Pearls and Green Tea and BABY!!!

So much has been going on these past few weeks.  I need to get some rest so I'll make this brief. 

First off, the sweetest girl Jiye from Pearls and Green Tea has a giveaway with my twisted rope bracelet.  I'm sorry I didn't mention this earlier, but it's ending 12/22/10 at 11PM CST.  Enter while you can! 

love her blog.  she has such a great sense of style!

twisted rope bracelet | junghwa by amy stewart

Okay, now baby talk...

I'm checking into the hospital Wednesday night and getting induced on Thursday.  Hopefully, baby cooperates and arrives later that day.  We're so excited to meet him and be his mommy and daddy!!!  We'll be there until Saturday or so.  I'm really looking forward to sharing the first photos with all of you.  Stay tuned. 

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year!!!

P.S. Today only, get 15% off any jewelry order in my shop. 

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now until 12/19/10

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Good Peoples: One of my recent clients Chalice ordered several custom linen drawstring pouches from me and requested to have a different name stamped onto each pouch.  I had no idea what she was using them for, but I was happy to fulfill her request.  She just told me that they are being sent to Uganda and being filled with Christmas goodies for these amazing girls.  Katie Davis (pictured below) has a heart of gold and these are her 14 daughters.  I'm am just so incredibly happy that I was a part of all this.  There are still good people in the world. 

Katie Davis and her daughters in Uganda


Baby Shower Photos Part 2

Finally got a chance to get more baby shower photos up. We had such a good time. These were taken October 24, 2010.

i was 31w1d in this photo.  i'm just loving this one. 
hairpiece | twigs & honey

hubby loves to rub my belly. i think baby likes it too.

i think this one is so sweet.

me and my sister myra.  everyone says we look alike... i dunno...

my grandma and my mom.  i heart this photo so much.  i love my family.

my mother-in-law and my mom.  the best mommies in the whole world!

a full house.  we were so grateful for the great turnout.  we have amazing friends and family.

the presents kept piling up.  such generous gifts.  baby stewart would approve.

chocolate chip cookies favors i made.  sweet right?


Getting my suitcase packed

For some reason I've been slacking on getting my suitcase fully packed for the hospital.  From my last stay at the hospital I definitely made note that I need to buy some indoor/outdoor slippers.  I just ordered these cuties online today, so hopefully they'll be here before baby.  I've never owned a pair of furry slippers or shoes like these before but they're pretty cute, a good price, and since it's almost impossible to get my own socks on... they should work out great. 

$27.60 w/ 20% discount code | 'holiday'
or free shipping on orders over $25 | afs25d

i also ordered this nursing lounge set. 
*it finally arrived.  it's so incredibly soft.  i love it.  going back for more.

I'm 37weeks3days today and even though I'm so uncomfortable and achey all over, it's been so fun getting to experience all of this.  Being pregnant is such an amazing gift and I couldn't be more excited to hold my baby boy for the first time.  I could cry just thinking about it.  My friends and family have been so amazing through all of this.  Always willing to help out.  And my hubby... he had a little difficulty adjusting in the beginning and never knew what to say or do, but he's really pulled through and I couldn't have done this without him (well duh... obviously... lol... you know what I mean).  Yay for babies!!!

P.S.  This is on my Christmas wishlist.  My hubby and I always exchange lists.  Much less stressful.  I'm not even a big The North Face person, but I need a winter boot with good tread and that's still darn cute.  I think these nailed it!

alycia boot | the north face
*the grey ones in 6.5 are sold out everywhere.  i knew this was a good one when i saw it! 
i wonder if hubby bought up the last one.  crossing fingers.


A wedding

I just want to say sorry real quick for not visiting your blogs like I used to.  Everything takes 10 times longer for me and I am so ready to have this baby.  Our laptop died earlier this year so we've been using our new desktop and after you get used to a laptop, it's hard to sit at a desk for this long. 

Anyway, my friend got married over the weekend.  I was having a lot of contractions earlier that day (we had actually gone to a memorial in the morning as well), so I wasn't sure if I was going to make it.  It was at the Crystal Ballroom in downtown Portland.  Just gorgeous!  I'm so happy for the newlyweds.  Such a fun and exciting time.  The lighting wasn't the best for my camera, but here's some photos.  Please excuse the uncomfortable look on my face... it was because I was very uncomfortable.  Everything is aching. 

instead of statement jewelry, i opted for a statement piece of clothing.  i just love that lace jacket.
lace jacket | love culture
dress | asos maternity
jewelry | swarovski hoop earrings, tiffany & co necklace, my wedding rings

i wore flats with my floor length dress.  now you can see how tall hubby really is!

the decor was just beautiful.

i love me some buffets!

really pretty wedding cake.

the lovely newlyweds.  so happy for you two!

