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Cocooners First Official Give-a-way!

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Want to win this super cute J.Crew Crystal Hand-enameled Bangle?  Here's what you need to do:

1. Subscribe to The Cocooners blog (you will find the subscribe button via bloglovin' at the top right hand corner of this page) and/or follow me via Google Friend Connect.

2. Submit a comment on this post (not on facebook) telling us how you would style this little bangle (would you wear alone or have an arm party, etc?).  Be sure to include your email address!

The deadline to enter is this Wednesday, May 2nd at 6 p.m. Central time.
All entries must be received by this time and must have met the above criteria. Winner will be chosen using and will be announced at the bottom of my post on 5/2/2012 at approx. 8 p.m.

*keep in mind this bangle is for the small boned gal.  Inner diameter: 2 1/2"

Unrequited Retail Therapy

Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I love to shop.  Good thing as I have needed a whole new wardrobe as in maternity clothes.  I'm all for saving money but I refuse to look like a schlep just because I'm pregnant.  A girl still needs to bring it in the style department.  So it has been fun shopping for maternity clothes.  I buy a few new things every couple of weeks or so, mostly via Old Navy and Gap.  I do however miss shopping for regular, cute clothes.  What's even harder is I found a new store that I just love and want to shop at so bad but really can't right now:  Dorothy Perkins

I love a retailer that is a bit obscure to the average American.  I hate the possibility of owning items that the girl down the block also owns (unless I feel she has excellent taste).  I came across DP while shopping for maxi dresses which will be a staple of mine for the next three months.  Alas, none of their maxi dresses even look like they would be right for this belly.  But they have some really cute clothes.  I can't wait to shop here when I'm back in my pre-maternity, errr let's say pre-wedding size!

**Hint - get 15% off when you sign up for their newsletter.

Fre, Fre, Eh, Fre, Eh, Fresh

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The bigger I get, the more disdain I have for how I look in photographs.  It's not really my belly (although huge), it's more my double chin that has doubled in size.  Somehow, my weight gain is on track, thank goodness.  However, I'm just feeling very fluffy.  Too fluffy.  Normally, I am very photogenic but fluffiness does not seem to become me these days.  With that said, I don't think there will be too many belly shots or maternity style posts like I had envisioned. 

But here is a belly shot to appease your curiosity.  Yes, only belly.  Remember, me and the chin are not getting along.  Instead, let's turn to the little guy causing me all this fluffy drama.  It's definitely time for us to buy more stuff for little Dax.  I've only purchased a few onesies, an Adidas tracksuit (6 months - so cute) and a sweater for my bébé, so far.  I need to get in gear and get Dax some gear.  I came across these cute boots on Pinterest and I was like, "Who is Joe Fresh"? 
Source: via Enid on Pinterest

Now, I'm slightly obsessed.  Apparently, the brand was created by a Canadian food distributor.  Who knew?  The clothing is very affordable and not just for kids.  I can't wait to get shopping.

Grey & Yellow

Sunday, April 1, 2012
Grey is a color (or neutral if you are persnickety) that I am adoring right now.  Add a splash of sunny yellow, and you've got a super fresh and still classic color combo.  Enjoy some pics: