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.


bite + sip : what to cook when it’s hot hot hot

bite + sip : keeping it cool |unruly thingssince the temps hardly ever reach super high and nights are cool, most homes in Oregon don’t have air conditioning – like ours. so when it gets hot in the afternoon, it really gets hot. we’ve been in temps over 90 for a week now, with no immediate end in sight. I can hardly imagine turning on my oven nor do I want to! so this week I’ve been hunting for recipes that only require stovetop use or no cooking at all. salads, pasta, wraps, etc. here’s a few of my inspirations.

what do you cook for dinner during the hottest days of summer?

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{pasta with salmon, crème fraîche and capers / kale, cherry & avocado salad with lemon-poppy seed dressing / poblano peppers {roasted the morning of} and corn with quinoa / california barley bowl recipe / avocado summer rolls}


mama things : keeping stylish and cool

mama things : keeping cool | unruly things

at 7.5 months pregnant with temperatures rising outside, I’m beginning to feel a wee bit uncomfortable. so I’ve been looking for ways to keep cool while staying stylish during these hot summer months. airy dresses, tanks, shorts, bathing suits, cover ups… and of course, popsicles.

so far, the only maternity clothes that I’ve purchased have been shorts, leggings, a few tees and a bathing suit. I’ve just been wearing regular styles that are longer, have higher elastic or drawstring waists or are made of more forgiving fabrics like gauze or cotton. these tanks are my favorite for wearing under shorter blouses or on their own and admittedly, I’ve got 3 in white and 3 in black – they’re THAT good. and since the belly is getting bigger, sandals that don’t require buckling are the best since bending over has become a little cumbersome.

mama things : keeping cool | unruly things

in addition to light-weight clothing, I’ve been eating my fair share of popsicles and drinking lots of iced tea. plus, I’ve been spending a lot of time hanging out with Wolf in his kiddie pool. heck, it’s big enough for the both of us!

here’s a few of my favorite summery pieces for maternity and beyond:

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what are your favorites for keeping cool while pregnant {or not} over the summer?

photography via 100 Layer Cakelet | top photo by Poiema Photography, bottom photo by Max & Friends
one : tank / two : hat / three : bikini / four : necklace / five : sunnies / six : shorts / seven : tote / eight : popsicle book / nine : popsicle molds / ten : sandals / eleven : coverup


show me your stack : kylie nakao

Unruly Things / Show Me Your Stack :: Kkylie Nakao, Tarin Thomas

I’m excited to share a new stack feature today – it’s been awhile! isn’t this stack from Kylie Nakao just gorgeous!? Kylie is the designer and founder behind Tarin Thomas, a lovely jewelry brand out of New York. I first discovered Kylie’s rings via one of my favorites, Vuela Boutique, and fell in love. here’s what Kylie has to say about her stack…

I love to stack by layering various stone and metal combos, I think you can create so much texture with various stone shapes and sizes. many of my designs are open bands, I love the feel of the open space and make stacking that much more exciting. this stack is a mix of silver and rosegold stacks, with black diamonds, white diamonds & cognac diamonds.

thanks Kylie! do you or someone you know have an amazing stack that you’d like to share? submit photos of your ring adorned fingers to hello {at} unruly-things {dot} com.


little things : winter water factory

little things : winter water factory | photo by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things

since we get outside almost everyday over the summer, we’re big fans of tees that are not only soft and comfy but stylish and cool as well. I’ve always been a big fan of the tees from Winter Water Factory, so when they sent over Wolf {and baby brother!!} a few things to test out, we were pretty excited. Wolf has a soft spot for airplanes so I picked out this rad plane tee for him. he likes it so much, he would wear it every day if I let him!

little things : winter water factory | photo by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things

Winter Water Factory is known for their fun graphic tees. plus, they’re all made in the USA and organic – bonus. have a look at their shop to see more goodies. warning: the baby stuff is insanely cute!!!

{photos by Alyson Brown for Unruly Things | Wolf’s tee c/o Winter Water Factory, cap from Fairends, thrifted cut offs, flowers and cherries picked by Wolf}