I hope everyone is rested from your Thanksgiving holiday. I realized I hadn't blogged in about 2 weeks. We were down with colds then Thanksgiving came and life has just been busy. But if your anything like me you might of splurged this past weekend during thanksgiving. (My favorite splurge is pumpkin pie with LOTS of whipped cream.) I still managed to get my workouts in all week long but my eating was not on point. So this week I have gotten back at it with this winter salad. I know salads don't sound good when it is 30 degrees but I promise this one will hit the spot.
I love the teddy coat, my husband on the other hand asked if I was wearing a carpet. It isn't for everyone but one thing I know for sure this fall/winter trend is one that will keep you warm. Cause holy smokes this teddy coat is really like wearing a teddy bear costume. If you go into any major retailers you will find some type of coat like this so I am sharing my teddy coat look and highlighting a few of my favorite jackets out right now.
Is it already time for Christmas? Did I just skip over Thanksgiving? The answer is yes and no. We haven't decorated here but my amazon purchases have started to roll in. I am hoping to start decorating mid week next week as I like to get everything up basically on Thanksgiving day since I don't host at my house. But this year Christmas will be so special for Leo. So I wanted to share the few items I am ordering for him to get him more involved this year.
It is finally time to show you all Monroe's nursery. As I've talked about before I went ALL GIRL on this room! It was a bit overwhelming for me the first few days especially the purple paint but I do love how it turned out. I know one day the wallpaper will have to come down and she will ask to paint the tongue and groove white but until then we will relish all the colors and patterns.
Am I really back to fashion blogging? I don't know quite yet I don't think I have the energy or enough new clothing to start blogging every Friday about fashion. I think this might be a once every 2 weeks or once a month kind of thing. Fashion posts used to be my favorite things to do but I just don't feel like I am creative or fashionable right now to be showing off outfits on a daily basis. But I did want to do a little round up on some of my favorite sweaters and mules for fall/winter.
Is quinoa still a thing? I remember a few years ago it being all the rage. I have since then continued to eat it and recently trying to manage 2 kids and make healthy meals I've been eating it even more. I really like quinoa cause you can make it ahead let it sit in the fridge and warm it up when you need it. I'm sharing today my go to breakfast and lunch the last couple weeks.
Well I had no plans of ever sharing our birth story. I had a rough delivery with Leo that ended in a c section but a lot of women do and didn't really feel like I needed to share it. With Monroe I figured it would be smooth sailing, a scheduled c section at 39 weeks. Bing Bang Boom Baby! Well the story did go a lot like that..... until it took a turn for the worst a few days after delivery. I am not writing this for sympathy or anything but want to shed a little light on what isn't normal for all you ladies that are pregnant or planning to have kids. I'd hate for any of this to happen to you so with that I'll share my story. Buckle up... it is a long one!
Hi guys.... quick blog post here. I will update you about our life soon. Miss Monroe is here, she is a dream child and we are so lucky. I haven't had as easy of a time as I ended up back in the hospital a few days after having her. I will share that big long story in my blog post introducing her. I just am not quite ready to share that story as it was a bit intense. Plus I'm waiting to take our newborn pictures however I'll share a picture of her below. Today I'm talking about fall decor. For some reason this fall I am really into muted tones. The reality is fall decor is actually up in your home longer than Christmas. I put my fall decor up before we had Monroe and it'll be up till after Thanksgiving. That is two solid months of fall decor. So instead of it being bring oranges and yellows I opted for some more muted colors. I am sharing a few of my pieces as well as some inspiration for fall.
Oh goodness here we go, today wanted to share with you my fears of it not just being Leo and I anymore. As we are expecting baby sister any day now. Staying home with Leo has been life's greatest blessing. Although at times it has seemed really hard it has been so worth it. We had Leo during Jay's final year of residency while living in Portland where we had no support system. Jay's hours were rough, the weather was terrible, and living in a duplex was challenging as I was constantly worried his cries would wake up our neighbors. There were trying days but they soon faded and the days continued to get better. Jay graduated and we moved back to the Tri-Cities where we have a huge support system. Jay worked less, Leo became easier, and most of all we had help. Leo is now 2.5 years old and despite his Dad working a lot less I still am solo parenting quite often. But I don't dread the days or nights anymore alone with him, I actually look forward to them as I love our time we have together. So with that being said this stay at home mama is having a hard time giving up all my one on one with my sweet little boy. Today I share those feelings and fears as I write a little letter to Leo. I am sure one day he will read this and be so embarrassed but I know I will love to look back at this and remember how I was feeling the days leading up to baby sisters arrival.
Ready for a seriously good cake but not a healthy one. This reminds me of some good ole fashion cooking my grandma would do. There isn't anything special to this cake, I added some coconut flakes to fancy it up but it is just some down home baking. Leo and I went and picked peaches a week ago and I decided to make some sort of dessert. I gave Jay a few different options and leave it to my Midwest born husband he chose the one that was the most midwest (nothing against midwestern cooking it just isn't the most healthy but it is always delicious). I mean you use peach jello in this, I couldn't tell you the last time I bought jello. But nonetheless this is good! So if you have some fresh peaches I highly recommend this cake.