays!

    • Thanks so very much! It was the best Christmas ever because I got to spend it with my loves. I hope you enjoyed your time off! Christmas snow is the best, as long as it is not too cold 😉

  • SoCal…how I miss thee! I’m a Calif. transplant now living in Texas so every time I see pics of familiar sights and scenes, I fall right back in love with LA. Love (no pun intended) all the hearts!

    • Aaawwww….love that you are a SoCal gal! Once a Cali girl, always a Cali girl. Texas is pretty awesome, though. I really want to make a trip out to Austin one of these days. So happy you liked the pics! Glad to help you fall back in love with L.A. I love my city. Thanks for visiting!

  • Oh how I wish I was enjoying your weather right now. We are currently experiencing ice storms and expecting 5-7 feet of snow tonight! I’m not a winter girl, but at least we finished Christmas shopping today and have a fridge full of food.. Oh and Netflix you can’t forget Netflix! 🙂

    • Wow! That’s a lot of snow! I hope you have been able to stay warm and cozy with the family. I don’t have the toughness of a winter gal at all. I’m such a wimp with the cold, but I love the fashion. Where would we be without netflix?? Happy New Year, sweet Kristy!

  • i hope you have a wonderful time! sounds like it’s going to be lovely!

    • Thanks, Jane! It sure was. I hope you had a nice break with your family. I can’t wait to see all your sweet pics. I’m always transported to fantasy land when I visit your blog. Hugs!