Pregnant Ashlee Simpson Jokes She Is ‘Just Hungry All the Time’

02/06/2015 at 05:00 PM ET

A pregnancy’s the perfect time to spoil yourself here and there — just ask Ashlee Simpson.

“I’m just hungry all the time!” the actress and singer, 30, told PEOPLE Thursday at the Crayola Color Alive launch event in New York. “It’s the best time to enjoy your cravings.”

Simpson, who also revealed to PEOPLE exclusively that she and husband Evan Ross are expecting a girl, says it’s so far, so good this pregnancy.

“I feel great. I, luckily, haven’t been sick. It’s been pretty laid-back,” she says, noting her pregnancy with now 6-year-old son Bronx Mowgli went off without a hitch, too. “Nothing’s been hard about it — I feel wonderful!”

Ashlee Simpson Crayola Color Alive launch
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Her new husband might just have something to do with that. Dad-to-be Ross, 26, has been delivering in the doting department.

“Massages, cooking — all of that!” Simpson says. “He’s making me feel so special! I feel like the luckiest lady ever. I’m like, ‘Thanks, babe!'”

The happy couple — who wed in August at the Connecticut home of the groom’s mother, Diana Ross — are clearly still in the honeymoon phase.

“It’s amazing,” Simpson says of life as a newlywed. “I love my husband, we have a beautiful family, I love his family … It’s wonderful.”

As for baby names, the pair –who discovered they were expecting on Thanksgiving — are still brainstorming. “I have to hold her, then I’ll know,” Simpson explains.

Still, if her firstborn’s moniker is any indicator, it might be pretty special. “I have some unique ideas,” she admits.

Simpson recently told PEOPLE Bronx (her son with ex husband Pete Wentz) can’t wait to have a little sister. But, for now, the mother and son are enjoying their downtime together leading up to Simpson’s due date.

“It’s fun to have Bronx be a 6-year-old and be able to play with him,” she says, adding Crayola’s new Color Alive is a fun fit for their family. “I’m always looking for something — online, offline — that will engage him but also educate him.”

— Jeff Nelson

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lee on

she sounds like a really wonderful mother and that she truly enjoys the time spent with her son. congrats to her and the family!

ciparliamo on

please…the only claim to fame is she gets in these short relationships, immediately marries and is usually pregnant before the ceremony….wonder how long this marriage will last…