Secret Costs of Pregnancy

Aside from the obvious stuff like maternity clothes for your swollen belly, bigger shoes for your swollen feet, and the absurd costs of medical care and unpaid maternity leave, I’ve discovered some other, less publicized costs of pregnancy. This is the random stuff nobody tells you about. Impulse buys. We’re talking snacks. Powdered mini donuts and chocolate, […]

Pregnancy Week 34

I’ve had a pretty happy, sunshiney pregnancy so far. No complications (knock on wood), not a huge amount of discomfort. Everything according to plan. Basically it’s been pretty easy. But ahhh, in the last couple weeks, how the tides have turned. All of a sudden things are getting a liiiiittle bit rough. So rather than […]

DIY Petal Wall Art

DIY Petal Wall Art

What do you do on 4th of July when you’re feeling too lame and gigantic to go watch fireworks? Crafty things, of course! There are a ton of little things about the apartment that have been bugging me lately, so my to-do list is getting pretty long. And I’ve actually been getting things done. With Adrien […]

Strawberry Peach Smoothie

Strawberry Peach Smoothie

This feels a little bit like cheating since this recipe is so easy and I didn’t really plan it, but it’s delicious so here we go! Last week I did a post about how to keep a well-stocked pantry, but it really covered all the kitchen bases, including fridge and freezer. I really can’t even explain how much […]

Pregnancy Week 22

This week has been kind of strange. I’ve been in a funk, just not really feeling like myself. I don’t know what to do to snap out of it, either. Usually some time relaxing or walking outside or a couple days of really healthy eating will cheer me right up, but neither of those things has […]

Chocolate Banana Date Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Date Smoothie

Have you guys heard all this hype about how good dates are for preggos? Just in case you aren’t a birth board creeper like I am, here are a few of the (many) benefits: Women who ate dates on a daily basis throughout pregnancy were more likely to start labor on their own and keep progressing, […]

Happy Things #2

Happy Things #2

This week was chock full of little things that made me smile, so there was no question about whether to do a follow-up to last week’s Happy Things post. I welcome the opportunity to take some time and think about the awesome little things that happened this week. Here we go! Baseball Adrien and I […]

The Well Stocked Pantry

The Well Stocked Pantry

I spend a lot of time thinking about what’s for dinner. Or lunch. Or snack. My mind is usually occupied with what I get to eat next, basically. Many nights, we end up trying to come up with meals based on what we have on hand. And usually it isn’t that difficult because we keep a pretty well-stocked kitchen. The idea is to be well-stocked, not overstocked. Budget is important here, so I’ve included an asterisk(*) on items that you can usually find for much less in bulk sections of the grocery store.