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October 2014

bumpdate: 14 weeks

Happy Halloween! I hope you all have fun plans for the weekend! We'll be taking our little train conductor out for some Halloween festivities. Before I say farewell for the weekend, I thought I'd give my first "bumpdate" for Baby #2. I will only be doing these every two weeks as a long time can [...]

pumpkin spice granola

pumpkin spice granola recipe

Tis the season for pumpkin everything, right? I decided to add a little spice to my morning (pumpkin spice that is) with some fall flavored granola. It was incredibly easy and turned out delicious, so I thought I'd share it with you today! I received a bag of hemp hearts courtesy of Manitoba Harvest, so I [...]


Aside from the BIG news in our lives, we've had another change here in the Murnan house. Jeff recently got a new job that has offices here in Omaha, so he is no longer a work from home employee. Obviously it's a big transition for Jeff, but this new endeavor has changed a lot for Eleanor and [...]

expecting baby #2

My 1st pregnancy post! It already feels like I've been pregnant for forever... I found out I was expecting way back in August, so it's been incredibly difficult to keep the news under wraps. Jeff and I started talking about baby #2 around the time Eleanor turned 1 in June. We knew we wanted our [...]

toddler train conductor halloween costume

First of all, thank you all for the wonderful well wishes last week! It's still hard to believe that we're expecting baby #2 let alone that I'm already in my 2nd trimester! Don't worry, the blog won't become overrun with bump posts - I'm going to try to keep a healthy balance between pregnancy related [...]

pregnancy announcement

That's right, Baby #2 is due to arrive May 2015. We are overjoyed and can't wait to meet our little blessing! Eleanor is going to be a fantastic BIG sister :) Be sure to check back next week to see what's been up the past 13 weeks!

traditional homemade runzas

If you're from Nebraska, you're probably very familiar with runzas. The Runza restaurant chain originated in the Husker state and is a household staple for many families. My family has been making runzas for years, and let me tell you, the real deal is WAY better than any fast food chain. Hannah suggested I teach [...]

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Mizuno. Earlier this summer I found myself in a totally new (and horribly uncomfortable) situation. I experienced my first running injury with a hip that wouldn't allow me to stride forward without excruciating pain. I made a few rookie runner mistakes like not being [...]

ocm once upon a farm

This is usually my Monday post, but yesterday I wanted to make sure you all had the chance to learn about Family Dining Week and enter to win the Hy-Vee gift card that's up for grabs! If you haven't entered yet, click here to sign up! Now, back to the weekend! We had a great [...]

family dining pledge

Did you know that kids who eat at home are more likely to try new foods? Or that eating in three meals a week (rather than going out) saves a family of four approximately $2000 per year? Did you know that kids who eat with their families eat more nutritiously? Why am I sharing these facts [...]

finding the right stroller for baby

Wondering how Eleanor gets around town? Looking to buy your first (or second) stroller? Here are some stroller savvy tips to help you find the perfect fit! When I was pregnant with Eleanor, I did a ton of research on baby gear to find out exactly what was going to work best for us. There [...]

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