Currently: August 2014


Currently:  It's no secret, but I'm currently ready to have this baby!! Yes I still have 2 weeks and 3 days until my due date, but I wouldn't mind one bit if she arrived early!  I'm still feeling . . . Continue Reading »

Hospital Bag – What to Pack

Hospital Bag What to Pack

Who'd have thought packing a bag for the hospital would require so much energy? I swear it took me longer to pack this bag than it did to pack for my honeymoon or last year's cruise!  I started . . . Continue Reading »

Buffalo Chicken Soup

Buffalo Chicken Soup

I know we still have one month until the first official day of fall but I'm getting super pumped y'all!!  Here in DC the weather has been such a tease, with temperatures in the 70's many days these . . . Continue Reading »

Week 37 Pregnancy Update

pregnancy update weeks 17, 27, and 37

The Bump Movement - I still love feeling my baby girl kick and punch but I'll admit, it hurts sometimes!! Baby Prep - I didn't really do any baby prep last week, at least that I can . . . Continue Reading »

Sunday Spin

Spin Workout

Neal and I have an unspoken agreement about weekend mornings. Almost every weekend I wake up early, take Theodore for a walk, and enjoy some much needed me time while Neal sleeps in.  On Saturday . . . Continue Reading »

Chipotle Black Bean Dip

Chipotle Black Bean Dip

I love beans.  I mean, I really love beans!  I love how versatile they are and all the ways you can use them in cooking.  One of my favorite bean recipes is hands down my chipotle black bean dip!  It . . . Continue Reading »

WIAW: Holding On


Holy Moly!!! How is it essentially mid-August already? Kids are legitimately heading back to school and college, football season is almost underway, and fall is just around the corner (40 days until . . . Continue Reading »

Week 36 Pregnancy Update


The Bump  Movement - I can still feel the baby move a ton!  I was told she might slow down as she runs out of room, but so far it feels like she still has plenty of room. Baby Prep - I . . . Continue Reading »

Day In The Life: Nesting


6:15AM - My alarm goes off 7:05AM - Jump out of bed and scramble to get ready after snoozing for 50 minutes. 7:15AM - Make a cup of coffee and fill up my water bottle 7:18AM - Hit the . . . Continue Reading »

Week 35 Pregnancy Update

Washington DC Area Maternity Photographer Stefanie Harrington

The Bump Gender - Last week we confirmed that she's 100% a girl!  I still wondered if she'd end up being a boy because our ultrasound tech at 20 weeks said she "saw the goods but couldn't get . . . Continue Reading »

A Little of This and That

Emily Bites Bubble Up Enchilada Casserole

This post is a great reflection of where my brain is at these days... all over the place!  I have lots of random tidbits for y'all today.  A little from this past weekend and a few thoughts on the . . . Continue Reading »

August 2014 Goals

James Taylor Concert

I am so overjoyed that it's August! A few months ago I made it my goal to have a gazillion things done by August 1 and I'm honestly really happy with all we've accomplished. I still have some things . . . Continue Reading »