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scenes from our weekend : adventure to Todd Lake

bits of our weekend : adventure to Todd Lake | photos by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things over the weekend we headed to one of our very favorite nearby hikes – Todd Lake. I always describe this hike as magical because it’s just that. exciting for all ages, especially kiddos.

this time of year the wildflowers are in full bloom, which Wolf adores. and what’s even more exciting is that there are thousands of tadpoles in the lake. they’re illegal to take home, but plenty of fun to gently poke at and scoop into little hands to be put back into the water safely. we all wore our Tevas and waded around in the water which was a blast. next time I think we’ll take out bathing suits, at least one for Wolf since he was soaking wet by the end of the hike.

I definitely recommend Todd Lake to any newcomers or visitors to Bend. the views are outstanding and the hike is one of the best around.

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q&a with Garmentory

q&a at garmentory | unruly things

the ladies at Garmentory asked me a few questions about my favorite things. read my Q&A here.

speaking of Garmentory, have you ever heard of it? it’s is a fantastic site which offers clothing from various boutiques and brands at discounted prices. see something you like? make an offer on it. if your offer is accepted, your item will ship directly from that boutique and if not, try again! such an amazing concept. here’s a few things that I’m eyeing.

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show me your stack : blanca monrós-gómez

show me your stack : blanca monrós-gómez |unruly things

today’s stack comes from one of my long-time favorite jewelry designers, Blanca Monrós-Gómez. her delicate collections constantly top my favorites list. Blanca just debuted a new collection which naturally I’m dying over, especially this thick wavy band. here’s what she has to say about her stack…

I like choosing different styles that go together but don’t necessarily match perfectly. It makes the stack a little bit more playful and spontaneous. If there are a couple of thicker bands I would add another few that are thinner, as the different dimensions create a more interesting look. Also I think it’s important to play with the finishes of the pieces: a few sparkly diamonds can be nicely balanced with simpler pieces such as our thin stacking bands. They are perfect to create a layered look without having too much bulk. We just added a new version of the thin stacking bands with a hammered matte finish and I think it’s the perfect little touch to make a ring stack really special!

beautiful, right? thanks so much, Blanca!

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mama things : life at 30+ weeks

unruly things | 30 weeks pregnant

tomorrow I’ll be 31 weeks pregnant. I can’t really say I’ve got much to complain about aside from just feeling very pregnant. and HOT! darn those 90+ degree days.

second pregnancies are so funny. and it’s so true what they say about the second baby not getting as much attention as the first. remember last time, when I took a picture of my bump every week? this time around I’ve hardly taken any. time has been flying by. plus, I haven’t been feeling especially cute this time. I started off a few pounds heavier than I did with Wolf, so already I was feeling larger. with second and subsequent pregnancies, you start to notice your bump {or bloat as I’d like to call it} sooner due to familiarity within the body so I’ve felt large the whole time. plus, this boy is hanging out right around my lungs and rib cage, making breathing, standing for too long or walking up stairs tough and all I’ve wanted to wear are my maternity shorts that have that giant belly band for extra support. but I finally got Levi to snap a few pictures of me this past weekend on our neighborhood walk. and surprisingly, I was limber and stable enough to get up on that rock. ;)

here’s to spending the rest of the summer getting bigger and rounder! and deciding on a name. this little guy is still totally nameless.