August 26, 2014

It’s Nice To See You, Third Trimester!

Part of me is having a hard time believing that I’m in the third trimester but most of me is thrilled!  Many Waters Third TrimesterI’m very much looking forward to holding this little girl in my arms and snuggle her.  I love that this time around it feels like it’s going by much faster. Maybe because with Munchkin there was so much to do, research and buy.  This time there’s not, plus I’m chasing Munchkin around.  It’s nice to not feel as clueless as I did the first time…or rather, I’m just feeling clueless about other stuff, like how to parent two kids!  I think I’m feeling more confident in our ability to handle a newborn as we’ve done it before (though I’m trying not to be too confident since every kid is different!)  I know that breastfeeding might not go as smoothly cause it’s a whole new relationship.  I’m thankful that I have experience and I know where to turn for help if I need it.  Plus, I still have my amazing support system. 

August 22, 2014

Spinach & Artichoke Chicken Bake with Roasted Tomato Slices

I pinned this recipe a few weeks ago because I thought it would work well with my GD.  I know The Man doesn’t LOVE artichokes but he does like artichoke spinach dip so I though he might like this.  I saw it again when I was trying to meal plan and since the weather was a little cooler I decided to try it.  Man, it is GOOD!  And it’s easy too, so that’s an added bonus.  Munchkin didn’t want to try it but she did and she ended up eating about half of what I gave her…that’s a win folks. 
Many Waters Spinach and Artichoke Chicken Bake

August 20, 2014

Pregnancy Perks

I think I’ve finally accepted that I’m NOT one of those women who love being pregnant.  I’ve wanted to love it and have tried to be that kind of woman.  Many Waters Pregnancy PerksHowever if I’m honest, I really dislike being pregnant.  Actually, I hate it.  I try not to use the word hate too often because it has such a strong connotation but in this case, it’s true.  From the nausea in the first trimester to the all day heartburn to dealing with GD, later on, pregnancy is just no fun for me.   I think that experiences are what you make of them so even though I can’t wait for this pregnancy to be over, I have come up with four things I DO like about being pregnant.  These are my pregnancy perks:

August 18, 2014

Seaside, OR

After exploring the batteries at Fort Stevens and the Peter Iredale Shipwreck and taking a nap, we spent the evening in Seaside, OR.  It’s a smallish town with a nice sandy beach, something I’m not really used to seeing in the PNW.  It was sunny and breezy on the beach and we were quite comfortable wearing jeans and sweatshirts.  We were surprised by the sun…a sunny day on the coast?  That’s not something that happens all the time!
Many Waters Seaside OR

August 14, 2014

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale

If you’re anything like me, you like to save money.  I also like to buy Munchkin super cute clothes, which isn’t always easy on the pocketbook.  All the baby & kid gear isn’t cheap either!  One way I’ve found to help save money is to buy gently used clothing and gear.  One of my favorite places to shop to save money is the Just Between Friends Consignment sale.  I’ve gotten some super cute clothes, toys and books for Munchkin at our local sale.  I’m even branching out and consigning some things this time around!  The event usually happens twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring.  You definitely want to save the date of the sale!  Today I have Bianca, The Pierogie Mama, is sharing some tips about how to make the most of your next Just Between Friends consignment sale shopping event.  I hope you find these useful and score lots of great deals when you go!