Smoked Gouda Manicotti

Smoked Gouda Manicotti

I have been super spoiled this week! My mom arrived from Texas and has been helping me so much around the house. Whether she was hanging things in the nursery, surprising me by getting my car cleaned, . . . Continue Reading »

WIAW: Meal by Meal

First Watch Pecan Pancakes

I've got to admit, it's going to be interesting transition out of pregnancy eating wise!  Over the past 10 months I've gone from not wanting to eat much, to craving nothing but carbs, to feeling like . . . Continue Reading »

Week 39 Pregnancy Update


The Bump Movement - Baby girl is still really active, which is awesome.  Her kicks and punches can be painful at times, but it's great being able to feel her move each day.  The end of . . . Continue Reading »

September 2014 Goals

September 2014 Goals

October always use to be my favorite month of the year, but I have a feeling September is quickly going to become my favorite!  Waking up this morning it was excited knowing that it's officially birth . . . Continue Reading »

The Grand Finale

39 weeks spin workout

After 39 awesome weeks, this morning I decided to take one last spin class before our baby girl arrives. To be honest, I never thought I'd still be spinning at 39 weeks and although a part of me wants . . . Continue Reading »

Why Do We Overeat?

junk food

Earlier this week I had a wonderful talk with a dear friend of mine about overeating.  While I don't wish the struggle on anyone and hated to hear how she's feeling, it was helpful for both of us to . . . Continue Reading »

Looking Forward


If anyone has ever taken the StrengthsFinder test, one of my greatest strengths is being futuristic. I live in the future, thinking about what is to come and allowing those thoughts to energize me. . . . Continue Reading »

Week 38 Pregnancy Update

38 week pregnancy update

The Bump Movement - Baby girl is definitely running out of room!  Now when she moves it's as if I have an alien in me.  Maybe I've said that before, but seriously, each week it gets scarier and . . . Continue Reading »

Ready For Baby?

Bobby's Burger Palace Montgomery Mall

Monday, Monday! Most weeks I don't think much about the fact that we're starting another work week, but it really hit me this weekend that Neal and I are going to have a baby soon.  Today isn't just . . . Continue Reading »

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 »