Sunday, June 25, 2017

Monthly Meal Plan-July (Patriotic/Cookout)

July Meal Plan

We are deep into summer and I am HAPPYYYY. This is a time for fun! And these recipes are for those fun times <3

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Something Saturdays (6/24/17)

Now that the secret's out I can finally be fully honest with you guys in these posts! Hooray! (In case you missed it, I announced on Wednesday that I am pregnant!) However...this week forreals was boring. I've just gotten stuff done. I did get dinner with Michael to celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary, but other than that it's just been work stuff and getting things done around the house. I also officially joined a parish near us and got all the info I need for baptism for the baby (which is semi-complicated because my brother is going to be the godfather but is in Hawaii with the airforce so I have to plan it around when he's in town). This weekend Michael and I have a couple projects to work on and hopefully can hang out and just enjoy some time together too :) 

Posts from this week 
Bake with Love Until 12.15.17...

Recipes from the blog that I made this week

Movies/TV Talk (assume there'll be spoilers)
Orange is the New Black-Just finished the new season and I really liked it but...man. What a sad ending. And it sucks because Tasty really did eff it up for everyone.

Instagram Latel(a few highlights from this week on Instagram)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Bake with Love Until 12.15.17...


SURPRISE!!!

...It's probably not that big of a surprise, is it? If anyone's been paying attention around here the past few months you've probably noticed I have been SEVERELY slacking off. And if you know anything about the first trimester of pregnancy, you probably know it can take it out of you. And that food is sort of super unappealing (which, as a person who loves food, has been tortuous). But anyway...I've been having a hard time keeping up with work and keeping my house fairly cleaned and feeding myself-everything else has sort of had to take a back seat during this crazy time. Even poor Michael has only been eating fast food or like...canned soup. (Although, now that I'm in my 2nd trimester this is getting better.) So-sorry I've been MIA. This is the reason!

A BABYYYY!

Michael and I have always wanted a whole bunch of kids, and he finally is graduating with his Master's degree in December so here we are! It's due December 15 (so I'm just over 14 weeks along), and we are SO EXCITED! (and TMI but, for those of you interested, the only thing we used to help with the whole "getting preggers process" was the Ovia fertility tracker app.)

I'll probably occasionally post baby updates on here-if that's at all interesting to you guys, cool. If not, no big-just skip 'em lol. It's funny because I'm still not showing much, and I actually haven't gained any weight yet, but when you see comparison pics you can definitely see that my body is changing!

How did we find out?
It was our first month of trying and I was a week late so we decided it was time to take a test. Neither of us could sleep all night with the anticipation and then in the morning I took 3 tests (Clearblue and EPT if you're interested). They all came up quickly with a very definitive YES. I told Michael and he cried and hugged me. And then we were so excited we had to tell our parents and siblings immediately (but I also went in for blood work to confirm I was definitely pregnant.)

How's the pregnancy been so far?
I'm not going to lie, the first trimester hit me harder than I thought it would. My mom had always said how easy her pregnancies were and I sort of just in the back of my mind thought I'd be the same. And, honestly, compared to many women I suppose it hasn't been bad. But it was hard for me. I got so fatigued and, worst of all, food had very little appeal for me. And I felt faintly nauseated all the time (no throwing up, and not even extreme nausea, just a little hint of it--unless I smelled something I found offensive, then it really got ramped up). I also had a lot of neck pain and trouble sleeping. Luckily, all of those things have gotten much better now that I'm in my second trimester. I still don't feel like...normal. But I have enough energy to do things, the nausea is gone, and food is more appealing (I'm still kinda meh on meat usually, though, which is weird because I'm generally such a carnivore), and I'm sleeping better (although definitely I need more sleep than I did pre-pregnancy, which I needed 8 hours before so now I aim for 9...10 if I'm lucky although that rarely happens.)

We've already got a crib for the nursery and I created a baby registry and have a pregnancy journal-so yeah, we've been making some progress! We don't get to find out the gender until our ultrasound that we have in August (if the baby cooperates)-and it is driving me crazy lol. I so want to know what it is!

And yeah. That's pretty much it. Yesterday was mine and Michael's 2 year wedding anniversary so we shared about the baby on social media which means I get to share with all of you! Thanks for hanging in there with me on this ride!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Something Saturdays (6/17/17)

Hihihi, I've been feeling slightly more productive this week. Which means I might have a new recipe for you coming soon (depends on how well I can edit the photos because ugh the light was not my friend-first it was too bright outside so that made the pics dark then it was overcast so...the pics were too dark. Ughhh).  I got my copy of Beauty and the Beast in the mail-woooo! So Michael and I watched it and it still makes me feel all the feelings.

Today I'm working a wedding so I'll be busy busy busy and tomorrow is Father's Day! So we'll be seeing Michael's dad.

Oh, and if I were you I'd keep my eye on the blog on Wednesday. I might have an important post coming up.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Something Saturdays (On a Sunday) (6/11/17)

So I totally forgot to post this yesterday and I am so sorry! But I'm here now with my little weekly check in! Honestly, not much to report on my end. We planted flowers, I went to some garage sales with my mom, Michael started his internship (which means he's essentially working 25 hours a week on top of his normal full time job sooo....I miss him lol), and we've just been working and such.

Now, I promise, very soon I will have some info to share, like in just over a week. So sit tight!

Recipes from the blog that I made this week

Recent links bookmarked (visit my Pinterest for more)
S'mores Doughnuts (A Cozy Kitchen)

Movies/TV Talk (assume there'll be spoilers)
Married at First Sight-Just gotta say, I'm loving this season. I really feel like all 3 couples have the potential of working and I reeeeally want them too. Also, Anthony reminds me a lot of Michael so that's fun lol.

Instagram Latel(a few highlights from this week on Instagram)

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Something Saturdays (6/3/17)

Wooo...this week feels like it's been super busy. With all the insanity (but fun) of family times for Memorial Day weekend, then Tuesday I went to a venue walk-through with my July 1st bride.  And last night we had dinner with friends and their daughter. Other than that I've just been working and being generally boring. I'm sorry I'm so lame lately, guys.

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