Shared Boys Bedroom Inspiration & Ideas

As the weeks progress, the reality is really starting to kick in. We have a great deal to do to prepare for the baby! The biggest preparation will be transforming Lucas' room into a shared space. Lucas is way past the toddler stage and has long been independent with his space. So now we have to come up with a creative way to preserve his space while also creating a warm nursery for "L" (baby number 2).  

Below are some images that I came across during my search online. I think these pictures are lovely! Ideally we want to do a loft bed with a baby crib underneath. That way we can really maximize the space. Lucas has the bigger bedroom but we want to be sure to maintain the book reading and play area. 

The bedroom remodel will definitely begin in September!

The first two pictures were found from Pinterest and the last picture is from Land of Nod

Morning Meditations & Prenatal Yoga (Spend Time With Your Baby)

I try every morning to make time to connect with baby by doing a brief meditation and follow after with a prenatal yoga routine. Try to make time to just connect with your baby. This is especially important when you are overwhelmed and may feel a bit rattled. Place your hand over your heart and the other on your lower abdomen. Take full slow breaths and just be in the moment. This can help to calm your energy, purge negative energy and may help to soothe baby as well. Your body is doing tremendous work, be sure to limit stress as much as possible. Stress is the last thing your body needs during these critical stages. May you feel the love growing inside of you. Namaste. 

Happy healthy living!

Xoxo,

~Mary-Andrée

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I'm Positive it is a Baby

I guess that confirms it... Slightly unexpected but I am 100% open to what the Universe has to offer us. Though its still early and usually people like to wait before announcing, I prefer to not live in fear. If this is meant to be it will. I said this year, I intend to Honor My Truth... And so I will do so. I will still be committed and amazing at all I do! Especially because I have an incredibly supportive husband Gregory Guerrier who helped me complete my master's degree in a year! Doctoral program will still be done in 2018! And So it is. :-D
 

An Oldie but Goodie

This post is from my old Cultureshocking blog. I posted this back in 2014 but thought it fit perfectly on here.. I will bring some of my old posts back soon! 

 

Parenting is not the easiest job in the world, but it's definitely one of the most beautiful for me... 

We have had our share of ups and downs, however, it all has been a blessing. We continue to grow, learn, and love. 

 

 

 

Happy healthy living!

 

Xoxo,

 

Mary-Andree

Las Vegas Was Like.......

I survived Las Vegas! I mean, it wasn't difficult. My cousins and I attended the ASD Market Week, an event where over thousands of market vendors from all over the world come to the Las Vegas Convention Center to showcase their products. I wanted to attend because I am interested in expanding Loving Culture and I wanted to get new ideas. It was a great experience. Las Vegas is pretty cool. It is easy to get caught up in the party scene but I found myself enjoying alone time in our hotel room and at this one casino penny machine lol. I loved Hakkasan night club. I got to see Axwell spin! Overall, I met some really nice people, had great conversations with Uber drivers, sat pool side, rode in the back of a convertible, and made new friends in many different places. 


Greenmarket Food Scrap (Compost) Collection Schedule

Every Sunday Lucas and I drop off our compost over at one of the Greenmarket collection sites

It is a pretty awesome concept. Usually I save our compostable food scraps in our freezer and by Sunday we do a drop off. Below are the current sites and times as indicated on their website. Also, keep in mind that there are specific items that are considered "compostable" and those that are NOT. If you are unsure, here is a list

It is great to help compost, it does a tremendous for our environment! 

 

BronxBronx Borough Hall Greenmarket
Grand Concourse & 161st StTuesdays
Closed for the season8am-2pmGrowNYC

BronxBronxWorks Fresh Food Box
1130 Grand Concourse, lobbyWednesdays3:30pm–6:30pmGrowNYC

BronxParkchester Greenmarket
Westchester Ave & White Plains RdFridays
Closed for the season8am-3pmGrowNYC

BronxPoe Park Greenmarket
Grand Concourse & 192nd StTuesdays
Closed for the season8am-1:30pmGrowNYC

BrooklynBay Ridge Greenmarket
3rd Ave & 95th StSaturdays
Closed for the season8am-1pmDSNY

BrooklynBoro Park Greenmarket
14th Ave b/t 49th & 50th StThursdays
Closed for the season8am-1pmGrowNYC

BrooklynBrooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket
Court & Montague

Saturdays
Thursdays 

8am-4pm
8am-2pmGrowNYC

BrooklynCarroll Gardens Greenmarket
Carroll St b/t Smith & CourtSundays8am-1pmDSNY

