Valentines Day Wishlist

My Valentines Day Wish List
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and the non-single people among us might have some special plans. Or maybe the plans are still unclear, but there’s definitely something special happening on the day, even if you do not know what. If you want to let your significant other know your preferred gift, or are looking for some fancy gifts to give, like a ‘collier prnom personnalis‘ (personalized name necklace in French; sounds more romantic, doesn’t it?), then now’s the time to hasten the process. However, there is still time to drop hints for presents, here are some more ideas!

1. Nike Air Max 95 Dynamic Flywire iD (you can customize the colors!)
2. This adorable dainty ring from Nordstrom
3. These cozy socks from J.Crew
4. This work of art clutch purse from Anthropologie

5. This adorable Lovebirds pillow from West Elm

This past weekend we had the little one visit his grandparents for a sleepover. He wanted to get some cute pyjamas to go for the occasion I suppose he thought everyone would love this if he wore it. Knowing his grandparents I’m positive they didn’t really mind what he had. Once the little one was off we threw a party at the house and invited some close friends. It was a lot of fun catching up with other adults and not having the kids around for a change. The time away was a little unsettling though, and I kept feeling like I was forgetting something. I actually felt bored at one point in time, and I realized I completely forgot how bored feels. Had I felt like watching some adult stuff at the time, I could have taken a quick peep at reviews from sources such as x3guide and perhaps would have found something of my liking. But didn’t seem like doing that then. Nonetheless, I watched an ungodly amount of reality t.v. – RHOBH, The Kardashians, Chicagolicious, and my new favorite – Chasing The Saturdays. After which we had some nice hot sex using something similar to spunk lube.
The hubs and I spent a lot of time talking about how much we missed the little guy, and what he was probably doing at that particular moment in time. I personally felt a little guilty and sad thinking that he would be wondering where I was or thinking that I left him. Just the idea of him maybe feeling sad killed me – even though he was probably having a blast. Overall the time away was a good thing, because it just reminded us how much we love our baby and can’t live without him! Absence definitely makes the heart grow fonder.
Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!

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Last week we took a quick trip to escape the snow for some sunshine in Key Largo, Florida☀️ We spent every moment possible outside, Tom and Adam got their Scuba Diver PADI certification (yay!) while Sophia and I spent our days either swimming or drawing marine life and landscapes. This was my first trip after my sister passed last November, and even though I look so happy here, there were so many moments I felt the grief and sadness, as if it happened just yesterday. I am still figuring out how I want to show up in this space, as I have changed so much as a person since the loss. I just don’t feel called to post some of the things I shared before. Maybe that will change someday, or maybe it will just naturally evolve into something new. I think I will take this year to just process it all. (Even the idea of taking an entire year to think through something is a huge shift for my usually hyperactive type A personality) My focus at the moment is just living in the moment with my family and friends, spending time doing things that make me happy and healthy. I hope to share some of that journey here with you ~ thanks for following along ❤️
I had planned to shoot this outfit in collaboration with @lenacoutureofficial right before my dear sister passed away. Saba, the designer, was more than understanding if I didn’t want to anymore - but after thinking on it for a while I decided I wanted to - in my sister’s honor 💗 She was always my biggest hype woman. When i would feel like I’m not good enough or that I should quit (which was often) she would tell me I was unique and great and to keep it up. When I think of my sister, beauty and love is all that she embodied in her being. She expressed that on the outside also - as she loved to wear everything glam, bright & colorful, and full of bling. Hair done, nails done, everything did - that was Nusrat. For this shoot I took the time to get glam after a long hiatus - and makeup and hair took so long because I think I forgot how to do it, but afterwards I was surprised how I felt transformed. When I wore this gorgeous outfit that I know was designed with such love and incredible attention to detail by @lenacoutureofficial, I felt all of that beauty - like a walking piece of art, and very much at peace. Thank you so much to @divmophoto for capturing the feeling so well 💕
Ski weekend with my favorites ❄️❄️ So proud of Sophia for skiing on her own for the first time!
There are some trees with seeds that only grow after a fire. Their seeds are completely sealed with a resin that have to be physically melted off by a great fire in order to propagate. So to do we as humans, gain wisdom only after great pain and suffering.*
A month ago (and one day) I lost my sister and best friend to cancer. I am still completely gutted and broken. But, I’m also so so grateful to have had felt the love that now brings me so much heartbreak. ❤️ I am so inspired by her - and I will forever live my life to honor her memory. Miss you sis ❤️
Classic outfit combo: oversized blazer + denim 🖤fendi mules @shoeslutz
Just a mom who loves mums 🌸 🪴
Cozy for a coffee date ☕️
French. Toast. Egg. Bake. Save this recipe for a weekend or holiday brunch - it’s SO good and fool-proof! I’m not even a sweet person and I love it. The pecans are a non-negotiable IMO - I get honey bourbon vanilla pecans for this and it is just heavenly. Enjoy!