Baby Countdown Is On! 10 Weeks

baby countdownI feel like I’ve been pregnant forever.

Mainly because I found out in January, so I’ve been pregnant the whole year! But now I’m getting into the home stretch: I have just 10 weeks left!

When I was in college, we were on an academic quarter calendar and each quarter was 10 weeks long. In some ways they seemed long, but in reality, those weeks went by in a flash.

So basically, just like I had one quarter of Psychology 101 or Journalism 133, I’ve got one more quarter of Baby Prep 101 left! And that FREAKS ME OUT! I have 10 weeks left to get ready for the baby.

I still have so much to do! And what if he comes early? I may have only 8 or 9 weeks left. Literally, only God knows.

I am so excited….and only feeling slightly overwhelmed.

Baby Boy Nursery Ideas

Now that we know what we’re having, it’s time to start thinking about the nursery.

The previous owners of our house had a little girl and they painted her bedroom pink. We immediately decided to leave the pink in hopes that we would eventually get pregnant – and then we would have a 50/50 chance of having a girl.

Well, we’re having a BOY, so bye-bye pink room!

Our little girl theme would’ve been pink princess. I know, so cliche, but I loved the idea of pink, lace and tiaras everywhere. I hadn’t thought too much about what I would want the boy theme to be so I went to Pinterest for inspiration…and found A LOT! We narrowed it down to a few. Continue reading

Blue Apron SUCCESS!

Blue Apron: Why I Canceled

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This is me in my head!

If you’re like me then you have dreams of being some gourmet glamour girl. Hair in-tact, flawless makeup, rocking a perfectly pressed apron, feet in stilettos, cooking up delicious meals in a gorgeous kitchen.

In reality, you’re in sweats, house wrecked, hair a mess, barefaced, standing in your god awful kitchen and pulling crumpled, stained pizza place coupons out of the junk drawer.

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This is me in real life

“That was last week. For real, this week will be different.” At least, that was what I thought to myself when the first Blue Apron box arrived on my doorstep. Continue reading

Marriage Stuff: Turning Toward Him

By the time my husband arrived home from work, I was already in sweats, curled up on the couch, blanket draped over my lap, three episodes deep in a Keeping Up with the Kardashians season 1 marathon. I’d planned to order a pizza and relax in that spot for the rest of the evening.

So when Joe got home and asked if I was hungry, I was fully prepared to suggest a medium pepperoni pizza for two. He had other plans, “how about something out of the box?” (No pun intended.) He suggested we go to a local restaurant/bowling alley.

Ugh, I immediately thought to myself, now I have to get dressed.  Continue reading

Unplugged 

I’m really excited to be unplugged for a whole week — completely off the grid. I don’t know what anyone else is doing and no one knows what I am doing.

Our current society demands we be connected 24/7 but what does our constant connection do to our every day lives? If my face is buried in my phone, there is no time to think, imagine, create or even just be. And worse is when I’m with someone else and glued to my phone. Sometimes being “connected” really means being disconnected in reality.And it’s not just social media. I love the news and on my phone, the news keeps coming: breaking, entertainment, politics, lifestyle, random — all of it floods my notifications and emails. It’s a constant barrage and I have to read every bit of it. Continue reading