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November 2014

bumpdate: 16 weeks

16 week pregnancy baby bump

Hello! I'm stopping in today with a quick "bumpdate!" We have a busy weekend planned with lots of friends and good food - does it get any better than that? I'll be spending my day scrambling to clean my house and prepare for the craziness :) Now onto baby #2... 16 Week Survey This week, baby [...]

pregnancy fitness

Let me start by saying that I am no fitness expert - I'm just a pregnant lady who is doing her best to have a healthy, happy, balanced pregnancy! That being said, I've been through this twice now and have learned some valuable lessons along the way. It's no surprise that staying active throughout pregnancy is [...]

I talk a lot about the BIG things that make me happy - my family, my friends, and even my blog. But lately I've realized that there are a lot of little things that make me really happy too! Like getting a pack of red and pink Starbursts, sometimes all it takes is something small to brighten my [...]

First Trimester Commandments

1st trimester commandments

Congratulations! You just found out you’re expecting your little bundle of joy. Now what? Pregnancy is full of excitement, fear, and a multitude of physical changes. Here are 7 essential rules to help guide your first trimester: You got your positive, you rejoiced, you freaked, and you immediately went out and bought three more packs [...]

chicago weekend

chicago weekend

Hello and HAPPY Monday! We took a weekend trip to Chicago this weekend and although we don't want to see the inside of a car for a LOOOOOOONG time, we had an absolutely wonderful time! On Friday morning we hit the road with my parents to celebrate the marriage of Raf, the foreign exchange student [...]

toddler swimming lessons

Earlier this fall Jeff and I decided to enroll Eleanor in swimming lessons to start getting her used to the water and perhaps even learn a few safety skills. How'd it go? Let's just say…. not exactly as we had planned ;) It was a rocky start, but over our seven week session we learned [...]

cupcake pregnancy announcement

One of the most exciting parts of finding out your pregnant is getting to share the news with those you love! Jeff and I still love thinking back to when we 1st told our parents about expecting Eleanor :) We decided to wait until near the end of our 1st trimester to tell our families about Baby [...]


I couldn't pick just one photo this week, so today's "One Word Wednesday" has a few of my favorite snaps from Halloween weekend. To stick with tradition, we'll just use one word each... Vroom... Choo-Choo... Trick-or-treat... Candy... Cheerios... I hope your Halloween weekend was just as sweet! Now let's bring on Thanksgiving :)

baby 1 vs baby 2

I've heard it time and time again, "every pregnancy is different," and now I can unequivocally tell you that is true! From how we found out we were pregnant, to first trimester symptoms, to the first prenatal appointment, this pregnancy has been completely different from my first. How? Let's take a look... The positive test: Pregnancy [...]

behind the scenes blog tour

behind the scenes blog tour

Take an inside look at what it's like writing, creating, and photographing for Makingmine.com  Who nominated me? I was nominated last week by Hannah from Clean Eating Veggie Girl. Hannah is a friend both from the blogosphere and "real life." If you're a regular reader of Makingmine, you've probably seen her photo countless times and heard me [...]

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