BrooklynCortelyou Greenmarket
b/t Argyle & Rugby RdsSundays8am-1pmDSNY

BrooklynFt. Greene Greenmarket
Washington Park at DeKalbSaturdays8am-3pmGrowNYC

BrooklynGrand Army Plaza Greenmarket
NW corner of Prospect ParkSaturdays8am-3:30pmGrowNYC

BrooklynMcCarren Park Greenmarket
Union Ave and DriggsSaturdays8am-2pmGrowNYC

BrooklynSunset Park Greenmarket
4th Ave b/t 59th & 60th Sts

Saturdays
Closed for the season

8am-1pmDSNY

BrooklynWilliamsburg Greenmarket
Taylor St and Lee AveThursdays
Closed for the season8am-3pmGrowNYC

BrooklynWindsor Terrace – PS 154 Greenmarket
PS 154 11th Ave b/t Sherman & Windsor PlSundays
Closed for the season9am-1pmDSNY

Manhattan57th St Greenmarket
57th St & 9th AveSaturdays
Closed for the season8am-1pmDSNY

Manhattan79th St Greenmarket
79th & ColumbusSundays9am-1pmDSNY

Manhattan82nd St Greenmarket
82nd St b/t 1st & YorkSaturdays9am-1pmDSNY

Manhattan94th Street Greenmarket (92nd St Relocation)
1st Ave b/t 94th & 96th Sts

Sundays
Closed for the season

9am-1pmDSNY

Manhattan97th Street Greenmarket
W 97th & ColumbusFridays8am-2pmGrowNYC

Manhattan

175th Street Greenmarket
175th St & WadsworthThursdays
Closed for the season8am-2pmGrowNYC

ManhattanAbingdon Square Greenmarket
W12th St & 8th AveSaturdays8am-1pmDSNY

ManhattanBowling Green Greenmarket
Broadway at Battery PlaceTuesdays8am-2pmBattery

ManhattanColumbia University Greenmarket
Broadway b/t 114th & 115th StsSundays
Thursdays8am-1pm
8am-3pmDSNY
GrowNYC

ManhattanDag Hammarskjold Plaza Greenmarket
E 47th St & 2nd AveWednesdays8am-3pmGrowNYC

ManhattanFort Washington Greenmarket
168th Street & Ft. Washington AveTuesdays
Closed for the season8am-3pmGrowNYC

ManhattanInwood Greenmarket
Isham b/t Seaman & CooperSaturdays8am-12pmNYRP

ManhattanMount Sinai Greenmarket
Madison Ave b/t 98th & 99th StsWednesdays
Closed for the season8am-2pmGrowNYC

ManhattanSt. Mark's Church Greenmarket
E 10th St & 2nd AveTuesdays
Closed for the season8am-2pmGrowNYC

ManhattanStuyvesant Town Greenmarket
South end of Stuyvesant Town OvalSundays
Closed for the season9:30am-1pmDSNY

ManhattanTompkins Square Greenmarket
E 7th St & Ave ASundays8am-1pmDSNY

ManhattanTribeca Greenmarket
Greenwich St at ChambersSaturdays, year round
Wednesdays
Mar 4 - Dec. 23, 20158am-1pm

8am-1pmDSNY

GrowNYC

ManhattanTucker Square Greenmarket
66th St at Columbus AveSaturdays
Thursdays8am-1pm
8am-3:30pmDSNY

GrowNYC

ManhattanUnion Square Greenmarket
NE Section of Union Square ParkMon, Wed, Fri, Sat8am-5pmLES Ecology Center

QueensForest Hills Greenmarket
South side of Queens Blvd & 70th AveSundays8am-2pmBIG!NYCCP

QueensJackson Heights Greenmarket
34th Ave b/t 77th & 78th StsSundays8am-2pmBIG!NYCCP

QueensSocrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket
Vernon and BroadwaySaturdays
Closed for the season8am-2pmBIG!NYCCP

QueensSunnyside Greenmarket
Skillman Ave b/t 42nd & 43rd StSaturdays8am-2pmBIG!NYCCP

Staten IslandSt. George Greenmarket
St. Marks & Hyatt StSaturdays8am-1pmDSNY

Staten IslandStaten Island Mall Greenmarket
Richmond Ave entrance (Parking Lot)Saturdays
Closed for the season8am-1pmDSNY

Happy healthy living! 

Xoxo, 

~Mary-Andrée