• Lifestyle,  Motherhood,  My Cancer Story

    I Am Woman: My Maternity Photos!

    NINE MONTHS PREGNANT. Boy did this pregnancy fly by! It seems like it was just yesterday that we saw those double lines on an at-home pregnancy test. I’m very grateful that my husband is my partner in crime in photography! It was so special to have him take my maternity photos and share this experience together. We can tell our son that his dad took these photos while his mama carried him! This pregnancy has been such a journey with preparing for motherhood as I witnessed my body completely transform. Initially, I hesitated to share my maternity photos because they show the weight gain, stretch marks, and quite frankly are a…

  • Lifestyle,  Motherhood

    My Baby Shower!

    In the month of September, we were showered by our loved ones in preparation for the arrival of our son. The shower couldn’t have been more perfect. It was an au natural theme featuring garlands, fresh sunflowers, daisies, and eucalyptus. The food was brunch-style with vegan and non-vegan options to choose from. And let’s not forget those delicious “MOM–mosas” and glitter lavender strawberries by Mimi’s Chocolates! We jammed out to 70’s funk as we played fun games and fellowshipped with one another. I’m so thankful for each and every person that helped plan and contribute to making this day happen. It was completely worth it as I got to celebrate with the people I love. This baby is so…

  • Lifestyle,  Motherhood

    Beatin’ the Heat in Arizona: Our Baby Moon!

    My husband and I had a BLAST celebrating our “babymoon” in Arizona! I love that each trip brings us closer together as we experience new sceneries and exciting adventures with each another. Sounds so cheesy but it’s true! Andrew and I stayed at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort for 5 days. This place blew us away! I have to say, Sanctuary is officially on my list of top three resorts. It has an exceptional spa, a lively restaurant, and let’s not forget the infinity pool! The location is settled in Paradise Valley, Arizona on Camelback Mountain where the scenery is a complete desert paradise. The staff at Sanctuary are very attentive and…

  • Wellness

    6 Positive Ways to Kick-Start Your Morning

      1. Give Thanks  I found that starting the day with a grateful heart completely sends my mind into positive overdrive. There’s no one on this planet of ours that has a perfect life or has reached completeness. Each one of us has our hangups and stressors that can make life difficult. But taking the time to reflect on little nuggets of positivity at the start of the day can bring you joy and even lead to being a blessing to someone else. Appreciating that you have breath in your lungs, you’re employed, or you have a hot cup of coffee waiting to be brewed :p can remind you that there…

  • Lifestyle,  Motherhood

    Gender Reveal: We’re Having A…

    A few weeks ago, my husband and I had no intuitive feeling about what our baby’s gender was. I suppose we were still processing the reality of expecting a real baby and we chose not to anticipate the gender. However, I had heard plenty of old wives tales about how to identify the gender. For instance: Carrying low means it’s a girl and high means it’s a boy, and craving salty foods means it’s a boy and craving fruit means it’s a girl (cold fruit is my new BFF by the way). Well, this week Andrew and I went to my 20-week anatomy scan, and… The verdict is in: we’re having a BABY BOY. cue ugly cry…

  • Lifestyle,  My Cancer Story

    WE’RE PREGNANT!

    WE’RE PREGNANT! Okay, so maybe you’ve already known for a while due to my posts on social media but we’re expecting our first child! Looking back, it’s funny how things work out. In February, I was afraid that we’d have more trouble conceiving even after my operations. Before we discovered that we were expecting, we sat down in our living room and discussed our family plans. Plan A: Continue to hope and try for a baby for at least a year. If that didn’t work out, then we’d result to Plan B: contact my doctor to discuss IVF. However, unbeknownst to us, we were already pregnant! The following Saturday I had…

  • Food

    Nana Goodness Gracious

    Although it’s rainy and cold here in the Bay Area lately, I’ve been NEEDING nana ice cream (I mean seriously, summertime come through!). And let me tell you, I’ve had some serious cravings for pecans! So I thought why not pair nanas and pecans together!? This recipe is packed with protein and tons of vitamins to nourish your body & soul! Tools: High-speed blender or food processor Ingredients:  2-3 frozen bananas dash of cinnamon plant-based vanilla protein powder (I used Sun Warrior protein powder) 8 oz. of almond milk Don’t forget to garnish with pecans and a few goji berries! Enjoy! With Love,  

  • Lifestyle

    What Went Down in Portland

    For the past few weeks, homework has had me swamped! I haven’t had time to finish up a few business projects or even post on my blog! (inhale, exhale) 🙂 So last weekend, Andrew and I took a trip to Portland to surprise my sister as she competed to win the title of Miss Washington. Neither of us had ever been to Portland, so we were thrilled to embark on this trip! After 11+ hours of driving from the Bay Area to Portland, we finally arrived at the lush city! Our puppy, Ranger, did SO good considering this was his longest car ride ever. We stayed at the Hilton downtown, and boy let me…

  • Lifestyle

    Outfit of the Day: I’m Thinkin’ Blazers

    Ahh, my FIRST style post! Not nerve-racking at all right? 🙂 If you know my personality well, this is definitely out of my comfort zone as I’m usually the one behind the camera! But that’s the self-challenge that I took on this year, plus getting better organized but I’ll talk about that in a different post. Okay, moving on to the  REAL reason you’re here! My style is pretty minimalistic. I don’t own a purse and I love the idea of simple jewelry. I’ll choose comfort over compromise any day! However, I do enjoy getting dressed up every once in a while, plus I like a cute outfit that’s topped with a blazer.…

  • Uncategorized

    Welcome to kkjacobson.com!

    Hello and welcome! I started this blog last summer with the intention of making it a vegan food blog. However, things took a turn when I was diagnosed last fall with ovarian cancer. This little corner of the web became an outlet during my moments of trials as I underwent surgeries to remove the cancer. As of this January, I’m cancer-free! (Hallelujah!) But that certainly doesn’t mean that my blog will stop! Please expect to see posts on Christian living, vegan recipes, beauty, fashion, and lifestyle updates along the way. I can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for this new endeavor! *Update: I’ve recently decided to focus this blog on…