...and then I found $5.

A Jersey Girl turned Northern Virginia Girl.

This "blog" is a collection of useless things including, but not limited to:

• Pictures of my dog Macho
• Pictures of my other dog Beamer
• Things I try to DIY
• Races I run
• Tales of Love + Marriage
• Beautifying our Home Sweet Home
• Getting ready for Baby #1

And many more random things!

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Well these are just scrumptious!

Well these are just scrumptious!

"So, you know, it’s not like it’s all work and no play. You know, I mean, after April 15th, that’s what we in ‘the biz’ like to call party time." 

Happy Tax Day to all you accountants out there!

32 Week Update

  • This week I have a doctor appointment which starts my every-two-weeks visits as opposed to every four.
  • I hope to find out how she’s positioned at said appointment. My friend—who is a mother of three—tried to feel around my belly this past weekend but she wasn’t able to tell. I feel a lot of kicks (or punches, who knows?!) in my upper right abdomen near my ribs so I’m assuming that’s her feet. I also feel a lot of movement in the lower left area so…
  • As I mentioned earlier, Baby Shower #1 was successful! Looking forward to #2 in Pittsburgh with Eric’s family on May 3. 
  • Nursery is coming along nicely… this weekend Eric will be waxing the dresser to seal it and then I will go ahead and line the drawers—then start filling them immediately! 
  • Baby’s closet is impressive and so colorful.
  • How on earth is it possible that there are less than 8 weeks to go until my due date?
  • This weekend we also have a child care class at the hospital.
  • Still opting to not do the hospital tour because I won’t know which one I’ll go to until I call telling the doctors I’m in labor. Whatever.
  • Currently reading “The Big Book of Birth" and really enjoying it. Very detailed and full of info, but lighthearted all at the same time. 

This weekend Baby P was showered with tons of love (and necessities) from my amazing friends and family. My sister and mom planned a great event and we couldn’t have asked for more beautiful weather! As usual, all of the girls came over to my parent’s house for the baby shower after-party which consisted of eating consistently for 5 hours straight. 

I feel so lucky to have such amazing people in my life who are just as excited for baby’s arrival as we are!

Picked up my little cuz from Newark Airport today for my baby shower! She spotted us right away thanks to my fabulous hand-drawn sign.

Not nearly as delicious as I remember them being. Sad emoji.

That sounds so creepy. It may not be but I recently discovered a group of men on tumblr with a pregnancy belly fetish and the things they say and brag about doing are…disheartening. They ruin it for normal guys but it all seems creepy now.

Validation that I didn’t get a creepy vibe for no reason…

Related: I just spent one hour —literally—in CVS trying to pick out a medium pink nail polish.

I went with bottom right so don’t say it’s the one you hate the most.

There is a grown man in CVS who keeps staring and smiling at my belly.

Something happened overnight. And by something I mean belly explosion.

magicalnaturetour:

Sweet Photos of a Senior Golden Retriever Snuggling with Baby Chicks. Remember Champ, the happiest dog in the world? His owner, 21-year-old Candice Sedighan, just shared with us a new series of photos she’s taken of the adorable dog and his newfound, rescued friends. All Photos by Candice Sedighan via  My Modern Metropolis  ~ Older dogs are adorable & very loving, too. ♥

Can’t. Go. On.

(via goldenretrieverlove)

Lately I’ve been considering natural childbirth more and more. I have been doing lots of reading that’s making me feel all womanly and empowered and shit.

Then Macho head butts me square in the nose and I want to crumple up on the floor and cry for my mommy.

So yeah. Still up in the air on this one.