Gender Guess Giveaway

Boy or Girl

I am BEYOND excited to find out what we're having next week!  I know there's always a chance we won't be able to determine the gender at the anatomy scan, but I'm hoping the baby cooperates and uncrosses its legs. Everyone asks me what I hope we're having and I'll tell you, I'm really hoping we're having a boy, but I'd be thrilled if it's a girl!!  I absolutely adore baby girls and love the i . . . Continue Reading »

WIAW: Back to the Grind


I love going on vacation, even if it's a short one, but I also enjoy getting back to the grind.  Whether it's sleeping in my own bed, eating foods from home, or tackling my to do list, I usually enjoy getting back on track after a few carefree days.  Monday was my first day back at work after a long weekend in Canada, so my goal was to get back to my "back on track pregnancy diet".  Here are my ea . . . Continue Reading »

Week 19 Pregnancy Update

19 week pregnancy update

The Bump - Gender- Neal thinks we’re having a girl while I think we’re having a boy. We’ll see in ONE week! YAY!! Movement- Nothing lately! I thought I was feeling flutters a few weeks ago, but nothing lately.  For all I know the baby is kicking, but nothing is really distinct at the moment. Maternity clothes- I finally found the sizes that work for me at Old Navy.  For maternity, the . . . Continue Reading »

Niagara Falls Getaway

Niagara Falls

This weekend Neal and I drove to Niagara Falls, Ontario to meet up with some of his family for a mini getaway. Though Friday morning was a little crazy and it took us longer to get out of town, we were on the road by 11AM. Funny enough, I definitely thought it was only a 6 hour drive to Niagara Falls, but we quickly realized we'd be on the road for about 8 hours.  The drive was smooth and . . . Continue Reading »

Smart Ones For Everyone


I don't know whether it was starting Coffee Cake and Cardio or just getting older, but I've learned over the years just how diverse each our diets can be. We each have different tastes and needs, but the great thing is that most of us have the ability to make decisions based on those needs. I personally don't have dietary limitations, but I have a number of friends who have to eat gluten free, . . . Continue Reading »

Comparing my Erin Condren and Simplified Planner

Simplified Planner by Emily Ley

After a few months of using the Erin Condren Life Planner I realized it just wasn't working for me.  I searched around, looking for a day planner that would meet all of my needs, and stumbled upon the Simplified Planner by Emily Ley.  I've been using the Simplified Planner for about a month now and thought it'd be helpful to show y'all the differences between the two planners. Erin Condren Life P . . . Continue Reading »

WIAW: Celebrations at Lia’s


Yesterday was a perfect day to celebrate my dear friend Becky's birthday!  As we had dinner plans at Lia's last night, I tried to make smart decisions throughout the day as I'd be eating more calories for dinner. I don't know exactly what the baby has been up to these past few days, but something is going on.  Within the last few days I've become a peeing fool, I'm having a harder time sleeping . . . Continue Reading »

Week 18 Pregnancy Update

Neal and Ashley

The Bump Gender- Neal thinks we’re having a girl while I think we’re having a boy. We’ll see in TWO weeks! Movement- I felt a few flutters at the beginning of the week, but nothing since.  I've heard it's common to feel the baby irregularly until it's bigger. Maternity clothes- After last week's Old Navy fail, I gave it another go and put in a new order.  We'll see if I get the sizing . . . Continue Reading »

Cherry Blossoms and Baseball


This past weekend was an absolutely beautiful spring weekend here in Washington, DC!  After a perfect Saturday, filled with a 4 mile walk, lots of cleaning, grocery shopping, and a good old nap, Neal and I woke up at 4:30AM yesterday morning to head downtown DC for the 2014 Cherry Blossom 10 Miler race. We were on the metro by 5:30AM and made our way down to the National Mall by 6:30AM, . . . Continue Reading »

Pregnancy Week 18 Eats


Last Monday I started living out my plan to get my pregnancy diet back on track.  When I say "diet", I don't mean weight loss plan, I'm just referring to my daily food intake.  My goal was to eat the following each day and to allow myself two "cheat" meals on the weekend. The Plan (each day) 2-3 cups of veggies 2 pieces of fruit 4 four oz portions of protein (eggs, lean meat, dairy, l . . . Continue Reading »

Creating Spring Goals

Summer Wildflowers

It has been quite a while since I created monthly or seasonal goals, but with the 20 week mark of my pregnancy around the corner I'm starting to feel the urge to get some things done. Creating goals can be a really overwhelming thing for some, especially if you feel like you have a hard time accomplishing your goals. I've always struggled with creating either too many goals or creating . . . Continue Reading »