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Hi guys! Hope you’ve had a great weekend so far! Our house was in much need of a cleaning so I made my list and started bright and early…okay, so maybe it was 9:00 before I rolled out of bed…whatever. I need to enjoy it now, right?

We are pretty low on groceries so I whipped up a smoothie and an english muffin. Very filling and so very good.


I never measure the ingredients for smoothies and always end up with too much. Thankfully Reid finished off the extra serving. Into the blender went milk, french vanilla yogurt, spinach, vanilla protein powder and frozen blueberries and raspberries. Quite the protein punch!


Guess who’s back?


Hello, my love. I’ve missed you.

After chowing down I powered through my list and finished up some other work that I had been putting off. Reid was busy in the nursery…we started with this…



And finished with this!




I can’t seem to get away from this shade of green!! We originally planned on a yellow and gray color scheme but I kept going back to this color. It’s very similar to our downstairs bathroom, even though we picked out a new color (Behr Lemongrass). I can’t remember the name of the lighter color but I used the roll of linen in the picture as my inspiration. I was trying to describe to Reid what I was looking for and all I could come up with was ‘oatmeal.’ Yes, I think in food.

I guess it’s just my color! You can see it splashed around our house in this tour I did a while ago. I’ve since switched out our comforter set on our bed and will probably use the one pictured on the bed in the nursery. I’m all for repurposing and reusing.

I can’t wait to start setting up furniture and getting the rest of the décor!

Do you find yourself drawn to a particular color?


And eat it too, right?

Good morning!! Today is my birthday so I had to start celebrating first thing. I’ve been wanting some blueberry pancakes so I decided to whip some up…if this is the only birthday ‘cake’ I get I’ll be all set! Well, I’ll take some real cake too, if I must…



I think Reid should have been making this but that’s beside the point… 😉





Sweet bliss.

I have work to do but I really don’t feel like doing any of it today. Anyone need a job as my assistant?? 🙂 I’d rather just watch TV…

Pioneer Woman, anyone? If not, I don’t blame you… 😉 I think blogging is her better platform. (Don’t mind the mount situation…Reid needs to move it down but it keeps getting put off.)


I’ve actually been kind of addicted to Shark Tank…love that show! Does anyone else watch it? I love being surprised when a product seems ridiculous and it’s actually a multi-million dollar business and the sharks all fight over a deal.

Hi guys! Is your week flying by too? I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday…

Not too much going on…work, work, and more work! I can’t wait until things slow down a little…I’m so tired!!

I’ve basically been eating this breakfast everyday, or some variation. It’s quick, healthy and filling.

Yogurt and granola (and fruit, usually). For some reason I’m on a regular yogurt kick lately…Greek just doesn’t sound as good! Strange.


And an egg and cheese wrap.


I had planned to go to the gym today after work but time got away from me (doing other work) and before I knew it it was 6:00! I didn’t really feel like making dinner but I got out of making it for the past two days so I figured I better get into the kitchen…can’t let the groceries go bad!

I tried a new-to-me meal…chicken parmesan! I’m not sure why I’ve never made it before but it was really good. I used The Pioneer Woman’s recipe and it was super simple.


I actually didn’t have any parmesan cheese so we just used mozzarella instead. The chicken didn’t really get crispy like it was supposed to but I will definitely try it again. The sauce was so flavorful and not overly salty.


We all know what I’m having for lunch tomorrow!

Some strawberry ice cream is calling my name! Have a good night!

Have you tried any new meals lately? Any keepers?

Hi friends! Any big plans for the weekend? I’ve had to work for the past few Saturdays so I’m excited that I have today off.

Why is it that I drag myself out of bed every weekday morning but on the weekends I can’t sleep in?? I have been really tired lately so I planned on sleeping in as long as I could. Well, my eyes popped open at 7:00 and I couldn’t fall back asleep.

I decided to take advantage of it and headed to the gym for an early morning run. It was pretty chilly outside and I didn’t feel like dealing with a jacket, tights, gloves, a head warmer, and a runny nose so the treadmill it was!


I just love this shirt…super comfy and perfectly long!


I ran and walked three miles and then finished up with some weights. I felt really good, though I definitely get tired much faster now. I need to start wearing my Garmin and heart rate monitor rather than relying on the machine’s monitor…I doubt it’s very accurate!

That makes two 3-mile runs this week and one Zumba class!! Hooray! It feels good to be moving again. Hopefully I can keep it up! My blood sugar has been going a little wacky lately and exercise definitely helps to regulate it. Keeping the numbers steady and normal is extremely important and it’s kind of stressing me out…we’ll get through it though! 🙂

I came home starving (I had a granola bar before the gym) and whipped up some eggs, toast, and sausage.


Not exactly heart healthy but it was delicious! Olive & rosemary bread is back! I think everyone has caught on to its deliciousness because I have a hard time getting a hold of a loaf…it’s pretty amazing.

I brewed some coffee and enjoyed a glass after I chilled it in the freezer for a while.


With non-fat milk and brown sugar, it was perfect.


No big plans for the rest of the day, though we might run to a few baby stores to figure out where we want to register. Reid is cleaning out the spare bedroom/nursery so we can paint! Still haven’t decided on a color though…

Is anyone in the middle of a renovation/home or furniture project? Please share!

Hi guys! Hope you had a good Monday! Today ended up being a good day…surprising since I generally hate Mondays. I got out of work at 3 and it was 45 degrees…in February! Wow, have we been spoiled this year!

I decided to try to go for a run since I didn’t have any meetings scheduled…I couldn’t waste a beautiful afternoon (especially after my rant yesterday)! I fueled up in the best way possible…


I made a batch of cupcakes (chocolate/peanut butter) for our Superbowl party and unfortunately there were some leftovers.

I had to chuckle when I went to zip up my jacket…it probably won’t be zipping for much longer!


I set out slowly on my usual 3-mile loop with plans to walk if I needed to, especially if things got uncomfortable. It was a little strange at first, since the belly definitely alters my form. I had to keep pulling my shoulders back…they wanted to slouch over the bump (can we call it that yet?)! I walked a few times but overall it was an awesome run! I’m so glad I got out there and the fresh air was wonderful. Oh to be training for a race!

For dinner I made a quick baked penne dish with spicy Italian sausage and mozzarella cheese…I used jarred sauce so it was really quick. I was surprised that it was so good! Lots of leftovers for lunches this week is an added bonus.


I wish I had remembered to make some broccoli for a side but ‘pregnancy brain’ is in full force and I remembered when we were sitting down to eat. Seriously, it’s no joke…I make lists and then forget to look at them.

I haven’t really had any weird food cravings but I could eat fruit, ice cream, and potato chips everyday, though not all together. That’s probably not much different than normal, though. 😀 One day I did mention something to Reid that sounded good (I can’t remember what it was) and his response was, “I’ll ask you about that after you have the baby and you can tell me what sounds good about that!” Ha!

I do miss coffee, which doesn’t taste very good anymore. I’ll have it every once in a while but definitely not everyday like before. I guess that’s kind of a good thing!

Time for The Bachelor and an apple for a snack!

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