third trimester

(this belly makes a great table) baby boy and i have made it to the third trimester. wow. 28 weeks. i remember when this milestone felt so far away. and while i know it is closing in on us his arrival still seems so far away. though i absolutely cannot wait to meet and snuggle … Continue reading

Chicago bound

i’m headed to Chicago next week for a week with the rents for a little business and a little pleasure. being 6 1/2 mos preggers and not having the option to party my way through chitown, my plan is to eat, shop and sight see my way through. we are staying very close the navy … Continue reading

26 weeks large

26 weeks, that’s 6 1/2 months what!? i’ve been negligent of belly pictures lately. probably because at this point in my life attractive is not a word i use when describing how i feel. i usually just stick to large. i’m also lazy. but i’m trying to be better/more positive and i do want to … Continue reading

summer peach pie

happy weekend friends! if you’re heading to a party or a bbq this weekend, or just want something summery and sweet to enjoy i highly suggest giving this recipe for peach pie a try. its sweet, light and refreshing and so easy to make. a note, i made my pie dough in the food processor … Continue reading

my dream

its hard to believe all the dreams i had as a little girl are coming true. surreal.

a room for baby boy (nursery update)

we’ve made some progress on little Q’s nursery. the hubs managed to squeeze a little painting into his busy schedule for me, he knows i’m neurotic and need it done NOW. he’s so sweet. here’s some updates on where we are… before (haha like the onsie?) i’ve got big plans for this wall. i’m building … Continue reading


all new moms have fears. we’ve never done this before, we have no idea what to expect. if you try and tell me that you don’t have at least one fear i’ll smack you. liar. since the moment i found out i was pregnant i’ve had two main fears: breastfeeding and getting fat. these two … Continue reading

shower for baby Q – Maryland Style

while visiting my family and friends in maryland a few weeks ago my mom and my sister threw me a baby shower. it was the perfect day. i was surrounded by people i love and miss constantly while celebrating our little coming attraction. my mom and my sister did an amazing job of planning the … Continue reading

And she’s back, with some cobbler

i always feel like one of the best ways to win people over is with sweets. so here i am, trying to win back my readers (are there any of you???) with some sweets. after an exhausting few weeks full of travel, baby celebrations and the flu i finally have the energy to write a … Continue reading


have you read this? are you “busy”? i think most people around me can i agree that i tend to be in a constant state of motion and “doing stuff”. which i love, but pregnancy has given me the surprising gift of down time. i simply do not have the energy or ability to be … Continue reading