29 Weeks

January 13, 2015

HOW FAR ALONG ARE YOU? 29 weeks today! We’re in the third trimester, which is mind-blowing to me.   GENERALLY FEELING:  Really really really tired and really really really pregnant. Chasing a toddler around this time is definitely making pregnancy a lot harder than working an office job was the first time around. It’s just […]

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Mustard-Roasted Sablefish Spinach Salad

January 12, 2015

Y’all, this happened when I was pregnant with Weston. An obsession that came out of nowhere, an unreasonable craving for all things…SALAD. Mind you I’m not complaining, and I’m sure my waistline will be pretty psyched after baby dude #2 comes. BUT. I can’t find great salad ingredients anywhere because, for the most part, everything […]

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Honey-Sweetened Applesauce

January 9, 2015

Applesauce. I love the stuff, especially when it’s homemade and deliciously spiced with ground cinnamon and nutmeg. My mom used to make it all the time with fresh apples from the trees we kept in our garden, and on weekends we’d serve it on top of hot pancakes or waffles with a dusting of powdered […]

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It Was Me All Along

January 7, 2015

I’ve been thinking a lot about New Year’s resolutions lately; what a novel idea, right? The older I get the more my resolutions evolve from the typical “lose weight” to “eat healthier” to “take care of yourself.”   I’ve been a fan of Andie’s blog from the beginning; her honest, beautiful writing hooked me immediately, […]

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Better Together

January 6, 2015

It was pouring rain outside the moment I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with Nate.   It was also the absolute worst day of my 20-year-old life to that point. Pouring rain, fights with friends, bad grades and more – all came to a head on that one day. On […]

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Spicy Garlic Collard Greens

January 5, 2015

Want to know a secret? I’d never had collard greens until I was well into my 20s.   But that’s not the half of it.   Y’all, the first time I ever had collard greens? Was when I was living in Colorado. Yes, I admit, my first introduction to this Southern staple was in what […]

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A New Rhythm: Date Night In

January 2, 2015

I remember the days when I scoffed at people who said married life with kids was hard. I mean really, how hard could it be? You have a kid, you get a babysitter, you go out and still live a normal life. Right? Turns out the ever-present “they” were right: it’s hard. Really really hard. […]

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27 Weeks

December 31, 2014

HOW FAR ALONG ARE YOU?  27 weeks and 1 day – can you believe we’ll be in the 3rd trimester next week?!   GENERALLY FEELING: All the emotions, all the time. And tired. Lots of exhaustion. I think that’s probably a sign of the past couple of weeks wearing on me (holidays, losing my uncle, stress) […]

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Soft Boiled Eggs

December 30, 2014

I just realized I haven’t updated you guys on something: I actually passed my 3-hour glucose test! To say I was in shock is an understatement. I am really excited, but am still planning on doing the lower-carb thing anyway because truth be told I could eat my weight in bread forever and ever amen. […]

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Just One More Day

December 29, 2014

Hello my sweet friends! I hope you guys had the best Christmas ever. It’s been such a busy, emotionally-charged season for me and so I’m taking today as an extra day off from work. After a weekend celebrating my uncle Phil, spending time with family, dealing with unexpected snow, and toddler tantrums we’re in need […]

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