Pump it up

Lots of athletic events going down over here for a 40-week pregnant chica. Like a half marathon (or the one-hour walk that felt like one) and an intense swim   (aka the act of flipping from side-to-side whilst in the bathtub. The octopus thing is a thermometer so the water doesn’t get over 100*). You…

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Rice investment + a NEW leg burner

I’m pretty sure our rice cooker has paid for itself already. I picked it up at Costco for our housewarming party, and since then, have used it countless times for various grains- it makes beautiful quinoa. Since I busted the mini food chopper making cookie butter, I think it may be my most frequently-used winter…

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A different tree

Today was spent running errands and taking down Christmas. I’m usually so bummed to take down our decorations because usually I have no idea where or when I’ll see them again, so it’s pretty amazing that we’ll still be here next year. It wasn’t quite as sad 😉 So it went from this: back to…

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Press the pickle button

The “pickle button” is what the pilots call their weapons release button- the one that sends off all of the bombs. It’s also how they refer to their very pregnant wives, as in “no, she hasn’t pickled yet,” “she’s about to pickle,” etc. Nice, huh? (Christmas decorations, it’s so sad to pack you up) So…

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Inspiration Station

Every year, I’ll do a little arts and crafts project: an inspiration board to hang in the closet, and help me remain mindful of my goals throughout the year. I’ve fallen in love with Pinterest, but there’s something to be said about having a tangible board in an easily visible place. Here’s my board for…

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In with the new

Our New Year’s Eve was filled with family friends (of the human and fur variety) food and fireworks. Ball so hard. Fireworks were illegal here for a long as I can remember, and just a few years ago, they changed that. Needless to say, my brothers and husband were very excited…   We ended up…

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