We left after they cut the cake.  I just couldn't get my feet to dance the night away with the rest of them.  Plus, it was insanely difficult weaving in between all the chairs and tables during the reception to get to the bathroom.  My belly has gotten so HUGE!  I just can't believe it.  I wonder if Baby Stewart is going to be a big boy?

P.S.  Did you know about this?

i've always loved pomegranates but hated how hard it was to eat.  pom has done all the work for you!


New items in my shop!

I'm right in the middle of several VERY large orders, but squeezed in some time to post some new items in my etsy shop.  Pretty things just for you... and they come packaged in adorable drawstring pouches, perfect for the holidays.  *wink wink*

Heading out to my friend's wedding tomorrow.  This is what I'm wearing...

I gave it a trial run at Thanksgiving.  It's so comfortable I could sleep in it.  I wore flats like everyone suggested, so it's a bit long but I absolutely love it!  There I am in the background.  For some reason we didn't take a family photo like we usually do.  I did win Jenga though.  Woo hoo!

See... don't I look comfy?!

I won!  Yay!

Hubby won 1 round too.  Yeah, we're THAT good.

P.S. I will get a better photo of me in the dress tomorrow. 

Still trying to figure out what accessories to wear. 
Should I wear something dramatic or simple???


It's Almost Time!!

Hi.  It's been a while.  So much has been going on!  I was in the hospital for a few days.  I was having severe head, neck, and back pain for 3 days.  I hadn't had that kind of pain before so they told me to check into the hospital.  I started having frequent contractions and only being 33 weeks at the time, they put me on an IV drip.  A little bit too early for Baby Stewart to arrive.  I'm 36weeks3days today and doc says my body is getting ready for labor, so I'm thinking he'll be here in the next week or so.  Yay!!!

The food wasn't too bad.  They let me choose.  There was a chocolate cake over to the left.  Yum!

They put me in the birthing center just incase.  My hospital is amazing. 
Fantastic doctors, nurses and huge rooms!

I was happy about having cable.  Watched HGTV the whole time!

We're almost done with the nursery.  So exciting!!  I'll share some photos after it's done.  I have a lot of work to catch up on, so this is it for now.  But I'll be back to my usual posts soon.  Thanks for your patience.  I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!!

P.S. Be sure to check out these blogs.  They're just so lovely and they also featured my etsy shop!


Updates, updates

Been away for a while, so sorry in advance for the LONG wordy post.

First off, I wanted to thank Sandy a la Mode for hosting a giveaway for me.  She is such a sweet girl!  You should definitely check out her cute blog!

I've been really bad about blogging when my shop has been featured in other blogs, but here is the most recent.  Oh, hello friend has featured my twisted rope bracelet.  Thank you!!!

 twisted rope bracelet | junghwa by amy stewart

I FINALLY used my Urban Outfitters gift card that I won in a giveaway back in May!  Here's what I got:

deena & ozzy suede heel boot | urban outfitters
So cute right?!  I have been looking for some nude/taupe shoes for a while.  And these were free!

Pregnancy Stuff...

I'm currently 32weeks4days pregnant.  I have a little over 7 weeks (give or take) before I get to meet our little boy.  Part of me feels like that's light years away and the other part of me feels like "Oh my gosh nothing is ready!"  Exciting either way.  We haven't even started working on the nursery yet, because the baby furniture we ordered (crib, dresser, changing table - a gift from hubby's parents) has not arrived.  We ordered everything in August.  It's been very frustrating to say the least.  I will definitely post pictures when I get it all done.  Along with the baby shower photos! 

We've been to a few birthing classes already and it's been very informative.  I highly recommend attending those if you're pregnant.  This weekend we have a baby care & breastfeeding class.  That will be interesting. 

Big New News...

Oh and I'm also very proud to announce... drum roll please...

We just purchased our first home!!

It's been a long time coming, but well worth it.  It's a custom built home and so we get to pick out all our amenities.  I'm so excited!  They should be breaking ground at the end of the month or so, which means we'll be moving about end of February or mid March.  It'll be a while before I have anything to take a photo of, but I will be sure to take photos as the construction progresses.  Yay us!

I hope everyone is doing well.  Have a great evening!


Sandy a la Mode GIVEAWAY!

Sandy from Sandy a la Mode is hosting a giveaway on my behalf.  The prize is a $25 gift certificate to my etsy shop.  It's open internationally and ends on Oct 31st.  Be a follower of my blog and get 15% off till Nov 1st.  Good luck!!!

Click HERE to enter the GIVEAWAY!!!

P.S. If you haven't already, check out my maternity photos below. 


As promised...

I promised baby shower photos, but there are about 4 cameras I have to get photos from so please be patient.  The shower turned out amazing!!  I'll tell you all about it when I get my photos together. 

My sister was gracious enough to take a few maternity photos for me.  This is just a few, I'm waiting for her to send me the rest on a disc.  But I must say... they turned out so great!  I absolutely love them.

My belly is geting big huh?  I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!

dress | fab 3/4 sleeve dress | forever21
leggings | maternity low rise leggings | old navy
hairpiece | twigs & honey
photo credits | my sister myra callan
location |  marshall community center in vancouver washington

Btw... I always do my own nails.  This color is Sephora by O.P.I in curve-aceous.  I just love that candy apple red.  And I also sported 4" heels.  My feet hurt but hey... pregnant women want to feel pretty too!
More to come...


Getting close!

Hi guys!  So super sorry I haven't been around lately.  When I reached my 3rd trimester I started feeling nauseous again and the insomnia came back.  I'll be 31weeks tomorrow and I'm very, very tired.  My back, neck, joints and muscles all ache, it's hard to take a deep breath, my digestion is really sensitive, and as sleepy as I am... I can't sleep!  So, needless to say, it's hard for me to sit at my computer to blog, but I did want to say hello

My belly is getting way big, which I love and Baby Stewart is kicking up a storm!  I have about 8 weeks to go and I couldn't be more excited to meet our baby boy.  Our baby shower is this Sunday and my sister is going to be the photographer.  So, I will try my absolute best to post those right away. 

Thanks everyone for all your support.  You have no idea how much it means to me. 

Love you guys!


What did I do before Asos???

What a busy week!  We picked up our Teutonia stroller last weekend.  Oh my goodness... is it ever cute?!  I'll save the photos for until we have our little baby boy inside.  We are incredibly happy with our investment. 

So, I mentioned earlier that we're attending a wedding in December and that I'll be 37weeks that day.  I have been on the hunt for an easy-to-wear, affordable dress that would fit my belly and still look pretty.  I just ordered a maternity dress from Asos (they just launched their U.S. site btw) and I think it's a winner.  It has ties on both sides, so I'll be able to adjust it and since I've been saving it in my basket... the price went up $10 then dropped $40.  I got it for $30 + FREE shipping!!  Score!

asos maternity | wrap front maxi dress

Question: Flats or high heels with a maxi dress???

We're heading out for my friend's birthday tonight.  I'll be wearing this...

asos maternity | ruched wrap bust dress

I'll post photos of the party next week.  Oh and incase you're wondering... I'm 28weeks today which means I just started my 3rd trimester.  Yay!!!!!!!!!  Have a great weekend everyone!!! 

Don't forget... blog followers get 15% discount off anything in my shop.  Click HERE.  Send me a convo prior to checkout to let me know you follow my blog and I will refund the discounted amount back to your paypal account. 


End of summer FREEBIE!

Hey everybody!  Since summer is over, I have been making room in my shop for my new items.  As a thank you to everyone for making my rope bracelets such a success this summer, I'm offering a hot deal. 

Buy 1 of my rope bracelets and get 1 rope bracelet for FREE!  I'm only offering this sale up until midnight PST September 27, 2010.  So get them while you can.  The listing includes both bracelets, so they will ship out together.  And remember, if you're a follower of my blog send me a convo on etsy prior to your purchase and get 15% off the purcahse price as well (btw... the discount applies to all items).

junghwa by amy stewart | knot bracelet

P.S.  I'm going to do another giveaway on my blog soon.  What should I giveaway??

P.P.S.  Check out my interview over at The Shop Bug.  Rachel has a great blog, so please send her some blog love. 

Thanks again and have a great weekend!!!


Some new pretty things by ME!

There's always so much going on it's been hard finding the time to sit down and make new things and take photos and etc etc etc.  I found some time today and here are a few new items I just listed in my junghwa by amy stewart etsy shop.  Pretty little things just for you. 

If you're a follower of my blog, you get a 15% discount (offer expires November 1, 2010).  Just send me a message before you checkout. 

junghwa by amy stewart | opaque stone and crystal necklace
The gorgeous ocean photograph in the background is from SimplyRebeccaShop
Her photographs are amazing!

junghwa by amy stewart | clear teardrop pendant necklace
The photograph in the background from SimplyRebeccaShop is going in the baby room!

While I'm on the jewelry topic, did I ever show you my wedding ring?  Here's the most beautiful and loved piece of jewelry I will ever own.  Everytime I look at it, I'm reminded of one of the happiest days of my life and of how much I love my husband. 

We got engaged on our 3 year anniversary and married 1 year later on 2.21.09.  Love.

I'm still working on new items.  They will be listed very soon.  I'll be working with my sister and mom tomorrow, so I won't be blogging until Friday.  Oh and we're picking up our Teutonia baby stroller this weekend!!   

P.S.  I won a giveaway the other day.  Look at all the new things I won.  Courtesy of Rorie from Imperfect Obsession.  She is a super sweet girl and if you haven't checked out her blog already, you definitely should!!!

Thanks again Rorie!!

P.P.S. Here's me trying the BellaBand out for the first time last time. 

I tried it on with one of my regular sized jeans, which is why I have it pulled down so far...
I couldn't get the zipper up!